Liebster Award woot woot!

Yay I was nominated for the Liebster award!  How exciting! PS sorry this is late, been a rough week. {case in point- I am writing this post for a second time.  Thanks, WP).

liebster awardThis definitely put me in a good mood while slowly dying a painful death working on an outdated sharepoint system all day Monday.  The lovely Bethany at The Classy Bee nominated me for this award going around for newbie bloggers. Though I’ve been around for about a year now (wowza!), 2012 was jam packed with family, friends, new bf, traveling, and new work responsibilities that made blogging almost impossible. Anyway, I’m excited to get to know other bloggers so lets get to the fine print!

The Rules:

1. This award is given to new or up and coming bloggers who have less than 200 followers.

2. The award is then passed along to other bloggers in the same category to help spread the word and support one another.

3.  Each blogger should post 11 random facts about themselves.

4. Answer the questions the tagger has set for you, then create 11 new questions for the bloggers you pass the award to.

5. Choose 11 new bloggers (with less than 200 followers) to pass the award to and link them in your post.

6. Go back to their page and tell them about the award.

7. No tag backs.

Okie dokey- the randomness about me:

1. I hate pickles with a fiery passion. They used to be cucumbers.  That’s just weird.

2. I was fired from my first ‘real-world’ job.  Reason? ‘Seeking outside employment during business hours.’ Reality? The background investigator came into work to interview coworkers for my current job. I was fired two days later. Five years later I am still with the federal government and I love it. I am SO thankful for my current job- booyah old job!

3. As I mentioned in my Friday Favorites post, I am part of the night showerer cult.  I call it a cult because when I tell people I shower at night they give me this weird look- like its so odd to shower then.  Come on people, learn to maximize your morning sleep in time!  I have getting ready in the morning down to a science.

4. I keep my alarm on the other side of the room so I have to get up to turn it off.

5. I only have a few apps on my iphone.  But those few I use a lot. Twitter, facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest.  Plus a couple others I’ll share on my Friday Favorites post this week 🙂

6. I am 50% Hungarian.  My mom was born in Budapest and came over on the boast when she was little.  Cute side note- she met my dad on a blind date in March and married him that same August.  They were married for 27 years 🙂

7. I am fiercely independent and want to do things myself first before asking for help.

8. I am a certified NAUI scuba diver since I was 13.  It was a hobby my dad and I did together and one of his favorite things to do in life.

Xmas 2009

Xmas 2009

9. I have been lucky to travel a lot to Europe- I’ve been to England, Ireland, Scotland, France, Italy, Spain, and Monaco.

Extended Paris 2010

Extended Paris 2010

Extended Paris, you ask?  I ‘got’ to stay in Paris an extra 5 days during a weeklong European trip that was supposed to have my friend S and I going to england (check), Paris (checcccckkk), Rome and Athens (no-go).  We were lucky to get caught in the Iceland volcano eruption and our flights to Rome and Athens were cancelled.  We panicked trying to figure out how to get home.  But we got a train ticket to London on the chunnel to catch our original flight back from Heathrow.  Thank God for trip insurance- it may seem a trivial expense but we got back our money we paid for the train ticket and extra hotel expenses we paid for in Paris!

10. I am a word-sponge.  I pick up and use words other people frequently and start using them myself.

11.  People have a hard time shopping with me because I get lost in the racks (I’m tiny!).  I also have a bad habit of wondering off from the group in stores.  My bf gets mad at me- he’ll be looking at something and I will just randomly wander off.  I can’t help it- I gatta see whats in the store!

Bethany’s questions answered:

1. What do you do for a living? I work as a management and program
analyst for the federal government.

2. Why did you start blogging? I wanted to share my passion for health
and fitness with others as well as have a healthy vent for my everyday
struggles to keep balanced.  Also as a holder of  masters in
psychology and being a survivor, I wanted to shed light on a
controversial topic of suicide and mental illness.

3. What are your top 2 hobbies (other than working out) – watching tv
and napping.  Ok, those are super lame.  When I get the itch I enjoy
baking new recipes and reading.

4. “Hello,Buddy the Elf, What’s your favorite color?” Blue!

5. Where was your favorite vacation of all time?  Just one?? Probably
the time I went to Disney world with my family and just my dad and I
went to Sea World because he knew how much I love killer whales.

6.  How many siblings do you have?  Just one- and older sister.

7.  What is your most embarrassing moment? Too many to share, but most
recently when I was at my bf moms house in upstate NY.  I was
explaining to his farm-working and hunting step dad that deer make a
barking type noise, similar to a dingo.  for some reason I felt I was
the expert- he and the bf looked at me like I had grown two heads.
The bf proceeded to pull up a youtube video of deer noises (not
barking) and his step dad got a deer call thingy.  I felt kind of dumb
how sure I wads they barked.  Guess I am a bit more city girl than I

8. Favorite movie of all time?  Sleeping Beauty. Disney girl at heart 🙂

9. Who is the celebrity that you stalk, but are mildly ashamed to
admit it.  Britney Spears (and not really shamed, everyone knows it 🙂
But also Jessica Simpson.

10. How many speeding tickets have you gotten? Just 1!  But have been
pulled over several times.

11. Have you ever punched someone in the face? Not that I can recall!
Maybe in my sleep?

Your turn!  My nominees!

The Chronicles of Chaos

Life, Love, and the Pursuit of Running

Quarter Life Cupcake

Running with Perseverance

Dang, its Bethany

Coffee Cake and Cardio

Sara Smiles


Grub like a Girl

Make it Naked

Your questions:

1- your bucket list travel destination?

2- favorite lazyday activity?

3- brussels sprouts- yay or nay?

4- tropical locale or winter wonderland?

5. guilty pleasure- any kind, you choose 🙂

6. favorite adult beverage?

7. if you could host any tv show which one would it be?

8. dream job?  (mine would be to either train killer whales at Sea World or teach people to scuba dive in Fiji)

9. least favorite food?

10. heels or flats?

11. your favorite charity?

Rock on lovers 🙂  My week has been blah which I’ll explain in a later post. Hope your week is going better than mine!


6 thoughts on “Liebster Award woot woot!

  1. We balance each other out! You’re a word sponge and I love making up words 🙂

    P.S. I’ve turned back into a night showerer! I defected for a few years but no more 😉

  2. I too am a night showerer…hey when you have to be at work before the sun you have to shower at night! Go girl! and if you got fired for #2 I could be fired every day! oh dear! Love this post! made me laugh 🙂

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