One Lovely Blog Award 2017 (maybe my 2nd one?)

Thank you PoojaG for giving me more work to do on this blog (because you nominated me for this award) jerk. LOL. Just when I thought I could take a Wednesday easy day, then this happens – nobody likes when I take rest days! haha. No, but seriously, thank you for thinking of me and granting me with this award, I appreciate it and appreciate our conversations. If any of you are new to blogging and would like some inspirational quotes or some interesting poetry, feel free to check her blog out.

The rules for this award are:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link.
  2. Post about the award
  3. 7 facts about yourself
  4. Nominate bloggers and notify them
  5. Give your readers good news.

Facts About Myself:

  • I am 5’8 
  • I don’t like sweets very much but every rare once in a while I might get a craving
  • I taught myself how to dance growing up by watching MTV and watching boy bands like backstreet boys and NYSC and copying their moves – among other artist
  • I was in choir and show choir for about 6-7 years (and got a plaque because of it)
  • I like Chipotle – but haven’t had it in like 6 months? 
  • I am a clean freak.. & love organization
  • I don’t like writing with pencil. UNLESS it is mechanical, but still prefer pen over pencil. 

My Nominees Are:

Shattered in him



S badu



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The Liebster Award 2017- #2

I have been nominated for this award by wanderfullyliving. I am thankful they have decided to nominate me. I am a new follower of their blog and I enjoy their wonderful post on life, travel and some health/fitness post! very good theme on their blog as well (makes it easy for me to find topics and read through their post). The fact they are a new blog and have already been nominated for this award, says a lot about their content and how they capable of capturing a good audience. I always tell myself, when people nominate me it is because they appreciate my work and I believe that goes the same for them. Thank you!

What is a Liebster Award?

The Liebster Award is an award that exists only on the internet, and is given to bloggers by other bloggers.  It’s a great way to discover great blogs by new bloggers and support one and another in the blogging community. Liebster in German means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome.

Rules of the Award

Thank the person who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blogs.

Answer the questions sent by the person who nominated you.

Nominate other bloggers to receive the award and write them several new questions.

List the rules and display the Liebster Award logo in your post and/or your blog.

I am nominating… 





shelly long

Questions for me to answer:

    • What made you start blogging, and how long have you been?

    I started blogging when I was in my last semester of college – my professor had his class at the time do a blog and I wasn’t in his class but I was interested in doing the project (he was my biomechanics professor – exercise science related) and since him and I grew to be close when it came to my career goals and becoming a personal trainer, he thought it would be an awesome idea for me to start blogging because he knew I could offer so much doing so. I have been doing it since Dec. 2015. 

    • What is your dream career and why? My dream career is to be a personal trainer and nutritional coach/ wellness coach. Among those two things, I also hope to become a paid fitness/health blogger for a magazine or a huge fitness company. It would be a perk to eventually own a gym and also become a motivational speaker about fitness/health. There is so much to offer in my field, I even gave thought in perhaps becoming a strength and conditioning coach since I have done that and enjoyed working with college athletes. If I can become a fitness mogul and be some kind of difference in this field- THAT WOULD BE THE ULTIMATE DREAM. ❤
    • Where is your favourite travel destination, and why? This is a good question, I haven’t traveled nearly everywhere I would like to travel, but from the places I have visited, I enjoyed going to Colorado ( I resided here for awhile) and I enjoyed Pittsburgh (I dated someone from here) – those two places were really unique and different than where I reside now. 
    • What is your number one piece of advice to new bloggers? I would tell new bloggers to blog and don’t be afraid of what others may think of your writing because there is ALWAYS someone who cares about something you write about. Trust me when I say this. 
    • If you could go anywhere right now where would it be, and why? I would go to a bigger city, perhaps warmer place. 
    • Tell us about your worst travel experience. Probably driving from Colorado to Ohio or vice versa with my mom and siblings, my mom gets too intense during long trips. LOL. 

Questions for my nominees:

  1. Do you believe in giving people “second chances”?
  2. What was your favorite childhood cartoon or show you enjoyed watching?
  3. Favorite board game?
  4. Do you prefer hamburgers or hotdogs?
  5. Do you cry at sappy movies?
  6. One thing you love about yourself?

