award doings #8

April 3, 2013 at 7:36 pm 5 comments

I would like to welcome the audience back after a bit of a lengthy intermission – sorry ’bout that (it is called ‘life getting in the way’).  I would like to name the next portion of this play as the Liebster Cycle.  This will be part 1 –

For those of you in the audience who are unfamiliar with the Liebster Award, here is the skinny:  The word itself is German and means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome.  The Liebster Blog Award is given to up and coming bloggers who have less than 200 followers.  This award has been endowed to me by lovelyseasonscomeandgo.  The is a wonderful and ‘lovely’ blog that I enjoy greatly. I am very honored and tickled that she has chosen me for this award.  Her site is:

The criterium is as follows –

1. Thank your Liebster Blog Award presenter on your blog and link back to the blogger who presented this award to you.
2. List 11 random facts about yourself.
3. Answer the 11 questions from the nominator.
4. Present the Liebster Blog Award to 11 blogs who you feel deserve to be noticed.
5. Create 11 questions for your nominees.
6. Leave a comment on their blog letting them know they have been chosen.
7. Copy and Paste the blog award on your blog.

Before I go into the facts about me (yes, I know you are sitting on the edge of your seats) – I would like to list the blogs I have chosen to nominate for the Liebster Award.  As stated above, all of these blogs have under 200 followers and I am excited to have the opportunity to highlight them.  They are all very unique and wonderful sites to visit and to become acquainted.  Here they are –

Maestro:  sound the trumpets – Prince of Denmark’s March please………..

  1. Ohwowruserious –
  2. ChezRepublic –
  3. Findelible Ink –
  4. Deliberately Delicious –
  5. Into The Sunshine –
  6. Truth about Mornings –
  7. My Lucid Dreaming Life –
  8. Katie Cullen –
  9. This & That –
  10. Laurajaneroche –
  11. The Guru In The Room –

Here are the 11 random facts about me:  (Maestro, please hold the music)

  1. I started getting gray hair when I was 18.  (Thanks to my mother’s genes – but I was lucky, she, on the other hand started turning when she was 13!)
  2. I prefer dresses over pants.
  3. I have operated a crane.
  4. I am sucky at math.  Really sucky.  Complete number phobia.
  5. My specialties in cooking – turkey burgers, chicken soup, chili.  I do love to bake.  My younger son and I like to cook together.
  6. Favorite painter – other than my sons – Edgar Degas
  7. I can be stubborn and emotional.
  8. I love dancing in the rain – particularly warm rain.
  9. Every time I see a deer in a field or on the trail, I stop and look – as if I have never seen one before.
  10. Cat person or dog person or other – uhhhh – hmmmm – let’s think about this???  Do I really need to answer this one?
  11. When I lived in NYC, I co-managed an imported French chocolate boutique – 55th and Madison Avenue.

11 questions for me:

  1. If I had one wish – for my children to be happy, healthy and to experience their dreams become a reality.
  2. My favorite movie is – this is tough.  I like all kinds – a toss-up between Star Wars (original first 3), Jurassic Park (first 2), Sleepless in Seattle, You’ve Got Mail, the original Jane Eyre with Orson Wells, Dodge Ball, all of the Pink Panther movies – with Peter Sellers and Steve Martin, the entire Harry Potter filmography, and I could keep going – but when Jordan’s first movie comes out – this will be my favorite movie 🙂
  3. Favorite book is – I love the classics – Jane Austin, the Bronte sisters, Alexander Dumas, Ernest Hemingway, Shakespeare, the entire Harry Potter series, Tom Clancy – in particular The Hunt for Red October, Clear and Present danger and Sum of all Fears.
  4. Who inspires me the most – at this moment I am inspired by all of the wonderful writers I have encountered on WordPress.
  5. Fave mode of transportation – I enjoy flying.  I do like taking the train.  Sorry, I cannot pick just one.
  6. Cookie or cake – cookie but cake, then cookie, but cake…………
  7. If I won a million dollars what would I buy first?  Why think of this answer if it would never happen?
  8. Hobbies are – indoor plants, running, biking, cooking, DIY projects.
  9. The food I cannot live without – a three-way tie – cheese, pasta and chocolate.
  10. Most exciting thing I have ever done – other than giving birth to my two boys – complete a full Ironman triathlon.
  11. If I could be a superhero who would I choose to be – Superman.  I have always wanted to fly!

My eleven questions for the nominees:

  1. What is your favorite cuisine?
  2. Where is your ultimate travel destination?
  3. Favorite animal (not necessarily for a pet)?
  4. Prefer long hair or short hair or no hair?
  5. Bottled water or tap?
  6. What are you afraid of the most?
  7. a. Do you write drafts of your blogs before posting and b. Do you type your work directly on the computer or write on paper, then type on computer?
  8. If you could come back in another life as an animal, what would you want to be?
  9. Do you get your news from the paper, radio, television, computer or smart phone app?
  10. What was your first paid job?
  11. Favorite spectator sport?

So, there y’all have it.  Again, I would like to express my deepest appreciation to lovelyseasonscomeandgo and to urge all of my bloggerbuds to check out the above blogs if you have not already done so – they are awesome!

For now I must say au revoir, but Act II of the Liebster Cycle will be returning soon……………….



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