Friday, December 3, 2010

I'd like to accept this award...

Okay, so I'm a bit of a slacker... I've been wanting to do this post but have had other things to blog about first. Better late than never, I suppose. Here are the rules of the award:

1. Thank the person who gave me this award
Tracy (Superhero and the Princess), Denise (My Sweetest Boy), and there might have been one more, but it escapes my tired brain at the moment... please feel free to speak up if it was you!)

2. Share 7 things about myself

-I will not shop at Walmart. I don't even care about the money you can save by shopping there. I have had too many instances of bad customer service and when I contacted them about it, their attitude was basically, "we don't really care". I refuse to spend my money at a business that doesn't value me as a customer. Now Target, on the other hand, rocks!

-I'm really quite shy when you first meet me. Some people have told me I come off as snobby. But once you get to know me, I NEVER shut up!

-I find fart humour and poop jokes funny. I'm really just a 12 year boy at heart.

-I can speed read. Not as fast as I used to, but I can read a 400 page book in a few hours. I LOVE to read, but don't have that much time to do it anymore.

- I am an avid people watcher. Fred makes fun of me because I have no self-awareness and don't even try to hide the fact that I'm staring. Elise seems to have inherited this trait.

-I am a money-saver extraordinaire. At the height of our debt, Fred and I owed over $75,000 in credit card debt. We became debt-free (except for our house) on our anniversary in 2005(it took us four years). I once paid around $2 for over $100 worth of groceries. Yes, I love coupons!

-One of my dream vacations is to do a bike trip through Ireland. The other is to see every major waterfall in the world. Hopefully we'll win the lottery soon, which would be a Festivus miracle if it happened, since we don't play.

3. Pass the award on to 12 bloggers you have recently discovered and who you think are fantastic

I'm going to cheat here and say, if you haven't done it yet, consider yourself nominated!


  1. dang I need your money saving skills...I don't think it helps that TJ does the shopping though and he ALWAYS "forgets" the coupons. Maybe I'll have to reclaim the grocery shopping!
    I too despise Walmart and you can add Winco to that list - just two of the places that make my skin crawl despite the money it may save me.
    Have a great weekend :)

  2. I love your 12 year old boy humor Jo! You would fit right in around here. Bridget and Joe love the Captain Underpants Books and Ook and Gluck...potty humor is pouring off the pages!

    Great post...maybe I'll get around to mine this weekend. Glad to know I am not the only slacker around blog land.

  3. Oh my goodness I so need to connect with you on the coupon and money saving!! I dont know how you find the time... Brian and I went through the dave ramsey class and did great on cutting debt... then we had this pretty major thing happen to us that wiped out our emergancey fund, then he lost his job and we had to pay 2000 a month for insurance.. needless to say we are back to the start... pull up our big girl panties and deal...

  4. With 3 boys (4 if you include my hubby) we have plenty of fart and poop humor going on! I admit it makes me giggle too. My 2 year old found an electronic fart sound machine at the dollar store...he picked it out for his big brother's birthday this week. Nice!
    Love Target!! and I can rock some coupon savings too :-)

  5. A bike trip through Ireland would indeed rock !! but like you, we can't win either if we don't play... the lottery I mean :-)

  6. I *think* your slacker posts has inpired mine. Maybe. We'll see. If I am feeling it. Meh

    Farts rock, btw. I have an App of 'Atomic Farts' and use it all the time to embarass my clean cut husband. Get's his britches in a wad everytime! ;)

  7. We so need to get together soon so we don't have to people watch and laugh about poop all by our lonesomes.

  8. I'm giggling like a 12-year-old boy just thinking about fart humor and poop jokes! They go over big in our house, too. :)

    I'm jealous of your reading skills. I'm the opposite. Takes me forever!

    Will you please share some money-saving tips with us?!

    I need to get on the bandwagon and do my award post, too. I'm SO behind on everything! Glad you got yours done. Was fun to read it. :)


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