Liebster Award Tag Post

I consider myself a newbie to the world of blogging and any world that doesn't involve some sort of race of Halflings, for that matter (kids, Gnomes, Hobbits), but being a newbie makes every little mile stone so much more exciting, and such is my first nomination for a blog award. I copied the next few paragraphs about the Liebster Award from my Blogging Buddy, Krystal's blog Wildflowers 3. Check out her corner of the web and the other fine ladies she's nominated, 

The Liebster Blog Award is an award that is given by the blogging community to new up and coming bloggers with less than 200 followers.
**Here are the details on receiving this award**
1. Each person must post 11 things about themselves.
2. Answer the questions that the nominator set for you plus create 11 questions for the people you’ve nominated to answer.
3. Choose 11 people and link them in your post
4. Go to their page and tell them.
5. No tag backs!

So, eleven things about me. . .
1. I consider myself to be above average intelligence but in ways that are weird and somewhat useless. I've mentioned my affinity for puzzle games and I've proven myself quicker at this sort of thing then other people whose intelligence I respect (my husband, for instance) as equal to greater than my own, but I'm easily flustered by simple manual tasks and things that involve "finesse." 
2. I'm kind of a book snob. I distrust any book that is "mainstream" or that people flaunt as being a "best seller." I have a lot more faith in things called "classic." Most of the books I enjoy are either written for children or are over 50 years old . There are a few exceptions here and there, but I figure there are enough good books out there that I don't need to get caught up in the latest book fad. If the book is still considered "good" after the hype has settled down, then sure, I might give it a go. 
3. I love my cheesy Star Trek. My first real television crush was Robert Duncan McNeil as Lt. Tom Paris on Voyager. I consider that my "secondary  type" where men are concerned, bad boy with the heart of gold and handsome, boy next door looks (Dr. Chase from House is another example of this). 
4. My "type" is actually tall, dark, and grim; originally modeled after Aragorn son of Arathorn (and by that I do not mean Viggo Mortensen; I had a crush on Aragorn long before Peter Jackson had that casting call).
5. I'm a rambler. 
6. I am a quoter, movies, books, tv shows. . .a lot of times I have to resist throwing references that no one else will get into a conversation, be it Psych or Star Trek or Lord of the Rings.  
7. I'm really very stubborn and like to do things my own, weird way. I can't remember the last time I sincerely sought advice from another human being. I can remember a few times where I complained and people offered advice that I probably should've taken, but I didn't particularly want advice. 
8. Like Jess from New Girl, I sing about everything. . .but probably shouldn't. 
9. I care a lot more than I should about people on the internet thinking I'm clever. 
10. I have been a barista and I still make fancy coffees with my espresso maker. 
11. My favorite authors are (from best to third place): J R R Tolkien, Kate Di Camillo, and Fyodor Dostoevsky .

That was eleven things! Yay! 

Now I have to answer Krystal's questions:

