The Liebster Award

D.T. Nova has nominated my blog for the Liebster Award. Thanks!


So, here are my answers to the following very special questions:

1. What’s a subject you don’t know much about, but wish you did?

          String Theory. Or maybe it’s better for my sanity that I don’t know more about that.

2. If you could have a superpower, what power would you want?

         I would like to be able to turn myself into a gelatinous substance like Alex Mack and escape lame situations/eavesdrop on important conversations when necessary. I would have to become adept at avoiding vacuum cleaners.

3. What’s your favorite song?

           I am not good at answering this question. I tend to go by whatever my car likes, which at the moment is anything by Michael Jackson, “I Drove All Night” by Cyndi Lauper, and “Hey Jealousy” by The Gin Blossoms.

4. What are you most likely to do on a sunny day?

          I tend to do whatever I would do on any other day.

5. What are your goals for the future?

          Sleep at 8-9 hours per night, afford my apartment, and have a life outside of work.

6. Is the glass half-full or half-empty?

         Ahhhh I hate this question. I want to answer “it’s just half.” But I’m aware that is not really a sentenceeeee. “half capacity” which I guess is really just “half-full” fineeee, I’m an optimist.

7. What’s your favorite quote of all time? It can be from a famous person, a movie, a song, anything.

           “You know you don’t have to act with me, Steve. You don’t have to say anything, and you don’t have to do anything. Not a thing. Oh, maybe just whistle. You know how to whistle, don’t you, Steve? You just put your lips together and… blow.” –Slim, To Have and Have Not

8. Is there a word that’s not really common but you use a lot?

          I wish my vocabulary was more interesting, but it’s not. So. No.

9. If your name appeared in the Guinness Book of World Records, what record would it be for?

          Most hours spent lying in bed while awake but “resting.”

10. If you could change one thing about the world, what would it be?

          The Midnight Special would still be on television and I would be the Chief Talent Officer.

11. Do you think you can come up with 11 questions more easily than I did?


Eleven random facts about me:

1. I avoided watching Home Alone for the first nine years of my life because I thought it was a horror film.

2. I can’t reread books, but I have managed to read A Wrinkle in Time thrice because it is the best thing ever.

3. Last time I filled out one of these blog award question things, I was on a coffee cleanse. I’m now back on coffee. I love it. Why did I ever stop??

4. Oh yeah, it was my out of control acid reflux. That’s okay, I’ve purchased a lot of Tums since the coffee cleanse. I’m probably drinking less overall though because I no longer live in New York. I’m actually having trouble finding a Starbucks, which is a big problem because I have a reward on my gold card!

5. Yesterday, I didn’t have time to take a shower before work and I don’t think anyone could tell. I’m afraid this will negatively affect my personal hygiene now that I know I can get away with this shenanigan.

6. I stopped eating all pig-products after seeing the movie Babe when I was five. I’ve since made an exception for bacon and pulled pork barbecue, but I still feel wrong about it and avoid all other products. In fact, I’m feeling like I should switch to turkey bacon and give up barbecue right now as I’m typing this.

7. I stayed with my cousin in Germany for  a while when I was three. I learned how to speak German without an accent, but my boyfriend has somehow twisted this into I came back to America speaking English with a German accent. I have since forgotten all of the German because no one spoke it with me when I returned and it’s been over twenty years. So much for being bilingual. It turns out three year-olds don’t have a great memory. But I can sing you a fun song about your mother accidentally chopping off all of your fingers while chopping speck.

8. I cannot be seen publicly wearing sweatpants. My friends once harassed me into going to the dining hall in my PJ pants in college (a time when everyone is wearing some variation of PJ pants everywhere) and I felt wrong about it the entire time.

9. I had the opportunity to meet BB King when I was in the first grade, but I opted not to do so because my friend told me he was a “rock star.” I immediately envisioned Axl Rose and at 7 found that image to be incredibly frightening. Then we went to his concert and I realized he was a middle-aged man in a suit playing a guitar alone on stage. I’ve always regretted not meeting him. He seemed so nice when I was 7 that I’ve always thought we could have been friends.

10. I don’t like tomatoes, but I like tomato-based things.

11. I considered buying a Kindle during the President’s Day Sale, but I realized that no price could allow me to compromise my morals. Then I had a really hard time finding a bookshelf for my new apartment. I’m worried about what that means for the future.

