Wednesday, 11 May 2011

V For Versatility

I was very pleased to find out today that I'd been awarded the "Versatile Blogger" award by Lazarus Lupin from the weird and wonderful strange spanners - cheers, mate! It's always good to get these little nods from fellow bloggers, especially from one as talented as Lazarus. If you don't already, you really should check out his blog!

As part of the deal I'm supposed to tell you 7 random things about myself, which sounds like the most boring thing in the world but I'll give it a go. In no particular order:

1. I'm allergic to seafood but I can eat prawn crackers until they're coming out of my ears
2. I've got a birthmark on my forehead that was only partially covered up by plastic surgery
3. I used to be in a "band" which consisted of me, my mate Paul and anyone else who dropped by, and went by such names as Heretic, Vicious Bastard, The Sons Of Evil and Primal Scream ( we discovered the latter was already taken )
4. I really don't like The Shawshank Redemption
5. Some of my favourite words are "cahoots", "transcendental", "moreish" and "blackguard"
6. The nearest I've come to a paranormal experience is that one time in Littledean Hall in the Forest Of Dean...
7. I'm really not very good at writing lists about myself

Well, that was about as painful as expected. The next thing is I'm supposed to pass this award on to 15 other blogs. 15? I'm not too sure about that. Think I'll do just 5.
But they're 5 really great and versatile blogs.....

( Go on, Cal, have another award! )

( Hey Mickey, you're so fine! )

( MDJ is A-OK! )

( Moody? Hilarious? Versatile? Yep, yep and yep. )

( Love the word "giraffability"..... )

( Of course, I've left out a load of lovely people whose blogs are concerned with more specific topics and may not count as "versatile" but certainly are excellent. So, apologies to Matthew, Steve, Dez and many others..... )

Soundtrack:
Fake Tales Of San Francisco by the Arctic Monkeys
Brimful Of Asha by Cornershop
Galvanize by the Chemical Brothers
You Trip Me Up by the Jesus And Mary Chain
Lust For Life by Iggy Pop

12 comments:

DEZMOND said...

congrats on the award :)
I'm shocked you and your band didn't play at the award ceremony!

cerebus660 said...

Me and my theoretical band would be too expensive for 'em...
;-)

Mickey Glitter said...

Congratulations and thanks for awarding it to me. Great random facts about you, too. Now I have to think of seven about me... =)

Steve said...

Congrats and thanks for awarding me an award. I love free stuff!

cerebus660 said...

@ Mickey and Steve:

No problem, guys! Just spreading the love...

M. D. Jackson said...

My unlimited gratitude for this Cerebus! Despite Blogger trying to take it away from they have now returned it and the original post in which I expressed my gratitude before.

Cheers, mate!

cerebus660 said...

No problem, Mike! It was well deserved!

After Blogger's little brain-fart the other day, I've noticed a few comments have disappeared, plus some I left on other sites :-(

Steve said...

I got a copy of your message in email, but thanks for the reminder. I informed the blogs I awarded but when blogger went mental the messages probably vanished. I'll have to tell them again. Doh!

cerebus660 said...

Yeah me too, Steve. It was a bit of a pain in the arse but, TBH, it's the first time I've seen Blogger go down to such an extent in the three (!) years I've been blogging. So I'll let 'em off. This time...

Matthew K. said...

Nice! You were one of the first blogs I discovered about 2 years ago and I've been a fan ever since. Many thanks for the mention as well!

Matthew K. said...

Oh yeah, almost forgot - I hate to show my ignorance, but could you explain the meaning behind your blog's name?

cerebus660 said...

Hi Matthew! Hope you are well.

"The Glass Walking-Stick" is an obscure ( nowadays )collection of essays by late 19th / early 20th century author, GK Chesterton. I was looking around for a name for my blog and the title just leaped off the bookshelf at me. It seemed unusual and non-specific, which I thought would suit this blog ;-)

I mentioned it in my very first post back in ( gasp! ) November 2008, here:

http://glasswalking-stick.blogspot.com/2008/11/ok-first-ever-blog.html

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