Manly Sweaty Doll Blogger Award!
Rockin'. I feel the testosterone. Thanks, Susan, for the sweaty award.
But, apparently, to accept this award I have to answer some questions and provide some manly information.
So, some things about myself... I taught myself how to drywall and do wall framing and carpentry. Very rugged. Mucho testosterono. But I admit I don't like pickup trucks. Possibly I get my membership revoked for that.
Favorite Manly Guy Book? The Things They Carried. Men. War. Death. But with achingly beautiful prose. Very me. And, for Susan (since she's all about books for boys), I'll add my Favorite Mini Manly Guy Book (well, series, actually): The Prydain Chronicles by Lloyd Alexander. Great fantasy series following a boy's growth from childhood to manhood and responsibility.
Favorite (and please notice my adoption of American spelling out of deep respect for the Sweaty Doll Award) Manly Guy Movie? The Bourne trilogy. Though I admit that I'm pretty keen on Bloodsport. How can you not like a movie where the main character says twelve words in the entire film?
Favorite Manly Music? Metallica. I'd sing, but there are limits to my shame.
Favorite Sports Moment? Ooh... this needs a list.
Game 4, ALCS. Red Sox down three games to the Yankees. Bottom of the ninth, Yankees leading... and Red Sox storm back to take the win, and then the next three games, and then the World Series to end the Curse of the Bambino. Oh yeah. My father was a huge Red Sox fan, and he'd passed away a couple years before. So I enjoyed this one for him.
Michael Jordan against the Utah Jazz, NBA finals. He has the flu and can barely stand. Pippen has to help him to the bench at each halt of play. Jordan goes for 40 regardless, dominating on will alone, and the Bulls win.
Lance Armstrong, The Look and The Crash. The Look: goin' up the mountain, all his rivals on his wheel... he gives this look back. Judging. Dismissing. And then with utter calculation he simply rides away from everyone and breaks the field. The Crash: Another mountain, and Lance makes his move, starts accelerating, his rivals trying to stay with him... but his handlebar snags a bystander's bag and he flips down to the ground. The rivals all go streaming by. He gets up, fixes his bike, and then pedals furiously to catch everyone. And when he does catch up he simply rides right through them and keeps on going. Did I mention this was going straight up a mountain? Win.
Man United versus Bayern Munich, Champions League final. Bayern is up 1-0 in extra time, but in the blink of an eye Man U scores two goals and claims the Champions League crown, as well as the vaunted Triple (English League Title, FA Cup, Champions League). Oh the looks on the faces of those Bayern Munich fans...
Favorite Food With No Nutritional Value? Cookies. Oh yes, I am a veritable Cookie Monster. Particularly for the chocolate Peek Freans in the Assorted package... Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm.