liebster2My friend April – who pens the thoughtful/funny/creative blog called What I’m Thinking Today, has nominated my blog for a Liebster Award. I found this description online: “The Liebster Award is given to up and coming bloggers who have less than 200 followers.” See, being the grammar-nerd that I am, I would have said, …”given to up-and-coming bloggers who have fewer than 200 followers.” Picky? For sure. I remember Sister John Frances scratching on the blackboard that “less” is used when the objects cannot be counted and “fewer” when things can be counted, like chocolates or cookies or followers. All countable. All valued.

No pressure, April. I mean, sometimes I wonder if anyone has found my digital writing hut besides my close-knit team of subscribers and a zillion spammers flogging sunglasses, Russian chicks and various medical devices/cures. So thank you, April. Game on!

Here’s what she write on August 15th as my challenge:

…So let’s get on with the show! I’m required to come up with eleven random questions for those lucky bloggers I nominate for the award. This took some time. I wanted to keep the questions somewhat superficial without straying into the silly and frivolous. Here’s what I came up with:

1. If you had to give up one of your electronic devices, which one would it be?
2. Red wine or White?
3. When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
4. Now, what do you wanna be when you grow up?
5. What’s your least favourite colour? (mine is orange, just so you know)
6. What’s the farthest you’ve ever been away from home?
7. What’s the weirdest thing that you have ever eaten?
8. What’s your favourite Olympic event?
9. Pie or Cake?
10. If offered a free trip to the International Space Station (and back again!) would you go?
11. And for Monty Python fans: What is the average airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow?

I mean, the first question stumped me, so obviously answering all 11 – and coming up with my own as I pass this endeavor forward – will take some time to do properly. Which I don’t have right now. But I will get to this task. Early in September. I promise.

My brain feels stretched as a belly after a full-on Thanksgiving dinner with buttered green beans, rice and peas, juicy meat and savory stuffing lashed with five-peppercorn gravy (hold the salad), topped off with mincemeat pie with ice cream for dessert. Oh my, just thinking about that has pushed me into a serotonin slump. I have to go walkies now and clear my brain.