Thursday, May 30, 2013

Liebster Award

Well. That cute Adriana nominated me for a Liebster Award!
When I found out, this was my reaction:

No really, that was my EXACT reaction. You can see the tweet here if you don't believe me!

Here's how this sweet little award works.
This award is to be presented to blogs who have less than 200 followers.
Awesome? Right? I thought so too!
Such a great way to spread the word and love for us newer and smaller blogs.

Here are the deets. After being acknowledged, you should...
-Acknowledge the blog that nominated you in a post.
-Tell 11 facts about yourself.
-Answer the 11 questions the nominating blogger created.
-List 11 bloggers with less than 200 followers that you believe deserve some recognition.
-Post 11 questions for them to answer.
-Notify all the bloggers selected that they have been nominated.
-And finally, you can't nominate the blog who nominated you.

So! Let's do this:

11 Facts About Me
1. I am the slowest coffee drinker in the entire history of the universe. Seriously. It's ridiculous because I lurve drinking coffee. And I drink a lot of it. But it takes for-freakin-ever.
2. I don't like to have the volume on my radio or TV on a prime number. I don't know exactly when I started doing it, but it was sometime in college. It's ridiculous, I know.
3. My favorite color is purple, but I don't wear it that often.
4. I mostly wear navy. Specifically, navy stripes.
5. I also wear a lot of scarves. When I get dressed in the morning, I have a way harder time picking out a scarf than I do picking out an outfit.
6. I am the worlds worst email/text returner. I'm sorry in advance. I promise it's something I'm working on.
7. I've been using the same chapstick -Softlips Vanilla- since I was 16. That EOS stuff can go DIAF.
8. People always thought my brother and I were twins because he's so tall. We were always the same height, until he was about 13 and shot up to six feet tall. (He's 6'5 now)
9. I've never been stung by a bee before, so I have a teensy fear of getting stung now.
10. I tend to hoard office supplies. Especially cute ones.
11. I used to play the flute, and not to toot my own horn (LOL GET IT?) but I was pretty freakin' good. 

Adriana's Questions:
1. Who's been your biggest bloggy help? 
Stevie, definitely. She answers all my questions and doesn't judge me (that I know of, anyway.)
2. What "Most Likely To..." superlative would you get now? (doesn't have to be traditional)

I would get "most likely to love EVERYTHING." I'm kind of ridiculously enthusiastic about everything. People make fun of me sometimes.
3. What's your favorite movie to quote?

Uh, can I just name an actor? Cause I quote any and all Will Ferrell movies, all the time.
4. What's one thing that surprised you about blogging?

People talk about the community all the time, and I definitely love it too. But more specifically, I love the support of the blogging community. I knew I would meet people and have fun, but I never expected to meet people that I could lean on in times of struggle. It's a really amazing thing.
5. What's the first thing you do when you get home from work?

Take off my pants, always.
6. What's your favorite social media outlet?
Right now, I'm honestly not sure. For a REALLY long time, I would have said Tumblr, without a doubt. Then I would have said Pinterest, and then I went back to Tumblr, but now I'm honestly not sure. 

7. What's your go to/signature drink at the bar?
Whiskey Sour!

8. What's your dream career?
Eventually, I want to work at a University in a Service-Learning/Volunteering office, because my two loves are college students + service-learning.

9. How many times do you snooze your alarm in the morning?
Uh, at least ten. You would think that I would wise up and just set my alarm for 20 minutes later so I would get REAL sleep instead of weird, disjointed sleep, but I don't. YOLO or whatever.

10. What's your favorite summer activity?
Uh, poolside drinking.
11. Flats or heels?
I don't get to wear heels that often, but I do love wearing them.

My Nominees:
1. Stevie
2. Ashley
3. Stephanie
4. Dani
5. Lauren
6. Kara
7. Leslie
8. Madeline
9. Candice
10. Sarah
11. Becky
If anyone has been nominated already, I apologize. Finding 11 people was hard, you guys!

My Questions For These Beautiful Ladies:
1. Has anyone ever used a pick-up line on you in a bar that actually worked? What was it? 
2. If you had to choose an actress to play you in a movie about your life, who would you choose? And more importantly, who would you choose to play your man?
3. If someone gave you $1000, and you only had 48 hours to spend it, and you couldn't spend it on bills or utilities or practical stuff, what would you buy? (It can be more than one thing, of course.)
4. When you were in kindergarten, what did you want to be when you grew up?
5. What is a fashion trend that you just don't "get?"
6. If you could only paint your nails with one color for the rest of your life, what would it be?
7. What is your favorite meal to cook?
8. What was your favorite childhood tradition?
9. Apple or Android?
10. What is something your blog friends would be surprised to learn about you?
11. If you could bring back one TV show that no longer airs, what would it be?


Adriana said...

LOLED the most at "toot my own horn"

also what is DIAF

Stevie C said...

STOP. I cannot wait to answer these questions. Maybe this weekend, when i've slept for 16-17 hours straight.

A few things I love about you because it's just like me - whiskey sours, navy stripes, college students, and being overly enthusiastic. I think it's time we rearrange the good old USA so me, you, Ter-mallow and Garrett can be all in the same place.

Alyssa said...

I can't believe you've never been stung by a bee before! Can't say you're missing out on hurts! :(

Candice @ Just Stay Lovely said...

welp im obsessed with you, thanks for the nom & i just LOLed because i literally take my pants off within 5 mins of walking in the door too...glad im not the only one.

Kate Ward said...

Alyssa, this is Stevie's real life BFF Kate, we are the same person. I loved reading all of your answers, and congrats on your nomination!! Alsoooo, Stevie is a wonderfuly bloggy god-mother, she's perfect.

Also Stevie, I am so excited for you! :)

Journeys of The Zoo said...

Congratulations on the award. Loved all your answers. I second your opinion about all the support that the blogging community provides. It wouldn't be half as much fun without all of you. P.S. When's the big day?

I used to play the flute too although I wasn't that good and I never wear navy. Purple is right up there as my favorite color to wear and I actually wear it.

I'm a new follower of yours via GFC ( BlogLovin. I’d love it if you linked up to my weekly BlogLovin Hop (

Looking forward to connecting further.

Besos, Sarah
Blogger at Journeys of The Zoo

Lauren said...

Awwww, thanks girl! I have done this before but I love your questions so I want to do it again! I have never been stung by a bee, either, so I too am unnecessarily terrified! And on the office supplies - um YES. Good pens and pretty post-its go into my desk and never see the light of day until I am ready to use them.

Megan said...

I think we must be the same person.
I love that chapstick too.
anything with whiskey is my drink of choice. And I've never been stung by a bee either (every other thing in the book, yes.. but by a bee, no)

Loved getting to know you! Congrats on your award!

Kristin said...

Hey girl. Just wanted to let you know I nominated you for the Ivrester Award. It's a new award Sarah at Venus Trapped in Mars made up for the best drinkers in blogland!! Head over to my page to check it out and participate if you want!!

Dani said...

Oh Fun! I love the Liebster award! I too use Soft-lips chap stick- ir's one of my favorites. What is DIAF?


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