Award response

By: sonofabeach96

Oct 21 2015

Category: Uncategorized


I was recently given a couple of awards from fellow bloggers, much to my surprise.  I’m always caught off guard when one of y’all think enough of my nonsense to nominate me for one of these.  Frankly, I’m still shocked that anyone reads it, much less thinks enough about it to award it with anything.  It’s very humbling and I appreciate people’s insights more than you’ll know.  Anyway, with my chaotic existence, I’m not always able to get to them in a timely manner, and I have four in the bank to try and complete.  So, I’ll try to get ’em done in order of receipt.

Today, I’m going to respond to the first of the four, The Sunshine Blogger Award, given to me by my man over at Assentively Yours.  His blog is exceptionally interesting and he deals with real-life issues in a real-life manner, full of honesty and heart.  Check him out if you haven’t already.  And I humbly say “Thanks, man” for not only the award nomination but for reading and responding. 🙂

Anyway, the rules are:

  • Thank the person who nominated you in a blog post
  • Answer the 11 questions posed by the nominator
  • Nominate 11 other blogs and pose 11 new questions to them

My questions were:

1) Early morning or late night?

That depends on what I’d be doing.  I’m a night owl by nature, so I prefer late night for most activities.  But I’m certainly not opposed to certain activities in the morning.  😏

2) Favorite dessert?

My paternal grandmother made the absolute best lemon meringue pie.  I kid you not, the meringue was a good 6 inches high!  She was a fantastic cook!

3) Age of your first kiss?

I was in third grade, and 7 years old.  Cute little blond, but can’t for the life of me recall her name.

4) Outdoorsy?

Absolutely!  I’m an avid kayaker, whitewater, flat water, and sea.  I love hiking, camping, surfing, I’ve bungee jumped, scuba, snorkeling, and paddle boarding. I hunt but wouldn’t consider myself an avid hunter, and would really prefer skeet to animals.  If it involves mud, water, a mountain bike, sand, surf, a raging river, trails, or tents?  I’m in!

5) Guilty pleasure?

Ben and Jerry’s “Cherry Garcia”!  Best ice cream EVER!!!

6) Favorite food?

Not sure, but it’d have to be something Italian.

7) Right or left handed?

I’m a righty.

8) Candlelit dinner or moonlit walk?

Easy, moonlit walk.  I’m not formal at all.  So a walk is perfect, especially if there’s a beach involved.

9) Happiest moment?

This is a three-way tie, no pun intended.  Those moments are the second my wife said “I do”, the birth of my first child, and the birth of my twins.

10) Favorite drink?

Well, as I said earlier, I’m not formal.  Given the choice of any drink at a well-stocked bar, I’d choose either Woodford Reserve on the rocks or a Black and Tan (half Guiness/half Bass).

11) What color are your eyes?

My eyes are blue.

So, there ya have it.  Thanks again for the nod Assentively.  Really appreciate it.  I don’t really expect these nominees to take part.  But I’ll give ya a list of some of my faves, simply to acknowledge how great they are.  I recommend checking their blogs out.


New Journey

3 Melanie

4 Jane




8 Divorce With Me

9 honestme363

10 vinnieh

11 anonymousoutsider

My songs of the day are:

“Thanks That Was Fun” by Barenaked Ladies

“I Want To Thank You” by Otis Redding

“I Thank You” by ZZ Top






23 comments on “Award response”

  1. We are an award free blog but enjoy reading these! Ahh! The outdoors!!

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  2. Thanks for playing along! And I appreciate the nice things you said about me! (There’s not a fee for that, is there? LOL)

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  3. I am not shocked.

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  4. thank you for the shout out….but I just did this one….and I for a long time didn’t do awards but I felt guilty…so I started doing them….but stopping again for awhile….love your answers…always nice to learn a little more about our faceless friends….LOL

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  5. I do like reading the responses to these awards. They are a great way to get to know someone. Congrats! You deserve it ☺ And I will see what I can do about posting a reply in honor of the nomination (thank you). I have some in my bank as well 😉

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  6. Thanks for the mention. I will answer if I find the time. It’s a nice way to discover blogs 🙂

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