I was nominated for the Liebster Award, a nice inkling of recognition for smaller blogs, by Wheel of Why, which is helmed by my boyfriend and a good friend of his. Regardless of their potential biases to nominate me, I’m honored, flattered, and will fill out the survey without any further ado – hell, I’ll even pass the recognition onto some other smaller blogs, because ego boosts are nice and I’m feeling particularly generous today (though there is no huge, massive, world-shattering pressure to continue after I’ve nominated you).
Since I was nominated by Wheel of Why first, those’ll be the questions I answer. Shoutout to Nuria And Nerd Power, though! (because she’s amazing).
The Rules of the Award
1. Post eleven facts about yourself.
2. Answer the questions the tagger has set for you and create eleven questions for people you’ve nominated.
3. Choose eleven people (with fewer than 200 followers) to give this award to and link them in your post.
4. Go to their page and tell them.
5. Remember, no tag backs.
That’s not too complicated, is it? Anyway, here’s some facts…
1. When I was a kid, I had a massive crush on Robocop. Not the weird looking blonde actor that played him, but on the actual roboman. I had him marry all of my Barbies. (Indiana Jones eventually took over the honor, along with every G.I. Joe I could swipe from my brother’s collection)
2. I tend to chip nail polish within 3 hours of application, no matter what.
3. An “exciting evening” usually entails a BBC murder mystery and a fatty glass of wine, because I am an old woman within a 22 year old body.
4. I think Steven Meisel and Karl Lagerfeld are extremely overrated.
5. I used to play World of Warcraft avidly and used to love, love, love videogames, but I don’t have a console beyond a PS2.
6. I’ve never seen all of Braveheart.
7. Sugary cereals first thing in the morning make me ill for the rest of the day.
8. I studied abroad in Heidelberg, Germany for a year and want to revisit badly (though I could never live in Germany).
9. I love both coffee and tea as long as they’re served unadulterated.
10. Despite my collection of Barbies, I grew up as a healthy tomboy (I’m glad I kept my love of sports).
11. When I was a kid I had three “when I grow up” goals: be a female James Bond, become a shepherdess, run a flower shop. None of those have worked out for me yet, in case you’re wondering.
11 Questions from “Wheel of Why”
1. What is your biggest pet peeve?
I have a lot of pet peeves, as I’m a particularly nervy individual, but one that has really been grating me lately is people airing out their personal beefs on facebook. Why? Because it is your own business, I’m on there to read about conversations people have with their cats or photo updates from my family, not to hear a curse-word slinging gunshow that is embarrassing for everyone involved.
2. What is the worst book you ever had to read for a class?
Ethan Frome. Hands. Down.
3. What is your go-to karaoke song?
Something along the terrible boy band/girl power bands of the ‘90s, preferably sung out of tune (not difficult to achieve if I’m the one singing).
4. If you could participate in any Olympic sport, which one would you pick and why?
Softball (before they eliminated it), because it was the only sport that I was remotely good at. Ever.
5. Do you prefer apples or oranges?
They are both delectable, so I’ll judge based on how terrible the worst of the worst taste. Bad apples taste like sour nothingness, bad oranges make you wish that you brushed your teeth before you ate it because the mint+citrus combo is more preferable. Siding with apples on this.
6. If you could go back in time and give the fourteen-year-old version of yourself one bit of advice, what would you say?
Stay the freakin’ A away from Hot Topic, there are only mistakes and poor taste in clothes within those black-painted walls of contrived individuality.
7. What is one popular TV show/movie/book that you just can’t understand all the hype about?
8. What are your thoughts on butterscotch?
You’re talking about caramel’s less attractive brother, right?
9. If you could permanently and unilaterally change one American law, what would you pick?
In Baltimore, Maryland, it’s illegal to take a lion to the movies and that should be amended. Lions should be able to be up on their pop culture if they want to.
10. Which teacher had the biggest impact on you?
When I was in third grade, my elementary school put on a holiday show through the music program. I wanted with all my heart to be a ribbon dancer, because who the fuck wouldn’t want to be a ribbon dancer while singing about Rudolph? However, I wasn’t chosen. I’ve hated ribbons (and ribbon dancers) ever since.
11. Are you more confident in your singing abilities or your dancing skills?
Depends on the amount of alcohol involved.
11 Questions for Nominated Blogs
1. If you were stranded on an island in the middle of the ocean, what would be the first hobby you picked up?
2. If you were to spontaneously become a unique, never-before-seen superhero (or villain) in 5 minutes, what would your power be?
3. What is your favorite form of media?
4. What is your ultimate comfort food?
5. What is the one book that you could read 100 times and still enjoy?
6. Least favorite color?
7. To macaroni and cheese or to not macaroni and cheese?
8. Do you like your feet inside the blanket when you sleep or outside?
9. Dogs or cats?
10. What is one of your guiltiest pleasures?
11. What is the most offensive fashion trend that you can think of?
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