The rules of this award:

  1. Acknowledge the blog who nominated you and display the award.
  2. Answer the 11 questions the blogger gives you.
  3. Give 11 random facts about yourself.
  4. Nominate 11 blogs
  5. Notify those blogs of the nomination.
  6. Give them 11 questions to answer.


Nel, Nel, Nel…what can I say?  Nel is obviously a masochist because I always give her a really hard time and she keeps nominating me for these awards.  She even said she was looking forward to seeing what my answers would be to her questions.  She has admitted that she enjoys pain!  Tsk tsk tsk, Nel, you truly are a glutton for punishment.

Seriously though, you should read Nel’s blog because she’s funny AND fun.  Plus, she has a turtle.  You don’t mess with turtle people.  If I were you, I’d go right on over to her blog and say nice things.  I really don’t have to tell you to do that because once you read her blog, the nice things will just come spewing out of your fingertips and…well, who knows what will happen after that?!  Did I mention she has a turtle?  ‘Nuff said.



Nel’s Questions: 

If you could have one date with any celebrity, who would it be and why?

Ok, you are probably looking for a TV or movie actor here, but I’m going rogue.  I’m picking an author.  I would love to sit down and talk to Tom Robbins for an evening.  He has the most inventive, irreverent, philosophical, intelligent books I’ve ever read.  He makes me laugh, he makes me think, and he makes me wonder.  It doesn’t get better than that.

Alright, I know you won’t be happy till I give you a celebrity you can see on one screen or another.  You’re such a taskmaster!  I think I’d like to spend an evening with John Oliver.  He’s hilarious!  In addition to a keen wit, he’s intelligent and has the energy of a coked-up spider monkey.  I think he’d be fun if I could keep up with him.

King’s Landing or King Arthur’s Court?

This one is simple.  While I have great love for all things Merlin, I would want to hang out in King’s Landing, for sure.  It has EVERYTHING: a throne made of swords, the weirdest giant knight ever, a bay in flames…EVERYTHING!  Geez, I sound like Stephan on Saturday Night Live!  The coolest thing about King’s Landing is that everyone who ever was something is buried there.  Everyone who is something is coming there.  Plus the dragons are coming.  DRAGONS!!!  I love dragons.  I collect stuffed dragons.  I bet you can’t guess what my answer will be for the next question.  C’mon, just guess…

Which is cooler: dinosaurs or dragons? (that’s a trick question just sayin’)

See the previous question…duh

Have you ever seen a double rainbow?

Yes, more than once.  I also know a real live leprechaun.  I do.  For realsies.  I see that look of doubt!  You just wait!  I’ll introduce you to him.  His name is Bud.

Would you choose to fly like a bird and roam the sky or swim like a whale and roam the deep sea?

I want to fly like a dragon.  Again, see the first question.  It’s all about the dragons.  It’s always been about the dragons.  It will always be about the dragons.

What’s your favorite Disney movie and why?

You’re killing me here.  You really can’t tell by now?  It’s Pete’s Dragon, for Pete’s sake!

If you had the means to invent something, what would it be?

I would invent a way to connect and charge all things without the use of wires.  Wires suck.  When the dragons come, they should kill the wires but only after I’ve invented the thing that makes the wires obsolete.  Otherwise, we’d be screwed. (not the first word that came to mind.)

Why did you choose WordPress as your blogging platform instead of say Blogger or Wix?

I pulled up Google.  I typed “blog” and the first thing that came up after the ads and the definition of “blog” was a WordPress link.  I clicked.  I looked around.  I decided to settle here.  Do you like the new drapes?

What’s the one thing that makes you smile every single day?

My animals.  Of course, Walter also makes me cringe, want to scream and act like a crazy woman.  Maybe you should ask me about this after Walter gets older.  Sometimes I wonder why didn’t I get a pet dragon?  You thought I’d forgotten about dragons, didn’t you?  Didn’t you!!?  Hummph, not likely, lady!

If you could live in a book world, which one would it be and why?

Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak   I’ve loved this book for decades.  Who wouldn’t want to cavort with monsters and come home to a hot supper?

Do you like piña coladas? (I may or may not be humming in my head)

The long answer: Let me just say this right up front.  I hate you.  There, I said it.  You put that earworm in my head and I hate that song.  Therefore, I hate you.  On second thought, my mother always told me not to hate anyone, but to hate what they have done.  SO, I hate that you put that earworm in my head.   Plus, I hate piña coladas.  It’s a sissy drink.  The rum in it is white.  Everyone knows that good rum is dark.  EVERYONE!  Just ask any self-respecting pirate  Even the dragons know this.  Dragons know their rum, you’d best believe that.  Actually, the fact that you put a horrible earworm song in my head that features a white rum drink is grounds for a dragon attack.  Put on your flame-proof clothing.  Flame-resistant crap isn’t going to do shi…er anything!  I have just one thing to say to you…ok, I have just two things to say to you…   Copacabana and Who Let the Dogs Out?  There, happy now?

