The “Somebody Thinks I’m Awesome and Beautiful” Award
The ever lovely Conina over at Exploring Surrender (seriously, check her out, she’s fantastic) has included my cozy corner of the internet in her list of those blogs worthy a combination award. What began as
grew to also include
which I believe combines into The META Awesomest Beautiful Unicorn Blogger Award. Or Captain Planet. I’m still uncertain as to which. Either way, the combined powers are, indeed, the awesomest, but as with any awesome power comes certain responsibilities. The Terms and Conditions to graciously accepting these awards — seriously, I’m still new here people, I’m not certain I deserve these yet — is to follow the rules accompanying the awards and then post said rules for all to see, thus ensuring aforementioned rules are properly followed.
Following me so far? Goodness, that’s a lot of following, and assumedly followers. Wait, I want followers! Follow along!
So the rules for the Beautiful Blogger award are as follows:
3. Nominate 10 to 12 blogs you enjoy. Or you pick the number. (ed: I’ll pick the number)
4. Pay the love forward: Provide your nominee’s link in your post and comment on their blog to let them know they’ve been included and invited to participate.
5. Pay the love back with gratitude and a link to the blogger(s) who nominated you.
Regarding Rule 1 : The logos are now sitting in this post, which I believe half-counts. I shall have to incorporate both logos either into the sidebar (not a bad idea) or take a page from Scot Thomas of The Dom Next Door and create a Trophy Shelf Page in which all such awards and the requisite acceptance posts can be stored.
- I grew up violently lactose intolerant. Liquid milk would purge my system faster than Drano clears a clog. As a result of this, I grew up eating dry cereal, and to this day only use milk as a cooking and baking agent. When I was living single a quart of milk could, and often did, expire in my fridge.
- I cannot detect any hint of flavor in beer. I have tried nearly 3 dozen brands from over 1 dozen countries, and they all taste to me as if somebody neglected to add the flavor syrup to the soda fountain. However, I will use a dark stout German beer such as Warsteiner as the base for a reduction when cooking sausage or bratwurst to get a rich caramel coating on the meat.
- My father came home with an Intellivision in 1984 while we were living in Japan (courtesy of the U.S. Air Force) and from that point I have been hooked on video games. I have owned every console system both Nintendo and Sony have ever released in the United States and see no end to that trend in sight. Microsoft, however, only exists in my home on computers, in the form of operating systems and office productivity software.
- I have no distinct regional accent, yet can mimic most any accent I hear. This comes in quite handy when traveling.
- I played soccer (football, for my friends outside the U.S.) for all 12 years of grade school. In all that time, because of always being a defenseman or goalkeeper, I scored only 2 goals, the second of which I scored in my final game as a High School Senior.
- My eyes change color depending on my mood. Most times they flow through hazel and brown, but will turn vibrant green if I am excessively angry. To my knowledge this has happened only 3 times. Mrs. AP, however, triggered a new color for me; around her my eyes turn gold.
- My shoe size width an abominable 4E. D(M) is the standard width, E or 2E is considered wide. Some Extra-Wide shoes are still too narrow for me. This makes finding a shoe that fits difficult, and one that looks good while fitting properly highly unlikely and simultaneously quite expensive. I have not spent fewer than $100 on a pair of new shoes in over 10 years.
- I grew up watching science fiction TV series and films yet had not seen Doctor Who before Mrs. AP sat me down with it last year. I still have not seen Babylon 5 nor either version of V or Battlestar Galactica. I believe this requires I relinquish my Geek Card.
- I read 2 college textbooks on Human Sexuality in one week while staying with friends of my mother. I was 11.
- I hope to someday move to Europe, preferably either Germany or The Czech Republic. However, considering the immigration requirements for EU Member States, it appears I will need to be independently wealthy first, so I consider this a 5 to 10 year goal.
Right, that wasn’t too terrible. On to Rules 3 and 4!
