Liebster Award: Getting To Know Me Better

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I was nominated by Deziz World blog fur da Liebster Award. Thank you, Dezi, Raena and Audra, I am honored. As with everything in life, there are rules to follow:

1. Thank the person what nominated you.

2. Answer 11 questions.

3. Compose 11 questions.

4. Nominate and notify new blogs.

5. Post the Award Badge and Rules.

Now, to the questions I need to answer:

1. Do you have interests that keep you busy, but that you don’t blog about?

Absolutely!

2. Be Honest: Do you read long posts from beginning to end? Or do you quickly skim through the post, scroll to the end and hit the Like button?

That depends on how hectic my schedule is. If I am interested in the topic and have the time, I take my time enjoying the blog, but sometimes, I need to ‘bookmark’ it to read later... there are also some blogs what I speed-read. 28b2addc669ea3ef79f7bff0cbe60309

3. Do you prefer to read the book or watch the movie?

Nine times out of ten, I think the book is better, so I mainly read books.

4. When making decisions, do you go by gut feeling or reason?

I rely on intuition, but will modify my reaction with reason/logic.

5. Do you still send hand-written letters or cards, or do you send emails and whatsapp?

Any letters I send are typed (trust me, the recipients are better off). Prior to moving aboard EvenStar and embarking on our sailing years, I discovered cyber cards, and once we left the USA, I learned to rely on them because foreign postal systems were difficult to find, very expensive, and in some situations, unreliable…. I haven’t sent a ‘snail-mail’ card in years.

6. If you could go on a time travel for the day, to where and when would you go?

I haven’t a clue, since I’m perfectly content when/where I am.

7. Do you know any poems by heart?

Do nursery rhymes count? unnamed-2

8. Which conspiracy theory do you like best or think is weirdest?

I tend to focus on facts, and don’t really follow conspiracy theories, but IMHO the current one about Russia hacking the election so Trump could win is silly…. and whoever designed this jpg is correct.

9. Imagine there’s suddenly no power for 3 months. Would you be prepared?

No problem. We lived aboard EvenStar, which didn’t have power, for years.dsc00035

10. What’s your favorite Music and Movie Genre?

It is easier to say that I dislike Rap and Horror than to try and figure out what my favorites are, since those can change with my mood and/or the situation.

11. Are you a night owl or are you up with the lark?

Definitely an owl.

Now, for my nominees:

Kosmo & his human mom, Kristina, who live in Finland and share beautiful photos of their homeland. 

Cat-a-bliss, blog-home of amazing catnip blends… since starting to use these, Mr. M ignores his arthritic paws and even climbs trees. 

Bailey Boat Cat, a Siamese, who reminds me of my beloved Rom (Xander de Hunter’s character is based on Rom). 

Comedy Plus is a blog you don’t want to miss, if you like humor. 

Shadow the kayaking cat, who lives in an RV.  2f3460fed250a38643fd9fb7a1b172fc

Kitty Savannah gives a voice for adult shelter cats and homeless foster cats and other companion animals who do not have anyone to speak for them. 

Sabina Ayne, Toby’s Wrecking Crew – ‘crazy cats and the slightly offbeat mom’. 

Three Chatty Cats features cat rescue groups and their life-saving efforts. 

Adventures in Cheeseland: possibly the only wordpress blog hosted by mice. 

This list is in no way complete, I would have nominated many of the same people that Dezi’s World did, so if you were nominated by them, the reason you aren’t listed is because you were already nominated. I hope you’ll accept your nomination.

Since I’m in the midst of holiday chaos, I am going to save time by giving you the same eleven questions I answered:

1. Do you have interests that keep you busy, but that you don’t blog about?

2. Be Honest: Do you read long posts from beginning to end? Or do you quickly skim through the post, scroll to the end and hit the Like button? img_0555

3. Do you prefer to read the book or watch the movie?

4. When making decisions, do you go by gut feeling or reason?

5. Do you still send hand-written letters or cards, or do you send emails and whatsapp?

6. If you could go on a time travel for the day, to where and when would you go?

7. Do you know any poems by heart?

8. Which conspiracy theory do you like best or think is weirdest?1232548198yhydzpi

9. Imagine there’s suddenly no power for 3 months. Would you be prepared?

10. What’s your favorite Music and Movie Genre?

11. Are you a night owl or are you up with the lark?

Black Cat Blue Sea Award

https://ercloudwalker.wordpress.com nominated my blog for the “Black Cat Blue Sea Award!img_1964.jpg

I got quite a chuckle out of this because I’m currently editing Me-YEOW!, which is written from the purrspective of Xander de Hunter, Catamondo’s version of 007… Xander lives aboard a sailboat and Me-YEOW! is dedicated to Spooky Pilch, a venerable house panther, who went over the Rainbow Bridge earlier this year.

The Black Cat Blue Sea Award is for blogs who have inspired and moved a wide audience and there’s humor for a smile or a chuckle.

Thank you Elisabet, I’m moved and honored by your nomination. Your blog has inspired all of us with your tales about your journey through life..

