The Premio Dardos Award

In part two of my awards catch-up sesh today comes The Premio Dardos Award which Aaron at The Confusing Middle was nice enough to nominate me for–this one also took me too long to post, sorry Aaron! But I’m honored–thank you!! And please check out his blog–he’s the best–funny, genuine, smart, and kind.


Again, I’m shirking the rules, but wanted to give Aaron a shout out and lots of gratitude. 🙂

Beautiful Blogger Award

Jillian over at How To Be Myself kindly nominated me for the Beautiful Blogger Award, and I’ve taken a shamefully long time to do my post–sorry Jillian! Please go check out her wonderful blog. She writes such relatable, fun, and inspiring posts! And has the cutest dog!


I’m going to break all the rules and end the post here, but just wanted to thank and recognize her. ❤

Brotherhood of the World Bloggers Award!

Mon very kindly nominated me for the Brotherhood of the World Bloggers Award, which is appropriate considering I am often mistaken for a male given my generic, asexual name–thank you so much!


Here are my answers to Mon’s questions:

What is your favorite book?

The Catcher in the Rye

What’s one inspirational song?

“I’m a Little Teapot”

What made you a better person?

Literally nothing–I am a giant POS.

Your favorite quote?

“I got 99 problems but a bitch ain’t one.”

Your favorite book?

Again? Or a second favorite? Probably Mrs. Dalloway. Virginia Woolf is my spirit animal.


The Creative Blogger Award!

The wonderful Queen Rianna and Felicia nominated me for The Creative Blogger Award–thank you both very much, and everyone please check out their blogs if you haven’t already!


Since I’ve already done this one, I’ll be brief here and continue my rule-breaking streak by just doing the participation portion where I share 5 facts about myself (ew that sounds so narcissistic–but I’m not trying to be! I just wanted to at least do a brief post as a thank you to and recognition of my nominators. I think I’m just digging the hole deeper. I don’t know how to be normal).

Anyways… here are 5 short facts about me!

1. Phone calls, except with a select few people (really just my mom) make me extremely anxious–how do you keep them going? How do you know when to end them? How do you end them? What warrants them?

2. I think if you wear Sperry’s, you’re a dick.

3. A mama bear’s cubs are to her what a Chipotle burrito is to me.

4. Nothing gives me a rush quite like deleting emails and crossing things off of to do lists. Even if I’m not done with them.

5. I have no problem swearing in front of children. Fuck ’em.

Thanks for putting up with me!

Responses to More Liebster Award Questions!

Fitfortheroad kindly nominated me for the Liebster Award and it’s taken me too long to post about it–so sorry about that, and thank you! Please check out her wonderful blog!


Since I have previously done the Liebster post, I’ll just answer the great questions she asked in her post here 🙂

1. What’s your earliest memory?

I actually don’t remember… I feel like maybe it was playing on a rug at a family gathering of sorts when I was 1 or 2 ish? How lame is that.

2. What’s the one thing you secretly wish your current or future significant other would do, at least once – but you would never outright ask for? (example – sending flowers to your work or planning a weekend away and just “kidnapping” you for it)

Tell me everything he is thinking–literally everything–basically allow me to read his mind.

3. Pizza or Bacon?


4. Would you rather be rich and single or poor and married?

Poor and single.

5. A year with no internet or a year with no TV?

Year with no TV, because you can get TV on the Internet (see what I did there??? 😉 )

6. What’s your dream job?

Professional sleeper.

7. What was the last movie that made you cry?


8. Have you ever had to order pizza (or some other takeout) because you burned/messed up cooking dinner?

No, I’ve just skipped the attempting to cook dinner part and gone straight for the takeout.

9. Describe your life using a movie title

He’s Just Not That Into You

10. How many tattoos do you have? How many do you want? (If you want any)

I have 6 or 7 and would like a few more I think.

Encouraging Thunder Award

Can you tell I’m on a ‘catch up on award/challenge nominations’ kick? 😉 Mon nominated me for the Encouraging Thunder Award–thank you so much and sorry for my delay!

And can we just take a minute to appreciate the title of this award? I’m going to start referring to myself as “Encouraging Thunder” whilst in conversation with people–to the Starbucks barista, bus driver, really anyone who is forced to will listen. I do feel that I have an imposing physical stature, so I think this title is fitting for me


Anyways, and I know you’re all sick of hearing me say this, I’m breaking the rules again and just going to participate in the prompt portion of the nomination, which is to say what my purpose for blogging is.

