Saturday, June 5, 2010

Versatile Blogger - That's Me, Too!

This week my dear friend, Mendie, over at The Little Ladybug that Could gave me this award.  My first blog award!  Thanks, Mendie!  If you haven't gone to visit her yet, you definitely should.  She is a fellow member of the Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans and also has an amazing photo blog.  Her pictures of her Koi and pond are amazing.  Mendie also loves life and has provided me with tons of encouragement through my fitness and weightloss challenges.  The rules for this award are to thank the person who gave it to you (check!), tell seven things about yourself and then pass the award on to some other bloggers you love.

So here are seven things you may not know about me if you already know some of this stuff, then yippee, you really know me!

  • I'm quite musical.  I can't really sing although I sing in the car all the time but I can play the flute and can sorta play the piano.  I am also in our church's handbell choir and can ring 4 bells at the same time! Random talent, who knew!

  • I absolutely big puffy ♥ love Nathan Fillian.  If you haven't seen him in Dr. Horrible's Sing Along Blog, Castle, or Firefly/Serenity, you must.  Go now.  I'll wait.

  • I'm also a procedural crime drama tv nut.  I absolutely love all the NCIS and CSI shows.  Do I watch too much tv?  Most definitely.

  • I've only been running on and off for about 4 years.  I was well into my 30's when I started and this year I crossed off one of my bucket-list to-do's by finishing a 10k before I turned 40.

  • I was a "hostess" for the band Hoobastank for one day back in 2005!  I got to cart the guys and their gear around in my van and hang out with the band.  We won't talk about the number of booze runs I went on for them.   All of the guys were really friendly and funny (this is the lead singer, Doug).  At the end of the night, their manager came to me expecting to get paid, only this wasn't my responsibility.  We spent an hour trying to track down the festival organizer to get them their check.  Needless to say, I'll probably never have THAT experience again :)

  • I'm a fan of all different types of music.  I run to alternative, hip-hop, and 80's hair bands, but for everyday I gravitate toward country.  I've been to tons of concerts and a couple years ago got to meet one of my favorite groups, Little Big Town, when they played a festival in my hometown.  These are four of the nicest people I have ever met.  They kept going on-and-on about how beautiful the area was.  They played in a park near the beach with lighthouse the sun setting behind them.  It really was gorgeous.

  • My husband and I never buy each other greeting cards anymore.  We go to the store and "exchange" cards in the aisle.  Friends think this is hilarious and a few have actually started doing the same :)
So there you go.  Seven totally random facts about Bari.  I hope you enjoyed this little glimpse into my life.  Now for the fun part: I get to pass this award on to a few of my favorite versatile blogger friends!  It was very hard to just pick a few of you because I love all of you so much.  Enjoy your reward!  I can't wait to learn a little more about each of you.




  1. love this! that is awesome that you partied with rockstars! LOL! The greeting card isle exchange is funny too!

  2. i love your card idea! :) how fun!!!

  3. ps - thanks for passing it along.

  4. I love Little Big Town!! Also love the card idea -- my husband doesn't *do* cards, but I can totally see myself doing that!

    Thanks for the award. That's the second one -- guess I truly am versatile and really do need to write this post!


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