The Versatile Blogger Award

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Hello Space Cadets, how is everyone doing?  I’m pleased to tell you that I’ve been nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award. Thank you, Kindra M. Austin for this honor. I love your blog, Poems and Paragraphs, and would recommend it to others as well. 

Award Rules:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you
  2. Share the award on your blog
  3. Share seven random facts about yourself
  4. Tag 10 bloggers with less than 1,000 followers and let them know that they have been nominated.

Seven Random Facts About Me:

  1. I have sat on a toilet made of gold and done the “thinking man” pose.
  2. My current life ambition is to visit a few foreign countries where I need a passport instead of a gun.
  3. I was an infantry sergeant in the US Army for 8 1/2 years.
  4. I took JROTC in high school and then went to a military college for a BA in History. However, while on leave I pretended my short hair was a fraternity hazing ritual and wouldn’t tell people where I went to school.
  5. In college I was in the pipe band, where I played the bagpipes.  I wasn’t very good at the pipes but I definitely rocked out in my kilt!
  6. I served in Iraq, where I suffered from a TBI, the result of several concussions from IEDs so my writing only happens with a LOT of help from my wife and mother.
  7. I sing so badly that my sons would pretend to fall asleep early just so I’d stop singing them the lullaby.  To appease them, I sung them Army cadences instead.  This worked, though the wife wasn’t thrilled.

 

I’m supposed to nominate people, but I’m not sure who that’d be so I will smile and obliquely point to a crowded room and say “him” while nodding like that solved things.  Until next time, stay frosty and don’t forget to keep your powder dry!

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11 thoughts on “The Versatile Blogger Award

  1. “My current life ambition is to visit a few foreign countries where I need a passport instead of a gun.”

    I laughed out loud at this one.

    “I served in Iraq, where I suffered from a TBI, the result of several concussions from IEDs so my writing only happens with a LOT of help from my wife and mother.”

    Thank you for your service. You are an inspiration!

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  2. You have an interesting past. Thanks for your honesty. My dad was a solider, we moved around a lot, it was not an easy childhood for a shy kid. We left the army ,when I was a teenager, after he served in the first Iraq war.
    Congrats on your award. 😊

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