Award Mania

Well, since joining in Rachael Harrie's Platform-Building Campaign, I've had a lot more visitors and have met quite a few great folks with wonderful blogs. Three of my new blogger friends all gave me the same award. It's the Versatile Blogger Award.

Thanks so much to Maeve Frazier, Angela Orlowski-Peart and Elizabeth Varadan aka Mrs. Seraphina.

Applause!

Now I am supposed to do this:

• Thank the person who gave me the award and link back to them
• Share seven completely random things about myself
• Pass the award on to fifteen worthy bloggers


Well, I promise to think about those seven things and post them soon. I'll have to dig deep for it, but once I commit, I'm sure it won't be too hard. (It's all about what you want to reveal, eh?)

One of my seven random things is that I was obsessed with Tolkien as a kid and can still recite a bunch of Elvish and passages from the Lord of the Rings. (God, how geeky is that?)

Watch this space for more.....

6 comments:

Creepy Query Girl said...

Congratulations on your award! glad to have discovered your blog!:)

Ron Smith said...

Thanks, Creepy Query Girl (gotta love that name!)

Mina Burrows said...

Drat! I wanted to give you an award. :( Congrats, anyway!

Ron Smith said...

Mina, thanks! I'll take it!

Megan said...

What can you say in Elvish?!?!?

Ron Smith said...

LOL. Just had to ask didn't you Megan?
Ok, hold on, let me find my Nerd Hat...

Elen sila lumenn' omentielvo.
(A star shines upon the hour of our meeting.)

A poem:

A Elbereth Gilthoniel,
silivren penna míriel
o menel aglar elenath...

That is the beginning of an Elvish hymn to deity.

It's too long, but if you go to Youtube you'll find a bunch of people who recite it, probably even the original recording of Tolkien.


When I was kid I picked up a recording of Tolkien reading his work and reciting poems in Elvish. I must have listened it to a thousand times. To this day, I still remember them.

There is a poem called Errantry by Tolkien, a very long one that I know by heart...

Look it up on teh intertubes...

Ok, taking off Nerd Hat...