OF 54321 things about me

 

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54321 Tag

I found this nifty tag in my drafts folder as a post already in progress, I don’t remember who tagged me, on account of well having been MIA from the internet….if it was you, do give us a shout… Where have I been? I keep getting asked…. Well I have been Being…….

1Things You Can’t Live Without

i. My brain, obviously without it, I would not be really me now or think awesome       thoughts now would I?
ii. My heart, not the one filled with blood and muscles and arteries but the one that fills me with the passion that rules my mind.
iii. Oxygen, I need it to breathe and stuff
iv. A muse.
v. Curiosity. It is weird right, kills cats, but good thing I am not a cat, otherwise the one      thing, I would not be able to live without, is the one thing that would kill me.

11Pet Peeves
I wouldn’t say I am fussy but a few things really grind my gears
i. People who use excessive shorthand in messages. It makes me want to gorge my eyes out with my thumbnails, to unsee; what do you guys do with all that free time you save by butchering words like a bull trying to knit with its own horns?
ii. Aspiring Writers. I mean why aspire to be something you already are, you are not an aspiring writer, you are a writer, just write something.
iii. People who rip,tear, shred, bend, fold, deface, disfigure, smudge or in anyway mistreat a book. Trees did not die for that.
iv. people who try to engage me in conversation when I am reading a novel with my earphones plugged in, that should be a universal symbol for DO NOT DISTURB

0 Things You Want To Do
i. Travel the world
ii. Write about it
iii. Not Die… at least not agonally

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unique characteristics about me???? if you have been reading things you can easily tell
i. life is oh so much fun living in my head.

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ii. I aint like anyone else I am unique just like everyone else.

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~B

PS If you found the 54321 tag amusing feel free consider yourself tagged, you could drop your response in the comment or on your blog and do paste the link or pingback so I can find yours, cool beans.

Of The Handwriting Tag

I was tagged by Josephine  whose blog joseyphina is one of my faves ♥♥♥

The rules are simple. You just have to write the following instructions on a piece of paper, take a picture of it and post it.

These are the instructions:

  • Write your name.
  • Write your blog’s url.
  • Write: The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog.
  • What are you writing with.
  • Draw your favorite emoticon.
  • Write a silly message.
  • Write who you want to tag.

Thanks

here is mine:

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leggo ^_^ Samira, Pineapple, Colleen, Mable and A Headless Chicken and anyone else who feels like showing off their handwriting to the world feel free to participate in this challenge .

~B

PS So my blog is 3 years old today, it wants cake and a lil laughter ^_^ and I dont follow instructions much ha!

 

 

Of The Get To Know Me Tag

I stumbled on this tag on Harriet’s Blog Lilacs and Stuff  and she was like give at go, and I thought why not so here we are. Thanks Harriet ♥

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Vital Stats

Name: Beaton

Nicknames: The Beat, Beast, B, Bhidza, Ras Brown, Dread,

Place of Birth: Masvingo, Zimbabwe

Firsts

Best Friend: Taona (this was forever ago I really need to get in touch)

Award: Best Student Award for coming first in class, consecutively throughout the year (this was Primary School and I was a transfer student from, fun times, being the new kid who aced everything)

Sport: tennis (won  a trophy in a Bata Tennis Foundation Tournament)

Real Holiday: A trip to the warm heart of Africa, Malawi, passing through Mozambique, and a short left to Zambia. The highlight of the trip was a going to Lake Malawi, which is incidentally the closest thing to a beach I have been to

Concert: Diamond Musica Rhumba Concert, when the original Congolese group performed in Masvingo; Zimbabwe for the first time. I danced so crazy I was invited on stage, some people thought I was part of the dance ensemble, in my defence it was the first time I tried drinking whiskey neat from the bottle, Mr  Glasses, for what (it seemed like a good idea at the time) and my first real hangover the morning after and swore never to drink again… ever ….. *laughs*

Favorites

Films: The Matrix, Fight Club, Sound of Music, Limitless, Rango, Home, Meet The Croods

TV Shows: How To Get Away With Murder, Scandal, Blacklist, Boston Legal, Orphan Black, Leverage, Game of Thrones, Penny dreadful, Salem, Supernatural

Color: Black and Silver (shades of grey)

Songs: Kiss From a Rose ~ Seal, Linkin Park ~ Numb, Rockstar ~ Nickleback and those old school…”I want to go back to a time when the music touched you, your body, your mind your heart. …..I want to go back to a time when music made ya feel like falling in love

Restaurant: Hidden Garden Cafe

Books:  I read Terry Pratchett, Dean Koontz, Stephen King, Sidney Sheldon, John Grisham, JRR Tolkien, A Song of Fire and Ice  and ooh Harry Potter yep am a Pothead!

