You all know what it is like to get up on the wrong side of the bed. You haven’t had your first coffee yet, you’re cranky and in a mood for a fight. Then, you check out your blog and find out you have been NOMINATED FOR THE LIEBSTER AWARD by a fellow blogger.

My initial reaction was:

Is this FOR REAL?

Is this SOME KIND OF JOKE? Because if it is, IT’S NOT FUNNY!

It’s NOT a joke. Dammit, I CANNOT do this! I DON’T HAVE TIME!

WHY ME of so many amazing bloggers out there?

I even mispronounced the LIEBSTER as LOBSTER. You see what I mean? I’M NOT THE ONE! PICK SOMEONE ELSE.

To be frank, at first I wanted to turn the nomination down primarily because I’m NOT much of A FAN OF AWARDS (can’t I just take the money and run?) But then, after having my coffee, the world smiled back at me and I figured – It can’t be that bad, can it? So, I decided not to be a 24/7 hater, which I generally am, and accept Rida Yumn Ahmed’s kind nomination.

THANK YOU, dear. I REALLY REALLY REALLY am grateful for nominating me and I’m going to show my appreciation by doing my best to answer your intriguing questions.

MY ANSWERS to RIDA’S QUESTIONS are as follows:

  • What do you think a person with no friends should do even if he had tried hard making them?

I guess, come to terms with the fact that he/she is an introvert after all.

  • You are given a chance to spend a day with your muse. Who and Why?

I wouldn’t say my muse is any specific person. We get the chance to see each other on a daily basis, my muse and me. You see, my source of inspiration and most reliable lover is life itself with all its complexities. Why? Because it’s mine and, despite the hardships, it has shaped who I am today. I wouldn’t want it any other way.

  • Your dream destination and with whom?

Every new journey with my family where we haven’t been before.

  • Your views on growing technology and growing boundaries.

I believe you pretty much answered the question yourself. The more technology advances, the more we are connected and paradoxically disconnected from one another.

  • Pressure makes a person better. For or Against?

God no! Pressure makes slaves out of us, executors instead of thinkers. Give people an ability to pace themselves and they’ll show you limitless possibilities. Therefore, no pros.

  • How will you manage a person who is most irritating but still can’t be ignored?

This one looks like an interview question. Read: How do you put up with your asshole boss or equally annoying colleagues every single day of your life? (I don’t. I am my own boss.)

In short, give your interviewers what they would like to hear by showing your excellent communications skills and confidence, and stating the problem which will ultimately seem trivial when compared to how you dealt with and resoled it. Something like:

In my previous position, I had an issue with a coworker that was rather difficult to work with because his lack of follow-through was affecting my work which kept piling up. (DO NOT ever say the truth, things like – who was getting on my nerves. Smile as if you conquered the world and sound positive, turning all possible minuses into pluses). One day, I asked him if I could have a word with him, and we had quite a productive discussion on various topics. It turned out he was quite unconscious of the effect of his actions and that he only needed to have somebody explain the procedure to him in more detail. After working out the agreement, we didn’t have a single problem ever since. NOT ONE. Amazing, isn’t it? Effective communication does miracles.

  • Given a choice, which will you choose (any 1)?
  1. Blue Pill – Invisibility
  2. Green Pill – Back into time
  3. Red Pill – Reading other’s mind
  4. Yellow Pill – Power of obviating memories of people
  5. Pink Pill – Power of making a philter or say a potion which makes the drinker fall in love with your aura

I do hope this one has nothing to do with colors and their meaning since yellow is by far my favorite one.

I’d still rather choose number 2, the green one. If I could go back in time, I’d love to witness the birth of Modernity. I would die to walk the streets of Paris with Miró, Picasso and Dali or join my literary idols, the members of the co-called Lost Generation, somewhere in Europe. Let me just mention some of them: F.Scott Fitzgerald, T.S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, E.E. Cummings, John Dos Passos, William Faulkner, Henry Miller, James Joyce, and Virginia Woolf.

I would also like to live in the U.S. in the Jazz Age, the time of the vast creativity, hedonism, Prohibition, bootleg liquor, bob haircuts, jazz and ragtime. I’d sip dry martinis with Fitzgerald and Zelda and enjoy vermouth with Hemingway, preferably pulling out before the stock-market crash (the Great Depression is just too depressing for my liking).


