Thursday, October 23, 2008

My Very First Blog Award

Kim-D at Lifeafter, has given me my very first blog award. Thank you Kim, it means the world to me. With this award comes a meme, so here it goes. Hang on, it is a long one.

1. Do you have the same friends since childhood?

I only have one friend who have have had since my early teenage years. Connie and I have known each other since I was in the 7th grade (she was in the 8th) and we had lunch, chorus, and PE together. We also had this weird habit (and still do) of hurting ourselves at the same time. Our gym teacher use to think we were making it up, but even she couldn't argue with two doctor's notes from different doctors.

2. What do you value most about your friends?

Honesty & loyalty. I think that describes it. What I value most in a friend is someone who I can be real with, who cares enough to go through the hard times with you, but at the same time also cares too much to not tell you the truth even if it isn't something you really want to hear at the time. I have been blessed to have friends like this in my life.

3. Are your friends your sounding boards?

Without a doubt my friends are my sounding boards. However before I will get to that point with someone I really have to know them well. I'm one of those people who tend to bottle things up, so it takes a lot for me to open up to someone. That is one thing that I cherish about my blog friends, I know that I can be open with them and they don't judge me. If you don't like what I say, then this isn't the place for you visit.

4. What is your favorite activity to share with your friends?

I'm just starting to make friends in GA at church, so right now it is Sunday School type activites. However with my friends in Tampa (most of whom I have know for 10 years), it was getting together on New Year's Eve, Sunday afternoon to watch football games (we did this every week), eat lunch together after church (we did this every week after football season) and just hanging out. I'm very easy to please, I just like spending time with my friends. It doesn't matter what we do.

And now according to the rules of this award, I have to list 5 things under the following headers, and pass this award on to 5 more people. Here we go!

10 years ago I was: I had just moved to Tampa for my first semester at the University of South Florida to complete my degree in Business Technology Education.

5 things on today's "to do" list: 1) work, 2) laundry, 3) go through e-mails, 4) fix dinner for everyone, 5) clean.

5 snacks that I enjoy: 1) ice cream, 2) apples & peanutbutter, 3) popcorn, 4) yogurt, 5) whipped topping - plain with nothing out. I eat the Fat Free frozen like ice cream. Weird but it tast great and is low cal.

5 things I would do if I were a millionaire: 1) find work I love, since I can do it for joy and not money, 2) take care of my family, and 3) travel, 4) give money to charties I believe in, 5) buy my own home and a new car (there has to be a little something for me)

5 places I have lived: 1) New Orleans, LA, 2) Ft. Myers, FL, 3), Tampa, FL, 4) Cartersville, GA 5)Have gotten there yet to know

5 jobs that I have had: 1)Tutor (College) & Course Assitant (College - think Graduate Assistant at the undergrad level); 2) Newspaper Ad Typesetter; 3) Administrative Assistant; 4) Inquire & Billing Specialist (customer service); 5) Teacher (the best by far)

5 people to pass the award on to: 1) Hallie at Wonderfule World of Wieners; 2) Alice at Wondering Wonderland; 3) Peach at Silence is Broken; 4) Kimmy at Tales of a Blender Kimmy; 5) Who ever stops by and wants to do the Meme


Laura ~Peach~ said...

thank you I really enjoy this meme I have gotten it from a couple folks. THe award means alot and you mean alot :) one day we will get to meet.
Happy Friday HUGS LAura

Alice said...

Awesome! I'm going to do this one this weekend. I told Ness that I love these cause it helps us to get to know fellow bloggers even better! Hope you have a GREAT weekend.

kimmy said...

I'll work on it this weekend Steph!

Have a great day!