So, Terry Elisabeth has awarded me The Versatile Blogger Award. She is lovely, and she loves cupcakes, and I thank her very much!
I believe the rules are to 1) thank the person who gave you the award 2) tell seven thing about yourself and 3) pass the award on to other bloggers whom you love, and, I suppose, find to be versatile.
1. My first pet was terrier mix puppy whom I named Freddy (after Freddy "Boom Boom" Washington on Welcome Back, Kotter). My parents took me to the local animal shelter (which rocks that they did that) and let me choose the dog I wanted. I knew right away that I wanted Freddy. He was just a little guy (and I was just a little girl, after all), and was sharing a pen with a much bigger dog who seemed to be taking up most of the room. I felt so bad that was getting squashed by this big dog, I wanted to just scoop him up and take him home. So that's what we did.
2. Today I bought umeboshi plums for the first time. They look like they are going to be absolutely disgusting. But they're supposed to be very good for you. So, yeah. I'm going to give it a try. I figure they won't be the most vile thing I've ever eaten. (I'm pretty sure the tuna loaf my mom made when I was about 6 or 7 years old will hold that title forever.)
3. I might be the only person who does not care at all that Lost is going to be over. But I really don't. I'm just not a tv person, I guess. But I completely loved Rick Riordan new book The Red Pyramid (first book of The Kane Chronicles), and I can not wait for the next book in the Nicholas Flamel series by Michael Scott, The Necromancer, to be released this Tuesday.
4. There are only eight days of school left, and there are not words to explain to you just how ready I am for this school year to be over.
5. When I heard that Bono had emergency back surgery in Munich, I became worried in the same way I would be worried about a family member or other loved one.
6. Last week I took my niece to a local bakery for cupcakes to celebrate her 4th birthday. She insisted she wanted the carrot cake cupcake. She ate the frosting off the top, took one bite of the actual cake, then asked if she could have a cookie instead. After she ate the frosting off of my cookies and cream cupcake, that is. But she loved it there, and the next day told everyone that we went to "the cupcake makery." Which is what I will most likely call it forever now.
7. Once at work, an adult walked in to my classroom, walked right up to me, and asked if I knew where the teacher was. I waved at them, smiled, and said "Hi."
I am to pass this on to other versatile bloggers. So I'll send the love to Jade, Lyndsay, and my mom (you have to send the love to your mom, don't you?). (I hope they'll play along.)