Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Forget about the Oscars, Emmy and Grammy Awards: it's the Truthy's today.

Award ceremonies happen every once in a while here at happily AFTER ever. And when it does, I like to go big. I've been the recipient of a few rewards as of late and what better reason for handing these lovelies out than it being the middle of the week and people needing a bit of a kick to get through the day.

Buckle up, here we go.

AlphaButtonpusher and Otherworldlyone proved that great minds really do think alike when both gave me this interesting and fun award. If you need a quick pick-me-up these girls are the perfect medicine. Different topics and styles of writing, both addictive in their own unique way.

The rules for this award are as follow:

1. Answer the questions below using only one word
2. Thank the blogger who gave it to you
3. Pass it on to 6 of your favorite bloggers

Without further ado:

1. Where is your cell phone? Close

2. Your hair? Blond

3. Your mother? Confidant

4. Your father? Difficult

5. Your favorite food? Mom's macaroni and cheese (you try saying that in one word, okay!)

6. Your dream last night? Tiring

7. Your favorite drink? JackD

8. Your dream/goal? Published

9. What room are you in? Bedroom

10. Your hobby? High maintenance (it takes time to perfect and yes, I'm cheating. Again.)

11. Your fear? Dark

12. Where do you want to be in six years? Earth

13. Where were you last night? Dreams

14. Something that you aren't? Rich

15. Muffins? Heart

16. Wish list item? Worldpeace ;)

17. Where did you grow up? House

18. Last thing you did? Bath

19. What are you wearing? PJ

20. Your TV? Big

21. Your pets? Priceless

22. Friends? Love

23. Your life? Alright

24. Your mood? Stable

25. Missing someone? Monique

26. Vehicle? Quasimodo

27. Something you're not wearing? Make-up

28. Your favorite store? All

29. Your favorite color? Pink

30. When was the last time you laughed? Morning

31. Last time you cried? Saturday

32. Your best friend? Forever

33. One place that I go to over and over? Kitchen

34. One person who emails me regularly? Frenchie

35. Favorite place to eat? Mom's

I'd like to give this award to:


The next award is from f8hasit. This gorgeous lady is fierce, brave and funny. Being a single mother doesn't stop her from living an amazing life and reading about her experiences saves me many trips to the library in search of interesting material

The award is to 'honor those who write from the heart'. That in itself is quite a compliment. I know many of you have this award already, but for those of us who haven't received this one yet the rules state that I should tell you 10 things about myself you don't already know and then pass it on to 10 bloggers of note.

1. When I was seven I almost drowned.

2. I always take a bath or shower with the bathroom door open.

3. Growing up I read all my brother's love letters that were locked away in a drawer and kept my mom informed on what was happening in that department because teenage boys can be so secretive. I was a lock picker extraordinaire.

4. I don't wear any jewelry other than earrings and my watch.

5. I grow orchids in my study. It's the easiest plant I have ever grown as I water it once every ten days and just watch it blossom into gorgeous pieces of art. Yes, I am aware of the fact that there's a granny hidden beneath these voluptuous layers of skin.

6. I only have black and pink shoes in my closet.

7. Whenever I'm nervous or bored I chew my pinky nails.

8. I have never been away from home for more than three weeks.

9. My tonsils had to be taken out when I was 20. It felt like there was a dragon trapped in my throat for five days. Great diet, though.

10. Roses are overrated. My favorite flowers are daisies.

The 10 recipients of the Honest Scrap award (and if you already have this one, just bow graciously and put it on your mantelpiece twice) are:


Josefine tagged me in a meme the other day stating the following: create 5 categories each containing 5 favorite items of said category but without necessarily being listed in any particular order. Then tag 5 people to do the same.

Confusing? Nah, just hop over to her blog and her humor and great outlook on life will cure any of those thoughts.

