Thank you to Bree at Thought Provoking Moments and alie at patience is not my virtue for nominating me for a Liebster Blog Award! 

I do like how the rules seem to have changed a bit since I was given this award last year. There are questions now!

I freaking love this because, well, I’m insecure. I would happily type out every single thought that goes through my head on any given day were it not for the fear that you would all think I’m absolutely nuts. It’s okay if you think that anyway. I understand. So! I love answering questions, because there’s that tiny indication that at least one person would like to hear my answers. 

My Q&A from Bree:

  • If there were one word you could choose out of the dictionary,  which one would you choose to best describe yourself? Mellifluous.
  • What’s your biggest pet peeve? ‘Should of.’ It’s have. Should have. My top twenty are probably all style, grammar, and spelling issues.
  • Throughout your journeys, what would you say is the most important lesson you’ve learned thus far? Try a coathanger before you call a plumber. Plumbers are expensive. Really though, the most important thing is to listen to myself more than to anyone else. There is no way I’d be where I am today if I’d listened to most of the advice I’ve gotten. And I happen to like where I am today.
  • What’s your favorite childhood memory? I think I’ll have to expose myself as a nerd here and say the time I was the only person in our region to qualify for the state MathCounts competition when I was in seventh grade. 
  • What’s your biggest regret? That I didn’t go. Ha! Um, all the time I spent trying to be someone else to impress people I didn’t really care about in the first place. 
  • If there were anything about your life experiences you could change, what would they be and why? I would have tried harder to talk to Ian sooner after it happened. 
  • Tell us something quirky about you. I’ll ask Ian, I think I’m completely normal. Okay, he said ‘DIPLOMATIC IMMUNITY.’ I quote movies all the time. In the actors’ voices, with their intonation. Or maybe he just meant I’m quirky because I love the Lethal Weapon movies so much. I’m getting too old for this shit.
  • What’s your favorite dish/meal? Olive Garden salad. Om nom nom!!
  • Who or what’s been your biggest influence throughout life? Probably my mother. I’ve done quite a bit because she said not to. Drop out of college, leave the country without telling anyone, run with scissors, the usual teen rebellion stuff.
  • Do you have a bucket list? If so, what’s the most ridiculous thing to do on it? I do not. But I would love to take Ian to some of my favorite places that I’ve been, like the glacial rocks in Yellowknife and the cliff dwellings at Mesa Verde. I know we’ll take a trip one day to find my maternal grandparents’ final resting place at Arlington National Cemetery, but I’m not so sure about my paternal grandparents in Lithuania.
  • What do you do for a living? Mainly my housewifely duties, but I’m also a private contractor for Gannett, which takes about two hours a week. I’ve recently gotten back into mTurking, where I’ve made nearly seventeen whole dollars this quarter! I’ll have to share my recently accepted article on London nightclubs with you sometime. I think I got paid for writing spam. 

Now! I’m supposed to come up with 11 questions. 

  • What is your favorite room in your home and why?
  • What is your favorite word?
  • Do you ever wish you could just drop everything and start over somewhere new? If so, where would you go?
  • Do you prefer printing or cursive?
  • What’s your favorite holiday? 
  • Is art just for decoration or does it all have meaning?
  • What’s the first thing you see when you wake up in the morning?
  • When was the best day of your life? 
  • What’s your favorite comfort food?
  • Toilet paper: over or under? Do you ‘fix’ it when you’re a houseguest?
  • What is one silly thing that you can’t do without?

There are rules that I must nominate others, but I laugh in the face of rules! As I am just not that comfortable with asking too much of people, I will make a mild suggestion that some of you out there answer these questions. I wouldn’t want to be too demanding. Do please answer, though.


8 Comments on “Q&A”

  1. 1. The guest room…It ALWAYS stays clean!
    2. “Apparently”
    3. All the time! Belize.
    4. Cursive. I’m old-school.
    5. Hmmm…I love all holidays, but if I had to choose, I’d go with Thanksgiving. I like fried turkey….a lot!
    6. I think it’s 50/50. Some of those meanings I don’t get, so it just becomes decoration.
    7. The snooze button on my Blackberry.
    8. The day I married my husband.
    9. Smothered pork chops w/mashed potatoes & collards. Can’t forget the hot-water cornbread!
    10. Over. Sadly, I have OCD…What does that tell you?? lol
    11. Sweet Tarts…..

    I love your answers (and your questions! 😉 ) WTH is “mTurking?” Please do share. In the meantime, I think I might just have to Google it. LOL

    • April says:

      You and your Southern food answers! Yum. I’m an over with OCD too, but our hanger is poorly located, so the roll sits on the counter.

      It’s Amazon Mechanical Turk. Piddly tasks that can’t be done by computers, so they need real people to take surveys, transcribe, look at websites, and write spam for pocket change. Most jobs pay less than $2, but hey, if you’re just wasting time on the internet anyway…

      • Lol, sorry….I love my southern roots, although there are some things I can do without. 😉 I freak when my husband “forgets” to put the new roll of TP on the hanger. Call it a pet peeve..err demand. LOL 😉

        Sounds interesting. I’m going to have to delve further; make my internet time more “valuable.” HA!

  2. Stasy says:

    1) My sitting room/home office. It’s where all my books are and it’s mine. In the condo and then the apartment, I had to share an office (and a desk!) with my husband. With me working from home and getting ready to go back to school, it’s nice to have my own space.
    2) Infuriated. I don’t get angry that often, but when I do, I like that there is a word to describe it. Mad, angry, pissed off just don’t cut it.
    3) Honestly, back to the rural part of Southern Indiana where I’m from. Life seemed a lot simpler there.
    4) Cursive. It’s faster. However, if I want other people to be able to read it, I need to print.
    5) Thanksgiving. Everyone gets together, but the little kids aren’t being all greedy over presents. Plus my grandmother’s stuffing is out of this world!
    6) I think all art has meaning. It’s just that any one piece can have different meanings for different people.
    7) The blanket I’ve pulled up over my face to try and block out the light.
    8) The day I got to hold my son. Unfortunately, that was also the worst day of my life.
    9) Homemade macaroni and cheese. My grandmother’s (not the one with the stuffing) chicken and dumplings.
    10) Under. The dispenser is built into the wall and it’s the only the paper comes out without getting all jammed up. I don’t change, but my mother-in-law does, every single time she comes. Then we have to fix. Then she changes it again. It’s a vicious cycle.
    11) A coin my sister brought back from Iraq and gave me. She picked it up her first day there and kept it her entire tour. Now I carry it around as a good luck charm.

    • April says:

      That’s how I feel about art, too. Thank you for answering, Stasy. I’ll have to add macaroni and cheese to our Thanksgiving menu now! And I do like that story about your sister’s coin.

  3. marwil says:

    1. Our front room. Has all our books and music. Can be very relaxing.
    2. I’m learning all sorts of useful words over here, like, Bollocks!
    3. Yes, that would be cool. I would love to go to Australia I think, Or New Zeeland.
    4. Printing.
    5. Midsummer – we celebrate this where I come from.
    6. Mostly decoration. Don’t really get the modern art thing.
    7. Um, depending what angle I’m at. The ceiling. The pillow. My husband. The alarm clock.
    8. Best day of my life.. our wedding day.
    9. Any rich pasta dish, preferable with cream and/or cheese.
    10. Over. But no, I wouldn’t fix it.
    11. Hmm, my warm and cosy slippers.

    PS Congrats on the award 🙂

  4. […] years ago, when I accepted a Liebster Award from Bree, I said that I’d share an article I wrote on London nightclubs for an MTurk. Tonight I was […]

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