I was awarded the Shine on award by.
Clearly he has exceptional taste and great vision! I hope you will go and check out all of the posts there because Hey, that would be cool!
THE RULES ARE:
1. Display the award logo on your blog. Done
2. Link back to the person who nominated you. Done
3. State 7 things about yourself Done and then some (I may have set a regional record if not a world record!)
4. Nominate 15 other bloggers for this award and link to them. Done
5. Notify those bloggers of the nomination and the award requirements. In Progress
So, 7 things about me:
Making my own list of 7 things seems a little self-serving so I asked some else for 7 things which was enlightening. The first thing she came up with was
1. I’m Passive… No possessive … No obsessive. Ok I’m passive obsessive! Another way she say this is that I’m a pain in the Ass! (Can’t figure this one out but she was laughing so I’ll take it)
2. I’m a “Persistent little fucker”. (That could be a good thing right? she wasn’t smiling when she said it so I’m a little scared)
3. I’m trustworthy. ( shit! I’m such a Boy Scout )
4. I’m good a keeping a secret. :-)
5. I’m an “interrupting Cow”. (Damn it! She’s right)
6. I’m dependable. ( I was an Eagle Scout what can I say)
So those were hers. I was once asked to make a list of 25 things about me so in the spirit of full disclosure those are at the end of this post. Self Serving I know!
My Nominations in no particular order and with not noticeable theme are her. Some are new and interesting, some are mind-blowing, some are hot, some are just different. I recommend you go to each one and see for yourself.
Is that 15? I’m doing this on my IPAD and it’s not as easy for cut and past. That’s at least 15! Pretty sure.
25 additional things. The seven thing were by someone one else so her are 25 about me from me. I had done them someplace else so it was easy.
#1 I sometimes find myself holding my breath for no reason. I will be sitting and realize I’m holding my breath and the reason I even know it is because I need to take in a big breath of air. Don’t know why I do it.
#2 I don’t have anyone I would call an enemy. There are a very few who for reasons I don’t even fully understand have worked against me but I still like them. I think friends, but no one I consider an enemy. I don’t think I am capable of Hate.
#3 When I was a kid I shot birds and squirrels but now I can’t do it. I’m not bothered by other people who do it, but I cant do it anymore. I know what I have done and what I am capable of but I don’t want to kill anything.
#4 I think I have a great capacity to love people (agape) in general without qualification. But I’ve only been in love (Eros) with four woman, and I have told each one that I loved them. I have never intentionally hurt someone. I cant do it almost like it’s a weakness in an odd sort of way. Sometimes I cant even be direct.
#5 I have personally notified 6 women that their husband were killed either in training or in combat in the Army and then helped with all of the arrangements of those funerals. It made those 6 deaths even more personal.
#6 I have filled at least 13 journals that I know of, plus hundreds of pages in word files. During that same time I have keep two other journals that I was brutally honest in. There was nothing bad in them but I didn’t want anyone to read them and be hurt so I consider burning them but didn’t want to destroy them so I dropped them in a donation bin and I secretly hope they are not destroyed. I know its stupid because it wouldn’t mean anything to anyone else, but it meant something to me and I didn’t want to junk em. Now I have one hidden someplace on the net and I feel stupid keeping it because I will more than likely junk em, but I like the honesty in them.
#7 I know exactly what I want with my three wishes when I find a genie in a bottle. 1. I want to be able to fly. 2. I want to be able to perfectly communicate in every form of communication there is, spoken and written language, body language, implication, music, though, art and every other form of expression. 3. I want to be able to have perfect recall when I want it.
#8 I love music in a way that not many of my friends do. I can be completely taken away by music and if allowed I can spend hours and hours surfing through my music. I like all kinds of music, the exceptions are, hate rape or things that are vulgar just to be vulgar. But “sicken on my titties like you want em” isn’t vulgar it’s instructive.
#9 I have lived in 24 different address in my adult life where my name was on the lease or deed. And visited every state but Alaska, New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut and North Dakota. Plus 4 continents and dozens of countries.
