Monday, November 12, 2012

monday musings [look! a liebster award!]

Monday, November 12, 2012
i'm super honored that one of my favorite bloggers, meg from life: a true story nominated me for the liebster! [woohoo! happy dance! thank you meg!]

["what the heck is a liebster award?" you may ask] the liebster is an award for bloggers who have under 200 followers [see? being small isn't always bad!] and asks nominees to do the following:
  1. post 11 random facts about yourself
  2. answer the 11 questions from your nominator
  3. pass the award onto 11 5 other blogs and ask them 11 different questions
  4. don't nominate the blogger that nominated you
[so without further adieu...]

eleven random facts:
  1. i'm an ambidextrous ear wiggler [i can choose which ear i'm wiggling]
  2. i dislike capital letters
  3. breaking styrofoam is the equivalent of someone ripping my brain out [i get chills thinking about it]
  4. i'm a bit of a paper hoarder
  5. while it's easier for me to speak english, if woken from sleep, i will answer in russian
  6. my mom's voice, no matter how quietly she's talking, always wakes me up
  7. i kind of said "no" [but in a surprised "omg this is happening" kind of way] when hubby asked me to marry him
  8. i'm terrified of spiders, but like slugs, snails, and caterpillars of all kinds
  9. i don't like to be woken up [unless it's by my dog beau]
  10. i broke my front tooth in half when i was 12 and my dad [who is an awesome dentist] reattached it - and it's still honky-dory [too much?]
  11. i hate needles and can't watch when i get shots/blood taken [i once threw a major tantrum, yelling tears and everything, when i had to get blood taken - at 14]
answering meg's questions:
  1. what is your favorite chick flick? if gone with the wind doesn't count, then i'm quite partial to the notebook [cliche, i know]
  2. if you could live in one amazing place no matter the cost, where would it be?  barcelona. it's had my heart since 2005
  3. chocolate or vanilla? or sprinkles?  vanilla... with chocolate sprinkles, please
  4. what's your favorite US state to visit? georgia! i'm in love with the appalachian mountains and dahlonega
  5. best childhood memory. go. there was this pond outside of our apartment complex in kiev, ukraine with willow trees all around it. and when the weather was warm, my sister and i would play, climb, and catch frogs. i thought it was the best thing ever
  6. who is your literary hero? if we're going old school, i'm a big fan of orwell and aldous huxley. but if we're going more recent, i love me some george r.r. martin
  7. what college did you go to? or trade school or life school? i went to elizabethtown college [e-what? e-town!] for my undergrad and temple university for my grad
  8. what was your first car? 1996 oldsmobile sierra. i didn't go over 70mph. i thought i was hot ish [that's right!]
  9. who is your celeb crush? mr. bradley cooper, he's dreamy
  10. what is your 'dream' job? where do you work now? dream job would be to own my own yoga studio, or retail shop. but until then, i work at a small financial planning firm as an operations manager
  11. what tv shows do you love? in no particular order: game of thrones, big bang theory, boardwalk empire, true blood, bones, grimm, bridezillas [don't even start, you know you watch it too]
my nominees:
  1. abi from a saturday morning. i love reading about her exploring philly [and finding awesome coffee shops i better try!]
  2. alla from don't judge mommy: tales of an underachieving domestic goddess because she's hilarious, amazing, and i love her [i think that's enough criteria, right?]
  3. rachel from glitzyblues who always has the cutest outfits that inspire me to try new things!
  4. chrisi from ohheychrisi, an awesome new philly blogger [met at the philly fabb bash] who also has a super cute etsy shop!
  5. deanne from my fash avenue. love checking out her outfits and "how you can wear"/ "steal her look" picks!
so, ladies [you know, if you want] follow the liebster award rules above and pass this on!
my questions for you [yes, some of these will be ridiculous]:
  1. what made you start your blog?
  2. if you had to guess, how much wood would a woodchuck chuck if this woodchuck could chuck wood?
  3. what's the first website you check daily?
  4. are you pro or against wearing gloves/mittens?
  5. what outfit do you feel absolutely amazing in?
  6. what is your stance on peplum?
  7. if you could switch places with anyone [currently living] in the world for a day, who would it be?
  8. what's your favorite candy?
  9. name 3 songs currently on repeat on your music playlist
  10. what is your favorite nail polish color?
  11. if a stranger asking you for directions on the street had some spinach stuck [pretty prominently] in their teeth, would you tell them?
hope you all know i think you're pretty great and read your blogs daily!

[same goes for my nominator meg, you rock, girl!]


  1. Congrats on the award! It was fun reading your responses. Very cool that you're an ambidextrous ear wiggler!

    Suzie Q

  2. YAY!!! thank you for nominating me! (And congrats on your award too!!!!).... I'm amazed that you can wiggle your know what this means right? I need to see this. hahaha
    <33333 Keep posted for my answers gf!!! xoxo


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