More Awards..I’m gonna dress as a bear and hug you all

You guys. Right now I’m adulting hard; wearing a onesie and eating Coco Pops. I am in a damn good mood. I got two weeks holidays from school today, which I needed more than Justin Bieber needs a knee to the groin. I also have been the lucky (and very grateful) recipient of some more blogging awards this week, which makes me want to hug all of you, or failing that, we can just do this:

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Firstly, I want to give a big shout out to Amanda over at Insidethelifeofmoi who nominated me for the Versatile Blogger Award. I adore her blog and if you haven’t checked her out, then go now. She is brilliant and funny and…WHY ARE YOU STILL HERE?

Anyway, the next two bloggers I want to thank are Julie over at Random Musings From a Type-A Workaholic and Rob over at weight2lose2013 for both nominating me for the Wonderful Team Member Readership Award.

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Julie is a wonderful blogger and has been so wonderful to read and comment on my blog. Julie, your support really means a lot and thank you for this award. If you haven’t seen Julie’s blog, then you need to check her out. She’s funny, entertaining and multi-talented.
Rob is another wonderful blogger that I want to thank. He is bags of fun (I was going to say “sacks of fun” but that sounds dirty) and besides blogging about weight loss, he also blogs about gardening, music and he shares some amazing recipes.

This is a really cool award. Whenever I write a post and people take the time to actually read it, it really means so much to me. I have some wonderful followers who are always so great to interact with me and I finally get to give these guys an award to show my gratitude, WOO! Sorry, too much caffeine.

The rules are simple. You thank the blogger who nominated you. You post the award on your blog. Nominate 14 bloggers who read your blog and let them know.

This is my way of thanking my readers. I will say, I get a little stressed out when compiling these lists because I always accidentally leave someone out. So I apologise to the person who
momentarily will be poking some Jane doll with needles in advance.

Here are my lovely nominees:
http://wordifull.com/
https://anupturnedsoul.wordpress.com/
https://witlessdatingafterfifty.wordpress.com/
http://wellthathappened.me/
http://lisamacycoaching.com/
https://girlseule.wordpress.com/
http://deepbluesandseafoamgreens.wordpress.com/
https://aminnieblog.wordpress.com/
http://trentlewin.com
http://tropicalaffair.me/
http://echoesofthepen.com/
I’m also going to nominate Rob and Julie because I appreciate their interaction too.
I know not all of you do these award things so you don’t have to actually do anything, just know that I appreciate you 🙂

Again, if I have forgotten anyone, then it’s because I’m an idiot and my head hurts. Notice the way I didn’t even clean up the links, that’s right, I’M LAZY!

Think I’m finished? Not by a long shot sister. The wonderful Sarah has also nominated me for Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award.

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I’m going to pick some of my favourite chicks here. I think I’m supposed to answer questions but this is turning into a thesis, so I’m just going to nominate some women I lurve-Females, assemble!

https://insidethelifeofmoi.wordpress.com/
https://witlessdatingafterfifty.wordpress.com/
http://wellthathappened.me/
http://lisamacycoaching.com/
https://girlseule.wordpress.com/
http://deepbluesandseafoamgreens.wordpress.com/
https://aminnieblog.wordpress.com/
http://lovefromtara.com/
http://theshitshowthatismylife.com/
http://musingsfromaworkaholic.com
https://4theloveofsass.wordpress.com/
https://rawrren.wordpress.com/
http://tisfortea.wordpress.com
http://anxietyandoranges.wordpress.com

So there ya go ladies, enjoy 🙂

Phew, that was intense. Sorry the links look messy, but I *trails off with lame excuse*…Thanks to those who have nominated me and I’m going to go hibernate now.

The Quintet of Radiance Award

As if getting the Lebowski Blogging Award wasn’t amazing enough, the wonderful Minnie has nominated me for *wait for it…WAAAIT FOR IIIIIT;* FOUR AWARDS!

I really would appreciate if my lovely followers could click on the link to Minnie’s blog and check her out. She’s truly a great blogger and has been so kind to nominate me 🙂 Thank you so much Minnie 😀

The first award is the Influential Blogger Award:
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The second is the Awesome Content Award:
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The third is the Inner Peace Award:

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The fourth is the Sunshine Award:

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Now I’m supposed to describe myself using each letter of the alphabet. Gah.

