Thursday, April 24, 2014

Lobster Award (no, it's Liebster Award)

Thank you  Celeste Jones for nominating me for this award.

  1. Thank the person who nominated you, and post a link to their blog on your blog.
  2. Display the award on your blog — by including it in your post and/or displaying it using a “widget” or a “gadget”. (Note that the best way to do this is to save the image to your own computer and then upload it to your blog post.)
  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 that you feel deserve the award, who have a less than 1000 followers. (Note that you can always ask the blog owner this since not all blogs display a widget that lets the readers know this information!)
  6. Create a new list of questions for the blogger to answer.
  7. List these rules in your post. Once you have written and published it, you then have to:
  8. Inform the people/blogs that you nominated that they have been nominated for the Liebster award and provide a link for them to your post so that they can learn about it (they might not have ever heard of it!)
Here are the answers to Celeste's questions to me.

1. What is your fantasy vacation? A cruise to somewhere warm but not leaving the ship.
2. Cats or Dogs? Both
3. What's your favorite breakfast? Bagel with lox, cream cheese and capers
4. What's your guilty pleasure? Lobster
5. What's your favorite thing about blogging? Getting to meet new friends
6. What's your least favorite thing about blogging? Trying to come up with interesting things to post.
7. If you could go back in time to your 18 year old self, what message would you give yourself?Enjoy every single day, one day at a time. 
8. If you had a day to do whatever you wanted, what would you do?I'm retired, so that's my life.
9. What advice do you have for someone who is new to blogging?  Don't believe everything you read and remember everyone has an opinion and it's probably different than yours and that's okay.
10. What is one of your pet peeves? Waiter/Waitress that comes by to take my order when I am sitting there with the menu still open.  (hello)
11. What are some of the challenges of keeping your life as a spanking blogger/writer a secret? Trying to remember who knows what.

Okay, here are eleven facts about myself.

I'm the oldest in a family of four.
I can name all fifty states and their capitols.
I don't watch much television
I'm an American History nut
I have never been nominated as one of the most beautiful people alive
I can float straight up and down 
I'm addicted to Words with Friends and Candy Crush
I hate being called Ma'am
      Am I up to 11 yet?
My maiden name is the same as my pen name
I hate having too many choices
I hate coming up with things people don't know - have to keep some secrets you know.


1 .    In what time zone do you live?
2.    What's your favorite snack food?
3.    Are you religious or spiritual or both?
4.    Do you believe we are the only people in the universe?
5.    What's your favorite element:  earth, fire, water, wind?
6.    Do you have a favorite movie?
7.    Who is your favorite author in a genre other than ours?
8.    How many other bloggers have you met in person?
9.    Name your favorite alcoholic drink?
10.  Do you wear your hair long or short?
11.  What's your favorite season?


  1. Wonderful! And some great questions too.
    Here are my answers:
    Eastern Standard Time
    Yes, I think so.
    Not really
    Not sure I have one. I like to read books by lots of different authors and my favorite seems to change w/my mood.
    Vodka in anything

    1. I'm with you with the vodka - I think my favorite is a Lemon Drop Martini.

      I'm going to post this again on my other site on Saturday. Should get more play.

  2. Great post, Leigh!
    I also love lobster! We have this restaurant near us that has the best lobster and steak combination; and HUGE glasses of wine! I love this place!

    Good point about everyone having their own opinion.
    I love your 18 year old advice, that's beautiful!
    Thanks for sharing!!

    1. Thanks Katherine - how can you not love lobster, oh wait my daughter doesn't -go figure. She would love the huge glass of wine though

  3. Love your answers Sunny...I do love drawn butter, pasta, salad, bisque...oh I could keep going. LOL

    I do agree with your advice to your 18 year old self...I would give mine the same. ;)

    Thanks for sharing.

    Hugs and Blessings...

    1. Thanks Cat - I'm with you on the lobster. See my reply about to Katherine.

  4. Loved your answers Sunny. I'm afraid I don't enjoy seafood so you can have all the lobster :) I would love to go on a cruise too and liked your advice to new bloggers and your 18 y/o self.


    1. Girl, you live surrounded by water and you don't like seafood, how does that happen.:)
      They serve seafood on cruises you know. They are the absolute best vacation in the world, at least to me.
      Thanks for coming by and commenting. This site always needs help. lol

    2. LoL, I know! I am always asked how I can't like seafood ... and I don't likr rugby either! Definitely not thr best example of a a kiwi! LoL

  5. I love the way you answer questions! And as for finding interesting things to write, just go into your past! I was intrigued.

    1. I could be a politician right. I often ask questions with more questions, or I am the master of the quick, cryptic answer.

      You can write about all the secrets I shared with you, not me. lol

  6. I loved your answers especially your advice to your 18 year old self...thanks for sharing :-) Hugs

    1. Thanks Terps. It is true though, when we are young we are always looking forward to next week, next month, next year. The older you get the more you appreciate the time you are in because it goes speeding by fast enough.

  7. SG,

    Congratulations on the Award. I'm not a shell fish person except for clams and lobster Christmas we had lobster Thermidor to start, yum.


    1. Oh Ronnie thanks. Would you like me to send you the award. Everyone likes to read them but no one seems to want to participated unless dragged kicking and screaming into the process :). Let me know, I would be more than happy to send you the award. lol


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