What This? Oh, It's Just This Award I Won or Whatever...

The thing I love about the blogging community is how much we are constantly trying to lift one another up and encourage each other to keep going. Vikki Claflin over at Laugh-Lines.net is one of those amazing women/bloggers who is constantly reminding you that she thinks you're awesome. I'm pretty sure this is all her own ploy to make sure that we all constantly think that she's amazing and glorious - and it's working.

Anyway, yesterday she nominated me for...

awardliebsterPlease, please. Hold your applause. I mean, thank you. You're too kind.

I think this might be my favorite award so far. It's for bloggers who have less than 200 followers. It's meant to encourage you that while you're not a major star yet, you so have the potential to be and that YOU CAN DO IT. I love it.

Alright, enough chatter. Here are the rules:

  • List 11 random facts about yourself.
  • Choose 11 new bloggers (who have less than 200 followers) to pass the award to and link them in your post.
  • Go back to their page and tell them about the award.
  • No tag backs!!

Challenge Accepted.

Here are my 11 random facts about myself...

  1.  I talk to myself. Constantly.
  2. My favorite color is Orange. It might be the happiest color in the world. A lot of people say that yellow is the happiest color, but I disagree. If yellow is so happy, then why can't I eat the yellow snow? Hmmm?? Nobody ever says "Don't eat the orange snow!" You know why? Because it's never there. Because you don't pee orange. And if you do, you need to see a doctor. That is the only time that orange is bad.
  3. I drink at least five cups of coffee a day. It's my only true addiction. If I don't get my coffee in time, I get a major headache from the withdrawal. Yes, I understand that this is probably not very good, but it's better than meth, so BACK OFF.
  4. When I was in high school, I went through an emo "I wear all black" phase. What's weird is that I was still the bubbly happy emo kid. People were very confused...
  5. I think that everyone should shop local as much as possible. I'm thinking about getting more involved in this with my blog. Would you hate me?
  6. I've only dyed my hair once in my life and it was semi-permanent blue hair dye for the ends of my hair. This fact makes hair-dressers squeal with excitement and shout "VIRGIN HAIR!!!" and I find that odd, but flattering.
  7. I'm the youngest of four kids and the only one not married. In other words, Dragon has a lot of people to impress.
  8. I'm 100% Swedish, but I'm only vaguely fluent in the language and that bugs the hell out of me. I need to get Rosetta Stone.
  9. I'm really into yoga, but I'm super afraid of becoming that asshole in every group that talks about yoga. You know that person. They always say stuff about yoga as if the fact that they do it and you don't means that they're better than you? I hate those people. If I ever become that yogi, I can confidently say that I'm not doing it right.
  10. My favorite animal might be the moose. I love dogs so much and I think that dogs are amazing and I do love them, but moose fascinate me. They're just so odd... I also really like goats...
  11. Summer thunderstorms might be the coolest thing ever and I try and take every opportunity to run around in them and scream "WEEEEEE!!!!" If you've never tried it, you're totally missing out.

Okay! Whew! Now for the 11 Bloggers who I shall pass this on to!

Just Two Bros.


The Life I Live So You Don't Have To!

My Semi True Story

Stories About My Underpants

In Small Boxes

The Misadventures of a Misplaced Alaskan

Muddled Musings of a Middle-aged Crone

Wandering Through Wonderland

Picturing the Ordinary

Amos Family Book Review


Happy Tuesday, everyone!!!

What should I read next?

I Come Back from 'Bama and I Win an Award!!

It's true people: I won an award!

Thank you to GK Adams over at The Life I Live...So You Don't Have To for nominating me! I'm truly honored! I'd like to thank my mom and dad for always believing in me, my boyfriend for finally starting to read this stuff, John Hamm for providing me with endless content, and my dog Gio for doing all of those things and more (except reading this stuff...I still don't think you can read, but there's so much I could still not know about what you do while I'm at work...)

Okay, I had to do that... I've never won an award before!!!

Now where are my flowers, daggommit?!?!

Okay, okay, okay, but seriously.... I guess what I'm supposed to do is:

A) Display the award on my blog.

B) Answer a bunch of questions about myself and stuff

and C) Nominate other bloggers to do the same!


Why do you blog?

Well, I've always wanted to write, but I could never find my style... I tried fantasy for a while, because I'm a giant nerd and I loved that stuff as a kid, but I was no good at it.... Then I did start a blog just for my creative writing and such, but I wasn't updating enough... Anyway, I continued to blog on and off, once doing a travel blog about my time that I spent in England as a study abroad student, but once that ended, the blog did too... And then I discovered Jenny Lawson, aka The Bloggess. Her book cracked me up so much, and I realized that while I may never be as funny or creative as she is, that was the stuff I wanted to write: stuff about my awkwardness. More than anything, I wanted to make people laugh. And thus, my blog was born.

If you were trapped on a desert island, what book, DVD, food, cartoon character, or childhood game would you bring?

Dang, way to narrow it down to just one option, question asker... Ugh, I hate these questions, because as soon as I answer them, I change my mind...

Okay, let's see... Book? Does a whole series count? Like, I could totally bring Harry Potter with me and be fine.

DVD? Um... is there a DVD player on this island? If not, this seems like a trick and I don't like it. If there is, I'd probably bring my collection of Friends on DVD. I would want something to make me laugh... Or maybe I'd buy Gilligan's Island... I bet that could give me some ideas... DEFINITELY not Lost. That stuff would mess with my brain and make me paranoid.

Food? Twice baked potatoes. I could never turn those babies down.

Cartoon Character? Curious George. I feel like he might be useful.

Childhood Game? Um... The Game of Life. I always liked that game.

Share a funny joke or one-liner.

Okay, so I just learned this one from my brother-in-law when he was teaching it to my four-year-old niece.

"What's a pirate's favorite letter?"

"I don't know, Rrrrrr?"

"No! The C!!!" (best said in a pirate voice.)

What is your favorite thing about yourself?

Hmmmm... My optimism. I have an uncanny ability to see the best in everything and everyone.

What one word best describes you?


If you could have a lifetime supply of any candy/candy bar, what would it be?

Reese's Peanut Butter Cups - the standard version.

What fictional character do you relate to most?

Pippi Longstocking. I grew up with that girl as my hero and I don't know if that will ever change.

If you were to write the story of your life, what would you call it?

Not to steal GK's answer, but it's obviously already writing itself: Awkardly Alive and Pleasantly Peculiar.

Okay, and FINALLY, my nominees!!

Wandering Through Wonderland

My Semi-True Story