Sunday, November 18, 2012

The Liebster Award Pt 2- Random facts about Ward & June and our questions for our nominees!

  • When one receives the award, one posts 11 random facts about oneself and answers the 11 questions asked by the person who nominated you.
  • Pass the award onto 11 other blogs (while making sure one notifies the blogger that one nominated them!)
  • One writes up 11 NEW questions directed towards YOUR nominees.
  • One is not allowed to nominate the blog who nominated one's own blog!
  • One pastes the award picture into one's blog. (You can google the image, there are plenty of them

11 Random Facts About Ward:
  • I snore
  • I don't like butter
  • I love classic tv shoes
  • I love to read
  • I wish there was a holiday for spankos
  • I wish Borders never closed
  • I think Adele is attractive but shouldn't sing
  • I wear glasses
  • I love peanut butter but hate peanuts
  • I love hard cider
  • I think Sarah Silverman needs daily spankings

11 Random Facts About June:
  • I enjoy the movies we take the children too more than they do :)
  • I love to garden
  • I love to bake, and would love to open a bakery
  • I hate shoes 
  • Socks make me mad when they bunch up under my toes, and make my feet hot
  • I love to read, Dean Koontz is my favorite author
  • I love poetry, favorite poets: Walt Whitman, ee cummings, Nikki Giovanni, Rita Dove
  • I love lima beans in soup but not alone on a plate
  • I would/have never give(n) to another person all the things that I give to Ward
  • I love the ocean (I want to be married on the beach, at sunrise with bare feet)
  • I could eat spinach, tomatoes and roasted asparagus everyday

And now our questions for you!
We have nominated: Christina, Grace, Tess, Roz, Riley, LucyLou, Fondles, Susie, tori, Bas and last but certainly not least lil.

1. What is your favorite pizza topping?
2. What is your favorite eye color?
3. Who is your favorite actor/actress?
4. What is your favorite song to sing in the shower?
5. What is your favorite way to connect with your partner?
6. Who is your favrite Author
7.  What is your favorite spanking memory?
8.  Who do you find inspirational?
9.  What is your favorite article of clothing?
10.  If you could meet a famous person (living or dead), who would you have dinner with?
11.  If you could have any one wish, what would it be?


  1. I'm with you Ward - absolutely love peanut butter but not a fan of peanuts. Never have figured that one out. ;)

    Ooh Dean Koontz - one of my faves. Am reading '77 Shadow Street' right now but can't read it for very long before I scare myself and have to come back later - like tomorrow.

    I'll answer a few of your questions:
    1. Favorite pizza topping is Spinach, Mushroom and Onion with a garlic cream sauce instead of tomato.
    8. I'm changing this one up a bit (ok, so I bend rules)- I find anyone that acts with integrity, inspirational - even if I don't agree with their actions.
    11. If I could have one wish, I would wish for 24 hours of wishes. :D

    Will be interested to see other answers.


    1. LOL, I love your #11, Cat!

      Oh, yes I just finished The Taking - AMAZING! Reading Relentless now & I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the Odd Thomas series.


  2. I too love Dean Koontz, although I haven't read his work in quite a while.

    Favorite pizza topping....mushroom, onion and green pepper.

    I cannot for the life of me remember all the names but I was so inspired by the nuns and lay women in the book, Salvador Witness.

    1. Oh, the story of Jean Donovan, such a heartbreaking story, Minelle, and truly inspirational.

  3. Oh I loved your random facts. I am SOOOOO sad that Borders closed. It was a loss worth mourning in our family. I am also more comfortable with my shoes off than on :)

    1. I get all weird about hot feet, lol. My favorite was a little mom & pop bookstore, but it closed. Now, of the remaining ones, I prefer Books a Million over B&N, which is way to cold & clinical for me. BaM is warm & cozy & inviting. It's a nice family outing sometimes :)

  4. Thank you so much for the nomination, and great questions! I'm off to go answer them :) I also enjoyed reading your 11 facts. You sound like a very healthy eater...I'm kind of a health nut myself!

