Monday, March 7, 2011

Stylish Blogger Award - Part Two

Hi All.  Over the weekend, the wonderful Debs Carr of Daydreams in the Shed, one of my lovely UK blogging buddies, honored me with the Stylish Blogger Award.  I didn't realize at the time, but I've had this award before.  Still, Debs' gifting is no less important than the last time, so consider this a Part Two.

The rules are to post seven things about me and then pass it along to seven other people.  As always, I'm happy to post the seven things, and I'll let you all decide whether you feel like a Stylish Blogger enough to gift this to yourself.

And now for the seven things:

1.  I'm a Taurus.  And for the most part, the traits of that sign really do mirror my own traits.  (As an aside, I love the Ford Taurus and have owned two over the years.)

2. I'm also a Dog in the Chinese zodiac.  Also mirrors many of my traits, but less so.

3. I don't actually believe in astrology, but I get a kick out of reading about my signs and seeing if my horoscope actually gets it right.   

4.  Every test I've ever done - up to and including the Myers-Briggs - says I'm an introvert, but I don't feel like one.  Sure, I enjoy being alone, but I like to think I'm equal parts introvert and extrovert.  I can schmooze with the best of them.  I just choose not to.  ;o)

5. I have this weird quirk where every time someone tells me how much they like something I own, I have to tell them how little I paid for it.  "Great shoes" turns into "Payless - $3.99 after the BOGO discount."  It's a sickness and I'm working on it.  I do love a great deal, though, and I want to pass it along.

6. I collect rocks.

7. In high school, I was captain of the High School Challenge team (formerly know as Quiz Bowl).  It was students competing in rounds of PBS televised trivia for fun and prizes.  (Okay, so we never saw a prize, but it was fun.)  My senior year we made it as far as quarter finals.  Yep, I competed in the Nerd Olympics.  It was a blast.

I hope you enjoyed reading my answers.  If you decide to play along, let me know so I can visit your blog, too.  (And you really should, because you are a Stylish Blogger.)



  1. #5 - I do this, too. Not sure if it comes from my upbringing where we were taught to be humble, not flaunt anything, but I constantly do this!

    Here's to Nerd Olympics, rocks and horoscopes - from one intro/extro vert to another :)

  2. You and my hubs could have a long conversation about the rock collecting thing!

    And I think I'm half introvert, half extrovert too. ;)

    Congrats on your award. Well deserved!

  3. Ha! I love to read astrology stuff, but I don't believe in it either. I LOVE pretty rocks too! I love to pick up an unusual one. It stays in my purse until it just gets lost. That's sort of rock collecting, right? ;) Congrats on your awards and awesome B Facts!

  4. Congratulations on your award. I'm also a dog in the Chinese Zodiac. And I'm an Aries who doesn't believe in horoscopes. Mostly.

  5. Cool answers. I'm the same way with astrology - I don't believe but I like reading them. I'm a Leo and a snake!

  6. Ack, I never talk about how much I paid for big ticket items. I'm just so proud of when I get a deal. How does Intrextrovert work for ya, Janet?

    Thank, Lydia. Welcome to the Intrextrovert Club. ;o)

    Sounds like the way I collect rocks, Colene. If it's interesting or pretty, I pick it up.

    Yay for Aries Oxen, Debs. Thanks again for the award. =o)

    Thanks for following, Theresa. We dogs have to stick together. It's a pack thing. ;o)

    My daughter's a Leo, too, Melissa. Strong personalities there. The bull and the lion in one house - yeah, we clash sometimes. LOL

  7. I get a kick out of reading my horoscopes, too! It's amazing to think so many people live by the stars. Sometimes one has been applicable to my life, but those are few and far between!

  8. Taurus Dog? Interesting! I'm a Leo Tiger. (And I have four cats, so what does that tell you...) I'm interested in astrology though I don't necessarily believe in it, but it's fun.

  9. It is fun, Alleged. =o)

    Leo Tiger sounds like a wicked combination, Jennifer. My daughter's a Leo Rooster, so I guess that makes her a catbird. ;o)