Eleven Question to my Liebster Nominees:

  1. Where is “home”?
  2. What time does a day in the life of YOU typically begin, and what’s your morning routine?
  3. What is your earliest memory (fragmented recollections count, if you consider it a memory).
  4. Who is your most treasured confidant?
  5. Have you ever played the game Clue? Seen the movie?
  6. What is weakness?
  7. What do you recall in life regretfully?
  8. What is your most (in your opinion) important contribution to your community?
  9. If you had a theme-song, what would it be and why?
  10. What size shoe do you wear?
  11. Name a blog on WordPress that has really impacted you – positively or otherwise.

Please copy and paste these questions to be included in your relay of the award, if you choose to participate. Have fun and I’m looking forward to your answers! 🙂

Eleven Random Facts Revealed.

I’ve never been good at this type of thing, dating all the way back to grammar school when my poor choices used as examples that reflected my personality for an oral autobiography, reflected something more along the lines of a young and very troubled Lizzie Borden in the making.

Anyway, that’s a story for another post…maybe.

Here’s Part II of the Liebster Procedure (my new and catchy gimmick associated with the award’s strange and almost juvenile “rules”) check ’em out:

If nominated, and you choose to accept the nomination of your blog and continue with the Liebster award process – here are the rules:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you, and post a link to their blog on your blog.

  2. Display the award on your blog — by including it in your post and/or displaying it using a “widget” or a “gadget”. (Note that the best way to do this is to save the image to your own computer and then upload it to your blog post.)

  3. Answer eleven (11) questions about yourself, these will be provided to you by the person who nominated you.

  4. Provide eleven (11) random facts about yourself.

  5. Nominate 5 – 11 blogs that you feel deserve the award, who have a less than 1000 followers. (Note that you can always ask the blog owner this since not all blogs display a widget that lets the readers know this information!)

  6. Create a new list of questions for the bloggers you nominate to answer.

  7. List these rules in your post. Once you have written and published it, you then have to:

  8. Inform the people/blogs that you nominated that you nominated for the Liebster award and give a link for them to your post so that they can learn about it.

And now for my facts at random:

ELEVEN RANDOM FACTS ABOUT ME:

  1. I am half Shawnee, yet somehow I thoroughly despise horses.
  2. The better part of my remaining genetic makeup is Scandinavian-American.
  3. I represent the tenth American-born generation on my father’s side.
  4. Nobody from my mother’s side of the family has ever been born outside what is now the United States of America. (I’m sure we’re on umpteenth hundredth generation born on this continent).
  5. I am truly ambidextrous, and always have been.
  6. I have a reconstructed face and a surgically altered appearance as a result of a violent injury.
  7. I am an excellent long-distance tow-swimmer.
  8. I raise Gouldian (Rainbow) finches on a volunteer basis to send back to Australia. The native populations of this type of finch have dwindled rapidly to near-extinction since the massive, long-standing firestorms that occupied vast portions of the Australian continent several years ago.
  9. I am unashamedly Pro-Gun.
  10. My sixteen year-old daughter is still missing.
  11. I am in absolute awe of author Dan Simmons and his gifts as a multifaceted and exquisitely unique writer; I simply cannot read enough of him.

Eleven Honest Answers

Eleven Questions and Answers:

1 – What embarrassing moment sticks foremost in your memory of High School?

I was a “hotshot” on the varsity basketball team throughout my junior and senior high school years; in senior year, towards the end of my final high school career season, I was playing center in a neck and neck game against my school’s athletic nemesis. We were down to 2 seconds on the clock and I hooked the ball from half-court, amazingly affecting a silent dunk of all net at the last nano-second – breaking the tied score in the nick of time. Unfortunately, since I had been revolved back into the game during the 4th quarter, I was mentally stuck in the second quarter, in which my team was on the opposite basket. Yes, I get the OTHER TEAM the winning points…I am a notoriously celebrated legend at the rival high school to this very day.

2 – What activity/thing did your parents forbid you, that practically all the other kids you knew had permission?

My father never even considered allowing me to get my ears pierced as a girl; to the day he died when I was 13 years old, he forbade me to do so. (I know, weird huh?)

3 – What is your favorite part of the Academy Awards?

I must admit with indifference, that, despite my love for movies as well as the plethora of talent attached to cinema and the film industry, I have NEVER watched the Academy Awards…I harbor much too short of an attention span for such lengthiness.

4 – Who do you think was the best Host of the Academy Awards?

My above answer should kill those two birds with the one stone…;-)

5 – What makes you smile?

A truly witty creature with therapeutic humor can easily me smile.

6 – What sport & Team are you passionate about?

I’m a fan of the NFL – and an eternal Forty-Niner Faithful, Baby!

I’m equally passionate about the NBA – I Bleed Gold & Purple – Go Lakers!

7 – What genre do you prefer to read?

Ahhhh, geez let’s see…I have never been able to nail down a single genre because I simply LOVE to read; in truth, I am one of those people who reads anything with alpha-numeric text displayed in my language, no matter what it is. A few favorite genres of mine would be:  

Ancient History,

Speculative Fiction,

Science Fiction,

True Crime

Apocalyptic-themed Thrillers (such as zombie gore)

Macabre

Obscure/dark

*Although, not necessarily in that order of preference.

8 – Who is a hero in your life?

Jack is a celebrated local hero where I live. Jack is the retired EMT/Firefighter who arrived at the scene of my traumatic domestic event in 2001, after my abusive monster of my then-husband had cut my throat open in attempt to take my life. Jack was a stranger to me prior to literally saving my last few drops of life in the back of a speeding ambulance. Jack was sitting in the room with me when I woke up weeks later with a maimed face that was unrecognizable even to myself; Jack has lifted his own injured wing high enough to give me room to scurry underneath – Jack is like my second Dad, and brings so much to my existence in so many direct and indirect ways. Jack is the rightful keeper of a good portion of my respect and admiration – trust and loyalty.

9 – What is one of your talents?

I NEVER forget a face.

10 – What TV show do you watch, but don’t admit it?

Okay…fine…since you ask point-blank…

My roommates (both male) religiously watch the series called “Mad Men”, which is a drama/satire mockery full of horribly regrettable human behavior, scandalous business dealings, sexual oppression, and sexually chauvinistic show – one that has grown on me like a tumor. On nights they watch it, I far too often find myself standing in the safety of the kitchen’s darkness behind their position on the couches, a cup of tepid coffee in my hand, mouth hanging wide open while I stand there enveloped by the dialogue and imagery.

11 – Any advices (or tips) you would like to share with your fellow bloggers?

Any two cents that I would toss in to fellow bloggers would be along the lines of:

Be mindful of the fact that a blog isn’t taken any more seriously online than spoken words in the real world are; so you’d be smart to manage your expectations with that in mind; carry on respectfully and by all means – be real – be HUMAN, if you dare.