This is my first nomination ever and I was super excited, smiled nonstop when Liz nominated me as one of her 11 choices. She is a great writer and enjoyed her food pairing of jam and bacon. Thanks again, Liz.
I had no idea what Sunshine Blogger award was and did a little research, enough to get the jest. I wanted to nominate a lot but I’m only allowed 11 and some of the ones were already nominated by Liz. So here it goes, guys:
- Be polite, and thank the person who nominated you
- Answer the 11 question the blogger posed
- Nominate 11 bloggers and ask them 11 questions
- Display the Sunshine Blogger Award Logo
- List the rules
The Questions (DUN DUN DUUUUNNNNN)
What is the funniest joke you know by heart?
I was a bartender for many years and a lot of jokes I know are really bad. But I had an exasperated customer come in one time and say, ‘Neither my teenager or my cat turn their heads when I call their name.’
What kind of cult would you like to start? or why not?
I would have to say it’s a hard ‘NOPE’ from me on starting one. However, I think I would be the person that would do research on one for a post or article.
What celebrity would you rate as a perfect 10?
Tom Hardy. His performance in ‘Legend’ playing himself and his psychotic twin as they run a crime empire was hilarious and serious. The actor made the movie.
Which fictional character would be the most boring to meet in real life?
After thinking about this for some time I realized that there wasn’t a boring fictional character. Every character, in my opinion, is interesting and created for a reason, even the ‘boring’ ones. I think it’s because I want to know or I’ll imagine their backstory. To me, every fictional character is interesting.
What are some things that sound like compliments but are actually insults?
I’m one of the most AWKWARD people you will ever meet and this extends to receiving and giving compliments. I think the one time that I received a compliment was when I was going through a really dark time in my life. Suicide was a constant thought to be a solution to a problem. ‘You are so strong,’ was the compliment. Thanks for reminding me about how crappy my life is. No, I wasn’t being strong I was trying to make a decision that was best for me.
What’s the closest thing to real magic?
The closest thing to real magic is watching my kids use their imagination. The worlds that they are seeing must be amazing!
What is the craziest thing one of your teachers has done?
The craziest thing? OK, part confession time on my past. I was a smoker in the 10th grade (I have quit smoking this year and feel great) My history teacher had recently busted me for smoking in the bathroom. During the Battle of Gettysburg lesson, some students were acting out really bad. He had yelled at them and sent them to the office for their choice between a paddling or detention. Well, I was looking down at my book and he said in a stern voice, ‘Jo wait for me in the hallway.’ All I could think was, ‘What in the hell did I do to him?’ I did my walk of shame with whispers and taunting, ‘Oooh,’ following me. Waiting in the hallway I jumped when the door flung open and slammed shut. ‘Jo, do you have cigarettes on you?’ Hell, I’m already busted, ‘Yes,’ I said looking down at my shoes. ‘Can I please get one from you?’ I was shocked and shaking as I handed over the pack of Lucky Strikes for him to grab. I went back to class and he headed towards the teacher’s lounge. He came back more like himself. He was sitting at his desk looking over papers, ‘Oh, Jo…there are some forms for you and your parents to sign in the teacher’s lounge. Go ahead and go grab those before I forget to tell you. In the lounge was a note:
“Thank you for the smoke, go ahead and have one here as well. Lock the lounge doors.
From that moment on we both had a mutual understanding and respect for each other.
What quote or saying do people spout but is complete BS?
It gets easier with time. No, the hell it doesn’t! At least not for me.
If you could know the absolute and total truth to one question, what question would you ask?
Who actually murdered my uncle?
What’s the most useless talent you have?
My most useless talent would have to be bending my thumb all the way to my wrist.
If animals could talk, which would be the rudest?
I giggle at the thought of this. I think the rudest animal would be a goose. I find them creepy and mean (insert childhood trauma experienced with a goose). Not only would they bite the dickens out of your bum, I also think they would have an arrogant tone with anything they say.
My Nominations (trying not to repeat nominees):
- KerDoodle Village
- Margaret Hunt
- How did you decide on the name for your blog?
- What is the one pet peeve you have?
- What 1980’s song can you have to listen too?
- What or who influenced your passion?
- How did you choose the last book you read? Cover or recommendation?
- When you’re writing do you have to think about it or are your topics planned out?
- If you could rewrite the ending of a fairy tale what would it be?
- If there was one person you could meet who would it be?
- What extinct animal would you bring back and why?
- What weird food combination do you like?
- If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
I look forward to reading the answers and I hope you have fun with it.