Sunday, 8 July 2012

Kreativ Kapers Kontinue.


I'm a little behind.  Yes, I'm getting my butt into shape.  Okay, I'm a little behind in acknowledging the above award.  The "Kreativ Blogger Award" was bestowed upon me by our good friend Ian, over at this site, Views From the Bald Patch .  And thus, I've been 'tagged'.  That way, the authorities can make sure I maintain my blogging curfew.

Now then, here are some rules I'm supposed to adhere to.  
1:  Thank the blogger who nominated me for the award and provide a link back to their blog.  (Thank you, Ian and the link is in the top paragraph.)
2:  List seven things about myself that the reader might find interesting.   (Yeah right)
3:  Tag seven other bloggers, providing links to their blogs and informing them.

I really appreciate you bestowing this award upon me, Ian.  Congratulations on you and your family becoming Canadian citizens.  Enjoy and go easy on the maple syrup.

Seven fascinating facts about me that will thrill you to the point of joyous celebration. 

1:  I've had my alleged comedy featured on a radio station named, "talkSPORT".
2:  I went to the last ever "Soccer Bowl" in Vancouver, back in 1983.
3:  I bumped into two naked ladies in a remote forest in British Columbia.  I recall blushing and trying to have a conversation with them.  I said, "Oh, don't worry about being naked.  I'm not staring or anything..."  And with that, I walked back to my campsite.
4:  I had my car shown on the local news in Vancouver.  My 1964 Plymouth Valiant had been hit and run twice within three months.  I got so angry I taped the word "OUCH!" on the side of my car.  Much to my surprise, there was the 'Ouchmobile' on the local news..  The newscaster made a fleeting comment about some driver was obviously a little annoyed about something.
5:  I used to be a playboy, I mean a  paper boy.  And no, I wasn't made out of paper.   My deliveries of the paper were aided by the use of a bicycle with no handles and two flat tyres (tires).  
6:  I watched Terry Jacks in a high school lunchtime concert when he was in a band called "The Poppy Family". His then wife, Susan, was the star of the show.  And Terry went onto have a bit of fame with that song. "Seasons in the Sun".  
7:  I had a television crew from the show, "House Doctor", audition me for a potential episode to get my house renovated.  They sent me a letter telling me that I had finished second out of all the auditions.  The letter stated that they considered my house "Too ambitious of a project."  Imagine if my doctor said that to me.  The house that was featured was a house in Stoke on Trent.  My mother over in Canada told me she had seen that episode.  I told her that was the house selected over mine.  Oh well, what the heck.  Yes, the house did sell about two months after House Doctor visited me.

I shall now provide a list of seven bloggers who will, no doubt, be thrilled with getting this award.  However, I want them to know they should feel no obligation to post up the award or make mention of me.  You can always just stick the award in your blogging 'trophy cabinet'.  
I'm going to forward these awards to bloggers who have few 'followers' and I believe, deserve more awareness. 

The Kreativ Seven are:

7:  Chaos and Kairos   

60 comments:

  1. You bump into naked ladies and your car is famous? Is that ironic or what?
    Congratulations my friend!
    And may you not have to dig your way to China to comment tomorrow.

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    1. Ah Alex, my life has been one ironic adventure. One day, I might bump into naked ladies in my famous car.
      Comments. I cannot begin to tell you how much fun it is to scroll and scroll and scroll, be put in a holding pattern, just to leave one of my 'treasured' comments amongst the zillion plus comments you get on your wondrous blog. China, no. Australis,possibly...
      Take care, dude.

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  2. Ouchmobiles and naked campers...you certainly lead an interesting life. Congratulations on the award Gary...you most certainly deserve it.

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    1. Hi Delores,
      Ouchmobiles, naked ladies in the middle of a remote forest and I was Grade 8 class president. Such a life, eh :)
      Thanks for the congratulations. You are most flattering.
      Gary

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  3. Those facts certainly did thrill me with joyous celebration. I'm glad I have enough followers not to get another useless "award".

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    1. Hey PT,
      One might say these awards are a cynical exercise in self-promotion. And, lucky you, if you recall, I informed folks of you and your incredibly interesting blog when you were some kind of grumpy bulldog. Those were the daze, eh....

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  4. Wow, your comedy made it onto the radio, your car made it onto the news, and your house darned near got picked by the House Doctor. Talk about a charmed life. Oh, and not to mention running into a couple of gals running around in the woods in their birthday suits. Your life isn't boring, is it?

