Tuesday, 18 August 2009

Honest Scrap

Rachel at Re vis.e Re form has nominated me for an award! Now before everyone gets too excited, this award is called the 'Honest Scrap' award, and will be awarded if I simply share 10 honest things about myself and nominate 7 other bloggers for the award. Not too difficult... right?

First, 10 honest things about me:

1. I drive a red Peugeot 406 diesel that is 12 years old. My husband also drives a Peugeot, as do my in-laws. Our previous two cars were also Peugeots. To be honest, I am tired of Peugeots, and I can't wait until this car falls apart so that I can buy something else! My son wants a Lambourghini, and my daughter wants any kind of 4 x 4. I want something with automatic transmission.

2. I don't watch much TV apart from the news and religious documentaries (of course), but I am known in my household (and now in cyberland) to be addicted to the 'X-Factor' when it comes on. The others in my household are addicted to 'Top Gear', though, so I'm not the only sad person.

3. I play the guitar (though not very well). I began my university studies majoring in music, but changed to biology after only 1 year because I really wasn't good enough. I actually wanted to be a rock star! Now, I love getting the chance to play guitar in worship for the Lord in a music group.

4. hmm... only at number 4 and already I'm honestly finding it difficult to think of honest things that I can write about myself, knowing that these things will be made public... and that is the fourth honest thing I can say.

5. I put on 20 pounds during my three years of theological college. This was due to three things: Chocolate during essay writing; sitting for long periods whilst writing essays; and not taking exercise (because of writing essays).

6. On the Myers-Briggs personality type indicator scale, I am an INTJ, but only just. Basically I'm in the middle between the I/E, the T/F, and the J/P, but more definitely 'N' rather than 'S'. If you don't know what all this means, you can google it.

7. I have parachuted from an airplane. Once. It was absolutely fantastic, but I don't think I'll ever have the bottle to do it again.

8. I have been scuba diving in the presence of sharks. More than once. It isn't as scary as jumping from an airplane.

9. I've had a bumper crop of vegetables this summer so far: at least 5 small heads of lettuce, 3 cucumbers, about 20 tomatoes, 10 green peppers, 3 pea pods, hundreds of chili peppers, and 2 cauliflower plants (which have been sacrified to the butterflies for their caterpillars).

10. I prefer coffee to tea. But you probably already knew that.

Now, the 7 bloggers that I am nominating for the 'Honest Scrap' award (I don't think I know 7 bloggers, but I'll try - if you've been nominated here, it means I do read your blog from time to time):

June Gillam's blog
Cognitive Blindspot
Ben Edson
Ad Dominum
Sarcastic Lutheran

What an eclectic bunch! (I love diversity...)


  1. wow, this is so cool--the 10 honest things, or was it 7? (can't see from this comment box and memory is on vacation). anyway, i find getting comments to post a HUGE HUGE challenge as there are all those pull down menus and their demands to fulfill (even though I did start a blog to post to another blog last spring) so this anon comment likely won't post either, but let's see....

  2. thanks for persevering with the comment! I know it can be tricky...

  3. I'm so late....

    I don't know if I can be honest. I'm just a made-up person, a sham front trying to queer up the Roman Church. *guffaw*

  4. Thom, one reason I like your blog is your honesty.


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