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The Sunshine Award

22 Mar

Wow!  I’m feeling rather humbled today.

As a recipient of the prestigious Sunshine Award.  Given to me by Lynn Bauman-Milner, whose blog I’ve been keeping up with for a good few months now and always gives me a good chuckle first thing in the morning.

This is the description of the award:

The Sunshine Award is an award given by bloggers to other bloggers. The recipients of the Sunshine Award are “bloggers who positively and creatively inspire others in the blogosphere.” The way the award works is this: thank the person who gave you the award, and link back to them. Then answer questions about yourself. Finally, select up to 10 of your favorite bloggers, link their blogs to your post, and let them know they have been awarded the Sunshine Award!

I also feel like Mutley in Catch the Pigeon – now I’ve got a medal, I want more!

Mutley gets a medal

What inspired you to start blogging?

I started my first blog back in 1998 when the Internet was relatively new and technology like WordPress didn’t exist.  It was a lot harder to edit HTML back then, but being a tech geek, I took up the challenge of learning a new language.

How did you come up with the name of your blog?

It’s the title of the novel I’m writing and I originally intended the blog to be a showcase for my work.  Then it became a showcase for my frustrations, and finally I started writing about stuff that happens during the creative process.

What is your favorite blog that you like to read?

The blog that I read the most is The Outlaw.  I like the inquisitive style – it’s like going on a journey with the author and discovering stuff at the same time he does. Curiosity killed the soapbox.

Tell about your dream job.

I like technology and I like business.  So a job that combines the two, makes a difference to the way the world works – then I get to write about it afterwards!

Is your glass half full or half empty?

Half full.  Since I took up NLP, I am unable to view it any other way.

If you could go anywhere for a week’s vacation, where would you go?

Iceland.  I’m a big Game of Thrones fan and the scenes from the beyond the wall are simply amazing. I’d love to see the landscape for myself.

Me on walnuts & cream

What food can you absolutely not eat?

Walnuts and cream.  That’s singly – together they would cause a stomach apocalypse and I’d end up looking like Violet Beauregarde in Charlie & the Chocolate factory after she chews that piece of experimental gum!

Dark chocolate or milk chocolate?

Dark wins every time.

How much time do you spend blogging?

I try to blog once a week, unless the inspiration hits me inbetween times, in which case I’m there.

Do you watch TV – if so, what are some of your favorite shows?

1. Game of Thrones – superb writing & production.

2. The Big Bang Theory – tight scripts, never a wasted line.

3. The Walking Dead – brutal survivalism.

4. Dual Survival – Cody & Dave are like an old married couple!

5. Masterchef – I like to see people work hard and prosper against the odds.

And now those bloggers who inspire me:

The Outlaw

3 Chic Geeks

Thought Scratchings – Craig Stone

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