I Don’t Think Anyone’s Ever Called Me A “Sugar Doll” Before!


“The Fabulous Sugar Doll Blogger Award” has been making the rounds, and I’ve been nominated!  A big thank you to WarmSocks and Wren, whose blogs I love and read regularly.

According to the rules of this award, I’m supposed to tell you ten things about me that you don’t know, and then nominate five blogs for the award.  I’m going to stick to fun and/or silly things – it seems to fit the spirit of the award!

1.  I used to be an Irish step dancer – in fact, there’s even a video of me dancing at my wedding on YouTube, huge white gown and all!  (I didn’t post it there, and no, I’m not going to provide a link!)  😉

2.  I am OBSESSED with chocolate!  I’m going to have a chocolate-themed party for my 40th birthday.

3.  I am afraid of balloons!  Ridiculous but true.  I’m always convinced they’re going to pop and freak me out!  Mylar balloons are okay.

 4.  I like to make up ridiculous songs to sing to my little son, my cats, and other random loved ones.  One of my favorites boasts the lyrics, “Small and smelly, yes I am/So I have to take a bath/I don’t wanna take a bath/No, I’d rather be small and smelly!”

5.  I have two cats named after opera characters, Marcello and Musetta.  Bonus points to anyone who can name the opera without looking it up!

6.  Just like Helen at Pens and Needles, when I was a kid, I kept a “spy notebook” and wrote down all kinds of random things I saw people doing.  This led to a lifetime “notebook” habit – I still keep one, but now I call it a “journal” – sounds more adult, no?

7.  I wrote fiction a LOT when I was younger, and wanted to be an “author” from the moment I knew what the word meant.  I somehow drifted out of the habit in my twenties, and am now thinking it’s high time I took it back up again.

8.  My parents were professors, and I used to create “magazines” out of the blank exam blue books they left around.  My brother and I published rival magazines, and got into a huge fight once over slanderous stories we wrote and whether or not they were true.  My mom took out a big black marker and taught us the word “censored.”

9.  I never feel settled in a new home until I have baked TollHouse cookies in it.

10.  I get fiercely competitive when I play games.  My husband loves games, so we play a lot of them.  If I lose, we can’t go to bed until I’ve won a round of SOMETHING.


Now for my nominees.  This is MUCH harder, since there are so many blogs I love!  I’m going to stick to people who don’t yet have the award posted on their blog – but even so, this was a hard choice!

Laurie at A Chronic Dose

Amanda at All Flared Up

RA SB at Confessions of an RA Superbitch

Leslie at Getting Closer to Myself

The Thousand Teeth

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  1. Cathy says:

    Isn’t it amazing how our childhood interests come back to meet us again as adults. I think you were meant to be an author -you write beautifully.

  2. Laurie says:

    I am so loving reading these Top 10s! Thanks for posting yours – I think there are many of us wannabe authors out there. Every time I read a great, engrossing, lose-myself-in-it book, I think, “I’d love to write something like that!” Haha!

    Hope you’re feeling well and that you’re enjoying sunshine where you are!

    🙂 L

  3. Wren says:

    Awww come on! No link to the video of you step-dancing at your wedding? I’ve always thought it would be such fun to learn to dance like that, but I’ve never seen any lessons for it offered in my area. I wonder if I could even do it with RA? Shoot, you never know ’til you try, right?

    Loved your Ten Things. Like Laurie, I’m thoroughly enjoying reading them and learning more about my RA blogger friends. I got a tickle from your spy-notebook, too. I’m a generation older than you, I think, so I’m wondering if you were influenced by some TV program from your childhood? My own spy asperations were fueled by Helen McInnes novels …

    I want some Tollhouse cookies. You have NO idea how good those sound right now!

    Hope you’re feeling great today. Thanks for sharing these tidbits about yourself with us.


  4. Lisa H says:

    Every time I read your blog, I like you even more. Of course, every time I find we have more and more in common, like Irish step dancing, professor parents, ridiculous made-up songs, and “spy” notebooks. Wow! 🙂

  5. Lisa H says:

    Oh, oh oh! I just read your list of awards and I’m in there! WHEE! Thank you so much! 🙂

  6. WarmSocks says:

    No link to the wedding dance? 😀
    Thanks for your list. It’s sure fun learning more about the people who’re doing this.
    Hope you’re feeling a bit better.

  7. Amanda says:

    Oh gosh- thank you! I hate that I’m just now catching up- have had internet issues! I make up songs about my cat and my friends too- usually popular songs that I switch the words out on. LOL.

  8. RA SB says:

    Rem – Thank you SO much for this sweet award. I am going to go post mine now.

    – RA SB

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