Ok y’all . . .I am so excited that Rachael over at Religion:Optional nominated me for the Liebster Blogging Award because when I first started reading other lesbian TTC blogs it seemed like getting a Liebster meant you had made it. So, I have been aspiring to this for a while, that’s what I’m saying, ok?
This is a way for small bloggers to give recognition to other small bloggers (200 followers or less). Here’s how it works:
Copy & Paste This Whole Post and Replace All Your Information — who awarded you, for example.
1. Thank the Liebster Blog presenter who nominated you and link back to their blog.
2. Post 11 facts about yourself, answering the 11 questions you were asked and create 11 questions for your nominees.
3. Nominate 11 blogs who you feel deserve to be noticed and leave a comment on their blog letting them know they have been chosen.
4. Display the Liebster Award logo.
5. No tag backs meaning you can’t just re nominate the person who nominated you.
As Solo the First put it “The real purpose behind these nominations are not only as an accolade from a fellow blogger and let’s face it, nothing gently strokes our little writer hearts more than someone telling you they appreciate your work. In addition to the back patting we need to receive from time to time, it also allows us to get a little more personal as we get to know our increasing blogging community. It also helps drive traffic to your site as we reference one another.”
The questions put forth to me (with my answers) are as follows:
1) Paper Book or Electronic? I REALLY really tried to love e-books, and every so often I will succeed at reading something on my Dad’s retired kindle, but I just love books too much. And when I say books I mean books. I worked at a local independent bookstore for 4 years and you just don’t get over that smell or those pages or . . .I am seriously a junkie.
2) Who would you have dinner with if you could pick anyone ever? Writer Michelle Tea (who, BTW, is also a queer trying to get knocked up and if you haven’t read Getting Pregnant with Michelle Tea yet, you should now) I started reading her memoirs during my freshman year of college and they changed my life. I have met her twice at RADAR/Sister Spit readings but was too socially awkward to do anything but giggle weirdly and shake her hand.
3) What kitchen utensil would you be? A spoon, because I think its the most versatile. With a sharp enough edge, it can cut and possibly spear, and obviously is necessary for scooping. I’d like to think I’m that useful and necessary.
4) If you met the president, what would you say to him? I would say, “Thanks for being a bad ass and doing a lot of really amazing stuff that I honestly didn’t think could get done, like the Affordable Care Act and coming out in favor of LGBTQ rights. But, you also need to shape some shit up. Like Guantanamo. Why isn’t that place closed yet? Also, I’m a little worried about the foreign policy stuff happening. You don’t have to worry about getting reelected, bro. Its time to get shit DONE.”
5) What’s the hardest lesson you have had to learn in your life? I think I am learning it always, and I think I am especially learning it in the midst of trying to get pregnant. It is this: I am not in control. Its not up to me. I am not actually the boss of anyone, not even myself. Man its a hard one.
6) What’s the best decision you ever made? Deciding to introduce myself to La and ask her out on a pseudo-professional coffee date. I didn’t do that kind of thing. Until I did. And then I met this person who is so 100% awesome for me, who calls me out on stuff and makes me a better version of myself and is REALLY funny and super hot. Seriously. Best. decision.ever. And I made it while going to the bathroom so . . .just saying, sometimes that IS where your best thinking happens.
7) What’s your favorite musical? Ohmygod this is like picking my favorite child! I love RENT because it was formative but am also a sucker for classics like Carousel and South Pacific. I refuse to choose only one.
8) What’s your biggest pet peeve? I really don’t understand couples who sit on the same side of the table.
9) What’s your greatest accomplishment? Surviving to 31. I’m serious. This world can be so ruthless and awful and honestly I didn’t think I would make it this far. So I’m happy that I am here. A close second is learning not to give too many fucks about what other people think. Its possible that B contributed to A.
10) Where do you see yourself in 15 minutes? Somewhere between work and home. BUt in a little more than that I’ll be celebrating BFF’s birthday!
11) Where do hope to be in your life by the time you are retired? I have no idea. I’d like to have enough money to retire in a sort of happy comfortable way. I’d like to have some kids that are grown or growing up. I’d like to still love my job and just be retiring because I need more time to garden and write books and play with grandbabies. I’d like to be sitting next to La making fart jokes, just like now, but with more wrinkles.
Here are my nominations (In no particular order!) I also have no idea how many followers these people currently have, but I love reading them! Also I might be re-nominating you so just take it as the compliment it is, ok?:
- Wait. lesbian. Pregnant. How?
- The Fat Midwife
- The Baby Collective
- A Tiny Human for Two Queers
- Counting Chickens
- Samantha: A Work in Progress
- Just Add Water
- Team Hambowl
Here are my 11 questions:
1) What’s the most beautiful thing you’ve ever created?
2) If a movie was made of your life, who would play you?
3) Most memorable dream ever?
4) Creamy peanut butter or smooth. And WHY?
5) The literary character you’d most like to hang out with?
6) Words of wisdom for the next generation?
7) What song is currently soundtracking your life?
8) What quality about your parents do you have but wish you didn’t?
9) What do you want to be when you grow up?
10) How do you take your coffee?
11) If you could live in any time period (excepting the present), where and when would you live?