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    1. Hi Susan,
      Such a charmed life I lead. The guy on the radio tried to take credit for one of my um 'jokes', I finished second out of several hundred candidates for House Doctor and the gals in the bushes gave me, yes me, strange looks.
      My life has been rather comical at times. Thanks, Susan.
      Gary

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  5. Richly deserved, Gary! Naked ladies in BC? Guess the place must be getting more European than I thought :)

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    1. Hi Ian,
      And thank you again for bestowing that award upon me. Location of naked ladies incident was a few miles from Lightning Lake campground in Manning Park. So, if you want to practice being "European".....there you go :)

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  6. You lead such an exciting life. And you're famous. Why I knew that! Penny must be blushing with pride. Notice I didn't say flushing?

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    1. Hi Joylene,
      Yep, my life is a thrill a second, or leap second, even. However, you, my celebrity friend, are the famous one!
      Penny is blushing with pride and she and I note you didn't say "flushing". Not like we'd stoop so low as to start doing toilet jokes....
      Your starstruck fan, Gary

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    1. Ah Joylene,
      I hate that episode! :)

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    2. Hey Joylene,
      Then again, Tristan got the day off school when the crew from House Doctor came around. That was pretty exciting for him :)

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  8. Ahhhh. The thrill of made-up requirements. And you fulfilled them all. It's a mighty purty badge ya got there, mister.

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    1. Hey lotta joy,
      Ah yes and the 'thrill' of putting in all those links. You can imagine how much I like to tell folks about my all too exciting life. I'm assuming the "purty badge", is my photo icon...thanks :)

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  9. Congratulations on your award and wow, your seven facts really are fascinating! Can't get rid of the image of you bumping into the naked ladies - I think I'll be smiling about that all day :-) x

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    1. Hi Teresa,
      Thank you for the congratulations. Oh yes, I think facts like I like chocolate cake would have been even more um fascinating :)
      Oh, the naked ladies. Maintain eye contact, Gary. You can do it! LOL
      Gary x

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  10. Congrats on a well deserved award.

    Yvonne.

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    1. Hi Yvonne,
      Thank you very much for the congratulations :)
      Gary

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  11. You were nearly on House Doctor?!? Seriously!?!? I LOVED that programme and even got all the House Doctor books!! My goodness Gary - TV totally likes you! And Naked Ladies! LOL!! Take care
    x

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    1. Hi Kitty,
      Yes, seriously. And they had it all worked out. I was going to be the Canadian dude having um good natured banter with the American lady that presented the show. I was looking forward to that.
      I shall be doing a TV documentary about mysterious naked ladies who have been seen in remote forests :)
      See ya later, eh. You honorary Canadian.
      Gary
      x

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  12. I've yet to run into naked people in the forest.

    Now I feel cheated.

    :-)

    Pearl

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    1. Hi Pearl,
      Oh no, say it aint so. No wonder you feel cheated. Thought that was a regular occurrence in Minnesota. Well, in the summertime :)

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  13. Yes, YOU do deserve the award. Absolutely. And thank you for considering my meandering scribbles worthy of one too. 'Seasons in the Sun' always made me cry when I was younger, still fills me up some. Lovely song. "Oh don't worry about being naked..." Hahahahaha, brilliant. I bet that totally set their minds at rest, tough what they were doing in the woods naked I can only imagine. Must have been summer-time methinks. I award a hug to you Gary. M x

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    1. Hey All Consuming,
      Of course I do deserve such an award :) They should have an award for being shy and humble. I would be first to get that one!
      If I can move past the cringe-worthy lyrics to "Seasons in the Sun", I can understand what you mean.
      I thought that was a um brilliant statement by me to those two totally naked ladies. At least I think they were totally naked...Of course, after my brilliant remark, I kinda took off, tail between my legs, so to speak....
      And you were a worthy winner of this prestigious award. A much sought after award that makes you want to sing, dance and run around naked in a remote forest.
      I bestow a hug to you.
      Gary x

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  14. Congrats on the award!!! Yes, it sounds about right for BC, naked ladies in the forest!!! LOL!! And Seasons in the Sun!!! OMG I used to sing this song on the school bus with my friend!! Oh no, I hear it playing in my head. I must get rid of it!!! LOL!!! It is great to hear about your West Coast adventures :)

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    1. Hi Suzanne,
      Thank you very much for the congratulations. Good old BC or 'Barely Covered' :) If it was Wreck Beach, it would of be understandable. "We had joy, we had fun...". Thanks a lot, now that darned song is going through my head. Help! The big song they played at the lunchtime concert was "Which way you goin' Billy?" Oops
      I'm glad you enjoyed reading some of my West Coast adventures. Now about that time in the Empress Hotel...
      Thanks, Suzanne.
      Take care, eh,
      Gary :)

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  15. Congratulations on the award! I'm looking forward to checking out your nominees.

