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Friday, August 24, 2012

Not Just Another Award

Melanie of Bag and A Beret just gave me a Lobster?!  No wait, it's a Liebster Award.  Well, thank you.  Thank you very much.  ahem.  I see, apparently Liebster is a German word meaning sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing and welcome or so someone saysI must say I am deeply honored to receive this award from a liebster, sexy, and wicked-sick style icon as is Ms. Melanie.

Melanie presenting my Liebster!

And hereafter it becomes a bit like a chain now I must behave appropriate to my newly acquired status and do the following:

Answer Melanie's 11 questions:
1. On a desert island, which would you choose, a pocket knife or a solar-powered e-reader?
 a pocket knife
2. As one of 27 island castaways, what would be your job: hut-builder, chef, caregiver, tailor, banker, other?
a tinker, a tailor, or a ...
3. Would you like some fries with that?
no thanks.
4. What's the meaning of life (in ten words or less)?
there is no meaning ~ or ~ it's what you make of it
5. Zip-lining in a rain forest, deep sea fishing in the Bahamas, or spelunking in Brunei?
6. What's the scariest movie you've ever seen?
Psycho, when it first came out.
7. One night of guilt-free lust, who with: Prince Charles, Steve Buscemi, Mister Ed (a talking palomino horse from a 1960s American sitcom by the same name), Portia de Rossi?
Who is Portia?  
8. What's your favourite flower?
Sunflower, of course
9. Do you ever dream that your teeth are falling out?
Yes!  more than once, or twice, or thrice.
10. Which is your favourite: mice, spiders or snakes?
That would most definitely be mice.
11. Which way is north?

Write 11 facts about myself:
1.  I hate doing things like this,
2.  But I do them anyway cuz I'm a good sport.
3.  I have 3 cats:
4.  2 of them are named after football player brothers (Tiki and Ronde).
5.  The other one is named after a character in a Proust novel (Albertine).
6.  My true love and I will be married for 17 years next month.
7.  I still don't like doing this.
8.  I have got to lose weight!
9.  I just helped my Mom move into a Senior Living Community this week.
10. I saw Jimi Hendrix perform in an intimate venue.  so cool.
11. I don't use a cell phone.

Name 11 new awardees (and notify them of their nomination):
(in alpha order)
1.  Art for Housewives
2.  Bartinki EcoFashion
3.  Dross into Gold
4.  Not Dead Yet Style
5.  Of Dreams and Seams
6.  Rags Against the Machine
7.  Refashion Co-op
8.  Sewing Rebellion
9.  Tamera Beardsley
10. Thrifted Shift
11. Walking Colors

Ask the new awardees 11 new questions: 
1.  What's with the #11?
2.  How do you have fun?
3.  gray or au naturale?
4.  Where was your first vacation as an adult, i.e., not with your parents!?
5.  Do you "have" a song?
6.  Fidget or meditate?
7.  What age were you when you first did it?
8.  Is a cell phone really necessary?
9.  mini, midi, or maxi?
10. What do you know now?
11. What do you wish you knew?

To recap, here are the rules:
1.  The new nominee must post 11 things about him/herself.
2.  Answer the 11 questions from the person who gave you the award.
3.  Choose 11 new nominees and link them in your post.
4.  Create 11 questions for the bloggers you've nominated.
5.  Go and tell them that they've been nominated.
6.  No tags back!

okay, phew, that's it.  Good luck to all the Liebster awardees, may the force be with you...and if you've already been awarded, mum's the word.


  1. I'm overwhelmed. First of all, thank you for thinking of me. But also, this kind of feels like the first day back at school!! I still have dreams about missing the bus! Oh wait-was that a question? Guess I better go back and review before I reveal too much!

    Thank you, Pao! You deserve all the acclaim. I hope more people discover your wonderful blog as a result. Now, time to do my homework!

    1. Jean, you have like, Drill Team on Tuesdays!!

    2. Oh wow, you're right!! And chorus on Wednesday, volleyball on Thursday, and you know that dreamy guy who sits behind us in biology? HE ASKED ME OUT!!! So Friday...!! Then I'll have to sleep all day Saturday...

