AWARD: Liebster #3

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Many thanks to Decluttering My Life for nominating me for this wonderful blogging award. I appreciate it, as it is a very great honor. I’ve been nominated before but with very different questions, so this is exciting! DML (my new name for my nominator) and I met about 3 weeks ago through another blogging friend and are enjoying getting to know one another… so much so that I recommend you go check out the site to see for yourself. Very thought-provoking content and great fun!!! I took a few days to come up with some doozies for questions. Is that the correct spelling of that word? Well, it probably doesn’t matter because you will hopefully be so entertained below with facts, questions and answers that you are focused on trying not to wet yourself instead of verifying my spelling of items in this post. You’re welcome.



The Rules for the Liebster Award:

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


Facts about me:

  1. I wear contact lenses because I am worse than a bat.
  2. I’m the fourth male directly in my line with this exact name, hence the “IV” after my name. Please bow before me. Just teasing. A curtsy is sufficient.
  3. I prefer spelling things the British way. I’m American. They seem better lately.
  4. I have been to Cambodia. I saw the best life has to offer. I saw the worst life has to offer. Don’t ask for details. I am not at liberty to reveal due to a… never mind.
  5. I am a reader and writer, yet I always test nearly perfect on mathematics. Took so many advanced calculus courses, I think I plotted every angle possible. I know the exact angle to send a sling shot towards… whomever deserves it.
  6. The calla lily is my favorite flower. I’d like them at my funeral please. You’re all tasked with making sure this happens or I’ll haunt you.
  7. I was a good gymnast as a kid. I could climb to the top of the rope, walk the balance beam, jump the horse and use the rings to turn myself in every direction. After puberty hit, my balance was so off, I could barely walk a straight line. A few drinks make it much better now.
  8. I used to ride horses, but it’s been almost two decades since I’ve been on one. I love it, but I see no reason to feel like I’m constantly vibrating (in a bad way, to clarify) while the wind is whipping in my face.
  9. My nickname in high school was Tooshie. You can decide why or what it means.
  10. I can’t smell tequila anymore or it will make me sick. Bad college incident. It’s okay in a mixed drink, but a shot will induce projectile, something fierce along the lines of what happened to me in question #8 below (you’re in for a treat!).
  11. I have no self control when it comes to dark chocolate or champagne. None. I will do anything for it.


Questions To Me:

1. What does life mean to you?

  • To learn, mentor and educate while encouraging personal growth and collaboration with others. When you have accomplished the right balance, you are free to move on, but your impact stays there forever. That means you lived a good life.

2. What would you enjoy doing 7 days a week?

  • Writing books.

3. What’s your birthday date?

  • March 18th, 1977.

4. Have you ever had a near death experience? If yes pls brief us about it

  • Nope. Choked on a gumball, but I don’t think I was quite near death.

5. Your favourite quote is ?

  • “There’s something I just realized, That I never knew before. I can’t explain the reasons, but I know that I want more.”
  • “If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.”

6. If you could go anywhere in the world where would it be?

  • Cotswolds in UK

7. What’s your dream house?

  • Do you have a few hours? I could show you the architectural plans I’ve drawn up. 🙂

8. Most embarrassing moment

  • None really. I tend to laugh that stuff off. I do get embarrassed when my aunt would tell a story about what happened when I was a child with a very bad stomach virus. All I will say is that she told anyone she could that “It was flying out both ends!” And that should be enough of a visual for you. I am such a perfectionist and I never let anyone see me weak that they love telling this story as it makes me human. At least that’s what they say. I don’t compute.

9. Your biggest fear?

  • Dying without understanding my life or reaching my potential.

10. Any regret? If yes what ?

  • Not being as aware of who I am or comfortable in my own skin when I was 20. I could have done so much more.

11. Who’s your favorite author or speaker, maybe both?

  • I enjoy Suze Orman for her advice and attitude.
  • I am enthralled by Kate Morton, Agatha Christie, Ken Follett and Henry James.

Questions for My Nominees:

  1. Which body part would you exchange if you could?
  2. How often do you brush your teeth? Honestly, and if you try to lie, your teeth will turn yellow on the spot based on the dust I sent with this post.
  3. If you could inhabit someone else’s body for a day, who would it be?
  4. If you could have someone else’s personality and intelligence, who would it be?
  5. Where are you taking me to dinner tomorrow night? Or if that’s not gonna work for you, what gift are you sending in lieu of canceling last minute on me? Seems appropriate.
  6. Have you ever tried to count the licks to get to the center of the Tootsie Roll Pop?
  7. Did I share too much above? If yes, which item. If not, you’re my new best friend.
  8. If you could hide in someone’s pocket for a day just to see what they really do when you’re not around, who would it be?
  9. If you have an entire cake to yourself, and you know for certain that no one else will eat it nor see you eat it, would you still cut it up and serve it on a plate? Or would you dig in with a shovel? (Assume nothing bad happens to your body as a result of consuming said healthy cake)
  10. What’s the first thing that comes to mind when I say “bite me” ? Good or bad, let it rip.
  11. Have you met Liebster? If Yes, please describe. If No, please contribute $25 to the charity of your choice in order to successfully have completed this easy and fun quiz. Failure to do so results in an automatic replication of 10 more quizzes a day from me to you as a loving gesture of support.

