Liebster Award


Okay, I’m a slacker. I’ve been nominated for this award twice! Thank you to the spectacular James, who I’ve nominated for plenty awards, because I love reading his 365 challenge posts! He’s such a great guy and is so engaging with his blogging audience. Do check out his site. I also would like to thank Renata whose site you should also click on because she’s a strong woman who speaks the absolute truths as well as things she’s learned through her own experiences.

The rules of this award:

  1. Acknowledge the blog who nominated you and display the award.
  2. Answer the 11 questions the blogger gives you.
  3. Give 11 random facts about yourself.
  4. Nominate 11 blogs (tough call, yikes!)
  5. Notify those blogs of the nomination.
  6. Give them 11 questions to answer.

Grab your popcorn here because I have 22 questions to answer!

James’ questions:

What made you start blogging?
It was a random idea between M and I since we were no longer working together

What are the primary content areas on your site?
Most probably my everyday stories and the In Danger installments

What other languages can you speak, read or write?
I can bumble my way through Spanish. Took 2 years in high school and keep my skills brushed up with Speak Tribe app and a friend of mine who’s fluent

Which color best describes your choice in books?
I don’t even know. I’m a colorful person so my books are colorful as well!

What is your favorite of the 7 deadly sins, and why?
I’m going to go with Lust here only because in Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood, Lust was portrayed as a woman who would lead alchemists down her desired path but as the show progressed she desired to become human and ended up helping the brothers.

What other job would you want to have?
Beta reader

What foods can’t you stomach no matter how hard you try? (You must have tried it before)
Bananas and kiwi

What zoo animal would you most want as a pet?
If we’re being realistic, none; but if I had the means, elephant and fennec fox

Who do you live with?
My husband, 2 cats and Turtle

Describe the perfect book.
I can’t because there is no such thing for a girl with my crazy imagination

Which blog that you follow is your must-read every day? Only 1!
The Reader because I look forward to everybody’s posts and technically its one concentrated blog looking place to do so. 😛

Renata’s questions:

How long has writing been a part of your life?
Blog writing has been apart of my life for the last three months but back in high school I loved to write and would take all the writing courses I could; creative writing, poetry writing, Shakespearean writing and even research paper writing

What’s your favorite dish?
Pasta or sushi or soup or waffles… I love food. I can’t have a favorite!

What do you like the most about where you live?
That my state is shaped like a pointy heart! I also love that we have fifteen seasons. The weatherman is always wrong.

Can you describe social media using 2 adjectives? (gotcha there)
supercalifragilisticexpialidocious and self-evolved

Have you volunteered anywhere or would you like to? Where?
Yes. I’ve worked in two wildlife rehabilitation facilities in Ohio and an endangered bird breeding propagation program in Maui. I would love to participate in some type of sea turtle conservation with multiple flotation devices strapped to my body so I don’t drown trying to save the beasties 🙂

What movie ending do you hate the most?
So this is an old film but Spitfire Grill has the worst ending!

Can you tell me one stereotype associated to your country?
Black people always associated with fried chicken and watermelon. I suppose it implies our slavery roots in that they were both cheap and it was finger food so we looked like animals eating it, which was our place in society…. Stereotypes suck.

What’s your favorite song?
Oh geez. I need a new question. I love music! Lately its been songs with the word “run”. Run to You – Pentatonix, Run to You – Whitney Houston, Run – Leona Lewis, Runaway – Ed Sheeran, Run the World (Girls) – Beyonce

Would you accept an invitation to become a writer based on your blog posts?
If said person extending this invitation thinks I’m that awesome, then yeah!

What’s your top self-care activity?
My hair. It’s a process and a half to detangle and style it because salons cost money and I haven’t been in a salon that is able to handle my mane (besides straightening it because that’s boring). Most of my hairstyle ideas come from naturalistas on Youtube!

What’s something you love about humanity?
How different we are from one another and the technologies we’ve develop that make it possible to learn about and grow with each other and our surroundings.

And now 11 more facts about me because I’m just full of them:

  • I played the flute, saxophone and baritone in elementary/middle school
  • I got my first pair of glasses when I was in 4th grade and didn’t want to wear them for the longest time because I thought I looked like Harry Potter
  • I am Groot
  • I am a tech nerd. Currently teaching myself a few programming languages
  • I’m on the review team for a favorite author of mine
  • I love blueberries and blueberry flavored things
  • I’ve had Netflix since 2009 when it was $5 a month and you got DVDs in the mail
  • I’ve written a post everyday this month except May 1st because of birthday shenanigans
  • I love anime. If you have not seen Cowboy Bebop or Howl’s Moving Castle, you are seriously missing out on fantastic worlds
  • I didn’t get my driver’s license until I was 20 which is pretty rare for kids in America who usually get their permit as soon as they turn 16
  • I am a ginormous classic Disney fan. I collect them on VHS and can recite most of them word for word, song for song. (HAKUNA MATATA, what a wonderful phrase!)

