Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Blogger Needs Glasses!

CC at Lace ‘n Ribbon Roses gave me the Gorgeous Blogger Award last Thursday. Clearly, CC has problems with her vision! She’s a blogger who is devoted to Sunbonnet Sue. Check her out.

For the award, I am to tell six things about myself and then pass the award on to six other people.

I have a twin brother. Some people are astounded when they learn this because they only understand identical twins. We are fraternal twins: two separate eggs and two separate saqs. No, we do not “look alike;” he was born with blue booties, while I was born with pink booties!

I was raised in Washington, D.C., and I have climbed up the Washington monument four times!

I smoked from the ages of fifteen through twenty-five. It was a very difficult habit to break, but I’m glad that I did break it.

I see nothing wrong with having a diet drink with a piece of pie.

I did not begin college until after my children married.

6. I bit my fingernails to the quick until around age forty-two. Then, I quit by applying one coat of clear nail polish every day. If you're a nail biter, try this; it really works!

The people that I tag (ahem, I mean, honor) are:

1. Elizabeth at Thoughts from an Evil Overlord
2. Kathleen at Focus on Interiors
3. Darlene at Darlene's Days
4. Joy at Joy's Web
5. Betsy at Joyful Reflections
6. Jeanne at Backyard Neighbor


The Quintessential Magpie said...

Very interesting post, Sally! I used to smoke, too, and I am ever so glad I quit! That's neat about being a twin. I knew several sets of fraternal twins growing up. Must have been something in the water. ;-)



Becky K. said...


Hope your day is sweet!

Becky K.

gin said...

interesting facts about you. Your blog is beautiful. I enjoy visiting everyday.

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

I'm so glad somebody tagged you. I love reading interesting facts about folks.

Diers Eve said...

Oh, please! You deserve it!

Congrats :)


sara said...

i don't see anything wrong with a diet drink and pie either!!

I will have to give the nail polish tip to my daughter. she has tried so many times to quit biting her nails.

squawmama said...

Good MOrning Sally... Interesting facts about you... Have a super day!


Darlene said...

That was a fun read about you. Thanks for passing the award to me. I haven't done one in a long time because I did so many (when I first started blogging) I think y'all probably know more than you want to already about me. I'll try to come up with 6 more things. Hope you have a great Tuesday.♥

Neabear said...

It is always interesting to read more about others. Thanks for sharing. I have gotten behind on reading blogs again and I just got back from a trip to Iowa and Florida on Sunday (very late)!

Killlashandra said...

Four times up the Washington Monument is pretty impressive. ;) My Dad's mom lived in D.C. and as children my brother and I saw that trip several times too.

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Sally, How sweet of you to give me the award. I will proudly display it on my sidebar.

I used to bite my fingernails also.. I finally started having acrylic nails put on--and STOPPED biting my nails... I no longer get my nails done--but the fingernail-biting never returned, thank goodness.

I always wanted twins since there are twins in my family. I had two twin uncles and my brother had twins. But--I never did.

Thanks again --and congrats to you for winning the award.

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

I think it's really GREAT that you went back to school after your children were grown! I did the same thing and am so glad I did! It was really interesting to learn more about you Sue. Thanks for sharing and CONGRATS on your award!

Cindy said...

Nice post, neat to hear more about you than we knew.

Libby's Library said...

Well this was a fun post. It's always nice to learn a little more about fellow bloggers:-)

jeanne said...

Hi Sally, I have been gone all morning watching our daughter play tennis. She plays in the YMCA tennis club. She is on the A team and these girls play doubles against other tennis clubs in the area. There are 17 women in her club. They won their match but they had to fight for it. A very exciting match to say the least. It is very cool here today. I bet you have chilly weather too.

Congratulations on your award and I will have fun playing the MEME thingy. I loved reading your meme. I knew a few of the things you mentioned but it always fun to learn more about a blogging friend.

I will post it tomorrow.
Thanks for your comment Sally. You usually put a smile on my face.

Hugs, Jeanne

Barbara H. said...

Those are some interesting facts, Sally!

Charlotte said...

Very interesting facts. You're an interesting person.

Blondie's Journal said...


I love these sort of awards because I love finding out new things about people. And you are an interesting lady!!

So you went to college as an older student and THEN you began your career teaching, correct? How amazing. You have had a very full life.


artis1111 said...

I know what you mean. I use to smoke 3 packs a day. I quit 10 years ago. I still dream about them sometimes. hehe Kathy

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Congratulations Sally. That is a pretty award. I also see nothing wrong with having a diet drink with a piece of pie. Amazing that you started college after your children were married - what an accomplishment! laurie

jlshall said...

Congrats on your award! You deserve it - me, not so much (but thanks for passing it along). I'll try to come up with six things about myself that aren't too horrific!

Your #6 is very interesting. That's how my mother got me to stop biting my nails, too, back when I was a pre-teen. Yes, it does work. And it's fun, too!