Two Many Blog Awards

Puns, am I right?

Anyway, hello, everyone, and welcome back to Quote, Unquote!

I was recently tagged for two blog awards: the Outstanding Blogger Award and the Sunshine Blogger Award. I’ve been putting off doing them for a while, but here they are, finally!

This looks like it’s gearing up to be a long post, so I’ll just jump right in.

The Outstanding Blogger Award

The Rules

  1. Provide the link to the creator’s original award post.
  2. Answer the questions provided.
  3. Create seven unique questions.
  4. Nominate 10 bloggers. Ensure that they are aware of their nomination. Neither the award’s creator, nor the blogger that nominated you may be nominated. (Liesl’s note: Since I’m being tagged for two blog awards, one that requires 10 tags and one that requires 11, I’ll just be nominating 11 people at the end of this post. They can do whichever–just one or both. It’s up to them!)
  5. At the end of 2021, every blog that pingbacks the creator’s original post will be entered to win the 2021 Outstanding Blogger award.

Mia’s Questions

1. If you had an unlimited amount of candy for a day, how much would you eat?

Because the person who nominated me is my best friend, I can get away with this: Mia, do you want my credibility destroyed in front of the entire Internet?

I have no idea. Depending on the day and the type of candy, I would honestly probably eat more than is healthy. I have a major sweet tooth, and it gets me in trouble sometimes.

2. Does anyone in your family scrapbook?

No, although I would like to get into it. I would probably drop it within a couple of weeks, though, because I can’t commit to large craft projects.

3. Do you like to sing?

Yes, but only when I think my voice sounds good. Which is about 2% of the time.

4. Do you know your vocal range?

Not in terms of actual notes, but when I’ve sang in mass choirs before, I’ve usually been labelled as a soprano.

5. Are you homeschooled, or have you been? What did you take from it?

I am homeschooled, and I have been for my entire life! I love it.

I think the biggest thing I’ve taken from the specific program I use, Classical Conversations, is that teachers don’t always have to be teachers. A phrase that comes up a lot in CC is “lead learners,” and I think that’s a wonderful thing. Leading a conversation that students are invested in is way more important (in my opinion) than spouting facts at students and expecting them to retain them.

6. What is your dream job?

Full-time author, part-time proofreader. If I could squeeze a little bit of being a YouTube gamer in there, I would. (That was always my dream in middle school, and I still hold out a little hope for it….)

7. What was your favorite TV show when you were younger?

We don’t watch a lot of TV shows in our house, but I would always be so excited to watch Curious George at 7:00 on PBS Kids.

My Questions

  1. What’s the last song you listened to? Have you heard it before? If not, what did you think of it? If so, why do you like it?
  2. What’s your favourite flower? Include the colour!
  3. What book has had a profound impact on your life?
  4. If you could tell your younger self something, what would it be?
  5. How would you describe the colour red to a colourblind person?
  6. Where do you feel most at home?
  7. What would you put in a time capsule?

The Sunshine Blogger Award

The Rules

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and link back to their blog. (Thanks for this opportunity, Emily!)
  2. Answer the 11 questions sent by the person who nominated you. 
  3. Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and create 11 new questions. 
  4. List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your blog post. 

Emily’s Questions

1. Do you like questions?

Depends on the question.

2. What are some of your favorite words?

I keep a list of beautiful words, actually, and my favourite right now is tempestuous. I love to say it. Logodaedaly is also awesome, as well as ricochet, maelstrom, and crescent.

3. What do you know about your family history?

Quite a bit, actually. My dad’s side is pretty much entirely German–my great-grandparents emigrated from Germany just before WWII started. My mom’s side is a mix of a bunch of heritages (there is a fair amount of German in there, too), but her grandparents were mostly American farmers. There’s a lot more than that, but it would take another thousand words to explain it, so I don’t think I’ll go into that quite yet.

4. Are you a broad thinker or a deep thinker?

More of a deep thinker. I like to think that I’m insightful.

5. What song do you have stuck in your head?

“High on Life” by Martin Garrix ft. Bonn. It has been there for approximately three days now. I want it out.

6. How do you unwind after a long day?

Immersing myself into a fictional world, either mine or someone else’s, or texting a friend to chat about nothing in particular. Unless, of course, this long day has consisted of much socialisation. Then I just cry.

Just kidding! Kind of.

7. How would you describe your sense of humor?

Witty and sarcastic. A tad dark at times. Meme references.

8. What are the most random things you have memorized?

The coordinates to the Minecraft home base that my mom and I have had since 2011. I kid you not. I don’t even know how I remember it–I just do.

(They’re 900 -3400, in case anyone was wondering.)

9. What makes you feel awe?

Crepuscular rays. Owls. Holy Week hymns. Cats when they land on all their paws. Beautifully written sentences. Stories that stick with you. Loyalty in turbulent times. Easter eggs in video games (how do they think of these things?). The fact that I am completely, totally forgiven.

