Tuesday, May 25, 2010

The Best MF I know...

I'm talking about Momma Fargo, y'all! What were you thinking?!? Naughty readers!

One of my favorite bloggers, Momma Fargo, gave me a sweet little award. Seriously, I love this woman. I wish she was my aunt (I'd say mom, but my mom is pretty neat) and I had the pleasure of having her in my every day life. Her blog is a clusterf*** (only word I could think of) of goodness; mostly stories about her career as a cop. Have I ever told about my obsession with crime shows (the real ones, not that Hollywood fabricated stuff) and crime novels and the shows COPS and America's Most Wanted? No? Well I'm obsessed. There, now you know.

Anyway, obviously, given my obsession, hearing stories straight from the mouth of a real-life Popo makes me happy. That, and the fact that she's given me permission to tase people. She's hilarious and you are missing out if you don't read her blog. Fickle White (my brother's good friend-- Hi, John!-- calls me that and I think it's hilarious) says read her, so GO (after you finish reading this post)!

I don't really know if these are the questions that go with the award, but I make my own rules, so I'm stealing them anyway.

1. Why do you blog?
So that private school degree (read: expensive) that sits on my desk and reads "Bachelor of Arts in Communication/Journalism, Minor in Sociology" isn't a complete waste.

That, and I needed an outlet for my thoughts that constantly run through my mind, a place to keep track of my life because Lord knows I won't remember much of it 10 years from now, and really, it's just incredibly cathartic. Even though half of what I say is silly or lacks importance, just having a place to turn to and write is a beautiful thing.

2. What was your favorite age to be and why?

I just turned 23 last week, I don't think I'm old enough to have a good answer. High school was fun, the last four months of being 19 were fun, 21 was obviously (legally) fun. There's been highs and lows to every year :)

3. What's your favorite sport to play?

Um, is laying out a sport? No? Shopping? No? What about bonging beers? No? Crap. I'm really good at all of those things!

Let's see... I guess tennis or softball or swimming I enjoy the most. I haven't played tennis since freshman year of high school when back and knee injuries forced me to quit playing competitively, but I'd really like to get back into it. I like all sports though. Kickball was fun in grade school!

4. What's your favorite sport to watch, and who's your favorite team?
Football (college or NFL) or college basketball. I don't really care about teams (I do dislike a few, but I won't name them because my cousin reads this and he would die if he ever knew... and probably never let me babysit his grandkids ever again. HI JIM!), but I hate Peyton Manning. Yes, my fellow Hoosiers, I HATE PEYTON MANNING. He's a good quarterback, but he's also good at being a whiny baby and poor sport. I do like the Texas Longhorns though.

5. If you could pick your perfect career (and money doesn't matter / the kids are out of the house) what would it be?
A tour guide in Hawai'i. I feel like I kind of already do that though... I can't tell you how many people I've written a list of things to do (directions and all) for friends going to Hawai'i. Not that I mind, at all! I'd do it for each and every one of you, should you ask :)
But I think being an RN will be a perfect career for me. I hope I am as good at it and enjoy it as much I think I will :)

6. Do you ever feel guilty for blogging?
Yea. Right. Sure as heck DO NOT. I never feel guilty about anything I do for myself. And that's the truth. Because, if I did, and didn't take the time to do anything for myself, I'd be a raging bitch and the kids would HATE me. No one needs to see that side of me.

7. What is your favorite holiday?
Summer holiday. Totally cheating and pretending I'm European (you know how they call vacation, "holiday,") but I don't care. I do love Thanksgiving and Christmas because I get to be with extended family on both sides for both holidays, and that, my friends, is always a hoot.

8. What's your favorite kind of music?
Classic rock, lite rock, country, big band, oldies, jazz, classical, 80s and 90s, motown, rap on occasion... basically anything but the Marilyn Manson/Slipknot crap. Or of it sounds like screaming and not singing, fahget about it.

9. Do you consider yourself a good driver or bad driver?
Minus the (very) slight speeding I do and tendency to tailgate when people drive under the freakin' speed limit, I'd say I'm a good driver. No one has ever said otherwise...

10. What's the farthest away place you have visited?
Oh for God's sake, like you all don't know the answer to that. Hint: It starts with an H and ends in awai'i. I can't wait for that answer to change though!

And now, for the people I shall pass it on to...

