Gaz (Dr. Gary Lum to some) nominated me for the Mystery Blogger’s Award. As part of this, I am required to answer his questions five. If I do not, I will be tossed into the pit of fire.
Wait, that was in a movie.
The deal with The Mystery Bloggers Award is:
- Post the award logo/image on your blog [see above].
- Thank whoever nominated you and give a link to their blog ✓
- Mention the creator of the award and give a link as well✓
- Nominate 10–20 deserving bloggers and notify your nominees by commenting on their blog ✓
- Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice; including one weird or funny question ✓
This award was created by Okoto Enigma and you can find her blog here.
The five questions that Gaz asked are:
- What is your favourite food?
Gaz is from Australia, so he spells words with extra vowels. “Favourite” instead of “Fav”, for example.
Well, Gaz, as a true American, I could eat pizza every day. Put cheese on just about anything and it’s delicious: cheeseburger (yum!), eggplant parm (oh yes!), mac & cheese (soooo decadent), creme brulee…ok, maybe not *everything*. But these are a few of my fav things.
Caveat: I am gluten, soy, garlic, and diary free. Except for cheese. So any food referenced should be assume to be of the gluten free variety. My sister says that I’m High Maintenance, and that’s why I’m still single 😉
I say that I have high standards. Gluten, you don’t make the cut!
2. What one word describes you best?
Interesting question. I am intense, innovative, a lifelong learner, energetic, and optimistic. I am an engineer, a mother, a runner, a hiker, an innovator, and a writer. Since I’ve moved to California, though, I’ve realized that no matter where I live, I shall always be a Texan.
I’m also a space enthusiast, which is why I’m moving to Pasadena. More on that subject tomorrow!
3. How do you define friendship?
Oh, good question! Friends are many things to me. Here is a small, but important, subset.
I believe a friend will support you, but will also tell you when you’re doing something wrong or stupid. “That guy is a douche! But, you know, if you want, invite him to the party on Friday. But, seriously, you should drop his broke ass.”
Friends will be happy for your accomplishments. “You got the job in Pasadena?! YAY!!! OMG we’re going to miss you. But, I’m so happy for you! I hope it’s everything you want and more! But I hope you hate it and move back to Dallas!”
Friends will understand when you don’t have the energy to move from the couch. As a person with a chronic disease (Celiac), I sometimes have this problem. Hard to believe, I know! Seems like I’m always hiking a mountain or going out on a date! But it’s true. My friend told me last night, “I don’t feel like going out should totally be a reason to stay home. People shouldn’t get mad about that.” Right! “But you can lie and tell him that you’re sick if you want.”
Friends should never say, I told you so. Well, at least, not while the wound is raw. “He broke up with you?! That jerk!” The I told you so will come later, for example, “I told you not to date his broke ass. But, no, you said that he was good in bed, so you dated him anyway. Ok, so that was a really good reason. But STILL, I told you so!”
And a friend will always offer to help. “You want me to help you hide the body? Should I buy shovels or kerosene – is this a burial or a cremation? Do you already have him tied up, or do I need to get rope, too?”
Ah, good times!
- What’s your favourite social media platform and why?
Facebook is so easy to use and reaches so many people instantaneously. I also love that I can see what my friends and family are doing. I have watched my nieces and nephews grow up through the pictures posted. I can cyberstalk my latest crush and see if he’s worth dating, or if he was out with some ho on Friday night.
- Do you like the smell of your own farts?
Gaz, only you would ask such a question! OMG, no! I am smart enough to know that my shit *does* stink! I think that if I thought otherwise, and was a true narcissist, that we wouldn’t be friends.
Now, cow farts should be captured, because they’re high in methane. We could use them to power generators. Ohhh, pig farts, too. Why no one has figured out how to capture all that gold (in the form of nauseous clouds), I don’t know!
As part of this award, I must nominate fellow bloggers. I must confess that I don’t follow a whole lot of other bloggers, but I would like to nominate:
- Gary Mathews of Skipah’s Realm
- Human Interest
- KS Beth, I didn’t have my glasses on
- Dacia, Britest Fyrefly
- Emily Lakdawalla of the Planetary Society, for promoting Space.
My questions to all of you are:
- What is your happiest memory?
- What is your passion? That is, if you had a Mission Statement for your life, what would it be?
- If you had a million dollars and had to spent it in a month, what would you buy and why?
- If you were a superhero, what would be your power and why?
- What was your best blog, or the one of which you are most proud?
Thank you again, Gaz! And I’d love to see you answer these questions! ❤
P.S. I have awesome news to share! Which, I basically already told you, but I have more details and it’s official now! More tomorrow.