Monday, July 20, 2009

Honest Scrap Award

Thanks so much to Cathryn, SolitaireMare and wolfandterriers for nominating me for the Honest Scrap Award!!




  1. I tend to prefer Lagers over Ales. In summer, I like a nice wheat beer or a pilsner. Fall is my favorite time because of the annual emergence of Pumpkin Beer. Yum!
  2. Like some of my readers, I have no TV or radio in the house. I do listen to NPR on my commute. (Can I personify stereotypes any more?) In general, I hate all the commercial interests and advertising in modern media. I do have high speed internet at home and have been known to go to movies (only if beer is served in the theater).
  3. I wrote my Master's thesis on the social impact of great, culture-defining structures and how they express our very humanity, e.g., Eiffel Tower, Golden Gate Bridge, Great Pyramids. The earliest example I cited was the curvilinear ruins in Malta. One of my life's goals is to visit Malta. Also, the Pharaoh Hound is the national dog of Malta! Connections everywhere....
  4. I am a total Mac snob. I love developing on Mac OS X and I could not live without my iPhone. So while I sometimes come across as a Luddite, I prefer to think of myself as a discriminating technologist who ultimately chooses Nature over Machine.
  5. I have few very close friends, but I am fiercely loyal to those I have. I tend to be private and reserved around strangers, but I would do anything to help my friends. I love and cherish them and they mean the world to me.
  6. When I was younger, I played the violin... poorly. So I switched to percussion and became a nationally recognized timpanist despite being somewhat tone deaf. I gave up music when I went to college.
  7. I have the noble distinction of sleeping with a professional hockey player. The very definition of kewl.
  8. I cannot cook. Horrid. I ruin rice. It's that bad.
  9. Despite a rather scholarly upbringing and education, I do enjoy mind-numbing entertainment. Exhibit A: I own an XBox360 that I play games on when I can find the time. Exhibit B: I thoroughly enjoyed the Transformers 2 movie in all its inanity. Sometimes, you just need to take the starch out of your collar.
  10. I am recruiting minions to hike the Appalachian Trail with me within the next six years. Comment below to apply!

Thanks to everyone who thinks often of this blog and thanks to those who awarded me this honor.

Brego and I have had a nice series of rides. He is shaping up well for the dressage show in a couple of weeks. My close friend from Texas is spending the next week with us and we will be doing plenty of horsing around. She is one of my oldest horsey friends and we always ride like hooligans when we get together. I can't wait to go kick up our heels (oh, and show off Brego's new halt-canter transition ont the right rein! Woot!)

13 comments:

Cathryn said...

Ironically, you have another blog award on my blog! Please come check it out soon!

Funder said...

Sign me up for #10! Let's finish the Canadian part of the hike too - what's another couple hundred miles at that point? - and go see where Labradors come from!

Daun said...

Thanks Cathryn! I have updated the post!

Kate said...

There are movie theaters that serve beer?! Thanks for sharing - it's fun to learn more about you!

Daun said...

Kate, Some very nice theaters serve beer. They usually have meals as well, like pub grub. I've started rating movies on how many beers it takes for me to enjoy it. I had a whole pitcher for the Transformers so I REALLY enjoyed it!!

rachel! said...

Have you played Braid for the xbox? It's completely gorgeous and just -- the most unique game design/concept. If you haven't you should totally download it! (You also shouldn't read anything about it beforehand, because it's so fun to discover what's going on by just playing with the controls.) Also, there's a new remastered version of the original Monkey Island available for download too: so funny! (Since I'm sure between the farm and Brego and your day job you need more to occupy you! ;) )

Have you read Bill Bryson's "A Walk in the Woods"? I listened to the audiobook a few months ago and it made me want to go on an extended hike. (It's about his experience trying to hike the entire Appalachian Trail.)

Bev said...

#10!!!??!! I've been dreaming of hiking the AT for the last 12 years!!! I can't even remember how many books I've read about it. If I'm not retired by the time you go (I already know they won't allow the time off for it because others have tried before me), would you allow me to section hike some of it with you?

Daun said...

Absolutely, Bev! That's the point of the recruitment! The more the merrier!

Andrea said...

YOU ARE SUCH A MAN!

Andrea said...

All right, you're not a man, but you have man tendencies you butchaholic you!

(Says the femmey-femme.)

sylvia said...

thanks for the updated post...it gave a smile to read.

Jean said...

Beware of Southern Governors on the Ap Trail. *evil grin--sorry, I couldn't resist* I have a friend who has hiked much of the trail. I can't any more as my knees are so bad. It's a great aspiration, though, so go for it!!

Anonymous said...

Are Percherons allowed on the trail...?