Blogs I’m nominating:

1. JH Mae

2. Sleepoverz 

3. PickleJinx

4. Casey Kay B

5. E.A. Douglas

The questions I’m asking:

1. What is your guilty pleasure TV show?

2. What’s the weirdest, most random thing you’ve ever found in your pocket?

3. Are you a coffee person, tea person, or both?

4. Who is your favorite member of The Baby-Sitters’ Club?

5. What is the farthest place you’ve ever traveled from home?

6. What is your favorite thing about blogging?

7.  If you could go to any concert at any time, anywhere in the world, what would you see and why?

8. If you absolutely had to change your hair into the style of one of the original Charlie’s Angels would you pick The Farrah, The Jaclyn, or The Kate?

9. What is the worst movie you have ever seen?

10. What is your favorite book that you’ve read in the past year?

11. If you could only write with one item for the rest of your life, would you chose a pen or a pencil?

And here are the Official Rules of the Liebster Award:

If you have been nominated for The Liebster Award AND YOU CHOOSE TO ACCEPT IT, write a blog post about the Liebster award in which you:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you, and post a link to their blog on your blog.
  2. Display the award on your blog — by including it in your post and/or displaying it using a “widget” or a “gadget”. (Note that the best way to do this is to save the image to your own computer and then upload it to your blog post.)
  3. Answer 11 questions about yourself, which will be provided to you by the person who nominated you.
  4. Provide 11 random facts about yourself.
  5. Nominate 5 – 11 blogs that you feel deserve the award, who have a less than 1000 followers. (Note that you can always ask the blog owner this since not all blogs display a widget that lets the readers know this information!)
  6. Create a new list of questions for the blogger to answer.
  7. List these rules in your post (You can copy and paste from here.) Once you have written and published it, you then have to:
  8. Inform the people/blogs that you nominated that they have been nominated for the Liebster award and provide a link for them to your post so that they can learn about it (they might not have ever heard of it!).

One Lovely Blog Award

JH Mae has nominated me for the One Lovely Blog Award. THANKS, JH MAE!! I’m supposed to share 7 “unknown” facts about myself and then nominate some of my favorite blogs to do the same.

  1. I have a weakness for office supplies. I want to have a shopping spree at Staples. This love of office supplies is so intense that it carriers over to a love of office work. I don’t mind paperwork. I have always enjoyed filing. I would love to stamp all of your envelopes with the return address stamp. I like using the postage machine. I will pretend to be bothered if you try to manipulate me into metering mail for you, but it’s a lie. I like to do it.
  2. I’d like to host a radio show, but I probably talk to fast for you to understand me. I think I could work on a cool disc jokey announcer voice though. You’d have to be down to listen to some Rolling Stones and Fine Young Cannibals though, and I’m not sure that’s the same crowd. I would make sure to have really cool prizes for the contests though.
  3. A camel once imprinted on me in the span of like 20 minutes. I went to Australia when I was eleven and we were outside listening to some sort of presentation out on a farm in Alice Springs, and I encountered a camel who was being weaned. There were like 30 other people there and this camel decided that I should be his new mom. It was okay for the first two minutes when my mom was like “omg -” and then I was sort of overwhelmed by it and like, “Mom, I can’t be his mom! What is happening? I am a person not a camel!” I found the whole thing very distressing and I felt an odd sense of responsibility. It’s funny now to think I felt genuine emotional pressure from this camel.
  4. I can play only one song on the piano. I took piano for eight years as a child, so this is pretty shameful. But I can play Dream by the Everly Brothers. This may be largely due to the fact that this is the one song I enjoyed playing. It’s been years, since I have been near a piano, so it’s possible that this fact is no longer true.
  5. I guess this goes along with the office supply thing, but I have a mild obsession with carbon paper. I wish we used it on a more frequent basis even though I know computers are more efficient and green and so on, but carbon paper is still like magic to me. I found a waitress’s check pad at a dime store in high school and I had to purchase it due to the abundance of carbon paper it provided.
  6. I recently stopped drinking coffee entirely. This is in sharp contrast to my post in defense of Jesse Spano’s caffeine addiction, I know, but I detoxed while recovering from a stomach bug and I realized that black tea makes me feel better than coffee. So while I am not entirely caffeine free, I have switched to less-caffeine, but I think really the less acidity is the best part. And also I feel sort of like a Mellow Zen Earth Mother. And by that I mean I feel less anxious and dehydrated.
  7. I hate to cook so much that I will eat pretty much anything I can find in order to not cook. If you’re interested in an a three course meal of carrots & humus, a cold cut and provolone cheese platter with crackers, and yogurt mixed with granola and blueberries served on my coffee table for dinner, then I’m your girl.

And now for my nominees! You don’t have to participate, and you might not even know me. If so, whoops, then reading these random facts is a weird way to meet me. Anyhow, I enjoy reading your blog, so I’m nominating this award.

(in no particular order)
Breakfast with Myself
Just Stay Gold, Okay?
The Hashtag Generation
Stitch Boom Bang
Lisa Listed