I have been Leibster-ated… I think??


Liebster-Award-Badge (Photo credit: Adrienne Third)

I have to say I was a different kind of clueless as word came to me on my consideration for such a fine accolade. My previous noteworthy achievements are eating a hot dog in one bite, and a high score in  midget punching on all you can drink scotch night.

Thanks a Million x 2.3825 to http://scottishmomus.wordpress.com/ who nominated me for this award.

For those who are unfamiliar with the Liebster Award rules here they are :

1. Thank the blogger who nominated you for the Liebster Award, and link back to his or her blog.

2. Answer the 11 questions that your nominator asks you.

3. Post 11 random facts about yourself.

4. Nominate 11 bloggers of your own, with under 200 followers, whom you think are as awesome as you.

5. Create 11 questions for your nominees.

6. And finally… Display the Liebster Award logo on your page.

Her questions to me were as follows..

My questions are:-

1. Favourite song and why?

Dobie Gray’s “Drift Away” Why? Because I can sing the hell out of it.

2. Best childhood memory?

Collecting soda bottles to get penny candy.

3. Vanilla or flavoured ice cream?

Cherry Chocolate Chip

4. Favourite food?

Chicken and Dumplings

5. Hugh Jackman (yumm) or other?

Emma Stone

6. Which three items would you save in a fire?

Pipe, Pipe Tobacco, Scotch. 

7. Most difficult thing you’ve had to do?

Play Taps at my fathers funeral.

8. Sea, lake or river?


9. Favourite item of clothing and why?

Baja. Its been everywhere with me.

10. Most embarrassing moment? (I dare you!)

Played( Trumpet) during a rest in the state band championship. 

11. Main colour of clothes in your wardrobe?


Here my random facts.

1. I have a extra muscle in my forearms and calves.

2. I dislike Beets Immensely.

3. I have hobbitish feet.

4. I love music.

5. I hate Paul Saget.. a lot

6. I once ate a hotdog in one bite(see awards)

7. I believe there is a ninja midget conspiracy (also see awards)

8. I think Justin Beiber is a vegan zombie- howler monkey offspring.

9. I can imitate people pretty well.

10.Was hit by lightning.

11. Have a lot of moist things

Now the Bloggers I nominate.. paying the awkwardness forward.


1. who you would slap if you could get away with it.

2. Relative you dislike the most.

3.  Movie you are ashamed to admit you love.

4. Worst place you have ever wiped your cheese puff fingers on.

5. most drunk you can ever remember being.

6. strangest sandwich you ever made cause it was all that was left in the fridge/cupboard.

7. most awkward gift you ever got.. or regifted.

8. Most idiotic thing you have ever said.. that you will fess up to.

9. best road trip you ever took

10. item of clothing you KNOWWW you will never into, but keep just in case.

11. Favorite drink.

16 Life Lessons from Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Monty Python and the Holy Grail (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

16 Life Lessons from Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

The Holy Grail is a masterwork of comedy and life. I am reblogging because this is just brilliant,

A Long Expected Party.

Tolkien's monogram, and Tolkien Estate trademark

Tolkien’s monogram, and Tolkien Estate trademark (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

June 11, 2013 at 8:16 am  by newsfrombree   – Today is the big day! The first trailer for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug will be released worldwide at 1pm EDT/10am PDT (All Timezones).

Desolation of Smaug


So.. I am A Tolkienite…

Long before the Movies I first found Tolkien’s by chance on a Library Book shelf, ironically after seeing the Animated Version, and my life literally was changed. It has inspired me in ways that I unable to put into words. My own writing(Fantasy Novel) is a perpetual Homage to his works.(No, I am not even remotely comparing myself) I smoke a pipe(My Grandfather did, but Tolkien made it cool). I have even made a pilgrimage of sorts to the Earth and Child Pub in Oxford, England. Yes some may critique Peter Jackson’s works of Film through the Purist Glass Of Tolkien’s works, But for me, each is a Long-Expected Party of sorts, and I’m looking forward to packing a bowl and taking My place beneath the party Tree.

A Movie review from a not so Reformed Nerd.


SO I went to see  Star Trek, into the darkness.. (pause for effect) Those who peruse my posts from time to time(or ignore them whenever I might espouse a quasi political view that makes them a bit itchy) Have seen me lambaste a movie or two.. SO as for J.J Abrams work in the reboot 2.0 of what I believe to be a integral part of the American consciousness. I have a few words that I wish to opine.. (pause for effect, and to irritate) … This movie…  WAS AMAZING! It was clear that Abrams both loved and revered the material, gave it a frenetic yet enthralling pace,  crafting brilliant sequences  that let his actors shine. Pine and Quinto (as Kirk and Spock prospectively )clearly knew  the importance of the icons they played that Roddenberry created that speaks to the best of us. And Cumberbatch.. who I didn’t quite get the Hype before seeing “Into the Dartkness” I damn sight do now. He (Cumberbatch) is the best Trek Villain Ever.. The Movie kept me on the edge of my seat through out its oh to short length( just a Vulcan Eyebrow over 2 hours) and reminded me what I loved all along about Star Trek( except for installment # 5 in the movies, someone should be ritualistically beaten once a week for a decade for that one) ..Stars, Phasers, and Mini Skirts.. Nuff Said