September 16, 2010

Versatile blogger, moi?

Bernard S. Jansen, who somehow finds the time and energy to have two blogs (that I know of), has given me a kick in the creative bum by handing me this very fine award. Rather than waste time thanking [insert name of deity] and The Academy, I’ll get down to it.

It works like this, apparently:
The Rules for The Versatile Blogger Award:

  1. Thank and link back to the person that gave you the award.
  2. Share seven things about yourself.
  3. Pass the award to fifteen bloggers that you think deserve it.
  4. Lastly, contact all of the bloggers that you’ve picked for the award.

Okay, I’ve thanked Bernard, and linked back to both his blogs.

Here are seven things about me you will be no better off for knowing:

  1. I have no children and three grandchildren.
  2. Like Bernard, I have never broken a bone, or one of anyone else’s (as far as I know).
  3. I spent several years co-writing an Aussie sit-com called Hey, Dad! At the time, it was one of the longest-running TV shows in the world, after eight years on air.
  4. I wrote my first short story at nine. It was set in a doomed submarine, and everyone died. My teacher was quite impressed, but concerned…
  5. I believe in love at first sight. Fortunately it hasn’t happened since I met my wife.
  6. I have two dogs and a cat. Their combined ages are 42.
  7. I was about to delete this blog and start again (maybe). And I don’t Twitter.

Like Bernard, I’m going with ten blogs for the moment – my dwindling attention span makes even thinking up those a Herculean task.

  1. John Walkenbach, the first blogger I ever discovered.
  2. Mick Farren, a genuine rock star.
  3. Brad Green, who blogs even less than I do.
  4. Teresa Cortez, barer of souls.
  5. Alexandra Sokoloff, who enlightens.
  6. Robin Evans, fellow trail boss at Critters Bar.
  7. Gavin Broom, who has morphed into an entertaining movie critic.
  8. Sophie Playle, whose star is on the rise.
  9. ABSOLUTELY*KATE, who has hopefully forgiven me for wandering off again…
  10. Cate Gardner, who doesn’t need this.

Okay, that wasn’t so hard. I know it’ll take days for lazy me to contact all those people, at least one of whom has never heard of me. Still, that’s the internet, isn’t it?

Thanks again, Bernard. 


  1. You're very welcome. And, I really liked Hey Dad, though we didn't have a TV for most of my growing up years.

  2. Cate, have two! :)

    Bernard - I didn't have a TV for most of the 70s. saves a fortune on nostalgia-related items.

  3. Hi Brad! Sorry, forgot about contacting most people. I'm a rotten blogger...