Madonna, Math, and Myths 21 comments

One of my first posts was written when the Super Bowl was held in New Orleans earlier this year. I thought it was a perfect time to dispel myths about Louisiana while the country was enthralled with The Big Easy during the biggest sporting event of the year. Read that post here.

Today I’m dispelling more myths by celebrating the Liebster award that Alison from Embrace The Struggle nominated me for.

I have been fortunate enough to be nominated for this award before. This time around, I’m revelling in it in a different way.  A Liebster Award is given to fellow bloggers with less than 200 followers but who are considered up-and-coming in the blogosphere.


Alison describes the word liebster in a way I had not heard before. She writes, Liebster is a German word that can be translated as “sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome.” That made me appreciate her nomination all the more.


In accepting this honor, I am to answer questions that Alison posed for me. So here goes..

  1. What’s your guilty pleasure? Playing Cityville on Facebook.
  2. You’re forced to choose between buying shoes and buying makeup.  Which one wins? Makeup. I like a new pair of shoes, but you won’t catch me buying them often.
  3. Which skill, or set of skills, do you still want to master? Swimming in deep water.
  4. Which movie recently made you weep? Strangely, I haven’t seen a movie that has made me weep in a long time. But I recently watched a rerun of Oprah’s Life Class with Pastor Rick Warren and wept like a baby.
  5. What tidbit about you would surprise most of your blog readers? I have never eaten Ramen Noodles.
  6. If I took away books and music from you, which would cause you to have withdrawal symptoms? Books. I love, love, love to read.
  7. What is a deal-breaker for you in friendships? Tryin’ to step to my man!
  8. Planes, trains, and automobiles. Which is your preferred mode of transportation?  Why? Planes because they get you to your destination quicker. I’ve never been on a train.
  9. Who was your favorite musician when you were a teenager? Toss up between Janet Jackson and Madonna.
  10. Which subject did you hate the most in school? Math.
  11. What fashion trend did you try out and live to regret? Neon clothing in middle school. One Christmas I received a neon sweatshirt, neon top, and neon fabric headband. And one black lace fingerless glove. I wore them all together. It was cool then. But now when I look back at the pictures. It was a HOT MESS!

Many of the bloggers that I know have received this award before or have more than 200 followers. So…instead of nominating 11 more bloggers, I am prompting anyone reading this post to leave their answers to the 11 questions above in the comments below.

The September Sapphire Even Day Blog Challenge is almost coming to an end. *tear* What a great time I have had and I hope you have too. Be sure to link up for the remaining 2 writing prompts. And link up below for today’ prompt.

The writing prompt for Saturday, September 28, 2013 is Pinaholic. (Okay that’s not in the dictionary currently, but give it some time.) Share your Pinterest URL and show off some of your favorite boards and pins.


The final writing prompt is for Monday, September 30, 2013. I will be doing a Challenge Wrap-Up and awarding PRIZES! Share what you learned during the challenge, who you connected with, and your overall experience with it.


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21 thoughts on “Madonna, Math, and Myths

  • Mikaela

    1. Beef jerky
    2. Wait, is this during the Apocalypse? B/c then I’d buy shoes to better outrun the zombies. Otherwise, make-up wins, they see your face before your shoes!
    3. Having all the dinner courses finish cooking at the same time.
    4. Firefly
    5. Not sure.
    6. I would give you a concussion and take back my books and my iPod. :E
    7. A critical spirit
    8. Cars – I like to keep my feet (and wheels) on the ground. But I like the train too ~ very peaceful.
    9. Don’t laugh: Barry Manilow
    10. With Kimberly on this one: Math.
    11. Jelly shoes and pastel mini skirts.
    My recent post Don't Make an Ass Out of You and Me: Top Five

    • BeingAWordsmith

      Only you would find a way to bring the Apocalypse and zombies into this, Mikaela. LOL.Yes, I'm laughing at Barry Manilow. I forgot about Jelly shoes. Ha!
      My recent post Is My Triple Crown Blocking Your View?

  • alisonhector

    YAY! So excited to see your responses, Kimberly. You know I'm DWL re: the neon and black glove. The things we thought were cool! LOL

    You've never been on a train? We've gotta get you on one. Love trains, and I don't get to ride them anywhere near enough.

    Like you, I hated math. Still do. And no Ramen Noodles ever? Good for you. They're terrible for your body.
    My recent post My Flava-Fave Chicken recipes: Two thumbs up!

  • mama885

    That's why parents take pictures — so we can be mortified as adults (and get a good laugh) and our children might actually appreciate our current aesthetic.
    My recent post Now You Know My Secrets

    • BeingAWordsmith

      It's true, Kenya, I've never eaten Ramen Noodles. I recently “revealed” that to my husband and he told me that I'm not really black. But that's another post! LOL. I'm leaving the neon clothing pictures in the yellowing photo album at my parents' house–where they belong.
      My recent post Top 2 Ways I Make Money With My Blog

  • Mandi Noel

    Questions are fun!
    1. Watching pretty much everything on TLC. The closer it is to watching a train wreck, the more glued to the TV I am.
    2. Makeup because I have weird feet and it makes buying shoes awful.
    3. Watercolor painting. I'm working on it, but I'm only just beginning.
    4. I don't remember the last movie, but I watched a really emotional episode of What Not to Wear yesterday. (I watch a lot of TLC remember?)
    5. In the category of common foods not eaten, I've never had bologna.
    6. I would also miss my books.
    7. Taking yourself too seriously. If we can't make fun of each other and stay friends, it's not going to work.
    8. Planes! It's fast and fun and there's movies and snacks. Also, I tend to get motion sickness in both cars and trains, so they aren't my favorite.
    9. I was obsessed with the Goo Goo Dolls. I still really like them, though, just not obsessively.
    10. Science. I didn't get interested in science until college.
    11. I did the punk/goth Hot Topic thing for a while in junior high and the beginning of high school. The first guy I had a thing with was also the first guy in my school to wear black nail polish. Even my husband doesn't know that. hahaha
    My recent post So this is Fall…

  • rxfitnesslady

    I'm not answering all those dang questions but I do have a comment that you very well couldn't post. Your answer for number 7 is more like a jawbreaker for the friend! I know you aren't having that, lol! I have tasted Ramen noodles like twice MAYBE! I ate in the cafe in college, bump that…it was paid for so I was eating it!

    My mythbuster is scheduled for tomorrow boo!

  • beignetmamas

    1. Reading fiction, just finished Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
    2. Shoes
    3. Sewing
    5. I've never seen male strippers? Folks in these parts seem to think that's bizarre.
    6. Books
    7. Ditto, trying to holla' at my husband
    8. Planes
    9. Michael Jackson
    10. Math
    11. None. My clothing had to get past my mother – if she didn't approve, she wouldn't buy it! As a result, I didn't get to participate in any cool fashion fads. LOL

    My recent post Yes I'm from New Orleans, No I do NOT Practice Voodoo!

    • BeingAWordsmith

      I can just barely sew a button on clothing. My mother was great at sewing. She made outfits for me and my sister when we were little. Didn't rub off on me!
      My recent post Horton Hears A Who!