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Sunshine Blogger Award

On Saturday evening, I was scrolling through some of the blogs I follow and noticed that Aspasía S. Bissas posted her responses to the Sunshine Blogger Award. In true rebel spirit (which I definitely appreciate) she chose not to alert the bloggers that she nominated, so it was a fun surprise when I made it to her list and found my own name! Thanks for the nomination, Aspasía!

How This Works

  1. Thank the blogger(s) who nominated you and be sure to link back to their blog!
  2. Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you.
  3. List these rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award in your blog post.
  4. Nominate 11 new bloggers and leave a comment on their blog to let them know that they’ve received the award.
  5. Ask your nominees 11 new questions!

Aspasía’s Questions and My Answers

1. What (or who) is inspiring you lately?

Funnily enough, I’ve been spending a lot of time listening to the band “Sleeping at Last.” Normally, I can’t stand noise when I’m writing (I think I’ve already talked about my lawnmower earmuffs on this blog before) but the past couple of days, this music has just been putting me straight into writing mode!

2. What’s making you angry?

Fortunately, I’m pretty chill at the moment. Of course, I’ve been avoiding newspapers and the media like the plague, so part of my serenity is just self-induced ignorance. (I’m not proud of it, but sometimes you have to take care of yourself; and if that means shutting out the real world, so be it.)

3. What did you have for breakfast?

Guacamole and tortilla chips. Also, I found a miracle bag of Earl Grey tea in the bottom of my purse. (For the record, it’s a miracle because the grocery store ran out of Earl Grey two weeks ago, and they still haven’t restocked.)

4. What creative skill or talent do you wish you had?

I’ve always wanted to try pottery. There’s just something magical about the idea of diving hands-first into a mound of wet clay and coming out with a mug. And let’s be real: handmade mugs are always the best for hot chocolate.

5. Do you believe in magic?

Absolutely. If you look closely enough, you’ll see sparkles in everything.

6. What fictional character do you relate to?

Wow, this question is tough. I’m an INFP, so I definitely feel like I would get along well with Luna Lovegood. And I know this is painfully cliché, but Anne Shirley and Jo March will always be my kindred spirits.

7. The last book you loved?

Don’t judge, but I really loved Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas. Now, I know people get awfully feisty about her books, but here’s my rationale: we both graduated from the same college, so approximately 60% of my love for the Throne of Glass series can be attributed to my Hamilton pride. (In fact, I first found her books by cruising through the list of published alumni on the Hamilton website.)

8. If you could live anywhere for a year, where would it be?

This is a great question, because I’ve actually done it twice. I spent one year studying abroad in Paris and one year traveling the states and living in my Honda Civic with my second cousin, Jenna. Both years were full of adventures, but having done it (and miraculously survived) I know for a fact that I want to spend the rest of my years right where I am. After all, there’s no place like home.

9. What do you wish would come back in style?

Corsets. Corsets are amazing. If you can find a spring-steel corset that fits you properly, it’s super comfy and helps with posture. Unfortunately, corsets get a bad rep (usually as archaic torture devices designed to oppress women) but if a corset is hurting you, then you’re not wearing it right.

10. A favorite line from a book or movie.

My all-time favorite quote is from The Amber Spyglass by Philip Pullman. This quote is my ideology in a nutshell:

“. . . when we do find each other again, we’ll cling together so tight that nothing and no one’ll tear us apart. Every atom of me and every atom of you . . . We’ll live in birds and flowers and dragonflies and pine trees and in clouds and in those little specks of light you see floating in sunbeams . . . And when they use our atoms to make new lives, they won’t just be able to take one, they’ll have to take two, one of you and one of me, we’ll be joined so tight.”

11. Who’s your favorite vampire?

Oh, no! There are so many! How can I possibly choose? It would be really helpful if someone made a song for all of the famous vampires (you know, like the song we sing to memorize the 50 States, or that song about all of the English kings and queens). But since I don’t have a song to help me, I’m just going to fall back on the most-recently-watched card.

Last week, my husband and I were watching “Castlevania,” and I love to hate Godbrand. He is such a disappointment in everything he does. Then again, I’ve always liked Richard Roxburgh’s representation of Dracula in “Van Helsing”. That moment when he fixes his side-bangs after he transforms . . . priceless.

My Nominations

Honestly, I’m having some trouble finding bloggers who haven’t already been nominated for this award. (It seems to be very popular at the moment!) So, instead of making a list of nominees, I’d like to invite anyone who hasn’t been nominated to respond to my questions.

If you think this looks like fun, don’t be shy! I’d love to see your responses. (Feel free to post a link to your blog in the comments section below so I can check it out!)

My Questions

  1. What’s the wildest thing you’ve ever written?
  2. Do you have a favorite writing outfit?
  3. Is there any genre that you would never read?
  4. Tea or coffee?
  5. At the moment, who is your favorite author?
  6. What was the last movie you watched?
  7. If you could spend one day in someone else’s shoes, who would you be?
  8. What was the worst haircut you ever had?
  9. What are you afraid of?
  10. Who do you most admire?
  11. Morning lark or night owl?

If you stumble across this blog post and want to join in on the sunshine, feel free! And don’t forget to share a link to your responses in the comments section below.

6 thoughts on “Sunshine Blogger Award”

  1. Thanks for posting! Great answers–I totally agree with taking a break from news (ugh). I love what you did instead of nominating– wish I’d thought of that.

    For fun, here’s my answer to your Question 8: What’s the worst haircut you ever had?
    I think I was maybe 7 years old when we had a fire going in the fireplace and I decided to see how hair burned. Specifically my hair, which I cut off in chunks and threw into the flames. But since it burned so fast, I kept doing it so I could really see the process. My mom was not impressed with the results lol It wasn’t too bad in the end though– I got a cute bob and learned not to give myself haircuts, even in the name of science.

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    1. Thanks so much!

      Oh my gosh! That’s a hilarious hair story! When I was around five or six, I cut off a few chunks of my hair and immediately regretted it, so I stuffed the hair under the couch cushions (my Dad found it about two weeks later).

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      1. After my dad found the hair, my Mom said that she thought it had been looking a little uneven lately, but she couldn’t imagine I would ever actually cut it! (Granted, I’ve always had ridiculously long hair, so I think the uncut parts probably helped hide the chunks I chopped.)

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