The short answer:  I’d rather get caught in the rain.

11 Random facts about myself:

  1. I love dragons.
  2. I’m beginning to hate the number 11.
  3. I love cheesecake
  4. Shameless plug:  I’m really hoping my tag Where In the World Are You? takes off.
  5. I love animals of all types.
  6. I look at dog hair as a fashion accessory.
  7. I love warm weather
  8. I hate baby corn; it’s evil
  9. I tend to like anti-heroes.
  10. My favorite alcohol is rum…DARK rum
  11. My most-used word is NO!  I have a puppy.  Hoping it will soon be replaced by “Good dog!”


My Questions:

Who was your most important mentor and what did they teach you?

If you could have only one pet, what would it be?

What would you name that one pet?

Morning person or night person?

What is your favorite dessert?

Where in the world do you live?

If you walk outside your door, what do you see?

Movies, TV, or a book?

What is your favorite cloud formation?

Who is your favorite scientist of all time?

What is your favorite bumper sticker saying?



Before I say this, don’t you all wuss out on me.  I nominate everyone.  Now, this seems like a cop-out, but I always feel guilty if I don’t nominate someone who’s great.  I also feel guilty if I nominate someone who gets all sorts of these awards and is just burned out. A guilty mainepaperpusher is a sad mainepaperpusher.

Please, jump in and do this award if you want to promote your blog.  Jump in if you want to answer my silly questions.  Jump in just for the hell of it!  But only jump in if you truly want to.  I don’t want any coerced jumpers here.  It would make me feel guilty and we all know that is not good.

Love you all and especially the dragon lovers out there”

~mainepaperpusher AKA paperpusher AKA paprpushr AKA Linda

Geez, I have a lot of aliases, but mostly I’m just mainepaperpusher.  Yup, mainepaperpusher is the rule and Linda is the exception that breaks the rule.  I’m all about rule breaking.  Just ask the dragons.


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  1. And this is why I like pain hahaha! I’m really GLAD you’re a Game of Thrones fan! I think you’re the only one who said Kings Landing! And the dragons? Dragons are truly the best. I considered dinosaurs if a descendant of dragons just evolved without the magic. I need to see the newer Pete’s dragon but I definitely love the classic version! Congratulations again and thanks for humoring me 😂

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  2. I think you also hate the number 12, too. Right? LOL

    Fun one. I remember those days with “no” with a puppy. I switched over to “Uh Uh” instead… a trainer told me to pick a word or sound I rarely use so the dog doesn’t get confused when I say “no” in normal conversation (as I also say it a lot for a variety of reasons… LOL)… so I’d be on the street with the dog saying “uh uh” every time he tried to sniff something he shouldn’t or jump on someone.

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    1. Do I know you? 😉 This whole number 12 thing makes it sound like you might have that many questions for me. I have no idea what you are talking about. If I knew you, the number 12 would certainly be on my list of worst numbers ever. It would even come before 13!

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        1. Let the s show that my tag had only one question and a totally optional essay question. AND I didn’t make threats or do Truth or Dare. 👺 I truly am trying to think of the worst book I’ve read over the past year. To be honest, these last couple of years I haven’t read a lot of fiction. so do neurology texts count?

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            1. Excellent! I will be rereading SOME of ABC of Epilepsy. To make up for the “SOME” part, I will answer one of your questions. I may be brainless, but I’m not heartless. I will answer

              #3. If you could turn any male character from one of your favorite books into a female character (or change a female into a male) in the book or book series, which one and why?

              I would like to see how Sandor Clegane would be treated were he a woman. He is so damaged, especially in the books. I know some might think he would be treated somewhat like Brienne of Tarth but her pain is rooted in the injustice of misogyny. Sandor’s pain is so ingrained, so raw, so untamed. There is hatred in every fiber of his being for what was done to him, how people treat him and what he has become. I’m not sure how George R.R. Martin would handle that sex change, but it sure would be interesting to find out.

              Back to reading ABC of Epilepsy. Feel free to read along!

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              1. Very fair. See… I knew it’d all work out!

                As for G of T, I have yet to read it yet. I need to get my hands on book one and try this puppy out!

                And I am sorry you have to read the book but I hope it has some good insight. I’d give it a whirl, but it’s not in the bookshelf here… I’ll have to make a run to the library this weekend… if needed.

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                1. Weeeee, you fell for…er I mean you took my suggestion into account. GOT is worth a read if you like very complex world stuff. It’s a little like Lord of the Rings in its complexity. The television show is pretty complex, too. Both are really good; at least I think so. After I wrote that answer and sent it off I had this forehead-slapping moment where I realized it was a bit of a spoiler. I’m sorry about that. I still haven’t read them all. I don’t concentrate as well as I used to so it takes me a long time to get through a tome of that magnitude. However, I should get back to it. I will be VERY interested to hear what you think of the series and all of the characters. Then we can have some 13 question tags! Oh yeah, baby!

