A lovely autumn scene from a lovely blog

I have been given a Lovely Blog Award by F-Stop Mama Amy Pantone. I am so honored that Amy likes my blog enough to give it attention on her own blog, that I must proceed with the award ceremony.

But first, a lovely autumn scene photo.

© David Guidas

© David Guidas

Now, on to the awards.

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The guidelines for the One Lovely Blog Award are:
•Thank the person who nominated you for the award
•Add the One Lovely Blog Award logo to your post and/or blog
•Share 7 facts/or things about yourself
•Nominate 15 bloggers you admire and inform nominees by commenting on their blog

The first part is easy. Thank you Amy!

Logo posted – check

Now the hard part, the dreaded seven things about myself. I prefer to remain a mystery, which is why there are very few photos of myself online, so this is a big step for me.

But, here we go:

1. I am a big fan of the down vest

2.I once ordered a Zima in a bar in Nashville. That didn’t go over too well. 😉

3.I have low regard for people who don’t take the time to be responsible for what they do and how they affect others (you heard me idiot in the parking lot!).

4.I once photographed a wedding using a Mamiya 330 twin lens reflex camera. That’s right – changing the film every 12 exposures. Talk about having to think ahead! You digital wedding photographers have it so easy. 🙂

I think I’m starting to sweat. Almost done.

5.I think the higher education system in the USA is a money grabbing scam and that most people can be smarter and have richer lives by having choice mentors and taking every opportunity to learn something about anything, all of the time. Take on any job you can get, do it well no matter what the pay, learn from it, apply yourself, and move on from there. If you find a passion, absorb yourself into it and learn all you can and practice it but don’t isolate yourself. Be aware of where you are and who you are and know that things take time.

6.Whew, was thought about me? OK, back to work – I like silver jewelry.

7.My music tastes are all over the place stylistically. As a guitar player I follow lots of guitar oriented music and enjoy the classic rock legends such as Clapton , Hendrix, Beck, Page, etc.. Mark Knopfler is one of my favorites. But I am also a jazz fan coming from my earliest influence, Joe Negri (Handyman Negri on the PBS Mister Rogers show), to Wes Montgomery, Jim Hall, Scofield, Stern Frisell, and the list goes on. I like old school country guitar with a twang but most of what’s considered country music today is total mind numbing in my opinion and don’t even get me started on the awful songwriting. Hip-Hop just doesn’t cut it for me – too commercial.

OK, that wasn’t too bad. I’m going to have to save the nomination part for my next post as it will take some research that I don’t have time for right now. But I will complete my mission.

 

 

 

 

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