When I began this adventure just over a year ago, I had no readers. Just like everyone else launching a blog. A tip sheet I read stated "Just post something the first time, it doesn't matter what you write. Nobody is going to read it anyway."
Well, how time does fly. I am so pleased that there are Epics lurking out there who will take a bit of their very valuable time to drop by and read my musings. And, who will think enough of this blog that they will mention it in their work. Two blogs I enjoy are The Machinist's Wife and The Daily Connoisseur. Imagine my surprise and delight when both these ladies chose to bestow upon The Epic the "Honest Scrap" award! I like everything about it. As my acceptance speech, I am to list ten things about myself. I posted seven things a good while ago, so here is an updated list...
1. I am a religious man. But in the words of Gregg Allman, "I'm no angel...".
2. I am a complete Parisophile [is that a real word?], have read many books about it, but have yet to visit the City of Light. I will be very well prepared when I do arrive there, I assure you.
3. When I got my first apartment I was addicted to the Playboy Channel. Now I am addicted to the Food Network. Of course, there was no Food Network back then...
4. I love to work crossword puzzles [early in the week], and the New York Times puzzle in particular..
5. I once participated in my state's High School ski racing championship and chess championship the same month. I won neither.
6. I think that "One for My Baby" by Sinatra is the greatest song ever recorded.
7. Autumn is my favorite season. Even when you live someplace where the trees do not change colors, I can still remember...
8. I have been an Ian Fleming nut since the age of ten.
9. I write poetry but I have yet to let anyone see my poems.
10. I am just clinging to the professional career thing until my lounge singing career catches fire. A great pal of mine and I do a mean set of piano/vocal holiday standards. My favorites in this set are White Christmas, What Are You Doing New Year's Eve and Christmas for Cowboys.
AND a bonus factoid or two...I am outlining two novels. The first is a tale of lost faith and hope, the second a Raymond Chandler sort of thing...I was inspired to start a blog by reading a profile of blogger Melissa C. Morris in the New York Times.
But enough about me. Thanks again to these two fine ladies for my award. Onward and upward!
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