A big

 Thank You!

for my friend Roadkill Spatula over at Fine Roadkill Cuisine.  I appreciate him nominating my blog, Cracking My Egg, for a Liebster Award.
Since I knew nothing about the Liebter Award, I googled it.

  • This award exists only on the internet, and is given to bloggers by other bloggers.
  • It has German origins – the word “liebster” has several definitions: dearest, sweetest, kindest, nicest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, welcome, sweetheart and boyfriend (really?)
  • It follows similar principles as a chain letter, in the sense that it should be passed forward to a certain number of people.
  • It can be misconstrued, depending upon your personal views, as either something wonderful (who doesn’t like awards?) or as an annoyance (a chain letter that involves work).
  • Variations have been made over time to the “rules”.
  • Marketing plays a role in accepting this award, as other bloggers are promoted. (This is not a bad thing, however, since people should help others!)

It is said that the Liebster award was created to recognize and/or discover new bloggers and welcome them to the blogosphere. In the digital world of the internet, this seems like a nice gesture, in my opinion!

So here are the rules per Roadkill Spatula:

Each nominee must link back to the person who nominated him or her.
Answer the 10 questions given to you by the nominator.
Nominate 10 other bloggers for this award who have less than 200 followers.
Create 10 questions for your nominees to answer.
Let the nominees know that they have been nominated by going to their blog and notifying them.

Here are his questions and my answers:

What’s your favorite word?
My favorite word is ‘elbow’.  This has been my favorite word for many years.  I like the way it rolls off my tongue.  ‘Elbow’ had some competition for a while and I almost replaced it with ‘specificity’.  I didn’t.

What is the coolest thing you’ve ever done?
I’ve done and continue to do a lot of cool things.  By far the two coolest things I’ve ever been involved with was the creation and raising of my two awesome children,  Starr and James.

What accomplishment of yours do you think ought to receive public attention?
I’ve had several accomplishments receive public attention.  I’ve been recognized three times as community college instructor of the year.
I was also on the cover of the local Sunday magazine for my work with drug users.
I think I’ve had my 15 minutes of fame.  It was more than enough.   Check out my super power.  It’s hard to have that super power and receive public attention.  😉

Who was your favorite teacher and why?
Ms. Roby in 12th grade English.  I hated her in high school.  She made my life a living hell.    Then when I got in college I loved her.  The woman prepared me for college English.  And thanks to Ms. Roby, I made good grades.  Kudos to Ms. Roby.

If you were a superhero, what would be your power?
Invisibility is my super power.

Pasta, potato, or rice?

What was your favorite childhood book?
I was a big fan of Sherlock Holmes books and read everyone I could get my hands on.  Also, my grandfather had a huge collection of Zane Grey novels.  I read all of those a couple of times.

Where would you rather be than where you are now?
I’m content where I am now.  Seems I’m always where I am and it is also now.  I might as well be content with the situation.   I am here now.

What famous person would you most like to have lunch with?
I think lunch with Yoko Ono would be an adventure.

What’s that over there?
A size 6-9 months right foot, blue sneaker.

Here are ten questions for my nominees.

1.  What is your secret talent?

2.  The last book you read was?

3.  Where would you like to be in 30 years?

4.  In one sentence or less, how would you describe yourself?

5.  If you had 3 wishes what would they be?

6.  Which fairytale is your favorite and why?

7.  What is more plausible, the existence of Bigfoot or the explanation of U.F.O.s as being intelligent alien visitors to our planet?

8.  When was the last time you  danced to music when no one was watching?

9.  Who was your childhood hero?

10. What topic should I blog about next?

At last, here are my nominees for the Liebster Award:

An American in Norway
The Blended Path
Ocean Starr
Ampbreia’s Space 
Dressed in Hydrangeas and Ash 

oops, I think that’s eleven.

If you prefer not to continue this by tagging others, feel free to honorarily accept your nomination.

Have a super Sunday!

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