I recently received a nomination from a fellow blogger J. Gi Federizo over at The End Justifies The Means for a blog award called the Liebster. I am flattered and honored when someone acknowledges my blog for an award, and as always, very appreciative. The awards usually require you to single out about ten other bloggers to receive the award, a kind of paying it forward, and also it helps to get a little exposure to their blogs as well as your own. But I am not going to follow protocol this time. I am not nominating anyone else at this time, but I will answer the questions that come with the award. Why? It’s a long boring story, so let’s just move on. J Gi sent on a list of questions with the award and I am at least going to answer those.
“What inspired your blog name?” – I first starred this blog with the name “Life With Sarcoidosis”, because I have sarcoidosis and wanted to write about it as some self therapy. I later found that there was so much power with words and that title was limiting me, putting me in a very specific way that I did not want to be. So I changed it to Life As An Anomaly because that was allowing me to write on a broader platform about my life in general, and include stuff about my condition.
“Who do you consider as your heroes/heroines?” – My wife is my biggest hero. She has been through so much with my conditions and she has always been my rock, all without ever complaining or babying me. I can be with her 24 hours a day and we always have something to talk about and we laugh constantly. And even if we have nothing to say, we are okay with that too.
“Do you have a weird habit?” – Not sure if it’s a habit, but I must have ketchup in white rice
“What is the best thing you like about yourself? Don’t be shy or humble. Just spill it out.” I know I should be answering on a positive personality trait, but I am going to be honest and say – my hair. If women tell you they wish they had your hair, then you know you have really good hair.
“Is there a question that people usually ask you? Kindly share and (hopefully) give us the answer as well” – I am a chef and when people find out the always ask me “What is your favorite thing to make?”. My answer – “Reservations”
“Star Trek or Star Wars?” Star Trek. Definitely Star Trek
“What are you currently reading?” I am not a “reader”. I will read a book, then nothing for a long time. I just finished “Left to tell” about a woman that survived the genocide in Rwanda, which was intense. I think I am good for the rest of the year.
“Any Hidden Talent?” Singing. I used to sing when I was a teenager and was told I had a really, really good voice. I won awards, competitions and the like. But I gave it up in my late teens. I can still sing, and have been told that I still have a “beautiful” voice by a couple of singing teachers, but I am not sure if they were being honest or just trying to get me to continue taking lessons. I just sing in the car when I am alone now.
“Iron Man, Thor, The Hulk or Captain America?” – Iron man all the way. He’s human. Just a dude in a big metal suit saving the world. He gets to go home and take it off and be himself. Thor’s a God like dude or something like that. The Hulk has some major anger issues he really needs to get a grip on, and Captain America? I really can’t trust a guy in tights.
“What Do You Collect?” – Frog jewel boxes and anything with frogs. Not real ones though.
“Facebook or Twitter?” – I just closed my personal Facebook account because it was really annoying me how people started to use it as their personal reality show. I only use Twitter because the feeds I subscribe to are informative. I don’t follow the Kahdashians. I guess my answer would be Twitter.
And there you have it, my answers to the questions posted by my awarder. I know I have now raised some questions as to why I am not forwarding the award, and maybe I will answer that another day.