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January 13, 2010

So here’s some utter madness for all you chickadees.

Turns out I’ve been nominated for the ultimate award in blogging badassery – The Kreativ Blogger Award – by my peers over at Anomalous Material, M. Carter @ The Movies and Foolish Blatherings. I can’t begin to express how truly flattered I am to be acknowledged like this, especially by such fine writers and critics that all truly deserve the nods they got in the first place. If you’ve never visited their sites, do so pronto, great stuff all around; always look forward to their posts and comments.

And just look at this cute little graphic I get to post now!

A thing of beauty if you ask me, think I might get a tattoo of it…on my face.

But in all seriousness, this is very cool and I was not expecting this, not in the least. Must be doing something right.

So now for the gushy stuff. Being a nominee, there’s a bit of a catch where I have to get down and dirty with the following seven steps. Happens to be one of the easier catches I’ve come across in my life, so without further ado, let’s get to it.

1. Thank the person who nominated you for this award. (done and done, you guys rock)
2. Copy the logo and place it on your blog.
(…or face, whatever)
3. Link to the person who nominated you for this award.
(you guys rock double-time)
4. Name 7 things about yourself that people might find interesting.
5. Nominate 7 Kreativ Bloggers.
6. Post links to the 7 blogs you nominate.

7. Leave a comment on each of the blogs letting them know they have been nominated.

Alright. Task Number 4:

Name 7 things about yourself that people might find interesting (pretty sure I already did one of these way back when on Facebook, but what the hell, I’ll give it another go)

  1. The only reason I ever got so into movies is because whenever I would go to visit my uncles as a kid, there would only be two topics of conversation: baseball and movies. It didn’t take long for me to realize that baseball is boring as sin to watch on TV for one game let alone a whole season (even though it’s awesome to actually go to a game or play it yourself), so I turned to movies and I haven’t turned back since.
  2. My good buddy Fred – the one I refer to in many a review – that’s actually my girlfriend and number one fan, Audrey. Can’t quite remember why I decided to call her Fred in the first place, but she rules the school and is always very good about indulging in my often bizarro taste in movies. Good to have a woman’s opinion to balance things out. Write that one down, kiddies.
  3. I’ve been playing the drums since High School but now that I live in Manhattan and there’s absolutely nowhere to put them, I’ve decided to pick up the banjo. I’ve got zero guitar-playing experience, but something about the banjo is so freakin’ cool that I just couldn’t resist. It’s slow-going at the moment, but I’ll be playing Foggy Mountain Breakdown like it’s nobody’s business with a piece of straw in my mouth and jug of moonshine at my side in no time.
  4. I’ve got a lot of hobbies and I’m passionate about all of them – watching movies, writing every day, digging music, reading like a fiend, video gaming, strummin’ away on my beautiful banjo, pretty sure I’m forgetting one or two things in there. Gets a little overwhelming once in a while, but it’s a big part of who I am and it’s worth the juggling act.
  5. I want Peter Travers’ job. I also want to write and direct my own movie and see what happens from there. I’m confident I could make one totally kickass movie.
  6. Thanks to my mom’s job that takes her across the globe to solve homelessness, I in turn have become a world traveler. Israel, Russia, Japan, Brazil, Ecuador, Australia, Italy, Spain, France, Ireland, even Canada. Been pretty fortunate in that regard and I think the top spot still goes to Japan, even though they don’t know how to party like the Irish. Two places I still want to go: Greece and Iceland.
  7. There is nothing like drinking a cold beer in a hot shower. Yeah, I’m out of “Aiden factoids”.

And now for Numbers 5 through 7 in one fell swoop.

Nominate 7 Kreativ Bloggers.

Gonna go for ones that haven’t been nominated yet, or at least I don’t think they have.

