Friday, March 8, 2013

Liebster Award

The amazing Lara Lacombe @ Romance With An Edge nominated me for the:

She actually gave this to me a few weeks ago-- but I am just now coming around to answering the questions!  (Is that super lame of me?!)

But, Lara-- Thank you so much!  I really appreciate the shout-out :)  You rock!

There are a few rules for this award, so before we get started, let me list them here:

1. Thank your Liebster Blog Award presenter on your blog and link back to the blogger who presented this award to you.

2. Answer the 11 questions from the nominator, list 11 random facts about yourself and create 11 questions for your nominees.

3. Present the Liebster Blog Award to 11 blogs of 200 followers or less who you feel deserve to be noticed and leave a comment on their blog letting them know they have been chosen. (No tag backs)-- I chose 4.  I know-- slacking.  But, most of the blogs I follow far exceed the 200 follower mark!

4. Copy and Paste the blog award on your blog.
So without further ado, here are the questions from my nominator:

1. What's your favorite writing/reading snack?
I like to sip on coffee, tea, Advocare Spark (basically anything with caffeine in it) or ice (FREEZING) cold water.  Or a Woodchuck.  Or a New Castle.  Yeah, those are nice too.  But, I don't drink alcohol enough too much.  But, when writing-- and things get a little edgy/you start to feel really vulnerable-- a drink helps with the nerves a bit.

2. Where have you always wanted to visit?
I have never been ANYWHERE-- so I want to visit EVERYWHERE.  We are starting with the North American Continent at the end of 2014-- after we've seen everything there is to see on the continent  we were born on, we will then choose our next destination.

3. What's your favorite accent?
English.  Obviously.  But, since German accents are kind of scary-- that's definitely a close second!  It is hilarious-- to be able to say 'I want an ice cream sundae!' yet invoke the fear of God into a non-speakers heart.

4. What movie do you always watch when you find it on TV?
I don't have cable television-- not even basic.. so, can I change the question?  Okay-- I'm changing it to: What is your favorite movie?  In that case, I have quite a few!  Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Royal Tennenbaums, Wild Target (British humor at it's best IMO), Jerry Maguire, The Family Stone, Snatch and Step Brothers are the first few that come to mind.

5. What's your favorite hobby?
I'm not going to say writing-- because writing is just a way of life.  So, in that case- baking.  I loooove to bake!  I will be selling baked goods at our local farmers market this spring/summer and I'm very excited!  I've been perfecting a lot of recipes-- for example-- I have made the perfect vegan banana bread with brown sugar crumble, as well as rockin' vegan "cheese" loaf and a cinnamon swirl bread that is to die for.  And don't get me started on all the non-vegan goodies I have in my oven-o-tricks.

6. Say you can quit your day job and do whatever you want.  What would you do?
Travel with my children-- that way I can ensure they don't get sucked into the American subculture commonly referred to as "YOLO" but  more closely resembling the retardation of the soul.

7. What made you want to start writing?
It was less of a want and more of a necessity.  The words would bleed from my hands.  I've been journaling since I was in kindergarten.

8. What is your favorite genre?
I LOVE dystopian-- always have, always will.  I also love YA (that's why I fell in LURVE with The Hunger Games-- a mix of my two favs!)-- I love NA, though some would dispute it being a genre (I tend to write NA)-- Sci-Fi... poetry, memoir.  Who am I kidding?  I LOVE IT ALL.  Minus erotica.  You can take 50 Shades of Grey and shove it where the sun don't shine.  (That is, unless you like 50 Shades of Grey-- because I assume you'd like it shoved up there.  Sick burn.)

9. Where is your writing/reading nook?
Play room/office-- next to a large window that the sun pours into.  Though, lately, I've been doing a lot of writing at the kitchen table in the foster home I work at.

10. What book do you wish you had written?
Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates, The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood and/or The History of Love by Nicole Krauss.  Also- Harry Potter, because who doesn't wish they were J.K. Rowling!?

11. Early bird, night owl, or something in between?
I am unfortunately a night owl and, that is why awake overnights from 11pm-8am don't really phase me.  That being said, if I don't work, I like to be in bed by 8pm-9pm because my children are early birds!

11 Facts About Me:
-Thinking of 11 facts is hard work for me/I hate this
-I recently cut off 14 inches of my hair-- all by myself-- I should eventually go to a stylist because it's kind of Sponge-Bob-Square-Heady
- I tell things like it is... sugar coating is for the birds... Though, I'm getting better at distinguishing the appropriate timing to say said things.
-I'm working on a project called Dirty Chai Mag (named for my favorite espresso drink) with my good friend, Samantha.  We hope to launch and begin accepting submissions by the end of the month!
-I am a very forgiving person--  I always accept apologies, always.
-I actually really enjoy this Rhianna song: I typically hate pop music:
-I looooove Woodchuck Cider,  LOVE.
-I  have a sister from another mister and a brother from another mother.
-My favorite color is blue (I bet you had me pegged for a 'green' person, eh?)
-I love waking up in my bed with both of my kids, Garrett and our two cats all in a giant cuddle puddle
-I met Anthony Hopkins once-- he introduced himself as "Tony" and it was Bad Ass.  BAD ASS..

Annnnd I nominate:

I really enjoyed the questions that Lara came up with- so you guys can answer those!


  1. Yay! Love your responses.

    I have family in Germany, and while the accent can sound harsh, it can also be quite soothing. But maybe that's my German blood skewing my impression a bit [g].

    Have a good weekend!

    1. I live in a very, very German town in Minnesota (New Ulm) and.... the accent is scary. :P hahaha

  2. P.S. I nominated you for the Sunshine Award as well! :)

  3. AWESOME!!! Thank you!! I am touched and honored! I'll get on this asap!

    1. wee! you are welcome!


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