Tuesday, January 26, 2010

I am an award winner

I'm honored and flattered to report that, in addition to being a writer and an artist, I am also an award winner. The Kreativ Blogger award was bestowed upon me and I couldn't be more proud!

So here's how it works:
1. Thank the person who nominated you for this award.

Thank you to my handsome and talented friend Stephen in Portland, OR!

2. Copy the logo and place it on your blog.
3. Link to the person who nominated you for this award.

4. Name 7 things about yourself that people might find interesting.

a. My 1st birthday I ever celebrated was when I turned 30. This is because prior to that birthday I had belonged to the Jehovah's Witnesses religion which prohibits the celebrating of birthdays and other holidays. My new friends planned a surprise party and I had NO idea. It was wonderful!

b. I started taking piano lessons at the age of 9. It took my teacher 2 years to figure out that I wasn't reading the music. I knew how, but found it tedious. Instead I would listen to her play and quickly memorize the song. Then I'd look at the music but play from memory.

c. Since I came out later in life (almost 30) and immediately entered into a relationship, I can count the number of sexual partners I've had and still have some fingers left over. Sometimes I wish that wasn't the case.

d. As much as people tend to gravitate toward that which is like us, I also crave diversity among my friends. I enjoy older and younger friends, married and single friends, gay and straight friends, white and non-white friends. I've had transgender friends and am currently seeking a drag queen friend.

e. I look heavier than I am. I've compared my weight with several friends who are approximately the same height and everyone always thinks I weigh more than they do when the opposite is true. This is despite the fact that I work out 2-3 times per week. Maybe its my clothes.

f. Although my carpet matches the drapes, my wallpaper is much lighter. The hair on my head is light brown with a slight sprinkle of grey, but my eyebrows and beard are very blond. The hair on my head used to be blond too when I was younger. So why didn't my eyebrows and beard get darker when the hair on my head turned darker?

g. I believe everyone needs to do some kind of volunteer/charity work at least once a year. Its a good reminder that many are less fortunate than we. It makes you feel good. It builds a sense of community. You often meet other nice, like-minded people. I know a couple who met while volunteering. They are still together many years later.

5. Nominate 7 Kreativ Bloggers and post links to the 7 blogs you nominate.

I had no trouble thinking of 7 kreativ bloggers, but since several had already been tagged, I decided not to double-tag them and selected other kreativ cats!

Bugsy a day in the life of bugsy
cb Mangina Monologues
Paul Dangling Carrots
David DavidDust
Bob I Should Be Laughing
Tony Spewing Truth in the Face of Lies
Kevin The Lisp

6. Leave a comment on each of the blogs letting them know they have been nominated.

Thank you again for the award, and congratulations to the award winners above!

Crush du Jour: Bjorn Barrefors


Anonymous said...

Very fun to read!! You have some great answers.

behrmark said...

Well deserved and well done!!

Stephen said...

You did it with style!

Joy said...

Interesting! It was fun to learn more about you!

John Going Gently said...

very well done!!

Kyle Leach said...

Very interesting details. I love these posts. :)

Mark, your the weight disparity may have to do with body composition. Fat versus muscle. I would concentrate on more on the body composition ratio instead of weight.

Rick said...

Good for you. You show style and integrity.
You wish you had had more sexual partners? I wish I had had less and not have been so compulsive and spontaneous.

Kevin said...

Oi! I've been so busy but I'll get mine up shortly. Forgive.