Fugitive Fragments

by Mike McGuire

Liebster Award

I am indebted to and most appreciative of fellow blogger Brent Gladney for nominating me for:

liebster

The rules are:

1.         Share eleven facts about yourself with your fellow bloggers.

2.         Make sure to answer the eleven questions posed.

3.         Ask eleven questions of your own.

4.         Nominate eleven bloggers for this award.

5.         Notify the people you have tagged.

Eleven facts about me

  1. I have never missed an episode of The Big Bang Theory or Family Guy
  2. I think Nicolas Tesla was the greatest geek who ever lived
  3. I love my life – I really do!
  4. I think that Jamie Lee Curtis is extraordinarily sexy
  5. I enjoy opera, Thelonius Monk, Eric Clapton, Alicia Keys & Katie Melua
  6. I tipped Jennifer Lawrence for a future Oscar on seeing her first movie
  7. I passionately desire a Nokia Lumia 928 (in yellow)
  8. I am a born-again-bachelor with 3 grown sons
  9. I love Paris in any season
  10. There were 365 pubs in my home town and no, I didn’t
  11. My first car was a old Jag and I once dreamed that I gave Jack Kerouac a ride

My replies to questions posed

Perfect vacation place? – Moorea, French Polynesia
 
Prefer vintage or modern? – Unabashedly vintage clothing, architecture, music, craftsmanship (exception: Lumia 928).
 
Favourite photo of a famous person

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When are you most alert, morning or night?

O wild and wondrous midnight,
There is a might in thee
To make the charmed body
Almost like spirit be,
And give it some faint glimpses
Of immortality!

-          James Russell Lowell (1819 – 1891) has answered this question on my behalf.

Your most loved Beatles song and why? ‘I Wanna Hold Your Hand’ – my first clammy gesture of affection (Marian, where are you now?)
 
If you’re trapped on a deserted island with a genie and 3 wishes, what would your 3 wishes be? -  a seed, a cow and the Library of Congress.
 
Do you have a recurring dream? If so, what is it? – Yes, and none of your business.
 
What’s your favorite mode of travel? Trains, planes, cars, subways, etc…why? – Car: independence, convenience and laziness.
 
Any piercing or tattoo? – Left ear stud (tiny diamond) but no tattoos (yet)
 
What did you eat for lunch today? – Tuna sandwich on wholegrain with a squirt of mayo and that whatchacallit good-cholesterol spread.
 
What is the last sentence of the book you just read? – “All I did was write it down, one word after the other, beginning and ending with the same one, Bombay.” – Narcopolis by Jeet Thayil (Mann Booker 2012 shortlist).

I NOMINATE FOR THE LIEBSTER AWARD:

Mistress Dani http://mistressdani.wordpress.com/

moodsnmoments http://moodsnmoments.wordpress.com/

Ken W. Simpson Poetry http://relative3ep.com/

Seshat’s House of Poetry http://starofseshatpoetry.wordpress.com/

Sketches. http://sketchwriter.wordpress.com/

Words & Whims of a BiblioGypsy http://gypsywordsandwhims.wordpress.com/

Rowan Taw http://rowantaw.com/

Brandine X http://brandinex.wordpress.com/

Philisapher http://lisainger.com/

Penniless Prods. Presents  http://24timespersecond.wordpress.com/

poetrybyclaudie http://poetrybyclaudie.wordpress.com/

 

The rules are:

1.         Share eleven facts about yourself with your fellow bloggers.

2.         Make sure to answer the awarder’s eleven questions.

3.         Ask eleven questions of your own.

4.         Nominate eleven bloggers for this award.

5.         Notify the people you have tagged.

And answer the following eleven questions:

  1. How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you were?
  2. If you were awarded the Nobel Prize in literature would you look back on that as the best moment in your life?
  3. If you could meet any public figure (past or present) who would it be? Why?
  4. Best British actor?
  5. World’s best painting?
  6. Religion – relevant or dated?
  7. Vegas or Venice?
  8. Would you accept a free holiday in North Korea?
  9. Why are there interstate highways in Hawaii?
  10. What educational qualification does the President of Syria hold?
  11. Favourite French dish? (NOT a person) :P

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17 thoughts on “Liebster Award

  1. I love the facts about you…very interesting…very fun…very vital. I too Love Big Bang! Congratulations on your award :)

  2. Thanks for the nomination. Loved your answers. Nice to know more about the real you :-)

  3. Congratulations – and revealing indeed :-)

  4. Congratulations Mike! Enjoyed learning more about you. :)

  5. Good stuff, Mike. I’m still cogitating on your responses, especially the earring and number 8 (I’d told myself you were sure to be a married leprechaun – I didn’t see an earring on the twitter gif animation)…anyway …back to my cogitating!

    • oh sh1t is the stud in the wrong ear? I’m boringly straight Rowan (though I do have a gay offspring and he’s not at all boring!) I used to be married – it was really great but now is even better. Mature-age independence is awesome…

  6. Congratulations! Very well deserved!! :) :)

  7. Congrats. liked all your answers and also the set of questions posed to the nominees, especially the first and eighth ones

    • I thank you so. Glad you liked my questions – it took me the longest time to collect revealing ones and now you’ve got to answer 1 and 8…

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