Friday, April 12, 2013

Liebster Award

My cousin Emily nominated me for a Liebster Award. Thanks cousin! What is a Liebster Award, you ask? Nothing more than a big compliment. Which I will not turn down. How does it work? I have to list 11 things about me, I have to answer 11 questions asked by my cousin Emily, and then I'm supposed to ask 11 questions of those that I nominate for the award. I will do parts 1 and 2, but not 3. However, should you want to do it, please do! I love learning more about people I know.

Part 1: 11 Things about Me
1. Two of my favorite books are The Good Earth and Pillars of the Earth. (Never noticed until now that they both contain the word "Earth.")
2. Being 25 was awesome.
3. Although I dislike most romantic comedies, I love "Sleepless in Seattle."
4. You know how most women think they're fatter than they really are? I think I'm skinnier than I really am. (Note: I didn't say I think I'm skinny, just skinnier.) This makes pictures of me especially jarring.
5. I do not believe in soul mates.
6. One of my running friends said she'd vote for any politician who said they'd abolish Daylight Saving Time. I'd do the same.
7. I cannot bring myself to only do one space after a period. It makes me feel old and totally un-hip to admit this, but such is. (Somewhere my mom is clapping.)
8. I do not own a zester. I think I should own a zester.
9. I love eating icing on crackers. Ritz crackers, graham crackers, Wheat Thins, any crackers. Salty + sweet = yummy.
10. I never listen to music when running, only podcasts. I wonder if running to music would make me faster.
11. I'm looking for sewing projects. Any suggestions?

Part 2: 11 Questions Answered
1. Favorite go-to recipe: Open-face peanut butter and honey sandwich. It's my lunch of choice most days.
2. Change one aspect of my life: My own life is pretty dang good. So if I can request the Manager of All Genies to grant my wish it would be: lift my house and drop it softly in a part of the country that stays relatively mild all year (except for when it snows one day and melts the next), doesn't get humid, and all of my family and friends live next door. Do you see why I needed to talk to a genie supervisor about this wish?
3. Childhood regrets: I wish I tried running anything sporty in high school, not just the French Club.
4. Dog or cat person: Definitely dogs. I think am developing an allergy to cats in my old age.
5. One favorite memory: Ollie's birth. Hands down.
6. Fave book character and why: Scarlett O'Hara. I don't think I could be any less like her, but still.
7. Least fave day: Uh, all of the days in July and August? I like most days in general, but humid summer days are the worst. Especially this summer when they will be humid summer days with cicadas all around.
8. Which parent am I most like and why: I have to go with my dad. His anal-retentiveness attention to detail plagues me to this day. But he did teach me the ways of the open-face peanut butter and honey (see above) and instill in me my dislike of cats. My mom likes shopping way too much for me to say her.
9. Article of clothing owned longest: Maybe something from college? Stuff I bought when I worked at Kirkham's? I don't think I have anything from high school. (I did start high school about 20 years ago, you know.)
10. Disneyland fave ride: I dislike all things Disney, therefore I refuse to answer this question. :)
11. Fave kids book: Can I give some favorite kid authors instead? Leslie Patricelli, Jack Prelutsky, Arnold Lobel, Mo Willems, and that's all I can remember.


  1. So fun to learn a little more about you! Thanks for playing along :) I think as a prize for your nomination you deserve a zester, don't you?!

  2. 3. what about "while you were sleeping" and have you seen "return to me"? i love them! even though romantic comedies aren't always my fav either.

    7. is that the new rule - only one space after a period?

    i loved reading this post. i am planning on doing it, too. :)

  3. ( #5 on things about me list): i thought i was the only one who felt that way.
    (#10 on Question list) : this is why I love you so much. Amen to that sister!!!

  4. I loved reading this........thanks for playing along........

  5. So awesome to read all these things! Part 1 thoughts:

    #1 - I've never read either, but both are on my "to read" list. You've inspired me.
    #2 - For me it was 27/28. Favorite ages, hands down.
    #5 - "Soul mates are fiction and an illusion" - s.w. kimball. true words.
    #7 - I never could do one space until I started editing online content. Now I can't go back; two feels weird!

    part 2 - I love Scarlett too! I've read Gone with the Wind so many times; I never get tired of it!