Sunshine Blogger Award #3

I would like to give a very special thank you to Rory, at A Guy Called Bloke and K9 Doodlepip for nominating me for this very special award!  It truly does mean a lot to me.  If you don’t know this guy’s blog, you have to give it a visit.  This man must never sleep!  I am always amazed at how many posts he writes and wide variety of topics he covers in such a short period of time.  Not to mention, he is truly a blogging advocate…he supports our blogging community like you wouldn’t believe.  Thanks again Rory!

The Rules:

Thank the blogger who nominated you.

Use the “Sunshine Blogger Award” logo on your post.

Answer the 11 questions the selector asks of you.

Nominate 5-11 bloggers you want to give the award to.

Ask the following bloggers that you selected 11 questions of your own.

Rory’s 11 Nominee Questions:

What was the weirdest conversation you have overheard?  Nothing really big is standing out.  One time I had a patient for a very simple surgery under mild sedation.  I met him and his wife before the operation (to interview him for his anesthesia).  They were this cute grandma-grandpa couple, 70’s, still pretty active, they were a waspy couple.  After the operation, I brought the man to the recovery area.  Since it was light sedation, he was allowed to have something to drink right away.  The nurse asked him “what would you like to drink?”.  “I’ll have a coffee” he replied. “How do you like your coffee?”  His answer, “Just like my women, hot and black!”  I walked away quickly before I could be sucked into that conversation.

If you could be any age [not your current] for a full 7 days, what age would it be and for goodness sake why?  I’m assuming that the question refers to being any age but in the current time.  Honestly, as much as I would love to be younger again with a rockin’ bod, I think having just 7 days would be too depressing knowing it was so short lived.  I’m so happy overall with my life now that I wouldn’t change a thing, even if it were only temporary.

Do you believe in the paranormal, if so why and if not why, and if sitting on the fence – yep you guessed it … why?  Okay, I do admit, I believe.  I grew up with a mom and aunts who played the Ouija Board and many times it said things that came true shortly after.  I lived in a house that had belonged to one of those aunts and I would get the strangest feelings sometimes and my dog and cats would be fixated on something above the fireplace.  If I told “it” to be nice or just leave me alone, everything would change – the feeling would leave, the animals would go back to normal.  I also always smell honeysuckle just before someone I know dies. 

If you had a brainwashing machine who would you use it on specifically and why?  I actually had someone in mind, whom I must leave anonymous due to my reading audience (how many of you are wondering if I’m talking about you???)  But, on second thought, this person already seemed to start with a short deck, appears to have been already brainwashed to some degree, and no amount of brainwashing can fix what was never there to begin with.  So I’ll just say no one.  Intelligence and learning will take a person much farther than brainwashing ever could.

What is the strangest, oddest, wierdest or just down right stupidest thing you have ever eaten?  I ate a chocolate covered cicada.  You know they come out every 17 years.  It was the year they came out when I was living in Chicago.  I was at work, walking through our lounge (where everyone eats lunch, snacks, etc), my pager went off (yes we still have those), and as I was returning the call, a co-worker pushing a paper napkin with these chocolate covered candies towards me on the table.  At the top of the napkin, handwritten in ink it said “Chocolate covered cicadas”.  They looked like peanut clusters.  I figured it was a joke for the event of the cicadas coming out.  I mean, they were everywhere!!!  So, I popped one in my mouth while on the the phone, and started chewing.  It was then I realized it really was a cicada.  Tasted like chocolate covered straw.  Very hard to break up by chewing.  I had to chew and chew and eventually just swallow.  I was infamous…for a little while.

What is your most favourite of all time joke?  I am a horrible joke teller because I can never remember them.  There is one I remember hearing while in medical school, and I’ve never forgotten it.  It’s about Cinderella wanting to go to the ball, what form of birth control she can use, and the punchline is “Peter Peter Pumpkin Eater”.   It’s a little long though, so for anyone who wants the entire joke, you can write me at

What food would be the best to make a house out of – discuss and explain your logic?  This is an easy one!  My mother’s homemade biscuits from when I was growing up.  They were hard as hockey pucks and you couldn’t make them soft by dunking them in anything….thus I think they would withstand weather, insects, etc.  

Which of my 12 nominees is willing to take part in the Mystery Challenge question of this nomination and which of the 12 is willing to answer the Mystery Challenge Question?  I am!!!  Is it here?  Or is that part of the mystery?

If you could have a choice of window types and styles in front of your toilet, what would you pick? [You know, where you could sit and watch sort of thing]  I would have the Gaudi window from the Casa Batllo in Barcelona.  I would have my throne right in the middle to watch the world outside.  And, when I finished my business I could just raise the panes to air the bathroom out.

gaudi window

You have just bumped into an alien from the planet Jupiter and you say what?  I bet you’re glad you are not from Uranus!

Of all your behaviours/traits – which one has landed you into the most hot water or trouble?  Another easy one!  I have no filter, no stop sign between my brain and my mouth.  I’ve been in the principle’s office, my boss’s office, lost friends, made enemies, etc because I say EXACTLY what I think.

My Nominees:


Ask Miss Whimsical

Cinnamon Buns and Roses

Novus Lectio

The Nicky Experience

As always, there is no obligation to accept or participate.  This is me saying “I like you and I like your blog!”  It’s meant to be fun.  Yes I know it takes some time to come up with questions, etc.  Do with it what you will.  Just know your name was thrown in there with love.  XOXO  KKatch22

The Questions for my Nominees:

  1. What has been your funniest/worst travel experience?
  2. What trait would you like to add to/eliminate from your current personality? Why?
  3. You’ve secretly been given a million dollars (euros, pounds, etc.) tax free.  No one knows you have it.  What do you do with it?
  4. What was the defining moment that made you decide on your current profession?
  5. You have a favorite movie, the one you could watch a million times.  How do you convince someone you care deeply for to watch AND like the movie?  Would your feelings change for that person if they didn’t share your appreciation?
  6. Have you ever committed a crime in the name of love or to help someone?  What was it and did you get caught?
  7. What is the most embarrassing misunderstanding you have had? (Was it a language issue or lack of hearing properly?)
  8.  Did you hate your name when you were growing up?  Did you try to get people to call you something else?  Did it stick?
  9. When you doodle (for ex. when you talk on the phone) do you doodle geometric designs (squares, diamonds, rectangles, etc.) or objects (people, flowers, etc.)?
  10. Growing up, what kind of games did you prefer? EX. card games, board games with strategy or money, building blocks, etc.   Do you think it had any influence on your career choice?
  11. What is your go-to, signature dish when you want to impress whomever you are cooking for?

Thank you again for this award, Rory!!  It’s been a pleasure, as always!

22 thoughts on “Sunshine Blogger Award #3

  1. Absolutely awesome answers Charming – the alien response had me practically swallow my coffee up my nose – brilliant stuff 🙂

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