award questions… answered.

As I have not been much for writing lately, I was thankful that my friend T over at No Love for Fatties nominated me for a Liebster Award, complete with eleven interesting questions to answer. I thought her questions might help me write. And I think one of them might even spark a whole separate post. So thanks for that, T.

I’ve done this particular award a bunch of times. But as I have pretty much stopped doing awards, I’m just stealing the questions… and answering them.

  1. If you had to pick just one classic Disney movie to watch for the rest of your life, which one would it be and why? I’m talking released pre-2005.
    I was immediately going to say Tangled because it’s my favorite, but that was released in 2010. So… Monsters, Inc. (2001)… or Sleeping Beauty (1959).tangled.
  2. If you had to choose between saving a clown from a horribly painful death or ordering a free pizza, what kind of toppings would you get?
    Mushrooms and onions.
  3. Does the world really need the new Grinch movie that is coming out this holiday season?
    Oh, hell no. Not even a little bit.
  4. When you go to the movies, explain to me your thought process – where do you sit? Why? Snacks – do you bring your own or buy there? Pay for VIP showings? Time of day? How close to opening night do you go?
    • I sit in the center of the middle row. It’s the best view… and now that the theaters around here let you buy specific seats ahead of time, I always get the seat I want.
    • I don’t usually snack at all, but if I do, I bring something with me… pretzels, granola bar, or if I’m splurging, M&Ms. Snacks at the theater are waaay overpriced.
    • I have never paid for a VIP showing.
    • I will go on opening weekend for some movies. As I am cheap and broke and reclusive and often with my kids, I usually go to the first show in the morning on Saturday or Sunday when the ticket prices are lower and the crowds are smaller.
  5. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
    If I don’t consider proximity to family (which, in reality, would be a deal-breaker), I would say Italy (Tuscany). Or Australia. Or Hawaii (but at this point, I’d like to get the hell out of the US).
  6. How early do you start your Christmas shopping? Are you a “gets started in May” type of person, or an “Ooo it’s December 23rd already? Better get shopping” person?
    I hate Christmas, especially Christmas shopping. HATE. I make a list of what I absolutely must buy, and I order it online. If I absolutely must go out, I plan with my list and do it all in one day. This usually happens between Thanksgiving and Christmas. The sooner the better to get it over with. However, with my unemployment status and other such nightmares, I won’t buy much. Thankfully, people in my life understand and don’t expect me to overextend myself to buy them things they don’t even need or want.
    [Side note: I hate Christmas crowds. If I just want to buy some damn laundry detergent, I have to deal with far too many shoppers at Target. It pains me. January cannot come fast enough.]
  7. What’s the perfect way to celebrate your birthday?
    With a cheesecake and a fork. That’s the PG version.
  8. Do you have different versions of yourself depending on who you are talking to?
    I do… but the act has been getting harder lately as I suck at ‘faking it.’ But, yes, I am different with different people… my kids, my mom, my sisters, my husband, my kids’ friends parents, and even here. When am I the most ‘me’? With mom. And here.
  9. What’s one fact that people tend to be shocked to find out about you?
    I was having some trouble with this one. I’m sure there is something, but I’m coming up empty. I hate whipped cream. That might be weird to some, but it’s not really ‘shocking.’ I asked my daughter… she said it’s that I once walked ten miles to raise money for charity (this was back in high school). I guess I’m not very charitable overall… just mostly a bitch. So she finds this shocking.
    Oh! I know! Sometimes, I actually have moments where I almost feel happy. Fleeting, infrequent moments… but they do happen. I am not miserable 100% of the time. I bet that’s shocking.
  10. Thrift shops – awesome places of wonderment and joy, or full of gross things that people have already owned/wore?
    They can be awesome, but sometimes I’m totally grossed out. Varies.
  11. Rental Car insurance – do you get it from the rental place, or make sure you have your own set up before you rent?
    I have car insurance already… so I never get it from the rental place because it’s redundant. They really push it… but no.


Guess which one I might make into its own post…? Your thoughts…?


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About what sandra thinks

Sandra is a writer, blogger, poet, artist, emotional disaster. She thinks far too much and sleeps far too little. Sandra lives in the Northeastern U.S. but dreams of an oceanfront home in Italy, but she would settle for a non-oceanfront home in Italy, too. She loves books, brutal honesty, coffee, and the color black. She hates insincerity, beer, whipped cream, and facebook. And she is uncomfortable talking about herself in the third person.
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25 Responses to award questions… answered.

  1. Tony Burgess says:

    Nice way to celebrate your birthday. I like about 3 rows from the top in the middle if I am watching a movie on a larger than normal screen.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. gigglingfattie says:

    Yay!! Awesome answers!!! Thanks for playing along!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Ogden Fahey says:

    Different versions, or Xmas blog is next!!?

    Liked by 1 person

    • You know me too well for your own good. 🙂 I may do both of those but I think I’ve done “Christmas sucks” posts every year I’ve been here… (too lazy to check at the moment)… But the different versions… that’s an interesting can of worms to open.

      And why didn’t you guess I’d devote a post to cheesecake? 😛 Kidding…

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  4. manyofus1980 says:

    Nice answers! I enjoyed reading them! xox

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  5. jackcollier7 says:

    I adore Tuscany. Great choice. ❤

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Meg says:

    I love your answers! 😃 I hope you are going to expand on the thrift store question. (Just kidding) I’d like to hear about your different versions of yourself too. I have the same tendency… in fact my husband says no one will be able to eulogize me at my funeral because no one really knows me. I guess I’ve always been pretty sure the fake me is a whole lot easier to like than the real me! Wah wah!

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  7. The different versions would be good but I’d love to hear about your 10 mile walk! I did a 20 mile walk for the American Indian Center (native Americans) back when I worked for the United Way when I was in my 20s. I must have been insane. I wore Keds and walked with these two little Puerto Rican girls from my office who wore wedge heels! One of them cried for about the last six miles and we tried to convince her to take a ride to the end. Probably why I’m seeing a chiropractor now, ha!

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  8. Ok, that’s quite a bit to address. I’ll go one by one:
    I could go with Monsters, Inc. as well.
    ANY pizza is better than saving a clown.
    A new Grinch? Nope.
    Agree completely with your movie answers.
    I could DEFINITELY live in Florence.
    Now that my boys aren’t into the magic, I could take or leave Christmas.
    Cheesecake ROCKS!
    Of course we’re different around different people or in different scenarios.
    Still can’t believe you don’t like whipped cream.
    The same thrift shop can be awesomely awesome AND gross me out, all in the same trip sometimes.
    Rental car insurance is a waste of money, if you’re already insured.

    I think that covered it all. 😃😃
    As for what post may be inspired here? I’ll go with one about a birthday. A GOOD birthday? 😃😃

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    • It has been a looong time since I had a really good birthday. Although last year, my mom mailed me a picture (literally… mailed… through the USPS) from a birthday when I turned about 20, I think. I was sitting at the table in front of a cake wearing a weird tee shirt from an art festival at my college… and I was holding a knife. It’s a little disturbing. Kind of looks like I was about to murder the cake.

      But I thought I might write about the different versions of me. But then… maybe I won’t. I can’t figure that out.

      I really want cheesecake right now. Considering going out to buy one since I don’t feel like making one.

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  9. Hunida says:

    Aww I love Monsters Inc.! I didn’t know a new Grinch movie was coming out but, to be honest, I’ll probably watch it haha. 😛 I totally agree about the Christmas crowd, I hate when I just need to pick up regular things at the store during all of the chaos!

    Looking forward to your full post inspired by one of these questions (#8 or #9?)!!

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