Thursday, May 6, 2010

An Award, Some Links and a Few Little Know Facts

Good evening, folks! Not too long ago the upstanding Joe Bloke over at Grantbridge Street & Other Misadventures gave me a Kreativ Blogger Award! How cool is that? Thanks, Joe!

Anyhow, part of the award includes indulging everyone in a few little facts about yours truly and passing it on. The complete rules are as follows:

You must thank the person who has given you the award.
Copy the award logo and place it on your blog.
Link the person who has nominated you for the award.
Name 7 things about yourself that people might find interesting.
Nominate 7 other Kreativ Bloggers.
Post links to the 7 blogs you nominate.
Leave a comment on each of the blogs to let them know they have been nominated.

I have completed the first three, so now I have seven fun/bizarre facts/antidotes about me!!!

1.) Last spring I ran into Bill Paxton (star of one of my favorite shows -- Big Love) at my local greasy spoon. Funny thing is -- the town I currently live in is a rural farm community of only 800 people!

2.) When I was in preschool I was in two commercials; one for JCPenney and the other for the McKids (McDonalds) clothing line. These have yet to surface on YouTube.

3.) Whenever I have taken those career test things in the past, the results always say that I am best suited to Law Enforcement. Police work/museums -- same thing! Ha!

4.) My grandfather, Mart Nodell was a comic book creator and artist, and his uncle (my great great uncle) -- Dave Apollon is considered to be one of the most influential mandolin players of the 20th century! As fate would have it, I can neither draw nor play the mandolin!

5.) I have actually been stranded on a deserted island -- no joke!!! When I was a kid, I went on a fishing trip on Lake of the Woods in Ontario and the motor on the boat was knocked off by a huge rock. We floated to a nearby island which happened to be deserted. Being at a time before cell phones, the cousin I was with floated to another island and got help -- while I waited in an abandoned house on the other island for hours! What an adventure that was!

6.) These crazy things only happen to me, I swear! While at Comic-Con International: San Diego in 2000, a bird got stuck in my hair!

7.) I cried when I met Micky Dolenz. I vowed never to shed another tear at a state fair again.

There you have it! Seven lil' tidbits about me! And now -- the seven bloggers I nominate for the Kreativ Blogger Award!

Mykal Banta of a whole bunch of really great blogs, including my personal favorite The Big Blog of Kids' Comics!

Retrospace's Gilligan. Outta sight!

John Glenn Taylor over at Easily Mused!

Fellow romance aficionados, KB at Out of This World and the fierce Ms. Spectergirl of As Told to Stan Lee!

The very talented Michael Wurl and his The Blog at the End of Time!

Last but certainly not least, Aaron Bias of Silver Age Gold!

Thanks guys for making my evenings a whole lot more fun and educational!!!

Well, I think that completes that! Thanks for reading! And oh yeah, if you just can't get enough Sequential Crush, be sure to check out my new Twitter account!!!


  1. Wow, according to Wikipedia your grandfather did the cover for CAP #74, a book I tried to obtain (unsuccessfully) for several years. I did get a MARVEL TALES #93, though. 1949 is one of my favorite years for Timely!


  2. Thanks for the award, Jacque! Much appreciated!

  3. Thanks, Jacque! You cried when you met "Circus Boy"?

  4. Too cool. I downloaded Dave Appolon's 2 disc anthology on eMusic a couple months ago and have been enjoying it immensely. I love the way things hook up with people!

  5. Jacque: Wow - thanks! You are too kind. Now to rack my brain for 7 "interesting" facts about myself. Hmmmm

  6. Marshall: I love that cover, with the Red Skull. I would like to find it too, someday!

    You are welcome Gilligan and Aaron! (and yes, I totally cried when I met Circus Boy. I was like one of those girls who would faint for the Beatles. My brothers were there and were totally laughing at me. Which I think made me cry more!)

    Diana: Really? That is so cool! I wasn't sure if many people had heard of him, but that anthology is amazing. It sure is a small world!

    Spectergirl: You deserve it! It helps to think of things that were terrible at the time... they usually turn out pretty funny down the road! I can't wait to hear these facts!

  7. nice one! & well-deserved, too!

  8. Your grandpa is the co-creator of Green Lantern!


  9. Congrats on your award, Jacque, and thank you for including my blog with all those other great blogs mentioned. Couldn't help smiling at all of your revealing (and perhaps traumatic) personal 'secrets'!
    A bird stuck in your hair? Eegads!!

    Continued success on 'Sequential Crush'!
    Wonderful place to visit and be entertained and enlightened!

    -Michael Wurl/Apocolyte

  10. Pat: Yup!

    Thanks, Joe and Michael!

  11. Fantastic! Jacque, you are a gem!

  12. Ahhh~ the plot thickens~! You were a McKid~! That explains your McFear of McFreak'n Clowns~!

    I would pay to see you cry @ a State Fair or have a Bird get stuck in your hair~!

    Your antidotes may save some poor Bloggers Life and then you'll be responsible for them forever


  13. Lysdexicuss: Yeah, my brothers thought it was the funniest thing when I was crying when I met Micky. They couldn't stop laughing -- which of course, made me cry more!

  14. Believe it or not, I interviewed your grandfather and his wife Carrie at an old Dallas Fantasy Fair. If they ever post the interview on YouTube, I'll let you know where to find it.