The Dragon’s Loyalty Award: Mouthwash Not Required


Awarded from Marilyn from Serendipity!
Awarded from Marilyn over at Serendipity!

When I first saw that Marilyn over at Serendipity had graced me with this award, my first thought was, “Dragon’s breath?” But, no, it turns out that this “new” award is an amalgamation of the  Versatile Blogger Award  and the Very Inspiring Blogger Award.

Katrina Perkins came up with this wonderful idea and hence it is she who is ultimately responsible for this new and pretty cool looking award! I have left the links on the names of the site and the lady who started and passed this auspicious award along. Please feel free to click on these links and check these incredible and erudite sites out.

Now!

Just kidding…

But check em out…okay?

And just for information purposes, Katrina was the one who designed the logo for this cool new award. So giving credit to where it is due, I’ve made sure I mentioned it.

Now like every other “award” out there that we bloggers like to bestow willy-nilly to our fellow bloggers in an attempt to show our appreciation to those who follow, inspire, and other-wise move us; there are rules. I know, I know, no-one likes the rules bit, but really; what did you expect? Freebies?

So, on to the rules:

  1. Display the Award Certificate on your website
  2. Announce your win with a post and link to whoever presented your award
  3. Present 15 awards to deserving bloggers
  4. Drop them a comment to tip them off after you’ve linked them in the post
  5. Post 7 interesting things about yourself.

I’ve displayed the Certificate, announced my win (via this post) and linked to the presenter.

Now I just have to present the award 15 times to “deserving” bloggers. I honestly, really, hate this part. I have tried pulling names randomly, picking the last (insert number here) followers, and picking those who comment or like the most on my posts. I think I’ll try a combination of the above and do my usual cry of, “If I missed you out, I’m sorry!”

All the nominees are folks that I follow and appreciate what they bring to the blogging world:

  1. http://vinnieh.wordpress.com
  2. http://lastroadreviews.wordpress.com
  3. http://claratsi.wordpress.com
  4. http://natashaharmeryr1.wordpress.com
  5. http://robbinsrealm.wordpress.com
  6. http://foxxiecinnamon.wordpress.com
  7. http://Www.hagiographic.com
  8. http://table9mutant.wordpress.com
  9. http://imalazyboy.wordpress.com
  10. http://terry1954.wordpress.com
  11. http://jackieeatworld.wordpress.com
  12. http://ckckred.wordpress.com
  13. http://www.filmhipster.com
  14. http://hardtickettohomevideo.com
  15. http://jmountswritteninblood.com

All the above listed folks have great blogs and they interact with the blogging community on a regular basis, check em out. You’ll be glad you did! I will be informing them as soon as I’ve posted this blog.

Now for the last part. I’ve been disclosing X amount of personal facts for quite some time now and I think I’m running out of things to disclose (at least things that won’t get me in trouble) so I’m going to borrow a page from Marilyn’s blog and share some pictures instead. It’s actually been on my blogger’s list of things to try for some time now and her post that nominated me and a slew of other blogger’s just jiggled my old memory box.

So here we go, just think of this as a Little Photo History of Mike:

My first Easter with my Dad!
My first Easter with my Dad!
Christmas 1965 me and my new brother. The one I took to show-and-tell a year or so later.
Christmas 1965 me and my new brother. The one I took to show-and-tell a year or so later.
Another Christmas, year unknown, smoking an Avon pipe dispenser of aftershave.
Another Christmas, year unknown, smoking an Avon pipe dispenser of aftershave.
My dad's horse, a part Tennessee Walker and huge! Great temperament.
My dad’s horse, a part Tennessee Walker and huge! Great temperament.
The 1975 Fayetteville High School Talent Show, I got honourable mention.
The 1975 Fayetteville High School Talent Show, I got honourable mention.
The 1976 Ice Cream Social I was the villain and wrote my own lines...we all did. Great show and great experience.
The 1976 Ice Cream Social I was the villain and wrote my own lines…we all did. Great show and great experience.
My first cowboy hat that went mysteriously missing a year later. I loved that hat! Circa 1975.
My first cowboy hat that went mysteriously missing a year later. I loved that hat! Circa 1975.
One of my John Robert Powers pictures - 1979.
One of my John Robert Powers pictures – 1979.

So there you have it. A very tiny pictorial history of me. I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed digging through the old stack of pictures that I have scattered here and there. I do apologise for the rather random way that the photo’s have been arranged, I’m not really very of-ay with the picture side of these blogs!

Thanks Marilyn for thinking of me for this neat new award!!

Author: Mike's Film Talk

Former Actor, Former Writer, Former Journalist, USAF Veteran, http://MikesFilmTalk.com Former Member Nevada Film Critics Society

36 thoughts on “The Dragon’s Loyalty Award: Mouthwash Not Required”

  1. I want to thank you again for this .. i don’t such a compliment lightly … i just haven’t figured out how to display it yet … and I surely wish to comply with your requirements !

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  2. Great post and wonderful pictures. That last one, I assume an “Hello, I’m an aspiring actor” picture, is very good. You look ready for your closeup. Call Mr. DeMille! Old pictures are an awful lot of fun … and they cause memories to hurtle out of our brains like an avalanche … whoosh! Every time I open the old albums … wow, it’s just an explosion. Thanks for a look into the evolution of you 🙂

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    1. I did, unfortunately, stop at the last photo, one of three for my portfolio; courtesy of Powers’ modelling agency the LA branch. I have two, my ex-wife (oddly) has the other and best picture of the lot. LOL 😀

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  3. Aw thanks muchly for thinking of me for this 🙂 very nice of you 😀 It’ll take me all week to think of 7 interesting things, may have to go with photos too if I can find some that aren’t horribly embarrassing!

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    1. Whew! I couldn’t find your blog to notify you and I thought you’d stopped! Thank goodness you haven’t and you found out! LOL I know what you mean about pictures. A lot of mine are cringeworthy! 😀

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      1. Lol my blog does this disappearing act sometimes…I had an email from a follower once asking why I deleted my blog! I hadn’t touched it!! Stupid thing. One of the only pictures from when I was younger that I can find on my computer is me doing a barbecue with swimming goggles on…God knows why I think the smoke was stinging my eyes! … that will not be making an appearance online!

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      2. Presumably! OMG! And I’d have to go trawling through piles of pictures that are in many, many different envelopes…*sits staring at laptop screen and quietly weeping*

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      3. lol post pictures of cats instead, they’re pretty entertaining!
        I wouldn’t do that to you! I’m not that mean…if it involved less work I would award it back to you though…the sentiments are still there, if that’s even the right phrase. I’ve lost the plot today

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  4. I really like this way of pictorially sharing interesting things in your life – what a lovely insight. I may have to do something similar but different with my response. 🙂

    The logo for this award that Katrina has made is great too.

    Thanks for thinking of me for this! 🙂

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