Friday, January 28, 2011

Feelin' The Love

Whoa! What the..? I know I've hardly been on the web this week but... how did this happen? When I started writing a post to properly thank Nenette from life candy for passing me this award:

For which the rules for accepting this award are:
1. Thank & Link back to the person who awarded you this.
2. Share 7 things about yourself.
3. Pay it forward to 5 recently discovered great bloggers.
4. Contact those bloggers and tell them about their award.

Then I found that I also received it from paulsifer42 from I took the one less traveled by and that has made all the difference who also gave me this:

The rules for accepting this award are:
1) Thank and link back to the person who honored you with this award.
2) Share 7 things about yourself.
3) Award 15 recently discovered bloggers (Fif- FIFTEEN!?! Well... I-um...)
4) Contact these bloggers and tell them about the award.

Then, the next thing I know, I also get this baby as well from Absolutely Primed from Over Developed, Under Exposed and from Semi True Torystellar from Can U Relate?

The rules for accepting this award are:
1. Link to the person who gave you this award (in a post, or in your sidebar, wherever you have this).
2. Pass the award along to seven other people who post about at least slightly amusing things and tell them (by emailing them or commenting on a post, etc.).
3. Say seven things about yourself that no one knows (or at least you think no one knows).
4. Pass these rules on.

WOW! You guys are really spreading the love! Thanks to you all.

These bloggers are really good so, if the rest of you guys aren't checking out any of these blogs yet, you better! Don't you make me come over there.

Now, as you can see, most of the rules for these awards are basically the same so I should be able to fit it all into one post.

First – thank & link back to the person who awarded you this: Check!


Next, it's confession time. All of the awards ask for for me to share seven things about myself:

Here are 7 things I hate (not really) about me:

1) I.hate.driving. There! I said it. For no other reason than it requires you to be focused for the entire point A to point B trip. When do you get time to nap or play games on your cell phone? I've seen people try to combine these with driving and results are never good. Trust me. Because of this, not only do I not own a car, I also have successfully managed to get to this point without actually getting my license yet. Don't get me wrong, I've taken classes and I know the basics. It's just some kind of weird commitment issue, I guess. Sadly I see it, more and more, becoming a necessary evil. As a result, I have decided to get it this year.

2) I mentioned here and there that I once took Thai-Boxing but what I never mentioned is that I also trained competitively in my secondary school swim team. I wasn't the fastest but I was okay. I don't know if I could have won anything. The whole thing fizzled out when a lot of the guys lost interest and the team was reduced to me and one other guy.

3) I'm Batman Once, as a child, I almost drowned. I was just learning to swim and developed a fear of the water due to that incident. Eventually, I got tired of the whole phobia thing and went on to the swim-team thing mentioned earlier. I'm still very cautious when it comes to the ocean, though. I don't trust that mo-fo one bit.

4) I've always been naturally flexible. For as long as I can remember. I can even do a split. You know, like that French martial arts dude. What was his name again... Depardieu?

5) It irritates my wife how basic when it comes to how I dress. I've never been into getting the latest "gear". A comfortable pair of jeans, a good, strong pair of boots and a t-shirt suits me for most occasions.

6) I ran out of things to say from number 3 and have been making shit up. Kidding! I love pasta. Loved it since I was a kid and have never grown tired of it (Might explain the weight thing).

7) I can actually cook. Growing up, Big Momma C showed me how. She said no woman was ever going to have her firstborn and only son at a disadvantage in that respect. I used to pretend I was useless in the kitchen because I'm lazy my wife is much better at it than I am. Eventually, she saw through it, though. So now, most meals we prepare together. I suppose there isn't anything you can teach your son that can make a man able to not be a slave to the female vagina (Not that I'd ever want to take that class. That would have been just all kinds of wrong... ewe!).


Finally, the last set of rules ask me to pass the love on and notify the lucky recipients. Thing is, you guys have been working overtime in the blog love dep't. Seems like everyone's got one or more of these already. Serves me right for being so busy IRL. So, while the rules say seven and fifteen, I'm gonna go with five. Sorry.

