Sunday, February 10, 2013

Liebster award--whoo WHOO!!

It is like the chain letter of blogging, and I am a winner!

I copied that first sentence from Meghan. So double-thanks, Meghan! BTW, I copied this post from since it has a sweet picture of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

The Rules:
Thank the person who nominated you and link your post to their blog.
List 11 facts about yourself then answer the 11 questions given to you.
Create 11 more questions for your 9 nominees, all of whom have 200 or less followers.
Comment on their blogs informing them of their Liebster Award nomination.

Facts about me:

1.)       While I was still a kid, all of a sudden the Lemonhead boxes had SAY NO TO DRUGS printed inside the flap. I was partially convinced that this was code to indicate that they contained actual drugs or poison—convinced enough to cause some genuine fear, but not convinced enough not to eat them.

2.)       I was also afraid that the mouse poo in our outdoor stairwell would give us Hantavirus.

3.)       Also while I was still a kid, Andy and I used to skate around the hard wood floors in our socks, pretending to be competitive figure skaters. We choreographed routines set to sweet 80s music—what a good brother!!

4.)       I used to watch Andy play video games because he claimed it was more fun to play with someone watching. This conditioned me to spend hours watching college friends play Snood.

5.)       Once, I think on Andy’s birthday, we spent an entire day watching and rewatching Young Einstein.

6.)       During my short hair phase, I once chemical burned my scalp while bleaching my hair blonde.

7.)       Once (kid again) I ate all of the stenciled fake snow off of my mirror and, as a baby, I stuck my finger into an electric pencil sharpener.

8.)       I really do not like licorice.

9.)       I had brief stints in both high school and college cheerleading.

10.)    I’ve been told that I would really thrive in the prison environment—it was a compliment.
Answers to Meghan’s questions:

1.) What is the best book you've read lately?

I am reading Thomas Merton’s The Seven Storey Mountain and it is pretty amazing.

“We live in a society whose whole policy is to excite every nerve in the human body and keep it at the highest pitch of artificial tension, to strain every human desire to the limit and to create as many new desires and synthetic passions as possible, in order to cater to them with the products of our factories and printing presses and movie studios and all the rest.”

2.) Do you have a favorite painting/piece of artwork, and if so, what is it?

YES! Our Lady of Guadalupe

3.) How do you feel about Tuesday?

It’s ok, I guess. I prefer Monday and Thursday because they seem more optimistic. On Monday I have a full week ahead of me to make amazing progress. By Thursday I may not have made amazing progress yet but there are still two whole days to catch up.

4.) Do you have any wilderness survival skills, and if so, what are they?

No. None at all.

5.) How many (and which) languages do you speak?


6.) Got any funny stories you'd like to share?

Sorry, can't think of any. I'm not very funny.

7.) What is the weirdest recipe you've made and loved?

The first time I made it with an expired can of spinach and liked it enough that I bought a new, unexpired can to make it again.

8.) Are you right-handed or left-handed?

Righty. If Lefty were cut off I might not notice much difference.

9.) What would be your ideal vacation?

I would like to go back to Spain and see all the amazing Catholic things that I didn’t care about at all the last time I went there.

10.) What is the age from which you have your earliest memory?

Maybe 5ish? I’m not good at remembering things.

11.) Can you separate an egg without using some sort of man-made egg separator?

YES! I’ve never even heard of an egg separating device.

Questions to the nominees:

1.)          What is your favorite animal?
2.)          What is your favorite day of the work week?
3.)          How many pets have you had and what kinds?
4.)          What is your favorite blog to read?
5.)          Have you been to Boulder, CO and, if so, do you think it’s some sort of dream land?
6.)          What was/is your favorite thing to do on a snow day (if you’ve ever had one)?
7.)          Do you own a Snuggie?
8.)          What was the last movie you saw in the theater?
9.)          What is your favorite cookie recipe?
10.)       Did you ever own any NKOTB merchandise?
11.)       Which is your favorite Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle?


Also copied from Meghan:
Those I would like to nominate for the Liebster Award (also, I will not at all be offended if you are not interested in making your own big long post like this. But either way, I still wanted to let you know that your blogging is appreciated. Also, if you are not one of these people but feel like answering any of those questions in the comment section, I'd be all in favor of that)!

BTW, a lot of these blogs seem to be dead, but since I know hardly any bloggers I’m giving those blogs a chance to be resurrected. (And I still didn’t make it anywhere near 9.)

1.)   Dana
2.)   BPS
3.)   Meredith
4.)   Chris (his blog is extra dead!)
5.)   YOU?? (Please let me know if you have a blog and would like me to nominate you for the Liebster Award.)

1 comment:

  1. Sarah! Thank you for nominating me for the Liebster Award! I've wanted that since I started blogging. :) I will answer your questions and make up my own when I come back from vacation! Yay!