I won! I won! Some fun with the Liebster Award…

I won! I won! Some fun with the Liebster Award…

I won! I won! Some fun with the Liebster Award… 150 150 Jason Stadtlander

liebster-awardMaybe I didn’t exactly ‘win’ it, but my good friend T. Michelle Nelson, the author of the spectacular paranormal romance book “The Life and Death of Lily Drake” – nominated me for it!

So how does the Liebster Award work? Here are the rules:

  • Thank the person who nominated you ~ Thank you T. Michelle!
  • Post eleven random facts about yourself.
  • Answer the eleven questions asked by the person who nominated you.
  • Think of a new set of eleven questions and nominate eleven others to answer them.

So, here goes!

Random Facts:


  1. When I was six, my sister hit me in the nose with a rock because I refused to let her be the chef while playing restaurant.
  2. I played “Satan” in Mark Twain’s Adam and Eve in high school and wore a fully body leotard that covered all of me but my hand which I used as the serpent.  (Yes, you could pretty much make out ALL aspects of my body – which I didn’t realize until after the play)
  3. I had a lazy eye in middle school and had to wear a patch for two years.
  4. I spent most of my weekends on our Christmas Tree Farm helping my father mow, prune and basically getting in the way.
  5. My dog’s name growing up was “Lord Benjamin Seville III” (even though there was no 1st and 2nd)
  6. My uncle had a dog that was named “Murphy T. Murphy, Dog extraordinary and Puppy Friend of Ours”
  7. I can do about twenty different impersonations and about a dozen different sound effects with my mouth.
  8. I listen to Classical Music when I’m writing.
  9. My 12th great grandfather and grandmother were the king and queen of Austria.
  10. I was born in indian style (cross legged) and had to wear braces on my legs for the first few months of my life.
  11. I am the keeper of our family archives going back fifteen generations.

Now to answer T. Michelle Nelson’s questions:

  1. What’s your biggest fear?
    – Bees, scared to death of them. Yet they also fascinate me for some reason.
  2. Who is the most annoying character you’ve ever encountered in a book, on TV or in a movie?
    – Jar Jar Binks from Star Wars. Can’t stand him.
  3. If you were on death row, what would you choose for a final meal?
    – A porterhouse steak, garlic and parmesan mashed potatoes, green beans and a cake with a hacksaw.
  4. What is your biggest pet peeve?
    – People who don’t put things back where they belong or disturb my ‘pile systems’ on my desk.
  5. If you knew you could get away with anything without consequence, what would you do?
    – Run through the streets naked screaming “That’s the way – uh uh – I like it!”
  6. What is your biggest regret in life?
    – That I have no regrets.
  7. If you had Doctor Who’s TARDIS, what time would you travel to?
    – The 1700 – 1800s. I’ve always been fascinated with that time period for some reason.
  8. Why?
    – It was sort of the high point of society but without the technology. Very appealing – I know, strange that a computer guy, would want a life without technology. But I do.
  9. What is the best present you ever received?
    – My children.
  10. What’s your secret guilty pleasure movie you don’t want to admit you love?
    – Titanic
  11. What is your most prized material possession?
    – A painting that my grandmother painted of me when I was a boy.

Eleven Questions for my nominees:

  1. What is the worst job you’ve ever had?
  2. If you could be immortal, would you?
  3. Why or why not?
  4. What is your favorite time period and why?
  5. If you had three wishes and you couldn’t wish for more wishes, what would you wish for?
  6. When you look in your mind for peace in a stressful moment, what do you picture or where do you go?
  7. Are you a morning or an evening person?
  8. If you could travel anywhere tomorrow, where would you go and why?
  9. What is your favorite childhood memory?
  10. What is your biggest pet peeve?
  11. If you were given $20.00 and you weren’t allowed to save it, what would spend it on?

And my nominees are:

  1. Cat Miller
  2. Carol E. Wyer
  3. Eileen Schuh
  4. Emily Guido
  5. Candace C. Bowen
  6. Ashley Fontainne
  7. Shirley Corder
  8. Joshua Graham
  9. Claudette Walker
  10. Michael Palmer
  11. Tanya Karen Gough



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