Am I dating myself singing Raffi?? And does anyone else think that the expression “dating yourself” sounds like you have a serious twisted form of bi-polar narcissism and you’re taking yourself out for dinner??

Never mind.

What I’m trying to say, is that Abbie @ Cracks In The Fence nominated me fro the Sunshine Blogger Award!


PHWEEEE!!! Confetti!! I feel so sunshiny!! Thank you, Abbie! It makes me feel so glowy warm and fuzzy happy inside to think you and maybe other people see me as a ray of sunshine in their lives (at least, I’m assuming that’s what it means? That’s how I took it, anyway. Correct me if I’m wrong… πŸ™‚ )

Okay, relax, Kat, get off of the cloud and answer the questions! πŸ˜€ Here are the questions Abbie asked me (and my answers).

1. What are three of your favorite foods?

Oh, gosh. I don’t know. Let’s go with pizza, ice cream, orange juice, and chocolate. (what’s your problem? Oh, that’s four?? Oh well. Hey, I’m a writer not a mathematician πŸ™‚ ) Those are just the first ones that came to mind. I’d hate to choose choose. πŸ˜›

2. If you could go back in time and change one thing in your life, what would it be and how would you change it?

I would go back to when I said goodbye to my fellow quizzers. The big goodbye – the we-probably-aren’t-going-to-see-each-other-again goodbye. I said none of the things I wanted to. I didn’t show how much I cared. Didn’t tell them how much they’d impacted my life and how much I’d miss them. I just smiled and shook hands and hugged and said goodbye. I couldn’t find the words, so I just walked away, the feelings burning into my heart. I would go back and stand there until something, anything that got close to capturing it came out, no matter how silly I felt. I would tell them. I wouldn’t just walk away. I want the people who are important to me to know that, and know how I feel, and they were the closest friends I’ve had. And I never once showed them how much they meant to me – even when I said goodbye. I would change that.

3. Do you speak more than one language?

As a matter of fact, I do. I happen to speak Elvish and Kolish. Just kidding. πŸ™‚Β I make both of those up as I go/as needed. Aside from my stories – no. I don’t speak any other languages.

4. If you knew you had only 24 hours to live, how would you spend it?

I would call each of the people important in my life and say goodbye, and say all the things I wanted to say to them but never had the courage. I would sing and dance. I would go for a swim. I would take a notebook with me everywhere and write down thoughts that came to me, things I forgot to say or last words I wanted to leave behind. I would get to the top of a mountain and see everything (and probably sing!). I would walk in the woods. I would gaze at the sunset. I would go skydiving. I would watch a few movies, and maybe put on a costume or two. I would stand in the rain and just get soaked. I would tell everyone not to be too sad, that I’d miss them but I couldn’t wait to go, because I would see the face of Jesus and there would be no more pain or sorrow. I would tell everyone of the hope I had and how they could join me in heaven. I would give away every last cent I had. I would enjoy life with a new savor.

5. How would you describe your style?

Woodsy, practical. Ideally it would have a strong flare of the Bohemian actually, but right now… Bohemian doesn’t exist in my life. Maybe sometime it’ll find its way in.

6. If you could be one fictional character, who would it be and why?

Actually, I think it would be Maleficent (from Maleficent). I would’ve thought it would be someone from one of my favorite books or even Elsa, but as cool as ice powers would be, I think I’ll go for Maleficent. Why? 2 Words: She. Can. Fly. And she has super cool awesome powerful magic!! I mean, wings and magic combined (those drool-worthy wings!! ❀ ), who wouldn’t?? Plus, I’d want to live in the Moors. Really badly.

Those are my answers. And since I can’t find any “rules” on how to do the Sunshine Blogger award properly, I’m going to nominate some of my favorite bloggers (and I hope it doesn’t seem too weird or presumptuous to nominate bigger bloggers, because some of my favorites are, well, lots of people’s favorites πŸ˜‰ ). So, my nominees are, in no particular order:

Mitch Teemley @ Mitch Teemley

K. L. Register @ The Ninth Life

Veronique Kruger @ Attempting Authenticity

Brey @ Ordinary Adventures

Alison @ Daily Moves And Grooves

Hil @ Sincerely, Hil

You guys brighten my life with your blogs!!

And my questions for youΒ are:

  1. What is your dream vacation?
  2. If you could be one fictional character, who would it be and why?
  3. What does your ideal day look like?
  4. If you could spend time with 3 “famous” people (eat dinner with, interview, whatever), who would they be?
  5. What was the last song you listened to?
  6. If you could say one thing to everyone in the world, what would it be?

If anyone else out there that I didn’t nominate wants to answer the questions or was intrigued/inspired, I would honestly and truly love to hear your answers too! You can post them in the comments or make a post on your own blog and put a link to the post in the comments.

Thank you, everybody!

~ Kat