AWARD: Awesome Blogger #2

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Many thanks to Noriko for nominating me on this award. I was nominated once before, but she has fun new questions, so I must participate again. And she’s such an amazing online friend, you must go check out her site to see a ton of good content and brilliant ideas.

The award was created by Maggie at Dreaming of Guatemala who stated:

This is an award for the absolutely wonderful writers all across the blogging world. They have beautiful blogs, are kind and lovely, and always find a way to add happiness and laughter to the lives of their readers. That is what truly defines an awesome blogger.

 

Rules

1. Thank the person who nominated you.
2. Include the reason behind the award.
3. Include the banner in your post.
4. Tag it under #awesomebloggeraward in the Reader.
5. Answer the questions your nominator gave you.
6. Nominate at least 5 awesome bloggers.
7. Give your nominees 10 new questions to answer.
8. Let your nominees know that they’ve been nominated.

 

Questions To Me

  • What is your worst fear in your life?
    • Dying without living to my full potential

 

  • Are you left-handed or right-handed? If you’re right-handed, are you inherently right-handed or were you forced?
    • Right-handed all my life

 

  • Tell us about the happiest moment you have ever had in your life if you don’t mind.
    • I’m not sure I know the happiest one, but definitely when I completed my first novel and actually thought to myself “you accomplished a major goal.”

 

  • If you could go back in time and re-experience a certain event/time period, when is it and why?
    • I’d like to re-live college knowing more about myself now. I would make some different decisions — nothing major — just to learn to appreciate life more than always studying.

 

  • Where are you from?
    • Born in Fort Myers, Florida but grew up in Bethpage, New York.

 

  • What is your least favorite social media platform and why?
    • SnapChat. I do not like posting videos of myself. It often breaks the device.

 

  • If you could have Doraemon’s Anywhere Door (for those of you who don’t know what it is, it is basically a magical door that transports you anywhere you want in an instant), where would you go?
    • My head’s exploding. I can’t pick only one place. OK fine, you’re so mean to me, Noriko… only for you!!! I’d go to Elizabethan Times in England to visit the Kings and Queens and try to advise them of what they should do differently. 🙂

 

  • What’s the 2nd item on your bucket list?
    • Invent something that truly makes a difference for human beings.

 

  • Any summer plans?
    • Normal stuff. Fire Island weekend. Trip to Louisiana to visit family. Work on the NYC Terrace Garden.

 

  • What life lesson do you appreciate the most and why?
    • Always be honest, express your thoughts and be open-minded. You’ll accomplish more than anyone else can if you follow those guidelines.

 

Questions To My Nominees

  1. Tell us about your next planned vacation.
  2. Who is your favorite world leader and why?
  3. Which book character is your dream significant other?
  4. What is your normal wake-up time and go-to-sleep time?
  5. What fable taught you the most in life?
  6. What’s been the worst movie you’ve seen?
  7. How do you really feel about social media?
  8. What does the world need to do more of?
  9. If you could stop time every day for 30 minutes, would you do it even if you don’t no what the repercussions might be?
  10. Do you have a secret crush on someone right now? And will you tell me who it is?

 

My Nominees

 

About Me & the “365 Daily Challenge”

I’m Jay and I live in NYC. By profession, I work in technology. By passion, I work in writing. I’ve always been a reader. And now I’m a daily blogger. I decided to start my own version of the “365 Daily Challenge” where 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.

The goal: Knowledge. Acceptance. Understanding. Optimization. Happiness. Help. For myself. For others. And if all else fails, humor. When I’m finished in one year, I hope to have more answers about the future and what I will do with the remainder of my life. All aspects to be considered. It’s not just about a career, hobbies, residence, activities, efforts, et al. It’s meant to be a comprehensive study and reflection from an ordinary man. Not a doctor. Not a therapist. Not a friend. Not an encyclopedia full of prior research. Just pure thought, a blogged journal with true honesty.

Join the fun and read a new post each day, or check out my book reviews, TV/Film reviews or favorite vacation spots. And feel free to like, rate, comment or take the poll for each post. Note: All written content is my original creation and copyrighted to me, but the graphics and images were linked from other sites and belong to them. Many thanks to their original creators.

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41 thoughts on “AWARD: Awesome Blogger #2

    swalia said:
    July 21, 2017 at 8:25 PM

    Congrats

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    Noriko said:
    July 21, 2017 at 8:30 PM

    Thank you, Jay for participating! But my goodness, did I incur your wrath????!!! You cracked me up!
    I want to re-live my junior college, too. Had I known that communicating through English would be so much fun, I would have studied a lot harder and possibly have chosen a different path. Great answers, I enjoyed it!

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      July 21, 2017 at 8:34 PM

      Thank you! You didn’t. I was happy to do this one because you tagged me!!! I’m so glad you have fun with English. I suppose we can’t change the past but we can make the future even better!

