Very Inspiring Blog Award? NurZeug, you shouldn’t have…


Apparently, NurZeug still finds me inspiring despite the fact that the last thing I posted (over a week ago!) was a rant about how evil my cat is.

(Hey, I am working on something about zombies and something else about how the written word preserves us. For now, though… courage.)

So, in order to accept this award, I must commit to the following:

1. Display the award logo on your blog. (Done!)
2. Link back to the person who nominated you. (Done!)
3. State 7 things about yourself. (Ugh… all I do on here is talk about myself…)
4. Nominate 15 other bloggers for this award and link to them. (Gladly!)
5. Notify those bloggers of the nomination and the award’s requirements. (…Ok.)

Challenge accepted!

Seven Things About Me:

1) At least 12 of my medieval weapons have names and backstories.

2) I met my wife and went to college because of Final Fantasy VII.

3) I am (at times) the reincarnation of Geoffrey Chaucer.

4) The greatest personal advancement I’ve made in my last five years of teaching was to “Sparta-kick” a laptop, an unchecked moment, to be sure, resulting in a suspension during which time I wrote the majority of Manifesto. Hmm…

5) I’m planning on being the only straight guy at a Supernatural convention some time in the near future. Love that show. Makes me want to kill some evil sons of bitches and raise a little hell.

6) Though some of my peers consider me a “literature snob”, I like Mo Willems. My kids are getting to be too big now, but I almost bought Goldielocks and the Three Dinosaurs for myself whilst Christmas shopping on Monday.

7) And… speaking of buying books (and awful transitions!), TZPP is featuring me in an anthology, RealLies, due to be released in February. Amazon is already taking preorders for the print version, and I’ll be sure to post more information as I receive it from the publisher.

Now, to nominate 15 others:

1) Crow Unlimited

2) Felix Pearce

3) TAE

4) StressingOutStudent

5) Silence and Honeysuckle

6) Michael Allan Leonard

7) MikeTalksFilm

8) HoldOnToYourPants

9) Reflections: Or a Mirror of Life

10) The Intrinsic Writer

11) petit4chocolatier

12) Knite Writes

13) In and Out of Weeks

14) Emma McCoy

15) Tara, Seguin: Writes!

And a special thanks to everyone on WordPress who has liked, followed, or just stopped by to give me a piece of your mind. This community has really taken me in these past two months. Now that my students have given their last performance of The Importance of Being Earnest and my directing duties are done for the semester (though Oscar Wilde still has me saying “peculiarly” and “particularly”), I’ve just taken the time to go through the profiles of everyone who has been here since I was Freshly Pressed. It’s nice to know that I’m not writing in a vacuum because some people in the world still read.


Filed under Family, My Writing, Publishing, Rants, Reading, Science Fiction, Uncategorized, Writing

19 responses to “Very Inspiring Blog Award? NurZeug, you shouldn’t have…

  1. TAE

    Awww, you nominated me for an award with a German name that translates to “Just Stuff”. Being a Kraut, I could not imagine a better recipient 😉
    *gives dirty look to imaginary jury*


  2. Wow! Thanks! I love getting nominated for awards of any description. I’ll be jumping on this one right away. Cheers mate!! 😀


  3. Thank you muchly for reading and thank you stupendously for the nomination. I’ve now realized for the first time in my life the vital importance of being a blogger 😉

    Long live Wilde!


  4. Good gracious, thankyou! I’ve got no idea who I’m going to nominate though…


  5. petit4chocolatier

    Congratulations for your award! Well deserved. Your writing style is humor and edginess all in one place!

    Thank you for the honor. I am going to check out the blogs I do not know. I do follow Tae’s. And I must say that she is over the top creative with an edgy flair! Great blog!


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  7. gwendolyn jerris

    I’m honored and grateful, dear sir. Thank you for reading and following, so glad you’ve found something worthwhile in my little blog. I’ve enjoyed yours as well, and would nominate you right back! Congratulations to you and to the others on your list. I’m off to read them right now!


  8. After discovering you through Felix Pearce, I am exceedingly jealous of your prose and ability to entertain in writing. I curate a music, film, and literature blog called rain. repeat. (
    I re-nominated you (if that’s possible…):


    • I’m flattered, and your blog sounds like my kind of place. (It even sounds like something I might be able to use for my classes.) I’ll come down and check it out as soon as I get the essays I’m grading out of the way and can give it the proper attention.


  9. Thanks, Daniel, for the nod! Being acknowledged by peers is *extremely* satisfying.


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