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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

What? Moi?

Yes, it's true. I've been nominated for the Liebster Award.

My friend and chapter mate and fellow Blogger blogger Lara Lacombe nominated little ol' me. Thank you, Lara. That was really sweet.

However, there are some stipulations that come with this award...

The first being to thank the person who nominated you and link back to their blog, which I have done above.

Second, answer the 11 questions from the nominator, list 11 random facts about yourself and create 11 questions for your nominees.

Third, present the Liebster Blog Award to 11 blogs of 200 followers or less who you feel deserve to be noticed and leave a comment on their blog letting them know they have been chosen. (No tag backs)

And fourth, copy and paste the blog award on your blog.

Without further ado, Lara's questions and my answers:

1. What's your favorite writing/reading snack? Most definitely hot mint tea and/or water to drink. For a snack...probably pretzel twists.

2. Where have you always wanted to visit? Washington, D.C. There's so much history there, I'd love to soak it in.

3. What's your favorite accent? Scottish. Definitely.

4. What movie do you always watch when you find it on TV? Well, I don't have live TV, so I don't really know what they play over and over any more. But my go-to films are Penelope, Star Trek or Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.

5. What's your favorite hobby? Reading.

6. Say you can quit your day job and do whatever you want.  What would you do? Run a bookstore.

7. What made you want to start writing? Honestly, wanting to do it better than other people.

8. What is your favorite genre? Romance.

9. Where is your writing/reading nook? My bed or the loveseat.

10. What book do you wish you had written? Harry Potter, no question.

11. Early bird, night owl, or something in between? EARLY bird.

And now for eleven random facts.

1.I love birds.

2. I hate coffee. Love the smell, hate the taste.

3. I have seen Star Trek 2009 over 100 times.

4. I am an only child and the oldest of five.

5. I have lived in 4 different states in my life: CA, OR, NE, and TX.

6. I know how to sew.

7. I have lived in 2 countries outside the US: Denmark and England. In fact, I attended school in both countries as well.

8. I'll celebrate my 20-year wedding anniversary this year.

9. I have been seriously involved in two fandoms: JAG and the BBC's Robin Hood.

10. I have attended two NASCAR races. (Favorite driver: Sterling Marlin.)

11. I can write HTML code from scratch.

Here are the questions I've come up with...

1. Who is your favorite actor/actress?

2. Cabin in the woods or tropical island?

3. If you could travel back in time, when would you go?

4. Do you speak a language or languages other than English?

5. Cat person or a dog person?

6. Do you prefer books that make you laugh or make you cry (in a good way)?

7. Do you collect anything? If so, what?

8. What is your favorite holiday?

9. Favorite fast food restaurant?

10. Favorite current TV show?

11. Cowboy, guy in uniform, or athlete?

And the lucky recipients to be one at the moment.

Unfortunately, of the few blogs I follow, I only know a handful of those folks well enough to spread the love. And one of them tagged me. Another was also tagged. And I haven't had time to reach out to anyone else. (If you're reading this and are interested, let me know.) So I'm afraid, this thread of the blog award/hop is going to die with me. :( Sorry Lara. I feel bad, but I appreciate the nomination and I enjoyed answering the questions.

So friends, pick a question - one of the ones I asked - and answer it.

See you on Friday for my second installment of Fort Worth Friday.


Chill N said...

Congrats, Jen! What fun to read the answers. I'm with you on coffee :-)


Jen FitzGerald said...

Hey, Chill N!!! :)

Lara said...

No worries, Jen! I enjoyed reading your answers. I hate coffee too, and I also loooooove a Scottish accent! :)

Lynne Kensington said...

I might just give this a go. I've also been "nominated" for a similar award that I have to do this week-end or I'll forget. Just a heads-up--I may tag you in it, even if it dies with you, just to make it look like I actually have writer friends. LOL Actually, the girl who tagged me already tagged two people I would have tagged, so I'm down by two and still new-ish enough to all this blog stuff and "professional" writing stuff that I don't have many people to involve. So, congrats! By process of elimination...nah, I would've tagged you anyway. :D

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