Currently

Feeling: ill * Sick face emoji*  got a cold and sore throat

Single or Taken: Complicated

Eating: Having a cup of ginger herbal tea, and an avocado sandwich

Wearing: Casual Friday

Watching: Captain America: Civil War

Future

Want Children: yep

Want to Get Married: forever, for ever ever, death till do us  part, I think so.

Careers in Mind:  What Is called when you get paid to play video games, read books, watch movies and write about it. How about just a  dreamer I could do that.

Where You Want To Live: instead of a mansion in one place, I want have a tiny little place in every city in the world

Do You Believe In

God: Yes

Miracles: Yes

Love At First Sight: hmmmm I guess I do

Ghosts: I would have to say, yes, I haven’t seen one but I heard one. Blogged about it here

Heaven: Yes

Hell: if there is a heaven then yep

Kissing On The First Date: depends….. hmmmmm if its love at first sight, soul mate, stars aligning,two hearts crashing into each other…. then absolutely …what I have soul of a poet …. anyhoo if the chemistry is right.

Yourself: Absolutely I am biggest cheerleader *\0/* shakes pom poms,

Taking a leaf from Lilacs and Stuff Blog, I hereby nominate anyone who reads this and feels moved to do a similar tag, do it and tag me back would love to read about you…

thanks for popping by

~B

 

Of A This & That Book Tag

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I was tagged in the This and That book tag by Mable. I am quite honoured more than little flattered and your secret is somewhat safe with me. Thank you for the nomination and the other thing, I do not know; do I pretend I did not see that? or, as That Writer Chic would say it’s complicated. Again many thanks Mable ^_^

Alrighty then lets get to it;

READING ON THE COUCH OR THE BED?
Wherever it’s comfortable and I can read in peace. But on lazy days of binge reading, for a change of scene, after I fall asleep reading a book in bed, in the morning I will drag my duvet to the lounge. Lounging on the couch, book in hand, a cup of tea getting cold on the coffee table and the TV watching me, as it makes background noise.

MAIN MALE CHARACTER OR FEMALE MAIN CHARACTER?
Male main character. A man of action, few words, but witty, like Bruce Willis meets Batman meets the guy from The Transporter movies and the new James Bond. No drama. Books with main female characters tend to get a little chick flicky but there are always exceptions; who kick down doors and take names and throw witty retorts while they at it… Jack Daniels from J. A. Konrath novels.

SWEET SNACKS OR SALTY SNACKS?
Salty snacks. Salty snacks with cheese. Spicy salty snacks with cheese. Snacks one can have with a chilled intoxicating beverage.

TRILOGIES OR QUARTETS?
Hmmm one of my all-time favourite books is Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy. A trilogy in four parts. Riddle me that. 3 seems like a nice solid number of books to have but 3 or 4 small difference if the story is good enough to carry through why not? I am currently hooked to a series with ten parts and I am half-way through book 8, started Book 1 a year ago….

READING AT NIGHT OR IN THE MORNING?
I read when I can. At night there are less disturbances the “normal” people are sleeping, and in the morning when I wake up, I can continue from where I left off first thing before the world intrudes and demands I get out of bed.

FIRST PERSON POINT OF VIEW OR THIRD PERSON POINT OF VIEW?
I love first person point of view, makes you feel like these thoughts are your thoughts that you are part of the story. But some stories call for a more dissociative observation from the reader, you are just a passenger in the story watching where it leads.

LIBRARIES OR BOOKSTORES?
What are bookstores? Are those shops that sell books? Bookshops? Well, where I am from Bookshops are more of glorified Stationery shops and most books they stock are educational text books, and a few novels that are recommended for literature students. Why one would want to spend time in there beats me besides there is nowhere to sit too. If looking for novels you have better luck checking out roadside vendors, one can find surprisingly good gems, even bestsellers.
That leaves a library. But the libraries  we got left are more for educational needs than just reading for pleasure so it’s no fun reading in there unless you have a due assignment or exam. I would rather take my book and sit on a park bench.

