...a short time ago, give or take a few days amidst the current tailspin I've found myself wallowing in, Christine Danek, a fellow blogger/writer who's work is deserving of a spot on every reader's shelf, awarded me The Versatile Blogger badge, to which I'm grateful. With the honor comes the understanding of stirring up a post featuring 7 points of interest about myself, which hopefully won't bore anyone to tears. Sorry it took so long, Christine:)
And we're off...
1. My wife and I have been blessed with three kids, currently one foster child and if the phone starts ringing at a late hour, sometimes more, two dogs, and I forget how many cats, (the number tends to fluctuate according to my daughter's preferences:)
2. A twenty minute drive from my home, with mapquest's cooperation, drops you onto the doorstep of the long abandoned penitentiary where "Shawshank Redemption" was filmed. (Arguably one of the best movies of our time.)
3. I once wrote an essay for a friend of mine that ultimately got him accepted to the college of his preference, where last I heard, he was well on his way to an aspiring career. Perhaps not my finest decision, but a wonderful conversation piece.
4. Mindless comedies, featuring light-weighted plots too ignorant to dwell upon in fear of jeopardizing one's I.Q., are the most hilarious movies ever created. "Blind Date," starring Bruce Willis, "The Chase," with Charlie Sheen, "The Big Lebowski," and of course, "The Hangover," stand at the top of their class.
5. I'm curious if there are others out there who read "The Elements of Style," and can't help but wonder if perhaps the book should be shelved in the COMEDY section at Barnes & Noble. "Nauseous. Nauseated. - The first means, sickening to contemplate; the second means sick at the stomach. Do not, therefore say - I feel nauseous, unless you are sure you have that effect on others." (See what I mean?)
6. I find beauty in all things sports related. The amount of descriptive detail which can be inspired from a last second foul shot with victory at stake leaves my tongue wagging like a parched mutt. It's not surprising that both novels I'm currently battling through, while not the focal point of the plot, have sports-related issues which inevitably tie into each story's theme. It's an admitted weakness, but without the lasting consequences of smoking.
7. "Broken," the third novel I've penned, has been accepted by David Wiesenberg, and is currently under round two of edits and revisions. Writing the thing was the easy part...making it pretty, well, that's a different story.
...I'll be sharing the love shortly, but for now, the hour's late and my pillow awaits:)