Friday, January 18, 2013

The Liebster Award

The wonderfully kind and awesome Ashley over at Cup Of Ash Tea recently informed me that she nominated me for The Liebster Award!...and the Versatile Blogger Award! Let's just talk about how flippin' sweet and amazing she is for a moment. You should go check out her blog :) 

So what are these awards? Well, that's a good question...

I'm borrowing the explanations from Ashley because I had no idea but was flattered all the same that she thought of me! :) First, the Liebster Award! Apparently it's German and means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved and lovely and is awarded to bloggers with fewer than 200 followers as a way to recognize blogs you like and for discovering new blogs. As part of the nomination, we're supposed to answer 11 questions created by Ashley, as well as nominate other blogs and create new questions of my own. 
The Versatile Blogger Award is similar recognition award. 

The Liebster Award Questions:

1) What is the best book you've read recently?
I'm currently reading 11/22/63 by Stephen King and it's great! I'm really enjoying it. Before that, I read the first book of the Mistborn series by Brandon Sanderson. If you like epic fantasies at all, run, don't walk, and pick up this book. It is so flipping amazing!! 
2) What are your three favorite online shopping websites?
3) How old were you when you stopped believing in Santa Claus?
4th Grade maybe?
4) What did you laugh about today?
Bryce saying something utterly ridiculous and making me laugh at how dumb it is. That's why I keep him around!
5)  If you had to live in a decade other than the current one, which would you choose?
Hmm, maybe the 1920's.
6) Are you left-handed or right-handed?
7) If you could travel anywhere and money was no option, where would you go?
I've been fortunate to have traveled a bit so far, but I would absolutely love to go to Austria, Sweden, Switzerland, New name a few from my LONG list. 
8) What's your favorite thing about blogging?
Getting to ramble about how boring my life is ;) And nail polish. I mean, let's be serious. Best thing ever.
9) If you had to choose one food to eat the rest of your life, what would you pick?
My mom makes this INCREDIBLE spinach, strawberry, and toasted almond salad with an incredible dressing that I would eat every day with no issues.  
10) What was your favorite toy when you were a child?
Brown Bear! It was the little...brown bear...that had a rattle inside and I took it everywhere. It's fur is all smushed awkwardly on it's face now. 
11) Tell me something that you like about yourself.
I like that I am open minded. I try and be as open to others as possible, though I'm incredibly awkward so it doesn't always work. 

And my new questions if anyone is up for them: 
1. Where is your favorite place in the world?
2. Favorite way to spend your day off?
3. Any fun nicknames?
4. Any pet peeves?
5. What sort of things are in your fridge right now?
6. Given the choice of anyone, alive or dead, who would you want to have dinner with for an evening?
7. Skirts or Pants?
8. Do you enjoy long walks on the beach under a full moon?
9. Favorite book of all time?
10. Do you have any pets?
11. What do you love about your personality?

For the Versatile Blogger Award I'm supposed to come up with 7 random facts about myself, but this post is getting long so I'll only name some random, random facts ;) 

--Pretty sure I have Misophonia, which is literally the "hatred of sound" (specifically sounds made by other people).
--I LOVE puzzles. Yes, I am an 80 year old woman trapped in a 22 year old body.
--I also love pens! I think hand writing things is so cathartic and being able to write with an awesome pen only makes the experience that much better :) 

Most importantly for this post, however, are the nominees. Only a few, but they are all awesome :)

Colleen @Luster Lacquer

I'm also reserving one of these for when my friend Erin finally starts what I know will be a fabulous and witty blog. *glares at Erin who I know will read this at some point*

Whew! Okay, that was long! My apologies! I know it's not about nails but I wanted to share once again how great Ashley is! :)