Sunday, February 3, 2013

Reader Appreciation Award

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Thanks, Magic Violinist, for a chance to answer more questions! I love these! I don't sit down to blogging nearly as much as I'd like to, but somehow these quizzes at least get me taking a break to blog, so thank you.



Rules
  1. Link back to the person who nominated you.
  2. Attach the icon to your site.
  3. Answer the attached questions.
  4. Nominate six bloggers who you feel deserve this award and notify them about their nominations. 

Questions

1. What is your favorite color?
Blue, because it's calming and beautiful. Maybe that's because it's the color of the ocean?

2. What is your favorite animal?
Ditto Mark. Monkeys are cool, but yeah, we pretty much have the best dog ever. I love her so much.

3. What is your favorite non-alcoholic drink?
What Mark said (water). Except the sweating part. But yes, I love love love water.

4. What is your favorite number?
Not sure I have a favorite number. I will say that I don't like things perfectly even or perfectly odd, though.

5. What is your favorite day of the week? 
I, again, agree with Mark. I'm really loving low-key weekends to hang out at home as a family. Simple, wonderful pleasures.

6. What is your favorite flower?
Daisy.

7. What is your passion?
Family, social justice, friends, writing, and food.

8. Do you watch television?
Yes. I love to laugh, so sitcoms are my very favorites - "The Big Bang Theory" and "Modern Family" and "Go On" are all family favorites (we also really enjoy "The Amazing Race"). And I always love watching "I Love Lucy."

9. Who is your favorite author?
This one is hard. I have favorite books by many different authors, so a favorite author is trickier to identify. I'm not sure there is someone whose book I must read when it comes out. I do think, after having read her first two graphic novels, that I would read anything by Alison Bechdel.

10. Do you like 80s movies?
Um, is the Pope Catholic? I don't just like them. I LOVE them. I am a huge fan of the 80s and think the movies from that time are wicked awesome. Some of my favorites include anything with John Cusack (Better Off Dead, One Crazy Summer, Say Anything), Back to the Future, Karate Kid, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Princess Bride, A Christmas Story, all the John Hughes/Molly Ringwald films . . .

11. How do you like your eggs?
Scrambled, dippy, and in Dutch Babies. I love, love, love eggs. It is one of two foods that I think taste better when someone else makes them for you (that and hot cocoa). Mark makes delicious eggs and that's saying something, because he does not like them, but is such a good sport to make them for me.

12. When did you discover blogging?
2006.

13. Why do you like to blog? 
It's fun and makes me write and share with family and friends. I like the interactive nature of it, so comments are always really fun to get.


Nominees 
1. Thing 2 at I Don't Eat My Drumsticks.
2. Jimmy.
3. Um . . .
4. I, uh, . . .
5. Not sure.
6. Sadly, many of my blogging friends don't blog like they used to. I wish more of my friends blogged.

3 comments:

The Magic Violinist said...

I wish more of our friends blogged, too. I end up nominating and tagging the same people for everything. XD ;P

Cool post! We do have the best dog ever.

Jimmy said...

Sorry for the delayed response. Work gets in the way sometimes.

What is your favorite color?
Yellow. It's bright and happy and yellow sports cars look really cool.

2. What is your favorite animal?
Dolphins. Intelligent and playful.

3. What is your favorite non-alcoholic drink?
Nesquik. You've already heard enough about my love of Nesquik.

4. What is your favorite number?
Yeah, don't have one. I'm not crazy about fractions or exponentials.

5. What is your favorite day of the week?
Saturdays. Especially Saturdays that when soccer season is over.

6. What is your favorite flower?
Can't think of one. Edelweiss? Only because the song is so good.

7. What is your passion?
Children. I want them to be treated as gifts from God. And Motown music.

8. Do you watch television?
Yes. We don't have cable and I try not to watch too much, but some days I can't wait to get home and just watch tv.

9. Who is your favorite author?
I'd have to go with Phillip Roth. American Pastoral has really stuck with me. I haven't read all his books, but I've learned a lot about the Jewish American experience from the his books I have read.

10. Do you like 80s movies?
I don't get into movies like some people do. I was in high school in the 80s. I'm more a fan of 80s music than 80s movies.

11. How do you like your eggs?
I have a weird allergy to eggs so my eggs have to be well cooked and I can only eat so much egg. Which is sad, because I like soft boiled eggs.

12. When did you discover blogging?
I'm horrible with dates, but I remember I started following this blog sometime around 2008 because I remember liking the political perspectives I found here.

13. Why do you like to blog?
I don't blog. But I like reading blogs. It's a chance to get to know new people.


Boquinha said...

TMV, yep.

Jimmy, I love how much you adore your girls. It's so genuine and something so, so cool about you.

Also? Have you read any Chaim Potok? I think you'd like his stuff (more Jewish-American perspective). Read "The Chosen." Excellent book.