WTF is a Liebster Award?


First off, thank you for nominating my silly blog for a Liebster Award. I really enjoy reading the Oh Yes They Did! Blog. They are a mother/daughter blogging duo who try out LOTS of cool new things, from cooking to crafts. Like me, they’re into learning as much as possible, which is a frickin’ blast.

Now, I just need to educate myself on what a Liebster is exactly. I’ve been blogging since 2011, but I used Blogger before (it blows, btw). Nobody ever nominated me for an award before, but I just moved to WordPress last year. A Liebster Award recognizes new bloggers, which technically I am with this new community that has been so encouraging and fun. Thanks, y’all!

So the rules say I must answer some questions posed by the Nominating Bloggers. Here they are:

Oh Yes They Did’s Questions:

If you could be any animal, what would you be and why?

Easy- a seadragon. They don’t have to move quickly, but they always look good doing it.

If you could use only one word to describe your blogging experiences to this point, what would it be? Why?

Random. Because ADD’s a bitch.

What is your go to comfort food?

Right now, Ben and Jerry’s Non Dairy Cherry Garcia. Best ice cream ever made.

What is your favourite kitchen gadget?

My husband. I hate cooking.

If I/we gave you a 20 dollar bill and told you to go make a difference in someone’s life with it, what would you do?

I’d pay the entrance fees for anyone who has never been to the Canaveral National Seashore (Playalinda).

If you could go on your dream vacation tomorrow where would you go?

I’m where I want to be right now.

City or country life?

Neither- beach life or thug life. 4 Eva.

If you could jump on a space ship and travel to any planet, which one would you want to go to?

Uranus. Heh heh.

Which celebrity would you love to meet and what would you say to them?

Judge Marilyn Milian from The People’s Court. I would say to her, “How do you tolerate all of those idiots?”

When going out for dinner, what is your go to meal to order? Or do you like to mix it up and try new things?

I’m a picky vegetarian. Next.

If you could offer one piece of advice to new bloggers, what would that be?

Everyone likes pictures.

Now, I’m supposed to give 11 facts about me/this blog.

  1. I started this blog to inspire others to DIY their own surfing crap.
  2. I was 23 when I first learned to surf.
  3. I had a bad Kitesurfing accident several years ago, and and to “re-learn” how to surf.
  4. At last count, I have 7 surfboards, 4 SUP’s, 3 prone racing paddleboards, 2 bodyboards, a handplane, and no freakin’ room in my garage.
  5. I’ve had skin cancer. WEAR SUNSCREEN.
  6. I love taking pictures.
  7. My favorite surfer is Keala Kennelly (sorry, Kelly!)
  8. I hate surfing in crowds, and crowdsurfing is unhygienic.
  9. I really enjoy Scrappy Yoga’s blog.
  10. Most of my blog traffic comes from Google Searches on how to make something.
  11. I’ve only gotten 1 tiny barrel during my time surfing, and it closed out hard on me. But I had a witness. Score.

For the next part of this award, I’m supposed to nominate eleven other blogs. It feels a little like a chain letter, and I don’t feel qualified at this point to nominate anyone. The blogs I follow seem to be doing alright, so I don’t think anyone will cry.

I’m also supposed to come up with 11 questions to pose to others. I’m just too lazy, so here’s one. Feel free to answer it in the comments below.

Would You Rather?

Ride a perfect, consistent, peeling longboard wave over and over again for one day,


Drop into a 25 foot wave once at Sunset in Hawaii, knowing you would live through it?

Discuss amongst yourselves