Many moons ago, the lovely kkatch of Finding French Charming nominated me for the Leibster Award. I’ve been nominated for this award a few times, so I’ve decided just to answer the questions because that’s the best part.
If you would like to participate, please feel free to do so!!
Thanks kkatch for the nomination! I am deeply honored, and I’m sorry it took me so long to get around to this!
- Is there a famous person you strive to be like? Style, accomplishments, attitude…
- When I was younger I always admired Clarrisa’s (from Clarrisa Explains it All) style. I thought she was so cool. Now, I just strive to be a better version of myself. 🙂 As far as attitude though, I strive to be like Mother Theresa. Help those less fortunate.
2. What is the craziest color your hair has been? Was it an accident or on purpose? How old were/are you? (add a pic if you have one!)
- Copper. I used Sun-in, in my hair when I was 13 to try and lighten it for the summer, but since my hair is black, it turned it this ugly copper color. I have pictures somewhere, but I’m not on my computer, plus I’m not sure that I’m brave enough to share them. *Crawls under desk and hides head in shame.*
3. As the holidays are around the corner, do you have a favorite decoration? Where did you get it and how long have you had it?
- I have a few. Most of them are ornaments, but I’ll spare you those, because there’s SO many!!
- The first decoration I ever received. A Santa bank given to me by my Grandma Bateman. Circa. 1984
- The first wreath I ever made.
4. Who has been the biggest influence in your life in regards to how you celebrate the holidays?
- My mom. She’s the one who started all of the traditions that I still carry on today, even though she’s no longer here.
5. What was the worst holiday disaster you’ve experienced?
- It wasn’t really a disaster, but my worst Christmas was 2015. When I watched my mother die.
6. Are you a “Black Friday” shopper? If yes, explain your strategy. If no, how do you do your holiday shopping?
- No. My friend Amanda & I started a new shopping traditions this year, but we went shopping in early December, and we still found some good deals. I’m sure we’ll continue that tradition next year & in the years to come. If there’s anything I really want on “Black Friday,” I’ll buy it online. I don’t think it’s worth fighting with people to get the last item just to save a few bucks. Especially the day after I just gave extended thanks for all of the blessings in my life.
7. What place of business do you frequent so often they know you by name? (besides where you or a spouse works)
- Cornish cafe, the local cafe down the street from where I work!
8. What kind thing has a stranger done for you recently? Did you pay it forward?
- I had a stranger pay for my morning coffee one day at McDonalds. I very rarely go to McDonalds, but I was craving a Caramel Macchiato and wanted the convenience of Drive-thru. The car in front of me paid for it. I was so shocked that I didn’t think about paying for the car behind me, but a few days later I went through again and treated myself to some fries (I needed a reason, right?) I paid for the car behind mine that trip! 🙂 It’s something I still try to do from time to time.
For this particular award we are supposed to come up with eight random thoughts, here are mine:
Eight Random Thoughts:
- My colleagues think I’m absolutely nuts because I have names for the appliances in the office. My coffee maker is Mr Brews, the microwave is Duke Nuke-em, and the old, outdated printer that rarely works is called POS (rhymes with Ross.) Am I the only one who names inanimate objects?
- If we woke up earlier on weekends than we do during the week, we’d get to sleep in for 5 days instead of 2.
- What if oxygen is actually poisonous, and it just kills us very slowly?
- Speaking of poison, when it expires, is it no longer poisonous?
- If the plural noun for goose is geese, why is the plural noun for moose not meese?
- Why do we drive on parkways but park on driveways?
- Does anyone else think that “Rockabye Baby” is a horrible nursery rhyme to sing to children?
- When a plastic bag is put over a persons head to suffocate them, why don’t they just rip a whole in the bag? Their arms are free!
Thank you again for the nomination, kkatch. I had so much fun participating!!
Once again, please feel free to answer the questions and come up with eight of your own random thoughts if you’d like to participate!
Love & life lessons,