I got another sparkly y’all!! This time thanks go to the lovely lass at Divorced & Single – so thank you for the nomination dearling! I’m absolutely beside myself with glee.
Here are the rules of the Inspiring Blogger Award:
The nominee shall display the respective logo on her/his blog and link to the blogger that has nominated her/him. The nominee shall nominate up to 15 bloggers that she/he admires, by linking to their blogs and informing them about the nomination. The nominee shall answer seven questions:
1. Who is your favourite public figure?
I have so many!! Stephen Fry. Neil Gaiman. Terry Pratchett. Amanda Palmer. Marilyn Manson. Richard Dawkins. Shall I keep going?
2. What do you like most?
What do I like most? In regards to what? Kink wise I love my rope. I couldn’t go a week without fondling it at some point. Intellectually I love reading articles on scientific websites that make me inspired and awestruck at how beautiful and expansive our world and the universe is. Emotionally, I love the connected feeling I get when I’m sharing a space with people I love.
3. Do you follow trends?
Trends… trends? What are trends? As in shoe wear? I mean, I always go for the beautifully crafted steam punkish boots. Or the cutesy zombie bear mary janes… I think I fail at trends.
4. What do you do when someone gets angry?
I walk away. Unless I’m riled up too, then usually there’s a bit of a yelling match and I stomp off to cool down somewhere else. I try not to engage while angry because it’s such a horrible emotion to be communicating with. It’s full of barbs and stings to hurt the other person which doesn’t solve anything and ruins the relationship.
5. What have you loved the most?
What have I loved the most? The one I’ve loved the most I had to let go. She’s still in my life and seeing her happy makes me happy. I love my cat. I’ve loved travelling around America and other countries. I’ve loved learning new things about myself and others. I’ve loved and I’ve lost and I’ve ended up broken but it’s all been worth it, in a myriad of ways. And I’ve loved being on the new and foreign road with Cern. He’s making me feel and experience things that were beyond me before.
6. Do you have causes?
… causes? Like my getting laid cause? Everyone should have a cause like that. Getting laid is very bloody important. However I do have causes that I will stand up for. Like Reclaim the Night here in Sydney. Like the Slut Walk. Like the Cat Protection Society. The Sex Workers Rights walks. The protests against the government for various idiotic shit they think they can push through. So maybe yes, I do have causes.
7. What quality do you admire the most?
Admire? I admire honesty – own your mistakes, own your achievements, own yourself. I admire someone who asks your permission before sharing anything of yours (whether that’s my boobs, see previous post, or my personal information or my life). I admire someone who says what they mean and follows that up with the actions to enforce that what they said isn’t just words to gloss you over. I admire people who are true to themselves and others.
I admire good sunsets. I admire bio-luminescent algae that rocks my world. I admire sharks for the graceful but deadly beauty. I admire those little red back spiders that will always fill me with happy. I admire a beautifully big and round moon rise. I admire someone who loves unconditionally and showers you with that love day in day out. I admire my friends and my family. I admire a great set of boobs and arse smile and good shoes.
And most of all I admire you guys, for writing the way you do. Honestly, openly with warts and all. You make the blog-o-sphere worth reading.
Here are my nominations however I’m going to make a change on the rules a bit, if you don’t want to participate that’s fine too. Just remember that I think y’all are awesome.
Expat Eye on Germany – If you guys don’t read Linda you should. She’s funny and her travels through Europe have me in stitches. One day I’ll corner her in a pub somewhere and have a pint together.
Evie the Rabbit – Evie evie evie! She’s delectable and totally edible. She writes about her kinky and poly adventures and keeps me perving, lusting and entertained muchly!
Deliciously Inappropriate– For a blog full of naughty stories that inspire me to shop online for a new hitachi, this is a fantastic wank fest blog! Inspiring in such a way that it goes straight into your panties!
Shears Tears and Rice – A relatively new addition to my blog-o-verse but a welcome one. She writes about things that are hard to read but makes you resonate with her in her frustrations and joys. Men, family, life and the shitfalls that come with all of the above combined. Thank you for finding me!
The rules are to display the awards on your blog, to answer the above 7 questions, and to nominate up to 15 fellow bloggers. Have fun with it!