1. What's your biggest pet peeve I'm really hard to annoy. It's one of the reasons my husband, who loves to annoy people for fun, and I get along so well. Things don't bug me, even when they should. Text speak, I guess. Does it really save that much time?
2. Name 3 artists currently in your car CD player? Or last 3 music artists you purchased from. Well, huh. . .I'm actually not that into music. The last three artists I purchased were Ella Fitzgerald, Steven Curtis Chapman, and Phil Collins all because I had free amazon music credits to use. 
3. If you could only eat 1 meal for the rest of your life, what would it be? I love pizza but it has to be fairly plain, not a meat lovers or covered in ridiculous vegetables. It's a pizza, not a salad, people. 
4. What is your favorite line from a movie? Huh, hard one. . .I'm more of a TV show than a movie quoter right now. I think, though, the answer might be the repeated exchange of "Get it? Got it. Good." from The Court Jester. I also love to say, "What's in the box?" with the inflection Katherine Hepburn uses in Bringing Up Baby. 
5. Congratulations, you just won a billion dollars. What's your first purchase? This question would actually be easier if it were a hundred dollars. I want a fedora to go with my spy costume but that seems like too small a purchase to break a billion dollar bill on. . .we do have a mortgage to pay off and I have wanted a pet fox for awhile and those cost a few thousand. . .
6. What's your astrology sign? Capricorn, I'm pretty sure, but I'm just proof of how those things don't mean anything. The description for Capricorn, the time I looked it up, was laughably NOT me. 
7. Let's say hypothetically, you're an actor. What character role would you play in any movie? I always thought I'd be an amazing Helena from A Midsummer's Nights Dream. I also used to have a major affinity for Eowyn, but I don't think I could do justice for that character and I actually really like Miranda Otto. . .it's one of the pieces of casting for the Lord of the Rings that I didn't have at least some issue with.  Also, if an option, I'd just be any cat. I'd love to do a motion capture type role where I get to be turned into a cat on screen. 
8. What song would you pick to be the theme song of your life? Chris Rice's Everything's Okay. Most people will have never heard it, so here's a link to youtube.
9. According to your closest family and friends what's your signature/ trade mark (something that you're known for) Answering the phone in a weird voice. I started doing this because  my sister, my mom, and I have similar voices and the guessing game of people saying, "Tawny? Robin?" was annoying. Also, I make a lot of weird Geek references no one gets and always have yarn with me. 
10. what's your most treasured item? (nonliving) My entire book collection, especially my leather bound single volume Lord of the Rings. 
11. What's the best way to embarrass you? I don't get embarrassed by other people, only by my own mistakes. You could remind me of some of them, I guess. 

Now I need to come up with questions. Let the madness ensue! 
1. Is there a word that you can't seem to spell right no matter how hard to you try and what do you do to avoid having to spell it?
2. Is there a word that it really bugs you if you see someone else misspell it and do you point it out to them?
3. Do you like to play games? Computer or board or mental?
4. It's a death match: do you choose a battle of wits? A game of sport? Or and out and out dual? 
5. Favorite literary hero/heroine and how are you like them?
6. Favorite snack (keeping in mind that fruit and dried fruit are not snacks. ..sorry, Psych quote; couldn't resist).
7. Name three things within arms reach you would use to survive on a desert island. No, you have no internet connection or cell phone service so your laptop is basically a boat anchor at this point.
8. You are no longer human: choose an alien race, fantasy creature, or animal to be instead. 
9. Why do you blog? Is it a compulsion, a pleasure, or a calling?
10. Name your top ten sources of entertainment (possibly, favorite books or television shows, games, and mindless activities).
11. Do you prefer your stories to have hidden meanings and allegories or to just be straight out stories?

I'm supposed to nominate/tag eleven bloggers but the bloggers have to have less than 200 followers, and I'm not sure I'll be able to come up with that many. 

I'm tagging/Nominating 
Lydia at Not Afraid of the Snow, a great blog for crafting and home making.
Lisa at Ladybug Farms, check out her latest post about waiting.  . .for a baby giraffe among other things.
Liz at Howling at the Moon (okay, seriously, what's with all the L names. . .I swear, I'm not doing this on purpose.  . .) her most recent post has an adorable stuffed elephant and I envy her sewing skills.
Christina at Amanda's Books and More, who is always hosting awesome blog hops!
Lori at Be Not Weary, a wonderful, often thought provoking devotional blog.
Natalie at A Happy Hobbit Home because she has a Hobbit Home!

I may come back and tag some more people later, but these are my top picks. I hope they all have a chance to post and answer my questions!


  1. Pizza would be my choice too, I honestly could eat it everyday. I think I might have when I was pregnant lol, nice getting to know!


  2. Congrats on the award. I'm not easily annoyed either, but I have wondered why texting is so popular and the traditional phone call is now considered outdated (I have a teen in the house). :)

    Thank you for visiting Super Sunday Sync!

  3. It's Heidi, and it is funny how we are using the same background and everything. Life never ceases to amaze me. And by the way congrats on your leibster!

  4. Congratulations! I found you over at Christina's blog hop!

  5. This is awesomely funny! A pet fox? COOL. And this "It's a pizza, not a salad, people." YES YES. Why must people insist on trying to make pizza's "healthy" or whatnot with all that veggie stuff. It's a pizza. It's meant to be toasted deliciousness.

    1. and cheesy. I still do very much want a fox.

  6. Congrats on the award, well done :-)


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