Tuesday, February 16, 2010

An Award? For Me?!? Woo-Hoo!!

First of all, many thanks to Jaleh for this nomination and for reading the rantings of my mind.

From what I understand, I need to pass this along to a few others whose work I consider noteworthy, and then come up with a list of ten "unusual"(now there's a loaded word) things about myself. Here goes...

Lydia and Joe--Your writing tips and insights have proven invaluable, and though we've never actually met, I consider you friends(actually, that goes for everyone on this list).

Kaycee--Your "Site of the Week" is informative and fun.

Kim--Your honesty in discussing your life and your writing is valued and important.

Brandi--I just plain love reading your writing.

Liz--I know you've been nominated very recently, but hey, I enjoy reading your writing about writing.

Tim--I haven't known you that long, but your intelligence is obvious in your postings, and without your site, the words "Thou beslubbering, toad-sotted pignut" would be meaningless.

Now, let's see. Ten unusual things...

1. I often think that the only reason my children love me is because I sometimes (not often, mind you, but sometimes) say "Yes. Yes, you can have cookies for breakfast."

2. I don't dance. I don't have the coordination for it, and even if I try to do the "White Man Overbite", it ends up looking like the "Why is that fat man impersonating a beached whale?". On the few occasions I have, it ends up like this.

3. I still love super-hero comics. No matter how many people look down on them and think they're just for kids, I love 'em. Always have, always will.

4. I've never been to a Ren Fair or a sci-fi convention, but would absolutely love to go.

5. I believe the donut to be a perfect food.

6. I sometimes stay up after I put the kids to bed just so I can play with their toys without sharing.

7. One of my biggest role models is Homer Simpson.

8. While I often refer to myself as "fat" and "bald", the truth is I'm merely "husky" and "balding", but that just doesn't sound as funny.

9. I believe that if Yoda said it, you can live by it.

10.Coming up with ten things to say about myself is a lot harder than it seems...

Thank you all for tuning in so far, and I hope you'll keep coming back.

Once again,
Thanks for reading my ranting,



  1. Haha. This looks like fun. I think that I really will give it a try. And the Yoda thing is really funny. =D

  2. Thanks for the shout out, Brad. :)
    And for the record, I do number one more than sometimes. My food was restricted too much as a child (meaning I was forced to eat stuff I didn't like, not that I didn't HAVE food), which led to me overeating a lot as a kid when my parents weren't around (can you say, Little Debbie stash?), so I'm really lax with my son. Probably more than I should be. But he does Pilates with me, so it's all good. (No, he really does. He gets out the mat and everything. It's hilarious.)

  3. Once again, You have me laughing so hard I have tears in my eyes. I really LOVE number 2 on your list 10 things thats unusual about you!

  4. Hey thanks! I love your list! And Lydia, thinking about you and your kid doing pilates together is awesome! hehe

  5. Thanks, all!
    And Lydia, I used to overeat quite a bit (I was 315-325 lbs. when I graduated high school), but I blame my little brother.
    He was the one who would steal entire boxes of snacky-cakes and hide them in his room, so whenever they came in from the grocery, I knew I had to eat, like, 7 Twinkies RIGHT NOW or I would never get any of them.

  6. That's a great list, Brad. :D

    "Father, may we have chocolate cake for breakfast?"
    "Chocolate cake? Sure." (Ok so it's a bit paraphrased, but gotta love Bill Cosby)

  7. "Dad is great...givin' us chocolate cake!"

  8. RE #8: Why do guys get to be "husky"? There is no such category for girls! Oh, and if guys are graying, it's "distinguished" What's up with that?

    RE #10: I once accepted a challenge to write 101 things about my self so...10? Hard? Really?? BTW - you can read the 101 things on facebook to prove I'm not fibbin'.

  9. i love this! Very refreshing. :)

    I'm adding you to my blogroll!

    Lisa Kilian

  10. Thanks for the nod, Brad. Sorry it took me so long to pop in over here and comment on it. :(

    Life. Busy. Niece turned 10. Had a job interview (sort of). Lots of driving around lately. Tired.

    Love the list. :D Believe also I do in wisdom of Yoda.