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Ovation: Liebster Award Nomination – Discover New Blogs!


Miss E at Looking For Pemberly has  nominated for the Liebster Award for Blogging!

It is said that the Liebster Blog Award started in Germany (probably) and is used to highlight smaller, lesser known blogs.  The Liebster is an award you accept with the intention of paying it forward.  When accepting, you choose other blogs that you feel are deserving of more subscribers and pass the award on to them.  You are not obligated to accept the award or to even pay it forward.  This is just a way to get the word out about new blogs that your followers may not know.

There are four steps to receiving this award:

  1. List eleven things about yourself
  2. Answer your nominator’s eleven questions.
  3. Choose up to eleven bloggers and ask them your own questions.
  4. Inform your nominees of their award nomination

Eleven things about me …

  1. I won’t eat food with bones in it.
  2. I hate to shop for shoes.
  3. I once ran over my own foot with a forklift.
  4. Hay fever has been a lifelong affliction.
  5. While I’m right-handed, I eat primarily with my left.
  6. I’m deathly afraid of drowning.
  7. I bake a mean cheesecake.
  8. I cannot dance.
  9. There has always been a pet in my home.
  10. A self-inflicted screwdriver wound left a scar on my forehead.
  11. I have performed on Broadway.

Here are my responses to LookingForPemberly’s questions:

  1. What are you doing right now/where are you located?  I’m parked on the sofa in front of the television in my “nest”.
  2. What are your top 1-5 books of all time?  The DaVinci Code is my all-time favorite book.
  3. If you could start another blog, what would you want to blog about?  I think it would be fun to do something like Random Letters to the Universe.
  4. How did you learn about blogging in the first place?  I was challenged to write as many compliments as complaints and to see how long I could keep it up.
  5. What is the longest piece you have ever written?  I wrote a term paper in high school that was twenty-some pages long.  I do, however, try to limit the length of blog posts to 500 words or less.
  6. How many of your personal friends know about or follow your blog?  I’m pretty sure they all know about it and several actually follow it.
  7. If you had one piece of advice to give either to me or everyone reading your blog, what would that be?  Never tell a lie.  Lies are like potato chips … you can’t have just one.
  8. Coffee or tea, and why?  Tea, because I can more or less control how strong it’s made.
  9. What is your favorite website or blog to read on a regular basis?  I’m not ashamed to admit that I get a huge kick out of Michael K. at and, of course, The Bitchy Waiter!
  10. If the world does end this year, what will be the thing you want to accomplish before it happens?  I’d like to get married.
  11. What do you do to relax or calm yourself down? Merlot.

I proudly nominate the following blogs for this award:

  1. Mommy Man
  2. The Rant Machine
  3. TheRealBarman
  4. Random Letters to the World
  5. evoL=
  6. Babble On
  7. Benzeknees
  8. FiftyFourandAHalf
  9. Tales From A Bar
  10. Mooselicker

And here are the eleven questions that I’d like them to answer:

  1. Where was the destination of your favorite vacation?
  2. What are you afraid of anything?
  3. How do you find inspiration to write?
  4. Boxers or briefs?
  5. Name the “earworm” that annoys you the most.
  6. What is your all-time-favorite television show, and why?
  7. Have you met the love of your life?
  8. Do you know any LGBT people?
  9. If you could travel back in time, where would you go?
  10. Who was the biggest influence in your childhood?
  11. What would you order for your “last meal”?

I look forward to reading all the responses!

Thanks again to Miss E at Looking For Pemberly! 


From → Ovations

  1. Congratulations to us both!


  2. Thanks for participating! I really enjoyed reading your answers and 11 things about yourself- I had no idea you had performed in Broadway. Wow!


  3. Thanks for the nomination. I appreciate it and what you said. I’ll get around to following through as soon as I can. Enjoyed your answers and always enjoy your blog!


  4. Congratulations and thanks, D&O.


  5. Thanks D & O, I’ve grown to look forward to your posts all the time! I do already have the award, but I’ll be happy to answer your questions.


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