Monday, September 26, 2011

An award from a fellow blogger

Recently I received an award from fellow blogger and Chicagoan ChgoJohn over at, a wonderful blog that chronicles the recipes and memories of an Italian family. Through John, I have come to appreciate the tradition of ice cream in his family, the sights, sounds and smells of family gatherings that while about the family, have a rich culinary tradition.

According to "Versy" tradition, I have to give thanks and a link back to the person who gave me this award. Thanks one more time John!

Next I am supposed to divulge seven (7) obscure facts about me.
1) I am the ninth of ten children. I still can hear my late mother calling out all the names until she got to the right one. I also hear her say "David Philip!" when I misbehave.
2) I was a bit of an athlete. I played American football until I realized I was too small and too slow, but I did like to run into people.
3) Continuing in that vein, I particpated in the 1992 Division III 3 Meter Springboard Championship (I came in 32nd as a college freshman)
4) I completed an 3 mile open water swim in less than 90 minutes within the last 5 years.
5) I smoked for more than 20 years. Glad I quit, but there are times....nah... not worth it.
6) I hate mint flavor. It's the only flavor I don't like.
7) I was born with a severely club left foot. Corrective surgery at 6 months old obviously turned out great, but I have one foot that is about 1.5" shorter than the other. Makes buying shoes an adventure. (Not really I just fit the bigger foot)

Here is here where I am supposed to nominate 15 other bloggers. I don't think I can do that as I don't really follow that many. I also need to check and see if they have already received  this award.

In no particular order: - Mark has a wonderful blog with oustanding pictures of his meticulous garden.  If you haven't been there - check him out! - Ohiofarmgirl is doing a great job and inspires me. She has cast off the corporate shackles and embraced the good life. Keep my spot warm, I'm headed ypur way when I get it worked out. - Cowgirl is another hero. Her down home skills are deceptive, she makes the subtle look simple. Once you've checked out her blog, you may go build a smoker. I know  I did! - Annie's Granny - friendly, supportive and a prodigious gardener. I don't know where she gets the energy - she can garden circles around me.

Please go visit them and tell'em I sent you!

Until next time, Eat Well & Keep Digging!

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  1. Richly deserved, David. With all that sporting prowess to your credit, I understand now how you managed to shift three cubic yards of soil in such a short space of time.
    Thanks for the link!

  2. yay!!! congrats and a most hearty THANKS! i figured you were from a big family - my mom did the same thing calling all our names. but eventually she'd give up and say "whoever you are"... it used to make me mad but now i do the same thing with all our farm animals.

  3. I agree, you deserve it! The ninth of 10 children! Wow!I have never competed in any competition. Don't think I can swim well enough to save myself so I am terrified of boats, lol; I hate mint too!, I would nominate Mark too! Now I have to go check out these other blogs (it is possible I am already following them but I don't think so).

  4. Thanks Mark.. sadly there is no residual fitness.

    OFG - No thank you! I've learned a ton from you!

    Becky - Thank you so much, Learned a lot from you too!

  5. Hi David,
    I like the way you make gardening about food. My philosophy is, why grow plants if you can't eat them? I like your Jalapeno sauce recipe, just what I was looking for. Thanks!

  6. Thanks for stopping by Jim! I do like the ornamentals, but more attention is being paid to food sources these days.


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