A- Approachable
B- Bag-lover
C- Coy
D- Diligent
E- Epileptic
F- Funny (according to myself)
G- Grateful
H- Historian
I- Irish
J- Joker
K- Kind
L- Loyal
M- Mimer
N- Neurotic
O- Openminded
P- Pensive
Q- Quilted blanket enthusiast
R- Reasonable
S- Sceptical
T- Talkative
U- Undeterred
V- Very annoying…the ONE letter I asked Jack for help with 😡
W- Weird
X- Xylophonic (makes xylophone noise)
Y- Yawning
Z- Zany

I’m going to nominate the flowing blogs but please don’t feel any pressure to accept. I just want you guys to know how great you all are.

Musings From A Workaholic

Lisa Macy Coaching

Weight2lose2013

jmgajda.com

Becca Joyce

An Upturned Soul

I Prefer Deep Blues and Sea Foam Greens

Anxiety & Oranges

Witless Dating After Fifty

Wordifull

Love Ashley

Thoughts from the spare room

If I’ve forgotten someone, I am all flu-ridden and yucky today, so forgive me.

Love you all!

J

The Lebowski Blogging Award

Rob over at Weight2lose2013 came up with the best idea since sweat pants. We were discussing one of our favourite movies The Big Lebowski, and Rob, being the genius that he is, came up with the idea of a Lebowski blogging award.

For those of you may not be familiar with the movie, I’m just going to paste the synopsis that Rob gave:

When “The Dude” Lebowski is mistaken for a millionaire Lebowski, two thugs urinate on his rug to coerce him into paying a debt he knows nothing about. While attempting to gain recompense for the ruined rug from his wealthy counterpart, he accepts a one-time job with high pay-off. He enlists the help of his bowling buddy, Walter, a gun-toting Jewish-convert with anger issues. Deception leads to more trouble, and it soon seems that everyone from porn empire tycoons to nihilists want something from The Dude.

If you haven’t seen this film, you need to go and watch it RIGHT NOW. I don’t care if you’re at work, go…GO!

Basically, the Dude is perturbed because his rug is stolen. He repeats that his rug “tied the room together.”

The whole point of this award is to choose a blog in a different niche to your own. I’m just going to be super lazy and paste here what Rob wrote:

...much like the rug tied the Dude’s apartment together, there are certain blogs that tie groups of bloggers together. That’s how we get social blogs, diet blogs, music blogs, poetry blogs, etc., all following one another. So, much like the Liebster award, this is the Lebowski award. We can make rules up as we go along, as long as they pertain to the plot of the movie. So, do your homework and watch it, you’ll be happy that you did. So, the first rule is that it has to be a blog that ties together with other blogs without the same premise. Diet blogs can’t Lebowski a diet blog, but they can Lebowski a travel blog. Also, you can’t nominate the person who nominated you…

Unfortunately, that means I can’t nominate you Rob 😦 But here’s a virtual hug and pat on the back.

Hopefully this award will take off, because it is AWESOME. Once you receive the award, choose another blog in a different niche to your own.

I’m going to choose Julie, who runs a fantastically motivational and fun blog over at Musings From A Workaholic.

You’ve been Lebowski’d brah!

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Sorry that your award is not as cool as the one Rob made for me Julie, he’s clearly much better at this computer malarkey than I am.

And thank you Rob, this is the best award I have ever received 😀

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Liebster Award (kind of)

Man, people are just too kind to me. Pretty soon I’m going to actually have to stop stealing footballs off kids in my street and become a good person.

In the meantime, the brilliant Whitney over at Well, That Happened nominated me for a Liebster Award. If you like my blog, you will love Whitney’s blog, particularly her story about…well, just read the title If you whip out your penis

Anyway, I already did a Liebster Award post, and I’ve done a few awards post recently, so I’m going to refrain from nominating or asking questions this time. Not because I’m selfish and want all the glory for meeeee (did I say that out loud?!) but because I’ve done a few at this stage and I would be picking the same people over and over. I will very happily answer Whitney’s great questions though 🙂

1. If you were a dog, what breed would you be and why?

My West Highland White Terrier is pretty plucky and feisty, but also affectionate and loyal so him. Definitely him. Plus I could audition for Cesar dog food.

