Holly, THANK YOU! Winning the Vampire Soiree Giveaway 3 month subscription Full Moon Streaming! Now a nightly dose of caffeine to make the most of it, can't wait, already been prowling the titles & checking the trailers :)
OK March 21st please consider all things Oz (not me, I mean 'Wizard of Oz') and join in Oma's celebration with 'Hues of Oz', always fun and everyone's welcome! See you there!
Now I don't really do awards, like to think they aren't important, but maybe that's just because the trophy unit never exactly housed anything of mine as a child... they never gave out awards for 'slowest' '2nd last' 'sports challenged' back then, in the pool I was a floater rather than a swimmer and... well I'll tell you more by answering 11 Facts you never really wanted or needed to know about me when accepting my 'Sunshine Blogger Award' below... yeah, thanks a heap, Magaly ;)
Now remember everyone deserves a ray (or 2) of Sunshine, so this Award is open for anyone who wants to share 11 facts about themselves... Nominate YOURSELF, Grab the Award below, wave it around your head like you won an Oscar & give us 11 facts about yourself in your acceptance speech... it's empowering, and those pulled, tucked & pumped actors shouldn't get to be the only ones to grab the spotlight & bore (I mean enlighten) a captive audience with glimpses of their real persona...
I once owned a 10th of a racehorse, it walked into a tree and never actually got to a racecourse, this was an expense exercise I will never repeat.
I always believed I'd know when I met my soul mate, I did, and somehow we ended up together... (the Big F as he is affectionately called), we are opposites in almost every way, but work live and sleep together, there's arguments, but yep, much to his mothers ire, we have bonded better than any superglue could have... if she is unhappy we are happy, crap, that's just a bonus.
2 people (that happen to be my girls) make my life more awesome than I imagined possible, Memphis & Trinity, I have watched, listened, learnt, travelled, laughed, yelled, hugged & argued with these 2 uniquely smart, empathic & talented individuals and hope to continue to until my hair is grey... actually it could be grey now if I stop dyeing it black ;)
When I was 6 or 7 years old the queen of England visited Australia and the school made us stand & wave as she went by in her fancy car... I must have been born anti-monarchist, I refused to wave & stood front line with my arms crossed LOL, then later hoped I didn't hurt her feelings because she seemed like a nice old lady.
My cousin has just released a book "9/11 & the Art of Happiness" based on his mum, my aunt, who was killed when the plane she was travelling on hit the Pentagon... she was awesome, funny, and my mum's bestie.
Started Boxing... I love it, my dad was a boxer before he was a broadcaster/sportscaster and my girls & I have joined (I think it's a nice connection to a pop they never met & would have loved), I can not believe how fit a boxer needs to be to last more than 30 seconds in that ring.
This is freaking harder than I thought!
I love to have a bet, poker, racing, blackjack, love casinos all the humans, in the jumble of colour, noise & activity, a person can still can remain separate, anonymous, an island... taught my girls Blackjack from when they were tots (good for learning counting) and when Trinity turns 18 the 3 of us are heading to the casino in BrisVegas (Big F is NOT a gambler), same table, Blackjack, we are going to clean up - well hoping for $50 maybe $100 bucks each ;)
I decorated all my school books with pictures of greyhounds & racehorses and of course had crushes on jockeys but was like a foot taller than them by the time I was 16 (well platform shoes were in)
My sister Bernice & father Frank died when I was 17, the bank and debt collectors were always at our door, my little brother at the same time was in intensive care. I realised how precious the very few people were that didn't drop my mother as a friend. My grandma, 3 nuns at my school (they were/are awesome women) and a handful of people (including brother & sister's doctors), as all others distanced themselves, people that were 'close' family friends, once my father died and they could no longer benefit from his public status disappeared :( and although my mother would have never asked anyone for any help, they cut her off like she was a leper... if I wasn't born a cynic, I certainly became one at that time. Also makes you aware of what is important in life ;) So don't have time for A-Holes... but all the time in the world for the ones I consider precious people.
You still here? OK Fact 11... Walking Dead, LOVE IT, Walking Dead: Season 4, Episode 1 “30 Days Without An Accident”OK Don't like romance BUT...
I cried when that woman in the forest took Rick back to her husband (to those that don't watch WD just skip this & pretend I write in here a different Fact 11, that I have a phobia about eggs & chickens and would never eat a bird no matter if they put 111 secret herbs & spices on it) OK everyone else, in WD this woman begs "Please help me" she pleads to Rick... she was getting food for her husband, but wasn't strong enough to drag the dead animal back to him to eat, to her husband Eddie, her man that had always looked after her, her beloved that we eventually find out is now just a zombie head in a bag... that she needed to feed... because he had always looked after her... maybe a little messed up, but I thought it was the most touching thing I have seen on TV for a long time... that's a fact.
Now the rest of my 29 Faces... 15 - Creepy Ranga with Blue Eyes
16 - Creepy Ranga with Green Eyes
17 - Flowers in her Hair
22 - Mardi Gras
23 - Beauty
24 - The Deep
25 - Face in the Crowd
26-27 - Cat Woman
28 - Dream On
29 - Gothic Girl & her dolly
Thanks for dropping by... Stay safe, stay happy & hug the ones you love! BTW I will announce the winner of my Vampire's Soiree Giveaway next post!