Self-Opinionated Woman Finally Receives the Liebster Award

Having absolutely no idea what the Liebster Award is but, nonetheless, taking a bow and thanking everyone, and Norrie, for nominating me (because she knows I’m a sucker for these memes) I do humbly accept my big, bright, shiny award and promise to lie answer Norrie’s questions truthfully, and honestly, to the best of my ability … maybe!

#1 What kid’s movie were you scared of as a child?

As kids we got to see lots of Disney movies (my parents were in the military) and the cinema was one place to get rid of the kids to at weekends. And I remember seeing Peter Pan and being absolutely terrified of the crocodile. But I think that had more to do with the older kids scaring us younger ones.

#2 How did you pick your blog’s name?

Eh, as it’s my name (being kind of dull like that) my catchphrase is “an opinionated woman” which is something my SO is always saying of me. Eh, if that tell’s you anything. I have a lot of opinions … like onions, with pi, I just keep on giving.

#3 Pineapple on pizza. Yey or ney?

Oh, oh, I know this one … pineapple def. I love me something sweet and spicy. Spicy chilly chicken and pineapple. But Quebeckers are so unoriginal in their tastes, I have to make up my own pizza toppings. Which makes a 10″ cost an arm and a leg up here!

#4 If someone made a film about your life, who would you like to play you?

Well, I once got told I was a poor man’s version of Bette Midler, so I’m going to say, Bette! And why not, we both love off-colour humour, we sing, and we’re the same height.

#5 Do you remember the first ever fancy-dress party you went to? What did you go as?

As a 7-8 year old I was invited to a dress-up birthday party for a neighbour and went as … a cowgirl. Because I had a cap gun I had stolen from my brother. Everyone wanted to shoot that thing—the only time I remember being popular at a party!

#6 What do you like to have for breakfast?

What I would like, and what I *actually* eat are two different things. I would like a ten-stack of pancakes and syrup, with strawberries on the side and crème anglaise in a little jug, and maybe some breakfast sausages. But usually it’s either scottish porridge or cornflakes and banana, with toast and tea. *sigh!*

#7 Do you cook?

I cook, and I love to cook … I just don’t like doing the dishes afterwards. So I’ll feed the millions, if someone else washes up, okay!

#8 What is one skill or hobby that you’ve always wanted to pursue but haven’t yet?

As a child I wanted to play piano, but never got around to it. Though, at one point in my life, I had an 8 year-old teaching me the basics. So I would have to say, musical instrument.

Also, since I’m feeling pretty uninspired, my bestie chimed in, and she wants to know…

#9 What’s your favourite thing to do in the winter?

Hibernate under the blankets with a good book. But if push comes to shove, I’ll go out for a hot chocolate Dutch style. It’s to fraking cold up here to go outside for more than 10 minutes!

#10 What’s the first book you ever read? Do you remember?

I’m almost sure it was Alice in Wonderland. That’s the one I remember rereading after my dad had read it to me.

#11 What’s your least favourite holiday?

I would have to say Christmas, because of all the fussing. Don’t get me wrong, I like time off for good behaviour as much as anyone, but the obligations and all the hype of Christmas makes me want to hide out on a deserted island somewhere in the tropics—books included.

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☛ Ah, so there you have it Grasshopper, everything you never wanted to know about the opinionated woman who dislikes Christmas. At this juncture I think I’m supposed to nominate people, but as I have no idea (other than Norrie) who has and hasn’t already done this one. I’ll skip the nomination part.

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  1. Love your answers Alex! I was afraid of The Brave Little Toaster LOL also, LOVE pineapple on pizza. My favorite pizza is chicken, jalapeno and pineapple! 🙂

    • April 26, 2019

      It’s so funny what we’re afraid of us as children, me, an animated croc, and yet, I was willing to follow Alice down the Rabbit hole. And you, a toaster.

      Hey, another pineapple on pizza lover, Norrie is one too. Could you image us all at lunch eating our fav pizza? 😀

  2. December 22, 2018

    Love getting to know more about you through your answers!
    And congrats for the well-deserved award!

    • Alexandra
      December 22, 2018

      These are fun memes, Veronica. I love reading people’s answer, like you, because we get to know one another just a little bit more.

  3. December 20, 2018

    Thanks for inviting me, it was fun to do. And I love visiting everyone who does these kind of memes, you learn all sorts of fun things.

    Yep, I’m a pineapple girl, and love tart fruit on pizza, go figure. I’ve had dessert pizza too, which was to die for. Which brings me to breakfast. Breakfast is a thing, here, in QC. They LOVE their breakfasts, and have restaurants that are open from 6 am to 3pm that do just breakfasts! You would love it here. Hmmm … pancakes.

    Oh, you were an indian, that’s so funny. Yeah, I’m sure I went to other parties as a child, but don’t really remember them. And as a grown-up? Oh, that’s a whole other story. 😉

    Yeah, bah humbug! lol

  4. December 20, 2018

    Thanks for taking part! Loved your answers 🙂

    Yay, another pineapple pizza Fan! I had a really good one once in South Africa (and haven’t seen it anywhere else since ) that had banana and bacon on it. So yumm.

    Love the first fancy dress as a cowboy! My first costume was an indian. As in native american (my mum made all the bits so it didn’t look too good), and i was paired up with this boy who was a cowboy. Kinda ironic, but at age 4 i thought it was cute. LOL.

    Your dream brekkie also sounds like something up my alley, but i’m also a porridge girl lately…

    Agree on Christmas too. The hype is defo killing the vibes…

  5. December 20, 2018

    Love reading your answers Alexandra.

    I got introduced to Alice in Wonderland slightly later than you but it still one of my favourite books. I absolutely adore that nonsensical world. ❤️

    And there’s nothing wrong with disliking Christmas. I completely get where you are coming from.

    • December 20, 2018

      I remember it as being the first more I think because it left such an impression on me, Vera. And especially after my dad had read it to us doing silly voices. It is and will always be that book that I could escape with.

      As children we don’t know anything else, and we are, I suppose, the centre of attention for Christmas. But then, as we transit to adulthood we’re expected to go here, do this, buy this, and all the real fun, and those memories we had, are lost somewhere in the chaos of commercialism.

      We do our own thing here, and it works for us. And, I suppose, that’s what counts.

      • December 20, 2018

        What a wonderful memory to have! I cherish every memory I have of my dad reading to me. There’s something magical about those times.

        I’m so with you. older I get, more annoyed I get about consumerism as well as stress that sometimes goes hand in hand with this period. I have a two year old niece and she is so much fun to experience it with though as that sense of wonder that never leaves her eyes always melts me inside. I’ll drink to doing our own thing, that’s indeed what counts.

        • December 20, 2018

          Indeed they are, Vera. It’s these memories that stick with us into adulthood. Precious.

          It’s very different when there are children involved, as with your niece. That’s what makes a christmas holiday special, seeing how they react, and the fun of sharing with small kids is heartwarming. Enjoy those moments while you can.

          We’re planning on staying mostly housebound so we can just hang out, read, eat, watch some movies together, or play of few silly games. We love the Lego Star Wars on the PSP.

          Enjoy your holiday time with James.

          • December 20, 2018

            Thank you Alexandra, wishing you and your partner a lovely time off. Happy reading, movie watching and game playing. It all sounds great, have lots of fun. ❤️

            • December 20, 2018

              Let the games begin! Ha! Ha! All the best to you, Sweetie. ❤

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