Josh runs The Friday Blog. There’s an undercurrent of wit about this blog that I really like, a sort of omnipresent sideways grin.
A nomination for an award, for me?! Firstly, many thanks to B.G of Getting Through Anxiety for nominating me – if you haven’t already done so then please check out her blog – it’s really good!
So, as per the rules, I need to nominate 12 other bloggers for this award.
Firstly, I nominate Getting Through Anxiety, and not because she nominated me. The blog is both insightful and thought-provoking, as any good blog should be.
The Melodramatic Confessions of Carla Louise is not only the title of the next site, but a humourous and passionate insight into feminism in the modern world.
The Bookmark Chronicles is a good site to visit for both quizzes, and for frank discussions about race.
What is it like to be an Englishman living in France? Just Merveilleux has the answer, and reminds us that same-sex couples are just like anyone else.
Tom from Shouts from the Abyss is the self-styled Guru of Negativity. One look and you’ll know why.
The author of Anger Spread Thin is punchy, spirited and eloquent. Please check out what she has to say.
Next up is the Nudge Wink Report. In truth, this is a group blog (one that Carla, Tom and I contribute to), but it’s the brainchild of Blogdramedy, so she gets the credit for this one! It’s all about humourous observations, and it’s very funny!
Next up is a more unusual choice. I can’t say I agree with everything he has to say, but Paul of Blogging Theology certainly offers interesting conversation!
Playing Chess with Pigeons is a funny yet factual site that picks apart creationism.
David Ellis is another contributer to Nudge Wink. He’s an author and I like what he says on his blog.
There are five questions to answer too. Here Goes:
Why did you start a Blog?
I don’t know if I can pinpoint an answer to this. Originally Meerkat Musings started as a site, with a blog attached to it, but the blogging aspect of it quickly became the dominant theme. I guess why I do it is because I can share my experiences and perspectives with other people, on an almost daily basis if I so choose. I enjoy that.
What is your favourite Book?
Another tough question. I can point to many books that I’ve thoroughly enjoyed down the years, and I honestly don’t know if I could name a favourite. I really enjoyed ‘Old Man’s War’ and ‘The Last Colony’ by John Scalzi. ‘The Reality Dysfunction’ by Peter F. Hamilton is another really good read.
What do you dislike the most?
I can’t stand needless aggression and digs made at people. There’s usually no need for it and it irritates me. I for one don’t respond well to snappy remarks and gestures – it’s inclined to make me respond in kind, or ignore the person making the remarks completely.
What is your favourite food item from the mall?
At my local shopping centre there are many options, and they all tantalise me. Taco Bell is different to the usual burger joints, whilst there’s a fish and chip restaurant that I thoroughly love.
I dare say though, it’s Burger King and the bacon double cheese burger that claims victory.
What is your favourite pastime?
Ooooh. Erm. I don’t think I can pick one! I enjoy writing, I play video games, I watch movies and I read books. Sometimes I like to stretch my legs and go for a walk. I’ll listen to music whilst going for a walk. Swimming is another enjoyable activity. Don’t ask me to choose!