It took me some time to get around to following through, but that is no refection whatsoever on my appreciation for these awards. As usual, the toughest part for me when it comes to receiving an award is awarding other bloggers. I really hate to leave anyone out. This time, I really tried to award people I’ve never awarded before, and maybe I was successful with that. Regardless, I’m grateful to all my readers and I value the experience of being able to visit so many amazing blogs every day. I’m honored to be a part of this community. Thank you! (I will be notifying my awardees sometime today, I apologize it won’t be immediate).
I received THE VERY INSPIRING BLOGGER AWARD
The rules of this award are:
1. Thank the person who nominated you and add a link to their blog.
2. Display the award on your post.
3. List the award rules so your nominees will know what to do.
4. State 7 things about yourself.
5. Nominate 15 other bloggers for the award.
6. Contact your nominees to let them know you have nominated them. Provide a link to your post.
7. Proudly display the award logo (or buttons) on your blog, whether on your side bar, ABOUT page, or a special page for awards.
Ok so 7 things about me are:
1. My favorite current television shows are “American Horror Story” “The Walking Dead” and “Boardwalk Empire”. But I don’t have cable television.
2. My favorite hostel that I’ve stayed in was in Sante Fe, New Mexico.
3. I used to work for a gym. The gym had a gimmick that people could “enter to win” a free week at the gym. Every single person who entered to win was selected for the free week. My job was to call them all and notify them that they won. It was a second part-time job. My full time job then was Real Estate Agent. Yeah, I know. That lasted a year. I got several listings but sold nothing and I hated every minute of it. I’ve held many other jobs as well…
4. I grew up helping my parents sell food and refreshments at baseball games. I started working officially when I was fourteen as a veterinarian technician through on the job training. I’ve worked from then on throughout my life as: a religious education director; a crisis counselor for emergency services; a counselor at a shelter for domestic violence; a guidance counselor; an early education director; a case manager for persons who need assistance in order to learn to live independently; a case manager for domestic violence shelter residents; a housing advocate; a researcher for early childhood learning methods and reading techniques; a clerk in a pharmacy, two different book stores, and a video store; a page and a supervisor in two different libraries; an assistant to the theatrical director of a city wide arts festival; a theatre director; a stage manager. I’ve acted in student films and community/college theatre but not for money. I sold food and refreshments again, this time at high school basketball games. I made potions and amulets which were sold in a Wiccan store in Salem, MA. I was a hotel front desk clerk; I created one issue and wrote all the articles for a magazine pertaining to persons with disabilities; I worked at a music store; I cleaned townhouses; and I worked as a college entrance essay reader/grader; and as a high school English teacher. I ran a therapeutic journaling and poetry group. I was certified as a yoga instructor but never worked as one, and I’m sure there’s more that I’m forgetting…
5. In first grade I punched a kid in the face and knocked out his teeth because he took my mittens.
6. I drink Dewar’s every St. Patrick’s Day.
7. When I was 13, a couple friends and I started a band. We named the band and sat around writing a bunch of lyrics, but none of us could sing, play an instrument, or write music. The band never solidified.
My Nominees are:
Then I received THE LIEBSTER AWARD
It’s an award created and shared by bloggers who nominate other bloggers who have 200 readers or fewer. Now that’s a tricky one, since most blogs at least have over 200 followers, so I’m going to go by the “readers” aka “likes” which roughly suggest how many of those followers are actually reading.
These are the rules of the award:
1) Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link to his or her blog.
2) Answer the 10 questions by the nominee before you.
3) Nominate 10 of your favorite blogs with fewer than 200 readers, and notify them of their nomination.
4) Come up with 10 questions for your nominees to answer.
The Questions I was asked:
What is your sign? Libra
Poetry or prose? I think people like my poetry the most, but I’ve always considered myself a novelist.
Dogs or cats or both? I have a cat.
Seaside vacation or mountainside vacation? I usually combine the two, which is easy in New England. I go camping on or near the beach, and there’s never a mountain too far away.
Eat-in or takeout? I like my food delivered to me.
Popcorn or candy at movies? I like the big pretzels or pretzel bites, sometimes Twizzlers.
Comedies or dramas? Both.
Cake or ice cream? Definitely chocolate cake.
Spring or fall? Tough one, living in New England. Spring is such a relief after Winter, it’s exhilarating. But Autumn is invigorating and the foliage is stunning. But I guess I’d say Autumn since my birthday’s in October, and there’s better hiking then too, since the trails aren’t mush from the melted snow and there are also less insects.
Online shopping or in store shopping? I hate shopping. But I’d say in store, because I just run in and get what I need and get out as soon as possible.
The ten questions for my awardees are:
1. Who has had the greatest influence in your life?
2. When you were a child, what did you dream of becoming?
3. Your favorite book?
4. Favorite film?
5. Would you prefer camping or a luxury hotel?
6. If you won $100,000,000 what would you do with the money?
7. If you had to create a diagnosis for your personality/way you think, what would it be called and what would be the symptoms?
8. Fill in this sentence: “I was ____ years old when I realized______”
9. If you could change any choice you’ve made in the past, what would it be?
10. Which is your favorite muppet?
My awardees are: