Sunday, November 18, 2012

What's a Liebster?

The lovely aisha nominated me for a Liebster award. Thank you aisha. She is currently writing a wonderful story called a Dash of Fantasy. If you haven't read it yet, I highly recommend it, only not on your lunch hour. It's seriously hot, in a squirmy sorta way.

Now, on to the rules:
  • When one receives the award, one posts 11 random facts about oneself and answers the 11 questions asked by the person who nominated you.
I'm always honored to recieve an award and love to read the random things that such posts usually require. I have no problem sharing more about myself, though I do sometimes feel like there aren't too many random things left about myself to tell.  But, I'll give it a shot.

Okay, here we go, eleven random facts you may or may not know about me:

1. I played basketball and soccer growing up, but I'm definitely not the athletic type. Which basically means, I sucked at both of them, but my parents made me do it anyway.

2. I consider myself a very spiritual person, I believe in the energy of the universe.  I don't do organized religion of any kind, despite the fact that I've tried many of them and hold a great respect for them.

3. I was 16 years old the first time I saw a person die.

4. My favorite color is red.

5. I hate shoes and purses.

6. I love sun hats and sunglasses.

7. I practiced yoga for years, until a knee injury sidelined me.

8. I've never kissed a woman.

9. I've recently started to wonder what #8 might feel like. (Thanks Musicman!)

10.  I didn't get a driver's license until age 20, despite the fact that I started driving at 16.

11. I love my husband more than should be sanely acceptable and I don't care what any one else thinks about that.

Now, for the 11 questions:

1. Who was your most important role model?

My mother, though not in the way you might think. She was a totally negative role model. I learned from her, the things I DIDN'T want to be. She had no voice, she had no courage, she had no strength of character. I pity her, she's had a sad a life and has become a bitter old woman. "I won't be her" is a mantra for me. She is the reason I chase happiness and crave light in my life.

2. What’s your favorite meal?

Bacon cheeseburger, onion rings and a milkshake. Chocolate or strawberry, never vanilla.

3. What one food would you NEVER eat?

Anything that comes from the sea. Yuck!

4. What do you like best about being kinky?

Hmmm....what do I like best about being kinky? Wait...what...kinky? I'm not kinky!! I know, cause I asked Musicman. He said we aren't kinky, he said this is just what we do. Haahaaahaaa. I love everything about being kinky!

5. Do you have a hobby? What is it?

I've had several hobbies over the years: horticulture, jewelry maker, crocheting, but reading has always been my first and best love.

6. Is there a sexual position you haven’t tried that you’d like to?

Not really, we've pretty much tried every position our bodies allow for. I would like to try a sex swing once. I say once, because I'm a clutz. I'd probably break my neck trying to get either in, or out of it. Here's to hoping it's getting out of it.

7. When was the last time you danced with someone?

In June of this past summer, I wrote about it. The wedding dance I waited 26 years for. I wrote about it here.  It was a truly magical night for me.

8. Were you in a clique in high school? Which one?

No, I wasn't in a clique. I led a bit of a double life in highschool, I held a lot of things secret. I kind of moved on the fringes and quietly mixed with everyone. A chameleon of sorts. I learned a lot and I learned how to use what I learned to benefit me. It was a profitable time in my life.

9. If you could live in any time era, which one would you pick, and why?

This is actually a really difficult question for me. I'm a reader of history and there are many time periods I would love to explore. I'd love to be a lady of the manor in "olden times".  I'd love to be a flapper in the 20's. I'd love to be a flower child of the 60's. Just missed that last one by a hair.

10. Do you prefer giving or receiving oral sex? Why?

Oh, I can't pick between the two. I absolutely LOVE, LOVE, LOVE both of them. Yep, I feel that strongly about both of them.

11. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?

Yanno...if you had asked where I would visit? I would have said Scotland. I feel a strong pull to Scotland, would give anything to go there someday. But, you asked where I would live. As strongly as I'm pulled to visit Scotland....I know I would be happiest living somewhere tropical and sandy. Somewhere I could run barefoot all day long, tip my face up to receive the sun. That would be bliss to me.

On to the rest of the rules:

  • Pass the award onto 11 other blogs (while making sure one notifies the blogger that one nominated them!)
  • One writes up 11 NEW questions directed towards YOUR nominees.
  • One is not allowed to nominate the blog who nominated one’s own blog!
  • One pastes the award picture into ones blog. (You can google the image, there are plenty of them!)

