Thursday, July 29, 2010

It's Been Long Enough, But I Got Some Awards...

It's been a week since I last posted.  I'm quite sure many of you are saying that's quite long enough.  I couldn't agree more.  But if you knew what my last week has been like....  But I'm not here to gripe or complain.  I've read other blogs, and my issues are minute, no offense intended, indeed.  I enjoy all the blogs I read, and any of you who are dealing with "things", I do hope you see better days soon.  Myself, I have just been laiden with a plethera of "things" to get done.

Now, on to business.  I received two...not one, but two awards today.  Thank you so sweetly Marie Anne St Jean.  Is that as in denim or French?  Just wondering.  You can find her at In The Garden With Sow-n-Sow.  She was nice enough to bestow upon me two awards.  They are as follows:


Now, for me to have these awards I must share seven things about myself. 

1.  I have a third nipple.  Just kidding.  But I do have a large scar on top of my head.  When I was 10 I was doing back dives of the side of the swimming pool.  I missed the water.  It hurt.

2.  I smoke pot.  Just kidding again.  Tried it a couple of times and so hated it.  I coughed and choked and nearly puked.  I do love plants, though.  I have a handful of house plants and I'm working on the yard a little at a time as $ permits.

3.  I have the body of an olympic gymnast.  Not really.  I WISH!!  I could stand to lose 15 pounds or so from my belly.

4.  My dream job is to be a traffic dirrector.  NOT!  I did have a temp job for 3 days once counting traffic at stop lights in town, though.  When I was a kid I either wanted to be a zoo keeper or draw bridge operator.  No joking about the bridge thing.

5.  My favorite food is brussel sprouts.  Gross!  I hate them!  HATE THEM!!  I love Mexican food and chicken.  And if you combine the two it's just about the best meal you can get.  I know, I know.  I raise chickens.  How can I eat them?  I just can.  I won't kill my own, though.  Someone else has to do that.

6.  I used to be a preacher.  No kidding.  I have a bachelor's degree in pastoral ministries.  I was a youth pastor for 5 years and was ordained.  But I was sent off to Iraq and the church frowned upon certain aspects of my life (as I'm sure the military would have if they knew what the church knew).  So I came home and moved on to a new life.

7.  I once froze off a couple of warts with liquid nitrogen that I got from work.  Really.  We sell liquid nitrogen and liquid oxygen.  It used to be my job to fill N2 and O2 cylinders.  So I once used a little liquid nitrogen to freeze off a couple of warts on my finger.  And it hurt.  For days.  Boys and girls, liquid nitrogen, liquid oxygen, liquid argon, or any other cryogenic liquid or dry ice are not something to play with.  They are kinda neat though.

Now to share these awards with seven others.  I usually try to share awards with new people I haven't given an award to, or at least someone I haven't given one to in a while.  I would just say everyone, but then no one could pass it on!  So here's my list.

Thanks Marie Ann.  That was very thoughtful of you.  Hope you all have a pleasant evening!



John Gray said... crack me always sound as though you dont want to upset anyone!!!
thats so sweet!
it's your southern manners!!!

LindaG said...

Hope things are going well. Have a good Friday! :)

ticc said...

How funny!!! Hi Randy!!!Hope things look up for you. Congratulations on the awards. Have a wonderful day!!!

Jim said...

TOOOOOOOOOOOO Funny!!!!!!!!!

So you are a scared, fat,ex-southern preacher living in sin. (Southern Baptist, I presume). That could be a movie.

Great post, Randy.


ps. you are adorable and, I hope very happy as you are. You took me back to my Mars Hill College days.

Marie Anne said...

Well I must say your 'about me' was a lot more fun than mine was!

Marie Anne said...

Oh, and I'm French, and named for my paternal grandmother who died just before I was born. Since I've taken back my maiden name, it is again the same as hers.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Hey Randy!! THANKS for the chuckle at the end of a long day!! You really are funny, and I know funny!! :-) By the way, I also took a wart off my finger. I gave myself a shot of anesthetic & used an electro-surge to take it off--Worked like a charm!!
Oh, I also saw you were on Facebook and sent you a friend request--Wanna be Facebook friends?? :-))

Tracey said...

