Friday, March 18, 2011

Nominations for the Stylish Blogger Awards & The Requisite 7 Facts

So Falkie Triathlon must like orange because I'm not exactly sure what's "stylish" about my blog.  Either way, Ryan tagged me as one of his nomination of 7 Stylish Blogger Awards.  While determining if PriceWaterhouseCoopers is tallying the votes, I've decided to comply with the "rules" and reciprocate.

You are supposed to link back to the person who nominated you, list 7 things about you, and nominate 7 other people.

7 Things About Me
  1. I broke my arm when I was 7.  It happened performing a karate kick off of a bed into the stomach of my cousin.  The fall broke my arm.  Any early aspirations of being a ninja were quickly squashed.
  2. I prefer to be in the corner of a party than be the life of the party.  I'll sit there making fun of that center of attention.  I love that my wife is my partner-in-crime in this favorite pastime.
  3. My love of cooking started when I was 18.  I was a cook for Old Country Buffet.  When people commented to me that I should cook for them, I would always reply that I'd be happy to... just bring 500 of your friends because all I knew was how to cook large quantities of food.
  4. Found the love of my life waiting for me in my college dorm room in 1997.  She was introduced to me by a great friend that I had known since I was six.
  5. I had an Investment Retirement Account (IRA) before I could drive.  Thanks Dad!
  6. I am trying to get better about reading.  I don't read many fiction books and struggle with blogs that are more than a couple paragraphs long.  When I was a kid I would simply skip the Sunday Calvin and Hobbes cartoon if it was mostly dialog between Calvin and Hobbes.  It might be because I'd rather be doing something "productive"; however, even twitter overwhelms me if I can't keep up with tweets in my timeline.  I'm trying to get better because, frankly, I know I've put out some long posts myself!
  7. I have a 5 pound gummy bear in my fridge (OK, 4.9 pounds.. I ate his ears the other day)
My nominations:

  • Our Little Birds - TKB and I's great friends, Michael and Morgan.  Michael is the designer of Cartoon Scotty, so of course he gets nominated for making this blog stylish.
  • Lauren, VI, VII - Joe VI is one of the reason I started doing races.... so blame him. :)
  • Thought Per Mile - I work with Jill and she has shared my pains over the past few months (actually, I'm the one causing her pains :)).  She has one of the most clever titles for her blogs.
  • 344 Pounds - I've followed Tyler for a couple years as he has journaled his weight loss publicly. While I've never met Tyler (in person or in an online setting), he's worth checking out as he is very inspirational.
  • DC Rainmaker - I wish I had access to the gadgets that he does.  Once again, very little interaction with Ray, but he was the second athlete blog I started following (Falke Triathlon was the first and he's already been mentioned)!
  • Planet Money - These last two, while they do have blog components, have help me get through some weight room sessions in their podcasts (sorry, might be stretching the rules here).  This is an informative podcast regarding the economy, U.S. and the world, in a fun and easy to understand format.
  • Fat 2 Fit Radio - Discuss healthy life styles.  They produce a podcast every 1 - 2 weeks.
OK.. so it looks like I've got to add more blogs to my rotation, especially fitness related.  Since I started doing this website, I've focused on building my twitter following (meaning, the people I follow).  It's time to start putting those on my Google Reader.  What's your blog?  Put it in the comments!!!

1 comment:

  1. Great to learn those fun facts about you! Congrats on the award!!