Thursday, 21 April 2011

Me an award? You're joking right???

I was given this award by Johnny Madrid aka Tim E. who writes an awe inspiring blog that you can find by following this link: Just Johnny...  and I can't thank him enough for it. I don't exactly win a lot of awards for anything let alone this oddball collection of ramblings and scribbles I call a blog so I am very thankful indeed. Now there are some rules to receiving this award you give a thanks and a link back to the person who gave it too you (which goes without saying) you also have to share 7 things about yourself (I'll get to that in a bit), award 5-15 other bloggers yourself and of course contact them and tell them of their award.

I didn't have to give to much thought to who I would in turn give this award too so here are the people receiving this award from me in no particular order...

Linda Martin    
Aheila the Writeaholic
Jeremy Janson
Ursa Hawthorne
Sam Bowron

OK so 7 random facts about me this will be hard to think of stuff I haven't already written on one of these 70+ blog posts so far but here goes nothing...

1. I have lived in the UK all my life (best part of 30 years) and I have only visited London once and it was for a football game this year strangely it was a Scotland game why it wasn't played in Scotland I have no idea.
2. Ironically as a guy who stands anywhere between 6'6" and 6'8" depending on how bad my back is hurting me I have a problem with heights I don't like them be it on a ladder or high building I don't like it at all haha.
3. I am a diehard Airdrie United Football fan but have been to so few games over the last five seasons I feel like a fraud for saying so.
4. As a writer I find writing about dark subject matter much easier than anything else so either I'm nuts or I just have a good imagination........ I think I may be nuts haha.
5. For my work experience placement at high school I spent a week working at my local newspaper learning everything from reporting to printing and loved every minute of it.
6. In the last 6 months I was assigned to write a web series but after seeing the poorly executed 8 minute pilot episode I had my writing credit changed from Andrew Carson to Randal Fleming Jr. to try and distance myself from it but saying that if a second series goes into pre pro Randal will be happy to return to writing duties for a rewarding fee.
7. I am planning to either make it or break from it this year when it comes to my writing. If I don't sell something before the end of the year I will find some other kind of profession and just write as a hobby. No pressure then on me to succeed huh? haha.

Thanking you
The Housebound Writer


  1. Aw, so sweet of you! Thanks!

    oh, I owe you an email.... :-)


  2. Hi Ursa, you deserve this award for your outstanding blog and your ability to switch between genres and writing styles.

  3. *blushes*

    You'll be pleased to know that I've now blogged to pay forward the love :-)

  4. Awesome! You deserve it my friend! I see you've already spread the love. Nice one mate :)

  5. I am so honored, Andrew. I'm not going to start on it now:Today I spent 14 hours now just to get on the Internet. I got support, and for the most part, I reversed everything he did, and this is my first communication! I will pay it forward. And I have to say that you are as handsome as I suspected! Finally, more than just eyes. fyi, under website for Facebook, put your blog site. It's easier for Networked Blogs to stay connected. Now you've never seen a line on Facebook asking for your blog address, and yet Networked Blogs works through Facebook! So relax, you are not doing anything immoral or corrupt! I must come by more often; I'm hoping this machine keeps working. By tomorrow, I may have the same problems as I did today at noon. I have an Inspiron minitower, and so far, the hard disk was replaced, and now, who knows? I will be in touch ASAP, and if I've embarrassed you, delete this. Sweet tides, Andrew, and take care.

  6. I have to read this over again. I'm squeezing in as much time as possible online--My blogs are a mess! The yellow flowers definitely helps the appearance, but I'm not sure what link, etc. to place on it. Let me know when you can.. ..Sweet tides, Andrew

  7. I like your post, nice post