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Liebster Award!

In case you don’t know, the Liebster award is a blogger to blogger award to share the love of the blogosphere.  I received this nice shout-out from:


In order to accept it, I’ve got to nominate 3 other blogs so that my readers can visit and connect with other blogs that I find dear.  I’ve also got to answer 10 very, very personal questions and make a list of questions for the next winners.

I’m terribly humbled as well as surprised at the same time.  I really thought that people accidentally stumbled onto my daddyblog when their babies poked the right keys on mommy’s iPad.  I’m still shocked that people actually visit MVG…on purpose!

Without further ado, here are answers to the 10 questions asked of me:

  1. What do you think makes a good blog?  I think a good blog touches the heart and tickles the fancy.
  2. What made you start blogging?  I needed a way to let family and friends see my son Gavin grow up…as well as find something to keep my unyielding type A personality content.
  3. Cat person or dog person?  I’ve got two dogs and one of them would eat cats daily if we let him.  To reduce the bloodbath, kitty treats are restricted to weekends only.  That should be all you need to figure out the answer to this question.
  4. If you could change anything, anything at all, with the world as it is, what would it be and why?  I would wish for more tolerance in the world.  Tolerance for one another’s differences would make the world a better place for cute little puppies and stuff.
  5. What’s your favourite thing?  Driving my Land Cruiser barefoot.  Umm, I mean it’s a tie between my wife and my child.
  6. Popcorn and snack eating in the cinema, yay or nay?  Sure, why not?
  7. What, if anything, do you wish someone had told you about life when you were young?  I wish someone would have told me that it’s ok to make mistakes and that no one knows the answer to everything.  But since no one said anything like that to me, I set the bar really high for myself…and I cleared it!  Now I’m a posterchild for perfection!
  8. Best book you’ve read?  A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle.  I don’t read much, but when I do, it’s deep!
  9. If you could be the best at something what would it be?  I would like to be the best at showing compassion.  Or the best at checkers.  It’s a toss up.
  10. What’s your favourite recipe to cook? (And please do share it.)  I married a chef to keep from having to cook anymore.  I’m an eater, not a cooker!

10 questions for the next 3 bloggers:

  1. What part of your blog would you like to improve upon?
  2. If you could trade places with anyone for a day, who would it be?
  3. Do you put the peanut butter on the bread first or the jelly?
  4. Name 3 famous people that you would like to meet?
  5. Since you’re a writer, what’s your alcoholic beverage of choice?
  6. What do you wish you had more of?
  7. Which came first, the chicken or the egg?
  8. Do you have a ritual to inspire your blogging?  If so, what?
  9. What is your least favorite body part on a person?
  10. What is the meaning of life?

For the 3 next blogs, they all share a dad’s point of view.  If you’ll notice, the 3 blogs below are a mix of funny, inspiring, and real.  Just like “The Lion King” movie…

The Six Fingered Monkey

Gen X Daddy



By the way…

Gavin – 18; Dad – 9 (For every award I earn, I should get a point too! Right?)