Down with the Sickness… and Awards Day =D

So… Michelle at Southern Somedays left me a Stylish Blogger award.  I’ve never thought of myself as a stereotypical Southern girl, but since Michelle is the only person to ever tag me in one of these, I figured I better do it, right?  Thanks Michelle!

So the rules for keeping the Stylish Blogger love going are:

1. Thank and link back to the person who gave you this award.
2. Share 7 things about yourself.
3. Award it to some recently discovered great bloggers.
4. Contact these bloggers and tell them about the award.

My 7 “things”:

1. I can’t spell out loud.  I don’t know if it’s a disconnect in my brain or what, but I just can’t.  I can write a word down on a piece of paper and call out the letters, but I can’t just *spell* if a word is called out to me.
2. I really love coffee.  I avoided it for years because I was scared it would stunt my growth and I’m super short anyway, but post-college, I’m hooked.  I like flavored creamers for it, but I can drink it black, too.
3. I grew up in a small town, but I don’t think I’ll ever be able to live anywhere smaller than Florence now.  Having everything so close by has really spoiled me!
4. When I was in 10th grade, I did a career aptitude test that my high school required, and it told me I’d grow up to be a therapist,  priest, or technical writer.  I’m much more likely to be on the other side of therapy, and I’m the wrong gender to be a priest.  I still think it’s amazing that I actually wound up in a career that was on that test!
5. I like writing things down and tracking things.  Right now, I’m tracking my workouts/runs online and the shirts I wear (yes, I have a closet organizational system to make sure I don’t wear the same things over and over).
6. I’m a sucker for anything free, especially the Free Food Fairy– i.e, the last person to leave anything yummy on the ACS break room table.
7. My desk at work truly deserves a biohazard zone sign, but my apartment is remarkably clean.

These aren’t all newly discovered blogs, but I’m tagging…

Randi *~* Lizzie *~* Susanne *~* Hollie *~* Laura *~* Beth *~* Zaneta *~* Lindsey

I’ve been extremely bored boring the last few days, thanks to being sick.  It all started with my throat feeling scratchy on Monday night- I took some nyquil and forgot all about it. I worked six hours Tuesday (yay for work being delayed until 10:00), but Tuesday night was spent bundled up in 564784 blankets and layers of clothes trying to stay warm. I mustered up the strength to call in to work on Wednesday, then slept most of the day.

I worked Thursday because I had no fever (I actually had a very LOW temperature- 95.6), and after not working on Monday and Wednesday, I was tired of my apartment. Of course, I looked like I’d just left a Twilight audition (pale, much?) and the lymph nodes in my neck were the size of golf balls. I left work after editing a training manual, writing procedures, and causing several coworkers to freak out by the fact that I was even at work.

I went to my doc on Friday morning.  My doc was closed on Thursday afternoon, and I don’t deal well with strange doctors, so no urgent care for me.  After almost gagging from having my throat swabbed for strep and flu (negative!), I was diagnosed with a sinus infection and got ‘scripts for R-Tanna + amoxycillan. I also got a really awesome three hour nap from those R-Tanna pills too- if you thought Nyquil gave you a good night’s sleep, it’s got nothing on these prescription antihistamines.

I saw this cool gadget at the pharmacy too- Ava the Elephant.  Why didn’t we have this when I was a kid?  It talks to your kid and congratulates them for taking medicine. I got lots of stares for playing with it in the CVS, but Ava’s pretty cool.

Oh, and my mommy brought me an electric blanket, cupcakes, and brownies, too. People ask why I don’t want kids for awhile- I like being spoiled :). I can’t imagine how much my mom would spoil grandkids.

Saturday, I actually felt decent, so I got up to go to the grocery store (where the supply of milk has been replenished since the snow/ice storm we had- gotta love the South) and gym.  I ran 4 miles in 37:16 on the treadmill, on the hill interval option.  I have to register for and run the Polar Bear 5K next week since my company is one of the sponsors, so I figured some hills were in order, especially since most of my runs are flat, flat, flat and fast, fast, fast.

Anyway- I’m feeling much better today, so I’m sure some fun with the fiance is in store.  He should be waking up soon- gotta love our crazy work and sleep schedules!  Later!

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6 Responses to Down with the Sickness… and Awards Day =D

  1. Bella says:

    I am just like you and have gotten spoiled having everything close by!

  2. Those cupcakes look delicious.

    Anywho-I go to a small college town and I love having everything so close. It is really hard because the closest mall is over 45 minutes away.

  3. Rebecca says:

    Hey, Amy! 😀

    Thanks for the compliments on my photos! Yeah, I really like MVNU’s campus as well, and you’re right… it still is beautiful, even with all the snow. Heh. You surprised me when you said you guys have had snow for a week. I bet it’s a nice change of pace though. Don’t worry… it will be over soon. We have at least another couple of months before we get spring weather. Maybe a few months.

    Well, to answer your question about the locks, I replied to your response in my blog, but I’ll just type it here anyway. 🙂 No, our doors do not lock by themselves, but how my roommates and I decided to do things this year was that the last person out locks the door. So… if you’re the first one out, and if you forgot your keys, you won’t have luck returning to an empty apt. hehe.

    Congrats on winning the stylish blogger award! Lucky!!! 😀

    Oh, don’t feel embarrassed for not being able to spell out loud. I have a worst problem… I struggle counting back change. I rely on the calculator so much, and I’m always nervous when it comes to counting up. I’d like to practice sometime when I get the chance though. Because knowing how to count up is important, so that no one cheats you. 😛

    Oh dear. Is it bad that I forgot what my career aptitude test came back for me? :\

    I saw your status about the brownies and cupcakes. Mmmm. I’ve never had an electric blanket before. What are those like?? :]

    Have a wonderful Saturday evening!

  4. lindsay says:

    hope you are feeling better! cupcakes are great medicine. thanks for the tag! i hope i didn’t have to get dressed up for this awards day cause i’m in my pj’s…

  5. Tori says:

    you have a closet organizational sysytem!! That’s sounds like something OCD me would do. But I’m actually not that much of a neat freak. My room’s pretty messy! When I get my own place though, I want a very modern looking non cluttered space so that it will be hard to mess up. That’s my plan 🙂

  6. Laura says:

    Look at that medicine dispenser!!! I want one!!

    Thanks for the tag as well! When I have time I’ll fill it out–promise!!

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