Monday, January 25, 2010
Kreativ Blogger Award
Thanks to J.C. Loophole of "The Shelf" for bestowing upon me the Kreativ Blogger Award. I’m honored by his passing this virtual pat on the back over to me, and now I’m duly responsible for giving recognition to seven other blogs.
And, I am required to list seven things about myself that people might find interesting. This is a bit of a chore. I am not interesting. I make a habit of it. But, I will however list some facts about me which you may at least read, if perhaps not find very interesting.
1. I invented the VCR. When I was a very small child, watching an old movie on TV, I was overcome by that sensation (no longer suffered by younger old movie buffs) of deep loss and almost overwhelming sorrow when the movie ended and I knew I might never see it again. Or at least, not see it for a few years. (In truth, decades have passed since I have seen some movies.) I imagined an invention that would allow me to see any movie I wanted anytime I wanted to watch it. I believe I even drew plans in crayon. It was to be a box, not a box that you would put on a shelf of your chipboard home entertainment center, but a cardboard box such as the kind I would sometimes crawl into and play inside. The viewer would sit inside this box and there would be a TV screen mounted on one wall. There would be two buttons. Push one button, and any movie you wanted would start playing on the screen. Push the other button, and candy would fall out of a slot underneath the screen. Snickers, Milky Way, a handful of Canada Mints (the pink kind), or what have you.
As an adult, I was disappointed that someone beat me to the patent office. I was also disappointed that the modern video recording devices do not have a slot where candy comes out. A basic design flaw.
2. I have a twin brother. No, we are not identical. He is male; I am female. (You have no idea how many times we have been asked that stupid question.)
3. I think Post-It notes are the greatest invention since the wheel.
4. Whenever I am watching a movie with written narrative on the screen, I read it out loud.
5. I really don’t mind when squirrels eat at my birdfeeder.
6. I have sung “The Trolley” song from “Meet Me in St. Louis” while riding on a trolley, and nobody else joined in. Life is not like the old movies.
7. Sometimes when phone solicitors begin a conversation with “How Are You Today?” I tell them I have a brain tumor, or that my gunshot wound to the chest is healing nicely, thank you. Then I hang up.
All right, that’s done. Now the seven bloggers I nominate for this nifty badge are:
1. Tony of “In the Valley”, whose photo essays are stunning, particularly his wildlife photos.
2. Mattenylou from “On Larch Lane”, who, like Tony above, chronicles everyday adventures in Western Massachusetts with evocative photos, and in prose with the soul of a poet.
3. Kate of “Silents and Talkies”, who punctuates her observations on old movies with exquisitely detailed original artwork.
4. To “Carole & Company”, for taking on the life and career of Carole Lombard with such magnificent expertise and faithfulness.
5. To Mark of "Where Danger Lives", for his interesting posts on film noir accompanied by swell posters.
6. To "Sidewalk Crossings", for intriguing analysis of classic TV shows as well as film.
7. To Richard of "Riku Writes" for his acerbic commentary on films old and new.
For those of you intrepid winners of this prestigious award (Black tie dinner to follow at the Elks Club), here are the rules should you wish to participate:
Copy the logo and place it on your blog.
Link to the person who nominated you for this award.
Name 7 things about yourself that people might find interesting.
Nominate 7 other bloggers, and post links to the 7 blogs you nominate.
Leave a comment on each of the blogs letting them know they have been nominated.
Thank you again, J.C., and congratulations to all those fine blogs listed here. Please go and read them.