Thursday, February 4, 2010

Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner!!!

So I'm proud to say that I received my first Blog Award yesterday!!! My buddy Scott over at This Daddy's Blog graced me with the Beautiful Blogger Award. As the fine print requires, THANK YOU SCOTT. I am honored, especially to be called "beautiful" by a hetero dude. That is a man comfortable with his sexuality. If you haven't checked out Scott's blog, I'd encourage you to. While we've never met in person or talked through more than blogging, he's a guy who's perspective on family I totally identify with. TOTALLY devoted to his wife and four kids, fully able to admit when he's wrong, and funny to boot. Great job Scott. Keep it up.

So, here's the fine print on my award:

Thank the person who nominated you for this award and insert a link to their blog. DONE
  1. Pass on the award to about 15 other bloggers who you recently discovered and think are great! That will be an ongoing process. My plan is to give out awards once or twice a week until I've fulfilled my commitment.
  2. Contact the other bloggers and let them know they have been chosen for this award
  3. Say 7 things about yourself. SWEET! My favorite topic...ME!

So, let's see what I can say about myself that's fun and interesting:

  1. I drink more coffee daily than any person should consume in a month. Mostly espresso. Strangely, I have no problems sleeping;
  2. I couldn't name a song in the top 100 across any kind of music at any point in the last 5 years. Just no interest whatsoever;
  3. For a big city finance guy, I'm kind of an anomaly. I'm mostly a liberal Democrat, especially on social issues.
  4. All things considered, I'd be more comfortable living in a cabin in the woods, wearing cowboy boots, and driving a pick up truck than living in Manhattan;
  5. I grew up playing soccer and actually trialed with Liverpool in England when I was 17. At the time, drinking beer and chasing skirt was WAY more important so obviously that didn't go so well. I did have fun though. Still, it's simultaneously one of my proudest accomplishments and biggest regrets;
  6. I just ate an entire Toblerone. Damn those things are good! ;
  7. My little Miss M is the absolute love of my life and even though my life isn't what I pictured, it's perfect because I have her. I wouldn't trade my time with her for anything.

So kids, there's some of me in a nutshell (literally). Have a great day!


The Pipster said...

Seven very fun and interesting facts, especially about the espresso intake. Thank you for sharing and congrats on your award! Stay sane in the big city.

Anonymous said...

I have no idea what the hell a Toblerone is. At all. And I can't even fathom how bacon is NOT MENTIONED in this list. Pfffttt.

This Daddy said...

Big City, I swear man as soon as they change the award shit to COOL ASS BLOG AWARD, I will forward that to you. Enough of this Beautiful crap.

Travis said...

Toblerones... are just awesome! A triangle brick of chocolate awesomeness!

Anonymous said...

awesome! congrats!

Senorita said...

Yay for awards ! Congrats ! I love Toblerones !

Big City Dad said...

Thanks everyone. And Scott, I'm fully comfortable in my sexuality. You can call me beautiful any day. That said, COOL ASS would work as well.

QT, you silly, silly girl. Mentioning that I love bacon, which happens to be like saying "I breathe." Check out some of my favorite bacon websites:
and of course, with a daily musical salute to bacon:

God Bless Bacon...

dj kosmotronix said...

Hey Big City,

Great post! Congratulations on the award, you deserve it and he deserves one to! And congratulations on drinking too much coffee; more please!


This Daddy said...

DJ BeautyBlog also was on my list.

I feel so much love here. Jus keep your hands to yourself.

With this word Beautiful being thrown around alot today, I feel the need to break out in a Christina Aguilera song

T said...

Wow, there are bacon websites?

Great list! And yes, you are truly deserving of a Beautiful Blog Award!

Danielle said...

Congratulations! Good list.

BigLittleWolf said...

Actually, I prefer "Cool Ass Blog Award" as a nifty name as well. Sleek. Gender neutral. Has umph! So give that man who suggested it a cigar! (And a Toblerone. Damn, they are good. So are Léonidas. And so was your list.)

BigLittleWolf said...

Hey BCD!! Can you tell your friend This Daddy's Blog to open up Name/URL in the comments? (Boo hoo, I feel pretty puny every time I try to leave a comment on a blogger blog, and that option is shut off. And for a diminutive little mama, feeling punier is no fun! Do I have to drag out the SIX INCH stilettos??)

Anyway - he does have a cool blog. But I can't tell him so. Except here.

Nicki said...

Awww. Congratulations! And I love the list. You had me at Toblerone. And hats off to you being able to drink that much caffeine and sleep. You are my hero! (I picture you in sexy fire fighter garb, by the way. Uh huh.)

And I think favorite. All of us single parents understand that completely.

Bask in the beauty of your first (of no doubt many) awards.

Brittany said...

Perfect 7 answers. love it! I usually don't play along with awards, but I will this time. Stay tuned!

Post a Comment