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Leaping Liebsters!


I have been honored and tasked by being nominated for the Liebster Award, an award to acknowledge up-and-coming bloggers. Truly it is an honor; however, I am in turn to nominate 5-10 other new bloggers for the award.  It’s not that I don’t like sharing… or other bloggers, but I had trouble finding bloggers to nominate. I realized most of the blogs I read have many followers over the 200 follower cap set for the award (I’m also jealous). In all actuality, I think I was fortunate enough to be given a watered down assignment, because I saw other postings where 11 had to be nominated. Whew!  Thanks to The Troubled Oyster, the blogger who nominated me, for that.

Here are the rules:

1- Link back to the blogger who nominated you in your Liebster post.

2- List 11 facts about yourself.

3- Answer the 11 questions asked by the blogger who nominated you.

4- Pick 5-10 new bloggers (must have less than 200 followers) to nominate and ask 11 new questions.  You cannot renominate your nominator.

5-Go to each of your nominee’s sites and inform them you nominated them.

11 Facts about Me:

1- I used to be a closet nerd, but now I’m very open about it

2- My life has been split into thirds in California, Virginia, and Florida

3- I am about to publish my second book, a sequel to Memoirs of an Ordinary Girl: The Middle-ish Ages

4- My eyes are mostly green now, but they used to change between blue and green

5- I hate math!

6- I absolutely love dogs and have two Australian shepherds

7- I do not consider little yappers to be real dogs, but rather another species

8- I am the youngest of three girls

9- Chocolate is my favorite food group

10- I am a converted non-runner

11- I think human trafficking is just about the worst social injustice out there, which is big because all social injustices are unjust

Answer 11 Questions from My Nominator:

1- 3 verbs to describe me? Yikes! Running, Writing, Thinking (the verb tense was not specified)

2- Favorite book turned movie? They usually get ruined, so this one is tough.  Any of the Lord of the Rings movies.

3- Did I read or see the movies first? I saw Fellowship of the Ring first, then read it and the other two books before those movies came out.

4- A silly personality quirk about me? Well, none of them are quirks to me, but I can be a bit OCD sometimes, but selectively so- well, maybe that feet really freak me out

5- Worst pet peeve? The use of apostrophes in possessive pronouns (maybe my quirk is my grammar elitism)

6- What would I do if I won $1 billion? Wisely invest a portion to live off of and then use the rest to make a life somewhere my husband and I could use dogs and land to rehabilitate human trafficking survivors and educate for prevention of human trafficking

7- If I could live anywhere in the world, where would it be and why? I ask myself that question quite often, but I still have no answer

8- What is the worst job someone could have? Being the scooper person who walks behind the horses in parades or someone who has to read and grade high school English research papers all the time

9- How did I get into blogging? I figured, I write, so it’d be good for me

10- Am I a morning person or a night owl? This one is tricky.  My body is so used to getting up early now that I have made myself become a morning person (I do mindless but important tasks for the first few hours because I’m not really a morning person), but if my lifestyle could support it, I’d be a better night owl. The problem is, I have to sleep, but I’m wide awake by 7 am

11- What is the strangest color I have died my hair? I always worked places where I had to have “natural” hair colors, so probably auburn was the most exotic. When I was dating my husband, I lived vicariously through him and we dyed his hair sky blue

And now for 11 questions for my nominees:

1- Do you have any pets and what types?

2-What is your favorite book?

3- What is your favorite genre for movies?

4- What is the most interesting place you have ever visited?

5- Are you an over or under toilet paper roll hanger?

6- Have you ever met anybody famous? Briefly describe the encounter.

7- Your favorite childhood book, movie, or show character from your childhood?

8- Where is your favorite place to blog?

9- Do you have any tattoos? If so, of what, where, and why?

10- Would you rather live in the city, the country, or suburbia?

11- Are you a vegetarian or a meat eater?

Blogs I nominated (in all actuality, I’m not sure how many followers all these blogs have, so I’m guessing here):





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