It's a very slow process - two steps forward, one step back - but I'm inching in the right direction. - Rob Reiner

November 03, 2011

Versatility and a Fun Giveaway!

So I was graciously awarded the Versatile Blogger by the famous Big Daddy Diesel a few weeks ago.  It’s pretty simple really – tell 7 random facts about yourself and then nominate 12 other people to do the same.  Since I am so insanely versatile it was hard to narrow it down to just 7 things.  Ha!  No, that’s not true, I’m a pretty boring girl really, so to make this a little more exciting I decided to share 7 random things with you – some are true, some are false.  So now it’s up to you to decide which ones are facts! 

To make this even more fun, I might as well make a contest out of it.  So, whoever has the most correct answers will win a $20 gift card to roadrunnersports.com.  If there’s a tie, I’ll use random.org to select a winner.  In your comments below just list the numbers 1 thru 7 and indicate if you think it’s “true” or “false”.  If you don’t want to play along – no worries, you can still just comment like normal.  I’ll accept comments through 8pm CST on Saturday, November 5th and reveal the winner on Sunday.  Have fun!

1.   I am terrible with geography.  Once during a job interview I had to write in all the States on a US map.  I was only able to identify about 20 of them.  Sad part is I still got the job.  Seriously, could you fill this in?

2.    I once lived in a real Haunted House.  Weird things happened all the time.  The lights would go on and off on their own, shelves would knock against the wall for no reason, and the worse thing ever was when I was laying in my bed one night and heard someone say my name in a whisper “Miiiicccchhhhaaaaeeelllll”.  Creepy!

3.   I am an expert pumpkin carver/decorator.  It’s one of my FAVORITE parts of Halloween.  I have even entered and won several pumpkin carving contests.
One of my winning creations
4.   My favorite book series of all time is the Twilight Saga.  I read all the books in about 6 or 7 days.  And, I do in fact have tickets for the midnight showing of Breaking Dawn.
5.   I have six tattoos, but all are hidden pretty well.  Most people don’t realize I have any.  My favorite tattoo is of a butterfly in honor of my Grandmother who thought they were the most spectacular creatures on earth.  

6.   I am pretty sure I’ve been abducted by aliens at least once in my life.  I have vague memories about the experience.  It seemed like a dream but when I woke up I had an unexplained “scoop” mark on my left leg.  The scoop mark is a common theme among people who believe they have been abducted.  I know it sounds crazy, but you wouldn’t understand until you experience it for yourself.


I did not actually take this photo.

7.   For extra money in college, I used to do stand- up comedy on the weekends at a local comedy club.  I was part of a warm-up act for the real comedian.  I used to get so nervous before I went on that I would throw up at least twice.  The stress didn’t seem worth the money so I only did it for 4 weeks.


Now, to nominate 12 more bloggers for this award…..hmmmm…since I never follow the rules I’m going to skip this part.  If you enjoyed this post and want to do it on your own blog go for it!


30 comments:

  1. Love the Pumpkin owl!

    I couldn't fill in all the States, but I have an excuse because I am Canadian. However, I am also really bad at geography. We only have 10 provinces and 3 territories (it was 2 territories when I was in school). I still mess up when naming the maritime provinces.

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  2. Okay, I'll give it a shot:

    1. True. (I had to do this in high school and made up "Mimal the Baker" to help me identify some of the states in the middle)
    2. False
    3. True
    4. False
    5. True
    6. True
    7. True

    Fun! :)

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  3. 1. TRUE
    2. FALSE
    3. FALSE
    4. TRUE
    5. TRUE
    6. TRUE
    7. TRUE

    This is hilarious. I hope they're ALL true. :)

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  4. I was raised by a medium....so I believe your stories of haunted houses. FREAKY and great pumpkin....I think mine are pretty good but not that good

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  5. I have no idea where the truth lies, but I'm going with:
    1. True
    2. True
    3. False
    4. True
    5. True
    6. False
    7. False

    I canNOT wait to see the real answers!

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  6. PS: I just re-read this post and realized I missed parts.

    1. true
    2. true
    3. false
    4. true
    5. true
    6. true
    7. false

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  7. "I did not actually take this photo". --- LOL!

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  8. 1. True
    2. False
    3. True
    4. True
    5. False
    6. False
    7. True

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  9. You are too funny!!

    I am going to just try to go with the odds here and say all are FALSE.

    But if you were really abducted by aliens, I hope they took very good care of you. :)

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  10. this is too good!
    how did you come up with that stuff!
    my first instinct is to email Jim and cheat...no no I mean to say all False
    but now I am not sure

    1. true
    2. false
    3 true
    4 true? yikes....
    5 false
    6 false
    7 true

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  11. OHHH how sneaky!!

    1. false
    2. true
    3. false
    4. true
    5. true
    6. false
    7. false

    dang those were really well written!

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  12. Love them, while I would be mildly afraid of you if they were all true, here are my guesses :)

    1. false
    2.true
    3. true
    4. false
    5.false
    6. true
    7.true

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  13. i have no idea on these! Here are my guesses:
    1. True
    2. False
    3. True
    4. False
    5. True
    6. False
    7. True

    runner_girl5k at yahoo dot com

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  14. I'm going to go with all TRUE!!!

    If I told mt husband I was abducted by aliens he'd say that would explain a lot ;-D

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  15. I assume Jim is disqualified from entry into your contest.

    Anyhow:
    1. True
    2. False
    3. True
    4. True
    5. True
    6. False
    7. True

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  16. This is just like being at school at Morning Meeting. I have to give it a try.
    1. True
    2. False
    3. False
    4. True
    5. True
    6. False
    7. True

    I've done this award before but I may copy the true/false thing at some point.

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  17. Oh me, oh my. Sigh.

    1. True
    2. True
    3. False
    4. True
    5. False
    6. True
    7. False

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  18. Oh this is fabulous!!!! I'm stumped on most but I'm going to take some guesses!

    1. False
    2. False
    3. True
    4. True
    5. False
    6. False
    7. True

    Like everyone else can't wait to find out what is true or not!

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  19. Very creative!
    1. True
    2. False
    3. True
    4. True
    5. False
    6. False
    7. False

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  20. These are so awesome! I could totally see you doing stand-up comedy. I'd pay to see that.

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  21. 1True
    2True
    3False
    4False
    5True
    6False
    7False

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  22. I think I would have vacated said haunted house if something was saying my name in the middle of the night. I really hope that one is false!!! Yikes!

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  23. Thanks for playing along

    1 T
    2 F
    3 F
    4 T
    5 F
    6 T
    7 T

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  24. How fun!

    I've gotten better at geography (third time around with my kiddos), but still mix some up.

    I say true for all, except maybe 6 :)

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  25. 1. False
    2. True
    3. True
    4. True
    5. False
    6. False
    7. True

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  26. 1. False (mostly because I can't imagine a job ever giving such a test)
    2. True
    3. True (too random to be false, I think)
    4. Good lord, I hope that's false. If not, will you go see #4 with me? Everyone else is too embarrassed.
    5. True
    6. False
    7. True

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  27. I'll give it a try:

    1.True
    2.false
    3.false
    4.true
    5.false
    6.true
    7.false

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  28. These are such hard questions. Awww you are a good liar in deed.
    1. False
    2. True
    3. False
    4. False
    5. True
    6. False
    7. True

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  29. i dont even know if i am still on time but i will play anyway :) i could probably do the states still -- even in college i had a teacher that made us memorize every state/ country in the world... i definitely could not do the whole world though.

    1. true
    2. true
    3. true
    4. true
    5. false
    6. true
    7. false

    pure guesses, of course.

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