February 8, 2010

Kreativ Blogger Award: I'd like to thank the academy...

You like me, you really like me....

Muchos gracias to Stan @ http://understandingstan.blogspot.com/, who has nominated me for the Grammy Award for "best hip hop performance slash motivational speaker slash kvetch about the snow" performance... oh no, that's not it, it was a Kreativ Blogger award, including the totally cool graphic above.

And then hey as I was writing this looong post (keep reading, it's worth it), I got another one of these cool things from a blogger I follow - check out Ticklebear @ http://defyingthestereotypes.blogspot.com/, it is a colourful fun gay gay gay 'full frontal' blog that I admire for its brutal honesty and crazy out there graphics.

What's needed to qualify? Seems like you have to (1) have a blog, (2) be creative enough condone the spelling of the word "kreativ", and (3) have someone who really really likes your blog... so ka-ching, we are there!

How does this work? I share seven things about myself that people might find interesting, and then I share the luuuv by nominating seven blogs I follow, and post links to them so you can discover them as well (and post comments on their blogs to let them know about their new whirlwind of fame). Essentially it is blog-orific chain letter to give kudos to blogs you like, which is all good with me.

Now I cannot be held responsible for what you find interesting, so disclaimer aside here are seven things about me that may or may not be interesting (and take note, nothing here about Alfie or upcoming wedding, as I blog about those already):

1- I love board games, especially Scrabble, and would play them way more often if I could tear myself away from the computer-kindle-TV vortex of blinding light.

2- Pizza is my favourite food, every meal every day.

3- I have degrees in history and journalism, and don't really use either, though I think the arduous process of getting them helped shaped who I have become. Or all that effort and stress and work was a total effing waste of time.

4- Gadgets are my crack --- from the Iphone to the kindle to every kitchen gizmo ever produced, I love them in a stalking sick obsessive lustful way.

5- Not only do I love books, I love bookstores, and could spend hours and hours in them. And I have, until they kick my ass out.

6- Running is my meditation and my therapy... and yes I should do it more so calmer and happier.

7- I truly believe Diet Coke and Coke Zero constitute a food group. The best food group. My favourite food group.

And here are seven fab blogs for you to check out...

1- http://www.pajamasandcoffee.com/ - smart and funny, and sure doesn't need a plug here, that being said she is effing awesome, I read her everyday and have learned about blogging from MaryMac.

2- http://michael-rivers.blogspot.com/ - positive, funny, with great stories and amazing quotes.

3- http://garythedog.blogspot.com/ - Florida Clare's life and opinions as seen through the eyes of Gary her dog (he's not as cute as Alfie, though he is darn adorable).

4-http://injaynesworld.blogspot.com/ - smart and funny opinions, mixed in with some personal stories. I love her.

5-http://www.lifewithoutpants.com/ - smart stuff on blogging and branding, written in a sharp and breezy way. Good stuff that makes me think.

6-http://baumhausltd.blogspot.com/ - the adventures of Anne, sassy opinionated brainiac who moved from London to the British countryside. And often features tales of her dog Naughty George.

7-http://thegaywhitenorth.blogspot.com/ - smart news and opinions from somewhere even further north than where I live, which is sort of like a snow-covered mythical Oz, as in, really? there are places further north than here? geez...

And one more for good measure - let's call this "favourite newcomer" like at the daytime emmy's (don't ask how I know that)... http://beinbalance.wordpress.com/ - a promising shiny new blog from an intelligent kind handsome total stranger who I am sleeping with... and marrying. Yep, nepotism in my blog, sue me this ain't a democracy.

And now to end this loooong post, thanks again Stan and Ticklebear, it's about damn time someone acknowledged the fabulousness of Alfred!


Michael Rivers said...

Great list of "7 Things." I'm with you on the Diet Coke!!

Also, thanks for passing on the award. I need to start thinking of my seven things!

Annie (Lady M) x said...

OOH! Thank you very much for putting me in your top seven..... an accolade indeed kind sir. I shall go and have a read of your other recommendations.... !!!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Congrats! I like the Wizard of Oz motif in the Kreativ Blogger graphic. Very appropriate for a friend of Dorothy, LOL!

injaynesworld said...

Thanks for the luv, boyfriend. I'm all "shucks" and "gee, whiz." I will display it with pride and more than a little arrogance because I'm nothing if not a consumate show-off.



ego is not an issue here i see....

i'm with you about pizza:
pizza from breakfast, my fave!!
and have i got a great address for pizza here in montreal...

i am... brutal?!?
you think???

Aunt Juicebox said...

I love me some Coke Zero! Too bad I had to give up soda AND caffeine! Of all the injustices in the world! lol

Clare and Gary said...

Hi Brahm.. thanks for the nod.. and for awakening me from my blogging slumber... I've nodded back.. are you allowed to do that?
I'm like Jayne... I'm showing off the luv!

Vodka Logic said...

Congratulations on the award. I am a new reader but enjoy a new perspective in bloggiing. :)

Dean Grey said...

Congrats on the award, Brahm!


Will Burke said...

Congrats, and that is absolutely a cool graphic! I like what I've seen of the blog so far, and I look forward to spending more time with it! Thanks for swinging-by my space! Cheers!

Kyle said...

Congrats on the award!

wanderingthroughwonderland said...

Um, favourite newcomer MY ASS!

marymac said...

I just want to say that my nipples got like a tiny bit hard when I read your spelling of the word 'favourite.' I am not sure what this means for me, as a straight woman with a husband, but there ya have it nonetheless...
I can't thank you enough for this Oz-tastic looking award, which has made my entire decade, and possibly century.
I can't wait to go check out the other blogs, except for your spouse's because it just makes me jealous since *I* wanted to marry you and he just better be aware that if you wake up straight one day, I am totally leaving my husband and you are leaving yours so we can hang out in coffee shops and blog together.
Because? I love you.

Clare and Gary said...

Brahm... think you and your followers may like this blog.. found it today and was falling of my chair laughing.. got to love a dead Diana


slightlyinsanestacey said...

Congrats Brahm! That is so exciting and I have to admit I am a little (a lot) jealous.

Also, I love,love,love board games and pizza too!

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