oh, sei mein liebster!! (oh, be my dearest!!)

23 Feb

oh, what an honour!

my lovely friend sophia aka teamgloria nominated me for the liebster blog ward.

apparently this is an award for upcoming blogs. how lovely!

so, for my non-german readers, may you be told that liebster means dearest, sweetest, loveliest. doesn’t that sound like music? i love that and i love the idea behind it.

i already got teamgloria’s nomination a while ago. but there is certain rules you have to follow and that’s why it took me a while to fulfill this task.

Bildfirst of all, thank you, teamgloria, for nominating me, i am taking a bow just now. and of course i want to thank aalll my friends who always stood behind me, my teachers and mentors, my family, my mum who has always been a role model for me when it comes down to (*voice starts to become scratchy, tears in my eyes*)…. no wait, that’s some other scenery that i just lost myself in. sorry, darlings… i’m so in the mood for the academy awards just now. where you YOU going to watch them tomorrow?

but let’s get back to where we started. the rules for the liebster award are:

  • give thanks
  • tell 11 things about yourself
  • answer to the best of your ability the 11 questions that are asked of you
  • nominate 11 bloggers for this award – let them know, too, please.
  • ask the above nominees 11 questions of your own, or use thequestions you were asked

well, i gave thanks already, i shouldn’t get started on that again, so here we go.

11 things about myself

  1. i am obsessed with colors. when i was little i collected pens and pencils, crayons and watercolors (of course, i used them too). nowadays it’s nailpolishes i cannot get enough of. i have 76 bottles of the most beautiful colors in my fridge. 
  2. i believe in ghosts and angels. my power animal is a black panther (i go to a shaman here in berlin every once in a while, she is amazing and she told me.)
  3. i regularly get up at night to eat chocolate. i am a puppet on a string at that time. i am awake but cannot control what i am doing. (when i revealed this secret once on instagram, lovely dani feder called me a night zombie for chocolate. i love that expression!)
  4. i am enchanted by everything that has to do with zombies, the tudors or disney villains.
  5. when i was seven i had such a big crush on pierce brosnan. i carried around a photot of him that i had cut out of a magazine and told everybody that he was my uncle from the USA.
  6. i’ve only been to NYC once in december 2012, but i miss its’ sounds, sirens and smell. i need to go back.
  7. teamgloria inspired me to start blogging again. thank you ❤
  8. i love to spend time alone. if for some reasons  i am kept from doing so, i feel like i am fading like a flower that is being kept from the sun.
  9. if i wasn’t an actress, my whole body would be covered in tattoos already.
  10. i find the most satisfaction in bringing positivity into other people’s lifes.
  11. when i was 16 i spent an exchange year in canada and fell in love with one of the local ice hockey players. that’s why they called me a puck bunny (professional term for an ice hockey groupie).

here’s the teamgloria’s questions…

  1. candles or spot-lights?  – what a sneaky question to be asked when you’re an actress 😉 the answer is candles though. and scented ones are even better. you might laugh now but in this very minute this one is lighting my room. isn’t that hilarious? i just HAD to buy it when i saw it. so funny. it smells a bit like a very friendly old granny with purple hair that has just dressed up to go out to have a tea with her lovely girlfriends in this café.
  2. how many books do you have next to the bed? – i just had to go and check… four (f**k it – the ultimate spiritual way by john c. parkin, rumi the book of love, the prophet by kahlil gibran and a travel guide for barcelona)
  3. when did you last read in a cafe and what did you eat? i tried hard but i cannot remember. normally when i go to a café i meet friends there and i use to read at home on my sofa. but maybe i should travel to paris and just sit in a café for hours looking mysterious with dark undereye circles. do you have any book recommendation for this plan?
  4. when did you set up your blog and why? before THREETIMESYES i used to write a blog called go ahead make my day. i started it four years ago and my intention was to tell little everyday stories that made my day and would eventually also make somebody else’s. i combined it with photos i found on the internet and drawings that i had drawn. i stopped posting on this blog about a year ago. it just felt like it was over and then i closed the blog for good two months ago when i decided to start THREETIMESYES. my inspiration was teamgloria. you are my muse and i thank you for that!!
  5. what was the last film/movie you saw? – at the movies: silver linings. on dvd: the other boleyn girl.
  6. what was the first single you bought? hungry eyes from the dirty dancing soundtrack. on vinyl.
  7. chocolate or cheese? discuss. – don’t really get the question. this is like asking crayons or watercolor? rembrandt or beuys? mountains or ocean? two completely differnt things. and i will ALWAYS go for CHOCOLATE ❤ ❤ ❤
  8. do you identify with any of the characters in Pretty In Pink? If so, which one? And – still? – oh dear, i never saw it. but i will do. and then i will answer this question. promise!
  9. maria callas or madonna ciccone? – i adore madonne for her spirit, her strength, her power and her art. and i don’t necessarily mean her music by saying art but the whole package. my ex-boyfriend was a huge fan of maria callas, that’s why i simply cannot have a pure attitude towards her anymore. also, ‘la isla bonita’, ‘like a prayer’ and ‘true blue’ have made me shake my hips at so many parties. i simply have to say MADONNA.
  10. you’ve been invited to (where?) for supper – name the 11 other guests (alive/passed-on/haunting-you-still) – i’ve been invited to laurence oliviers mansion in england for supper. we are sitting in the beautiful garden and his wife vivien leigh is serving champagne to the other guests, henry VIII king of england, amy winehouse, james franco (who is sitting right next me), coco chanel, vicco von bülow, freddy mercury, truman capote, eckhardt tolle, natalie portman, alexis georgoulis and david lynch.
  11. is there a meaning to life? do you need one? – i am sure there is a meaning to life. i think, this life is just a transit to another level of being. and we are here to realize that there is an invisible bond between ALL OF US, and that when one suffers we all do. that’s why we have to create a life of happiness and positivity however hard that may seem or be. also, we are ‘here’ to conciously connect with others. and love. or let’s say it with jimi hendrix: “when the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” yeah, i know, i’m a hippie, but who cares? 😉

