I remember when I first heard this phrase. It was probably just about the time I realised that I really wasn’t a student any more and that the London Lingo I’d known so well, had rushed off without me since my move to Leicester.
I believe I was telling somebody about my first kiss with a girl. It may have been my sister, but I don’t think so, since I also have a memory of her eyes shining with unabashed horror when she realised what I was saying and that I wasn’t joking (its okay; horror quickly turned to wild curiosity, especially when I refused to give her any more details – I can be quite mean like that).
Anyway, I was describing how pleasant it had been and how much the fact caught me by surprise when the recipient to my story squealed ‘TMI, TMI!’ and promptly ran away. I was left bemused and certain I’d offended somebody more than I’d actually meant to, until I checked out Urban Dictionary later that day.
Ah, I thought, okay, maybe folk aren’t ready to know that I’m bi. And I left it at that.
Now, however, I know what the term means and find myself using it fairly often along with other choice phrases such as; ‘Eeew!’ ‘Dude, no!’ ‘You think?!’ ‘Seriously?!’ ‘Cool.’ ‘Fucking-A!’ and so on. I feel fully caught up not so much with the London Lingo, but The Lingo which allows me to forget, just for a little longer, the slow creeping of that next milestone; my 30th birthday.
So imagine my surprise, reading through blog comments here, when I find that not only has the lovely Kana Tyler (Kana’s Chronicles – check her out if you’ve not done so already) put this blog up for an award, but the name of the prize is the TMI Blog Award.
I read through her entry about the award, had my giggle and then sat down to have a little think. Really? I thought, followed swiftly by that strange kinda snorting sound I make when I don’t have the time to get the laughter out in full. Aaaaawesome! ^_^
And so it is. I hadn’t really thought about it before, but this blog has grown so much from what it originally began as; a showcase of my writing and updates about projects. The blog has become a means for me to share things that are important to me, or news that amuses/angers/frightens me. I use it to connect not only to the Writing Community I’m slowly becoming part of, but with the people who I hope one day will be reading my books. I use it to showcase me, even the weird and slightly funky bits that ‘younger me’ might have cringed at anybody else knowing. The 80 Post Challenge for instance, asks questions that I do occasionally have to dig deep for and I do thoroughly enjoy answering those prompts.
This is my second blog award now and I still can’t stop grinning at the thought that somebody is thinking of me. I also love the idea that I can now pass the award on and spread the love! So, first of all, these are the rules:
- Thank the person who presented you with the award.
- Link back to the blogger who presented the award to you.
- Share an awkward, embarrassing and intimate story in 250 words or less.
- Copy and paste the blog award on your blog.
- Present the TMI Blog Award to 5 – 10 deserving blogs.
- Let them know they have been chosen by leaving a comment at their blog.
Well thank you, Kana, very, very much! I’m not sure that I have quite as many stories as you, but I’m going to enjoy talking about them. Next, since links are taken care of above, this is what the award looks like:
The TMI Blog Award honours those blogs that discuss everything in detail and do it well.
These bloggers aren’t afraid to discuss their most awkward, embarrassing, and intimate experiences with honesty, humor, and little to no filter.
*snerk* You should hear me when I’m telling a story full flow! Even this morning I was sharing with Dave some of the strange dreams I’d had the night before and I could tell he was twitching trying not to laugh at me. The same face he makes when I give him the full back story of every name in the baby-names list (what can I say? Most of them are roleplay characters who have full, rich back stories that need to be shared!).
My embarrassing story then:
Celebrating my 18th birthday, I ended up at the pub with some friends. After a few (too many) drinks, I popped to the loo, did my business and headed out with the others to catch a bus home.
My friends insisted that I was drunk and that I should eat something to ‘soak up the alcohol.’ With nothing to hand but a packet of chocolate raisins I sat on a bench to wait for the bus.
By the time it arrived I was giddy with alcohol AND sugar, leaping up to board the bus before realising that my trousers had –somehow – fallen right down to my ankles (revealing not my prettiest underwear)!
Red faced and slurring, I boarded the bus and scurried to the top level where I could hide. But! …the cold from my sudden exposure downstairs had brewed a faint sniffle in my nose, so when I sat down, with a mouthful of chocolate raisins, I let out an almighty sneeze! …showering the bloke in front of me with spit, snot and half chewed chocolate treats!
It was the hardest – and funniest – apology I’ve ever had to make and my ‘friends’ were no help at all!
*sigh* Hey, I did that in 200 words! That will teach me for not properly reading the rules.
And with that story out of the way I’d like to send the award on to these lovely, lovely people; not necessarily because their blog posts are TMI, but because of how deep I’m allowed into their lives and habits by what they write and because of the grace with which they handle difficult subjects. Also some are just funny and deserve it!
Missy Biozarre @ Missy Biozarre, Young Adult Author
Mercia @ Slaying Dragons
Maria @ First Draft Cafe
Sally @ Ouch.
Leona @ The Writing of a Wisoker on the Loose
There. ^_^ Gonna leave comments for these guys so they know they’ve won.
Thanks for reading everyone!