Saturday, January 8, 2011

Life Is Good

Life really is good!  I logged on today and discovered I now have 52 followers...which I find absolutely amazing...I honestly find it hard to believe that people take time out of their busy schedules to read the junk that i write about...a sincere thanks to all of you.

As if that's not enough, I find out that my buddy Barb over at This and That (As I Bounce Thru' Life) has bestowed upon me the Life is Good Award!!! 

Thanks Barb, what a nice surprise on a cold, snowy day.  If you're not reading Barb's blog, you're really missing out on some good stuff!!!

The award comes with responsibilities:

1. First, thank and link back to the person that gave the award.
2. Answer the 10 survey questions
3. Pass the award along to other bloggers whom you think are fantastic.
4. Contact the bloggers you have chosen to let them know about the award

1.  If you blog anonymously, are you happy doing this?  If you aren't anonymous, do you wish you started out anonymously, so that you could be anonymous now?  Sometimes I think it would be nice to "fly under the radar".

2.  Describe an incident that shows your inner stubborn side.  As a rule, I don't think I'm stubborn but Jumble Mash may disagree :-)

3.  What do you see when you really look at yourself in the mirror?  A few more wrinkles than yesterday, a few more pounds than last year, a little less hair, a little more gray, a guy just trying to make it through the day :-)
4.  What is your favourite summer cold drink?  Coca Cola
5.  When you take time for yourself, what do you do?  Blog, play Xbox, read
6.  Is there something that you still want to accomplish in your life?  I want to do whatever I can to make sure my daughters are OK once I'm gone
7.  When you attended school, were you the class clown, the class overachiever, the shy person, or always ditching?  I grew up poor so was pretty much a non-entity at school.  Academics were easy for me so I did what I had to do to get by but didn't expend a great deal of effort.  And yes, I did my fair share of ditching :-)
8.  If you close your eyes and want to visualize a very poignant moment in your life, what would you see?  The morning my mom died...realizing that as much as I dreaded losing her, I didn't want her to endure further suffering even more.
9.  Is it easy for you to share your true self in your blog, or are you more comfortable writing posts about other people and events?  Aspects of myself....I have no problem sharing my stupidity...if others can get a chuckle out of my screw-ups it somehow gives them value :-)  I'm not a "sensitive" man...I doubt that I'd blog about personal problems.
10.  If you had the choice to sit down and read a book or talk on the phone, which would you do and why?  This is a book!  Books are my opportunity to escape...people expect you to actually pay attention when you talk to them on the phone!!!
Now, for the passing of the torch.............I take great pleasure in passing the Life is Good Award to Jumble Mash because I would read her blog even if she wasn't my lovely daughter!  The Empress at The Ranter's Box cause she has the bestest cuss words :-)  And last, but by no means least Jimmy at Jimmy's Opinion because I respect the love he obviously has for his family.
So, do yourself a favor...check out these fantastic blogs, you'll be forever grateful to me for leading you there :-)


The Empress said...

Congratulations on your well deserved blog award and for your ever-growing reader base!

Thank you so much for the lovely award. I am beyond touched ...and giddy like a school girl to learn that you think I have the bestest cuss words!

Happy Weekend!

Chief aka Dad said...

@Empress...I just call 'em as I see 'em :-) Thanks

hed said...


I may be wrong, but after reading your blogs I'd say you have a fondness for...Xbox and Coca-Cola? Am I right? ;)


Chief aka Dad said... are quite astute young lady :-) And thanks

Jumble Mash said...

Thanks Dad!!! I love u but are a very stubborn man so if you would like me to fill in that answer for u I will :) I mean where do u think I got it?

bruce said...


and great job on the award!

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stupid stuff i see and hear
Bruce’s guy book
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Anonymous said...

Congratulations on the award!! Your answers were amazing!!

Mrs. Hyde said...

Typical man refusing to reveal anything personal about himself.

Congrats on the award! I've got some news for you over at my blog. Come check it out.

a bitch called mom
the well fed spirit

caterpillar said...

Congratulations on your award...and people spend time reading the junk you write because it's very very now you know why...:) said...

Congratulations on your deserved award. Yes, I have to agree with catrepillar on that - you are certainly entertaining. Came by to say thank you for visiting my blog and I was so pleased someone recognised the were the only person to comment on that.
Think I'll go and visit Jumble Mash not because she's your daugther but because she has the coolest name.

lyndylou said...

I'm with Caterpillar too. Your blog makes me laugh out loud :) Congratulations on your award

Bouncin' Barb said...

Chief Dad...You are welcome. And you answered like a typical man..haha. The one thing we all can see is what a great Dad you are and I would say that even if JM didn't blog. I love it. My Bruce loves his girls more than life itself and it's just the best to sit back and watch it. Nice post!

becca said...

congrats on the followers and the award and what a wonderful post i love reading what you write

Chief aka Dad said... way! OK, you are hereby invited to guest post on the topic of my alleged stubborness...duh, you got yours from your mom :-) Love ya

@Bruce...thanks bud

@Jax...welcome...kewl icon...and thanks

@Mrs. Hyde....ain't nuttin' typical about me...and of course, I'd reveal anything to you sexy ;-), you're so sweet...thanks one else commented on Bowie!!! I was a huge fan when I was a teenager...loved Ziggy Stardust and you have a great blog! shucks ma'am...glad I can make ya smile :-)

@Barb....what could possibly be more important than my girls???

@becca...thanks sweetie...I need to get one of you appreciative women to move in with me...y'all are great for the ego :-)

Bubbles said...

What a lovely award to come online to... those are great answers.

Odie Langley said...

Congratulations on the great award and on the number of followers incresing. You do have a great blog and I enjoy reading it so much. Have a great rest of the weekend.

Teresa - in the Middle Side of Life said...

great post! congrats on the award!!

i love the very obvious love you have for your family, and you also show how much you RESPECT your girls. It's great; wish all parents/dad did the same.

Chief aka Dad said...


@Odie...Thanks, I enjoyed reading your Wild Kingdom post earlier today

@Teresa....I honestly do try to be the best Dad I can but I'm pretty sure I don't get it right as often as I would like

Bobby said...

Glad you got that award, you have a cool blog. I'm definitely following.

Check mine out at

Copyboy said...

Hey congrats! That's great! I love Barb's blog as well. That's a well deserved award my friend.

Golden Era said...

Congrats on the life is good award haha

On My Soapbox said...

Congratulations on the award!

Miss Vicki said...

Well done you :) Congrats :)

Jimmy said...

Congrats my Friend on your award and Thank You for your kind words and thinking of me, I am honored to have such a friend as you.

Chief aka Dad said...

@Bobby...thanks and welcome

@Copyboy...thanks...and I think I'm scared...your blog makes sense to me :-)

@Golden Era...thanks and welcome

@Soapbox...thank you

@Miss Vicki...thank you

@Jimmy....I sincerely do respect the way you obviously cherish your family...sometimes I think we forget how important they really are...even when they're a pain in the butt :-)

becca said...

hahah hubby says he will give me away free of charge to first brave man willing to take me. also gave you an award