Thank You!

By: sonofabeach96

Feb 02 2016

Category: Uncategorized


I had made the decision a month or two ago to become “award free”.  It’s an honor to be nominated for anything by ones peers.  It generally means one is respected, liked, and that their opinions and efforts have some level of merit, if not validation. But I honestly have mixed feelings about getting nominated and accepting these votes of confidence.  Part of me thinks it is too time consuming, and maybe a little too close for comfort.  But part of me enjoys the process, allowing any of y’all, who may be just bored enough to peek in on my nonsense, another ever so slight insight into ‘me’.  And the questions asked in many of these are funny and thought provoking, including the ones below.

So, I was nominated for the Leibster Award


by Vinnie, whose site is terrific, chock full of terrific film reviews, off-topic posts, and immensely interesting content.  I was asked to answer 11 questions and I’ll try to answer as honestly as possible.  🙂

Here goes:

What do you find most beneficial about being a blogger?

I enjoy having social interaction with some really cool people, but from the safety of my mosquito net.  It’s on my terms, and under no pretense.  I don’t have to be a twenty something hipster and wear this or drink that to have my company enjoyed.  It’s pretty cool.

What are your views on nudism?

It doesn’t bother me, to each their own.  I’ve been to a nude beach before, and wasn’t all that big a deal…no pun intended.  It was just people hangin’ at the beach.  They just happened to be in various states of undress.  Was it for me, in all that publicness?  Not so much.  Around just my wife though? What pants?

Have you ever gone to see a movie that you were too young to watch at the time?

I suppose.  I’d say Rocky Horror Picture Show for the midnight show, Halloween night.  The Vogue Theater.  First time I went was in 1979, I was about 11.  There were 6 or 7 of us from school, one of the moms drove us and picked us up after.  She’s polishing her halo as we speak, by the way.  It was a pretty wild scene, it was the ’70’s.  Full on reenactment on the stage prior to the film.  I remember going to take a leak and the dude who played The Sweet Transvestite in the pre-show was standing at the urinal next to me.  As a pre-teen, it was eye-opening.

If you could date a Hollywood star, who would it be?

Selma Hayek.

If you we’re the supreme ruler of a country, what would be the first law you would pass?

This is a tough one.  The knee-jerk in me says legalize marijuana, but that’s a bit shortsighted, and happening precious little bits at a time anyway.  I’d have to really ponder this, and the key word in your question is ‘first’.  So to make an immediate impact, I guess I’d raise minimum wage.  Any entrepreneurs out there can bash me in 3…2…

What do you consider to be the best thing about your blog?

That it’s honest.

Do you believe in the supernatural or paranormal?

Absolutely.  In fact, we believe our house is otherwise occupied.

Where is your dream destination for a holiday?

Some may not think mine is a fantastic exotic locale.  But we’ve traveled extensively, and of all the places we’ve been, our absolute favorite place is Ocracoke Island, NC.  The plan is to live there…ASAP!

What is the first horror movie you recall viewing?


If you had a magic power, what would it be?

The ability to either fly or the ability to transport myself, ala Star Trek.

What do you believe the future holds for you?

Winding down of a work life, traveling whenever we want, the love of my family ever present, and my wife and I realizing the goal living on OINC.

There you have it.  Bored yet?  Anyway, I enjoyed the line of questioning, and as such, I’ll throw out the same questions.  Those nominated?  Any one of you fantastic souls who, for reasons unknown, follow along this path with me.  You ALL rock!


50 comments on “Thank You!”

  1. It means a lot that you did this post. Thanks so much and you gave such intriguing answers to my questions.

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  2. Loved all your answers. You live in a haunted house! Props to you! 🙂

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    While we’re at it, let’s do Guaranteed Basic Income.

    And a dog on every sofa!

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  4. You rock too SOB. I like your blog too, because it’s honest. And I love reading the answers to these awards-it’s great getting to know you. 😊

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  5. Occupied! Who is it? How do you tell?

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    • We think it’s the daughter of the original owner. We have no way of knowing of course, but the activity felt different once kids were in the house. The activity seemed to be centered around their rooms, felt lighter, even maternal, if that makes sense. We figure female because whatever it is seems to be drawn to the kids. Your guess is as good as mine though. Just certain there’s something here though.

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  6. “The ability to either fly or the ability to transport myself, ala Star Trek.”
    Love this. Congrats!

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  7. Congrats to you! The nude question was unexpected!

    Would you expand on the house being haunted? That’s piqued my curiosity.

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    • I think I may do a full post on the subject, at the request of another commentor. We believe that the ghost of the original owners’ daughter is our housemate. No way to prove it of course. But I’ll definitely expound on it soon.


      • Yes, I understand your position. Well, I will look forward to it and I will definitely read it.

        My feelings are mixed on the paranormal but I am certainly intrigued and look forward to your narrative.

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      • I was always open to it, but when we had things happen at our old apartment, and now at this house, it made me a believer. In what, I’m not sure. But there’s something here, that much is indisputable.


      • I have had interactions too that made me believe. My internal quandary is that I don’t believe in God so being that I am very rational, I can’t say I don’t believe in God yet believe in ghosts and the supernatural. It seems like they go hand in hand. As you said, obviously no one is entirely certain about either, so I am always intrigued to learn about other people’s perspectives on the matter.

        But, like you, I experienced things in my apartment in Richmond that I could not explain including objects moving and voices. My neighbors had similar experiences but we were all too “afraid” to discuss them with each other for fear we would think the other crazy. lol….The area was built upon Civil War marching ground and it was an airport during World War II (I believe II) to train fighter pilots. So, there is a lot of history there.

        In a twist, I am always surprised by individuals that are religious and believe in God yet DO NOT believe in the paranormal and supernatural. As I said, in my rational mind, they seem to go hand in hand.

        Anyways, congratulations again on your blog being recognized.

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      • Well said. I too find it odd that believers in god don’t believe in the paranormal.


  8. I was not bored at all 🙂 I know that doing the awards takes a lot of extra effort, but I like reading the answers to the questions, and scrolling through the links.

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