Sup, Supes? Did you rescue all those people from that burning building? Oh good. Now, go rescue a kitten or something.

I can’t think of anything to write about today, so FOG is doing an awards post. As usual, I’m doing business up front, nominations at the end.

The Laughing Duck and Shapelle and Just Another Canadian Gurl and Not Quite Alice and Revis Edgewater nominated me for the Liebster award. Thanks!



  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 to answer.
  3. Choose 11 people and link them in your post.
  4. Go to their page and tell them.
  5. No tag backs!

Eleven Things:

  1. I have been nearly an hour late for work every single day since daylight savings time.
  2. I hate daylight savings time.
  3. I still haven’t switched the time on the clock in my car.
  4. I don’t know how to change it.
  5. I would like some ice cream.
  6. I love ice cream, but I can’t eat it. Boooooo.
  7. I love cheese, but I can’t eat it. Booooo.
  8. I kinda hate my job.
  9. But I dunno what I’d want to do instead.
  10. I’m listening to GBH right now.
  11. Drugs Party in 526. That’s the name of the song. There really is no party.

The Laughing Duck’s Questions:

You’re supposed to give 11 questions to answer, but the Duck only made me answer one. Thanks!

  1.  if someone were to travel into space and takes a regular clock ticking on earth’s time, since I don’t think it necessarily slows down visually, how would it regulate for the space traveler given that 1 year in space is equivalent to 10 years on earth (supposedly)… As for the person themselves, if they happen to fall asleep for a few hours, wouldn’t that equate to them sleeping for several days since their bodies still run on earth time?..No bladder issues anyone?

Um, magic?

Shapelle’s Questions:

  1. What is your stupidest fear?
    Public speaking.
  2. What is your go-to dress up costume?
    Tank Girl since I have a resemblance to her. I even used to have my hair that way. Really, all I need to do to be Tank Girl is put my boots and some band aids on, and break out the baseball bat.
  3. How many pairs of shoes do you own and how do you feel about that?
    A lot. Too many. I’ve never bothered to count, but I have a lot of shoes. I have like six pair of Converse All Stars alone, but I have more Converse All Stars by far than any other kind of shoe. Today, I’m wearing the gray ones.
  4. What is your favourite book?
    The Last Night of the Earth Poems by Charles Bukowski.
  5. If you could be an inanimate object for a day, what would it be?
    I’d like to be a flower I guess. That sounds nice. Until my dog comes along and tramples me.
  6. Would you rather waltz or do the robot?
    Robot. Definitely. I actually know how to waltz. My grandmother was big on teaching us how to be proper society ladies.
  7. What colour are your sheets? Seriously, I’m curious. There doesn’t seem to be a correct colour for sheets. Mine are currently purple. Is that weird?
    Not that weird. Mine are sort of a periwinkle blue. I bought them not for the color, but because they are 800 thread count 100% cotton sateen and they were on sale. Mmmmmm.
  8. Think of a country you’ve never been to. Tell me something you know/think/feel/wonder about it.
    I wonder what it would be like to have the midnight sun where it stays light almost all night. According to Wikipedia, this happens in: Canada (Yukon, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut), Denmark (Greenland), Finland, Sápmi, Norway, Russia, Sweden, the United States (Alaska).
  9. If you had to marry and spend your life with one famous person without meeting them first, who would it be?
    Hm. Tough one. I don’t really want to marry and spend the rest of my life with anyone really. Do they have to still be alive? If not, I’d pick Robert Mitchum:

  10. If you had to move alone to a liveable but unpopulated planet, what would you bring: a towel, a bible, or a cat?
    Besides the essentials like food, water, bedding and toothpaste, I’d bring my animals and lots of books. If I could only choose between a towel, a bible or a cat, I’d bring a towel.
  11. Gimme a quote. Gimme.
    “Writing about writer’s block is better than not writing at all.” ― Charles Bukowski, The Last Night of the Earth Poems

Just Another Canadian Gurl’s Questions:

