Thank you so much to Sadje @ Keep It Alive for the nomination to the Liebster Award. Her blog always has something extraordinary, from health diets and their pros and cons, to life advice, poetry, and more!
I understand that this award is meant as an instrument to encourage and mentor new bloggers. From The Global Aussie: “The earliest case of the award goes as far back as 2011. Liebster in German means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome.” The award initially focused on bloggers with less than 2000 followers, but as its popularity burgeoned, this number has gone down to 200; my blog recently passed that limit (hurray, thank you friends!) but GA says it is more of a guideline, and I thought it was very nice of Sadje to think of me, so I decided to go for it.
The rules of the Liebster Award, as received from Sadje:
1. Acknowledge the blogger that gave it to you and display the award.
2. Answer 11 questions that the blogger gives you.
3. Give 11 random thoughts about yourself.
4. Nominate 11 blogs and notify them of their nomination.
5. Give these blogs 11 questions to answer
11 Questions from Sadje, and my answers:
What is your biggest pet peeve?
When people cheat or steal, and get away with it
Where did you get your name?
Please check my post on that
If you could change your name, what would it be?
Real or Blog? For my real name: when I got my Canadian citizenship, my middle name ended up changing to my maiden name on my citizenship card (long story), but later on, I found out that I was not allowed to do that on my driver’s license, so I will probably have to change one or the other at some point. If I get to choose, I will drop my maiden name.
What was your favorite TV show as a kid?
As a young kid, The Magical World of Disney; as an older kid, The Twilight Zone
Do you have any weird habits?
Whenever I wash my hair, I always shampoo twice, regardless of how dirty it is
Do you like fall scents /tastes?
I love fall’s natural scents and tastes; I do not care for artificial versions
What is your favorite holiday and why?
Thanksgiving, please visit my post on this
Do you prefer writing it down or typing it up?
I prefer to write down to-do lists and memos, but type long texts
Netflix or cable?
If money didn’t matter, what would you do with your life?
I would not change my life much, but maybe I would publish one or two books
What is your favorite thing about yourself?
One of them is being organized
11 random thoughts about myself:
I am not only a half-full-glass person, but my glass is pink coloured
In a car, I prefer to be a passenger, not a driver
I am a land lover (no cruises for me)
I like to get up early and go to bed late (I have not mastered zero sleep, though)
If I could only eat two things, it would be potatoes and cheese, and my two favourite things to drink are boiled water, and coffee
I used to play racquet sports for fun, and my favourite sport to watch is American Football
I like good Science Fiction (books, movies, concepts)
My favourite fictional character is TV’s OC detective Adrian Monk
My favourite animal is my pet dog
My favourite day of the week is Wednesday
My favourite subject in school was always Mathematics
I am providing a list of 11 blogs, either new, or new to me; I understand that some blog missions or themes will have no place for a post to accept the nomination, but I still wanted to recognize them, in my opinion, as Liebster to the blog community:
My questions for the bloggers, should they freely choose to answer them, are basically my thoughts from above:
Personality: Are you a …
1) Half-full-glass or half-empty-glass person?
2) Driver or passenger?
3) Fish in the water or land lover?
4) Early or late person?
Your Favourite things:
5) Food and beverage(s)
6) Sport(s) (play or watch)
7) Movie genre(s)
8) Fictional character(s)
10) Day of the week
11) Do you like Math? (hee-hee, get it?)