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Friday, January 21, 2011

Sweet Blogger Award...

Me?  I got an award?  Thanks Amanda!  And then I got nominated again by another Amanda.  You Amandas just made my whole day---Thursday and Friday.  :)

Ok, here's the deal.  I have to list five guilty pleasures and send it off to 3 fabulous and sweet bloggers I know and love...  here goes!

There's a picture that goes with this......buuuuut my mouse is broken and I don't know how to fetch pics without being able to right click with a mouse...so sue me.  Sorry!  

Five Guilty Pleasures:

1.  Yarn:
My favorite is 100% merino wool.  It's warm and soft.  I have a particular love of yarns that are dyed by hand---yarnies call these "handpainted."  Rich bright colors are my favorite.  I'm a big fan of all things pink.

2.  Vintage Valentines:
Blame it on my birthday, February 14th, but I just *love* this holiday.  I started collecting ancient vintage valentine postcards about 15 years ago when I happened across some at an estate sale.  They were postmarked in the early 1900's.  From one sister to another.  Hunting for them became a lot of fun.  I liked reading the sentiments handwritten on the back.  Usually they are written from one girlfriend to another....But then eBay was born and treasure hunting became easy.  Someday, when I have my "dream house," I want a little bathroom or guest bedroom with a ridiculous over the top subtle valentine theme with my favorite colorful valentine postcards framed and sitting around.  Chubby cheeked cherubs, cute kids and bright colors.  What's better than that?  My scanner isn't working so here are some ripped from eBay if you're curious....but trust me, my collection is betterrrrr.  :)
Postcard 1

Postcard 2

Postcard 3

3.  Fiestaware:
This bad habit started in or around 2002 when my husband I were in Seattle at Pike's Market and found this cute little Fiesta store.  They had these little fruit bowls that I thought were the perfect size for a snack.  Paralyzed, I stood there, hemmin' and hawin' over which color to choose, when finally my  impatient husband huffed, "Just get one in every color and let's just go!"  Brilliant!  He has a good idea every now and then.  So, ultimately, he is to blame for the "rainbow explosion" that occurred in our cabinets following our trip to Seattle.  

4.  Spartacus:
Yes, I just love this show.  The second season starts tonight.  Well, technically it's the Prequel.  If you haven't seen it, it's on Starz.  It's full of decapitations blood, guts, and gladiator glory.  Let's not forget nudity and sex.  Lucy Lawless is in it.  So there ya go!  But y'all.  It's an equal opportunity employer when it comes to the nudity!  There are lots of hot naked gladiators and yes, you will see penises naked men

You don't even need cable.  If you can instantly stream Netflix, you can watch it there for free.  That's what we do. 

5.  Musicals:  Although I don't know why I feel guilty about musicals....it's just that the tickets seem to get more and more pricey.  Then there's parking--downtown.  And babysitters.  Then you tack on dinner.  Before you know it, you've plundered your children's entire college fund for one night of pleasure.  Even my husband likes musicals.  I forced him to take me to Phantom of the Opera for my 21st birthday....I still remember he wore a Star Wars tie (and I still married him...).  He did not want to go but he was wearing the biggest grin when we left, saying, "Well you didn't tell me stuff would blow up!"  He's been hooked ever since.  He pouted recently when I declined seeing Mary Poppins.  My my my, how 13 years can change a man....

Avenue Q has to be my most favorite-ist.  If you can't laugh at puppets having wild sex, then it's not the show for you.

And now I need to nominate 3 people.

1.  Judi-- she makes me laugh.
2.  Sherry -- she was born the same year.  :)  And she's really sweet, funny, and has given me some great advice (so far....)  
3.  BG -- she was my first follower and I'm thankful.

Denial update:  My bariatric office called today to let me know they are willing to let me come in and get remeasured for my height....but they reiterated it may not make a difference because my BMI would still be 39.3 (still shy of 40) at 5'2".  So, I'm going in Monday morning.  At the very least, I want this on record that I was literally 4 pounds from qualifying outright.  I'm a big fan of accuracy.

My red balloon is still alive!  It's officially been floating for 4 weeks and 2 days.  Tomorrow is it's one month anniversary.  


  1. This may sound unethical, but drink a lot of water and put a roll of quarters in your pocket. And SLOUCH!!! LOL

    Love your blog, and congrats on both the award, and the balloon! Good luck!

  2. Bravo Lee Ann!! You deserve the awards and the magical balloon!
    Thanks for nomination. But, you know, the excessive girl that I am, I'm going to have one hell of a time picking only 5 guilty pleasures!! I'm very guilty of loving lots of pleasure. Lots and lots.

  3. I like Annie's idea! Make sure your hair is flat too! Congratulations on the award. Keep that red balloon in the air. . .

  4. First things first...I love that you collect vintage valentines. I LOVE fiestaware. I am slightly addicted to it as well...and I love love love musicals..and my husband likes them too! NY this past fall was where he fell in love with them!

    Wear jewelry, keep your keys in your pocket, and like Annie said water..perhaps make it for the afternoon so you've had breakfast and lunch! I hate to be advocating decete (is that how you spell that?) But in this case they are small things! You are so close!

  5. ps...Amanda's are always cool.

  6. Love your list - and I agree, Amanda's are always cool!!

    Congrats on your well deserved award!

  7. Congrats on the award - I have one for you on my blog, too! :)