The fabulous Fitcetera has bestowed the Oh My Blog! Award unto me and I am – as always – very excited to be one of the recipients of such an accolade! Thank you, K! I just love these fun badges!
As with most such award, this one has a few guidelines to follow. I must admit that these rules are a little more intriguing than normal:
1. Get really excited that you got the coolest award ever!
2. Choose one of the following options of accepting the Oh My Blog! award:
(a) Get really drunk and blog for 15 minutes straight, or for as long as you can focus.
(b) Write about your most embarrassing moment.
(c) Write a “soundtrack of your childhood” post.
(d) Make your next blog a ‘vlog’/video blog where you’re basically talking to the camera about whatever.
(e) Take a picture of yourself first thing in the morning, before you do anything else (hair, make up, etc) and post it.
3. Pass the award onto at least three, but preferably more, awesome bloggers and let them know.
Okay, this actually took me a few minutes to decide which choice to pursue. Ultimately, I don’t have easy access to large amounts of liquor nor a good video camera, I do not think my childhood was exciting enough to warrant an entire soundtrack (though my teen years probably deserve several full compilations), and I assume that photographing myself and then posting a picture with a big black circle in the center of my face would be considered cheating for this task. So, option ‘b’ it is!
The problem is that I don’t actually embarrass that easily. I don’t know why, but I generally don’t get that red-in-the-face feeling. I guess I just feel like we are all human and everyone has those moments once in a while so it’s not that big of a deal. Last week, when I was trying to leave the boat after rowing practice, I fell backwards into the vessel and squarely onto my behind with my feet in the air, and I just laughed when my whole team plus about thirty strangers scrambled to make sure I was okay. So what do I actually find bad enough to be humiliating? Those of a sensitive nature may choose to skip the following paragraph…
Did you know that partially digested apricots float? Sometimes they don’t completely break down and when they exit your system they look pretty much as they did when you ingested them. But their second time around, rather than harmlessly peeking out at you from a muffin, they are jeering at you, bobbing around atop the water in a toilet bowl… in a hostel bathroom… that you are sharing with a dozen other travellers… four of whom are standing outside the door listening to you flush the dang low-flow contraption for a third time as you plead with the blasted piece of produce to go down the pipe. Gives a whole new meaning to the term ‘fruit bowl’, doesn’t it?
Anyhow, I am going to allow the following, much classier, folks to enjoy this award now:
1. L. from One Hundred In Twelve
2. Lainey from Shrink!
3. Sheilagh from Sixty Is Good
FOOD & BEVERAGES:
- 7 glasses of water
- 1 wrap on a soft tortilla shell with deli chicken, grated cheese, dried cranberries, spinach, fat free Miracle Whip, mustard, and pepper
- 1 banana
- 2 cups strawberries
- 1 Spartan apple with cinnamon
- 1 cheeseburger on a whole wheat hamburger bun with spinach, tomato, fat free Miracle Whip, mustard, and relish
- 4 sweet potato fries
- 2 small Mandarin oranges
- 1 large coconut macaroon with a maraschino cherry
- 1 mug coconut steamed soy milk
- 30 stomach crunches