Friday, May 29, 2009

i'm Ready For My Close-Up, Mr. DeMille.....

Admittedly these two awards might be considered the blogging equivalent of chain letters, but far be it from me to incur negative virtual karma. My friend History Mike nominated me for both awards with the provision that I pass along the nominations to other bloggers.

Zombie Chicken

The blogger upon whom this award is bestowed believes in the "Tao of the zombie chicken - excellence, grace and persistence in all situations, even in the midst of a zombie apocalypse." Such bloggers regularly produce content so remarkable that their readers would "brave a raving pack of zombie chickens just to be able to read their inspiring words." As recipients of this world-renowned award, bloggers now have the task of passing it on to at least five other worthy bloggers. An added disclaimer: "do not risk the wrath of the zombie chickens by choosing unwisely or not choosing at all."

Kreativ Blogger

The rules for this award are quite simple: list 7 things you love (or six things that make you happy, or pick your own set of rules...) and then pass the award along to seven friends whose blogs you love. I am changing the rules to 5 blogs because I have enough enemies already.

Thank you History Mike for the onus of this great responsibility and the burden of passing this gilt edged guilt trip on to 5 other unsuspecting souls who will resent my audacity from this day on. Frankly, if you read this, I really do think you deserve an award for the consistently interesting view into your mind ands the things you are interested in.....
Now, 7 things I like!

1. My wife. She puts up with me and attempts to understand me. We share so much in common yet we are so very totally different.

2. Boring manual labor. I love chopping wood. I love mowing the lawn. I love digging in the garden. I love being a beast of burden during the grape harvest. There is something about a repetitious task that frees the mind. Ditto: Long distance biking and hiking, for the same reasons but they are really enjoyable activities and I feel biking is the best gift I give myself.

3.Loud Music. I like all kinds of music, but there is something about rock bordering on the incoherent that still gives me chills. I love classic punk, the revolutionary rock of late 60's Detroit, Free Jazz, Ornette Coleman, Sun Ra. My wife said she began to understand me when during a music project, I started yelling at the other musicians, "Dare to be incoherent!" and things suddenly got a whole lot better.

4. Food Preparation. In another life, I could have been a great charcutier. My ambition is to someday air cure a ham. I like to make patisserie as well.

5. The feeling of losing myself in art. There is an entire ritual for me. Sometimes when I draw, I almost have a fear of the piece of paper. There is a tangible release as I make the first mark, look at it, think and then dive in.....

6. Reading ....everything and anything. I love comic art...I have learned so much slang French through the media of band desinee. I love above all history. I have learned to appreciate short stories and aspire to be a short story writer. My favorite author of fiction is Georges Simenon.

7. This may be repetitious, back to #1, but Gardening is a passion. Flowers are one thing, but growing vegetbales and fruit is something that is so rewarding. Every year is a new set of conditions and problems, but I learn more each season and it never seems as daunting as the year before. It helps to have access to a endless source of well rotted horse manure!

Eh, Voila....7 things that make me happy, now here is a list of 5 bloggers who I deem worthy enough to bestow the Zombie Chicken Award upon and thus incur their eternal grudging wrath!

1. Mikeb302000
2.The Engineer of Knowledge
3.atheist camel
4.Toledo Lefty
5.Masoni Raves About


mikeb302000 said...

I take it as a compliment. Thanks.

Engineer of Knowledge said...

Hello Microdot,
Thank you for the nomination but as I have only had my true blog site for about a week, I feel that I am unworthy. The others have kept up their well written site much longer than mine.

Yes I am back among the sane people again. I had to get a new hard drive in my laptop because the old one died. I did get a new posting on line tonight that I had worked on a few days ago. In fact I was trying to copy and past it into the blog when it died.

But as you know I have a fertile mind backed up by documented facts that most people do not have access to so I hope that I will be worthy of your nomination next time. :-)