I never thought I’d say this, but here it goes. It’s an honor just to be nominated. A fellow blogger, shoefulofdrool, nominated All My Canine Companions for a Liebster award. Thanks a million for the nomination.
Liebster Blog Award Rules:
1. Each person must post 11 things about themselves.
2. Answer the questions that the tagger has set for you plus create 11 questions for the people you’ve tagged to answer.
3. Choose 11 people and link them in your post.
4. Go to their page and tell them.
5. No tag backs!
11 Things about me:
When I came to the US, my vocabulary consisted of a couple of words, and I promised myself that one day I’d be able to read, write and speak English and never again need someone to translate for me.
Dogs have taught me so many things, and thanks to them I’d venture to say that I am a better person and I like me a lot more than I did years ago. Alex, my canine companion, is my constant reminder that I have to try and be a better person each and every day even though I fall flat on my face so many times.
Rudeness, violence, and foul language are the biggest turn off for me.
I hate to cook with a passion that transcends words, but I’d cook for Alex.
I graduated with an MBA from University of Maryland University College and graduation day was bittersweet for me. Yes, I accomplished my goal, but I was missing my aunt Maria so much that day. She passed away January 2007.
I enjoy and love my girlfriend’s cooking, and I am grateful that most of the books and magazines she takes out of the library are about cooking.
My taste in music is eclectic for I love the music of: Elvis Presley, Guns N Roses, Shakira, Jose Jose, Rocio Durcal, Kenny Rogers, Juanes, George Michael, etc.
I have a hard time remembering the name of a pet parent, but I can easily recall the name of his/her dog.
I enjoy reading anything about dogs, finance, and real estate.
My definition of a good time, for the last couple of years, is staying at home watching a movie while Alex is sound asleep.
I am grateful for being fortunate enough to live in the US.
These are the questions from Shoeful of drool:
- Would you rather be beautiful or smart? I’d rather be smart.
- Where is your favorite place to be besides home? Anywhere as long as I have Cynthia, my girlfriend, and Alex, our dog, with me.
- Briefly, what is your biggest pet peeve with humanity? Rudeness. Being courteous can go a long way.
- What was your favorite game show as a kid? I am from Ecuador and to be quite honest I do not remember any game show as a kid.
- What musical instrument(s) do you play, if any? None, sorry to say.
- What is your favorite book? A dog named Boo.
- Morning person or night owl? Morning person. I love to wake up early for a nice long walk with Alex.
- What do you think your perfect job would be? The job I have now as a pet sitter.
- Who is your favorite First Lady? Hillary Clinton.
- If you could have any super power, what would it be? I’d like to have the super power or ability to make people empathize with the pain and suffering of others.
- What do you think is the most significant invention during your lifetime? Computers.
Questions for my nominees:
Who do you admire most and why?
Do you love dogs? Why or why not?
Is family important to you?
Have you lived outside the US? Did you enjoy it?
What is your favorite dish?
What is the most important lesson you learned from your parents?
What would you like to accomplish within the next 3 years?
Do you like to dance?
What qualities do you like on a person?
What annoys you the most?
Name one unselfish thing you’ve done for others.
These are my nominees:
For the above nominees, I’d like to tell you that this will take a bit of time to do, perhaps more time that you can afford at the moment, but if you do get a chance to do it, you’ll find it fun and entertaining.