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Thursday, July 4, 2013

The Liebster Award

I got tagged for an award!

Yep.  Just blurt it out like that because its never happened before and I'm stoked because I'm a huge fucking dork.  Sian over at Sort Life Out; Buy Milk tagged me on this wing of the little blog manor for this one, so thank you!  :)  Will be ever so much fun.  I am a dork.  I am also fighting to get it to make the text bigger, so if you are having trouble, bear with me.


  • List 11 facts about yourself
  • Choose 11 bloggers with less than 200 followers to nominate (not including your nominator)
  • Ask 11 new questions for the bloggers that you nominate
  • Answer the 11 questions given to you by your nominator
  • Thank your nominator and give a link to their blog

Ok, here goes:  11 facts.
  • I collect pretty much everything.  Bones, Hello Kitty stuff, Sonic the Hedgehog stuff, Batman stuff, Ironman stuff, books, vintage dishes, knives & daggers, anything pertaining to Death Note...you get the picture.
  • I am a coffee/tea addict.  I drink coffee all the time except when I am drinking tea.  Hot, iced, however I can get either one, I'm happy.  I almost always have either a cup of hot coffee, a glass of iced coffee, or a glass of iced green tea.
  • I don't like watch any sports except boxing.  I love boxing.  It has been pissing me off of late, but I do love it.  The Wookie got me into it and now I just enjoy the hell out of it.  Especially when it is one of the Klitschko brothers fighting for more reasons than just my love of boxing...
  • I don't like new things.  Not when it comes to houses, most furniture, most decor, jewelry etc.  I prefer the feel and look of vintage things or antiques and a lot of them are more solid and hold up better than newer items.  This also applies to about half of my clothes.  Vintage dresses I find in thrift shops tend to be cut for my rather...er...ample bosom, hips and ass better than most modern clothes.
  • I sing, have perfect pitch, and tinker with several instruments, though I'm not particularly good at any of the instruments.  Singing always came naturally...Instruments, not so much.
  • I don't like diamonds.  Never have.  I have a few vintage diamond pieces that were gifts or that I found at thrift stores, but only a few.  I've always preferred opals and sapphires.  I stumbled across the diamond boycott a year or so back and signed it, so if you haven't, you may consider it.
  • I can build stained glass windows.
  • I love to go to cities to shop and hang out, but I grew up in the country and I prefer living deep in the woods.
  • I have a strange obsession with odd clothing.  I have an ankle-length, red and black plaid, flannel dress with plaid ruffles at the bottom hem that are in all different colors and styles of plaid.  It was the ugliest thing I'd ever seen on the hanger and I just knew I had to have it.  I bought it and regularly rock the hell out of it in the winter and actually get as many compliments on it as I do odd looks.
  • I've been obsessed with Alice and Wonderland since I was about 4.  Everything I see Alice in Wonderland  anything (not the Disney abomination or the Burton - though his was okay), I have to have.  This includes the actual books.  If I see an edition I don't own and I have the money, its mine.  The oldest one I have so far is a second edition.
  • I once had a pet squirrel.

Sian's questions:
  • What inspires you most?  - A ton of things.  Some days its a picture, some its a song, a person, nature, a quote...It can be anything on any given day.
  • Why did you start your blog? - Originally, it was basically only going to be a cooking blog with maybe a few random crafts thrown in.  We'd have friends our age (early - mid 20s) come over and be astounded at the things I would cook and always want to eat with us.  I was shocked that none of them knew how to cook, many even had kids.  I figured I'd post simple recipes with using as few mixes and boxes as possible for anyone who stumbled upon the blog that needed it.  From there, it just sort of grew until I recently branched it into the three "wings".  :)
  • What is the most precious item you own? (Precious as in monetary or sentimental value) - Physical item?  A painting I have by a departed family member.  It is the one material thing I can think of that absolutely could not be replaced.
  • What is your favourite quote?  - There are about a million translations of it, but this is my favorite one.  It is from the Book of Kells by Giraldus Cambrensis.   "Look closely at it and you will penetrate the innermost secrets of art; you will find embellishments of such intricacy, such a wealth of knots and interlacing links that you might believe it was the work of an angel rather than a human being."
  • Do you have any interesting future plans for your blog? - Not really.  I do this for me and to help out whoever find any of it useful.  I'm not egotistical enough to think this will ever become some huge thing.  I am not that interesting.  :)
  • You've been given an infinite budget for an evening to entertain. Who do invite (celebs/dead/fictional/location is no object), what do you serve, what entertainment do you put on and what do you wear? - This one is easy.  Wearing something casual - jeans maybe.  Coffee on a nice terrace somewhere with Zahi Hawass.  Yeah, I'm that nerdy.  Most people would probably pick a bunch of celebrities or hot people.  I want to have coffee and a conversation with who I think is the most interesting person alive so I can ask him about 20 gazillion questions and hear every story he has to tell and probably just generally annoy the shit out of him with my inquisitiveness.  
  • Describe your ultimate outfit. - Since I went casual on the last one, I'll go big and dreamy on this one - anything by Zuhair Murad.  His dresses are stunning.
  • What book affected you in the biggest way? - The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver.  I've read it several times and it still gives me chills and I still discover something new every time I read it.
  • If you could only have three wishes, what would you wish for? (No wishing for more wishes!) - All around health.  I got dealt the bad end of things genes-wise and it sucks.  Natural talent for languages - it is extremely hard for me to catch on to anything language-wise.  I've bought programs, taken classes - still only a few words will ever stick in my brain.  Third is a 3-story gingerbread Victorian home with a wrap-around porch, large kitchen, turrets, and an attic so there's loooots of storage.  Just park it in the yard, kthx.
  • Do you have an controversial opinions that would surprise your followers? - Probably.  I support The Venus Project.  I do think it is something that will unfortunately probably never happen, as I am realistic, but I do think it is a great idea and support it and the fact that it is out there and others support it does show some amount of hope.
  • What's the biggest secret that you're willing to admit here? - Nothing I can think of, actually.  I'm not really even interesting enough to have a bunch of secrets, lol.Ok, 11 to nominate!  :)  That's tough because I don't follow too many blogs.  Most of the ones I do, I don't ever see filling out these things and the few that do, I think have already been nominated!  For sure, though,  Miss Saiwai Beauty may have fun with this one.  ^_^  Anyone else who wants to take on the challenge, consider yourself nominated and here are my 11 questions!  Some stolen.  All pretty random.  I'm over-caffeinated.  You're shocked, I know.

  • Why did you start blogging?
  • What is your favorite mixed beverage?  And spill the recipe!  (No pun intended, actually.)
  • If you could visit anywhere in the world, where and why?
  • What is your favorite thing about yourself?
  • What is the thing about you other people always point out but you don't see?
  • If you got filthy rich and decided to start a charity, what would you start?
  • Do you have any hidden or secret talents?
  • How do you feel about Mars?  (the planet)
  • What is your favorite movie and why?
  • What did you want to be when you were little?  If you didn't become that, what changed your mind?
  • If you had a time machine, to when would you travel first and why?

Have fun!

**Every time I tried to make the text bigger, it made more of it smaller.  Blogger is fighting me today.  You win this round, blogger.  You win this round.


  1. *squee* I feel so special! Give me a few days to get my brain functioning and my post will be up ^___^ And how did you get a pet squirrel???

    1. Fell out of the nest as a baby during a storm. She was a cutie. :)