Liebster Award


Thank you!

A good friend, Junior, recently nominated me for a Liebster Award on his blog Cracking My Egg. You may view his initial entry and nomination here.

Liebster Award Rules:
– Each nominee must link back to the person who nominated him or her.
– Answer the 10 questions given to you by the nominator.
– Nominate 10 other bloggers for this award who have less than 200 followers.
– Create 10 questions for your nominees to answer.
– Let the nominees know that they have been nominated by going to their blog and notifying them.

Junior’s Questions/My Answers:
1. What is your secret talent?
I can unicycle.

2. The last book you read was?
I finished Philip Roth’s The Human Stain last night.

3. Where would you like to be in 30 years?
Healthy. Maybe with a few published books, a foreign language under my belt, and a better glasses prescription.

4. In one sentence or less, how would you describe yourself?
I live in a state of persistent existential crisis, and for the most part, I have made some peace there.

5. If you had three wishes, what would they be?
Wish 1- I wish I could sustain my life through writing and pottery.
Wish 2- I wish civil discourse could be maintained by all in the face of divergent views.
Wish 3- I wish my family members would die peacefully when their time comes, unmangled and without pain.

6. Which fairytale is your favorite and why?
Tough question. Mostly because I’m not sure how to differentiate fairytales from legend, fable, and myth. I do not think the words are synonymous. For example, I don’t consider The Three Musketeers or Robin Hood fairytales per se. If I had to rely on what is classically defined as fairytales by our society, I would have a hard time choosing between The Little Mermaid and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. I think a lot about voice and sacrifice in relation to Ariel. With Snow White, I love the idea and relationship between communal living and distinctive personality.

7. What is more plausible, the existence of Bigfoot or the explanation of U.F.O.s as being intelligent alien visitors to our planet?
Bigfoot… in a top hat, for fun.

8. When was the last time you  danced to music when no one was watching?
I dance all the time when I make breakfast.

9. Who was your childhood hero?
I was a lot like Twain’s Tom Sawyer growing up in the way that I experienced adventure and reacted to storytelling. Some of my favorite heroes were Zorro, Demona, and Robin Hood.

10. What topic should I blog about next?
To Junior: I’m not sure if I have seen you talk a great deal about music on your blog before. I would love to see an entry discussing your interests/relationship with music, song associations, or any type of story like that.

My Questions:
1. How do you like your coffee?
2. If you could go anywhere on your next vacation, where would you like to go?
3.Would you consider yourself an “unpredictable” person?
4. What is your favorite holiday?
5. Do you speak any languages aside from English?
6. Are you religious?
7. Do you like theatre?
8. What occupation did you most aspire to become as a child?
9. Do you have any bad habits?
10.What is your favorite thing about where you currently live?


The Curious Bum
Ordinary But Loud
Stilettos in the Mud
Happier Heathen
All Intelligent Thoughts…
Liz Lee’s Mindspam
Without Coffee & Letters

I have nominated each of these people for inspiring me in different ways. I have been aware of several of these bloggers for years now, and I hope that my nomination for a Liebster Award is viewed largely as an act of kindness and gratitude for them. Thank you all for sticking around, especially during this odd blogging transition.


  1. jr cline · November 3, 2013

    I has been an odd blogging transition.

    • Sarah Key · November 5, 2013

      Out of curiosity, which one would you have picked for question seven? The UFOs or Bigfoot?

  2. stilettosinthemud · November 4, 2013

    When I find the time in the next month I will do this I promise, grad school is sucking the life out of me at the moment! Thanks for nominating me!

    • Sarah Key · November 5, 2013

      You’re welcome! It took me a few weeks to respond to Junior’s post for the same reason.

  3. Catholic Tap House · November 6, 2013

    I wish civil discourse could be maintained by all in the face of divergent views.


  4. Sarah Key · January 25, 2014

    I was recently nominated by another blogger for a Liebster Award.

    Check out her entry below:

    Thank you, Liz!

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