Starlight Blogger Award!

This has been in the queue far too long and I wanted to take care of this one first. Tomorrow is Sunday, game day and I will not be around due an invitation to watch the game with Deb’s Mom and Step-Dad.

It did not take long to locate the origin of this award, first I got to INSPIRINGMAX which led me to Anne R. Murray which led me to the creator of the award who is Carolina Russo from YesterdayAfter

Starlight Blogger Award

Nominations Rules:
Nominate your 6 favorite bloggers! In your nominees I would like for you to think at the light emanating from the stars the ones that truly touch your soul with their work, the ones that are the light for you a true STARLIGHT Blogger.

Rules for the STARLIGHT Blogger Award:
Thank the giver and link their Blog to your post.
Answer the 3 questions given to you.
Please Pass the award on to 6 or more other Bloggers of your choice and let them know that they have been nominated by you.
Include the logo of the award in a post or on your Blog please never alter the logo and never change the rules.

Please don’t delete this note: the design for the STARLIGHT Bloggers Award has been created from YesterdayAfter is a Copyright image you cannot alter or change it in any way just pass it to others that deserve this award.
Copyright 2015 © – Design by Carolina Russo

I would like to thank An Artsy Appetite from for nominating me for this award.
My 3 questions to answer:
1) Tell us something unique about yourself and your greatest inspiration.

As I am writing this, I asked Deb and she said, “everything about you is unique”  she further said my point of view. There might be some biased there, but I will say that my skin is painted with a flare for the Asian arts.  Greatest inspiration, I would have to say that even though he no longer walks the earthly realm, my Dad was very influential and my son.

2) What made you start blogging? What does blogging mean to you?

I started blogging to test the water, is it cold, ice cold, lukewarm or are horns sprouting from my temple. I am still figuring that one out.

Blogging is a means for a more open communication, discovering like-minded individuals, making new connections with hopes that most will last for long durations as the seasons change.

3) Write any two things you have learned after you started your blogging journey.

What I have learned after I first started blogging was the dynamics of the audience at least those that have decided to follow this jack rabbit blog that hops and jumps from one topic to another. I learned that Family history, for the most part, is a stale subject for most, learning to shift or sway back and forth finding that right balance to captivate an audience’s attention from likes to comments was a crucial lesson.

Questions for Nominees:

1. What are some of the things you like to do that make you happy (besides writing)?

2. Are you a fan of Weird Al’s “Word Crimes”?

3. Are you a Sun Goddess/God or do you pal around with the Abominable Snowman?

The Sunshine Blogger Award

The Sunshine Blogger Award

The Sunshine Blogger Award is a way for bloggers to get to know each other and also get other bloggers to connect with each other.
The RULES of accepting the Sunshine Award are as follows:

Acknowledge and thank the nominating blogger with a link to their website. Thank you Saint P. blogging for nominating me for this award.
Share 11 random facts about myself by answering the questions the nominating blogger has created for me.
List 11 bloggers I believe deserve some recognition and a little blogging love! (I can’t nominate the blogger who nominated me.)
Let the 11 bloggers know I nominated them.
Post 11 questions for the bloggers I nominate to answer.

Questions for my nominees:
1: Who are your favorite published authors?

I would have to say, Wes Craven, John Carpenter (The fog), Stephen King (IT, The Shining, The Stand), How can I leave out Clive Barker, I was fascinated by this guy.

2: What did you want to grow up to accomplish in your life?

There were so many things in life I wanted to accomplish, but those branches of life, the paths we take sometimes does not lead one in the correct direction. I started reading and writing at the age of two, my parents did not know what to do with me other than be in shock -they didn’t understand the left side of my brain developed at an accelerated rate. Age 5 or 6, I saw this art contest in a newspaper and drew the picture, I pilfered a stamp and envelope and mailed it in. Time past and then this tall receding hair man with glasses, wearing a conservative three piece suit of the times came knocking on the door. He and parents talked -after all he flew in from -I forget now, but parents said No! Not taking our son far away to be an artist. I must have pulled that preverbal short stick.

3: What is your favorite holiday and why?

Christmas, why, because it’s the one time of the year of true giving and wiping the egg of our faces -but present days of mass marketing and exploiting the the true nature of this time and forgetting it is Jesus birthday we actually celebrate has put a stain on this day for most.

4: If you got to choose your last meal in life, what would it be?

1: Real pizza not the fake stuff that we get now. 2: Good Chinese like I used to get in San Francisco when traveling with my Dad. 3: Mexican Food.

5: What is your favorite temperature? Mine is negative 30 degrees Fahrenheit.

Being born and bred in sunny California, 69 degrees (ok, get your mind out of the gutters) fahrenheit.

6: Introvert or Extrovert?

Introvert, although I do enjoy good company with good solid communication.

7: What are your favorite past times? Reading and writing are mine.

Wood working, fishing, writing, museums, locating lost relatives to name a few.

8: What about yourself would you change if you could?

This is a tough one. Most times I can handle the high stress of danger but regular stress from everyday life (not the small stuff) I have a hard time dealing with those. Stop smoking for good!

9: What scares you the most? Claustrophobic, myself. That and I hate needles.

Seems you and I share this one, too add to this one would be snakes. While a young lad in Ceres, Ca. I was sitting outside in a lawn chair while Dad wearing a red plastic firemans hat raking the yard, I dropped my sucker and reached down to pick it up when I saw this giant colorful snake about to have me for breakfast. Dad, with one hand grabbed that snake threshing it about very similar to what Hulk did to Loki in that one scene, then with his shovel cut its head off. For three days and nights my tongue felt like it was moving like that forked tongue I saw. Once living in Stockton, Ca during a rainy evening, I saw a baby bird and tried to get it out of harm’s way, Mama bird did not like that, at the same time a lighting bolt hit the ground while my Mother freaked out.

10: Why do you blog?

I believe I have answered this in a previous post. ENCOURAGING THUNDER AWARD! OTHER ONE WILL POST LATER

To share knowledge, to bring a smile to someone -I just wish I could be a fly on the wall to see it. To let people know they are needed and not just a number. Raised by a Mother who was very Catholic and very compassionate, I gained a value/moral to respect women in every aspect. I have seen how some are treated in this world of ours and it makes me sick even to this day. So, when I write those love poems, I want women to know that they are respected and cherished and to feel good about themselves.

11: Who is your favorite musician?

There are many, Kenny G, Mozart, Chopin, Tchaikovsky, Liberace, Lionel Richie, Barry Manilow, Santana, Elvis Presley, John Lennon, to name a few, but then you have Dokken, Slaughter, Journey, Def Leppard, The Doors, AC/DC as you can tell I have a variety I like.

For the Nominees: Which took me a while for there are so many with real talent and words of wisdom, but I see I was again awarded another one this morning, so I will be able to select more later. Far out!

Always Smile


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Questions for my nominees:
1: Who are your favorite published authors?

2: What did you want to grow up to accomplish in your life?

3: What are your favorite Movies?

Mine, What Dreams May Come, Good Will Hunting, Hackers.Star Wars, Star Trek, Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn, Video Game High School and Powder to name a few.

4: If you got to choose your last meal in life, what would it be?

5: What is your favorite temperature?

6: Introvert or Extrovert?

7: What are your favorite past times?

8: What about yourself would you change if you could?

9: What scares you the most?

10: Why do you blog?

11: Who is your favorite musician?

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