The liebster in Liebster Award is actually a word. In German, liebster means “dearest”. So with this in mind, Liebster Awards are distributed amongst bloggers as another way to help each other reach new audiences.
Like I stated earlier, it’s obviously obvious that hungrygoriya was calling me out specifically in the blanket nomination of other bloggers. I mean, why wouldn’t that be the case? She clearly was referring to me, but just didn’t want to make anyone else feel bad.
Anyways, what I enjoy about hungrygoriya is she has a clear love for retro gaming, and each time I look through her site, I see tons of games from the era of my childhood. It’s like strolling down memory lane, with 8-bit graphics and music, and being forced to use the janky controller because my brother always took the good one. Seriously though, it would’ve been nice to be able to use the good controller once in a while. It’s no wonder that he always kicked my ass at Karate Champ…
Getting off track again.
hungrygoriya’s site is a good time, except the time she discovered that the makers of the Neo Geo handheld were secretly run by a cult of devil worshippers.
What is your favorite piece of music from a video game?
Though if I HAD to pick one, it’d be the track from Mass Effect 3.
Where is the most exciting place you’ve ever traveled to?
It’s going to sound weird, but the most exciting place I’ve traveled to was Burns, OR. Not for the destination, but it was the first trip that I’ve ever been on with my now-wife, Jennifer. It was a trip to visit my father for the first time in over eight years, and she happily went with me on a road trip from Oklahoma to Oregon… A 22 hour drive.
So not only did I get to see my father for the first time in a very long time, but I got to spend a ton of time with Jennifer at a time when spending time her was fairly rare… At least compared to now.
Do you have something from your past that you gave/threw away that you wish you’d kept?
My GameCube stuff. I can’t find my controllers! I NEED TO PLAY ROGUE SQUADRON II!
If you celebrate, what is your favorite tradition for the holidays?
Eating… Eating lots of food. Especially deviled eggs. I’m 100% serious. I love eating.
And I guess spending time with family is cool too.
What is your favorite kind of tree?
Lemon trees. They smell great, look pretty, and despite lemons being considered sour, fresh lemons are fantastic. I used to love eating lemons that came straight off the tree in my friend’s yard.
What’s a hobby or interest you had in childhood that you wish you would’ve pursued further?
I’d say that the one hobby that I wish I spent more time on when I was younger would be my interest in model rockets. Money was a huge constraint for us, so launching them was a bit of a crapshoot, but it’s one of the things that interested me in space. I feel like if I could’ve kept that hobby going, I could’ve eventually found myself working for NASA someday.
What is the thing you’re the proudest of building/making?
The funny thing is that despite me loving creative games that encourage building, and having an intense love for Legos as a child, I have never really built or made anything that didn’t come with instructions. Everything I’ve created doesn’t really exist, which is kinda a bummer.
The one exception I suppose would be when I volunteered at my church in high school to remodel the youth building. We ended up doing tons of work, and even though it ate up a ton of time during my summer break, I loved every second of it.
- If you could chose any instrument to be an expert at, what would you learn to play?
- Where would you live if it were possible (fictional, real, otherworldly, etc)?
- If it were possible, would you dive to the bottom of the ocean to see what you could find?
- Would you choose immortality, or invincibility?
- You find a briefcase with $100,000,000 in it. What’s the first thing you do?
- What is a hero to you?
- What is the goofiest thing that you’ve ever done with another person?
Here I want to recognize the folks that I’ve been following for a while and have generated some pretty thoughtful discussion. I’ve read many articles written by each of these people, and I’ve always left with a feeling that I’ve expanded my horizons a bit.
- Thank the person who nominated you and answer the questions they’ve written for you.
- Nominate 5-11 blogs and provide new questions to answer.