    I love the ouch-mobile. That's a cute way of handling too many hit and runs.

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    1. Hi Danielle,
      Thank you very much for the congratulations. I do hope you manage to have a good read of those in the links.
      I did have to laugh, sort of, over sticking the word "OUCH!" on the 'ouchmobile' :)

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  16. Ha Ha, Ouchmobile. I've seen cars with giant bandaids taped over their little dings and dents.
    I wouldn't be naked in a forest for all the gold in Fort Knox. Imagine falling over and landing in poison ivy!

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    1. Hi River,
      Aha, nothing like a bit tape on the little dings and dents. My car could of looked like something from the car casualty department.
      Naked and landing in poison ivy. You make an interesting point.
      Thanks,
      Gary :)

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  17. Well done on the thoroughly deserved award and thank you for bestowing the honour on to my blog. I'm try to think of a story that incorporates the 'Ouchmobile' and runnig into the two naked ladies in the forest. Alas, i think I should leave that to your imagination and creativity :)

    Take Care

    GEM

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    1. Hi GEM,
      You are just way too kind :) You deserve this award and I hope it increases the awareness of your excellently written blog.
      The "Ouchmobile" goes off the road into a remote forest and discovers two naked ladies. The Ouchmobile offers the ladies some tape to cover up their parts. The two naked ladies decline such an offer and kick poor Ouchmobile in its rear exhaust....
      All the best and congratulations.
      Gary :)

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  18. You have the most original answers to any that I have seen who have received this award.

    Some day, I will try and visit Vancouver.

    Take care my friend and congratulations.

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    1. Hi Michael,
      That's very kind of you to say. I do try to mention something a bit different than my favourite brand of pop or something else as um 'fascinating' :)
      I hope you make it to Vancouver. A nice city much loved by the good folks of Toronto. Oops...
      Thank you, my friend and thanks for the congratulations.
      Gary

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  19. Congrats on the award, and thank you for passing it on to me. I'll hopefully pass it on later in the week, in the hope that my brain comes back off holiday.
    :)

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    1. Hi Lost in Space,
      Thanks for the congrats. You are very welcome for the award. Please don't worry about passing it on. What I would like to see is more people coming and checking out your thoughtful site.
      You look after yourself.
      Gary :)

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    1. Hi The Golden Eagle,
      Thank you :)

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  21. Teehee! two naked ladies in the woods in BC? All I can think of to say is...BRRRR! And I had a car that hit 4 times in 18 months. I loved that car, too. But it was cursed. Congrats on the award, Gary!! That was fun!

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    1. Hi Nancy,
      Oh yes, two naked ladies in BC. Good thing, if the weather was cold, that I wasn't naked :) Actually, BC gets some very hot weather, especially in the Okanagan and parts of the Fraser Canyon.
      That's awful about your car. Maybe it's something to do with West Coast drivers...or maybe the car was indeed, cursed.
      Thanks for the congrats, Nancy. Yes, wasn't this fun :)
      Gary

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  22. Thank you so much, Gary,

    It is such a welcomed treat to be included in your selection. Sad to say, that I have been dismayed by that confounded Blogger that posts a entry every time I delete something. Anyway, not to sell your graciousness short ... thank you again!

    On a personal note, I joined the ranks of the multitudes of unemployed workers the other day ... Unemployment Central. Don't fret, my mate and I are doing fine ... she has put me to work on domestic duties like laying wood floors, gardening, and other horrible chores. I predict that if I continue to satisfy her requests that I will be retired before I return to work ...

    Thanks again for the recognition.

    Jackie

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    1. Hello Jackie,
      My pleasure, friend. You write an excellent, thought provoking blog. I'm very sorry to read of your problems with the mystery that is Blogger. It has a moody temperament.
      And during these brutal times in this brutal economy, I hope that something transpires out there in workland, very soon. In the meantime, you can learn the finest in art that is domestic skills. It can be quite therapeutic. I should know. Then again, if I don't do it, it doesn't get done! :)
      Hope further awareness of your blog, comes to fruition. That is my ideal.
      All the best to you,
      Gary

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  23. The rather saucy Sir Tom Eagerly says:
    Hey Mister, are you famous?

