Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Kreativ Blogger Award

1. Thank the person who nominated you for this award.
Thank you to Stephen from Portland, and for setting the bar so damn high with all his great answers that I spent far too long answering them, and still feel like I could have done better. I have long enjoyed your blog because of the writing style and great stories, both of which are haunting me now.

2. Copy the logo and place it on your blog.

Soon I shall make this part of the right hand column.

3. Link to the person who nominated you for this award.

Post Apocalyptic Bohemian

4. Name 7 things about yourself that people might find interesting.

a. I lived in New York City from April 1983 to September 1992, the last 8 years living in the Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn. I also in Cranston, Rhode Island, for four years, and almost four years in Shelburne, Vermont. Otherwise, I have lived in Delaware since the family moved their from a Philadelphia suburb when I was nine.

b. I have eaten only fish and fowl for the last 24 years or so. There is no great philosophy or reasoning behind it, just that I didn't really like the taste of beef, and just stopped eating it. Then, one day I decided I should have a hamburger, since it had been a while. Needless to say, I was sick as a dog, and figured out it had been over a year since I had last partaken. And that was the last time.

c. Despite having a music-oriented blog, I have no clue how to play a musical instrument. The closest thing I can do would be to hit play on the CD player/iPod. I'd like to think my own talent lies in the aural arts. Yep, I listen well.

d. Once I left high school, I have only dated one person younger than myself. And that didn't really go all that well, and he affectionately became known as 'Stalker-boy' after a rather unfortunate breakup following a good trip to Barcelona, Spain. At least I got good pictures.

e. After moving to NYC, I started working in my first chosen profession, the theater. I worked my way up from intern to Assistant Production Manager at the Circle Repertory Theater Company, an off-Broadway house in Greenwich Village. My first show was Sam Shepard's Fool For Love, after it had been running for 6 weeks. I handled set repairs and wardrobe. So my first professional experience was washing the underwear for Ed Harris and Kathy Whitton Baker, and later actor Will Patton. And Bruce Willis was an understudy who never went on, and left NYC to work on a TV show, Moonlighting.

f. At an opening night party for one of the shows at Circle Rep, I spent a good amount of time talking to Pulitzer Prize winning author/playwright Lanford Wilson, who I knew rather well as he worked with my boyfriend, Bill, an aspiring playwright. At some point I noticed he had his hand down my pants, cupping my then young and firm buttock. Oddly enough, I never felt threatened, and just stood there talking with him for about 20 minutes. And he didn't try anything, so my trust was well-placed. Oddly enough, he was about my age now, and I was in my mid-twenties.

g. I went to college as a Chemistry major, but by the middle of my sophomore year had changed to be an English major, with a Mass Media minor. As part of my studies, I designed the set for a local community theater in Reading, Pennsylvania, directed by Bill, my first love. Later on, we moved to New York City together.

5. Nominate 7 Kreativ Bloggers and post links to the 7 blogs you nominate.

Joy at Babble On

Bob at I Should Be Laughing

Wonder Man at Maybe It's Just Me...

SteveA at Long Haired Boy

Beth at Nutwood Junction

Ginger at The Fabulous Blog of Miss Ginger Grant

Beth at Blind As A Bat

6. Someone forget to post rule 6

7. Leave a comment on each of the blogs letting them know they have been nominated.
I will be doing this shortly!


  1. Hey Howard, Thanks for the nom.....oh, I really shouldn't shorten that one.....nomination!
    I am doubly blessed.
    I loved reading your answers. I, like a lot of people, thought you must play a musical instrument, so that came as a suprise.
    Hand down the pants story of my own: I went on a first date with this guy back in California. And, at a museum in San Francisco, he put his hand down my pants.
    I asked, "What are you doing?"
    He replied, "Trying to get into your pants."
    I responded, "You'd have better luck getting into Harvard."
    To this day, I call him Harvard.

  2. Hey Babe!!!! Howard..I love you with all my heart, and I realize I really know NOTHING about you!! we have to fix this!!!

    Thanks for the nomination Babe..."I'd like to thank the Academy, the Hollywood Foreign Press, the cast and crew, and last but not least, Baby Daddy Brad...thanks for always giving me The Big One"!!!!!

  3. Thank you so much, Howard! I am very flattered and honored. Hugs, Beth

  4. Bob, you are welcome, and I love your 'hands down the pants' story very much! LOL

    Beth, we do have to remedy that, babe. At least you now know a couple of things about me...

  5. Nutwood Beth, you are welcome! If you want another reference, I still think Stephen at 'post apocalyptic bohemian' has the bestest answers.

  6. Thank you, Howard. I will post this soon

  7. Well deserved and well done! I'd like to hear more about Bill...and that Stalker-guy. :)

  8. Congrats to you on the award :o)

  9. Thanks, Howard. :-) Sweet of you to think of me. I'll get to it asap. I thought you probably played a musical instrument, too. You definitely know about and appreciate music, and they need an audience!

    I'd love to hear more about your time in the theater. That hands-down-the-pants story is a bit disturbing and bizarre yet oddly benign.

  10. Great job!
    & Lanford Wilson with his hand in your pants... that sounds like something I would post!
    It is not too late to learn an instrument.
    Thanks for your friendship in 2009!

  11. Howard, you so deserve this award. That list was awesome. What great stories you have locked up in there. Tell, tell, tell! :)

  12. Wonder Man, I look forward to seeing it.

    Behr, I am sure more stories will be showing up at some point. LOL

    Bucko, thank you!

    Joy, hands-down-the-pants wasn't that disturning at the time, which could be why it is so disturbing now. LOL

    Stephen, thank you!

    Kyle, thank you! The stories, they slip out, so there will be more.

  13. Hi Howard - thanks a mil. Congrats on your nom and for nominating me - it means alot cutie pie!

    I started to learn to play guitar and I started drums at age 8 - of course I dropped both of them at too early an age and now I can't play crap. But I am kinda good on the tambourine (lol)!

    Howie - thanks again - it made my night! I deserve a vodka cran - good on you dude!

  14. SteveA, you are welcome. Can't wait to read your post!



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