“Give Me The Liberty To Know, To Utter, And To Argue Freely According To Conscience, Above All Liberties.” — JOHN MILTON (“Areopagitica” (1644))

–The Tale Of Bradley Alan -Vs- Himself And His Acceptance Bloggin’ing Of The “7X7 Link Award“!!!–

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After A Lengthy-Discussion With…

…”MY PARTNER IN CRIME“…

(aka MY TIMOTHY BLANE)

…A Finalized-Decision Was Made.

Thing Is…

…The Lengthy-Part Of Said Discussion…

…Really Wasn’t Even About…

The Quotation-Headline Used For This Bloggin’ing

Nor This Bloggin’ing Itself.

Both Were TOTALLY Brought-Up…

…Yes.

HOWEVER…

THAT Quotation

…And…

THIS Bloggin’ing

…Honestly…

…Were BOTH Just…

…”Oh Hey, By The Way…”…

…Types Of Thoughts.

I Love That Quote.

I Have For A Long…

…LONG…

…LOOOOOONNNG Time.

I Simply Hadn’t Found…

…”The Proper Place“…

…To Implement AND/OR Incorporate IT…

…Into My Blog-Of-Bloggin’ings.

(aka “You Jivin’ Me, Turkey?“)

(http://youjivinmeturkey.com/)

I Was Really Just Going To Slap-Up An Image Of John Milton…

…And Use The Quotation As BOTH…

…The Headline…

…And…

…The Main-Focus.

Simple.

An Individual Quotation.

That’ll Do.

Or…

…So It Was Originally Decided.

And Then It Hit Me.

“WHOA DUDE…

…This Quote Should TOTALLY BE…

…The ATTENTION-GETTER…

(aka The Headline)

…For Your Acceptance-Bloggin’ing…

…Of The…

…”7X7 LINK AWARD“!!!”

The 7x7 Link Award, Presented To "You Jivin' Me, Turkey?" By MATT STEWART Of "Matt & The Art Of Motion Pictures" (http://mattandmotionpictures.wordpress.com/2011/12/29/7x7-link-award/)

So I Totally Scrapped…

…The “BULK” Of…

…”The Original-Original-Version“…

Of The7X7 Link AwardBloggin’ing

…Which Simply Turned-Out-To-Be…

…”The Original-Rough-Draft-Original-Verson“…

…Which Is JUST FINE Wit’ME, FOO!!!

I May Not (always or ever) Write In…

…What My Professional-Writer Friends

…Would Call “Classically-Trained” Styles…

…or Formats…

…or…

…hmm…

…Whatever…

…???…

…??????

I Say It Like That…

…Since My Closest Professional-Writer Friends

…Are Those Who…

…Either…

Went To THE SAME MILITARY WRITING SCHOOL I DID

Or They Beefed-Up At Colleges/Universities.

Some Stick To That “Classically-Trained” Style…

…And Are DAMNED AMAZING AT IT!

They Learned HOW To FUSE (or INFUSE if you prefer)…

…THEMSELVES…

… Into A “Classically-Trained” Style/Format/Whatever.

PERIOD.

They Were Taught Well Enough…

…But THEY Then FIGURED-OUT

…How To Bring THEMSELVES-OUT…

…Within Something That’s Supposed To Be

…For The Most Part…

…(pretty-much) SET.

That. Is. BRILLIANT.

PERIOD.

PERIOD.

My BIGGEST Issue…

…Is…

…I CAN’T DO THAT.

Well…

…I Mean…

…Well…

…I “Can Do It” Yeah…

…But Then MUST Add-On

With PLENTY Of PERSONAL-DISCOMFORT!

My Work…

…That I LOVEWorking-On“…

…DOESN’T HAVE ANY SET…

…Type…

…or Style…

…or Relevance…

…or Format…

…or Whatever…

…or WHATEVER-Whatever.

It’s (mainly) Just WHAT Strikes-ME.

“What On Earth Should I Write About…

…RIGHT NOW??!?!?!?!”

Sometimes…

…I Haven’t The Foggiest Of Clues.

The Rest Of The Time…

…I Find It DIFFICULT To Simply…

…”JUST-PICK-ONE And RUN-WITH-IT!

My Blog-Of-Bloggin’ings…

…BEGAN…

…As “A BASEBALL BLOG“in’ing.

Period.

That’s What I Wanted To Write About.

That Was MY FOCUS.

That’s WHY I Started The Whole Gig.

I Wanted To Re-Claim My Voice In The World

(aka My Writing)

…And…

I Wanted To Do So Through

…BASEBALL.

BIG OLE’ PERIOD.

Then There Was An Experiment.

(http://youjivinmeturkey.com/2011/10/21/let-us-talk-movies-for-a-sec/)

The Experiment Went Well Enough.

Still (MAINLY) BASEBALL…

…But Not (ALL) BASEBALL.

That Bloggin’ing Spawned ANOTHER Experiment.

(http://youjivinmeturkey.com/2011/10/23/since-were-in-texas-why-not-mention-the-western/)

That One Went Even Better.