here’s my 11 questions for the nominated blogs

  1. what is the color of love?
  2. do you live in the ‘right’ decade? if not, when would you have liked to live and why? 
  3. the ocean or the mountains?
  4. what was your biggest adventure?
  5. what is your favorite book of all times? 
  6. if you had to choose between either never ever eating chocolate or never ever having sex again, what would you neglect?
  7. what does your mother mean to you?
  8. if somebody compliments you, how do you react? and what was the last compliment you received?
  9. when was the last time you cried?
  10. which tv series are you obsessed with?
  11. is there a meaning to life? do you need one? (inspired by teamgloria. again.)

and here is the blogs i nominate. i won’t find eleven blogs, so i will nominate the ones below and hope that you will like to take part. also, i will nominate some blogs that have already participated to show them my respect and worship them. of course, you don’t have to repeat the whole procedure 😉 aaaaaand the nomineeees aaareeee…

i had so much fun taking part in this, although it took quite a while… but it would be more than fabulous if you said yes, my dear blogger friends.

love, julia*


19 Responses to “oh, sei mein liebster!! (oh, be my dearest!!)”

    • julia 2013/02/24 at 8:49 am #

      wonderful! will have a look…. NOW*
      sending love ❤

  1. Vanessa 2013/02/24 at 12:05 pm #

    Awesome! Thanks, Julia!!

    Here are my answers:

    what is the color of love?
    – all colors splattered over everything.

    do you live in the ‘right’ decade? if not, when would you have liked to live and why?
    – We live in a pretty comfortable decade. But I liked the clothes in every other decade better than now!

    the ocean or the mountains?
    -ocean. always.

    what was your biggest adventure?
    – i’ve moved a lot in my life. it was an adventure every time. my favorite was probably moving to nyc. The first time.

    what is your favorite book of all times?
    – changes all the time. maybe she’s come undone by wally lamb. love all the harry potter books.

    if you had to choose between either never ever eating chocolate or never ever having sex again, what would you neglect?
    – i dont think i could live without chocolate.

    what does your mother mean to you?
    – safety.

    if somebody compliments you, how do you react? and what was the last compliment you received?
    – you giving me this award 🙂 I’m pretty awkward when it comes to receiving compliments but I try to just say ‘thank you’.

    when was the last time you cried?
    – oh I cry all the time.

    which tv series are you obsessed with?
    – way too many. right now the mindy project, modern family, and am rewatching buffy the vampire slayer at the moment. so good!

    is there a meaning to life? do you need one? (inspired by teamgloria. again.)
    – in general, i don’t know. probably not. i am trying to find a meaning for my own life at the moment though.

    • julia 2013/02/24 at 12:46 pm #

      thank you so much for answering, vanessa. this makes my day ❤

    • teamgloria 2013/02/24 at 4:10 pm #

      we adore people who re-watch Buffy.

      just saying.

      *waving* to a lovely friend of Julia’s.

