Thank you, T.J. Banks (http://tjbanks927.blogspot.com/) for nominating “The Scheherazade Chronicles”!
I am pleased to announce that I have won an award for this blog. After receiving the Liebster Award, my good friend and author T.J. Banks of Sketch People passed it on to me. This award is normally given to bloggers by other bloggers, and I am honored to be part of this tradition.
1. Link back and thank the blogger who nominated you in your post.
2. List 11 facts about yourself.
3. Answer the 11 questions asked by the blogger who nominated you.
4. Pick 5 – 10 new bloggers (must have less than 300 followers) to nominate and ask them 11 new questions. Do not re-nominate the blogger that nominated you.
5. Go to each new blogger’s site and inform them of their nomination.
11 Random Facts About Myself
- My first love is music.
- I write to music.
- I believe dogs are the best people.
- I love dancing ballet.
- I call my daughter, Kellie, and her two daughters “The Three Kellies.”
- I am descended from a long line of Philadelphians who were bankers, schoolteachers and storytellers.
- I love storytelling.
- I piloted a Beechcraft 1900C 19-seat airplane for five minutes; I kept the nose up and the wings level.
- My favorite author is F. Scott Fitzgerald; we are kindred spirits.
- I have a subtle wit and sense of humor, sometimes silly, and derive catharsis through finding a way to laugh at even the most painful experiences.
- I can be most contented sitting deeply immersed in a good book, especially one of the great classics.
Questions Asked by Marie Lavender & T.J. Banks
1. Name three secrets that you never told anyone.
- I take notes on all business phone calls, as I would were I writing a magazine or newspaper story.
- My father wrote a novel, unpublished.
- I had a dog who was humiliatingly smarter than I.
2. If you won the lottery, what would be the first thing you would do?
Pay off my home mortgage and bring my library of books, music recordings and writing files from storage across country in California. I would donate to humanitarian causes.
3. Looking over the last ten years, what is one goal you have achieved and one that you have not achieved?
I have published two books. I have not yet gotten a piano and begun to take lessons again.
4. What are your plans for retirement? And will you travel, if so where and why?
I do not plan to retire. I will always keep writing.
Yes, I love to travel, and given the means would visit my friends across America and around the world; also take that train ride up the Hudson River.
5. Favorite drink on a Friday night?
A glass of good California or Italian red wine with dinner and friends.
6. What do you think the secret is to a good marriage or relationship with a significant other is?
Love, laughter, understanding, conversation & dialogue, parity, doing things and having fun together; having no expectations.
7. Name three words that describe your personality.
Humorous, Spiritual, Curious.
8. Home-cooked meal or take-out?
Home cooked. I love to cook and to create recipes.
9. When was the last time you blogged and what was the topic?
April 29, 2014 – “The Quest for Human Equality and Dignity,” about the Underground Railroad and places along the Network to Freedom.
10. What do you think the key is to happiness?
How we respond to situations, being mindful of cause and effect, always going with the higher thought, and laughter and dreaming.
11. Who is your favorite poet and why?
Oscar Wilde. I love his wit and wisdom as well as his evocative, lyrical, flowing words. And John Keats – the evocative, flowing, thoughtful, tender observation in his lines.
My Liebster Nominations
In keeping with our theme, I have decided to nominate these blogs:
Reinventing the Event Horizon
Garden of Eden Blog
Wind, Rain, Winding Roads & Sunshine, The By-Ways of Life
Gwynn’s Grit and Grin
Rainey Day Writing and Research
So the Liebster award has tracked you down, Samantha. I like the name Lobster Award much more. I once Googled it trying to determine who was the mastermind behind this one, but I think they’ve either joined the witness protection program or have just dropped out of the blogosphere completely. I thank you for the shout out. That was very kind, but like Kathy, I am spread so thin, I don’t think I will ever get around to answering that scroll of questions. My head would explode. And I certainly would never answer them honestly. It’s like the offspring of an invasive procedure. But again, thank you for thinking of me.
I agree with you wholly, V. I did a Google Lite search on the Liebster, and couldn’t come up with the mastermind or demystify how it’s supposed to work. I may do that Lobster Award blog post, though, after I’m finished Wallie-sitting for my friend’s Bichon Poo. He and I walked past a church today and he picked up a little cracker and crunched on it. I think he ate a church wafer; maybe I should’ve given him a sip of wine when we got home.
Clearly, I am spread thin, too, otherwise I would be reading your blog — my favorite. I will catch up.
I’m so glad to hear from you, though. Thanks for coming by.
Well, thank you so much for the nomination, my friend. Fascinating to learn these details about you. I didn’t know you were from Philadelphia, or if I did I’d forgotten. It may take me a LONG while to do what this award asks me to, I’m afraid. I’m not really into the whole meme thing. But, again, I thank you, and I’m honored. (You know, I’m beginning to realize the emails about your post come about a day late. I received your email on Thursday, but didn’t see the email notification about the actual post until Friday.)
Hugs from Ecuador,
Nor am I into the meme thing, Kathy. By the time I got done following all the rules and writing the Liebster Nomination post, I felt like I had won the Lobster Award, and have considered writing a post about that, with a big, red lobster image on top. I almost didn’t do the Liebster; I think it’s merely a way of networking, almost like a chain letter rather than an award. Anyway, that the nomination was actually an award confused me, too. I wondered who was on the jury to elect me the winner. Someday I may figure out how to put the Liebster badge in my sidebar. It might look impressive. Just thought I’d pass it along to one of my favorite bloggers, plus my post gives a shoutout on my blog to the blogs I follow. One of these days, I’ll set up an actual blogroll.
I subscribe to notification of my own posts, and there is a day to three-day lag. These come via Feedburner.
So, you are welcome, Kathy. Your blog is among the best.
Hugs from Delaware,