- A tale of Bi and Bi – What’s not to love about a blog about a couple who are both Bi and love exploring every facet of their sexuality together? Really, they’re just incredible.
- Erotic. Wet. Atomic. – This was the first real BDSM heavy blog I started reading, and the information held within has been immeasurably helpful for me. Jaine ‘indey’ is superb is addressing aspects of scenes most people miss, and I love her for it.
- Exploring surrender – Conina, right back at your dear. Her writing is deeply personal, delightfully arousing, and incredibly insightful. Also, she makes some very gorgeous looking floggers, if you’re into that sort of thing.
- faerie learns to fly – faerie likes her husband, Music Man, to spank her. Hard. And then she writes about the delicious ways she feels about it. Very few blogs have the combined sense of honesty and humor that this one conveys.
- Kinky Desoto – Kinky likes to post about the delicious things she does, sometimes with her husband, sometimes without. She’s amusing, witty, and decisively naughty. It’s brilliant.
- Marriage in the Bedroom – Ponyboy has a wife, kids, an active sex life, and an amusing viewpoint in all his stories. Maybe it’s because he’s Canadian, or maybe it’s because he chose a screen name that makes he think he wants to be bridled and ridden. Whatever the reason, he’s one of the best reads of my day.
- My Dissolute Life – No blog out there hits me with the raw and brutal intensity as N. Likes writings do. The man pours his heart and soul into every post and lets us poke at all the cracks and crevices. He’s amazing.
- Our Open Marriage Adventures – Josh and BB run the first blog I read start to finish before I started my own, and inspired me to begin detailing my own adventures with Mrs. AP. I wouldn’t be here if not for them. I can’t wait until their posting frequency picks up again.
- Rantings of a Delusional Borderline Swinger – FreakyV always has something fun to say, and rumor has it she’s not so borderline about the Swinger bit anymore.
- Shelby Cross, Writer – Shelby is brilliant, clever, insightful, and delightful. Whether serving advice, erotica, or amusing anecdotes she grabs my attention by the throat and doesn’t let go until she’s had her way with me. I rather like it.
- Spiritual BDSM – Michael and Serafina Samadhi run this place together, and the contrasting styles interweave into a beautiful place to find insights, wisdom, and sexuality all connected. There is no blog quite like it that I have found.
- The Dom Next Door – Scot Thomas can write! No, seriously, the man has a style and talent that is absolute genius. He makes every word personal, every description vivid, and the scenarios he paints are alive in a way few ever reach.
- theblackleatherbelt – Lily Lloyd is perhaps the funniest writer on this list. I laugh more at her postings than any other, especially in her recaps of the Showtime docu-drama-series “Polyamory: Married and Dating.” She is a gift, and one well loved.
- What’s In A Name – Mr. No Name provides one of the biggest highlights of my day. He’s also Canadian, but I forgive him for that because he lives in Miami and understands how to be both American and Canadian without sacrificing the good parts of either. He’s also a gifted writer with a talent for blending humor and insight into some of the best writing on the web. I adore him.
Rule 5 I’ve covered twice, but to keep in spirit with those who came before me, I’m going to remark on the most memorable post from my nominator. Of all the posts that Conina has written, what hit me hardest was her two part post A Night To Remember: The Spanking and A Night To Remember: The Sex. The deep, vivid detail with which she recalls and explores her day coupled with the complete emotional confession of submission and powerlessness delivers some of the most impactful writing I’ve found. I got the sense while reading that she was caught up in a maelstrom of her husbands needs and desires and that the best she could do was hold on for the ride and enjoy every painful, delicious, blissful moment of it. Never have I read a piece of submission so powerful, nor identified with the Dominant in the story so much. I recognized in her husband what lurks in me and have had an easier time releasing that since. Thank you, Conina. You are a gifted inspiration.
This entry was posted on August 7, 2012 by Mr. AbsinthePassion. It was filed under Mr. AP says..., SINful posts and was tagged with Awards, Beautiful Blogger, Blogroll, Friends, META Awesomest Blog Unicorn.