BOOKS THAT MAKE YOU CRY OR LAUGH?
Why read a book that makes you cry, that’s just torture, I read to escape I read for fun, I read to laugh.
So I would not willing pick up and read a book that plays with my feels and gives me chest pains, I am all for comedy.
Even the stories I write always have a spark or a blazing conflagration of humour because why cry when you can laugh.

My Blog Nominees for the Book Tag are

Some String Of Words  Because haven’t heard from you in forever and this is a warm friendly nudge.

Diary of a headless chicken I recently stumbled on this blog and I have thing for chickens, so headless ones are a curious oddity I that I can’t deny.

From Tokyo To The World  sometimes lives under a rock, a very interesting one but comes out to now and and then and because I cant wait to read the answers he comes up with.

Drops Of Sunshine because we all could do with a drop of golden sun, winter is coming.

Cathleen cause just read something that was plot changing.

Pineapple Unscripted because pineapples are great except on a pizza

Samira Isimbi   a new blog just started; show some love, here is to reading more of you ^_^

Makaitah Rogue because she said she was back from a sabbatical but hasn’t posted anything in forever, ok it’s only been a few weeks, but hey.

Afuaawo one word; poetry ^_^

hazvinei cause always has interesting views on stuff

The Bantu Voice  because something something, Chicken. but do you read?

Now if you should choose to take part in this challenge the terms and conditions are simple
The rules are;
1. Thank and link the person who tagged you.
2. Answer the questions asked.
3. Tag other 10 bloggers to do same.

 

Of Coffee With View A View and A Liebster Award

If you were having coffee with me……

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If you were having coffee with me, I would be glad that you joined me. We would be sitting on a bench, enjoying the amazing view of Mutare (Zimbabwe) from The Christmas Pass.

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If you were having coffee with me, we would watch the sunset, and see the city come to life as the bright city lights come on.

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The coffee we would be having; lets just say; if coffee was Motor oil; then the coffee in the our cups would be High Octane Fuel for high performance vehicles, its freshly ground and I got it from a coffee plantation, watched it being roasted and ground.

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According to the GPS on my phone the coffee plantation is close to some mountain over there somewhere in Mozambique looking at Zimbabwe or maybe it’s the opposite, in Zim looking at Mozambique, no one there really knows the boundaries and the are no boarders. I guess we might as well as be all boarder jumpers, I did not pack a passport but I definitely crossed boarders.

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If we were having coffee I would tell you that I tried to draw a picture of the scenery but I ended up drawing cars instead. For the longest of time I have been fascinated by really fast performance cars with big bright headlights, big engines and lots of space in the trunks.

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Now though, I am older hopefully wiser, I have come to appreciate the nerdy smart cars, with more brain less brawn those environmentally friendly economic, they get you where you going, with a solid dependability.

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If you were having coffee with me, Subtle Royalty nominated me for the  Liebester Award. Thank you very much, her blog is one of my new fave.

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And these are the questions:

1. White or Black? Why?
Black, because I am just the way I like my coffee strong, hot, sweet, black and oh so sweet. And milk tastes like cow to me.

2. Coffee or tea?
Coffee because it is hard to begin a story with, IF you were having tea with me …..but my friend Sarah can begin an interesting tale over a simple cup of herbal tea.

3. Rain or Sun? Why
Rain. I like to dance in the rain, I love the smell of the damp Earth when it starts to rain, I want to scoop up the Earth and inhale deeply and eat it ….is that weird?

4. What keeps you up at night sometimes?
Watching the lightning and wondering if the flashes in the sky are not aliens taking pictures of us? The universe is too mindbogglingly big for us to be its only inhabitants.

5. Religious?
I believe in a God, looking down in love

6. Something about you that you’re still trying to wrap your head around.
Why do baby’s clothes have pockets? I mean its not like they keep cars, money or even keys.

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“So what do kids have in their pocketses precious?”

7. Worst habit?

I never start doing something I can’t do well, because if it is not worth doing well, then its not worth doing at all.

