Wednesday, September 19, 2012

The Liebster Award

My amazing Tweetie, Redhot Writing Hood, nominated me for the Liebster Award. (She also joined my DietBet and wrote a blog post about it - now THAT'S a friend!) This is flattering considering I hardly ever write on my blog. Glad to know someone is enjoying it! And sorry it took me so long to respond to this! I'm not really sure what the Liebster Award is,but I'll take whatever recognition I can get!

Apparently it comes with rules and such, so here goes.

The Rules

  1. Each person must post 11 things about themselves.
  2. Answer the 11 questions the person giving the award has set for you.
  3. Create 11 questions for the people you will be giving the award to.
  4. Choose 11 people to award and send them a link to your post.  Go to their page and tell them.
  5. No tag backs.

11 Facts About Me
  1. I get bored very easily - which is partly why I change my hair every other month.
  2. I exercise because I have to not because I actually enjoy it!
  3. I really want to do a basket toss. I never got to try it when I was a cheerleader.
  4. I was a size 0 my senior year in high school and wish I'd known enough to enjoy it back then!
  5. I love to surprise people with little gifts, but I'm mostly too broke to do it very often.
  6. My favorite job ever was coordinating after school programs. Wish I hadn't let pregnancy hormones and a not-so-nice boss push me into quitting.
  7. My dream is to have an after school program for middle school kids - there's really no place for kids that age to be safe and supervised without being stuck with a bunch of younger kids.
  8. I love Old Vine Zin wines. Bogle is one of my favorites and I can actually afford it.
  9. I have a huge crush on Scarlett Johansson and on Sass Herass.
  10. One day I want to do a burlesque solo on stage.
  11. I'm shy and socially awkward in real life.
My 11 Questions to Answer
  1. What types of movies do you prefer? Drama and thrillers, I suppose, but I also like comedy and chic-flicks.
  2. If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be? Jamaica. I'm not really sure why - it's the first thing that popped into my head.
  3. If you could relive one moment in your past, what would it be? Hmm, sorry, can't really answer that one right now!
  4. Dogs or cats? I'm not much of a pet person. Probably dogs, though.
  5. If you had a bitchin' fake tan, would you be a member of Jersey Shore? Um, no thanks!
  6. Do you believe in ghosts? Yes. When I was a kid we moved into a house and lots of weird things happened, like pens flying out of the bathroom at me when nobody was in there!
  7. What is your favorite time of year? I really love fall. The only problem with it is that it reminds me that winter will be here soon, and I hate winter. I grew up in Arizona - I don't like the cold at all!
  8. What color do you have the most of in your closet? Black and white. I'm starting to diversify, but I do have a lot of black and white and denim.
  9. Are you a white underwear girl or do you like them colorful? Colorful for sure. I think I own maybe 2 pair of solid white underwear. 
  10. What are you the most passionate about? I guess after school programming. It's so important to have safe, affordable places for our kids to be once school lets out. There are so many single parents, or families where both parents work, and after school care is often ludicrously expensive or not available for certain ages at all. 
  11. Do you get up early or stay up late? I get up early because I have to for work. It sucks ass. I'd prefer to stay up late and sleep in, but I don't get to do that often.
My 11 Questions for my 11 Liebster Nominees:
  1. What do you get out of blogging?
  2. What's your favorite thing about being an adult?
  3. Do you believe in soulmates?
  4. What's one thing that can always make you smile/laugh, no matter how bad of a mood you're in?
  5. What's something on your bucket list?
  6. What's your go-to recipe?
  7. If someone handed you $2,000 to take a weekend trip anywhere you want, with a stipulation that you could not use the internet or your cell phone for those 48 hours, would you accept it and if so, what would you do?
  8. When was the last time you colored a picture?
  9. What's the sweetest thing someone has done for you in the last year?
  10. What was your last random act of kindness?
  11. What's your biggest turn off?
11 People I'm Awarding
  1. Divorced D20 Dad
  2. Not Blessed Mama
  3. An Angry Girl Who Does Yoga
  4. My Life as Lucille
  5. The Glamorous Life of the Modern Day Soccer Mom
  6. Fadderly
  7. Life in the Northwest
  8. Pish Posh
  9. 30andfatto40andhalfmarathon
  10. Jenbug blogs
  11. Batcrap Crazy
Last, but not least, I'm going to add what some people who know/follow me have to say about me. This has nothing to do with the Liebster Award, I just want to share!

11 More Things to Know About Me (according to others)
  1. U care about your friends and family and have a wonderful since of humor about life no matter what it throws U.
  2. You got married young, and not because you were pregnant. 
  3. You had a baby young. 
  4. You wanted to be a stay at home mom and drive a station wagon :)
  5. To add to that I think your very feisty, spicy, intelligent and have a lot of perseverance!
  6. You can shake your booty like no other!! :D
  7. Spontaneous.
  8. Sensitive.
  9. Bitchy. :p
  10. Generous.


  1. Thank you for Awarding the Liebster to me. I appreciate you thinking of me! - gina

  2. I love your after school program amibition! I will cheer for you (and maybe even throw in a basket toss!)

  3. Your welcome and it's well deserved :) I am glad you let me participate in your Dietbet…. 1 week down!

  4. Thank you SO much for nominating Lucy. ;-) She appreciates if greatly. I know she does. Lisa