Sunday, July 20, 2014

Versatile Blogger Award

John at Hitchcock's World saw fit to nominate for the Versatile Blogger. Rather than questioning his judgement like I should, I'll humbly accept. After all, it's my first one of these blogger awards that go around every year. I'm getting a bit misty thinking about it...

I just feel so appreciated right now...'m good.

The first thing I'm supposed to do in order to officially accept this award is thank the person that nominated me and link back to their blog. John, thank you very very much.

Next, I'm supposed to nominate 15 other bloggers and tell them about it. I read a number of blogs, so coming up with 15 shouldn't be a problem...except I want to nominate blogs I haven't seen already receive this particular honor. If I nominate you and you have already gotten this, take it in stride like the pro you are. My nominees (alphabetical, so don't get pissed about not being at the top):

The Cinematic Spectacle
Dan the Man's Movie Reviews
Flick Chicks
Flights, Tights, and Movie Nights
Jeffrey K. Lyles' Movie Files
Karamel Kinema
Keith & the Movies
Life vs. Film
Mettel Ray
My FilmViews
A Space Blogyssey
Surrender to the Void
Two Dollar Cinema
Vic's Movie Den
Wandering Through the Shelves

Finally, I'm supposed to spout off seven interesting facts about me. Hmmm...not sure there are seven things, but I'll give it a shot.

1. Legend has it that I learned to walk by following around the little girl in my neighborhood whom I had a crush on. I can neither confirm nor deny this tidbit of info, but I can openly admit I was in love with the same girl for the first 15 years of my life. We were friends, but she never loved me back. Sad, but true.

2. The only movie I ever cried over was the 1979 version of The Champ. I was eight years old and damn if didn't rip me apart. I've not shed a single tear over a movie since...but I've never watched The Champ again, either.

3. I might actually break down and cry if my beloved New York Knicks actually win an NBA title.

4. I went to high school with Fredro Starr. If you don't know who that is, he started as a member of the rap group Onyx and later became an actor with a rather lengthy career (nearly 50 credits according to His biggest movie was probably Save the Last Dance. We knew each other, but weren't friends. We hardly ever spoke, actually. So no, I've not seen nor spoken to him since those days. Just something I think is interesting.

5. I won my school spelling bee in sicsth grade. See what I did there?

6. I am a published poet.

7. During one particular summer in the 80s, my brother and I watched Rocky III at least a dozen times. Each time we acted out the training montage scene between Rocky and Apollo.

So there's seven things. Before exiting stage left, I'll thank John one last time for nominating me. In my head, I'll pretend that he speaks for the entire movie blogosphere and take this award as proof that...


  1. Haha, congrats and great post! I loved your little facts! And thanks so much for nominating us! The love is really spreading through the blogisphere right now :)
    - Allie

  2. This is great of John...helped me to stumble upon your site! Good stuff here! Congrats!

    1. Glad you found this place. Hope you enjoy it. I'll be sure to check out yours.

  3. This is so weird. I went to school with Sticky Fingaz.

    Sorry, I just loved Onyx so much that fact f--king killed me. That's so awesome. I'd say we were separated at birth, but I hate the Knicks (Celts, baby), and cry at literally every f--king movie, ever. I saw Short Term 12 the other night and seriously thought I might choke to death on my own tears. Apparently The Champ would actually end my life.

    Great post, man! You've been kicking lots of ass lately, I love it.

    1. You love this then, Onyx actually has a new(ish) album out - Wakedafucup. Downloaded it the other day, but haven't had a chance to listen to it yet. And if it's any consolation, the Knicks have been trying really hard to make me hate them for a number of years, now. Ugh. Thanks!

  4. Congrats and thanks! While I don't often participate in these types of awards anymore, I always appreciate it when they're sent my way. I'll give you one quick fact about me at least, I am also a published poet technically.

    1. Thanks and you're welcome. Of course, I love your fact.