Rules to be Followed
•Nominate 15 blogs for the Versatile Blogger Award.
(Inform them that they’ve been nominated.)
•Share 7 things about yourself.
•Be sure to thank the nomination-bestower.
•Display the Award On Your Blog
A Word of Thanks
Like most of the people I’ve seen accepting this award, I am going to be following the rules in the reverse order of what you see up above, for the most part. So first thing’s first: I’d like to thank Candice Mizell for being the first to nominate me at her blog. I’d encourage anyone reading this to go check it out: Carving Out A Space. Now as for that vanity list…
The Vanity List
◊ I’m a shameless smoker. Depending on the day, and what I happen to be doing, I tend to smoke anywhere between 1 to 3 packs a day. My brand of choice is Marlboro Reds. The way I look at it, it’s not just a habit, it’s an impure indulgence, and a part of who I am.
◊ September 16th is my birthday, which makes me a Virgo. Not that I put a whole lot of stock in horoscopes – especially not the ones that are put together lazily – but it’s sometimes interesting to see just how accurate astrological assertions can be, if only in a general sense.
◊ I’ve only ever gone by one other name on the internet. Used it for years, and I’ve only just recently set it aside (along with just about everything attached to it). I’ll never tell what it was.
◊ One of my favorite authors is Clive Barker. I’ve had a few of his books for years, including The Hellbound Heart, but I recently added a few more to my collection (The Inhuman Condition (Vol. 4 of the Books of Blood) and Mister B. Gone) and I plan to add more.
◊ Poetry is something I really like to write. You probably won’t see it here very often though: I kind of have to be in the mood for it, otherwise it feels forced and (to me) that shows through.
◊ I own two motorcycles (a 650cc Yamaha and a 250cc Suzuki), which I’ve neglected horribly since getting. Which sucks, because I have virtually zero experience on the road. I’d rather get some experience on the smaller one first, something went wrong recently and it won’t start.
◊ I suck at painting. I love visual arts and I enjoy the imagery others can conjure onto a canvas, but I have zero talent and not nearly enough passion or patience to develop any skill with it. Maybe that’s a part of why I like writing; it’s another way to conjure, to create.
My Fifteen Nominations
Now I’ve just got to notify everybody. It’s funny… at first I thought it might be hard to come up with fifteen, but as it turns out the hard part was narrowing down who to include here. That’s a bit of a relief though, because I’ve still got a second award to accept (and fifteen more nominees to come up with).