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My Liebster Award Nomination

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WOW!  Thank you so very much to the fabulous Chloe Mayward  for nominating me for the Liebster Award!

A little bit about the award… It is an award that is given to bloggers by bloggers and has German origins, with Liebster translating as ‘dearest’.
1) Thank the blogger who gives it to you.
2) Answer the eleven questions he/she asks.
3) Nominate eleven bloggers with less than 500 followers.
4) Ask these eleven bloggers eleven questions.
5) Let these bloggers know that you have nominated them.

The following questions are the ones that I have been asked to answer. Here goes…

1) If you could be any TV/film character, who would you be? Hmmm, it would have to be in the science fiction field. Stargate is no longer on the air, and neither is Eureka…so I don’t know. 

2) What is your special/hidden talent? Well if I tell it won’t be hidden anymore. LOL 😀  Actually, I believe it’s my ability to have a sense of humor. Especially in some situations that humor might not be appreciated, but is definitely needed.

3) What is the first thing on your bucket list? I don’t have a bucket list. That is just not for me, I do what I want to do so I have no regrets. 

4) You win big on the lottery (over a million) but you’ve been told that you can only spend it on three things. What are they? Hmmm! One would have to be something extravagant for the Hubs! Then another would be concerning education- either taking the money and splitting it up into various scholarships or helping out a school in need. Then I would love to travel; London, Paris, Greece, Australia. Yeah!!  

5) What is the best book you’ve ever read? Another hard one, I’ve read lots of good books, but the best??? I’ve narrowed it down to two; the Hobbit, and the DaVinci code. One from my childhood and one from adulthood. Yep that works for me. 😀 

6) If you could go back in time and give yourself one piece of advice, what would it be? “Look before you leap.” 

7 & 8) If you have a role model, who is it and why do you look up to them? My paternal grandmother.  She was one of the most interesting women I’ve ever known. She could speak multiple languages, listen to you as if you were the only person in the world, and she had a wicked sense of humor. And one of my favorite memories is that she burnt jello. LOL Oh yeah, she could cook, but didn’t really want to. I think I get that from her. She was also in the Who’s Who of American women, and never bragged about her education, her accomplishments, she would confirm if asked, but she was just unassuming.  I miss her more than anyone else knows. 

9) What has been your proudest moment in life so far? Honestly, going from no college to getting my Associates in two years, my Bachelor’s in two years and my Masters in one year!  I knew I could do it.  Five years in college and I have a Master’s degree and am working in the field of my degree (s)!! But yeah, I did it! 😀

10) Tell us your favourite joke. Um. I don’t have one. I have favorite skits from comedians, I like George Carlin’s terminal skit the best.  Wow! there are a lot of his skits on youtube.com. I also love Eddie Murphy’s humor. The barbeque one, anyone remember that? LOL 😀

11) What is your biggest phobia (if you have one)? another one…hm, spiders..nah, I can squish them, so it’d have to be drowning. 

The next step of this award required me to nominate 11 of my favourite blogs. This was super hard to choose as all of the blogs I follow are amazing in their own way. That said, my chosen 11 are:

1) http://vintagesweetiesphotoblog.wordpress.com/ 
2) http://joeflaniganfan.com/
3) http://polishyoupretty.com/
4) http://thisfloridianlife.wordpress.com/
5) http://wytchscauldron.com/
6) http://theartstudiobymarkmoore.me/
7) http://startrekasmyhth.wordpress.com/
8) http://leilanmcnally.wordpress.com/
9)  http://aroundindy.wordpress.com/
10)  http://stargateatlantisseasonsix.com/
11) http://witchesofthecraft.com/

The following questions are for the above nominees. Enjoy!

1) What is your favorite season? (tell why if you want)
2) Baseball, basketball, football or soccer? Hockey if you’re Canadian I know! 😀
3) If you could have a day with anyone living or dead, who would it be?
4) Favorite tv show?
5) What type of books do you enjoy?
6) Boxers or briefs? LOL 😛
7) Have you ever served your country?
8) Have you ever played ‘light as a feather’ ?
9) Stargate, Star Trek, or Star Wars?
10) What is your favorite type of medium for art?
11) Chinese, Mexican, or Italian?
My intern came up with the last question! go my Intern! She’s awesome! 😀

