The fine western and noir film blogger on the opposite side of the Atlantic (this sounds better than saying ‘way, way on the other side of the Pacific’, now doesn’t it?), Livius from Riding the High Country, was extremely kind by bestowing upon moi a Stylish Blogger Award. I’ve never thought of myself as stylish, but then again I do wear a driving cap most of the time, and in the reverse position, at that. Admittedly, this might automatically disqualify me…
Nonetheless, the rules are that you must post the award graphic (check), write seven facts about yourself (see below), and name seven other blogs you feel deserve the award (even further below). I assume the usual are also in play — thank and link back to the one who nominated you (thank you sincerely, Colin) and let those who I nominate know of this (emails are on their way). So, let’s get started:
- I’m right-handed, but I do a lot by way of my left (I even use my left eye for telescope gazing and place the phone to my left ear).
- Once upon a time, I used to do archery… that is until I discovered golf was more habit-forming, expensive, and humbling.
- As a child, my absolute favorite food during the season of Lent was my grandmother’s Capirotada.
- In high school, I hated to write [insert here, essays, term papers, etc.] — I still find it ironic that I’ve taken to blogging (and even more surprised people will read it, voluntarily).
- To my wife’s chagrin, I collect colorful and inspirational t-shirts, like this one.
- At age 15 I saw my entire life pass before my eyes as I fell in between the railroad ties of the four-story train bridge I was crossing (it spanned the L.A. River), and it surely wasn’t much of a life to that point.
- Believe it or not, I am a sucker for the embarrassing romantic gesture in film. Case in point: Kurt Russell (as Reno Hightower) singing the most cheesy of Carpenters songs there is (1970′s Close to You) in an attempt to woo back his separated wife Gigi (Pamela Reed) in The Best of Times. It remains one of those peculiarly comical yet nostalgic movie sequences that is equally mortifying and fun to watch.
So, I hereby nominate the following set of marvelous bloggers to pay it forward:
- J.D. over at RADIATOR HEAVEN
- Kaye over at Meanderings and Muses
- Jeff over at Stumbling Round My Head
- Rachel over at Scientist Gone Wordy
- Bryce over at Things That Don’t Suck
- Elizabeth over at Musings from an All Purpose Monkey
- The Fanatical One over at Musings of a Sci-Fi Fanatic