The Versatile Blogger Award

versatileblogger11Once again I find myself truly humbled and floored for being nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award. A sincere expression of gratitude to the Geeky Book Snob for the nomination. Now the rules state I need to nominate 15 other blogs I follow or recently discovered. Well, I’ll be honest, I don’t follow that many and haven’t had the time to seek out new blogs and new civilizations (had to throw in the Star Trek). So I’ll modify and do my best.

The rules also state I need to tell Geeky Book Snob 7 things about myself. That is a little easier so here goes:

  1. I have an awesome kid that is my hero.
  2. My family inspires me.
  3. I love sports.
  4. I enjoy reading.
  5. Blogging has been a very rewarding experience.
  6. I love history.
  7. Finally, I really don’t know what I’m doing with this blog, but it seems to be working.

Now for the nominations. I’m going to do this in pieces. That means, since I don’t have the requisite 15 right off the bat, I’ll make this an ongoing process. So here is my first nomination for the Versatile Blogger Award:

Brandon Bored, I find this blog inspiring and honest.

Again, thank you Geeky Book Snob. I truly appreciate the recognition. I hope I can continue to entertain.


The Reality Blog Award

reality-blog-award1-e1357511854615I’m truly honored to be nominated for the Reality Blog Award. A sincere thank you to the Undead dad for nominating me. As a blogger, and someone who takes pride in writing his blog, I’m honored and humbled by the award.

Now the business of the Award:

1.) Visit the blog of the person who nominated you, thank them, and acknowledge them on *your* blog.

2.) Answer the five questions listed below and nominate up to 20 bloggers whom you feel deserve recognition.  Visit their blog to let them know.

3.) Cut and paste the award to your wall.

And so, here are the questions and my responses:

If you could change one thing, what would you change?

People’s negative perceptions. Seems to me too many people immediately look at the negative side of things. Take a look at the positive. You may just be surprised at what you find.

If you could repeat an age, what would it be?

27. A few things I would like to change I guess and do differently. Not sure if that is the essence of the question, but that is my answer.

What one thing really scares you?

Same answer as the Undead Dad, losing my family.

What is one dream that you have not completed, and do you think you’ll be able to complete it?

To write something others will remember. As long as my wife reminds to do it, yes I will complete it.

If you could be someone else for one day, who would it be?

My dad. To see life through his eyes and experiences may just clear up a few things…or complicate them more.

And now for my nominations. I started out blogging about baseball and from there I do as others and follow what I like. I’ve taken inspiration in some shape or form from them. The blog you see here, wouldn’t exist otherwise.

The On Deck Circle  

The Minds Cabin

“You Jivin’ Me, Turkey?”

The Ball Caps Blog

Many thanks to all who follow me and read this creation of mine. Definitely read the bloggers above. And again, many thanks to the Undead Dad.