Monday, February 24, 2014

The Liebster Award

I was nominated for the Liebster Award!

Really and truly, I'm not sure what that means.  Like...I googled it.  Seriously.  The answer?  It's like...the bloggers equivalent to a chain letter, according to some.  It's also a really great way to share blogs you like that might not have a huge following. the same time I have to say, knowing someone felt like putting my name out there and admitted to reading me never stops being a good feeling.  So I'm going to do this!

So, special thanks to Jackie at Indecisively Blogging for the nomination and thanks to everyone who shows up here every week to hang out with me.

Being nominated means there are some things I have to let's get this started!

Liebster Award Rules 

-State 11 facts about yourself
-Answer 11 questions given to you by the person who nominated you
-Nominate 11 new bloggers and set 11 questions for them to answer.  Oh, and these bloggers are supposed to be new bloggers or bloggers with less than 200 followers.
-Include the Liebster Award logo in your post and/or the side bar.

You want to know 11 facts about me? Seriously?

11.)  I'm 27, single, and a childless wonder.

10.)  I'm incredibly lucky to be part of a family and culture that doesn't push women to get married and make babies immediately.  All I can think of it "My Big Fat Greek Wedding".  I don't know many Greek people, but if that's what it is really like...I'd be so screwed.

Also, I have the major hots for John Corbett.  

9.)  I LOVE to cook and bake, but haven't been doing much of it because being single means eating it and doing the dishes alone.

8.)  I'm not the best swimmer

7.)  7 is one of my lucky numbers, which is interesting because I think I have a touch of OCD and odd numbers bother me.

6.)  I wasn't joking about OCD and odd numbers.  Things like Skittles...I have to eat them in even numbers in the same color, or even numbers with odd numbers of colors (like 3 green, and 3 purple).  Also, I stopped eating Skittles when they changed the green ones from Lime to Green Apple.  You can't mix the green apple with any of the other flavors like when you could have lemon/lime, or cherry/lime.  Seriously, Wrigley/Mars Corp....fix that shit.

5.)  If you read my About section, or my post You'll Never Be As Young As You Are Today you know that I believe in trying everything once.  I REALLY do believe that.  I strive to find and see and do something I've never done, seen, tasted or experienced before.

4.)  When I was like, 9, Ernest Scared Stupid scared the crap out of me.  Even as an adult, I have a fear of what might be next to me in bed when I roll over after looking underneath it.

3.)  I believe in Gray areas.  What I mean by that is, even when I've decided my stance on something I will still consider someone else's opinion and even though I may disagree in general I am still totally willing to accept special circumstances.

2.)  I don't know if I'm a night owl or an insomniac, but I'm not awesome at that going to bed thing.

1.)  If I say no to Chocolate, check me for a fever.

Jackie asked me the following questions:

1.  What is your most embarrassing moment?  Geez.  I don't know.  I've had quiet a few, but I'm honestly trying to reach a point where I'm able to either laugh or learn about my life experiences and somehow I find that when there is a lessens the hurt, pain, or embarrassment in a situation for me.  Though I have to admit, I'm still struggling with the fact that I wrote that post on Alli and it is my most popular post to date.

2.  If you had to have the same thing for dinner every night for the rest of your life, what would you want that dinner to be? Lasagna.  Not only because I love it, but because there are so many types of lasagna.  (Is that cheating?)

3.  If you could invite one celebrity over for dinner, who would that be?  Why?  Kevin Smith.  So I can seduce him.  And I would not fail.

4.  What is your favorite movie? I don't have ONE favorite movie.  Some of my favorites include: Dogma, The Craft, Jane Austen's Mafia, Practical Magic, Hokus Pokus...and a few others.

5.  What are your top 3 guilty pleasures? Expensive sweets (I eat sweets and sugar ALL the time, but I rarely spend good money on it).  Bad TV. products, makeup, cleaning products...I'm a junkie.

6.  What is the most embarrassing song on your iPod?  I don't have an Ipod.  Sad day.  I'm a disappointment to my generation.

7.  If your life had a theme song, what would it be?  My life deserves a boxed set.  But right now...I'm really loving Alanis Morissete "Incomplete" because that is how I feel.

8.  If you had the chance to be a contestant on a game show, which game show would you pick? Family Feud.  We'd win for sure.

9.  What is your favorite ice cream flavor?  I don't meet much ice cream that I say no to. But this week...Haagen Daz Salted Caramel Gelato

10.  What is your favorite book? I really and truly do not have one.

11.  What websites do you visit most frequently? Facebook, my email,, Craigslist

I nominate the following 11 bloggers:
(No ranking...they're just who I thought of!)

1.  Climaxed - Jenniy shows up for my Sunday Confessions EVERY WEEK and rocks it out.  One of the best, most honest blogs out there.  I adore her.
2.  Sparkly Poetic Weird. - Jenn is awesome and I love her insights.
3.  Zen Princess: Rulers over Controlled Chaos - We know her as The Snarky Hippie on Facebook.  There is strength and love in this woman.
4.  FBX Adventures in Parenting - Alaska.  Moose Stories.  She's awesome.
5.  Mama G's Blog - Sunday Confessor.  Currently hosting "Mental Health Mondays" on her blog - which I'm very excited about.
6.  Tracy on the Rocks - I adore me some Tracy.  Seriously.  She is amazing and truly one of my favorites.
7.  Juicebox Confession - Michelle is the Bee's Knees.  She's a great blogger, and a good friend.  I'm proud to know her.
8.  Mommy Needs Wine, Not Whine - I love listening to her laugh at goats.  She's amazing and talented.  Check her out. 
9.  Still Smihlen - When she writes, it's awesome.
10. Words Of A Poet - She's a poet and an author.
11.  Zachrocks - It's a different kind of's a drawn out life.  Love it.

I chose these people because I interact with them regularly, and I enjoy their content.  And I was trying to follow the rules about subscribers and some were easier to locate than others.

Questions for the 11 bloggers I picked:

1.  If you could turn back time (go ahead and sing Cher for a minute), would you still start blogging?
2.  Honesty time: what DON'T you love about blogging?
3.  Favorite blog post you ever wrote?
4.  Movies: in the theatre or at home and why?
5.  If you could be anyone or anything (tree, rock, millionaire) else in the world, what would you be?
6.  What do you like the most about yourself?
7.  If your life had a theme song, what would it be?
8.  What is your biggest pet peeve?
9.  Is bacon really all it's cracked up to be?
10.  Who are you stalking on Facebook?
11.  What is your guilty internet pleasure?

I tried to keep it interesting.  So hopefully you'll have some fun answers out there.


  1. Oh YAY! I'm so excited about this and SUPER flattered!!! I'd better get to work ;)

  2. Yay! Another reason to avoid doing my taxes!! Thanks for picking me and I thanks a lot- now I am running through my head all the different types of lasagna (in the Bubba voice from Forrest Gump) We could have sausage lasagna, and spinach lasagna, vegetarian lasagna, white lasagna, ground beef lasagna.....lasagna scampi....oh wait sorry that last one I just got carried away doing my Bubba impression. xo

    1. Mexican lasagna, lasagna rolls, cheese lasagna, lasagna gumbo....shit, it's easy getting carried away on that Bubba thing.

  3. Awesome and thank you!

    Okay now I must focus on writing and try to play it cool...

  4. I loved reading this. I also LOVE lasagna :). You totally deserved this award. And to be honest, I couldn't figure out what the eff the Liebster was either when I got nominated. With like 5 followers, I wondered if it wasn't some kind of a joke.