That Time I Was Nominated for a Liebster Award

I posted a quick picture of Daisy the other day, and was delightfully surprised when a new fan commented on my post.  At first, I was very confused by what they wrote, so I had to do some investigating.  Their comment said this:

“Oh my gosh, your dogs are so so so sweet! As proud pup-owners ourselves, we’ve nominated your adorable blog for a Liebster Award! Check out your questions, and we can’t wait to hear more from your doggies!”

A Liebster Award? What ever might that be?  So I went to the page of my nominator, fadingpoetic and read this post about the Liebster Award.  Here’s what they said:

The Liebster Award is made by bloggers, for bloggers. It’s a way to find new blogs, learn more about the people behind them, and inspire everyone to keep being their awesome selves.

Liebster Well that’s pretty darn awesome, I say!  Thanks for that!  This is going to take a bit of work, though.  You see, there are quite a few parts and pieces to completing the requirements for this award, but I’m up for a new challenge and the possibility of being discovered by new people.  So…here we go! For those of you who I’m now nominating, here is YOUR new task: Recognize the blogger who nominated you Answer the 11 questions your nominator asked (see below in the ‘Your Questions’ section) List 11 fun/random facts about yourself Nominate 11 bloggers with less than 200 followers who you think deserve to be recognized Inform the bloggers you’ve nominated them Give your nominees 11 questions to answer I’ve nominated the following blogs for their very own Liebster Award!

Our Pit Page
justpawsandtail – This is where  I board my dogs!
Copper and Chaos
Life According to the Christians
A Women’s View of Hunting
Swanky Suburbia
Mothership, reporting for duty
My Knotted Life
Clint Morey, Big Sky Writer

Here are the questions I was given by fadingpoetic:


I. If you could merge any two animals together and have it as a pet, what would they be? A horse and a bird. A really big bird. Because then I could fly! Way better than having a regular horse or bird.

II. If you could turn into any inanimate object, what would it be? A clock. I would be a clock because I’d still have a purpose, and I could sit on the wall and watch the happenings of the people in the room with the clock. Imagine if you were the wall clock for a budding family and got to watch the kids grow up, use you to learn how to tell time, check on you to see if they HAVE to go to bed, and look to see just how far past their curfew they really are…

III. Would you rather face a zombie apocalypse or an alien invasion? Why? It’s tempting to say I’d rather face an alien invasion. To be honest, I hate all those zombie shows. It seems like the most disgusting thing I could ever think of. However, zombies aren’t smart. Aliens, if they are invading, are probably smart, and therefore harder to eradicate. So I’d say I would rather face a zombie apocalypse. We have enough bombs in this country to wipe them out, don’t you think?

IV. You’re stuck on a desert island and you can either take one item or one person with you. What/who do you choose, and why? Clearly, I’m in modern times. I would take an IPad with wireless internet and a solar powered battery. This way, I could Skype with tons of people instead of being stuck with only one person!  And I could Google how to grow and/or kill things so I didn’t starve to death, either.  Not to mention have Hulu and Netflix to make sure I don’t miss the latest shows! 

V. Tell us about your most embarrassing moment. Ugh. College. Senior year? I don’t remember. I was asked to get up in front of the lunch at a leadership conference I was a part of organizing to remind people to turn off their cell phones.  There were a couple hundred people in the room.  In my head, I was thinking I should tell them to turn off their cells and pagers – some people still had those then. What came out was, ‘please turn off your cell phones, or any other vibrators you might have…’ As the room began to chuckle (college students, mind you), I slinked off stage, sat down by my fellow leaders, turned red as a lobster and put my head down in shame. I can’t believe I just told the World Wide Web about that.

VI. Rich or famous? Rich.  I like my solitude, and prefer people not try to take topless photos of me or wonder why I would ever wear casual clothing, who I was dating, or if I was pregnant or just chubby. Rich definitely beats famous.  

VII. You can only eat one food for the rest of your life. What do you pick? If this actually happened…would we really want to live?  I don’t think so.  Though it wouldn’t be sustainable for all it’s nutrition, I might have to go with Rice a Roni.  I am a carb and sodium addict! And that stuff is delicious.  

VIII. Would you rather only speak in riddles, or only speak in rhymes? If I had to choose, I think I would loose.  For Rhymes require rhythm Which was lost in this algorithm.  But riddles require a quick whit And though for that I might be fit I would need a fiddle with which to riddle.  See?  Neither would be a good choice for me.  Ha!  

IX. Your life becomes a movie. What genre is it and who plays you? Realistic (Wikipedia says that’s a real movie genre).  You know why?  I don’t know how to be fake.  It’s just not IN me! And I would be played by Jennifer Lawrence, because she seems to say whatever she feels like, whenever she feels like it.  Kudos to your honesty, Jennifer.   

X. Instead of skin, you are made of fabric. What kind? Flannel, silk, corduroy? Cashmere.  Who doesn’t want to feel cashmere all the time?  

