Thursday, January 27, 2011

Wow - Stylish Blogger Award

Wow. So for the past few weeks, I've been feeling like the "Slacker Blogger." My posts have been infrequent. My reading of other people's blogs has been minimal. Which de facto means that my commenting on other blogs has been nearly non-existent.

And yet somehow, for some reason, Howling Turtle has decided to award me the "Stylish Blogger Award." I don't think I've ever really been called "stylish" in my life...unless it was done so sarcastically. So first of all, let me thank the Academy, Committee, wonderful blogger at Howling Turtle who (mistakingly?) decided I deserve this award. In any case, I want to shout out a huge thanks to Larissa at Howling Turtle for the award...I'll try to live up to what this award signifies.

Now, onto the more entertaining part. Here are the rules that go along with this award:
  • Thank and link back to the person who awarded you this award
  • Share 7 things about yourself
  • Award 10 recently discovered great bloggers
  • Contact these bloggers and tell them about the award

Let's see...7 things about myself. No criteria, so this is fairly random.
  1. I've been married to my sweetheart for 14 years...and loving it
  2. I have 3 wonderful children
  3. I view Dr. Pepper as a sweet ambrosia
  4. I (strangely) enjoy the scent of skunks
  5. I'm a (male) theater lover (especially musical theater) and have (on numerous occasions) driven hundreds of miles to see a play
  6. I love to collect and play new (and old) board games
  7. I love riddles, cryptography and cryptic puzzles....not only doing them but (more so) creating them for others.  Eventually I want to have 'templates' I can use to host 'puzzle parties'

And now onto the 10 winners. As I mentioned, I've been kind of AWOL on the blogosphere lately, so these aren't necessarily "recently discovered" bloggers (not sure how that relates to "stylish" anyway) though there are some new finds for me. I'm also not the most "aesthetic" guy...I can appreciate nice looking things and have a feel for what I like and don't like about some designs/layouts/etc but really, I'm not looking at the "style" of the blogs in terms of how the blog is laid out so much (especially since I usually read inside an RSS Aggregator which strips out any style) as what's inside them.  These are bloggers that I feel have a certain unique style they bring to the blogosphere in terms of topics, talent, content, etc. Feel free to with the Academy Awards, there is no appeal process. ;)

So here they are (in alphabetical order...and I did 11, just because I could)
  1. Blog O'Cheese 
  2. Cruising Altitude
  3. Dad at the Chalkboard
  4. Dani's Letters
  5. Des in Real Life
  6. Ducks Out of a Row
  7. Rememorandum
  8. Res ipsa loquitur
  9. Symphonic Discord
  10. Waystation One
  11. What the...

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Hannah said...

Congrats!! I love puzzles and board games. I could play with them all day every day. My current fave: Battleship. I kick ass.

Brian Miller said...

nice...congrats on the award and thanks for the board games....have you ever played CLUE: The museum caper...was only out 1 year and very hard to find but we love it...

Oddyoddyo13 said...

Congratulations on the award! Very stylish. :) (Excuse the lame pun.)

I love your love of plays-very rare to find someone so into them these days! And thanks for the award!

Nomadic Cognition said...

Thanks so much!! We appreciate it :)

Okie said...

@Hannah - Battleship was one of the first "grown up" games I played with my boys. Great fun.

@Brian - Museum Caper is a fabulous version of Clue. I finally (after a lot of searching) found a good copy at a thrift store a couple of years ago. Great fun.

@Oddyoddyo - Plays are faboo...trying to go see a local High School production of Les Mis this week and then seeing Tale of Two Cities next month.

@Youthful Wisdom - You're certainly welcome. Thanks for the great voices and topics you all bring together on your blog. :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...


Okie said...

Thanks. :)

j.m. neeb said...

Congrats and Thank you, Okie!! I'll be posting and writing about the award either this weekend or Monday, depending on how my various writing projects go... :)

Farnnay said...


Okie said...

You're all very welcome. Thank you for your great blogs.

Farnnay said...

oh btw, I LOVE Dr. Pepper!! Most ppl dont!

Cheeseboy said...

I am so, so sorry that I have not been around to collect my award. So very kind of you! I have never once been called "stylish" in my life, so this is a first.

And Dr. Pepper is like crack, isn't it?

Phoenix said...

LOL awesome. Congrats on your award, I shall now dutifully pass along mine. And I love theater too, so you definitely get a thumbs up for that!

Thanks again, Okie.

logankstewart said...

Thanks Okie! Not sure about the "stylish" bit, but hey, I'll take it!