Running a little late on this, back on February 12, I was nominated by the wonderful Lindsay Acland for the Sunshine Blogger Award. Thank you Lindsay, I love your blog, and I appreciate all the support you show me. I will do my best to answer some of your tough questions, and sorry for the belated response.
First off, lets take a quick review of the guidelines for this bright award:
- Thank the person(s) who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blog.
- Answer the 11 questions sent by the person who nominated you
- Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions
- List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo on your post and/or on your blog.
And on to the Q and A:
1. Favourite hero of fiction?
Only the hardest question in the world, no big deal. Ummmm… uhhhh… Yeah, I just don’t know. Picking a favourite is too difficult. I’ve never had that one character that I am devoted to. Batman’s up there, Obi-Wan, Kalidan from the Stormlight Archives, Alice,… too hard. I can’t do this. Pass.
2. Early bird or night owl?
I have become a bit of both. What I mean is, I was always more of a night owl, but being forced to wake up early each morning has turned me (having kids will do that). Also, I find I do my best writing in the morning, so I have been much more eager and motivated to get up and get the day going.
3. La La Land – overrated, yes or no?
Honestly, I haven’t seen it. I like all the hype it gets and it seems intriguing. But Jenn absolutely hates musicals, so if my partner isn’t gonna force me to watch it, I doubt I ever will.
4. Top travel tip?
When renting a car, do not pay the daily fees for the child seats. Last Christmas we rented a car during our trip to BC. We booked the necessary safety seats for our two children assuming they would be complimentary. When we arrived however, I read that they were going to charge us $11 CAN a day per seat. Over a 7 day trip, for two seats that equals the ridiculous cost of $154 CAN before tax! Forget that! If we knew ahead of time, most airlines let you bring your child equipment (strollers, car seats, etc.) free of charge. Any ways, I whipped over to Canadian Tire (a Canadian staple auto parts, sporting goods, and renovations store. But Walmart would be just as well.) and was able to find the necessary car seats for the low price of $12 CAN, each, saving us well over a hundred dollars. So, I don’t know what kind of scheme they are trying to pull off, but be aware of what you’re being charged for.
5. Are there any words or phrases you overuse?
Sad. Tremendous. Bigly. Fake news… wait that’s not me. No, I’m certain there is plenty. Sometimes when I’m writing I find I tend to use a word a lot in a day. It’s pretty normal. You ever find that when there is an uncommon word used in a book, that you probably have to look up, you’ll find the author uses the same word a few more times in the book. It’s a weird phenomenon I’ve heard a couple writers mention.
6. What is your idea of the perfect day?
It would involve a lot of great food. Probably a trip to the beach or the mountains with my family. Get a babysitter for the night and have some more great food with my favourite person over 4ft tall, Jenn. And, meet up with some friends to play some games and be merry. Or you know, win the lottery…
7. Are there any movie/book genres you don’t watch/read?
Romance, erotica, stuff like that. Other than that I am pretty open, I like a good story. I don’t read nearly enough non-fiction, there is just too many things to read.
8. You can only have movies or books. You would choose…
Books, for certain. It would suck living without movies but I could not imagine life without a good book at the end of the day. Those unforgettable books that become life for a few days, or comic books. Life just would not be the same.
9. Any one thing that always motivates you to blog?
Progression. I like writing everyday, I like pushing for more. The more I do the better, tighter, more enjoyable my writing gets. So my motivation for today, is to be better tomorrow.
10. Fast reader or slow?
Unfortunately, slow. I wish I could pound books out like some of our other peers, it’s just not in the cards. I’m not terrible, more average. But who doesn’t want to be able to read more books.
11. Is there a creative talent you wish you had?
I wish I could draw better, faster, and more confidently. I’m just not that good, I overthink it, and take forever to, if ever, finish a project. It’s a natural skill that some people have and most don’t. But, if I had it you better believe I would be making something happen with it.
As for my nominations I would like to tag:
And, of course, my questions:
1. Can you describe your ideal man-cave/woman-cave/library, and what kind of things we would find in there?
2. What was one of your most prized toys/possessions when you were a child?
3. What book/comic book movie adaptation do you wish they would make that has not been done yet?
4. You won a $500 gift card to the bookstore, what do you buy first?
5. If you had to cosplay any character, and had access to whatever you needed, who are you going as?
6. You can have any robot-pet, what kind of robo-pet do you get?
7. What was the worst mark you ever got in school?
8. What would be the absolute worst villain/monster after you?
9. If you were going colour blind, and get to choose which colour you lose, what colour will you never see again?
10. If you could own any fictional vehicle, what are you driving?
11. You get one protein, one fruit/vegetable, and one dairy product, for the rest of your life, what are your choices?
Thanks booknerds, have a sun shiny day!