ABC Award

Ursula, the writer and mastermind behind the blog An Upturned Soul, nominated me for an ABC (Awesome Blog Content) Award.  So Ursula, thank you so much for the nomination.  As for others, please check her writing out!

The rules of this blog award are:

1. Display the logo on your blog.

2. Thank the blogger who nominated you and link back to their blog.

3. Using the alphabet, describe yourself in a word or a phrase.

4. Nominate 8 deserving bloggers and inform them of the nomination.

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Describe Yourself with the Alphabet

A – Anthony Bourdain… I wish I was.

B – “Buona Sera” by Louis Prima (song)

C – “Cogito ergo sum.” – René Descartes

D – “(I) dwell in possibility.” – Emily Dickinson

E – “Everywhere is walking distance if you have the time.” – Steven Wright

F – Find the differences and accept them.

G – “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you’ve imagined. As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler.” – Henry David Thoreau

H – H. P. Lovecraft – “I never ask a man what his business is, for it never interests me. What I ask him about are his thoughts and dreams.”

I – “If you want to improve, be content to be thought foolish and stupid.” – Epictetus (paraphrased in Serendipity) 

J – John Butler Trio’s song “Ocean”

K – Keep wearing Chuck Taylor sneakers.

L – “Little by little, one travels far.” – J.R.R. Tolkien

M – Make sure to smile.

N – “(I have) never let my schooling interfere with my education.” – Mark Twain

O – “One day I will find the right words, and they will be simple. ” – Jack Kerouac

P – Perform improv.

Q – Question almost everything.

R – Ready and willing, be.

S – Syracuse, New York

T – “Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.” – Edgar Allan Poe

U – Underestimate not: the gratification of exercise.

V – Vineyard to own one day, or work on one at least.

W – “When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen.” – Ernest Hemingway

X – Xenophile, very much so.

Y – “You do not need to leave your room. Remain sitting at your table and listen. Do not even listen, simply wait, be quiet, still and solitary. The world will freely offer itself to you to be unmasked, it has no choice, it will roll in ecstasy at your feet.”  – Franz Kafka

Z – Zen, Mysticism, Mindfulness, and Meditation.

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The Nominees Are… 

(Please take no offence, the “rules” say eight…)


16 thoughts on “ABC Award

  1. Christopher, thank you so much for the nomination. I am honored. It’s a wonderful gift, especially considering my respect for the giver (and the other nominees!). All the best to you.

  2. Congrats! And… gracias!
    Love that you did this with so many quotes. Excellently rendered.
    John Butler Trio’s “Ocean” will always remind me of a night in Kunming, China where I walked miles around the city (it’s safe like that, mostly) and it had been raining and I was soaked but it was lovely. The blisters I had later weren’t lovely but the music in my ears and the feel of the night certainly was.

    1. Thank you, and you are welcome.

      That’s amazing and cool that you have a story associated with JB3’s “Ocean.” I think I am going to blog it, just because of how amazing and mystic the song is.

      I will have to check out Kunming via online. Is it rural or city? To add on, it came with surprise how comfortable it felt walking around China, and in Shanghai especially. Sure, there is crime, but crime is everywhere. No threats were made to me.

      Blisters aren’t so fun, but they reassure and back a story/experience.

  3. Thank you! Love your ABCs! Eccellente!

    This was all a cunning plan of course to get to know you better and to find out which blogs I need to follow if I’m not already doing so – see… shhh 😉

    1. Well played, Ursula… Well played. 😉

      I’m pretty much an open book. Keep reading and you can join the rest taking notes, building a healthy amount of ammo, to use against me should a coup rise up against my tyranny within the online writing niche.

  4. Awe thanks Chris! I’m terrible at these things, but I so appreciate you including me. I love your list but the Edgar Allen Poe quote is my favorite….he’s one of my favorites. 🙂

    1. It’s all goooood. These allow me to give props, almost like “thank you” notes in a sense. Give credit, I boast.

      Plus, it breaks the redundancy of having to actually write something when I’m not feeling up to it.

      Hope all is well!

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