The Liebster Award

liebster-awardThanks Primitive Screwheads for picking Applied Sentience’s small (but growing) blog and group of writers!  It took us quite a good few months, but we’ve finally scrounged up a bunch of answers, further questions, and another round of blogs for the award.

What is The Liebster Award?

A blogger-to-blogger award that tells a fellow newbie blogger that they are making the world a more interesting/intellectual/funny/better place.  It is given to upcoming bloggers who have less than 200 followers.  On being nominated for the Award one needs to accomplish the following 5 tasks.

11 Random Facts About Ourselves

1 Paul C My favorite adventure: I once rode a bicycle across Southern Uganda in 5 days.
2 Paul C I have a dramatic phobia of ketchup, mustard and mayonnaise (and a few other condiments).
3 Emma When I was 9, I attended the First (and, subsequently, only) National Girls Conference, where we met Gloria Steinem, Sheryl Swoopes, and Marlo Thomas.
4 Emma I drink tea over coffee, and am exclusively addicted to Barry’s, an Irish brand which I learned is easier to find in the States than in England.
5 James: One of my hobbies is to collect pictures of world maps to contrast how they handle the demarcation of disputed territory.
6 James Despite living in one of the most urbanized states in the country (New Jersey), my house sits next to a farm, with cows, horses, and donkeys.
7 Harold I was brought to the United States at age 7 under the promise of going to Disney World. I’ve never been to Disney World.
8 Harold I love the Great Indoors.
9 Leo When I was in kindergarden I nearly bit half my tongue off…it was hanging by a ‘thread’. The doctors had to basically sew it back on. Now it’s freakishly long.
10 Leo I didn’t speak English until I was four. Russian is my first language.
11 Paul J Everyday, I wear a uniform that more or less only changes in color.

Primitive Screwheads’ 11 Questions for Us

See the link for their questions here.

1 Paul C Enough time to read and access to all of the books I want.  (Sorry If that’s too nerdy, I’ve had this one down for a while)
2 Paul C Kurt Vonnegut Jr.  No story should be chronological.
3 Emma Definitely (b).
4 Emma Honestly, I have never given this much thought. But one of my friends in college once joked that his tombstone would read “BRB” which I always thought was hilarious and has stuck with me ever since.
5 James The Dalai Lama. He’s an ethnic nationalist and a sexual conservative, and his ideas are very popular.
6 James Incisitermes minor (the western drywood termite). They’re the closest thing to having the “walls talk”, since they can live just about anywhere in wooden household structures.
7 Harold What’s blogging?
8 Harold No answer.
9 Leo No. The author should create music in my head. I don’t want to muddle his artistic image with what I think the mood should be.
10 Leo Laying on my couch with my dog.
11 Paul J I would be Milton’s Lucifer.

11 New Questions for the Next Round of Blogs

1 Paul C What will (you imagine) be your “Oh, not this one again!” favorite story which you recount over and over to your kids and grandchildren.
2 Paul C Walking down the street you run into a quite eloquent and polite mini-Godzilla, about as tall as you are, sitting in a café reading a paper.  Give us the 2-3 sentence Reader’s Digest of how you then became best-est friends?
3 Emma  Who is your favorite Shakespearean character, and why?
4 Emma  What would your 16-year-old self think if they met you as you are now?
5 James What will you say when your child asks: why didn’t you invest in Eastern Poland?
6 James What problem is stealing your sleep at this point in life?
7 Harold What is your greatest love story?
8 Harold What is the corniest pun you know?
9 Leo Best music album ever made?
10 Leo Best non-fiction book ever written?
11 Paul J What fact are you most uncomfortable with?

11 New Bloggers to Award

1 Paul C A Man Without a Country
2 Paul C  Tafacorian Thoughts
3 Emma Put Your Damn Pants On
4 Emma The Idiot Box
5 James The Art of Life in Chinese Central Asia
6 James Debunking Denialism
7 Harold Nerds of the Rad Table
8 Harold Liberation for All
9 Paul J Guy Longworth
10 Paull J Nick Byrd
11 Leo  Debunking Denialism


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