Friday, June 7, 2013

I Say Liebster, You Say Biebster!

Liebster, Biebster, LIEBSTER.... BIEBSTER!!

But no fear, my friends. Though a Liebster winner I may be, a Biebster I am not.

For those of you not in the know, a Liebster is an award given from bloggers to bloggers with less than 200 followers. It is meant to bring light to lesser known blogs that we read and love and to give a little blogger pat-on-the-back via this screen. So I was touched to be nominated by not only one but five lovely ladies. I think this might have happened since I shut down the computer and didn't complete the first one quickly, thus not letting the others know that I'm on board already, but hey! I'll take it.

So before I get going, make sure to check out these wonderful chicaroos. Each blog is as unique as the writer behind it. Thank you friends for thinking of me!

>> Rules <<

1.  Thank the bloggers with their link. 
2.  Post 11 random facts about yourself.
3.  Answer the 11 questions set for you.
4.  Choose 11 blogs that inspire you with under 200 followers and link their pages to your post.  
5.  Create 11 questions for them.
6.  Inform your nominees. 

Ok... I'm not going to answer all 55 questions that I've amassed. I'm going to pick 11 and then pass 11 more on to you. Mmm'kay? kay. 

>> 11 Random Facts <<

1.  I don't have a high school diploma or GED but...
2.  I still graduated from college with a 4.0, 7.5 years later.
3.  My tongue can touch my nose.
4.  Last Friday night you could find me at Lance Armstrong's house, partying it up for fifth grade graduation. Though if you have snapchat, you already know this little gem, a little too well.
5.  I was a used carsalesman. Just to make my mom rue her words from when I was little. 
6.  I have two tattoos. Believe on my foot and love on my hip. 
7.  I have completed one marathon.
8.  I have a dual citizenship- US and the UK. 
9.  A story to come Monday having to do with Cake. (Our Halloween costume Cake.) 
10. A story to come on Tuesday having to do with the marathon. 
11. A story to come on Wednesday having to do with Johns Hopkins. 

>> Questions <<

1. Favorite book?  
EASY. It's a series of 7. 

2. Dream vacation?  
Australia. I really, really want to go have a month or two in Australia riding kangaroos and such. 

3. Favorite food?  
Cereal, day and night baby. 

4. One future goal.  
To have some connection with the water- a lake house, a boat, a dock. Anything. 

5. City or country? 
City, unless it's my lake house. Then country all the way. 

6. How would you explain your basic life philosophy?
Do good. Be kind. If you think you might regret something, don't do it. If you think you might regret not doing something, then do. Enjoy life and smile. Help others. Help the environment. Just make the world a more beautiful place in every possible way. 

7. Favorite recipe?  
Butterscotch brownies are my go to dessert and they never last over here. 

8. If you could try out any job for a day, what would you try? 
An OB/GYN. Part of me still aches to be one, but I honestly have no idea what it fully entails and am certainly not ready to commit my life and money to becoming one with that being the case. (or a NICU nurse. They are superstars.)

9. What's the best decision you ever made? 
Moving to Austin.

10. If you could spend a day with anyone, dead or alive, who would it be? 
My grandmother. I miss her so. 

11. Who are your celebrity crushes? 
Keith Urban, Leonardo DiCaprio, Derek Shepherd on Grey's (not the actor... literally the character), and to round off with a girl-crush, Rachel McAdams. 

WHEW. And with that I'm done. Out. No more. 

Plus I'm gonna break the rules a bit and give you the same questions listed above because that's what I can handle. And because this post needs to end. 

And the nominees are.... *drumroll please*...



  1. #4 random fact - that's awesome :)

    Also, Leo DiCaprio FOREVER!!! Sigh...

  2. Dual citizenship? Very cool!

    Thanks for the blogging love. :)

  3. People ride kangaroos? Can I tag along? Congrats

  4. Thanks for the blog love! I'm excited to get my post going!

  5. I love your random facts, I'm excited to brag that I know a used car salesman. And I am 100% with you on OB/GYN (I just recently started thinking about med school again, and OB or midwifery were what sprang to mind immediately), missing grandmothers and Dr. Shepherd(!). Your life philosophy is beautiful! Thanks so much for thinking of me, I'm going to try my best to participate!

  6. My husband is in nursing school and let me tell you that medical shit is no joke, the stuff he comes home with as homework is crazy!

  7. All of your random facts are so interesting! Can't wait to hear more!
    I'm with ya on the Australia trip and Rachel McAdams!

  8. Congratulations on your award! When you come to Australia some day, please make sure to get in touch so we can meet up :) I'd love it so.

    How was Lance? I imagine him to seem like a lovely guy, but being a bit pretentious?

  9. Congrats on your award! My tongue can touch my nose too, guess we are just cool like that!

  10. you love HP!!!!!!
    glad to know that fact. my tongue can't touch my nose. i always think that quality as amusing!

  11. So great! Thank you again, Christina! What a great way to get to know more about smaller blogs, learn the quirky attributes of our favorite bloggers and to spread the love!!!!!

  12. Thank you and congratulations on the award! Hooray for not being a biebster...seriously. Also I can touch my nose with my tongue, high five!

  13. Dual citizenship? awesome.
    Lance Armstrong's house? Awesome.
    Butterscotch brownies? Awesome!

    Glad you did this!! Oh yeah--and with you on Derek shepherd.

  14. Love it. And Derek Shephard?! Oh my, meeee too. Also, have you seen Gatsby yet? I swear it's the most handsome I have ever seen Leo. And your life philosophy? You don't mind if I just copy and paste that, do you?

  15. I am so behind on blogging that I have only just seen this, thank you for the nomination, I will carry it on answer your questions when I get back from my holiday.
    I have a believe tattoo on my wrist, I'm considering a second tattoo on my foot. Ooh, dual citizenship, is it though parentage or did you used to live in the UK?

  16. Thank you for the nomination!!! I'm a little behind on blog reading and posting with all of the trials of the month but I am getting to work on my questions and trying to figure out how to get 11 blogs that haven't been nominated and fit the qualifications. I'm so flattered by all the new visitors, thank you!

    Dual citizenship sounds fancy! Does it create any problems when traveling or does it make it easier? Would you ever move to the UK?


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