I was recently nominated for a Sunshine Blog Award by Jerimi over at My Antidepresant Life. At first my reaction was that she probably only read the first few more recent posts and must not have read my whining, needy, I’m fat and trying to lose weight posts. Apparently though I was wrong. “The Sunshine Award is awarded to bloggers whose positivity & creativity inspires others in the blogworld.” I guess I inspire at least one person and that is wicked awesome! So thank you Jerimi for the nomination and thank you even more for reading my little piece of the blogosphere!
I discovered that there are some rules that go with this award so here are the ones I was able to find on the internet as well as posted in the blog that nominated me:
In addition to these rules, according to the blogger who nominated me, I am to answer the questions that are posted in the nominating blog post. So, here we go:
Who is your favorite philosopher?
Winnie the Pooh or Calvin and Hobbes. Both have such wonderful insights on life and are actually based on real philosophers. I also have a special spot in my heart for the Monty Python’s Bruce sketch. That single song helped me keep my philosophers straight for the two years I had to take Providence College’s Development of Western Civilization course….
What is your favorite number?
8. It’s just nice.
What is your favorite animal?
Anyone who knows me knows that the answer is and will always be penguins. Even before the super awesome March of the Penguins, I have loved these flightless black and white (and one species of blue) birds.
What are your Facebook and Twitter?
Facebook is pretty private (I think and pray). I like to keep that just for people I really know. Twitter is just one of those things I know how to use but just don’t enjoy. I use it for things like FourSquare, GetGlue, and publicizing my blog. Anyone can find me there…
What is your favorite time of day?
I love the night. Late night. Like between 9pm and midnight. I am the most productive then. It’s quiet and in the summer, those night time hours have the best starlight.
What is your favorite holiday?
If we’re talking big ones, Halloween. If we’re talking lesser known ones, International Talk Like a Pirate Day.
What is your favorite physical activity?
Swimming. I feel so free when I’m swimming. I love the water and I love being in the water. I jump in, without testing the water temp, and just love to go! I could spend my entire time at the beach or pool in the water…forget the sunbathing…
What is your favorite non-alcoholic drink?
Dr Pepper. It’s so good. Who cares if you don’t really know what makes that particular combination of flavors, be it carbonated prune juice or fire retardant…it’s good.
What is your favorite flower?
Hmm…this one is always tough for me. I love a lot of flowers. I guess at the top of my list are Lilacs. They smell so good and really make me so incredibly happy. I also love Lily-of-the-Valley.
What is your passion?
My passion is writing. I really want to eventually figure out how to make a living writing. I’m getting there with small steps. I love it and life’s little instructions say “Do something you love and you’ll find a way to make money doing it.” I’m trying!
All of the above inspire me for different reasons. Two are very motivational in my own weight loss journey and help me realize I’m not alone in fighting the good fight.
One inspires me to keep writing.
One inspires me to travel more and worry less.
One inspires me to keep giving my sewing machine regular workouts.
Keep blogging please! I love reading them!