I hope that my nominees thoroughly enjoy this award nomination 😀

Picture: http://prayersandapples.com/liebster-award/

Calendar day; May 12, 2014

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Monday, the 12th of May, 2014 is the 132th day in 2014 and in the 20th calendar week.
General Events:
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Day
May 12, 2014 in the World
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Day is observed on May 12, 2014. May 12 is designated as International Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Awareness Day (ME/CFS). The day is observed so that stakeholders have an occasion to improve the knowledge of “the public, policymakers, and healthcare professionals about the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of ME/CFS, as well as the need for a better understanding of this complex illness.”
Chronic fatigue syndrome is the common name for a group of significantly debilitating medical conditions characterized by persistent fatigue and other specific symptoms that lasts for a minimum of six months in adults. The fatigue is not due to exertion, not significantly relieved by rest, and is not caused by other medical conditions. Symptoms of CFS include malaise after exertion; unrefreshing sleep, widespread muscle and joint pain, sore throat, headaches of a type not previously experienced, cognitive difficulties, chronic and severe mental and physical exhaustion, and other characteristic symptoms in a previously healthy and active person.
Although fatigue is a common symptom in many illnesses, CFS is comparatively rare. Estimates of prevalence vary from 7 to 3,000 cases of CFS for every 100,000 adults; national health organizations have estimated more than one million Americans and approximately a quarter of a million people in the UK have CFS. CFS occurs more often in women than men. The date for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Awareness Day was chosen to honor the birthday of Florence Nightingale, an English army nurse who was a pioneer of the Red Cross Movement.
Where is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Day?
Worldwide
International Nurses Day
May 12, 2014 in the World
International Nurses Day is observed on May 12, 2014. It is celebrated around the world to mark the contributions nurses make to society. In January 1974, 12 May was chosen to celebrate the day as it is the anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale, who is widely considered the founder of modern nursing. Each year, ICN prepares and distributes the International Nurses’ Day Kit. The kit contains educational and public information materials, for use by nurses everywhere.
Nursing is a profession within the health care sector focused on the care of individuals, families, and communities so they may attain, maintain, or recover optimal health and quality of life. Nurses may be differentiated from other health care providers by their approach to patient care, training, and scope of practice. Nurses practice in a wide diversity of practice areas with a different scope of practice and level of prescriber authority in each. Many nurses provide care within the ordering scope of physicians, and this traditional role has come to shape the historic public image of nurses as care providers.
The American Nurses Association states nursing is the protection, promotion, and optimization of health and abilities, prevention of illness and injury, alleviation of suffering through the diagnosis and treatment of human response, and advocacy in the care of individuals, families, communities, and populations.
Where is Nurses Day?
Worldwide
Limerick Day 2014
May 12, 2014 in the World
Limerick Day is celebrated on May 12, 2014. It celebrates the birthday of Writer Edward Lear and Limerick poems. Edward Lear (12 May 1812 – 29 January 1888) was an English artist, illustrator, author and poet, and is known now mostly for his literary nonsense in poetry and prose and especially his limericks, a form he popularised. In 1846 Lear published A Book of Nonsense, a volume of limericks that went through three editions and helped popularise the form. A limerick is a short, humorous, often ribald or nonsense poem, especially one in five-line anapestic or amphibrachic meter with a strict rhyme scheme (AABBA), which is sometimes obscene with humorous intent. Lear wrote 212 limericks, mostly nonsense verse. It was customary at the time for limericks to accompany an absurd illustration of the same subject, and for the final line of the limerick to be a kind of conclusion, usually a variant of the first line ending in the same word.
There was a Young Lady whose chin,
Resembled the point of a pin;
So she had it made sharp,
And purchased a harp,
And played several tunes with her chin
To celebrate Limerick Day, read a few funny Limericks, or try writing some of your own. They are guaranteed to make you laugh!
Where is Limerick Day?
Worldwide
National Nutty Fudge Day
May 12, 2014 in the USA
Between the crunchy nuts and chocolatey smooth fudge flavor, it’s hard to resist nutty fudge! Fudge was accidentally invented in the United States in the late 1880’s when a baker was trying to make caramel. Following its creation, fudge recipes began appearing around the world in many different variations. To this day, nutty fudge remains one of the most popular fudge recipes.
Did you know that Cole Porter loved fudge so much that he used to have nine pounds of it shipped to him each month from his hometown? Now that’s some serious dedication to your taste buds!
To celebrate National Nutty Fudge Day, buy some to enjoy with coworkers, friends and family. Yum!
Where is National Nutty Fudge Day?
Nationwide USA
Historical Events:
919 – Duke Henry of Saxony becomes king Henry I of Oostfrankischreich
1215 – English barons serve ultimatum on King John; leads to Magna Carta
1459 – Sun City India founded by Rao Jodhpur
1689 – England & Netherlands form League of Augsburg
1792 – Toilet that flushes itself at regular intervals is patented
1821 – The first big battle of the Greek War of Independence against the Turks occurs in Valtetsi.
1870 – Manitoba becomes a province of Canada
1885 – Battle of Batoche, French Canadians rebel against Canada
1908 – Wireless Radio Broadcasting is patented by Nathan B Stubblefield
1926 – Umberto Nobile flies airship over North Pole
1928 – Benito Mussolini ends women’s rights in Italy
1938 – Sandoz Labs manufactures LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide)
1941 – Konrad Zuse presents the Z3, the world’s first working programmable, fully automatic computer, in Berlin.
1965 – Israel & West Germany exchange letters beginning diplomatic relations
1984 – South African prisoner Nelson Mandela sees his wife for 1st time in 22 years

 

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