Monday, January 17, 2011

A dubious award

A highly dubious 'award' sent to me by fellow Dubai blogger Alexander McNabb.

In fact it's really one of those chain letter things that we get regularly, designed to wheedle out some personal details.

Usually I ignore them, but as it's from such a noted local identity and celebrity blogger, here goes...

1. If you blog anonymously, are you happy with this? If you aren't anonymous, do you wish you started out anonymously so that you could be anonymous now?
Anonymous yes, but I think of it as simply using a traditional writers' device of a nom de plume. Of course I'm happy with it, otherwise I'd change it.

2. Describe an incident that describes your stubborn side.
Me stubborn? Never.

3. What do you see when you really look at yourself in the mirror?
Depends on time of day. First thing in the morning I see a very blurred, out of focus image of someone. Later in the day I simply see me.

4. What is your favourite summer cold drink?
Since I discovered it when we came back to Dubai I have a new one, fresh lemon with mint.

5. When you take time for yourself, what do you do?
Depends where I am. Back home in Oz I walk a lot and spend a lot of time in the garden. In Dubai I tend to spend time on the computer, writing or on forums.

6. Is there something that you still want to accomplish in your life?
Get better at anything I do.

7. When you attended school, were you the class clown, the class overachiever, the shy person or always ditching?
All of the above except overachieving. I hated school with a vengeance and my reports always complained 'he could do better if he put any effort in'. I left at the first possible moment.

8. If you close your eyes and want to visualize a very poignant moment in your life, what do you see.
My father's funeral, driving past his workplace and seeing all his colleagues lined up at the roadside for a final farewell.

9. Is it easy for you to share your true self in your blog, or are you more comfortable writing posts about other people and events?
My blog is about what I see and hear, what happens around me, or sometimes in the wider world. Things that interest, amuse, annoy, frustrate me. I tend to give my opinion on much of it, so in that sense I guess I do show some of my true self.

10. If you had the choice to sit down and read a book or talk on the phone, which would you do and why?
Phone. I like talking to people, finding out what they're up to, getting different views, debating, discussing.

And the rule of these chain letter things is that I now have to annoy three other people by sending it on to them.

So it's going to three familiar bloggers, ex-Dubai now Madrid-based Keefieboy, to ex-Dubai now Barcelona-based nzm and to Dubai-based Grumpy Goat.


Keefieboy said...


Will try to do it tonight.

nzm said...

Thanks Seabee - will knock a post up in the couple of days!

Grumpy Goat said...

Thank you. I shall see about composing my version of this in the fullness of time.