PROMPTuesday #38 – Fear Not My Awesomeness

DaGoddess @ 06:10

I have been asked, nay, challenged(!) to share my private awesome thoughts with you. cunning Deb has dared me to reveal my secrets. I’m totally down with that.

Rules? You want rules? Fine!

this week’s PROMPTuesday asks that you post about your favorite — or “most awesome” things. What do you love? What can’t you live without? What do you like to watch on TV? What are your favorite websites? What do you use on your hair? (This last one is a requirement.)

I promise to include the hair stuff, Deb.

  • One of the more awesome people I’ve actually met through blogging is our PROMPT hostess her own bad self. Yes, Deb. We had lunch at a restaurant at University Town Center, although the name of it escapes me at the moment. Hey, in my defense, it was like six and a half years ago. What I found so amazing and awesome about her was her sense of humor and her determination to become a published novelist. This woman is a goldmine when it comes to stories. One of these days, I’m going to challenge her to stop dithering and collect some of her blog posts, expand them a bit, and then submit them to a publisher. Whether it’s poop sticks, the Rock, Toots & Booger, a tangled flag, a scary stalker, hypochondria, or a sweet neighbor, there is something warm and genuine and inherently captivating in her words. Plus, she’s really pretty and isn’t all stuck up about it. She is one of three people I would like to call upon to speak at my funeral because I’m pretty sure she’d make people laugh and cry and then tilt their heads in a bewildered manner. Which is totally what I want. I want her to paint me in a way they’ve never imagined me. I’m positive she could convince even my family that I was tall, thin, movie star gorgeous, and the funniest (okay, SECOND funniest — Deb would be #1) woman on earth.
  • Awesomeness comes in the form of my Canon EF 35-135mm f/4-5.6 US lens. I use it for just about everything these days. Portraits, scenery, whatever. It’s the perfect “in between” lens. If I need anything longer, I haul out my Canon 70-300mm DO. However, with the 35-135 on hand, those situations are rare. I’m really happy with it and consider it to be one of the wisest purchases I ever made. Big thanks go to my brother-in-law for giving me a good deal on it.
  • Morgan Freeman is awesome. I’m not a big starstruck groupie type of person. I joke about crushing hard on Craig Ferguson (have you seen and heard the man? I know! He’s delightful and yummy! And, yes, he’s awesome, too), but the simple fact is, I’m really kind of not so awed by most Hollywood types. Morgan Freeman, though, he’s different. I mean, he’s played God in a couple of movies and he’s pretty convincing in that role. He also exudes a sense of supreme dignity and earthiness that most people lack. He’s one of the three I’d want to eulogize me. (Deb, make sure you keep this list close at hand, okay? I’ll tell you who the third one is privately, because that one’s a surprise.)
  • Deadliest Catch is awesome. Little Dude on the Cornelia Marie website is even more awesome. But the ultimate in awesomeness is that Captain Phil is in the wheelhouse again, at least for opilio season. Woo hoo!
  • I have a Goody “Privado” hairbrush that they no longer make that’s so awesome I won’t throw it away even though the grip on the handle is trying to secede from the rest of the brush. Honest. I’ve tried other brushes that look similar enough, but they don’t come close to how this one feels on my hair.
  • L’Oreal has the Out of Bed Texturizer that rocks my hair like no other gel. This is awesomeness squared!
  • I have an awesome surgeon, but then again, you already knew that, didn’t you?
  • My children are awesome. More awesome than yours, too. I say this with great confidence and with my tongue only slightly in cheek. Both are funny, smart, considerate, creative, and rather good looking. Plus, they’re nice to hang around (well, my daughter, whenever I get the chance). They’re good kids and I’m very blessed.
  • I have some really awesome blog pals I’ve yet to meet. Without naming all, because I’d surely forget some and I don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings, let’s just say the list includes Pam, Temple, Jan, a Wolf, two Debbies, a kidney patient, a punk, rebels of all kinds, moms, dads, people of every hue, sexual preference, geographic location, religious beliefs, political affiliation, and an wide assortment of other interesting characters.
  • I have had a blast working with Soldiers’ Angels. They’re awesome, as is what they do for the military and all the military families.
  • Boobie-Thon is awesome! And I’m very proud to have been working with them since its inception. Equally awesome are the people who donated and helped us raise almost $10k in 2008.
  • My black and white faux wrap dress is beyond awesome! I love that dress.
  • There are three pairs of the most awesome shoes in my house. A pair of sandals (I actually bought two pair because I figured by the time the first pair wore out, the shoes would be either sold out or discontinued), a pair of brown espadrilles, and a pair of cute black pumps. All are comfortable, attractive, and mine.
  • My parents are awesome. Each brings something special to the table. They love me. I love them. They love my kids. The kids love them. And we’re at that stage in life now where, yes, they’re still mom and dad, but they’re also my friends. I didn’t always comprehend what they were doing when I was growing up, yet I’ve learned so much from them and come to understand the lessons they were teaching me along the way as I’ve aged and entered the parenting game myself. Best part? I just recently told them both, in no uncertain terms, “Thank you” for teaching me so well.
  • This image is awesome, if I do say so myself. It gave me the confidence to try only about a million more techniques I’d always been afraid to try.
  • Charlie is awesome. Charlie is my camera. Also awesome? All of you who helped make him a reality for me. In fact, it was a certain Wolf who blogged about my camera fund that led to Jan and I becoming friends. And it was after I got the camera that I fell in with a really good group of people, one of which I have become great friends and for whom I work on occasion.
  • My life, when I’m not being crabby and ungrateful or constipated, is truly awesome at times. In fact, I dare say it’s awesome more often than I could have ever dreamed as a child, or even just a few years ago. I have met legends and other very talented artists, and have been able to introduce them to my son. I have had the great privilege of interviewing some of them, too. As has Little Dude!
  • Really, though, it all keeps coming back to my friends and my kids, my parents and some of the other people I’ve encountered as I’ve taken steps to broaden my world over the last few years that make me feel like my life is awesome.

