The Liebster Award is back and making rounds, continuing a glorious history of….of I’m not sure what but you get to answer fun questions so there’s that.

The wonderful Evelyn tagged me, which saved you all from getting a post about my movie ticket stub collection (seriously). (which apparently I went to see Avengers: Age of Ultron three times in the month it came out. #nerd) (I was cleaning out my closet and was finding all sorts of fun things)

Now, the housekeeping. (rules)

I uh….know there are rules, but I’m not sure what so we’ll just do some basics. Mention the person who tagged you (Evelyn), I’ll tag people at the end of the post, as well as come up with 11 “fun” questions.

But here we go with Evelyn’s questions!

1. What is something you are happy/proud that you did this week?

As some of you may know, I’ve taken my Etsy shop fulltime this year. I make miniature fairy dolls and felt dragons etc. Anywho, I started making a “bee themed collection” of fairies this week and I am SO PUMPED. Honeybees and bumble bees are amazing, and I am just OBSESSED with the colors I’m using. Mustard, slate blue, grey, black and white….Ugh they’re so pretty.

So that made me happy.

2. What was the last poem you read?

…………………….I have no idea. Probably something in the Lord of the Rings though, since I finished a reread of that recently.

I honestly don’t read a lot of poetry. Not like I used to when I was in school. Though I can probably still recite The Charge of the Light Brigade for you if you so desire.

3. What is your favorite non-fiction book?

I might still Evelyn’s answer to this question and go with All the President’s Men.

But seriously. I have sooo many nonfiction books I love. Black Hawk Down by Mark Bowden, The Hot Zone by Richard Preston, Apollo 8 by Jeffrey Kluger….I feel like I’m forgetting one. I feel like I’m forgetting a really important book….why is my mind drawing a blank.

*stares at bookshelf but bookshelf does not stare back*

4. What is a character trope that shows up often in your stories and/or that you enjoy reading?

Ooo, this is hard. But I’m always a sucker for “tragic past” or anything with brothers. Give me all the brothers.

5. What is a song that always makes you want to dance?

Back in the USSR by the Beatles will consistently get me on my feet. Also Rubberband Man by the Spinners.

Oh! How could I forget Mr. Blue Sky by ELO??

6. If you were a pair of shoes, what would you look like and what would the marketing campaign be?

I feel like I could go so many ways with this one. Barefoot sandals. Boots. Some weird hybrid of a pointe shoe/sneaker. Or perhaps I would be no shoes at all since I’m a barefoot girl at heart?

7. What has been your latest pastime obsession?

Probably embroidery. I have/had a lot of pastime obsessions though. Basically every handcraft imaginable. Except welding. Also going to the drive-in (which is closed for the season *cries*) (though it has been like 13 degrees out lately so, I get it)(maybe)

8. If you could design a t-shirt what would it look like?

hmmm….I think it would be Black Widow merch because I JUST SO DESPERATELY WANT TO SEE THAT MOVIE.

8. What is (are) your favorite painting(s) you’ve seen?

OOOO YES YES I LOVE THIS QUESTION. Alright, here we go.

Twilight in the Wilderness, 1860
Frederic Edwin ChurchΒ 
I’m not actually sure who this is buy. It’s a Rembrandt “studio” painting, meaning it was done by one of his students or something, which is why it has his style.
The Young Eastern Woman, 1838
Friedrich AmerlingΒ 

In general I guess….I like the color red in paintings??????

9. What is a dish you would love to learn how to make?

Honestly I just need to learn how to cook.

Haha don’t worry I’m kidding. I know how to cook. Sort of. I can make some mean chili but um…yeah, I can cook chicken, cook vegetables, whatever, but I just don’t….like cooking.

I like eating.

11. If you could rewrite a character in a movie, tv show, or book, who would you rewrite and why?

OH OH OH, I feel like I could go so many ways with this one. However, I’m going to start with the first that came to my mind.