*** Thank you for playing and have a nice day. ***


Note 2: Yes, I know this is out of order. So am I. You must already know that if you’re reading my posts like this one, right?

Note 3: I would love for all my friends to answer the 11 questions I posed… as I think they are truly amazing and would allow us to grow a stronger and more authentic relationship having been structurally honest with one another from the beginning. xoxo

Note 1: I really attempted sarcasm and humor, so hopefully no one was offended by my additional flair and style in today’s award post. If you did feel slighted, I hope all the font colors make your eyes tired enough that you go away sleepy and don’t feel the need to complain to me. I’m busy tonight dreaming up new questions for tomorrow’s posts.


My Nominees:



About Me & the “365 Daily Challenge”

I’m Jay and I live in NYC. By profession, I work in technology. By passion, I work in writing. I’ve always been a reader. And now I’m a daily blogger. I decided to start my own version of the “365 Daily Challenge” where since March 13, 2017, I’ve posted a characteristic either I currently embody or one I’d like to embody in the future. 365 days of reflection to discover who I am and what I want out of life.

The goal: Knowledge. Acceptance. Understanding. Optimization. Happiness. Help. For myself. For others. And if all else fails, humor. When I’m finished in one year, I hope to have more answers about the future and what I will do with the remainder of my life. All aspects to be considered. It’s not just about a career, hobbies, residence, activities, efforts, et al. It’s meant to be a comprehensive study and reflection from an ordinary man. Not a doctor. Not a therapist. Not a friend. Not an encyclopedia full of prior research. Just pure thought, a blogged journal with true honesty.

Join the fun and read a new post each day, or check out my book reviews, TV/Film reviews or favorite vacation spots. And feel free to like, rate, comment or take the poll for each post. Note: All written content is my original creation and copyrighted to me, but the graphics and images were linked from other sites and belong to them. Many thanks to their original creators.


84 thoughts on “AWARD: Liebster #3

    Christy B said:
    July 17, 2017 at 5:25 PM

    Oh shucks! Thanks for including me 🙂 Congrats to you on your awards **cheering now**

    Liked by 1 person

      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      July 17, 2017 at 5:27 PM

      Thank you very much. And I apologize in advance with some of my questions. I was in a very humorous mood!

      Liked by 1 person

      Nerd Narration said:
      July 18, 2017 at 10:20 AM

      Thanks so much for the nom! I’m looking forward to coming up to the answers and facts for this! Also definitely not offended by the additional flair in this post! When you started with “because I’m worse than a bat” I was already laughing out loud! Great post!

      Liked by 1 person

        James J. Cudney IV responded:
        July 18, 2017 at 10:21 AM

        Oh cool! Glad to hear. Looking forward to the responses.


    superwifeandmummy said:
    July 17, 2017 at 5:45 PM


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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      July 17, 2017 at 5:51 PM

      Thank you! Be on the lookout, there’s a tag I’m almost done with that has your name on it later this week! 🙂


        superwifeandmummy said:
        July 17, 2017 at 5:59 PM

        Oh really? That’s so exciting! Thank you in advance! 😊

        Liked by 1 person

        James J. Cudney IV responded:
        July 17, 2017 at 6:00 PM

        you’ll get a ping-back later this week! You are welcome.


    wakinguponthewrongsideof50 said:
    July 17, 2017 at 6:02 PM

    Love the sarcasm! Great witty, amazing post !! Made me smile whole way through. Love champagne btw…..we will drink some when your book us finished!

    Liked by 1 person

      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      July 17, 2017 at 6:03 PM

      I seriously felt like I was channeling you and our recent conversation. I look forward to celebrating with you! Hope the vacation is going well.

      Liked by 1 person

    Noriko said:
    July 17, 2017 at 6:22 PM

    Congratulations! I love the wicked tone of today’s post😁✨

    Liked by 1 person

    dsteenrod said:
    July 17, 2017 at 6:44 PM

    Thanks for the tag! This was fun to read! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    Azia said:
    July 17, 2017 at 7:01 PM

    Congrats on your award! I would really love to go to Cotswolds, too! I’ve wanted to ever since I saw that beautiful picture of Bibury, a village in the region! I think one of my favorite films, The Holiday, had also mentioned the place, so I wanted to go even more after that. Great answers! Love the sarcasm 😉

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      July 17, 2017 at 7:03 PM

      Thanks! The holiday… I think I might know that one. It is a beautiful part of the country.

