I'm honored

Most recently, two lovely ladies and talented bloggers have separately awarded me the Liebster award.  Xixia at This is Xixia and Emmy at Scarberian Fashion Lover, thank you.  I'm both honored and humbled by your recognition.  Most of you are familiar with their blogs but if you haven't checked them out before, give 'em a visit.

With receiving the Liebster award, I'm to answer 11 questions that were posed to me and here they are below!

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Who is your favourite celebrity?  My most favouritest celebrity right now of this moment is David Tennant.  I am becoming the biggest fan of the Doctor and until I get caught up with Matt Smith, David Tennant it is.  Wibbly wobbly, timey wimey David Tennant.

What is your favourite quote?  There is no way to happiness, happiness is the way.  It's a Buddhist quote that has turned into almost a sort of mantra for me that I repeat under my breath in times of stress.  Plus my parents are Buddhist and this reminds me of their philosophy, except then they take it further to "all of life is suffering" so I tend to stop listening before they get to that part.

What is a pet peeve of yours?  People who smack their mouths when they eat, without a doubt.  It is like nails on a chalkboard for me and I want to admonish them, like a crotchety old lady.  Or smack them in the face.


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Sunlight or moonlight?  Moonlight because it brings back so many memories for me of the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival with my family.  There are many traditional stories all revolving around the moon that my parents would recite to us, year after year, while we sat outside snacking on our mooncakes.  I even remember doing that one year at the Grand Canyon and if you haven't seen the Grand Canyon by moonlight, that is a MUST.

What is your favourite movie?  For awhile, I was watching Ocean's 11 on repeat - gorgeous cast, clever plot and the good guys get the cash and the girls.  Perfect movie and perfect ending.

What could you eat every day and love it?  Pho.  I have an obsession.  I can even eat it by the bowlfuls in the summer time when it's 5,000 degrees outside and your shoes melt into the pavement.  And I add ALL the different sauces - y'all know about my obsession with sriracha.


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Modern or vintage?  This is such a cop out but it depends on what.  Modern medicine.  Vintage wines.  Modern plumbing.  Vintage decanters.  You get my drift.

What is your guilty pleasure novel?  I never really feel guilty reading any novels - no shame, this one here.  But the one I turn to again and again when I need a pick me up is James Herriot's All Creatures Great and Small series.  It's smart, funny and heartwarming all at once.

Who is your favourite cartoon character?  Daria.  She made being ambivalent cool before it was cool.  Plus we both had a crush on Trent Lane (can you have a crush on a cartoon character??).

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What wardrobe item can't you live without?  A white tee.  I literally have 20 of them, all different brands and different sizes.  It's odd and a little bit unhealthy.  I really have to stop myself in the store before I pick up yet another one.

World Cup or Olympics?  Olympics and Winter Olympics to be specific.  I can't wait until Sochi 2014!

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  1. I love Ocean's 11! It really is such a good movie.
    Congrats on the award!

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  2. I am fascinated by Buddhism. I envy you being raised with such knowledge of it.
    What thoughtful answers, my friend!

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  3. LOVE the winter Olympics and the moon--looking up at it always makes me smile. I think my favorite quote is Buddhist as well, "Do not follow me for I may not lead. Do not lead me for I may not follow. Just stay the heck away from me!!!" :)

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  4. Haha, I'm the same with the t-shirts except mine are black!

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  5. Ah, I love your answers. The quote is beautiful (my mom is Buddhist) and I do like me some Pho (extra lime and basil please). Modern or vintage? You're funny.

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  6. I loved reading all your answers, very cleverly written + congratulations!! xo

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  7. Congrats on your award !! Great reading your answers :)

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  8. i only have one white tee but i feel like i should buy more!

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  9. First of all, your comment about your pet peeve actually made me choke on my tea for laughing so hard. Secondly, I pretty much have pho broth running through my veins I eat that much of it - I feel it has come to a point where I pretty much need it to survive. And I LOVE James Herriot! He got me through my first few months of living in England, because he's just so lovely. And finally, Adam is already starting to try to persuade me to go to Russia in 2014, see you there?

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  10. Wooo congrats! I really enjoyed reading your answers. I think I have the same t-shirt problem– except for black t-shirts instead of white, haha. Thanks for sharing! xx

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  11. Daria's my favorite too! And Trent! He was too cool for words. I was always rooting for him and Daria.

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  12. What fun!

    And I've got to say, eating noises of any kind is a bit of a pet peeve for me!

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  13. Great quote! It's so good to read more about you. I am with you on the white tee, it's a big staple of my closet...Have a great weekend!

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  14. Oh seeeeeeee? I knew I loved you! Where to begin? Happiness is the way! And don't worry about being too literal about the suffering part. I tend to think of it more as life is a struggle, and that's pretty much true. If you think of it in terms of physics (inert things stay inert, blah, blah, blah), it's less depressing.

    My son is struggling with the mouth-smacking thing. I think it's the braces. I'm trying to stay calm, but still.

    We love all of the Ocean movies around here. ALL of them. We get in moods too, and even though we own all of them, if we catch one on tv, we'll stop what we're doing and watch the whole thing.

    And winter olympics, of course! Only 18 months to go!

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  15. Yes! Ocean's 11 is a fantastic movie. I am a humongous fan of Ocean's 12, it gets little to no attention (except with Lauren, above, with whom I've bonded significantly over the whole series). I love all your answers! So cool to learn a bit more about the girl behind the blog :)

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  16. haha modern plumbing yes please! congrats i love reading these things

    -Jessica
    http://www.jumpintopuddles.com

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  17. So fun to get to know you. I can watch those Ocean's movies (especially 11&12) all the time too- drives my husband crazy. And I used to love Daria too!

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  18. I love Oceans 11.

    Great blog: I'm your new follower <3

    STAY AWESOME
    Lots of love, Pauline
    www.xpeachie.blogspot.com

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  19. Nice post! :)

    I'd love if you visited my blog at Missingsparkles.com. It would be fun to follow each other, don't you think? ;)

    xoxo, Minna

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  20. OH YES! I bought Daria on DVD the instant it was made available! And yes, Trent IS hot! Love the Buddhist quote too. I've been following the "Daily Tao" on Twitter (similar to the whole "the way" business). It's so humbling and always has great reminders. Oh, And hooray for Doctor Who!

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  21. Sochi 2014 is going to be awesome!! Oh gosh, I'm excited already. :D
    And heehee, I wholeheartedly approve of your favorite celebrity choice. David Tennant is just toooo dreamy. :)

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  22. Love love LOVE that Buddhist comment. Just perfect - thank you for sharing, Rooth!

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  23. heya, just catching up on everything that has been going on lately. two awards!!! congratulations :)

    xxx

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  24. "Vintage wines. Modern plumbing." Hahaha! Yes, I agree!

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  25. My sister in-law got me hooked on watching Doctor Who with her and I LOVE it (David Tennant is my fave as the Doctor).

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