Hey Ma, I’m a Liebster Blogger!

 

Hello All!

(There are two curse words in this piece, but they are used in a positive light, FYI, if that makes the abuse of obscene language any more appropriate and less foul)

It would seem that I have received yet another nomination from one of my very pleasant followers. This time, the person who was kind enough to grace me with an award was none other than Elaine, who you can find on her blog here;

http://ourconsciousness.wordpress.com/2012/09/16/that-time/

My nomination? For the Liebster Blogger Award

Liebster Blogger Award

The Liebster Blogger Award

Now, what is that I hear you ask? Well, I know I asked because I had never heard of it, and so here is a quick rundown. The Liebster Blogger Award is provided to those who have less than 200 followers.

If you receive this award, you are expected to post 11 random facts about yourself in answer to the 11 questions provided by the person who nominated you. Then you come up with your own 11 questions and pass the award to 11 other bloggers with less than 200 followers and make absolutely certain to tell them of the amazing nomination!

Elaine asked 11 questions, which makes sense because the award calls for 11 questions to be asked. They are, as follows, along with my answers;

How do you deal with stress?

I will often try to entertain myself with either a film or a video game. I may exercise by running or doing sit ups/pushups. I might listen to music, write a poem about the way I am feeling or go bash up my punching bag.

What’s your favorite curse word? Explain.

Wow! The ability to swear for no reason! This may have to be the best question I have been asked, ever! My all time favorite profanity is ‘cunt’. Can I say that again? Cunt! Yay!
Why? Well, for starters, it is quite possibly one of the supposed worst swear words in the entire English language, so it is great way to show how angry you are, or even insult someone you absolutely loathe.
Two, I think it is great way to describe many of the people who annoy me.
Three, it feels pretty darn great in my opinion to use this expletive, because it can seem so harmless in one sentence, yet so horrid in the next. Some other curse words don’t have such a unique way about them.
Additionally, maybe there is some hidden subconscious reason buried beneath all of this…maybe I have an infatuation with the female genitalia. I wouldn’t be surprised.

What do you like to do in your spare time?

I am massive video gamer, my favorite platform been the XBOX 360.
I also really enjoy exercising. Unfortunately for me I have the body of a reader, so I’m naturally skinny and it takes a while to put on muscle, but after working out for 11 years you would imagine that something good has come from it.
I also enjoy blogging, hence the reason I am here.
Adjunctively, I have a passion for writing novels, screen stories, prose and poetry, and if you don’t already know, you can find my prose and poetry blog at this here link;

http://totalovrdose.wordpress.com/

It would seem I also have a thing for becoming attracted to women who are way out of my league, as you might know if you have frequented this blog since its orchestration. Whether or not that is considered a hobby to do in my spare time, I have no idea.
I have one other thing I seem to enjoy doing in my spare time, but I spoke to my good friend Mrs. Palmer, and she and her five daughters told me they wanted to have nothing to do with this post, and so I will respect their wishes by not outlining this other occurrence.

What’s the book you’re currently reading? (Or the last one you read if you haven’t started with a new one yet)

The last time I read for fun was back in 2005; it was Shadows by John Saul. The last books I read were Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Star Wars Galaxy of Fear the Nightmare Machine and Freddy Krueger’s Tales of Terror Deadly Disguise, all of which were read for a university assignment regarding dreams in literature.
As for the last book I read in general; that would have been the Darksiders 2 Strategy Guide, and before that, the latest Game Informer magazine.

Your favorite poet(s)?

-William Shakespeare (who could not enjoy Shakespeare’s love sonnets?), John Donne (the Flea, and his many other poems about lustful romantic endeavours) and Alfred Tennyson (Ulysses, one of my favourite pieces by Tennyson)

What’s the worst place you’ve ever been to?

Perhaps my high school, as outlined in a previous post.
However, I would also note that another terrible place I’ve been is that awkward moment when something horribly unexpected happens – like when the woman you have a massive crush on rips out your heart, tosses it to the ground and squishes it beneath her boot, laughing like a deranged heart wrenching lunatic all the while as she does so.

