Saturday, 9 November 2013

The Liebster Award - Q/A

"The Liebster Blog Award is a way for bloggers to highlight Blog's and Bloggers that have small followings but deserve acknowledgement for their hard work, excellence and contribution to the world of Blogging."



Thank You

Thank you Rea De Miranda for this award. A really nice way for bloggers to get to know one another and show appreciation for one another's work by sharing it with a greater potential audience. I am truly honored. Here is a link to Rea De Miranda's blog, please take a look before you go any further, if you will... http://reademiranda.blogspot.com



Here are the nomination rules:
1. List eleven random facts about yourself.
2. Nominate eleven bloggers for the Liebster Blog Award.
3. Notify the bloggers.
4. Ask eleven questions the bloggers must answer upon receiving the award.
5. Answer the eleven questions you were asked when you were nominated.
6. Link back to the person who nominated you.

Random Facts

One and Two
I am a second child, and a 'Daughter of the American Revolution' www.dar.org (by blood, not society). I am an Aquarius, and was born the same day the last American helicopter took off from the US Embassy in Vietnam in 1973.

Three & Four 
My favorite colors are royal blue and kelly green. My #s on the enneagram (a personality indicator) are #4 and #9. This means I am naturally a creative type, although easily overwhelmed by choices. 

Five and Six
I am bisexual. I have been in numerous relationships with either men or women over the course of my life, but the only person I seem to be able to live with (or is able to live with me) is myself. I was never okay with being alone, but I am decidedly okay with it now!

Seven & 8
I have lived in many places: Wellesley, MA (where Sylvia Plath went to high school). Cambridge, MA (home of MIT and Harvard)Tuftonboro, NH (where Soong May-ling aka Madame Chiang Kai-Shek once resided), Chicago, IL, St. Petersburg, FL (where Jack Kerouac lived and died), Martinez, CA (where John Muir once resided), Oakland, CA (where the Black Panthers were established), and San Francisco. 

Nine and Ten
I do Tarot card Readings for anyone that asks. I have a tattoo of a kanji (Japanese character based on the Chinese language) on my arm, meaning 'dream' -- and I do believe that with great and persevering effort, dreams do come true. 

Eleven
Eleven is one of my favorite and lucky numbers. 

Rea's Q &A

1.    If reincarnation is true who do you think you were in a previous life?
I think I was someone who lived in St. Petersburg in Russia. Because though I have never lived there, I feel a strong affinity for this city. At times obsessed with its history, the last tsar, and Rasputin.

2.   What do you fear most about life?
Sometimes I fear (in a paranoid fashion) that it will end suddenly. Which to me is certain proof that I love and appreciate my life, no matter how horrible my suffering at times.

3.   If you could change your name what would it be and why?
I would not change my name, even if I could! (staying to the letter of the question, mind you!)

4.   One secret about you nobody knows.
Somebody would know this secret, if I told. So the question is impossible to answer! 

5.   If you could go back in time to change the course of life where would you go?
I would go back to Chicago, where I hurt someone I truly loved and whom truly loved me. I would not want to lose her, but more importantly I would no want to hurt her the way I did and have always regretted. 

6.   Have you ever wanted to be the opposite sex for one day and what would you do if you could?
Yes. Rule the world for a day. Because men still rule the world. 

7.  Do you prefer water (ocean and lakes) or mountains?
I prefer water. I love to waterski and ice skate. And sailing is nice, also. I am also a 'water-bearer', which believe it or not is an 'air sign'. Hahaha! This is true. Aquarius .

8.  Have you ever stolen something and what was it?
I have stolen hearts. But is it really stealing, if they gave them to me?

9.  Would you tell a lie to pacify someone?
Absolutely not! Now we all do things impulsively, and many of us learn to lie so to pacify our parents. So this is not always a choice, telling a lie to pacify. But in situations where I see a choice and choose, I always choose to tell the truth. Because come on! Lies are not pacific by nature! 
10.  What makes you angry?
People who lie to my face, to get what they want. People who say nothing, to get what they want. Corporate Greed. Non-profit greed. Holier-than-thous. Sociopaths. Egomaniacs. Succubi. People who perpetrate violence of any kind on any sentient being. Unconscious drones. Bores. 

11.  One word you think describes you.
Awake. 

Nominees:

Viva Nova @ www.my-pet-rocks.com
Stephanie @ http://femaleuninterrupted.blogspot.com
Dean @ http://deanjbaker.wordpress.com
Brenda @ friendlyfairytales.wordpress.com
Sonia @ http://www.soniaibarra.pureromance.com
Karen @ http://poikilois.wordpress.com
Arthur @ http://awturfa.blogspot.com

Questions 4 you:

What's your least favorite thing about blogging?
What gets you out of bed in the morning?
Any thoughts about feelings?
Why did you decide to blog?
Any feelings about thoughts?
What is your favorite ritual?
Your least favorite ritual?
What sign are you, does it mean anything?
Has blogging enriched your life? How?
If you had to go to Mars, who would you go with?
What can you do to treat yourself, 4 doing this?