Sunshine Blogger Award

I’ve been a bad participant in the blogging community lately.  By my count, Christa (A Voluptuous Mind) nominated me for the Sunshine Blogger Award nearly 3 months ago.  What can I say—2016 was off to a majorly rocky start.


I really do like these Q and A type posts, though, and I appreciate the love!  Here I go (at last) answering Christa’s questions:

1.  Who would play you in the made-for-tv movie of your life, and why?

Ingrid Bergman so I’d have a cool Swedish accent and look effortlessly classy.  HEY.  There’s time for me to acquire both of those skills.  Would also accept Lucy Lawless as she’s such a badass.  Possibly Tina Fey as well since she’s the queen of eye rolls.  Basically everyone.  Can we make this an I’m Not There scenario and have a different actor for each segment?

2.  If you had to be stuck in a lift with one person for 12 hours who would it be (it can be anybody, alive or dead)?

Margaret Atwood b/c she would tell the best stories.  Even if I didn’t get along with her latest novel.  I am SO pumped for the MaddAddam miniseries.

3.  If you could only have one album on your MP3 player for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Oooooooooooooooh, I think it would have to be Elton John’s Goodbye Yellow Brick Road.  I never get tired of it.  He goes through the entire range of emotions, and “Harmony” is one of my favorite songs in existence, and I’m still not sure if it’s a happy or sad song.

4.  How do you deal with stress? (Asking for a friend)

Reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeally badly.  I am incredibly good at self-pityingly watching Youtube clips and baking cookies…for myself.  As a wise woman once told me, “Pick your fucks.”  I mostly refuse to get stressed about things anymore because I’m really mean to myself when I get stressed.  Taking a walk actually really helps too, and giving my cat Bertha Mason a squeeze (but not too hard).

5.  If you were releasing your own signature scent, what 3 ingredients would you insist on including?

Lemon, and let’s be real…cat hair.  B/c it would be in there whether or not you intend it to be.  Some kind of papery/book-y smell would be appropriate too since I depend on them both personally and professionally.

6.  You find £50 on the street, no wallet, no witnesses – what do you do?

Keep it but feel paranoid about it for the rest of my life.  Like I would probably break into a sweat every time I saw a cop car and eventually bury it like it was Jumanji.

7.  What’s your greatest quality?

I am organized AF and get shit done when I set my mind to it.


8.  And your worst? (In your eyes)

I loathe confrontation and will do almost anything to avoid it, including acting like a complete doormat.

9.  Name 3 things you bloody love about your physical appearance – GO!

Eyebrows—I usually don’t have time to pencil them in, but when I do, I try to make them look super, super thick to an almost Wolfman level.  Weird?  IDGAF, I really love thick eyebrows on women.

Hair—mostly because I wash it and do very little else to it, and it still has moments of brilliance.

Calves—big and strong.  Working on this one b/c I’ve never been crazy about my legs, but they literally support me, so it’s only right for me to appreciate them a bit more.

10.  If you had to sleep with one of the main characters in The Big Bang Theory, who would you pick? (Leonard, Sheldon, Raj or Howard/Penny, Amy or Bernadette? The little Comic Book Guy?)

This is challenging because I find all of them quite grating.  Probably Amy even though the actress is a vegan (I know…I’m trying to overcome my bigotry).

11.  Are you a Belieber? (Discuss)

Not especially, but I do find “Love Yourself” ridiculously catchy.  I feel the Bieb is definitely improving with age (though that’s a ridiculous statement to make about a 22-year-old).

Okay, if I have to come up with questions and nominate other bloggers, I am literally never going to post this.

Thanks, Christa, for nominating me!  A little shout-out to Hayley of A Stitch to Scratch as well, definitely a major part of  my blogosphere.  And thank you, readers, for bearing with me.

*All images from Unsplash