What’s your dream vacation?

Anywhere with the woman of my dreams. I have two of them in fact, and they both know who they are. The first of these two women who falls for me and decides to go vacationing with me – wherever that may be – that will be my dream vacation.

Do you have tattoos? If you don’t, would you like to get tattooed?

No, I don’t – but I have the intention of obtaining a few of them over the next couple years. My back and arms are going to be covered I tell you – unless I wimp out from the pain.

What was going on in your life one year ago?

One year ago? Today is September 17th (the day I’m writing this part of the post), so September 17th 2011 I was…at University, studying a course in communication, majoring in professional writing, and been a Monday I would have had the day off! However, to be more open about what was happening – yes, university, I at the time was in-between jobs and was attempting to ask one of the women of my dreams out – and she kept refusing. Wasn’t even asking her on a date! Dang!

What makes your heart flutter?

Simple – the women of my dreams. Additionally women with tattoos or piercings make my heart flutter as well. Ironically enough, both women who have captivated me are without tattoos or piercings. Hmmm…

Your favorite blog(s)?

Well, I am going to nominate 11 of my favorite blogs for you – that should hopefully be answer enough. As for the others – they would be located on the two other occasions that I have been lucky enough to acquire nominations for my blogs and develop posts about them.
Such information can be found at these additional links;

https://stationdeva.wordpress.com/2012/08/18/an-inspirational-kind-of-day/

http://totalovrdose.wordpress.com/2012/08/16/a-versatile-blogger-me-really-apparently-so/

And adjunctively at this link:

https://stationdeva.wordpress.com/2012/06/11/poetry-discussion/

Now, for the eleven bloggers that I nominate for this prestigious award…(in alphabetical order)

http://allworldissues.com/ – a young South Australian woman who blogs about issues concerning people great and small across the world

http://daunaeasley.com/ – a teacher who blogs about amazing teaching conceptions and ideologies concerning school

http://insidekatesmind.wordpress.com/ – self explanatory – inside the mind of Kate!

http://justonemonkeytyping.wordpress.com/ – young teenager who sounds more mature and intelligent than me and my entire generation combined

http://larrysmusings.wordpress.com/ – sometimes controversial, sometimes humorous, sometimes emotional but always powerfully true posts about life, world issues, events, economics, and almost everything else

http://ljoysharkey.wordpress.com/ – I’m not going to say from fear of been racist. Humour, life, love, culture, waitressing

http://mittenskittens.wordpress.com/ – a young Australian woman who discusses writing, life, and, according to speculation in her last post, might in fact be a clown murderer

http://nelsville.wordpress.com/ – a gorgeous young artist and poet. I recommend you avoid this blog at all costs because this young lady is dangerously addictive

http://playstationkw.wordpress.com/ – if you like video games then this is your one stop shop for amazing posts about them!

http://writetofree.wordpress.com/ – enjoy writing? A menagerie of different themes and genres can be found here

http://yanaamari.wordpress.com/ – adorable writing that is sometimes funny and sometimes makes no sense, but will always times infinity keep your attention.

Here are the eleven questions that I would like for these eleven bloggers to answer!

One: This was such an awesome question in my opinion from Elaine, so I will gladly provide it all to you guys; what is your favourite curse word?

Two: Do you at present drive your own vehicle or do you use public transport?

Three: What is your favourite vegetable?

Four: What is your favourite HUGE word? (For instance, doppelganger, promulgate, etc)

Five: What would be your ideal date?

Six: Who is your favourite poet? If you don’t like poetry (sigh, but some people don’t), then who is your favourite fiction writer?

Seven: What is your favourite film genre?

Eight: How often do you use the internet, especially social media? If daily, how many hours do you spend on there?

Nine: Sharks – do you like these gorgeous creatures of the deep, do you dislike them, or are you scared to death of them?

Ten: If you can remember, and you are willing to share, which is the strangest dream you have ever had?

