Taking the award, ignoring the rules

It doesn’t happen everyday, getting an award. I remember that when I first started blogging, I so enjoyed those. They showed you you were doing a good job. These days I’m less focused on more readers, more views and more awards, but I still like to be awarded, of course.
Now I’m not the best one at taking them. Something I just thank you and don’t post about it – it’s nothing personal, I just kind of forget about it, and I believe I’ve awarded almost all of my blog friends six times already at least – so the need to pass on the awards is not so big anymore. Still, I appreciate each and every compliment you give me, because I’m an attention whore, truth be told.

When I have run out of inspiration and I see someone is giving me interesting questions to answer though, I can give in to the award-craziness, which will happen now. I would like to thank Osyth once more for nominating me this time! If you are interested in more Russia, certainly check out her blog. It’s what got me into hers, and it’s definitely worth a read.

Of course, I’m still a rebel, so I’m not playing this by the rules. I nominate every reader of mine, but no one specifically. You know I like you! I’m not making up any questions either. I know, I know, how dare I?
But what I will do, is answer Osyth’s very interesting ones. So here we go!

  1. Why should people read what you write?
    Because I like to have feedback and response actually. And because sometimes I write interesting stuff – but above all because I tend to write better if I know people are reading.
  2. Fruit or cake?
    A cake with fruit? I like both… (Does this remind anyone else of Cake or death?)
  3. What is success?
    Success is getting what you want, whether it’s a grade or buying a house. It’s being happy – after all, that’s what we all strive for in the end.
  4. Advice to your 14 year old self
    Other people don’t always care about what you do, so do what you want. Don’t be afraid to be a little different, to have your own opinion, your own taste in things. In the end it will only make you feel better if you embrace these odd things about yourself.
  5. Favourite place on earth
    There are many places I can feel good – but I do want to return to Prague very, very much, because I remember it as a very nice place. Though I can also thoroughly enjoy a good bar for example, or a bed.
  6. Pictures or words?
    I’m better at words, and words for me can often do a little more than pictures. I like good photography as well, but give me a good book and I’ll be gone for longer than just a few minutes. I can express myself way better by words than by pictures too.
  7. If you could spend an afternoon with anyone, alive or dead, who would it be?
    This is a very hard question. In my current situation, I would like to spend my afternoon with my friends who are abroad at the moment. Sometimes I really, really miss them, and it would be nice to go for a drink with them.
  8. First love
    I’m not sure if I’m supposed to name a person, but I’m not going to do that. My first love is dance. I started dancing before I could properly read or write. I adore reading and writing, but dancing is something so necessary, something that lives in me, something that will never fully leave my body.
  9. Town or country?
    Town. I like nature and calm, but in the end I always need to see people, to feel like I’m surrounded by them. It takes away loneliness, even when I don’t talk to them. Just to know they are around is enough sometimes.
  10. The greatest invention of the last 100 years
    Maybe the Internet, if that counts? For making it possible to write this to you. For making music and information so close. Of course it’s also a curse, but it has very good sides.
  11. What is content?
    Content as in satisfaction – that would be this moment for example: looking forward to a nice evening. Doing what you want to do. Feeling loved. Feeling like you did exactly what you wanted to do. Finding the perfect shoes. A nice cup of coffee. A good song.
    There seems to a lot to be happy about, maybe it’s just because I’m in a cheerful mood 🙂

 

This was written yesterday, while looking forward to spending the night with a friend at a bar. It was a great night indeed, which helps a whole lot to be cheerful and positive in general. Maybe I should add to ‘what is content’ that going for a midnight snack (french fries) at 2 am is very satisfying.

So, that is as far as I will take this award. Thank you, Osyth, for the interesting questions! And feel free to answer these questions yourself in the comments – I’m curious as to what you guys would respond.

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  1. NotAPunkRocker

     /  October 31, 2014

    Great answers! I’ll put mine here if that works 🙂
    1. It helps pass time.
    2. Lemon cake!
    3. Taking care of yourself and enjoying what you do to make that happen.
    4. Run while you can!
    5. Beach, or anywhere near a beach or ocean 🙂
    6. Depends on my mood. Maybe pictures over words, because I can invent the story.
    7. My grandmother, to discuss life at the moment and decisions I need to make.
    8. I don’t remember. Maybe Nick Rhodes from Duran Duran?
    9. I can go with both, just don’t be the suburbs. Pick a side, but don’t pretend to be country then complain about driving 10 minutes to Walmart. (major issue I have with my hometown)
    10. Internet, only because you can do so many things with it/on it.
    11. Being happy in your success 🙂

    Reply
    • Thank you for your answers – always a pleasure to see what other people make of theses questions!
      Now I really want to try lemon cake by the way. It sounds so good, and I’m getting hungry 🙂

      I think that being happy ends up being the most important thing still. Being content would mean being happy, being succesful in a way as well. So let’s takte that as the purpose of life 😉

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  2. Great answers to my questions from both of you – feels like a double reward for the effort of passing the award 😉 …. by the way – rules should always be broken – I’m glad you did 🙂

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  3. Congrats!!! I’m breaking the rules by not answering the questions, though. Ha!

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  4. Firstly, yay for breakign rules. You know that this is what i am all about too. Also – I am like you too – what do they mean cake or fruits. Surely both, how does one choose from 2 perfectly awesome things?
    Edita
    http://www.pret-a-reporter.co.uk

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