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Written By: Jenn - Oct• 11•09

The love-fest continues!

JennyMac, mentioned a couple posts ago when I passed on the friendship award to her, has an award of her own to hand out that I’m a very lucky recipient of, and she’s also passing another one as well! Colour me honoured!

The first award is JennyMac’s own creation:

And with this I am compelled to create a cocktail, and invite 4 bloggy friends to the party:

First, the cocktail. I am very partial to the Chocolate Martini made with Godiva Chocolate liqueur, and it is made thusly:

1 1/2 shots Godiva® chocolate liqueur
1 1/2 shots creme de cacao
1/2 shot vodka
2 1/2 shots half-and-half

Mix all ingredients in a shaker with ice, shake and pour into a chilled cocktail glass.

I invite every reader of mine to the party, but since I’m supposed to only pick 4, lets see if I can pick some folks that I feel would really enjoy this the most:

1. Saucy – the first person I thought about when I heard the word “Cocktail”. Saucy is all about cocktails and decadence, and I am willing to wager she’ll be whipping up a batch of “Saucy-tinis” for this award pass-along.

2. Phd in Yogurtry – A single glimpse into the fascinating mind of this psychologist will have you hooked in a hurry. It’s not what you’d expect… ;) Sometimes I really want to pass Doc a cocktail through the ether!

3. Stephanie (“Bad Mom”) – not really a bad mom at all. In fact, I’d venture to guess it’s the polar opposite, and besides that she appears to be a superior teacher too! Past that, I would venture to guess that a cocktail like this would be right up her alley.

4. Jade @ No Longer 25 – this globetrotting gal has great tales to tell, and can always be counted on to haiku her heart out. Our party would be a hoot with her Scottish accent and new addiction to my favourite concoction.

Award #2 is the “Honest Scrap” award:

This award begs the exposure of 10 deep dark secrets things about me that you probably didn’t know. Actually, the official rules are:

*Say thank you and give a link to the presenter of the award (Thanks JennyMac!)
*Share “10 Honest Things” about myself (below, hang onto your hat)
*Present the award to 10 other bloggers whose blogs I find brilliant in content and/or design or to those who have encouraged me (also below)
*Be sure to tell the 10 bloggers chosen that you are giving them the Honest Scrap award and provide the guidelines for them (Yeah I’ll get to that after I put Wee One to bed)

Alrighty, here are the 10 things you never wanted to know:

1. I loathe country music. I’d honestly rather listen to a dentist’s drill than suffer through anything that twangs.

2. I sing in 2 fabulous groups – one full choir, and one amazing quartet. The quartet has come to mean a lot more to me! Singing has given my life even more meaning and passion.

3. I have trouble sleeping, and it all began the day I became pregnant with the Teen. (fortunately it was many years before she actually BECAME the teen…). Sometimes I lay awake for hours. Drives me nuts.

4. My name is Jenn, and I am was once a Diet Coke addict. That is, until I started losing my memory (very scary) and it ate the lining of my stomach. I haven’t had a drop in 7 years, and I won’t buy or let my kids eat anything with aspartame in it. If folks would just read the research on it, they wouldn’t either!

5. My little brother is a little afraid of the dark to this day (he turned 40 this year) because I used to sneak outside at night and scrape my nails or a tree branch on his bedroom window. I called it “THE CLAW”. He’ll deny this of course, but I am pretty sure he used to sleep with his stuffed Snoopy for the same reason until he was in his late teens.

6. About 26 years ago I fell down the side of Fortress Mountain in the Rockies and knocked myself cold with one of my skis. I was alone because I’d taken a different slope than the person I was with. Somehow I made it back to the lodge on my own without freezing to death, but I pulled so many muscles I couldn’t walk for 3 days. I haven’t put a set of skis on again since, and I have no intention of ever doing so!

7. I hate mundane day to day cooking, and the need to ingest food to survive. You’d never know it to look at me though! I often forget to eat, and find myself shaking like a leaf by mid-afternoon. I LOVE cooking special meals that take real planning though.

8. I take on too much, too often. I work well under pressure, but sometimes I take on so much it’s practically impossible to get through it, and then I’m stressed beyond belief. Time management is a skill I still haven’t mastered.

9. Since my earliest days I have been a rock-hound. I have a huge collection of rocks from around the world. Wee One is just like me :)

10. I love working with my hands, whether its drawing, hand carving, building things, needlework, or writing. Busy hands are happy hands.

Phew, that was tough!

And the 10 people I pass this award along to are as follows:

1. Melissa B.
2. Tortuga
3. Jessica @ Mental Vomit
4. Liz in Virginia
5. Melli
6. Quilly
7. Evil Shannanigans
8. Becca
9. tmc @ Return to Rural
10. Speaking of Simplicity


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  1. Melissa B. says:

    Well, ain’t you special?!? Thanks so much for thinkin’ of me, darlin’. Gotta go tune in some o’ that country & western twangy stuff while I polish my acceptance speech…
    .-= Melissa B.´s last blog ..Dropping the Bomb =-.

  2. Quilly says:

    Thank you very mucn for passing this along to me. I already did it earlier this year, but I still appreciate the thought!

  3. Thom says:

    WOOT…congrats on the award ya Boozing Blogging Award Queen. ROFLMAO Make sure Jenn you ask Quilly where she files all the awards she gets…pffft. Congrats to you on these and all you passed them on to :)

  4. Congratulations on your well deserved award and thanks for passing it on – how kind of you and that’s such a fabulous award – I’m a Jenny Mac follower too so very honoured to receive one of her cool awards!
    .-= Jade @ No Longer 25´s last blog ..October Past and Present =-.

  5. Thank you so much, Jenn — and congratulations to you, too! You are as nice as can be!

    — xoxo
    .-= 21st Century Housewife´s last blog ..I have no words. Twice! =-.

  6. ah, and what an award — thank you! a chocolate martini sounds tailor made to my taste, the award tailor made to my attitude! (now let’s see if I can get out of my very bad habit of never getting around to returning the favor of awards.. the sign of a disorganized, impulsive blogger, I suppose?)
    .-= phd in yogurtry´s last blog ..when shoes matter =-.

  7. Woot! I’m a winnnnnnnnnah!!
    .-= tmc @ Return to Rural´s last blog ..October Blog Party week in review 10/5-10/11/09 =-.

  8. Annie says:

    Jenn. It was fun getting to know you more. Seven years without a Diet Coke? Wow, you go girl. You’re my hero. I haven’t had one for two weeks. Painful….. so painful. Wish me luck.

  9. Thom says:

    You do know you have something on my blog waiting for you HERE.

  10. Janet says:

    I have always scoffed at “martinis” made with, well, anything but gin and vermouth, but your chocolate confection has me heading out to the liquor store for some Godiva goodness!

  11. JennyMac says:

    Love the post, Jenn. Congrats again on your well deserved award. I love the Scrap and that you have a wee bit of a wicked side…The claw!
    .-= JennyMac´s last blog ..The error of your ways… =-.

  12. Lucky you! Congrats on your awards!