Eleven: Lucky Last (drum roll please, no, not like that, yeah, that’s it – really need to fire that guy) Do you believe in any of the following; astrology, luck, destiny, fate? Care to explain?

Well, there you have it! Thank you for reading!

Again, thank you to Elaine for the award, and congratulations to all those I have nominated. If you have more than 200 followers, well, that’s my bad. I don’t even know how many followers I have, so in my defence, how am I expected to know exactly how many you amazing bloggers have?

Cheers!

Soon to be Extinct?…The Security Crisis Worsens…

 

One look at this title may be cause for some concern. Don’t worry…too much at least…the only one who need be frightened now is the one writing this piece…and anyone else suffering any like issues.

As this is officially my 50th post, like on my other blog I would have enjoyed to orchestrate a piece in which I thank all of those who have followed me thus far and wish them all the best. Maybe I can still do that…maybe I’ll take a rain check on that in exchange for what is bothering me so.

For the past two weeks, WordPress has been alerting me that I need to update my browser because mine is inevitably on the verge of expiring and will soon be rendered ‘out of date’. The issue? Well, this little crisis happened about a month ago and I updated my browser which was at the time Internet Explorer 8 with the new and improved Internet Explorer 9.

One would imagine that WordPress does not require such frequent updates.

However, this occasion seems to be worse than the last time this little issue began to bug me, and is no doubt going to get worse judging by the warnings that I keep receiving about aspects of my blog soon to be no longer visible.

I have already lost all of my notifications, my reader is dead, and I can no longer ‘comment’ on most of the blogs that I am following, and with that said, cannot provide others with my unbelievably intelligent words of wisdom (projectile vomits across room). (Yes, that last sentence was dripping with sarcasm).

On my dashboard, a nice red rectangle appears in the left hand corner that explains how I need to acquire an updated browser, else issues concerning security will most likely begin to manifest.

This is the case for both of the blogs that I have, not just one, which is perhaps why such is so disconcerting for me, since both are been plagued by the same ridiculous nonsense. Well, that’s my interpretation anyway.

I am unsure how these ‘security’ issues can arise since I do have Windows Firewall (which is on btw), I am equipped with Spyware Doctor to help remove any and all viruses that may attempt to invade my precious system, and I am equipped with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware which is supposed to find and remove, well, malware.

With that said, and additionally with everything telling me that I am virus and malware free, how can WordPress be so snippy about a possible infection or security threat? I can’t imagine how it could come from my computer. Might sound pretentious or egotistical, but really, I don’t, unless my WordPress blogs are infected somehow, but I don’t know how that could be.

I have tried looking at forums, and I found one that revolved around the exact same issue I am suffering from. Of course, there is always an addendum, isn’t there? The forum has been closed! The damsel in distress who had instigated the forum has apparently received the answer that she required judging by the message that was positioned beneath the location of her issue. Well, I’ll have you know, right now, I’m a dude in distress. Does that mean that I can acquire some assistance?

For such is really what I would appreciate acquiring now. I have looked high and low across the internet. I have sent tweets to WordPress help services. The only thing I have not done is call Microsoft, and until I can verify that it really is a Microsoft issue and not something to do with WordPress, I’m not certain I want to take such a step, for everything else is running flawlessly, with the exception of my blogs.

Additionally I do suppose I could acquire a new web browser from say Firefox, Mozilla, or another like service, but I would personally not want to take such drastic action either unless I have no other choice.

So, if anyone else is experiencing this issue, knows how to successfully navigate past this issue to secure a resolution or can help me in any other way or form, I would gladly appreciate the support. Thank you kindly.

Additionally, if anyone can supply any help, I may not be able to thank you immediately because, like I said, I can no longer comment on most blogs…which at times includes my own.

Thank you for reading!

Sincerely and with kind regards

Naughty Nefarious.

