Monday, May 24, 2010

I’d like to thank the Academy…

I was gone for a weekend and completely missed the fact that I was given not one, but TWO awards on Friday. Please excuse me while I pat myself on the back. And maybe take a bow. Is it presumptuous to give an acceptance speech? Hmmm.. I’ll refrain. I WOULD like to thank the fellow mommy bloggers who gave them both to me though. Thank you girls!!

First off, from Jennifer over at Circle of Love (go read it, I COMMAND YOU!), comes the Preppy Mafia Award. I went and checked out their site and it’s pretty cool too so give both some clicky love, would ya? I’m still pretty new(ish) to this whole blog world so forgive the what-the-hell-am-I-supposed-to-do-ness about these awards. Apparently I am supposed to answer some questions. Fun for me because I love talking about myself that kinda stuff, so here we go:

1) Who is your style icon(s)?

I’m going to be honest – I don’t have one. Most days I’m doing good to put on a bra. Coming from someone who used to own over 80 purses and switch them out to match her outfits on an almost daily basis, I am pretty appalled at how far the mighty can fall. I’m sure if I had a job that required me to leave the house, things would be different…but I don’t….and these kids don’t give two shits about what I wear. Quick, somebody nominate for What Not to Wear.

2) What is your favorite Socialite lit book?

Um… what the frack is Socialite lit? Hold on, need to Google…

Okay, Google not helping on this one. If my mind is going in the right direction (it happens sometimes), let’s say The Gossip Girl series. So much better than the TV show, btw. If I’m waaaay off base then let’s just say False. When in doubt, always answer False. Or is that C)?

3) Favorite party theme?

Drink Yourself into a Stupor! Can that be a theme? Otherwise, I don’t know. I’m 27, the only themed parties I attend involve franchise-owning mice and down-on-their-luck-princesses.

4) Go in a Halloween costume?

I love Halloween. Back in my younger, wilder, wow-did-I-really-drink-all-that-and-NOT-die days, going out on Halloween Saturday was my favorite day of the year. Now that I’m lame old a mom, Halloween is all about my kiddos. I do secretly hope every year that someone is throwing an adults-only costume party though. So far, it hasn’t happened.

5) Extravagance you cannot go without?

Name brand ketchup. That generic shit doesn’t cut it. And if that’s not extravagant enough for you, let’s say bubble baths. I love ‘em and soak up the suds quite often.

6) Living person you admire?

Ooh, I hate answering these kinds of questions. I always feel so much pressure to be sentimental and give an intelligent answer. Sigh. I’m going to go cliché and say my mom. She left a shitty situation (i.e. my dad) with no money, no plan, and two kids and she made it. Worked like a dog to provide for my brother and I, all the while letting herself go without. Love my momma.

7) Greatest fear?

Something happening to my kids. I physically could not go on without them.

8) Trait in yourself that you deplore?

S0metimes I let people treat me like shit. Which is odd because sometimes I am a raging take-no-prisoners lunatic when it comes to people treating others like shit. I need to work on that.

9) What talent would you most like to have?

Can making nauseating amounts of money be a talent? If not, I’d like to be able to sing. I mean, I sing  now but only in the car. And with the TV. And in the shower. And with commercials. And if I go to karaoke. But trust me, nobody really wants to hear that shit.

10) Greatest achievement?

Why, winning this award of course. Duh.

Nah, it’s those two sweet, adorable, little pain in the arse humans I grew! 


Okay, I’m going to pass MY Preppy Mafia Award on to……


Is the suspense killing you yet?

Liz over at Tickled PINK. I love the pictures of her little chunkers, who incidentally, is only a few days older than my little chunkers.

Here’s what you have to do:

Copy the above picture and questions. Post them in your blog, answer the q’s, and then pass the love on to a blogger you love. That is your mission, Liz – if you choose to accept it. :)


Wow, that wore me out. All that THINKING! But I’m not done yet, oh no. I’m just getting started. My other award is from Robyn over at The Journey. I love her blog too – and not only because she quotes Don’t Stop Believin’ in her header - so continuing with the do-as-I-say-theme, go check her out too. She’s bestowing upon me the:


It’s got a panda on it so you know it’s gotta be cool. Now on to the questions. Ya know, just in case you weren’t sick of finding out random bits of information about me. So without further ado…

1) Why do you blog?

Because I LOVE to write and I love to talk and this is like a marriage of both. Plus I have a lifelong desire to get published and sadly, this is probably the closest I will ever get. Unless one of you are a literary agent in which case, have your people call my people. I got some things for ya…

2) What are your three best memories?

It all involves my kids so I can’t just pick three. Sorry. Fail!

3) If you had to change your real name, what would you change it to?

I don’t know. I don’t really mind my name too much. It’s Nicole LeAnn by the way. The only thing that bugs me is the way it flows together and sounds like Napoleon. It could have been worse though: I was born two days after Christmas and was almost, like thisclose, named Holly Noelle. Yeah. If that had been the case, I probably would have changed it. But to what? I have no clue.

4) What are 5 things you can’t live without?

My family, my cell phone, the internet, DVR, and Cherry Chapstick. I’m so transparent!

5) What are the four best books you’ve ever read?

This is hard, because I like to read. A lot. In no particular order here’s a few favs:

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott.  Because I’ve read it so many times and it always makes me laugh and cry.

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. Because what woman doesn’t love her some Mr. Darcy? swooooon!

Lucy Sullivan is Getting Married by Marian Keyes. Because she’s my favorite modern day author and this is my favorite of my favorite. It gives me the warm fuzzies.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by JK Rowling. Because well, hell, it’s Harry Potter.

6) Tell me something unique and interesting about yourself.

I can type about 100 words per minute. I can fit my fist in my mouth. I am double-jointed in my pinkies. Guess which one of those used to get me free drinks?

7) What do you like about yourself?

My sense of humor. I like make people laugh. I tend to think I’m funny so please don’t tell me otherwise. Physically, I like my eyes. I have captivating eyes like a… like a unicorn. Or a princess. (10 points if you can Guess That Quote!).

8) What is the best movie ever made?

This is hard. I have several favorites, but I don’t know if that necessarily qualifies them as the best ever though, does it? Let’s humor me and and pretend it does.  If that were actually true, that would mean the best movie ever made was actually Anchorman. Or National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. Or Romy and Michelle’s High School Reunion. Yup, cinematic masterpieces.

9) If you had a Freaky Friday experience, who would you want to change places with and why?

Barbie. The bitch has everything. <-----I read that on a bumper sticker once. I don’t know. It’s getting late and I’ve been getting sidetracked by babies pooping, and kids waking up from naps, and cats puking in the crib, and dinner, and errands, and now Real Housewives of NJ. I can’t think straight anyone, I’m spent for the day.

10) What is the best part about being a woman?

Boobs. Men are powerless against them.


Okay. Thank God I’ve finally finished. This post really has been about 7 hours in the making. I’m passing the Super Comments Award (and the questions that go with it) on to Carol at Knee Deep in Mommahood because she readily admits in her About Me section that she comments to the point of addiction. And good for her because admitting you have a problem is the first step. Does this award make an enabler now though? Hmmmmm…..


  1. Wow...that whole post probably really did take you 7 long hours to write!! Your brutle honesty is what I love about ur blog. So glad I could pass this award on to deserve it.

  2. Congrats on your awards! And boobs are the best, for sure. I have a mostly clean driving record thanks to them.

  3. Hahaha. Just satisfying my addiction. Acutally, I had to come here for my dose of funny. You really make me LOL in every post. Thanks for the award, I earned it ;)