Liebster Award!

So I got word on Sunday that Shauna over at Momma Candy nominated me for a Liebster, which is like a totally major blogging award.


Source   OK it’s not MAJOR. It’s like, in between “Leg Lamp” and “Winning $10 on a Scratcher” on the Bullshit Award Spectrum I Just Made Up.

You probably should go check out Shauna’s blog right now, because she’s really funny and she likes all the good (read: trashy) TV shows that I do. Sometimes she posts delicious recipes, and sometimes it seems like she steals words right out of my brain, like this awesome post she wrote about the “Ban Bossy” campaign. (I was going to write my own post about it, but instead I watched 10 hours of “Breaking Bad.” Apparently they should have banned the word “lazy” when I was a kid.)

And now I’m going to stop writing the LONGEST INTRO EVER and tell you how the Liebster Award works.

Liebster Badge

The Rules:

1. Thank the person who nominated you, and post a link to their blog on your blog.

2. Display the award on your blog.

3. Answer 11 questions about yourself, which will be provided to you by the person who nominated you.

4. Provide 11 random facts about yourself.

5. Nominate 5-11 blogs to receive the award.

6. Create a new list of questions for the bloggers to answer.

7. List the rules in your post.

8. Inform the people/blogs that you nominated that they have been nominated for the Liebster Award and provide a link to your post so they can learn about it if they haven’t heard of it.


Anyway. Here are my answers to the 11 questions from Shauna:

1. What makes you laugh?

Dave makes me laugh every day. There is this scene from one of the early seasons of The Office where Michael doesn’t want to talk to Darrel so he just mouths words and pretends like he’s talking, and he tilts his head back and flares his nostrils and just BELIEVE ME it’s funny. So now when one of us doesn’t care about what the other person is talking about we make that face and I realize that this sounds SO DUMB but it cracks me up every time. Unfortunately I’ve found myself starting to do it in meetings, which is not as funny.

2. Are you passive or aggressive? Or passive aggressive?

I’m ALWAYS polite to peoples’ faces, even when they’re being assholes, but then when they leave I’ll mock them and sometimes even blog about them. I guess that makes me passive aggressive. And kind of a bitch. I should probably work on that.

3. Tell me how much you love TV. Oh, it has to be a question? What do you love on TV right now?

I love ALL THE THINGS on TV. We actually don’t have satellite, so we watch everything a year behind on Netflix. Right now I’m most invested in Breaking Bad, but we’re also intermittently watching Bates Motel, American Horror Story, and every single documentary I see about ancient Egypt, because I like learning about mummies. I also can’t wait for the next season of Orange is the New Black.

4. What’s your favorite snack food? Salty or sweet?

My favorite snack food is CHEESE, so I’ll go with salty.

5. What quality do you detest about people on Facebook? Dish!

People who overshare. I do not need to see pictures of your child’s shit, your dog’s shit, ANY TYPE OF SHIT, your open wounds,  your surgery, your in-grown toenails, or your nipples. All things I’ve seen on my feed.

6. What’s your favorite candy?

Milky Way Midnight and Yorks, depending on my mood.

7. How do you indulge? How do you spoil yourself?

Retail therapy. I enjoy it so much that I should probably look into actual therapy. Thankfully, I’m super paranoid about having good credit, so it doesn’t ever get out of control.

8. What would someone have to do for you to unfriend/unfollow them on any social media platform?

Say anything racist, homophobic or routinely post pictures of shit and/or blood. Also, can everyone make a pact to stop taking those “What ___ are you” quizzes and then acting like your results contain some deep insight into your personality? (I will admit that I took the “What Downton Abbey Character Are You” quiz one day when I was bored and got Dowager, Countess of Grantham, which is pretty accurate.)

9. What’s your favorite line from a movie?

I quote movies incessantly so there is no way I can pick just one favorite. Here’s one that I say whenever I need a break from work: “I’m going to the nut shop where it’s FUN.” QUICK, NAME THAT MOVIE.

