The Liebster Award is given to up and coming bloggers! So, what is a Liebster?  The meaning of the name:liebster is German for sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome. Isn’t that sweet? Blogging is about building community and it’s a great way to connect with other bloggers and help spread the word about newer bloggers/blogs. If you’re nominated for a Liebster, it’s an opportunity to answer the questions of the blogger who nominated you, and pass the fun on to someone else with nominations of your own.

I was nominated by Rachel at, and here are the 11 questions she asked me 🙂

  1. What’s your all-time favorite blog?
  2. If a movie was made about your life, which actor/actress would play you?  Nandita Das
  3. Sweet or salty? Sweet!
  4. If you could invite anyone for dinner, past or present, who would you choose?  Noam Chomsky
  5. What is one thing you’ve always wanted to learn?  How to sing well, haha
  6. Where is your favorite place you’ve lived?  Chicago (only place I’ve lived)
  7. What’s the best mistake you’ve made?  Working in IT consulting and IT recruiting
  8. What do you eat for breakfast? Eggs, avocado, bacon, and sauerkraut 🙂
  9. If you could make anyone the President of the United States, who would you select?  Cookie Monster
  10. What’s your favorite sport to watch and/or play?  Watch: football Play: None really
  11. What two words best describe you?  Caring and Determined

Now here are 11 random facts about myself:

1. I used to eat a LOT of Flintstone’s vitamins when I was a kid (see #3 above).

2. I’m obsessed with Swatch watches.

3. I really want to raise chickens and have bunnies.

4. I have never broken a bone (knock on wood!).

5. I met my husband online.

6. I HATE washing my hair (and drying it afterwards).

7. My favorite ice cream flavor is Mint Chocolate Chip.

8. I can never wear socks to sleep.  If I do, I will wake up with them magically removed.

9. I played badminton in high school – I was bad.

10. I can read and write in my native tongue (Gujarati) better than I can speak it.

11. I used to have the biggest crush on David Copperfield.

The bloggers I nominate are (it’s supposed to be blogs with fewer than 200 followers, but I just picked some blogs I enjoy):

1. Back to Backcountry

2. Jasmine’s Vision

3. Deep South Paleo

4. Felted Nest

5. You Don’t Look Sick

My questions for them! Tag, you’re it:

  1. What’s your guiltiest pleasure?
  2. What job do you wish you could have even though it would drive you crazy?
  3. Do you have a favorite sport’s team? If so, who?
  4. What is a talent you have that most people don’t know?
  5. Do you dream in color or black and white?
  6. Morning person or night owl?
  7. What food/recipe do you make the best?
  8. What did you start learning at some point in your life, abandoned, and wished you finished learning?
  9. Do you plan ahead or carpe diem?
  10. What is your favorite book?
  11. If you had 24 hours to live, what is the first think you would do?

The Liebster Award rules are:

  1. Acknowledge the nominating blogger
  2. Answer 11 questions the nominating blogger has created for you
  3. Share 11 random facts about yourself
  4. List 5-11 bloggers you believe deserve some recognition and a little blogging love
  5. Post 11 questions for the bloggers that you nominated to answer
  6. Let all of the bloggers know that they’ve been nominated