    3. You'll need that down time, Jean for everything you gotta do in liebstering, but it's all like going for Prom Queen, you know, totally worth it in the end, right?! You are so cool, girl.

  2. Also, like, is there a time limit or anything? I'm not the world's fastest person and I've got a really busy weekend planned. Also, like, I don't know how to cut and paste, you know, all the questions and stuff. I mean, is this due a particular day or anything? Umm, I might have cheerleading on Monday, so, like, can I finish this on Tuesday? Just asking, jeez!!

    1. Jean Jeanie, let yourself go. Schools out forever! We're in with the In crowd now. Don't worry, be happy. The answer is blowing in the wind. Celebrate!

  3. Congratulations on your award and thank you for passing it on to me! You're so thoughtful! You're very good natured to play along, it IS quite time consuming to accept the award and all its stipulations! I also have that dream about the teeth falling out quite often- I read once it's supposed to be a sign of changes in one's life. Thanks again, Pao!

    1. I just had a tooth disintegrating dream last night! yikes, now what?! Your blog is one of a kind Vivienne and I also wanted to thank you for listing me so long ago.

    2. I have a lot of those tooth-type dreams but usually when I'm overdue for my cleaning. They're kind of like a subconscious daytimer/reminder thingy. But now you've got me worried...maybe they're MORE than that!!!

    3. Oh yes, Jean, tooth dreams have deep psychological significance! As a practicing art therapist and licensed clinical professional counselor with a Jungian slant, I have some experience with dream work...yessiree, uhuh.

  4. You are so sweet! I just lost my comment and have to type it over again. oops! Thank you for your kind comment on my blog. I haven't been nominated for a "Lobster" award before but I have seen someone mention me for another kind of blog award thingy. I have a tendency to just hide from it though because I don't like that kind of attention, and it's a ton of work answering all the questions and then nominating a list of other bloggers on top of all that. But I appreciate you mentioning it to me though. Hope you still come back and visit me. ;)

    I love following your blog. It's creative and unique...just like you!

    1. Oh man, losing your comment and having to do it over is a foreshadowing of what doing the Lobster award is like. I just did mine tout de suite so I didn't have long to think about it! I know what you mean though, I always ignore chain letters...but receiving this from Melanie was just too irresistible! (see photo above)

  5. Mille Grazie for the nomination!

    1. Prego, Cynthia. That's the extent of my Italian!

  6. Oh dear, question 7! thanks for the nomination. My answers will likely appear on Monday! And happy anniversary!

    1. It's Truth or Dare, Terri. Looking forward to your reveal on Monday! And thanks, I believe we got married around the same time as you...more or less.

  7. Congratulations on 17 years with your true love.
    How do you get by without a cell phone???

    1. Thanks. Same way I did before they came into being! I'm old fashioned that way.

  8. I really enjoyed your answers here pao!! Ha! And I love this fact: "I still don't like doing this." Had I been as creative as you I would have written that phrase 11 times. And I would have preferred to give you a lobster...or perhaps a box of no-guilt chocolates. Maybe cereal would even be preferable to all the work required here, but it would have to be Cap'n Crunch.

    1. Yes indeed. I think I pretty much flopped in my duties of passing on the award. 1 awardee followed procedure, another is standing by, others were already nominated, some said thanks-but-no-thanks, or never responded... Anyway thanks for making me part of your In Crowd, Melanie!

  9. Wow wow wow, thank you so much! Honestly, I wasn't going to accept and play along, as I had already gotten this award at an earlier time. But I see now that the questions have changed, and most of all, I'd like to help promote younger, smaller blogs on my site, so yes, I'll accept and play along! I will actually ask for small/young blogs to apply for nominations, since I definitely want to get to know and give chances to new bloggers. So if anyone reads this, head over to me and send me a quick mail with the link to your blog! Thank you so much!
    Best, Katja

    1. Yea Katja Of Dreams and Seams! Thanks for spreading the love, I mean Leibster, through the blogosphere.