Finally, some recognition … I got nominated for the Liebster Award … by my sister of lovelifelaundry (you should totally go check out her blog because it’s awesome … and not just because she blingified my blog). I know, I know, getting nominated by your sister is a bit like going to your prom with your cousin, but I’ll take it, because aside from my numerous mentions of my intimate adventures with a sparkly wand, my blog is looking seriously lacklustre.

Oh look, they like me. They really do.

So what is the Liebster Award? Liebster is a German word meaning dearest, and the award is given to up-and-coming bloggers with fewer than 200 followers who deserves some recognition and support to keep on blogging.

And apparently there are rules to accepting this award. Oh no, I can’t just be given an award with a round of applause and a pat on the back. I have to squint to read the T&C’s and prepare an acceptance speech. But if those are the hoops I need to jump through to be eligible for this award, I’m saying, bring on the hoops, circle them with fire if you must, but I’m jumping through ‘em.

I thought there were only Ten Commandments. How come I get eleven?

The Rules: Written on Stone Tablets.

  1. List 11 facts about yourself
  2. Answer your nominator’s 11 questions
  3. Choose up to 11 bloggers with fewer than 200 followers and ask them your own questions
  4. Inform your nominees of their award nominations

Okay, so facts about me

  1. I am a girl (last time I checked).
  2. Garlic is the devil’s food.
  3. Spiders scare the bejeezus out of me.
  4. There’s nothing that a piece of cream cake can’t cure.
  5. I do not snore.
  6. I have a Master’s Degree in English Language and Literature.
  7. I have a thing about Union Jack memorabilia.
  8. I have siblings. Some I like more than others.
  9. My faith keeps me sane.
  10. My husband is my best friend.
  11. My son is my entire universe.

Answer Nominator’s Questions:

What is your greatest strength?
I can’t be all introspective on a Monday morning. Not eating that chocolate last night required iron will.

When was your proudest moment?
I know I should say giving birth and it was an incredible moment. But, pride wasn’t the emotion I felt at the time. It was elation, gratitude and pure unadulterated joy. But pride in my achievement was when I got my degree.

How long do you wait for a bus before giving up and going home?
Approximately 3 minutes before it arrives.

E-books or real books?
I love my Kindle. It goes with me everywhere and I can read vomit inducing books like 50 Shades without the public humiliation. But I do sometimes miss the feel and smell of paper books. Plus not being able to read in the bath is a bit of a bummer.

How far would you go to get what you want?
I am very lazy, so not very. Then again, I keep on having dates with sparkly wands, so I guess my answer is somewhere in between leaving butt imprint on couch and to the moon.

Whom would you invite round for dinner?
Anyone as long as they offered to clean up afterwards.

What is your biggest fear?

What makes you laugh out loud?
Dirty jokes. Love ‘em. I have a filthy mind.

Your greatest weakness?
Repetitive Strain Injury, makes my hand go really weak. Seriously though, my abject fear of failure. I am a failure at failing.

If I had one wish I would wish for…
That’s easy. Now let’s all say together “Babiezzz.”

If you had to come back in a different era, which one would it be?
200 years from now. It would be nice to see how it all turns out. Then again, oooh scary, do I really wanna know?

The people have spoken.

And the nominees are: Dum dum dum ….  open gold envelope … in  no particular order…

Firstly, I was going to nominate Alice, but my sis has taken that away from me and I can’t imagine Mad Hatter wanting to answer 11 more inane questions. But, Alice, I  know how you love bling, so help yourself, take it twice, thrice even.

I’m going to nominate my favourite bloggers and I don’t care if they have 2 followers, 200 followers or 2 million. Fuck the rules. Yeah, I’m a rebel … a rebel in high heeled shoes.

Jen of Sips of Jen and Tonic, Sara of Laments and Lullabies, Becca of 25toFly, Isawbobdylaninaspeedo, Miss Four Eyes & Madame Weebles (for the DeanWinchester imagery). You should definitely go check out their blogs. They will make you laugh, cry and everything in between.

So nominees, I don’t want you to shoot me for nominating you and making you answer stupid questions, so I will try to make them easy for you.

