This award comes from Mental Mama, who, in classy fashion, offered it up to anyone. I haven’t done one of these in a while (a Liebster award that was challenging, as opposed to any award post.) and I think she posed some excellent questions, so here I am.
1. What is your favorite breakfast?
Bagels with lox, cream cheese, onion, and cucumber. Do not knock this until you’ve tried it. Always choose Nova Lox if you’re first starting out.
2. When you need to cheer yourself up, what music do you go for?
I always listen to music on shuffle and I have eclectic taste, so I am not genre specific. It’s rarely about cheering myself up, but there are plenty of songs that make me smile or feel good.
3. What is your favorite family tradition?
Friday and Sunday dinners. They’re not set in stone, but when they come together, they make me happy. I am the matriarch of my line, so I take great pride in cooking for friends and family and seeing their faces as they enjoy what I have prepared. I am always open to requests, but each person has a favorite, or five. 🙂
4. What should your headstone read?
It will be in Hebrew, English, Latin, Russian, and entirely personal between myself and my children. That’s how it should be.
5. What is your middle name?
Begins with an M, ends with an E, and means “Star Of The Sea”, in homage to my Grandfather.
6. Where did you go on your favorite vacation?
I don’t think I’ve had the ultimate favorite yet. Thus far, they have all been memorable though.
7. How do you like your eggs prepared?
Scrambled in olive oil with garlic, onion, kosher salt, a good amount of peppercorn medley, dill, cayenne, mozzarella cheese & baby bella mushrooms. Thus far, I am the only person that can nail this particular combination without ruining it and screwing up the taste ratio.
8. What is your personal mission statement?
Question everything, be honest, be fearless, and don’t ever worry about being liked.
9. Do you feel as though you are a grown up yet?
I’m pretty sure I was born one.
10. What is the most unusual thing you’ve ever done to or with your hair?
I’ve done all of the colors that one would consider “natural”. I like being blonde, for some reason it is one of the longest lasting shades for me. I find all shades of red to be the most work at maintaining. I am an espresso brunette (naturally, and at this very moment), which is a step away from black, which would be way too Goth for me because of how fair-skinned I am (I contemplated it, my stylist refused to let me do it.), but is still in the brown family. I am working myself up to dark blue highlights, or even a lighter shade of blue, or maybe even purple. I’ve tried this out with some Manic Panic clip-ins and I think they look pretty fucking cool. I have yet to decide if I am officially “too old” for this, or not. I don’t think anything I’ve done to my hair, outside of playing with the color, would be considered unusual. I’ve experimented. It’s a creative outlet for me.
11. What kind of chocolate do you prefer?
Dark chocolate with orange and cayenne pepper. I also LOVE Grand Marnier dark chocolate truffles. Yes, there is a pattern here. LOL.
Now I have to nominate some people. I am generally in the habit of nominating the same people over and over again, so this time I am going to try to choose 5 people that are new to me, as in, new this year, not necessarily new bloggers. Also, any of my friends (you all know who you are, because I can only think of 5.) are more than willing to accept this and answer the questions, because I feel all of you deserve it.
For the nominees, post the award on your blog and on a post with your answers. Thank you for playing along and for having blogs I now get to enjoy.
#1- Of Curious Minds
#2- A.D. Martin
#3- Pagan Connection
#4- Things That Go Bump In My Mind
Ah yes, questions for my nominees…
1) What is your favorite fruit?
2) Why have you chosen to blog?
3) What is your favorite genre in which to read?
4) What is your favorite social media platform?
6) Are you drinking enough water each day?
7) Your favorite sound is?
8) What are some of your favorite smells?
9) Do you have specific life rules that you follow to the letter?
10) Do you have a green thumb?