I woke up this morning to a ‘ding’ on my cell phone. I turned over, and saw through my half closed eyes a new comment on this blog. The lovely ladies at Flick Lit Chicks had nominated me for something called the “Liebster Award.” Because I live in a bubble where I write on here and pretend that no one else reads it, I have never actually heard of the Liebster Award before, but includes talking about myself, something I’ll never turn down, so I thought “why not!”
I guess there are some rules for this award, as it’s an attempt to shine light on new blogs. So here we go:
1) You have to answer the questions given to you, and then you have to come up with questions to ask other people
2) You have to nominate other blogs, let them know you nominated them, and then link to them in your blog
Seems interesting enough! To be honest, I am always hesitant to participate in these sorts of things. I can’t pinpoint why, but they make me nervous! But it’s so nice that people thought about me, and I get that it’s a good way to shine light on some great blogs out there. So what’s the harm, right?
Let’s get to it!
1. What are you currently reading?
A couple of books! I am at the start of “Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay” by Elena Ferrante. It’s the third book in the Neopolitan series, and I am obsessed. That said, I find each book so intense that I need to take a little breather in between each one just so I don’t become consumed by them. So at the moment I am also reading #GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso, because I love me some Nasty Gal. This book is great too, because it emphasizes the hustle. Sometimes I get so frustrated with the Lululemon-hippie-yogi- mantra of “Do What You Love.” Doing what you love is great and all, but they leave out the part of “And Work Really Fucking Hard At It.” What I like about #GIRLBOSS is that it emphasizes the hard work that goes into being successful.
2. A movie you started watching but never finished, and why?
Oh man, a lot of movies! I think he most recent one was The Other Woman. It was SO bad. Like it wasn’t even a “so bad it’s good movie,” which I actually love. It was bad.
3. What are you doing while you travel by public transportation?
Ahh ok, I don’t actually travel by public transportation. Here’s the thing, I totally would, but Edmonton’s public transportation is just getting up and running, and the places I frequent don’t actually have subway or LRT routes to them yet. There are buses, but given the option to drive for ten minutes, or take the bus for two hours, I drive. That said, if I did take public transport, I would most likely listen to podcasts.
On a side note: Edmonton isn’t as small as I made it seem. We do have a LRT! Just not where I go.
4. If you could be another person for one day, who would it be?
Hmm, good question. I would probably want to Edie Sedgwick circa 1965. I have loved her for years and years. Her biography is the one non-fiction book I read over and over again. I just want to know who it would be like to be the darling of the New York underground scene, and what it would be like to be on that many drugs, because I am far to chicken to actually try them.
5. What is your favorite question to ask someone?
What’s your damage, Heather?
No, totally kidding. I’m not sure I have a favourite question to ask someone. Or if I do I haven’t actively thought about it. I’m not that big on small talk.
6. What was your first thought when you woke up this morning?
“What does that sound coming from my phone mean?” It was the comment about this! After that it was probably how happy I was that it is a holiday Monday.
7. Who is your favorite actor/actress and why?
My favourites change all the time! Right now I love Dane Dehaan. He is just great in everything (except maybe Spiderman… but I blame that on poor material). But in In Treatment and Kill Your Darlings – So great. Other favs include Oscar Issac and Julianne Moore.
8. What is your favorite “book to movie” adaptation?
The Princess Bride, obviously.
9. Who is your hero?
Oh man, I don’t know! I don’t think I have one person who I call my hero. I do know that I am drawn to people with talent. And people who work really, really hard to get where they are. And people who are unapologetically themselves, and embrace it.
10. Which cartoon character do you resemble the most?
Simba! I freakin love Simba. That said, in University my friend used to call me Muppet, because apparently I am a cross between Beaker and Animal. I guess I don’t use my words.
Ok, now for the fun part! I get to create questions and nominate other bloggers. Is i breaking the rules if I do that in a separate post? Like I said before, I kind of write on this blog in a bubble, and as a result I haven’t had the opportunity to explore the other great blogs out there. I’m a horrible blogger, I know! But I really want to reach out to great blogs, I just got the find them!