Well, I done went and done it again. I got nominated yesterday for the Sunshine Award by the lovely and talented Jhobell Kristyl at Book Maven’s Picks http://bookmavenpicks.wordpress.com. This is actually my second nomination for the award. My first nomination came last month from The Frantic Blogger at The Unthemed Nook http://theunthemednook.wordpress.com/, but I got busy and promptly forgot all about it. I do appreciate the nominations, and I hope you all will visit these two wonderful blogs!
Clearly, I was nominated for this award for all the sunshine that I bring into all your lives, and so, I would like to honor these nominations by fulfilling my sunshiny duties. Here are the rules:
1) Display the award’s logo in your post or on your blog
2) Answer 10 questions about yourself.
3) Nominate 10 other sunshiny bloggers.
4) Link your nominees to the post and comment on their blogs, letting them know that they have been nominated.
5) Link the person (people) who nominated you.
Well, neither of my nominators gave me any specific questions to answer (highly irregular, ladies), so I am going to answer an amalgam of the questions that they answered in their own nominations.
- What inspired you to start blogging?
I wanted to get more practice with writing so that I could write a novel or two. I have had ideas mapped out in my head for years, but have never made any attempt to write them out until recently. I think that blogging about random nonsense helps to give me the skills I need.
- What is your favorite blog that you like to read?
Well, aside from the ten I will list below, I regularly love to read Becca’s verbal ejaculations at www.ladyornot.com, and the world famous, Le Clown, at http://clownonfire.wordpress.com. I did not nominate those two because they already have half of the world’s population as readers. But, I love them both!
- What is your favorite color?
You can say I have no ascetic, but I’m not the only one. I like black, and dark blues and browns. Solid colors. Rarely do I wear any type of pattern, except today.
- What are your passions?
More than anything else; music. I write music, and listen to it constantly. You thought I was going to say reading, didn’t you? Well, that is one passion, but music tops them all!
- Favorite animal?
Cats. I could never live without a cat. At 44 years of age, I am already Crazy Cat Man!
- What is your dream job?
Teaching High School History, grades 10-12. That is my realistic dream job. My unrealistic dream job is being a rock star. Still holding out for that dream!
- How much time do you spend blogging?
A lot. I am reading other people’s blogs (about 40 or so each day), plus I write my own blogs, and of course, I check my stats every 15 minutes. 😉
- Do you watch TV? If so, what are your favorite shows?
Yes. Adventure Time, The Mentalist, Tosh.0, Big Bang Theory, and occasionally, Workaholics.
- Favorite flower?
Dahlias and daffodils.
- Finally, Mr. Marckx, have you ever felt as narcissistic as you do right now answering these questions?
Phew! Now that I slogged through that part of it, here is the really important stuff; my 10 nominees. In no particular order…
J Hubner – http://jhubner73.com/
Kerryalina – http://bikrambutterflies.wordpress.com/
Sarah Cradit – http://sarahcradit.wordpress.com
Marisa D. Lyon – http://fate423.wordpress.com
Donna Seger – http://streetsofsalem.com
The Maineiac – http://shesamaineiac.com
Kristen Mazzola – http://khmazzola124.wordpress.com
Gary – Because I’m Going to Die – http://thisawesomelife0918.wordpress.com
Hilary Marckx – Hook, Twang, Click – http://hmarckx.wordpress.com
And there you have it. If I missed anyone (and of course there are a hundred others I could have named), then I will catch you next time!
Please visit these wonderful blogs! I listed a wide mix of music, humor, history, current events, and personal rants. They are all fantastic, and I truly enjoy reading them every day.
Mr. Sunshine out!