The Entertainer Blogger Award

The lovely Ramona over at Just Keep Brains! nominated me for The Entertainer Blogger Award. Thanks Ramona for reading! 🙂 Below are the questions I had to answer.


Why did you start to blog in the first place? It’s always been a creative outlet for me, although at the time I wanted to have a food blog where I’d share recipes and stories from working as a cook in a restaurant. Then I began to share poetry and stories and eventually I turned it into more of a writing showcase blog.

What is your favorite book? There’s a special place in my heart for a collection of magical old stories known as Grimm’s Fairytales! My favorite story is Hansel and Gretel.

 What do you dislike the most? Blind consumerism and its effects on people and our planet. So many people are unhappy because they keep wanting more and more meanwhile falling further into debt. All of this waste created from mindless consumption is making our planet an ugly and unhealthy place. Here’s a couple quotes I like from Tyler Durden in the movie Fight Club:

“Do you know what a duvet is? It’s a blanket. Just a blanket. Now why do guys like you and me know what a duvet is? Is this essential to our survival, in the hunter-gatherer sense of the word? No. What are we then? We’re consumers. We are the byproducts of a lifestyle obsession. Murder, crime, poverty—these things don’t concern me. What concerns me are celebrity magazines, television with 500 channels, some guy’s name on my underwear. Rogaine, Viagra, Olestra…fuck Martha Stewart. Martha’s polishing the brass on the Titanic. It’s all going down, man. So fuck off with your sofa units and strine green stripe patterns.”

“The things you own end up owning you.”

What is your favorite food item from the mall? I go to the mall maybe once a year, but when I do I always stop by this smoothie place which I can’t remember the name of and get their peanut butter banana chocolate protein shake. It almost brings tears to my eyes when I reach the bottom and my straw makes the empty sucking sounds.

What is your favorite past time activity? I’d have to say riding my bike around the neighborhood with the other neighbor kids. We kids designated different areas of the neighborhood as our “homes” and other places of interest like the mall, grocery store, etc. and made it our special town. My “home” was a towering tree in the church parking lot behind the duplex I grew up in. We’d get into trouble, too. One time my friend and I pretended we were new in the neighborhood and went into the church asking for information and introducing ourselves with fake names. We asked to look around, so they let us roam around. This was during a weekday during the summer. We went into the kitchen and stole a bag of Oreos. There was a baptismal font in the sanctuary and we heard some people coming so we hid in the font which, at the time, happened to be empty of water but full of pillows. When the people passed we escaped outside, climbed a tree nearby and ate all the cookies. I’m surely going to hell for this.

The rules state that I must nominate 12 other people for this award but today I’m feeling like a lazy lump (and I’m a REBEL, OoOoo!), so this concludes my post.


11 thoughts on “The Entertainer Blogger Award

  1. I swear I had to read the line “peanut butter banana chocolate ” 3 times before it even began to sink in!!

    Hansell and Gretel has to be my fav too, tho I do love most of the old fairy tales – you know I did a course in Art Therapy with various units on approach to the subject, the best one for me was when they told us all about the impact on society and culture of fairy tales – one can’t underestimate them! (the wise crone, the naked king, foolish young man etcetc)

    Love the segment on consumerism, so true – and the Nightclub refs! What a weirdly good film that was!

    You bad girl, defo hellhound! Nah, you just fell in with a bad crowd, I should think this could be put right via 20 lashes or so. Oops, getting carried away again – whenever I gave a false name, I couldn’t thin one up for the life of me and wound up dropping some best pal potentially right in it!!

    When I was a nipper, we used to play “tenses” (pronounced 10’sis) Anyhow, you just kick a ball at a wall, and your mates take their turns, not sure what the rules were, cos I was never much good at it, anyhow, it was my turn, so I kicked that ball so hard, enough to launch it into orbit! Take that ball !!! Ha,ha, it was a beauty, it sailed on a curving trajectory above the wall, (which was only about 3′ high) and planted a superb goal, smack in the centre of the guys window! Oh joy! The glass just dropped out of it, and we all ran like bastards!! Ha,ha, I had to own up to it, it would have come out one way or another,

    Glad you didn’t nominate, that sort of stuff is harder to write than it is to read! 🙂 Xx

    • Peanut butter banana chocolate…try it and you’re welcome!

