Monday, August 4, 2014

Liebster Award

Hello, dearies! It seems I've been nominated for the Liebster Award. I've no idea where the name came from or who started this, but it's been floating around for quite a while. The basic idea, as I understand it, is to get to know different bloggers (thus the rule about less than 200 followers). Don't ask me why it's called an award, though. I haven't the slightest idea.

Thank you, Maddie Jay, for the nomination!

thank and link back to the person who nominated you
list 11 facts about yourself
answer the 11 questions asked by the blogger who nominated you
nominate 11 bloggers who have fewer than 200 followers
(you can’t nominate the blogger who nominated you)
ask them 11 questions
let them know about the nomination

eleven randoms facts of myself

1) I don't like peanut butter or nuts.
if I do eat peanut butter, I choose crunchy over creamy. I'm also working an acquiring the taste...which has so far been somewhat successful.

2) Clark (from Mind Games) is one of my all-time favorite characters, ever.

3) several of my favorite movies were made in 2002

4) this is supposedly the number of death
Artemis Fowl is both a great character and series
(yes, those things go together. see book seven.)

5) almost all of my friends are pastors' kids

6) I'm in love with cold and ice and snow.
I've skied since I was four (my dad taught me)
and have been down some pretty wicked slopes since then.
I got to try snowboarding once. it's harder but funner than skiing.
and ice hockey is awesome, though I've only played (or ice skated) once.

7) I have yet to see The Book Thief,
which I've been anticipating since first learning of it.
less than a day or two after finishing the book, I saw the movie advertised on the back of a newspaper someone was reading. a newspaper. how appropriate.
I was slightly nervous about it at first (Hollywood. 'nuff said) but everything I've seen/heard so far is nothing but goodness.

8) I'll taste {almost} anything at least once
usually over and over again {not in one sitting} until I can at least tolerate it

and here you thought I wasn't going to mention it for Once

10) I don't like the number ten
the word is okay, though
go say hi to Lykan and Lauriloth. they're awesome

11) I'm slightly obsessed with numbers
and words

my answers to maddie's questions

1. Who is your favorite band or singer? I guess that would be the Clark family. Specifically Bro Mike, Mike, and Travis. Mike and Travis are young (teenage) brothers, and Bro Mike is their dad. They sing beaumazingly together. So I made up a word. [get over it] The rest of the family sings, too, but they're my favorite "group."

2. Who was your first fictional crush? (can be movie or book) I've never really had any. Um... many Neal from Once Upon a Time, or Dan from The Shunning. Or maybe Gale from The Hunger Games series. Nah, not Gale. Jack from the Titanic? Or, wait, no, probably the guy from that Hallmark Christmas movie, the one with Henry Winkler in it. (I found it here)

Well, I've at least attempted to answer this one. Next question.

3. What is a cartoon you loved when you were little, but can't stand now? Let's see... Little Bear, Blue's Clues, Winnie the Pooh. I think those are the only cartoons I watched. Oh, and Swiss Family Robinson. I haven't seen any of those in ages, so I don't really know. But back then, favorite to least favorite were: 1) Family Robinson, 2) Little Bear, 3) Pooh Bear, and 4) Blue's Clues.

4. What was/is your least favorite subject in school? Geometry. I love math! Especially algebra. Just not geometry. (It was all remembering numerous theorems and their two- or three-letter abbreviations.)

5. If you had to dye your hair an unusual color, what would you choose? Probably purple. Except that I'm verrrrry picky about that color. There's only one shade I actually like. It's a really dark, rich shade of purple. Inky, maybe. But darker... like shadows. One of the boys in church has a shirt that color, but it's not like I've got a picture of it.

6. Do you grow your fingernails out long or keep them short? Both. I don't exactly pay them much attention. I just let them grow until they get annoying, then clip them. Or sometimes one will break and I'll clip it. So some are short, some are longish.

7. How much makeup do you usually wear? None.

8. What is one song you can't stand to listen to? "Never Ever Getting Back Together", or whatever that song is called. It's by Taylor Swift. It's doesn't help that they put it on the country countdown when it's clearly not a country song. (actually, they're doing that a lot these days...) Okay, rant over. Next.

9. Ford or Chevy? Chevy.

10. What accent do you love to listen to? Aussie.

11. How many (or any) kids would you like to have? None of "my own" (meaning biological). I want to foster/adopt. I don't really have a number. At times, though, I've imagined something like Jo March's house of boys. My preference would be all boys, maybe a girl or two. Maybe. As I said, like Jo. But that's just a preference.

my nominations

ashley g.

bound and freed

carly meyer

christine / lauriloth
(she just so happens to have already been nominated)
(so I've given her place to...)




miss elliot

molly weston




my questions for you

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where is the first place you'd go? Why?

If you could travel anywhere in any universe (fictional or otherwise), what specific place would you visit first? Why?

Do you have a favorite Bible story/character/verse? Who/what is it?

