Totally unexpected, out of the blue, to my utter and complete amazement and whatever cliches you can think of, I have been nominated by Anisha from CrazieNerds for the Sunshine Blogger Award.
This award nomination feels special and meaningful since it is an award by bloggers for bloggers. And come to think of it, I have only really begun blogging since September last year! I have never had the pleasure to personally meet Anisha, but somehow she found my blog and rated is enough to follow it and to nominate it! My eternal gratitude Anisha, how can I ever repay you? Your body weight in beer?
The Rules for this Award
The Sunshine Blogger Award is given by bloggers to bloggers who inspire positiveness and creativity in the blogging community. The rules are:
- Thank blogger(s) who nominated you and link back to their blog.
- List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post and/or on your blog.
- Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you.
- Nominate up to 11 new blogs to receive the award, write them 11 new questions and notify them about the nomination.
The Answers to Anisha’s 11 Questions
1 What would you take along, if you are to move abroad for a year or two?
(Not the passport or any other essentials)
My my cat, my girlfriend, my MacBook and the pile of ‘to read’ books on my nightstand (provided that these do not qualify as bare essentials that help keep keep me sane).
2 What’s your spirit animal?
3 Which movie have you felt as the most practical, among that you’ve seen?
4 Who’s your biggest inspiration?
5 What’s your most preferred beverage?
Alcohol free beer
6 What do you think is the must read post on your blog? Share it with a link.
A ‘must read’ post in English would be one of my favorite ‘six-word stories’ that I wrote a while back ‘May burning bridges light the path’ for a six-word story challenge.
7 What makes you get out of bed every morning?
Boredom. I usually wake up around 6 o’clock, and after an hour or so tossing and turning I’m just bored and get up.
8 Share a life lesson you’ve learnt the toughest way.
I am not an untouchable, in that truly bad things only happen to other people. Until I was in a car accident that nearly killed me. But I was just 21 at the time and after recuperating from the brain-injury I continued my carefree lifestyle. Until I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease at the age of 45.
9 Do you have any interesting story behind your scars?
Plenty of scars, plenty of stories. My most recent scars are the three on my head from DBS-operation (Deep Brain Stimulation) to alleviate some of my PD-symptoms.
10 If given a chance to choose an outfit from any of the previous time-periods, which one would you select? Share a picture of the outfit.
My ‘outfits’ have always remained more or less the same. But here is one just for good measure from 1981. I’m the one on the left with the white Air Jordan’s and my jeans tucked in my white socks. Hardly the attire to be changing the engine of your old Volvo with 3 feet of snow outside.
11 Is there any food you’ve hated, not for its taste, but having eaten it so often?
No, there isn’t really. I’m an omnivore.
Questions for my nominees
1 What is your sign according to Chinese Astrology? If you don’t know, use the below chart to determine your sign by looking for your year of birth.
2 For those unfamiliar with the Chinese zodiac, list the 3 characteristics that you recognize in yourself (use this link to familiarize yourself with your traits).
3 Which of the seven deadly sins (Lust, Gluttony, Greed, Sloth, Wrath, Envy, Pride) are you most guilty of? (‘None’ is not an option anyone would believe anyway. ‘All of the above’ is a sure ticket to damnation)
4 What is your favorite song of all time? Mine is ‘Me & Mrs. Jones’ in the Billy Paul version.
5 What in heaven’s name compelled you to start blogging?
6 What is your average number of likes per post? Yeah, I can take double digit numbers. I’llprobably turn green with envy.
7 Forgive the ignorance of this question, but do you know what Trump accuses Obama of in what is now labelled Obama-gate? Because I don’t have a clue…
8 What is your favorite football team? And I mean football as in soccer.
9 What are your weaknesses, as no one is likely interested in your strengths. Besides, weaknesses make for much juicier stories, so please don’t fob us off with some generalization or two.
10 What is your favorite blog post you’ve written? And we’re dying to know why.
11 What is your favorite poem?