Post 1111: but I don’t do these….

Jean of http://www.jeannefoguth.com/ nominated me for a Brotherhood of the World award. I personally don’t like these because they remind me of chain letters and they, while well meaning, always impose upon one’s time to come up with just five, ten, or some other number of others to give the award to, too.

I know I am not alone in not liking to get these nominations, so it bothers me to name other bloggers without knowing their feelings about these awards. I will go along, sort of, this one time and answer the five questions that came with the award.

1. Do you purrfer to watch movies or read books? I like to read books first, but movies have a special place in my life since I spent my three years in the US Army as a motion picture photographer. I like to watch movies multiple times to enjoy different aspects of the story, editing, cinematography, and acting.

2. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? I can be pretty stuffy about things I don’t like, for example, these awards. I hate to reject something someone has given me in good faith, but I truly find them upsetting because they remind me of chain letters.

3. What is your favorite sport?  I like soccer/football as a sport to watch, but any sport where the individual can participate with or without others is more to my liking, for example hiking or riding a bike.

4. What is the most embarrassing thing that ever happened to you? This is embarrassing because I don’t approve of this sort of thing. Most embarrassing? Probably not.

5. What are you most proud of? In 1980, I saw and photographed the first phainopepla nitens ever to be reported in Nebraska. Nebraska records for such things go back to the Lewis and Clarke Expedition. There hasn’t been another one since then. Mine bird appeared on New Years Day, and stayed around for two months, enjoying the bird bath in my backyard. That fortuitous sighting led to a decade of involvement in Nebraska Ornithologists’ Union that ended only because of family responsibilities. It was a happy time!

Now, I’m supposed to post five questions of my own:

1. If you are nominated for a blogger award, how do you feel about it?

2. What is the funniest story you can tell about your cat/dog/parrot/horse/other animal companion?

3. Has having an animal companion changed your life in some significant way?

4. What is your animal companion’s favorite toy?

5. If you could go anywhere in the world to see a new animal in its natural habitat, which animal would that be and where?

I can’t bring myself to impose this award on others, but anyone who wants to take a shot at one or more of these questions, feel free to post your answers on this blog. I hope this is sufficient to recognize Jean’s thoughtfulness in nominating me for this blogger award, though I repeat I don’t do these. This is the last and only time I sort of do this, so please don’t nominate me for blogger awards!

No kitty photos this time.

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16 thoughts on “Post 1111: but I don’t do these….

  1. Thank you for responding for Andy & Dougy. Reblogged on Purrseidon’s blog. If your boys are bird watchers, like Purr & M, I bet they would have loved to see that phainopepla nitens, too.

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  2. Nice to learn more about you That is really impressive that you photographed the first phainopepla in Nebraska and were so involved with ornithology.

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    • The thing great about that phainopepla is that I was not a serious birder at the time, just a backyard bird watcher. It showed that even amateurs can contribute in significant ways to the science of ornithology, something that makes Nebraska Ornithologists’ Union and similar state organizations unique among organizations devoted to specific spects of science.

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    • That’s exactly how I view it. Even having a large number following my blog is less interesting to me than those few who come around and comment. They guide me as to what people like or not.

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  3. I agree with you about blog awards dear Weggie, but sometimes I try to reply the questions. I loved your answers and also your questions, if you don’t mind, I am going to reply yours, 🙂

    1. If you are nominated for a blogger award, how do you feel about it?
    Actually it is nice to be nominated for a blogger award but then it makes me sad because I don’t like to chose some others for a blog award…

    2. What is the funniest story you can tell about your cat/dog/parrot/horse/other animal companion?
    You know we have a cat, our Princess 🙂 One night we were sleeping… And she hates to see us sleeping… Always wants us to wake and to play with her. But she sleeps all day long! Anyway, one night, something made me wake… It was light!!!! Someone turned the light on. I looked at my love, he was sleeping…soooo who turned the light on???? I turned my head to the right and what? Our Princess on the bedside cabinet and standing by leaning to the wall with her paws in front of the electric switch! And also she is checking us did we wake up!!!!

    3. Has having an animal companion changed your life in some significant way?
    What can I say about this… all my life I had cats… I think “love” is great in this relationship and trust… Cats made me, me, nia… I learned them.

    4. What is your animal companion’s favorite toy?
    Everything can be which is mine and I don’t let her to play 🙂

    5. If you could go anywhere in the world to see a new animal in its natural habitat, which animal would that be and where?

    Panda… bamboo forest in six mountain ranges in China’s Sichuan, Shaanxi and Gansu provinces.

    Thank you dear Weggie, have a nice new week, Love, nia

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