The Spatch has nominated me for a Lobster Award. I have yet to discover what this Lobster is, but apparently this is my door to blogging fame, prestige, and prosperity, and I would be a fool not to leap through it and inflict it on my friends.
Each nominee must link back to the person who nominated him or her.
Answer the 10 questions given to you by the nominator.
Nominate 10 other bloggers for this award who have less than 200 followers.
Create 10 questions for your nominees to answer.
Let the nominees know that they have been nominated by going to their blog and notifying them.
Tony’s ten questions are the following:
What is your favorite punctuation mark?
Commas look like little sperms or tadpoles.
Do you really believe man walked on the moon or have you come to accept the reality that it was a very elaborate Hollywood hoax?
I had a friend who bounced a laser off of one of the reflectors left on the moon by an Apollo mission.
What brand of toothpaste do you use and why?1111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111
Anything under a buck. Because I don’t want my teeth to rot.
Can you listen to John Prine (above) without smiling and/or Zoe Muth (above) without crying in your beer? (If yes) Are you human?
Had I known in advance about Zoe Muth, I would have prepared myself with a beer to cry into, but here at the office all I have is coffee. As to John Prine: fortunately, I have the key to escape reality.
Do you prefer print books or e-readers?
I don’t know what I’d do with all my bookcases if all my books were on an e-reader. (I suspect my wife would have some ideas.)
Share a quote that you find inspiring.
As I watch the sun rise over the mountains, I realize it’s not night time anymore. – Russ Meehan (dude I went to high school with)
If you write, what is the title of your work in progress? If not, what book are you currently reading?
No title, I’m just experimentally putting one of my characters through hell to see what he does, in writing that will never be read by anyone else. My wife and I are reading Terry Pratchett’s Men at Arms (Hombres de armas) out loud in Spanish.
Favorite Beatle? (John, Paul, George, or Ringo) Why?
Ringo. He has never taken himself too seriously.
What group of workers do you believe actually deserves to make what top entertainers and athletes make?
It would be cool to see schoolteachers rewarded, supported, and recognized as they deserve.
Name one poster you put on your wall growing up.
My last migraine was just before Field Day my junior year of high school. I took a pill, put on Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon, lay on my roommate’s bed, stared at the psychedelic poster he had on the ceiling, and watched the colors swirl around.
Bonus question of my own: What’s your favorite word?
It’s a dead heat between ‘nostril’ and ‘knucklehead.’
The questions for my nominees are the following:
What’s your favorite word?
surreptitious – at present.
What is the coolest thing you’ve ever done? I have some but even if I did
climb on up into a single engline Cesna and pretend for a bit followed by a help myself to an instant hot cider.
What accomplishment of yours do you think ought to receive public attention?
yeah there is a spark of hope I’ve done somethone pal told mey but it is only god’s grace that got it done anyways so…none for me and all for him… it really is easier being humble.
Who was your favorite teacher and why?
setting aside the good book just for one moment anat was secular… one iving a crap about as very good at displaying I didn’t care – and that’s been helpful to not care less as a choice.
If you were a superhero, what would be your power?
I like the notion of being inpenetrable shield dude.
Pasta, potato, or rice?
I’m more intigued with te…what’s a nice nickname for asians?..than the eastern slavs or the Italians. what? okay RICE
What was your favorite childhood book?
The Great Brain At The Academy – John Dennis Fitzgerald
Where would you rather be than where you are now?
I look forward to meeting someone I’ve written 220,000 messages to
What famous person would you most like…to lunch with….
assuming we’re talking living people I uppose Anthony bordain should I get to be an asshole and drag him out to griff’s for a good burg er sans good clothes and pretentiousness.
What’s that over there?
a fabulous place to stub your toe…a when polished it looks just like an abyss, wood stove atop ouchie bricks.
how long did it take you to discover I’m good at writing despite the annoyance of rarely editing? – never is an option but please be funny.