Wednesday, January 5, 2011

And the Winner is…….Me

Well, 1 Funky Woman picked me out of the eleventy million blogs she reads everyday for a Stylish Blogger Award and for that I thank her. There are a few rules in accepting the crown, no tattoos like Sheldon so I can be a winner.

a) Thank and link back to the person who awarded you this award.
b) Share 7 things about yourself
c) Award 15 recently discovered bloggers
d) Contact these bloggers and tell them about the award

No problem, I can share 7 things, the problem is that I have a tendency to over share. Sometimes I think I’m just saying it in my head, not out loud. Sheesh.

1. We did not own a television set until I was 12 years old. My parents thought it would turn our minds to sh*t. Okay they were right, it has. My dad Buzz, tried to restrict us to 1 hour a day, by putting a lock on the end. Little did he know Brother Marky Mark picked the lock and forced us to watch John Wayne movies every afternoon. He suspected something was up though since he felt the top of the TV every night but never caught us in the act.

2. Not having a TV forced me to read, when tested in high school they discovered I could read over 1500 words per minute. Shocking to all of us, but maybe explaining why I can speak 1500 words per minute. This only benefited me in reading Fabio like gothic novels and oddly enough Shakespeare. It also translated into reading a book a day until I had Sheldon. Now all I have time for is US Weekly Magazine while having a pedicure.

3. As many of you may not know, I am an avid horse back rider. When I was 17 years old I was the Junior Jumper State Champion and ranked 20th Nationally. Sold same said horse to the Japanese Equestrian team and he went to the 1984 Olympics. Maybe it was all the whips, chains and leather that appealed to me.

4. Again, my parents were all about improving our minds and not letting us waste ourselves. They forced all of us to take Latin and Typing in high school. It ended badly with missing my Latin final to sunbathe and typing 65 words per minute in my apology letter to my teacher.

5. When I was 16 years old my mother tried to run me over with her VW bug. In her mind she barely bumped me, it couldn’t have possibly been that this was the year all 7 of us were teenagers at the same time and she was on the brink. I’m sure I was the perfect, hardly any worries child, ah yeah.

6. As a child bride I actually grew 2 inches taller after I wed the Big Tuna. Thus recapping my youth as the tallest freaking girl in the Tri State area.

7. Finally, why blog? People have always said I’m the funniest person they ever met. But I started this in the Spring 2010 as a way to honor and remember my mom who had died a few months before. In addition to a world class cook, she made me and my family everything we are today. Every time I blog, it’s a way to keep her with me everyday. Miss you mom.

So here is the recipe that ties this little blog together so no one starves to death. I’m giving a quick recipe for sauce.

Hollandaise Sauce
3 egg yolks
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
Dash salt
Dash cayenne pepper
½ cup butter, melted

Combine eggs, lemon juice, salt and pepper and pulse gently in a blender. Turn blender on high and SLOWLY add hot melted butter. You can use for eggs benedict, broccoli or asparagus. An easy way to impress people into thinking you can actually cook.

Gosh, I’ve read so many of your blogs and comments and feel like we’re all BFF’s so no one hate me for not making the list but here is my list of 15 bloggers.

Mrs. 4444 of Half Past Kissing Time

Missy at Is It Just Me

Dbs at think.stew

Not Blessed Mom

I would encourage all of you to visit and comment all the lovely ladies, and Dbs at think.stew. I’m sure he’s lovely too and pass it on peeps.


The Zadge said...

#7 almost made me cry! Am honored to be in your posse and so glad to have you in mine!

Heather said...

Well Thank you very much and congrats on yours!!!! I am still amazed that my ramblings entertain others (besides just me)!

myevil3yearold said...

Maybe next year!

CkretsGalore said...

Well I always enjoy your posts especially because they involve emotions, memories, and food. 1500 wpm??! Wicked awesome.

Marla said...

Congrats on the win and love your list. I also think you are pretty darn funny. Going to check out your picks now.

Sandra said...

Awww, thank you Mrs. Tuna! I'm honoured!
I love the last entry the best, I love that you do this for your mother. I do it for my father who passed away 15 years ago, because he loved that I loved to write...I'm not sure he'd like hearing about my husband running around naked and such, but still, gotta love my devotion.
Again thank you hun! And yes, you are funny!

