Sunday, January 24, 2010

Thanks again for the kudos!

     For those readers who are not bloggers or writers, I will explain all this. I have recently encountered the fun practice of being tagged or awarded, and it  is not only nice to receive, but more so to give. These are little gestures of appreciation we extend to one another for blogs that catch our attention and our hearts. I believe that often the sentiment, as well as the protocol of "telling something about yourself" is similar, but this way we can once again give another "atta-boy" or "atta-girl" to a blogging pal. They are sometimes that "message in a bottle" that someone is reading, cares, and maybe was saved but something we wrote. They may seem trivial to some, but I always respond, pass them along to others as I just find it correct and in good karmic practice. They also may someday may adorn the side bar of my blog like a sports bar, yet each one means something to me.Thank you for giving me the nod, and to the rest of you --- Atta-boy and atta girl!

     Wow! I never thought it would be this hard to think of ten things about myself that few or no people know about me. I will try to dig something up that will not waste a few minutes of your life you will never get back. I wish I had something to share worthy of Post Secret. However once I shared them with the world, I fear the secret would haunt me, so I have to come up with friendly little secrets or LKF’s (Little Known Facts). I will do my best.

This was bestowed upon me by my friend from Live Life Now!

Ten Things You May Not Know About Me:
1. I write to confront my own hypocrisy. The things I would tell a friend or a stranger out of compassion, I need to continually remind myself of. When I write, I place the words before me, and hopefully ingest it again to make it stick.

2. I wish I was a full time professional writer so I could share more, more often.

3. That being said is I admit I have fallen out of love with my career. (Hairstylist) My love is just now an old friend. I love helping people though - love it! The sad thing is I own my own business, and at one point was rather known and successful. What I realize though, was that I was doing it for all the wrong reasons. I wish I could switch what is now my hobby for my career and vice versa.

4. If I could have a super power it would be the ability to heal.

5. I wish I were very rich…so I could be a philanthropist and give most of it away.

6. I like candles, lots of candles. Call me weird.

7. I could live on Family Guy, History Channel, and Food Network as my only TV stations.

8. I also wish I were a chef, but it would have to be in my own bistro. I would love to adjust the menu daily and invite people to cook with me. I will cook for anyone who wants to eat. If I were a philanthropist I would feed the hungry too.

9. I love video games. I love it that I can play with my son now. He is six and can kick my butt sometimes. My family thinks I am being neglectful as a father when we play things over his years, but he is good, real good! Maybe it is because I never had those bonding moments with my father as to why I overlook that.

10. I am clean and sober. I am extremely thankful for the past. It led me to where I am. I love to share the message of hope I have learned over time. Maybe my super power would be to heal addicts and alcoholics. Sad thing is though; it is the bottom you must hit to bounce back to where you need to be.

Now the next part is to pick seven blogs to pass on the award/tag/nod to. I have many favorites. I read many as well. I was fortunate to receive one not too long ago and do not want to be “that guy” who will give you homework. Since it requires 10 things about you, and then to pass it on, I sought out a few others I have been looking at; sharing the love so-to-speak. Please give them a look! They all have something fun or warm going on. As always, if you do not “do” awards, or fill out the requirements ---that is okay. Still nice to get the wink and a nod! - celebrating the blogger in a community forum  - another friend who likes to look at stuff-n-things in a unique way. (I know you and Marty just got another nod, so no offense if you let this ride! I still wanted to extend it to you!) - a new friend who appears to be a “sister from another mister”. I like her style! - Spiritual, visual, just a nice read! Making not only the blogosphere, but bloggers a healthy bit better As a forty-something myself– I like her musings on life! - Sometimes people are on the same planet, different worlds. Sometimes we’re in different parts of the world, experiencing the same planet. Cool blog!

Love and type to all!


Ann Elle Altman said...

Thanks so much for this award, I will pay homage(I hope that's the term) to your site and tell some things about me. Hmmm... what can I say?


Alone in Holy Land said...

Thank you Tony for the was interesting to read about your ten things because, strangely enough most of them are things people know about me...
Of course I'll stand to the challenge...
Mu best,

JACQUI said...

Brilliant Tony, you deserve for being a great writer and a really nice man.

schmitz.88 said...

Congratulations on being tagged. I think it is better to give because you also get rewarded later on whether it is seeing someone smile because you helped them or them returning the favor. I love writing something and someone seeing it and putting what I wrote into action. I feel as if it is easier to write out how I feel then tell someone what I am going through. Or when someone looks at your situation and gives you advice on what to do and it is really helpful because you never saw that point of view. We all are different and think differently so it is also good to get more than one option on something.

Timberwolf123 said...

Thanks Tony, I also need to do this assignment...hopefully I can get to it tomorrow. Thanks for sharing apart of yourself. Good luck with all your dreams & thanks for coming to visit my blog as well.



Brent said...

Great post Tony! I love the admission that you write to confront your own hypocrisy. That's a noble goal and sometimes it's the writing that makes us aware that it exists. We all know all the right answers, but it's hard to remember them or live them all the time. It's always encouraging to see someone trying though!

La'Tonya Richardson said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you! I am soooo honored! I can't believe, I've been tagged with an award, not once but twice!

You have some really good ones things. I also wish I had a super power, or should I say a few. And I so understand about being rich, and helping others. I would be broke.

Again thanks.

Timberwolf123 said...

Thanks for being apart of my life. I have included you in my list of "10 blogs I like" here:
If you wish to participate, simply list 10 things that make you happy and pass on the award to 10 other blogs (or vlogs) that you like. Thanks & hugs.

ForeverRhonda said...

I got this award awhile back and the list of things was harder than I thought. I too wish I could quit my job and write professionally! Congratulations on being clean and sober. That is an amazing feat in itself. And any time spent with our children is good, regardless of what we are doing, as long as we are spending time with them. That is the most important thing.

Tanvi said...

Congrats for the award and for a new reader that's me!

"If I could have a super power it would be the ability to heal"
Wonderful. I like it.

And I love candles too :)

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lena said...

Congratulations on the award, Tony! You so well deserve it!

You know what I love about tags? They give you more information about a person and help you to find out how much alike you are. Tags are a great tradition of blogging :)

Sharnanigans said...

Hi tony, fellow writer who is rising here, really like your blog!
I am from Australia !
I also noticed you on Quixotic Life's blog who I adore.
I have left you a link to one of my posts that is of a more 'spiritual' nature - hope you will stop by.