Helen Qin, the doctor-to-be, has nominated me for the Liebster Award—Thank you!
Her terrific blog is here:
My 11 Questions [Helen’s questions for me]:
- What piece of writing are you the most proud of?—I like the shorter works I’ve done, such as this one from the other day (below):*
- How long does it take for a post to go from an idea to fruition?—I try to write and post each day; so far, illness is the main that prevents me. I sit before the screen each morning with coffee (tea lately) and a piece of bread (toast, croissant, what have you). I usually write several things, pick one thing to go over more, then decide to post it. I look for an image. I go to WordPress, work on the posting, then send it. Typically, this takes a few hours.
- What has been your most enjoyable new hobby during this lockdown?—I’ve been taking drives to nowhere though ostensibly to the grocery store. I have masks now, thanks to friends, so can get out when I want to, walk around a little. It’s not a new hobby, but I’ve seen more winding roads and many things along the way these days. Oh, and I’m trying to learn Zoom.
- If you could go somewhere for a week, all expenses paid and you could do whatever you wanted, where would you go? —I’d like to go to Midland England for a while. experience something of village life. Maybe a day for London and the British Museum, maybe a day for Oxbridge.
- What’s one thing you wish you were better at?—I wish I could lift and carry things again. Because of heart disease, I can’t.
- What language would you like to learn and perfect if given the opportunity?—French, I think.
- What’s an irrational fear you have?—I have claustrophobia. Bothers me to mention it.
- What’s something you might be embarrassed or self-conscious about, but you know you shouldn’t be?—I have many scars from surgeries. I’m thankful for the results of the operations, so I shouldn’t be embarrassed by the marks.
- What food are you craving the most right now?—Dark chocolate with almonds. But I have some here. Now if I could have dark chocolate with almonds and raisins.
- What’s your best party trick?—I’m good at word games and some trivia contests.
- What brings you the most joy in life?—Happy endings.
11 Facts About Me
- I’m left-handed.
- I’m from the South (of the USA).
- I’m the middle child (of five).
- I have bad-handwriting/writer’s cramp and so am thankful for the computer.
- I had lunch with Mister Rogers, dinner with Vincent Price (not on the same day).
- I was the first male chapter president of an all-female honorary society (Mortar Board).
- I’m adept with USA and (or) British grammar.
- I’m a good speller though tend to leave words out instead, such as “no” or “never” (hopefully to catch in time).
- I enjoy reading contemporary literature more by women than by men.
- I like meeting people who don’t look like me.
- I read slowly, awkwardly.
(General) Rules to the Liebster Blogger awards:
- Thank the blogger who nominated you and give a link to the blog.
- Answer the 11 questions given to you
- Share 11 facts about yourself
- Nominate between 5-11 other bloggers
- Ask your nominees 11 questions
- Notify your nominees once you’ve uploaded your post
I know some correspondents have been nominated before (not that they couldn’t be nominated again). Here are my nominees: A Reading Writer, MandiBelle, Cathy (wander.essence), Nelkumi, PaperKutz.
you are not obliged
questions from me, if you do oblige (I swiped a couple from Helen Q)
- How are you?
- Do you have a favorite author?
- Do you have a favorite kind of writing to write?
- What do you miss in lockdown?
- What have you learned in lockdown?
- Do you have a favorite time of year?
- Have you ever had a mentor—who? (whom?)
- What is a treat for you in life (to eat, to share, otherwise to do)?
- Do you tend to write in one space—which?
- How do you prepare a blog-post?
- What is one thing (among many things) you plan to do once the current virus crisis has passed?
You should have a good day
You deserve it
If it’s not today,
In your pocket
Or your bag
Then pick a day
To bring out when you need it
Saying to yourself,
This is a good day for me
And there should be enough
For someone else
If only a wish
For that one to have
A good day, too
everyone deserves a prize