Bloggy goodness award…

29 Aug

She likes me, she really likes me! (She says reminiscent of Sally Field at the Academy Awards…)

Having a community of bloggers read your stuff is one thing, but to get nominated for “always having something entertaining, insightful and informative going on”, well, that’s just tons of super awesome bloggy loving.

A new follower not only gave me mad blog love by reading like my entire archive, but she also just nominated me for a Liebster award… This award is designed to recognize up and coming blogs with less that 200 followers – and I’m truly honored to have the nod.

Liebster Award

Here’s how it works… I have been asked to share 10 things about me, at the nominator’s choosing, with you all. Then, I must also choose bloggers to answer 10 questions – at my discretion… (Oooh, the possibilities!)

Here’s what she came up with:

Her Questions / My Answers:

1. Who is one person you really enjoy spending time with?

  • Person? Must my answer be human? Can it be canine, because I heart my doggie with all my love. If I have to give a shout out to a human, then it’s my best girlfriend T-bomb. We say the most inappropriate things when we are together. I’ll never think of waxing the same after a recent conversation with her.

2. One thing you (can) do for yourself everyday that (would) make(s) you happy?

  • Early morning sweating, breathing hard, and even a grunt or two. Releases endorphins that make me feel alive. (Re-reading the first part, perhaps I should confess that I’m referring to my elliptical workout and free weights. Maybe not? Keep em guessing?)

3. What is a bad habit of yours?

  • I have none. I’m totally perfect. *rolling my eyes* Next question…

4. What is something you are proud of yourself for?

  • I didn’t finish college – yet I have a very successful career. I’m proud of what I’ve learned, what I do, and that I’m (mostly) independent (don’t tell anyone but I do allow others to kill my spiders from time to time.)

5. One thing you like most about your blog/blogging?

  • The freedom it gives me to put voice to my thoughts. To become more clear about how I’m feeling, what I’m thinking, what something means to me. I am sarcastic and humorous, yet I’m also vulnerable and scared.

6. Something very many people do not know about you?

  • I think having an aura of mystery is intriguing, no?

7. Something you accomplished that you thought you wouldn’t be able to?

  • I have vertigo, so last year at a spa in the desert, I climbed up a 40′ pole and zip lined down. It took two crying jags and three hankies (plus some re-application of mascara), but I made it up! It was liberating to let go of that fear and just do it!

8. If you were an actor/actress and had to perform a crying scene, what would you think about to help you cry on the spot?

  • Homeless puppy videos. Imagining them hungry, unloved, full of mange with no safe place to sleep just kills me. Oh, and that goes for homeless kids too.

9. Maya Angelou said:  “I’ve learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way (s)he handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.”  What three things do you think can tell you a lot about a person?

  • 1) How they wrap presents. Do they fold and tuck the ends? Use too much tape? Is there a bow? 2) How they eat an apple. Sliced, peeled, cubed, or do they just take a big ole bite and let the juice dribble down their chin… 3) What do they doodle? Flowers, hearts, stick-men? Devil horns? Math problems?

10. Agree or disagree:  Your happiness is directly connected to the speed of your internet connection?

  • For some people, I know for a fact a slow internet connection makes them itch to grab a gun and shoot the router box. Yeah, it’s frustrating, but for me, happiness is tied to my smile. If I’m smiling, I’m happy. If I’m not, it wouldn’t matter if the internet traveled faster than the speed of light.

So that’s it folks.  Now… on to whom I’m nominating – each of these terrific bloggers found me and, in turn, I found them. We each share different viewpoints and sometimes different experiences as it relates to being single/divorced/dating/etc. :

Adventures in Babysitting Men

Online Dating Journal

Young and Divorced

Repairing Shattered Pieces

Her Scorched Earth

How to Ruin a Relationship

And finally, here are the questions my recipients need to answer and share in their reciprocal blog:

  1. What psychotic break made you put digital ink to digital paper and create your first blog?
  2. Have you ever told a crush that you sleep with the lights on, clutching a teddy bear lying on a bed of Oreo cookie crumbs? If so, why?
  3. Are you lactose intolerant, allergic to gluten, vegan in any way? Do you wear hemp clothing, Birkenstock’s and drive a car powered by recycled vegetable oil? If so, why? If not, are you willing to change for a date with a super model?
  4. Pop quiz: it’s 3:45 p.m. and you are done with work. Will you wait til the magical cocktail hour or do you throw caution to the wind and pour that drink?
  5. Ever played with a Ouija board and swear you talked with a ghost? If so, how did that conversation go?
  6. Tell us about your earliest childhood memory (you can omit the fond memories of Mommy changing your poopie diaper and you laughing with maniacal glee, if’n you please.)
  7. Who is your secret celebrity crush and if you had one night alone with this person, to ask one and only one question, what would it be?
  8. What three things inspire you the most – to be a better person, writer, partner?
  9. If you can change a past relationship, what would you change?
  10. How difficult is it to fully share the details of your life in your blog?

There you have it people. Perhaps you learned even more about me with my questions to others? With as much flourish as I can muster, I end this post with a huge “southern belle curtsy” to Living and Learning.

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Now for the fine print… Additional rules for all Liebster Award nominees:

  • You must link back the person who nominated you.
  • You must go to their blogs and notify your nominees.
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2 Responses to “Bloggy goodness award…”

  1. Blogdramedy August 30, 2013 at 6:33 am #

    Congrats!

  2. Her Scorched Earth September 13, 2013 at 6:11 am #

    This is my acknowledging my award and telling you I will get off my ass shortly and respond.

    Thanks!

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