Apparently, I am award worthy. Wayne from Wayne is Weird (he really is quite normal, with a geeky streak) nominated me for the Liebster Award, an award for bloggers, by bloggers. And only those who don’t have giant lists of followers can be nominated as a way to spread the love amongst the little(r) people of the blogosphere.
When nominated, you are to:
- Thank your nominator (thanks, Wayne!)
- Answer the 11 questions posed by that person
- Nominate 11 people to answer the 11 questions you write
I’ll start with my thanks to Wayne. I feel quite honored that my blog, evem in its newborn (hopefully not premature) state, made your list of eleven blogs you’d like to highlight! I really enjoy reading about movies and superheros on your blog and hope others go and check you out.
Onto Wayne’s questions, which focus on movies…
Wayne’s Questions to Me
Wayne: What is your favorite film of all time?
Me: Mary Poppins. There is singing and Julie Andrews and a silly premise and dancing penguins. It made me want to have a nanny as a kid, because obviously all nannies are that awesome. (Yes, PL Travers hated how her film was adapted but I still love the movie.)
Wayne: least favorite film of all time?
Me: Being John Malkovitch. Matt and I saw it the summer we spent in California before we both decided to move there. It messed with my mind so much, between the half-height floor and the puppets and the whole mind swapping thing. Ugh.
Wayne: who is one actor that everyone loves but you hate?
Me: I can’t think of anyone I hate, though Tom Hanks seems to think he’s far better than he is.
Wayne: Favorite genre of film?
Me: Probably comedies because you always need a laugh. I like dramas but I’m not always in the mood to cry or generally be moved. Musicals are fun though I don’t ever think “Oh, I should watch a musical!” (Yeah, I know, I just said a musical is my favorite movie, but it still doesn’t cross my mind.)
Wayne: If you were to write your own script/story line for a film, what would the film be about?
Me: Hmm. Maybe about women in engineering where the women are neither stupid or total geeks with no social skills. Like an Office Space with a more realistic male/female ratio and updated workplace annoyances (Power Point presentations, people who text in meetings, and non working Keurigs).
Wayne: continuing off the last question, who would you want to star?
Me: Elizabeth Banks would be the lead because we were just talking about her this morning and I think she’d do great playing a more accurate engineer.
Wayne: Favorite film from the last 10 years?
Me: Probably Love Actually. I watch it almost every Christmas. It’s funny and sweet and has Hugh Grant and Emma Thomson in it.
Wayne: which actor would you kill to meet?
Me: George Clooney because he’s dreamy and seems like a genuinely nice guy. Wait, scratch that. Matt Smith (the eleventh Doctor) because he’s all that and a dork.
Wayne: What film has the best score, in your opinion?
Me: I love the score from the Harry Potter films. It’s so moving and fits the story perfectly. Anytime I went to see one of the movies, I’d get so excited as soon as I heard the opening theme with the chimes (or is it a xylophone?).
Wayne: What’s a trope in a movie you can’t stand?
Me: Someone who has promised to be in two places as the same time and, instead of just telling people he screwed up and double scheduled himself, he races back and forth between the two situations. It was a cute trope when I was nine but now it’s annoying because the guy won’t admit he messed up.
Wayne: are you following me on Facebook if you aren’t already? (find the page here) why or why not?
Me: I don’t follow you and now I feel pretty bad about it. But I follow so few people and things, overall, that I just don’t think about it. I will correct that shortly.
Nomination time! I’ve picked blogs that I’ve mostly just discovered, with a few I’ve known about for years thrown in.
Perfectionist Rehab (she just got back into blogging, go say hi and be nice, we’re related)
My Questions to the Nominees
If you accept the nomination and challenge – here’s my questions to you. They, like me, are a bit all over the place, though all tie into creativity which I’ve been reading about a lot lately. I’ll probably answer, myself, at some point.
- Is your day job creative or are you only creative outside of your job? Or do you not see yourself as creative at all?
- What advice do you have for people to be more creative in their everyday lives?
- How would you define art versus craft or are they the same thing?
- If you could have any creative talent, what would you choose?
- Who or what inspires you in your creativity?
- What artist / writer / songwriter do you love but no one seems to know about?
- When was the last time you drew something?
- Do you sing in the shower? To family, friends, or the dog? In public?
- What would you name your band if you started one today?
- Expanding on that last question…what would be the title and topic of your first big hit?