8. Idealistic or Realist?
I am a perfectionist I guess that makes me idealistic. I dream grand dreams

9. Your best post on my blog. Why? (I’m a little narcissistic sometimes. 😉
This post here… because I just thought about it while sitting in a bus, a random lady started singing out loud, and I realised she is my voice crush, and I remembered the question you asked about having a crush.

10. Do you believe there is that one person out there for you? Like happily ever after and all
I am a dreamer….. my happily ever after walks and talks

Nominees ( and anyone else game enough to drop a response) Feel free to answer the following questions, elaborate and  interpret them how you will.

  1. Tea or coffee
  2. Movie or books
  3. Success or happiness
  4. Strong Roots or Powerful Wings
  5. Pen or pencil
  6. Invisibility or strength
  7. Jam or peanut butter
  8. Push or Pull
  9. Strike back or turn the other cheek
  10. Read or write

If you were having coffee with me I would thank you for joining me a good cup of coffee, a great view and some unexpected WiFi in the middle of nowhere.

Have great week cheers

~B

P.S. My Nominees for the Liebster Award

Rules of the award
A blogger can nominate up to 10 other bloggers, then create a post announcing the nomination. The nominated bloggers should have less than 3,000 followers. The first blogger then asks 10 questions to these bloggers. If the nominated bloggers accept, then they create their own post accepting the nomination & linking back to the first blogger, answering the 10 questions, then nominating more bloggers and asking a new set of questions. The award keeps getting passed on so that readers can discover new blogs

 

 

 

 

 

Of weekend coffee share and versatile awards

 

If you were having coffee with me, I would say hello its been awhile, I have ever so missed your visits. Now I am busy playing catch up and replying to last year’s comments.

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How is the new Year treating you, will this year be it? And resolutions how they coming along? My resolution is to not make a resolution….. *made, broken and kept in one breath*

My year officially begins in February because I am a February baby my star sign is Pisces if you cant do the astrology math or is it astronomy I forget.

While I was away I was nominated for various blogging awards and I decided to just deal with them in one epic sweep because I am versatile like that. That would explain why I was twice nominated for the versatile blogger award by Sinawo who takes her Baby Steps HERE and Yvonne-Michelle who muses over a pair of dimples HERE.

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I was also nominated for a Liebster award by the Impossible journey blog.

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Thank you all so much for thinking of dear ol me, these things are really a fun way to share more about  yourself so grab a cuppa of your favourite beverage and put your feet up and could learn a thing or seven about me.

If you are having coffee with me I would be answering seven questions:

 

  1. Cake mix or from scratch?

When I bake, I always bake from scratch, cake mix feels like cheating, its like buying takeaway and microwaving it and then saying I cooked. If you were having coffee with me I would offer you a slice of cake which I baked. I love the anxiety of waiting for the cake to come out hoping it doesn’t flop, but if it does you can always cover it with icing.

 

  1. Chickens or eggs?

Chickens obviously, I am a breast and thighs man, strictly speaking about chicken, I mean eggs have got no soup. But I do suffer through a raw egg every morning before my workout session… The things I do this body. I love to bake chicken in the oven.

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  1. Do you exercise regularly?

Absolutely I have a routine, very hardcore, all I need now is a reason to walk around shirtless like those TV hunks who drink their coffee shirtless *kisses the guns* I should be fitness instructor. I would post a pic but I shy *hides*

 

  1. Paper books, e-books, or audio books?

I am old fashioned, give me old fashioned books made from the blood of trees and I will read it while leaning beneath the shade of tree whispering to it you are next, (the tree not the book) Maybe an e-book if it has special page turning effects such as it makes page rustling noises as you turn the page, and has the musky smell of printed paper, maybe I would consider an audio book if Morgan Freeman does the reading.

 

  1. Window seat or aisle?

Window seat. Why anyone will anyone would willingly pick the aisle seat beats me. Unless they are tryin to impress someone, that’s the only reason would trade places. I want to look outside enjoy the view, see the clouds like at the people who look like ants from up here and if the worst should happen I want to see the plane crash, watch the ground come up to embrace us, morbid curiosity or is it curious morbidity you tell me.