In Fact…

…It Went BETTER THAN EVER EXPECTED.

As Y’all (likely) Have Noticed…

…There Have Been MANY Experiments.

Some Good.

Some Great.

Some Whatever.

Some Less-Than-Whatever.

Some Have Stayed.

Some Never Came Back.

Some Were Greater (than expected of course) Than Others.

Some Made Me Think…

…”What The Hell Was I Thinking About…

…When THIS Got Stuck Into My Brain???”

The Funny Part

…(oddly or not-s0-oddly)…

…Is MOST Of Those…

“What The Hell…?” Pieces…

…Have Become…

…PERSONAL…

…FAVES of FAVES…

…For BOTH…

…Y’all…

…And Myself.

Somehow…

…That Simply FEELS RIGHT!!!

At Least…

…To ME.

🙂

… … … … … … …

And NOW…

…”MY MOST…” Whatever Pieces…

…That “Fit The Award Format Requirements”…

…Presented To Me.

A RARE MOMEMNT…

…When CONFORMITY

…And/Or COMPLIANCE

…Was JUST FINE With ME!!!

Hope Y’all Enjoy This Part…

…FO FLIPPIN’ SHO!!!

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My “MOST BEAUTIFUL PIECE, Is…”

(http://youjivinmeturkey.com/2011/12/05/my-favorite-now-deceased-position-player-is/)

Honestly, My Peeps, I DID Get A Bit “Misty” Over This One. Not Sure It Qualifies As “Beautiful” Or Not…

…But It DID Tug-Upon MY Emotions In BOTH A Happy AND A Sad Way AT-THE-SAME-TIME. Good Enough? Works For Me, Also.

🙂

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My “MOST HELPFUL PIECE, Is…”

(http://youjivinmeturkey.com/2011/11/30/need-a-classic-moment-memory-to-pick-up-your-hump-day-evening/)

It Always Helped Perk ME Up…

…So I Shared It With Y’all.

I’d Call That VERY HELPFUL!!!

😉

… … … … … … …

My “MOST POPULAR PIECE, Is…”

(http://youjivinmeturkey.com/2011/12/22/you-ever-try-picking-up-your-teeth-with-broken-fingers-fergus-stephen-rea-the-crying-game/)

Honestly, It’s The Quotation That TOTALLY Sold-It.

With THAT Quote For A Headline, How Could It NOT…

…Ya Know?!?!?!!

😉

… … … … … … …

My “MOST CONTROVERSIAL PIECE, Is…”

(http://youjivinmeturkey.com/2011/12/02/as-weezer-sang-its-in-the-photograph/)

Trust Me Here, Kids…

…WEEZER Was NOT The “Controversial” Part.

Just Sayin’.

😉

… … … … … … …

My “MOST SURPRISINGLY SUCCESSFUL PIECE, Is…”

(http://youjivinmeturkey.com/2011/12/03/multi-colored-horizontal-stripes-red-corduroys-and-brown-cowboy-boots/)

Was It The Stripes, The Cords, The Boots, OR Their MELDING???

The World May NEVER Know!

😉

… … … … … … …

My “MOST UNDERRATED PIECE, Is…”

(http://youjivinmeturkey.com/2011/12/28/something-wildly-wild-wild-wild-has-happened-my-peeps/)

Hey Hey, What Can I Say?!?!?!

When Your “FAVE Of FAVES”…

…Of ANYTHING…

…Gets Knocked-Off-The-Top For…

…Your NEW “FAVE Of FAVES”???

Yeah. It’s A BIGGIE.

Sadly, The Flick/Film/Movie Discussed Here…

…Is SOOOOOOO UNKNOWN To MOST Folks…

…That The Bloggin’ing Simply DIDN’T Circulate As I’d HOPED.

Oh Well, Right???

RIGHT!!!

😉

… … … … … … …

My “MOST PRIDE WORTHY PIECE, Is…”

A THREE-WAY-TIE!!!

(http://youjivinmeturkey.com/2011/10/28/what-is-there-to-say/)

THE BIGGEST WIN! (Of Course!)

(http://youjivinmeturkey.com/2011/10/28/woot-woot-woot-carp-gets-the-call-for-game-7-start/)

THE PRECURSOR To THE BIGGEST WIN! (When THE GUY I Was Pullin’ For THE MOST “GOT THE CALL!!!”)

(http://youjivinmeturkey.com/2011/12/27/pete-rose-ty-cobb-hank-arron-stan-musial-eddie-murray-george-brett-you-jivin-me-turkey/)

And When My Blog-Of-Bloggin’ings Reached THE MILESTONE I WANTED MOST For 2011! It’s The Most Prideful Thing That Has Been A SOLID…

…”You Jivin’ Me, Turkey?” Accomplishment For Just ITSELF.

Sorry Kiddies…

…I Simply COULD NOT…

…”JUST-PICK-ONE And RUN-WITH-IT!