Hank Pym in the Ant Man movies.

If you’ve read my blogs for long enough, you’ve probably heard me rant and rave about how much I hate Hank Pym before. They made him way too crabby, way too mean, and literally everyone he has ever known dislikes him. It is such a weak point in the franchise.

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And that’s it!! (“and that concludes our broadcast hour”) So here are my questions:

  1. What was your favorite movie as a kid?
  2. What was your first Halloween costume?
  3. How many plants do you own?
  4. If you have succulents how do you keep them alive because I kill every single one I own.
  5. Does your car have a name? (if you don’t have a car, what would you name it if you had one?)
  6. Favorite Disney villain? (no, Marvel does not count)
  7. What is your favorite opening movie scene?
  8. Do you reread books? How often?
  9. If you fell into the book you are currently reading, would you survive?
  10. If you were at this moment snatched away to Neverland, what outfit would you be stuck wearing for the duration of your time there?

I’m tagging Becky, Sage, and Kenzie. And as always, anyone else who would like to do it.

So that’s all my now folks. My brain is sludge so I don’t have any clever send off today. Sorry. Goodbye.

9 thoughts on “The Liebster Award (and so on)

  1. 1. What was your favorite movie as a kid? 2. What was your first Halloween costume? 3. How many plants do you own? 4. If you have succulents how do you keep them alive because I kill every single one I own. 5. Does your car have a name? (if you don’t have a car, what would you name it if you had one?) 6. Favorite Disney villain? (no, Marvel does not count) 7. What is your favorite opening movie scene? 8. Do you reread books? How often? 9. If you fell into the book you are currently reading, would you survive? 10. If you were at this moment snatched away to Neverland, what outfit would you be stuck wearing for the duration of your time there?

    This is fun, Bernadette!!! I will give it a try: 1. My favorite movie as a kid was the Wizard of Oz! Loved the ruby slippers…and I still click my heals together 3 times while kneeling at Church, whispering, There is no place like home……Heaven! Take me home, Jesus!!! 2. A tiger outfit…I loved it! I played in it all Fall season long….and was very sad when I outgrew it and it went to my younger brother….lucky brother! 3. several. I am not counting them, and love them all! They are “my girls” 4. I have succulents: aloe and Christmas cactus….not direct sunlight (kind of surprising to me….here in Ohio, they get sunburned! go figure), and don’t water them until they dry out, and very little water. They like desert conditions 5. My car’s name is “Sweetie”……because she is! 6. I don’t have a favorite Disney villain…..villains are too scary 7. SING!!!!!! i just want to jump up and start singing and dancing! I get goosebumps! 8. I do not reread books……. 9. I hope I would survive, but it would be a very quiet place….”The Power of Silence” by Cardinal Sarah 10 I wouldn’t mind wearing tinkerbell outfit and flying around!

    On Wed, Feb 10, 2021 at 8:00 AM Bernadette Benda wrote:

    > BernadetteMichael posted: ” The Liebster Award is back and making rounds, > continuing a glorious history of….of I’m not sure what but you get to > answer fun questions so there’s that. The wonderful Evelyn tagged me, which > saved you all from getting a post about my movie ticket ” >

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  2. If you like brothers and tragic pasts, We Hunt the Flame has quite a bit of those! Siblings and tragic pasts are my favorite things in stories, too.

    I love the paintings you showed! I think my favorite paintings are all the renaissance ones of Judith and Holofernes and also this one of this blond woman (I think Mary Magdalene?) placing her hand on a skull. I swear I don’t try to be edgy I’m just this way naturally

    Thanks for tagging me!

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  3. SOMEONE ELSE WHO HATES HANK PYM’S CHARACTER
    *sobs*
    this makes me so happy :’))

    lol anYwAyS
    that last painting is a MOOD. And Back in the USSR is such a fun song.
    Great answers!
    (Also that is totally my fault I entirely forgot to include the official rules *facepalm*)

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