Liebster Award 2016

I have been nominated by syd7t5 for the 2016 Liebster Award. This is so exciting! Thank you Syd!

The Liebster Award is designed to help new bloggers feel welcome. And I do! There are certain rules, and I’m going to go with the ones that my nominee chose. I’ve copied and pasted them below.

The Global Aussie version.

If you have been nominated for The Liebster Award AND YOU CHOOSE TO ACCEPT IT, write a blog post about the Liebster award in which you:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you, and post a link to their blog on your blog.
  1. Display the award on your blog — by including it in your post and/or displaying it using a “widget” or a “gadget”.
  1. Write a 150-300 word post about your favorite blog that is not your own. Explain why you like the blog, provide links.
  1. Provide 10 random facts about yourself.
  1. Nominate 5 – 11 blogs that you feel deserve the award, who have a less than 200 followers.
  1. List these rules in your post. Once you have written and published it, you then have to:
  1. Inform the people/blogs that you nominated that they have been nominated for the Liebster award and provide a link for them to your post.

Girl Poem Blog version.

Here are the rules:

  • Thank the blogger(s) who nominated you
  • Answer the 11 questions the blogger gives you
  • Nominate bloggers that you think are deserving of the award but more importantly help to promote newer bloggers with fewer followers.
  • Let the bloggers know you nominated them
  • Give them 11 questions of your own

For this one, I will follow the rules from the one who nominated me.

My answers to Syd’s questions:

  1. What is your favourite genre to write in and why? My favorite genre to write is literary/ upmarket because I am confined by minimal rules. I can write fiction that is more character driven than plot driven, but with commercial appeal.
  2. If you could only listen to one album or piece of music for the rest of your life what would it be? I love this question because it’s so difficult–haha! I feel like I’m cheating on so many of my favorites…I choose the George Harrison album “All Things Must Pass.”
  3. How did you get into writing? When I was a child, I lived in a district so large, there were three elementary schools. Each year, the school districts across Michigan participated in a writing contest; one child in every grade, 1-6 district wide would receive a gold ribbon and have their short story printed in the local paper. In grade 3, I wrote “My Pet Dinosaur” a short about a little girl who found a Triceratops at the neighborhood park. The girl soon realized that a group of scientists were hunting the dinosaur to perform experiments, so she hid her new friend in an underground tunnel system. Anyhow, I won the gold medal for Lapeer County, and a writer was born.
  4. Sweet or savoury? Almost always savory.
  5. What sports do you play if any? I was a flag football cheerleader in grade 6. I was never on any other official teams, but I have been known to play baseball, kick ball, and red-rover. Also, I am a Chess Queen, currently searching for Bobby Fischer.
  6. What’s your worst habit? Smoking those damned e-cigarettes–I’m a former cigarette sucker downer.
  7. What’s your dream job? Novelist.
  8. If you could change one thing in your life right now what would it be? Easy peasy–no more Fibromyalgia and osteoarthritis.
  9. Your greatest fear? Birds. Birds all day long. Oddly enough, I love the film, “The Birds.”
  10. Have you ever been arrested? Yes or no will suffice, unless you don’t mind sharing! I have not, but when I was around 14, my best friend had a Halloween party. She and I, and group of girl friends went trick-or-treating in the small town in which we all lived. On our way home, we asked a local officer–a well known officer–to trick my friend’s parents by driving us home in the back of his patrol car. We all thought we were going to get Mr. and Mrs. Kelly good. But upon our arrival, the officer told the parents of our prank, so when we were escorted inside, Mr. Kelly pretended to be angry, and we believed him. He told us he wanted all of our phone numbers to call our parents, and that he wanted us all picked up immediately. We all cried, and said it was only a joke. Mr. and Mrs. Kelly laughed their asses off. Grown-ups sure know how to ruin a joke, haha!
  11. Celebrity crush? Oh, man! Norman Reedus and Val Kilmer. The Boondock Saints and Tombstone are two of me favie films, in the history of evah! I’m also in love with Laura Prepon’s face.

Please find my eleven questions below the list of my nominees, who are:

Baffy Basics

Penumbra Haiku

Breaking the Silenc3

My questions for the above three nominees:

  1. Please list five books, in no particular order that have influenced your perception of life.
  2. Who is your real-life hero, and why? This person does not necessarily have to be a writing hero.
  3. Do you generally like, or dislike film adaptations of classic literature? For example, “The Great Gatsby.”
  4. If you were a fruit or vegetable, which would you be, and why?
  5. Do you like The Beatles, the greatest band of all time? Why or why not?
  6. What/who inspires your writing the most?
  7. Would you ever sign a contract with a publisher relinquishing your rights to your work? Why or why not?
  8. When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
  9. What is your favorite flower?
  10. If you were a season, which one would you be?
  11. Introvert or extrovert? 



9 thoughts on “Liebster Award 2016

    1. I don’t recall being frightened by birds as a small child. They’re nice to look at from a distance, but when they come near me, I panic. I had a parakeet when I was a teen–a gift from my mother–and I had to give him away because I was afraid of him. I couldn’t put my hands inside his cage to feed and water him. Birds are just…bizarre. Their ultra-rapid movements. I have come home to find sparrows in my house, and completely wigged out, tears and all. Egad! They’re the bane of my existence.

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          1. Hahaha! Thanks. He is very handsome. My daughter calls him Most Eligible Bachelor. He is also known as Mister, Fat Guy, Battle Cat, In-the-way, Shithead, Mr. Baby Man, Old Man Baby, Therapy Cat, Handsome. Loads more, lol

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