Monday, March 1, 2010

The Honest Scrap Award

Hey, I received my very first blog award! And it’s kind of an interesting one. Recipients of the Honest Scrap award must list ten things about themselves that few or no people know. Hm….
Thanks every so much to Abi from 4theLoveofBooks for giving me this award. :D

I’ve passed the award on to seven more great bloggers. Please check their work out.

Okay, here’s my list of 10 things you might not know about me:
1.) I can’t drive, but actually really like cars. (My father and brother restore classic cars, so it’s hard not to ;)
2.) I have an extremely good long-term memory and a very poor short-term memory.
3.) I’ve only danced at one event in my entire life…and I wasn’t any good. Hopefully I’ll learn to do it the right way.
4.) Nobody ever calls me Emily Ann, but I use it for my writing name because my mother always wished people did.
5.) I was homeschooled from the 8th grade on up and consider it to be one of the best things that ever happened to me.
6.) I can beat my brother at racing video games. That’s it. :P
7.) I was standing on top of the World Trade Center on September 11th, 2000. Yes, that one still freaks me out.
8.) I’m addicted to spanakopita (an oh-so-wonderful Greek snack), but I can’t pronounce the name.
9.) I refuse to read Agatha Christie’s The Mouse Trap because I still believe that someday I’ll be able to go to London and see the play in person.
10.) I was diagnosed with a somewhat rare disease in 2004 which does cause some problems on occasion, but the whole experience has drawn me so much closer to God I will always consider it a blessing. :)

Now for my nominations. Again, please check there writing out. :)

Linnae@ Scarabocchi
Sarah@ Southern Sky
Tyrean@ Tyrean’s Writing Spot
Joanne@ Whole Latte Life
Christina@ With Pen In Hand
Lynnette@ Chatterbox Chit Chat
Jules@ On Eagle’s Wings


Stina Rose said...

Wow! Thank you! I really consider it an honor!!!

Karen Lange said...

Congrats to you and your friends! How exciting. Awards are always fun.
So you were homeschooled, huh? I am a former homeschool mom; all three of mine have graduated from our homeschool. Wouldn't trade the experience for the world,
Have a great week!

Emily Ann Benedict said...

I didn't know you were a homeschool family, Karen. That's great! Yes, we wouldn't trade in the experience either. :)

Joanne said...

Congrats on receiving your 1st Award, and thanks for passing it along my way! It's always nice to be recognized like this. Great list going on here, too. It seems like I've been hearing of more and more people homeschooling. I definitely admire the dedication and success they have with it!

Anonymous said...

Yay! Congrats for your award! Thanks for sharing 10 things about yourself! :)

Your Favorite Neighbour said...

wow this is the first blog award I've ever recieved. Too bad I didn't have a speech all prepared :P ack it probably would've bored everyone anyway ^_^

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Congratulations on the blog award!

Now you have me curious, Emily Ann. Do you have a nickname? I grew up Susie, but now stick to Susan. A few people call me, "Suze."

Susan :)

Kristin Rae said...

I was homeschooled for a couple of years, too. Loved it!

Congrats on the award!

Emily Ann Benedict said...

Thanks everyone. I look forward to reading the answers from everyone else (yes, Linnae that means you too ;)

Susan: Isn't it funny how almost everyone has their name shortened or changed?
Most people just call me Emily, but everyone close to me calls me Em. I've given up trying to get people to call me anything else. :P

Emily Ann Benedict said...

Wow, it's great to meet so many fellow homeschoolers! Sometimes fellow homeschoolers feel like just an extended part of the family. :)

Diane said...

Interesting! Great list :O)

Jules said...

Congrats on the award and thank you for passing it along. It might take me a few days to think of 10 things that others don't know about me and which I'm willing to share, but I'll work on it!

Brianna said...

Why is everyone so surprised Emily was homeschooled??? I knew that! ;-) I was homeschooled my entire life and am a proud homeschool graduate myself!
Great list, Emily, and congrats on the award! :-D

Stina Rose said...

Emily - You have an award waiting on my blog.

Lynnette Labelle said...

Thanks. That's sweet. Neat that you were homeschooled. I wasn't, but I did go to a French school, even though my family spoke English at home. Those schools are called French Immersion schools. Now, I'm fully bilingual. Of course, my French doesn't do much for me now that I live in the US, but when I was in Canada it did. Oh, well.

Lynnette Labelle