I have been expanding my blog reading portfolio and these are some of the most recent ones I've gotten into (even though some of them mightn't have known it).

So, in no particular order I present these awards, in no particular order, to:

I've been really trying to keep up but, in case some of you may have already some of these, please please don't feel obligated to go over the same acceptance rituals you may have already been through before.

Once again, thanks for sharing the love.


  1. I am confused here which award did you give me?

  2. Clearly it's a mish-mash of all of the awards. An award monster.


  3. I'd like to thank the academy for...
    Oops. Wrong venue.


  4. Oilfield, I think you got the "I can do crazy splits with no shirt on" award. Yeah, I think that's the one you got.

  5. I do fear your skillz... I fear them so much!

  6. CONGRATS! You deserve every single one of these awards! Yayyyyy! And congrats to the awardees! Yayyyyy!

    I hate driving too. Totally. It's so overrated.

    ツ my cyber house rules

  7. I took Thai kick-boxing for about 6 months but only because I am half Thai. I could've cared less about getting in shape or defending myself-thus, the reason it only lasted 6 months.

    Congratulations on the Costco edition award status. I'm not surprised in the least.

    One more thing...I KNEW you were batman...don't worry, it'll be our little secret, just think of me as your Alfred.

  8. Flexibility always gets the kudos. Can anyone fuse their spine like I can while I sit in front of my laptop? Sorry, tad bitter, got up too early today.

  9. I just realized that I'm an ass. I leave a comment with no mention of the awards that you got??? Jebus, I need help.

    Congrats on the awards Vinny!!!!!!

  10. @ Oilfield: That one! That one over there. No, the other one. The one on your left. No! Your other left. Cripes! The one that says Blog Award on it.

    @ Yes! This blog award is alive. ALIIIIIVVVEEE!!!

    @ A&G: We're starting a petition to get the authorities to have you set-up a blog so you can get some of these too. We've almost got all the signatures.

    @ Sugar Free: I shudder to think what the rules of acceptance for an award like that would be.

    PS: Aren't you happy for me? *pouts*

    @ paulisfer: And only those who have granting me awards shall earn immunity. Fear not! You are safe.

    @ Nikki: Thank you. I do plan to be a very safe driver, though... With an ample supply of road rage & colorful words/gestures

    @ Nari: It's all good. Even if the rules come in bulk too.

    PS: Don't forget my cape needs ironing before I go out on patrol tonight.

    @ dbs: Completely understandable. Us physically superior types always need to make sure we get enough sleep.

    @ Sugar Free: Ah! I knew you were happy for me. Thanks.

  11. Thank heaven. Finally, I catch a break.

  12. Congrats on your ever growing award trophy case! And props to the bloggers you awarded in return.

    The splits/martial arts picture is hilarious. Jean Claude would be mortified for sure!!

    Happy Weekend!

  13. Congrats on your awards! And thankyou for mine! I have the first two but I'll take you up on your offer of the "LOL" one!(well I hope some of my posts are "LOL") Thankyou so much!

    It appears gerard depardieu has two faces. Handy, having one in the back of ones head! Hehee!


  14. Great! Now I have a notice for "Blogless Loitering".

  15. You're an unstoppable force of award reward :-) And that picture made me snort my morning coffee - awesome! Congrats!

  16. Why do I feel like I've been here before?

  17. Gerard Depardieu is a martial arts expert? I wonder if over in France play the Chuck Norris game with him and say things like: "When Gerard Depardieu crosses the street, the cars have to look both ways." Ok maybe not (and I totally stole that line from

    Thanks for the blog award! Have a great weekend! - G

  18. Three at once!? You should get and award for that!


  19. I'm still snickering at "I'm batman" crossed out. Don't you wish you could have screamed that loud and clear!
    Congrats on all the awards man! You're a rockstar!

  20. Congratulations!!! You are like Bruce Willis in Unbreakable: he's a super hero whose Kryptonite is water!

    How did you manage to survive in this country without owning a car? Do you have a chauffeur or something (who is NOT Mrs. C? LOL)


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