Simply put, it’s to try to find and cultivate humor.

That was super short–YOU’RE WELCOME.

Starlight Blogger Award

Another nomination I am shamefully behind on–apologies! The wonderful, amazing, witty, hilarious Mindy nominated me for this–thank you so much, and everyone PLEASE check out her blog, it’s SO FANTASTIC and such a pleasure to read!! She’s the bees knees–honestly–and she’s a definite STAR and more than worthy of this award. As are so many other bloggers, but simply in the interest of time and making things easier on everyone, I’ll opt out of nominating others and will complete the questions-portion of the nomination (I know I’m breaking the rules about breaking the rules here, so again, sorry I’m the worst!).


Questions from Mindy, along with my answers:

1. You’re on a crowded train, and you’re no longer sure whether that’s the metal armrest from the chair behind you jutting into your upper thigh or someone’s hand… but you’re sweaty, famished and you no longer care. You’re five stops from home when the train comes to a screeching halt and the power goes out. The operator says it could be a while… luckily for you, you’ve got a bag of stale pretzels, an apple and a mealy peanut butter protein bar with you, along with half a bottle of water. 1. Do you think you should have reconsidered your food choices? 2. In what order do you consume your food and do you share?

1. YES.

2. Protein bar, pretzels, apple–healthiest last to increase the chances I won’t have room for it–and NO, especially not with someone who’s sticking their unwanted boner in my upper thigh.

2. You’re taking a bubble bath because you fucking deserve it, okay? You’re sitting there with complete disregard for the fact that baths are actually kind of gross because you’re sitting in your own filth, and you smell something starting to burn. What the hell, right, because you’re pretty sure you turned the oven off. Now that you think about it, you did turn the oven off. Go you. What scented bubble bath did you use and why?

Probably actually had to use unscented bubble bath because I have extra-sensitive skin 😦 Leave it to me to make what’s supposed to be one of the sexiest things into the least sexy version of itself possible.

3. You’re standing in line at Subway. The line is kind of long, giving you time to really think about what kind of sandwich you want. You’ve decided on a footlong honey oat with turkey and American cheese but you feel like spicin’ it up. You get some avocado simply because you can. After getting a coke and chips to go with your order, you sit down in the far corner, as the lunch rush really comes into swing. Upon taking your first sip of your drink you realize they gave you Pepsi. What do you do? And how long do you think the smell of Subway will stay in your clothes?

I really can’t tell the difference between Pepsi and Coke, so I probably wouldn’t do anything except keep drinking it. And ETERNITY.

Thanks for great questions Mindy!!

Responses to Other Liebster Questions!

Crumpled Paper Cranes nominated me a while ago for the Liebster Award, but unfortunately, as I was saying in a post yesterday, I didn’t realize until just yesterday–so sorry again about that, and thank you so much for the nomination, I really appreciate it! Also, please go check out her wonderful blog!

Since I did another Liebster post yesterday, I won’t bore you by repeating it, but I still wanted to answer the questions she listed in her post. Here goes!


1. Do you like black coffee? If so, why and how?

Yes! I’m in love with coffee–I’ll really drink it in any form. There’s just something so comforting about it.

2. If you could sing a duet with anyone in the world, who would that be? 

Are we allowed to bring people back to life for this one? If so, Amy Winehouse.

3. Do your parents know of your worst childhood deed?

I don’t even know what it is–maybe I blocked it out because it was so bad? Oh god I hope not…

4. What is your latest topic of fixation/obsession/fascination?

Body image.

5. You find yourself awake on a park bench, naked in a highly populated area. What do you do?

Apologize to all the onlookers for what they have to see.

6. Do you know how to cartwheel? 

No 😦

7. As a child, did you have a pogo stick? 

Also no 😦

8. Who were the pop culture icons at the time of your childhood/teenhood? 

‘N Sync, Britney Spears, Backstreet Boys, TLC, Destiny’s Child. You know, those 90s greats.

9. What makes you anxious? 


10. Hummus, or guacamole? Your dip of choice.

Hummus ALL day. Replace “bass” with “hummus” in Meghan Trainor’s “All About That Bass” and that’s me.

A note on awards/accolades

This is supposed to be a portrayal of me failing.

