Thursday, October 2, 2008

Tagged and Awarded!

*Okay, big old fat disclaimer here: I am NOT responsible for the complete computer ineptness my brain possesses. If anyone would be so kind as to tell me how to copy these cute buttons (I think that's what they are called)...and disregard #3 of my random facts about myself because I now see it is just not true, I would greatly appreciate it. Eventually #3 will be true, so I will just leave it there for good luck!*

Tiaras and Tantrums tagged me with this:

RULES, because you know these tags always have rules . . .

1. Link your tagger and list these rules on your blog.

2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.

3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.

4. Let them know they are tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

Okay, here are 7 facts about myself:

1. I have a hard time knowing when to stop pushing myself. Example of this: about 1 1/2 weeks ago I ran 7 miles. I hadn't been training up to it as well as I should have but by bare minimum standards, was up to the run. I ran continuously until I had only a mile left, then had to stop for a traffic light. To make sure that my heart rate didn't drop too fast, I paced back and forth, waiting for the walk light. I noticed I couldn't walk straight to save my life, I was weaving and almost tipping over. Although I've never been drunk in my life, I imagined this was the challenge a highly intoxicated person must face when trying to walk. As soon as the light changed, I continued to run since I hadn't had any problems keeping a straight line while running. Later, I excitedly told everyone that knew I was training for a 10 mile run that I did 7 miles just fine and felt great afterward. Because I didn't pass out at the time, I didn't give it another thought. Only after a doctor's appointment later that week for a totally unrelated issue did it dawn on me that that may have been some indication that my body just wasn't up to that length of a run......for reasons I will get into in another post.

2. I come from a family of 11 kids...I am number 8. Trying to figure out the birth order thing since I never really see it explaining birth order past 3rd child...would be nice to know what I'm supposed to turn out like! :) Just kidding. Not too concerned at all but a birth order post I recently read at Octamom's blog (here's the post) made me chuckle and wonder, "Where, exactly, do the rest of us fit in?"

3. I just figured out this linky/hyperlinky thing and am quite pleased!!! It's a huge accomplishment for me!

4. I have a first degree black belt in karate and am/was hoping test out for my second degree this December....more about this in another post soon. I love it!

5. In the recent years, I've begun to realize that a void that was left with the death of my mother has begun to be filled by mothering my own kids.

6. In some ways I am very self-disciplined (I can get myself into a quite rigid running and eating schedule when I put my mind to it, for one example) but very non-disciplined in others (I can drink coffee like water....or usually I can....more on that topic in another post...soon, and eat chocolate until I'm nearly sick. I'm at their mercy!)

7. I just LOVE hanging out and shooting the breeze with my little family. Nothing beats my hubby and the kids teasing back and forth, the decibal level reaching the roof with cackles and story-telling, discussing random things like math problems, weird history and other little-known facts my husband has tucked away in that big cavernous brain of his...

I tag the following:

Of course, if you've been tagged to death and can't stand the thought of doing another, that is truly okay. Anyone else wanting to participate, consider yourself tagged because it's fun to learn more about everyone!


Bestowed upon by Tiaras and Tantrums:

To translate the gift from Portuguese to English, it means: "This blog invests and believes, the proximity"[meaning, that blogging makes us 'close' -being close through proxy]Post this if/when you award this to others:

"They all are charmed with the blogs, where in the majority of its aims are to show the marvels and friendship; they are persons who are not interested when we give them a prize, and then they help to cut these bows; do we want that they are cut or that they propagate?"

Then let's try to give more attention to them! So with this prize we must deliver it to 8 bloggers that in turn must make the same thing and put this text.

*I know that I tagged a few more than I was supposed to but the more the merrier, I like to say!


Shellie said...

Those are fun things! I'm the 5th of nine, so I consider myself the middle child, you are closest to the youngest, but since you're not, you must be a cross between the youngest and the middle child. At least that's my unprofessional opinion! I'll try to come up with a post one of these days and not forget it! Fun hyperlinks...

angie said...

What a great list of factoids. I actually knew some of them. I'm going to try to get to this. Promise. I didn't realize that we have so many blogs in common: Love Carrie, Octamom, and Cecily.

When you want to insert the HTML from say, a button you want to publish, you need to click the "HTML" tab right next to the "compose" tab located in the upper right hand corner of the screen where you write your posts and then copy and paste the HTML code. Then click back over to compose and you should see the image. Now, when you want to hyperlink to someone, copy their URL, and while in the "compose" mode highlight the word or words that you want linked, hit the hyperlink button and then paste the URL to the blog.

Darla said...

Thanks a million, Angie! Ummm, unfortunately, I still can't get it to work. It just dawned on me that my own dear hubby is a web programmer. If I read your instructions to him, he will translate for me, I'm sure. And make it work. Until then, I guess I'll have to leave the coded version there. (I'm leaving out of town for the day and he's still sleeping so it will have to wait until tonight).

Cecily R said...

Thank you so much for the wonderful award!! I feel very honored to numbered among those bloggers. You are so sweet!

As for the meme, I'd love to do it. I'm not sure when (it'll take me a while to think of 7 things people don't know about me yet!), but I will. :)

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

thanks for playing - and on top of all you do _ YOU RUN?????? You will never cease to amaze me Darla girl!!

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

oh, you can just copy and past the links as well, that is what I do - it is easier!!

Carrie and Troy Keiser said...

Thanks! Enjoyed the 7 facts. I've done this one a long while ago, we'll see if I can come up with 7 new ones!

Killlashandra said...

I have to admit, I usually save the image and load it up to my site because the images don't always transfer with the code from the person who tagged you.

You can use the URL for my image:

Wow, I can't believe 11 kids! I was surprised when my husband told him there are 9 in his family, I can't imagine 11. Especially when including my parents there are only 4 in my immediate family. ;)

Bia said...

Darla, YOU should get an award for figuring out the hyperlink thing. Way to go! If it weren't for my 12 year old I would never have gotten it.

Black belt in Karate? You are one cool Mom.

Thanks for the tag (I've already done it, though) and for the award . . . my very first Portuguese award! Obrigado! (I think that's "thank you" in Portuguese...I hope I just didn't say a bad word, or something.)

AVT Coach said...

This was a fun read..I came over from WW and isn't it fun to learn a new computer trick!