Liebster Award

I was nominated for this award a WHILE ago but kept forgetting to answer the questions and pass it along! I’m always thrilled when people think of me for things like this and I have to send a heartfelt thank you to Just Tips & Stuff for tagging me and giving me this award! It also gets me out of having to think of something to write today on my own and I can’t be mad about that!

  1. What is your favorite food? Ever since I was a child I’ve loved my mother’s city chicken (it’s actually pork)! Every year for my birthday she makes it for me; one of these days I’ll try to learn her recipe.
  2. What is your favorite color? It might come as no surprise to people who have seen my ongoing bedroom project, but it’s green! I generally like all Earth tones.
  3. What powers would you have if you were a superhero? Superpower? Heck I’d settle for being able to talk to people! I suppose I’d go with mind reading then so that I could tell what people are thinking during a conversation.
  4. Where would you like to travel to? Oh gosh, everywhere! Rome is first on my list because I love the history. My family is from Ireland so that’s up there too.
  5. Do you think money should exist? Yes. There will always be something people use to represent their labor.
  6. What are your hobbies? Photography, drawing, graphic design, writing (of course), and music. The trouble with those hobbies is that I’m not actually that creative!
  7. Would you want to be president? Not even remotely!
  8. What’s the first thing you would do if you won the lottery? Invest most of it.
  9. What is your dream job? Working for myself as a writer or artist. My more realistic goal is running my own cyber security firm.
  10. Do you like city or rural living better? Hard to say as they both have their advantages but I’ve learned from the times that I’ve been “away from it all” that I really need to be connected to other people. City it is.
  11. What animal are you terrified of? Anything that I can’t see the face of. Spiders, all insects, worms, etc. It’s not a gripping terror I just prefer them to not be on my person.
Photo by Artem Beliaikin on

Now I’m supposed to come up with 11 questions! This is the hard part. Let’s see…

  1. Why did you decide to start writing on WordPress?
  2. Where are you from?
  3. Who is your biggest role model?
  4. What’s something you could never get tired of?
  5. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
  6. Are you an introvert or an extrovert?
  7. What advice do you have for someone getting started with blogging?
  8. Where is your favorite place to be?
  9. What’s the best book you’ve ever read?
  10. Do you have a favorite band/artist?
  11. Do you play an instrument?

Now for my nominations, if you’ve already done this I apologize. I know I’ve been seeing it around quite a bit lately but I haven’t a clue who has already done it! If you have, just disregard or feel free to do it again!

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A Better Day & Online Dating Update

I got lucky with this one, I didn’t even see the fly balancing at the end when I took it!

Today has been much better so far. This morning I got back on my usual routine including going to the gym in the morning. After that I went into the woods to get some new photos which I’ve attached throughout this post. Then I went shopping; I decided that I’m not going to let the uncertainty about my future living situation derail my plans and I bought the supplies for a second shelf to continue working on my bedroom. If I do have to move, I’ll just take it all with me. I also finally got a larger planter for my little succulent plant and it looks much happier in the bigger space. I still wasted a couple of hours playing games but if I didn’t have some down time I would go insane.

Online dating is not going well at all. I’ve only matched with 4 women despite playing the narcissistic swipe-game for the past week and all 4 of them unmatched with me as soon as I sent a “hello” message. I don’t take it personally; I get hit on by married women all day at work so I know I’m at least somewhat desirable. I’m also being a lot more honest with my selections… I could say “picky” but picky just means I’m not desperate anymore. I could probably match with a disgusting overweight alcoholic with 6 kids if I really wanted to but I’m not at that place in my life anymore!

30 second exposure with 10x ND filter

That’s really it for today. I appreciate all of the comments yesterday, I was really feeling down and today I feel much better thanks to all of your insight. I’m trying to come up with an actual topic to write about tomorrow but we’ll see what happens.

I edited this one in post a bit to make the kayak stand out. It’s another long exposure shot… I like the green trail but I’m not a fan of the blurry paddle.