December 30, 2013

11 Random Facts About Me and 11 Questions -- A Blogging Challenge from Nikki Robertson


Since Nikki Robertson ROCKS, I'm accepting her challenge to participate in this Blogging Homework meme.
Gotcha, Nikki :)
But, be warned, I'm keeping the questions, generally speaking, really light :) Yes, we bloggers do like to write, but who wants to think hard during a holiday break?


The mission:
1. Acknowledge the nominating blogger.
2. Share 11 random facts about yourself.
3. Answer the 11 questions the nominating blogger has created for you.
4. List 11 bloggers.
5. Post 11 questions for the bloggers you nominate to answer, and let all the bloggers know they have been nominated. Don’t nominate a blogger who has nominated you.

1. Acknowledge the nominating blogger.

As mentioned above, Nikki Robertson does indeed ROCK! She's the quintessential teacher-librarian and I am always learning from her. Find out about her here and here.

2. Share 11 random facts about me:
  1. My best ideas come to me when I'm brushing my teeth in the morning.
  2. All I need is a 15-minute power nap and I'm good to go for hours.
  3. I'm a sucker for animals, especially dogs.
  4. I love to climb trees.
  5. I can whistle really really loud.
  6. I cannot remember jokes for telling.
  7. My work is my hobby.
  8. I love to wear a flower in my hair.
  9. I'm a stickler for grammar.
  10. I am a lover of all things Google.
  11. I don't swear. Really.
3. Answer the 11 questions Nikki has created for me.

  1. What is a goal you hope to accomplish from your bucket list? I'd like a completely sustainable backyard garden. I have avocados, lilikoi, bananas, mustard greens, and lichee so far and a long way to go.
    First lilikoi (passion fruit) from my vine
  2. What is one goal you hope to accomplish in 2014? Take more reflective photos like this one.


  3. If you could host a reality TV show, what would it be about? My reality show would be about how people's pets run their family.


  4. What is your favorite quote? The Golden Rule.

  5. What is one of your personal theme songs? "Don't Worry Be Happy"

  6. What are you incredibly proud of accomplishing? An open, welcoming learning environment in my library.



  7. What was one of your favorite gifts? HUGS were, are, and always will be my favorite gift.

  8. How have you dealt with a past failure? I made the best of it and then I moved on.

  9. What is one piece of advice that has helped you throughout life? The Golden Rule.


  10. What is your happiest childhood memory? Laughing uncontrollably while rolling in the grass with my best friend.

  11. If you were to get a tattoo what would it be and why? I actually have thought about this and I joke about doing it someday. I would get a "J". There are three important people in my life whose names start with a "J".
11 Bloggers I Tag To Take The Blogging Challenge (several are from my beloved #GTANY12 cohort, and a couple are Maui-based)

Team Diesel at GTANY
  1. Fiona Beal
  2. Brent Catlett
  3. Julie Greller
  4. Jenny Kirsch
  5. Jane Lofton
  6. Lisa Parisi
  7. Liza Pierce
  8. Elizabeth Warrick Smith
  9. Joe Wood
  10. Sandra Wozniak
  11. Linda Yollis
5. Post 11 questions for the bloggers you nominate to answer, and let all the bloggers know they have been nominated. Don’t nominate a blogger who has nominated you.

  1. What makes you happy? (Be as serious or as light as you like.)
  2. Extroverted or introverted?
  3. ereader or paper?
  4. Favorite book? (Or your latest favorite book or one of your favorite books)
  5. Mac or pc?
  6. What's your favorite web-based tool?
  7. Who do you admire?
  8. Dogs or cats, or other, or none?
  9. Where do you see yourself in 20 years?
  10. What are you most proud of?
  11. Why do you blog?
Whew, that wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. In fact, now that I've finished the challenge, I'm thinking that it was FUN!

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