😉

… … … … … … …

OH…

…Right…

…And The Whole “Precursor’ish Bloggin’ing Excerpt”…

…Published…

…29 DEC 11…

…That Said…

“I Was Palm-Read By TWO Different Witches, On TWO Different U.S. Coasts, and BOTH Gave Me The EXACT SAME ANSWER. It Was CREEEEEEEEEEEPY, Fo Sho. After That, I Only Had ONE More Reading. She Refunded My Money And Sent Me On-My-Way (wtf?)…” [Excerpt From “The Bradley Alan Acceptance Bloggin’ing”ing. (CURRENTLY’ish In-Progress.)

(El Linko De Thato –>) http://youjivinmeturkey.com/2011/12/29/i-was-palm-read-by-two-different-witches-on-two-different-u-s-coasts-and-both-gave-me-the-exact-same-answer-it-was-creeeeeeeeeeepy-fo-sho-after-that-i-only-had-one-more-reading-she-refunded/

Yeah.

That’s One Of Those…

…”What The Hell…?” Pieces.

It’s Also VERY TRUE, Tho.

A Marine Witch On The East-Coast…

…And A Navy Witch On The West-Coast.

What Did They BOTH Tell Me, You Ask???

“You’re Likely Going To End-Up-In AND Die-In A Mental-Institution.”

And THEN…

…They “CONFIRMED” The Palm-Reading-Portion…

…With The Good Ole “Tarot Card” Reading.

When I’d Heard It The 1st-Time…

…From The Marine Witch…

…She Got MAJORLY Depressed.

She Even STOPPED Doing Readings For A Time.

That DID Upset Me.

Ain’t Gonna Lie ’bout That.

No, Sir.

When The Navy Witch Said The EXACT Same Thing…

…ALMOST (tho not exactly) To The WORD…

…I Was Like (to Myself)…

…”Wow Dude, This Is Oddly Amusing AND Not-Amusing.”

Then, I Went To The Third Person.

A “Professional Palm-Reader.”

That Chick Even Had…

…HER OWN NEON SIGN…

…That SAID She Was A Pro!

And Then That Chick Did Just Like I Said.

I Went In.

Gave Her My $10.

(Side Note: That Was In 2002 $$$ btw (not a bad price eh?!))

I Sat Down.

She Looked Me In The Eyes.

She Asked My Name.

She Took And Looked At My Right-Palm First.

She Got An Odd’ish Look On Her Face.

Nodded To Herself.

Put It Down.

She Then Took And Looked At My Left-Palm.

She Got A TRULY ODD (almost grimacing) Look On Her Face.

She Dropped My Left-Hand (with haste!)…

…Grabbed-Up My $10…

…Stuck-It…

…RIGHT-IN-FRONT-OF-MY-FACE…

…And Said (also with haste, plus sternness!)…

…”You Should Just Go.”

Honestly…

…That “MAY Have Been” THE Moment…

…When “THE MOST PERPLEXED EXPRESSION”…

…In “The Annals Of Bradley Alan History”…

…EVER Popped Onto MY Face.

I Say “MAY Have Been”…

…Because I Was Alone…

…And There Was No Mirror Available At THAT Moment.

But…

…It Sure FELT Like “THE MOST PERPLEXED EXPRESSION”…

…Like Ever Ever Ever.

Anyway…

…That’s That.

I’ll Leave It There.

That’s The…

…”Thing About Me You Didn’t Know”…

…Portion Of This-Award (btw).

Had To Tie-It-In SOMEHOW

…Ya Know???

BY GUM THAT’LL DO JUST FINE, JIM DANDY!

Fo Sho FO SHO!!!

Perhaps Another Of Those…

…”What The Hell…?” Pieces…

…Will Eventually Shed More Light Upon That “Excerpt”ish Thing.

Who Knows, Really?!

I Sure As Hell DON’T!!!

That’s The JOY Of…

“You Jivin’ Me, Turkey?”

…To Me.

Even I Don’t Know “What The Hell…?”…

…Well…

Not ALWAYS.

😉

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I Now Pass THIS Award Onto…

…These 7-VERY-WORTHY-BLOGGERS:

1. The Brew House (http://brewhouseblog.com/)

2. 2r2d (http://2r2d.mlblogs.com/)

3. The Mental Ward (http://jessicadward.wordpress.com/)

4. Robotic Rhetoric (http://roboticrhetoric.wordpress.com/)

5. suehealy (http://suehealy.org/)

6. Right Off the Bat (http://rightoffthebatbook.com/)

7. Bad Advice From My Brother (http://badadvicefrommybrother.com/)

KEEP-IT-UP, KIDS!!!

I’M LOVIN’ What I’M READIN’!!!

… … … … … … …

OH OH OH…

…RIGHT-RIGHT!!!

The Part…

MOST OF YOU

…Were Waiting For…

…Is Right Below.

Yep. That's JOHN MILTON. See. Now You Know What He Likely-Looked-Like. Don't You Feel BETTER??!?!?! SURE You DO!!!!!!!

😉 😀 😉

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