 

  1. Where is your favorite vacation destination?

Its not one place, I want to see the whole world not just one corner of it. If I had all the money in the world I would not build a multi-million dollar mansion, nope, I would have one tiny room in every city in the world.

 

  1. What do you wish everyone knew about you?

That I really have no idea what I am doing, I don’t know what I want but I am slowly figuring out what I don’t want, I think that’s the purpose of life if you ask me.

I shall post up my nominees eventually but in the mean time hope your weekend was great, thank you for stopping by and having virtual coffee with me.

~B

 

 

Of Celebrating Africa With Afrobloggers #WeekendCoffeeShare

Afrobloggers AwardAvuxesheni avuxeni (hello hello) If you were having coffee with me, I would tell you that I was #GuestBlogger for @Afrobloggers and they nominated me for Afrobloggers Recognition Award. This is an award to showcase African Bloggers. They believe Africa is rich with African creativity and they offer a platform to share such work.
If we were having coffee we would be celebrating Africa with Afrobloggers.
If we were having coffee, it would take a bit longer for the water to boil as the electricity is out (load-shedding) so can’t use the kettle. We would have to wait for the water to boil on the gas stove. They say a watched pot never boils so while we wait for it to boil I will tell you the little that I know about my culture.

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I am Machangana or Shangaan, a tribe of the Tsonga people. The origins of these my people is steeped in controversy. People use the term Tsonga interchangeably with Shangaan and to further muddy the waters the same language XiTsonga is spoken but it means not the same thing. Before the were Shangaan people the were Tsonga people, who hailed from East Africa part of the Bantu groups of the Ronga, Tswa and Ndau who slowly migrated south of the continent, in search of greener pastures, literally, for their livestock, they were pastoral people.

The water should have boiled by now, hey if someone “invented” glass pots, you know you could see the water boil? If we were having coffee, we would be having herbal tea, in coffee mugs.

I would continue my tale of how the Tsonga, finally settled South of Africa and then along came the Mfecane (time of trouble/ forced migration) as Shaka The Zulu consolidated the Zulu Empire. Soshangane an army general “fled” north crossing the Zambezi into Rozvi territory (what is now Zimbabwe) with some of “his people” finally ending up in Mozambique.
The name Shangaan is derived from the name of Soshangane. Somewhere along all that, we came to be here.

If we were having coffee, I would ask you try the biscuits I made, well they were supposed to be scones but I think the heat was too high and I left them a little too long now they are dry and crunchy just like biscuits. You could dip them in your tea to soften them. They have little hashtag symbols on the top, my niece made that with a fork.

If you were having coffee with me, I would show you a photo of my grandfather and I. He taught me some of what I know about who I am, my totem the praise song for my people.

generationUya chisa mlilo
Hikisile chauke
Chakungedzele ribweni
Loki uchiona chiehixele
chifile katika
Chihanya hlungwani angahlinga
Aukhosi wahina u’nzilo
Hi mina Beaton
WaGilbert
WaTsamwisi
WaMzamani
WaNdalega
waNgwena
WaMatsena
Wa Bhangwani
wakanga nzela ribwe.
Xikovele xigombeeeeeeeeee
I imagine people dancing around a huge fire as they say that.

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I am not entirely sure of the spellings or what that all means I know its something about an ode to Fire (my totem) I have been using the internet to learn XiTsonga if you do know please help translate

If you were having coffee with me I would ask you about yourself, where you come from.

In the spirit of UBuntu I am because you are…
Let me nominate a few blogs for the afrobloggers recognition award:

The Baby Steps Of Sinawo Bukani

Bookenies

Kuwe Nkosi

Bantu Voice

Naughty Notties

The Spider Blues

Curious Chido

From Tokyo To The World

Here are the guidelines on how this award works:

  1. Once you are nominated, make a post titled CELEBRATING AFRICA WITH AFROBLOGGERS.
  2. Your post should share a brief on Afrobloggers and the work they are doing. Also thank and link  the person who nominated you.
  3. Celebrate Africa in the way you feel is more appropriate and in line with your blog”s overall theme.
  4. Nominate 5 -10 other bloggers who you feel are worthy of this award. Let them know they have been nominated by commenting on one of their posts. You can also nominate the person who nominated you.
  5. Ensure all of these bloggers of African heritage.
  6. Lastly, COPY these rules in the post and include the link to this original post

