Sunday, May 25, 2014

Me? A Liebster Nominee? Whoa.

A really big shout out (and a big batch of brownies) to Meg Evans for nominating The Fearless Scribe for the Liebster Award. The award recognizes new blogs or small blogs trying to grow up into bigger blogs. I appreciate this award and I'm happy to accept. Now for the rules all nominated blogs must follow under penalty of blog death (I'm kidding!):

  1. Thank the blogger who gives it to you. (Thanks, Meg!)
  2. Answer the eleven questions he/she asks.
  3. Nominate eleven bloggers with less than 500 followers.
  4. Ask these eleven bloggers eleven questions.
  5. Let these eleven bloggers know that they have been nominated.

Here's what Meg asked me:

1 - If you had a time machine, when would you visit?

First, is my time machine a DeLorean? Because that would be so very cool. But to answer the question, I would visit a lot of different time periods like the Old West so I can ride a horse and say things like, "I reckon'" and "Howdy, Partner". I'd also like to go back to the 1920's and 30's and maybe visit a Speakeasy or see my grandparents when they were young. And of course the 1950's and 60's so I could drive a cool muscle car, drink milkshakes at the local soda shop and hang with the Greasers.

2- Do you have stuffed animals, real live pets, both, or neither.

I still have the first teddy bear my mom bought me when I was a baby scribe and I have all the stuffed animals Bill ever gave me because I'm a sentimental mush. The only live pets right now are Christopher's fishies.

3 - How do you most enjoy spending a rainy weekend?

Well, living out here in the desert, rainy weekends are few and far between but when it does rain I like hanging out with my guys, watching Iron Man or whatever action movie is on TV or playing a game.

4 - What's the most interesting wildlife you have seen near your home?

Do geckos and lizards count?

5 - Do you prefer jeans or sweatpants?

Jeans. Sweats make me feel messy and they don't have back pockets for me to shove my cell phone into. At least mine don't.

6 - Ever seen a ghost or had any other paranormal experience?

No, I have never seen a ghost. Any paranormal experience I've had could probably be debunked by the Ghosthunters.

7- What's your favorite outdoor activity?

Sitting outside in the sun. Preferably with a cold drink. And near a pool.

8 - Do you mostly read e-books or paper books?

I'm old-fashioned; I still read paper books. I don't own one of those Kindle or Nook things. Not that there's anything wrong with them it's and let's face it I just got the hang of using Netflix on my phone so, baby steps.

9 - Most memorable thing you ever did with your hair?

I once had gold highlights in my hair, which looked pretty good except that it made my hair dry and I had to use a crap ton of conditioner for a while to get it healthy again.

10 - What comfort food do you find most comforting?

This is a hard one. I mean seriously, I'm doing the 'my head's about to explode' face my son does when he has to write an essay for school. There's just too many and listing them all would sound like what's being served at one of our casino's all-you-can-eat buffets.

11 - Do you have anything in your house that is completely useless, but you kept it anyway for sentimental reasons?

Is this a trick question? No really, did my husband put you up to this?

I am nominating the following blogs. Please go check them out and send them love. If any of them have already been nominated in the past then, Hurray, you're twice as Liebster-y!

The Dubious Hausfrau 
Sketchy Notions
The Rant
Eternally Wanderlyn
Wilde in the City
The Mad Mommy
Nothing but a Pigeon
Rubber Shoes in Hell
Another Clean Slate

My questions for the nominees are:
  1. How did you come by your blog's name?
  2. If money were no object and you could leave tomorrow, where would you go?
  3. What is the best meal you've ever eaten?
  4. Name 1 TV show you are currently addicted to that you would growl and bare teeth if someone interrupted you while you were watching?
  5. What is your dream car and what do you drive in reality?
  6. One thing you can't possibly live without?
  7. Coffee or tea?
  8. I write because ______________?
  9. What is your go-to song when you need cheering up?
  10. What is your favorite season?
  11. Will you bake me cookies and overnight them? Pretty please?

Thanks again, Meg, and woo-hoo to the nominated bloggers!


  1. Awww Thank you so much for the nomination!

    The DeLorean would definitely be an awesome time machine. I am also old fashioned because I prefer paper books as well!

    1. Are you my sister? Kidding! You're welcome for the nomination!

  2. Fun answers -- I'd love a DeLorean time machine too! As for the question about useless stuff, I've been doing some spring cleaning and finding all too much of it, so I've had de-cluttering on my mind lately.

    1. Since you're on a spring cleaning kick, could I interest you in some closets here at my house? I pay with undying gratitude and pizza.

    2. Hee hee -- I have too many of my own closets to deal with, sorry. :)

  3. My oh my am I so honored for you to have nominated The Rant for this award! :) I'm so with you on your favorite outdoor activity! I like to park it at the end of my pier, sit back and enjoy a margarita. :D Yay for summer time!!!

    1. Is it wrong that I read your comment with a southern accent? Love them! You are so welcome for the nomination. Now, come sit with me and let's indulge in some 'ritas.

  4. Thank you so much for nominating my blog! :D

    The Delorean would pretty much be the best time machine. And I'm really looking forward to spending the hot days lounging outside with a nice cold drink. :)

    1. Welcome!! And if a DeLorean isn't available I'd gladly hop in a phone booth at the Circle K with George Carlin and Bill & Ted. Showing my age? Um...come have a margarita with me and Em ^^ above.

  5. I still have my first teddy bear too. My dad gave it to me in the hospital when I was born. Thanks for the nomination!

    1. Awww. My bear is missing a lot of fur but I still treasure him. You're so welcome on the nomination!