I just wanted to do a quick little post to say that a few times now I’ve realized that people have nominated me or recognized me in some way on their blog but I didn’t know until I stumbled upon it on their blog long after they posted it. And I feel REALLY bad for taking so long to get to their post in the first place (I often get behind on catching up on everyone’s blogs due to my ‘real’ job (ugh jobs are the worst amirite) and I do my best to catch up, but sometimes I fail), and, furthermore, because I worry they’ll have thought I purposefully ignored their recognition of me.

So I guess what I’m trying to say, without sounding like a total douche who’s all like “I’m nominated and recognized for things and don’t even know it blah blah blah” (because bragging is the LAST thing I want to do and cocky is the LAST way I want to come off, because I’m literally the worst and don’t think I’m hot shit remotely, but I digress)–what I’m trying to say is I want to apologize if you’ve linked to or mentioned me in your blog and I haven’t responded–it was completely unintentional on my part. If I’ve done this, please feel free to make me aware, because I would love to read your post and respond!

Also, I don’t know why I’m not always automatically notified by Word Press when someone links to my blog, whether for a nomination or some other type of recognition, mention, etc.–sometimes I am, sometimes I’m not. So if you have any advice for how to make sure I do get notified whenever someone mentions/links to me, I would greatly appreciate it.

Sorry to ramble–and thank you!!!

The Liebster Award!

Aaron over at The Confusing Middle very kindly nominated me for the Liebster Award FOREVER ago and I took super long to do my post, for which I’m so sorry! But thank you very much to him for the nomination–and please go check out his blog, it’s wonderful!


Here are the rules… I modified some, so feel free to do the same!

  1. Make a post thanking and linking the person who nominated you.
  2. Include the Liebster Award sticker in the post.
  3. Nominate other bloggers who you feel are worthy of this award and notify them of their nominations.
  4. Answer the ten questions asked to you by the person who nominated you, and make ten questions of your own for your nominees.
  5. Copy these rules in the post.

Here are the questions Aaron asked:

1. What is the greatest movie of all time?

Ooof, that’s a tough one. I’d say SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK, if I had to choose one.

2. When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

Honestly, I don’t remember. I feel like maybe a chef?

3. Have you become that thing you wanted to be? Why or why not?

I hardly cook now, so no. The microwave is my best friend (although I guess that counts as cooking, right??). I guess because I don’t love cooking as much as I used to or as much as I thought I did. Frankly, at this stage in my life, I don’t have the energy for it.

4. If you could live your life in a TV series, what would it be?

The Golden Girls.

5. You find yourself in an old school arcade and you have one quarter. What game do you play and why?

Pinball because it’s such an invigorating challenge.

6. How many of your Facebook “friends” do you actually consider to be friends?

I don’t really know (sorry, worst answer ever!)

7. Where is the farthest you’ve ever been from the place you call home?

Probably Europe, but I’m really bad with geography, so no promises.

8. What was your first pet and what did you name it?

I have very clear memories of having a hamster named Timothy, but my mom and sister say I made that up.

9. Coke or Pepsi?

I guess Coke just because I’ve had it more, but I can’t tell the difference. And actually they’re both made by terrible corporations so I should say neither.

10. What song do you hate to get stuck in your head? (It’s there now, isn’t it? Sorry. Not sorry.)

Lol, good one. Bruno Mars’ “Just the Way You Are.” Like, get real, Bruno, we all know you wouldn’t touch anything less than a 9.5 with any length of pole.

My nominees are (please check out their fabulous blogs! And apologies if any of these are repeat nominations and I didn’t catch that):

A Couple Talks

Crumpled Paper Cranes (she very kindly nominated me for the same award a long time ago, which I just accidentally stumbled upon today as I was looking at her blog and getting ready to nominate her here! So I won’t ask her to do another Liebster post, unless she wants to of course, but wanted to make sure I gave her the recognition she deserves here!)


The Perks of Being an Artist

My 10 questions for you are:

1. If you had to pick the thing you most regret not saying thus far in your life, what would it be?

2. What makes you cry?

3. Vanilla or chocolate?

4. If you had to die to save one person, who would you choose?

5. What one food item will you absolutely not eat?

6. Coffee or tea?

7. Book you wish you could un-read?

8. If you had a free pass to say one thing you wouldn’t normally say to your boss, what would it be? (Feel free to not answer if your boss will be reading this).

9. How many more times do you need to watch INTERSTELLAR before you understand it? Cause I’m currently at infinity.

10. If you had to get a tattoo of a saying, what would it be?

Have fun!