Would you ever consider eating octopus ink pasta with squid?
(I'm a bit obsessed with this question right now...)
{it seems I forgot to add this picture before posting}

Have you read The Book Thief? What is your opinion on it? Favorite quote/scene?
(You may mention the movie if you've seen it, but try to keep the movie spoilers to a minimum.)

If you suddenly found yourself in a do-or-die situation, what would it be?
What single item would you want to have with you?

Quotes are lovely things. I've got an entire blog devoted to them.
Post a favorite or three [for me to use].
(if I use any, I'll link to your post as the source and tell you when it publishes)

What is your favorite type of blog post to read?
{Beautiful People, Stacking the Shelves, ramblings, [original] writings,
character posts...}

What's the first thing you do in the morning, after you attempt to wake up and actually get out of bed?

What is the worst book you've ever read?

Can you swim? Ocean, lake, creek, or pool?

Thanks again for nominating me, Maddie!

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Enjoy, you guys!
{and comment below with the link to your post so I can read it}


  1. These were some fun facts/answers, Jessy. :-)

    Also, I'm not sure if you noticed (I'm guessing you didn't), but you won the giveaway for the Kindle copy of "Remnants: Season of Wonder" by Lisa T. Bergren. Just need your email so I can send it to you.

    Have a great day!

    1. No, I did not!! I've been busy with so many things I haven't quite kept up on everything. Thank you!

  2. Go watch the Book Thief! Do it. I think it's pretty accurate to the book (they may have cut things because the book is a lot longer); I can't remember. But I was totally satisfied (and usually I get mad when major/unreasonable things change from book to movie).

    It's beautifully devastating though, just like the book. Both book and movie have scarred me and I will always think about how good the story was.

    And the casting is basically perfect. :)

    1. That's what I've heard from absolutely everyone, including those who've read the book already, *and* including those who generally get mad at movie adaptions of books. So I'm sure I'm being entirely honest when I say I've never been more excited to see a more before in my entire life.

      That is something I've yet to hear, and I'm simply overjoyed to hear it. It is certainly true of the book for me.

      Oh, yes, it is! Everyone I've seen so far is absolutely perfect!! The only one I wasn't quite happy with was Rudy, until I realized that I had been imagining him wrongly in the first place. That, it's strange to say, made me very happy. And then I thought it must be too good to be true... well, if it lives up to what everything tells me... XD

  3. This was way too much fun to read! You're so funny. XD

    Oh my! You mentioned Lykan and me? :O We're so honored!!! Well, I'm honored, Lykan is smug. But you know.

    Wow, you ski? That's awesome! I've always wanted to but we get maybe an inch of snow like once every 7 or so years where I live so...

    I haven't seen The Book Thief either. I really want to, but first I must read the book! Which is something I've meant to do for years but have yet to. :-/

    You can't stand Winnie the Pooh now? :O For shame! It's still one of my favorites, no matter how old I am. And ooooh my goodness, how obsessed I was with Blue's Clues! I practically watched that one 24/7 when I was little. But then they got rid of Steve. >.> No, just no.

    Oh my goodness, I love math too but detest geometry! I just can't do shapes, I can't.

    This was great!

    1. Thank you! I do try ;)

      Yes, of course. Oh, I know. Lykan.

      Yup! Oh, that's terrible! I was starved for snow the last several years (we had some rather abnormal winters here in Pennsylvania), but God finally sent me an amazingly awesome winter which most everyone else complained about but I loved dearly. I didn't even mind that they blamed me and my prayers. XD Anyhow, you shall certainly have to try it sometime. It's lots of fun, but you've gotta give it a couple days at least to get the hang of it before giving up, okay?

      Oh, read the book, read the book!! My sister finally started it today after much prodding from guess who. She won't admit it, but she's enjoying it. It's an amazing book. But I guess I said that already.

      Oh, I didn't quite say that. I don't really know that I "can't stand" any of the cartoons I used to watch, so I just listed them in order of the one I liked most back then to the one I liked not-the-most. But I liked them all. Steve? Yes, yes. I don't care if what's-his-name (Joe?) was Steve's brother, or if Steve was going to college, or any of that. Just... no.! Squares are stupid, and I love orange but the color is supposed to be green. Even his grandma wear green. And besides, sorry but Joe can't draw. (<<from the archives of my 5-or-so-year-old mind)

      Why, thank you :)

  4. That's awesome! I love the new look by the way.

  5. Thanks so much Jessy!! Here are my answers:

  6. Thank you, Jessy! I will be posting my answers next week. :)

    1. Of course! I'm looking forward to reading it!

  7. Thanks, Jessy! I just posted my answers here.

    Carly @ Books and Etc

  8. Thank you, Jessy. My answers are posted at the link below:


    we are officially friends.

    thank you for nominating me! I'll get cracking on writing those answers and writing facts about myself (that's the hard part, imho...) And I replied to your comment on my camp journal post...sorry for being lazy and not getting around to it til now. *sheepish face*

    1. Yes! Artemis Fowl is awesomeness.

      I would agree with that. Facts are annoying (unless you're the one reading them, then they're quite fun indeed). I'll look forward to reading yours!

      I saw that! No problem :)

  10. here ya go! :)


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