I decided to combine the Honest Scrap Award and this meme because I'm lazy and I know you are ADD and can't sit still for more than four minutes and thirty five seconds. That means I listed my ten favorite random things already and now for the rest:

5 favorite items I can't go without:
1. socks
2. contact lenses
3. fridge
4. hair dryer
5. petrol (these boots definitely weren't made for walking considering their price tag)

5 favorite characters in a television series:
1. Tony Sopprano (The Soppranos)
2. Lorelai Gilmore (Gilmore Girls)
3. Dean Winchester (Supernatural)
4. Castle (Castle)
5. Izzy Stevens (Grey's Anatomy)

5 things I will not likely be caught doing (this is a little variation on the favorite theme):
1. picking my nose in public (social status killer)
2. going to a Jonas Brothers concert
3. wearing a Man Utd shirt
4. eating avocado
5. having a drink right out of the bottle. One word: syphilis-of-the-mouth.

The 5 people who I'd like to do the 5 favorite things meme are:


The next award is from my favorite boys Matthew and Dan. Matthew recently moved-blog, but the writing is still brilliant and I'm still envious. You'll never be able to read Dan's blog without some kind of smile and don't be surprised when you find yourself unable to stay away from his archives. Both these men's brains should be preserved and studied.

And the award goes to:

I was in a giving mood.

Kasabiangirl made my day with this great award. Just reading or hearing someone say they like your blog makes you feel kind of worthy and wanted. I hope the following recipients will feel the same way:


AlpHaButtonpusher gave me this wonderfully French award which I really love. Doesn't everything just sound better in French? Passing this on to:


There you go. Give yourself a big round of applause; I would, but I can't feel my fingers anymore. Enjoy these awards and remember to spread the love.


j-face said...

Wow... you go get them!!!

Meagan said...

Wahoo! I'm so excited! But I don't know how to put it on the side! Help!

otherworldlyone said...

Thank you Lady. ;) I'll be sure to pass it on soon. Much love.

Maryx said...

Thank you sweetie!!! Congrats on all the awards!

Organic Meatbag said...

So awesome, lady...thank you so much! I will display it with pride on my blog!

Dan. said...

Ms Truth, I am touched and incredibly pleased with my lovely, shiny award. If I had any technical knowhow, I would display it proudly on my blog, but seeing as I am as about technically advanced as the Albanian space programme, I will have to contend with coming on here every ten minutes to look at it whilst high fiving my cat.

Thanks mate.


Lola Lakely said...

I love, love you my lovelylady truth. Thank you for the award. I will do my best to live up to it. And I promise I will get around to doing a MEME of my very own soon.

erin said...

That's one long post lady! How long did you work on that sheit!??

Not that it's sheit, it's wonderful...you know what I'm saying.

Thanks for the award. I'll get around to posting it soon!

f8hasit said...

You've been stockpiling these, huh?!

And you know what? you deserve each of these times 2! No, times 3!!!

YOU are an inspriation and a breath of fresh air each time I come to visit (which is often, thank you so much.)

Way to go! Your sidebar is going to be FULL!

And also, a thanks to you for thinking of me when passing one on. Your soooooooo sweet!

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much. I'm a total sucker for this kind of posting where I get to find out more about the person who's writing. :)

Sally-Sal said...

Thanks for the award, gorgeous! And I love Dean Winchester, too. Let's kidnap him and the Impala ;)

Mariann Simms said...

Wooohoo! Thanks so much...this proves someone (other than the people I force) reads my blog! :)

omchelsea said...

Thanks! I'm with Dan on the being a bit technically challenged...I'll have to find some kind of tutorial about displaying awards on sidebars.... but THANK YOU!!!

Constructive Attitude said...

Awww thanks for the award. You are awesome :) I used to take showers with the bathroom door semi open, and then i got yelled at for it.

I just get scared sometimes.

My favorite character from Greys has to be Christina and Derek and McSteamy. lol

Surge said...

When I read number three, about you reading your brother's love letters and forwarding, I laughed because it sounds like something my mom would make me do.

Thank you!!. (Also, just a letting you know thing, I was already in the process of reading all your archives haha, otherwise I would have been commenting by now but it usually takes me a few days to go through all the other posts when I get attached to someones blog)

Mr. Condescending said...

Wow you really rolled out the red carpet! And you deserved all these awards yourself, every one loves your blog.

