Monday, August 6, 2012

The Liebster Awards!

Yesterday and today I was nominated by two others for a Liebster Award!  

Thank you so much to Jen @ the Polished Zombie and  Klutzy Hands at Klutzy Hands Nails!

My precccciiiiioooouuuuussssssssss.

The Liebster Award is for relatively new bloggers with less than 200 followers.  It is a great way to share the love and give some of the new bloggers on the block some recognition.

The rules are:

1. Each person must post 11 things about themselves.

2. Answer the questions that the tagger set for you plus create 11 questions for the people you've tagged.

3. Choose 11 people and link them in your post.

4. Go to their page and tell them.

5. No tag backs!!!

Soooo 11 things about me:

1. I swim in a sea of men, I have 4 older brothers (no sisters), 3 younger brothers-in-law (DH had no sisters), 7 nephews (only 1 niece) and 2 sons.  As such I'm ridiculously competitive and have a mouth like a damn sailor.

2. I have a weakness for tv shows about the supernatural.  Supernatural, Buffy, Angel, Teen Wolf (stop laughing), True Blood, Vampire Diaries, The Walking Dead, you name it, I loooooove it.  It is hard for me to hate a show about the supernaturals. And before you ask (Dean, Spike, Wesley, Scott, Eric, Damon and Darryl). 

3. Pre-nail polish my obsession was reading.  I've read about 175 books in the last 3 years.  (Mostly about the supernatural, naturally).  My favorites were the Divergent series, the Hunger Games, the Sookie Stackhouse books, Anna & the French Kiss, The Fault in Our Stars and probably 100 more so I'll just cut myself off here.  Yes, I like books written for 15 year old girls (and 10 year old boys because I love the Percy Jackson and Harry Potter series too!)

4. I am an Olympics whore and I watch it pretty much 24/7.  When I'm at work and can't watch it?  I check the live feeds

5. I am a soccer mom and damn proud of it.  My DH is the coach and my son amazes me every time I see him on the field. 

6. I am a former mathlete.  Yes, I competed in math competitions.  Feel free to point and laugh.  I have a BS in Mathematics.  I played lots of sports growing up too, but I've always had an inner math nerd that I was proud of. 

7. I love my old alma mater (University of Maryland at College Park - GO TERPS), so much that I recently contacted the amazing ladies at F4 to make me a custom polish named "Maryland Pride" so I can wear it to the games.  It is red, white and yellow glitters in a clear base to be worn over black.  The MD flag is so freaking tacky and yet I'm unbelievably psyched to show my Maryland Pride at games.  F4 rules!

8.I have over 600 nail polishes.  O - M - G.  When did this happen?  How did this happen.  Houston, I have a freaking problem.

9. No one cries alone in my presence, ever.

10. I'm a published author in several scientific journals and I've been acknowledged in about 30 papers and one book.   I love it when in the NP community people say "I mean come on, it is just nail polish, devote your energy into curing cancer" because then I can come back and say that is what I do all day every day, so clearly I'm free to bitch about whatever I want.

11. I really love so many of the wonderful ladies I've met in this community and I'm really proud to be a part of it!

The 11 questions I received (well 22, since I got 2 sets)

From Polished Zombie (Jen).

1. Who?  Me?

2. What? you talkin about Willis.

3. When?  A long time ago in a galaxy far far away.

4. Where?  Here, There and Everywhere (my wedding song)

5. Why?  Because we like you.

6. What is your silliest, most irrational fear?  Spiders.  So much so that once I wandered into a bathroom on a camp ground and it was COVERED in them and I freaked out so much an adult had to come in and get me.  *shudders*

7. What drives you?  My children, my reasons for everything.

8. So the zombie apocalypes is upon us.  I, being me, am their zombie queen.  Would you shoot me or let me unlive, seeing as I'm totally cognizant zombie and have no interest in eating you.  I'd shoot you faster than Rick shots little girls in the head.  Sorry, love, the queen dies and the hive falls apart.

9. What gives you peace?  My children's laughter, my husband's smile, floating in the pool, booze and lots of it.

10. If your life was, or could be a movie, which one and why?  Can't Hardly Wait was so much like my high school.  No comment on which character I'd have been.

11. Toilet paper roll, over or under?  This is not even a question.  OVER.

From Klutzy Hands.

1. What started your nail polish obsession?  I had a friend always posting pics on Facebook.  Then I found the Polished Perfectionist blog and she had a nail clean up tutorial.  I tried it and managed to give myself a halfway decent manicure.  Next thing I know I have 600 polishes and a nail blog.

2. What is the manicure you are most proud of and post a picture of it please.  This one, that I did for the CG Safari collection.  

3. What mythical creature do you must identify with, and why?  Vampires.  I've always loved vampires ever since my older brother handed me a book from Anne Rice.  Why I connect with them?  I have no idea, probably the whole dark brooding thing.

4. What did you want to be when you were a kid?  A doctor. 

5. If you had to give up one of the five senses, which one would you give up and why?  Taste.  Maybe I'd be thin.

6. What song would you choose to sing at Karaoke?  We Found Love by Rihanna, just so I could go nuts at the chorus.

7. If you could jump into a movie or a book, where would you go?  I'd go to True Blood and shag Eric Northman like there was no tomorrow.

8. What is your superpower?  Snarkasm.

9. What tatoo do you have or which you could get?  Have none, want none.  It just isn't me.

10. What is your favorite tongue twister?  "Sunshine City" (repeated multiple times), how else are you going to get your sweet and innocent friends to say shitty?

11. What supposedly cute thing do you find very creepy?  Ventriloquist dummies or clown dolls.  I could never EVER sleep with one of those in the house for fear they will come alive and kill me in my sleep.

My 11 Questions:
1. If money were no object and you could get any polish from all of time and space, which one would it be?
2. What do you like most about this community?
3. What was the last book you read?
4. Kill, Fuck, Marry - hot supernatural TV show stars edition - Damon Salvatore (Vampire Diaries), Eric Northman (True Blood), Dean Winchester (Supernatural)?
5. Which alternative supernatural reality would you most want to live in out of the following and why?  True Blood, Walking Dead, Supernatural, Vampire Diaries?  Which would you want to live in the least?
6. Apple products - yeah or nay?
7. Where do you purchase most of your polishes?
8. What color are your eyes?
9. If you could only read one nail blog for the rest of time, which would it be?
10.  Favorite polish maker?
11. Favorite quote?


  1. Thanks for the nomination! As you know, I have already done it....I may send you the answers to your questions anyway since they are such unique ones :-P

  2. Thanks for the nomination, Shannon! You've got some interesting questions there. ;)

  3. Thank you for the nomination! I appreciate it. :D And I really enjoyed reading your answers to the questions. Especially regarding your theoretical superpower! Bahaha.

    1. You are welcome, we all have our gifts, ya know? Lol, thanks for your blog, I enjoy it.

  4. LOL, this was so fun to read! Perhaps you should start writing your own vampire books....I would read them! Your story about spiders at the campground...IIIICKKKK! I am very, very scared of spiders too. Snakes, mice, bats, no problem. Itsy bitsy spiders - problem. Thanks for the laugh today!

  5. Haha i've never heard of that tongue twister, but am looking forward to tricking some people into cursing :)