  1. Ross vs. Ross – One of the first movie blogs I started following religiously when I started this sucker up and by golly are these guys entertaining. Stellar blog all around, still have no idea how they each managed to make a Top 100 list though.
  2. Not Just Movies – Jake is a guy who knows his shit. I think I’d lose my damn if I wrote as much and as often as he does, but I can’t help but admire what he’s doing and he’s always got some really sharp stuff to say.
  3. Go, See, Talk! – Maybe it’s just because I can’t help but appreciate a fellow Cowboy Bebop fan, but Marc over at GST is all about posting stuff that I can’t help but comment on and it doesn’t look like he’s stopping any time soon. Good folks over there.
  4. Bill’s Movie Emporium – The movies Bill reviews are always across the board, his opinions are always to the point and well-written, and even though I still don’t know what movie that awesome picture on his banner is from, this is a fantastic blog that I check up on daily.
  5. Paragraph Film Reviews – Short, to the point, no jibba-jabba reviews. Love what this site has going for it and always look forward to comments from the author.
  6. The Robot Who Likes Pretty Things – The guy watches one movie a day and writes a review each day. Being someone who jumped on the bandwagon shortly after and only recently broke down to 5 reviews a week, I tip my hat to this fine blogger.
  7. The Dark of the Matinee – Eh, screw it. He’s already got a nomination, but I have to mention this guy. Huge fan of The Hatter and the truly choice stuff he puts out there every gosh darn day. I check this site like gangbusters and I recommend you follow suit.

I honestly wish there was more than seven I could put down here because every last one of these cats on the blogroll are there for a reason. But alas, such are the restraints of the Kreativ Blogger Award.

Well, that’s a wrap, folks. It’s stuff like this that helps me stay sane when the last thing I feel like doing some days is jumping on WordPress and I thank you all for supporting this little project of mine. So until I get Peter Travers’ job…

Keep it real,
Aiden R.

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12 Comments leave one →
  1. January 13, 2010 3:38 pm

    Aw, thanx for the nod Aiden. I too love beer in the shower and Cowboy Bebop, but don’t get to see it anymore (Cowboy Bebop, not me drinkin in the shower)cause Toonami fecked off somewhere.

    • January 13, 2010 3:41 pm

      You earned it, homey. I picked up the whole Bebop series on DVD for like 20 bucks on eBay a couple years ago, did the same for Samurai Champloo. Pretty sure you can still do it, worth every penny. But I miss vintage Toonami, too.

  2. January 13, 2010 3:58 pm

    Thanks for choosing me Aiden! Feedback like this really does mean a lot to me, as does being a part of this ever-expanding community we have going. As a particular thanks, I thought I’d let you in on a little secret. Back when your blog was up for Blusterin’ on LAMB, you got this note…

    For once, I find it hard to be constructive…and that’s because I’ve become a HUGE fan of this blog in a very short amount of time.

    If there were a LAMMY for Rookie of The Year, Aiden would get my vote easily.

    The look of the blog is perfect, the content is engaging, and the reviews are some of the best written out there.

    The only thing CTCR needs to do is keep up the good work.

    …fyi, that was my handiwork.

    • January 13, 2010 4:01 pm

      hahaha, thanks, man. That was my favorite Bluster. I really appreciate it. Like you said, keep on doing what you’re doing, Hatter, and I’ll keep reading. Thanks again.

  3. January 13, 2010 4:04 pm

    i too like beer in the shower
    congratulations AR, youve made me and McD finally agree on something

  4. January 13, 2010 4:05 pm

    have just read that Hatter comment (for some reason it wasnt there a second ago)
    i think im gonna start crying…
    i love you guys!!!
    – I love you, man
    – Yeah, I know
    – No, I REALLY love you, man

  5. January 13, 2010 8:36 pm

    Beer in the shower: I must try that!

    Calling my girlfriend Fred: uh… maybe not 😉

  6. Nahuel permalink
    January 13, 2010 11:07 pm

    Congrats man!

    There’s a reason I come to your site like three times a day.. I mean, I know content doesn’t change three times a day, but I still enjoy reading old reviews and checking up on polls.. but yeah, your blog fucking rules, and you deserve all the recognition you’re getting.

    Keep up the great work Aiden.

    • January 14, 2010 10:36 am

      Oh, Nahuel. You’re somethin’ else, kid. Thanks a mil.

  7. mcarteratthemovies permalink
    January 14, 2010 2:15 pm

    I’ll fight you for Pete Travers’ job. For reals.

  8. January 16, 2010 12:42 am

    The image on Bill’s Movie Emporium is from “Chungking Express.”

    Bill is a crazy guy and has this odd notion that “Day Watch” is the worst fill ever made. Still, gotta love a guy who will not only suffer through but also enjoy the works of Uwe Boll.

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