Sunday seems to bring questions, doesn’t it? I’d like to thank Pensieve for the nomination. Here are the guidelines.
1. Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link back to their blog so others can find them.
2. Answer the 11 questions asked by the blogger who nominated you.
3. Nominate 11 other bloggers and ask them 11 new questions.
4. Notify the nominees about it by commenting on one of their blog posts.
- List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo on your post and/or your blog site.
Here are the questions:
1. What was the reason/inspiration behind you starting your blog?
2. What are your current blogging goals? Any future ambitions?
3. Who is your favourite fictional character? And why?
4. What is your favourite colour? And what does it mean to you?
5. The best blog post you have ever read so far. (Pray provide a link if possible)
6. Fire or Water?
7. What do you like the most about yourself?
8. Do you believe in spirit animals? If yes, then what is your spirit animal?
9. Optimism Vs Pessimism. Your views.
10. According to you, what is life?
11. If I were to tell you that you have only a day to live and just one place you could go, then what would it be? And why?
Here are the answers:
- I can’t NOT write, so after many, many years of scribbling in spiral note books, “posting” stuff on my own hard drive, etc. I finally overcame my fear and started Wide Eyed Wanderer. You see, writing is not a hobby, it’s not a past time, it’s not a creative enterprise. For me it’s a pathological need to give voice to the characters in my head. You know, the ones who run around screaming like a up two-year-old on espresso “notice me, notice me noticemenoticemenoticeme!!!!!” It’s the only way to shut them up. 😉
- My current blogging goals and future ambitions are really just have fun, stay in the creative groove. I do have a BAWIP (Big A** Work In Process) but that’s gonna take awhile. I tend to venture down the rabbit hole of research armed with a butterfly net and light snack only to emerge starving wondering how I spent an entire day down there.
- My fav fictional character. That’s a toughie, there are so many. I love Harry Dresden (Dresden files), I’m a lot like Hermonie Granger (Harry Potter) but I think my final selection would have to be Polgara (David Eddings entire Rivan series). Why? Well, she’s beautiful, loving, the most powerful sorceress that ever lived, not afraid to lay waste to entire villages if necessary, she’s over 1,000 years old, and she’s willing to give it all up, become “merely mortal” for the love of one good man. Doesn’t get any better than that.
- Fav colour? Duh, purple. Why? Well, did I mention it’s PURPLE?! It’s mystical, it’s magical, it’s deep and sensuous. “I think it pisses God off when you walk through a field and don’t notice the color purple.”
- Impossible to say. I don’t know that I’ve ever read a blog post that I didn’t like and/or get something out of. Here’s a link, however to one of my favorites Unbound
- Fire or water? Water. Water is peaceful, it follows the path or least resistance, yet it can wear down the mightiest mountain. It can also be devastatingly powerful. Yep, definitely WATER!
- What do I like most about myself? I’d have to say my intellect and optimism. Ironic isn’t it? I spent most of my life hiding my intellect, and it’s a somewhat rare combination of traits. Most people with the intellect to comprehend the world have a difficult time staying optimistic about it.
- Spirit animals? Yep I believe. Oddly enough I have two. A snake (don’t shudder they’re vastly misunderstood creatures) and a dragonfly. Both are indicators of transcendence, rebirth and shrewdness. Yeah, I know weird huh?
- Optimism/pessimism — “I’d rather be an optimist and be proved wrong than be a pessimist and be proved right.” There are those that say my level of optimism is “just plain unnatural.” Yes that’s a direct quote But you see, I believe! Philosophy and Poetry
- What you make of it. Not Today
- Last day on earth where would you go? A small stretch of beach in Kaapa, Hawaii. Why? It’s the only place on earth I have found where the cosmic forces of sea ionized air, temperature, and humidity all come together in that joyful blend that renders my hands pain free. I would spend my last hours blissfully wrapped in my husband’s arms, without pain. That’s all one can ask of life.
I’m stealing an idea from Teresa, the haunted wordsmith.
If you’re reading this post, you’re nominated. Feel free to chime in and answer anything or all if you’d enjoy that.
Till next time ~Peace ~JPP