31 March 2013

Liebster Blog Award

When I checked my blog yesterday I got a huge surprise, Kirsten Hart has given my blog the Liebster Blog award - and I'm very grateful, Kirsten! It's fun to open one's dashboard and find such good news!

In order to accept this award, there are these requirements:

Things to do:

1. Post the award on my blog
2. Thank the blogger who nominated me and link back to her site
3. Post 11 random facts about myself
4. Answer 11 questions that the presenter of the award has asked me
5. Nominate 11 new bloggers with fewer than 200 followers that I want to pass the award on to
6. Ask the new nominees 11 questions

11 facts about me:


1. I teach English and Creative Writing
2. My favorite writers include C.S. Lewis and George MacDonald
3. C.S. Lewis is now my favorite poet
4. My first book (yet to be published) has talking animals in it
5. I played baseball in college
6. I like to garden
7. I'm trying to get on a digital diet
8. Robert Frost's poem "You Come Too" is one of my favorites
9. My family and I live in a small town and we wouldn't live anywhere else
10. Bare branches always make me stop and stare
11. Early spring is my favorite time of year

11 questions from Kirsten:


1. How do you drink your coffee? 
I drink my coffee black - pressed.

2. If you were a sandwich, what type of sandwich would you be? Why?
I would be a BLT because anything with bacon is just lovely.

3. What is the strangest job you've ever done?
I've changed some diapers in some strange places, if that counts.

4. If you could be invisible for a day, would you use your invisibility for good or for evil?
I might slap some former students...I mean, for good, I meant to say for good!

5. Other than invisibility, what skill or talent would you like to have? 
I would like to be able to hit a baseball over 400ft.

6. What is the most embarrassing thing that has ever happened to you?
When I took my final teaching test I thought I had shut off my phone. I hadn't. I got a text with only a few minutes left and I had to pretend it wasn't me so I wouldn't forfeit the test. My heart was in my stomach and the guy next to me kept smirking. I got out quick once we were dismissed...

7. If you could commit one crime and get away with it, what would it be?
I might steal a van Gogh.

8. What is your favorite ice cream?
Chocolate chip.

9. If you could be a fictional character from film or literature, who would you be?
Luke Skywalker.

10. What is your favorite song lyric?
"You make beautiful things out of dust...you make beautiful things out of us." Gungor, "Beautiful Things."

11. If you could rule the world for a day, what would you change?
I would give every family an acre of land a piece so everyone could grow their own food.

And the nominations go to:


1. Heart of a Ready Writer
2. Faith, Friends & Flip Flops
4. Beyond Acadia: Reading, Writing, & Living Well
5. day of grace
6. Bouquet of Books
7. Life & Faith in Caneyhead
8. Awakenings and Reflections
9. Coffee in the Garden
10. Homeschooling in Arkansas
11. A Book a Day  

11 question for the new nominees:


1. What is the idea behind your blog?
2. Who is your favorite literary character?
3. What book are you reading right now?
4. What is your favorite movie?
5. How many hours to you sleep at night?
6. Are you a morning person?
7. Would you rather read an ebook or an actual book?
8. What is your favorite season?
9. Who inspires you?
10. What motivates you?
11. What takes your breath away?

Thanks again to Kirsten! Check out each blog I've nominated, they are worth following. And don't forget to drop by in April - the A-Z Challenge should be interesting.


Unknown said...

Congratulations on your award!

I think your theme of interconnected posts to create a short story is really ambitious! I wish you the best of luck and look forward to reading the story as the challenge progresses.

Have fun with the A to Z! I think you would have been a Sad Panda had you skipped it this year.

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

Barbara In Caneyhead said...

Congratulations on the award! And thank you for nominating me! Anything that references me to a sweetheart or a beloved is a good thing. ;) Back when I was part of the AOL Journal experience, awards went around quite a bit. Haven't seen that much on Blogger. I graciously accept and will pass the torch as soon as possible. Got to round up my nominees.

Life & Faith in Caneyhead

Jaime said...

Thank you for the nomination. I love that you would give every family an acre to be self-sufficient. What a great wish.

Looking forward to your A to Z posts. I may wait and pass along the badge when I meet new A to Z Bloggers in the next few weeks.

Happy Easter!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the nomination for an award for Day of Grace...your reading and comment are award enough...

Kirsten said...

Ha ha! I love your invisibility answer - that would definitely be for good. ;-)

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