I was nominated for this award by belsbror.wordpress.com, a spiritual and humorous blogger from the Philippines.
The protocol is:
* Use the logo above in the post.
* Link to whoever nominated you.
* Write ten pieces of information about yourself.
* Nominate ten fellow bloggers “who positively and creatively inspire others in the blogsphere.”
* Leave a comment on the nominees’ blogs to tell them of the award.
Ten things about me:
1. I am from a small town in Pennsylvania, lying along the Appalachians and the Susquehanna River. I now live in Baltimore. It’s…different.
2. I taught philosophy as an adjunct in the bygone decade, but made more waiting tables. I am currently a failing writer, where I make nothing.
3. My goal is four-fold: become a successful writer; get a job writing for The Onion; pursue standup comedy as a hobby; and make passionate love to one of my wives every night. If I fail at all these endeavors, I will run for president. (Such repeated rejection will undoubtedly have severed my connection to reality.)
4. I am a very kinesthetic person. I grew up on a ping pong table, got into skateboarding and dancing, then shifted my interests toward (mild) weightlifting, tennis, and racquetball. Personality-wise–if you’re familiar with tennis–my personality as a whole is like a combination of John McEnroe and Patrick Rafter. I’m a brash gentleman.
5. I am a popular loner. I prefer solitude but inexorably draw people to me. My usual effusiveness contributes to this. Yeah, I guess I’m kind of a tease.
6. I’ve never been rich and never dabbled with the hard stuff. But all the money I’ve spent over the years having a good time could probably fund a two-year round-the-clock rave for an African village of 200 or so.
7. I’m trying to get better with the drinking hinted at in 6. Of course, as Yoda said, “There is no try; only do.” This was slightly different from what he said in the movie, but he actually said that to me one night.
8. I am a very religious Unitarian Universalist who twice thought I had “The Calling.” Yet I am certainly the most, if not only, conservative person at my church in terms of politics. I was the only one (begrudgingly) rooting for Romney in ’12. They accept me nonetheless, if only because I’m the usual go-to guy when heavy lifting is involved.
9. Regarding 8., I’m really a conspiracy theorist who doesn’t truly root for either the R or D wing of the Money Party.
10. There’s only nine interesting things about me.