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One Lovely Blog Award

I have very kindly been nominated for the “One Lovely Blog Award” by SouthernGal at Life Is a Damn Circus. This was a pleasant surprise and I would like to say thank you.

Rules for Nomination:

  • Nominated blogger must link back to the person who nominated them.
  • List rules of nomination.
  • Upload award pic as featured image.
  • List 7 random but awesome facts about yourself.
  • Choose an unspecified number of blogs to nominate.

Seven facts about me:

  1. Sometimes I enjoy talking to my wife through an empty paper towel roll. It gives my voice weight and authority. She remains unimpressed.
  2. I failed grade three.
  3. I won the ‘Best First-Year Essay’ contest at the University of Alberta. The prize was a massive art history book called Art Through the Ages. It was a shining moment.
  4. I keep my wisdom teeth on my desk in a clear plastic container and look at them often. I had them extracted about 15 years after they should have been and they are gnarled and big and nasty looking, but I love them. I sat in the dentist’s chair for 4 hours.
  5. I had laser eye surgery a few years ago and it has been the best money I have ever spent.
  6. When I lived in Vancouver, I did a bunch of extra work for television. The pay was terrible but the work was easy and they fed you three squares a day. Sometimes I will see myself walking down a school hallway during repeats of 21 Jump Street.
  7. When I was a child I would stand under power lines hoping one would fall on me and I’d be turned into a superhero of some kind.

Blogs I would like to nominate:

I chose these blogs specifically for their insight, entertainment, and humour. These are some funny cats. If nothing else, this has been a great motivation to figure out this linking thing and acknowledge some pretty great people that I’ve had the good fortune to interact with on an almost daily basis. They’ve made blogging far more fun than I thought it was going to be. Thank you.

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9 replies

  1. Yay for you!!! Totally deserved. And thank you for the nomination!


  2. #1 … why are our women so unimpressed by things like this. Talking through an empty paper towel roll is so incredibly cool.
    #4 … my younger son just had his wisdom teeth pulled and wanted to make sure he would get them. He did. Not sure what he’s going to do with it. Sounds like your wisdom teeth pulling was horrendous.
    #7 … I don’t think I stood under them and hoped to get by a falling line, but power lines are one of those things. I can’t get near them without visualizing one of them snapping and flying around wildly.

    And, you’re right, The Write Transition by Carrie Rubin is one of the best out there.

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    • I guess our women do not know a good thing when they hear it. Sometimes I’ll even sing through roll and that gets me “you’re an idiot.”
      My wisdom teeth are like a talisman or good luck charm. I am going to write a post about getting them out. It was pretty crazy. You are smart to have your sons removed when he is young because when you are forty plus, those things are nasty.
      And Carrie is awesome. She was one of the very first people I met on here and I’m glad I did.
      Did you try that teen burger yet?


      • So, A & W’s in the U.S. no longer have the family names for their burgers anymore except for the Papa burger. But what I read indicated that the bacon cheeseburger is comparable to the Teen burger, so when I get there, probably this coming weekend, is it the bacon cheeseburger I should go for … but you said you get a double. So, a double bacon cheeseburger???


      • That seems like a lot of burger doesn’t it? Maybe try a single burger and then go back for more if it is to your liking. I wonder why A+W in the states stopped using family member designations for their burgers? Anyway, in Canada the big add campaign they have is that they use beef that has no hormones or steroids. Two chemicals down, only about 140 to go!


      • I wonder if American A & Ws are also committed to no hormones or steroids. I haven’t seen any kind of ads like that. I do remember going to A & W when I was a kid and they had the family names for their burgers. I think they got rid of those a long time ago, however.


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