Many thanks to tripleclicka for nominating me for a Liebster Award that tries to draw attention to new blogs and/or ones with fewer than 200 followers. The award involves the nominee answering ten questions from the nominator and then finding another ten blogs with fewer than 200 followers to nominate and prompt. First, my answers to tripleclicka’s ten questions…
1. What is your favorite ice cream?
No contest. Mint chocolate chip. Nothing is more refreshing. Just thinking about it makes me feel happy and sweet and cool. 🙂
2. If you had to give up either Ice Cream, or Bacon, forever, which would it be?
Bacon. But that’s cheating since I’m vegetarian. 😉 So I might be forced to give up ice cream. 😦
3. When it comes to gift giving, do you wrap, or use a gift bag?
Gift bags. I’m not a skilled wrapper. I like gifts bags better too since you can reuse them. So they’re less wasteful.
4. If you could give just one more gift in your life, what would it be and who would you be giving it to?
I have one ready to mail as I type, in fact. It’s for a dear friend of mine who I met in college. She often likes to walk through the world barefoot. So I’m sending her a mini bottle of Barefoot merlot along with a Tibetan yak leather sandal key ring and an acrostic poem using the word BAREFOOT.
5. Toilet paper, over, or under?
Over, but I’m not the kind of person to make a big deal about it. Just don’t leave an empty tube on the holder.
6. Star Wars, or Star Trek?
Star Trek. But I hope I don’t have to choose. I try to live my life according to both the Jedi and Vulcan codes, after all. 🙂
7. Do you believe in love at first sight?
Not “sight.” But maybe there’s a complex, subconscious instinct that can detect compatibility from mannerisms, the way a person dresses and other cues. Granted, true love requires commitment too. So whatever happens “at first sight” must be maintained.
8. Do you like tent camping?
Depends on the tent and the people in it. 🙂 But yes, I have enjoyed my times camping in a tent. Hell, I’d live in a tent, if I could. Keep on the move. I have a nomadic soul, I guess.
9. In your own words, can you explain the concept of pineapple on a pizza?
“Something that shouldn’t work but does.”
10. Would you/have you ever gone to the movie theatre just to get movie food, i.e. popcorn, slurpee, candy, without any intention on seeing a movie?
I’ve never done that and probably wouldn’t unless someone I was with wanted to. Concessions are always so expensive. Plus, I love movies so much that I usually prefer just to “eat” the film up sensually, as free of other distractions as possible.
And now onto my list of nominees. I only have four currently. Most of the blogs I follow (and I need to follow more) have more than 200 followers. So I will spend the next couple days finding more blogs to follow and update this list accordingly.
1. Stained Glass Doubts
Because I have great respect for someone willing to shed old traditions and embrace a path toward authentic spirituality. Plus, she is all about discussion and mutuality, which I admire, getting her readers to “think for themselves”.
2. Native American Concepts
Mainly for her “Glossary of Translations” which I have printed out and intend to carefully study, embody and express in my life as much as I can (and, of course, in my own way).
3 & 4. katpleiadeanmandu and The Voyager Journey
Two blogs on planetary ascension, a concept that fascinates me with my love of science fiction and how that can open us up to new kinds of spiritual understanding.
Edit 3 June: adding two poetry blogs.
5. Mikel Kelly
Beautiful, touching words. Simple, straightforward language. Sometimes brings tears to my eyes and sometimes smiles. Lovely.
6. Maria McManus
Maybe it’s my Irish heritage (on my mom’s side), but I find this woman’s perspective enlightening and her poetry well-balanced and quite simply brilliant. I’ll be spending a lot of time her in the near future I think.
And, in keeping with my nature as a somewhat lazy rule-breaker, I will not ask 10 questions but TEN questions.
T. Tell me: why did you decide to dress the way you did today?
E. Electricity goes away tomorrow—so how will you still thrive?
N. No catches, no consequences, one selfish will be granted you…what is it?