#atozchallenge: It is I!

liebster-award1I really was not sure what I was going to do for I. Fortunately, an Ideal Idea was practically handed to me. I was nominated for the famed Liebster Reward by my new blogging friend GlassHalfWhat? over at Failed Experiments & Experimental Failings. Generally I avoid these awards, since they end up Involving much more work than I actually want to put Into a typical blog post, but In the spirit of adventure that I am filled with lately, and for a lack of a better Idea, I will oblige.

Da Rules:

  1. Thank the person who nominated me and link back to their site.
  2. Post 11 random things about myself.
  3. Answer 11 questions that GlassHalfWhat? has for me.
  4. Ask my nominees 11 questions of my own!
  5. Nominate 11 other blogs (in this case from the A to Z challenge list)

WOW! I should have read that before I agreed. But I started, so might as well finish. Brace yourselves:

11 Random facts about me:

  1. I have hazel eyes.
  2. My IQ Is somewhere around 146.
  3. I love water sports.
  4. I am allergic to fruit (sometimes).
  5. I am ambidextrous.
  6. I have had many different jobs, none of them related to my degree.
  7. I like to bake.
  8. I have metal In my right leg.
  9. I think I shrunk 2 inches In the last few years.
  10. One of my first memories Is of the moon landing.
  11. I used to be able to do calculus In my head.

I know. Rather boring. Now for my question list:

Q: What does your name mean? Do you like your name? Have you ever wanted to change it? A: The last time I looked It up It came out to be something like Crowned Shopkeeper. I am fine with my name. Few use It anyway, usually calling be by some nickname or other.

Q: Why did you start your blog? A: To finally share the many things I have written over the years In a place where people could read them.

Q: Tea or coffee? A: Neither and/or both. I don’t really drink much more than water on a regular basis, but won’t turn either away If offered.

Q: If you could revisit a day or a certain period of your life, what would it be? A: I wouldn’t take advantage of the offer. To me the past Is past. I don’t regret anything I have done, and cherish many others, but really have no desire to relive anything. 

Q: What’s your favourite thing about the internet? A: It makes the world smaller.

Q: Do you think all this technology and social media has made us better or worse at being social? A: Much worse. We don’t know how to Interact face to face anymore. 

Q: What’s your favourite food? A: Generally something that fits In my mouth.

Q: Are you a city person or a country-side person? A: Depends on my mood. But In general I prefer nature.

Q: If you won the lottery, what’s the first thing you’d buy or spend on? A: Clear all of my and my family’s debts.

Q: Why did you decide to do the A-Z challenge this year? A: I am a masochist.

Q: Describe yourself in 4 words. A: I am THIS guy.

Phew! That was tough. Do I have to come up with 11 of my own? Arghhh. Ok I will try:

  1. The cookie or the cream?
  2. Have you ever gone skinny dipping?
  3. How tall are you In cm?
  4. Why Is the sky blue?
  5. How much wood would a wood chuck chuck If a wood chuck could chuck wood?
  6. Boxers or briefs?
  7. Do you believe In Santa?
  8. ¿uoıʇsǝnb sıɥʇ pɐǝɹ noʎ uɐɔ
  9.  ?eno siht tuoba woH
  10. What is your pet peeve?
  11. Are you tired of this post yet?

The next part Is the hardest. For one I really haven’t had much chance to read other’s posts for the challenge, but more because there are just too many blogs that I enjoy. In the spirit of Randomness that this post is all about, I will juts pick 11 names that catch my eye:

  1. Melissas Imaginarium
  2. Misadventure Abound
  3. The Slightly Eccentric Diary of Rob Z Tobor
  4. Spotts in the Valley of the Sun
  5. However Improbable
  6. Maple Syrup Land
  7. MAGICAL MYSTICAL MIMI
  8. Geek Banter
  9. Buttered Toast Rocks
  10. A Brief Sinfonia
  11. Jabberwockery

WOW! I think I have managed to finish. Of course now I have to visit all those blogs to let them know of the hard work honor I have just bestowed on them.

Does this count as exercise?

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