Jun 06 2017

Mystery Blogger Award Number Two

mystery blogger award given to @JLenniDorner

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Deb nominated me as I was nominating her! Thanks for the recognition!

There are rules to this award, of course…

Rule 1: Put the award logo/image on your blog.

Rule 2: List the rules.

Rule 3: Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog.

Deb of bunnyandthebloke.com.

merci thank you

Rule 4: Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well.

About the creator: Okoto Enigma’s blog The creator’s name, Enigma, means mystery, thus the title of the award.

Rule 5: Tell your readers three things about yourself.

  1. I know basic French Belgian Sign Language (French: Langue des signes de Belgique francophone; LSFB), but almost no American Sign Language. I recognize only a few spoken words in French.
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  3. I grew up eating Creamed Chipped Beef at least once a week for breakfast. (The fake bagged or frozen stuff in stores is horrid. Make it at home or go to a diner around PA Dutch country!)

sos creamed chipped beef
Sh*t on a Shingle (SOS) is an (unofficial) US military food term for Creamed Chipped Beef. It’s some kind of meat in a sauce, served over toast (the toast being the “shingle”), often served as a breakfast dish.
This is also good served over hashbrowns (sliced and fried new potatoes).

Rule 6: Nominate 10 to 20 bloggers.

Rule 7: Notify those people.

Rule 8: Ask your nominee any five questions of your choice, plus one weird or funny question.

(And, obviously, answer what you were asked!)

I was asked:

Do you have an “ideal reader” of your blog in mind to whom you address your posts?
I can’t say that this is something in the forefront of my mind. In thinking about it, my “ideal reader” of my blog would be a bibliophile (or a logophile) with a sense of humor.

Do you use a fountain pen, ballpoint or pencil when you write?
That’s an honest answer.
I’ve also written using a twig dipped in blood.
Wow, that sounded creepy, didn’t it?
My parents weren’t “grocery store” types. I grew up in a hunter-gatherer environment. We used every part of the animal. The first time someone asked me where I got deerskin pants, I looked at them like they were stupid. At that point in my young life, I had never met someone before who lived another way. Now when someone asks me something like that, I just laugh and shake my head. I’m just barely “civilized.”
Of the people you know, I’m the Daryl Dixon.
Daryl Dixon of The Walking Dead #TWD damaged people are dangerous, they know how to survive

Do you have any subjects which – for you – are off-limits for blogging?
I try to avoid religion, politics, and personal finance.
I’m not saying they don’t sneak in from time to time. And I’m not saying that I don’t have innuendoes on this blog which one could ascertain my position on all three of those topics.
But I try not to let those factors, my values and beliefs, alienate my readers.

As a reader, do you prefer lots of pictures or lots of words in a blog?
Mostly words but a few images mixed in is my preference.

Your favourite cake? Or biscuit/cookie?
Boston Cream Pie.
“A Boston cream pie is a yellow butter cake that is filled with custard or cream and topped with chocolate glaze. Despite its name, it is in fact a cake, and not a pie. The dessert acquired its name when cakes and pies were cooked in the same pans, and the words were used interchangeably.”
(My favorite pie, by the way, is Shoo-fly pie.)

What is your favourite fantasy creature?

The questions I have for my nominees are:

  1. What is the most memorable trait or visual oddity of a fictional book character you’ve read?
    (Example: Harry Potter’s lightning bolt scar.)
  2. What most motivates you to buy a new book to read?
  3. How do YOU make an educated guess as to if a book by an author you haven’t read before will be “good” BEFORE you read any of it? (Number of books sold, number of reviews, average star rating, awards it received, friend suggests it, the cover, etc)
  4. What’s your favorite comfort food. (Pic? Recipe?)
  5. Where do you look for blogging inspiration?
  • Weird/funny question: Do you have a celebrity encounter story you can share?

Rule 9: Share a link to my blog’s best post.

All of my blog’s most commented on, most liked/ star clicked, and most viewed posts are from blog hops. (Especially the A to Z challenge.)
I’ll leave the first link to Anah’s story again, because it was very popular.
The story started with All Intents and Purposes.

Thanks for checking out this post!


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  1. A great goal for your life for sure.
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    1. I think so. 🙂

  2. Thanks for the nomination. This looks like a lot of fun.

    My older brother is also a huge fan of creamed chipped beef on toast. He’d ask for it on his birthday every year (me, I like a nice steak). So I grew up eating whenever Steve wanted to celebrate something. To me it will always have that nostalgia.
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    1. You’re welcome! Let me know if you make a post.

  3. Deer-skin pants, eh? LOL. It’s been a while since I’ve seen blog awards going around. I kinda miss them. They are a great way to get to know each other, eh?
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    1. That’s the way I see it! It’s just a pat on the back and a way to get to know people. It’s something to post on days when content is like “writer’s block for bloggers” or something.
      And yes, I’m one of those terribly strange people who grew up making their own clothing and stuff. I’m very much aware of how much of an outcast the real me is, how much I can only pretend to fit in. But that’s okay, because I happen to like being weird. Which is also weird. LOL.

  4. Thank you so much for the nomination, very unexpected and a great last push to get back to writing on it again. It’s been on my mind a lot so thank you for giving me a final sign to actually do it! Also cool questions, some are tough but that’s a good thing 😉
    I loved the tidbit about your childhood, sounds very unusual and interesting, hopefully I’ll read more about it 😊
    Thanks again!
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    1. You’re welcome! Let me know if you create a post!

      1. I have now posted, thanks again for the opportunity! https://courageouslivingjourney.wordpress.com/2017/06/09/mystery-blogger-award/
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        1. You’re very welcome.

    • Debs on June 8, 2017 at 9:05 AM

    Your reply to my question of “fountain pen, ballpoint or pencil” is by a long way the best! Sure, the answer sounded creepy initially, but the detail of your upbringing was both fascinating and unusual.

    Previously Bunny and the Bloke
    Now posting at Debs Despatches
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    1. I’m glad you liked my answer.

    • John on June 8, 2017 at 4:08 PM

    Well, aren’t you the Cool One in shades. Thanks for the nom. I’m eating it up. Nom nom nom.

    And, as soon as I get a tad un-busy, I’m gonna figure out what this is! Grrrr, the day job.
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    1. LOL. Love your reply! You’re welcome. Let me know when you make a post.

  5. Many thanks for the nomination… I missed it on my first visit!
    I need some blogging inspiration at present, so I’ll use this!
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    1. Awesome! Let me know when your post is live.

  6. This is quite a hop! And it comes with an award, too. I haven’t seen that in a while. Congrats on the award!
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