Heather said...

Thank you. That was very sweet.
Your seven things were quite fascinating. Really. Very interesting.
Now I feel pressure to come up with something better than, "I like the color green." :)

I love that you write this blog for your mother...even if she did try to run you down. (How do you fit seven teens in a VW bug?)

Heather said...

BTW - Eva Braun. Ha ha ha ha. I always appreciate a history reference.

Caren Gittleman said...

Huge congratulations on your award! (a well deserved one I might add!)

Loved learning more about you as well!

Meg at the Members Lounge said...

Love how you keep your Mom's spirit with you every day! I'm glad to have discovered you as my new favorite thing to read in 2011.

I'm So Fancy said...

Congrats and honoured! Absolutely! Now I must think myself

Camille said...

I love seeing how far you've gotten here in such a short time and what wonders it brings people who read. I know your mom has always been and would still be proud of your accomplishments! Thanks for always including me and as always, love heraing your great stories!!!!

blueviolet said...

You ended that in such a nice way. I love that you honor your mom with this blog (even though she once tried you to run you over, lol)

Anonymous said...

Mrs. Tuna, you're cute. Number 7 had me getting teary. Can I raise my coffee mug as a toast to your Mum and to your chatty sweet blog? :)

Dear Mum to Mrs. Tuna,
I like that I get to share your Mum-Daughter time while on this blog. I will cherish this little secret forever. :) Hugs!

p.s. For no. 7 and no. 3, Mrs. Tuna, you get the award right back from me! Hip hip hooray!!

Not Blessed Mama said...

thank you, thank you mrs. tuna! i have been enjoying your blog so much, and i truly appreciate you checking out my blog- i always love your comments. i can die happy now!

twelvedaysold said...

Hey, thanks for visiting my blog! Being a Christmas baby wasn't all bad, especially because my parents were so great about making my day special even though none of my friends were around during the holidays. I do have to admit, those couple years before I met my husband were totally lame. I was part of a big social circle yet I had to plan my own party and all these people I didn't know would show up (with NO PRESENTS!!!!!). And yes I have gone to Shari's on my birthday. Oh, those poor saps I used to make fun of, just to become one of them at 19.

Mom of the Perpetually Grounded said...

Thank you so much! I'm flattered you thought of me : )I like that you do this for your mom, I miss mine very much too.

And "This only benefited me in reading Fabio like gothic novels and oddly enough Shakespeare."
Totally Cracked Me Up!

Kelly L said...

Great post - love your tribute to your mom...
Thank you for sharing yourself.

Love to you
I've Become My Mother
Kelly's Ideas

Nicole said...

US Weekly? When I'm at the hair salon, my choice is People. Problem is I have no idea who 90% of the people in People are.

myevil3yearold said...

My feelings are not hurt at all thanks for following me :)

Java said...

Don't be green with envy!! You have a wonderful blog and thank you VERY much for this award! I am humbled!!! And congrats to you for winning it!

Hope you have a great weekend!


Shawn Becker said...

Congratulations on the much deserved award!
I loved reading the answers about your childhood and got a kick out of the story about your Mom and the VW bug. I remember when I had a 19 year old, four in H.S. and a preteen....Oh my, I could have run myself over with a VW bug!

I love visiting your blog,
Have a great weekend,

JulzJewlz said...

Congrats on your award!!
I'm following you from the over 40 blog hop.
Julz@ and

Ms Bibi said...

What a pretty tiara...I absolutely love the name of your blog.

I am popping by from Java's hop and I am your newest follower over 40.


Annie (Lady M) x said...

Congratulations on your award!

I am doing this 'Follow Friday 40' suggested by Truly Simply Pink and I am now following you! This is such a cool idea isn't it?! Love your blog by the way!

FreeFlying said...

Oh, hooray!!! Not only do you make me happy all the time with your hilarious comments, but you also give me presents. This is such a beautiful friendship. :) Seriously, though, thanks. And I, too, love that you do this for your mom. Precious. said...

