Sunday, 18 January 2009

Honest Scraps

The lovely Lady in Red has given me an award.

I have to admit that I feel a bit dishonest actually taking it, bearing in mind the number of deceptions in my life these days.

As I wrote in Tissue of Lies, I don't really like myself very much when I think about the spider's web of deceit that I have built around me.

However, I have tried to be as honest as possible in this blog and people have commented that this is the reason that they enjoy reading. Whether it is because they identify with some of the things that I am going through or just like hearing me squirm as I try to pacify my conscience is another matter.

Anyway, the guidelines when winning the Honest Scrap award are:

1. List 10 honest things about yourself (try to make it interesting, even if you have to dig deep!)

2. Pass the award on to 10 bloggers

So, here goes...

1. If I don't think I can fulfil the rules of a quiz, I change them with impunity.

2. I try to be a good parent, even when the odds seem to be stacked against me.

3. If I take on a task, I will do it thoroughly and to the best of my ability.

4. If someone asks me a question, I will be as honest as I can without deliberately hurting their feelings. Thumper's Mother's Rule says that if you can't say something nice, then don't say anything at all.

5. What you see is what you get. This is my body and the wrinkles are all my own. I will not resort to surgery, syringes or silicon to cheat time.

6. I try to smile at everyone and get them to smile back. The world would be a happier place if we all faced it with a grin.

7. I try to be a good friend. If we don't speak for a while, it's not that I don't care and I would like to think that if someone called me up after a five year hiatus, it would be as if there had been no interruption to our friendship.

8. I have an innate ability to spin. To view a situation from a perspective that puts me in a better light in order to appease my conscience. Having said that:

9. I know I can be very difficult to live with. Hormonal swings, irrational rage and times when I just dissolve into tears for no reason. These are all the products of my pre-menopausal state. But these things can be controlled with tlc and general consideration and understanding. At the same time, I do try to see things from the other person's point of view. Having the blog has helped me to be more honest with myself about so many aspects of my life and I try to be more understanding about other people's behaviour within that.

10. If I can think of one, I will add it in...

Honest awardees: Marianne, Z's Naked Truth, Elegant Smut, Justme and Osbasso.


Osbasso said...

Ooh...this one's gonna be tough. I'll get to it as soon as I can.

Anonymous said...

Wow. Thank you, I think (squirms a bit). xo

Lady in red said...

It was indeed your honesty here on this blog which prompted me to award you with this.

Anonymous said...

Your candor and willingness to share has endeared your readers to you.

justme said...

oooooh! Thank you! Will have to think about this one!

Anonymous said...

Yikes. This'll be fun.

Thanks, Cakey, i'll get right on it.

Sapphire, the Elegant Slut x