Gabrielle at My Heathen Heart has kindly — over my admittedly half-hearted objections — put me up for The Liebster Award. I have no objection to getting an award — heaven forbid that I should be so hypocritical! — but rather that the Liebster is usually awarded to relatively new bloggers who have fewer than 100 followers.
I have 227 follower at the moment (the number goes up and down by a few) and just passed the 45,000 hit mark today (or maybe it was yesterday), so I feel a bit like I’m sailing under false colors. However, despite being a little overqualified for the honor, it is an honor. I am touched, grateful and continually surprised at being honored for doing something I so very much enjoy. I must be doing something right and I will try very hard to keep doing it, whatever it may be
Thank you Gabrielle — very much! If it weren’t against the rules, I’d give it right back to you because you deserve it! I also want to thank Gabrielle for the nicest version of the Liebster Award I’ve ever seen! It’s great!
◊ THE RULES ◊
Direct from Gabrielle’s post:
1. Publicly thank and link back to your nominator’s blog.
2. Nominate other blogs and notify them.
3. Answer 11 questions from your nominator.
4. Tell 11 random things about yourself.
5. Write 11 questions for your nominees – or they can answer the same ones asked of you.
However. Rules are made to be broken. Please don’t feel obliged to push yourself beyond your comfort zone to fulfill any of the requirements. If you have one or two nominees, that’s fine. If you can’t think of much to say about yourself, write about something else. This is supposed to be fun, an honor, something to enjoy … so let’s not turn it into hard work.
♠ THE QUESTIONS ♠
These are same as those on list Gabrielle’s blog:
1 Why did you start writing a blog? I’m a writer and a very opinionated one … and since no one listens to me at home, I figured I might as well throw myself on the mercy of the Internet!
2 What is your favorite work of fiction? Angelique, by Anne Golon. Long out of print, but still as wonderful as ever.
3 How would you describe your personal philosophy/spiritual path? Open-minded, skeptical, and uncommitted.
4 What has impressed you lately? How many people are really passionate about trivial things when there are so many important issues are being ignored. This is not a good thing.
5 What has depressed you lately? How ignorant and intellectually lazy the younger generations seem to be.
6 What advice would you give your younger self if you could go back in time ten years? Hang onto your money — you’re going to need it!
7 What are your vices? Talking too much and listening too little.
8 What would you like to achieve in 2013? Keep me and everyone else healthy and manage wrangle our income and outgo into a state of grace.
9 Describe your personal style. Casual and conservative to the point of boring.
10 What is your favorite city? Jerusalem, Israel. I often dream of Jerusalem.
11 Name something that always makes you smile. My dogs.
♥ NEXT: RANDOM STUFF ♥
11 random things about me:
1 If I don’t have a book to read, I’m lost.
2 My hair turned white overnight, just like in books. I thought it was a myth. Guess not.
3 I actually can’t remember how many different surgeries I’ve had. I can’t remember why I had some of them, but I have the scars.
4 I was a total outcast as a kid.
5 I was an excessively popular adult.
6 I have regained my outcast status as a senior citizen.
7 My first job was poodle shampooer for a pet groomer.
8 I met my husband when I was 16 and he was 21. We got married when he was 48 and I was 43: the longest courtship in history.
9 My first love was Johnny Mathis; my second, Marlon Brando. No one can say I’m not eclectic.
10 I read between 5 and 10 books per week. I have done so since I was 9 or 10 years old.
11 If I don’t put the pizza in the over now, we are NOT going to have any dinner tonight.
Ψ NOMINEES Ψ
My list of nominees, in random order, ar:
Congratulations to you all. I follow all of you, read all of you, enjoy all of you. You make the world the better place because you are in it.
- The Liebster Award (youarealwaysinmyheart.wordpress.com)
- Liebster Award (thecrystalchronicles.wordpress.com)
- Liebster Award (runningatdisney.com)
- Liebster Award (sandiestar.com)
- Liebster Award! (alexanderhicks.com)
- Liebster Blog Award (cozycabinnews.wordpress.com)
- Liebster Award (patriciaddrury.com)
- The Liebster Award (parmisrad.wordpress.com)
- “The Award Goes To………” My Nominations for the Liebster Award (satanicmagic.wordpress.com)
- Liebster for Days… (bbbfitandhealthy.wordpress.com)