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    1. Hello,The rather saucy Sir Tom Eagerly,
      Yes, I'm famous. However not as famous, or infamous as your notable self. I recall the headline in the 'Upper Lower Upon Toggle Woggle Bugle' that stated, "Sir Tom Eagerly in lurid affair with her Lady Piggy Winkle of Potsbottom Upon Sea, Exposed!"

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  24. Dear Gary,
    Apologies for being so late, but anyway, I see you have received yet another award, and thoroughly deserved it is too. When I eventually go to Canada, I'll be sure to look out for naked ladies in a forest!
    Very Best Wihses, your way,
    David.

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    1. Dear David,
      No worries. A comment from you is eagerly anticipated, no matter when it arrives. Thanks for thinking I actually deserved this award. Much appreciated.
      In between parades in your honour, when you eventually grace Canada with your notable presence, the naked ladies are lining up, as we type, in a remote forest in British Columbia.
      Take care, eh
      Gary

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  25. congrats on the award!You've certainly had some adventures, haven't you? I'm curious about those two naked ladies--were they part of some nudist colony, or perhaps witches dancing in the forest:)
    Nutschell
    www.thewritingnut.com

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    1. Hello The Writing Nut aka nutshell,
      Thanks for the congrats on my award. I've had some rather um nutty adventures in my time.
      Actually, to satisfy your curiosity, the two naked ladies in question were part of an witch's nudist colony and had jobs as test pilots for a broom factory.
      Oh, what's with you dressed up as a bean? :)
      Take care and happy writing,
      Gary

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  26. Thanks for sharing all of these great stories! I especially liked the "ouch" episode, and your visit with the crew from the House Doctor! The Writing Nut made the best comment about your incident with the naked ladies! Congrats on your award! Julie

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    1. Hi Julie,
      It was fun, sort of, to share all these stories about the past. And 'ouch' that the House Doctor decided my house was "too ambitious a project.." :)
      Yes, the writing 'bean' left a bewitching comment. Thanks for the congrats, Julie and happy writing.
      Gary

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  27. Gary
    once again you are too kind to mention my little blog. You have been very generous with awards for me in the past. Thanks once again.

    ray

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    1. Hi Ray,
      You're a good guy and darned good blogger. I like to hopefully bring further awareness to folks like you who I think don't get the recognition merited.
      Congrats to you and please, do with the award as you wish.
      Have a pleasant weekend, my friend. With that, I shall now have a cup of oops, British coffee :)
      Gary

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  28. Wow! That's great. You truly deserve the Kreativ Blogger Award, Gary. You are a "Kreativ" dude. Heck, you're even creative, as well. Those seven facts were interesting and humorous, at times. I'm surprised with all the facts about yourself that you've given out about yourself in the past with all of your awards, you could come up with 7 new ones to come up with. Unless a couple are repeats, which I could understand. On your next award, you should tell people about the last time you clipped your toenails as one of your "facts." That should garner some applause. :)

    Of the facts you listed here, on this awards post, I'm thinking about the time you bumped into those two naked ladies. I was hoping your story would go from having a conversation with them to you gettin' down n' dirty with them, leaving them bow-legged and sweaty but nope... didn't happen. :( So why were they naked in a forest, anyway? Were they wood nymphs or something?

    Whenever I get the chance, I'll try to check out your Kreativ blogger awardees. Out of the seven, I recognize numbers 1 and 4. again have a great weekend!

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    1. Hi Kelly,
      I think it's most kind of you to track back through some of my other postings. Thank you.
      I keep trying to come up with new responses and I hope I haven't repeated myself. Hell, I can always make some up in the awards pending that I have stored away :)
      Yes, how did you know that I haven't clipped my toenails since 1986 and that my toenails enter a building five minutes before the rest of me.
      Well, the reason something a bit steamier didn't happen was because my wife was with me at the time we happened upon a couple of naked hippy chicks. She might not of been amused. Although, in hindsight, what the heck! :)
      Why they were naked is a total mystery to me. Maybe they couldn't afford clothes or had their clothes stolen by the mysterious yet lovable Sasquatch.
      You have a great weekend and that would be neat if you could check out the list of lucky bloggers.
      Gary

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I do try to comment back to each commenter individually. However, I might have to shorten my replies or give a group thank you. That way, I can spend more time commenting on your blogs. Thank you and peace, my friend.