Friday, July 17, 2009

The One With Honest Crap

Today is an auspicious day here . First of all - I get a call from my girls' camp about an hour ago. Apparantly my oldest daughter (nicknamed Grace for which she has none in the physical deftness department) had a fall in the GaGa pit * and may have broken her elbow. Of course, like any concerned mom - I quickly rush to grab my keys and dash fast as lightening to the camp to take her to the ER I say "oh crap" and tell them to give her a tylenol and call me in an hour. I've got shit to do.

*The first question out of my mouth was "What the hell is a GaGa pit?" And if you are like me - and really would like to is a modified ball pit. Why GaGa? Don't know. Maybe they think that calling a parent to tell them their kid hurt herself playing in balls in innapropriate. Don't know.

Seriously, I get a call a day from this camp. "Hi, this is Camp YadaYada - Emily' jaw hurts." " Is this Swirl Girl? Emily stepped on a dead bee" "Hello Swirl Girl - Emily's fine, but I just wanted to call and say Hi"

They just called, by the way, and she is indeed okay. Took off the splint and is happy as a clam revelling in all the "are you okay's?" from her friends and basking in the "you're a trooper!" from the councellors. Phew- I wasn't looking forward spending the afternoon in the ER. I've got shit to do.

Here's the shit I've got to do. I need to acknowledge a few fellow Bloggy buddies for thinking good things about me.

JenJen from Jen's Voices bestowed two awards upon me. Two- count 'em two awards. First of all - she thinks I am A Good Read. JenJen is a fairly new blogger - and I welcome her to the fold. Thanks JenJen!

Secondly - both JenJen and Dianne from Contentedly Neurotic ( i love the name of this blog) sent me the Honest Scrap Award. Which I think is totally funny 'cuz if you say it over and over again really fast sounds completely different (hence the title of this post). This one comes with rules. Shit. I am not in the rule following mood. I've got shit to do.

Here are the rules:
1. “The Honest Scrap” award is not one to hold all to your self but it must be shared!
2. First, the recipient has to tell 10 true things about themselves in their blog that no one else knows.
3. Second, the recipient has to pass along this prestigious award to 10 more bloggers.
4. Third, those 10 bloggers all have to be notified they have been given with this award.
5. Those 10 bloggers that receive this award should link back to the blog that awarded them “The Honest Scrap’ award.

I think by the very definition of this award - if I am Honest Scrap - there are not many things you all don't know about me already.

I've mentioned peculiar quirks about myself.
I've done the 100 things about myself.
I've gotten the Q and A and A'd the Q's.
I've admitted my addictions.

I think all that shit adds up to way more than 10 honest things about me.

So now - I have to pass it on. I want to pass it on to Aunt Becky at Mommy Wants Vodka, Em over at Life Liberty and the Pursuit, Trooper Thorn over at Dogs and Jeans, C over at The Scattered Mind of A Tattooed MiniVan Mom, Kevin over at Always Home and Uncool. These guys and gals always keep me laughing and thinking. Plus - they read my honest crap fairly they will come by and pick up their awards and probably follow the rules better than I did 'cuz they are good citizens and not a slacker like me.

This is getting to be linky hell, folks. I'm only doing 5 for now. I've got shit to do.

Swirl Girl is nothing else if not Honest. Crap.


JenJen said...

Why thank you!
Yep, I am new to bloggy world...only two months old.
I've always had a lot to say, but usually my method of spewing was attacking unsuspecting passersby. This is way better, and I don't get yelled at in the process.
Thanks Swirl!

Cristin said...

HA!!! I called my post 'Honest Crap' too when I got this...and I didn't pass it on to anyone... cause I'm a jerk...

Mariah said...

I have shit to do too, why does school and camp think they can just call with ever little ouch?? Glad she is OK though

Justine said...

So did you do all the shit you had to do?
And please tell me the camp isn't calling you every time Emily farts!

Justine :o )

The Redhead Riter said...

So sorry for your daughter!!!!

Stopping by from SITS to share the blog ♥ !

Have a great Saturday!

Ash said...

You're such a rule breaker, crazy lady. LOVE that about you!

Thanks for the extra shit for me to do now. I mean, thanks for the award and linky love!!!!! :-)

Glad everyone is OK. Well, at least the kiddos.

Anonymous said...

Congrats! (I mean on the award, not on having your kids gone ;)

MaricrisG said...

That pit is so gaga! LOL. Congrats on your award. It does pay to be honest :)

"Happy Saturday Sharefest"

Aunt Becky said...

Aww. I freaking heart you. Thank you so much. I'd jump in a Gaga Pit with you ANY day.

M said...

I'm so bad about posting and passing those things on.

Yes, you are most definitely honest, but you are great!

Michelle said...

a gaga pit sounds so undignified!


Mike said...

Sometimes kids just get in the way of a good day. I mean there is a reason we send them off to these camps. And no it is not for their own good. It's for ours...

Pollyanna said...

You're too funny!

I often joke I should have named my oldest "Grace" for the same reason. We're hoping her tennis lessons teach her a little hand/eye coordination as well as how to be a little nimbler (is that word) on her feet.

At least your daycare calls you. Mine waited until I got there at 5:30, on the day my daughter attempted to do a cartwheel for the first time, to let me know she had fallen while doing it, her hand was really swollen, and she may have sprained something. It happened around 4 and they figured I was on my way (didn't think that I might have to work late on that day of all days). Turns out her hand was BROKEN!

Anyway, sorry about the rambling - great blog!

Anonymous said...

Hey, I finally finished my feature post I promised you when you were a runner up in my contest. Go check it out. Honest. No crap. :)

The Blonde Duck said...

That's so funny! I love how you're like--I got shit to do, people!

Fannie said...

Nope, I'd have had to have asked what a Ga GA pit was too. Sheesh.