Awards/Notifications: Liebster Time

An awards post now. My thanks to the ever awesome Vinnie who continues to entertain, educate and impress on his stylish blog, for the nomination. You should definitely hop on over if you haven’t already.

I’ll have to skip the 11 fun facts for reasons of time, but I’ll happily answer Vinnie’s questions and provide my own for nominees.


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Awards: Three in One

I know they’re not for everyone and there’ll come a time when I won’t have the time to properly accept them, but I’ve always liked the awards system. You get to find out some quirky things about bloggers you read, highlight to others sites you look at regularly and the chance to find out some new sites yourself.

Liebster Award

1. Thank the blogger who nominated you
2. Answer the 11 questions given to you
3. Nominate 11 other blogs with less than 500 followers
4. Post 11 questions for your nominees to answer

5.Tag your nominees & post a comment on their blog to let them know you nominated them.

Inside the life of Moi is a really amusing blogger, who delights in maverick and quirky posts, ranging from hilarious but polite rants about the annoyances of modern life to helpful hints about a whole spectrum of social and everyday issues. Unload and Unwind is a blogger who will make you smile with with her posts, and was probably a columnist in a past/future life who is well worth checking out.

Inside the Life of Moi’s questions

What/who inspired you to write your blog?
I set up a blog before, but though I liked a lot about it, it needed a few changes. My girlfriend Madeleine, who already had her own blog which she still runs, encouraged me to start again but use WordPress, interact more with other bloggers and vary my content more.

Why do you write a blog?
I have always had tried to surround myself with influences, and wanted to share that with others through my writing.

What would your first reaction be, if you woke up to find you had lost the contents of your blog?

Have you ever written anything mean about someone, on your blog?
No, and I can’t think of an occasion when I would

Would you like to be famous?
I’m not sure sure I’d be a very good celebrity ha.

If you could publish a book, what would the title be?
It would all depend what kind of book it would be. I’m not sure yet. A pun? There are so many bland titles.

What is your favourite hobby?
Playing Texas Hold’em poker

Do you ever dance like noone is watching?
That’s how you’re supposed to do it.

If you could meet any celebrity, who would it be?
Jerry Seinfeld and Kelsey Grammer. Their comedic IQs would fly through the roof.

What is your biggest achievement?
Winning a local poker tournament to qualify for a more exclusive tournament.

If you could live your life all over again, what would you do differently? (in a nutshell).
Not too much I hope. I’d have liked to have have learnt to play the guitar earlier and better though. I really like the idea of writing songs.

Unload and Unwind’s questions

Do you drink?What is your alcohol preference?
Most things apart from Guinness. Green Beaver and White Russian are right up there as my favourites.

If you were a tree, what kind would you be and why?
I wouldn’t know how to answer that, so I’ll just say a Family Tree.

What is your favorite thing to find – be it in a store, on the street, in the woods, etc
A book of very carefully chosen short stories.

Do you have houseplants? Why? Why not?
No. I would probably forget to water them.

What was the last major goal you met?
I don’t set goals as such. The last target I set myself recently, was to read more.

Do you consider yourself environmentally conscious? If so, what measures do you take?
Recycle, not wasting electricity and not littering.

Why do you blog?
I like to write and talk about my influences.

What’s the most interesting place you have visited?
New York. It has pretty much everything.

Given the opportunity, would you travel to space?
No, I’d rather go deep sea diving.

If you could make a documentary about one topic, what would it be?
Explorers or short story writers.

Do you plan on making contributions to change the world? How?
Maybe when I’m a bit more responsible.

My nominees

Digital Shortbread
Eye of Lynx
Film Grimoire
JJames Reviews
Laura Macky
Living with Shadows
Petite Magique
The Reading Girl
Wide Awake but Dreaming

And some questions I’ve come up with

1. What’s the first film you remember seeing? Would you want to watch it again?
2. Which TV character would you most like to hang out with?
3. What’s the next book you intend to read?
4. Which TV show would you most want to be brought back?
5. Have you ever been on holiday and hated it?
6. Did you have a soft toy growing up and do you still have it?
7. What magazines/newspapers do you read?
8. What’s been your proudest moment with the blog?
9. Did you ever have any targets when setting up your blog?
10. How would you describe your blog to someone who hasn’t read it?
11. What’s one surprising thing about yourself most people don’t know?

Light of the World

“I’m creating this Award to celebrate all those wonderful people in the World who spread Light, and Love and Hope and Peace in the name of All.  These bloggers should consistently promote these qualities and work to be a force for peace and light in the world.”

I’m honoured to accept the award. If I wasn’t accepting the award from Petite Magique she is totally the kind of person who I would give this to. She is creative, supportive of other bloggers and even has her own book coming out soon. Below are sites I think stand for the spirit of the award.

Ajaytao 2010
Little Write Lies
Living with Shadows
Square One Notes
Teela Hart
Versatile Blogger

These be the rules:

1. Thank the person who gave you the award.

2. Include a link to their blog

3. Select 15 bloggers you follow and want to pass the award onto.

4. Nominate the 15 bloggers and inform them of it.

5. Finally, list seven interesting facts about yourself.

My thanks to Flashback/Backslide for the nomination, a devoted film fan with a great set of articles on all kinds of aspects of the industry as well as reviews.

Ajaytao 2010
Blogged Artistry
The Flim Culb
Gill McGrath
Imagery of Light
Inside the Life of Moi
Jimmy Photos
Melissa Janda
Mr Marakai
Robbin’s Realm
The Reading Girl
Vinnie H
where the Wild Things Are

And rather than 7 random facts, I thought I’d put links to the last 7 songs I listened to.

The Rolling Stones – Sympathy with the Devil
Roxy Music – Jealous Guy
The 1975 – Chocolate
Swim – Let it Go
Dog is Dead – Do the Right Thing
Aphex Twin – X-tal
Heat closing theme