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Article #3: I Was Nominated for a Liebster Award!

award-liebster-award-logoWhat is a Liebster?

A Liebster to me is like when you were in elementary school and it was a new class where you didn’t know anyone and you are feeling sort of lost.   Little guppy in a vast global ocean.  Then some kids comes along and passes you one of those crudely folded origami chain letter notes with a friendship bracelet in it.     It makes you feel good and your job is to pass on the love.     It says in the words of the Naavi, “I see you.”       So everyone I’ve tagged and thanked, “I see you.”

First a gigantic thanks to my blog follower Erin J. Bernard for honoring me with my first blog award!    She also has a newsletter, a wonderful writing website, and photography.


When one accepts a Liebster award you agree to do the following:

Liebster Award Rules

  • Thank and link to the nominator on your page.
  • Answer the following 11 questions provided by the nominator.
  • Share 11 random facts about yourself.
  • Nominate 11 others for the award.
  • Post the Liebster Award rules in your acceptance post.



 11 Questions

  1. Grab the book nearest to you, turn to page 29, and find line 4. What is the book and what does it say?

Of course, this would be the first question and I would be in this particular spot.     “Collector’s Edition Sesame Street Music Player Storybook” by Farrah McDougal and illustrated by Tom Brannon: “I dare not go.”   It is a line from a song called Down By the Bay.   The book comes with little plastic records to play in the little red CD type player attached to the book to play the songs.

  1. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live?

When I was  younger it was always Australia, but I think maybe Denmark since it seems to have a very contented population or maybe I might go where it won’t dump 2 feet of snow like Hawaii.

  1. If you could change one thing about the world, what would you do?

I think the world would likely benefit from a weekly plateful of special brownies.  Seriously.   Some people just need to relax90p.   Oh, and it should be a matriarchy for a while.

  1. Is the glass half empty or half full?

This is like Schrödinger’s cat.   The answer is yes.

  1. When is the last time you ate a homegrown tomato?

This past summer. We managed to get three or four sad little grape tomatoes to grow.    We are lucky the plants survived all the wild critter snacking.

  1. What did you want to be when you grew up?

A jockey, a veterinarian, or an actress.     I end up being a teacher with visions of writing glory, or at least enough success to pay a few bills.

  1. What is your favorite time of the day?

Afternoon, evening, and late night.  Mornings aren’t my thing, though summer sun can sometimes convince me to smile before 10AM.

  1. What inspires you?

People doing extraordinary things like impossible flips on the uneven bars, artists who paint incredible 3D chalk pictures on the streets, kids who play instruments, that fourteen year old girl who sailed around the globe by herself, the people who build fighting robots for competition, and pretty much anyone who can parallel park.

  1. What is your favorite childhood memory?

I don’t remember a lot about being young. A lot of it is very fuzzy.     I do remember spending summers at my grandparent’s house in the cellar.   For years I thought everyone had second kitchens in the basement and stayed down there to get cool and to go in and out to play in their yards through the bulkhead.       For the longest time they had an old fashioned four-seater wooden swing that I remember

  1. What three things in nature do you find most beautiful?

The smell of lilacs; Birds of Paradise (the birds); waterfalls.

  1. Who are your 11 nominees?

I.  Alyssa Luchette
II.  Confab
III. Little Monster Girl
IV.  iku2e
V.  Home Free Kids
VI.  Katzenworld
VII.  The Mischief Memoirs
VIII.  The Twisted Yarn
IX.  Doodlemum
X.  Bonnie Knits
XI.  Ali Does It Herself
(How do you like my roman numerating?)


11 Random Facts About Me

1.  I didn’t get my driver’s license until I was 33.
2.  My favorite anime is Howl’s Moving Castle.
3.  I used to read the Lord of the Rings Trilogy and Dune once a year.
4.  The first Stephen King Book I ever read was Cujo.
5.  The first thing I got when I moved out of my birth city was a Library card.6.  My mom tried to punish me by taking away the TV for weeks, so I read the World Book Encyclopedia instead (happily).
7.   The first RPG computer game I ever bought was Eye of the Beholder.  I never finished it; I got stuck in some stupid green room.
8.  The first Atari game I ever played was the original Pac Man.  It was one of the rare times my mom would play a game with me.
9.  I hate it when people snap their fingers to get your attention.  I hate with with a churning visceral distaste.
10.  Since we are getting personal, I use menstrual cups.  Yep.  I went there.
11.  I had both my babies at home.




2 comments on “Article #3: I Was Nominated for a Liebster Award!

  1. Hellbilly Mama
    February 14, 2015

    Congratulations! !


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