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The Liebster Award 2016

 

Cool. 🙂

Thank you to Transcribing Memory for nominating me for the Liebster Award. I love the blogger behind that blog, and I think she’s an archivist at heart (high praise!). Who else would think to find her Babu’s diaries from the 1930s, transcribe excerpts, and tell her readers what Babu remembers about those times? Go read some of her posts. I’ll wait.

What is the Liebster Award?

 

 

10 random facts about me:

  1. I haven’t seen my natural hair color for any length of time since 2001 (my favorite hair color is pink).
  2. I’ve lived in different 9 cities/towns, all on the east coast. I love being near water and history.
  3. I’m a fan of classic movies, especially musicals. I had a crush on Russ Tamblyn when I was younger.
  4. I’m completely hooked on Hamilton right now. I’m planning to read the book over the summer. If history was taught through music, I’d remember names and dates a lot better.
  5. I read almost exclusively Young Adult novels. I find the plots and characters more engaging. After all, reading is for fun, why force myself to read something I’m not interested in? It helps that I work in a high school; I get to shop for YA and YA-friendly titles.
  6. I balk at the idea of being considered an “adult.” I don’t know why. I feel like “adults” are those people who destroy the economy and tell kids to be quiet. I mean, I can mostly take care of myself: I can call the doctor to make an appointment; I can pay my bills on time; I have a job; I even pay attention to politics. But it is probably better that I’m not living alone or else I might forget to do things like buy groceries.
  7. I have trouble sitting still. I never have run-around-the-room type of energy, but I fidget.
  8. I have cats. I’ve tried having fish too, but they don’t last very long.
  9. I’m married to my best friend. We met in 2001 and we still argue over when we officially got together.
  10. I love working in an urban school district. I know my students can be demanding. I love having students ask me about my hair, tattoos, piercings, etc., and I don’t think suburbia would be as flexible. I love that students in Boston staged a walk-out to protest budget cuts. They’re passionate about their education, and that passion makes my job better.

 

Nominations:

Ukrainian Picnic: The author is my oldest friend. We met in nursery school, were close through elementary, drifted apart in junior high and high school, and reconnected after college. We’re not terribly close, but I love reading her blog; especially when she posts about her mom.

Mad Rabbit Couture: Amazing clothes and DIY stuff made by a dear friend of mine. She can see art in scraps of fabric, and actually make that art happen.

Read, Review, Repeat: Book review blog from a wicked smart former student of mine. I think he’s fallen behind in posting due to his senior year workload. I hope he’ll start posting again.

Valerie Cole Reads: Author, reader, blogger; Valerie does it all. I trust her taste in books.

Daily Geekette: I’m cheating here, since they have more than 1,000 followers, but they are worth sharing. Awesome geeky girls!

 

Liebster Award rules

  • Thank the person who nominated you, and post a link to their blog on your blog. Try to include a little promotion for the person who nominated you.
  • Display the award on your blog.
  • Write a short description about your favourite blog and include a link to it.
  • Provide 10 random facts about yourself.
  • Nominate 5 – 11 blogs that you feel deserve the award, and who have fewer than 1000 followers.
  • List these rules in your post.
  • Inform the blogger the happy news that you nominated them for the Liebster award and provide a link for them to your post so that they can learn more about it (they might not have even heard of it!)
  • Congratulations to the nominees and happy blogging!

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