Wednesday, July 25, 2012

An Award!

Kwizgiver has tagged me for the the Liebster award! Liebster is a German word which means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing and welcome.

Here are the rules for the award:

  1. Each person must post 11 facts about themselves.
  2. Answer 11 questions the tagger has given you and give 11 questions for the people you’ve tagged.
  3. Choose 11 people and link them in your post. Tell them you’ve tagged them.
  4. Remember, no tag backs.
So, here are 11 things about me:

1) My favorite grandpa had a swing next to his garage and some of my happiest childhood moments were spent on it.

2) My thumbnails grow faster than the others.

3) When I played Barbies, my doll was always getting ready for, or returning from, a date with Paul McCartney. She never actually had the date, though. The only boy doll I had was Ken and he looked NOTHING like Paul

4) I have been to three Hawaiian islands -- The Big Island, Maui and Oahu.

5) I realized during the aftermath of the Colorado theater shooting that I miss Katie Couric. I heard about Columbine and 9/11 from her and she did such a smart and sensitive job. I think I want to get all my really bad news from Katie.

6) I love seeing a man in a tie. I also love watching him tie his tie. I have a thing for ties. Sigh.

7) My teen years were the worst of my life.

8) I am hopelessly sentimental. This, combined with laziness, makes my life very cluttered with stuff.

9) I suppose I swear too much. But you know, I don't really give a shit.

10) I think I have been really in love twice.

11) I worry about my friends ... alot. I think it's because I feel more connected to the family I made than to the one I was born into.

Here are the questions Kwizgiver has given me:
  1. What is your favorite genre to read? Biography
  2. How often do you read for pleasure? Daily
  3. Do you ever read books in your least favorite genre? That would be poetry, and the answer is no
  4. Do you snack when you read? No. And I never realized it until you asked me this question.
  5. What do you do when you're in a reading slump? What's a reading slump? Do you mean if I don't like the book I'm reading? Then I switch to magazines, like sorbet to cleanse my pallet, and then try a different a book.
  6. Are you easy to talk into doing something out of the ordinary? No
  7. Do you follow a daily routine? Of sorts. Cats are very routine-oriented by nature, so mine keep me to a schedule. 
  8. Where do you keep your keys? In a basket by table lamp next to the front door.
  9. What is your favorite song featuring a banjo? "Foggy Mountain Breakdown" because it reminds me of one of my favorite movies, Bonnie & Clyde
  10. Do you drink bottled water? Nope.
  11. How old is your blog? Just over six years.

Here are the questions I give you:

1. What's your oldest memory?

2. Who was your first crush?

3. When was the last time you cried?

4. How often do you read the newspaper?

5. What is something you won't scrimp on, no matter how tight your budget?

6. Do you enjoy your time in the bath or shower? Or is it merely for hygiene/grooming, like brushing your teeth?

7. Close your eyes and think of a song. Which one popped into your head?

8. What's the biggest dollar bill in your wallet right now? (Asked because a friend of mine recently broke a $100 at dinner, and I don't think I've ever carried a bill that big.)

9. You're home. It's 9:30 at night. You're hungry. What do you snack on?

10. Are you a Felix (neat freak) or an Oscar (slob)?

11.  When did you last send someone a card? It could be a greeting card, or a postcard. But you had to address it, put a stamp on it and mail it. E-cards or a card you simply handed a person don't count.
And here's who I tag to answer those stimulating questions:

Gina, Endomental, Book Mama, The Bumbles (either one!), Snarky Pants, Harriet, Mimi ... and anyone else who happens by and wants to join in!


  1. Ooohhhhh....a tag! I haven't been tagged in ages. Thank you for thinking of me. I'll get on it soon and let you know when it's posted.

    I get the thing about ties. Yep.

    Ken "Paul" cracked me up.

  2. I love learning new stuff about you. And you asked great questions! (I almost said "wicked" questions, I've been in Southern Maine for a few days...)

  3. We will answer these soon, Gal! Though it would have been easier had they all been about baseball :0)

    As for ties, I prefer seeing them loosened with tousled hair. Makes it easier to envision them coming off...

    1. And drumroll it is! Our acceptance and response. You will be pleased to find a Beatles reference.

  4. I am here to gather your questions. Working on this today. Thanks again.

  5. Done!

  6. Thanks for sharing, and for the award. Mine is finally finally done!


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