Tuesday, June 30, 2009


First of all, did any of you go to Yahoo and ask them what I did? If you read the picture below, it says they DO have the answer! Of course it says for REAL people, so if you are just pretend, this won't work!

And, just maybe, Eileen should have gotten THIS book instead of the huge, gigantic book of occupations she had on hand (just in case something like this came up):

Now, let's talk about these awards for just a second(...or maybe more.) This is my take on them and what they mean.
First they should just be fun and kind of funny, with NO ONE getting hurt mentally, physically or spiritually or else I quit.
Second, life being what it is and we being females (well, there are some really nice guys out there, like two who follow me...check them out), we do have feelings and we DO get hurt, so let's look at these 'awards' as more of a game to play and share.
And third, MY wish has always been that everyone who is on my sidebar, both followers and those I follow (actually I do check on ALL my followers from time to time) will get a bazillion awards. When I send out an award, I am more excited seeing who THEY send it on to than ever getting it myself. It's like blessings...I give mine freely and meaningfully, praying that the receiver helps them to multiply to all others beyond belief!!!

So, the other day, I was blessed by Cathy @http://bit-of-blarney.blogspot.com, who has a very spiritually insightful and family adventure sharing blog site,
with The Charming Award blog, but there is no "button" for it so you just have to pretend (imaginary friend, imaginary award button...you get the idea, just don't start talking to the imaginary button!) and that's not a bad thing!

"This is how the award works: This award is bestowed on to blogs that are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers. Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award."The award also asks that I tell 7 "random" things about myself. "

1. I love when we all have fun and interact like these past few days on my comment section...so many laughs and crazy guesses.

2. Although I seem to be able to handle hot weather a tad better than cold, I really don't like hot or cold...just give me somewhere in the seventies with a cool breeze.

3. Some people think I am totally outgoing, but there is a HUGE shy streak in me, especially in a room full of people, few of whom I know, so I force myself to start up a conversation.

4. In spite of my shyness, it does not bother me to speak in front a crowd (hence I love being a reader at Mass), but it always makes me a little nervous.
5. Almost lost my life in Germany when I went through my last pregnancy due to the fact that the doctor didn't listen to me...after the emergency surgery (when they would not even wait for Mario to get there!), the next day, while recovering, that doctor said I would have been dead within 24 hours or less!

6. There is no need to get me drunk to get silly or loosen up...just get me sleepy enough and I get unbelievably goofy.

7. Both my parents were alcoholics, but my mom joined AA after my dad died and I went to many AA open meetings with her...taught me enormous lessons about tolerance and understanding and how this disease knows no favorites or age limits (there was an 11 yr old who was a genuine alcoholic!).

Have to share one other little chuckle with all of you...spell check here wanted me to correct the word bloggers to some hilarious things and here are the choices it gave me: blogger (can't have more than one apparently), loggers, floggers (let's hope not!), blockers (anyone playing football out there?), or logger's (these are the possessive guys who want to keep all the logs to themselves!)
Now, I am entrusting you eight bloggers with this gift and would like to see it get spread to a bazillion others, please, please, please !:

1. Marlene @http://annofgreencables.blogspot.com/, who has a blog site that deserves more visits than she gets and has good sharing!

2. Lisa @ Are We There Yet?, a blog so full of cute antics as well as contemplative thoughts, a nice mix.

3. Joolz @ Simply Joolz, a visit to Australia with lots of great meals and family time.

4. Eileen @ Umma's World, a place where hysterical events happen with Jayden and Mya, as well as great sharing.

5. Diana @ Welcome to My World, where you REALLY do get welcomed to a world of fun and some of Diana's special humor as well as heart sharing.

6. Pat @ Living on Grace, who shares everyday failings and triumphs with great humor.

7. Lara@ Prossigo para o alvo, a nice visit to Portugal and a blogger who posts usually in both excellent English as well as Portuguese!

8. Judy @ Just a Little Something for You, a nice blog with great ideas for making special occasions even more special.

Whew...think I'll wait until tomorrow to do the next award thingy...does that mean I should wait until Thursday to reveal my former occupation???
Now for some picture cartoons and jokes:

As friends, we will NOT be the clip for each other, rather we will be the SAFETY pin of caring!
THIS guy is NOT on my list of people I'd like to meet!:

There are definitely some spots I've been to where they NEEDED these goofy signs:
Shopping More Interesting

"1. Get boxes of condoms & randomly put them in peoples' carts when they aren't looking.
Think a guy must have written these, don't you?

2. Set all the alarm clocks to go off at 10 minute intervals.
This would be way too time consuming...get it??

3. Make a trail of apple juice on the floor to the rest rooms.

Yup...this is DEFINITELY some guy ideas!

