Was Ist Das? Ein Weiterer Liebster?! Ausgezeichnet!
“The world is never the same once a good blog has been added to it” – Dylan Thomas.
A BIG THANK YOU to Danica @ Living A Beautiful Life for nominating me for another Liebster Award!
This honour is particularly special to me as Danica is truly one of the blogosphere’s exceptional treasures; her collection of “Short Stories, Flights of Fancy and Everyday Anecdotes” are a delight.
What is the Liebster Award?
The word “liebster” (originating in German) has several definitions — dearest, sweetest, kindest, nicest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued.
This award recognizes bloggers who offer amazing content and can connect with their readers in ways that are truly awesome. For me, it is an opportunity to show my appreciation for the finest blogs to illuminate my Reader (and let you know that my visits would be far more frequent if poss!)
Acknowledge the blog that nominated you and display the award.
Answer the 11 questions the blogger gives you.
Give 11 random facts about yourself.
Nominate 11 blogs.
Notify those blogs of the nomination.
Give them 11 questions to answer.
11 QUESTIONS Answered
Coffee or tea or mocha/hot chocolate?
Tea all day every day while writing. Mocha whenever in town.
Why do you blog?
To show editors/employers what Brad can do; without anything published (yet) my blogs are the only proof that BRAD LIVES. And has created.
How would you describe your sense of humor?
Good to flimsy!
What would you do in your ideal day?
Anything with Mrs. B!
Summer or winter?
Summer boy, definitely! English Winters always got the better of me…
Beach or mountains?
Love both! Nothing like walking along a beach. Or biking in the mountains.
Could you live without your smartphone?
A more pertinent query would be to ask most people why they feel the need to live WITH one! It has become such a monotonous, time-wasting addiction. Nobody calls/texts me; my laptop offers any data/news updates anyway – would much rather prefer a sardine sandwich than a smartphone, thanks.
Do you like sardines?
Aha! Now you’re talkin’…
How do you like your eggs?
Preferably on me table, not in me face, cheers!
Does the weather affect the way you see the day?
The best time to write is when a storm is howling outside – gratifying to know you’re not stuck out there in it!
Can you dance well?
Blimey Charley, CAN Brad dance! Woo-hoo!! Gets on the good foot whenever he can…
“The true alchemists do not change lead into gold; they change the world into words” – William H. Gass.
11 Random Facts About Brad:
1 THERE’S BEEN NO BLOGGING this past weekend, because my artwork is taking up all my creative time/effort @ th mo! It is another therapeutic way for me to unwind.
2 NEVER EATEN in McDonalds – as an “active” member of the Friends Of The Earth group at college, we voted to boycott all branches (then suffering from a reputation of unhygienic practices) – a principle this freedom fighter has faithfully adhered to ever since…
3 CAN’T STOP playing this:
4 NEVER MET any of my current group of friends. Seeing as you are all bloggers – based predominantly Stateside, (presumably reading this right NOW!) – have wondered how great it would be to have a mocha and a chat with you!
5 MOST OF THE BEST IDEAS for my fiction come to me when out walking.
6 THE ONLY STAR WARS ACTOR that Brad met was Dave Prowse.
The Green Cross Code was a national campaign during the 1970s to educate UK children road safety issues. Dave Prowse magically appeared in a number of TV commercials as the Green Cross Code Man to instruct kids to: Stop! Look! Listen! before they dared to venture out into the road. Went to a local funfair to meet him; he took one look @ pint-size Brad and slapped a Green Cross Code badge on me. Will never forget it – was like being punched in the chest! Top bloke.
7 BELIEVE that Lawrence of Arabia (1962) is the GREATEST Movie Ever Made. It excels in every department: direction, cinematography, the acting, etc. It has the best entrance of any character in cinema history; that score by Maurice Jarre! And the screenplay by Robert Bolt remains truly inspirational and unmatched. There are enough fantastic quotes to fill at least THREE of my Posts! Choosing just ONE clip for this Post is gruelling enough, but Anthony Quinn’s first scene is both dynamic and amusing.
(see Question #7)
Auda Abu Tayi: “Who told you that?”
T.E. Lawrence: “I have long ears.”
Auda Abu Tayi: “And a long tongue between them…”
8 THE NAME of my record shop would have been “Al Gore Rythms.” (Would he have approved? Probably not – can’t spell rythms).
9 STILL TYPE ‘s’ instead of ‘a’, and ‘r’ instead of ‘e’!
10 HAD COMPLETELY FORGOTTEN that Bradscribe has its own Facebook page! (Doesn’t matter – NOBODY looks @ it anyway – ha!)
11 THIS IS THE ONLY BLOG to have LOST Followers in the last six months!
So, now we come to the exciting part!:
My 11 Nominees:
1 What is the best aspect about blogging?
2 Thor: Ragnarok or Justice League?
3 Who is your favourite fictional character?
4 What music have you enjoyed listening to this week?
5 What was the last line of movie dialogue that made you ROFL?
6 Should one writer be allowed to change the background story or ethnicity of another writer’s character?
7 What do YOU consider to be the GREATEST Movie Ever Made?
8 Can you dance well?
9 What should be done to improve Bradscribe?
10 Could you live without chocolate?
11 We’ve analyzed their attack and there is a danger. Should I have your ship standing by?
And finally, here – by popular demand – is the key to how the Official Bradscribe Ratings System works:
Of course, all my Nominees – hey! and Danica, of course! – excel in a Django Meets Sartana stylee!
Please Don’t Change A Thing…
“We gotta go. Come on, move with me. We got a plan, and we’re going to stick to it” – Tony Stark.