Hope all of you nominated will enjoy my questions and answers!

I am an Instagram Winner – first time , hopefully not last time.

I won a free custom made planner!


I entered into a giveaway for a free planner that a fellow blogger created, and won! I don’t know if many of you are aware of the giveaways that people do on #instagram but I try to always participate to win free items that would benefit me or my life in some way (clothes, planners, supplements, etc). I have entered into maybe 3 giveways and never end up winning but this particular one I did win and I am very joyful about it because it is very amazing looking, she did a really good job of it and secondly because I use planners – they keep my life in order (without one, I am not sure how I would survive.. metaphorically speaking and my whole world would be lost). This particular planner I am going to be using starting in March will be used as my #blogplanner so it will help to keep organized with my blog and fitness challenges and basically will be the key to all my upcoming goals and priorities that have to do with my blog, youtube, and social media. 

I told you in previous post I am always looking to enhance my blog page and content for all the readers and I always try to do what I can and so by winning this planner it will lead me in the right direction and enhance what I already have planned for all of you 🙂 


I will be sure to share photos of me and the planner next month 🙂 so everyone will get the chance to have a look at it before I start using it! 




Your Fitness Blogger,

Shay-lon xxxoo 

Blogger Recognition Award -2017


Being nominated for this award was totally unexpected and super awesome! Thank you for nominating me. Make sure to check out her blog page, I have only just recently starting following her and she has a great blog page that highlights her life and some fitness things that might be of interest to some of you who are interested in her own journey 🙂


  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  • Write a post to show your award.
  • Give a brief story of how your blog started.
  • Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
  • Select 15 other bloggers you want to give this award to.
  • Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated
    them and provide the link to the post you created.


I created this blog in 2015 in order to talk about fitness/health and how it relates to my life and then decided to take it one notch further and made it more of a informative blog along with some highly debatable topics to get people talking about it. I hope in the near future to integrate more things to this blog and make it my own personal website that continues to fill people’s lives with motivation and some type of inspiration.

My advice to new bloggers would be…

  1. Expand, read other things outside of your own niche. This is the best way to meet people and to learn.
  2. Don’t write to make money, write to share something, people will appreciate it more.

Here are the 15 bloggers that I have nominated:


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Mystery Blogger Award- 2017 Edition

I was nominated for this award by the one and only PoojaG, thank you for finding time to read my post and continue to support me as blogger and for being a great writer yourself, not to mention a happy writer! If you have not already followed her blog page, please take some time to do so, as she usually keeps things short and sweet unlike myself hahaha. 

I have been awarded this award back in 2016 and well, I am happy that now in 2017 I can be granted this same award! woot! seems like people just want to keep me busy, hmm. #suspicious. I guess no one likes when I am away from my computer screen. That is okay, I enjoy having you guys nominate me. 

“Mystery creates wonder and wonder is the basis of man’s desire to understand” – Neil Armstrong.

The Mystery Blogger award 

  • is an award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts.  Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates.  They are one of the best out there and they deserve every recognition they get. 
  • This award is also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging and they do it with so much love and passion 
  • The award was created by Okoto Enigma.

The Rules or Guidelines for the Mystery Blogger Award:

  • Display the award logo on your blog.
  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  • Mention the creator of the award and provide a link.
  • Tell your readers 3 things about yourself.
  • Answer 5 questions from the nominee.
  • Nominate 10 – 20 bloggers.
  • Notify your nominees by leaving a comment on their blog.
  • Ask your nominees 5 questions of your choice, including 1 weird or funny question.
  • Share the link to your best post.

3 Things About Me:

  1. I choose Xbox over Playstation anyday (yes, I play video games)
  2. Favorite NFL team: The Patriots & we are going to superbowl again! 
  3. Favorite board game: Monopoly, I can play for hours with no problem!