2. Pick your favorite Friends character, and “I don’t have a favorite Friends character” is NOT an answer

It has to be Chandler. He’s sarcastic, hilarious and wonderfully insecure.

3. If a guy were to send you a drink at the bar, what would you want it to be? Explain.

ANYTHING. Wait, does that sound desperate? I meant to say Champagne of course. *Whispers* But really, anything.

4. If you were a tree, what kind would you be and why?

An oak tree. Because I’d like to be able to have the option of becoming a table. There it is, the weirdest thing I have ever written.

5. What is your favorite thing to find – be it in a store, on the street, in the woods, etc

Would it sound terrible if I said money? Ok *rolls eyes* solitude. But really, money.

6. Do you have houseplants? Why? Why not?

No. I can barely look after myself.

7. What was the last major goal you met?

Um, I wanted pancakes for breakfast so I made them. Man, what am I doing with my life?!

8. Do you plan on making contributions to change the world? How?

Just by not running anyone down accidentally. That would be great.

Thanks Whitney!
I also want to say a big thanks to those who nominated me for the Versatile Blogger Award. Go team. Good hustle out there, etc, etc. 😀

The Versatile Blogger Award

I have been nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award by the lovely Minnie who is just a sweetheart. This is making me realise that I really should start taking this blog stuff seriously.

Anyway, I gather that I have to state seven facts about myself and then nominate thirteen fellow bloggers. Standard.

Here are seven absolutely mind-bending facts about me (warning: your life is about to change):

1. I don’t really look like either of my parents, which also prompted me to believe I was adopted. As did my siblings telling me I was adopted.

2. I hate raisins. I just loathe them, just GET THEM OUT OF MY FACE.

3. I used to be able to do the splits, but I tore ligaments in my knee so to impress people now, I juggle kiwis.

4. I’m not Chinese. Not even a little bit.

5. I once flashed a truck driver, who promptly crashed into a wall. My bad.

6. I cannot stop playing with my hair. It is really hard to teach Soviet foreign policy to teenagers while twirling my hair around my finger and be taken seriously. Maybe I need to
do a Sinéad O’ Connor and shave my head.

7. If you can make me laugh, I will be your best friend forever. Even if you don’t want me to be. Seriously, I will stalk you.

And now I’m going to nominate thirteen people who are under no obligation to accept or to partake in this, but I do want them to know that I think they are great:

1. theshitshowthatismylife

2. I Prefer Deep Blues and Sea Foam Greens

3. Anxiety & Oranges

4. Musings From a Workaholic

5. Witless Dating After Fifty

6. Wordifull

7. An Upturned Soul

8. weight2lose2013

9. The ‘S’ Word

10. Peace, love and patchouli

11. Cats at the Bar

12. The Chatter Blog

13. My train of thoughts on

There are lots more blogs that I enjoy reading, so I’m going to add a new page to my blog where I’m going to put some of my favourite blogs on it, (Samuel L. Jackson voice: ‘Say “blog” again!’) ya dig?

The Shauny Blogging Award

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What’s the difference between me and Leonardo di Caprio? I win awards. Harsh, but seemingly true. Sorry Leo.

I’ve been nominated for the Shauny award by An Upturned Soul. You need to go visit this blog, and definitely read her most recent post. It’s insightful and funny and if you go visit her page now I will send you cyber donuts. Yes, they’re a thing.

Anyway, I have to admit, I had absolutely no idea what the Shauny Award was before I received this. But man am I glad I did. I went and researched the background to this award and I can honestly say that Shaun’s story really resonated with me. At times it makes for a difficult read, but it is touching and inspirational. The link is included below and I urge you guys to go and read it. Trust me, it’s worth it. What’s that? Of course you should trust me, I’m wearing a blazer for crying out loud!

