While I was away at Disneyland, I was informed by Caroline of Girl in the Yellow Dress that she nominated me for a Liebster Award! I feel very honored to be recognized and thought of to be nominated for a bloggy award thing, so thank you very much, Caroline!
The Liebster Award, from what I understand, is an award that fellow bloggers grant amongst new blogs with less than 200 followers that deserve recognition and encouragement from the community. I started my blog last April, so while I’m technically not super new, I do have less than 200 followers (because I really suck at networking, but I’m getting more serious about it) sooo… yeah. Do I still count? How old does your blog have to be in order to be considered “new?” Whatever, I’m going with it! The rules of the Liebster Award is that when nominated, you’re supposed to answer the 11 questions provided by the blogger who nominated you, and in turn nominate 11 other blogs and create a set of questions for them to answer.
EDIT: I just found out that when you’re nominated, you’re also supposed to write 11 random facts about yourself. ACK! I think I’ll just put that in another post so this one won’t look like crazy word vomit.
Here are the questions Caroline came up with:
What do you like to do when you aren’t blogging?
When I’m not blogging I like to do crafty things like make jewelry for my Etsy store, lurk the interwebs on sites like Tumblr and Reddit, hang out with my friends, “window shop” a.k.a. torture myself by going to stores when I know I can’t afford to buy anything, cuddle with my fluffy love Rory and zee boyfriend, and watch movies and tv shows on my laptop (because I don’t have a TV anymore).
Where do you dream of visiting?
Disneyland in Paris. That place looks all kinds of magical! I’ve been to Paris before, but I feel like my trip there was way too short. I’d love to spend a month or two traveling around Europe.
If you could move anywhere in the world where would it be?
I haven’t been to Portland since I was in diapers, but from what I’ve heard it sounds like my kind of town, so I’d totally move there!
What was your favourite childhood toy?
A stuffed brown bunny that I named Bunny (so creative, right?). I was very fond of her as a kid and I actually still have her! My Little Pony figures, stuffed Rajah from Aladdin, and my Disney princess dolls were some of my favorites as well.
Who inspires you?
I’m inspired by many people, but for different things. For writing and all around awesomeness, I’m inspired by John Green, Walt Disney, Neil Gaiman, and my boyfriend <– because he constantly encourages me to be creative. The former also inspire me to keep my inner child intact, because being an adult, for lack of a better word, sucks. For style I’m inspired by Audrey Hepburn (who isn’t?), Rachel Bilson, and Minnie Mouse. There are tons of other people I could list, but then this would turn into a long ass paragraph.
If you could take anyone out for dinner (dead or alive) who would it be?
Mark Twain. I’ll be honest, I’ve never read any of his books (*gasp* I know, I’m horrible), but I love his quotes and he just seems like a witty and superbly intelligent man, and I just want to eat filet mignon and sip on hard apple cider while listening to him talk about whatever.
Favorite Mark Twain quote: “Don’t part with your illusions. When they are gone, you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.”
What do you see yourself doing in 5 years?
Being happy and not living in Stockton.
What quote do you live by?
“Make good art.” – Neil Gaiman
What’s your favourite book?
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
What’s your favourite memory?
I don’t know, I have so many to choose from. AH! Just so I feel like I’m not excluding friends or family, I’m gonna go with my favorite nerdy memory: That time at Comic Con I stalked Nathan Fillion and when I finally got to meet him he said, “Hi angel, how’re you doing today?” NATHAN FILLION CALLED ME AN ANGEL. And then he told me to turn my camera on so we could take a picture together and then he took my camera from me and took the picture himself. We both look weird in it, but OMG IT WAS SO FUGGIN GLORIOUS!
What did you want to be growing up? Are you doing it?
I wanted to be a few things: a can can dancer, high wire girl at the circus, and an artist. I’m rhythmically challenged, not flexible, and afraid of heights, so the former two professions listed I am definitely not doing. I guess I can say I’m bit of the latter as I write, create jewelry, and enjoy crafty projects. I actually feel very weird calling myself an artist though. o__0
Here are my nominees:
And here are my questions for them:
- If you could have one super power, what would it be and why?
- What are you currently obsessing over (TV show, movie, product, piece of clothing, etc)?
- What is the first album you ever owned?
- If you were told you were adopted, who would you hope your biological parents would be?
- What 3 items must be inside your purse at all times?
- Which do you prefer: coffee or tea?
- What is the last book you read?
- Where do you seek fashion inspiration from?
- If your life were a TV show, what would be the theme song?
- Which celebrity would you want as your BFF?
- How did you come up with your blog’s name?
Thanks again for the nomination, Caroline! And be sure to check out the blogs I nominated 🙂