Tuesday, September 15, 2009
NOTICE-THIS IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY TONGUE-IN-CHEEK BLOG.
PE Nolan, a youngster who originally hails from Texas, and somehow or other, ended up in New Yawk City, and seems to be none the worse for it...has seen fit to bestow upon me an award. The second one she's given me, I should add. I can only think that the idea came to her during one of her menopausal stoner periods, when she was taking the name of her funny, and insightful blog, literally. The name of her blog is...Menopausal Stoners. The award's name is, Kreativ Blogger.
I think probably most of my readers are already following her blog, but just in case, go give your funny bone a work out, if not.
As these awards are wont to do, or ask rather, I have to do something in return. In this case, list seven things that I like that have nothing to do with people. That's going to be an easy one, as I am often accused of being an extraterrestrial from the Planet of Uno, who basically prefers the company of moi...and this from my own family...who are people.
The other requirement is to give the award to four other people. No problem with that, I follow so many clever and inventive bloggers, that actually it will be difficult to weed them out and down to just four. So if your blog isn't one of them, please...it's not because you weren't considered. On the other hand, maybe you are basically an undeserving person in general, and why would I give it to you, without some sort of compensation...you know who you are.
Here then are my seven inane and self-indulgent pleasurable, sensuous and suggestive things which turn me on. Need a cold shower now?
1. Oops, this one is invalid, as it involves people...of questionable repute, but people nevertheless.
2. I love the play of tree leaf shadows on the ground. Particularly on a slightly breezy day, which gives the shadows a ballet of sorts. A moving, almost living thing sometimes. For me, it isn't necessary to watch this kind of beautiful show for long. Even a short session seems to free my mind, and makes me more at ease. Don't know why.
3. I have the same fascination with the ocean. But the problem with the ocean is, I tend to get lethargic. What I mean is, I lived at the ocean for a few months years ago. I found that I spent most of my free time walking up and down the beach, picking up shells, or sitting and looking at the ocean in wonder, and otherwise unable to do anything productive...like...laundry, cooking...going to the store...paying bills, etc. But, God I do love the ocean.
4. Red wine is fine. Need I say more? Interesting note...I just remembered, this was the first item on PE's list.
5. I could eat every raw oyster in the world. I love raw oysters. And I especially...even though I can no longer partake of this baby...love oyster shooters. .
For those who have never experienced one, and are curious, here is a recipe:
In a shot glass,
1 raw oyster and it's juice, preferably from Apalachicola, Florida
1 ounce ice cold Vodka
As much Tabasco as your stomach can take
Fresh-squeezed lemon juice
DO NOT SIP IT...toss it!
My mouth is hating me at this moment for even mentioning it. BTW, did I ever mention my tequila experience in Baja, on a cliff, back in '85 I think it was. No? Well...no, next time.
6. Sort of fudging, but listening only involves me, so...I love Blues music of any era... in addition to Classical music. I do listen to other genres, but mostly to these two.
7. I never really learned to "play" the guitar, but I did manage to teach myself a few blues riffs to amuse myself with. Unfortunately, when my arthritis started interfering with my finger grip a couple of years back, I had to give that up. One of my favorite things though, just sitting and messin' 'round with the guitar...back when.
8. (cause I fuked around with number one) I am not an outdoors jock guy, but I love the outdoors. I would rather be outside than in. I would rather be in a boat, or hiking in the desert, or watching the buffalo roam (yep, there are actually buffalo on the plain plains again...albeit, they all belong to Ted Turner...but, hey) But, damn do I hate the ferking snow. I don't even like books, or movies that take place in the snow...it could all melt, flood the oceans, cause Californicate to mud slide away, and old JJ would laugh, and laugh, and laugh...til I had to mow the grass, that is.
The truth of all this is, I am really a people person, and while on occasion, I like to be alone...just as everyone does, I suppose, this exercise was a little more difficult than I made it out to be. Because I especially love my family, and they are actually my favorite pre-occupations...and they give me what I can't get alone...unqualified love.
Again, thanks PE for the award.
And the four souls who will have to come up with seven of their own sans people activities by being awarded the Kreativ Blogger Award are:
Intelliwench of post-raphael sisterhood---who really is, intelligent...and witty...and just a good egg, not to mention post-raphael.
Becomingkate of Blogging Is My Only Vice. When I first read Kate's blog a couple of years ago, I have to tell you, she made me cry. Someone who has experienced a lot in her life, and much of it not so good. She has come to terms with much of it, and continues to amaze me with her good humor regards daily struggles. Kate you deserve every award ever created.
Lou whose blog is named, The Quiet Life. Lou lives in New Zealand, a place I must admit I knew not much about until discovering her blog. Lou, like intelliwench is witty, caring, and very smart. I try not to miss any of her posts...although of late, I have been amiss in that department.
Doug of The Voice Inside My Eye, is a quiet and unassuming Canadian (aren't they all, though?). With a great photography talent and a keen wit. I always enjoy going over there.
It truly was difficult to pick four. I am already feeling bad that several of you weren't on this list...and I do mean several.
Next time, amusements, funny things, and general guffawness.