Thursday, March 3, 2011

I'm a liar and people still reward me. PART TWO

So Monday I revealed my lie
I planned on doing a combo post for the blogger awards
as always I ran long
I cut my post, er, short.
Here is

Part Two:
I have absolutely no idea what this is implying but I like it!
I'm giving it a thumbs up like retro dude up there.
Susan Fields gifted me this lovely award. I think you should totally visit Susan Fields' blog and commend her on her awesome deductive skills because she was the ONLY ONE to guess MY LIE!
Check here if you haven't read my post
where I hid a lie
and see why this impresses me.
I'm not trying to BLOVIATE (heehee) or anything but I thought my lie was quite well hidden!
I was going to wait for the ok from Susan but the new vitamins I took today have made me restless and impatient, in a totally good way. Lol! Heck, I am raring to go, I'm rarely raring anything.

By the power I bestowed upon myself,
I now dub,
Susan Fields,


This may or may not be an actual photo of Susan.

So I think how this goes is I gift this to other deserving bloggers.


Alison was on Susan's list for this award as well, so obviously she is double special.
Heather Hellman at Pen, Paper, Lots of Coffee
Cleveland Dietz at Everything in a Second
Laura Moss at laurajmoss.com


Patricia Timms at Simplicity in Volumes
Kim Mullican at Altruism in Writing


Rachael Harrie at Rach Writes

I just have to say there are SO MANY really cool bloggers out there who I'd love to bestow awards upon but, I'm freakin' tired and my right eye is starting to twitch, so wrap this up I must.
(ahem, Yoda reference)

7 Things about AMANDA
You guys are just gluttons for punishment aren't you? ;)

  1. I am half Mexican and can barely count to ten in Spanish. I took French in high school instead of trying to learn my "native tongue".
  2. I took two years of French in high school and can't even count to ten in French. (Foreign Languages might not be my strong suit.)
  3. I have my nose pierced. The jewel fell out of the cheapy ring ages ago and I haven't changed it because this is the 5th time it's happened & it hurts like a son-of-a-b**ch to take it out. Lol! I think I heal really fast!
  4. I've had stitches four times. I have the cool scars to show for it. One under my right eyebrow from when my babysitter tried dragging me around the house on a blanket and I fell off into the corner of the wall. One on my right knee when I decided to ride my bike with my coat tied around my waist and the sleeve caught in the spoke and I TOTALLY flipped over the handle bars & took the flesh off my knee cap nearly to the bone. It was super funky looking! Then two on my right shin when I was making a tree house with my sis and friend, we used an upside down aquarium for a stair, do you see where this is going? I stepped on our "stair" and my leg went straight through. We tried to doctor me up ourselves with toilet paper and Vaseline. My poop mother walked in on a very disturbing scene. Man, the right side has taken some serious abuse!
  5. I have a tattoo on my left shoulder blade. It's in Hebrew, it says "Eternal Grace for the Immortal Soul" and I will never ask someone who speaks Hebrew if I translated it right because I really do NOT want to know if I didn't. Tattoos are kinda permanent. Sorry, it's red and sore looking because it was red and sore. ;) I had just got it done when the pic was taken.
    6.   I suffer from a bizarre condition called sleep paralysis. When people fall into REM sleep a chemical is released to paralyze them so they don't act out their dreams. Sleep walkers do not always produce this chemical. What happens to people who suffer from sleep paralysis is during this cycle their mind wakes up but they are completely unable to move. Not only that but when in REM sleep your breathing and heart rate is slowed so when you start to panic it feels like you're suffocating. This is on top of the ridiculously vivid hallucinations. This happens to me a lot but the hallucinations fool me almost every time. Hmm, maybe I should make regular blog posts about my freaky and funny (AFTER THE FACT) episodes. ;)
    7.    I've always heard voices. Ever since childhood. At first I figured my stuffed animals were talking to me. We had lovely conversations. Then of course it was ghosts. I heard children calling out for me from outside my window at night. My parents seemed very uncomfortable about these revelations. My childhood friend said it was her coming to visit when she had out-of-body-experiences. (We all be crazy in these here parts!) Then we (mother and I) started to wonder if I just might be picking up radio frequencies. Lol! Finally I went in for a CAT Scan but it was "normal". 0.o Though the doc thought I was far from normal. I was fine with the voices, I was never bored. I've always loved writing but it took until adulthood to realize the voices were simply characters that wanted their story told!

Now that I've TMI'd you guys to death
please don't come after me with
a giant butterfly net!



