Your Venial Versatile Blogger Nominee

Straight to the after party!
pastel drawing by Victoria Accardi

I was nominated for an award here in the little world of wordpress bloggydom, but typically I failed to comprehend that this meant that I was nominated for an award. I’m a bit slow. I hate to be churlish and so will try to comply gratefully to the requirements of acceptance. Gee, my long awaited imaginary Oscar speech….

Thank you mofman for the nomination. You can see his beautiful and informative blog here:

Just as I pictured, my mind goes blank, the words don’t come, I stand helplessly holding the gold statue looking stupidly at the camera as the time clock runs down. Say something idiot! My mind races, I’m overwhelmed: it’s possible I suddenly love everyone and have a burning desire to thank them all and their little dogs too. Don’t be an ass. I’ll try. Keep it simple. Okay, focus, where was I?  oh shit no more time…Thanks ever so, I’m so..very…very…

And my 15 nominees in no order are-

Rules of engagement: Thank person who nominated you. Nominate 15 bloggers. Tell person who nominated you 7 things about yourself –

1) “He loved books; books are remote but reliable friends” Les Misérable, Victor Hugo

2) “Doubts of all things earthly, and intuitions of some things heavenly; this combination makes neither believer nor infidel, but makes a man who regards them both with an equal eye.”  Herman Melville (Moby Dick)

3) “Better to have a bitter happiness than a grey dull life.”  Stalker (film)

4) “Between the desire and the spasm, between the essence and the descent.” TS Elliot

5) “Nothing is worth anything except through it” – Camus

6) “Love, according to the inmost laws  of its being, ever desires the illimitable, all finiteness, all moderation, is repugnant, intolerable to it.”  Stefan Zweig

7) “Let your enormous library be justified.” Jorge Luis Borges

7 responses to “Your Venial Versatile Blogger Nominee

  1. That was an excellent post today. I really enjoyed it very much. Thanks for sharing your writing.

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  2. It’s not an award, it’s a chain letter. good luck with it.

  3. I know, but the guy who sent it me is very nice. And it seems as good a way as any of letting people know about other blogs they might not know about already.

  4. Love the speech, definitely worthy of an Oscar.

  5. yes, that’s my style: coming at everything backwards!

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