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Stop It, You’re Making Me Blush

This little blogger won an award! I am a Liebster! Holy leaping liiliputians…I’m a Liebster! And as my nominator–the fantastic Katherine Amabel–said, it really does sound like I won a German strudel. But, I did a little research, and if you’re curious, this post has some history on the award.
First come the questions I must answer…

Can you tongue roll, cross eye, ear wiggle or perform any other feats of physics? (And you can’t say getting motion sick at the slightest provocation, because I call dibs on that).
I can tongue roll. But that’s really as far as my feats of physics go.
Would you rather watch that video from The Ring, or start up a nice, family-friendly game of Jumanji?
Jumanji, for sure. I don’t do scary movies. Plus, I don’t think there are any sharks in Jumanji, and sharks are really the only animals that truly petrify me.
If you could be any book character, who would you be and why?
Thursday Next from Jasper Fforde’s novels. It’s like Nancy Drew meets the English Department at UCLA. She solves crimes taking place inside of books. The book characters are alive inside their books! She met Miss Havisham and Jane Eyre and even the Cheshire Cat. Uh, dreamworld for sure.
What fantasy invention do you most wish was real? e.g. Light sabres… invisibility cloaks… or those completely innocent and in no way drug riddled potions from Alice In Wonderland…
I think I already own an invisibility cloak. I feel unnoticed most of my days. But–and I don’t know if this counts–I wish so hard (trying to bring back ‘so hard’ from the 80s…join me!) that there was such a thing as a time machine. I want to go back and redo my life. Now that I’ve learned all these lessons, I want to apply them. See, I’m a good student! Let me be one! I would sell my arm and maybe even a leg or a few toes to be able to go back and be an engineering major. Seriously, why didn’t someone tell me how valuable I would be as a woman engineer? (Well, in their defense, they probably did. But I was stupid. And young. And in love with books.)
Name one habit you’re trying to break.
Interrupting people. I don’t mean to, I just get so excited about talking to them that I think I interrupt sometimes. I’m also trying to break the habit of emotionally eating. But life is short and already difficult enough. If I want a cookie, is it really helping to deprive myself of that?
What’s the scariest book you’ve ever read? (Because I feel like sleeping with the light on for a month).
Pet Cemetery. First and last horror story I ever tried to read. And from what I’ve been told, it’s really not even that scary.
What was the first job you ever wanted?
Hostess at Spoons. Or really at any restaurant. But no one would hire me because I didn’t have experience. But how do I get experience if no one will hire me? Thus began my first rant of the stupidity of the world.
What was the first job you ever had? (Sorry!)
La Belle Maison. Fancy, huh? It was a boutique homegoods store in the mall. Averaged 3 customers per day. Did a lot of staring and oogling at the guy who worked across the way in the sporting goods store.
If you had to live in any time period, past or present, other than now, what would you choose?
OMG! My favorite question ever because….I want to live in England in the early 1900s and work at Downton Abbey! And double OMG, I could use my time machine to get there! Screw being an engineer, I want to be a servant! I want to take it all the way back to the halls where Carson and Mrs. Hughes rule and where I can catch a glimpse of cousin Matthew. Dare to dream…
What’s the most exotic place you’ve ever been?
Maybe Turkey or the Caribbean? But probably a cruise ship. There are some weird people on cruises and some crazy things that happen. Like the time my friend and I almost got mauled at the chocolate night.
Finally, if you could apparate, where in the world would be your favourite spot to take your lunch breaks?
Can I pick two? Sometimes I’d like to apparate to that pub in Kilkenny, Ireland. We ate fish and chips from a newspaper outside, then went in and that nice man poured me Guinness after Guinness. But..I’d also like to lunch in Mykonos and eat that delicious food and sit by the water that looked like a swimming pool. There was also good beer there, too. Really, I guess I’d just like to apparate anywhere that there is good beer.

Next are the rules for my nominees…

Answer the blogger’s eleven questions.
Think of eleven questions of your own.
Choose eleven worthy bloggers (with fewer than 200 followers) to pay it forward.*
(If you can’t think of or find 11, that’s okay. According to the research I did, it originated with 3-5. The more the merrier, but I’m allowing you – and me – not to stress out.)

So, here are my questions…

What is your favorite of our 50 states?
If you could live in any TV show world or movie world, what would it be?
Mr. Darcy or Christian Grey?
What has been your favorite age so far?
What songs would be on the soundtrack to your life?
Describe a perfect day for you.
The dreaded deserted island question…if you could have three personal items with you on a deserted island, what would they be? (Assume your basic needs of food, shelter, water are being met)
What’s your favorite elementary school memory?
What inspires you? (a person, a song, beer?)
If you could have a skill you don’t currently possess, what would it be?
What are you proudest of in your life?

And now for my nominees. These are all great bloggers who’ve visited my blog or inspired me with their blogs or offered great opportunities or just made me laugh. Check them out…

5 thoughts on “Stop It, You’re Making Me Blush

  1. Pingback: Liebster nomination & shout out to Room Thirty3 | Fish Without a Bicycle

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