Questions Asked Of Me: 

  1. Would you rather have hair on your gum or gum in your hair? I would rather have hair on my gum. 
  2. Do you believe in love at first sight? I wasn’t a huge fan of the Notebook, lol
  3. What is the purpose of your existence? Gym. Eat. Sleep. Repeat
  4. What is your favorite book/movie? Favorite book, I don’t know. Favorite movie: The Great Gasby (with Leonardo) 
  5. If you had 2 hours to live, what would you do? Take pictures of everything and everyone that I love, so they can have my memories 🙂

My nominees: 





My Questions for you:

  1. Pudding or jell-o?
  2. Favorite beverage?
  3. Favorite exercise, top 3-5
  4. when was your first job and what was it?
  5. Did you enjoy high school growing up? 

I don’t have a best blog post, I just write and allow my readers to choose what they like best. 

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Liebster Award 2017

I was nominated for this wonderful award once again, I love getting this award because it brings back memories for when I had first started my blog page and received this award, I felt on top of the world. I have been nominated for this same award many times by different people and have been thankful for all of them. For some, this award is just another award, but for me, it is your way of letting me know “Shay you are doing good, keep it up” and motivates me to keep going! I am so very grateful that jbrobinblog had decided to nominate me. She is wonderful and I follow her on #Instagram (she follows me too), her pictures are always wonderful, while mine are always lame. LOL. One day I will be cool. Her blog is associated with health and wellness as well as her own adventures she takes. Her Instagram is positive and gives you an inside look at her life and adventures, if you haven’t already followed her, you should! Definitely a must read blogger 😀 P.S if you check out her Liebster blog award post, it shows a picture of me at the gym (inside the locker room) just in case anyone wants to see my hard work 😛

I feel very honored to be nominated for the Liebster award; The Liebster Award is an award that is given to bloggers by bloggers. Liebster in German means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome.

The award is a way to be discovered, to connect and support other bloggers within the blogging community. Originally it was given out to blogs with less than 2000 readers but this has slowly lowed as the reward has gained popularity. It is now only 200 readers or less.

Its a great way you get new and up and coming Bloggers a chance to be seen and discovered!

My Questions given to me by jbrobinblog:

  1. What is the most extreme thing you have ever done? Hm, I don’t know if I have ever done anything too extreme, but I would have to say is climb up a 500 ft tower when I was in middle school. That was pretty extreme to me then. 
  2. If you can take someone with you in your travels, who would it be? Either my best friend, or possibly my youngest brother (he is 8) but him and I are close. My other brother would probably decline the travel with me, (he is 21) 
  3. What is the scariest thing you have experience while traveling? Crossing really HUGE bridges that make me think I may not live driving over it. 
  4. If you could give someone a 1,000,000 dollars, who would you give it to? Is it bad, I would keep it for myself? lol. Fine, I will be nice and share it among my mom and siblings.. jeez. I might even give the dog some money 😛
  5. What inspires you the most, to do what you do everyday? Being alive and able. 
  6. Do you find it hard to stay motivated & stick with exercise routines everyday? Honest answer: no. I love what I do inside the gym, some days are not always great and those days really test my mental state and challenge me to keep going. 
  7. What is your most constant rule you believe to stick to? “If I don’t give it my all, I don’t deserve the prize”  (yes, I did just make this one up)
  8. Do you feel it is important to have a routine? Yes, routines keep me grounded. 
  9. If you could quit your job and do anything, what would you do/where would you go? Oh goodness, where do I get started. I would move to a bigger city, become a really popular trainer in the area, train celebs and travel to different locations helping people get in shape, I would be the next mogul of fitness. I would be the name you think of when you think of health/fitness. Yep, that is what I want to accomplish 🙂 Also, I would be such a GREAT athlete, that I would make it to the CrossFit games and olympics, all in one year! hahaha. That would be pretty amazing. 
  10. Do you think education as it is today, does justice to life and learning? An interesting question, I think education today has changed quite a bit since I have been a student. I am not sure what to think of our educational system much anymore. I think education gives people a running head start but it fails to give people the real life experience they need in order to make it in this world. 