Shauny’s blog is here – prayingforoneday | Looking for reasoning to a complicated World

His personal story is here – Shaun

Dr. Rex – The creator of this award’s blog is here – It Is What It Is | Dr Rex …. blogging for change

The story behind the creation of this award is here – A new blogging award has been created…

The rules of this award are:

Show Humanity

Show Love

Be Yourself

Don’t Be Others

Don’t Gossip

and Share This Award with 10 others.

With regards to the first five, you’ll just have to decide for yourself whether I have demonstrated these or not 🙂

Here are my ten* nominations:

1. Christopher Farley

2. I Prefer Deep Blues and Sea Foam Greens

3. Anxiety & Oranges

4. Musings From a Workaholic

5. Witless Dating After Fifty

6. Wordifull

7. Just me being curious

8. A “Minnie” Blog

9. Mike Steeden

10. The Verbal Spew Review

11. Cats at the Bar

12. The Chatter Blog

13. My train of thoughts on

*So I know I totally broke the rules, but there’s so many of you that I want to give this to and can’t so I had to stop at twelve! Hopefully nobody feels left out or I’ll get a lot of cyber punches.
I just wanted to say thank you to each blogger for adding their own unique and individual touch to the blogging world. And of course to An Upturned Soul for nominating me 😀

Happy blogging everyone!

Let’s Go on a Picnic! Sunshine Award Nominations

The lovely Robin (above)has nominated me for a Sunshine Award and because her post is so much fun and will bring a smile to anyone’s face, I’ve decided to just reblog it (and I’ve accepted this award before and don’t want to look too greedy har har). Robin’s blog is fun-filled and often thought-provoking. Saying I love this blog would be an understatement, she is a ball of sunshine and positivity. Thanks Robin!

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In the midst of many feet of snow, while growing up in

Cleveland, Ohio, my mother and we, three kids, would

have fun, snow days! The best things came out of those

special moments. It was a time of childhood wonder, warm

cookies being baked, sometimes a tent in the dining room,

(sheet draped over the cherry wood table) or sometimes we

would have a ‘summer’ picnic!

Here is the Menu for my desired picnic on this wintry,

breezy day! Come on! Go into your pantries, you may

surprise yourself with what you may come up with! There

may be cans of baked beans, there may be a can of German

potato salad or those vinegary but sweet, three beans

concoction. If you are a ‘health nut’ be aware, this

writer got up and made 100% whole wheat pancakes, took

some confectioner’s sugar, cinnamon and a dab of real

butter…

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Liebster Award *Huge Smile*

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Well this just makes me want to join the kids out on my street in a game of jump-rope but since that would be creepy, a simple thank you to Minnie over at Finding Myself will have to do. I always feel so honoured to receive awards, so thank you Minnie, you rule all 🙂

Here are the rules, which as usual I will break:

– the bloggers that have been nominated must link back to the person that nominated them
– nominees must answer the eleven questions given to them by the person who nominated them
– those nominated must choose eleven of their fave bloggers that have less than 200 followers to answer their own set of questions
– when you are nominated you cannot nominate the person that nominated you
– after nominating your faves you need to drop them a comment telling them that you nominated them.

Note: I found that finding nominees with less than 200 followers almost impossible so a) I just picked 10 and b) I’m not even sure if they all have less than 200 followers… Don’t be mad, I gave up and ate ice cream tried really hard.

My nominees:

1. My Tangerine Days

2. Anxiety & Oranges

3. Thai Village

4. Becca Joyce

5. 2014 AND SOME CHANGE

6. Silver Linings Project

7. ANA LYNN’S BLOGGING ADVENTURES

8. millefeuille1

9. Stuck In A Rut

10. arizzlefoshizzle

My answers to Minnie’s questions:

1. What have you achieved with blogging?

I would like to believe that I have achieved world domination, but I don’t even dominate my home (my cat does).
I have met some amazing people and I think that’s been my favourite aspect of this so far.

2. When was the last time you did something good for someone?

I pushed helped an old lady down a flight of stairs to cross the road.
Ok, I’m lying. I stayed back after school to help a student struggling with a subject.

3. Your biggest dream.

To be president of Tahiti. Weirdly specific I know…is Tahiti even a republic?