  • Okay, I can definitely do pasting the award on my blog(as long as I can figure out how to do that), I can even ask 11 questions(I think), but I don't think I can nominate other blogs. I don't like to choose, cause that feels like eliminating people from the conversation. I don't want to do that, I want to include everyone in the conversation. So, if any of the questions touch you, please, feel free to answer them. If you read here, and you don't blog, but want to contribute, email me, I'd love to host your thoughts. Here are my questions:

    1. Who gets to define normal in your life?
    2. Are you truly happy?
    3. What does true happiness look like to you?
    4. If you could change one thing in this world, what would it be?
    5. Have you found the answer to life?
    6. What is your favorite color and what emotion does that color evoke for you?
    7. How important is sex in your life?
    8. What is more important than sex in your life?
    9. Do you believe in soul mates?
    10. Have you met yours?
    11. Do you play a musical instrument?

    I sincerely appreciate this award and hope ya'll will accept my methods and questions as intended. I hope they spark a moment of thought. Even if you never answer them for anyone else to see, I hope you'll at least try and answer some of them for yourself.



    1. Hi,

      Thank you for sharing so much about yourself. Your questions are excellent. I believe in love and that love results in happiness. I believe that love is created by acts of kindness, generosity, respect, and caring that we initiate in our every day lives.


      PS My favorite color is red, but I think you guessed that.

    2. You asked some pretty deep questions there girl. My answer is no - you get to pick the question. LOL

      By the time this has run its course our entire blogging community will be tagged. Just trying to come up with those that had not already been tagged was very difficult.

      Love your #2 fact. That's me to a tee.

    3. I love these question and answer posts. My favorite hobby is reading too. I am the opposite of you and sunnygirl when it comes to #2 since I'm a vegan. I have always disliked the taste of meat. I would love to know the answers to the questions you have for other bloggers.
      BTW, faerie, I would like to know what you decided about the advice writing gig you were offered.


    4. Oh, I agree with Anonymous...will you answer your own questions faerie?

      I have definitely found my soul mate. I was one of those complete cliche's and I loved him the first moment I saw him (22 years ago). We truly complete each other.

      I am typically truly happy. I have had periods of time where there has been extreme loss and those are obviously not happy times...but typically.

      Sex is vital to me...but my family and health are also important.

    5. Oh I love learning new things about everyone:) On your 11 things about you......I am so with you on the kissing a girl thing! Hahahaha! that is actually one of my 11 things as well!! hahahah! too funny:)

      thanks for sharing!

    6. Hi, faerie,

      i love your answers to the questions too!! ANd those are great questions ~ between you and Jz, you've given me lots of blog posts for another day.

      You are definitely a child of the sixties (imo) and i'd like to join you on that tropical beach!



    7. Thank you everyone for the nice comments. I am currently dealing with a family emergency and won't be around for a bit. Keep your fingers crossed that we can get this latest crisis worked out quickly and I can come back soon.

    8. I love reading your answers. I'm totally with you on the spirituality/energy of the universe. But you already know I believe in fairies too! :)

    9. I love your answers, faerie. I may play along. Not sure yet. Right now, I'm sending you all kinds of positive energy as you deal with your current crisis. May the faeries and high fey keep you safe.

      Stay SINful
      Mr. AP

    10. I'm so sorry faerie. I hope everything works out. You'll be in my thoughts.


    11. Funny you asked what a Liebster was, I was wondering quite the same myself. Thanks for sharing your answers with us. Really thought-provoking answers as well. I was going to answer them here, but I think I'd end up writing pages, so I answered in my head :)

    12. My Dad followed the same path with respect to his Dad as you have/are with respect to your Mother. You have to be awfully self-aware and almost forgiving for their shortcomings to be able to do that; at least that's what I think.

      I should be rocking the Mrs in the sex swing here shortly, I will let you know how it goes.

    13. I could relate to many of your answers. I consider myself spiritual and love your thoughts on the energy of the universe. I have never been athletic and love the color red. I would much prefer to be barefoot, and am whenever I can. I love your thoughtful questions and will definitely answer them for myself sometime and would be happy to share with you if you wished but definitely will take a little thought... :-) Fun to learn more about you Thinking of you and sending positive energy your way... Hugs, Terps