Oh, Sunny Day! I Received the Sunshine Blogger Award!

*cue medieval fanfare horns*

Long ago, WordPress legend Vinnieh nominated me for the Sunshine Blogger Award. Me, being the fool I am, floundered as I attempted to eat my mutton, my mashed potatoes, and my assorted greens all at once. Typically, I’m able to have a full meal in one sitting, but this month has been like a kick from a wild mule. It’s about time that I officially accept this high honor. Alas, here we are. I’m back on track. What better way is there to return to the presses than by recognizing this merit? Let’s celebrate!sunshine-blogger-award.png

The rules logged by the scribe are as follows:

  • Post the award on your blog.
  • Thank the person who nominated you.
  • Answer the 11 questions they set you.
  • Pick another 11 bloggers.
  • Give them 11 questions

THANK YOU, Vinnieh, for your nomination and your support. Your sincere, thoughtful comments mean a whole lot to me. For those who don’t follow Vinnieh, you ought to check him out. He reviews movies with more depth and professionalism than any other critic I’ve read around these parts, which says a lot, because there are some STELLAR critics on WordPress.

Without further ado, here are the questions put forth by the Movie Man himself, along with my answers to them.

1. How often would you say you spend on your blog?

I makes my rounds about the WordPress kingdom on a daily basis. I typically take Sundays to recline with a lukewarm, medieval beverage in hand, but otherwise, I’m on top of my game (with this week being a sad exception).

2. What has blogging taught you?

Blogging has taught me about writing. Yes, a clinical answer, but ’tis the truth. I’ve grown as a writer since declaring my lordship over this plot of WordPress thanks to writers published and rising alike. Free council? What else can I ask for?

3. Amy Adams or Natalie Portman?

Amy Adams hands down. I feel like Natalie Portman is always sneering at me. I understand it (have you seen me?), but that doesn’t mean I have to like it. Lois Lane all the way!

4. Walks along the beach or romantic meal inside?

Start with the meal, end with the walk. A one-stop date is no date at all.

5. Have you ever written in the nude?

Now I have.

6. What film had the biggest emotional impact on you?

Piglet’s Big Movie. Cried in the theater and all. I was 5.

7. What is your fondest memory from childhood?

My childhood was fantastic, so I couldn’t possibly decide on a fondest memory, but I do recall steering my tricycle into my garage door. I still have a scar on my knee from the pathetic incident.

8. Is there any scene you would love to recreate from a movie?

All of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off seems about right to me.

9. Where do you see yourself in five years time?

I can’t even tell you what I’m having for dinner.

10. What film have you been meaning to watch for a long time, but just haven’t got the chance to?

The Godfather. Shame, shame, I know. I’ll get to it.

11. And in the style of Stuff and That, do you think I have a nice bum?

It’s all about personality *muffled laughter.* No, in all seriousness, personality is king. I don’t know anything about any WordPresser’s bum, though! If it’s Vinnieh’s, I’d assume yes.


Thank you for these fine questions, Vinnieh! This Q and A process reminded me of my first Q and A some time back. Rumor has it, if I reach 200 followers (I’m climbing! :D) I’ll be doing ANOTHER video-style Q and A. Alright, now it’s time for me to pass this award on to some other, more deserving bloggers.

I nominate:

A.S. Akkalon

Books, Vertigo, and Tea

K.A. Botello

I wouldn’t be surprised if each of these bloggers has already received this award, because they certainly manage to brighten up my day with their content, whether it be for their humor, their sincerity, or their valuable insights! I implore you to check them out. The 11 questions I hereby pass onto them are as follows:

1. What is one food you could not live without? (water doesn’t count, ye sly one, ye).

2. Candy or chocolate?

3. Fruits or vegetables?

4. What is the best piece of advice you have ever received?

5. What movie scene never fails to make you laugh?

6. What is the best, lesser-know television show you would recommend?

7. How do you like your steak cooked?

8. What is the greatest live performance (concert or otherwise) you have witnessed in person?

9. What is your favorite song from your least-favorite genre?

10. What is your favorite movie that most people probably have never heard of?

11. Would you consider yourself to be an optimist or a pessimist?

Thanks to all for reading, thanks to Vinnieh for the nomination, and congrats to the nominees!

As always, stay classy

~J.J. Azar

48 thoughts on “Oh, Sunny Day! I Received the Sunshine Blogger Award!

    1. Thank you, Eva! Filming that Q and A was a blast. Granted, I was given some stellar questions, so half the work was done for me! If I hit 200, I’ll don a suit once more and have at it! 😀

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    1. Haha! I’m glad I could give you a laugh! The Godfather looks incredible, and I know its reputation is impeccable, but it’ll be hard for any mobster movie to stack up to Goodfellas in my eyes. Well done with ketchup…I don’t know if we can be WordPress buddies anymore 😉

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  1. Congratulations on your award! I hope you figured out the dinner thing–a starving brain is not a productive writing brain. 🙂

    Thank you so much for the nomination. I’m honoured, and delighted you find my blog entertaining. Now I’m going to have to figure out what a blog award is and how I deal with it. (Wanders around looking for other dinosaurs to accompany me to the watering hole.)

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    1. Thank you for your congratulations! You deserve this award 100%! And you’re right about a not-productive writing brain. Yeesh. Note that I don’t haven’t posted a February Writing Update…:( I have a Spring Break to adjust my course, though. Here’s to positivity 🙂

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    1. You really do deserve the award, K.A. Your insights into writing and the writing process continually motivate me. I’m looking forward to your answers, no rush at all! (Vinnieh nominated me at the very end of January! I’m a horrible recipient, evidently).

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    1. That makes me feel accomplished, Liz! Thank YOU for checking it out! I’ve been away from WordPress for a week so I’ll be stopping by your blog very soon to see what you’ve been up to! 😀

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  2. What you said about my blog was really inspiring and made me feel good. If I saw you in a person, I’d give you a fist bump! Your answers were so highly entertaining and fun. You’ve really written in the nude? I’ve done it loads of times.

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    1. I only say what I mean, mate! I’d give you a fist bump as well, no hesitation! I’m happy you dug my answers. Writing in the nude was a freeing experience. I felt like an eagle soaring through the clouds.

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  3. “Now I have.” Genius! Cracked me up, your answer! You better mend to that lack of Godfather in your life soon! Such an odd thing to imagine. Who am I kidding, it was only around a year ago that I saw the first one (brilliant adaptation and outstanding actor performances!) and have yet to watch the other 2 movies (waiting till I read the books first heheh).

    – Lashaan

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    1. Haha, nothing here deserves to be called genius but I’m glad you got a laugh out of an answer! I’ll be mending the lack of Godfather in due time. Thank you for stopping by, Lashaan! 😀

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