4. Are you a cat or a dog person?

Both!

5. What is your most special talent?

Erm…cat juggling?

6. What is the meanest thing you’ve told to someone?

I’ve been pretty mean to my dad in the past and I hate that. Sorry dad.

7. Do you believe in fate?

No. I’m far too scientific and practical for my own good.

8. Three things you love about yourself.

I have a good sense of humour.
I can speak Mandarin Chinese.
I sometimes lie to people about speaking Mandarin Chinese.

9. One thing you dislike about yourself.

I’m not assertive enough. That’s it, walk all over me.

10. Which is harder to you: to think about the things you love about youself or the ones you hate?

The ones I love; I’m very self-critical.

11. Hablas español?

Thanks, I like to keep it long in the winter.

My questions for my nominees:

1. If you could live underwater instead of on land, would you?

2. Are you a tea or a coffee person?

3. What would you like to achieve most of all this year?

4. Would you choose comfort over style?

5. What made you decide to blog?

6. What is the most embarrassing thing you have ever done?

7. If you had a parrot, what is the first word you would teach it?

8. What would you like people to remember you for?

9. What are you afraid of?

10. Do you have a pet?

11. If you could change one thing from your past, what would it be?

Thanks for reading and go check out the blogs, including Minnie’s

WordPress Family and Reader Appreciation Awards Woo Hoo!

Today was just not a good day. I don’t wanna come on here and bitch and moan because there’s worse problems in the world but maaaan today can just go suck *aggressive expletives*

Receiving this award has really cheered me up. And what’s better than one award? A million dollars…or failing that, two awards. Thanks to the amazing Zooboo for choosing me. She happens to be one of the most articulate, witty and charming bloggers I know. Her posts always make me smile and they often make me think (which is no small feat) so head over to visit her right now and I’ll just sit here waiting for you to come back. *Twiddles Thumbs*

Notes:
1. Thank the bloggers who nominated you.

2. Nominate other deserving bloggers.

3. Display the award logo on your blog.

4. List 7 facts about yourself.

5. Bake me a cake (I may have added that one in myself but it was worth a shot).

Now, I have listed facts about myself before so I don’t want to repeat myself too much. This might result in the following facts being more boring than a night out with the Jonas Brothers.

1. Last night, I apparently sat bolt upright in the bed and began shouting at Jack and punching the bed. I kept shouting ‘UNBELIEVABLE’ and then woke up and wondered why Jack was clutching me and shouting ‘WAAAAKE UUUUP!’ It was pretty bloody terrifying.

2. I am very accident prone. Over the years I have incurred a broken ankle, torn ligaments, a sprained arm, a concussion and it has had no effect on me whatsoever. WHATSOEVER.

3. My favourite bands are The Beatles, The Smiths, The White Stripes and Creedence Clearwater Revival so I guess I have a slightly old-fashioned taste in music. I did attend a Backstreet Boys/New Kids On The Block concert two years ago though, so that does kind of minus a lot of cool points from the ole street cred.

4. I love to write. I write down everything I think in the hope that someday my brain will tell me how to turn Big Macs into gold. So far, my brain has just told me to eat Big Macs so we’re not quite there yet.

5. I love watching rugby (not playing, because I would be murdered). I get really really passionate when Ireland play. I may have thrown Jack things at the TV in fits of rage. Don’t be scared, I’m *usually* very mellow.

6. I love cooking for people and there’s nothing I prefer more than sitting down with friends over food and several bottles a bottle of wine.

7. I once led an entire bar full of people in a rendition of ‘Don’t Stop Believing’ by Journey but then didn’t actually remember it. Until the bar sent me the video via the email address my friend gave them. Wonderful. And no, you can never see it.

I’m going to be a bit of a maverick here and change up the rules slightly. Many of the following blogs that I will choose may have received these awards already so I don’t want anyone to feel obliged to do this all again. So I will link to my favourite blogs and they can choose whether they want to accept the award or not. Comprendez? (Oui, I totally parler French. Ahem.)

1. The Verbal Spew Review

V over at the Verbal Spew Review is as talented, funny and kind as Andre the Giant was tall (that’s very by the way). Her reviews are not only interesting but also engaging and witty. You will love her.

