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i am now an award-winning jack-of-all-trades!!!

In humor, life, Uncategorized, writing on January 16, 2012 at 1:45 pm

I was recently nominated for a Versatile Blogger Award. The amazing Sheriji from Just Sayin’ fame nominated me. I am honored. I also know I’m a bit of a Jack of All Trades, which is ok, except that what comes right after in that famous saying might also be true of me. Masters of Nothing, unfortunately, don’t get a lot of distinction in our ever-niche-efying culture, but maybe there’s a niche for someone like me: the versatile-types.  Let’s hope.

In any case, as you will see, there are rules for people who take on the mantle of Versatile Blogger, and so I will do my best to follow the rules as stated below.

 The Rules: 

1. Thank the award-giver and link back to them in your post. DONE

2. Share 7 things about yourself:

1. I’m a teacher when not being versatile.

2. I am starting to write scripts, and my first short is about to be shot.

3. I am expecting my first child in May, which means I’m expecting a Taurus

4. I’m from So-Cal, so I actually am conscious of my son’s sign and what that might bode for the future

5. I have a goal of making some amount of money from writing–probably from not-very versatile writing.

6. I once was a very serious violinist–not very talented, though

7. I also once studied religion at Harvard–also very seriously but not very talentedly.

BONUS: The English Patient is one of my favorite movies, and Beginners with Ewan McGregor is the best movie I saw last year.

3. Pass this award along to 15 or 20. (This is slightly shorter because I have to be honest, I read slow, but here are some great blogs to look at–in my humble and versatile opinion.

Writing Through the Fog For anyone who likes beautiful pictures and words about travel and culture. Cheri Lucas, you are coolness.

Girl in the Hat I can’t recommend Anna Fonte’s blog enough. If you like creative non-fiction that is true to its word, check this out.

Shadow Knife Pen written by a very interesting and talented  ex-pat in Buenos Aires about that crazy place down south.

John McWhorter’s Blog You may not love everything this somewhat conservative linguist says, but that’s ok. It’s worth the read if you’re interested in politics & language.

Literary Kicks Levi Asher is one smart dude, and he writes on things literary and philosophical. Check him out.

Abominations Hard to describe what Marc Schuster does on this, and that makes it kind of grand and versatile.

Kiyong’s Blog of Creative Pursuits This blog is about trying to make it in Hollywood as a writer. It’s honest and funny.

Modern Rage Fantastically cool by Jesse S. Mitchell, poet, writer, artist–you get the point.

4. Contact your chosen bloggers to let them know about the award.  Will Do!!

  1. You are quite versatile and deserve the award. Congratulations.

  2. Congratulations to you (and me! How wonderful and nice)! You made my day! I look forward to reading more of you (and to the others on your list). Thank you, thank you.

  3. Gabe–

    Thanks so much for the mention. Looks like there are some interesting bloggers on this list; I have to check them out.

    Hope all’s well and happy 2012!


  4. okay, I am off to do this…but I think I may do it wrong.

  5. […] have been nominated for this award by the wonderfully brilliant G. Martinez Cabrera of and I could not be more […]

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