What to Do if  Nominated for the Liebster Award:

Back in 2011 the rules were a simple case of acknowledgement of the nominator and to nominate 5 more. Now in 2017 it is a little more involved and will continue to evolve as blogging becomes more accessible.

If you have been nominated for The Liebster Award AND YOU CHOOSE TO ACCEPT IT, write a blog post about the Liebster award in which you should do the follow:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you, and post a link to their blog on your blog. Try to include a little promotion for the person who nominated you. They will thank you for it and those who you nominate will also help you out as well.
  1. Display the award on your blog — by including it in your post and/or displaying it using a “widget” or a “gadget”. (Note that the best way to do this is to save the image to your own computer and then upload it to your blog post.) go to The Global Aussie for a whole lot of images you can use for your 2017 Liebster Award.
  1. For the 2017 Liebster Award they will be shaking things up! Write a 150-300 word post about your favourite blog that is not your own. Explain why you like the blog, provide links.
  1. Provide 10 random facts about yourself. (This year I’m making this optional. If you wish to engage with your readers it’s a great idea to include random facts about you.)
  1. Nominate 5 – 11 blogs that you feel deserve the award, who have a less than 200 followers. (Note that you can always ask the blog owner this since not all blogs display a widget that lets the readers know this information!)
  1. List these rules in your post (You can copy and paste from here or simply link by to this post.) Once you have written and published it, you then have to: Inform the people/blogs that you nominated that they have been nominated for the Liebster award and provide a link for them to your post or mine if you don’t have all the information so that they can learn about it.

My Favorite Blog to Read:

Okay so, since starting my blog there were people whom I connected with and others who I never had the chance to spend time talking to. this was a hard decision because I pretty based this on those that I had a conversation with and who were a huge supporter of my blog when I first got started. I would like to mention there were plenty of you that could very well deserve this award from me, but I want to give this to someone who no longer blogs as of now but who I enjoyed speaking with and reading their work. Grant Norris. I know many of you probably didn’t the chance to connect with him but his blog was also a fitness blog, mostly about being a strongmen but also about other things that caught my attention. The reason I enjoyed this blog was because he was a young writer but making such huge sacrifices to be the best athlete he could be and I looked up to him in a way that inspired me to go after my dreams when it came to being an athlete.  If he was still around on the blogosphere, I think he would be would happy that I continued to write and would be excited that I granted me as my favorite blog to read. If you ever get the chance, stop over to his page and look at some of his post, they might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but it was one of mine. Thank you Grant @ for being a great writer and giving the chance to talk to you on so many levels, you made me laugh more than most dude. 

My nominees will be: 






My Questions for my nominees:

  1. Have you ever lost passion for something you once loved doing, what was it and why?
  2. Was there ever a time you were scared enough that it made you cry? what was it?
  3. Do you think it is difficult to be an adult? why?
  4. How do you handle the days that bring you to your knees?(the really, really bad days)
  5. How would you spend 10.00 dollars if that was your last 10.00 dollars? 
  6. If time machines existed, would you use it?
  7. What do you think life exist outside the planet earth? – humans, aliens, animals.. etc
  8. What is Giant Spiders became reality (the movie 8 legged freaks)? 
  9. Which would be worse, watching someone you love die, or killing someone you love in order to save your own life?
  10. If you had the opportunity to be the next President of the United States, would you do it or not? and why? 

I’m very excited to see all your posts!

Shay-lon xoxoxo


The Versatile BLOGGER award.

This is my first time receiving this award from anyone and I feel very good about it. I think it means many things, and it means I pretty much can do whatever .. I don’t just stick with whatever, but I adapt to change – this is something I had to learn to do over the years. I appreciate the fact that one of my favorite bloggers (I have others, don’t get jealous) Thehangryrunner nominated me. She has been wonderful to speak with and since giving her topic ideas, I have been keeping her hands busy with creating more post! Doing a great job, keep at it 🙂

The rules state:

  • Thank the person that nominated you and include a link to their blog.
  • Nominate at least 15 blogs of your choice.
  • Link your nominees and let them know of your nomination.  (OK this is what I’m bad at so I hope I got everyone)
  • Share 7 facts about yourself!

