The Mystery Blogger Award


Thank you very much to Petrel41 from Dear Kitty. Some Blog for nominating me for the Mystery Blogger Award! This award originates from Okoto Enigma, but unfortunately their blog no longer seems to be working.

The rules of the Mystery Blogger Award are:

  1. Put the award logo/image on your blog
  2. List the rules
  3. Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog
  4. Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well
  5. Tell your readers 3 things about yourself
  6. You have to nominate 10 – 20 people
  7. Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog
  8. Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice; with one weird or funny question (specify)
  9. Share a link to your best post(s)
  10. Answer the questions your nominator gave you.

Three Things About Myself

1. One of my ambitions is to see every Apollo command module. So far, I have seen three:

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Apollo 10 – Science Museum, London: photographed in 2008.

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Apollo 11 – National Air & Space Museum, Washington DC: photographed in 2009.

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Apollo 14 – US Astronaut Hall of Fame, Florida: photographed in 2007. (Those are my cousins in front!)

2. I was in an earthquake once, while on holiday on the Greek island of Kefalonia in 2003. It’s a memory that has stuck very vividly in my mind. I heard the rumble first, and I was just wondering if it was a low-flying plane when the apartment started shaking. My dad shouted “Everybody out!” and we all scurried out the front door, at which point the shaking stopped and we all started laughing nervously; the whole thing lasted about 20 seconds. The quake measured 6.4 on the Richter scale, but there was no real damage where we were. We were supposed to be going home that day, but our plane was several hours late, and I was extremely on edge waiting at the airport, even more so when there was an aftershock that made the windows rattle.

3. I am a dog person today, but I used to prefer cats. I did my high school work experience at an RSPCA centre, and I liked working with the cats simply because they were quieter and much more calm. Then my family actually got a dog and from then on, there was no looking back.

My Best Post

I’ll pick my review of the Pixar film Inside Out. The film itself really made me think, and the review itself was one I felt very pleased with.

Answering Petrel41’s Five Questions

1. Who is your favourite artist?

Ken Marschall, for his paintings of the Titanic and other ships.

2. Who are your three least favourite prominent people in politics or business?

Donald Trump may seem an obvious answer, but that’s the way of it: on top of much else that he’s done (and continues to do), a significant portion of my own judgement of politicians comes from their environmental policies, and in that area, Trump simply does not give a damn. In terms of my own government, I’m not happy about Brexit, but it’s difficult to narrow responsibility for that down to just a few people.

3. Which is your favourite bird species?

The peregrine falcon, the fastest animal on Earth and one of the most globally widespread of all birds.

4. Which is your favourite mammal species?

The killer whale, a fascinating animal in so many ways: it is a very successful predator with a variety of sophisticated hunting techniques, and the global population is divided into genetically distinct races which differ in social behaviour and preferred prey.

5. 2019 has only just started. What is the best thing which happened to you in this new year?

I managed a 20-minute run with an average pace of 4:58 per kilometre, the fastest I’ve ever run!

My Nominees

Baking Thad Books

Gallifreyan Ramblings

The Critiquing Chemist

Alex Raphael

My Five Questions

1. What city have you not yet visited that you would most like to?
2. What three books would you take to a desert island?
3. Do you prefer dogs or cats? (You can say neither if you like!)
4. What do you most enjoy writing about?
5. Literally a funny question: what was the last thing to make you laugh out loud?

About R.J. Southworth

Hi there. I've been blogging since January 2014, and I like to talk about all sorts of things: book reviews, film reviews, writing, science, history, or sometimes just sharing miscellaneous thoughts. Thanks for visiting my blog, and I hope you find something that interests you!
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4 Responses to The Mystery Blogger Award

  1. alexraphael says:

    That’s so kind of to nominate me. Nice answers. And well done on the results for that 20km run. I don’t really do awards any more but happy to thank you by answering your questions if that’s ok.

    . What city have you not yet visited that you would most like to?
    I’ve been to Rome and Milan but would be keen to see the rest of Italy. I’d love to go to Vegas too.
    2. What three books would you take to a desert island?
    Hmmm. Three anthologies of short stores sold be great. But more specifically. The Great Gatsby, Fiesta and Catch 22.
    3. Do you prefer dogs or cats? (You can say neither if you like!) I’ve never really had pets but both are great.
    4. What do you most enjoy writing about? Anything imaginative. Especially wi Him the short story genre.
    5. Literally a funny question: what was the last thing to make you laugh out loud? An episode of The Simpsons. An old episode where Homer gets mistaken for Krusty the Clown. The whole episodes ls funny but the line “Good one Krusty” always cracks me up.

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  2. P.J. says:

    Thanks for nominating me! This will be my second Mystery Blogger Award (I must be fairly mysterious).

    Congrats on the run btw. That sounds pretty fast.

    Liked by 1 person

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