Monday, February 1, 2016

The Versatile Blogger Award

There I was, on a lazy Sunday afternoon enjoying my weekly serving of comics. Upon a sudden, my phone buzzed with distracting urgency. I checked and saw that it was a Twitter notification. I tossed the phone aside and continued reading. I do not pay attention to Facebook and Twitter much during the weekend. They have a nasty way of inducing unwarranted FOMO. What with all the situation pics and trendy hashtags (is that what they call trending topics?). Anyway, I saw the message today morning and... Here we are! 

Thank you Nev and Denise for nominating me for the suspicious (Cedric: Ahem, it's 'auspicious'.), sorry... auspicious award. I didn't even know I was noteworthy until well-respected readers of my blog brought it to my attention. Babawe kyemunywa.

The Rules (I'd like to think of them as more like... guidelines.)
1. Thank the person that nominated you and include a link to their blog.
2. Nominate at least 15 bloggers of your choice. When considering a fellow blogger for the Versatile Blogger Award, keep in mind the quality of their writing, the uniqueness of their subject matter and the level of love displayed on the virtual page.
3. Link your nominees and let them know about their nomination.
4. Share seven facts about yourself

The following people have amused, inspired, excited, frustrated, informed and enlightened me through their writings. As such, they deserve to be nominated (I'm not heavy on praises, except when I'm MC'ing. Then I'm brazenly extravagant with the niceties).

Simon - You could think his life is entirely comedic. Good thing he blogs regularly.
Rogers - No one narrates escapades like this lawyer/cook.
Robyn - When you read his stuff, you feel like you're sailing on the Mississippi (or a similar river not known for rapids).
Edmund - Back in the day, he used to be a big deal. He kinda faded from the limelight.
Edna - She has a certain quiet appeal about her that lingers long after the tab has been closed.
Beewol - Crazy, both in thought and in deed.
Bazanye - Wizened sage of the writing arts, and wannabe comedian. 
Lynn - My mortal enemy. But she deserves a mention, for all the trouble she's caused me.
Rhyno - Mostly philosophical. Some of his posts have been known to induce violent headaches (sometimes resulting from furious fits of laughter).
Colin - His insights are, well... Insightful. This one doesn't know the meaning of 'going easy'.
Qatahar - Thanks to him, information is not boring to read, at all. 
Pearl - She wears her heart on her sleeves, as it were. Look, they have frills! 
Olee Branch (Yeah, one of those with whom you have to use both names. Singularly, they don't have gravitas) Beautiful in word as she is in being.
Those guys of Urban Legend - They are legion-dary! (Cedric is groaning, but he'll be fine.)
Peter - how I wish he were a playwright instead.

These are either little known or very known facts:

#1 - I don't like animals. I tolerate them. I'm not cruel to them. I just find a way to coexist peacefully with them. Although there was this one cat...

#2 - I'm the guy that will sit quietly at a bar and watch life happen around him, feeling no need to partake. I'm happy being left alone to my thoughts. However, it has recently come to my attention that if I continue behaving like that, I won't be invited to many parties. They have forced my hand, so for the most part, I'll behave like I'm really interested in socializing.

#3 - I love liver! Sadly, there's not many people/places that prepare liver the way I like it, so I barely indulge. 

#4 - I barely go on coffee dates for the coffee. Depending on the time and level of hunger, it can be anything from ice cream to a burger with fries. So, when someone says, "Let's meet for coffee," I tend to get confused. 

#5 - I've never gone on a blind date. Probably never will. One of the few things that I dread.

#6 - I don't know why people mistake me for an IT guy. I'm not. Not even close.

#7 - I'm a man of few words, but plenty of imagination. And it's not odd to catch me talking to myself. Okay, maybe it is but I no longer care.

Now, if you'd be so kind as to pass this along (and do the same, of course), the world will be a better place. If butterflies could clap, you'd be dancing by now. But wait... (listens ko) you may dance now.


  1. You are FANTASTIC! I can't get past the liver conundrum, so I strongly suggest that you find the Kalimugogo book where a chap called Sandu runs a full-time liver frying operation in the basement of his home while his family eats beans on a nightly basis. It will be worth reading - like your blog...

  2. Gee, thanks for the adulation! *bows graciously

    I'll definitely look for that Kalimugogo book.