A great big thank you to the fabulous Vivienne of Thrifted Shift for giving my blog the Liebster Award, which is for blogs with less than 200 followers. In turn I’d like to pass it along to:
Caitlin and Mellie at Blossom and Glow (healthy lifestyle/parenting)
Ian at The New Psalmanazar (beautiful little tidbits of erudition)
and James at Che Goulash (movie- and book-based art).
(Is it cheating to give an award to your boyfriend? I wonder. But there are reasons he’s my fella, and his awesome art doesn’t hurt. So I think it’s fairly awarded.)
As Vivienne says, no recipient is required to answer the ridiculous questions that go with the award. However, she hints that I might receive bonus unicorn points from the Thrifted Shift pot of rainbow gold if I do, and how could I pass that up?
So here we go.
1. 10 x 10 = ___ + 36
Hmm…might that be 42? No, wait. That’s the meaning of the universe.
Well, that’s way cooler. I’ll go with that.
2. “Twas brillig in the slithy toves did gyre and gimble in the wabe.” Discuss.
“Twas brillig AND the slithy toves….”
No, but seriously, this line always bugs me. Not because I don’t like Jabberwocky, because I do. But my mother told me that she knew a woman who did an in-depth exegesis of it way back when, and decided due to some etymological reason that “gyre” should be pronounced with a hard G. AND THAT JUST SEEMS WRONG. It’s from “gyrate,” right? Ergo, I cannot ever say this line out loud (which makes me sad).
This does remind me to tell you, though, that if you get a chance you should read “Mimsy Were the Borogoves” by Lewis Padgett, a great classic science fiction story. I read it when I was a little nincompoop and it’s still fresh in my mind almost fifteen years later. Always a good sign, no?
3. What is your favorite outdoor activity?
Lying in the grass, reading. Or walking to a place where I can lie in the grass and read.
4. Define irony.
Not until I’ve had more caffeine.
5. Favorite junk food?
No, I’m not shilling my own recipes. I mean, yeah, I am. But it’s the real answer to the question, so it’s like I’m not.
6. Water or wine? Choose and defend.
Water. I don’t think most people will accept “‘Cause wine tastes NASTY” as a valid argument, but that’s my story and I’m sticking to it.
7. Is Puget Sound saltwater or freshwater?
Wait. Is this a question?
(Double-checking on Wikipedia.)
Oh, okay. I was afraid there for a minute when I thought that I was out to lunch with “mostly-salt-water estuary.” Don’t scare me by making me doubt my assumptions.
8. Do you like Tetris?
Meh. Life’s too short for computer games.
9. If you just made yourself the perfect sandwich, set it on the coffee table, got yourself a beverage, and you came back to an empty plate and a very happy looking dog, would you be mad?
Very. That is why I don’t leave food unattended.
Actually, she wouldn’t eat it. She’d just stick her cold, wet nose on it. And that’s worse. Because you WOULDN’T KNOW.
10. What’s under your bed?
Nothing. My bed’s on the floor.
11. Why do “flammable” and “inflammable” mean the same thing?
I like to think that inflammable things are flammable things that got an upgrade.
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