Rantless: when I’ve got nothing to complain about
Hello, Friends! I had a wonderful week with hardly anything to ramble on about… I suppose that makes me RANTLESS. I got to play in the snow for a few minutes. I got Christmas presents from Grandma and Zora (my dad’s friends dog). Grandma got me carrot-flavored treats and a stuffed toy that looks just like me. Zora got me a Santa squeaky toy. I took naps on both of them this weekend. Dad’s played board games and card games with their friends. There was lots of drinking, swearing and insanity over memes! Since I have very little to rant about, I’ll reveal some exciting news today; the winners for the 2017 TRUTH award have been selected. If you are new to this blog, or didn’t read the post from about ten days ago, Dad picked the top 12 followers on his blog — based on count of comments in 2017. He believes those 12 people embody the values on his ‘This Is My Truth Now’ blog: inspiration, friendship, honesty, truth, gratitude, discovery, sharing, communicating, open-mindedness, love, commitment, equality, trust, and partnership.
Me waiting for the guests to arrive, then a shot Neel took at the tree after gifts
As a reminder, the nominees (blogs you should check out) included:
*** DRUM ROLL ***
- 1st Place – Mischenko @ Read Rant Rock and Roll
- $30 donation in their name to any charity they’d like
- $30 Amazon gift card
- 2nd Place – Noriko @ Diary of a Bookfiend
- $20 donation in their name to any charity they’d like
- $20 Amazon gift card
- 3rd Place – Nel @ Reactionary Tales
- $10 donation in their name to any charity they’d like
- $10 Amazon gift card
Check out the link for Dad’s book on Amazon: It’s starting to go through the next round of marketing to help new readers find it more quickly. Every click helps push it up on the rankings for Amazon, so take a quick peek today, thanks! He’s also signing a copy and mailing it to each of the three winners. Dad’s working with Mischenko, Noriko and Nel to confirm what charity they want. We’ll post together in the next few days to let everyone know. Congratulations to all the winners! The votes were very close, and everyone had a couple, which was great!
Next week… I’ll be talking to you from Long Island while Dad’s in Louisiana. I’m going to Ella’s for 5 days, heading out on Christmas Eve and returning on Thursday 12/28. I can’t wait to see my friends, but I’ll write a post on Christmas Day while I’m away just to wish everyone a happy holiday!
About Me & the “365 Daily Challenge”
I’m Jay, an author who lives in NYC. My debut novel, Watching Glass Shatter, can be purchased on Amazon @ http://mybook.to/WGS. 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.