Question: Who invented the light bulb?
Answer: Some bright spark

  1. What is the square root of 473?
  2. Do you make sure that you wear correct day of the week underwear?
  3. If today will be tomorrow’s yesterday and today’s tomorrow, when’s tomorrow?
  4. What’s in your fridge right now?
  5. Shirts – hang up or fold?
  6. Does it piss you off when people spell your name wrong?
  7. What music are you listening to right now? I’m asking this because I’m fed up of the tunes on my ipod. Need some good recommendations.
  8. Pet names – love ‘em or hate ‘em? (I mean baby, sweetie, honey not Buster, Rover, Fluffles).
  9. Blogging in bed. Do you?
  10. Planes, trains or automobiles?
  11. How much do you hate me right now?

I think I’ve definitely earned my award. Woohoo! I have bling! I’m cheap and easy, a little award and I’m yours for life. Not that I’m begging … I would never do that … I still have my dignity …wait a second, no I don’t. Gimme, gimme, gimme!

This is me: low maintenance, cheap and easy to run. All I want is a bit of a shine every once in a while.

31 responses »

  1. Carrie Rubin says:

    So, if I understand correctly, there will be no pet tarantulas in your home?

  2. Woot! I did just get it from your sister (who is Awesome) but I hadn’t finished the post yet. I love your questions, though. I might have to answer those as well. Oh, and I have an MA in English too. We are like separated at birth sisters tooo OMGGG!

  3. speaker7 says:

    Congrats on your award! In honor of your…honor (yup, I write!), I will tell a dirty joke. A farmer enters his bedroom with a sheep slung under his arm. His wife is sitting in bed. The farmer says “This is the pig I fuck when you’re not around.” The wife says “That’s a sheep.” The farmer replies “I wasn’t talking to you.”

  4. Thank you so much!!!

    You know, I just commented on my post that I was going to wait until NaNoWriNO was over, but forget it. It’s going to be included in this month. Why not? You broke the rules and so can I!

    • Storkhunter says:

      Rules are made to be broken. I’m beginning to think that NaNoWriNO is a bigger commitment than NaNoWriMo – if I can’t be bothered writing one day I’m all like, “yeah, so what you gonna do about it?” but you NaNoBloPo or whatever it’s called have really got yourself in a right old fix.

      It’s almost over … so breathe… and your posts are great. And think about this – I’ve just given you the topic for a post – save that brain power 🙂

  5. omgosh!!!! And I have nothing to wear!!! Thank you Storkie!!! How can I get the Team Vagina thingy on my blog? And this award??? I’m so not very techno…I mean I can be…I’m all flustered. thank you…your questions await…I’ll be back! *said in Terminator style*

    • Storkhunter says:

      From one techno luddite to another – just right click on the image on my blog and select “save image as” then save it on your computer and then you can add it to your blog as part of the post or as a widget. I think that should work,

  6. MissFourEyes says:

    Whaaat? You hate spiders? I guess you won’t like my pet spider very much then. Her name is Betty, she’s been living on my shower curtain since February. I mean, I think it’s the same one, she does change color a lot.
    Thank you for nominating me!

  7. You don’t like garlic? Ultimate sadness…

  8. saradraws says:

    I’m coming to the awards ceremony drunk and disruptive. I plan to steal the mic during your speech and tell the world that Beyonce was robbed.
    congrats! And thanks!

  9. becca3416 says:

    You deserve the award ma’am. Thanks for being kind enough to nominate me. I received the Liebster award a while back in my beginning blog days from a generous blogger and it did exactly what it was supposed to. Encouraged me. I hope this encourages you. You need to stick around.

    I have a LOT going on in my little nook of WordPress tomorrow, and then I will be traveling for the holidays, so I can’t go all out with this, but I WILL answer your questions and thank you on my blog.

    • Storkhunter says:

      You deserve it twice. Blog bling is all very good but the truth is its my readers who are encouraging me. That’s not to say I don’t want awards – I do – I like me some shiny. I’ll be stickin’ around for a while. I love my blog baby.
      Enjoy your travels and the holidays.

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  11. MaximumWage says:

    Something always told me you liked dirty jokes… I JUST KNEW IT! Also, Liebe in german means love but thats all I know in German.

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  13. Thanks for this, Storkhunter! I love dirty jokes too. I’d write one here but all of my best stuff requires hand gestures and visual cues. How could you not like garlic, though?? I love garlic, but I am SO with you on the cream cake. And I hope you and Dean have been having a wonderful time. 😉

  14. The Hook says:

    You sound like a very cool wife and mom!

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