An Inspirational kind of Day

 

I am quite unsure how to begin…some bright spark might say ‘how about from the start?’ I could not agree with such a hypothetical response more than I already do…so, with that said…

…It is always amazing to be recognised for some reason or another, whether that be because your writing has touched someone on a level that was either spiritual, emotional, mental or another kind of perspective. Whether it be because someone agreed with what you wrote. Whether it is simply be because the other person in general likes what you created…either way, a positive reaction is always a very welcome one.

On that note, you may take one look at what I hath written and wonder ‘what is it this guy is saying?’ Allow me to quickly move on to the point of this post’s articulation; Very recently I was nominated for the Inspiring Blogger Award. I am very thankful to All World Issues for the nomination, whose blog can be found at the following link; http://allworldissues.com/.

Now, there are 7 things that I need to state to the individual who nominated me. So, without further ado, they are as follows;

One: I have a blog of soporific love poetry that can be found at this link: http://totalovrdose.wordpress.com/. Additionally you can find me on Twitter where I go by the username DerekChilds1. I know, I probably shouldn’t be using my seven points to promote myself, but, I really can’t help it!

Two:  Although I am in my final year of my undergraduate course at university, I would like to stay on to complete a Post Graduate course to obtain both a Masters and a Doctorate. I am majoring in Professional Writing, and would very much like to be a published writer one day, and perhaps in my spare time I could lecture and tutor the subject at university.

Three: My favourite television shows in alphabetical order include (although some have ended and some were cancelled): 24, 30 Rock, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Burn Notice, Castle, CSI: Miami, Damages, Hawaii Five 0, House, Human Target, Law and Order SVU, Leverage, Lie to me, Lost Girl, NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles, Nikita, One Tree Hill, Primeval, Seinfeld, Smallville, Supernatural, Terminator: the Sarah Connor Chronicles, Walker: Texas Ranger, Warehouse 13 and Veronica Mars.

Four: I was in a band for nearly six years. I was the writer, bassist and co-manager.

Five: I think I have a crush on two of the women I’m following on WordPress. One of them knows, one of them doesn’t, and I would honestly like to keep it that way because I personally think that is perhaps a little strange. However if someone were to tell me otherwise it may help me develop a new perspective.

Six: I am a massive video gaming fan. This year I am quite proud of myself for managing to not be the spend thrift that I so often am, and instead I have myself quite the allotment of cash for a big spend up of games later in the year. I need a cool hundred bucks for each of the following titles: X-com: Enemy Unknown (Oct 12th), Doom 3 BFG Edition (Oct 19th), Halo 4 (Nov 7th), FarCry 3 (Nov 9th), Call of Duty Black Ops 2 (Nov 11th). I additionally need a good $500 dollars worth of that for Christmas gifts and another $220 for a university assignment, which may get in the way of my gaming experience.

Seven: I am the only person I know who is not anxious, nervous or terrified to give oral presentations of any nature. The trick I’ve found is that I simply don’t care what the audience thinks, and so I don’t care if I make a mistake or they in the end have no idea what I was just talking about.

Okay, now on top of specifying 7 things about myself, I also need to nominate another 15 people for the award. At the following link is where one can obtain an image of the award to put up on their site if they so desire.
http://allworldissues.files.wordpress.com/2012/08/very-inspiring-blogger-award.jpeg

(If you don’t know how to upload the award, here’s a couple quick instructions. Go into your Dashboard, go to Widgets, and place an image Widget anywhere onto your blog. Now, in the image URL, place the URL that you see above. Add any additional information that you wish, save, then go check to see if it worked.)

Additionally, below are 5 of the basic ground rules that are attached with receiving this award:

1. Display the award logo on your blog.
2. Link back to the person who nominated you.
3. State 7 things about yourself.
4. Nominate 15 other bloggers for this award and link to them.
5. Notify those bloggers of the nomination and the award’s requirements

With that said and done, here are the fifteen people in alphabetical order who I nominate for the Inspiring Blogger Award.

