Culture Vulture Express Wins Real Neat Blog Award!

 

Real Neat Blog Award

 

I was recently nominated by petrel41 from the blog Dear Kitty. Some blog for the Real Neat Blog Award. I accept the award and would to thank petrel41 for this wonderful award and for taking the time to read my blog. It’s all very much appreciated. 🙂 Make sure to check out their blog too which is wonderful.

In accepting the award seven questions were put forward to answer which I have done so below:

1. Where do most visits to your blog come from?

Most views come from the United States but I also get a lot of visits from the United Kingdom as well.

2. What is your favourite sport?

My three favourite sports are football, tennis and hockey. I always grew up supporting Liverpool from when I was 3 and I used to play tennis with my sister a lot when I was younger on the tennis court in Oldcastle which was where I grew up. I also used to enjoy playing hockey in school. But all in all I watch a lot of sport but I don’t really play sports. The fitness tests in school I found a nightmare.

3. What has been a special moment for you so far in 2017?

I was very proud of my article being featured on the Bi+ Ireland website. Being both pansexual and Irish, it was nice to be featured. We still live in a time where many people who fall in the middle of the sexuality spectrum face a lot of prejudice from both straight and gay people so it was an honour to be part of a project where I could be so open as an Irish pansexual person and so many other Irish bi+ people could be too. It made me feel less alone.

4. What is your favourite quote?

5. What was your favourite class when still at school?

I adore writing and literature so English was my favourite. But I find in schools, writing and literature is made quite uninteresting. Maybe that’s why so many people think it is boring. But despite all that I love any opportunity to read and write pieces. I also loved history as it was mini stories of non-fiction and I had a teacher who made it feel like a continuing story. And I also liked CSPE as it was all about social issues and politics. We only were able to do it up to Junior Cert and it’s the only A I ever got between the Junior and Leaving Certificates which probably says a lot about how passionate I am about equality. My mum was absolutely chuffed with the A.

6. Anything you had wished to have learned earlier?

I think to worry less about the future. When I was younger, I didn’t know where I was going in life. I still don’t but I don’t worry about it as much anymore. Everything tends to work out in the end not too badly.

7. What musical instrument have you tried to play?

I would love to be able to play a musical instrument. I’ve tried unsuccessfully to play guitar, drums and keyboard. I’m not giving up but I don’t think my mind is wired to play musical instruments. I have a lot of respect for musicians. They make it look so easy and it really isn’t.

 

The rules of the award are as follows:

1. Put the award logo on your blog.

2. Answer 7 questions asked by the person who nominated you.

3. Thank the people who nominated you, linking to their blogs.

4. Nominate any number of bloggers you like, linking to their blogs.

5. Let them know you nominated them (by commenting on their blog etc.)

My seven questions are:

  1. What is your favourite type/genre of book to read and do you have a favourite book?
  2. If you ruled your country for the day, what law would you bring in?
  3. What three words would you use to describe yourself?
  4. What made you want to start a blog?
  5. Who is your favourite music artist/band?
  6. What is the thing you’d most like to do in 2018?
  7. What is your plans for your blog?

I am nominating the following blogs because I want to show that I appreciate their work but they are under no obligation to accept and/or complete the questions.

 

My nominees are:

The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap

Cindy Knoke.com

Dazed and Still Dreaming

Carries Book Reviews

Moody here

Roth Poetry

The Tony Burgess Blog

Ultimatetravel

Ricardo Sexton

Blase’

Percolating Poetry

Bedtime Stories

The Militant Negro

Die Erste Eslarner Zeitung

Shehanne Moore

 

Congratulations everyone! 🙂

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Real Neat Blog Award, congratulations to thirteen nominees!

