Friday, May 7, 2010

It's an honor just to be nominated!

Hello all my peeps! I was pleased this morning to discover that the absolutely awesome Jacque Nodell of the inspirational comic blog Sequential Crush was kind enough to nominate me for a Kreativ Blogger Award! *BLUSH* Thanks Jacque.

She was not only cool enough to nominate me but also to explain to all what the heck being a Kreativ Blogger Award nominee entails. Here is a breakdown:

- You must thank the person who has given you the award. √
- Copy the award logo and place it on your blog.√
- Link to the person who has nominated you for the award.√
- Name 7 things about yourself that people might find interesting. √
- Nominate 7 other Kreativ Bloggers. √
- Post links to the 7 blogs you nominate.
- Leave a comment on each of the blogs to let them know they have been nominated.

So let's just jump right in shall we?

Here are a few tidbits of information about me that you might find amusing:

1. I have a fear of fish. Not eating fish, not keeping an aquarium, but a horrible fear of being accidentally brushed up against by a fish.

2. At the age of 12 I drove my parents car through the front plate-glass window of an optometrist's office.

3. Once, when traveling, I shared an elevator with the guy who played Bubba on Sanford and Son.

4. The singer/songwriter Johnny Horton, best known for singing "Sink the Bismark", "North to Alaska"and for winning a Grammy for his song "The Battle of New Orleans" is (was?) a cousin.

5. I once went clubbing with Fred Schneider. And as I'm sure you have guessed, he was a complete bitch.

6. I had an ex-boyfriend show up on one of those white-trash talk shows. Not surprisingly the shows theme was "I hate my roommate's boyfriend".

7. I have bootleggers on one side of my family and moonshiners on the other.

See, all things you didn't know about me and probably wouldn't have guessed!

Okay, last but not least the 7 other blogs I would like to nominate for this prestigious award:

1. First up, and I bet he won't be surprised, I would like nominate Mykal Banta of The Bloody Pulp, One of my absolute favorite blogs out there. Who would have thought the horror magazines I have avoided in the past were so totally awesome? Well, I sure didn't! Thank you Mykal Banta!

2. Next up, a blog I just stumbled across not very long ago but that has kept me terribly amused. Judge a Book by Its Cover is a hysterical blog that does exactly what it says it does. With a team of 5 with Maughta at the the lead, this is a blog not to be missed.

3. I'd also like to nominate Allan Harvey's Gorilla Daze. A great comic blog that covers a little bit of everything including its fair share of romance comics!

4. That brings us to John Foster's Accidental Mysteries a wonderful blog that describes itself as "a blog about photography, design, art, architecture, ephemera, found objects, pop culture, anonymous, outsider art, folk art, self-taught art, illustration, beauty, esoterica, auctions, discovery, art environments, mystery, vintage stuff and the magic that can be found in everyday things." I don't think I could have described it better.

5. I am a huge fan of pulp illustrators so it is a given that I would nominate B-Sol's Lots of Pulp. It is a fantastic blog that gives you a chance to see some of these beautiful covers that you probably wouldn't have seen otherwise.

6. Now, I would like to give this award to Brian B's What My Dad Saw. A beautiful blog where Brian shares a family history through the photographs of his father.

7. Last but certainly not least, ask yourself this - when was the last time you bought a piece of art? I am a huge fan of the prolific artist Eric Pardue. In fact, I own a few of his pieces. Here are some more recent examples of his work.

War on Terror

War on Terror - 2nd Install

The King Was Rockin' Crazytown...Then Linda Showed Up

Ms. Filbertson's Laundry (Die, Die, Die, My Darling)

Ms. Filbertson's Gentlemen Callers ( I Am Human and I Need To Be Loved)

He is terribly slow at updating his blog but when he does it is completely worth it. If you have seen his stuff in person at a gallery you will know exactly what I am talking about. Maybe my nomination will encourage him to get around to posting some of his more recent work. (BTW ... he does ship!)

Well I think that wraps it up. Now I just need to let everyone I have nominated know that I have done it.

Thanks again Jacque! I really do appreciate it!


  1. At the age of 12 I drove my parents car through the front plate-glass window of an optometrist's office.

    Thereby proving you needed glasses.

  2. Thanks for this, I'm glad you're enjoying the blog!

  3. Rob! What I needed was 2 sticky notes. One that said "Gas" and one that said "Brake"! I forgot which was which.

  4. What I needed was 2 sticky notes. One that said "Gas" and one that said "Brake"!

    Damn Toyota!

  5. You are welcome! Happy Mother's Day by the way!!! Can I ask... why were you driving at 12? :)

  6. Jacque: The story behind it is even less believable. I assure you.