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.

15 comments:

Mattenylou said...

Wow... Thanks for the Award! and the nice words!
Can I nominate Tony again?...lol

Thanks, much appreciated!

Jacqueline T Lynch said...

You're welcome. And Tony deserves all the awards we can foist on him.

John Hayes said...

Congrats, Jacqueline--much deserved! I like your way of fending off telemarketers; & I'm with you 100% on Silents & Talkies; I need to check the others out, but if you like them, I bet they're great.

Tinky said...

I sing songs in public all the time. I hope you kept singing on that trolley even though no one joined in!

Jacqueline T Lynch said...

Thanks, John. I hope you can check out those are others, they are indeed great.

Tinky, I wish you were there. I did keep singing, but in a softer, more embarassed tone. (I refrain from singing "Nearer My God to Thee" or "The Morning After" on ships, and I also refrain from whistling the theme from "The High and the Mighty" on planes.

Kate Gabrielle said...

Thank you so much!! I admire you & your blog so much, I'm really humbled that you picked me.

And I think based on those 7 facts alone, you can never say you aren't interesting!! :-D

Jacqueline T Lynch said...

You are welcome as heck, Kate. I really love your blog. It is unique and inventive, and a joy to follow.

K. said...

Congratulations! Re #7, ROFL and I wish had the presence of mind to do that!

Mark said...

Popping in to add my thanks as well! (And to add that I love this blog too!) Keep up the wonderful work!

Sally said...

Congratulations!

Jacqueline T Lynch said...

Thanks very much, K and Sally. Thank you, Mark, and I'm pleased to be in the company of such great bloggers.

J.C. Loophole said...

Jacqueline- I must say that I much prefer your "VCR" invention than the inferior one the world received. Patent the thing and if you get one made I will buy it. Just make sure my candy button dispenses Milky Ways.

Jacqueline T Lynch said...

Right, that's one Milky Way kind for J.C. I'll write up a purchase order.

Caftan Woman said...

Me too! Interesting fact number 4, that is.

Jacqueline T Lynch said...

"Gone With the Wind" is fun for that because it's got so much.