22 Things You Didn’t Know You Wanted to Know About Me and 1 Award Nomination


March 28, 2013 by Katia

Ich liebe this.

Ich liebe this.

An amazing thing happened to me on Tuesday. I sat down to write a post about the good, the bad and the ugly in blogging. I could immediately think of the ugly, had a vague notion of the bad  but was overwhelmed by the good (I know, WTF!?) I didn’t know where to begin. And then some more good happened. I was nominated for a Liebster Award. Liebster means favourite in German and coincidentally Georgia from McKinley Milestones, who nominated me, is my new favourite person, so this is all very fitting. And karma. And stuff like that. To get to know Georgia and her blog check out her award “acceptance speech”, it’s awesome. Below is my justification for showering you with TMI about myself, including the fact that I am visited by shoe ghosts.

The Rules

  • 1. The Liebster Award is given by bloggers to bloggers who have less than 200 followers.
  • 2. Each blogger should post 11 random facts about themselves.
  • 3. Each blogger should answer the 11 questions given to you.
  • 4. Choose 11 new bloggers to pass the award on to and link them in your post.
  • 5. Create 11 new questions for the chosen bloggers.
  • 6. Go back to their page and tell them about the award.
  • 7. No tag backs.

My 11 Random Facts – A.K.A – TMI Part I

    • 1.  I don’t have any siblings, but I grew up with a cat who lived to be 19. He was very smart and used to kick out guests who overstayed their welcome. I alluded to him in a tweet the other day:
    • 2.  I’ve sat down in a restaurant in Moscow with members of Wu Tang Clan. Bet you didn’t see this one coming. Respect??
    • 3. One of my recent discoveries in literature is Elsa Morante. I’ve had to abandon the book History after reading the first 400 pages or so (yes, I did say “first”) because I was pregnant and I got too anxious about the breaking of the news of the death of one of the characters to another.
    • 4. I’m obsessed with key lime pie. OBSESSED
    • 5. My entire culinary taste consists of what other people refer to as comfort food and my musical taste of guilty pleasures.
    • 6.  I believe in astrology and talked 3 Year Old into not being born ahead of time and 7 Month Old into being born earlier so they could be a Taurus and a Leo. I’m a Pisces, which explains this (and everything else).
    • 7. Sometimes when I can’t fall asleep I count shoes. I bring up ghost shoes from the past. The room always gets a little chillier.
We shall overcome, dearies,

We shall overcome, dearies,

  • 8. I can’t ride a bike.
  • 9. 36 Year Old’s and my wedding song was “Something Stupid” performed by Nicole Kidman and Robbie Williams.
  • 10. Is anyone reading this?
  • 11. Birds, loose leaf tea from the House of Tea and stories about friendships between animals make me happy.

My Responses to Georgia’s Questions – AKA TMI II:

  • 1. If you could have any superhero power what would it be? Easy. The power to sleep through everything. 
  • 2. What is a favorite childhood memory you have? Summers spent in the Kibbutz in Israel with mom and grandma. Water facing windows and my imagination running wild over my mom’s explanation that the marks in the wet sand were mammoth foot prints. Waking up while it is still dark to catch the first bus back to the big city and finding the trip through sunrise magical.
  • 3. What is the last song you listened to? Probably the opening theme of Damages. Sad? Probably, but I can do so much worse. You’ve no idea.
  • 4. What is your favorite color? It changes. Recently I’ve been drawn to neonish yellow. In clothing, that is.
  • 5. If you had a to fight a dinosaur, which one would you want to fight? A. A non carnivor. B. The bird size one. C. Wait a minute, I have a son! (consulting son paraphernalia) A Microraptor. There. Boom!
  • 6. Big city or small town? A Gilmore Girls style small town would be ideal. 
  • 7. What’s your favorite restaurant? A Hummus place back home. Sure, you may need to ignore the guy with the knife, running down the street, but you’ve never had better hummus. Priorities, right? I’m all about them.
  • 8. What can’t you live without? My family. Sorry, cynics. 
  • 9. What drives you bonkers? Where do I start. OK, how about people kicking the back of my seat at the cinema or on a flight? 
  • 10. Would you rather repeat an awesome vacation or go somewhere new? Wow. Good one. I probably wouldn’t mind repeating a vacation.
  • 11. Shower or Bath? HA and HA. Right now I’d take a puddle. 🙂

