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Reprise: The Versatile Blogger Award

The very kind and generous blogger known as The Ilongga recently awarded me with The Versatile Blogger Award. I am supremely grateful for this, especially for the fact she (or anyone else) takes the time and consideration to read what I write here. I will wear the award button proudly. So, my sincere thanks for the gesture and linkage. I’d note, this award has made the rounds in the blogosphere for some time. It is the second time I’ve received this web logging accord for doing what I do, but a first for this particular site. That said, in response I will update and reprise the post from my old blog I did when first presented with this prize. There is one exception I’ll make, however (you had to know there would be one of these). Since I’ve passed this on once already (see below), I’ll leave it at that and not add any new nominations on. I hope you’ll understand my thinking in this.

Last week, someone I always enjoy reading, the highly accomplished writer/blogger J.D. over at RADIATOR HEAVEN [and now The Ilongga] received worthy acclaim when he was bestowed with The Versatile Blogger award. This is an ideal prize for someone so multi-talented like him [and her]. You can add the word generous, too, because [they] shared his award with moi. To say the least, I am very honored to be in the same company with [the two] and the others [they] shared this with. Thank you, my friend [old and new]. Following his example, I’ll try “passing on this award to other blogs that I enjoy reading and that inspire me.

The Rules for the Award:

  • Thank the person who gave you this award (see above)
  • Share 7 things about yourself (see below)
  • Pass the award along to 15 who you have recently discovered and who you think fantastic for whatever reason (in no particular order – see way below)
  • Contact the blogs you picked and let them know about the award.

So… here are those 7 things:

  1. I met my future wife at work by the copy machine (decades ago when the devices were large, rare, and expensive).
  2. I can’t stand the taste of coconut. Never have… never will. It doesn’t matter even if you try to hide it in a candy bar like Almond Joy or Mounds, it ain’t going down.
  3. Through the years, I’ve tried to visit many of the location sites from my favorite L.A. Movies (you can ask my wife).
  4. I adore brunettes.
  5. Though I can’t eat them like I once could, one of my favorite See’s Candy is aTipperary Bon Bon (I acquired a taste for them from my mother)
  6. I once was flexible enough I could place and hold my forehead onto my straighten legs (sadly, those days are long gone)
  7. I do not suffer from Triskaidekaphobia — in fact, I’m the polar opposite of that ;-).

And… I like to share this award with:

Scientist Gone Wordy

Stuff Running ‘Round My Head

Pop Culture Nerd

Edward Copeland on Film

Meanderings and Muses

Snooker in Berlin

From Cop to Mom and the Words in Between

Cinema Geek

Jen’s Book Thoughts

The Drowning Machine


Musings of an All Purpose Monkey

Nobody Move!

Shell Sherree

You Would Say That, Wouldn’t You?

11 Responses to “Reprise: The Versatile Blogger Award”

  1. Matt Stewart

    Hey, congrats!!

    I was actually just nominated for the 7X7 Link Award, and in turn, like the Versatile Blogger Award, get to pass it on to other bloggers. In other words, you! 😀

    Check my blog out for more details if you’d like 🙂


  2. Castor

    Ahaha those award meme are so much fun every now and then (not as much when you get nominated 3 times a week ;)). I don’t know what you are talking about though, coconut tastes delicious!


  3. J.D.

    Congrats Michael! Wow, two awards in such a short span of time. You must be doing something right, eh? Couldn’t happen to a nicer person and one of my fave bloggers.


  4. Rachel

    Thanks, Michael! I haven’t been blogging a lot lately, versatilely or otherwise, but I hope things calm down soon and I can get back to it. Maybe with our kick-off of the year’s joint posts.

    In other news, I’m listening to Chasing Darkness right now. I finally got my iPod back (apparently the one I had was so old it had started burning people, well, that generation of iPod anyway – Apple had to replace it:) so now I can get ready for the next Cole book with a re-visit of an old title. I also have my in-laws officially hooked. Crais books was number one on the Christmas list so I sent over four. They were all read before the New Year. Spreading the Craisie…


    • le0pard13

      I know you have your hands full. It’ll be great when you’re again churning out posts. Looking forward to starting up our joint posts, once more.

      “In other news, I’m listening to Chasing Darkness right now…”

      Cool! And the new Crais arrives in a couple of weeks! Glad to see the number of new Craisies is going up. Thanks, Rachel.



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