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someone gave me something :)

i’ve been nominated for a sunshine award. hehehehehe let me go find my smile, i put it down earlier and misplaced it.
to be honest i’ve been nominated for a few other awards from some great people including Vic and Mike and Sista (sorry if i’ve forgotten anyone).
Let me start by sharing with you those that make me smile;
Amy, wacky stories of normal events 🙂
Vic, always uplifting and thoughtful
Sis, you make me smile, reminding me of friends nearby
Mike, always got something nice to say to me and very clever with his words.
GreenMackenzie, such beautiful photography and sentiments to match.
Tyrone Tribulations a parody of Irish life,
what i love of the Irish is their love of self spoofing humour 🙂
Diary of David Cameron (spoof) hehehehehe
Hernan, he’s not afraid to say what he thinks, which is always interesting in an Irvine Welsh kind of way 🙂 a true ray of sunshine in an otherwise shitty world 🙂
Extinction Protocol, media that matters, not media that flatters
Mikial, a fountain of true knowledge and true humility 🙂
i realise these might not be their blog names but it’s 4am (5am now) and my eyes are burning 🙂 you can find them in my ‘favourite blogs’ area or ‘recent poetry that i’ve liked’ area, or find them chatting in my comments area 🙂
please forgive me guys, i do love ya work and you all make me smile. 😀

11 facts.
i almost always side with the Underdog in many situations. Every dog has his day. or so the saying goes.
i live day by day, which reminds me, i must buy toilet roll tomorrow, i went shops twice today and forgot both times.
although i’m fairly shy, i’m also quite outspoken, quite often speaking before i collect my thoughts, which can take a while.
i’m fairly forgetful. i can remember all the twists in a great book (thinking of The Ghosts Of Sleath) yet i can’t remember what topic i was discussing five minutes ago, hence i digress a lot, which annoys some people.
i love the smell of cut grass in the rain. on the flipside, i hate the smell of rain in a built up area.
i like to go jogging as long as it’s spontaneous, if i think about it beforehand i seem to falter a lot sooner.
i’m not very good at hiding feelings or thought processes, if i’m sad or angry or frustrated; you’ll notice by my silence or involuntary expressions.
i dwell on things too much. God, love, sorrow, debt, the nature of life, fate etc et al. it’s 2:16am and i’ve got a tonne of nothing and everything on my mind 🙂 (editors note, damn it’s almost 5 now)
rarely do i complete any personal task before starting another. the walls are 3/4 painted, the washing up is Almost done, and so on 🙂
i like to surprise myself, like doing barwork in a shitty suburb or cycling over two hundred miles to the coast and back, just to see if i can.
“this country mouse aint no city slicker, the long way round always feels quicker, i’ve cycled the miles and walked on by, never did learn to drive, smoke a spliff and we’ll get high.”

11questions:
What is the first thing you do as soon as you wake up in the morning?
usually i call my daughter across the hall to wake up 🙂 i get up ten mins later 🙂
What is your greatest fear?
i can’t decide. maybe being reborn to go through life another countless times? or public ridicule? or that my daughter would be hurt by my actions.
Do you have a new years resolution for 2014?
nope. i hate being told what to do 🙂 for that reason alone i make no resolution 🙂 if something was that important, i wouldn’ wait until January to start.
What is your favorite song at the moment?
I Don’t Worry About It by The Meteors.

and Death Dance by the same band.

they contrast with each other i think because one is so brash and the other is quite a thoughtful story.
What is your favourite childhood memory?
visiting my Great Nan near Wales or my stepdad sharing naughty songs with us (such as Kevin Bloody Wilson, Judge Dread etc. if a song was in an advert, my stepdad would know alternative lyrics such as “it wasn’t the grass that tickled your arse, it was my finger, it wasn’t the hay that made you that way it was my penis, magic….moments…when two hearts are (forgot nex’ bit).
Facebook or Twitter?
Facebook, i don’t have a twit account. i use facebook for chatting with close friends and sharing music that nobody wants to listen to 🙂
What did the last text message you received say?
let’s just say it was rated 18+ and it put a smile on my face 😉
What bugs you the most?
politics, me, fleas, walking slowly, people being taken advantage of; i can’t decide.
What do you consider to be the most important appliance in your house?
cooker and freezer, without these things a home is just a brick cave that you can’t cook inside of. washing machine because i’m a parent.
If you could have one song that would play whenever you entered a room, what would it be?
Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Pink Floyd) in the bathroom.
Buster Voodoo or Diablo Rojo (Rodrigo y Gabriela) in the kitchen
Your Touch or Tighten Up or Howling For You (Black Keys) in the bedroom
The Last Bus to Sanity or The Phantom Rider (The Meteors) in the living room.
i’ve never had a favourite song, it depends what mood i’m in so i’ve chosen songs that reflect the feel of the room i guess.
What’s your favorite movie quote?
“A moment of realisation is worth a thousand prayers.” Nat Born Killers.

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Liebster and Family Awards

Liebster Award and Family Award.

