It’s an Honor to Be Nominated

It may not be Hollywood, but here in the WordPress Blogging 101 course, it’s awards season. Ryan Seacrest isn’t doing the Red Carpet arrivals and interviews, but the blogger who nominates you does give you a list of questions to answer. The awards have rules, as well if one were to accept.

Some may be skeptical to accept their award. Some get jubilant at the nomination. For me, when I accepted the Sisterhood of World Bloggers award, I had fun answering the questions and coming up with new questions for my nominees.

Anyway, I have since received 2 more nominations. It is nice and flattering but I can’t fill my blog with these kind of posts.

Rather than decline altogether Little Snowflake asked me to answer her questions. And so I shall. Because it is an honor to be nominated after all.

While I’m up here sipping Champagne with my fellow bloggers, I’d like to thank Bipolar Scorpio who nominated me for a Leibster Award. I can’t accept but I hope you’ll understand. Now, where’s the limo to take me to the After Party?


So, Little Snowflake here are my answers to your 10 questions

What is the biggest achievement in your life?

Honestly, I never thought I’d make it to my thirties and now I’m in my early forties. My younger years were tumultuous and I struggled a lot. When I turned 30 I realized, maybe I’m supposed to stick around for awhile.

What is the place you have always wanted to visit?
Ireland. It looks so green and gorgeous in the movies. And the people are really nice. I’d like to hang out in a pub with the locals.

If given a chance to be someone else, who would you want to be (fictional/non fictional)?

Pippi Longstocking.

What part of your body would you like to change?

My eyes. They are big. But they also make me look like me, so I don’t wish to change them.

If you were immortal, what do you imagine yourself to be/what would you be doing?
I’d do every extreme activity – skydiving, bungee jumping. I’d take a million risks.

What else do you enjoy besides your (usual) hobby?

I volunteer a lot, mostly with nursing home residents.

If you knew the purpose of your life, would you rather pick another path (choice will be provided), or continue the same one?
I read Divergent and I would probably choose a third option.

Would you prefer Diving under the sea or Space travel? And why?
I love the ocean, and I have been snorkeling. It’s a fascinating world under the sea.

Who would be your favorite author and why?
Erica Jong. She was a trailblazer in Feminist fiction.

What is your favorite quote?
When I die, sprinkle my ashes over the Eighties. – David Lee Roth

sisterhood of the world bloggers award


Wow. Today I was nominated by The Girl in Glasses for a Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award. I was genuinely flattered and accepted the award. It means a lot that I was one of 7 blogs she nominated in all of the blogging community. I am a loyal reader of her blog and I’m happy I joined the Blogging 101 course because that’s how I found her blog. You should follow her and you’ll get to know a generous, positive girl who will help you pick the right shade of lipstick 😉

The rules:
Thank the blogger who nominated you, linking back to their site.
Put the Award logo on your blog.
Answer the ten questions sent to you.
Make up ten new questions for your nominees to answer.
Nominate seven blogs.

My answers:
Where do you source your inspiration from?
Music. There is a song perfect for every moment and mood. Music wakes me up, puts me to sleep, and nourishes my soul.

If a film was being made about your life, which actor/actress would you choose to play you?
Lauren Graham aka Lorelai Gilmore of “Gilmore Girls.” She drinks lots of coffee, writes novels, is funny, smart and pretty.

If you could give your younger self one piece of advice, what would it be?
Don’t let your friends/teachers/family push you into a path that may not be your dream.

What is one of your favourite memories?
Rollerskating in Central Park in the summer and hanging out in the Sheep Meadow with my first boyfriend.

If you could only keep five possessions, what would they be?
A pen, notebook, my glasses, Apple TV, and coffee mug.

How would your friends describe you?
Good listener, sympathetic, kind, loyal, funny, intense yet laid-back and down-to-earth.

What is your biggest dream?
To get paid to write so that I could be financially independent.

What are some of the things that make you happy in life (big or small)?
I like affectionate dogs that you meet while they are on their walks. When my cats come snuggle with me. Having a good cry while watching a movie in the theatre. Having a close relationship with my parents.

If you could choose to have one super power, what would it be and why?
The power of invisibility at will so I could go anywhere. Although not being seen is lonely so that’s the drawback.

If you have your music stored somewhere (E.G. iTunes, Spotify) then hit shuffle, what is the first song that it lands on?
Hole in My Heart by Rick Springfield from the album Working Class Dog.

My nominees: Dudette’s Talk|Eat Play Clove | Mama Pains |Jumbleskine | London Paris Milan Bla |Ordinary Life of an Ordinary Wife | Lily’s Speculation

My questions:
If you had to change your first name, what would you change it to?
What is your favorite painting?
What is the first record you purchased with your own money?
What language do you wish you spoke fluently?
If you could transform into any animal, what would you be?
What was your favorite candy as a child?
How does your star sign reflect your personality?
What character in a book is most like you?
If you could only have one of the five senses, which would you choose?
What film is your guilty pleasure?