  1. Who is your favorite author and why?
    It depends on the day, but my pat answer is Bukowski.
  2. Why did you start blogging?
    I had words floating around in my head and had nowhere else to put them.
  3. What’s the most challenging thing about blogging?
    Typos. Seriously, sometimes, I find typos in posts that have been that way forever.
  4. What’s your dream vacation (money’s no object)?
    I’d travel all over Europe. I’d also like to go to Australia and New Zealand someday.
  5. Favorite childhood memory?
    Skinny dipping at night.
  6. Who inspires you and why?
    The rest of blogdom. Seriously, you people are amazing.
  7. What’s your favorite dessert?
    Dutch apple pie.
  8. What’s your favorite music?
    Impossible! Seriously, there’s no way I can choose. I am an audiophile. I have 21,560 songs, 58.1 days, 104.63 GB of music on my computer. You try to pick from that. It’s impossible.
  9. Where do you see yourself in ten years?
    I have no idea. Hopefully, not dead and with a better job.
  10. What’s your hobby?
    I just wrote about how I don’t have any really, but reading, writing, shooting things.
  11. If you had a million dollars, what would you do with it?
    Save most of it, donate some of it and blow the rest.

Not Quite Alice’s Questions:

  1. Will you pull my finger?
    Will you give me a gas mask first?
  2. I just gave you a magic bean, what are you going to do with it?
    Plant it (after I found out how much I could get for it).
  3. Batman is battling the Hulk, why?
    Because The Hunk borrowed his shirt and then hulked out in it. Batman is very particular about his clothes.

    That's my shirt, you bastard!
    That’s my shirt, you bastard!
  4. If you could have your own sidekick like I have Mummy, who would it be?
    I’d like Superman as my sidekick. That way, I could just sit back and have margaritas while he did all the work.

    Sup, Supes? Did you rescue all those people from that burning building? Oh good. Now, go rescue a kitten or something.
    Sup, Supes? Did you rescue all those people from that burning building? Oh good. Now, go rescue a kitten or something.
  5. We’re going on vacation together! Yeah! Where are we going?
    Yay! Someplace temperate with a beach and margaritas and a Superman (alright, a regular man will do) to wait on us hand and foot.
  6. What are we doing there?
    Sipping margaritas on the beach, obviously.
  7. The world is ending, how?
    Well, the sun burning out would do it, which really will happen in a lot of years.
  8. How will you stop this from happening?
    I’d put Superman on it.
  9. What is your “Kryptonite” ?
    Public speaking.
  10. Can you over come this?
    Sure. I just don’t do any public speaking.
  11. Will you share this with others?
    Isn’t that what this is?

Revis Edgewater’s Questions:

  1. Which superpower would you want?
    Superman’s ability to turn back time would be nifty.
  2. If you had that superpower, would you be my sidekick?
    Superman is already my sidekick (see above). I don’t think you can have a sidekick and be a sidekick.
  3. If you could make sure a certain actor/actress would never be allowed to make another movie ever again, who would it be?
    Leonardo DiCraprio.
  4. Why?
    Scorsese keeps using him in movies and it pisses me off because it means I can’t see them. Plus, he has a very punchable face.

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  5. What are you 33 grams of?
    AWESOME! Wait, is that a lot? I dunno.
  6. Are you as tired of this post as I, Captain Procrastination, am?
    I am tired of this post. It’s taken me most of the afternoon.
  7. You’re blocking the TV. Can you move a little to the left?
    Um, sure. Sorry about that.
  8. I guess I should’ve asked this as number 3, but I don’t care enough to put them in order. What would your superhero name be if you were my sidekick?
    Um, Queen of Awesome.
  9. Do you have any money I can borrow? I might eventually pay you back one day.
    Sorry. I’m broke.
  10. Which movie character (it can be from any movie) would you most want with you during a zombie apocalypse?
  11. Which movie character (it can be from any movie) would you least want with you during a zombie apocalypse?
    The Disney Princesses.

Pondering Spawned nominated me for The Best Moment Award. Thanks!



Repost starting with an acceptance speech and nominate 15 people who have never received the award.

Acceptance speech:

I’d like to thank Pondering Spawned for this honor, even if I did just misspell Pondering Spawned six times (make that seven) before I got it right. Thanks so much!

