What call you ask?
Why, the coveted "Hall of Fame" call from Creating Keepsakes magazine. (herein hall of fame will be referred to as HOF.)
I will not be awaiting said call.
Why? you inquire.
Well, simply put, I do not have the time, energy or cheery outlook I think the winners must possess. Um, there is also the whole "talent" thing too. I like my pages, but that doesn't mean everyone else does. I don't fool myself into thinking I am a scrapping maven. I am more of a scrapping wench really.
Not to mention I submitted something once for a mass open call and when it was not picked it left me thinking... What was wrong with my page?
I am a woman in the year 2008, I do not need any other sources of self esteem angst, hence I no longer try.
Not determined enough, you say.
Well, okay, true enough.
The real truth is I will never be HOF because this is what my BIO would read like...
Occupation: extremely underpaid abode development planner
Hobbies: Right. Hobbies. Does blogging count as a hobby?
Interests: Well, I am currently interested in finding a bathing suit that hides unwanted cellulite.
Favorite Scrapping tool: Seriously?
Describe your scrapping style: Hmmm... in a word... Paperish. (yeah, that is a bit sarcastic. I am lucky if I remember style in my wardrobe, I so not going to worry about it with scrapping.)
Your approach to scrapping: Realistic. I love to scrap but I don't pretend to get it all done, or have perfect little memories to share. I scrap my real life not what I pretend it to be. I take horrible pictures so sometimes I get sick of editing them and give up for a while. Some nights I want to scrap but end up reading, or watching American Idol.(GASP!) No dedication, I know.
Other fun facts about you: I am a mean drunk. Just kidding. I am a cheery one. Ha! Gotcha again. Fun facts, fun facts, fun facts??? I am not a fun person I guess. Hmmm... maybe if I made rubber cement my favorite tool?
Favorite Quotes: " Behold, the mallet of understanding" (see previous posts involving the rat comic)
Acts 20:9 "And there was a young man named Eutychus who fell into a deep sleep as Paul was long in preaching. He sunk down with sleep and fell from the window, and was taken up as dead" See? And you thought the Bible wasn't funny... My man Eutychus fell asleep in a window cause Paul preached too long, and he fell out! It would not seem as funny had he remained dead, but Paul brought him back to life. I bet Paul felt bad for talking so long.
Describe you perfect day: My perfect day involves not having to wipe any tushies (save my own)
See? Not exactly what magazine editors are looking for. And that is okay. I am happy for all the people that win, I just wanted to say why I would never be one of them. I may have friends who win, and I am guessing that chances are they will not be asking me for help in writing their BIOS.
I just don't take filling them out seriously and can't resist the urge to answer them like a little smart aleck.(did i even spell aleck right? the "other" word for that is easier to spell isn't it???)
I would like to ask why we can't have some real to life articles in our mags from time to time. Not just scrapping ones either. I want to see
"How to make dinner when all you have is half frozen chicken and three soft carrots"
"Ten cool-down tips for when you can't get a moment's peace from your kids"
"7 new code words for poop to avoid public humiliation at the hands of your child."
"How to use that butt-UGLY paper you thought was so cool two years ago."
"How to use up every stinking brad you own in one night!"
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On a happy note... really, I am not making it up...
Here is a cute picture of the Fat Dog. He is playing with his duckie from Nicole. He loves it, and every time he gets it quacking by giving it a squeeze, I think of her. Well, I admit it Nicole, every time I go to Target I think of you too...
And here is my little fat dog getting his bath today. I know I am biased, but he is so cute! I was very proud of that water shot too... no editing even! Can I do a preemptive ISpy??? this is for I spy "wet" or "water"... LOL.
So, I had a birthday... yep, 27. (yes, again, shut-up) Micah surprised me with dinner out with Jen and her husband... even got a babysitter. Nice. Plus the card he got me was from the show "The Office"... he is good. No, make that great. Makes me feel bad for all the times I walk him through the actual time it takes to wash a dish. Yeah, I do it and count out loud just to prove it is less than a minute.
Jen even made me wedding cake frosting, and is making me a Baby book...that would be a baby book about me because she is sick of hearing me whine about not having one!) How sweet is she???
I got birthday phone calls and then tonight went out to eat with some friends who surprised me with bringing in balloons and cupcakes (more wedding cake frosting!!) and a gift card to our LSS. One of them even bought my meal.
I must say, it made me feel so loved to have people think of me... having friends like I have is amazing... even more amazing is that many of them know my faults and love me still. Dude.