      Liked by 1 person

    Roda said:
    July 17, 2017 at 8:08 PM

    Your witty clone was full of it when he wrote this one!!😉

    Liked by 1 person

    aquibview said:
    July 17, 2017 at 8:38 PM

    Congratulations James, and thanks a lot for including me. ☺️☺️☺️

    Liked by 1 person

    Nathprasad Dhanawat said:
    July 17, 2017 at 8:51 PM


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    Amal said:
    July 17, 2017 at 10:50 PM

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    declutteringmylifeweb said:
    July 17, 2017 at 11:41 PM

    Congrats. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    Books Teacup and Reviews said:
    July 18, 2017 at 12:09 AM

    You ask interesting questions. 😄 I also wear lenses.

    Liked by 1 person

      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      July 18, 2017 at 6:39 AM

      I try to come up with some fun things. Yes — eyes are not the most cooperative, are they?

      Liked by 1 person

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    Peter Adewumi said:
    July 18, 2017 at 6:11 AM

    I love all the facts about you, and your site is cool. I think we have Mathematics (Calculus) in common. Best wishes!

    Liked by 1 person

    mistysbookspace said:
    July 18, 2017 at 7:23 AM

    Congrats on another award!! This is awesome! Also I love the sarcasm in today’s post.

    Liked by 1 person

    journeyintobooks said:
    July 18, 2017 at 8:34 AM

    Great post it was really fun to read and thanks for the nomination.

    Liked by 1 person

    vinnieh said:
    July 18, 2017 at 10:08 AM

    Congrats, you deserve this award.

    Liked by 1 person

    BeaFreitas said:
    July 18, 2017 at 12:00 PM


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    Run Wright said:
    July 18, 2017 at 2:19 PM

    I will remember to curtsey if we ever meet IRL. Until then, calling your sir will just have to suffice, Sir.
    I am an Anglophile too. I grew up in Jamaica so British pronunciations and spellings come more naturally to me but when in the US…., Sir.

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      July 18, 2017 at 2:26 PM

      Very cool. I have not yet been to Jamaica. On my list for sometime this decade!!! Hahaha, Sir… only fair I say Madam, then, right? Or is there a more appropriate term? lol

      Liked by 1 person

    fitnessgrad said:
    July 18, 2017 at 4:35 PM

    Oh wow! thank you for nominating me! look at you being cool and receiving all these awesome awards.


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    bobosbookbank said:
    July 18, 2017 at 5:45 PM

    OMG…I can’t stand tequila either! My sister got me drunk for the very first time (at 13!) on cheap tequila… I CANNOT DRINK ANYTHING WITH TEQUILA TO THIS DAY!! LOL!!😁😁😁 Awesome post!

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    TeenBookLit101 said:
    July 19, 2017 at 6:17 AM

    Love this tag i did it a while ago great answers

    Liked by 1 person

    Patty said:
    July 19, 2017 at 7:06 AM

    Congrats Jay.

    Liked by 1 person

    hsimone said:
    July 19, 2017 at 7:10 AM

    Thank you for sharing and for nominating me! 😀

    It looks like we’re very similar in our ability to see. My eye sight isn’t so great either, lol. It’s funny how puberty can mess up a number of things. I was never into exercising and/or sports, so I just have the normal emotional weirdness that happened during that time to remember, haha.

    I love this quote: “If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.” It is so very true!

    Thank you for all your great responses, and can’t wait to do this one!

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      July 19, 2017 at 7:19 AM

      Thank you! I’m glad you enjoyed the quote. Mark Twain. Love him…. and I look forward to your answers. 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

        hsimone said:
        July 19, 2017 at 10:47 AM

        Looks like he knows what he’s talking about. 😉 Thank you! 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

    susandyer1962 said:
    July 19, 2017 at 5:15 PM

    Congratulations Tooshie!! Lol

    Liked by 1 person

    Books, Vertigo and Tea said:
    July 20, 2017 at 8:53 AM

    Let’s talk about Tooshie shall we 😉 Hehe could not resist. Calla Lilly noted but good grief hope it is never needed. I also test highly in mathematics. Or well always did. It has been a while 😉 Always refer to Tequila as “To Kill Ya” here. Also share my own terrible “memory”. I shall make my exit now, but now without offering my best curtsy 🙂

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      July 20, 2017 at 8:57 AM

      Love the response. 🙂 To Kill Ya — totally. I’m the kinda guy who would plan his own funeral just so it would be the way I want it to be. I’m a little nutty like that.

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    shalini said:
    July 22, 2017 at 9:24 AM

    Please consider this as a blanket comment for all your posts… Congratulations and great answers.
    There is something so honest and humorous in your answers. You are a great guy Jay

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    twogalsandabook said:
    July 23, 2017 at 9:46 AM

    Congrats on the award, and your answers are hilarious! : )

    Liked by 1 person

      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      July 23, 2017 at 9:47 AM

      Thank you! I try to be a little fun and serious all at the same time. 🙂


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    August 21, 2017 at 6:42 AM

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