You are a complete pillock! Thats why we all love you! xxx

Aaerelon said...

LOL. Liquid Nitrogen and warts is no fun. I was about 11, kicked the doctor and balled my face off. Preacher Randy... ;)

Jabacue said...

I would just like to thank my parents, my brothers and sisters and my grandmother.......seriously though Randy, thanks so much for this award! I guess this a rite of passage in the blog world. I'll post my seven things about myself on my blog probably tomorrow, Friday.

jojo said...

This was a fun post! It's always interesting to find out new things about our fellow bloggers. Glad to see you update and I hope your worries are few. Love the new look...

Edith Hope said...

Dear Randy, This posting has made such an excellent and fun start to the weekend. And to begin with, I was almost drawn into believing your seven things about yourself - at least, number one!!

Congratulations on receiving the awards which, I am sure, you deserve.

Doc said...

Funny you...I just wish I had gone to the restroom before I read your post....bad enough to have an old man in a busy office laughing out loud but old man laughing with wet pants is too much :o)

Chicken Boys said...

John-That's just me, I guess. I've always minded my P's and Q's. People's opinions have always matter (even strangers), and I used to get my feelings hurt quite easily.

Jim-It is always a pleasure to have to drop by and visit. Pentecostal, actually. Assemblies of God, to be exact.

Kim-I'd love to friend you on facebook, but I can no longer get into facebook. Long story.

Edith Hope-I think I'd have to have surgery if I had a third nipple. Ewwww!!

Doc-I love laughing by myself around other people. Makes them wonder....LOL

Everyone, thanks. If you haven't gotten the award help yourself. There's plenty to go around!! Have a great weekend!!


Phillip said...

Hey thanks so much for the award! Loved your post - very funny. :)

bad penny said...

You had me going about the third nipple for a moment ! Glad to know a little more about you.
I have " Issues " at the mo but choose not to blog about them but am always sympathetic when I read of others going through trying times. Blogging can be a good support.

bad penny said...

You had me going about the third nipple for a moment ! Glad to know a little more about you.
I have " Issues " at the mo but choose not to blog about them but am always sympathetic when I read of others going through trying times. Blogging can be a good support.

Nekkid Chicken said...

Gosh you are a nutter!

Congrats on the award and to the awardees.

I was thinking of you boys and posted a pic to make you miss home. Go see


Donna said...

Congratulations on the Awards Randy!! You deserve them both!!
A Minister huh? Well, I Love your ministry! You're a sweetheart!<3
Happy weekend!

Callie said...

Congratulations on getting the two awards. You are a pretty funny fellow! Great post.

sophie said...

Hey C.B.--little ol' hairy me winning something...I'm working on's been an extra super busy weekend in Lawrencetown(summer visitors :-)...) and blogging has taken 2nd stage...WILL get to it very soon!

Gill - That British Woman said...

interesting list........nothing more to add!!!!

Thanks for the award, I appreciate you thinking of me,

Gill in Canada

Nancy K. said...

Third Nipple!!!


You are a character. Have a great weekend!

Barbara said...

Hello Randy, Thank you so much for the award. I haven't been posting much on my blog but will make a point of doing so. Thank you again and thanks for the laugh.

Congratulations to Everyone!

Gary said...

Randy, Hoping that by know you have had time to sit, put your feet up and shake off the troubles of the week. Thank you for the award, not quite sure how it works but will try. Hope you guys have a great weekend. - G

LemonyRenee' said...

Congrats, Randy! I miss you! But I haven't been a very active blogger myself lately.

It's too bad you left your ministries, though I do understand. Quite a loss to those who have missed out on you, though. Maybe someday you'll get back to it? Hope so.

My son wants to be a zoo keeper, always has. I'm beginning to believe him.

I hope you get your *things* settled soon. I'm sure working on mine. Here's to smoother days ahead.

Aaerelon said...

Those candy cane zinnias are awesome! They look way better in google images than my made up mental versions!

Knatolee said...

Totally fascinating, and I agree with you 100% on the Brussels sprouts. UGH!