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Sunshine Blogger Award- I’ve Been Nominated!

I had the pleasure of being nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award by the wonderful Planet Simon. He is a friend and runs a wonderful blog! I do encourage all of you to check him out! Thank you Simon for the nomination! It totally made my week! The rules are really simple for the Sunshine Blogger Award and I will post them after I answer the designated 11 questions Simon has asked of his nominees:

Hot Mess Answers

What in life makes you wonder or dream?

I wonder what my sons will look like grown up and what career they will pursue. I dream about my blog continuing to grow and maybe even make a few bucks.

What is the 5th song in your current playlist?

Moves Like Jagger by Maroon 5 and Christina Aguilera. Obviously my playlist isn’t exactly current. Don’t judge.

Do you have a favourite Bloggie?

Yes, No Love for Fatties. Who are they? She is my blogging sister from another mother (ok, that totally didn’t rhyme. Damn it!)

Share a link to your favourite or most viewed post.

My all time favorite post was about the time I took a diet pill, got cocky about it and shit my dress….at work. Did I mention I’m self-deprecating? Here is the post: Well Ali Be Damn

What’s the one thing you want to achieve this year that would make you fist pump?

It would be to make a living writing for my blog. That would be my #1 fist bumping reason! The 2nd? For my 106-year-old Chihuahua to go 3 straight days without peeing on the floor.

Are you a bloggie that plans or kind of random and get the post out?

Simon, this is an excellent question! I’m random though I wish I were a planner. If I were a planner though, some of my best ideas wouldn’t have as much passion in them. For instance the post I just wrote on how to be a decent human being in the bathroom. This stemmed from one day at work last week where the toilet seat was pissed on and paper towels on the floor. It inspired me to think about everything that annoys me in the restroom and bitch about it.

What kind of sense of humour do you have?

First of all Simon, you are double dipping with 2 questions disguised as one. J/k! Anyway, I don’t even know what you would call my sense of humor. I say this because humor has gotten me through my darkest times and I use it as a coping mechanism. Additionally, all the bad stuff that people sweep under rugs. I take it, throw it in the comedy washing machine and presto, I have funny content (see above post about shitting myself). What makes you laugh? I have a high tolerance for humor. This is especially true about comedy sitcoms. Very rarely do I find ones that make me laugh. The few that I do watch and makes me laugh includes: Baskets, Will and Grace, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Silicon Valley and Black-ish.

Did you have a new year’s’ resolution and did you keep it?


If you could be any animal – what would it be?

I was once asked this during a phone interview. I said a labrador. The HR dude stated that in all his years of interviewing candidates, no one had ever picked a domesticated animal. He then asked why I chose it. I said I’m not going to pick an animal I know nothing about and labrador are faithful and hardworking. I got the job. But seriously if I could be any animal, I would be a bird because I could be in Florida within hours, crap on people when I wanted and pregnancy would mean sitting on an egg in lieu of birthing watermelons.

If you could visit any planet – which one would it be?

Any planet that had friendly life forms.

Do you believe in love at first sight or attraction at first sight?

Interesting question. I would love for love at first sight to be what happens when 2 people lock eyes. In reality though it’s attraction at first sight. Love is a product of time, getting to know someone and deciding if their qualities please you enough to fall in love with them. Wow, I just sounded super socially awkward there.

What is the most frequently used word in your conversation? It can be a swear word.

I think the word I use is “really”. “That’s really what he said?” “Really?” “Really?” “Is this really happening right now?” “I’m really, really hungry.”

Ahhh, now it’s my turn. Time to have some fun! I nominate the following people. They are awesome. They are amazing. Go read all of their stuff!

And the Nominees Are

No Love for Fatties

You Are Awesome

Acquiescent Soul

Global Housesitter X2

An Historian About Town

A Walk and a Lark

That Blog Where Cherie Moves To Germany

Lutheran Liar

The Astonishing Tales

Just Another Blog From a Woman


And Here are 11 Questions For My Friends

  1. Why did you start a blog?
  2. Leave a link to your favorite post. Why do you like it so much?
  3. Do you have any regrets about your blog? What are they?
  4. What is your current favorite show you are watching?
  5. Why Aren’t You Watching The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Yet?
  6. It’s the end of the world and your bunker will hold 3 more people in it. Who are they?
  7. I’ve just given you a check for $1,000 (£723.33) and the only caveat is you can’t pay a bill. What do you do with it?
  8. You’ve been convicted of a bank robbery and sentenced to 5 years in prison. You are able to select one of the following as your cell mate. Who do you choose and why? Gilbert Godfrey, Mama June or Omarosa.
  9. Who do you wish followed your blog and why?
  10. Apple or Samsung?
  11. What is the last dream you remember?

4 Simple Rules

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you in the blog post. Link back to their blog
  • Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you.
  • Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions.
  • List the rules and display the sunshine blogger award logo in your post/or on your blog.

Good luck all!!!

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24 thoughts on “Sunshine Blogger Award- I’ve Been Nominated!

  1. Hi! Thanks for nominating my little “You are Awesome” blog! I love your questions. I particularly love your answers to Simon’s questions. How did I miss the poop post? Can’t wait to read that one. Your answer on the Labrador makes perfect sense. I just spent two hours with two chocolate labs and they are simply delightful–as are you.

    1. You’re welcome though it looks like I screwed up. I was typing along (after about 3 glasses of wine and used your URL as the name and should of made the URL title be You Are Awesome. I will change that asap! Sorry and thank you!

  2. Thank you so much Hot Mess!! I love it . Sunshine on a snowy day in February 🌻 I also love No Love for Fatties too. Was talking about your blog earlier after bringing my three year old to a shopping centre toilet. Vile. A Labrador us wayyy more mannerly.
    Looking forward to answering qas with my Irish version of self deprecation 🐴

    1. You are most welcome and most deserving! Ugh! Taking young children to public toilets are the worst, especially b/c they need to hold on to the potty to balance since their feet don’t touch the ground. I’m shivering in disgust right now just thinking about it. How could you not love No Love For Fatties? Right?!?!

  3. Hi,
    I came by to congratulate you on being nominated for the Sunshine Blogger award! Congratulations!
    Can I play? I wish Neil Patel followed me. I blog about blogging tips and that would be the height of respect and recognition.
    Favorite post? You said we could leave links. My favorite post is one I published today, a study I did with a friend. It should give hope to beginning bloggers and boost their morale:
    Read our data-driven study which shows why your website traffic peaks and falls and what to do about the slumps

    I’m off to share your post.

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