JRosenberry gave me the Sunshine award. Thanks!the-sunshine-award2 copy


“The Sunshine Award is an award given by bloggers to other bloggers. The recipients of the Sunshine Award are bloggers who positively and creatively inspire others in the blogosphere. The way the award works is this: Thank the person who gave you the award and link back to them. Answer questions about yourself. Select 10 of your favorite bloggers, link their blogs to your post and let them know they have been awarded the Sunshine Award!”


What inspired you to start blogging?
The voices in my head told me to. Seriously, I really don’t remember.

How did you come up with the name to your blog?
If you really want to know, I’ve already written it out.

What is your favorite blog you like to read?
I’m not going to pick any favorites. You know who you are. counts as a blog I think.

Tell about your dream job.
Being independently wealthy sounds like a great job.

Is your glass half empty or half full?
It’s neither really, but if I have to pick, I’m tend towards half empty more.

If you could go anywhere for a week’s vacation, where would you go?
Finland/Russia. I’d like to see the town where my grandparents lived in Finland, which is now in Russia.

What food can you absolutely not eat?
My digestive system absolutely refuses to process cabbage, cashews and dairy.

Dark chocolate or milk chocolate?
Milk. I didn’t even like chocolate at all until a few years ago. I still can’t handle the dark stuff.

How much time do you spend blogging?
Waay more than I should while I’m at work and not enough on the weekends.

Do you watch TV, and if so, what are some of your favorite shows?
I have a television on which I watch things, yes, but I don’t have network TV. I haven’t seen a television commercial in years. Right now, I’m watching a Swedish show called Wallander.

Merbear74 at Knocked Over By A Feather nominated me for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. Thanks!



  1. Display the award logo on your blog.
  2. Link back to the person who nominated you.
  3. State 7 things about yourself.
  4. Nominate 15 other bloggers for this award and link to them.
  5. Notify those bloggers of the nomination and the award’s requirements

Seven Things:

  1. Even though I didn’t really like chocolate until a few years ago, I’ve always loved hot chocolate. Especially if it has mini-marshmallows.
  2. I sleep on my side most of the time because my cat will sleep on my chest otherwise.
  3. My dog wakes me up most mornings by tonguing my ear. It’s rather gross.
  4. Now I’m listening to Queen – Who Wants To Live Forever.
  5. Not me. I would not want to live forever unless I didn’t age or something.
  6. It’s almost time to leave work.
  7. I’m very sleepy today.

Merbear74 at Knocked Over By A Feather nominated me for the Fantastic Comment Award because I said “dude” and “tits” in the same comment. Thanks!

I can’t seem to find the image for this one. The image on Merbear’s post isn’t working.


Pick your 5 favorite comments and display them in your post.
Go to their page and tell them that one of their comments made your day.

Five Favorite Comments:

Y’all have been very supportive lately and I want you to know that it means a lot. There have been too many amazing comments to post them here, but I’d like to call out everyone who posted on the difficult posts I’ve written lately. I nominate everyone who commented on Cheer Up, Dammit and Things We Can’t Talk About for any of the awards above. Feel free to take one, none or all.






Revis Edgewater


Kari Neumeyer









Not Quite Alice


Pepper Culpepper

braith an’ lithe







Thanks for making me feel not so alone. xoxo.

Eleven Questions:

Should you choose to answer them:

  1. Do you remember what it was like to be short? I don’t mean adult short, but kid short, like 2 feet tall. (I don’t. That’s why I’m asking.)
  2. How tall are you?
  3. What is your favorite genre of movies?
  4. Do you drive to work or take public transportation? How long does it take you?
  5. What is your favorite moment of an average work day? For example, mine is getting home to see my dog.
  6. What was your favorite candy as a kid? Is it different now that you’re an adult?
  7. If you could pick one food item to eat as much as you want without any health consequences for the rest of your life, what would you pick?
  8. What actor or actress would play you in the story of your life?
  9. How far do you live from where you were born?
  10. I’m going to write a check to your favorite charity. To whom should I make it out?
  11. Do you like your first name or do you wonder what the H your parents were thinking?

Let me know if I missed any nominations. Towards the end of these posts, I usually just want them to be over so I don’t do due diligence (I said doodoo).