Very Mysterious Ice Cream

cesaro-04A very happy new year to all! I hope it has started as you mean it to continue, and long may you continue to visit and make this little community a fun one.

I thought a suitably joyous way to kick off proceedings in 2018 – and my 250th post, as it happens – would be to accept a blog award, something I haven’t done for some time. Just before Christmas, Dernhelm kindly nominated me for the Unique Blogger Award. If you want some awesome illustrations, a visit is heartily recommended!

My accompanying portrait doesn’t really have anything to do with the award, but after such an honour I thought I’d treat myself. The charming Cesaro, formerly known as Very Mysterious Ice Cream – which might be the best ring name ever – certainly qualifies on that score. He’s unique in his own right, for not only for is he the first Swiss wrestler to come to prominence in WWE, but he’s surely the only grappler with a vlog all about coffee – or, at least, he used to. Little appears to remain these days, but it looks like it was hilarious.

I now have to pick up to thirteen bloggers upon which to bestow this very same honour. It’s always so difficult! Obviously there are hundreds of candidates for this – I’d say all the blogs I visit are unique. In trying to be fair, I did generally go for people I haven’t shared on previous awards, so please forgive me if your blog shouldn’t appear.

Drum roll, please… your nominees are:

And the winner is …

Everyone! Yay!

Now, we come to the part of the evening where, sozzled though we may be, we have to soldier on and, for a laugh, answer the questions that Dernhelm has left for me. Lord knows I love interviews!

1 – IF YOU COULD DESCRIBE YOUR BLOG IN ONE WORD, WHAT WOULD THAT ONE WORD BE?
Panic!

2 – WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO IN YOUR FREE TIME (BESIDES BLOGGING)?
Panic! And then go for a walk.

3 – DO YOU READ BOOKS? ANY FAVOURITE GENRE(S)?
Panic! I fear we’ve been over this in previous award ceremonies. I struggle to read very often, and, at best, stick to verse. ‘Less is more’, and all that carry on. Most recently I picked up an anthology of War poetry, but such a context proved – perhaps unsurprisingly – to be a bit heavy, and I haven’t got very far. I should probably stick to nonsense.

As per the rules of this award, I have to now ask all nominees three questions of my own. I will keep mine pretty similar to those above, and because I’m feeling a bit dull, I’ll keep it strictly business:

  • Which one word do you think best describes your blog?
  • Is there a post you’re particularly proud of and would like to reshare?
  • Have you any grand goals for your blog/practice this year?

And, of course, the spirit of the award means nominees should also go ahead and nominate thirteen others, ask questions of their own etc. etc. As usual, there is no obligation to do that, or anything at all because I have said so. Go your own way! But indeed, my thanks once more to Dernhelm, congratulations to all nominees, and big thanks to all for your patience! See you at the after-party, which I was told is down there somewhere…

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21 comments
  1. Meg said:

    The War poetry – I am researching all things WWI for a novel I’m writing. I have Men Who March Away. The War Poets are best read in small doses. Especially in the long dark days of winter. Don’t panic J!

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    • Jacob said:

      Ah, yes, I thought as much; the nights were cooling down and closing in when I picked it up (A Treasury of War Poetry). I’ll have to give it another go in the spring! Good luck with the novel 🙂

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      • Meg said:

        Thank you. And for god’s sake, don’t read them whilst drinking! Oh the weeping…!

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      • Jacob said:

        Oh, I can imagine!

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  2. dawnmarie said:

    What a good sport Jacob.

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  3. Bill Fufkin said:

    Congratulations on the nomination, young man… and thank you for giving us another charming young man. B

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    • Jacob said:

      Thank you, Bill! I’m not so young these days, of course 😉 I thought you might like Cesaro – if only he were wrestling back in the day!

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    • Jacob said:

      Tierney, you are so welcome! Thanks so much for taking part, too 🙂

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  4. Thank you very much for writing my name in that list, especially grateful as all I do is post up the odd random drawing

    I’m really slack with it, it can be sometimes days after I’ve posted a drawing on Instagram that I think “ooh, I really should update my website, that thing I actually paid money to have” 😆

    The portrait, and the name, is exceptional.

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    • Jacob said:

      Thanks so much, Steve, and again you’re most welcome. What you’re doing works for me!

      I hear that; Instagram can get pretty frantic! I tried it out last year and found I pretty much forgot about this place. I don’t know how people juggle so many of these social thingies!

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  5. memadtwo said:

    Thanks Jacob! We keep saying we are “award free” but we always answer the questions when nominated…Nina is a bit overwhelmed these days, but we will get to it I promise!
    And Happy New Year. I love your wishes and send them out with reinforcements to you. (K)

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    • Jacob said:

      Thanks so much, Kerfe. Awesome – yes, I do still like to nominate “no awards” people, ’cause to me it’s all about the sharing bit. I look forward to your answers, whenever they may come!

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  6. Congrats! Well deserved and awesome portrait!! I gotta love a name Very Mysterious Ice Cream… that’s just too awesome! And thanks so much for the shout out… I really appreciate it! 😃💕 In honor of this win though… you should actually eat some ice cream. 😉hehe

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    • Jacob said:

      Thanks, Charlie, I thought the name might appeal. Hmmmmm, I’ll get back to you on that one. 😉 Though, I have to say I would gladly sample this particular variety!!!

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  7. Thank You for the award and for including me in that list of fab artists Jacob. Much appreciated.

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