A virtual high five- for me?!

26 Mar

Having gone from a lurker to a blogger less than two weeks ago, I am so thankful for already being welcomed into this community.  Amber from My Life in High Heels has welcomed me as a newbie blogger with a  Liebster Blog Award. The Liebster Blog Award is a blogger’s way of showing some love and connecting with other bloggers. Lots of love right back to you, Amber! Thank you!

With the award I post 11 facts about myself, answer 11 questions from Amber and nominate other bloggers with 200 followers or less. So here it goes…

11 facts about me

  1. I have a terrible Diet Coke addiction. I drink about two a day, one in the morning and one around lunchtime. Plus, I might drink another later depending on the day. Save me the lecture. I am trying to quit.
  2. I don’t drink coffee- never have. In a way, this might explain the Diet Coke addiction.
  3. I am the quintessential oldest child. I have a younger sister and a younger brother.
  4. I went to three different colleges plus took classes one summer at a community college when I came home to work. I ended up graduating from the University of Florida.
  5. I am a HUGE college sports fan. Go Gators!
  6. My dad is a police officer and my mom works in a pediatrician’s office. Talk about growing up as an American cliche.
  7. I live alone in an apartment in South Boston. This is not an invitation to stalkers.
  8. I love my Jeep Grand Cherokee, but I hate driving. I feel safer being in a bigger car despite the sick feeling I get when I have to pay for gas to fill it up.
  9. Luckily, I only have to fill up my Jeep a couple of times a month. I only drive once or twice a week because I can either take the bus, train or walk everywhere.
  10. I read all the time- on the bus, at lunch, waiting in doctor’s offices… ALL.THE.TIME. I have been known to plow through an entire book before I go to sleep at night.
  11. My best friend lives in NYC, but I see her more often than some friends who only live a 15 minute drive away. I’m lucky like that.

Questions from Amber

  1. Why did you start blogging? You know, I have no specific reason for why I started blogging. My friends have told me for years I should write, but I am sure all bloggers heard that over time. I just was lurking one day and decided I wanted to join in the fun. Why not?
  2. How long have you been blogging? Two weeks ago Thursday and have loved it since Day One!
  3. Where is your dream vacation spot? I don’t exactly have a dream vacation spot, but wherever it is has a lot of sunshine, cool drinks and absolutely no distractions from a day of doing nothing.
  4. If you could have dinner with anyone dead or alive who would it be and why? I would love to have dinner with my mom’s dad. He passed away when she was young and I have heard so much about him from her and my grandmother. I would love to have the chance to know him myself.
  5.  What is the best gift you have ever been given? The gift of life! I thank my parents for giving birth to me almost 30 years ago. Just kidding 😉 That was my out for not having a better answer.
  6. What is something that is on your bucket list? I definitely want to have children. Does that count as something on a bucket list? I told my boyfriend when we first started dating that no matter our situation, when I am 35 I am going to figure out a way to be a mom. I am surprised he stuck around after that proclamation.
  7. What is your favorite thing to look at on Pinterest? I love looking at recipes. Sometimes I even make them.
  8. What is your favorite movie? Gone with the Wind is probably my favorite movie. I am not a big movie buff, but do enjoy curling up on the couch and watching them or going to the theater on my own for a bit of escape.
  9. What is your dream job? I think my dream job would be to be a teacher. It started out my dream job and then I got off track. Down the road, it might still happen.
  10. Night out or night in? I love both! Nothing beats a nice, long dinner with a bottle of wine with my boyfriend or a group of friends. Well, maybe a night in with those same people and the same bottle of wine would beat it!
  11. Where were you born? I was born in America’s hometown… and yes, people do hold protests during the Thanksgiving Day Parade.

My nominees

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11 questions for the new nominees

  1. Why did you start blogging?
  2. How long have you been blogging?
  3. What are some of your favorite blogs?
  4. What three things do you think are your best traits?
  5. What three things do you think are your worst traits?
  6. Are you a morning person or a night owl?
  7. What is your favorite thing to do on a weekend?
  8. What do you do to relax?
  9. How long have you known your oldest friend and how did you meet them?
  10. What is your least favorite household chore?
  11. What advice would you give to other bloggers?

Now, I am going to celebrate by eating some of the Girl Scout cookies someone dropped on my desk that I forgot I had ordered. Thanks again for the nomination Amber!

Update: A few days later I was nominated for another Liebster Blog Award by Zoe at Rewritten. Thanks Zoe! Rather than post another of these, I am encouraging you all to visit her blog!

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18 Responses to “A virtual high five- for me?!”

  1. allison @ TIME OUT March 26, 2013 at 8:25 pm #

    Thank you so much! I am so excited to do this!

  2. Leeann @ Join the Gossip March 27, 2013 at 1:18 am #

    That’s kinda cool that you went to so many colleges. It gives you a great experience. I almost went to grad school in South Boston!

  3. Ghadeer March 27, 2013 at 9:12 am #

    “I read all the time- on the bus, at lunch, waiting in doctor’s offices… ALL.THE.TIME.”
    We’d definitely get along in real life!

  4. Ellie March 27, 2013 at 11:00 am #

    Thank you! I am going to start writing this now, but I have no idea what 11 facts to put about myself lol.

    I just joined Pinterest and you’re right, there are so many good recipes on there. I am in heaven!

  5. Tami March 28, 2013 at 5:45 pm #

    LOVING that you went to Florida! didn’t know you in college, did I? I graduated in 09.

  6. Ida Chiavaro March 30, 2013 at 4:21 pm #

    *High Five* – Especially because you blog looks amazing and I would never have known you were such a newbie. Did you post the nominee questions so that newbies can answer them in a blog and then link to you, and you choose from them? Is that how it works?

    • Another Clean Slate March 30, 2013 at 4:23 pm #

      Aw thanks! I got the award from someone else who got it from someone else and so on… It’s a fun idea! No true winner- just a way to share new blogs.

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