Real Neat Blog Award

I was recently nominated by Amanda Lyle for the Real Neat Blog Award in the “Newbie Category.” The event Amanda put on was star studded, to say the least, and I was honored to attend and walk the red carpet. I was also very proud to have Jessica Rabbit as my escort for the night.


It was great to make the cut and be nominated in one of the many categories that awards were presented for that night.

Real Neat Blog Award

As part of my acceptance of this award, I am required to answer seven questions. Get ready Rebbit, here they come! As you might be aware, I don’t follow the rules to the full scope.

In a particular order, cause that’s the way they were presented to me, they are the following:

1. When was the happiest moment of your life?

I’m going to cheat on this one. I am not going to pick a single moment but let’s say, a certain situation that is repeating. About 3-4 years ago, I decided to seek counseling to work to deal with my feelings on a number of events that happened in my life as well as an anger management problem. I was proud that I took the necessary steps to realize I wasn’t the person I knew I could be, I had an issue, and that I could work to improve things. I worked hard to put myself into a different mindset and change some things about me that were unhealthy. I was going down a bad path and I didn’t like it. Having an anger management issue is like being a drug addict or an alcoholic – it never goes away – but with some new life tools and an ability to understand the source and alternate means to deal with your anger, it can be controlled. It was difficult to face some of my demons and a number of sessions brought me to tears but I didn’t quit and I persevered cause I believed that I could change.

Since that time, I have found myself in similar situations as I was before my counseling and self improvement. Before that time, I made very poor decisions. Now, I make much better decisions. It feels so good to know that I improved in my decision making and it creates a positive feedback loop for me.

2. Do you believe in ghosts, and if so, what experiences have you encountered?

Eh, this is going to be vague. I don’t believe in all knowing supreme entities and I don’t believe in an afterlife. That said, I often wonder if there are some sorts of energy that are left over after we physically pass. I don’t know. I haven’t seen any real evidence to point me in that direction. Romantically, I’d like to believe, but I also think to be fair, I would need to believe in some sort of afterlife to accompany this. Believing in one, without the other, makes no sense to me.

3. What’s your favorite Season and why?

Well, I really liked the 4th season of Seinfeld…oh..wait…okay. I would say Spring because the weather begins to warm and I can begin to get outside more to run and workout. Mother Nature awakens and comes alive and I feel reinvigorated seeing that.

4. What’s your favorite thing about blogging?

It gives me an outlet to write about my thoughts and feelings which allows me to sort through them and move past them. I used to internalize everything and that got me into deep trouble. I would advise that no one do that but instead find positive avenues to express your feelings, especially the negative ones.  I’ve also enjoyed meeting so many wonderful people. I didn’t have any expectations when I first started my blog so making so many new friends has been a real treat.

5. If you were an animal, what would you be and why?

Well I am a Homo sapien and that is part of the Animalia Kingdom so aren’t I an animal? Okay, science humor. I guess fitting my personality, I would say a domestic house cat. They tend to be very clean and also tend to keep to themselves which is fitting to me.

6. What’s your guilty pleasure?

I feel like a lot of things that used to be guilty pleasures are now considered vogue. Hmm. I was really into professional wrestling as a kid so I probably know more about late 70s through 90s professional wrestling than anyone you have ever known. I also am really into heavy metal and l likely know more about random heavy metal trivia and facts than anyone you have met, especially when it comes to 1980s hair metal bands. On a side note, besides my extreme knowledge of professional wrestling and heavy metal, I can also get a knot out of anything – I mean it – literally anything. Yet, I haven’t found a means to make money off of any of these unique skill sets so if you are in need, I can work cheaply.

7. How many hours do you need to sleep each night to function optimally?

I need about 10 hours but I usually get around 5. Part of that is I stay up late and the other part is I usually lie awake in bed for hours, unable to sleep.

I’d like to thank Amanda for nominating me and readers, I hope you had fun with my answers!

Jessica Rabbit Photo courtesy of


10 thoughts on “Real Neat Blog Award

  1. Thanks for the shout-out! It was great reading your answers. Especially #3 and #5- incredibly sassy, if I must say! 😉


  2. Congrats again! I am impressed with your answers! It’s always fun to learn new facts about fellow bloggers. The life of a domesticated cat can’t be a bad one…I think I’d be a sloth, just hanging from my tree in the sun all day *deep sigh*

    Thanks for taking part and accepting this award. I appreciate it 🙂

    Now…let’s crank up the music and pop open that champagne!


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