AWARD: Sunshine Blogger #2

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sunshine-blog-awardMany thanks to AvidObserver for nominating me for this wonderful award for those blogs that bring sunshine to your world everyday. Please check out the site by clicking on the link above, as it’s all about motivation and how to have a wonderful and happy life. Great stuff. 🙂



1.) Thank the person who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blog.
2.) Answer the 11 questions sent by the person who nominated you.
3.) Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions.
4.) List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post and/or on your blog.

 Questions asked to me:

  • A quote or any saying that you love and follow.
    • “Do unto others as you wish done unto you.” It’s really the only one to live by. And it applies across the board. Generally, people inherently do the things to/for other people that they wish someone would do for them. Of course there are exceptions, but think about it… your mind naturally does the things you think are what should be done — what you like. And if we all did that, we’d all be happier!


  • If you get chance either to go into the future and know what’s there for you or to go back in past and change something, which one would you choose & why?
    • There isn’t anything I would change in the past, as I am a firm believer in the connection between events. If I changed one thing, there may be detrimental effects that I’d be even more unhappy over. So… I’d peak into the future, which is something I already do now whenever I (a) go to a psychic, (b) read spoilers about TV shows or films, or (c) read the end of a book before the first few pages (yes, I do that sometimes).


  • A superpower that you think everyone should have.
    • To freeze time. There are so many moments that I either need more time to get something done, or I want more time with someone else, or I want to stop everything around me so I can fix something without anyone knowing about it. But that’d be changing the natural flow of things, which I just said I wouldn’t do in the above question, so… oh… my brain hurts now. To eat whatever we want and never get sick or gain weight. That works.


  • Mountains or Beaches?
    • Mountains. I hate hot weather. I love cold weather. Put me at the top of a mountain to look over the whole valley or city. I’m a happy boy.


  • Is there anything that can/might make you stop blogging?
    • Rude people. If too many people had negative comments and it was work to keep up with the positive approach, I might step away and take a break.


  • If you get a chance to watch any war that happened in the past live, which war would you choose n why?
    • I’d choose the American Revolution, as it’s what gave my country our freedom. I’d want to know what the founders were thinking on good and bad days, how they eventually came to their final decisions and what their hopes were for the future. Some books and documents tell us this, but to see their discussions would be a whole new world of information.


  • Share any adventurous or risky thing that you ever did. 
    • I quit a very promising job and moved cross-country for a relationship and a change in my life. There were too many events going on, which made me think I needed to start over in a new place. I moved to California and stayed for 1 year. My former job called and asked me to come back at an even great salary and position. My significant other and I talked about it and decided it was the right thing for us. So we moved back to NY. Unfortunately the relationship eventually ended, but then I met my current partner and nearly 6 years later, we’re very happy!


  • What gives you goosebumps every-time?
    • That moment in a movie or a TV show when something good and positive happens, and you’ve been waiting since the beginning for it to work out. I start tingling a little, get the goosebumps, my eyes grow heavy and a few tears form. Then I think about something really silly so I can laugh instead of let anyone see me cry. I’m a cold emotionless stone, I tell ya!


  • A gift that you would love to receive anytime.
    • Money? Peace? Time? End to hunger and abuse? Since that’s not about to happen unfortunately… gift cards.


  • Your favorite topics to have a conversation on.
    • Genealogy. I could talk all day. Books too, but those can be confrontational, and I prefer not to argue. So… family history wins out!


  • One thing that you want to eliminate from your life completely.
    • Oh… where to go with this one. I need to ask about the rules here… QC = Question Creator.


Me: Is this something I eliminate from just my life or from everyone’s?

QC: Read the question.

Me: Oh, OK. Just me. Is this something that I should keep but don’t want to? Or something I need to get rid of?

QC: Does it matter?

Me: I guess not. Just trying to do this correctly. Is this something tangible or theoretical?

QC: Are you always this difficult?

Me: Yes.


Final Answer = My Indecision


Note: I didn’t ask Avid Observer these questions. Just imagining how it might go.


My Nominees:


Congratulations! I so enjoy seeing your blogs every day and look forward to your responses.


Questions for nominees:

Note: Also… besides providing the answer, also explain why for all of them! 🙂

  1. Which of the 7 deadly sins could you absolutely live with if you had to?
  2. Which of the 7 dwarfs are you most similar to?
  3. What state haven’t you lived in but would like to?
  4. Where do you see yourself in ten years that you believe you might actually achieve?
  5. Where do you see yourself in ten years that you hope happens but don’t think it will?
  6. Who do you not know in person but think you’d best friends with?
  7. What Greek or Roman goddess or god is your favorite?
  8. When in time would you want to live that you have not been alive for?
  9. If you could only travel by 1 mode of transportation in the future, what would it be?
  10. What website do you visit the most?
  11. How many cookies is too many cookies in one single sitting?


About Me

I’m Jay and I live in NYC. By profession, I work in technology. By passion, I work in writing. Once you hit my site “ThisIsMyTruthNow” at, you can join the fun and see my blog and various site content. You’ll find book reviews, published and in-progress fiction, TV/Film reviews, favorite vacation spots and my own version of the “365 Daily Challenge.” Since March 13, 2017, I’ve posted a characteristic either I currently embody or one I’d like to embody in the future. 365 days of reflection to discover who I am and what I want out of life… see how you compare!


48 thoughts on “AWARD: Sunshine Blogger #2

    The Otaku Judge said:
    June 17, 2017 at 1:30 PM

    There is no such thing as too many cookies.

    Liked by 2 people

    susandyer1962 said:
    June 17, 2017 at 1:37 PM

    Congratulations Jay! Well deserved!!

