That could change, however. After reading the last two posts on Sue Elvis Writes, I am seriously inspired. I mean: wouldn't you like to read a post called "Man Bites Shark?"
Of course you would. And you should. Which is why I am starting my "acceptance post" with a mention of the very first blog I'm going to pass the award on to. Acceptance post for what? (I know you're asking). Welll...
Gloria at A Life Dedicated to Prayer has generously passed along the Sunshine Award to The Breadbox Letters. As part of my acceptance, I am to divulge ten pieces of information about myself.
In the interest of keeping up with the Elvises and thus offering a noteworthy subject, I choose that all time greatest attention grabber: Romance!
Yes. I've decided to share 10 ROMANTIC Things About Me.
How's THAT for intrigue?
1. I am a former Art major who married a mechanical engineer. It happens. Especially when said engineer is good hearted, quietly devout, super intelligent, lots of fun, and the love of one's life.
2. I had a "sock hop steady" when I was twelve, at dances held weekly in a local school. I wouldn't dance with him to Ricky Nelson records though, no sir. I had a big crush on Ricky, and dancing with another man to his songs would be just - wrong.
3. You're too young to know who Ricky Nelson was (admit it).
4. On my first date, I panicked at hearing the doorbell, so I hid in my closet. My skirt got caught in the door as my mother called out in a loud whisper "Nancy! Get OUT here! I don't KNOW this boy!" I eventually untangled my cotton skirt from the doorlock, and headed out to the
5. My first kiss was in the springtime. A boy brought me home from a date and looked shockingly handsome in the moonlight as it fell across my porch. He leaned in close to ask "can I kiss you goodnight?" I gazed into his deep brown eyes and uttered the most romantic words I could think of:
"I can't think of any reason why not...."
I was older than thirteen by then, but am too embarrassed to tell you by how many
6. I did not kiss on first dates... at least, not in my teens (okay, I made it to eighteen with that). I read Teen magazines; they told me how to act (and kissing on first dates was Not How Nice Girls Acted).
7. Teen magazines in "my day" were a far cry from what they are now. Which tells you two things: a) I grew up a long time ago, and b) I'm glad I grew up a long time ago.
8. Teen magazines are extremely influential. About that, I am utterly serious. They present life as they want you to think it should be .... complete with ads. I shudder to think of what advice I'd be taking if I were a young girl dating now.
9. I had glasses, but never wore them on dates (or anywhere else). After getting my glasses locked with a boy's during a movie (we'd both snuck on our specs when the film began, and I don't know how in the WORLD we managed to "lock frames" as he bent his head toward mine), I decided that hearing a movie was just fine with me.
10. Several friends have told me I should write about "my dating experiences," as they tend to be a bit... .. different ...from those of other people. Ah ha, girls! It has been done!
But I gotta admit: they look pretty lame in print. Not like the shark attacks or dead bodies in Sue Elvis' world.
To pick up the pace a bit, I will direct you to where you can read of sharks, and of bodies in the woods. SO - my first nominee for The Sunshine Award is the ever entertaining
Sue Elvis Writes
I also nominate:
The Beautiful Gate
Praying for Grace
These Joyful Mysteries
Reasons for Chocolate
My Desert Heart
Campfires and Cleats
And I hope I nominated my other faves a few weeks ago, from my other blog. O dear O dear, I hope I did!
I look forward to seeing what the rest of you do with this....