Accepting My Liebster Award: And First of All I’d Like to Thank . . .

“You are the same today you’ll be in five years except for two things: the people you meet and the books you read.” ~ Charlie “Tremendous” Jones

liebsterI just recently discovered that quote, and I have to say that I can really identify with it. I love to read and there are so many books that have made a big impact in my life. Also, in the past two years since I’ve started blogging, I’ve met some really cool new people online, and that too has enriched my life.

One of the coolest bloggers, heck one of the coolest people period, that I have met in the past two years has been Karen, author of the blog Shadows and Satin and editor of an awesome newsletter called The Dark Pages. She writes mostly about film noir and pre-code films, and not only is she very passionate and knowledgeable about the topics she writes about, she also has a great sense of humor that makes her blog really stand out. Please be sure to visit her site before you read any further!

Always one of my most generous supporters, Karen recently presented me with a Liebster Award (thank you Karen!), which came with some fun requirements. As a recipient of the award, I am supposed to list 11 random facts about me and answer the 11 questions given to me; nominate 11 other blogs; and present the recipients with 11 new questions. Continue reading →

Thanks for Your Support! The Irresistibly Sweet Blog Award

I wanted to take the time to thank Audrey from the blog Fedoras and High Heels for recently honoring my blog with the Irresistibly Sweet Blog Award. Audrey is one of my loyal readers and most frequent commenters, and as a relatively new blogger who is not always confident in my writing abilities, I can’t tell you how much that kind of support means to me. I’d like to reciprocate and encourage you to visit her wonderful blog as well!

According to the rules of this award, I am also supposed to pass it on to 12 other blogs that I enjoy reading. If you don’t mind, I’m actually going to cheat a little bit and copy what I’ve seen done on a few other blogs. I invite you to check out my blogroll in the right sidebar where I have listed several of the awesome classic movie blogs that I frequent regularly. Please visit them when you get a chance as I’m sure your support would mean as much to them as it means to me. Thanks! :-)

The rules also state that I am to list 7 random facts about myself, but I’ll let you decide if you can handle the excitement or not and refer you to a list I made when Tom from Motion Picture Gems so kindly honored me with the Stylish Blogger award back in March. :-)

Thanks once again for the award, Audrey and a big thanks to everyone who has ever taken the time to read one of my posts! It is much appreciated!

Stylish Blogger Award: Thanks Tom!

I’d like to offer a big thank you to Tom over at Motion Picture Gems for so graciously honoring my blog with a Stylish Blogger Award!

According to the rules of the award, I was asked to post a link to Tom’s blog, reveal seven facts about myself, and then pass the award along to seven other stylish bloggers.

So please take a moment to visit Tom’s wonderful blog at His love of classic movies is very evident in everything he writes, and he provides so much interesting content including movie reviews, fun quizzes, and links to a ton of great resources for the classic movie fan.

Seven Facts About Me:

1. My dad instilled in me a love of sports at a very early age, and to this day I love watching sports more than most guys I know. NFL football (go Packers!), college basketball, and Chicago Cubs baseball are my favorites. Continue reading →