My Nominations 

Dear nominees, if this feels like too much work and gives you a throw back to 90’s chain letters, I totally get it. You don’t have to do it. Also if you have more followers than required, I apologize, this is just me saying “I like you. I really like you”.

My questions to you:

  • 1. Which one of your blog posts do you feel reflects you best?
  • 2. What’s your favourite blog?
  • 3. 5 things that make you happy?
  • 4. If you get to choose your own gift card, where would it be from? 
  • 5. What is your favourite place in the world?
  • 6. What’s your star sign? 
  • 7. Did you ever overcome a fear? If not, what is the accomplishment you’re most proud of?
  • 8. Which show should I watch? Why? 
  • 9. When did you last laugh? 
  • 10. Your 3 favourite books?
  • 11. Which mistake would you make all over again?

Thanks again, Georgia, it’s always great to know that somebody out there cares.



14 thoughts on “22 Things You Didn’t Know You Wanted to Know About Me and 1 Award Nomination

  1. Blog Bff? Hahaha! Loved your responses. It was a great balance between me chuckling and “oo cool-ing.” Xo! – Georgia

  2. Dana says:

    I already have that superpower, but I’ve never met Wu Tang Clan. You have my utmost respect now. Love the way you handled the Liebster; I may use this post as inspiration 🙂

  3. Stephanie Sprenger says:

    Thank you so much! I really do feel honored, especially since I like your writing so much! I am not sure if I have it in me to pass it on right now, but I love your questions and I will totally answer them!!! Stay tuned…oh #10 made me laugh. Which means that I was in fact, reading… 🙂

    • Katia says:

      Hi Stephanie, amazing, I look forward to your answers. I know how busy you are. The other morning when Julie posted about her problem with the blog and you responded saying you were at work, I was stunned. The fact that you update your blog so often, read, write, mother, work just amazed me, so I totally understand how busy life is. Respect 🙂

  4. Julie DeNeen says:

    This was great. Lovely getting to know you better and I liked your questions for the other bloggers. I hope they answer the questions!

  5. Cyndi says:

    I HAD to come over here and comment: you left such a beautiful and heart-felt comment over at my blog – THANK YOU! I enjoyed getting to know you a little more and I’m loving your blog! I hope you have a wonderful evening and here’s to many, many more awesome blog posts. 🙂

    • Katia says:

      Gee, thank you so much, Cyndi! I meant it. And I’m so happy you enjoy my blog as well.Here’s to the beginning of a beautiful blog friendship 😛

  6. Rich Rumple says:

    Katia – Great job! I knew you had it in you! It’s a lot of work, but hopefully will assist in getting more followers for you. Really well done!

  7. […] My answers to Katia’s questions: […]

  8. Elizabeth says:

    I have been perusing your blog this evening and came across this post. I think this is a fantastic idea for new bloggers and I hope to be bestowed the honor of giving you a little TMI about myself one day soon. I am new to this blogging world and have only a handful of followers, but I have enjoyed every moment of these connections, these blog hops, and these honest posts that everyone writes. I love your writing and look forward to keeping up with you on a regular basis!


    • Katia says:

      Thank you so much, Elizabeth, for reviewing my blog. It always makes me so happy to get comments on older posts. It’s kind of why we write, I think, so our words stay there and continue influencing long after we’ve forgotten about them. I agree with you, the connections made through blogging are amazing. You find so much support. I look forward to keeping up with you and your family, through your writing, as well!

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