You are truly a worthy winner of this award...I was touched by your comment as to why you blog. You are huge fun and it's always a pleasure to visit you. Well done and keep blogging:)

Hilary said...

I love your number 7... how beautiful. 1500 words per minute... wow, that is absolutely amazing!

Lisa loves to read! said...

Congrats to you! I stopped by from the over 40 follow.

twelvedaysold said...

(I typed this into a reply email for your comment on my blog and by the time I realized I didn't have a return email address, it was too late to just pretend I didn't type it all. Typing vomit is what I believe my mom calls it.)

I love that you intend to spend such a short time in the kitchen. That's the only thing I hate about a lot of food blogs, that so much time has to go the cooking. Which the bloggers themselves can't help, because it's my own problem I work a full time job and then decided to VOLUNTEER every week like some weirdo, and so my husband and I don't have the best diets. But since the diabetes came into play, I was better for about a second until it became obvious my husband and I are just eating separately (and mostly just snacking, truth be told). Which means all those diabetic cook books from the library I insist on pushing out the due dates on while not actually reading need to be read through.

Anyway, still typing for some reason, my husband was a vegetarian for about 2 seconds right before he found out about the diabetes. So everything he had been eating copious quantities of (read: carbs and sweets) was now a no no. So no more vegetarianism. But surprisingly, we've both really taken to whole wheat bread and noodles. Which is ridiculous because we were the poster children for putting cheese-wiz on whoppers from Burger King. Again, still don't know why I'm typing. Thanks for visiting the bloggity blog.

Manzanita said...

Congratulations on your much deserved award. You are one funny person and you make my day. And your great recipes are a blessing.
Have a loving week end

Shelley said...

My mom put me on diet pills when I was 10!!
Crazy Mothers!!Following from the blog hop. Hope you can follow back.
God Bless,
< a href="">Finding My Life in Faith< /a>

Hanna said...

Hi there. I am your newest follower from the blog hop! LOvely blog:) You can find me at

Mrs4444 said...

Awww, you're too kind. Thanks. I truly enjoyed your seven "things."

I will happily accept your award and pass it on just as soon as you do your part:

Doreen McGettigan said...

Congrats on your award! You are quite the stylish one:)
I really enjoyed your seven things... I really believe they help us to know each other as real people!

Amethyst Moon said...

Congrats on the award. I'm a new follower from Mrs. 4444
I liked your 7 things and although I will never attempt it, the sauce sounds great.

Bella Michelle said...

Congratulations, your crown is lovely!!!!

I found your blog through the Over 40 Blog Hop! Hope you have a wonderful weekend and hope you will come visit me at

ModernMom said...

I loved reading all about you! What a fab award and post. Thanks so much for passing it on to me, it has been an honour to get to know you this year:)

Anonymous said...

Hi! Following your blog from Social Parade. Would greatly appreciate the follow back. Have a great weekend!

The Dad said...
Following your blog!
Please follow back!
If you could follow me on Facebook, that would be great!
The Dad!

CanadianMama said...

Love that you did this when I just started to read you - was a good intro!

Cat vs Guinea Pig said...

Hi Mrs. Tuna. I'm Mister Chicken. I'm a fat furry cat with his own online cat cartoon. said...

hee hee just read the comment above...that is so funny:)
I came by so say thank you for your great comment on my post. We must be related for sure. Now if I had been you I'd have told that woman at the reunion I remembered her from Home Economics and probably tried to convince her I was the teacher! It's quite good fun once you get into it. It's weird how people think you are someone else...there must be so many of us who look alike, dopplegangers, scary!

Emily said...

Stopping by from Saturday Sampling. I love how you tie in life with food and I loved learning more about you in this post!

Mika said...

Congrats on the award!
I'm following from the blog hop.
I'd love a follow back at

Esther - TTByM said...


I am your new follower. Would love for you to stop by and follow-back!

Stephanie said...

I like how your mind works!

Jojo said...

Mrs. Tuna, A wonderful post and what a wonderful mom you had. I loved reading about the tv. We had one but we were not allowed to watch it. My parents both worked and my mom would remove the tv tube so that the tv couldn't work!!!