My happy acceptance of the Liebster Blog Award involved (as most awards tend to involve) a lot of rigamarole. We’re finally getting to the end of this. (Thanks a million, Cowboys and Crossbones!)
And now for my third (and final) curtsy: I must nominate five bloggers and ask them five questions.
The serious part of my three-day post about the Liebster Award is–I seriously and sincerely honor these 5 bloggers for their work.
My choices are eclectic, because I am.
Ladies and Gentlemen, presenting my five nominees and my reasons for nominating them (and the trumpet blows “Ta-ta-ta-DAH!”)
Violet Nesdoly because Violet Nesdoly and I have been cyber-friends for almost a decade (and in techno-time, that’s like 100 years), and she is wise and compassionate. I also admire that she’s always up to something new. I’ve never had the opportunity to honor her with an award before, and she was the first person who came to mind when I was asked to nominate.
Fashion for the Average Man because I wish my son would read this blog before he goes on his next job interview
Modern Christian Woman because I count on her to give me continually great ideas about what to make for dinner
The Winegetter because he won’t accept this award because he’s already made it perfectly clear to me that he isn’t interested in bowing down, which is one of the reasons I admire him.
Peri’s Spice Ladle because Indian food tastes exquisite, but traditional Indian cooking can be very time-consuming. Peri has tons of ideas for fusing Indian spices with the stuff I keep in my fridge and pantry, which makes it possible to whip up something exotic-tasting, often from leftovers. She already has the Liebster Award, but hey, Walt Disney won twenty–some Oscars. I say she deserves another.
The main idea behind this is, to get you to visit a blog you might not have known about.
No one has to play along, but if you want to play–follow the rules: Answer the 5 questions given by the person who nominated you, AND tell 5 random facts about yourself. Then, nominate 5 blogs with under 200 followers, make sure to tell them you nominated them. Ask the people you nominate 5 questions of your own.
And if you’re not a nominee–just use the rules for writing prompts. You’ll be surprised to discover the memory-adventures these prompt can take you into.
My five questions for my deserving nominees (and my 5 prompts for anyone who wants to tap into some right-brain creative thinking):
- Which musical instrument do you wish you could expertly play?
- Who do you really admire?
- What (one thing, or as many as you want to name) do you always keep in your cupboard or fridge?
- What (one thing, or as many as you want to name) do you wish you could afford to always keep in your cupboard or fridge?
- Which song or snippet, when you hear it, gets stuck on rewind in your head and what do you do to unstick it?
Go Bloggers. Go Writers. Go Right Brainers!
Now that’s enough game-playing for one week. Maybe enough for one decade. I’m not usually much of a game-player (so thank you, CBXB for nominating me and thereby adding some levity to my week).
So, what are you doing to surprise yourself this holiday season?