Tuesday, July 17, 2012

The Liebster Award…

Jill has been so gracious to bestow upon me a Liebster Award… I am blessed to have such fabulous friends.
What Is The Liebster Award?
"Liebster" is German for "dearest", from Liebe, the verb 'to love'. This award is given to bloggers who are up and coming and who have less than 200 followers.
Cool Huh?
Here's How It Works:
  1. Each person must post 11 random things about themselves.
  2. Answer the questions that the tagger set for you and create 11 questions for bloggers you've tagged.
  3. Choose up to 11 bloggers and link them in your post.
  4. Go to their page and tell them.
  5. No tag backs.
Well I don’t tag… so no pressure there! Whew! I never know who to pick becuz someone always gets left out… and I Leibe Everyone!!!
Yeah, that’s not the right way to use Liebe… sue me.
Check out Jill’s World! She’s a doll!
11 Random Things:
  1. For the past 25 years I’ve had a problem with sleepin’. I basically catnap. Sleep for 3 or 4 hours and lay awake for 3 or 4.
  2. I sleep with a body pillow to be more comfortable and to aid in sleepin’ more that 4 hours… Maybe.
  3. Roy hates the body pillow. “Don’t you let that get between us.” We call it my Extra Husband. I kept it from being between us for about 2 weeks, but my Extra Husband is between my knees and he just rolls with me.
  4. Roy has bad sleepin’ habits too. He snores, farts, makes strange noises, and worse of all, he fidgets.
  5. I hate fidgetin’!! With a passion. I used to share a bed with my sister as a child, she fidgeted. I would give her to the count of 10 to make her nest and then not move again or I would kick her outta bed. And she took me serious! When the girls were babies, they would wave their arms around in the air and I would reach over and pull their arms down and we all went back to sleep. Roy though, I would have to hog tie him!!
  6. He sleeps with a pillow between his knees… up until 3 weeks ago. “It’s time to grow up. And I think there’s a critter livin’ in it, bitin’ me at nights.”
  7. There wasn’t. But he’s been sleepin’ without a pillow between his knees. He hasn’t slept well since “Growin’ Up”!
  8. Roy told me to get a pillowcase for my Extra Husband, “he’s furry and I hate that!” And I replied, “you’re furry and I don’t put you in a pillowcase!”
  9. My Extra Husband is cuddly and warm. He doesn’t snore, fart, make strange noises, or best of all HE DOESN’T FIDGET!!
  10. The other night, I rolled over with my Extra Husband between my knees and was oh so comfy when Roy rolled over and thru his leg over MY EXTRA HUSBAND!! He slept peacefully all night long.
  11. And in other news, Roy brought home a crawdad for Ruffles. We both thought Ruffles would eat it. The crawdad, Claude, is at home in the turtle tank. This am, we watched Claude sneak around and tickle Ruffles’ butt with his feelers! Scared Ruffles!! He took off to hide in his cave!!! So freakin’ funny!!
My questions:
If you could have a conversation with anyone, living or dead, who would you choose and why?
Marilyn Monroe! I want to know if JFK was all that and if I can borrow some of her clothes… Hello! Vintage!
How did you come up with the name of your blog?
It is a play on “All Along The Watchtower” a Jimi Hendrix song. You know Hightower… Watchtower. And my Velvettush ID is a Damn the Man thing. My personal ID was blocked from the work pc, so I re-created myself as The VelvetTush. A ZZ Top song… Tush.
What is your dream vacation destination?
Europe or Bora Bora… both trips would fabulous!!
When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up? (Did you end up where you thought you would?)
A Dallas Cowboy Cheerleader or a Playboy Pinup. Since I was pregnant at 17 and wrecked my body with fat and stretch marks, that didn’t happen. No calendar of me anywhere! Dammit!
Put your iTunes, iPod, or whatever on shuffle…what’s the first song that comes up?
Allman Brothers, Whippin’ Post. Someday I feel like I’m tied to the whippin’ post and it feels like I’m dyin’.
What is your all-time favourite book?
It’s a series, Lee Childs, The Jack Reacher Novels. So good.
If you could buy anything right now, what would you buy? (Cost is irrelevant.)
A world cruise. Last time I priced it, it was like $10K per person!! I’d better start buyin’ those lottery tickets!!
What are you craving right…now?
Ice Cream… or more specifically a DQ M&M Blizzard!
What is your absolute favourite song lyric?
Cause I'm as free as a bird now,
And this bird you can not change.

Fly High Free Byrd
I am a byrd you can not change.
Damn The Man!!
What is my dream car?
Dad2 001
Dad2 002Dad2 003
My Daddy started for me what would be a life-long obsession of Camaros.
My oldest daughter was conceived in a Camaro.
I love that Red Car!! I drove the shit outta it for 14 years. Roy bought it for me right off the showroom floor… I kid you not!!
I was Zen with it. I drove it more than Roy!

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I still learnin’ to love the yellow one. I have more boys… 5-25 ogle the Bumble Bee.

Beach, pool, or not a fan of the water?
I love it all!! I can’t swim but I don’t let that stop me from being in the pool or going to the beach.
Link up with Linny’s Vault, Stacy Uncorked, Impulsive Addict, and Seriously Shawn.


Cathy Kennedy said...

I had to laugh over your wanting to a be pin up girl. I think we all secretly want to live out the inner exhbitionish dream come true, right? lol Thanks for visiting!

VandyJ said...

I got all that pin up kind of thing out of my system when I worked as a lifeguard at an outdoor pool.
Love your cars.

Jill said...

Thanks for playing along, Nadine! Love your answers to the questions. Those Camaro pics are pretty rad. My mom's neighbour has an old Camaro - he takes it out on occasion and gives the neighbourhood a thrill! lol!

Nicole said...

haha I posted my questions to this today also :)

Stacy Uncorked said...

So fun to read more about you! Sounds like we're married to the same man in the snoring, farting and fidgeting part. ;)

Steamy Weather, Nomination Honor, Wonky Thermostat and Asshat Parking

Lin said...

My husband sleeps with a body pillow too & I hate it. It's always in the way & tends to push me towards the corner of the bed. Honestly, if I could toss it I would haha. Love the yellow car...look at you, hot lady!

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Mrs. Match said...

LOL, you're furry and I don't put you in a pillowcase. :-)

Pillow between the knees is really good for your back. It's the only way I can sleep. I'm like you-I struggle with sleep. I get a few more hours than you, but not much. I hate the lying awake and waiting for morning part!

Gina said...

I want to go on a world cruise, to Bora Bora and I love "Free Bird". You are one funny blogger!

TMW Hickman said...

Jack Reacher is GREAT!!! It's too bad they don't make those sorts of men in real life, huh?

My husband sleeps with a pillow between his legs because it keeps his back from hurting. I may have to get one, too!

And any girl who likes the Arc Angels deserves all the awards she can handle!

Gina said...

Nadine - I lieber you! I could ready your answers all day long!

Shawn said...

I'm a tummy sleeper so a body pillow, extra husband, has never worked for me.

I love your questions and since I'm in a blog funk I may just tag myself...

Thanks for linking up with us!