Nominated for: Best Original Screenplay:

  1. George Clooney (alias Wulf)
  2. Mer
  3. DG
  4. Tanya  (Anybody home?)
  5. Jane
  6. Laina
  7. Alyssa
  8. Tom
  9. Aixa
  10. Serendipity
  11. Junaisha
  12. Brooke
  13. Lignum Draco
  14. Lowlife Magazine
  15. last but not least Tony

I’d like to give SPECIAL THANKS to all of you who follow my blog, but are not among the nominees. Much appreciated.

Here are MY ingenious QUESTIONS (please pick 1 option, out of 2, and explain why you’ve chosen it). Knock yourselves out:

  1. Garfield or Oggy? (the ‘anthropomorphic blue cat’ to quote Tom) or Garfield or Odie? (which was what I actually had in mind)
  2. Hot or sour? (subquestion: coffee or tea?)
  3. Horror or thriller?
  4. Beer or wine?
  5. The Sun or the Moon?
  6. The Beatles or the Rolling Stones?
  7. Butch Cassidy or the Sundance Kid?


  1. Answer the questions that were left for you.
  2. Nominate your favorite new bloggers (not more than 15!)
  3. Write 7 questions for them to answer.
  4. Add all the rules and be honest with your answers!

And the Oscar goes to…

Author: Blogging_with_Bojana

I'm diggin' Need to grow, have to push Flicking through vinyl and feeding the rush I dig for that one and I open the haunt It's takin' all day from the back to the front I'm diggin' and diggin' You know Sorry baby I'm gone diggin'


    1. Maybe you’re not sure, but I am. You deserve it.
      The questions are playful so I guess, the first thing that crosses your mind. E.g. the Sun or the Moon, do you prefer daylight to night, are you a night owl or a morning bird. Or do you prefer cats or dogs, why…
      Play it by heart and see where it’ll take you.

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      1. No, you make a new post of your own, answering questions, making your own ones, nominating 15 bloggers and stating the rules. Be free to copy anything you need from mine. That’s what I did.
        Besides, you don’t have to post this picture, there are lots online; just pick any one you like.

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  1. Marvelous! I woke up on the right side of the bed this morning (after a week of waking up on the sick side of the bed), so I’ll tackle this at my first available moment. You’ve already selected many of my favorite bloggers so I’ll try to find a handful that (a) you haven’t selected, and (b) have not been Liebster’d in the recent past that I’m aware of.

    That will be the tricky part.

    In the meantime, I have to get ready for church and a day of football.

    And by “church” I mean the regular Sunday routine of meeting the fellas at the bar, for football. 😉

    Provided I don’t get a recurrence of this awful, and awfully recurring, bug, and I stay for the entire football day, I’ll try to come back this evening and claw at my Liebster-thing with a good buzz. What could be more fun than that! 😎

    Thank you again, Bojana, for considering me for this award. I will attempt to do you proud!

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  2. You have such a clear way of seeing through things, like your thoughts about pressure, and some very poetic ways of thinking about things, like life being your source of inspiration. It’s so true and I think it’s such a healthy answer. I loved reading your responses.

    And I can’t tell you how honored I am to appear on your list. Thank you, Bojana!

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  3. That’s sweet of you to nominate me. I know you mean it too. I’ve had the Lobster Award though, it was the first award I got, and I’ve turned down a couple of nominations since. I ought to put a sticker up to say I’ve stopped doing awards but it’s one of the many fiddly things I’ve never got round to doing. Awards and the questions that go with them bring out the worst in me. Instead of accepting, I’m going to visit all the other nominees’ blogs.

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  4. Bojana, I am so sorry. I was on vacation and have been a bit of a disaster ever since. Thank you for this thoughtful and kind gesture, though, I very much appreciate it! I am barely keeping my shit together at the moment, and just can’t participate, but know that I am so honoured that you nominated me! Super cool that you were nominated…I am totally rooting for you!! xo

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    1. Don’t worry about it. I already said it, I’m not into such stuff, but just felt guilty if i didn’t do it. NO, you don’t have to feel the same.
      We got worried about you for not seeing you for a long time. Hope you had a nice vacation and were able to recharge. You don’t sound like it, but I’m sure you’ll manage just fine. Take your time and talk to you soon.

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