Saturday, March 5, 2011

An Award

Michelle Teacress has given me a blog award. The Stylish Blogger Award.
I have a really bad, and I mean really bad record of passing these on. So I thought I should pass it on straight away.
So if any of you have given me an award which I have failed to pass on or acknowledge please forgive me. I don’t mean to be selfish, it is a combination of life getting busy and a memory that doesn’t work as well as it once did.
All I can say is sorry.

Now according to Michelle I have to say seven things about myself and pass the award along.

Seven (fairly boring) things about Al.

1. I have large feet, especially for my height. I have the feet of someone who is 6’4” and I’m not. I have passed this trait to two of my three darling daughters. Whenever they are trying to buy shoes they curse me because they have to buy the shoes that fit rather than the ones they like.

2. I answer to my surname just as happily as my first name. I often get called Russell. When I am introduced to people Russell seems to stick in people’s minds more easily than Al or Allan.

3. My hair is very wiry. I have to wet it under the shower in the morning before it will stop rebelling. Then I have to make sure it is combed into order before it is dry, or I look like a wild thing going in to work.

4. I love fresh seafood. Fresh black mussels in a garlic and olive oil sauce with some crusty bread is one of the best dishes I have ever eaten. But with seafood you name it and I love it, fish, prawns, squid, octopus, pippies, crab, cockles, scallops, lobster, winkles and many others that just aren’t coming to mind at the moment.

5. I often have a number of books that I am reading at any given time. I am reading four at the moment.

6. I don’t have time to read nearly as much fiction as I would like. Most of what I have read in recent years has been for research for my own writing.

7. I would love to be a full time writer, but most of you probably already know that. Anyone want to buy a book?

I am not exactly sure how many people I am supposed to pass this on to. I will choose five because that is what Michelle did!
In no particular order

1. Leigh More at That’s Write
2. Angela Scott at Whimsy, Writing and reading
3. Jai Joshi at Jai Joshi’s Tulsi Tree
4. Vicki Rocho at Rambles and Randomness
5. Rosie Connolly at East for Green Eyes


Theresa Milstein said...

Congratulations on your stylish award!

Funny about your feet. Mine grew a 1/2 a size with each child. They're not large, but larger!

Vicki Rocho said...

I've been out of touch recently, what a great surprise to find early on a Saturday! Thanks for the award, I'm in some great company there!

Old Kitty said...

Congratulations with your brilliantly stylish award!!!!

NO I will NOT say what people say about big feet. Especially men with big feet. Ahem.

Take care

LTM said...

(LOL@Kitty!) We have several similarities--including being very stylish! ;p

Where we live, it's hot & humid most of the year, so me = #3 all the time. And sigh. I'm the biggest seafood lover. You'd think living near the ocean there'd be heaps of great seafood restaurants, right? Nope. Gotta go home for that (south-Louisiana). And yes, #7. Wouldn't we all? :o)

Congrats and THANK YOU!!! Russell Allan!!! :D muwah~

RosieC said...

Congrats, Al, and thank you! I really appreciate it :)

Okay, following Old Kitty and Leigh, what on earth does one say about women with big feet? I was going to mention my own issues, but now I don't want to. Perhaps I have smaller feet than your daughters, or shop more, but my shoes always fit AND are stylish... because I would rather go barefoot than wear ugly shoes. Yes, I'm a tad vain [stylish?] like that :).

No, I don't want to know what one would say about women with big feet... I'll take ignorance on this one. :)

Thanks again!!

Angela Scott said...

Congrats on your award and thanks so much for passing it along to me. You're a sweetheart!

My 13 yr old son has HUGE feet and he's a shorty. He hasn't grown into them yet and buying shoes for him is incredibly expensive. Busts my budget.

I, too, read several books at the same time. Currently, I'm reading EXPAT, RASH, TWENTY AND TEN, and I AM NUMBER FOUR. Only people with awesome brains can do that (psst...we're awesome).


Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Well done on your Stylish Blogger award - they're great to get .. but I too suffer from passing them on ..

I'm on my way over for dinner .. the seafood sounds too excellent for words ..

Cheers enjoy Sunday .. Hilary

Myrna Foster said...

My maiden name is Barber, and people used to call me Barbara. And my twelve-year-old daughter has the same problem as your daughters. She wears a size 11.

Congrats on the award!

heidenkind said...

Congrats on being stylish! :)

Jai Joshi said...

Congrats on being stylish and thanks for passing the style onto me!


Al said...

Hi Theresa,
Thank you.
How odd, that must have been a real pain not fitting your old shoes.

Hi Vicki,
You certainly are, well deserved!

Hi Jennifer,
Thank you.
Men with big feet have…
Big shoes?

Hi Leigh,
What matters for good seafood is a good chef and a good seafood market. Some smaller ports don’t have a market they just put their produce on ice and ship it out.
You are welcome MTL!

Hi Rosie,
You’re welcome!
Sorry can’t (read won’t) help you on the women with big feet problem!

Hi Angela
Thank you! You are most welcome!
That was my problem my feet hit their maximum when I was 13. I did grow more but I didn’t catch up with my feet!
Awesome and Stylish! Don’t forget the stylish!

Hi Hilary,
Thank you!
Enjoy your dinner!

Hi Myrna,
Why do people do that? I hope it didn’t bug you.
Yeah my girls wear a size 11 shoe too.
Thank you!

Hi Tasha,
Thank you!

Hi Jai,
You are most welcome!

Ann said...

Congratulations on your rather Stylish Award! Interesting facts, I must say. You want to be a writer....really???