I love the idea of these awards because they allow us netizens to show appreciation for each other, and like the ripples in a pond, that little bit of love can have wide-reaching effects. I, personally, have met some very interesting people via awards.
So I do like awards, especially when they’re given by good friends like Candy Korman – that was a back-handed thank you Candy! – but when I looked at the list of questions that go with the Sunshine Award I literally came up blank:
What is your passion?
Favorite time of the year?
Favorite time of the day?
Favorite nonalcoholic beverage?
Favorite physical activity?
I could literally name at least 10 things for each and every question. 😦
I was just starting to panic when I remembered I’m an aussie. We live upside down to the rest of the world, and we tend to do some other things backwards as well, so why not this?
So instead of telling you about my favourite things I’m going to tell you all the things I absolutely hate! -evil chuckle-
For those of us DownUnder, September is Aussie Rules Football Month. You can’t get away from it. Blah blah about the footy is on the news, current affairs, panel shows, radio… ad nauseum. Great for those who live and breathe sport in general and footy in particular. Not so great for people like me. 40 years ago I was dragged to a couple of matches by my then boyfriend and his family, and I’ve hated the sport ever since. So my pet hate at the moment is footy. [I’m bracing for the backlash].
Least favourite time of year?
Summer, hands down. Living on the fringe of Melbourne as I do, summer equates to fire season, and a low grade fear from October to March.
Least favourite book?
Even in reverse, this question is impossible. I have read books I hated, but I can’t remember them precisely because they were so emminently forgetable. Pass.
Least favourite movie?
Easy – Starship Troupers. This was a movie that was just one long gore-fest. Sadly the special effects were so bad, I couldn’t even feel horrified. I only remember it because I couldn’t believe anyone could make such a movie with a straight face.
Least favourite animal?
Another easy one – spiders. -shudder-
Least favourite time of day?
3 – 4:00 pm when your brain tries to tell you it’s nap time. 😦
Least favourite flower?
Wattle. I know, I’ve just committed Aussie sacrilege, but wattle causes the most exquisite hay fever imaginable. Sorry.
Least favourite non-alcoholic beverage?
Coca Cola? I don’t mind the taste, but I do hate the whole empty calories thing. Plus I hate the brainwashing that goes with the advertising. When I absolutely have to have a cola drink I’ll buy a chinotto. It’s the Italian version of cola and has a slightly bitter after taste. Real grown-up cola. 😉
Least favourite physical activity?
Vacuuming. Okay, I know vacuum hurling hasn’t made it onto the official list of Olympic sports yet, but honestly, don’t you wish it had?
Least favourite vacation?
Camping. I suspect I’ve just burnt all my bridges with this last answer. Any moment now, our Prime Minister, Tony Abbott, is going to knock on my door to hand deliver my expulsion order, and I’ll probably be banned from all bbq’s for life, but… dammit! I do hate camping. I hate having to squat over a log in the dark, I hate sleeping on groundsheets that feel as if they’re laid on top of boulders, I hate not being able to stand upright in a freakin’ tent, I hate the flies, the mosquitoes, all the other assorted bugs. And I hate not being able to have a shower when I need one.
Now before everyone jumps down my throat, I know you can camp in a camping ground with toilets and showers, but what’s the point of being utterly uncomfortable just so you can be squashed in with hundreds of other, uncomfortable people? ‘Ah, the serenity’ -snort-
Anyway, apologies if I’ve offended anyone, but there you have it, I’m a failure as an aussie. -glum- I do like the odd bbq-d snag though. Does that count?
Now to nominate
my vic other bloggers for this award!
Chazz Writes – for the best zombie story I’ve ever read
EllaDee – because she’s just married, and an aussie, and may not kill me if I’m nice to her… -runs-
Chris James – because he’s a sci-fi writer and NOT an aussie so I’m pretty sure he won’t kill me. 🙂
Christie Meierz – because she’s a writer of SFR – science fiction romance – and not a camper as far as I know.;)
Pinky [aka The PinkAgendist] – because he writes a fun blog, shares my love of food and speaks French.
Kathryn Chastain Treat – a powerful writer, a generous friend and an incredibly gutsy lady who battles life threatening allergic reactions every day.
Right. I’m done. Now I just have to let all my nominees know that I’ve, um, nominated them.
Anyone seen my hardhat?