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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

The Liebster Awards

The Liebster Award is given by bloggers to up and  coming bloggers as a way to spread the word about smaller blogs who deserve a bigger audience.  This award is an honor, but once nominated you must earn it:
  • You must list 11 things about yourself
  • Answer 11 questions put to you by the person who nominated you
  • Choose up to 11 bloggers with less than 200 followers to nominate and post 11 questions for them to answer
  • Visit your nominee's pages to inform them of their award

My Questions from Nicole:
  1. What do you do when you have time to yourself?    >Time to myself? What's that? jk I actually do get some time to myself these days, as Husband and I are now splitting our time with the kids 50/50. It's left me a lot of time to say, "What do I do when I have time to myself???" If I ever figure out what the answer to that question is, I'll be sure to let you know! It's been ages since I had time to kill, and I'm still not sure what to do with it.
  2. What's your favorite thing to do with your kids?     >Ask them questions. They have the most interesting, unique, hilarious things to say about life and everything around them!
  3. Does the toilet paper go over the roll, or under the roll?    >OVER, don't be gross. 
  4. When it comes to your blog, what is your ultimate goal?    >Ultimately my blog is therapy. I have sub-goals of reaching lots of people, helping women through PPD, etc., but mostly my blog's job is to act as therapy for myself. And it does a damn good job at serving that purpose.
  5. Would you rather swim in a pool or an ocean?   >Pool. Now, don't get all crazy on me, but oceans are AMAZING to look at... creepy to swim in. One word: seaweed. *shudder*
  6. What is your favorite holiday, and why?   >My birthday. That counts, right? I know it's not supposed to be all about me, but for real. I love having a day (ok, week) that's all about ME. Favorite week of the year by far. :)
  7. What is the most embarrassing thing that's ever happened to you?     >I have a 'most embarrassing moment' every single day of my life. I couldn't possibly pinpoint just one. Most of my embarrassing moments come from awkward things I say, without realizing they have a sexual undertone.That is, until someone starts busting up laughing.
  8. What is your favorite book?  >Oh god. What a gigantic question this is! As a kid my favorite book was The Giver by Lois Lowry; I read it over and over. I even have a child named Asher, a name I got from that book. My second favorite book was Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury (R.I.P.), which I discovered in sixth grade. Adored that book, read it at least six times. My third favorite, which was gifted to me by sister Jennifer for my thirteenth birthday, was The Journal of Callie Wade by Dawn Miller. Nothing I've read as an adult stands out as much as these childhood favorites, so there you go. 
  9. What are you currently most addicted to?   >Distraction. I mean, technically I am most addicted to coffee, but since the separation, what I crave most is something to distract me from the lonely. 
  10. If you could go anywhere in the world on vacation, where would you go?  > Whittier, California. Just kidding. I've always wanted to go to Japan, but I don't sit around wishing for exotic vacations like other people do. I'm pretty happy here at home. 
  11. What is your favorite thing about blogging?   >Re-reading. Meeting other bloggers is beyond awesome too, but having the ability to go back and re-read about my life and my kids (things I have inevitably forgotten) is pretty amazing. 

Eleven Random Things About Myself:

  1. I'm awkward to the core. My dry sense of humor and lack of awareness of my surroundings results in a lot of awkward silences and uncomfortable conversations. There is no cure for this condition; believe me, I've looked.
  2. I can write novels, but I never learned my multiplication facts. I'm not exaggerating, I cannot do basic third grade math. I was writing novels at age eight, but my fourth grader and I will be learning to multiply together this year.
  3. I suffered from PPD so severely with my third son that I don't even remember most of his first year. 
  4. I walk around in a constant daze, wondering if and how I am an adult entrusted with a job and children. How did this happen to me? Am I really in CHARGE here??
  5. I have always wanted to be a makeup artist. If it were a financially sound decision, I would still go to school for cosmetic art. I'm pretty sure, second only to writing, it is my passion, and I'll probably always be sad that all I have to show for it is the eye shadow on my lids every morning.
  6. My husband/ex was sitting here while I tried to think up number six. I said, "What's a random thing about me?" He immediately responded with, "You're a huge brat. No, not in a mean way... but seriously. You are." This is absolutely, one hundred percent true. I don't try to be a pain in the ass, I just come that way. 
  7. I love Audrey Hepburn like you love your cat. I'd post pictures of her doing adorable things on face book all day if I could, but she's, you know... deceased. 
  8. Last night I asked face book what I should say about myself. My girl Nicole (from Between Two Rams, who nominated me for this) said, " How about you take TONS of pictures of yourself for the benefit of your fb friends? ;)" Damn. She's right. I take WAY too many pictures of myself and post them all the time. I could go into what this says about my self-esteem, but I'll spare you.
Alright folks, I quit. I can't come up with eleven things! You'll settle for eight, right? You weren't even reading them anyway. ;) 

My nominees for the Liebster Award (in no particular order): 

1. Between Two Rams
2. The Journey 
3. Glorious Randomness
4. When Did This Become My Life?
5. Mommy Going Crazy
6. Our Blah Blah Blog

You answer the same questions I did, because let's face it, I can't even come up with 11 things about myself, what makes me think I could come up with 11 original questions for ya'll? ;) Much love!


  1. Yeah, don't ask me what happened to the formatting on this one. I have no idea.

  2. you are my favorite;)
    also, who let us be in charge of other people?!

  3. The Giver was one of my favorites, too. Your taste in reading makes up for the fact that your toilet paper is wrong.

    BTW, nominating me back does NOT mean I have to do it all over again!

    P.S. About saying awkward things with an unintended sexual undertone... I think we discussed the name of my blog on Twitter one time lol

  4. Congrats on the big award - well-earned!

  5. You're too sweet for nominating me! Love you to pieces!!! I love your answers!


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