Monday, July 9, 2012

Liebster Award

I was nominated for the Liebster Blog Award by Nadine at Back East Blonde.  I love Nadine's blog, and she's been a huge help while I muddle through this technology thing!
"The Liebster award is given to upcoming bloggers who have less than 200 followers. The meaning: Liebster is German and means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing and welcome."

-Each person must post 11 things about themselves.
-Answer the questions the tagger set for you, PLUS create 11 questions for the people you've tagged to answer.
-Choose 11 people and link them in your post.

-Go to their page and tell them.

*No tag backs!*

11 Things about me:
1. I hate jello.  I can't eat it, it makes me gag.  Yes, that means jello shots are out of the question.
2. I've been putting off getting my wisdom teeth out for many years. The time has come.
3. I try to be crafty, but sometimes it's hard!
4. My favorite people are spread out around the country, and I miss them constantly.
5. My front teeth don't touch.  Eating onion rings is difficult.
6. Hanson was my favorite band in middle school, and I still love them with a completely inappropriate passion.
7. Speaking of inappropriate passions, I love broccoli in a way that isn't entirely platonic. I even found a way to use the broccoli stalks so I don't waste any of it!
8. I grew up a city girl, but apparently I was meant to be a country girl.
9. I teach middle school English and when I tell people the normal reactions are, "I'm sorry," "I could never do it," "You must be soooo patient," "How do you deal with those kids," and so on. I love it (the comments and my job)!
10. Speaking of being an English teacher, confession: I still have a hard time figuring out where commas go.  It's an ongoing struggle.
11. I'm an entertainment news, gossip magazine, reality show, and tv junkie. I just love it.

11 Questions from Nadine:
1. If you could be prettier, funnier, or smarter, which would you choose?
I think probably prettier.  I'm ok with the way I look, some days more than others, but I think I'm hilarious and pretty smart. We'll go with prettier!
2. Which fictional character do you most relate to?
Hmmm, probably Liz Lemon from 30 Rock.
Here are some clips of her talking about food...

I don't sing to my food when I'm home alone cooking lunch....wait.
3. What is your favorite guilty pleasure book of all time?
I would have to say the Twilight Saga. I can't get enough.
4. What is your nerdiest trait?
Oh god, just one? We've already established that I don't sing to my food at lunch. Especially not when I'm alone.  And definitely not when I'm really excited about it. I get really upset by bad grammar, but I think it's probably singing to myself, and out loud, sometimes while I'm teaching.  When you make up a song about punctuation and sing it to the class, they look at you like you're insane.  And a little nerdy.
5. If you could spend the rest of your life in one location, where would it be?
I've already thought this one out. When I'm super rich, I'm buying a huge plot of land and building houses on it where all of my friends and family can come live.  I'll also have a helicopter so everyone can lead a semi-normal life, especially if their job is in a different state.  But let's be honest, if I'm that rich, no one will work and we'll just play alllll day.
Ok, but seriously, probably the farm in Wisconsin. There's just something about it that I love.
6. Describe your family in one sentence.
 My family is quirky and hilarious!
7. What is one skill you'd like to perfect in the next 10 years?
Hmmm...considering I've spent an insane number of hours trying to hem a dress, I'll probably choose sewing.  I think it would be amazing to pick up cheap yard sale clothes and tweak them so they're cute and fit well.  I'd also like to be able to sew things from beginning to end!
I really want to be good at cooking without a recipe and creating dishes, too.  Yesterday, I made red pepper pesto pasta without a recipe and it was delicious!
8. If you went to college, what was your major? Are you happy with your choice?
I majored in English literature, and I'm very happy with that choice.  I started in communication, but switched after my first year.  While it still took me awhile after college to figure out what I wanted to do, and it required another degree, it was so worth it!
9. What food could you eat every day and never get sick of?
Chinese food.
10. What is one thing in life you'd really like to be successful at?
I really want to be a successful teacher.  These kids need someone to engage them and help them understand the importance of education. On top of that, they need someone to be there to listen to them, set boundaries for them, laugh with them, and guide them to be the people they are meant to be. It's a tall order, and I want to be that person for them.
11. How would you describe your interior decorating style?
I would say country chic. We're in a kind of weird rental situation right now, so we haven't really unpacked everything, and I haven't hung any pictures.  It's getting harder to decorate a place that I don't own and might move out of within a year and really put my heart into it.  It's such a pain to pack it all up again, but when we buy a house, I'm super excited to get to decorating!!!
Blogs I'm Nominating!
*These are the only blogs I read with less than 200 followers so far*
 The Avid Appetite

11 Questions
1. If you could be friends with any celebrity, who would it be and why?
2. Why do you blog?
3. If facebook was deleted today, what would you do?
4. What food can you not stand?
5. Where is your favorite place in the world?
6. What's the funniest thing that's ever happened to you?
7. What is your favorite season?
8. What is your favorite blog to read?
9. How often do you exercise?
10. What day is today?
11. What your favorite Justin Beiber song? *Sorry, I was running out of ideas, and he was just on Good Morning America.

You obviously don't have to participate but I'd love if you did!


  1. I was scared to get my wisdom teeth out too but it wasn't bad at all. They give you the good meds and if you can give yourself the time to just sit in bed for two days on pain meds, eating ice cream, and watching netflix, it will actually be quite enjoyable. I loved reading your answers!

  2. I'm glad it wasn't bad for you! The fella and my best friend both had theirs out and neither one had much of a problem other than some swelling. I'll requesting full anesthesia and a butt load of pain killers *which should be interesting since I've never taken any thing stronger than ibuprofen-time to fire up the video camera!*

    Thanks again for the nomination! I had a blast answering your questions!

  3. I really liked reading this! Broccoli is my favorite veggies also! I could eat it everyday!

    Just wanted to also let you know that I did not come up with that quote above that you've linked to me. Not sure why that happened, but I just wanted to let you know about it.

    xx Adrian

    1. Thanks, Adrian!

      Huh, that quote was on the blog of the girl who nominated me, and I've seen it on other Liebster Award posts too...weird. Thanks for letting me know!!!

    2. Oh no! Okay, I'm going to let others know! Thanks :)