Passing along the Sunshine Award

When you’re sitting out a Syracuse winter and somebody nominates you for the Sunshine Award, well, you may get hit with a warm and fuzzy feeling.

I’d like to thank Don Charisma for taking time from his careful planning for this weekend’s round of Impro on his great and busy blog, to include me on his list of award nominations.

Here’s the great-looking badge.


Section 1: Directions for you to accept the award

To accept the award, the awardee must do the following:

1. Display the award on your blog.

2. Announce your win with a post and thank the blogger who nominated you.

3. Present 10 deserving bloggers “who positively and creatively inspire others in the blogosphere.”

4. Link to the awardees and let them know of the nomination.

5. List 10 interesting things about yourself.

Section 2: 10 interesting things about myself:

1. I used to review concerts.

2. Now I review movies.

3. I used to write columns about sports.

4. Now I write columns about life, including sports.

5. I love taking pictures with my iPhone.

6. I type on a bluetooth keyboard connected to my iPad Air.

7. I live in the snowbelt, in a city neighborhood house in Syracuse, N.Y.

8. My dear wife Karen and I dream about someday retiring to a little place in Hawaii.

9. I am going to play virtual golf indoors next week, using real clubs to hit real balls into a screen connected to a computer.

10. As soon as it’s green and warm enough, I will go back to playing outdoor golf.

Section 3: My choices

Here are 10 blogs that I believe to be creative and inspiring. I list them in no particular order. I implore you to check them out.

Thank you all, and may you enjoy passing along the sunshine.

19 thoughts on “Passing along the Sunshine Award

  1. thanks so much mark, and i really, really need a bit of sunshine. congrats on your award and thanks for passing it on to me. i love this group of bloggers, and feel like i’m part of a big, happy, crazy family )


  2. You are pretty awesome shiny!!! Congratulations! Thanks for the shout out! And the list of other bloggers to check in to (I am familiar with quite a few of them). I’m very honored Mark, thank you!


  3. Wait… you type everything on your iPad air? What program do you use? I have a keyboard for my iPad but I still feel like I get annoyed at how everything comes out. Maybe I need to be dragged kicking and screaming into this new portable age….
    Oh, and congrats! You are definitely sun-shiney 😀 And thanks for passing it on my way! Your list of bloggers are all awesome, I’m glad to be there amongst that bunch!


    • I got the iPad Air for Christmas, updating from the iPad 2. So I also had to get the new Ultra Thin keyboard from Logitech. I love it. Full size keys. I bought the Pages app for 10 bucks, and write on that, copy and paste onto WordPress platform. And … you’re welcome, Aussa.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.