Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Liebster Award #3!

So a while ago, I got tagged by Erica's Nails and More and Get Polished Up for the Liebster Award. And... I might have possibly... forgotten about it. Just a bit. But that's okay, because I finally got it done! Although I have to say that I wouldn't have been doing this post tonight, but I had a little issue with the post I was working on. I accidentally left the pictures I needed for it on a computer, and left for a little vacation without said pictures. This meant I needed to pull something together quickly. I remembered the Liebster Award, and here we are!

The rules are:

1. You must post 11 random facts about yourself.
2. You must answer the 11 questions that the person who nominated you asked.
3. You must then come up with 11 new questions and tag 11 other bloggers with less than 200 followers to keep the ball rolling. No tag backs, however!

My eleven facts:
  1. I am a serious procrastinator. if I can leave something up to the last minute, I will. 
  2. My bangs are purple. Because hair dye is just fun.
  3. I'm a perfectionist. It kills me to include pictures in my blog posts if there's even the smallest thing wrong with them.
  4. My favorite singer/band would have to be Regina Spektor, or Florence and the Machine, or Lana Del Rey, or Snow Patrol, or Muse, or... well, you get the point.
  5. I have a Minecraft Addiction. I am on that game whenever I get a spare minute. I've had to play the game in peaceful mode, though, ever since I started watching the Walking Dead and the Minecraft zombies started to scare the bejeezus out of me. 
  6. My favorite Pokemon is a Phanpy. Anyone remember my Phanpy nail post? Without a doubt, it's one of the cutest Pokemon to ever exist.
  7. I have an addiction to the Legend of Korra. It is the best television show ever, case closed. 
  8. I have an extremely short attention span. My brain really loves getting distracted by stuff.
  9. I'm really bad at meeting new people. I can be wild and crazy with my friends, but put me in a room with someone I've never met before and I will be the most shy, socially awkward person you've ever seen. 
  10. I'm currently in the process of learning Latin, and I love it. Roman culture is so fascinating, and I love the logical rules of the language's grammar- it seems so confusing at first, but once you start learning the patterns, everything suddenly makes sense.
  11. I currently have an obsession with anything LBD (Lizzie Bennet Diaries). If you haven't watched them (go watch them now!),  they're a modern day interpretation of Pride and Prejudice. Sadly, there are only three left, so after that I'll have to satisfy my need for them by watching the earlier ones over and over again. 

Questions from Erica's Nails and More:
1. What is your favourite movie?
I don't have a favorite movie. It's usually the most recent thing I've seen. In this case, that would be Warm Bodies, and although it was a very cute movie, I don't think I can count that as a favorite.

2. What do you do for a living?

Getting an education! Hehe. But no, I'm a full time student. Fun stuff.

3. If you could rename your favourite polish colour, what polish would you choose and what would you rename it?

OPI Cajun Shrimp is my favorite polish, and I think the name suits it, but I wouldn't mind changing it just because I don't like or eat shrimp. But... I have no idea what I would change it to. Something witty or whatever.

4. What other hobbies do you have other than polishing?
Wait, you mean I'm supposed to have a life outside of nail polish? Kidding. I play a lot of tennis. I also like to spend time with my two darling kitties, Abraham and Oscar (check my 'about me' section if you haven't seen them yet!). 

5. What movie or TV show best describes your personality?
Arg, this is tough... I guess I'd have to say the Big Bang Theory? I don't really know. But I am nerdy and dorky and everything else that BBT is about, so that's the show I'd go with.

6. If you could have a fictional character as your best friend, who would it be?

Lizzie Bennet! Well, video-version Lizzie. Not the book version. Video-Lizzie is sarcastic and witty and she has a lot of faults and such, but I can relate to her a lot, so I feel like we'd really get along.

