Ishaan over at Ishaan’s Blog nominated me for the Awesome Blogger Award. He has some stories on his site that have captured my interest and some nice poems, but, no offense to him or anyone else, I’m just not crazy about these made-up awards. However, since he was thoughtful enough to think I should have some recognition I will answer the questions he posted with it. The thing that can be interesting about these posts is sometimes there are questions you might not normally think to ask. I think these are things he really wants to know about me so I will think that some of you might find them interesting as well. Here is Ishaan’s list of questions which I shall undertake to answer.
Who is your favourite leader, from the past and from the present?
This is kind of a broad question, actually, it’s two questions. From the past, I would like to meet the Apostle Andrew and ask him what made him bring the little boy with his lunch to Jesus. In the present I can say unequivocally that my pastor is a man of deep and careful thought and extraordinary integrity. We have some similarities in personality that he has successfully overcome and worked to his advantage, inspiring me to want to be better than I am as well.
If you could choose to live in any country of your choice, which would it be?
Without a doubt, I would stay right here in the good old U. S. of A. We may have our problems but I love it here.
Your favourite fiction novel?
Fiction novel is kind of a repetitious redundancy to me. Novels are fiction, but to pick a favorite? This is a hard one to figure out. Just one? Hmmm…Can’t figure out just one. I think everyone on the planet ought to read 1984 by George Orwell but I hated it. I’m thankful I read it and as I said, I believe everyone ought to read it. I guess I hated it because I could see how true it could be. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury is another book everyone should read and I really liked it. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy was a lot of fun. I have read all six books in the trilogy and have read the original probably 42 times. I’m currently re-reading Flint, by Louis L’Amour. I picked it up and read the first couple of pages and am totally engrossed. My favorite all-time novel, I think, today only, would have to be Have Spacesuit – Will Travel by Robert Heinlein.
Your favourite nonfiction book?
The King James Bible.
Have you ever liked a post without reading it?
NEVER! I am very suspicious of the Word Press “like” button. That is one of the several drawbacks of the WP reader. I also never just follow somebody that I don’t look at their stuff.
Which is your dream travel destination?
Wow. That’s another tough one for me. There are places here in the U.S.A. that I still haven’t seen, but I’ve always wanted to tour the U.K. as well. Especially since we have ancestors from Ireland, Wales, Scotland, and England. There are a lot of beautiful places all over the world, though. I guess it would depend on if it was an all-expenses-paid trip and how much time I was allotted.
Do you find blogging different from other social media? Why/Why not?
Blogging is very different in my opinion. I have complete control over the content on my site, up to and including the comments. The only place I interact with anyone else is in the comments. I don’t have to listen to or read anybody’s gossip or fights either, which are a couple of the plethora of reasons why I’m not on social media.
I have never knowingly deleted a comment, whether they agreed with me or not. sometimes the over-zealous Akismet spam catcher will put comments in spam but I try to diligently fish them out. Your comments do get a better response if you put in your name and e-mail address but I can almost always tell a real one from a fake.
Would you rather act in a movie or write a book?
Write a book, which I am already kind of, sort of, doing. Even though I love being a ham, I could never support hollyweird or the entertainment industry. They are a scourge on the planet and do not reflect my values at all.
What is your favourite sports?
I don’t really have a favorite sport and there’s certainly none I’m good at. I will occasionally throw the ball to our dog, Hey-Boy, or walk around the block.
So there it is. No rules or anything, but if if you’d like to play, these are the questions. Please let me know if you do it or of you are one of my readers that doesn’t have a blog you can answer the questions in the comments.
And, Thank you Ishaan, for thinking so highly of me.