      It’s Hansel and Gretel because I’m a sucker for witch stories. Oh no doubt that class was most interesting. I believe it…all of those tales contain lessons and recurring characters.

      Haha, I’m no more “bad” than the cookie monster. He’d have done the same thing. Mmm, cookies… Well I’m not at all surprised you ran after smashing that guy’s window. I would have, too. What a nice little chap owning up to it, though. Moms always find out one way or another, although my mother still doesn’t know about the cookie snatching incident.

      • Ah yes, I was thinking about that, with the window, it was only round the corner from where I lived, so I knew I was in the poo! There was no way round it, either own up, or move to another town, start a new life, get another identity, all that! 😉

  2. Only once a year to the mall is impressive. I feel kinda stuck in the zone Ed Norton is in at the start before he meets Tyler… just another visit or two to the mall and maybe ill be finally there- completed! That said, how can Brad Pitt lecture us on consumerism and empty preening lifestyles. His body in that is/was a focal point for exactly those lifestyles. Super ironic. Its the same deal with the fandom for American Psycho. Thank you, and Goodnight!

    • Me staying away from the mall is partly about consumerism but also because I like to avoid crowds. And malls are popular places for shootings and stabbings here in the good old USA. 😦 You make a good point though about Brad, ha. You’re a clever one!!

  3. Dear merciful Buddha’s brother, you were totally kool as a kid too? That’s amazing. It’s very hard to be consistently Kool all through life but you sure have pulled it off in a grand way. I think the Oreo cookie caper was predestined by Hansel and Gretl. You relived it in your sub-concious. There was the treat, then the oven (hell) which you escaped to the forest (tree) See, it all makes sense. I’m not sure about the sucking sound at the bottom of the peanut butter banana chocolate smoothie. I think you should avoid that by buying two and quitting before it sucks. And the consumerism. Yes, that is our downfall. No doubt. We are all circling the bowl as I type this. Tomorrow, I’m going to the mall and looking for a banana peanut butter chocolate smoothie. After that, I think I’ll take a nap whether I want to or not. Last but not least, how is bootcamp wrangling going? I’ll be posting a Black Dragon Sister Praetorian Guard training camp chapter soon. Khulan is a little too rough on the girls I think, but its only because she cares. I know you do too.

    • Oh I like to think I was! Perhaps until I reached middle school, which is when I became the goodie goodie teacher’s pet.

      Oh, Hansel and Gretel most definitely influenced me back then and still do to this day! Show me the sweets, baby. You matched it up so nicely with the metaphors.

      Nowadays I can make my own freakin’ smoothies at home and put as much in there as I want. And who needs straws? Not this little piggy. I hope you tried one. 😉

      Bootcamp is going strong! Girls have been saying they get compliments on their toned arms, etc. I have much catching up to do with the dragons.

      • Ha ha ah haa haaa! Awesomeness boundlessly abounds. I can imagine your good girl transition while Draculauren was steadily gaining strength. The Dragon’s blood is slow but powerful. The Dragons decided they like peanut butter, banana, chocolate smoothies with a dash of spice and heavy whipping cream. Apparently you are a tremendous influence on the Dragons. You just might be a Dragon Master. Several of my Dragon Sisters have given you the very long painted dragon thumbnail up for introducing them to such decadent health food. Apparently, it makes their hair shiny too. Did wonders for their smiles I might add. So glad to read the recruits are doing well and getting compliments. Yep, you are definitely a Dragon Master. 😀

        I hope you like the rewrites of the Dragons when you get time. Lee and Domi were major changes but Mariah and Gloria stayed pretty much the same. I did a bio page so people can finally see my naughty self and my life’s history. Also, I announced that Gloria is actually Hyperion and Faith’s daughter. They’ll be there when you get time. 😀

      • Oh my, you better sub almond milk for the heavy whipping cream if you’re going to call it a health food! Only add a wee bit of chocolate and peanut butter – just enough for a little pzazz. I’m glad everyone is enjoying!

        I may have taken on a bit more than I can chew! Through word of mouth I’ve been able to take on a few more clients but now I hardly have time for my own workouts or most anything else. I’d like to keep my day job since it comes with good health insurance. I’m hoping to have some time this week to catch up on people’s blogs. Whoa, did I miss something? When reading your current “About” page there doesn’t seem to be much info on you.

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