OMG!! An Award For Me?

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So, I got this tweet from Joe floggers, the awesomest blogger I know and the man who can solve any woman’s problem on his “Ask Joe” column. Trust me, Joe knows it all. Thank you, Joe Floggers for nominating me for The Liebster Award.

What is a Liebster Award you might ask?  I wondered myself but I knew this was huge.

I drifted into the Academy Award Ceremony wearing a skin tight red evening gown that had a slit all the way up my thighs. I looked on my right smiling then to my left nodding.  I was crowded by the Paparazzi so I stopped for a photo and a pose with my hand on my hip. As I tilted my head slightly and gave a gentle smile, I was blinded by a flash. “Is the Fajita meat ready for the grill?” My husband asked. Unfortunately, the flash came from the grease fire shooting out of the BBQ pit.

A Liebster Award is given for bloggers under 200 followers. As of today, I have 2 followers. I’m rocking it! Liebster means “Dearest” or “favorite” in German. Check out the Liebster Rules.


Award Liebster


 11 random things about me

1. I must have done something so good in my life that God blessed me with the best husband a woman could have. He is my American Dream. I can see his eyes roll at me by now.

2. I speak, read and write French, Arabic and of course English.

3.  I once worked as the Kodak Girl.  I had to stand on the sidewalk attracting tourists to the photo shop wearing an orange box that looked like the Kodak film. The box sat on my shoulders to my thighs. Does Spongebob come to mind? I should also mention that I had shorts and heels on.  In my defense, I was broke and was desperate to make money.

4. I spent many nights in bomb shelters.

5. I pulled my sister’s hair and beat her up when we were kids because everyone said she was prettier than me. Sorry Sis! Love you!

6. I lived in the Ivory Coast, West Africa and Lebanon before I came to the US.

7. I love to eat all kinds of good food and drink Diet Cokes.

8. I’m on first name basis with the Feds and US Marshalls. They have my cell phone number and know where I live.

9. I want George Zimmerman to go away.

10.  I love, love people, friends, and most of my family.

11. I get annoyed when I get a “Dear John” text to wish me a happy birthday and give me the old heave ho because I didn’t return their call. Two reasons why you shouldn’t do that. 1) I could be very busy and barely tending to my regular stuff and 2) I will blog about you.

Now, I have to answer Joe Floggers questions:

1.  What motivated you to start a blog? I didn’t have enough to do with my life and decided blogging would be a good fit for me.

2.  What is your favorite animal? My dog, Frankie

3.  What is your dream job? Matt Lauer’s job.

4.  does money buy happiness?  Money helps. I never ever want to wear the Kodak box again.

5.  what is your favorite meal? Sushi

6.  if you could meet one person, who would it be and why? Grandma Mazur from the Janet Evanovich Series. I’d beg her to be my grandma.

7.  if you could live in any other time period, what time period would you pick? I enjoy my current time period and no interest to go anywhere else in time.

8.  what is your favorite book or movie? The Alchemist by Paula Coelho and The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran.

9.  what is your favorite thing to write about? My everyday life.

10.  do you consider yourself successful? Yes Sir!

11.  beer or wine? Don’t drink much but when I feel like having a drink, I drink wine because I like the pretty glass it comes in.


Drumroll for my nominations for the Liebster Award

Stella @ Eat Read Rate

Lilas @ lilastahaauthor

Chris @ Proof Of Our Resolve

Bobi @ BobiAndrews

Pamela @ Pamela Hutchins

Tania @ The Busy Moms

Holly @ The Inspired Home

Kate @ Can I get another bottle of whine with my morning quiet time

Dana @ Kiss My List

Paul @ rednecklatte

Kari @ Missbloggypants


Questions you must answer

1. What cartoon character do you look like?

2. What are your goals and are you working on meeting them/

3. What brings you happiness?

4. What do you expect your readers to get from your writing?

5. Soda, water or alcohol?

6. What is your favorite book?

7. Have you figured out your life’s work?

8. What do you do for fun?

9. Tell me something embarrasing (can’t wait to hear this one).

10. Are you obsessed with your blog?

11. Who was your first crush?

I hope you will accept this award and don’t forget to link back to my blog

Best red dress


What are my chances of wearing this dress to my Award Ceremony before age 70?



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  1. Thats great Manal! Good job…

  2. Is your number ten to Daniel?! Haha

    Love this post! So cute and funny!

    • LOL Amy!! I know we give him a hard time but I wouldn’t be able to take a breath without my Daniel:) It’s not him this time but I’ll make sure to spell it out when it is him, lol

  3. Congratulations on the award. Red dress on a red carpet is coming your way, I’m sure. Wonderful, funny post. ANd thank you for the nomination.


  4. You are a doll. I’ll post on this in a couple of days :)
    Pamela recently posted…Locked, Loaded, and Ready for an Action-Packed WeekMy Profile

  5. Thank you SO much! I appreciate it! I loved reading your answers and found it especially interesting that you’re on a first-name basis with the US Marshalls and Feds and that you spent many nights in bomb shelters. That’s so different from my life – sounds so interesting.
    Kate Hall recently posted…Yes, Social Media IS Real LifeMy Profile

  6. Congrats!! And your second response to your 11th fact is spot on! I use the “I’ll blog about you if I don’t get my way” threat often (my poor partner).

    • Go Go Girl says:

      Great threat! I feel like we have the upper hand:) Thanks for stopping by and reading. Love the humor in your blog!

  7. What a great and humorous post! The Kodak girl visual made me giggle. Curious about the story behind the Feds… ’tis a natural curiosity! And… I beat up on my little brother all the time too. Yes, he may have been prettier than me.
    Danielle recently posted…Hope, Acceptance, and the WorkplaceMy Profile

    • Go Go Girl says:

      I’m planning to post about my experience with the feds soon but I’m told I should hold off till the case is closed, LOL..Funny now but wasn’t then:) Thanks for stopping by!

  8. Congrats on your award! I love reading these. It always makes me feel like I’m more connected with the blogger. And, they’re so much fun!
    Rhonda recently posted…Rewarding Bad Grades: Something Parents Should ConsiderMy Profile

    • Go Go Girl says:

      I really enjoyed writing this post. You’re right, it should be a blogging requirement to list random stuff:)) I look forward to reading your blog.

  9. Congrats on your award–you deserve it!

  10. Oh good for YOU!! Every time I see this award, I feel the huge guilt of not acknowledging receiving it a few times from some wonderful bloggers in the past. Why didn’t I??? I dunno. It’s an honor and I need to take the time to write a post for it!! Ugh. Bad bad me.
    Chris Carter recently posted…Thanksgiving: Not Just For The Holidays.My Profile

    • Go Go Girl says:

      It was a lot of fun answering the questions. Good thing I didn’t nominate you, lol..

    • Go Go Girl says:

      Chris, You didn’t because it was a lot of work especially when you get it so many times over and over again. Yes, it is an honor and if people know you, they know that you appreciate receiving it:) More hugs:)

  11. Yogi Abbas says:

    and I thought I knew ALMOST everything about you . Kodak Outfit? Classic , but I know you always have been humble and never had an EGO , You were probably very cute in that outfit, any pics ? lol

  12. Your style is unique compared to other people I’ve read stuff from.

    Thank you for posting when you have the opportunity,
    Guess I’ll just book mark this blog.
    Kerala recently posted…KeralaMy Profile

  13. Go Go Girl says:

    I’m still laughing..Really? your husband is better than mine? You wanna go there? Thanks! That was awesome:))


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