Rules: c28b202239128068275444873c45d33c

Link the blog who has nominated you

Answer their questions

Nominate 8 bloggers who have moved you

Cloud Walker’s Questions:

1) What inspired you to start your blog

Originally, I intended it to be an author’s blog, but I quickly realized that my posts were about the information I discovered during research for characters, backgrounds and situations in my novels. At first, the topics were divided between healing herbs for Nimri (Kazza’s trilogy), who is an herbal healer, and cats (Kazza is a magical, alien tiger). Then, as I began the Sea Purrtector Series, the posts began to lean toward pet care and humoras soon as the election is over, I plan to resume those. For now, I feel the best way to protect US pets is to tell the stories that our biased media seems to be avoiding. That said, I still share ‘Humpday Humor’ (usually about birds) on Wednesday; ‘Saturday Snickers’ on Saturday (cats) and ‘Canine Comedy’ (dogs) on Sunday.

2) What was your dream of life as a teen

As a teen, I wanted to become an architect, but my father was insistent that I go to a faith-based college and Calvin College didn’t offer that type of degree. Thus, I majored in English and became a technical writer, then later an author.

3) Do you have any regrets

No. By the time my husband and I chose to have children, I was able to freelance from home. IMHO, having an at-home parent is extremely important for the future of humanity and I’m not sure if I could have designed buildings from home.

My Nominations (and I hope you’ll check them out) are:

Dezi’s World  The lives and talents of Dezi, an amazing service cat, her apprentice, Raena, as they assist their disable Mom. Among other things, it has tips on how to teach kitty to call 911 and drive a wheelchair.

15andmeowing  About Pheobe, and her other feral siblings and their forever home with Ms. Ellen and her husband.

McGuffy’s Reader  – Annie is a poet, writer, and active in animal rescue.

Toby’s Wrecking Crew Crazy Cats and their delightful human mother!

Three Chatty Cats  –  Rachel features cat rescue groups and their life-saving efforts + helpful tips.

FACE Foundation  The Foundation for Animal Care and Education (FACE)’ s mission is to enhance and preserve the quality of life of animals by providing access to necessary medical care and education.

Comedy Plus If you like humor, you’ll love this site… and if you like cat humor, check them on Feline Friday.

Bailey Boat Cat – Of course, I had to include Bailey, even though he would need to roll in soot to totally fit the exact wording of the award.

& I am recycling Elisabet’s questions:  img_1964

1) What inspired you to start your blog?

2) What was your dream of life as a teen?

3) Do you have any regrets?

Sunshine Blogger Award

Thank you suburbanhobo.com for nominating me for the Sunshine Blogger Award! I accept this challenge.

The Rules:

1) Thank the person who nominated you.

2) Answer the 11 questions you were asked.

3) Nominate 11 other bloggers and let them know they were nominated.

4) Ask the nominees 11 questions.

http://suburbanhobo.coms questions:

  1. What is your most vivid memory of childhood, good or bad?When my I was 6, my mother was diagnosed with cancer – I spent the next 3 years watching the illness and treatments take a bit of her away.
  2. Do you have any pets?I claim 3 fur-babies: Mr. M a geriatric tuxedo cat, Ms. Purrseidon, a kitten who was meant to be Mr. M’s companion (but her water obsession horrifies him); Saphera, a puppy, who was found running by the interstate.
  3. Who is your favorite comedian / comedienne?Jeff Dunham
  4. Mountains or seaside?Tough one! I’ve lived both places and loved both…. this is embarrassing to admit, but Ms. Purrseidon likes water better than I do. So, I think I liked the mountains just a little bit better.
  5. What book / books made a lasting impression on you?I read Gone With the Wind in 3rd grade and fell in love with the written word, so that was the first, but there have been many others since then.
  6. Do you have a room with a view?At the moment, no, but I do have a very cluttered office.
  7. Are you politically inclined? (no pressure here, needn’t answer)Not really. IMHO, less is better, so I would love to see the government overhauled and streamlined to cut out waste of money. I don’t see that happening, soon, do you?
  8. Any causes you support or believe in?Education.
  9. What really pisses you off?Many times, I feel the news reports, which sensationalize certain crimes and issues, make the situation worse because too many want ‘their 15 seconds of fame’.
  10. What makes you smile?Kindness, silliness, as long as it isn’t mean-spirited.
  11. Why did you start blogging?I wanted to counter-balance all the negativity I see in the news. I know my little blog isn’t much, but hope that I make someone smile.

My questions:

1. All super heroes have their mild-mannered secret identity, what is yours?

2. What is your favorite game?

3. If location and money were immaterial and you could live anywhere, where would that be?

4. If you could relive your life, would you make any changes? If yes, what?

5. What would your ideal meal be and who would you share it with?

6. What’s in store for you in the future? Do you have any big projects on the horizon?

7. What/who was your all-time favorite pet?

8. If you had the power to change the world, what would you do?

9. What has been your best/most memorable experience along the way?

10. What is the best advice you’ve ever received?

11. All super heroes have a special power, what is yours?

My nominees: I plan to nominate you for the Sunshine Blogger Award. … Will post, tomorrow. 

https://ramblingsoftheclaury.wordpress.com

https://marcha2014.wordpress.com

https://catablissblog.wordpress.com

http://www.15andmeowing.com

http://bryndonovan.com

http://cindyknoke.com

http://katzenworld.co.uk

http://dreambigdreamoften.co

https://hairballexpress.wordpress.com

https://thelifeandtimesofralph.wordpress.com

https://serenaglow.wordpress.com

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