The Blue Sky Tag

BeaFreitas has nominated me for the Blue Sky Tag! If you, somehow, don’t know about her blog then you need to click on over right now and check it out! She is a fashionista, quote guru and all around marvelous human being!

Rules for the award:

  • Thank the person who nominated you.
  • Answer the 11 questions
  • Tag 11 people
  • Give nominees 11 questions to answer.
  • Acknowledge Waves of Awesomeness in your post who created the art.

 

Bea’s questions for me:

  1. If you could only eat 3 foods for the rest of your life, what would they be?

This one is easy, coffee, chocolate and cheese!

2. What is your favorite time of day?

First thing in the morning (with that cup of coffee from question #1!)

3. What are your pet peeves?

Oh so many! But the worst is people who lie.

4. Who is the kindest person you know?

My mother in law!

5. What is the worst thing you did as a kid?

My sister was 5 years younger than myself and always wanted to be around me, or play with me. I was not very patient with her, so not a nice big sister!

6. What do you enjoy to do?

Exercise: running, rock climbing and the occasional yoga class.

7. What is your favorite quote?

ooh, tough one! There are so many! This past year I have been thinking and reading a lot about character, morality and integrity and how the personal choices we make effect those we are supposed to care about. So, today my favorite quote is:

karma quote

8. If you could choose your own nickname, what would it be?

Your Highness!

9. What is your favorite childhood book?

This is really old but my favorite book when I was 5 years old was Mr. Popper’s Penguins.

10. If you could time travel, where would you go?

I would like to see into the future, maybe 100 years from now. I definitely would not go back in time to before the discovery of antibiotics! Too dangerous!

11. What is your favorite scent?

Vanilla!

My Questions to you:

  1. What is your favorite color, and why?
  2. What was you favorite childhood TV show?
  3. Who is your celebrity crush?
  4. If you had the opportunity to travel into space would you take it?
  5. What was the best pet you ever had, past or present?
  6. If you could go back in time, which of your past mistakes would you fix?
  7. You can only eat breakfast, lunch or dinner for the rest of your life-what do you pick?
  8. What is your dream job?
  9. What one world problem would you solve if you had that power?
  10. Would you rather go skiing or snorkeling ?
  11. When was the last time you laughed so hard that you peed a little bit?

 

Nominations

Mystery Blogger Award

The creater of the Mystery Blogger Award is Enigma, here is her page.

mystery-blogger-award

I am so honored, once again to be recognized by BeaFrietas, for an award. She recently posted a list of great gift ideas for guys, which I really appreciated! Do be sure to click on over and get some great ideas!

AWARD RULES

  1. Display the award logo on your blog.
  2. List the Rules.
  3. Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  4. Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well.
  5. Tell your readers three things about yourself.
  6. Answer five questions from the nominee.
  7. Nominate anywhere from ten to twenty bloggers.
  8. Notify the bloggers by leaving a comment on their blog.
  9. Ask your nominees any five questions of your choice, including one weird or funny question.
  10. Share the link to your best post.

Three things about me:

  1. I have a BS in general biology and  a Ph.D. in molecular biology, so I love science especially all things DNA
  2. I ran my first half marathon and began rock climbing last year at the age of 49, and have plans to keep going farther, faster and higher!
  3. I am still on my quest of “what’s next in life” and would love to define that path soon!

My answers to BeaFrietas’ questions

  1. If you were a squirrel for a day, what would you do
  2. What is your funniest memory?
  3. What music artist could you listen to forever?
  4. What is your favorite thing about blogging?
  5. What is your least favorite household chore?

 

  1. I would spend the day raiding those anti-squirrel feeders. It looks like a blast to be spun around like that!
  2. All my funniest memories revolve around my son when he was little. He wore a batman cape for about 3 years and said and did the most hilarious things! Little ones are exhausting to be sure, but they are also a tremendous source of joy and those are memories our family still enjoys reliving.
  3. 80’s rock (see my answer to #2 in “three things about me above” to remember why 80’s rock is appropriate for me)
  4. My favorite thing about blogging is this community! I have met so many interesting people and really enjoy interacting with all of you!
  5. Our house is 11 years old now, the perfect time for things to start breaking down. I have replaced sink faucets and currently have 1 toilet that keeps running and a dripping shower head. Instead of fixing the plumbing I am blogging-so plumbing issues are my least favorite!

My best post

I guess I will go with the one that had the most likes. It was a post that was run on the psychology website, MakeItUlta. 6 remedies for a midlife crisis

My Nominees:

 

My Questions for the nominees:

  1. What is your favorite topic to blog about?
  2. Which foreign language would you like to speak fluently?
  3. If you had to pick, which leg of a triathlon would you prefer? (bike, swim or run)
  4. Do you have a tattoo? Why did you pick that image?
  5. What is your favorite TV show, past or present?

Real Neat Blog Award!

real-neat

This community has been so kind and welcoming to me since I started blogging just two months ago! I have been so blessed to meet so many of my awesome fellow bloggers. I have learned so much about how to navigate this corner of the blogosphere and one of those amazing people is BeaFreitas! Her blog is gorgeous and you really need to click on over and check it out! If you have not done so yet, you are probably the only one left who hasn’t visited her site, so go now!

 

Rules:

  • Put the Award logo on your blog.
  • Answer 7 questions asked by the person who nominated you.
  • Thank the people who nominated you, linking to their blogs.
  • Nominate any number of bloggers you like, linking to their blogs.
  • Let them know you nominated them (by commenting on their blogs, etc.)

Add your own 7 questions for your nominees to answer.

 

Questions from Bea:

  1. What are your top 3 favorite cartoon films?

Little Mermaid, Lion King, Hoodwinked but honestly there are a whole bunch I love!

  1. What genre of film do you prefer to watch?

Mystery and I love a good robbery (like the Ocean’s series)

  1. What do you enjoy to do on a cozy rainy day?

Either curl up with a good book and a pot of coffee, or watch Harry Potter movies and drink a pot of coffee!

  1. What is one thing you’d like to improve about yourself ?

I would like to be a faster runner, I am so slow and it takes me forever to finish long runs. I am working on it!

  1. What are your favorite TV channels to watch?

Ok, this sounds weird but I watch the NFL Network A LOT, and FoodNetwork.

  1. Have you ever tried to go skiing or snowboarding? Would you try it?

I have gone skiing, and was not very good at it. I didn’t start until I was 35 and that did not do me any favors!

  1. What is your favorite childhood memory?

My favorite memories center around the 4th of July-generally blowing things up is a lot of fun!

 

My Questions to you:

  1. What was your favorite childhood pet?
  2. What was the title of the last book you read?
  3. Would you rather visit Antarctica or Tahiti? Why?
  4. What was your favorite subject to study in school?
  5. If you had the opportunity to travel into space, would you want to go?
  6. What is your dream job?
  7. What is your dream vacation?

 

 

I nominate:

With love, from me to you

The one that travels

And she went on and on….

Confessions of a struggling mom

Sorting through the shit!