  1. Dude! I'm so freaked out by you right now I don't know what to say! You can't count to ten in Spanish??

    Ugh, but seriously, I'm still shuddering from those injury stories and the REM sleep thingy! I very occasionally "wake up" like that - or I think I do. I can see my surroundings and I keep trying to stand up, but whenever I'm almost there I'm on my back again. It's freaky and scares me to hell. Is it something like that? I even try to tell myself to wake up and try to call out for my husband, but I can't make any sound. I honestly don't know if I'm awake or not, or if my eyes are even open. They probably aren't, but I can still see everything in the room in detail (or that one angle I'm facing, usually the open door I'm trying to get to).

    Anyway! I came here to thank you for that unique award I've never seen before (reads: not the same as the one I got from Alison)! You're so sweet, and you're already getting these awards even though you just started blogging! Just goes to show what an amazing person you are ;)

  2. Aw, thank you for elevating me to Super Sleuth status - I'm very honored!

    And I'm so glad you like your Citrusy Blogger award. I thought the same thing when I got it: I have no idea what this means, but I like it!

    Those voices in my head would freak me out! My advice is, don't watch Sixth Sense - then you'll really be freaked out. :)

  3. Thanks for the award, my awesome lying friend!

    Yes, you certainly revealed a lot about yourself in this post - you are very brave - but you have lots of material for books, that's for sure.

    I'm the opposite of you when it comes to languages. And sleep, apparently. My husband claims I smack him in my sleep. Probably because his snoring is too loud.

    Congrats on all your awards and thanks for passing a Citrusy one to me!

  4. It was fun to learn more about you! Thanks for sharing :)

  5. Congratulations on your well-deserved awards. And thank you so much for mine :)

  6. Thank you so much Amanda for the award! And congrats on your most deserved award.

    You are awesome! Love the sleep paralaysis part. This explains my middle child. I'm in Utah with my mom for the week and my husband is caring for the kids. I got a call late last night saying my middle child got up, ran into his sister's room and started running around in circles. Freaked my daughter out and then when hubby followed middle child back to his room he startled awake and freaked out. Classic! Those are good times.

    I also love your tattoo and have four of my own. I'm looking to get another on the other wrist. I did the piercing before I had kids. I had tongue, belly button and clitoris. Always wished I had a piercing on my face though. Crazy times.

    Thanks again for the award! I love it! Now, as soon as I get back home I'll have to post about it.

    Happy Writing and have a great day!

  7. Ha ha ha. Fun post, Amanda! I love Susan Fields. She's such a sweetie.

    Congrats on your award, your lie-hiding abilities, and your skills *cough* at foreign languages. :-)

  8. Congratulation and thanks for the award!

    I'm the same way with foreign languages. 3 years German, 2 years French, 1 year Spanish... all I know is pronunciation in German and Spanish, French boggled my mind.

    Sleep paralysis sounds scary!

    At least the voices weren't ghosts or demons or somesuch terrible thing. :)

  9. I don't think I've ever heard of sleep paralysis - scary, but fascinating. Hmm.. :) Congrats on your awards! New follower and fellow crusader here just (finally) making the rounds. Happy Thursday!

  10. Wow, thanks for sharing all those with us! Your poor right side! My injuries alternate sides. :/

    I like your tattoo!

  11. Wow, that sleep paralysis sounds freaky. Cool tattoo - I don't have any, never been brave enough! You know, it could be a top secret mark for an ancient cult that practices the art of... *grins*

    Lovely learning (heaps) more about you :)

    And...squeeeee...thanks for my award :D Citrusy Blogger, um... :O LOL. But it's cool all the same ;)



  12. Okay - you're bike accident totally trumps mine. You are so interesting! I love reading your posts!

  13. Thank you for this most... intriguing... award!

    I'm happy to be known as someone who helps prevent scurvy AND can damage the enamel on your teeth!!! LOOK OUT WORLD!!! *runs away flailing arms*

  14. Got to say, interesting facts.....and Congrats on the award...

  15. HI I have come from the masked bloggger to check out your blog and I am glad I did, I hope to see you at mine if you have time and I look forward to reading more of yours

  16. Congratulations on your award! I enjoyed learning more about you. Don't feel bad, I took Spanish for four years and came out with the ability to count to three and say hi my name is...

  17. Ok, so I just spent a significant amount of time responding to each and every one of you but I some how managed to erase the whole dang thing!! Aah! After a few choice words and desperate prayers to the Edit Undo with a response I decided to just say:
    Thank you!
    You're Welcome!
    You guys are all awesome!!

  18. Wow, I really feel for you with your sleep paralysis. That is really a scary situation to feel like you are suffocating. I have sleep issues too. :) It happens. Thanks for sharing some information with us and your wonderful awards.

  19. Well here's another award to add to the mix. I'm giving you a Stylish Blogger Award.



  20. The sleep paralysis sounds so scary...

    I have voices in my head as well (maybe I shouldn't confess that) but they argue more than let me tell their story >.< At least my ghosts only throw dried herbs at me - they don't talk.