Sunday, January 3, 2010

Honest Scrap Award!! It's my first ever :D

First off, I want to thank Marce at Tea Time with Marce for giving me the Honest Scrap award. She actually told me about it a while ago, but I was slacking on posting this. Now that I finally am, here's how it works:

The Honest Scrap award is given to those who write from the bottom of their hearts and put their soul into what they do. In accepting this award, I must list 10 (hopefully) interesting things about myself that you may not have known and then pass the award along to 7 other bloggers.

Here's my 10:
1. I have 3 brothers and I'm the only girl. I like to think I'm a little bit tougher because I grew up surrounded by boys, but I don't think that's necessarily true. I was a huge tomboy as a child though. In case you're wondering, this is the birth order/age: Jimmy (24), Me (21), John (15), and Timmy (13).
2. I grew up in South Boston, Massachusetts and moved up to NH when I was 8. I quickly learned to lose my Boston accent because everyone made fun of it, but if I'm down there for even a day, it comes back instantly.
3. I often post photos of 3 of my pets, but I have many more. My family has 1 dog (Skittles), 3 cats (Smokey, Bella, and Jack), a chinchilla (Midget), and a turtle (Walter). Bella is actually my cat and Jack sort of is by extension because he is Bella's son, and Walter is my turtle.
4. I'd love to travel the world someday and one of my dreams is to work as a nurse in Africa.
5. I love video games. I don't play too often, but when I do it's for a while. Any Mario game has a place in my heart and I love Guitar Hero. I've also become a fan of Resident Evil and basketball and football games. And Little Big Planet rocks my world!
6. I adore Disney movies. Aladdin is my all-time favorite.
7. I'm terrified of graduating from college and having to actually be an adult. I depend way too much on my parents right now and I feel so unprepared for the real world.
8. I have an unnatural fear of clowns. I don't run and hide from them, but I avoid them. If someone is with me who is also scared of clowns, I'm fine. I can laugh at their fear, but if the clown from It shows up, I'd book it!
9. I'm a big Boston sports fan. I love the Red Sox, Celtics, and Patriots. I don't really enjoy hockey, but I root for the Bruins. My dad, Jimmy, and John adore baseball. We've traveled to more than a few major league baseball stadiums on the east coast. Back in 2004, we even flew out to Chicago to see the Red Sox play the Cubs. It was an incredible, unforgettable experience.
10. (I'm about to get really deep on you guys, so feel free to skip this long one)When I was 16, I was in a car accident that could have killed me. A friend of mine was speeding and we hit black ice and went right into a tree. The front end of the van was completely smashed in on passenger side and the engine was basically sitting on my foot. If I hadn't been wearing my seat belt I would have gone through the windshield and died. Thankfully I was the only person injured and I only had to get surgery on my foot. I was on crutches for a while, but there were so many instances surrounding the event that made me firmly believe in guardian angels.

When I was in the 5th grade my Nana had died. I wasn't really all that close to her, but I loved her all the same. Her name was Bernice, which is not a very common name at all anymore. When I was in the accident, I was taken by ambulance to the hospital where one of my nurses, as 20-something young woman, was named Bernice. There were a few other things, but that alone struck me so hard at the hospital. I believe my Nana saved my life that night. Two years ago I got a tattoo to always remind me of my guardian angel.

And now onto those who I am giving this award to:


Melissa said...

awww thanks, nikki! so sweet :)

Love these 10 random things! It definitely helps me get to know my favourite bloggy friends more!

WilowRaven said...

Congrats on the award :)
Thank you for sharing facts about yourself :)
I'm in NH also - a transplant from NY...but I'm not a Yankee's fan so you can't hate me :)

robby (onceuponabookblog) said...

I love getting awards. I love it love it love it. Especially from really great blogs like yours. :] Thank you soooooooo much. It really does mean a lot to me


MarceJ said...

I enjoyed getting to know you better. The real world, lol, that was cute. I love the tattoo story also.

Michelle (Red Headed Book Child) said...

Thank you so much for passing this award on to me!

I hate clowns. evil.

A Life Bound By Books said...

Hey Nikki,

Congrats on your award and Thanks so much for passing it on to me! I'm sorry that I'm just getting over here to pick it up now. :o(

I loved reading your 10 honest facts and I can agree on the whole clown thing. *shivers* Thank you so much again for the award and I really enjoyed reading what you posted. It's always great to learn more about fellow bloggers out there. :o)

Anonymous said...

Nice fill someone in on and this enter helped me alot in my college assignement. Say thank you you as your information.

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