Nominated (Twice) For the Sunshine Blogger Award

Hello, Blogging Friends!

I’m so flattered to have just been nominated twice for the Sunshine Blogger award. First by my buddy Amanda at Just In Queso, a glorious blog celebrating cheese (which I can totally get behind) and other assorted comedy subjects, like Friends episodes. You know you want to check it out.

And if that weren’t enough, I was nominated again on the very same day by Deeksha at Jot the Thought, a lovely blog that talks about writing and blogging contests and all manner of literary shenanigans. Give her a look.

I don’t want to play favorites, so I’ll throw out the rules then answer both excellent sets of questions.

This thing is all about the number eleven.

The rules for this award:

  1. Answer the eleven questions from the blogger who nominated you
  2. Nominate eleven wonderful bloggers and write eleven questions for them to answer

Alrighty then…

Amanda’s Questions for Me:

  1. What is your favorite snack?

Hmm, hard to say because I get tired of eating the same thing and am always switching it up. But lately I’ve been eating a lot of flavored, roasted pistachios. Every night. I favor the hot or savory varieties, like jalapeño or salt & pepper.

  1.  Where is your happy place?

Probably the bathtub, with a good book. Until I’m all pruney and my butt’s going numb.

  1.  What is a sound you enjoy hearing?

Ocean waves. Also, the wordpress app “bing” sound that means someone’s just read something I wrote 🙂

  1.  Tell us something weird/interesting about you.

Hmm… When I was a little girl, I made up a fake civilization run by a series of queens and built a small-scale model of it in my backyard. I invented political histories and a war and fake cultural customs and everything.

It was a total gynocracy. Even when it was briefly conquered, it was ruled by foreign queens.

  1.  What is one thing you would change about yourself?

I’d make myself more confident and less indecisive. Or maybe something else. Maybe that wasn’t a good answer…

  1.  What is one of your strengths?

I’m good at considering different points of view. Unfortunately, that also makes me indecisive.

  1.  How is May going for you so far?

Can’t complain. Just went to the coast for Mother’s Day weekend and had a great time with my family.

  1.  What is your favorite thing to do with close friends?

Travel, which doesn’t happen too often but is awesome when it does.

  1.  What’s the last movie you saw? What did you think of it?

Star Wars: The Force Awakens. I enjoyed it and thought it was a massive improvement over the prequels. Don’t get me started on those.

  1.  What is your least favorite “adulting” task?

Hanging out with angry adults who talk about money nonstop and take petty crap way too seriously.

  1. Tell us about a scar you have and how you got it.

Well, I do have a burn on my thigh from standing up to answer the phone while forgetting I had a hot curling iron in my hand. So embarrassing.

Deeksha’s Questions For Me:

  1. What’s your favourite pastime?

Traveling, without a doubt.

  1.  One thing you love doing..?

Reading. I have tons of books in all kinds of different genres.

  1.  One thing you hate doing..?

Trying on bathing suits in a store with bad fluorescent lighting. You’d really think stores would invest in better lighting to move more merchandise, because when I see what appears to be cellulite on my forearms, it makes me want to go into a trance where I draw lipstick all over my face while drooling.

  1.  Cat person or a dog person..?

Cat person, though I don’t dislike dogs. They just stress me out with all their chipper energy.

  1.  If you had the chance to meet one celebrity, who would it be? Why?

Neil DeGrasse Tyson, because he’s a rock star. I’d ask him a lot of questions.

  1.  Favourite book..?

Hard to choose, but maybe Assassination Vacation by Sarah Vowell.

  1.  Favourite movie..?

Also hard to choose, but maybe Godfather, part 1.

  1.  Favourite TV show..?

Right now, The Walking Dead.

  1.  One thing you really miss..?

Being in college. I tried to drag that out as long as possible, lol

  1.  Favourite holiday destination..?

Paris or maybe London. But we’ve been going to Disneyland  a lot because of the kiddos.

  1. Craziest thing you have ever done..?

Gosh. I’ll go with taking a military hop to Paris when I was in the Army. I didn’t have any accommodations set up beforehand and ran out of money while I was there. Stayed out in the rain all night one evening and slept in the airport the next.

It was an awesome trip, though.

My Questions for Nominees:

  1. What is your favorite color?
  2. What is your favorite season and why?
  3. What is your favorite sport to play?
  4. If you could have any magical power, what would it be?
  5. Are your nightmares mostly about physical or emotional danger?
  6. If you could spend a week in any historical time period, which one would you pick?
  7. If you could be successful at any job, which one would you pick?
  8. Would you rather have a magic flying carpet or be able to turn invisible?
  9. Are you air, water, earth or fire and why?
  10. If you won a million dollars, what is the first thing you would do?
  11. If you could solve any mystery, which one would it be?

My Nominees:

Participation in this award is voluntary, of course, and not everyone wants to play. I totally get that, so please take my nomination as a sign of my admiration instead of pressure to do more work. 🙂

Plus, some of you may have just been nominated by someone else.

  1. Big And Pinky Toes
  2. Better For That
  3. Mind and Life Matters
  4. The Mindful Author
  5. I Can’t Possibly Be Wrong All The Time
  6. My Diary
  7. Art By Rob Goldstein
  8. The Cricket Pages
  9. Dad Stayed Home
  10. Planet Simon
  11. It’s me Harshi

And In Conclusion:

Over and out.

(Dang, that was a lame sign-off, but I just couldn’t figure out how to end this post gracefully. Kind of like when you suddenly get super self-conscious in the middle of leaving a voicemail message, floundering between dead air, incoherent rambling and an abrupt quit. I figure anyone managing to read all the way to the end of this post needed a little shake-up, anyway.)

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