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                  1. You are very funny. Yes, I think we can let this slide if you answer a few questions and re-read those texts… just kidding. no pressure at all. As for GofT, I have to buy it as it’s not on Netflix or a cable channel I get, so it’s lower on my watch list right now. And I have so many NetGalley books, not sure when I’ll get to buy my own reads! 🙂 As for the spoiler, I probably won’t remember specific character names when I do finally read, so I think it’ll be ok!

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    2. Haha, I say uh uh, too! Poor dogs must think I’m trying to raise them bilingually. My older Dane Levi understands the difference between a firm NO, an uh uh and an eeeaassy. Walter the demon Dane puppy hasn’t learned these nuances yet. Man, if all I said was uh uh, I’d use it so much, I’d sound like one of those old engines that just barely catch. I’d ask what other reasons you say NO, but sometimes leaving things a mystery is best for all concerned.

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      1. Hehehe. They’re smart. They probably know more languages than us!

        For some reason… your note about the train… I kept thinking in my head… I think I can. I think I can. I think I can.

        As for NO, I actually don’t say it all that often. But it’s usually to myself. NO you can’t eat that. No you can’t got to sleep his early. No you can’t skip the gym. 🙂

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        1. Hahaha! Let me try on…NO, you can’t make me do a 12 question tag with a truth or dare aspect! Didn’t work, did it? Sigh… Hopefully, you’ll take my compromise suggestion seriously. Of course, I”m sure you don’t to set a precedent.

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            1. Yikes! I missed a lot of words there. Typical of me sometimes if I Dr not edit. Oh!!! I just want you to know that that this whole question thing has escalated. My friend Silas asked me to do a guest post and he sent me questions. Guess how many! Just guess! Yup, 13! This thing is escalating and it’s fun! Just so you know, I’m going to answer all of his. He didn’t have a truth or dare aspect to his questions! So there! 😂

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  3. I just read this aloud to wifey while driving to Chicago. Once again, you’re making women over 40 pee their pants in the car. I love dragons by the way… Dragons that listen to folk music, especially Gordon Lightfoot. Go Bill, go Bill. By the way, wifey agrees with you. She thinks piña colada’s are sissy drinks. I like sissy drinks.💚

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  4. Damn it, you’re outing me as a proponent for urologists everywhere. By the way, dragons don’t listen to folk music, you silly woman! They only listen to music that’s smokin’ hot!
    Tell Wifey that she has my permission to choose the music for the trip home. It’s her freaking birthday for dragon’s sake! She should not have to be subjected to such torture. She should be able to do what she damn well pleases. AND I’m not surprised you like sissy drinks, they go along with folk music so very well. 😛


  5. OMG – you forgot to take your meds right! I love this! I try to read your answers to my daughter but can’t from laughing to hard and then running to the bathroom so pee doesn’t run completely down my leg! I was wondering – do you like dragons or dinosaurs? HAHAHAHAHAHAHA – Love you!

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  6. Oh my god, I hate wires too. They are just so annoying and break every 2nd week and then my mom yells at me as if i purposely broke it by trying and floss my teeth with it. I would be your first and regular customer if you invent the wireless thing. lol.

    Oh and I just love your answer of why you chose wordpress as blogging plateform. Hilarious. xD

    The questions you’ve put are so interesting. Would I mind if I do this award? I would love to answer your questions. haha.

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    1. Hahahahaha “floss my teeth with it.” Awesome line!

      Of course, I want you to do this! I’d be honored if you would. Let me put it this way, you are invited to do any and all tags or awards I ever do. Now you don’t even have to wonder…just jump right in! 🙂

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        1. Yay! It’s the first tag I’ve ever done and I think I totally screwed it up because I wasn’t sure about tagging and knew nothing about pingbacks and the list goes on. But I thought it would be fun so we’ll see if goes around.

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                    1. No worries, I”m up for a while. I have a weird sleep schedule. I go to bed early morning and wake up very late morning. I need to work on that, but not tonight!

                      Besides, you will never disturb me. If I need to go, I”ll tell you. If I’ve fallen asleep with my head on the keyboard, I won’t answer. LOL It’s tough when you wake up and the letters QWERTY are on your forehead backwards!

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                    2. No trust me, everyone has. What everyone doesn’t have is the guts to speak them out loud. All this while I was like “I think my life is weirdest” but no I’m not alone am I?

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                    3. Haha! Just call it a journal and then everyone will be like “oh cool, he keeps a journal.” My husband has kept a daily journal for over 30 years. Yikes, I just gave away that I’m truly ancient. Oh, wait, maybe not…I might have married someone decades older than I am. Yeah and if you believe that I can sell you the moon!

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                    4. Haha, I don’t mind being ancient. Every decade, I always said it was better than the last, but this one has been a little tough with all of the health crap. I’m determined to make it great in spite of that, though.


            1. No, it’s everyone’s job to screw up! That’s how we learn. If we spend too much time trying to avoid screwing up, we won’t do what is necessary to learn more and succeed. So let’s be a couple of screwups and show the world how much we are learning! 😉

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