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I am a wife, a daughter, a sister, an aunt, a cousin & a best friend. I am a poet, a lawyer & a survivor. I've learned that God will give you a second chance.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Leibster Award

My friend Melinda, the one who invited me to join a Comment Circle, nominated me for a Leibster Award. It is for blogs with fewer than 200 followers. It is a “get acquainted, pay it forward” award. And here is how it works:
  1. I have to answer 11 questions Melinda has given me.
  2. I have to choose 11 new bloggers to pass the award on to – and link them in this post.
  3. I have to create 11 new questions for the bloggers I have chosen.
  4. I have to tell the new recipients about this award.
  5. I have to post 11 random facts about myself.
  6. And finally, there are no tag-backs.
Melinda did include a clause that I can consider my nomination “honorary” and just have fun. This is a good thing, because I don’t think I know 11 “new” bloggers with followers of less than 200. Melinda nominated all of us in the Comment Circle, so my choices are limited. I do have a couple of friends who have blogs. And I’m pretty sure they don’t have 200 followers yet. The other blogs I read have many more than 200 followers, so I can’t nominate them.
However, I was intrigued by the questions that Melinda gave me, so I want to try to answer them. As for random facts, that might be difficult because I’m pretty much an open book. But I’m going to try. First, the questions.
  1. What fictional book has changed your life? If you consider the Bible a work of fiction, then the Bible. (I do not believe it is a work of fiction). I don’t think there is a fictional book that changed my life. However, The Chronicles of Narina and the Dragon Riders of Pern series certainly had a great influence on my life. They introduced me to good fantasy literature. And yes, Narnia and Pern really do exist.
  2. Are you an introvert or an extrovert? An introvert who wishes she were an extrovert.
  3. What got you started blogging? I have things that I want to say that are too long for a status update on Facebook.
  4. What’s the number one thing on your “bucket list”? I have a friend that I have not seen in over 30 years. I want an in-person reunion.
  5. If you could change places with anyone for a day, who would it be? The President of the United States. I would like to experience “a day in the life of” that Office.
  6. What’s your favorite food? Pasta. Specifically, macaroni and cheese.
  7. What do you like best about being grown-up? Independence. I can choose to do whatever I’d like.
  8. What do you like least about being grown-up? Responsibility. I have to do the chores, run the errands, and show up for appointments.
  9. What one thing would you do to change the world, if you had the power? World peace. I know it sounds cliché, but definitely world peace.
  10. Where do you like to go on vacation? The Caribbean.
  11. Do you have a hobby? Yes. I used to do counted cross-stitch. And I used to knit and crochet. I think about getting back to either one of them. Currently, I read. And I write.
And now for 11 random facts about me.
  1. I did not walk until I was almost 2 years old.
  2. I wanted to be a lawyer since the age of 12. (That dream came true).
  3. I believe in ghosts.
  4. I’m anxious about this year’s Avon Walk in San Francisco. Not because of the hills, but because the route takes us across the bridge.
  5. I am slightly dyslexic, and chemotherapy made it worse.
  6. On occasion, I have spent four straight days at home without going out.
  7. I believe in love at first sight.
  8. I like criminal investigation television shows.
  9. I’m a Trekkie.
  10. I never wanted to have children.
  11. Pink has been my favorite color for as long as I can remember.
Since I don’t know eleven other bloggers to nominate I’m going to consider my nomination honorary. And I certainly had fun. Thanks, Melinda!
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  1. Love it!!! Not sure how much of this I evwn knew.

  2. Great post, Heather!! It was fun reading your answers.

  3. Are you going to explain why you didn't walk until you were two?