  2. notausgang 2013/02/24 at 6:17 pm #

    Ooooh, love your facts. You Hippiebraut 🙂
    Let me provide you with answers (and make sure to give me yours, too, because I’ve nominated yoooooou….<3)

    1. The colour of love is red. It's the ginger-ish flare that every hair produces at sunset… I love sunset. And of course it's the colour of blood, that quite peculiar juice, that rushes urgently through our veins…
    2. Yes! I often thought that no, but now I think yes.
    3. Oceans are amazing. Mountains are amazing. I can't choose.
    4. My biggest adventure? It's always yet to come! I like my past for the lessons but I prefer my future for the superlatives! ❤
    5. Probably The Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury. I have a list of favourites. Here, take a look at just 5 of them: http://beautycalypse.wordpress.com/beautycalypse/book-hooked/
    6. Chocolate.
    7. My mum's the reason I'm a very headstrong and independent person.
    8. I say thank you because I usually think I deserve it. But then I either easily blush or bite my lip or do otherwise silly things like flipping my hair, stroking my arms, checking my pulse… 😀
    9. I cried unashamedly for almost an hour while writing a very moving scene for my scifi novel. I'm not sentimental, but the heroes reunite in a very old memory while the actual world is so different and they can't be together. It's so sad. But also powerful, because it's their raison d'etre and a reason to fight… But I love them and it made me so very sad…
    10. Obsessed – nah. I'm not the crazy fandom person. I even do own a drawing of me that says so 🙂 But I do like to watch: The Big Bang Theory, Castle, Eureka (discontinued! phew) and other geeky ones.
    11. Yes and yes!

    • Vanessa 2013/02/24 at 6:23 pm #

      The Big Bang Theory rocks! Forgot about that one…

      • notausgang 2013/02/24 at 6:26 pm #

        “I told a chemistry joke. No reaction” 🙂

      • julia 2013/02/24 at 6:26 pm #


      • notausgang 2013/02/24 at 6:28 pm #

        Gotta love Sheldon :))))

    • julia 2013/02/24 at 6:25 pm #

      number 9!!!! amazing!!! oh, and i certainly have to catch up on your book recommendations… (wow, there’s a lot to do *smiling*)
      thank you for taking the time, dear nath*
      i’m leaning back just now and think about YOUR questions. this is such a nice way to get to know our fellow blogger friends better 🙂

  3. Heather in Arles 2013/02/25 at 8:53 am #

    Oooh, am so very happy to be included in this list, dear Julia. Really thrilled. And will get to answering those questions pronto, ma belle…
    Bisous from Provence and sending you a sliver of blue sky…

    • Heather in Arles 2013/02/26 at 2:39 pm #

      Ok, here we go:

      what is the color of love?
      Love in color-blind. (ps. I loved this question)

      do you live in the ‘right’ decade? if not, when would you have liked to live and why?
      Both my honey and I feel that we are not of this time period. I sure would have liked to have given 1940s Hollywood a go and I think you know why. But even just for the glamour alone…

      the ocean or the mountains?
      Ocean: solemn drifting, horizon clearing, breath like a heart-beat.

      what was your biggest adventure?
      I am really really fortunate to have had many. Truly. But if I had to pick just one I do believe it would be leaving my country, career, family and friends behind to go and live with a man I had just met in France.

      what is your favorite book of all times?
      Oooh, you are such a meanie! That is a brutal question. “Jane Eyre.” That is today’s answer!

      if you had to choose between either never ever eating chocolate or never ever having sex again, what would you neglect?
      Um, that would be the chocolate, Julia.

      what does your mother mean to you?
      The world. She is my role model and my best friend.

      if somebody compliments you, how do you react? and what was the last compliment you received?
      I have trained myself with just saying “thank you,” first instead of brushing it away. And frankly, I need all of the compliments I can get at this point in my life!! And my last came from my honey, who complimented me on my ensemble as I was heading out to a party the other evening. Still makes me glow after all of these years.

      when was the last time you cried?
      Last night. Happily, it was movie-induced.

      which tv series are you obsessed with?
      None! Ah-ha! Unless you count “The Voice”. Embarrassed but it is true. I like to sing along. Loudly.

      is there a meaning to life? do you need one? (inspired by teamgloria. again.)
      When I answered chez tg it was just a pretty simple “no” and “no” but afterwards, I realized that the placement of the “a” in the question makes things a bit more complicated. Take away the “a” and the answers immediately change to “yes” and “yes” for reasons that are quite similar to yours, dear Julia.

      Thank you for nominating me and thank you for these thought-provoking questions!
      Bisous from a suuuunnnyyyy Provence,

      • julia 2013/02/26 at 6:13 pm #

        my dear heather,
        thank you for your fabulous answers! they make me even more want to have a tea with you and teamgloria sous le soleil du provence.
        may i ask, which movie made you cry?
        sending love from berlin,
        j xx

      • Heather in Arles 2013/02/27 at 9:18 am #

        Oh gosh, this is embarrassing but it was “Up!”–yes, a Pixar movie!!! But that initial sequence of the couple growing old together makes me cry like a baby every time. I love that movie.
        Gros bisous,

      • julia 2013/02/28 at 10:11 pm #

        oh, btw… it is NOT embarrassing. i cried so so much when i watched UP. you wouldn’t believe it ❤


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