I'm giving it to all of my frequent commenter's! And sorry, this has taken long enough to write, I'm not linking up, but you can find links to all their blogs on the right side of my blog :)

Melissa @ My Life and How It's Going
Rosh @ TravelistaRN
Katie @ The moral of the story...
Helene @ I'm Living Proof God Has a Sense of Humor (girl, I challenge you to take this and answer the questions! I don't think I've ever seen an "award" post on your blog! I'll still love you if you don't though...)
Ian @ The Daily Dose of Reality
It's just me ;) @ Who's life is this anyways?
Anne @ All of the Above
Katherine @ Another Day, Another Moment
Lindsey @ This is my life
Casey @ Bundles of Beginnings Living Southern
Janet @ Something to Talk About
Missy Prissy @ Mom, Wife, Student, Nurse, Ahhh!
Alyssa @ Bloggin 2 Noggin (her blog is home of my most outrageous comments ;))
J.B. @ Purplume's Blog
Denise @ blah, blah, blah
Krista @ Not Mommy of the Year
Pennie @ Mom Thoughts
Pam @ True Mommyhood Stories
Jess @ All-American Jess
Laura @ The Girl Next Door Grows Up (SO GLAD you're back in action!)

OK, that's enough... if I accidentally forgot you, SHAME ON ME! It was not intentional. I give the award to you, too :)

And now, you may run off to accept your award AND visit Momma Fargo!! Woohoo, partay!

Have a good week, friends :)

Oh, I just realized this is my 100th post of the year (or really, ever, as I don't count my first post as one)!


Jess said...


Double thanks for the prayers and call to prayer, yesterday.

Um........ so, have you booked your flight, yet?

Momma Fargo said...

Oh my gosh! You had me crying. What nice things. I would be honored to be your aunt. That is the nicest thing anyone has ever said. Now you've turned this rough and tough cop into a sap. LOL.

Love ya!

You did great. I forgot to tell you to steal away the questions and whatever rules you wanted. Perfect. See you are such a smart neice!

And tell John..thank you as well.

Congrats on your award and you deserve many more!

Melissa said...

Thanks for the award!!!

Congrats on your 100th post!!!

And I loved myself some kickball when I was younger!

Anonymous said...


You wrote:
"Football (college or NFL) or college basketball. I don't really care about teams (I do dislike a few, but I won't name them because my cousin reads this and he would die if he ever knew... and probably never let me babysit his grandkids ever again. HI JIM!)"
You cannot possibly mean my alma mater, and your cousin, Brett's, alma mater, Purdue University!!!
He and your uncle John will be as upset with that as me, both huge fans.
But other than that flaw, I love your blog and read it every day. When you are a nurse think of all the new stories you will have to write about!

TravelistaRN said...

Kickball is still fun! Especially when it involves flipcup, jello shots and a bunch of really fun people. =)

Thanks for the award and congrats on the 100th post!

Marianne said...

@Jim--- not Purdue, I'm OK with them :) Aren't you a ND fan, too? Or is that just John? Because I, for one, can't stand them haha.

I have to keep that detail secret from Uncle John as he would probably disown me!

denise said...

Congratulations on your milestone of 100 posts! I have enjoyed reading them.

Thanks for sharing your award with me. I will be sure to check out some of the blogs you read :)

Lindsey said...

Ah, your so kind to include me in your blog roll! This really makes me happy and put a smile on my face.
Congrats on your milestone, 100 is fabulous :)
You are wonderful!

Anonymous said...

I have many reasons for being a ND fan (Cathedral Irish HS connection, Dad had me in a ND sweater when I was 2, and my Irish heritage), but please do not put me in the category of the obnoxious, arrogant ND fan. I am an obnoxious, arrogant Boilermaker fan.

Pennie said...

Thanks so much for the award, Marianne. How fun!

And congrats on your 100th post! Wow!

Someday, I hope to get to Hawaii...would love to have you as my guide... :)

Helene said...

Oh man, kick ball totally sucked for me when I was younger...I usually got wopped in the back of the head and would end up crying. I was such a wuss.

But I do love tennis...so I totally get that part! In fact, the kids are dying to learn how to play so I signed them up for lessons (truthfully, it was also so I could get an hour break once a week...LOL)

Congrats on your award...you totally deserve it! Loved reading your answers!! And yes Momma Fargo is awesome...love her blog!!! She's hilarious!

So you noticed that I never do blog award posts?? I suck at them. But I'll do my best to do this one...only because I heart you!

denise said...

Oh & Happy late birthday!

purplume said...

Thank you for this award. I appreciate it and new blogs to check out.

You are so upbeat and fun. Now my day is off to a good start.

Congrats on 100. Yay.

Katie's Dailies said...

Stalked you (whoops! meant to say "FOUND" you) from Helene's blog, and think you write pretty darned funny.

I myself don't really care for Brett Farvre---too wishy washy for me. But you gotta admit about Peyton: he can make a pretty funny commercial!

Hope you have a happy weekend!

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