Thanks so much, now excuse me, I gotta go lust after meadow soprano!

Jenno said...

Thanks for the award and shout-out, Lady! :) Cheers!

Tennyson ee Hemingway said...

Thanks lovely. If I had an award, I'd pass it on to you as well. You're one of my 'female bloggers I'm a little bit in love with.'

Sharon McPherson: AUTHOR / ARTIST said...

My, you have been busy! Thank you so much for thinking of me. Meme's are harder to do than it looks, but I do like challenges. :)

I'll get onto it soon xxx

plainolebob said...

wow, thank you so much and Bess says it is so lovely too.
big hugs

Eric said...

Thanks Ladytruth,
This is great!
I'll get this out on the blog (with updates) soon. Lots of things going on right now (slightly ill with flu and traveling).
BTW, I met a fellow and his wife from South Africa last night at a Vivaldi concert. It was a much more interesting conversation for them since I have been reading your blog.

Jeve (aka John and Steve) said...

Awwwww....Ladytruth. It was an honor to even be nominated. Thank you so much for the shout out. We love your blog too!

Judearoo said...

Merci beaucoup, mon petit choux!! Thrilled to bit! x

Deepika said...

Thank You so much for the award :)
I am delighted.. :-)

AlpHa Buttonpusher said...

Goodness gracious! Sometimes you just see them comin'. lol They definitely found the right person for these awards and thank you for making me the part of the cool kids gang ;)

Pearl said...

Wow! A veritable orgy of award-giving!


Makes me all warm inside. Thank you, Lady Truth!


mo.stoneskin said...

Awww thanks, and I'm nominating you for the Award-giving Award after such an incredible display of award-giving activity.

rubbish said...

Cheers babes, I must put these awards up on my blog one day. I'm a bit like these actors who hide their Oscars in the toilet.
5. Fav characters

1. Frank Gallagher (Shameless)
2. Jack Bauer (24)
3. Paulie Walnuts (Sopranos)
4. Gene Hunt (Life on Mars)
5. Blanche (Coronation Street)

loveandbooze said...

I am honored to be considered so lovely! Thank you my dear.

**pssst... I'm knew to the whole blog award thing, am I suppose to give back?

contactsoutlet said...

I can't either stay without my contacts, I wear them every day.

The Peach Tart said...

Congratulations on all your awards. You certainly deserve them. Thank you for passing an award along to me. I'll be posting it soon. Hugs.

Rachel Follett said...

This is quite an award post! WOW! Thank you for mine! I am honored! :)

Madame DeFarge said...

I'll push my way to the back and say thanks very much, you absolute sweetheart :)

Anonymous said...

congratulations ... and thanks of course :)

Will Hennessy said...

well aren't you a sweet-pea! thanks very much for the award. glad i'm not the only one who's not sure how to post it, but I shall figure it out! =o)

Anonymous said...

Oh dear, thanks a lot for the award! I feel honored.. Congratulations, too, you well deserve them all!


Anonymous said...

Thanks a lot for the lovely award :)

It's always fun reading your posts and you deserve all the awards that you get. Have fun blogging!

Proud Maisie said...

Hey, thanks so much. And I adore your blog!

Anonymous said...

LT - congratulations and thank you.

Shaunak said...

OMIGOD! Hopped over from Mysterg's blog and bombarded with the largest list of awards I've seen in a long time!

See ya around :)

ladytruth said...


Welcome if you've dropped by for the first time; hope it didn't bore you too much watching others gloat over their awards.

Then: thank you for thanking me although you dearly deserved what you got. You have spoiled me by reading what I write and actually taking the time to comment on it as well. Unknowingly you have contributed to my King Kongish ego (which thanks you by the way).

It's been great having you around these past few months and I hope to see a lot more of you in the future :)

JennyMac said...

LOVE your fab awards. You deserve every single one! Thank you so much for sharing one with me too. Big hug (and sending a muffin your way). :)

ladytruth said...

JennyMac: I ADORE muffins :) If that was all I could eat all day, I would die happy.

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