My Questions that are not philosophical, or you can choose to answer the ones above:

  1. If you could have one date with any celebrity, who would it be and why?
  2. King’s Landing or King Arthur’s Court?
  3. Which is cooler: dinosaurs or dragons? (that’s a trick question just sayin’)
  4. Have you ever seen a double rainbow?
  5. Would you choose to fly like a bird and roam the sky or swim like a whale and roam the deep sea?
  6. What’s your favorite Disney movie and why?
  7. If you had the means to invent something, what would it be?
  8. Why did you choose WordPress as your blogging platform instead of say Blogger or Wix?
  9. What’s the one thing that makes you smile every single day?
  10. If you could live in a book world, which one would it be and why?
  11. Do you like pina coladas? (I may or may not be humming in my head)

Coming up with 11 questions was tough! Now 11 nominations?? I’m going to cheat and just pick the last few people who commented on the blog somewhere:

Avid Observer
Poetic Bliss
Mr. Mel

Congrats to the nominees! Participate if you want however don’t feel obligated to do so. If anyone else would like to participate, I nominate you too and feel free to answer right in the comments section below!


29 thoughts on “Liebster Award

  1. Aw, thank you very much. I’m proud to be up here with Renata and will need to go check out that blog goo!

    You had the perfect answer for “which blog?” READER. Very sly. But quite on point!

    Great seeing all your answers. Honest and Funny. I’m gonna have to check out some of the answers to your new questions too… maybe find a few new online friends. 🙂

    OK… I should get off the computer. I have some Netflix shows I promised to watch this weekend!


    1. You’re welcome! I didn’t realize my musical choices until I was asked this question haha. Funny the things you notice when someone asks the right question!


  2. hehe yeey, the instruments made it into this one. Still want stories. Yes, I can be hard to please 😋😋
    An elephant or a fennec fox, interesting choice of animals. Mind if I ask why these two?

    Again, Thaaaaaaaaaaank you for the nomination Nel 🙂


    1. Yes, more in depth stories still to come! Elephant because they’re gentle beautiful Giants and fennec foxes cause they look like real life Pokemon. I wanted to say blue whale but that isn’t a zoo animal!


      1. hahahahaha elephants are ridiculously gentle giants, yes! I have a picture, I may end up sharing of a man on one, on the street in the city, and I just thought, “hmm, off to run errands; camels in the Middle East, Elephants in Asia” but I wondered where he would “park” it 😅😅

        And the blue whale, why?
        And now that you’ve said it, they really do look like a Pokemon! 😀


        1. Where he would park it?!? 😂😂 I need to be in your city so I can be a valet!
          Blue whale because it’s so rare to actually see one and they’re the coolest mammals alive to me. I did a school report one them as a child and I’ve loved them ever since.


          1. Your love for animals made sense when I read the post where you shared what you studied and where you’ve worked and volunteered (and said paradise life was overrated 🙄🙄 :-P). All the pieces just fit together. Blue whales are amazing creatures. I’ve read about them too, and watched documentaries on sea life that covered blue whales.
            LOL valet parking huh! 😂


            1. Different degrees of paradise, remember that! AND YES! Elephant parking valet! Sign me up! I’ll work for free! “Excuse me ma’am, just pull up right over here and I will take good care of your carriage” Then release the elephant on an African safari! I’ll be the valet equivalent of Robin Hood!!!!
              (that would make a good story, yeah?)


              1. And land you in prison, yes!! You will definitely have tons of stories from there 😅

                Paradise, I want to try living in one. Next year, God willing. I was made for summer, you see. So sun-shine islands are the best to me 😀


                1. Aaaah I was born in Spring but was made for seasons I think. It’s probably cause I get bored easily and like change haha


                    1. True true!
                      but Nel, the whole “ride or die” thing is more figurative… I mean, I will ride with you, I don’t need to even know where we are going, but can we get food on the way? And must we really die? 😛


                    2. Woah! No dying! This is not a Bonnie and Clyde situation! We’re too cool to die and of course we’re going to get food. That’s implied 😂


    1. Thanks. I was going to update it to nominate you because one of my nominees has already been awarded. So congratulations! Another award for you!


  3. “supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” you got me there, Nel. hahaha
    “Os seus problemas, você deve esquecer! Isso é viver, é aprender, Hakuna Matata!” Portuguese version of the original Lion King song. Needless to say, favorite movie ever. 101 Dalmatians is another one I keep close to my heart.

    Netflix delivered DVDs? OMG haha


    1. 😀 It’s that Disney in me! You make me want to learn Portugese! Yes! When Netflix first came out, the online streaming options were few so for $5 a month you got access to that and you would set up your list of DVDs you wanted delivered to your house. Soon as you returned one , they mailed you the next one on your list!


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