Well, I got nominated for the Mystery Blogger Award! 🙂 Here’s the closest I will ever get to virtually flashing a million watt smile and perfecting my pageant-style wave (in the virtual world, of course) to my adoring fans (I meant this in the most sarcastic way possible since there’s no way I can see myself doing this, haha). Mostly I see these kinds of award posts as just for fun. It’s not a competition and I don’t want to take myself too seriously when accepting the award. I’m only a casual blogger in the worldwide web like most people who write on WordPress. 🙂
- Put the award logo/image on your blog.
- List the rules.
- Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
- Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well.
- Tell your readers 3 things about yourself.
- You have to nominate 10 – 20 people.
- Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog.
- Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice; with one weird or funny question (specify).
- Share a link to your best post(s).
Thank you to both Gallantly, gal and Reina for nominating me. You guys are awesome. The creator of the Mystery Blogger Award is Okoto Enigma, and in fact, the whole reason she named the award as such is that her name Engima means “mystery”. As described on her blog, the award is for “amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one of the best out there, and they deserve every recognition they get. This award is also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging; and they do it with so much love and passion.” Aw, shucks. I don’t think my blog is that enlightening, but hey, I will trust the judgment of those who nominated me. Thanks again, ladies! Also, note for the purpose of the award, I copied the list of rules from Okoto Enigma’s blog post rather than the list of rules from my nominators.
3 Things About Me
- I once scrapped both of my knees very badly. The way it happened was kind of ridiculous because I somehow fell on the concrete floor of the backyard. It hurt but I didn’t realize I was bleeding until a few minutes later when I went back into the house. For weeks afterward, bending my knees to walk up the stairs was incredibly painful.
- I find racerback shirts tedious to wear because it means I have to match it with a racerback bra as well or else I’ll get odd tan lines from wearing a typical bra underneath the shirt.
- I am a fast eater when I am veeeery hungry. I’m not kidding. Some days ago I downed two slices of pizza in less than 10 minutes. Probably not good for digestion but a woman needs to eat! Hehe.
Gallantly, gal’s Questions
1. If you were to be reincarnated, what would your ideal next life be? I would definitely want to be taller and perhaps more inclined towards sports as a hobby. In this life, I will forever be short because of genetics. I have zero interest in sports, but I think it would be cool to live another life where I’m actually good at volleyball or ice skating. I’d also want to have an early head-start in life by having a natural predisposition for trying new things and gaining more experience without too much fear of failure.
2. If you had already been reincarnated, describe your past life to me. Who do you think you were? Maybe someone famous? I would imagine I was perhaps a different ethnicity and spoke a different language. Something tells me I was a simple country gal who lived and died in the same place I was born. I worked out in the fields growing crops and dyeing fabrics to sell in the marketplace. I probably died unmarried but had many nieces and nephews who I passed down my heirlooms to.
3. Describe your perfect forever home to me. I’d love to know! It wouldn’t have to be very big but enough to store things important to me. I’d love a kitchen with a spacious fridge for hoarding all the food I bought from Whole Foods so I don’t have to shop for the rest of the week, lol. I would love it if my bedroom had a door connecting it to the bathroom for easy access. My living room would not have a wide-screen television and instead I would put a bookshelf to showcase the things I like reading or collecting. A desktop computer and desk would definitely go there too, as well as a little corner for my cross stitching hobby needs. I am an amateur plant hobbyist but I love phalaenopsis orchids. One of the rooms could be a plant room-only for orchids, along with heating, lighting, and humidifiers to keep them healthy all year around. It’d be pricey in terms of electrical costs but worth it. 🙂 I would also want a backyard garden all to myself to plant with ornamental flowers. The front of the house would definitely have a swinging bench on the porch which is decorated with bird feeders so all the little birdies can get their share of food. 😀
4. Are you a dog person or cat person? And do you think you are more of a dog or a cat? They don’t necessarily have to be the same (I for one recently realized I love dogs but may be more of a cat myself). Hmmm. I love dogs but responsibility wise I think I would do better with a cat as a pet.
5. Backstreet Boys or N’Sync? Are you really going to make me choose… XD I’m going with N’Sync then.
- Pet peeves – Loud talking, chewing with an open mouth, and judging someone based on their appearance.
- Best friend – Don’t have one. 😦
- Favorite quote – “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” (I would love to live by this quote but I’m still a work in progress!)
- Do you believe in second chances – It depends on the situation.
- A message to your younger self – Don’t be so hard on yourself.
My Nominees 🙂
- the dark netizen – Fantastic and sometimes spine-tingling short story prompts with twist endings.
- Accidental Words – Combining words to make self-explanatory new definitions. Often accompanied by cute drawings.
- Miss Steer – Living life with a dose of positivity and realistic ways of coping with anxiety. You lift me up, Miss Steer!
- Anxiety Warrior – Braving the world and kicking anxiety’s butt.
- Nicholas Farley – I can honestly say this blog touched my heart and every entry was deeply moving to read about a person’s ability to grow, make mistakes, and learn about one’s self.
- Moon Dance – Musings and ramblings about life. I love reading the posts about animals and wildlife. Especially the deer!
- Alexis Ryder – Retellings of stories from the blogger’s memories of certain events.
- from dust of the earth – I love the close-up, crisp shots of nature from this photography blog.
- Islandergirl – Contemplative thoughts and writings from a blogger and often accompanied by photos that keep me reading. 🙂
- Escape Hatch – A blogger’s journey as a dog mom, military wife, and herself.
Before my nominees and other readers think I’m nuts for asking strange questions, I feel it’s necessary to say that it’s part of the blog rules (listed at the top in this post) that one question should be weird and another one should be funny. 😀
- What’s one thing (good or bad) you wanted to say to someone today but didn’t?
- What adjective do you use most frequently to describe something you dislike?
- Do you like gummy bears?
- Socks or barefoot?
- And finally, to settle the record once and for all, what do you think the fox actually said? (If you don’t know what song I’m referencing, you can either read the Wikipedia page for the “The Fox (What Does the Fox Say?)” or watch the music video on Youtube. The inside joke is that the noise a fox makes in the song seems to be quite nonsensical and open for interpretation of what onomatopoeia it is.)
My Best Post(s)
I chose these posts based on my own personal satisfaction with them, rather than gauging the posts based on stats and views.
5 Socially Awkward Things – I like this post because I actually poked fun of myself for my social weirdness and owning it as me. I’m most proud of how honest I was about some of the funny situations I was in.
The Dancing Bear – When I first wrote this post, I had no idea where I was going with it, except I thought it would be fun to pretend I was in the perspective of an inanimate object who was actually “alive” in a sense.
In Bloom – I love this photo blog for all the pictures I took and was quite happy that I was able to identify all the plants by name.
And that’s it! You’ve reached the conclusion of my Mystery Blogger Award post. One last word to my nominees: I chose your blogs because I love reading what you guys share in your posts. You aren’t obligated to do your own reply post about the award if you don’t want to.
Featured Image from Okoto Enigma.