Sunday, November 25, 2012

Liebster Award!

Hey everyone! Anna from Simply Skilled in Second nominated me for a Liebster Award, given to up and coming bloggers (those with under 200 followers). That is clearly me, so thanks so much Anna!

Here are the rules:
1. You must post 11 random things about yourself.
2. Answer the questions that the nominator set for you.
3. Create 11 questions for the people you nominate.
4. Choose 11 other blogs with fewer than 200 followers to nominate and link them in your post.
5. You cannot “tag back” the other blog, but leave a comment on this post with the URL of your Liebster post so I can learn more about you & see who you nominate.

11 Random Things about ME
1.   I am a pretty good cook, but I’m a perfectionist about it. If it’s not from scratch, I don’t want to bother with it.
2.   I am obsessed with traveling. I’ve been to over 20 countries and don’t plan on stopping. I’ll be that little old lady on the Wall of China in a scooter.
3.   I love my city. My rent is absurd, I cannot go to a dinner for less than 30 dollars, and I get in rumbles over parking spaces. I don’t care. San Francisco is the most fun and beautiful city I can imagine. I actually take cable cars around. How can you beat that? ;)
4.   I am very VERY pale. I don’t even bother tanning. If I’m in the sun I am wearing SPF 50, a t-shirt, hat, and under an umbrella.
5.   Ellipticals are my best friend. I have ankle problems, so running is painful, but I love that I can still get a good cardio without pain. I am a much nicer teacher when I’ve gotten my exercise in.
6.   I’ve had to move classrooms every year I’ve taught. Four year, four times. My school is building a new campus, so that will be true next year as well.
7.   I think television shows these days are better than movies. Hollywood needs to get their act together and take a cue from TV.
8.   I am ¼ Jewish. I tried to apply for Birthright (a free trip to Israel for Jewish kids 18-25). I was rejected despite my Jewish last name. Oh well.
9.   I am a singer. I was in a competition choir growing up and traveled all over the world with it. At my singing height I was in 5 different choirs and was taking private voice lessons. Now I sing in the shower. Choir rehearsal goes too late for me.
10.  I lived in Los Angeles before San Francisco. Loved the weather and excellent sushi, hated the traffic. Seriously, it’s the worst.
11.  Despite going our separate ways for college, I am still good friends with girls I met in elementary school. I just went to the wedding of a friend who I have known since Kindergarten.

Questions from Simply Skilled in Second...
 1. Car, SUV, or Mini-Van?
I drive a Prius. I commute over an hour every day to get to work, so I need the gas mileage. Sigh, the sacrifice I make to live in the big city.
2.   Do you have any children?
No, I have to say I am glad that the only things I have to take of at this point are myself and my cat Figaro. That’s about all I can handle!

Isn't he adorable?
3.  What is the craziest thing you have ever done?
 Last summer I traveled through Ireland and Scandinavia by myself. I wasn’t meeting up with anyone and I traveled without any partner. I LOVED it!
4.  What is your favorite drink?
 Red wine. I wish I could say it was some fancy cocktail or Starbucks drink, but I do love my red wine.
5.   Health nut, couch potato or somewhere in between?
Is it possible to be both? I eat well and make it to the gym almost daily, but I love my relaxation time.
6.  What is your favorite animal?
 Cats. See the picture above and you can see why.
7.  Do you cry at movies?
 I cry at everything! When I’m happy, when I’m sad, when the music in a Best Buy commercial is particularly heart-warming it’s embarrassing.
8.   Who is your favorite celebrity and why?
George Clooney. I think he spends more time working for charity than he does making movies! I admire that he uses his money and influence to help those in need, whether its in Haiti, Darfur, or in the US. Plus he is very attractive
9.   What is one thing you could tell us about yourself that others would be shocked to know?
Despite being a blonde-haired, blue eyed Prius driver, I love Hip Hop. Give me some Wu-tang or Nas  and I am a happy girl
10.    If you could have only 3 electrical appliances in your house, what would they be and why?
The fridge because I always buy too much food and it would go bad otherwise. My computer because I live in the center of the internet bubble and could not function without it. My television because I NEED to watch the Walking Dead on AMC.

11.  Italian food or mexican food?
Italian Food and Mexican guacamole. Perfect dinner.

Blogs I am nominating:

Don’t forget to leave me a link to your blog when you’ve answered! I can’t wait to read more about you and I hope you enjoyed learning a little something about me. 

Questions for my new bloggy friends...
1.   If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?
2.   What is your favorite food?
3.   What do you usually do on Sunday?
4.   What’s your favorite Holiday tradition?
5.   What would you do if you couldn’t teach?
6.   What is something you are afraid of?
7.   How would you describe your style?
8.   Would you prefer seasons or beautiful, sunny weather all year long?
9.   What made you decide to start a blog?
10.      What do you do to treat yourself?

Don’t forget to leave me a link to your blog when you’ve answered! I can’t wait to read more about you and I hope you enjoyed learning a little something about me. 

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations on the award! I am your newest follower!

    Christina :)
    Check out my blog!
    Apples, Books, and Crayons


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