And the award goes to....

When I was a little girl, I dreamed of being an actress, a singer and Wonder Woman, all rolled into one.  I’d spend hours playing in front of the mirror of my grandmother’s vanity, singing the theme song from The Dukes of Hazard or reciting lines from Little House on the Prairie, The Bionic Woman or Los Ricos Tambien Lloran.   

As I got older, I still dreamed of being an actress.   But instead of reciting lines in front of the bathroom mirror while I got ready for school, I practiced my acceptance speech for the day when I’d win an Academy Award. 
“I’d like to thank God, my grandparents and my gorgeous boyfriend, Johnny Depp...”

Well, if you read the list of Things I’ve Never Done, you know that I never did win an Academy Award.

And I’m perfectly okay with that.  

Gone are the days when I dreamed of becoming a critically acclaimed actress of stage and screen.  (Unless your name is Brad Pitt and you want me to star in your newest film.  Call me!)  

No, I have a new dream these days.  

I dream of being a world famous blogger, with dozens of people rushing to turn on their computer each day, just to read the poignant, life-changing and often witty things I have written.   

The Blogosphere is where the really cool kids hang out.  

And I think they are finally beginning to notice me, because earlier this week, two of the coolest bloggers, The Truth About Mexico and Cancun Canuck, nominated my blog for The Versatile Blogger Award.  

But before I can take my seat at the cool kids table,  I have to reveal 7 unknown facts about myself and pass on the award to other deserving bloggers.  So, without further ado, here is my list of....

7 Things You Didn't Know About Me:

  1. I traveled with a circus for about 2 months.  (My mom was the owner's chauffeur.) 
  2. I once ate bull testicles.  We call them criadillas.  I didn't care much for them and they taste nothing like chicken. 
  3. I can't write poetry.   The best I can do is a variation of "Roses are red. Violets are blue..."
  4. I cry at the end of almost every movie I watch.  Sometimes I barely make it through half of  the movie before I start to cry.  Like when I watched Bucket List and Toy Story 3.  
  5. My kids are embarrassed by the fact that I cry during movies.
  6. My grandmother made me go to Secretary School.  (That's why I can type like 70 words per minute.  Blogging is my way of putting that skill to work.) 
  7. Hubby was the third man to ask me to marry him.  

And now...



  1. It is a fun exercise, isn't it?   Of course, I take a markedly George C. Scott approach to these things.

  2. You're definitely a famous blogger chica!  Your blog is one of my fav's and I always rush to read it!  So, count me in on your fan list!

  3. Great job! I don't always comment but I LOVE your blog. I'm a crier too. I know which greeting card to buy based on which one made me tear up.

  4. I know I look forward to your posts so you are a world famous blogger in my book!

  5. You have such a fun sense of humor! I can tell through your writing. Thanks again for the little shout out!

  6. Secretary school, eh? It could have been worse. Congrats on your award, amiga!

  7. Thanks amiga! :) Love the facts I didn't know about you! I'm the same with the animated movies. The kids are always like, "Mom! Are you crying?! For a cartoon bird?!" ... lol... Then I have to say, "Shhh! I *was* but you ruined the moment! Leave me alone!"

    I can type pretty fast too. Our typing teacher used to give a piece of candy to the fastest typer of the day - I'm pretty sure that had something to do with it. (Seriously. LOL.)

    I want to hear the stories behind #7! What happened to contestants #1 and #2? Does your husband get jealous if you talk about them? (Mine would!) :)

  8. Awwwwwwwwwwwww thank you!! 

    And LOL - I love your list!  I cry during movies too, even movies that don't really call for tears.  I cried in Conan and at the end of Scarface.  We'd need a big ol box of tissues if we ever went to the movies together :)   

  9. Ok... I need more background on the circus and the previous marriage proposals!!!! :)