7. What is the one thing in life you wish you could do-over? Why?

I don't have any huge specific things (or at least, none that I'd like to confess to the entire internet). Maybe every rude thing I've ever said to my parents? I've had loads of things that I've just looked back on and thought, "they meant the best for me, even if I couldn't see it at that time- I shouldn't have been so hard on them." I think everyone can relate to that!

8. What is your staple product for hand and nail care, something you can't live or leave home without?
I know this is kind of stupid, but my nail file. I have a theory that if I don't have my nail file on me, a nail will break, just to spite me. But I hate going through the day with a torn or chipped nail, so I keep my nail file on hand to smooth down any edges if they chip or break. 

9. What is your favourite song from a movie?
Huh. I don't know. I guess I don't really pay attention to songs in movies. Or watch very many movies. Oh well.

10. What is your favourite type/style of nail art?

I think it just changes based on my mood. I don't have any particular favorite, and so usually my favorite will just depend on what I'm in the mood for that day.

11. What super power do you wish you had? Why?
Reading minds. Definitely. No more wondering what people mean when I can just hear their thoughts!

Questions from Get Polished Up!:
1. What is your favorite band?
See fact #4!

2. If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?

Rome! I'd love to see all the ancient buildings, and culture, and basically everything.

3. What is your favorite nail polish of all time?
OPI Cajun Shrimp. I have no idea why, so don't ask me. But I just really like it. For whatever reason.

4. If you could meet anyone, past or present, who would it be and why?

5. What inspired you to start your blog?
I tend to pick up a hobby, obsess over it for a few weeks, and then move on. Determined not to do that with nail art, I decided to create my blog as incentive to work harder to keep up with my new hobby. And who would've known, almost a year later, I'm still here!

6. Where is your favorite place to buy nail polish?
Does online count? Other than that... well, anywhere. I tend to look for nail polish wherever I am at the moment. I guess I'll have to pick Sally Beauty, though, since they're the only place I go to get China Glaze (my favorite brand). 

7. What is your favorite beauty product (besides nail polish)?

My lip gloss! I practically hoard that stuff. Ask anyone. I've got a couple in every purse or bag I own, as well as just about every room in the house. You never know when chapped lips will strike!

8. What is your favorite movie?
See first question from Erica

9. Do you have any pets?
Why yes! Two cats, Abraham and Oscar. I have more information about them on my "About Me" page.

10. What do you do as a career (or what are you planning on doing)?
See second question from Erica

11. What is your favorite sports team?

I'm not a sports person, so I don't really have a favorite team. My family are mainly Bears and Cubs fans, so I guess I'd go with those? But I really don't care about either one, hehe.

My Questions:
1. If you could swap places with anyone for one day, who would it be?
2. What's the funniest story you have about painting your nails?
3. If you could time travel, what time would you go to and why?
4. What are your favorite bands/singers?
5. What's an interesting story you remember from your childhood?
6. If you had a million dollars to use for anything, what would you spend it on and why?
7. What's your biggest pet peeve?
8. What is your favorite TV show/movie at the moment?
9. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
10. How'd you get started with your blog?
11. What's a random fact about you most people probably don't know?

Bloggers I'm tagging:
1. Nail Polish in my Eyes
2. Shenailigans
3. Polished to a T
4. Dysphoria Nails
5. Time on my Nails
6. And Then There was Polish
7. Iced Lacquer
8. Lightwell Nails
9. Toad-ally Awesome Nails
10. Lacquer Wizard
11. Partly Cloudy with a Chance of Lacquer

*whew* that took a while! But I hope you all enjoyed learning about me. I'd love to hear about all of you, too, so even if I didn't tag you, feel free to answer my questions in the comments! If you enjoyed it, please help me out and follow The Polished Platypus here, 'like' on Facebook, and follow on Twitter. I'll have the post that was planned for today finished sometime this weekend. Thanks for reading! 
- Muffin

1 comment:

  1. TAG!! You're it!! I have tagged you for the Versatile Blogger Award!! Here is my post where you have been tagged!


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