XI. What is the meaning of life? I don’t know.  Honestly.  I have no idea.  With the craziness of the last few months rolling around in my brain all the time, I haven’t figured it out, and I’m not sure I ever will.  Did you know that on occasion I say to myself, ‘I’m going to add that to the list of questions I’m going to ask God when I get to Heaven’.  And I sure hope he’s listening when I say that, because I sure can’t remember all of the many questions I’ve had.  I don’t know what the real ‘meaning’ is, but I do think that part of living life ‘right’ is to treat others the way you want to be treated.  To respect others, even when you disagree.  To judge as little as possible, because none of us our perfect.  And to live as honestly as you possibly can.  Be good people.  Tell the truth.  Always.  


1 – My favorite thing to do is lay down in the shower (while it’s running, of course!).  It’s warm, and the water drowns out any other sounds, so that it’s just MY space.  I know it’s weird, but I don’t care.

2 – I have a hard time getting in and out of small cars.  Someone recently laughed at me because I had such a hard time.  I’ve almost always driven large cars, I can’t help it!

3 – I remember when I was little thinking that I wanted to be the same size around as my Mom.  That’s really strange, but I literally thought, ‘if I grow up to be the same size as my Mom, I think that’s perfect’.

4 – I often pass on pie because I one time threw up after a church social, and blueberry pie came out my nose.  Yuck!

5 – I hate zucchini, but I’m growing some in my garden this year anyways, just so I can make zucchini bread.  With chocolate chips.

6 – I recently started using essential oils.  I’m now known to say ‘there’s probably an oil for that’ when anyone I know has a health problem.  Indeed, I’ve been lathering my sunburn over the last two days and can visibly see the difference between the areas I can reach, and the areas I cannot.  And my skin care has never been easier for better results – Lavendar all the way.

7 – I never kissed anyone until I was 18.

8 – I was proposed to for the first time when I was in 3rd grade.  By a 4th Grader – oh my! I told him no, but that I would keep the ring.  The other girl at our daycare proceeded to be really jealous, and we had to have a soccer match to see who got to keep the ring.  I won.  It was a $0.25 ring from one of those quarter machines.

9 – People always assume that having the last name ‘Looney’ meant I was teased a lot as a kid.  On the contrary, everyone thought it was cool.

10 – I want to write a book, and always told people I would be a writer (or a vet) growing up.  My first ‘poem’ went something like this: Cherry, cherry, cherry pie
I love cherry pie.
Cherry, cherry, cherry pie,
my Mom loves cherry pie.
Cherry, cherry, cherry pie
My Dad loves cherry pie.
Cherry, cherry, cherry pie,
my Sister loves cherry pie. I love cherry pie.

Ta-Da!  Poetic genius!  Keep in mind – I only had brothers…no sisters.  Yet, my imaginary sisters made it into my poem, and my brothers did not.

11 – I’ve recently developed a liking for clocks as a tool for decoration.  There are at least four of them in my living room right now.  You can see a clock from any seat.


For the Liebster Nominees!

1)  Many of you are dog people.  Why?

2)  What do you do for regular exercise?

3) What one thing inspires you the most in life?

4)  Are you working your dream job?  If not, what is your dream job, and why aren’t you doing it?

5) What is your favorite time of the day, and why?

6)  Why do you blog?

7) What has been your biggest challenge in your life?

8) What is your favorite color?  Is there a reason it’s your favorite?

9)  What is the silliest thing you have ever done?

10) When you get a cold, what do you do to try to kick it?

11) If you could take the ‘best’ parts of each political party and turn those pieces into a new political party, what would that political party look like?

And that’s all folks!  Have fun with YOUR Liebster award!


2 thoughts on “That Time I Was Nominated for a Liebster Award”


    For the Liebster Nominees!

    1) Many of you are dog people. Why?
    Cody, and my prior dog, Tyler, were amazingly loyal, wonderful companions. A dog’s devotion to it’s owner, it’s life-style is something that most people need a lot of work on.

    2) What do you do for regular exercise?
    I have been a soccer referee for 27 years. Some days I officiate up to six games. I also like long bike rides.

    3) What one thing inspires you the most in life?
    Always doing my best and striving to be a positive influence in the lives of others.

    4) Are you working your dream job? If not, what is your dream job, and why aren’t you doing it?
    I am VERY good at my private investigator work and soccer officiating. I have a balance. My dream job? I’ll have to think about this.

    5) What is your favorite time of the day, and why?
    That all depends on what the day has in store…if I have a work project that requires digging and inquiries, I am raring to go early in the morning. But lights out, with Cody next to me, nuzzling me, is also appreciated.

    6) Why do you blog?
    This may sound dramatic…to memorialize Cody, an amazing Border collie. At 12 1/2, I know he is slowing down. I have an obligation to him.

    7) What has been your biggest challenge in your life?
    My first divorce in 1997. Uggh, like pouring money down a black hole.

    8) What is your favorite color? Is there a reason it’s your favorite?
    Mmm…depends on the purpose of the color. A contemporary green (like your new house color), blues, certain shades of yellow/orange.

    9) What is the silliest thing you have ever done?
    I was the center referee at a girl’s varsity soccer match….sliding onto my butt, in the penalty area, during the match. The coaches and spectators were laughing. Me, too. We all have our moments…right?

    10) When you get a cold, what do you do to try to kick it?
    I hunker down, get a lot of sleep, and take it easy.

    11) If you could take the ‘best’ parts of each political party and turn those pieces into a new political party, what would that political party look like?
    There a best parts to political parties? -Cody’s dad

    And that’s all folks! Have fun with YOUR Liebster award!

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