Liebster award



My friend Jimmy over at Founding a Father awarded me, and 10 other bloggers with The Liebster Award. This award is kind of like a recognition award for bloggers. Truthfully I’ve never heard of it before but hey, I’m new to this blogging thing.

I admire Jimmy, I enjoy his writing very much and I’m honored that he chose me to be one of his 11.

So, without further ado….here goes…….




The rules for The Liebster Award are as follows:


  • Each person must post 11 things about themselves.
  • Answer the questions the person giving the award has sent you.
  • Create 11 questions for the people you will be giving the award to.
  • Choose 11 people to award and send them the link to your post. Go to their page and tell them.
  • No tag backs.



11 Things about me


1. I’ve lied about my height almost all of my life. I tell people I’m 5’4, but in actuallity I’m only 5’3 1/2.

Don’t tell, okay?


2. I’ve lived in the same city my entire existance.


3. I can’t sleep in a room that’s pitch black. If there isn’t some sort of light coming I’ll automatically wake up. Thank God my husband doesn’t mind. I told him I need light to find the bathroom in the middle of the night. He probably doesn’t want to get peed on so he complies.


4. I’ve been able to read since I was 4 1/2 because my older sister played school with me. Incessantly. She was mean if I didn’t get it. I now maintain that reading is singularly the very best and most valuable thing I know how to do.


5. I’ve been a hairdresser for 26 years….yes, I’m only 28…..but I never wanted to do this for a living. I hate math, and the feeling is mutual between us I’m sure. I’d been at a community college for 2 years, managed  not to to take one single mathematics class and time was running out. I enrolled in the Cosmetology program the next semester and the rest is history. My mother is still disappointed.


6. I have 3 pillow cases from my childhood home that I use on my pillows. They match nothing in our room and my kids have been trying to steal them from me for years. You had a blankie; I have a pillowcase.


7. I have an exremely active and vivid imagination. It freaks people out.


8. Until 4 years ago I had never thought to be a writer, although I’ve always loved to tell stories and I read constantly. The idea came from a time in my life 7 years ago when everything fell apart and I learned to journal. Unfortunately none of that stuff is very funny. Humor’s better.


9. I have 2 books in the works right now. One fiction and one nonfiction. Working on those is the hardest thing I’ve ever done in my life.


10. Writing for me, is part of a secret life. Only about 7 people in my real life know I write and have a blog. Only you, my bloggy friends and my sweet Tweeps know this about me. You could say you all know me better than they do. To me, letting some one read something I’ve written is like letting them see me naked…….let’s just say I’m extraordinarily modest.


11. My husband and I have been married for 22 years, he’s my biggest cheerleader, my very best friend (that saves a marriage big time) and never reads my work. He simply is not a reader. I can write whatever I want about him…….you’ll see I have……..and he’ll never see it.




 11 questions posed to me by my Founding A Father Friend, Jimmy.


1. If you could have one superpower, what would it be and why?

I think I’d like to be able to read minds. I play a hairdresser in real life and my day job would be a helluva lot easier if I could figure out what the frick the client is trying to say.

2. If you could go back and tell your 18 year old self one thing, what would it be?

Don’t waste time pining over the guy (s) that dumped you because when you grow up you’ll be awesome and they’ll wish they hadn’t. Besides they won’t be such a great catch later.

3. If you watch NASCAR, do you watch because you love the Chase for the Cup or because you want to see an accident?

   I don’t watch NASCAR…..except when we happen upon it on tv and then I say to my husband in a Southern accent,

“Wow that’s a naaas caaar….”

4. What is your favorite curse word? Why?

  Shit’s probably my favorite…it just falls out of my mouth. Although, words that end in ck are very satisfying to say.

5. Dogs or cats?

  Cats. You can ignore them if you want.  I’m also a reptile fan for the same reason.  I own 3 boys…….I do not need another thing that needs me.

6. What was the last movie you cried at?

 Last movie I cried at was The Hunger Games when Rue died ( sorry to those of you who haven’t seen it yet)………… big huge crocodile tears…managed to stifle the sob, though. That is one freaky movie. I was totally sucked in and had a panic attack lasting throughout it’s entirety.

 7. If you could have 3 wishes, what would they be (and no, you can’t wish for more wishes cheater)?

Obviously I’d wish for a few million dollars, but my second wish would be to remain humble and not forget what it’s like to struggle. Third wish would be for world peace because well, you know, that’s a given. Makes me sound like a nice person anyway….

8. Your favorite place to vacation?

All time favorite place to vacation is the North Shore on the island of Oahu in Hawaii.

9. The last person you thought deserved to be punched in the throat?

   Where do I begin? I’m sure it was the guy who took cuts in front of me when ordering a drink at a bar. Dude, you saw me and pushed right through. WTF?

10. What is your porn name (first name is the name of the very first pet you had, last name is the very first street you grew up on)?

   My porn name would be……..drumroll please………………Maxie Sparrow.

 11.What song do you know all the lyrics to?

   Crap, I’m a music whore with a steel trap memeory. What song do I NOT know the lyrics to? Lemme think……First few songs that come to mind are Lone Palm by Jimmy Buffet, Black bird by The Beatles, and Brown Eyed Girl by Van Morrison.  And those are just the oldies…….don’t get me started.


 Questions for Awardees

 1. If you could change one thing about yourself what would it be?

2. Beauty or brains? ( come on guys don’t disappoint me)

3. How did you meet your spouse/significant other.

4.  As a friend I am …..

5.  I love people who…….

6.  How much sleep do you need a night to be your best?

7.  What’s your nickname?

8.  Your secret celebrity crush.

9.  Introvert or extrovert?

10.  Do you have tattoos? How many? If not, would you ever get one?

11. You arrive at a restaurant. There’s a 35 min wait for a table in the dining room or you can sit in the bar and be served immediately. Which do you choose?

 The bloggers I’m awarding

Looking very forward to seeing your answers and learning more about each of you.



One Comment, Comment or Ping

  1. Love the porn name. I can’t sleep in pitch black either. I’ve had a nightlight my entire life. As a kid it was bc of being afraid and now its for…um, just because. I’m not scared. Really. A little bit.

    October 17th, 2012

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