I have noted with interest this particular award floating around the tinternets for a while now ...but had yet to actually earn one (to my knowledge anyway) until late last week. Then, as will inevitably happen, I received
three four more almost back to back to back. Does that make me four five times as stylish? (or is it more indicative of the closed loop of our blogging community and the general manner in which chain emails work?)
Oh, nevermind. The important lesson here is that I am stylish. Write it down. There will be quizzes.
Thank you Sons of Taurus, Kirby, Oniakki, and #2501 (and Skarvald) for saying so. I am both flattered and honored. I am also a nervous that I must now live up to these expectations: more style, I say -more style.
By now, I suspect you all know how this works. So seven things about me:
-I have two boys under two. They are wildly entertaining, but also rather demanding at times. I am reliably informed that this is normal. Nearly all of my hobby occurs between their naps.
-I teach for food.
-I have had exactly one brush with intellectual fame, which occurred nearly 15 years ago. Through a convoluted and irrelevant series of circumstances, I answered the phone one fine Scottish morning to find Jacques Derrida on the other end. He was extremely polite. Of all the questions I wanted to ask, I managed only some limp inquiry about the weather in Paris –makes me cringe to this day- and then took a message.
-I was mugged once and, after the obligatory melee, was quite proud of the fact that I never once let go of my doner kebab.
-Today, I would not eat a doner kebab if you paid me.
-I did my undergraduate degree in Louisiana. I didn’t learn too much, but had a real nice time.
-parliamo italiano io e la moglie (abbiamo vissuto li per un periodo) ma in questi giorni non molto, e’ un peccato.
Now to the interesting part:
In no particular order, here are a few blogs that I return to again and again and again.
Roundwood’s World: Sidney Roundwood is my gaming guru –a spiritual mentor, if you will. His site is loaded with incredible custom scenery and invariably his battle reports evoke a wondrously compelling narrative.
Brian Carlson: Talent. Pure. Talent. and an ace individual.
Porky’s Expanse: and how truly expansive it is. I know the Porks has received this award already but, for my money, this site stands alone in a field of Porky’s own composition. Be warned. This is the rabbit hole.
Dick Move: Why not make it four? FNIF is comedy gold.
That Guy James: Another personal hero. James designed the Killzone cards and is an all round brilliant individual.
Wolves for the Wolf God: Skarvald is a local hero and his blog never fails to entertain.
Grande Maestro: You won’t really need to understand Italian to grasp the important visual components on this site (but get Google Translator if you need it). For those of use that adore custom scenery, Space Hulk, and whatever else, I would specifically like to direct you to the P.Work link that he has produced (link is to English mode). Brilliant. Just brilliant.
Warhammer 39,999: This site has expanded considerably in recent months, and I have followed with an interested eye. There’s a lot going on with this site these days.