Saturday, April 23, 2011

An Award!

It seems that I've been selected for an award from that erudite and dashing chap over at the Man Cave blog.  Far be it from me to look either a gift horse or underserved praise in the mouth.  I'll take it whenever I can get it.  While this award thing has the look and feel of an electronic version of a chain letter, it does allow me to add the honorific "Award Winning Blogger" to my CV.

Let's see here, the award has the following four stipulations

(1) A thank you and link back to the nominating blog

Thanks Man Cave!

(2) Share 7 things about yourself.  

(3) Nominate 10-15 other blogs (hence the chain letter reference above)

(4) Contact said nominated blogs to let them know of their good fortune

Ok so here are the seven things about me.  Lets just keep this between you and me.

- I am often mistaken for George Clooney and...  Oh the rules require truthful things about me, well that's not as much fun but we'll start over.

Ok here we go, for real this time:

- I am an avid sailor and 1:1 scale boat builder (my other hobby)
- I coach my son's Robotics team (we're competing in the World Championships next week!)
- I am a economist by training and used to be one of those nasty banker types
- I am on the board of several non-profits
- I love Greek food (is there nothing that Feta cheese doesn't make better?)
- I spent an extensive amount of time in post-Katrina New Orleans for work reasons, including 3 weeks in a tent pitched on an off-ramp for I-10.  Lets just say the decontamination showers really sting!
- I am often mistaken for Roger Ebbert (two thumbs up!)

and one more for good measure

- My personal business cards list my title as "Pompous Ass"

So here are my nominations.  They are in no particular order, so you at number 10 don't get mad, I'm sure I like your blog better than all the others.  As this award seems to be making the rounds of our little society there may be some double winners.

Well that's it.  Are there any prizes associated with this award?  Do the blog's I've noiminated send me money?


Anonymous said...

Well deserved that man

Hein said...


Docsmith said...

Congratulations on the award George... er... Miles! Thanks for the nomination too - I understand the chain-mail way it functions and I would have awarded one to your blog too!


DeanM said...

Congratulations for the distinction. Well-deserved. And thanks for the honor you've bestowed ;)! Warm Regards, Dean

The Angry Lurker said...

No, just their love, congratulations.

Paul´s Bods said...

Congrats :-D
The one thing I don´t get with this is if you are it the same thing as getting?????
Fran (angry lurker) nominated me but does that mean i cna use it.
Please Please someone answer my mad ramblings!!! :-D

Curt said...

Congrats on the nomination and thank you for thinking my blog worthy of the same.



Ray Rousell said...

Well deserved!!

Beccas said...

Well done. And thanks for the nomination. I really don't deserve it. And happy chocolate day.

Christopher(aka Axebreaker) said...

Congrats and very understandable with your spectacular games on your blog!