I am super excited and just blushingly pleased to have been nominated for a Liebster Award by Three! (3) amazing bloggers:
Liesl Dineen It’s Nothing Really
Angela Zemp Hedgehog times
and Barbara Gabriel Steal Just one Day
So what does that mean? Well clearly, I’m fascinating and everyone hangs on my every word! Hah! It is a nomination given from one fledgling blogger to another. It’s a way to introduce new bloggers to readers and vice-versa. Now I’m supposed to say a bit about myself. Here is a selection of the questions asked me by my nominators. You guys are fun.
A. What was your first thought when you woke up this morning? Seriously? How is it possible it’s only Wednesday? How?
A. Share the weirdest thing about you! No.But I’ll share the weirdest thing I’m willing to have known. I can’t go to sleep without watching Mystery Science Theater 3000. I watched the same episode (actually the movie) every night for 3 years.
A. Who would you most like to be stuck in a Lift/Elevator with? This is interesting, because I don’t feel at my best trapped anywhere, so it would have to be someone who was either as freaked out as me or someone very soothing. Soothing: Patrick Stewart.
A. Who is your hero/heroine? It shifts, but right now it’s Doc Hammer, because he’s a brilliant writer, painter and musician. Plus, he kind of doesn’t give a crap what people think of him.
A. What cheers you up after a bad day? Watching my kiddo do this dance he does. It’s pretty elaborate and adorable, and he does it just because it makes me laugh. Also, eating cake in my pj’s.
L. Come on, which one item would you really take with you to that deserted island? A Swiss Army E-reader with unlimited power supply. It dices, it slices, it stores thousands of books. When can I go?
L. What is it you want most from life? To not feel like I’ve wasted it.
L. Where will I find you at the party? I will have called with car trouble or a sick kid (I am an unscrupulous introvert) and be at home with a glass of wine and a good book. Ahhh. (This is the same answer to the question about whether or not I would accept a trip to Mars)
L. Pick your super power and explain. When I want to be a vigilante, it is the ability to burn people with my eyes. The rest of the time, teleportation.
L Tell us about your favorite happy song – link it up! I Still Believe, Frank Turner. These lyrics must be shouted: “I still believe in the neeeeed for guitars and drums and desperate poetry!!” *Muah* Frank.
B. Do you prefer international travel or to explore closer to home? Why? I like all kinds of travel, and would love it more if I could teleport. I’m currently obsessed with going to Ireland, but I’d like to make a stop over to Switzerland and have a coffee with a hedgehog I know there.
B. What’s your go-to comfort food? Pizza. Angela, it would be topped with… I became a vegetarian three years ago and I have yet to find a satisfactory substitute for pepperoni.
B. Give us a link to the best or the favorite of your own posts. What made you write that one?
I think it would be this Removing All Doubt. It’s about why I started writing fiction. I wrote the post out of irritation and indignation, but it ended up being something more.
B. What word do you dislike? Divulge. It sounds like gagging.
B. What interesting thing will you choose to do this week? I’m thinking of becoming an expert in something, but I don’t know what yet.
Now for my nominees:
Shandy: Project Shandy
Wendy Metcalf: Fem SF Author
Roz Dekett; Roz Dekett
Midge Gordon: Bohemian Rhapsody
Alysinion The Economical Vegan
Barbara Doran-Rogal Serendipity Do It
Please check them out! Such a diverse group of brilliant people!
To them, I ask the following:
1. What is your happy place (either in your mind or in real life)?
2. How prepared are you for unexpected guests to your home?
3. What do you do when you are afraid to become unafraid?
4. What is the one thing that, when it happens, you will consider yourself successful?
5. What song do you HAVE to sing along to, no matter who may be watching. Link it up!
6, Would you rather make someone laugh or make someone cry? (With your writing, obviously. I’m not suggesting you go kick someone in the shins.)
7. If someone was to visit your city, what should they go see to really get a feel for it?
8. What do you love to write about?
9. Do you have any rituals? Explain.
10. Name 3 elements to your perfect day.
11. Link to your favorite blog post. What moved you to write it.