10. What is the last YouTube video you watched?

Wow, everyone wants to incriminate me today.

This one, actually.

Gotcha! *evil grin*

It’s actually this one. *hides* Yeah, yeah, I know. It was my friend’s fault. And I’m sorry that that’s now going to be in your head forever.

11. If you could invent a new candy, what would it be?

Peanut butter cups coated with pretzels bits and toffee bits. I think I would call it Kitchen Sink. As in, “everything but.”

My Questions

  1. Would you break the law to save a loved one?
  2. How many states (in the US) have you visited? (Yes, Americans, the one where you live counts.)
  3. What do you collect, if anything?
  4. How would you describe your style?
  5. Do you have a bucket list? If so, what’s the first thing on it?
  6. What weird food combinations do you really enjoy?
  7. How comfortable are you with public speaking?
  8. How do you normally spend New Year’s Eve?
  9. What’s your favourite meal?
  10. Where do you usually sit to write your blog posts?
  11. If you could have any pet–and I mean anything, no matter how outlandish or impossible–what would it be and what would you name it?

My Nominees

Congrats, you guys! You can do one tag or both, if you’d like.

Liesl @ XOXO Liesl
Esmerelda @ Lattes and Literature
Carlye @ Carlye Krul
S. J. @ S. J. Barnard
Grace @ This Stack of Books
Aditi @ One in a Million
Ash @ Starlight Strands
Chloë @ Chloë Mali
Callie @ An Unfinished Story
Heaven @ Glorify Christ
D @ Random Specific Thoughts

Thank you for reading that rather lengthy post, everyone, and I’ll see you next Wednesday!

Until next time,

20 thoughts on “Two Many Blog Awards

  1. Thank you for tagging me! I’ll have to try to remember to do these. XD Perhaps you’ll see the post in six or seven months. 😉
    And great answers!! And questions. I’m excited to do them. 😀

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  2. “Unless the day involved a lot of socialization. In which case I just cry.”
    ^ hem hem, you’re not the only one getting caught red-handed. Glad to know I’m not alone in that tendency. 😉
    In other related thoughts whilst reading this post, I don’t actually know the word logodaedaly (hopefully I spelt it right), and as far as interesting family history goes, I’m a direct descendent of Henry Avery the Pirate. Do with that one what you will.
    So uh, yeah, there’s your random comment for the day, haha. Thanks Liesl! Great post!

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    1. “Logodaedaly” means the arbitrary or capricious coinage of words, so basically if you make up a random swear word after stubbing your toe, that’s logodaedaly. And there’s your vocabulary lesson for the day.

      And, dude, I want to be descended from a pirate. No fair.

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      1. Ohh thank you!! I looked it up but didn’t understand the explanation. Vocab lesson much appreciated ma’am. *salutes*
        Heh. Yep. “The Successful Pirate”, they call him in the history books. The funny part is we’re from Charlemagne on the other side…which makes for some internal conflict, methinks, lol. One of the greatest kings ever vs. one of the greatest pirates ever…and why have I never thought about writing a story inspired by this before??!!! *stuffs plot bunny in a cage* No! I’m too busy for you right now!! Go away!
        (Hopefully it’ll starve to death if I ignore it. *nods*)

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  3. I loved reading your answers, Liesl! Reading this whole post made me burst out in laughter internally. xD And that video *shake my head*. Anyway, thanks so much for the tag! I typically don’t participate in tags on that blog, so do you mind if I do the tag on my book blog?

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  4. Honestly…..the last YouTube video I’ve seen is even dumber than the Mysterious Ticking Noise…THANK YOU LENA YOU WONDERFUL FRIEND

    And, I am thoroughly offended that you called scrapbooking a “craft”. Scrapbooking is anything but a craft. It is the careful preservation of memories that your children and grandchildren can enjoy in years to come. It’s the gentle care of beautiful (and not so beautiful) pictures that document special moments in your life. It is sticking stickers and taping pictures into a lovingly made album in eye-catching designs. It is being holed up in a room for hours on end, agonizing over the fact that you’re running out of alphabet stickers. It is presenting a job well-done to your family as they read through it with tears in their eyes. It is spending thousands of dollars on picture-printing, fireproof albums, acid-free stickers, and a multitude of washi tapes.

    And it’s a craft. But it’s so much more.

    Don’t you ever call scrapping a craft.

    EVER.

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    1. You literally just said it was a craft and then not to call it a craft. Technically, anything is a craft. Blogging is a craft. Colouring pictures is a craft. Murdering is a craft. I could debate for hours about this.

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  5. “Crepuscular rays”… really, Liesl? 🙂 “God rays” sounds WAY cooler 🙂

    Fun post! Mary Z. showed us the ticking noise video one time. So dumb.

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