Yay! I have just received two simultaneous nominations for this award and am VERY excited! I must thank thejennymacbookblog.wordpress.com and mariwells.wordpress.com, two wonderful Queens of Blogging Awesomeness. Seriously. You must check them out.
Now, I get to pass on the good cheer. But first, there are a few rules to adhere to:
1. Display the award logo on your blog.
2. Link back to the person who nominated you.
3. State 7 things about yourself.
4. Nominate 15 other bloggers for this award and link to them.
5. Notify those bloggers of the nomination and the award’s requirements.
Okay, so the logo is firmly in place and quite pretty, I must add. My lovely nominators have been thanked and linked to. Now I must share 7 things about me. I must warn you in advance that they will likely be very random.
1. I currently have Hickory Sticks breath. When I burp, it tastes really good. I haven’t had them in years and had forgotten how damn salty they are. My tongue feels like I’ve attacked it with an SOS pad. But without the blue soapy stuff. That would make me look like a rabid Smurf. For some reason, I have just been reminded of an episode of Seinfeld. “Damn, these pretzels are making me thirsty.”
2. I love to collect Vintage pop culture and advertising icons. As you know, I am a Canadian. Up here, when we hear the name “Hostess” we think of a potato chip company with two lumpy mascots called “munchies.” We rarely eat Twinkies. We can get them here, but I think the only people that buy them are Americans seeking a slice of home. Despite our lack of Hostess pastry-cravings, I did go out in search of pop culture memorabilia when I heard of the company’s demise. What did I find? A twinkie holder dressed like a cowboy. Twinkie holders? Seriously? I can’t imagine eating so many twinkies that I need a special holder for them. Oh well.
3. I am, perhaps, the only person that really enjoyed the advertising campaign starring Arby’s Oven Mitt. And the Leon’s ad about “rows and rows of sofa bushes.” (I bet no one remembers that one).
4. I LOVE cars and auto shows. I long for a bright blue 67 Mustang fastback, so I could do the vintage auto circuit. But I’d also like a Citroen DS–just because. Or a Karmann Ghia. Or an old Datsun 280.
But I don’t want to be parked near the El Caminos. They scare me.
5. My husband and I are barbecue opposites. He hates barbecued food. Seriously. I, on the other hand, love food with lines on it (you know…from the grill). Baked potatoes on the bbq are the best. But our household remains barbecue-free. And my food remains free of lines.
6. I remember throwing up grape soda a lot when I was a kid. I wonder why my parents kept giving it to me. I was also convinced that tow trucks broke cars. It made perfect sense. Every time I saw a broken car, there was a tow truck involved.
7. I love beet tops. I hate beets though. I just grow them for the tops. But then the #%&* goldfinches come along and eat them. Good thing their cute…the birds. Not the beet tops. Fiddleheads are delicious too. And while I’m on the subject of vegetables, I must ask a question. Why on earth would anyone buy a canned vegetable? Short of stocking a nuclear fallout shelter, I can’t imagine ever opting for a canned pea. A fresh or frozen pea, at least, still resembles and tastes like a pea. A frozen one looks like a mushy booger and tastes like tin water. The only veggie that seems to weather the canning process fairly well is the canned potato. Maybe I just like them because they are small and cute (like me…hehe). And much less intimidating than their large Russet cousins.
And now, 15 other bloggers that are VERY inspiring!!
I could probably nominate 15 more, but rules are rules. I must now reward my hickory stick-damaged tongue with a glass of cold and, most importantly, WET water.
I love the crunch of hickory sticks but hot the saltiness – my favourite hostess snack are the cupcakes with the squiggly line- my son from college called and told me to stock up when he heard about the bankruptcy
First of all thank you for the nomination!! You are too sweet to think of me!! Also, I have to tell you…every time I read your blog I have to go google something. Admittedly, there is a lot of knowledge I seriously lack but for some reason when I read other blogs and I don’t know what they are talking about I can let it go. With you, I can’t let it go…I have to go search for the answers. I couldn’t let Hickory Sticks go today. I had never heard of them. Now I know and now I want some. I don’t think we have Hickory Sticks in the U.S. Also, #6 made me seriously laugh!!
I had no idea that you don’t have Hickory Sticks! That is tragic! How far are you from the border?
You are hilarious!
Alas…I too am a hickory stick ignoramus. They look fabulous though! (Do you deliver?) I’ll send you some Twinkies (which I have never liked) in exchange.
The Arby’s Mitt, while a tad creepy, wasn’t all that bad. Kind of cute in his own right. Much better than the taco bell chihuahua….CREEPY!
Ew! I know! That dog was creepy!
I loved it when the oven mitt went to put on a pair of glasses and realized that he didn’t have any ears. Needless to say, he was quite upset.
We actually have twinkies and those funny cupcakes here, but I have never seen anyone actually eat them.
Are you a fan of the Excel Gum coffee and donut?
Excel gum? Again must be a Canadian thing. The only Excel thing I’m familiar with is on my computer….and some days I am really NOT a fan of that.
It gets confusing because up here we get US and Canadian stations and the Canadian stations have US programming on them and it’s hard to keep track of what’s Canadian and what’s American. Too bad though because they are the best TV mascots ever. The donut keeps falling on its face and the green onion keeps having to help it get back up.
This may well be why a trip to Canada is on my bucket list. I’ll have to add days to it so i can spend a day watching commercials.
You can come stay with me! Not only am I a great tour guide, but I have a big TV!!
COOL! WE’ll have to book that.
You are soooooooooooooo awesome!!!! 🙂 I love me a muscle car too! I’ve always dreamed of owning one. When I’m a gazillionaire, I’m going to buy one–or 10. 🙂 Thanks again, doll. You are too sweet. 🙂
Great choice of cars — my brother had a ’67 Ford Mustang Fastback and I have known people who have owned the others.
Thanks! Now if only I could get my hands on one!
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Shucks. That’s sweet of you to say!
Thank you so much for the award, my blogging pal, and congratulations on receiving it! I am humbled, flattered and a little ashamed, but of course the shame is all mine and has nothing whatever to do with this award, whereas the humbled and flattered part is because of you. I will endeavor to be worthy, or failing that, to at least get a post up this week.
You are wonderful and witty and one of my all-time favs for sure!
A belated THANK YOU! for the nomination. Truly appreciate it and sorry haven’t acknowledged this until now. You make me pee too, btw. And no higher compliment can I find…
You are VERY welcome!!
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Hello mate nnice post