Sunday, July 8, 2012

Sunshine Awards



Anyone who has spent any time whatsoever perusing the contents of The Latinum Vault knows I am a fairly-consistent proponent of gloom, doom and general unhappiness. That being said, I have been nominated for the Sunshine Blog Award. This award comes from the delightful Afsaneh K


As part of this festive process, I am constrained to provide you ten "surprising" facts about myself. So here goes with that:


Ten Surprising/Obscure/Unknown Facts About Me


1. I have sustained approximately 33 different broken bones in my life. (This does NOT count multiple breaks of the same bone)
2. I have a copy of Tolstoy's Anna Karenina that was given to me and signed by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn.
3. While touring Topkapi Palace in Istanbul, Turkey I saw the crossbow purported to have killed Richard the Lionhearted.
4. I graduated with honors from the Basic and Intermediate Russian language courses at the U.S. Military Defense Language Institute.
5. I declined a four-year scholarship to study Linguistics at Brigham Young University to join the U.S. Army instead.
6. I was thrown out of the Hog's Breath Inn in Carmel, CA by its owner, Clint Eastwood.
7. My three biggest guilty TV pleasures are: Deadliest Warrior, Pawn Stars & Top Chef (not necessarily in that order)
8. I once played Dungeons & Dragons in a campaign with Gary Gygax, the inventor of the game, as Dungeon Master.
9. I have two martial arts black belts. (Kendo & Tae Kwan Do)
10. While attending a Society For Creative Anachronisms event, I was summarily banished from an entire kingdom for "a grievous offense against The Crown".

Now, with who shall I share this prestigious award? I have decided upon as widespread and eclectic sampling of folks as possible

Lisa McCourt Hollar (@jezri1)
Meg McNulty (@charitygirlblog)
Wakefield Mahon (@WakefieldMahon)
Rebecca Clare Smith (@jocastalizzbeth)
Anna Meade (@ruanna3)
Al Boudreau (@threecifer)
Michael Hicks (@kreelanwarrior)
Siobhan Muir (@SiobhanMuir)
Michelle Franklin (@MrsDenAsaan)
Lorna Suzuki (@LornaSuzuki)

So, there you have it, a brief beam of sunshine from the most unexpected of sources. Kudos all! 

7 comments:

  1. That's a LOT of broken bones. I love your facts! And I love that Afsaneh nominated you for a sunshine away - pure brilliance.

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  2. And you said you couldn't think of enough interesting/obscure things!
    I'm curious as to which are false because according to this post, you're a bit of a ninja, eh? Albeit, a clumsy one :)

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  3. Well, Thank you, Jeff. I shall get that blog post up tomorrow! :)

    Siobhan

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  4. Fantastic facts! I tried learning Russian once at night school...got the alphabet down and a few greetings, then got ill and had to give up...forgotten everything now except how to say 'I love you'!

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  5. Best award I've ever won!!!

    1)Broke my toe and my ankle. When I broke my ankle, my body was in such shock that I instantly vomited from the horrific pain.

    2)I have an original copy of TH White's Ill Made Knight with his original drawings.

    3)That is epic. I have nothing to match that.

    4)When I was 16, I wanted to join the Air Force to learn how to fly. When I was told I would have to actually kill people, I decided against joining.

    5)I declined a scholarship to NYU, mostly because the scholarship would barely have covered my living expenses.

    6)I cannot believe he allowed you to live.

    7)My guilty pleasures are 80s action films.

    8) I hope he was a decent DM. The last D&D I played seriously was 3.0. I played 4.0 once and disliked it.

    9) I studied Northern Shaolin for 2 years and learned how to use a sword.

    10)I've never done anything to warrant banishment. There is still time, I hope.

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  6. Holy cow, I have sunshine filling my days! First Rebecca and now Jeff! I guess I'll have to actually do it now ;)

    Thank you so much and I'll post my link when done <3

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