I am proud to
announce that my
dear friend Thisisme
who operates the
blog in Devonshire,
England has given
me another award,
this one for allegedly
having A Blog With
Substance. Really, Thisisme? If you read
my blog long enough you will surely come
to realize that you are sadly mistaken.
Nevertheless, I want to thank Thisisme
for this award and for the gift of her
I would also like
to thank Gingey,
Kelly-marie and PencilGirl, three
of my other
for giving me
The Adventures of Gingeyginge.
A Harem of Peacocks.
Conquering the World.
Last but not least
I also received the
Most blog awards come with
at least 5 and as many as 15 other deserving bloggers.
I trust that Thisisme, Gingeyginge, Kelly-marie and PencilGirl will all understand if I combine their awards and list only 7 new things about myself rather than 28. I honestly doubt that I could come up with that many. After all...I just got finished answering Israel's 19 question survey and LyDe's
10 question survey. I also disclosed additional facts about myself when I accepted the Honest Scrap award from Thisisme a few weeks ago. In case you missed it here are some of the tidbits that I revealed in that earlier post:
I was the first human ever to moonwalk
on the sun...at which time I uttered the
now famous words
"OUCH! HOLY HELL OUCH!!!"
Subsequently I became the inspiration
behind Astronaut Mike Dexter, the TV
character on 30 Rock.
I had the distinction of being the first
nude lion taming act ever to headline
I once consumed 723 sardines in five
minutes during a competitive eating
contest in Reykjavík, Iceland, losing
by a mere herring-and-a-half to heavy
favorite Vladimir Borisevski of the
Now I need to think of 7 more secrets to share with you. Okay, the rest of these are all true.
1. Like Shady Dell owners Helen and
John Ettline I never had any children
of my own. It was by choice.
2. I once rolled my dad's Volkswagen
Beetle on a rain slick curve while
performing racing maneuvers on my
way to the Dell. Battery acid sprayed
throughout the car interior eating holes
in the upholstery and in my brand new
safari jacket which I was hoping to show
off that evening on the Dell dance floor. Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice!
3. My first day of school in the first grade
ended badly. My teacher (an elderly woman
about my age) got confused because my
name was nearly identical to another boy's
and was pronounced exactly the same.
The teacher put the other boy on my bus
and sent him on his way to my neighborhood
while making me wait for a later bus that
would have taken me in the opposite
direction to his part of the district.
When I didn't get off the bus at my stop my
mother freaked out and rushed to the school
in a borrowed car to find me. The teacher
apologized for the blunder and mom took me
home. The other boy rode my empty bus all
the way back to the school and finally got on
the right one.
4. I acted in a college production of
Tennessee Williams' Suddenly Last Summer, playing Dr. Cukrowicz, the role popularized
by Montgomery Clift in the 1959 movie.
My only regret is that I never got the chance
to kiss Liz Taylor.
5. At two separate concert venues within
a 24-hour period my production team
interviewed British New Wave vocal trio
The Thompson Twins and glam/heavy metal
rockers Kiss. I also met and had drinks with
Canadian David Clayton-Thomas, lead
vocalist of Blood Sweat and Tears.
6. I played the role of a surgeon in a TV
commercial for an electronics repair shop
and "operated" on the Admiral...a "sick"
7. When the host called in sick, I was asked
to fill in for him and emcee a live television
segment devoted to farming. The topic was
the annual State Farm Show and I had to
interview a farmer about his prize winning
steer. He just happened to bring the giant
beast with him into the studio! I knew
absolutely nothing about farming and the
only thing I knew about cows was what
I learned from watching commercials for
Borden's ice cream. It was a whole lotta
bull but somehow I muddled through
the ten minute Q and A session without
looking and sounding like a complete idiot.
I guess you could say that was the day that
I learned how to tap dance!
Now, I would like to give the Blog With Substance award
to five wonderful blog friends who have not received awards from me in the past.
1. Cindy at Cindy Ellison
2. LyDe at Quit Yer Blatherin'
3. Ashton at Journalistic Musings
4. Leanne Elizabeth Manning at Ramble On.
5. PencilGirl at Conquering the World.
Thank you very much Gingeyginge, Kelly-marie, PencilGirl and Thisisme for your generosity and encouragement. Please visit and support Thisisme's blog Southhamsdarling, PencilGirl's blog Conquering the World, Kelly-marie's blog A Harem of Peacocks and Gingey's blog The Adventures of Gingeyginge.
Have a Shady day!