10. What was the last movie you saw? Did you like it?

Dave had “Click” on in the background yesterday morning while I was getting ready. Did I like it? I don’t know, I wasn’t really paying attention. I did happen to catch a scene where Adam Sandler farts in the face of David Hasselhoff, and it might have been funny if it wasn’t such an apt metaphor for both of their careers.


11. What’s your favorite holiday and why?

Probably Thanksgiving. I like Christmas, but it always ends with that “aww, it’s over” feeling. But after Thanksgiving it’s like WHOO, GET OUT THE CHRISTMAS CRAP! Also: stuffing.

Now it’s time for 11 random facts about myself, apparently. I’ll try to keep them interesting to make up for the fact that this is the longest blog post in the history of the Internet.

1. My first word was “jerk,” and I’m proud to say that I even used it in context (somebody cut my mom off on the freeway and she had to slam on her brakes).

2.  I don’t want kids, ever.

3. I grew up riding horses, and traveled all over to compete throughout high school.

4. I play the banjo (I’m also terribly rusty at the moment).

5. One time I inadvertently wound up working for a religious cult and didn’t realize it until a few weeks later when I was asked to accompany the “President” into a room so he could “call my spirit out and talk to it.” The sad thing is that I kept the job for like three more months because I had just graduated from college and needed the money. My Google chat logs from this time period are hilarious.

6. I can’t roll my “r”s no matter how hard I try.

7. I have really irrational anxiety over flushing toilets – for some reason I’m terrified of them overflowing. If I’m in a new place I have to do one test flush to make sure everything is in working order. The downside of that plan is I’m pretty sure people assume I’ve taken a poop big enough to warrant two flushes.

8. I hate peanut butter.

9. I like to let my cereal sit in the milk for at least 10 minutes so it gets nice and soggy. This is especially good with Grape Nuts and Cinnamon Life.

10. I lived in LA for like five years, and the most famous person I ever saw was Danny DeVito. Sadly, this was pre-It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, so I didn’t even get to appreciate it at the time.

11. I’m mega-addicted to my morning cup of coffee. If I don’t have it, I get a debilitating headache and turn into a monster. Not necessarily in that order.

Now it’s time to nominate some blogs!

I’m actually having a hard time thinking of blogs that haven’t already done the whole Liebster thing … If you’re on this list and have already done this, feel free to ignore it!

8littlepaws – Awesome recipes, good book/TV recommendations, house projects, and cute cats. Basically, everything you could possibly want in a blog.

A Little Glitter – Pamela is on a mission to make the world sparkle and posts lots of pretty clothes and shoes. She had me at “glitter.”

The Weights and Measures – One of my old coworkers recently started this blog about her weight loss journey, and even though this is a little more frivolous than what she usually posts, I happen to know she has a frivolous side!

I’ll be honest: This is way more effort than I normally put into a post, so I’m going to go ahead and steal most of Shauna’s questions instead of write my own. I’ll change a couple so I’m not totally plagiarising:

1. What makes you laugh?

2. What’s the dumbest thing you’ve ever done?

3. Tell me how much you love TV. Oh, it has to be a question? What do you love on TV right now?

4. What celebrity would you most like to meet, and why?

5. What quality do you detest about people on Facebook? Dish!

6. What’s your favorite place you’ve ever been?

7. What is your favorite band/singer?

8. What would someone have to do for you to unfriend/unfollow them on any social media platform?

9. What’s your favorite line from a movie?

10. What was the last movie you saw? Did you like it?

11. What’s your favorite holiday and why?

Thanks again for nominating me, Shauna!



4 thoughts on “Liebster Award!

  1. 8littlepaws

    Aw! Thanks for the compliments!! This is a great post. I completely know what scene you are talking about from the office too. I’m on Easter vacation now through Tuesday and I will totally write up my response soon.

  2. Sarah Hunter McMullin

    YES you quoted one of my favorite lines from You’ve Got Mail. I use that one so often and no one ever understands why. There is no why. Only a fun nut shop. And a eucalyptus candle so your apartment smells moss-eh.


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