Aug 12, 2009

I feel so creative.

I got a blogging award bestowed upon me by Rhiannon Hart:

The rules state that:
Once you receive this award you are to list seven of your favorite things and then nominate seven other blogs.

Here are a few of my favorite things...
1. Pabst Blue Ribbon beer.
2. Going out of town with the crew to see a friend's band play at a large show.
3. Discworld (my go-to when the dystopias get a little heavy).
4. Bamboo House Chinese buffet.
5. Unexpectedly being smiled at by a pretty girl.
6. Office supplies.
7. Napping in a hammock in the shade.

And the award goes to...(not in any particular order):
- Smoke and a Coke (photography)
- I've been reading lately (literature)
- Caustic Cover Critic (book design)
- Sarcastic Bastard (awesomeness)
- Doc's 50 (reading challenge)
- Roll Up the Rugs (my sister, sue me)
- Forgotten Bookmarks (what it sounds like)


CMe said...

I was just reading your booklist... hadn't heard of many of them. and wow do i have some catching up to do! i have a week and a half before classes start so i'm gonna try to get a book or two in!!

Are you going to watch the movie 'The City of Ember' when it comes out? I've been reading the books...

downtown guy said...

Cme: The City of Ember's been out for a while now, and I did indeed watch it. Bill Murray was good, and overall it wasn't bad, but it didn't really stick with me.

What do you think you'll read first?

CMe said...

wow - i must've seen the preview on an old movie - LOL.

i don't know what to read - my mom gave me a book but i wanted something a little deeper. any suggestions? i can read really fast, but i don't want something intricate so that i miss important details (I'd like to save those books for when i have more time to dedicate).

downtown guy said...

Well, I just put up my review of Sea of Glass by Barry B. Longyear. Give that one a shot if you can find it (but don't read my review until after the novel). Dark and bleak, but very good.

CMe said...

cool - thank you. the library has it so i put it on hold and i'm gonna run by after work and get it...

May said...

He loves me! He really really loves me! I feel honored, even if it is just 'cause I'm yer sister.

downtown guy said...

CMe: awesome.

May: also, you rock. duh

JRSM said...

You, sir, are a gentleman! Thank you very much. And I'm just now discovering the delights of Sarcastic Bastard and Forgotten Bookmarks, which are great!

downtown guy said...

Thanks for blogging. Seriously, I always enjoy your stuff.

white rabbit said...


Oh dear...

I have friends who rave about the Discworld books, even give me copies. I can see they are witty and have a delicious surrealism to them that usually does it for me bigtime.

And yet, and yet.

I don't know. I just can't get into them.

downtown guy said...

I really enjoy them,, but I've been reading them since I was in my teens. It's amazing how much stronger the books get as he goes along.