    1. Hi, Riley, you're most welcome:) Can't wait to read 'em!

      We try to be, we're vegetarian, and we try to take care of ourselves and the boys (that's a trick, especially with their SPD). We actually have another blog, not updated as much as this one, with some of our vegetarian recipes, and information on SPD it's here: Minelle visits us there from time to time :)

    2. Whoaa love the recipes, I'm definitely trying some! After having looked at your taste, I think you might enjoy the lentil recipe I have on my page:

    3. Ohhhh! Awesome, Riley, thanks! We'll definitely try that :)

  5. I cannot get over how many of you hate shoes.
    I'm sorry Borders closed too, but I have a special place in my heart for B&N. That's where I met my husband Scott. BTW June, it's not that cold and clinical. ;)
    I love to bake too. I'm an expert on high altitude baking. After I quit my job at AIG, I catered desserts for a while for clubs and company picnics. Do you have a specialty?
    e.e. cummings is one of my favorite authors. The first weekend I spent at Scott's place, was the first time we had sex. The day after I came home, he had a bouquet of flowers delivered with e.e. cummings "100 Selected Poems." There was a post it attached to the cover that said Page 16. It was poem 14. The one that starts, "i like my body when it is with your body." Lol.
    I really enjoyed your Q&A. Oh, my favorite pizza toppings are marinated artichokes and kalamata olives.


    1. Hi, Kiki :) I've seem you around, but I don't think you've ever commented here before, welcome :) Yes, I read about your experience meeting Scott, that might make it my favorite bookstore too! The one here, the lights are too bright, there are no cozy corners, everything is bright & jarring. BaM on the other hand has subdued, indirect lighting, warm decor, lots of cozy little places to sit, a kids play area - very homey feel.

      The shoe thing? lol, I pondered on a previous post how many of us may actually have some kind of sensory-seeking issues - I know I do- and it didn't become evident until I had the boys evaluated for SPD. In educating myself about the condition and their experience, I realized that I have have sensory issues all my life. Ward & I call my youngest, who is a sensory-seeker 'Tendencies' (privately of course) because boy does he exhibit some suspect behaviors, lol.

      My specialty? Hmmm, I have 2 - pies - I love to make old fashioned kind of pies, like chess pie, brown sugar & vinegar pie, and Daddy says I make THE best Key Lime pie he's ever had. And I also make cheesecake people beg for :)

      That is so sweet! I love the emotion and movement in cummings' work. He had a unique voice that has yet to be repeated. This is one of my favorites:

      i carry your heart with me(i carry it in
      my heart)i am never without it(anywhere
      i go you go,my dear;and whatever is done
      by only me is your doing,my darling)
      i fear
      no fate(for you are my fate,my sweet)i want
      no world(for beautiful you are my world,my true)
      and it’s you are whatever a moon has always meant
      and whatever a sun will always sing is you

      here is the deepest secret nobody knows
      (here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
      and the sky of the sky of a tree called life;which grows
      higher than soul can hope or mind can hide)
      and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart

      i carry your heart(i carry it in my heart)

  6. I enjoyed reading new things about you both! Have a great Monday.

    1. Thanks, SNP, you, too! Thanks for reading :)

  7. thanks for the nomination and on YOUR blog it's almost a bonus cos we got 11 facts about EACH of you! thanks for doing that :)

    I'll go do my questions now...

    1. You're welcome :) And I like doin' stuffs with him, too, it's always fun :)

  8. Oh gosh thankyou ever so much...and what interesting facts, its been a delight being able to be a 'fly on the wall' in your lives.

    now i better go work on my post....and great questions!


    1. You're most welcome. We enjoy your blog as well :) Can't wait to see yours! Daddy did the questions :)

  9. Love getting to know you both better.
    I love poetry also, June - Walt Whitman is one of my favourite, and I have never "O, Captain, my Captain" without tearing up....I can't help it.

    1. Thanks, Lillie :)Yes, I love Uncle Walt - he was my first 'favorite poet'. I forgot Maya Angelou - another favorite :) O, Captain, my Captain is a favorite, and When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd. When I found him, I found what poetry REALLY us - I really detest iambic pentameter, that infernal rhythm takes much away from the poem for me, lol..... maybe that should have been one of my facts - "I hate iambic pentameter" :-P

  10. You did a great job on this, so many questions to answer! I enjoyed these posts and learning more about you. Enjoying the movies you take the children to more than they do June - that made me smile - you big softie lol

    Thank you so much for the nomination. I'm sorry I couldn't get to your questions in my post (blame my husband lol). I'll answer a couple here. Favourite eye colour - hazel, favourie way to connect - either cuddled up together on the couch, or sitting on the floor between his legs, my arm wrapped around his leg and him either rubbing my back or playing with my hair. Favourite author - used to be Sydney Sheldon and I love Phillipa Gregory.


  11. Thank you!
    I'll do my post today.


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