Art by Rob Goldstein

The Sunshine Blogger Award

The Sunshine Blogger Award comes to me from the Have You Ever Noticed? blog.

The rules are:

Thank the blogger who nominated you for the award and link to their blog.

Many thanks for the award.

List the rules and include the Sunshine Blogger Award Logo in your post.

Answer the 11 Questions asked of you.


What is one dish you like to cook?

Water. I’d really like to learn how to cook water.

How would you describe your favorite pair of shoes?

My favorite shoes are always the ones I need to throw out.

What is the best thing that you did last week?

I had dinner with an old friend.

If you could have lunch with one author (living or dead) who would it be and why?

Gertrude Stein, I’ve always wanted to have a cubist chat with someone.

What kind of snack do your like to add to your ice cream?

Vanilla wafers

If you could return to any decade, and visit a movie set, which would you like to do?

I’d visit the 1949 set of the ‘Siren of Atlantis’ so I can turn all the male cast members into transsexuals.

What is a song that makes you smile?

Philadelphia Freedom by Elton John

What advice would you give to your younger self?

Get over it!

What is one food you just can’t eat?

Kentucky Fried Chicken. It tastes like bread wrapped in Play Dough
to me.

If you can earn a gold medal in any sport, what would it be and why?

Speed sleeping.  And I want that gold because I deserve it.

What is something you wish you could add to your blog and why?

Umm…A book launch, but I’m working on it. 🙂

Write a new list of 11 Questions for your Nominees

Nominate 11 Bloggers for the Sunshine Blogger Award

I use awards as a chance to give a shout out to my followers and to interesting new blogs.

Many of the blogs on my list of nominees are award free blogs so those bloggers can smile or curse me and ignore the award.

For those of who accept the award I hope you’ll find my questions interesting:

  1. Why do you blog?
  2. What most frustrates you about blogging?
  3. What do you enjoy most about blogging?
  4. How do you define success?
  5. What is the one thing you most want from your followers?
  6. What is the one thing you most want to give the people you
  7. How do you define the difference between positive and negative criticism?
  8. How do you deal with moments when a blogger you like posts something you don’t like?
  9. Is your blog a journal, a literary experiment, performance art or none of that?
  10. What is success as a blogger?
  11. By your definition, do you consider yourself successful?

    Here are my nominees and shout outs:

    Teagan’s Books

    Robbie Cheadle

    Death, The Life Story


    Words To Captivate ~ by John Fioravanti

    Mr. Militant Negro

    But I Smile Anyway…

    Dream Big Dream Often

    Giggles and Tales

    Erika Kind



    A Cooking Pot and Twisted Tales

    Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life

    Dreamwalker’s Sanctuary

    I’m Sick and So Are You

    The Real Reality Show Blog



    Buffalo Tom Peabody’s blog 2


    Sheldon Kleeman

    roads bel travelled

    Frank Morelli

    doodling panda

    Living a Beautiful Life


    A Momma’s View

    The Bag Lady

    From the Pen of Mae Clair

    Jacquie Biggar



    The Jaguar

    Circadianreflections Blog

    Retired? No one told me!



43 thoughts on “The Sunshine Blogger Award

  1. This is a delightful “getting to know you” post, Rob. You made it so fun. I’m totally curious about Sirens of Atlantis.
    I have burned water once, so I should learn to cook it as well.
    Shoes hurt my feet since I was 10 years old. Now I love my Clarke’s.
    My blog is definitely a literary experiment. I’m honored to collaborate with you for Hullaba Lulu, which is truly performance art.
    Hugs on the wing.

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  2. I love your answers, Robert. So much humor in them, and a bit of wisdom as well. And I’m intrigued by your last answer… working on a book launch… Wishing you the very best and I’m looking forward to it. 🙂

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  3. Thanks for the nomination Rob. I do like these questions. I also become attached to some shoes and find it difficult to part with them and as for cooking water, a useful skill I am sure [smile].

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  4. Congratulations on this wonderful award, Robert! You truly bring so much sunshine with your kind and supportive being. Thank you for considering me too for this award. Let’s all shine on 🌞

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  5. Congratulations, Rob! You deserve this and every award. 🙂 Now, I have to see ‘Siren of Atlantis’. Isn’t that always the way with favorite shoes? Speed sleeping! The world needs that sport.
    Thank you very much for the nomination! I’m honored. 🙂

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  6. Haha, I love your answers! A word of advice: if you ever figure out how to cook water, PATENT IT IMMEDIATELY. You’ll become richer than anyone in history. Your answer to the movie set question was also hilarious.

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      1. They’re usually wrong which is why I like critics who hate everything. I loved Pauline Kael:

        “Movies are so rarely great art that if we cannot appreciate great trash we have very little reason to be interested in them.”

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      1. It sometime’s feels impossible. I also have
        a fear that the work isn’t mine because I don’t recognize it. DID is so weird and paradoxical.

        I’m not complaining–I consider it a technical complication, I hope that makes sense.

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