Friday, February 10, 2012

Smart Cookie: Not Just Another Award

My friend Sylvia awarded me the Smart Cookie award. Thanks!

Rules for recipients:

1) Thank and provide a link to the person who awarded you.

2) Share 4 interesting or little known facts about anything.

3) Pass the award on to other "smart cookies".
Interesting, little known facts? Stuff like this can make one seem a little nuts . . . or worse. But here goes:.

1) I smoked for 25 years. I started when I was a senior in high school and quit in 1991. Thank the Lord!

2) I turned down a free ticket to see Elvis perform in Shreveport. Quite a sacrifice for an Elvis fan; I had my reasons.

3) I've been married three times. Some of my friends prefer not to acknowledge or accept that fact. Their choice. The mistakes of my past make me who I am today. No, I don't want my kids to walk in my footsteps. I don't even want them to make their own mistakes. (I guess I should add here that hubby and I celebrate 30 years on Sunday. This one took!)

4) I take everything personally. The following dialogue in You've  Got Mail was written especially for me because I believe EVERYTHING is personal.

Joe Fox: It wasn't... personal.
Kathleen Kelly: What is that supposed to mean? I am so sick of that. All that means is that it wasn't personal to you. But it was personal to me. It's *personal* to a lot of people. And what's so wrong with being personal, anyway?
Joe Fox: Uh, nothing.
Kathleen Kelly: Whatever else anything is, it ought to begin by being personal.

Okay, I'm awarding the Smart Cookie award to all my readers and followers. I love your comments when you leave them. You give me much needed encouragement. You're all Smart Cookies! Thanks for being followers.

Have a GREAT weekend!


James R Tate said...

Congrats on the 30th. It also took me three times to get it right, but feel every decision was the right one at the time. I'm feeling really blessed now. Our past should make us stronger and better people--but it WILL surprise many. It's our growth that really defines who we are.

Charles Gramlich said...

I'm glad you quit smoking. I wish Lana would.

Lucy Merrill said...

Glad you quit smoking AND getting married. LOL. Congrats on being a Smart Cookie.

Jess said...

James - the only time I tell anyone I've been married three times is when I hear criticism of others, like: "Well, he's been married THREE times" as if it's so horrible. That's when i speak up and say, "so have I."

Charles - Jim and I quit together and he had a much tougher time than I did. The addiction affects us all differently. I wish, I wish our mutual friend Barbara could quit.

Well Lucy! I never thought of it that way. Hilarious and I totally agree with you. LOL