The lovely Neurotic Workaholic gave me the Liebster Award a couple of weeks ago. As I've been blogging for almost three years, I've had most of the awards going, at one time or another - just check out the blog awards tab above! But, occasionally, I'm moved for reasons known only to myself to accept the award properly. The reason is this:
Isn't it pretty? I just had to have it on my blog!
To accept the award I am supposed to write 11 random facts about myself, answer the questions from my nominator, and nominate 11 people to receive the award.
There won't be any facts because there are no more facts I can tell you without repeating myself (yep, I'm still boring), but here are the questions:
1. What's your favourite cancelled television show? Firefly (yes, I'm a closet nerd!)
2. Which show do you wish would get cancelled? Anything that starts with the word 'Celebrity'.
3. If you could meet any author, who would it be? Margaret Atwood. But if she was held up at the hairdresser or something, Maya Angelou would be fascinating too. In fact, I might just need to have a dinner party, because I can think of several more at least!
4. If you could relive high school, would you? Maybe.
5. Why would you want/not want to relive high school? I'd like to go back with my current level of adult confidence and confront my bullies - they can also have their current level of adult confidence, because I imagine I'd be leaps and bounds ahead of them on that score by now.
6. If you could meet the characters of any book, which book would it be? Avoiding the obvious answer of all the Pride and Prejudice characters (which should be taken as read, by now!), I'm going to go for the women from The Robber Bride by Margaret Atwood - I've never really experienced a tight knit group of female friends, so it would be interesting to see their dynamics at work.
7. What do you like best about writing/blogging? I've been more successful at building relationships on my blog than through Twitter. Twitter is silly and my blog is much better!
8. How would you like to spend your summer vacation? On the coast - any coast - where the sun would be shining everyday (not Britain, then) and with enough paper to write the first draft of a novel. Long lazy BBQs, playing Frisbee and cricket on the beach with my kids, waking up late, staying up late and actually achieving a tan! (Random fact: I don't tan or burn.)
I am not going to nominate anyone (sorry, but I can never decide who to choose, I want to choose everyone) but I would like you to answer this single question in the comments below:
If you weren't a writer and awesome blogger, what would you be doing right now
(either generally for a job/career or specifically right at this very moment)?