Susieee Mac and the ‘Liebster’ Award

Enough about TV shows … well I do have one more post, but I’ll put a bit of a distance between here and then … and on to some fun stuff.

So, Susieee Mac, bless her little cotton socks, nominated me for a Liebster Award.


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So, I sez to her, “Susieee,” I sez. “Wot am I supposed to do wif this?”
And she sez to me, “Answer me questions, and pass it on.”
“Simple,” I sez. “ But, I don’t do ‘pass-it-on’s.”
“S’aright,” she sez back at me. “Pass it on anyway.”

P.S. We was pretendin’ to be Pirates!

So I will. Anyone who wants to play, go ahead. These be the questions …

1 – What was the last thing that made you laugh?
2 – What’s the one thing that irks you?
3 – About how long do you think you can stand on one foot?
4 – Time yourself. How long did you actually stand on one foot?
5 – What would you want for your last meal?
6 – What’s something that you would not regret about having missed doing?
7 – What’s the one thing that scares you, but you do it anyway?
8 – What’s something funthat you would like to do right now?
9 – Would you rather be an eagle, crow, or a parakeet?
10 – If you could be a sitcom character, who would you be?
11 – Who rules – Jane Eyre, Elizabeth Bennett, or Jo March?

Herewith be my answers:

The last thing that made me laugh? Widdercat wanting to go out the front door and be let in through the back. Three times! Consecutively! She had to have a long snooze after that.

Something irksome? Article writing persons who rely on spellcheck. It’s pique, not peek or peak. (this is different from the odd typo, of which, as we all know, there will always be at least one!)

Thinking of standing on one foot? About 15 seconds.

Actually standing on one foot? 15 seconds – but my knees aren’t what they used to be. They used to be my elbows! (old joke)

Last meal? Mashed taters with green onion in them, turkey sausages from our local supplier (to die for, heh, heh,) Mrs Widder’s gravy made from the sausage juice, steamed broccoli and cauliflower, and chardonnay Dijon mustard. A glass of our own zinfandel rosé wine, perhaps two.

Not on my bucket list? Bungee jumping – see previous comment about knees.

Tall cliff of scared-ness? Having my regular blood tests. I can watch until the needle right up until it actually goes into my arm, and immediately afterward, but to actually watch something thin and metallic slide into my person without any resistance? Nope, No. Not gonna happen. No way, no how!

Fun, Right now: I wrestled with this one for far too long. It was the ‘right now’ component that derailed me. But my eventual answer involved Mrs Widders … and to quote Forest Gump, “That’s all I have to say about that.”

Feathered dinosaur descendant? Crow. Don’t take no s**t from nobody.

Sitcom character? Bea Arthur as Dorothy, from The Golden Girls. (Betty White better not die, ever!)

Who rulz? Jo March, of course.

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The Last Word:

You want your socks? Why don't you come and get them?

You want your socks?
Why don’t you come and get them?


6 comments on “Susieee Mac and the ‘Liebster’ Award

  1. Aye, matey, dem needles uh-uh. Once upon a time I was brave and watch the needle go in. Have no idea what happened to my courage. (lost the pirate accent. It went down with the patch.) Yeah, bungee jumping, I can skip that, too. So cool that you chose Jo. I really didn’t think anyone would. I loved how she ran and jumped fences. And shimmied down the side of the house so nobody would know she was off to sell her writing. Thanks for playing along, Widders. 🙂


  2. stephie5741 says:

    Part of the problem with article-writing persons is that companies are hiring non-English speaking people to write American/British articles because they can pay $1 an article…Americans won’t do it for that rate. I write articles for a living…and I get so frustrated with people low-balling payment, then getting mad when they get sub-par quality for their money. Great job with the questions!!! Are you in trouble for not tagging a bunch of bloggers now?! I’m with you–I love answering the questions, but I always feel bad passing it on to others.


    • Widdershins says:

      Hiya Stephie … pleased to meet’cha 😀

      … we get what we’re prepared to pay for, eh? I wonder too, if we’re so inured to poor language skills that we just roll our eyes and put it in the ‘too hard’ basket.

      … I’m not in trouble for not passing it on … it’s a long-standing policy I have. It dates back to the days when pass-it-on-and-you’ll-have-good-fortune-for-a-year emails were all the rage. I got a few that had some nasty code embedded in ’em and decided there and then passing-it-on wasn’t something I wanted to do.


  3. jannatwrites says:

    The pique/peek/peak thing is annoying… I saw something like that recently, but decided not to point it out in a comment (I always feel weird doing that!) I enjoyed reading this! I have to say, I’m with you on the bungee jumping- and my knees are okay!


    • Widdershins says:

      I’ve done the pointing out typos thing a few times in the past, but felt a bit squicky doing it. So I decided that if I felt strongly enough I’d contact them directly, or do like I did with this post, and maybe peeps who don’t check these things, or genuinely don’t know the difference, will be prompted to take a look at their work.

      The truth is that just like first impressions, we are judged by our typos as well.

      … bungee jumping – same goes for parachute jumping! 😀


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