Wednesday, June 19, 2013

The Inspirational Liebster Award Nominations Are As Follows...

A special shout out to Yolanda Renee at Defending the Pen for nominating me for the Inspirational Liebster blogging award. I have been somewhat award averse of late due to time pressures so am pleased to be doing this one, particuarly as it doesn't seem to be one of the onerous one that requires you to find the birth certificate of your cat from 10th grade.



The Questions and My Answers

1 WHERE WERE YOU BORN?

Birmingham, England

2 WHERE ARE YOU LIVING NOW?

Portsmouth, Virginia

3 IF YOU WERE A CRAYON, WHAT COLOR WOULD YOU BE?

Green

4 LAST MOVIE YOU WATCHED

The Constant Gardener

5 WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING NOW?

I am re-reading 1984 but Big Brother (ie. the Portsmouth library) wants it back.

6 THE POWER GOES OUT. IT WILL BE OUT FOR SEVERAL HOURS. WHAT DO YOU DO WITH YOURELF?

I party like it's 1973.

7 WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW?

Wild is the Wind by David Bowie

8 GREATEST STRUGGLE AS A WRITER

Beginnings, middles and endings and writing agent query letters that result in success or even a polite response.

9 WHAT IS THE ONE BOOK YOU THINK EVERYONE SHOULD READ?

The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

10 IF YOU COULD BE ONE OF THE GREEK GODS WHO WOULD IT BE AND WHY?

Dionysus, because he was the God of Wine which beats whine or war.

11 WEIRDEST THING YOU'VE EVER BEEN TOLD BY A FORTUNE COOKIE

No idea. The kids always eat them before I can get my paws on them.

SEVEN RANDOM FACTS ABOUT ME

1 I can still remember all the words of An Irish Airman by William Butler Yeats.

2 I have a recurring dream that I am at school at I have missed French classes for 20 years.

3 I'm the only person I know who broke a bone falling off the bottom of a mountain

4 I think I would win a medal at the Olympics, but only if spilling food or coffee on myself was elevated to an Olympic sport

5 I once interviewed a suicide bomber but he didn't bother to tell me at the time.

6 I once had a conversation with actress Emma Thompson without realizing who she was.

7 I have a phobia about belly buttons.

My Nominees....

Rowena at Designs by Row

Deborah Wischhheeelow (whatever) at Fashion Plate.

Dee at DeeCoded.

Lisa at Flash Fiction

Kittie Howard at Kittie Howard

Robyn Engel at Life by Chocolate

Sarah Hague at St Bloggie De Riviere


Here are the rules for the Inspirational Liebster Blogger Award:

1. Display logo in your blog to show you've been nominated!
2. Link back to your nominator.
3. Share 7 things about yourself.
4. Nominate 7 other bloggers for the award.
5. Notify your nominees.













29 comments:

  1. Belly Buttons? I need to hear more!

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    1. Deborah, I would like to know more about this as well. :)

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    2. well you know phobias are not rational - um dunno, they make me go all eeeekkkkk

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  2. Thanks mate, I might take you up on it, when I have a mo... :)

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    1. yay Sarah go for it, when you take a break from slagging off the French lol

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  3. Congrats on the award! Love your answers to the questions, particularly #6.

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  4. I always appreciate your wit, David. Thanks so much for the award. [No promises, and I hope you won't be disappointed if I bypass it. This last one was the only one I've done in years. And I didn't exactly do it; I rebelled against it.]

    Wow, I have recurring dreams that I'm back in college, missing classes too. So strange. It's not French class (never took that), it's History or some topic that I hated. I'm afraid I'm going to fail because of it. Then I wake up, relieved.

    Cheers,
    xoRobyn

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    1. gah may talk to you again one day - oh curious I loved history...:)

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  5. Thanks for the mention and nomination! I've had a few of these things, not sure i have the energy to answer more questions! Thanks anyway though :)

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    1. I know what you mean Rowena, I don't do sooo many

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  6. Congrats and thanks for the award too!

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    1. Thanks Dee - you are a worthy winner...

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  7. How does one fall off the bottom of a mountain? I mean, seriously, what happened?

    Thanks for the award, David. I'd love to play, but in a couple of posts (okay?) as I'm in the midst of packing -- a carry-on and a checked carry-on for two months--yipes!--only one sun screen can go--do I risk a few rays and have fun or do I return as I am, LOL!

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    1. well you know Kitty would have thought the award was far more important than Italy ahem

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  8. It was fun to read your answers. I enjoy your sense of humor. :-)

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  9. I'm a shoe-in for the gold medal if spilling liquids becomes an Olympic event. I can see myself on the podium now.

    Loved reading your answers.

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  10. Thanks for the holla David. I loved reading your answers.

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  11. Thank you David for participating. Love the answers, but the 7 random facts, wow. Awesome, Emma Thompson and frightening, a suicide bomber?

    You have to share more about the belly button phobia, that's too funny!

    And thanks for passing it on!

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    1. Thanks for the award Yolanda - I know I don't understand it really, it's the looking inside them...ugh...

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  12. Hah! I'm giggling over numbers 6 & 7. Explain that last one, please. :-)
    Some Dark Romantic

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    1. Gawd like I say Mina - I shudder to even think. ick :)

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    2. Well, you're a writer; make something up! Your fans all wanna know!!!
      Some Dark Romantic

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    3. Yeah sure they are all on the edge of their seats. OK I had a bad experience as a kid when a clown assaulted me with his belly button - that work?

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