So, there you have it. My awesomeness is nothing to fear. My guess is that you have a lot of it in your life, too. You must, cuz you, at the very least, know me. All kidding aside, I’m sure if you think about it, you’ll discover awesome-osity beyond your wildest expectations.


  1. There’s a LOT of awesomeness in there!!! And thanks for including me, by the way… unless there’s another blogger named Pam that you stalk… :biggrin:

    Comment by pamibe — 2009/01/13 @ 06:44

  2. stalk? Who do I stalk? Where? When? Me?

    Yes, it’s you! :wave:

    Comment by DaGoddess — 2009/01/13 @ 06:51

  3. :grouphug:

    Comment by pamibe — 2009/01/13 @ 07:46

  4. An awesomeness list? Nature. My Mom. My camera. Water in all it’s phases. My cats. Wind. Friends that put up with my crankiness (can count ’em on one hand). The guy that designed my new web site. My new web site.

    Ok, that’s enough hearts, flowers and kittens crap. Back to work and the real me…

    Comment by jan — 2009/01/13 @ 09:18

  5. That was great! I really like the picture of your kids. They’re good looking!

    Comment by Chris — 2009/01/13 @ 13:32

  6. Loved it. As Chris said, THAT WAS GREAT! :)

    Comment by Cindy — 2009/01/13 @ 17:05

  7. Red Robin! It was Red Robin! You had a lemonade! And some other stuff.

    Hey by the way, GREAT list (Thx for including the hair stuff. I’m on my way to Rite Aid in a sec. AND…thx for including me. I nearly pooped my pants (Is this when you tilt your head in a bewildered manner?)

    I love how you wax poetic about your loved ones, including Charlie.

    Also…who’s the third eulogizer? I won’t tell.

    Comment by San Diego Momma — 2009/01/13 @ 18:35

  8. My God, woman, you have quite a good memory! Red Robin. Wow. I was thinking Jose Murphy’s but figured that was way wrong because didn’t they go away a long time ago or something?

    Cindy & Chris, thank you! And Jan, you’re right about water. It is…beyond awesome.

    You know what’s not awesome? My roommate tonight. Foul mood. Harshed my buzzed, man.

    And now I’m over it. Cuz as Discovery reminds me, the world…The world is just awesome.

    Comment by DaGoddess — 2009/01/14 @ 00:01

  9. I was catching up on some of your old posts and came across the link for your black and white dress. I no longer wonder why you needed back surgery :shock:

    Comment by Stu — 2009/01/16 @ 15:01

  10. :biggrin:

    Comment by Stu — 2009/01/16 @ 15:02

  11. You nut.

    I wish that were the only reason I needed the surgery

    Comment by DaGoddess — 2009/01/16 @ 15:53

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