And, the Award goes to… ME!


John W Howell, God bless him, bestowed two awards on me yesterday. John runs Fiction Favorites, a blog for exchanging information and ideas about fiction favorites. It’d be well worth your time to go over and wander around his blog and pick up some of the many gems of information there!

So, here I sit, proud as a whitewashed pig, with The Versatile Blogger and the Very Inspiring Blogger awards. Oh, and the rules for accepting the award are:

  1. Display the Award Certificate on your website
  2. Announce your win with a post and link to whoever presented your award
  3. Present 15 awards to deserving bloggers
  4. Drop them a comment to tip them off after linking them in the post, and
  5. Post seven interesting things about yourself.


The fifteen bloggers I’m awarding represent the cream of the crop in the blogosphere. Some have received multiple awards in the past; others have received perhaps, fewer. All, though, are worth the time you’ll spend reading their posts for information, entertainment and a few laughs along the way.

And here now, without further ado, are my nominations for The Versatile Blogger Award and the Very Inspiring Blogger Award!

Seven interesting things about myself. I find myself decidedly ordinary and coming up with seven “interesting” factoids won’t be easy. Let’s see what Zeek thinks and whether he can come up with the requisite number of truly interesting facts.

And, the boy came through for me. Here are seven interesting things about me from a different perspective. I’m pasting them in raw, with no editorial “tampering”.

1 wakes up very early in the morning, don’t talk to him for at least 2 hours, offer him coffee he will smile!

2 lovley, exciting to be around  fun , sometimes advenetrous some others not at all!

3 grumpy in winter, much more alive in summer ( joints pain)

4 imaginative, funny , if you poke him he will jump!

5 swears a lot when he cooks something and it doesn’t turn out to be a good dish

6 give him a book and he wont speak for a week !

7 scary person when he loses his glasses, he sees weird things. and he loses them lots, sometimes they are on his head, or hanging on his chest.

Thank you again, John for these two very lovely awards! I shall treasure them and I sure hope that you, Gentle Readers, will find this post entertaining.

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About Ol' Big Jim

Ol' Big Jim, has been a storekeeper, an embalmer, a hospital orderly, a medical biller, and through it all, a teller of tall tales. Many of his stories, like his first book, New Yesterdays, are set in his hometown of Piedmont, Alabama. For seven years, he lived in the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world, Amman, Jordan where he spends his time trying to visit each one of the thousands of Ammani coffee shops and scribbling in his ever-present notebook. These days, you can find him back stateside, still filling notebooks.
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8 Responses to And, the Award goes to… ME!

  1. robitille says:

    Good for you, Jim!


  2. tutankhamon61 says:

    This is a big surprise. Thank you!


  3. Nice post. I think Zeek was a good solution to the “talk about myself ” creepers. – John


  4. JaseR75 says:

    Thanks Jim! I really appreciate it. I’ll post ASAP!


  5. Lada Ray says:

    Congratulations, Jim! I’ve accepted the awards you’ve given me, and mentioned you in my new post:
    Cheers and best,
    Lada 🙂


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