#10 Watching television makes me nervous. It makes me wonder what I’m missing out on while my brain being entertained. I know it’s not that different from music but somehow its different to me. I can not spend hour and hours watching T.V.
#11 Even though all of my kids are adults I would be very happy to start all over again with a newborn and have kids and a family all over again a second time. One of the things I like the most is being a Dad and its one of the things that I think I’m good at.
#12 I don’t scare very easily, and I don’t get lost ever. But alligators scare me and make me nervous and I feel lost when I’m on the golden gate bridge and I get the oddest desire to Jump and that scares me. I think I would be in big trouble if I was on the golden gate bridge and Godzilla attacked San Francisco.
#13 I sometimes have very bad nightmares. Years ago I would have dreams that were so bad that my wife would wake me in the middle of the night because SHE was scared! I would be completely covered in perspiration head to toe even my hair as if I’d just ran for an hour and we would have to change the sheets and remake the bed because of the sweat and I would have to shower in the middle of the night before I went back to bed.
#14 I’m not offended by language. There is nothing about language that bothers me unless the point of the person using it is to offend rather than to try to express themselves. I try to speak in such a way that I don’t offend people but it is as a courtesy only. I think people CHOOSE to be offended which offends me even more than coarse language. But I’m more bothered by someone who will scold someone else for the language being used then I am by the language itself.
#15 One great mistake I made in my life was not knowing that I loved basketball and not necessarily playing basketball. In college I loved basketball and I thought that playing basketball was what I wanted to do. After College I thought that part of life was over. I wish that I would have realized that it was the game that I loved. It would have been very cool to be a High School Coach. It’s the game that I loved and I would have loved being called coach on a High School Team some place.
#16. I have every award for marksmanship an Army soldier can receive plus several from NATO countries. I represented the US in several international marksmanship meets including in the Pan American Games and I was a qualified alternate in the LA Olympics. I also competed, although not as well, as a biathlete. Shooting is the other thing I think I’m good at.
#17 I’m a closet reader. I have something to read and something to write with all the time. If I’m alone I read a lot, I will read at stop lights or standing in line, or during a meal. But I don’t like reading newspapers. I like historical fiction, action, mystery, scifi, biographies, history, almost anything but romance. When I’m along like if I go to a movie alone or dinner or travel or whatever, I won’t go If I don’t have something to read.
#18 Personal relationships are more important to me than any thing else.
#19 Death, Im not afraid of dying but I’m not very good at it. Ive been given the last rites three times. Twice I found out after the fact, the other time I was conscious and the Chaplin came to me afterward and said even though he knew from my dog tags that I was not Catholic he didn’t want me to die without last rites. When I lived he apologized for administering last rites. I was not offended. I’m not afraid of going to hell because in a way I don’t believe in it. If I were a father I could not send one of my children to someplace like the traditional idea of hell and I don’t believe that Gods plan includes that for many of his children either. I think Eternal and Everlasting are two of Gods names, so Eternal punishment and everlasting punishment is Gods punishment. Maybe I will go to hell for saying that, but like I said, I’m not afraid of that.
#20 I’ve never regretted Kissing or any form of physical intimacy with anyone, but I have regretted, not kissing someone.
#21 I like writing but I’m a pain about what pen I use. I prefer Pilot G-1 .07 or .10 in black or blue. It bugs me to use a pen that does not flow smoothly but with a good pen it’s as if the pen is doing the thinking. I copied most of the New Testament by hand in part because I like writing and because I need the spelling practice.
#22 Some of the most bitter things in my life have also been the most sweet. I have very few regrets but the ones I do have are usually for very kind things that I have said and if you have a hard time reconciling that with other things Ive said here, well, so do I.
#23 The most embarrassing thing in my life is that I am such a poor speller.
#24 I break most things into three categories. I love it, I don’t like it, and whatever. And I spend to much of my time in the whatever category.
#25 I like singing and playing the guitar in front of very large groups but I do not like singing or playing in front of small groups. I’ve played and sang in front of a group of about 20,000 in Madison Square Garden (Which isn’t even a garden the way Red Rock Amphitheatre does have red rocks)!
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