    Liked by 1 person

    Mischenko said:
    June 17, 2017 at 1:38 PM

    Awesome answers and really great questions. Thanks so much for nominating me. This is way too exciting. I’m jumping out of my chair! ;D

    Liked by 1 person

      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      June 17, 2017 at 1:39 PM

      Yay! Jumping out of your chair… excellent. Tried to have some easy and some painful questions!

      Liked by 1 person

        Mischenko said:
        June 17, 2017 at 1:47 PM

        Haha! I have to get caught up here. I’ll try to spend less time in the pool this week. ;D

        Liked by 1 person

    Lana (Sleepless in wherever) said:
    June 17, 2017 at 1:38 PM

    Another first for me, thanks Jay! This is great, I’m all excited. Some of those answers are just hilarious )))

    Liked by 1 person

    Janice Collins said:
    June 17, 2017 at 1:44 PM

    Congratulation on the Sunshine blogger award. I enjoyed reading your answers. They’re fun. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    Nel said:
    June 17, 2017 at 1:48 PM

    Congrats James. You definitely have plenty of sunshine 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      June 17, 2017 at 1:49 PM

      Aww… thank you! As do you, hence the tag!

      Liked by 1 person

        Nel said:
        June 17, 2017 at 1:49 PM

        Yeah I have to answer 22 questions now cause Avid Observer tagged me too hahaha. That will be a fun post for me!

        Liked by 1 person

        James J. Cudney IV responded:
        June 17, 2017 at 1:50 PM

        Oh I missed that. Hahahahaha. Sorry not sorry.

        Liked by 1 person

        Nel said:
        June 17, 2017 at 1:51 PM

        HAHA! I’m cool with that. The more the merrier right??

        Liked by 1 person

    shalini said:
    June 17, 2017 at 2:03 PM

    you ask tough questions…another thing to be glad about ..not getting tagged for this…
    great answers and I am glad to get an insight about what makes you tick …I think its not that unemotional stone..hehe

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      June 17, 2017 at 2:04 PM

      Shh… don’t tell anyone!

      I am harsh. I know. Very judgmental. I posted about that once. 🙂

      I will only tag you for the easy ones in the future! Ha.

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        shalini said:
        June 17, 2017 at 2:08 PM

        hahaha no issues you can tag me just don’t give me time limits… and I still need to know where do I see all my tags as I cant see all my comments on the right hand corner just the comments for today…
        adieu jay its fun to see you interact with others different sides of you…
        you can be harsh and judgemental because you are fun too so that kinda equals it out..
        its midnight here so adieu my friend and comrade in tag arms…have a great day and a great weekend

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        James J. Cudney IV responded:
        June 17, 2017 at 2:12 PM

        sleep well… and thank you. I’m not sure on the tags… they may be lost. 😦

        Liked by 1 person

        shalini said:
        June 17, 2017 at 2:13 PM

        oh then I will check out my individual posts and do them…will have to find a solution

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        shalini said:
        June 17, 2017 at 2:14 PM

        you have also tagged me somewhere … for the next work sounds more like homework but still …

        Liked by 1 person

    Carissa Reads It All said:
    June 17, 2017 at 2:13 PM

    Congrats! Thanks for the shout as always! 👍🏼🙌🏼

    Liked by 1 person

    PoojaG said:
    June 17, 2017 at 2:43 PM

    Congratulations and thank you so much for the nomination! I’ll try to do it some time soon!!

    Liked by 1 person

    ashleighjaynexx said:
    June 17, 2017 at 3:21 PM

    Awesome answers and great questions to ask others.

    Liked by 1 person

    Norin said:
    June 17, 2017 at 4:25 PM

    Congratulations! I so enjoyed reading your answers, in particular, the dialogue format was so hilarious and fun to read!

    Liked by 1 person

    Books, Vertigo and Tea said:
    June 17, 2017 at 7:14 PM

    I was in hysterics with the final question and your indecisiveness (I suffer this affliction as well 😉 ). But in all seriousness. Some of your answers here truly speak to me. “Do unto others as you wish done unto you.” is the golden rule in this home. When the kids are facing a dilemma, I can often be caught saying “Do unto others.”. Is the way of life.

    Irony, 6 years ago I tossed a career and uprooted across country from Ohio to Oregon for a fresh start. Pleased to report still here and the relationship is a success 🙂

    Fun post my friend! So sorry I have been so absent.

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      June 17, 2017 at 10:31 PM

      We are too similar. I’m glad the move worked and the relationship is good! I’m glad to have you back to chat again. Hope you are doing well.

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        Books, Vertigo and Tea said:
        June 18, 2017 at 1:24 PM

        I am doing better 🙂 Just a few more hurdles, so I will try to pace myself accordingly. It is certainly nice to be back. Kind a missed our chats 😛

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        James J. Cudney IV responded:
        June 18, 2017 at 2:34 PM

        Me too. We’ll get stared again!

        Liked by 1 person

    Elle said:
    June 17, 2017 at 9:43 PM

    Congratulations! Your answers are hilarious 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    hsimone said:
    June 18, 2017 at 2:11 AM

    Congratulations! I love the quote – “Do unto others as you wish done unto you.” It really does sum up pretty much everything.

    The mountain or the beach is tough because I love both…I guess I also have problems with being indecisiveness, lol.

    Great answers and congratulations again!

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    Avid Observer said:
    June 18, 2017 at 12:02 PM

    Congos🎉 really these were amazing answers especially that last one 😂
    So good to know something more about your life through this ☺

    Liked by 1 person

    dinosaursdonkeysandms said:
    June 18, 2017 at 3:20 PM

    Thank you so much for the nomination. 🙂 I’ve loved reading your answers too. xxx

    Liked by 1 person

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