Yip-Yip-Yippee! I am the very first nominee of the very first blogger created blog award. This award is called the Creative Chaos Award and was cleverly designed by I’m Not Lost, Just Weird. Thank you, thank you for this very fitting award!
Welcome to the Creative Chaos Award! This award is for those who think outside the norm (thought I was going to say “box” didn’t you). This is much more difficult than it sounds since “Abnormal” is the new “Normal.” But I digress. Here are the requirements for this prestigious award:
1. You must tell 3 completely weird things about your habits. If you claim to have no weird habits, you’re lying and we’ll have to send an investigative team for further analysis.
2. You must tell why you look at the “glass half full” scenario and ask “what? No coffee?”
3. Complete one the following essay questions:
A. You find yourself in a desolate place when your car breaks down. You have no cell phone service, no Walmart (I know, GASP, right?), and only a candy bar for food. It is 150 miles to the closest town. What color are your pants and why?
B. You find yourself having to ride an elevator quite frequently. How do you pass the time to show off your creativity?
4. Then you are to nominate 5 random people.
5. Make sure to show proper gratitude to the person who nominated you whether that is to shower them with gifts, prizes, and cash or to see that they are put into a clown costume and photographed for internet mocking.
6. Make sure to post the award somewhere other than the underside of the toilet seat.
Three of my habits are: drinking coffee, smoking, and bathing rituals. What is weird about them is the following:
I drink a lot of coffee, but it is very common that I do not drink the entire cup before it gets cold, so I am constantly “topping off” and reheating my coffee. While it is heating, I make a quick trip to the bathroom to drain the coffee already consumed, and then I return to my room…forgetting to retrieve my cup from the microwave!
Yes, I am a smoker (I hope I haven’t just lost a bunch of my blog followers because of this nasty little aspect about myself), but I am working diligently on quitting. When I arrived in Pennsylvania, June 2010, I was smoking 30 cigarettes a day, but am now down to 8 a day…consistently. When I step out onto my deck for a smoke, I take only 4 puffs, put it out, and come back to it next time. Doing this has taken me from smoking 3 cigarettes in a span of a couple of hours to smoking only one in the same amount of time. My next goal is to cut it back to 5 a day. I am not a cold turkey kind of person, so I see this as being a very successful journey thus far.
Bathing rituals? I know! What the heck could I possibly be talking about? Well, here is the deal. I wash and condition my hair, exfoliate my face, shave my legs, apply Noxzema to my face, all while in the shower and in a very specific order. Once I am out and dried off, it is astringent on my face, putting on deodorant, brushing my teeth, Q-tipping my ears, slathering Dove Cream Oil over all of my skin, and combing my hair. What is so strange about that? I have tried to take a Quick shower, thereby illuminating the shaving or the Noxzema or even the lotion, but I can’t do it. If I do not do each and every thing in the exact order that I have grown accustomed to, my anxiety goes through the roof and my mind gets kicked into super spin cycle. I know it is ridiculous, but it is what it is.
Ha ha ha!!! I am pretty sure I answered that with my coffee habit above. However, to be more specific to this question, I see the glass as half full because I view life as some is better than none, therefore, I am much more grateful for what I do have than I am disappointed in what I don’t have. Except when it comes to coffee…I do ask, when there is none in the house, “what? No coffee?”
I choose essay question—A. You find yourself in a desolate place when your car breaks down. You have no cell phone service, no Walmart (I know, GASP, right?), and only a candy bar for food. It is 150 miles to the closest town. What color are your pants and why?
This is an easy question! I would be wearing button-fly, black jeans, absolutely without a doubt! How could I possible know this? Well, one of the luxuries of taking my Penn State University classes online is that I get to stay in my comfy pajamas all day. Now, if I was going to be traveling to the corner store, I would most likely go in my pajamas; however, if I were going somewhere that I could possibly be 150 miles from civilization during any part of the trip and there is a possibility of no Walmart, I would get dressed for the ride (yeah, well, guess what? I don’t drive). The most comfortable pair of jeans I have which look good on me, are my button-fly, black jeans. Because these types of trips are far and few between (once a month—maybe) I always grab for the comfy ones I love and yes, they are always clean and fresh when I put them on.
My five nominees are…
Susie Lindau’s Wild Ride—Wild Ride! Need I say more?
allaboutlemon—Another rollercoaster of a blog! Lots and lots of things here to see, read, and DO!
Seasons Change, and Change…—This woman’s chaos is not only creative, but it is straight-up honest! Who doesn’t like honesty?
mosesjunkyard—He is the man! He creatively harnesses his chaos into music and video. Very talented and clever!
Mystery Coach—The most creatively chaotic blog I have come across yet. This wonderful woman holds back Nothing. She tells it exactly how it is!
Did you see that creatively chaotic parade? It was amazing! What?! You don’t know what I am talking about? What do you mean, you didn’t see the parade? It was spectacular and in honor of I’m Not Lost, Just Weird for both creating this fun and fancy award, but for nominating ME! Come on, people! Pay attention and keep up!
I would really like to know what is so wrong about posting this under the toilet seat? Huh? Will someone please fill me in? Relax! Don’t let your ears get so hot they melt the wax right of their drums! You are reading this, aren’t you? And unless you are lying on my bathroom floor, I would say that is sufficient evidence that it is posted someplace else, yes?
HA! You thought I was done, didn’t you? I am not. Just in case anyone is wondering how this award came about in the first place, her is the detailed explanation: An Award Challenge. Feel free to check it out and meet the challenge, if you dare!