4. Walk up to a store employee and tell him/her in an official tone,'I think we have a code 3 in housewares,' and see what happens.
This could be cute, but I would have to be way tired!

5. Put a box of Smarties on lay-away.
This guy was running way short on ideas here.

6. Move 'CAUTION WET FLOOR' signs to carpeted areas.
Now this would be something for Michael to do and enjoy.

7. Set up a tent in the sports section; tell others you'll only invite them if they bring pillows from the bedding department.
Hmmm...unless all the store employees are already asleep (have wondered about this at times), don't see this one happening.
8. When someone asks if they can help you, begin to cry and ask 'Why won't you people leave me alone?'
After being 'accosted' by the fifth or sixth overly helpful store employee (which ONLY happens when I DON'T need help), this DOES sound like an option.

9. Look right into the security camera and use it as a mirror while you pick your nose.
This is such a guy idea and so gross!

10. While handling guns in the sports section, ask the clerk if the gun comes with anti depressant prescriptions?
And then you'll really need them when he keels over from a heart attack that you caused!

11. Dart around suspiciously while humming the theme from 'Mission Impossible'.

This could be cute, too, but seeing the men in straight jackets could be upsetting as they come for you.

12. In the auto department practice your Madonna look using different size funnels.

Yet another guy idea...think the men should do this, except they might enjoy the guy hilarity of it too much

13. Hide in the clothing rack and when people browse through say 'PICK ME! PICK ME!!!!!!

You'd have to be more of an extrovert than I could ever be for this one!

14. When an announcement comes over the loud speaker assume the fetal position and scream 'NO! NO! It's those voices again'.

Ditto for this one as well as the worry about the guys in white coming for you.

15. Go into the fitting room and yell real loud ......'Hey we're out of toilet paper in here! "
This sounds way cute as long as no one sees you, but then you miss the opportunity to see the expressions on other people's faces.
~~~Lord, for the blessings of making others smile and laugh, as well as blessing them through You, I thank You heartily!


  1. Hi Marcy, congratulations on your award, well deserved my friend. I like your attitude about awards but perhaps they are only for shy, funny, lovely red heads. I got tons of chuckles from your comments on signs today,too funny...Thank you for sharing, and Marcy you are a real sweetheart.....:-) Hugs

  2. Congratulations and thank you!
    And I'll try to do the award justice and pass it on later today or tomorrow the latest!

    And a lot of those 'guy things' you listed, my brother-in-law Donald has done to us in stores! A LOT! Most recently while we were vacationing together in Myrtle Beach, and food shopping, Donald threw condoms (and worse!) into my shopping cart! Idiot! (Um, that was for Donald, not you, Marcy. It's my 'term of endearment' for him. He's not happy until I've called him that at least a dozen times whenever we get together.)

    Nice post, Marcy!
    Love, Eileen

  3. Marcy, this was so funny to me!! I don't know if I'd be brave enough to do any of them..but it would be hilarious to watch!! I LOVE the guy in the bomb shirt..I hope I never run into him though..Congratulations on yet another award..You TRULY deserve it!! Thanks to you..I've met so many new people through my blog. I really appreciate you reaching out your kindness and friendship as you did to me! I'm so lucky to have you as a friend!!
    Love, Jerelene

  4. You are charming Marcy even when keeping us in suspence about your job...enjoyed the list of humorous things to do...but won't be doing them! :)
    Take care!

  5. I loved that list of fun things to do while you are shopping. I could do some of those myself! Numbers 8 and 14 were my favorites.
    You are an award winner Marcy! Thank you once again for choosing me also.
    I'm looking forward to tomorrows post!

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  7. Marcy, Marcy, Marcy....
    What are we going to do with you.
    Thank you for being a dear blogging friend...not only to me but to many many others.....It does make a difference in our lives.
    Smiles from NC to you. (I'm using dial-up...can you imagine how long it takes all the photos on blogsites to load. I can't even think about ones that have music...but I'm hanging in here....yep, I am.)
    I hope that you have a great week.
    Another smile,

  8. You are certainly deserving of awards, your so real and your sweet spirit just radiates in all of your posts. Me? I always feel my post is so ordinary, just my daily thoughts, life as it happens or happened! I thank you and on behalf of the academy I humbly accept this award!
    Being the often slow of action, and blank of mind that I am, I WILL participate, in the near future. It takes time for me to think! Thank you for thinking of me!!

  9. Oh, Wow, Thank-you, Marcy! (Can you see by how tardy this is that I'm really far behind in my visits and trying to catch up??) You're so sweet! And Charming!


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