I know…it’s been quiet here for a bit but the wheels are slowly turning and I’ve been working on a new book and it is finally complete! I’m almost ready to pop open that bottle of Veuve but that will have to wait just a few more weeks. The design process is coming along and let’s just say that it is almost ready to be shared with everyone.
But, that isn’t the point of this post. I was nominated for a Liebster Award by the great James (who I keep promising to visit when I’m in Scotland and will – as long as we take in a Rangers game at Ibrox and then go for a pint and a bit of dancing haha). It’s really rare that I find someone on Twitter that I can correspond with that is both smart and funny…did I mention he can wear a suit well?
So, what is a Liebster Award? Well, I think I found a post that gives the history and let’s just say I am happy he has sent one my way. Thank you, James! And now onto the questions…
What is your most embarrassing childhood experience? I had plenty of these but the one that stands out is the time I went with my dad to the dock to launch his boat, Mi Maria. I was around age 8 and loved to wear skirts. It was summer but I was having so much fun playing on the dock that after the boat launched – I convinced my dad to let me stay behind. My sister was with me so my dad took off to take a spin around the bayfront. I saw a group of little boys that I thought were really cool so I started swinging on this rope on the dock (no, I did not fall in!) but I did bend over and when I flew around – well my skirt went over my head…and yes, everyone got a good view of my bloomers with smiley faces on them. I’m sure my dad would have gotten a speeding ticket if they gave them – and my sister? She was flirting with a boy she knew from high school that was out for a trip on his sail boat.
If you could have dinner with a famous person who is now dead, who would it be? Oh, this is one I’ve thought about many times and I’d have to say that my choice would be Donna Reed. I loved her show when I was little and it was a sad day in our household when my parents explained that she had passed away and the shows were reruns. I always admired her style and grace. I would just love to spend a dinner with her.
What is your favourite YouTube video at the moment? It would have to be my cousin, Rudy’s video for his song, Since you’ve been mine. I love it and it’s just smartly shot. I think people will enjoy it.
What is your favourite book? Clive Barker’s Thief of Always. It’s about a boy named Harvey that is bored with life and uninterested with school. One day he’s invited to a place called Holiday House and so he goes through a boxwood. From there on, it’s just a magical story of people and things he encounters. It could be considered a young adult book before the genre even had a name. Fantastic read and probably the most accessible book from Clive since well, he’s mostly known for his Hellraiser series.
If you had to eat the same meal for the rest of your life, what would it be? This one is a toss up…you see, I really love a caprese salad…the mix of tomato and mozzarella with basil…and just when you think it couldn’t get any better – they add olive oil and a vinegarette – so yummy! But of course, I love cake…red velvet to be specific. So, if you ever want me to fall completely in love – a caprese salad and cake. Key to my heart!
And now for the fun part of this wonderful award…I get to nominate someone else to join in on the fun. So, I’ve chosen Vanessa, who I met through another wonderful friend and just feel like she is an amazing soul. I feel like we have so many similar interests and qualities – it’s really cool.
- Who inspires you the most?
- Your favorite post on your own blog?
- Most desired travel destination?
- Something you can’t leave the house without?
- One skill you wish you had!