2. Trent Lewin

Trent’s blog is a collection of poetry and prose and is genuinely one of the best blogs I have ever read. He is intelligent and perceptive and his blog makes mine look like the contents of Snooki’s brain.

3. Love From Tara

Tara’s blog is funny, sweet and if it was chocolate, it would be an Aero or a Wispa, I can’t decide. If you don’t know what these bars are, I feel for you, I really do.

4. Pouring My Art Out

This guy will literally make you pee your pants with laughter. No really, that’s a legitimate warning. Just be careful of the crack squirrels.

5. Silver Linings Project

I came across this blog recently and I really liked it (and the name rocks). She also loves cats as much as I do.

6. Wordifull

Melanie over at Wordifull has great poetic skillz, and I spelled it with a ‘z’ just to look cool. I failed. But really, check her out.

7. witlessdatingafterfifty

I just love everything about the way she writes 🙂

8. muscleheaded

There’s vintage pin-ups and in his own words, “snarky humour”, what more could you want?

9. Ben’s Bitter Blog

He’s bitter, he’s awesome and his posts will make you smile, albeit bitterly.

10. Aussa Lorens

Aussa is awesome and that totally has a ring to it.

11. You’ve Been Hooked

I just love this blog. He possibly has the most interesting job in the world…or at least, he makes it interesting.

So even though these guys are pretty much a big deal and you’re probably already familiar with them, I wanted to put them on here anyway because these are the blogs that I really enjoy reading (and of course yours too, ZooBoo). If you by any chance do not know any of these blogs, then get your ass over to them now. *Stern teacher voice* NOW!

And if I forgot anyone, I’m sorry but I just had the worst day today and haven’t really been thinking straight so I do apologise. You can say mean things about me (behind my back, of course).

I just want to say that this was a lovely surprise and I’m just a ball of emotions today.

*Smiles at you all*

x

I am part of the

reader appreciation

The Sunshine Award

I was so happy to receive this this week. The highlight of my day is usually putting stickers in my students’ copies so this was a welcome change (I’m cur-azy at parties). I want to say a big thank you to Tara for the nomination. Please check out her blog because it’s witty and charming and because I asked you nicely. I’d give it two thumbs up if I wasn’t wearing a sling (I tried to play volleyball…the important thing is, no one died).

To the people I nominate: don’t feel any pressure to carry this on, it’s not like I’m going to go cry in the shower if you don’t*

*I’ll cry in my bed instead

The Sunshine Award Rules:

  • State 11 random facts about myself
  • Answer the 11 questions that Tara has provided me with
  • Choose 11 people to also nominate
  • Ask my nominees 11 questions

11 Random Facts About Me:

1. I can’t tell my left from my right.

Now, before you tell me ‘you can’t sit here’ in your best Alabamian accent (a Forrest Gump reference for all the young’uns), I’ve been told that it’s a mild form of dyslexia. So don’t you feel bad? And leftly so.

2. I used to have epilepsy

Or maybe I still do, but I haven’t had a seizure in four years. On a more positive note, I do a mean robot dance.

3. I once fainted on a church altar, fell backwards, knocked over a statue of the Virgin Mary and had to be carried out by the priest. I don’t think I need to add any more to that.

4. I have trouble sleeping

Sometimes I get jealous of Jack (my boyfriend) sleeping, so I kick him awake and act oblivious. Writing that out makes me feel bad. Kinda.

5. I’m a teacher

Not in a cool Mr. Myagi kind of way, but in a straight-laced boring literature and history kind of way. Actually, my classes are pretty wild. Today, we conjugated the crap outta some verbs. Rock n’ roll.

6. I have a tattoo

I got a secret tattoo when I turned twenty two. Well, it was secret for about a week till my twenty seven year old brother told my mother who didn’t talk to me for a week because apparently it means I’m now a member of Hell’s Angels. 