Of Being Loyal As A dragon, Creative and Fireballs

I have been nominated for the The Dragon’s Loyalty Award by Krista Kemp which is an award for the loyal fan/commenters, whether the recipient is a fellow blogger or just someone who follows and comments regularly. Me thinks this means I am a stalker, but a loyal one yes I will protect you with flaming fireballs *insert dragon roar*  Thank you very much. I happen to really like dragons (they are like living-Fire-breathing flamethrowers even if they don’t exist in the real world in my head they do ^_^ ) So thank you.again Krista and ya’all go check out her blog she got her hands on typewriter at age eleven, I would love to say and never looked back, Cheers Krista.

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And then just as I was posting it up the award Simon nominated me for the Creative Blogger award. He says; “the things that go on in this guy’s mind 😀 “ …(alluding to the things that go on in my mind, I have no idea what this means but I hope its good things, so I”ll take it Thank you Simon) Considering he has managed to answer some of my questions and with a straight face, yeah I’d say the things that go on in his head too…..  😛

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Both awards have the exact same set of rules so I had light bulb moment and thought hey two for one special.

So I am creative and loyal, whoop whoop but you can call me B ^_^

Five things about myself…..

Gosh what can I say

1 I am from Zimbabwe, Africa. A number of people have asked me where I blog from. What’s Zimbabwe like some of you are wondering, well please do read this post Of the place I call home

2. I really really really do not like snakes you could call me Lack Toes Intolerant

3. My totem is fire. True Story.
Legend has it that one of my ancestors discovered fire (well they discovered it from someone else who discovered it by a freak lightning accident but that’s not important)
4.I really wish totems were like a super power. You know if your totem is Lion you say Lion and you roar like a king become a formidable beast. How about Fish and you can swim like one or breathe underwater. An Owl and wisdom you have got.
And me, I would be able to say flame on and burn things with fireballs. That would be awesome ^_^

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My totem could totally barbecue your spirit animal but I guess the only one who could stop me is someone whose totem were water.
When fire meets water. hmmm somebody say story idea.

5. I wouldn’t say I am arsonist as such but I love watching things burn. Leaving nothing but ashes.
I think it may have something to do with that my totem is fire.
But if I could be anything in the world I guess I’d be a flame

Flame

This flame and I are not so different:
it comes into being from nothingness;
it eats and grows,
It gets angry, destroys homes, consumes flesh.
The brighter it burns the faster it’s consumed.
Sated, it becomes calm, retreats into embers, smoldering.
It chases the shadows away and stands watch through the night.

My nominations because I smile everytime I see your name on my notifications

*Drum-roll please*
Colleen

Redrebel 

Khaya

Sarah

Barbara

Simon

Bobbibowwoman

Participation is absolutely optional that’s just me saying glad to know someone reads these my scribblings cheers and I guess you can pick whichever award you feel like accepting because if you are loyal and you hang around my here blog you are a creative, yes ? whoop whoop.

and should you accept the nomination THE RULES

*Thank the person who nominated you and post a link to their blog.
*Share 5 facts about yourself.
*Nominate some bloggers in return and notify them of their nomination.
*Keep the rules in your post so it makes it easy for everyone to know what to do.

It’s been a riot

~B

Of My Multiple Liebster Award Nominations

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Once upon a time I was nominated for a the Liebster Award, I in turn nominated a bunch of people for it. Good times. ^_^
Now here’s a really funny story,
I ended up getting nominated right back its really quite flattering so I have 5 nominations for this award…..I must be doing something right (do not burst my bubble and tell me it’s because I have a tiny network of bloggers do not even think it, what are we still talking about.)
I think there is a reason why there should be a tiny condition that you can’t nominate the person who nominated you. ^_^

Anyhoo…..
I lost the link to the fifth blogger, this is what happens when you change your blog name we can’t find you, maybe you do not want to be found Holla Holla if you read this ^_^
so I’ll just mention the four I could find.
The 5am Soliloquy
a blog where it’s always 5 in the morning. I am not much of a morning person I prefer my 5am at midnight, see, I am not an early bird, I am a night owl.
But check out this blog ^_^

Odenbk
an inspirational blog though he hasn’t been blogging much because he is admin & behind the scenes of  Afrobloggers an interesting initiative to unite and promote African bloggers. Hey how about an afroblogger-tag-a-blogger-something
I have noticed lots of bloggers this side of the planet tend not interact much, they read and leave, or share on twitter and It’s really hard to find them.

