Friday, May 6, 2011

Stylish Blog Award!

So, I got a blog award!!  Yea, I know what you're thinking, I go weeks without posting and then when I do post, it is usually just nonsense that only I care about!!  Anyway, Ashley posted a link on my Facebook wall, "Giving you a Stylish Award" so I decided to participate.  The rules to play are as follows:

1.) I have to thank and link back to the blogger who gave me the award - so, thank you to one of my absolute favorite people, Ashley Heath!!  There are so many words to describe Ashley!  She is loyal, sincere, beautiful, stylish (hence the name of the award), kind, smart, and a devoted mother, just to name a few  :)  I've known her less than 3 years but within the first few weeks of getting to know her, I already considered her a best friend.  She is my boyfriend's sister, and I've been known to ask whether or not she will be present at a family dinner before I make my decision in attending.  I seriously *love* his family, and there is never a bad moment spent with them, but it makes things better when I know I will have two best friends present!!

2.) The next thing I have to do is share 7 things about me that most people may not know so here goes...

1 - I have a natural blonde streak in my hair.  That's right, it is natural - I have never colored my hair, not even once.  This may be qualified as two random facts but I will let it slide and keep thinking for the next six!
2 - I have a foot fetish.  If you are wearing sandals, rest assured that I will be checking out your toes.  If you are female, I expect to see them nicely manicured and painted.  No chipping polish, extremely long nails, fungus, etc.  It grosses me out and makes me want to tell you to put on closed toe shoes, but I am too nice.  I just make mental notes and probably won't look at your feet again for a few weeks.  I think it's safe to say I spent a lot of time at my aunt's nail salon while growing up!

3 - I have never had braces.  My teeth are 95% straight on their own and I am grateful.  However, they are full of fillings, but that's another post in itself about my self-diagnosed 'cancer of the mouth'.
4 - I was on a swim team as a child but I am embarrassed to admit it for the sole reason that as an adult, I can not dive.  I just admitted it.  You are welcome for the good laughs.

5 - I eat my cheese-toast with sugar on it.  I learned this from a fabulous friend, Hope Moore, one day after middle school at her Mema's house.  It is delicious and please don't knock it until you try it!!

6 - This weekend marks 5 years since I graduated from NC State University.  It is hard to believe that I have been in the 'real world' for that long, but I am proud to say that I had my first full time job at Johnston County DSS for 3 plus years.  I have now been with Lenoir County DSS for 2 years, and a total of 5 years with the government means I am fully vested and will always be entitled to the retirement benefits.wooooo!

7 - I am addicted to the Apple Pecan Chicken Salad from Wendy's.  One week I had eaten it 4 times in 7 days!  I highly recommend you trying this delicious meal of goodness if you haven't yet.  They even have it in a half size if you're feeling like a fatty and not "that hungry" but you just have to have it because it tastes so good (I have done this on occasion).

3.) The final thing I have to do is tag 15 recently discovered bloggers to receive this Stylish Award. This is very hard to do!  If I tagged you & you wish not to participate, no biggie.  I just tryed to think of as many people as I could that I know how to contact, who blog regularly, & blogs that I enoy reading. 

1. Shug in Boots
2. The Barker Family
3. Heir to Blair
4. chit-chatting with the Crews
5. Wades of 108
6. The Harrison Family
7. The Harrison Family
8. The Making of Mo
9.  The Asby Family
10. Souls to Squeeze
11. Southern Whimsical Grace
12. Welcome to Heardmont

4.) The final step is to contact these people to let them know...and yes, I couldn't even think of 15! Mucho Gracias!

Monday, May 2, 2011


DBT = Drive By Truckers, aka, a band that my boyfriend adores, and I simply listen to their music to make him happy.  On April 15, six of us took a trip to Wilmington to see the band, and live it up as if we were in college again.  The trip was part of Joseph's birthday present, as well as his cousin Eric, and a special thanks to Eric's wife, Jess, at Happy Adams, for letting us know of the event.  I arranged for a great deal of a Hotel in downtown Wilmington (gotta love that Government discout), and one of my good friends provided me with her regular cab driver, as well as her new "legit limo driver who charges cheaper than a taxi".  Yes, her description was oh so true, in case you're wondering.  The girls tried to enjoy ourselves since we could really care less about the music that the band played, but I can assure you that we enjoyed watching all of the people that attended.  There were definitely some sights to be seen!!

6 people stayed in one hotel room...but rode around all night in a limo...that's rockstar status if you ask me!

Joseph & I with Eric & Jess

Please note the lady's 'shirt' at the bottom left..

Jess & myself making the most of the evening!

Doug & his Jess

DBT, thanks for a great 'show'!