Sunshine Blogger’s Award

Everyone knows I love these tag-and-question games. They’re a great way to get to know other authors, and I enjoy doing them.

So thank you, Kevin Parish, for nominating me!

I won’t be nominating enough people right now, today, because I’m not sure who enjoys this sort of thing. If you’d like to become a part of my usual tag-game fun list, let me know!

Kevin’s Questions:

  1. What verbal graffiti do you use too much? (Examples: Like…Well anyway… I know, right… Huh… Umm…)
    I think I just curse a lot and make people too scared to listen to the fact I don’t know what I’m doing.
  2. What is your favorite color?
    Plaid. Though, if patterns aren’t allowed, green. The kind of avocado green they used to make refrigerators.
  3. Do you love, hate or couldn’t care less about professional sports?
    Hate professional sports. I find it a waste of GDP and a celebration of toxicity.
  4. What’s the name of your longest-time best friend?
    Gah, that’d probably be my spouse, and I haven’t got permission to share that name on the interwebs.
  5. What’s the funniest nickname you have ever heard?
    This girl in high school went by Lu, and I thought that was a normal, somewhat masculine replacement for Lucille until I was in a class with her. On the first day, the teacher read off the names on the list, did a double take, and said sheepishly, “…Lucifer?” then the girl raised her hand and said, “I go by Lu.”
  6. Do you have a nickname that you can/will share?
    I don’t currently have a nickname. When I was in 4th grade, though, I was Scrooge in our class play of “A Christmas Carol,” and everyone called me “Bah Humbug” or just “Humbug.” I think it stuck for so long because I didn’t like the idea of being a humbug and got overly defensive.
  7. Have you ever started laughing really hard just by thinking about something? If so, and you can remember, what was it?
    Honestly, I laugh whenever I think of this picture of Nicholas Cage:A bad printing of Nicholas Cage
    According to the relevant reddit post, this picture was the result of a printer malfunction. I first saw the image in 2013 and it still makes me belly laugh when I think of it. I have it bookmarked.
  8. What are three of your “bucket-list” to-do’s?
    1. See Rod Stewart in concert
    2. Traditionally publish a book
    3. Figure out the secret to not being constantly miserable or something like that
  9. Would you rather have a lake house or a mountain chalet or something else?
    I’d rather just be a suburban loser who lives walking distance from the grocery store and driving distance from their parents.
  10. What country would you live in if you couldn’t live in the one you live in now?
    I’d diegiphy-1
  11. Do you believe that people can change? Why or why not?
    I believe people can change because I think everyone changes anyway. I think the main thing is that change is extremely slow and, often, that change can have temporary or permanent reversions. Because of this, we often don’t see the the state where people we don’t like fix themselves. We often have to gain distance and lose touch before we can see that change.

My Questions:

  1. What’s the most recent book you’ve read, and did you like it?
  2. How long do indoor plants stay alive in your abode?
  3. How long does your dried laundry wait until it is folded?
  4. A masked madperson puts a gun to your head and says, “You are going to time travel to a year prior to 1900 and live their for the rest of your life, or I will shoot you. You can choose the year and country of residence.” When/where do you travel to, or do you just let this mysterious person shoot you?
  5. Do you have pets?
  6. What is your favorite thing to cook?
  7. Off the top of your head, what book would you reccomend right now?
  8. Should toothpaste be squeezed from the bottom, middle, or top for maximum comfort? Do you follow your own advice?
  9. What are your opinions on breakfast?
  10. What is your optimal bedtime?
  11. Who is your favorite historical figure (must currently be dead)?

My Nominees

I’m nominating you because I thought you might like these games. If you’re not a fan, let me know in the comments and I won’t be offended! I’ll just stop tagging you. šŸ™‚

  1. Hannahconda Blog – Recent post: Make Up Book Tag (look at the post for the funny gifs alone)
  2. Joanne the Geek – Recent post: My Life in Darkness (Seriously, this is a good dark romance. Really interested to see where it ends up!)
  3. Drawing a blank on who else might enjoy these sorts of games. I do want to nominate more people, but I don’t want to make you uncomfortable. Let me know if you want to join in games, and I’ll put you on my list of people to watch!

24 thoughts on “Sunshine Blogger’s Award

  1. Alexander Elliott says:

    Question #5 is…seriously?? Life is hard enough without a name like Lucifer! What kind of sick, stupid parent would do that to their own child? My sister met a woman who named her little girl “Vagina” because she thought it sounded pretty – no joke! Perhaps we should all go by numbers instead…

    I will probably take on your questions in a couple weeks. I don’t mind playing once in a while!

    • H.R.R. Gorman says:

      I don’t know about this girl’s parents. I guess they were satanists at least at the time they had her, and there were a lot of REALLY WEIRD people in my county.

      I’ll keep you on my list of people to tag, but don’t feel pressured to do any of them! šŸ™‚

      • joanne the geek says:

        I’ve always thought about calling my next cat Satan. It’s really so my neighbours will hear me calling out late at night: “Satan! Satan! Where are you Satan?” That would be so funny.

  2. D. Wallace Peach says:

    Who would name their daughter Lucifer? I guess if you have parents from hell, huh? Great answer to number 11, HRR. Very insightful. I hope you’re having an awesome summer. šŸ™‚

      • D. Wallace Peach says:

        Thanks HRR. I have to move my parents again in a couple of weeks – same building but more services. They’re a little better, but they’re in decline overall. I’m trying to find the right balance between nagging and just letting them be. Anyway, after the move… I’m home for a while, I hope!. šŸ™‚

  3. Jules says:

    I don’t do awards. But I enjoyed your answers. And no I wouldn’t say ‘suburban loser’ –
    In my dotage… which may not be old to some but is old enough for me to say dotage in the first place… I likes me creature comforts. So I say ‘homebody’ which reminds me of Mr. Body in the ‘Clue’ movies which makes me laugh because it had three endings! I liked playing Clue when I was whippersnapper šŸ˜‰ Now I’m just a Curmudgeon Homebody who really doesn’t care a flying fig about what anyone else thinks. But I’m a happy Curmudgeon Homebody. Go figure. ;D

  4. Jade M. Wong says:

    I love your answers and your sense of humor that shines through them! I had to do a double-take when I read the name “Lucifer”. What were those parents thinking? Then again, is it better or worse than “Abcde”? Anyway, I hope you get to achieve all of your to-dos! Let me know if you get that book published, because you’ve got one sale in me :)!

    P.S. I love these tag-and-question games so feel free to add me to your circle. I may not participate in every single tag though, but I’ll definitely do some from time to time.

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