After a weekend of being unplugged, it was a great surprise this morning when I checked-in and saw that Babbling [C.] Brooks was nominated for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award! I was nominated by Simply Haynes and I couldn’t be more thrilled to know that even though my blog is small, my words are getting out there and people are enjoying what they’re reading.
As a part of this award, I am given the following tasks to do:
- thank the blogger who nominated you and link back to their site
- put the award logo on your blog
- answer the ten questions sent to you
- nominate seven blogs
- make a list of ten questions for your nominees
Here are the 10 questions I was asked:
What is your biggest fear and why?
My biggest fear would be getting cancer. I’ve seen it affect so many people in my life and I’m afraid of having to go through that same fight because it’s the hardest thing you’ll ever have to do.
What are you motivated by?
I’m motivated to find the things in life that make me happy. I’m always in search of new things and experiences to try and, I’m excited to say that blogging has been one of them. 🙂
What was the last dream you remember?
Well, this morning I actually remembered what I had been dreaming about because it was one of those mornings that I woke up and wanted to keep dreaming. I was sitting in Central Perk with the rest of the Friends gang and all I kept thinking was that Joey was the hottest man on earth. This is actually very strange to me, because I don’t think I’ve ever been remotely attracted to a guy that has given me a head nod and a “how you doin’?”
What is your favorite book and why?
I would have to say that my new favorite book is Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail, because it’s one of those books that makes you think even far after you’ve read it. It brings up a lot of good points in the struggle to find your equilibrium in life.
If you could sit down and have a conversation with anyone, dead or alive, who would it be?
I would want to have a conversation with my dad. He passed away when I was 12 and I would love to update him on my life and let him know that I turned out alright and that I still love him to the moon and back.
When you were younger, what did you want to be when you grew up? Do you still have that childhood dream?
When I was younger, I had my whole life planned and my mother just loves to tell this story any chance she gets, so maybe I’ll have her guest write sometime to give you the full details. However, all I’m going to tell you now, though, is that it includes me owning a bank in Hawaii while being married to a pineapple farmer. And to answer the question I know you’re all thinking, yes, I’m aware of how strange that is.
Do you have a bucket list? If so what are the top three items?
Well, I’m so glad you asked (insert: shameless plug to my bucket list). The first three things that I haven’t done yet are: (1) finish a marathon, (2) travel, travel, travel, and (3) learn to cook more than chicken and rice.
If you could boost one of your five senses, which would it be and why?
I think I would boost my sense of taste because I feel like I don’t like a lot of things that people always rave about, so maybe if I had a boosted sense of taste, I would have a wider palate…or I would just hate the foods I already hate even more — I’m talking to you, blue cheese.
Would you rather die young, or live forever?
I would rather live forever. The way I see it is that I would have endless time to do everything I’ve always wanted to do and also endless time to get the cash to do it!
What is your favorite thing about yourself?
I think my favorite thing about myself is that I’m very personable. I love talking to new people and learning about what makes them happy and what their experiences are. That’s where I get a lot of my ideas to try new things, so I always love chatting it up.
And now that I’ve answered all of the questions, I’ll get on to what everyone wants to know: what are the blogs I nominate for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award. I mean, it’s kind of almost like presenting at the Oscars. Kind of.
And the nominees are:
- Bubbles and Booyah
- I’ve Got Cake
- Young & Twenty
- Confessions of a chubby ultra runner
- Post Grad Professional
Also, here are my 10 questions for you ladies:
- What inspires you when writing blog posts?
- If you were just given $100,000, what would you do with it and why?
- What’s your number one tip that you would give to new bloggers?
- What’s your biggest pet peeve?
- Where is your favorite spot in the world to be?
- Man-friend, Marry, or Move-On: Johnny Depp, Bradley Cooper, and Benedict Cumberbatch? Go!
- What is your favorite thing about yourself?
- Do you have any words you live by? If you don’t really have a phrase, what’s your favorite quote?
- Your plans have been cancelled for Saturday (but don’t worry because it involved helping a friend move all of her solid oak furniture, lucky you!), so that you’re free all day. What do you do instead?
- Who would you say has influenced you the most in your life?
I’m looking forward to seeing everyone’s response!
Until next time,