Thursday, 26 June 2014

The Liebster Award

It was a week ago yesterday that Sarah nominated me for this award.  It would be something of an exaggeration for me to claim that I have spent all the time since then cogitating, but I have given some thought to the matter.

Now the word 'liebster' is German and translates as 'dearest' - but, no.  I couldn't be that lucky.  And in any case, what would the Old Bat say?

I did some further research and finally came to the conclusion that the award is, frankly, meaningless, simply a way of spreading alarm and despondency among the general blogger populace.  What is does entail is that the awarder asks a number of questions of the awardee, questions which, it would appear, are intended to draw out embarrassing answers.  Well, Sarah, I will answer your questions, but you might be a tad disappointed with the answers.

  1. What was the first ever comment on your blog - who was it from and how did it make you feel?  It was so long ago that I don't actually remember it.  I rather suspect it would have been from my Californian friend Skip.
  2. What's your favourite cake?  Pretty much any cake except carrot.  The doughnuts from our local bakery are to die for, as are the strawberry tartlets from my favourite patisserie in Pouancé.
  3. Do you have a friend who you would hate if you didn't love them so much? Love?  Friends?  Never!
  4. When did you last make and arse of yourself and how?  No comment.
  5. Kittens or puppies - quick, QUICK you HAVE to choose!!!  Puppies.
  6. Do you have an item of cleaning or cooking equipment that you don't know either what it's for or how to use?  I don't have any items of cleaning or cooking equipment full stop.  No, belay that!  I do - it's called a wife and I don't have the foggiest idea how to use it.
  7. Have you ever cyber-stalked anyone - either someone famous (I haven't) or an ex (hmmm, maybe a little ...) or an ex's new partner (not guilty of that one either, he goes through them too fast to make it worthwhile) or someone that you used to go to school/work with (might have done that a little too ...).  No.
  8. What's the weirdest injury you've ever sustained?  I took the Scouts rock climbing and broke my ankle when I slipped in the mud at the foot of the rocks.  Then there was the time a policeman broke my thumb when he trod on it...
  9. Have you ever accidentally sent a text/email etc to the wrong person?  No that I'm aware of - but maybe that's why several of my friends no longer speak to me.
  10. Have you ever vlogged?  If yes, what was it about?  If no, would you ever?  Vlogging?  What that?
According to the rules, I'm now supposed to nominate a few other mugs and ask them impertinent questions - but who goes by the rules all the time?


Jenny Woolf said...

Yes, don't ask anyone those questions, make up your own! congrats on getting nominated

Sarah said...

Ha ah BP - that's EXACTLY what the award is about ;-) - actually, my interpretation of it is, blogs I love to read.

I'm no fan of carrot cake either after I overdosed on it many years ago.

Hmmm, how did a policeman tread on your thumb? I'm intrigued!

The Broad said...

Very well answered, BP! I agree, a blogging post on how the policeman trod on your thumb is now in order!

(not necessarily your) Uncle Skip, said...

I would have expected no less of a response from you...
...and I believe I may have been the first responder.