Monday, December 7, 2009

Giving Thanks, Kreatively



I would like to thank the kind and thoughtful ladies who have given me the Kreativ Blogger Award:

Greta, author of Greta's Genealogy Blog,
Jennifer, author of Jennifer's Genealogy Blog,
Felicia, author of My Nola Heritage
Tonia, author of Tonia's Roots
Michelina, author of Preserving Heritage, and
Astrid, author of Of Trolls and Lemons (love that blog name!)

I should have done this sooner (and I'm hanging my head in shame for this serious breach of manners)... but the rules require that I tell you seven heretofore unmentioned things about myself, and I just couldn't think of any. Seriously. My life isn't that interesting.

So, now that I've had some time to think, here you go: Seven Things You Probably Didn't Know (or care to know) About My Not-So-Fascinating Life:

1) I'm afraid of heights. Actually, it would be more accurate to say that I have a paralyzing fear of heights. I can't even look over a second-story balcony without freezing in terror. It started at about age 12 when I got glasses for the first time and could see how far down things really are, but I suppose it's gotten worse with age (don't most things?).

2) I had my first and only child at age 42, after years of fighting the infertility/endometriosis battle. While I feel extremely blessed to have my daughter, I don't think I'll be having any more children. It's somewhat disconcerting to think that I'll be getting my AARP card before my daughter reaches double-digits, agewise. I try not to let it get to me. So far, no one has asked me if I'm her grandmother (note to self: be sure to thank my hairdresser for the fine job she does covering my grays).

3) I haven't eaten red meat since I was 16. Originally, I didn't want to eat anything with a face, but now I just can't digest it anymore.

4) I hate tomatoes, but I love tomato by-products like spagetti sauce, salsa, etc. Go figure.

5) I type 70 WPM. Even faster on a good day. Figures that the only A+ I ever got in school was in typing.

6) I haven't talked about it much here, but I'm something of a computer nerd. I've been designing web sites like this one for about 12 years, and I did the design for this blog and the recent holiday redecoration. I seldom meet a gadget that I don't like (However, I have met a few that didn't like me. Yes, I'm talking about you, Mr. Sony Digital Voice Recorder.).

7) My favorite color is pink. You probably guessed that from the color of this blog (before the aforementioned holiday redecoration).

Ok, the next rule is that I nominate seven bloggers to receive this award. This is by no means an easy task because I read so many blogs that it's so hard to choose just seven. But here are a few oldies, newbies, and in-betweenies that I enjoy:

ABT UNK (another blog name I love!)
FamHist Blog
Karen About Genealogy
The Hope Chest
The Shy Genealogist
Tina's Genealogical Wish List
Vintage Vines

Please visit these bloggers and say hello!

Once again, thank you to the ladies who have given me this award. And thanks to YOU, anyone who reads my blog. I appreciate you taking the time to stop by!

Copyright © by Elizabeth O'Neal

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5 comments:

Greta Koehl said...

Your life is NOT boring! And #1 kinda reminded me, I'm, um, not too fond of heights, myself. And I'm only just a little bit jealous of your computer nerd skills. Well, maybe a lot jealous. But you do absolutely deserve awards.

Lori E said...

I love these lists. It can be hard to tell things about ourselves but think of how excited you would be if in your genealogy research you came across just such a list about one of your ancestors.

Elizabeth said...

You're kind to say that, Greta. Maybe "boring" isn't the right word, but my life is definitely not the stuff movies are made of! BTW, I've had several classes in programming, but everything I know about web design I basically taught myself. If I can do it, anyone can!

Lori, that's a good point. If I could find a list like this for one of my ancestors, it would make my day. No, it would make my YEAR! I wonder how long our digital versions will survive?

Tina said...

Elizabeth,
Thanks for nominating me for the Kreativ Blogger Award. You are too kind. (And just like you I have been bad about collecting these awards without getting around to my own post. Soon I promise.)

Amanda (the librarian) said...

Wow, thanks for the nomination, Elizabeth! I will meet my obligation on the seven things (and nominations) hopefully later this month - it's enough to keep up with the Advent Calendar at the moment. :)
Amanda of ABT UNK (glad you liked the name!)