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Wednesday, December 26, 2012

I Received the Liebster Blog Award & My 11 Nominations

This is truly an honor, and I thank you very much, Robbie Cox ( ) for nominating me for the Liebster Award.

What does this mean?  I know, I asked the same thing.  Here’s the scoop.

- When you receive the award. you post 11 random facts about yourself and answer the 11 questions asked by the person who nominated you.
- Pass the award onto 11 other blogs (While making sure you notify the blogger that you nominated them!)
- You write up 11 NEW questions directed toward YOUR nominees.
- You are not allowed to nominate the blog who nominated you.
- You paste the award picture into your blog.

Pretty easy and quite a bit of fun.  I hope you click the links of my nominees below as well as Robbie's above and visit these great writers.  Now onto my facts and questions.
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11 Random facts about me      
My favorite color is pink
I enjoy reading and I make time for that
Spring is my favorite season
I am a huge Nascar fan 
I would love to live on a river, a lake or the ocean
I enjoy shopping for clothes
I am always on time
I am an honest and true friend to others
I love being at home, especially after a really busy day at work
I am a coffee lover, and just bought a Keurig Platinum Series Brewer
People say my voice is not only amazing, but quite soothing

Now to answer Robbie's questions: 
1.      Do you have any writing rituals?
I just started blogging a few months ago, so I'm still learning.  I think about a topic and it will take me days to write it.  I am really enjoying writing! 
2.      Would you prefer to live in the mountains or along the beach?
I would prefer to live along the beach. 
3.      At what age did you start writing?
Later in life!  
4.      What country would you most enjoy visiting?
5.      What is your favorite memory as a child?
Playing the piano at recitals and on stage
6.      Do you make New Year’s resolutions?
I do not
7.      What is your favorite book?
The Happiness Project
8.      What historical figure would you most want to meet, and why?
Oprah!  I would love to just sit down and talk with her. I find her to be an amazing woman.
9.      What is your biggest pet peeve?
People who are late!!
10.  Where would you like to see yourself in five years
Being Vice President of the company I work for
11.  What do you feel is your greatest accomplishment so far?
Going through the journey of cancer, and discovering just how strong and determined I really am.  Today I continue to be healthy and cancer free.

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Thank you, Robbie, for choosing me to participate in the Liebster Blog Award.  I had a lot of fun and it was a great experience.  Now, my 11 nominations are:

Kate O'Rielley 

Billy Charles
Allen Bedgood
Ben T
Tina Graves
Kristen Schneider
Amanda Scoggin and
Jennifer DaMomme
E. Allen
Gene Yohannan

And now for my questions to those I nominated 

What are your hobbies?
What is your favorite time of year? 
If you won a big lottery prize, would you wait a bit or claim it right away? 
What type of music do you like? 
Do you have pets? 
Do you like to cook?
What is your favorite food?  
Do you like sports, if so-what is your favorite team?
Why did you start blogging/writing? 
Given the opportunity, is there a famous person you'd like to interview? 
What do you think of reality shows these days?

I look forward to seeing your answers and your nominations!
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 Be kind, be strong, give someone a smile.  


  1. What are your hobbies? I love working on things! I recently started to restore an old racing helmet, when finished I am going to have some NASCAR drivers sign it and auction it off for charity. I also love sports ... so you can always find me on updating my fantasy rosters!

    What is your favorite time of year? I like fall. It's not too hot and it's not too cold. I do not like to be cold and I do not like to be hot. So it's nice to find some middle ground in the fall.

    If you won a big lottery prize, would you wait a bit or claim it right away? Claim it right away - I've never understood why people wait!

    What type of music do you like? I'm a Country boy, so that obviously but I also have a passion for Classic Rock (AC/DC, Journey ect.)

    Do you have pets? I currently do not have any pets. Getting a puppy soon, though!

    Do you like to cook? It's not my favorite, but I do it occasionally - or when my wife has worked all day and is hungry. But in all honestly I probably avoid it more than I should.

    What is your favorite food? Pizza! I can never get enough pizza!

    Do you like sports, if so-what is your favorite team? NASCAR; obviously. But I also watch UFC & Football. My favorite team is the Pittsburgh Steelers.

    Why did you start blogging/writing? I became an accredited NASCAR Media Member in late 2012 and wanted to bring a little more insight to the race fans - so I started a blog, Inside The Hauler, filled with news and press releases.

    Given the opportunity, is there a famous person you'd like to interview? He's not an active driver, but I'd love to interview Bobby Allison. He seems like such a class act.

    What do you think of reality shows these days? They are't what they used to be ...

  2. Really great, Allen! Thanks very much for taking the time and participating!!

  3. Thanks for the mention Catherine