Friday, March 26, 2010

Beautiful Blogger Award



Thank-you to DebH at Dakota Goats for my award! I'm supposed to write 10 things you may not know about me and then pass it along to 10 others. I don't know if I KNOW 10 others to pass it on to... but here goes:
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Ten things you may not know about me...
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1. I have a masters in business degree... yup the almighty MBA.
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I felt I had to go back to school in order to move ahead in this world when I was in my 20's and wanting more of a career... I felt an MBA would give me a ticket to play the game.
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I don't think my MBA has gotten me anywhere other than deeper in debt. I don't tell people I have an MBA cuz they always act really impressed and I am not impressed at all. They act like if they gave me the financial reports of their business, I could analyze them and give them some projection or forecast about their company. I can't.
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Lemme tell ya... Harvard Case Studies aren't exactly real world. Books are not real-life experience. It's easy to say what you think when it's not "real" and you don't have real people in your face, company policy, history, culture, red tape and you are a small cog in a big machine. I'm not bitter. Much.
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2. I am the gassiest girl I know. It's not pretty, it's not feminine and it's often an inconvenient situation. Furry Husband loves me just the same. It makes him laugh. He laughs A LOT....
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3. I have the attention span of a bird. I am always onto the next "shiny" thing.
I have a banjo that remains unlearned.
I have a quilt top that is 3/4 of the way finished.
I have a book about horse hair hitching along with horse hair and I want to learn to make bracelets for my horse-y friends out of their own horse's tails.
I have an unfinished wine bottle border in my garden - it's harder to dig holes to "plant" a wine bottle than you think!
I have 1/4 of our front gate woven with wicker... a landscaper said it would look pretty. It is a lot less fun than it sounds to weave wicker in your front gate.
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4. My Mom in Law really didn't like me. Not at all. When she first met me, she sat perched on her couch lookin' at me like your worst memory from a grade school teacher who wants to make an example of you.
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She thought I forced Furry Husband to move out to the farm away from Denver and all his friends. I decided one year to start a "Make Betty Love Shannon" campaign. It worked and now we are good friends!
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5. My favorite flowers are a bunch o' white daisies.
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6. I grew up a total and complete city kid but in my 20's a guy I knew let me come to his place to dehorn and castrate one of the calves his family ran in their small cow/calf operation. Cutting the scrotal sac, fishing around for his bloody, slippery, little testes (which they draw surprisingly far up into their body cavity at the first indication of harm to the little jewels)... and having to pull them out and cut them. I felt really, really bad causing so much pain to an animal even tho' I knew why it had to be.
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7. Oh - that reminds me. I have a testicle collection! It's a weird animal science thing - I saw so many different critters in anatomy class preserved and dissected. If you ever get a chance to see the Bodyworks exhibit, go! It's so interesting!
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Anyway, it started when we had a colt that was castrated and I kept his testicles in formalin... word got out and some vet friends gave me some rabbit testicles from a neuter cuz they thought it funny. Then of course when we got our cat Mojo and our dog Booker neutered...well, their testicles ended up in the collection. Tho' I keep them up in the tippy top shelves of our kitchen where you can't get to easily and I always forget they are there... until the discussion turns to testicles.
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8. I like to yell at Mojo, one of our cats, in Spanish. A co-worker taught me some words for him "stinky", "nasty", etc. (he isn't any of those things, but I just like how bad ass I sound yelling at the cat in Spanish) He looks at me with half closed eyes, not even twitching a muscle in concern as I rant at him. It looks as if he's thinking, "seriously?" It's a thing I only do with Mojo and I haven't really yelled at him since he got sick last year even tho' he made a full recovery and is livin' large.
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9. I've never been to Las Vegas.
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10. I met Furry Husband by telling him a very dirty joke at the bar he was tending. Yup, I picked up a bartender with a dirty joke, we got married and we're livin' happily ever after. It's the best thing I ever did! grin.
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Anyone with a blog that wants this award - come and get it! It's yours! Thank me and tell us 10 things we don't know about you!

5 comments:

Fyyahchild said...

Haha. I was just going to post to let you know that I gave you this award on my blog too!! You crack me up. Seriously...the mustache post was brilliant.

Cheryl said...

A woman with a testicle collection?!!! Ha, ha!

On gassiness - I remember my sister once farting this super wet, gross sounding fart in front of her husband---and laughing while she's letting lose--while he's going, eeeew, Cherry! But he's used to it. And I thought, that's the kind of marriage I want.

I love how you met your husband. Very romantic movie like. I'm a horrible joke teller though so don't think that approach would work with me.

Happy weekend!

DebH said...

I started laughing with number 1 and am still laughing as I write! You are a HOOT! Totally a friend I would love to know for the rest of my life!! You tell it straight and that is a Gift!! You are just the Best!! :)

Dedene said...

Testicles huh? You are a weird one! HA! Who would have imagined a city girl falling in love with the country thanks to cutting off balls.

Shanster said...

fyaachild - THANKS! I appreciate it! Yeah, we got a big kick out of that too...

Cheryl - I know - it's odd. But being around vets and others who work on animals... they get a different sense of humor! oh - I'll have to tell you the REAL kismet part of our meeting!! I think it's wild. Happy weekend to you!

DebH - I'm glad you got a good laugh! you deserve it!

Dedene - laughs... THAT wasn't what converted me to country life. But I'd never done anything like it and didn't really know anyone who had either since I was city. I'm sure people who are REALLY ranchers were rolling their eyes at my ONE brush in with what they do every year with much bigger volume! yeah, I'm totally weird! But hopefully in a fun way vs. a scared to run into in a dark alley sort of way. grin.