Calling Susan Lucci

Last night was an amazing night. Dashing in a tux with alongside my wife in her striking auburn Donna Karan gown, we walked the red carpet. Lightbulbs flashed, interviewers were everywhere, and the fans were delirious.  And the after parties, well I don’t kiss and tell. Suffice to say, the tabloids will be buzzing this week. Glorious, it was just a glorious night.  Now, I had my speeches prepared.  Humble, humorous, hip, I had it all going on.  What, pray tell, you may be thinking was going on? Well, I had been nominated for two more blogger awards – the Sunshine Award and The One Lovely Blog Award and last night was the Blogger Awards. As noted above, the award ceremony was posh. You didn’t hear about it? That wasn’t a dream was it?

Let me first answer some questions associated with the awards.  Here goes:

Favorite Number: 7. Not so original. Truthfully, it doesn’t mean all that much to me.

Favorite Non-Alcoholic Drink: Yoohoo. Chocolate milk – yum, yum.

Facebook or Twitter: Facebook. I am not so into it but have never even been on Twitter.

My Passion: Sports.  I am currently sports depressed. Darn Philadelphia teams.

Favorite Pattern: The patterns of nature. Patterns in the sky, on leaves and the bark on trees, for example.

Favorite Day of the Week: The Sabbath. I enjoy the serenity.

Favorite Flower: Marigolds. I don’t know many flowers but I bought these at the flower show on a 2nd grade trip for my mother. I was a good boy!

One of the awards instructed me to note: Seven Things You May Not Know About Me. So, here goes 7 more.

1. The first song I ever memorized all the words to is Meeting Across the River by Bruce Springsteen and the East Street Band.

2. Batman is my favorite superhero.

3. The first time I really thought I wanted to be a writer was after completing John Updike’s Rabbit series.

4. I love snow (even more so when I was younger).

5. I always wanted to be 6’2’’. I would have settled for 6’3’’ or 6’4’’. I’m 5’11. Oh well!

6. I don’t enjoy scary movies.

7. I am not good at learning languages.

Now let me tell you about My Nominees. I’m going to note 7 as it is my favorite number. The first two are the people who gave it to me. Thanks so much to both of you.








I have now been nominated for 4 awards. I am 14 short of Susan Lucci who was nominated 18 times before she won. So, there is hope for me. I’ll see you at the awards show next year.  Get your formal wear ready.

13 thoughts on “Calling Susan Lucci

  1. Dear Sir,
    I am a little blown away here as I sit! A ‘thank you’ springs to mind.
    So, thank you for taking me into consideration, very kind of you!
    I wish you the best of luck in your nomination and will be cheering from afar.
    See you around 🙂

    • I mean it ironically and I am glad you see it that way. I greatly enjoy blogging for a number of reasons including al the interaction that I have with my fellow bloggers (including you) but I feel like these awards have become excuses to congratulate ourselves. I like the opportunity to try and turn people on to blogs I like and when people do the same for mine. However, I feel like it is becoming overkill. So, I am waiting till we have the full blown bloggers award show with press coverage. What do you say?

  2. Hi,
    I returned to my computer yesterday and I am still working through the backlog. I put up your award last night. I am also waiting to see what happens, but find it wonderful that fellow writers who take the time to read someone else’s work desire to nominate them for an award. Niceness and acknowledgement are never overkills for me. They sometime take a lot of my time to post but knowing someone out their really looks forward to what I write is a joy.
    I have a joy in my heart every time I read your memyselfandkids. I may not always comment, but your blog comes directly in my mail box and I know automatically that it is going to be something good.
    So enjoy your recognition. You have something special and people like me noticed it.
    Have a nice week.

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