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        Noriko said:
        July 21, 2017 at 8:38 PM

        You’re very welcome, Jay. It’s been awesome to have been friends with you 🙂
        And yes, you’re absolutely right. We cannot change the past but we can make a difference in our future. It’s totally up to ourselves! Nicely put 😀

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        James J. Cudney IV responded:
        July 21, 2017 at 8:45 PM

        Thank you! Hope you are off to the start of great weekend!

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        Noriko said:
        July 21, 2017 at 8:46 PM

        Thanks, you too ❤

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    Roda said:
    July 21, 2017 at 8:35 PM

    Great answers!! Well, minus the one about social media. Keep it positive my friend! You are amazing in all ways! ☺️💚

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      July 21, 2017 at 8:44 PM

      Haha! Thank you. But I never go on SnapChat with my own posts! 🙂

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        Roda said:
        July 21, 2017 at 8:45 PM

        I assumed it was a teenage thing. I forget and call it snapfish. My kids think that is hilarious!

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        James J. Cudney IV responded:
        July 21, 2017 at 8:46 PM

        LOL it’s a cross breed between SnapChat and RazorFish. Introducing the new SnapFish. Or ChatRazor! haahha

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        Roda said:
        July 21, 2017 at 8:48 PM

        No kidding! 😝 welcome to my world!

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    Azia said:
    July 21, 2017 at 8:37 PM

    Congrats on another award, James 🙂 And same, Snapchat is my least favorite social media platform. I rarely use it because I’m TERRIBLE at making videos without my face looking slightly terrifying haha

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    Nathprasad Dhanawat said:
    July 21, 2017 at 8:37 PM

    Congratulations

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    wakinguponthewrongsideof50 said:
    July 21, 2017 at 9:59 PM

    I almost never post pictures of myself…same reason….

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    Darque Dreamer Reads said:
    July 21, 2017 at 10:40 PM

    Well deserved!!

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    superwifeandmummy said:
    July 22, 2017 at 12:56 AM

    Congratulations James! Fully deserved – you are a phenomenon! !

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    vinnieh said:
    July 22, 2017 at 7:07 AM

    Congrats and thanks for the nomination. Plus, I like your open minded attitude.

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    shalini said:
    July 22, 2017 at 9:18 AM

    As usual great answers. Congratulations and Noriko is really a sweet girl. She is very good at baking too

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      July 22, 2017 at 9:21 AM

      Interesting… she must send us all some foods.

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        shalini said:
        July 22, 2017 at 9:31 AM

        I have asked her that till she told i should whip up some Indian sweet dishes… That shut me up I don’t cook

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        James J. Cudney IV responded:
        July 22, 2017 at 9:35 AM

        oh! slam. sometimes it comes right back at you.

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        shalini said:
        July 22, 2017 at 9:36 AM

        True that.. I gently did indicate If she could oblige with indian sweet dishes, I don’t think anyone would mind…

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    Phantom Paper said:
    July 22, 2017 at 12:13 PM

    Interesting Q’s , Jay. The last one xD

    My dream fictional S.O. is Bellamy from ‘The 100’.

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      July 22, 2017 at 12:14 PM

      I haven’t watched that show yet! I see so much on it. And thanks. Hehehe! I believe I’ve tagged you on something coming up in the next day or two btw.

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        Phantom Paper said:
        July 22, 2017 at 12:17 PM

        I love the show, they still don’t have S03 and 04 here in China or I’d have watched it!

        You do?? Aww shucks, man. Thank you! I just finished your tag an hour ago and have it scheduled for posting.

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        James J. Cudney IV responded:
        July 22, 2017 at 12:19 PM

        Cool! Yes, I have a backlog of them, but I try to not always hit the same people. 🙂

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        Phantom Paper said:
        July 22, 2017 at 12:23 PM

        No problem, dude! I enjoy tags and awards, wanted to tag you back for my prompt but thought you might have too many already, plus I’d be tagging the tagger back 😛

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        James J. Cudney IV responded:
        July 22, 2017 at 12:26 PM

        haha… always happy to participate on something fun and new!

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    Sophie @ Blame Chocolate said:
    July 23, 2017 at 5:40 AM

    Congratulations on the award, James! 🙂 And thank you so much for nominating me ❤
    Elizabethan Times would definitely be an awesome period to visit. And I think everyone comes out of college thinking "what more could I have done?" It's definitely a time of self-discovery but there's also too much at stake, so "regrets" are a given. But also lessons to do better next time 🙂
    Great post!

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      July 23, 2017 at 8:05 AM

      Thank you. And you are welcome. Look forward to your responses. Thanks for the feedback. Learning lessons is a good thing!

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    Rae Longest said:
    July 23, 2017 at 11:47 AM

    When you come down to Louisiana, come as far as Texas…I have a cool guest bedroom for a weekend visit.

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      July 23, 2017 at 3:18 PM

      I appreciate that. I wonder how far you are from Monroe, LA. We’ll probably be visiting his family Labor Day weekend.

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    Rae Longest said:
    July 23, 2017 at 3:27 PM

    I can find out.

    Liked by 1 person

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