Are we there yet?
hmmm you haven’t posting lately for a while is this a start to share more….. write write write write read read read then repeat

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This is a blog by a dear twitter friend of mine, I heartily encouraged her to write and she is really really good, please do give her a look see. I told her bloggers were cool froods who know where their towels at, now don’t make me out to be a liar OK thanks bye.

Thank you all for the nominations, now where can I redeem all these for cash. If I ever give you guys anything I know I will get it back but lets not test this theory
^_^

Ordinarily this is when I would answer questions but since most of these are questions I made up when I got this award I will refer you to my original post Of My Liebster Award 

And oh yes it official I now have over 200 followers thank ye all who follow me ✨✨✨✨✨ random stars of awesomeness.
I exempt myself from nominations and so forth.
If that will be all thank you very much. I think I would make an excellent lawyer but first I’d change my name to Justin Case, you know just in case…..
…………..Call me Justin Case

~B

Of my Liebster Award

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Woke up to the notification that I have been nominated for Liebster Award by Donna who lives writes somewhere at The Raven6825 you can just call her, The Raven where she posts awesomely visual poetry. If you have a word affair just like me do check her out (not like that I mean check her blog, read her words)

I was wondering what the word Liebster meant or who Liebster was and according to google: Liebster is German and means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome. Aaawe Thank you Donna I am absolutely honoured.

now I have to answer a few questions (because On your post, answer the same questions or find some from other blog posts. Be creative and have fun!)

1. What is the story behind your blog name?

  • hmmmm funny story that, I have not a clue, I was probably meditating and thought why on earth do you need a muse, basically it just sits there and never talks, why not muse yourself, so I decided to be my muse and hence Becoming The Muse (and if anyone else gets mused that’s a bonus) That sounds like a convincing story, considering I made that up just now, if I do say so myself.

2. Why did you start blogging? Has it turned out to be what you expected?

  • because 140 characters on twitter was not enough for all the muse in me and I needed somewhere to keep my drafts. I really was not expecting to get any feedback from my drafts, its like having a talking diary am constantly surprised at all the people who read and take time to interact with me in these here blogging streets. I have also found a new playground with an awesome bunch who I battle with every Tuesday #Blogbattle Check them out if you dare.

3. What was your favorite class in High School?

  • that’s easy Literature in English, the fact that had a slight insignificant crush on the teacher had nothing to do with nothing.

4. Favorite books?

  • I have read way too many but my current favourite is The Patternist Series by Octavia E. Butler. Infact Octavia Estelle Butler is my current favourite author and I am on a quest to read each and every single book by her. You know when you read something and think I could read something exactly like this but this is way better than I can, now, this is how I want to write, thats me right there and for that I thank Candice

5. Favorite movie?

  • The Matrix

6. Weirdest thing you eat?

  • mixing peanut  butter with sugar, powdered choc milk and biscuit crumbs (yes I went to a mission boarding school)

7. One word that covers me completely

  • Skin

8. What is your party trick?

  • I can mix mean cocktails with tiny umbrellas and fruit slices balanced on toothpicks  and I tell funny stories I think in my past life I was a story telling barman.  For those who might be interested I will leave this here

9. What three things would you take to a desert island with you?

  • laptop with a battery that never needs charging
  • intoxicating beverage to last the length of desert stay
  • are people things?

10. If aliens invaded the planet why would you be the first they should take.

  • I have been practising to say WELCOME in a none threatening manner and 42 (The answer to the universe life and everything)

My Nominees:

these are recently added to my stalker menu feel free to check them and check each other out and we all sing kumbaya

The Rules

  • Once you are nominated, make a post thanking and linking the person who nominated you.
  • Include the Liebster Award sticker in the post too.
  • Nominate 5 -10 other bloggers who you feel are worthy of this award. Let them know they have been nominated by commenting on one of their posts. You can also nominate the person who nominated you.
  • Ensure all of these bloggers have less than 200 followers.
  • Lastly, COPY these rules in the post.