Coco J. Ginger

http://courtingmadness.wordpress.com/

Cristian Mihai

http://cristianmihai.net/

Curly Miri

http://curlymiri.wordpress.com/

Ella

http://ellayourbella.wordpress.com/

Emo Uncle’s Playground

http://theemouncleplayground.wordpress.com/

Galaxy Bureau

http://galaxybureau.wordpress.com/

Hover Craft Doggy

http://hovercraftdoggy.com/

Kayla Speaks13

http://kaylaspeaks13.wordpress.com/

Letters for Michael

http://lettersformike.wordpress.com/

Life on an Island

http://michellesomer.wordpress.com/

Mary Anne Pale

http://maryannepale.com/

Nelli Agbulos

http://nelsville.wordpress.com/

Read and Cook

http://readncook.wordpress.com/

Sweet Poet65 Memoirs

http://sweetpoet65.wordpress.com/

Tara Mokhtari

http://taramokhtari.wordpress.com/

And that ladies and gentleman is a wrap! Or is that rap? I really dunno…Anyway, thank you again to All World Issues for the nomination, and congratulations are in order to the fifteen bloggers that I nominated.

Hope you’re enjoying your weekend people!

Thank you for reading,

Sincerely,

Naughty Nefarious

Whoa, what a week!

 

There was one particular part of my week that changed; my computer that I primarily use for internet purposes. Yeah, it would seem that a ‘goodbye’ would be in order.

I have four computers at my house. One is quite old – I procured it back in 2008, and it still uses an old version of XP and has a very slow operating system. Now, this particular relic is located in the garage of all places, not because it belongs there, which I guess it kind of does, but predominately because it is still useable. My personal gym is located in the garage, and Windows Media Player is still fully functional on this computer, and that, along with the pretty awesome subwoofer’s I have attached to the computer make for some pretty good music playing capabilities. True, it ain’t as good as the surround sound stereo I have in the rumpus room where you can play music in one country and hear it clearly in another, but it still works all the same. No point in throwing out something that can still sufficiently do for you what you want it to – my view anyway.

The second computer is from 2009, and at the time, believe it or not, was the fastest system one could acquire. This computer can no longer play video games of today, which was probably blatantly obvious by the year this thing was produced. It is incredibly slow and half the time fails to do what you want it to. The internet is now out of date and the computer still utilises on XP system, so I cannot update it to Windows Explorer Nine cuz I don’t have Windows Seven. I can’t be bothered putting what is basically still a relatively new system onto an old computer just so that I can use the internet. This leads me to my laptop – a fine piece of machinery that I acquired at the conclusion of 2010, which has had some issues in regards to the internet in the past, but should now be hopefully working fine.

My other computer is one that I acquired at the start of 2011 which still is at the top of its game. Don’t ask me for the specs – never ask me for the specs. I have no idea what the monster has inside of her; all I know is that to this very day she is capable of giving the computer’s today a run for their money with the system that she runs with, being able to still play the games that come out with peek performance. The system is the kind that the gals and blokes over at MLN use, or used to at least since they are always up on the newest kind of tech to support their gamers. The computer uses a pretty massive if I must say so myself HD 3D TV as its monitor. The issue with this, and believe me, there is an issue, even with a gorgeous thing like this – is that everyone else wants to use it. I always wanted a giant monitor and a kick ass gaming system, and have separate PS3 and XBOX 360 consoles attached to this particular area of the house, so no matter what platform the game is on, I can play it and throw massive LAN parties there as well. That is the problem – I always wanted a giant system, and I not only got the system, but all of the crazies that come with it, my friends on frequent occasion coming over and having the time of their lives. Bunch of bums really – dunno why they can’t buy their own systems, then they wouldn’t have to not only keep me from using my computer but wouldn’t eat me outta house and home in the process.

So, with this said, the system I predominately use for the internet is the one bought back in 2009 – or was at least until every single social media site I am on, from Word Press to Facebook, et al, began to malfunction and not work as well as they used to cuz I did not have Windows Internet Explorer 9. So, the reason I have not commented on many of your pages, or liked many of your pages or even visited many of your pages over the past couple of days is not because I am a bad guy, well, maybe that, but the primary reason is because of my crappy internet connection. So I had to update my laptop and give that the internet, and the security that came with it, and the billions upon billions of downloads that it wanted from the (almost) two years I have had it to ensure it was up to friggin’ date before I could begin to use the internet (finally) to go back to my life on social media.

