Saturday, November 21, 2009

You Like Me, You Really Like Me!

Ok, I wanted to slap Sally Fields when I first heard her say that years ago, so if you feel the same way about me, it’s all good. That said, I was bestowed with my very first ever, and who knows maybe the last, award! Yippee, go me! Sarah, who writes one of my fave blogs over at, had a lapse in good taste and gave me this wonderful award. I accepted before she could change her mind. Yeah, me again! Sarah, you are the best and I sincerely thank you for this vote of confidence. I won’t let you down. Well, actually I will eventually, so deal with it.

The catch for this award is to tell seven things about me that people may not know. (I am not sure if they have to be true statements but that never stopped me before), so here goes:

1. I have seven children, three birth and four adopted. I cannot, however, remember which are which.

2. I took three years of piano and can only play one song … and not very well … at all.

3. I took three years of Spanish, got straight A’s and still cannot speak a word of Spanish to this very day. Do you see a pattern here?

4. I have been known to jump off the roof into the swimming pool in my younger years. I have since developed brains.

5. I love public speaking which is one of the top ten fears of most normal people. Keyword: normal.

6. I love to cook and host parties. I am especially entertaining after approximately 3 ounces of red wine.

7. I do not want to be rich or famous but I do want to write a book that others will read and beg for more. I suppose, I just want to be heard. I guess it really is all about me!

Now comes the hard part, passing this award to another deserving writer. There are so many great writers out there that choosing just one is not easy. I guess the best way to do this is to just do it….so, after much deliberation and 3 ounces of red wine, the new owner of this fabulous award is Monkey Man who writes a deep, funny, moving, thought-provoking, great blog over at Be sure to check out his site. You’ll be glad you did. Congrats to you, Monkey Man!


Sarah said...

i can relate to your #2. (you might want to check the math of #1 there) lol!

Lily Robinson said...

You are so deserving! Congrats on your first award! We like you. We really like you!

Monkey Man said...

Marla, I am honored to be so honored. That being said, you probably have figured out I used to work for the department of redundancy department.

I will ponder The Seven and drop a blog on it in the nextg day or so. I feel lazy today.

SquirrelQueen said...

Congrats on the award, it is well deserved. I love your list although I also wonder about the math in the first one,LOL.

Mama Zen said...

This made me laugh. According to my grades, I should be able to speak Spanish, too. Alas, I can't!

Marla said...

First of all, nowhere in my post did I ever suggest I took Math or that I knew how to add. Second, this should teach you all that blogging after midnight should be discouraged if math is involved.

Oops! :-)

plainolebob said...

Marla, congrats, go by plainole2 today and pick up some more, lol

Unknown Mami said...

I'm sure this will be the first of many awards. You can slap my if I'm wrong.

I love public speaking too!

Marla said...

Mami ~ Seriously? I took you for the shy, introverted type. :-)

Mrs4444 said...

Congrats on your award! It's perfect. I enjoyed your list and can especially relate to #10.

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Marla said...

Thank you, Mrs4444!