Versatile Blogger Award

I was recently nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award by Malvika Shanker. I’m always honored to be recognized – so thank you very much Malvika for recognizing my blog and writings.

wpid-2015-05-23-16-13-56.pngWhat an awesome trophy. Before I typed this out, I actually held the trophy over my head for about five minutes in celebration. Then I kissed it a few times cause that’s what the NHL guys do. Then I filled it with Gulden Draak, cause, like Daniel LaRusso from The Karate Kid, it is the best. I drank a few sips from the trophy to celebrate this momentous occasion. (Also, I may or may not have..okay I did…picture Elisabeth Shue cheering me on.)


Gulden Draak, cause we all like dragons, and we all like good beer. Good for a celebration or just about any occasion.

I would have taken a picture of this feat to show all of my loyal readers, but I only have two hands. Plus, I couldn’t find anyone to take the picture (aka I didn’t look for anyone cause I didn’t want to share my beer), and with the Gulden Draak being at a whopping 10.5% alcohol content, I decided trying to go the down the stairs might be bad – for the trophy and me.

Okay, well anyways…on to better things!

You are the best Jarrod! Thank you Elizabeth!

You are the best Jarrod!
Thank you Elisabeth!

Okay, as Rebbit can tell you, I play by my own rules and usually go off the board when it comes to awards. I have been asked to tell you seven things about me. So here we go:

1. Gulden Draak is my favorite beer.

Okay, party foul! You already knew that. Let’s start over:

1. I am a Taurus and I wear it well.

2. I love jigsaw puzzles.

3. I love taking a drive through the countryside but gas prices have unfortunately phased this out for me.

4. The most expensive item I own is the paper that my Masters Degree is printed on.

5. Your mother knows more about current pop culture than I do.

6. I got rid of cable television in January 2014 and haven’t regretted it for a single moment.

7. I don’t know how many licks it takes to get to the center of a Tootsie Roll Pop and since I don’t eat sweets, I don’t care either.

Okay, well hopefully you learned a few new things about me. Thanks for reading!

Gulden Draak photo

Elizabeth Shue photo



19 thoughts on “Versatile Blogger Award

  1. Again, thanks for the shout out and doing the award. And that beer goblet doesn’t look too shabby, either. 😉 Cheers!


    • Definitely. Did you have to pay extra for the pen? lol…that’s the way it usually goes.

      Degrees are:

      Bachelors of Science in Biology with a concentration in Molecular Biology with a Minor in Chemistry.

      Masters of Science in Forensic Science with a concentration in Forensic Biology.

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      • They said the pen was complementary with the $50.00 graduation fee lol. Do you work in the health care industry? My BA was in human services (social work). My Masters is in written communication, but I gained more inside information on how the publishing industry works from other writers and instructors in the program than anything. I thought the practical know how most valuable.


      • I work in the scientific aspect of law enforcement.

        Yes, I think I would agree that education helps you to get your foot in the door. After all, in my opinion, obtaining a college degree just shows a prospective employer that you can commit to a goal and complete it.

        Real experience comes from actually doing the work and being on the job as well as networking.

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      • I agree completely. The information coming from those who actually worked in the field (journalists, authors, agents, editors etc.) has helped me tremendously. So much is not what most people think. For example, did you know it’s harder for a first time author to get an agent than get published? If you do get an agent you will never even see a check from the publishing company. Everything goes through the agent, and everything you write while under contract MUST go through the agent. The agent will always seek opportunities for clients with proven records of high sales before a no name. He or she can sit on a new writer’s work for years making false promises to avoid being fired. Lol! sorry I got carried away. Have a good Sunday, Jarrod 🙂


      • I understand. Everything becomes about positioning and money. I have often wondered if it is better to not do something you truly love because there is so much red tape and it becomes a business. Very rarely are we able to truly have control of our own careers and often are at the mercy of others. The best we can do is put our best foot forward and worry about the things we can control.

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