Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Liebster Award

Thank you to Jolie Du Pre, who tagged me with the Liebster Award.  I follow some bloggers who have been given this award, but I'm a first-timer, so bear with me. :)  

Here is a little rundown in case you're wondering what receiving the Liebster Award entails:

  • Thank the blogger who presented you with the Liebster Award, and link back to his or her blog.
  • Answer the 11 questions from the nominator; list 11 random facts about yourself, and create 11 questions for your nominees.
  • Present the Liebster Award to 11 bloggers, who have blogs with 200 followers or less, whom you feel deserve to be noticed.  Leave a comment on the blogs letting the owners know they have been chosen. (No tag backs.)
  • Upload the Liebster Award image to your blog.

Here are my answers to the 11 questions from Jolie Du Pre:

1. What is the top item on your bucket list?
     -Write something worth publishing & then have it published.

2. What do some people do that bugs you the most?

     -Smoke while pregnant. Drives me BONKERS!!

3. What do some people do that you love the most?

     -Random acts of kindness, without a motive or need for recognition. 

4. If you could change anything about yourself, what would it be?

     -The list of things I wouldn't change is shorter! :)  I think my biggest flaw is lack of confidence, so if I could change anything, I would change my inner dialogue & be nicer to myself.

5. Do you believe in Astrology?

     -To a degree, yes.  I know a lot of it is generalization, but there is also a lot of truth in it.

6. Do you believe in monsters?

     -Not the boogieman type monsters, but I do believe in monsters who pass themselves off as human beings.  (Child abusers, pedophiles, etc.)

7. Who is your favorite male celebrity?

      -Hmmm...probably Tom Hanks.  I've never heard any stories about him being rude or ungrateful.  He seems like a really down-to-Earth kind of guy.

8. Who is your favorite female celebrity?

     -Courtney Love.  I know, I know...bitch is CA-RA-ZAY!  I can't explain it; I'm just drawn to her.  

9. Are you doing your dream job?

     -Not even close.  My dream job would be some sort of social work with a nice little writing gig on the side. 

10. What do you want people to say about you when you die?

        -All I want for them to say is that I was a good person.  If someone wants to throw in a "coolest person I've ever known" or "wittiest little bastard in the world", that's okay too. :)

11. Do you want to live forever?  

        -Absolutely not!!  I'm perfectly content knowing that one day I'll be nothing but scattered ash & vague memories in a few select people's minds.  There is nothing at all that appeals to me about eternal life.

Here are 11 random facts about yours truly:

1.  I'm excited about getting gray hair.  I have a few behind my ear & one little guy growing by my forehead.  I call that one my little homey.  

2.  I love drag queens!!!  I'm also a little ashamed that 99% of them look better as a woman than I do.

3.  My current favorite song is "My Mama's Broken Heart" by Miranda Lambert.  It's just so damn catchy!

4.  I'm a total cat person, but I married a dog person.  He's perfectly fine with us getting a cat.  Unfortunately, our dogs are not.

5.  I walk a pretty fine line between feeling like I do too much & feeling like a lazy piece of crap.  There is very little middle-ground in my mind.

6.  I worry too much about what others think of me.  

7.  At the ripe old age of 32, I have developed some pretty intense hip pain. 

8.  It's cliche, but when my husband wraps his arms around me & I wrap mine around him, one word runs through my head: "HOME".

9.  I love, love, love taking pictures, but my inferiority complex prevents me from doing it as much as I'd like.  

10.  I don't respect my Mom as a person and sometimes wish I didn't know her, but I know my guilt would never allow that.  Also, I'd never forgive myself if she passed away & I was not there for her in the end.

11.  I wanted to spend the weekend in a cabin w/ 2 of our closest couple-friends for mine & my husband's 6th wedding anniversary, but we can't afford it. It's moments like these that I really hate being an adult w/ bills to pay.  I'd much rather play with my money.

Here are the 11 bloggers I've nominated for the Liebster Award:

11. The Adventures of a Misplaced Alaskan

All the blogs linked above are ones that I either follow, are written by my fellow members of the GBE2 blog group on facebook, or both.  

Here are my 11 questions for the nominees:

1.  What motivated you to start a blog?

2.  Where would you go if you could travel anywhere for a week?

3.  What is your favorite time of day and why?

4.  Do you have pets? If so, what kind?

5.  Do you regularly clean under your couch or do you only clean it when you realize how disgusting it is underneath?

6.  What is your least favorite thing about getting older?

7.  What is your most favorite thing about getting older?

8.  What is your favorite expletive to use?  If you don't curse, what is your favorite alternate word to use in place of an expletive?

9.  What is your favorite charity and why?

10.  What is the best advice you've ever been given?

11.  What is the worst advice you've ever been given?


  1. I absolutely loved reading this, and I can't believe your favorite female celebrity is Courtney Love. I just about fell out of my bed when I read it! (It's 6:45 a.m. here.) I f*cking LOVE Courtney Love. She is my favorite singer. Have you listened to "Live Through This" 9 million times? I have.

    1. AWESOME! Finally someone else who gets my love of Courtney!! :) Yes, I have listened to Live Through This at least 9 million times. Even though they weren't very good, I still bought her solo album & the last Hole album, just b/c I wanted to support her craziness.

  2. Wow, thank you so much! I'm honored and seriously, Courtney Love? :) I guess if yer gonna go big, she's the way to go! LOL

    1. She's about as crazy as they come. That's probably why I love her. :)

  3. Thank you!

    I am with you on loving Drag Queens - they are awesome! Have to applaud them, since they go thru a LOT more effort than I ever will to look good.

    1. I totally agree! Imagine what a pain it is to shave their stubble down enough that it doesn't show through their makeup!?! That in itself deserves a medal of some kind.

  4. Thank you so much! I am so honored.


  5. Thank you!!!

    I enjoyed reading this. And, you know what? I care what other people think about me, also. It seems as though others around me don't give a flip, and I just don't understand where that comes from? Furthermore, how can I get some of that? I'm middle aged! I'm supposed to be OVER all of this stuff! Clearly, however, I'm not.

    You liked this response, right? Right? I mean, it was okay, wasn't it? LOLOLOL!!!

    1. I'm sooo with you on that one! If anyone ever bottles & sells some of that "I don't give a rip what you think" attitude, I'm buying boxes of it!!

      And yes, I liked your response. :)



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