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First if all, i would like to thank my readers and those that i read of.
were it not for you, the cataloguing of my poetry would be very solemn, as in a library, as opposed to the warm virtual study that i imagine myself in.
since starting, i’ve found and been found by some interesting people, one or two have regrettably gone elsewhere with their lives but i feel the richer for having ‘known’ them.
to be honoured with an award is definitely humbling, if not daunting.
do i deserve the awards? perhaps. perhaps not.
to receive an award shows that others are more sure of me than i am of myself.
Which is a beautiful and enlightening experience.
and so it is with great laughter that i thank http://sistasertraline.wordpress.com/ who has nominated me for two awards 🙂 Both the Liebster and the WordPress Family awards. and she has nominated some Really deserving people alongside me, such as Chatty Owl & Jen and Tonic.
i can understand why she chose me for the latter as we enjoy a laugh as often as not 🙂 i’m still not sure what a liebster is tho, is it a wine? or a lover?
in any case, i am still humble in my acceptance and am glad to share with you who’s work i view, both the funny and the serious, and who i share my WordPress time with (such as sistasertraline).
But first, the formalities…
The rules:
1. Thank the Liebster Blog presenter who nominated you and link back to their blog. (The lovely Sis x)
2. Post 11 facts about yourself, answering the 11 questions you were asked and create 11 questions for your nominees. (11!!)
3. Nominate 11 blogs who you feel deserve to be noticed and leave a comment on their blog letting them know they have been chosen.
4. Display the Liebster Award logo.
5. No tag backs meaning you can’t just re nominate the person who nominated you.

That’s the boring bit out of the way… here are the eleven questions that Sis asked us eleven nominees… (interesting questions, i must say 🙂 )
1. Do you think you are capable of killing another human being?
A. sometimes i surprise myself. i’m sure that if the world went tits up and it’s me or them; it will be ‘them’ that stop living.
2. City, country or coast?
A. i’ve always lived in the countryside but would love to live by the coast, i hate city stuff.
3. If you found £50/$50 inside a store, would you hand it in?
A. that money belongs to me now. unless it was dropped by a pauper or pensioner. speaking from experience
4. Haagen Dazs or Ben & Jerrys?
A. which is cheapest? can i swap it for weed?
5. Have you ever spent money on calling into a reality TV show, which one and why?
A. do i look like a puppet or a sheep? that stuff will rot your brains. which is why they air it as often as possible. Free Your Minds.
6. When was the last time you lost your temper and why?
A. when a woman told the village that she was having my baby after anal sex.
second thoughts, maybe i shouldn’t broadcast that.
A. when the school told us parents to dress our kids up as their heroes, then the teachers dressed up as Cadbury’s Heroes! (to raise money for starving kids in Ghana, who probably don’t know what a cadbury is, lets rub that choco in their starving faces. well that’s what it looks like to me.)
7. What have you done in your life that you are most proud of?
A. raising my daughter would top the list but i haven’t got time to rest on my laurels just yet, pride comes before a fall sometimes.
8. Have you ever had sex when you really didn’t want to?
A. short answer is yes but it was slightly better than ‘dancing by myself’ or as a friend says, “why walk when you can ride a bike.”
9. What is better, being ‘nice’ or being honest?
A. honesty is always the best choice.
10. Do you believe in God?
A. yes,
“i call him Krsna
my imaginary friend
though i can’t find him.”
11. What would be your epitaph?
A. i love you
(but it won’t be on a tombstone because i better not be buried)
i will haunt the bastard who buries me, jus sayin.

Now i must introduce eleven people that i think are deserving of the Liebster, but be warned, some are not what they seem ;D
http://thediaryofdavidcameron.wordpress.com/
http://tyronetribulations.com/
http://hernanjmonzon.com/
http://theextinctionprotocol.wordpress.com/
http://rachelsigler21.wordpress.com/
http://amymulvin.wordpress.com/
http://carlarenee45.wordpress.com/
http://korystamper.wordpress.com/
http://escapism4survival.wordpress.com/
http://ieatcatsforlunch.wordpress.com/
http://vigilkumar.wordpress.com/

Now for the fun bit… i never realised thinking of eleven questions would be so difficult…
Q1. describe a sport that you’ve just invented or updated.
Q2. whether you believe in them or not, who is your favourite God (or god)?
Q3. have you ever been arrested? if so, what was your first time for?
Q4. if you have a choice, do you prefer to handwrite or type your blog material?
Q5. when you was seven, what did you want to be when you grow up?
Q5. give a juicy example of an embarrassing memory 🙂
Q6. my mum says: When was the last time you told your mum that you love her?
Q7. when is the human world going to end, again?
Q8. why aren’t humans nocturnal?
Q9. where is your ‘happy place’?
Q10. has any book ever had an impact on your life? which was the first to?
Q11. what was the last cd that you bought?

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And now for the Family Award nominees, they have truly made me feel valued, as have those that i nominated for the Liebster.

Rules:
1. Display the award logo on your blog.
2. Link back to the person who nominated you.( Sis)
3. Nominate 10 others you see as having an impact on your wordpress experience and family
4. Let your 10 Family members know you have awarded them
5. That is it.

http://maryamshahbazmian.wordpress.com/
http://roxistclair.com/
http://aopinionatedman.com/
http://patcegan.wordpress.com/
http://helenvalentina.com/
http://breathofgreenair.wordpress.com/
http://biljanazovkic.wordpress.com/
http://michaelmcguire.com.au/
http://miso808.wordpress.com/
http://mcsirishart.wordpress.com/

i thank you all, nominees and readers alike. and will personally let each nominee for both awards know of your awards the next time i am online (batt low)