but I do thinks my way usually. lol

7 Fact About Me:

  1. My social life is very small, I used to have a huge circle of friends and what not, but since being very busy, kicking people out of my life and focusing on things that I didn’t have time to do because I was partying really hard and forgetting about priorities, I have since decided that I like it small and if it grows it grows because I allow people to come in that are worth my emotions, time and patience who support me and not hinder me. 
  2. I don’t naturally like speaking with people over the phone, but  when I do, it has to be not weird, otherwise I tend to shrink up in a ball and mumble. Although I am getting better at handling this! lol – I don’t really shrink up, but I hate the awkward silences >.< talk people, talk! 
  3. I just recently started doing meditation, it came to me when someone threw me the idea and I have been wanting to try it for a while. So far, so good. 
  4. My friends and family think I am a HORRIBLE driver, but I disagree. One of my friends sent me a text saying “why do you drive like you are transporting high grade explosives” lol.
  5. I dance in my car. I typically will do it all the time, everyday and I don’t care who sees me doing it. – I am also known for singing in my car too! 
  6. I very competitive, I have been an athlete all my life, so when it comes to board games, video games, sports, etc.. I always aim to win and I am a horrible loser.. If I lose, chances are you should leave the room. just a rule of thumb. 
  7. I am not a true buckeye fan, but I pretend to be.. 🙂 – I always choose MI because I like their colors more! hahaha .. yes I am THAT person. sorry, not sorry. 

My nominations:

Tikeetha T






Shattered in Him









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P.S this award needs to be done within 24hours in 30 seconds or the blog award will explode. LOL —kidding?:)



The Entertainer Blogger Award


I was nominated this award by PoojaG, she has an awesome blog, always sweet and nice. Please do take sometime to check out her blog!!!

The rules of the award are :

  1. Write a post  including the award picture
  2. Nominate twelve other bloggers
  3. Nominees should answer the same questions as the ones below
  4. Thank the blogger that nominated you and link their blog

So, here are the questions:-

Question 1:  What do you hope to gain from blogging? I want the opportunity to connect with others in order to motivate, inspire and train them (if needed) in being fit &healthy, I want the opportunity to write for “big wig” magazines – hoping that my blog will catch their attention. I want the opportunity to gain financial stability where I get paid to write and help people on and off screen. I want the exposure, the fame and the fun that comes with it, I want it to help me grow my personal training business when it gets started. All in all, I hope to gain some wonderful friends & warm people’s hearts with my positive vibes and passion to help others feel good about who they are. 

Question 2: What genre of film entertains you the most? Horror, and films with depth to them (that tell somewhat a story) .. those are fun. 

Question 3: Do you consider yourself a writer, and what inspires you? No, I do not consider myself a writer. I am far from a writer, I am nothing more than a human with hands typing on a keyword, projecting words at a screen in order to communicate – of course, I do write and I have an editor I write for, but to have the title as “writer” is heavy.. some big shoes to fill.. I am still new and learning, when I become a writer, everyone will have read my story. I get inspired by learning something new, or gaining knowledge about something that intrigues me enough to write about it or research it. 

Question 4: Why did you choose your particular WordPress username? WordPress chose my destiny, I left it in their hands. 

Question 5: What is your favourite book, and why does it speak to you? Reading is for the cool kids, and well.. I used to be one.

Question 6: What is your favourite song, and why does it speak to you? Ooo don’t make me answer this question, this could haunt me.. lol. I would say either “Born to die” – Lana Del Rey, “Young and beautiful” – Lana Del Rey or “Gods and Monsters” – Lana Del Rey , ooo and maybe “Hello” – Adele. I love Lana Del Rey, and her music, her music speaks to me because it puts me in this trance where everything just comes to life, I usually cry or have flashbacks or makes me feel sexy singing it. Adele’s song “Hello”.. obviously with my breakup – it deemed necessary to love this song, plus she is awesome.

Question 7: What is your favourite photograph and why does it speak to you? The one’s I am not part of. LOL

My nominees are:

Betcha didn’t know

S.C. Happily








Tosha Michelle



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Mystery Blogger Award – something like my 2nd or 3rd one , yay!


