Sunday, May 31, 2015

... a late night & another Liebster because I like filling out lists and whatnot...

 Yesterday was such a full day. My fella loves the band RUSH and this was the third time that I've seen them in concert. This post is not about that but I will say that I don't mind going to see the band because their fans are ridiculously fun and my fella is one of them. I'll also note that I was the only female in a group of 15 guys. Most of the men in the group are married but their wives just couldn't tolerate the show. To mark my point, each and every time I've attended a RUSH concert, there is no lines to the bathrooms for the ladies but the men are lined up around the block. Last night they even closed off two women's bathrooms to use them for men. We arrived home at 3 am and pretty much had a sluggish Sunday without accomplishing much.

So tonight my post is another Liebster Award… this time a request by Jade from Daughter of the Jaded Era. This is my third. 

Sylvie at Little Corp Goth Girl nominated me. You can read my response to her questions here

And, Lucretia at Lucretia’s Reflection also nominated me for the Liebster Award. You can read my response here.

Again… here are the rules (that hopefully by now most of you will know I will not follow):
1. Post the award on your blog. (That I can do)
2. Thank the blogger who presented this award and link back to their blog. (Thanks Jade! I actually love filling out surveys and lists no matter the topic)
3. Write 11 random facts about yourself.
4. Nominate 11 bloggers who you feel deserve this award and who have fewer than 200 followers. (Nope but if anyone wants to participate, feel fine to write you were nominated by me!)
5. Answer 11 questions posted by the presenter and ask your nominees 11 questions.

The questions originated from 1666 X 30’s post but Jade from Daughter of the Jaded Era enjoyed them so here they are again:  
1. What is the title of your biography?
After the Funeral. Ha, I totally cheated. After I read the title, I looked up and on my shelf was After the Funeral: The Posthumous Adventures of Famous Corpses (1995) by Edwin Murphy. Where in the world did I buy this book?!? Clearly from an antique store because inside there is the pencil marking of the price. I’m of an age that I can’t always recall if I’ve read a book or own a book and I sometimes buy them a few times. The description reads, “[This book] investigates the rare, sometimes humorous, sometimes bizarre fates of the remains of prominent people.” Works for me… and what a great title!

2. Is it an autobiography or did you get someone else to write it? If so, whom?
Oh, I think I would very much like to be in Murphy’s new and revised edition of this book.

3. What's on the cover? If illustrated, who illustrated it?
Murphy’s book is designed by James Sarfati. It’s an illustrated picture of a cemetery with a spooky tree.

4. Seems your biography has some photos in it. What are they of?
Gravestones… as does the original.
5. Hey, good news! Seems like someone important is providing a blurb quote for the cover. Who is it and what do they say about the book?
“This is the creepiest shit I’ve ever read”, Anonymous… because Anonymous is everywhere! Omnipresent and omnipotent.  

6. What are some of the chapter names in the book?
What’s love got to do with it?
What happened to her head?
How her little toe nail ended up in the Guinness Book of World Records.

7. Your biography has an index. What's under the letter G? 
Godliness… oh, is that sacrilegious? Sorry.

8. Who is thanked in the acknowledgments?
The readers… always the readers.

9. What kind of a book is it? Photography monograph? A tell-all expose? Stream-of-consciousness word jazz? An academic monograph with multiple indexes, endnotes, bibliography, further reading, etc?
A bodily tell-all expose.

10. Your readers are shocked to know that....
I only had one kidney (truth).

11.  For some reason your book's selling well in France. Why do you think that is?
They have always found me amusing. 

Less than eleven facts about me:
1.    I actually am in the Guinness Book of World Record… for the largest gathering of those dressed like Vampires. I don’t make this stuff up really. I mentioned this in a post last August.
2.    I fear that I will never be able to read all of the books that I have but yet I keep buying them.
3.    I’m also afraid of clowns and dolls but I think I’ve mentioned that on my blog before.
4.    The phrase Less than eleven facts about me is testing my urge as an English professor. FEWER!!!!! is used with items one can count… ugh! I try to keep this in check.
5.    I’ll probably lose 5 followers based on #4
6.    I’m not concerned about the number of bloggers who follow me as long as it’s an even number. When it’s an odd number of followers I really wish someone else would join my blog :-/


  1. Are the women where you live CRAZY??? What's not to like about Rush??? Martin is a long-time Rush fan, and I really enjoy them, too. Several years ago a mutual friend and I bought three tickets to their local concert for Martin's birthday. She and I enjoyed it as much as he did! And there were at least as many women as men at that concert. Virginia must be a very strange place... ;-)

  2. It's so cool you're in the Guinness Book of World Records!

  3. RUSH have a large following over here (UK)

    1. They seem like a good group of men with some nice fans... I can't understand hardly anything they sing so my fella made me a lyrics document based on their play list :D

    2. But I do know some amazing drumming when I see/hear/feel it!

  4. Regarding 2 and 3, ditto!

    I wish I was in the guiness book of records for being part of the largest group dressed as vampires! New life goal

    1. World records are meant to be broken :D

  5. Your answers are hilarious, thank you for answering the biography questions and telling some more facts about you! :D <3