Monday, August 17, 2015

Blog Hop: The Liebster Award

I have been nominated for a Liebster Award by a fellow blogger whom I also know in the non-web based world; though, we do talk a lot by instant messenger. Scarletpen28 has nominated me for the Liebster Award which is an award that helps new bloggers (with under 200 followers) connect and promote each other. It also adds a bit of fun, motivation, and encouragement for newbies. It's like a blog hop so here goes!

The Liebster Award Rules

  1. Link back to the person who nominated you
  2. Answer the questions given to you by the nominator
  3. Nominate up to 11 other bloggers with less than 200 followers
  4. Create 11 questions for the nominees
  5. Notify all nominees via social media/blogs

My Answers to Scarletpen28's questions...

If you could be any animal for a day, what would you choose and why?
I love cats and I think they are probably the most hilarious and awesome animals to be around. However, I admit that their lives can be pretty dull if they're house cats. I'd choose an animal that has a very different environment and experience, I'd pick an animal of the sea. I choose a large whale like the blue whale. I could swim all over the oceans and see the world's coasts!

What is your biggest pet peeve?
Where to start... rubber neckers on the road, slow walkers, people who don't poop and scoop, crab grass... I'd pick the city raccoons (there is a family of 6!) that live in our neighbourhood and are climbing my trees, eating my raspberries, pooping in the yard and driving my fur babies bananas at night.

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you choose and why?
That's a tough decision since I haven't seen all the places of the world. To date, I'd choose to live in Iceland. The simplicity of the land and the amazing natural wonders like the aurora borealis, hot springs, volcanoes, and being so close to nature yet close enough to the city (specifically Reykjavik) is perfect. The weather is also surprisingly tolerable for a Canadian.

What is the bravest thing you’ve ever done?
At this point, quit my comfy office job without knowing exactly what I want to do next.

Why did you start a blog?
I wanted to document and record my adventures.

What is your most impressive hidden talent?
I can't be surprised. I have managed to foil EVERY SINGLE surprise that +ADW has tried to plan for me, including the proposal :D

What is your most prized possession?
As I've gotten older, there aren't really any possessions that I prize above the people and critters in my life.

Describe yourself in 10 words.
This isn't really a question... but I'd describe myself as determined, easy-going, genuine, honest and a little obsessive.

What is the most amazing experience you have ever had?
I want to keep doing amazing things so it's possible I'll out do this one but the most amazing experience at this point is arriving at the Gate of the Sun in Machu Picchu.

When you were 5, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I don't remember what fancy or whim I was entertaining at 5 but I suspect that I wanted to work with animals in some capacity. Most likely I wanted to pursue the veterinary field or I simply wanted to ride horses and keep cats :P

Did you pursue it?
Not the veterinary field part, but the other part? Yea, part- and full-time!

What’s your go-to healthy recipe for a busy weeknight?
I'm not terribly creative and can be INCREDIBLY lazy when I have to eat for myself so I would say I've gone with a green salad with whatever other vegetables I might have on hand and some sardines or other canned fish. I add a simple oil and vinegar dressing with garlic powder (yes, I can't even pull myself together enough to mince fresh garlic) if I'm feeling like it needs an extra kick.

I nominate...

Questions for my nominees:
  1. Why do you blog?
  2. When did you get started with your horseback riding journey?
  3. What is the most challenging thing you find, about horseback riding?
  4. What is your favourite vacation spot/experience?
  5. What is your favourite novel/book and why?

POST SCRIPT: I nominated those who I know for certain have less than 200 followers. If you are reading this and would like to participate anyway, please do and leave a comment that you've done so! I'd love to read what your answers are.


  1. Yay! I'm glad you participated (even though you criticized one of my questions...I shouldn't be surprised). I definitely thought your garden or your new bed would be your most prized possession and I'm surprised you want to be a sea creature! It was fun to read your answers :)

    1. it was challenging. you put out difficult questions to answer. and a heck of a lot of em too! i didn't critisize the question... because it was NOT a question! it was simply a demand. :P

      i think i answered that prized possession question based on replicability. if the house is on fire, i'd be concerned about ADW, stanley and bucky. the rest of it can be replaced or replicated in some form so i am comfortable with that. the garden would be a pain... yes, but i am sure i could slowly figure it out--that's what gardens are all about! it's a lifetime hobby and a mature garden takes decades to really get to the point of extremely low maintenance while looking wonderful.

  2. Woohoo! Thanks for the nomination!! Now I just have to find some blogs to nominate!

    1. you're welcome! i hope you enjoy answering the questions and check out some other blogs you read :)

  3. Oh boy I thought the Liebster was dead lol

    1. i didn't even know it existed!! hope you might take the time to participate too!

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    1. thanks! i wasn't exactly expecting it... but it was really interesting to answer the questions! if you wanted, i hope you can do the hop :)