It’s funny – this time two years ago I had not a thing to do with social media. Okay, I had a Facebook page that I frequented about once every blue moon, but I had no connection to any other social media page and I quite enjoyed my life back then. Now, I have changed so dramatically, and am connected to a cool few sites, and I do not know how I would live my life today without some social media every now and then and all of the pretty awesome perks that come with it. I mean, reading the kinda stuff that you guys make – classic! Can’t find that anywhere else, and I thank you guys from the bottom of my heart for all the entertainment, comments, likes, follows and what have you that you have provided to me over the past few months.

Thanks guys!

So now that I have the internet working, again (!), hopefully I will be able to get my life back on track.

Thank you for reading!

Naughty Nefarious, signing off!

I think Twitter has it out for me…

 

…yes I do! And I ain’t paranoid! Here are all of my reasons why I KNOW Twitter is out to get me!

1)      My profile picture has disappeared three times this week! I keep putting it back, and the next time I go on there – it is a blue circle! Where the bloody hell is my image going? Am I hideous or something? Have people reported vomiting at the sight of my image? Or is it because I am wearing sunnies? Do people want to see my ravishing brown eyes? Well, we’ll see what we can do about that!

 

2)      My profile description has disappeared on a couple occasions! Where does it go? Does it grow legs and wander off to spend time with some saucy minx? What is happening elsewhere on Twitter more interesting than me bitching about life and all things in it that my personal description needs to flee! Come back I say! Come back! I WUV YOU!

 

3)      My followers keep disappearing. I admit, I don’t have many, but I once had over twenty. Now, I have what, 16! What’s more, these people who no longer follow me? They didn’t just stop following me – they have gone completely! Their profiles are gone! Twitter swallowed them up! It ate them…it’s only a matter of time b4 it eats me too me thinks…

 

4)      It keeps saying ‘Oops, you already tweeted that!’ when in fact I never did!

 

5)      A couple times a week Twitter announces that it made a mistake and that once rectified I will need to redo whatever it was that I did to ensure that it is done because they have undone what I did. Yes, sense that truly makes!

 

6)      It has automatically unfollowed some of the people I have followed. It once unfollowed Virginia Madsen! Of all the people to unfollow, why unfollow my Virginia? Why unfollow the most beautiful woman in all the world? Oops, did I just say that? Well, I guess now everyone knows who my celeb crush is… (It’s actually Ash Sroka, but since she don’t have a Twitter page, I followed no.2 on my celeb crush list instead)

 

7)      I cannot send a direct message to people who do not ‘follow’ me! Two days ago Dr. Tara Mokhtari, my fav Australian poet sent me a direct message. I don’t know why – but I could not send one back BECAUSE TWITTER DENIED ME! THAT BASTARD! I SHAKE MY FIST VIOLENTLY IN TWITTER’S DIRECTION! And like a bitch I will be blogging on Twitter again tomorrow.

 

8)      The girl of my dreams of whom is on Twitter refuses to reply to any of my tweets. I followed her and she followed me…but still she refuses to reply! Okay, by ‘tweets’ I mean ‘tweet’ because I only had the balls to send one. Maybe two. But she never responded to either of them! SHE HATES ME!

 

9)      The first person who ever responded to one of my posts tried to upload a virus to my computer! The link attached to his post was to a friggin’ virus! Lucky for me my spyware picked it up! Else I would not be writing this right now…I would be in the depths of hell!

 

Anyway…that is why I believe Twitter is out to get me. I have now finished my rant and feel quite content with me self. Oh oh, I feel another rant coming on…stay tuned for ‘why I think the neighbor’s cat is out to collect my toe nails.’ Yes, all will be revealed!

Thank you for reading, and may your travels on Twitter be slightly more pleasant than mine.