Honest Scrap

For me? You shouldn't have!

Joe Ordinary—who's anything but ordinary in my book—at Ink for Thought and SarahBeth—a super cool chick who's not afraid of a challenge—at My So Called Life tagged me for the Honest Scrap Award.

This award recognizes bloggers who "keep it real," and as blog awards go, it comes with a couple of rules:

- Tell your readers 10 things about yourself that they may not know.
- Tag 10 fellow bloggers for the award.

I'm breaking the rules and only listing 8 things and only tagging three fellow bloggers...
  1. I broke my left femur in a car accident when I was 10 years old. Because of the accident, and years of subsequent surgeries, I now have mechanical scoliosis and a serious scar all the way down my thigh. Having a gnarly scar and a limp during my pre-teen years definitely did a number on my self-esteem.

  2. Saying "no" is really difficult for me, both in my personal life and at work.

  3. When it comes to music, I'm all about the underground baby! The only radio stations I ever listen to are National Public Radio and 99.1 El Sol, our local Spanish-language radio station.

  4. Despite my hot high-top kicks, ghetto hoops, crooked hat and city-strut, I'm secretly a tree-hugging hippie. Maybe this isn't as big of a secret as I'd like to think....

  5. Earlier this year I convinced my boss to let me move into a Web content manager position, despite having no formal training in the field.

  6. Back to self-esteem issues. I have had a horrible time adjusting to my new, late-20s voluptuous figure. I have almost no clothes that fit me, because when I try to go shopping I wind up frustrated and angry or crying in the dressing room. Pathetic, huh?

  7. I often find myself completely disenchanted with the United States, its policies and people. Maybe that's a direct result of working in Washington, D.C.

  8. When I eat a sandwich, its contents must be perfectly proportional for every bite. I cut my sandwiches into four equal pieces and turn the bread so I get just the right amount of crust in every bite.
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  1. I like this post. the honesty is at the same time both jarring and strangely familiar. it seems we are all carrying invisible baggage, doesn't it? I wish your sandwich thing was the strangest compulsion I had though...

  2. I love your honesty!

    I can totally relate to #6. Someone asked me today if I was pregnant and um, I'm totally not.

  3. i love when you post these kinds of things!

    i have a huge problem saying 'no' to people, too. i have for years. i try to not be such a pushover, but i end up giving in anyway.

    with ya on the clothes. i want to cry every time i go shopping. it's so frustrating!!

  4. oh, yay! thank you for the tag..ill have to do this tomorrow :) i have been so busy but i cant wait to catch up on your posts.. i see theres a few ive missed so i cannot wait to read them :)
    oh and im the same way with my sandwiches..takes me about 10 minutes to make one and get everything piled up on top just perfect!

  5. Everyone has baggage of some sort I'm pretty sure. I think the body image issue plagues most females in this country. Being a people pleaser is another one that I think a lot of women could relate to. I wouldn't say that's why I have trouble saying no though. I have more of a super-man-I-can-do-everything-and-I-should-be-able-to-if-I-can't attitude that gets me into trouble.

  6. you know what I can't stand about the body issue thing?

    First off, I'm having a terrible time adjusting to my early 30s body.

    But, every time I see a girl who has something that I've got, I think it's sexy. Big hips, big tits, shapeliness. Why can't I see myself the same way I see others? As others see me?

  7. Aw, your description of me is awesome, thanks!!

    As for #7, I totally agree with you. Sometimes I find myself getting super depressed about the state of the world, so much so that I have to ban myself from reading the news and concentrating on the good things in my own life.

    I love #8 - makes perfect sense to me! :-)

  8. THANKS A LOT. I FEEL GREAT to have it from you. I will be doing it in the next post.

    Don't you think you should do something about the 2nd point. I myself find that hard. I guess, its very necessary to learn to say NO.I always feel hung in between....times when i say it i feel bad and times when i dont, i feel i should have.

  9. Garf--I definitely need to work on #2! in fact, I got some parctice today...one of my colleagues asked if I could post something to his site while I'm at the beach on monday. I told him hells to the no. I draw the line at working on vacation...