Bradley Alan AND “The Kreativ Blogger Award”

WOW.

PERIOD.

That’s Sincerely How I Felt When I’d Found-Out I’d Been “Nominated” For…

“The Kreativ Blogger Award”

I Was, Honestly, ASTONISHED.

I’ve Been “Nominated” For Awards Throughout My Life…

…Many-Multiple-Times, Actually.

I’ve Just NEVER WON Any Of Them.

As I’d Told Mr. Michael (http://jamesdez.wordpress.com/)

…aka “The Person Who Nominated Me”…

…I’ve ALWAYS Had The HORRID Misfortune…

…Of ALWAYS Coming In…

2ND!

Every-Single-Time I’ve EVER Been Up For ANY Award…

Β …EVER EVER

…My “BEST FINISH” Was ALWAYS

2ND-Place!

The Most GLARING Example I Can Provide Y’all…

…Is From 1999…

…While I Was A Student At “DINFOS”

…aka “The Defense Information School.”

I Was In The Navy Then…

…Studying My Creative-Arse Off…

…In The Hopes Of Joining My Fellow Shipmates In The Fleet…

…As An OFFICIAL Navy Journalist.

It Was During The Radio-Broadcast-Portion Of My Training.

The Assignment WAS…

…To “Create An ORIGINAL Radio-Spot”…

…That Would Be Later Evaluated By Our Radio-Instructors.

The Prize At The End…

…Would Be The Presentation Of…

The Original Radio Spot Production Award

…And…

I. WANTED. THAT. AWARD.

PERIOD.

I Came Up With MY ORIGINAL Idea…

…I Worked VERY Hard On It…

…And Upon Completion…

…I Was DAMN-SURE The Award Was MINE.

However…

…(Yes, My Life Is A LENGTHY-SERIES of HOWEVER Upon HOWEVER)…

…There Was An Army Sergeant…

…Who Was SERIOUSLY Struggling With His “ORIGINAL” Idea.

He Knew I Knew What I Was Doing…

…And He Came To Me For Help.

I’m A Good-Guy…

…(well) When It Comes To People With The Balls To ASK FOR HELP.

So I Said “Sure Thing, Sarge, No Problem!”

And Boy Did I Help.

Sadly…

…For Your’s Truly

…When It Came Time For The Award-Presentation…

…I Sat (almost) Calmly…

…Awaiting To Hear MY NAME Read As…

The WINNER Of The Original Radio Spot Production Award

They Started With The “Honorable Mentions“…

…Then 3RD-Place

…And THEN Came The 2ND -Place Recipient.

In A Very Close Decision, 2ND-Place Goes To…”

ME!

WHAT?!?!?!

!!?!?!?!?!?!?!

REALLY?!?!?!

!?!?!?!?????!?!?!

ME!!!

But…

…HOW?????

I Was Blown-Away, To Say The Least.

However (yet again)…

…It Only Got WORSE

…When They Read The Name Of “THE WINNER.”

THAT

DAMNED

SERGEANT!!!

O.M.G.

!!!!!

I Have NEVER Been MORE ANGRY

…In My ENTIRE-CREATIVE-LIFE!

The Guy Who COULDN’T DO THE ASSIGNMENT

THAT I BASICALLY DID FOR HIM

…Was Named “THE BEST” !!! !!!

Those Who Knew What Was Up Said To Me…

Dude, You Shouldn’t Be Pissed

…It’s Still YOUR WORK That Won!”

But That Honestly DID NOT HELP.

It Really Only Made Me MORE ANGRY.

Grrrr!!!

Yes, My Peeps…

…I DID (eventually) Get-Over-It.

I Just “Felt-The-Need” To Get That Out There…

…So You Would Have SOME Insight Into My Lengthy-History Of…

ALWAYS. BEING. JUST. 2ND-Best.

… … … … …

OKAY OKAY OKAY, KIDS!

ENOUGH With “Bradley Alan’s Childish-Sob-Stories!”

ONTO THE GOOD STUFF, EH!!?!?!

YOU BETCHA!

… … … … …

As I’ve Learned…

…For The Award…

…I Must…

Share 10 Things About Myself

You May-Not-Know

…And THEN

…I Must…

Nominate (at least) 6-Other-Bloggers For The Award.

… … … … …

Soooooooo…

…Let Us Begin.

… … … … …

10 Things About Myself You May Not Know

#1.

MY FAVORITE FOOD, Is…

…”PB&J“!!!

#2.

I Honestly Prefer…

…”FACT” Over “FICTION“…

…As “THE FACTS” Are Often…

MORE UNBELIEVABLE!

#3.

I (totally) Understand…

…AND…

…I (totally) Accept…

…”THE FACT“…

…That…

…”MY FAVORITE“…

…Does NOT Always Mean It’s…

…”THE BEST.”

#4.

I THRIVE On…

…”CONTRADICTIONS“…

…And I ALWAYS Have!

#5.

MY FAVORITE MUSICAL, Is…

…”The Best Little Whore-House In Texas“!!!

#6.

I (almost) Always BET-ON

…And ROOT-FOR

…”The UNDERDOG!”

#7.

I (totally) SUCK At “Complex-Mathematics“…

…Yet (totally) LOVE “Statistics“!!!

#8.

