Well, aren’t I the lucky fellow?
I have been nominated for the Sunshine Award by fellow blogger Kira Lyn Blue, a self-describe overanalyzer, ninja squirrel wrangler and urban fantasy author. On that last one, I’m not sure if that means city-dweller who writes stories of the fantastic or if she writes stories about urban fantasy’s like clean air, functional infrastructure, no traffic and mayors who govern rather than politic.
Based on her request for more pics and poetry, it would seem that Kira Lyn is a fan of my less pedantic offerings, which is completely acceptable to me. In fact, because my photography and poetry is more of an artistic endeavour, I am highly flattered that she has asked for more.
And, if I understand correctly, the award is recognition for those who positively and creatively inspire other bloggers, so I am doubly humbled by the honour she has bestowed on me.
So, apparently the rules of the game include: posting the logo (lovely it is); linking to my nominator; answering 10 questions (see below); nominating 10 others (including links and comments) and informing them they have been nominated (see further below).
I give you these fifteen—oy—TEN, ten commandments, I mean questions:
Favourite colour: Orange…Hallowe’en is the bomb!
Favourite animal: Ferret…because I think I identify with an animal that can be extremely smart and stupid at the same time.
Favourite number: 13…anything that irrationally unnerves people is incredibly sexy to me.
Favourite non-alcoholic drink: Coffee…although I’ve seen plenty of alcoholics drink it, so I don’t know if it counts.
Favourite alcoholic drink: Beer…preferably porters or stouts.
Facebook or Twitter: Twitter…would have said FB, but liking the discipline involved in 140 characters, only a third of whom are funny
My passions: Humour, love, being…not to be all flower-child, but it took a long time for this answer not to be Nutella (which still runs a close 4th)
Giving or receiving gifts: Always giving…but not above receiving.
Favourite city: Montreal…sorry to my home of Toronto, but we stick-up-the-ass Ontarians need to learn how to relax and stop destroying our frickin’ heritage.
Favourite TV shows: Your Show of Shows, The Black Adder (series), House (the early seasons)
And now for something completely boorish…bloggish!:
Storiesbyfrancis – this woman has a beautiful soul and constantly makes me smile
Drawings, Paintings and Other Art – amazingly delicate artwork that lets the viewer bring their own thoughts to the table
Leanne Cole Photography – stunning architectural photos
Ned’s Blog – Unnervingly amusing and would have been a competitor in a previous life (the bastard!)
Julian Froment’s Blog – his zeal for reading and writing is infectious
Licht Years – incredibly delicate and uplifting photography
Abandoned Kansai – photographing the echoed lives of dead places
Pondering It All – poetry of great simplicity and yet incredible depth
Victoriously – a beautiful woman bravely sharing her personal demons with the world
Honeydobliss – 3 young women pre-emptively taking on midlife crises to do it right the first time(s)