Tuesday, August 3, 2010

I'd Like to Thank the Academy...Taylor, Madison, You Can Go to Bed Now!!

Yesterday was a red letter day for me.  I received two blogger awards in one day, equaling the number of awards I've received in my whole life to date.  I received the Beautiful Blogger award from the wonderful Susie at Motherhoot and the Versatile Blogger award from the fabulous Cheryl at Little Bit Quirky.  Thanks guys!

The rules for both are the same:  I have to pass them along to 7 other bloggers and tell you 7 things about myself.  I don't think I know 14 other bloggers, and I know that you don't want to know 14 things about me, so I'm going to kill two birds with one stone. 

I'm going to pass these awards along to all my bloggy buddies with kids on the spectrum, because they need all the love they can get:

Here are 7 things about me:
1) I went to 12 years of Catholic school, including 4 years at an all-girl high school.
2) I lived in the Netherlands for 5 years and never smoked anything in a coffee shop. I was once offered 8 orgasms for 25 DFL while walking through the Red Light District. I didn't partake of that either. See #1.
3) I love winter.
4) I'm a lifelong White Sox fan. I found out Audrey had autism between games 2 and 3 of the 2005 World Series, which the Sox would go on to win for the first time in 88 years. This was the first of many times that autism would shit on my parade.
5) I'd like to think that I am the person least likely to scrapbook...but I do.
6) I worked for 20 straight years and now have been off for 5.  I worry that I will not be able to do a job anymore since I've been out of it for so long and autism has fried my brain in the meantime.
7) I'm 0 for 3 on my New Year's resolutions: losing weight, getting off of Prevacid, and flossing more.  I'll roll these over into 2011, and add to it "spending less time on social media" so that I'm really doomed to fail.


  1. Congratulations! I have stopped making New Year's resolutions, since I just seemed doomed to fail as well.

  2. WOW! Thanks for bestowing on me the honor- guess I'll have to come up with seven bloggers AND I'll have to make up 7 really cool things about me. Stay tuned...

  3. Congratulations Lynn!! I'm not a blogger so I still don't quite get how these little clip art graphics become awards. But I'll create my own awards that you are so deserving of...

    Funniest Blog
    Most Well Written Blog
    Blogger most likely to become famous
    Most dedicated blogger
    Cutest Daughter Award
    Blogger most likely to leave child at doorstep of ABA therapist's house (see post "Meet Lauren")

    So Lynn you deserve all these awards and more. Too bad I can't grab some clip art and circulate them around the blogosphere

  4. Congrats! The awards are well-deserved! I love your list!

  5. Thanks so much! It's always so fun to get an award, isn't it? And you definitely deserve them! I'm going to have to check out some of those other blogs, too...

  6. Now I know everyone wants to poach Lauren from me. Lauren, if the "become famous" one comes true, the "leaving her on your doorstep" one will definitely follow.

  7. Congratulations Lynn! And well deserved too.

    Thank you so much for including me in your honours list! I am indeed honoured to receive these.

    That's a cool list. I see you received a similar education to myself ;-)

    I also worked for about 20 years and have been off for 6.

    I wonder how many orgasms you'd get in these credit crunching times? Just asking...it's not like I'd avail of them or anything...*snigger*!!

  8. Wow, Lynn! Congratulations! I hope you treasure Lauren's awards just as much as she knows you so well. :) Hmmm, Lauren, what would be her scrapbook award??

    I want to see a clipart of a 4 foot moses basket on a doorstep!

  9. thanks for the award.

    I went to 10 years catholic school. is that why i don't know what dfl is?

    i love baseball too.

  10. Congrats on the awards!

    I also went to tons of Catholic school! All girls high school and college (not all girls thank goodness)... And I'm not even a smidge Catholic!!

  11. Woohoo White Sox. Boo Cubs.

    I'm also a 4 year all Girl Catholic School survivor. Go Mighty Macs!

    New Follower. Howdy!

  12. I have nothing clever left to say. I just blew my wad over at my spot trying to come up with things to tell about myself that wouldn't bore people to death. Thank you for including me in your award nominees of the seven people you know with autism blogs. LOL! Truly, thanks.

    So even though it's not going to come out in a very pretty way, please let me take this minute to tell you how much it meant to me to find your blog on a really, really bad day a few months ago. Things have been looking up ever since. I hope you keep writing long after Audrey leaves you and goes to college and forgets all you ever did for her, as all ungrateful children do when they grow up. I'll stick around for the ride.

  13. Wow you turned down 8!!! sheesh girl. I like you.

  14. @kim: DFL stands for the old Dutch currency (Dutch Florins)...where is Laane when I need her? It's been replaced by the Euro, so price of orgasms has surely doubled by now.

    @j: I looked back for your first comment on my blog and it was you cyber-singing the Heat Miser song...the beginning of a beautiful friendship if I ever saw one...thanks!

    @Michelle: they didn't exactly make it clear who would be taking on the task, if you know what I mean...you don't want the old bait and switch perpetrated on you in that particular situation.

  15. Congrats Lynn and THANK YOU :)

  16. Congratulations, Lynn. I really enjoy your sense of humor. Also, Happy Belated Birthday.

  17. Congratulations Lynn!! You deserve awards every day! I so love reading your stories! This blog feels like home.
    If there is a silver lining to our "Military service" you have captured it well! We may struggle a bit more than families with "typicals," but I wonder if we pee in our pants from laughing so hard a bit more too!

  18. "...autism shit on my parade" I love it and I am going use it.

  19. Congratulations on the awards! Wow, you've lived a very interesting life, catholic school and the netherlands. How cool is that!

  20. Did you leave my blog off your list of the "chosen ones" because I'm a Cubs fan??? Tell the truth! ;-)

    Regardless, congratulations! Well deserved. You make me LOL and provide all the empathy I need every time I read your blog. Sincerely, KAK