The Sunshine Blogger Award Challenge

This nomination comes much to my amazement.  My writing skills are not great so I guess the pictures are bailing me out.  I was nominated by Margaret and Neal Wandering Together which by the way is an excellent blog.  Please go check them out and if you do not like what they are blogging I will refund no money.  Trust me you will like it.  I am glad that some people actually like what I do and where I go.  Thank you for the nomination.

Here are the rules:

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you in the blog post and link back to their blog.
  2. Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you.
  3. Nominate 11 blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions.
  4. List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post and/or on your blog.

The Sunshine Blogger Award is all about the Rule of 11s, so here we go!

The 11 questions Margaret and Neal asked me, and my answers, are:

  1. Do you prefer relaxing vacations or active vacations, and why?  I like active vacations.  I prefer places where I can hike or get a trail run.
  2. What’s the most unusual thing you’ve ever eaten?  I usually do not stray from my usual group of foods.  I like simple run of the mill food but I guess it would be Ghormeh sabzi.  It is a Persian dish I ate a lot when my family lived in Iran.
  3. If you could live anywhere, where would it be?  I like warm temperatures and low humidity so I will go with Arizona.  I have never been there but the weather is right.  I also really like the hill country of Texas.
  4. What do you like to do in your free time?  I like to travel.  I just pack up and go.  Taking short overnight trips around Texas and occasionally Oklahoma and Arkansas.
  5. What’s your favorite story about your pet (past or current)?  I have had one pet so far and it the current one.  The yorkie has never been trained so it still poops in the house.  The dog loves to poop and the rug right outside of my shower.  It is like it is trained to annoy me.
  6. What would you sing at karaoke night?  It would be a song from the Beatles or Depeche Mode.
  7. What three items would you take to a deserted island?  I love this question because I always have the smart ass answer of a boat, a compass and water.
  8. What is your spirit animal?  Bear
  9. Do you collect anything?  Race bibs.  Most runners like the medals but I like collecting the bibs.
  10. What are you most grateful for?  Family
  11. What do you enjoy most about blogging?  Expressing myself as best as possible and hoping people take with a grain of salt.

The 11 blogs I nominate are:

  1. Jason Frels
  2. AtoZMom’s
  3. thedancingrunner
  4. pkadams
  5. Colorado Chelsea
  6. The Huntress 915
  7. BIT|Hiker
  8. The Zen Hiker
  9. Nowhere Tribune
  10. Ester Traveling around the world
  11. BionicOldGuy

And here are our 11 questions for you guys:

  1. What excites you right now?
  2. If you had the opportunity to meet one person you haven’t met, who would it be, why, and what would you talk about?
  3. When and where were you happiest in your life?
  4. What chore do you absolutely hate doing?
  5. What’s your least favorite mode of transportation?
  6. What is something you learned in the last week?
  7. If you inherited or won a million dollars, what’s the very first thing you would do with the money?
  8. What is the best job you ever had?
  9. What two languages would you like to be fluent in?
  10. What would you do if you were the lone survivor of a plane crash?
  11. Name 3 things in nature you find most beautiful?

Thank you again Margaret and Neal and looking forward to the responses.

4 thoughts on “The Sunshine Blogger Award Challenge”

  1. Hey, thanks for the mention.

    What excites you right now? Going out to places where few other people are.

    If you had the opportunity to meet one person you haven’t met, who would it be, why, and what would you talk about? My ancestors who moved here from Europe. I’d ask them what made them pull up and move across the ocean.

    When and where were you happiest in your life? When my kids were about 3 or 4 and they would climb on my and sit on my and read a book or something like that. I was superman to them, now not so much.

    What chore do you absolutely hate doing? Going to the grocery store.

    What’s your least favorite mode of transportation? Roller skates, I guess.

    What is something you learned in the last week? My job is changing soon.

    If you inherited or won a million dollars, what’s the very first thing you would do with the money? Pay off the mortgage.

    What is the best job you ever had? My current one as an engineer.

    What two languages would you like to be fluent in? Italian and whatever the most popular dialect of Chinese is.

    What would you do if you were the lone survivor of a plane crash? Stop paying my life insurance premium.

    Name 3 things in nature you find most beautiful? The Milky Way, the coast line, rippled sand dunes.

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  2. Thanks Big Guy! I enjoy your site too
    What excites you right now? -getting out in nature where I haven’t been before
    If you had the opportunity to meet one person you haven’t met, who would it be, why, and what would you talk about? Probably somebody who has changed the world through nonviolence like Gandhi or Martin Luther King. I’d ask them how they stay calm in the presence of hostility

    When and where were you happiest in your life? Actually probably here and now.
    What chore do you absolutely hate doing? Not a big fan of cleaning messy places like the garage. I do feel pretty satisfied after though
    What’s your least favorite mode of transportation? Cars. Driving down a nice windy country road is ok, but sitting in traffic, not so much.
    What is something you learned in the last week? I learned about Andean bears.
    If you inherited or won a million dollars, what’s the very first thing you would do with the money? There are multiple charities I’d like to give some to, like nature and environmental organizations and groups that help vets
    What is the best job you ever had? I worked at the National Bureau of Standards in the early 1980s. That was the closest to a pure research environment I’ve been in. Great coworkers and interesting projects.
    What two languages would you like to be fluent in? French and Spanish. I practice both on duolingo often. I’m a beginner in Spanish. French I studies for 7 years back in school and am trying to knock the rust off.
    What would you do if you were the lone survivor of a plane crash? I like Jason’s answer to this, wish I’d thought of that. I suppose I’d try to continue surviving
    Name 3 things in nature you find most beautiful? Wildlife, sunsets over the mountains and the ocean

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