7. I have two dogs, a cat and four guinea pigs

…which might make me slightly insane but I’m training them to be my own private army. Who’s insane now?! *Insert manic cackle*

8. I’m Irish

…which basically means that I talk nothing like Gerard Butler in ‘PS I Love You’

9. I love to cheer people up and to make people smile because I think having a good sense of humour is so important for our health

I’m just the gift that keeps on giving.

10. I have an amazing boyfriend (who totally just bribed me to say that)

11. I used to be totally addicted to WWF wrestling as a child

During the ‘Attitude Era’, I never missed an episode of ‘Raw’ or ‘Smackdown.’ My brother used to pay me to practice wrestling moves on me. And I turned out just fine *nervous eye twitch*

Tara’s Questions For Me:

1. What is the first thing you do as soon as you wake up in the morning?

I reach for my phone to check the time, hoping that I’ve somehow managed to go back in time. It hasn’t happened…yet.

2. What is your greatest fear?

I fear a lot of things because I’m more neurotic than Woody Allen at a swimming pool. I fear spiders, clowns, spider-clown hybrids (they exist in my imagination) and someone breaking into my house. I also really don’t like cotton wool.

3. Do you have a new years resolution for 2014?

I tend to not make these anymore because I never stick to them. I’ve yet to hear myself say ‘sorry, I can’t eat that biscuit, it was my new years resolution to give them up eleven months ago…’ Damn willpower, or lack thereof.

4. What is your favourite song at the moment?

I’m in a complete music timewarp in that most songs on my ipod are at least ten years old, and much older. My favourite song changes every day; today it’s probably ‘Bang Bang (He Shot Me Down) as sung Nancy Sinatra.

5. What is your favourite childhood memory?

When I was three years old (or so my mother tells me) I tamed a crow which I named Ben. I never saw it as unusual that a crow used to follow me around and eat out of my hand. He used to hop along beside me to school (even though he could have just flown) and then come visit me at me breaktime. Looking back, it was pretty special. And now I’m welling up, curse you hormones!

6. Facebook or Twitter

Facebook for creeping on my friends, Twitter for creeping on celebrities. Did I just publicly admit that?

7. What did the last text message you received say?

Verbatim:

I know you are, you’re just such an inpiration to everyone around you 🙂 I just said I’d text ya and let you know anyway in case you’d get thick 🙂 ha lol! Have a good day, chat ya tomorrow! X

From my friend and fellow teacher (the praise is sarcastic by the way) who is hilarious!

8. What bugs you the most?

One thing that really bugs me is when you’re in a shop and the person working there puts your change on the counter instead of into your out-stretched hand. Jeez, you get ONE case of leprosy and suddenly noone wants to touch you.

9. What do you consider to be the most important applicance in your house?

My kettle. I love tea. JUST HOOK IT TO MY VEINS!!!

10. If you could have one song that would play whenever you entered a room, what would it be?

I love this question. It’d probably be ‘O Fortuna’ to make the moment super-intense and make me look very important and scary.

11. What’s your favourite movie quote?

It’s a bit rude, so avert your eyes if you’re easily offended. But every time I hear it, I laugh. It’s from the brilliant Mark Walhberg in ‘The Departed’:

Whoa, whoa, whoa. Let’s say you have no idea and leave it at that, okay? No idea. Zip. None. If you had an idea of what we do, we would not be good at what we do, now would we? We would be c*nts. Are you calling us c*nts?

My nominees:

1. Ben’s Bitter Blog

2. Carmen

3. The Hook

4. The Office Inbetweener

5. Stuck In A Rut

6. Aussa Lorens

7. Tallulah “Lulu” Stark 

8. ZooBoo

9. Evelina Galli

10. Pouring My Art Out

11. The Sting of The Scorpion

My Questions For My Nominees:

1. Where would you like to be most in the world right now?

2. Would you like to be infamous in 500 years or completely unknown?

3. What was the last lie you told?

4. What would you never admit about yourself on a first date?

5. When you’re in a bad mood, what can definitely make you smile?

6. If you could be a fictional character, who would you be and why?

7. What makes you angry?

8. What was the last song you listened to?

9. How would your closest friends describe you?

10. Who is your favourite villain? 

11. What two songs would you put on the soundtrack to your life?

Thanks everyone, hugs and chest-bumps xx