Wednesday, March 10, 2010

i'm so gonna make it big now....

so i got my very first blog award today. thank you, thank you....


i imagine standing up on stage, under some really hot, bright lights in a dress that's probably far too sexy for me to be wearing.... sweat dripping from my armpits down my sides, cuz i sweat like a man.... okay, so not really.... but i would under these circumstances, and my mustache would be sweating for sure.... which would then make me wonder "can people see my mustache now that it's sweating?" and then i'd probably lose track of my "thank you for this award" speech....

but i'd try to get this out anyway....

"whoa... whoa. thank you for this award. i guess i'm supposed to tell you 5 things about me that you didn't know.... but i think i've told you quite a bit about me anyway.... here goes nothin'...

1. i'm legally blind. this last time i got my eyes checked at costco, the guy told me that i had the worst prescription he'd ever seen. thanks guy! i should've told him he had the worst face i'd ever seen.... but i didn't. ;)

2. everytime i am in a plane and it's about to take off, i always think of the most horrific scenarios possible like thinking the plane's gonna snap in half or something.

3. i had the HUGEST crush on Jason when I was a lot younger. our mom's were best friends when they were in middle school together.... his mom told me to wait until at least high school and that i'd date him then.... look at us now.... married.

4. i had my car repossessed 4 years ago.... i was without it for 3 whole days, and drove out to pasadena and used my first paycheck and all of my savings to get it back. when the repo guy came and took it, i had a full tank of gas. when i got it back, it was on empty. i had not 1 single dollar left to my name. The place they had it stored at (in pasadena), waived the "storage fees" and even took my car across the street and filled up my tank for me after he saw me crying in my car because the gas light was on. i never forgot how horrible, and horribly lucky, i felt to get back in to my jetta.... there was nothing in my car except my sugarland cd, and i remember singing sugarland the whole way home at the top of my lungs, telling my jetta that i was sorry i didn't pay the car payment and that i'd never let her be taken from me again.... (just as a sidenote: i didn't know how many car payments you could miss before they'd take your car from you.... i just thought i could catch up my payments once i started making money again.... boy was i wrong.... and NAIVE!!!)

5. i was someone's hero.... while working in property management, i'd received a call from "lifeline" stating that one of our residents was not responding and they'd believed she had fallen.... they asked if i'd like the paramedics called. i said yes. and immediately got the keys to her apartment and ran over there in my high heels.... i knocked on her door and told her who i was and that i was entering her apartment... only to find her tipped over (backwards) in her chair and her purple feet (up in the air) were all that i could see. i jumped in to action, and somehow got her flat on the ground and opened up her airways before the firemen and paramedics arrived... she started coming to and i was awarded and given 2 annual disneyland passes (one for me and one for taylor) for having "saved her life." firemen said that if i hadn't arrived and acted immediately, she would not have made it. i felt like a hero.... aaaand wanted to go back to nursing that much more....

soooooo, now that you know 5 things that'll make you smarter than your friends.... we move on to the passing of the torch, or the "lovely blog award...."

first, she's probably received this same award like 17 million times, but i'm going to make it 17 million and one.... Una's blog.... "The Sassy Curmudgeon".... Not only is she brutally honest and HILARIOUS, she is an amazingly caring person. She DEFINITELY goes above and beyond what anyone as busy as her would or should do.... i know that if she lived closer and we bumped in to each other on the street, we'd totally click.... in the most heterosexual way possible. you can follow her on twitter, and she also writes for the huffington post online.... check out all of her... she is awesome! =)

2nd.... i award Patrick's blogs, "Extremely Overdue" and also his photo blog "As I Saw It", first one all, because of his honesty.... he will share with you things that will make you appreciate your life a little bit more. he sheds light on things that many people wouldn't dare.... oh he does.... and he does so in a way, that puts you right there in his moment.... you feel like you're right there in the story that he's telling.... so far i've been in a backyard performing surgery on his friends with him, i've fought along side with him in vietnam, i've picked up dog poop with him, and stood along side with him in the vet's office while his cat was put to sleep. it's a journey, you'll want to join, for sure. his photo blog, well it just has real life pictures from places he's been. i like anything that can tell a real, HONEST story....

3rd.... i award the anonymous mommy in "The Drunk Mommy Diary".... big guess why? her honesty.... it takes a brave soul to get out there and bare with you their soul.... their daily battles, and struggles.... she very much has a clue.... and i just admire her for her complete honesty (or just really good storytelling).... because i am totally in to the story completely!!!

there you have it.... i've passed the torch.... just because i didn't mention you, doesn't mean i don't enjoy reading you.... it is very difficult to just select a few.... i do enjoy reading many of your blogs and stories.... keep em coming....

thank you, thank you for this award...."

and then i go on to like trip off the stage while giving the miss america wave or something, because that's totally something i'd do....

i'm so gonna make it big now....

3 comments:

Pat Tillett said...

I really wasn't expecting this.
Even more than the award, I appreciate the kind words. To have my name on the same page as "the sassy curmudgeon" makes me giggle.
"I'm not worthy!"
Thanks so much!

The Drunk Mommy Diary said...

omg. i'm phaclempt (sp?). i had read this over the day you posted it but was interrupted and never noticed you mentioned my sad little blog! ... that is so freakin adorable that you've known jason your whole life and now the two of you are married! i love that, it's so romantic! girl, you give me hope! ... and i do "the worst case scenario" every time i fly too. speaking of wcs, i have the game, maybe we'll play some time lol. i have to warn you, i am pretty good as i was a hunters/fishermans/wilderness man's daughter.

buymebarbies said...

AWWW, the story of your heroics, with the elderly lady, going in her apartment, giving her life back to her, thanked by all those firemen, given awards at meetings, given Disneyland passes for you and T, it all came back as if it were yesterday. Tears to my eyes again, truly deserving of your award!!!