3 Things About Myself: The Mystery Blogger Award


So the other day I was nominated for the Mystery Blogger Award by @threetimedaddy (thanks mate). What follows is my response and subsequent nomination of some new recipients, but first the rules.

The Rules:

  • Put the award logo/image on your blog. See above.
  • List the rules. That is what this section is doing.
  • Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog. See the opening paragraph again.
  • Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well. No idea who this was so I’ll pass.
  • Tell your readers 3 things about yourself. See below.
  • Answer the questions you were asked. Read on to find out.
  • Nominate 10 – 20 people & notify. I’m pretty sure I don’t know that many people in blog land but I’ll give it a whirl.
  • Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice; with one weird or funny question (specify). Read on to find out.
  • Share a link to your best post(s). Not sure if it is my best but “My Top 3 Most Traumatic Toilet Training Moments,” met with quite favourable reviews so here it is in case you missed it.

3 Things About Me:

  1. In 2015 I had a suspected broken scaphoid (small bone in your wrist that locks all the other little bones in place) that I sustained during a match of Australian Rules football at work. I had just given away a free kick and was jogging backwards when I tripped and put my hand out. Luckily it wasn’t broken but it still a long time to heal. For those unfamiliar with the game here is a link to the match highlights of a recent match where my team got hammered (as usual).
  2. My wife and I survived a 5.8 magnitude earthquake in Vanuatu (Port Villa) on the last night of our honeymoon. We were woken up at about 3am but a loud roaring noise that sounded like a low flying plane. The roof frame and windows in our beach front hut were visibly shaking and we thought a plane was crashing (as we were miles form the airport). I jumped out of bed to run outside and then realised the whole ground was moving and shaking violently. As fast as it started it stopped. We then started freaking out about a tsunami as we were right on the water. Thankfully that never eventuated.
  3. When I was about 14 I burnt a whole through the linoleum on the floor of my parents kitchen (about the size of a 20 cent piece) while they were out because I was messing around with matches, sparklers and the like. I never told them (sorry Mum).

My Answers To The Questions I Was Asked:

  1. Without using a calculator or getting stroppy like Nick Gibb, what is 8 x 9? 72.
  2. I consider this an unusual phrase that the older generation use, but do your kids know they’ve been born? Not the youngest two. The six week old only more or less knows who to cry and looks for boob juice. The two year old on the other hand knows plenty but doesn’t understand birth. She knows there was a baby in Mum’s tummy and then there wasn’t but I’m pretty sure she thinks it was magic.
  3. What was the last book you read to the end? Human Universe by Professor Brian Cox.
  4. When making tea, does the tea bag touch the milk? 100%. The teabag stays in the tea for maximum flavour. The milk goes in first and then the hot water. That’s how my Nan does it so naturally it has rubbed off. This is the same grandmother that refers to things as giving her “the pip,” and was referenced in “10 Things That Give Me The Pip.
  5. (funny/weird one, you know, because the others have been so normal) In ‘Being John Malkovich’ there is a portal into John Malkovich’s brain. If you could find a portal into anyone’s brain and see the world through their eyes, who would it be? I’ve never seen that movie so I don’t get the reference but it would probably have to be my wife so that then I can see how much of a fool I really am and I can see how cool my jokes and stunts actually aren’t.

And Now The New Nominees:

I never know who to nominate for these but here goes:







My Questions

  1. What is your best piece of life advice?
  2. What is more important, friends or family? Why?
  3. What is the closest you have ever come to dying?
  4. Other than the present, what other historical period would you live in if you had to choose?
  5. Did man really land on the moon?

Got any questions about any of my answers? If so, please leave a comment below, I’d love to hear about it and see how our experiences compare. Also you can find me over on twitter here or on Instagram here. Lastly if you found this post (or any of the linked posts) enjoyable or informative and would like to subscribe to get updates when new content is posted, you can do so using the follow button.

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