Dear Kitty. Some blog

Real Neat Blog Award

Late in 2014, I made this new award: the Real Neat Blog Award. There are so many bloggers whose blogs deserve more attention. So, I will try to do something about that 🙂

It is the first award that I ever made. I did some computer graphics years ago, before I started blogging; but my computer drawing had become rusty 🙂

The ‘rules’ of the Real Neat Blog Award are: (feel free not to act upon them if you don’t have time; or don’t accept awards; etc.):

1. Put the award logo on your blog.

2. Answer 7 questions asked by the person who nominated you.

3. Thank the people who nominated you, linking to their blogs.

4. Nominate any number of bloggers you like, linking to their blogs.

5. Let them know you nominated them (by commenting on their blog etc.)

My seven questions are:

1. Where do most…

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3rd Halloween Poem Contest – Last Group Of Submitted Poems —

Writer's Treasure Chest

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Please respect each authors’ and poets’ copyright. The rights remain with the writers. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from each of the poems author’s is strictly prohibited and violates copyright laws in the country you are reading this work in as well as in the country you are trying to re-publish this work in. – Aurora Jean Alexander

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Halloween Offerings by Eva D.R.Force

The templates we walk carve our
path in the stone…Polished and smooth
From the rubble of bones

We remember the ghosts
being tossed from their thrones
Hurled in the truncated
Pits of Livation

.The lamplight
….grows dim
Even darkening our stations
I remember the devil with his
Opposing negations

Offering a sweet candy
Poisoned temptation
To mark us bewitched
With his evil predation

Offerings of tempest
The lamp lights grow dim
Calling us out .. all…

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Bullying, Cyberbullying, and Cruelty to Others – Veronica’s Experience

Random Bits of Trial and Error

Some brush it off as, “Bullying is part of life.  We all go through it.”  Unfortunately, that is true, but it’s still no excuse.  Bullying has pushed its way into social media, magnifying the range of devastation to its victims.  It has ruined people’s lives, reputations, and it is pushing kids to the point of suicide.  In my niece’s small Ohio town, seven children, ranging from 13 to 19, have committed suicide in the last few years.  I’m veering from my usual RVing posts to address and share my niece’s experience growing up in this small town.

Here are Veronica’s words:

“Before I start, I want to put a disclaimer down.  I don’t want people to feel bad for me.  I’ve come to live with it.  I am also not looking for attention.  I am here to help.  I want others to see things really do look up when you…

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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer in America: A Historical Timeline

Karmic Reaction Blog

LGBT Rights Timeline

The Gay Rights Movement is a civil rights movement that advocates equal rights for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transsexual individuals. The timeline listed below contains some of the most pivotal events in this movement throughout U.S. and world history.

1924: Henry Gerber founds the Society for Human Rights, the first documented gay rights organization in the United States. The society was chartered by the State of Illinois and published Friendship and Freedom, the first U.S. publication for homosexuals. The Society soon disbands due to political pressures and what Gerber later describes as being “up against a solid wall of ignorance, hypocrisy, meanness, and corruption” (quoted in Williams & Reter, 2003, p. 54).

1928: Radclyffe Hall’s lesbian novel, The Well of Loneliness is published. As a result, homosexuality becomes a topic of public conversation in both the United States and England.

1945: Homosexuals remain interned…

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4 Awards….For EveryBody.

The Militant Negro™

4 Awards

Today I was nominated for 4 different awards by Ms. Esme. Do yourself a favor, hop over and meet and greet her at her wonderful blog….

The Recipe HunterCook And Enjoy

Yes, its hard to believe, but she nominated me for the following 4 awards!

The Get To Know Me Tag

get to know me

Sunshine Blogger Award

sunshine-blogger-award

The Blue Sky Tag

}TRH Blue Sky Tag

The Liebster Award

liebster-award-1I stopped being involved in awards for this blog of mine 5 years ago because I never followed the rules properly. I’m too old to start doing things properly now days so I’;m gonna break these award rules beyond repair.

The Rules:

  1. Give 11 questions.
  2. Tag 11 people.
  3. Answer the 11 questions given to you.
  4. Don’t forget to thank the person who nominated/ tagged you.

I’ll start my award rules breaking party by not answering any questions about me but by directing you to two recent

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