I LOVE LOVE LOVE…

…”Dry“…

…”Stuffy“…

…”Intelligent“…

Humo(u)r!!!

#9.

MY FAVORITE “HISTORICAL AMERICAN“, Is…

Our 11Th President

JAMES K. POLK.

#10.

In My

(humble, yet not-so-humble)

Opinion

…The “Greatest City On Earth” Is…

VICTORIA, British Colombia, Canada!

… … … … …

πŸ˜€

That Was HONESTLY Quite FUN!

Kinda Took FOREVER To DECIDE On My “10 Things”…

…But That In-Itself Was Quite FUN, Also!

πŸ˜‰

… … … … …

And…

…As For My Choices Of Other-Nominees…

…That Was EVEN HARDER To Accomplish!

HOWEVER (there it is again)…

…My Selections Are…

#1.

“Currently Chicago”

#2.

“Youthful Confessions”

#3.

“Matt & the Art of Motion Pictures”

#4.

“Command Performance Leadership”

#5.

“Bad Advice From My Brother”

#6.

“Too Soxy For My Shirt”

#7.

“Old Game Reviewer”

#8.

“Artfully Bedraggled Film Reviews”

#9. #9. #9. #9. #9.

“Earth Station One”

… … … … …

I Am (totally) SUPER-STOKED To Accept

“The Kreativ Blogger Award”

…And Just As (totally) SUPER-STOKED To Pass-It-On!

I’m VERY Grateful…

…VERY Humbled…

…AND…

…VERY VERY HAPPY!

… … … … …

–Thank You For Tuning-In, Kids.

And PLEASE Tune-In Next-Time…

…Same Brad-Time…

…Same Brad-Channel!–

8 responses to “Bradley Alan AND “The Kreativ Blogger Award”

  1. Congratulations. I have been playing Baseball for a while – three years. But, never good at it. Struck out more often than earning a home run for my team. So whenever I’m here, I recall those slides my teamates did to safe themselves. Then, how those pitchers how they cunningly strike me out. In fact, a lot to recall. Nice blog.

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  2. HAHA
    Honestly, Sir…
    …I Didn’t REALLY Become a “Hitter” Until My FINAL SEASON Of League Play hehehe
    I Played a Damn-Fine-2nd-Sack, Fo SHO, But My Swing Was Simply TERRIBLE.
    Here’s The Kicker…
    …The Person Who “Fixed My Swing” and “Got Me Hitting”…
    …was MY AUNT!
    hahaha
    She’d Played Softball FOREVER, and (literally) After ONLY 50-CENTS-WORTH-OF-TIME in The Batting Cage, She Had My Whole “Swing-Issue” Figured Out.
    I Have, as The Pro’s would say, “Slow-Bat-Speed”…
    …So She Changed My Stance, and $2.00 in The Batting Cage Later, BOOM, I Was SET.
    Ended Up Going 9 for 27 (.333) The Rest Of The Way (after starting 1 for 15) To Finish The Year.
    NOT BAD for ME, FO SHO! hahaha
    And Don’t Worry, Dude.
    I NEVER (not once) Hit a Home-Run.
    In Fact…
    …8 of those 9 Hits Were CLASSIC “Texas-Leaguers” or “Bleeders”, whichever term you wanna use πŸ˜‰

    Thanks Again For The Nomination, Sir!
    It Was VERY VERY MUCH Appreciated!

    -BRAD

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    • HAHAHA
      I’d Think Of ME, also, If I Had a 1st-Place DINFOS Award, that’s fer dayum shurrr!!!
      When I Say I Did (eventually) Get Over It…
      …All I Really Did Was Start Saying To Myself…
      “Dude, It’s Like Everything Else. You Do The Work. The Work Is Heralded As Great. Someone Else Gets The Credit. You Move-On.”
      Trust Me, Aramis…
      …After Writing ALL Of The Captain’s AND The PAO’s “Personal Correspondence” and “Speeches” for 2-YEARS (with The PAO ALWAYS Getting ALL The Credit) It Taught Me A Metric-Ass-Ton about ACCEPTING MY PLACE In The World.
      Doesn’t Matter If I Get The Credit…
      …Just That MY WORK Gets Noticed AND Appreciated.

      That’ll Do Just Fine πŸ˜‰
      L8r, Tater!
      -BRAD

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  3. Thanks very much friend!! That means so much to me!

    So, am I supposed to do the same thing and nominated six people and stuff? πŸ˜€

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    • Yes, Sir.
      10 Little-Known-Things About Yourself…
      …and Then Nominate (at least) 6 Of Your Favorite-Fellow-Bloggers!
      And You’re VERY Welcome.
      I Actually Get Your Bloggin’ings Sent To My Inbox on a Daily-Basis (when you do blog, that is hehe).
      I Love Reading Your Work, So I Sincerely Felt Passing The Award On To You Was a Real No-Brainer.

      Please Do Keep It Up, Matt.
      I’m VERY Sure I’m NOT The ONLY Person Who Gets a Major-League-KICK From Reading Your Material πŸ˜‰

      Take It Easy, Dude!
      And HAVE FUN With Your “Award Blog Entry”!!!
      Mine Took HOURS To Complete…
      …But Was a TOTAL BLAST!!!

      L8r, Sir!
      -BRAD

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