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Thursday, May 16, 2013

Liebster Award

WOW! I’ve been nominated for a Liebster Award by both Bonnie Gwyn and Alicia Bien. Thank you ladies! I truly appreciate the support and inspiration you have shared. So, let me see if I can live up to this honor.

Liebster Award Rules
1. List 11 facts about yourself.
2. Answer the 11 questions given to you.
3. Ask 11 new questions for the bloggers you nominate for the award.
4. Choose up to 11 up and coming blogs to nominate.
5. Go to each blogger’s page and let them know about the award.
6. Thank the person who nominated you and link back to their blog.

Eleven facts about myselfI’ll skip this one since I’m answering eleven questions from both ladies. If you want to know more, see the “About Me” page.

Eleven questions from Bonnie:

  1. If a movie was made about your life, what would the title and theme song be?  The title would be Invincible and the theme song would be Climb by No Doubt.
  2. Is there anything you'd willingly give your life for?  My children.
  3. Favorite quote?  This changes based on my mood, but I do like: “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”― Ralph Waldo Emerson
  4. If you could invite four people to dinner (alive or dead, from now or way back), who would it be and why?  Hmm… Jesus, Abraham Lincoln, Margaret Thatcher and Shakespeare… These are the first four who came to mind, but there are many others.
  5. What's your least favorite color? Any particular reason? Peach. It’s like a half color…like it couldn’t commit. :-*
  6. What's your biggest pet peeve? People who always complain about others.
  7. What is the best decision you've ever made? To trust God.
  8. Are you afraid of spiders? No.
  9. What is your favorite book? Why? The Bible. I can find comfort and wisdom for any situation.
  10. Who is your favorite character from books or movies? Why?  It’s so hard to pick just one. I recently watched Avengers again and I really like Black Widow and Hawkeye. I wish someone would make a movie of their back story.
  11. What movie can you watch on repeat and not get bored with?  Anne of Green Gables Series.

Eleven questions from Alicia:

1. What book changed your life? Bible
2. When did you know you were a writer?  When I was in elementary, I was already writing every day – for fun. I couldn’t stop.
3. Who's funnier: Jerry Seinfeld or Louis C.K?  I’ve never listened to Louis C.K. and Seinfeld is not my favorite. I’m more of a Jeff Foxworthy kinda gal.
4. What's your favorite type of wine?  I don’t care for wine.
5. What book have you read over and over again?  Many, I get something new every time.
6. Who's funnier: Tina Fey or Amy Poehler?  Love Tina Fey.
7. Have you published a book? If yes, please name it: Haven’t tried to publish a book -  just published short stories, poetry, articles, and photography.
8. Do you read the news in its paper form or online? Both.
9. Who's funnier: Jon Stewart or Stephen Colbert? I enjoy both in moderation.
10. Who's your favorite book character?  Atticus Finch, Elinor Dashwood, Edmond Dantes… oh, wait, I can only pick one?
11. What's funnier: Modern Family or The Big Bang Theory?  The Big Bang Theory!

My eleven questions for bloggers…

1. What do you hope to have accomplished five years from today?
2. What is the best trip or family vacation you have ever taken?
3. Name one children’s book that you think all adults ought to read and take to heart. 
4. What do you think is one of the worst movies or TV shows ever made?
5. What fairy tale character do you identify with the most?
6. What actor would you want to portray you in a movie about your life? 
7. What do you like the most about blogging?
8. What is your guilty pleasure?
9. If you had a super power what would it be?
10. When you were a kid, what age did you think was really old?
11. When was the last time you stopped and smelled the roses?

And the blogs I nominate:

10. Mama J 


E.J. Wesley said...

Thanks for thinking of me, Sylvia! Love your idea for a Black Widow/Hawkeye backstory movie. :)

Fun getting to know you better!

Julie Luek said...

Well thank you very much, Sylvia! It's the first award for "In Fine Company"! I'm honored. Fun getting to know more about you too. :)

Laurie Kolp said...

Thanks for thinking of me Sylvia. I don't participate in awards like this, but I really appreciate it.

Michael Offutt, "Johnny on the Spot" said...

Thanks for the nomination :)

Poke The Rock said...


favourite colour peach...I laughed at your explanations! So true!

Sheena-kay Graham said...

Thank you so much. *Blushes* And congrats on your twofer nomination. Damn you answered a lot of questions.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the award, much appreciated will get round to pit a list together when I feel better as I have a sinus infection.


New House Girl said...

You're welcome, Sylvia! This is post is so wonderful! And you are so deserving of the Liebster Award! I hope we meet one day in person! Happy Writing!

Paula Martin said...

Thanks for remembering me, Sylvia. I'll enjoy answering all the questions - and inventing some new ones!

Sarah Chafin said...

You had some awesome questions! I love Anne of Green Gables! Oh and I'm not a fan of peach either. At all lol.

Mama J said...

Thank you for nominating me for the award. I feel all happy and gooey inside now!

Barbara In Caneyhead said...

Enjoyed reading your answers!

Jak Cryton said...

Congratulations on the Liebster Award, Sylvia! That is awesome. Also, congrats to your nominees. I hope they enjoy the award and pass it on to other great bloggers!

Jak at The Cryton Chronicles & Dreams in the Shade of Ink

Erin Kane Spock said...

With you on Anne of Green Gables. My daughter is 8 and not quite mature enough to enjoy the books yet. I can't wait to share them with her.
What a fun award.