Thank you PoojaG for nominating me for this award, I appreciate you being supportive of my blog since blogging and making me laugh with your comments because you are mean and copy and paste all my post! shh, I won’t tell anyone! lol. jk. Um, I wouldn’t go check out her page, your device may or may not explode, try it at your own risk! 😄 = on a serious note, go check it out, have a look, comment, share, like it and show some support because she does the same with everyone she follows 🙂

A bit about the Mystery Blogger Award:

“Mystery Blogger Award” is an award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one of the best out there, and they deserve every recognition they get. This award is also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging; and they do it with so much love and passion. –Okoto Enigma

If you’ve been nominated:

  • Display the award logo/image on your blog
  • List the rules.
  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to the nominator’s blog.
  • Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well
  • Tell your readers 3 things about yourself
  • Answer 5 questions from the nominator
  • Nominate 10 -20 bloggers
  • Notify your nominees by leaving the nomination link in the “comment” of their blog
  • Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice, with one weird or funny question
  • Share the link(s) to your best post(s)

3 things about myself:

  1. I live in Ohio
  2. I post on Facebook everyone about my gym life
  3. I post too often on WordPress and miss out on dinner, lol

Link to my best post:

All my post are amazing, let’s be honest..- kidding, I really don’t know which would be the best post I have written.. because everyone likes something different, so I will allow all of you to decide and let me know 😀 

Questions Given To Me:

  1.  What is the most significant event that has ever happened in your life? Hm, can’t tell you, but I will disclose this in a post in the future 😉
  2. What is your favorite thing to do to calm down when your stressed or panicking? Listen to music 
  3. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? older. much older. 
  4. If you could travel to the past or future, which would you choose and why? The past, so we can restart me coming out the womb but this time with bigger muscles, booty gains and nerd brains 🙂 
  5. if you could pick one superpower, what would it be and why? Any superpower batman has, NONE, so I guess that makes me kind of cool too 🙂

My Nominees: she only chose 3, so I will do the same, because I am not a leader 😄


Chape  he doesn’t accept awards but I grant him this one, because he has been there for me through and through on wordpress.


Questions For My Nominees:

  1. If given the opportunity to move out in space, would you? and if so, which planet?
  2. Favorite superhero? if you have one.
  3. Beavus or butthead?
  4. Are you that person who flirts me with in the grocery store when I am checking out.. ? suspicious. Lmao. 
  5. What do you put in your hot chocolate? 

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The Mystery Blogger Award

Thank you Purplebutterfly964 for nominating me for this award, it is my first time being nominated for this award, so I am excited to get started, and got on my blog this weekend just to do it! 


1. Put the award logo/image on your blog

2. List the rules 

3. Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog 

4. Mention the creator of the award and provide their link as well 

5. Tell your readers 3 things about yourself 

6. You have to nominate 10-20 people 

7. Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog 

8. Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice, with one weird or funny question (specify)

9. Share a link to your best post(s)

Okoto Enigma from is the creator of The Mystery Blogger Award. Please go follow her blog.

3 Things About Me:

  1. I have two younger brothers
  2. I am neat freak! & LOVE organization. 
  3. I like to wear button up shirts – I think they look cute on me. 

I would like to nominate the following bloggers: 











Questions that purplebutterfly964 asked me:

  1. What are your goals for this month? My goals for this month is to lose 10-15 lb. 
  2. What is one of your hidden talents? I don’t think I have one, I am a good dancer though. 
  3. Do you daydream often? Hm, not really. 
  4. Have you ever been to the beach? Yes.
  5. Can you wiggle your ears right now, do it (funny)? I think I had one wiggling 🙂

My questions for the nominees:

  1. Do you enjoy the winter months?
  2. Favorite dish at Thanksgiving?
  3. Do you play any winter sports?
  4. Do you prefer to cook or bake?
  5. How long does it take for someone to get to the middle of a tootsie roll pop? LOL (it is off a commercial with Mr. Owl)

I hope everyone has enjoyed my answers and questions!