There’s this award that’s been going around that Connie Norman was gracious enough to give to me called the Stylish Blogger Award. Thank you Connie for thinking of me. Here’s where the curmudge kicks in… the award suggest that you nominate 15 more people and list 7 things about yourself previously unrevealed on the blog. There’s something provocative about the latter part but as I’ve made the rounds, I think most of the potter blogs have already been nominated for the award so I’m skipping that part. As far as the 7 stylish things, it’s gonna be difficult because I don’t think I’m all that stylish in the sense of the word most people understand. But here goes… think stylish Jim:
#1. I can and do pee and drink beer simultaneously (mostly outdoors because it’s more fun that way)
#2. When I was a boy, raised Catholic, I would lie to the priest in confession and make up sins that I hadn’t really done to appease their insatiable need for child sins. I did then and do to this day think that I didn’t do anything as a child that could even remotely be considered evil or sinful… I was a kid.
#3. I have not struggled with gluttony for most of my life… I just go ahead and pig out, no struggle whatsoever.
#4. As I’ve aged, my nose hairs have become stiff and grow rapidly. If I don’t stay on top of this, at night when I’m trying to sleep and I’m lying on my side, the long stiff hairs get pushed against the opposite side of the inside of my nose and it tickles so much that I cannot go to sleep.
#5. My dad instilled in my an abject aversion to lying. I’m still very bad at it and rarely do it (this doesn’t include lies of omission). This has caused me a great deal of grief over the years and made me the social misfit who has trouble with small talk. It has also contributed to a characterization of me as truculent, cynical (although skeptical is the word they’re looking for) and defiant.
#6. The character trait that I revere most in others is irreverence, hands down… especially an irreverent sense of humor.
#7. I guess many would and do derisively call me a health nut. I haven’t EVER in my whole life had a b1g mac, wh0pper, or whatever the correlative names are for the burgers at the other chains. In fact the only time in the last 25 years I’ve even been in a McDon’talds is to use the rest room when I’m traveling and there’s no gas station around (I haven’t peed and drunk a beer simultaneously in a McDolts but that has more to do with the fact that I’m not drinking beer on long trips). I haven’t eaten a hamburger since 1986. I haven’t had a carbonated soda beverage since 1986 (except a couple times I’ve had a ginger ale when I’ve gotten sick and nauseous). I haven’t dipped snuff or chewed tobacco since 1986.
So there you have it… pretty stylish, no?
I hate to have a post without a picture so here’s the bug jammin’ ala Sonny Terry…