Thank you so much to Entry Level Expert for my nomination for the Liebster Award.
As this is my fourth Liebster Nomination, and my second award nomination this week alone, I will kindly answer the questions and refer you back to the Liebster post or the Creative Blogger Award in order to see some amazing other blogs I would recognize if I had not already this month. 🙂
- When did you know you wanted to write (for fun or otherwise) a blog?
I have kept a billion blogs, my first one was started in 2004 on Livejournal where I wrote a bunch of typical teenage posts oozing with angst and emotion over unloyal friends, love, and unjust authority figures. Why didn’t anyone get me? 😉 haha!
I had kind of lost steam due to the fact that I had no idea how to obtain audiences, and then when I was writing my sales training book and contacting literary agents the biggest advice given was to show there was a demand for it, and obtain an audience on a blog forum. So I hopped on wordpress, and it just sort of happened. Retail is apparently way more fascinating than post adolescent angst. 😉
2.Sweet tea or unsweetened tea?
3. Favorite gemstone and why?
This is a tough one since I am a stone fanatic! I would probably in the end have to say pyrite because it is my favorite color.
4. Where in the world is Carmen San Diego?
Well not here, I only have Waldo here.
5. What’s the first thing you look for when you go to a Goodwill store?
I am not one to visit the Goodwill stores as my husband and I feel guilty purchasing goods there when we can afford regular price. Leave the great discounted items for those that really are in need (we have been there). When I do it’s to look at things to use for containers to use at craft shows for my homemade candles and bath products.
6. What is one thing you can do now that you could not do at the beginning of the New Year?
Hold a conversation that extended beyond my toddler daughter bowels, having now been more active in my blogging, the news, and the blog community.
7. Do you untie your shoes when you take them off?
I never purchase shoes that tie, they are all zipped or buckled. (I’m terrible at tying bows)
8. Who was your favorite teacher (or professor) and why?
My Freshman year English prof at Midland College. I loved her so much that I ended up taking every class she offered. When I went away to Texas Tech, I came home and spent my summers taking the classes she offered. Everything she taught sent you into a line of epiphanies that led to true self-discoveries and growth. She is/was amazing!
9. If you could re-title a Britney Spears song, which one would it be/what would you re-title it?
Toxic—annoying should be banned from the radio ditty.
10. A mouse is in your house, what do you do?
As a matter of fact we just discovered one Monday in our garage. We have set out traps, and we emptied out boxes in the drive way that they had invaded, through each item piece by piece and sanitizing or disposing of them.