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Versatile Blogger Award


Versatile Blogger Award

Many thanks to Letizia, from reading interrupted, for nominating me for a Versatile Blogger Award! Her blog is a wonderful assortment of all things literary – from sharing her favorite poems to mulling over the phrase “dog eared.” I love it!

As part of having won this award, you are meant to pay it forward by highlighting 15 other bloggers who have intriguing/interesting/innovating/mind bending blogs. So, without further ado, here as some of my favorite bloggers (in random order) who deserve some recognition!

  1. Reading Interrupted – is it in bad taste to renominate? Oh well…
  2. Feel Happiness – a great blog that looks into what it means to be happy, and how best to achieve this elusive goal
  3. Jennifhsieh – a personal life and style blog
  4. The Professional Hobo – an amazing blog about how to travel for, well, life
  5. 1,000 Awesome Things – an old, big, blog about life’s amazing joys
  6. Mondo Musings – this is what I aim for BendedBrains to be like
  7. Marviiilous – beautiful pictures
  8. Music That’s Nu2Me – constantly updated music blog with tons of great finds
  9. Urban Bamboo – more wonderment and awesomeness
  10. The “Why?” Blog – lots of philosophical questions you’d never think to ask
  11. Philosophy Bro – philosophy made simple, eloquent, and entertaining
  12. Bros Like This Site – a breakdown of bro culture, by the numbers
  13. Poetic Parfait – wonderful poetry
  14. Completely Overrated – a great movie and media review blog
  15. Hyperbole And a Half – absolute hilarity. Always.

Apparently to accept this award, I also have to share seven intriguing facts about myself. Here goes nothing:

  1. I can speak Turkish conversationally, although I am always embarrassed. Hopefully I’ll overcome this when I move to Turkey in September.
  2. I have an irrational desire to be addicted to something. It seems nice to have to have a crutch.
  3. I’m actually finding this much harder than I anticipated.
  4. I’ve watched the original five seasons of Futurama way more than is good for me. I can quote the majority of every episode.
  5. Spiders terrify me, but I get a weird satisfaction from looking at pictures of them online.
  6. For some reason, Top 40 music always sounds really depressing to me.
  7. My childhood officially ended for me when I found my long lost collection of Star Wars action figures – deep in my basement, covered in grime and detritus – and I had to throw them all out.

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The Start of Something


This is the start of something new, I can feel it. Usually I say things like this a lot, and then completely forget about my goals and aspirations. I mean, it has taken almost a month since creating this blog to even write this first post. That is a little sad…a little pathetic. Well, no more! I will actually start to write, and I will try my best to update this blog two-three times a week – Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. We’ll see how well that works out.

I have big plans for this. Just as the name implies, BendedBrains, this blog will track the horrible mass of electrical charges people generously call thoughts of mine…as well as random occurances, music and movie reviews, chance encounters, terribly animated unicorn pictures… Basically, the wonders of a brain bent out of shape.

For example, a couple of days ago I was walking along the wonderfully scenic roads of New Brunswick with a few friends (unfortunately I can’t remember who was there or really said what, so this will be a little vague). The day was beautiful and inspiring and the start of spring. People were out and about, smiling and laughing in small groups as everyone eagerly sought to drink up the sunshine like an alcoholic drinking every last drop of an O’Doul’s, hoping that it would do something… Our conversation matched the lightness of the air and the warmth of the season.

“Imagine if people were like starfish,” one said, “and we could regrow limbs.”

“It would be crazy,” we agreed. “The whole human experience would be so different. Our concepts of pain, everything, would change.”

“Yeah! But imagine if we could only regrow body parts if we ate them,” I chimed in, “So, like, you could chop off your finger and regrow it…but only if you ate it first. Think of the bar bets!”

I don’t really know what is worse – the fact that I nonchalantly threw this idea out, or that it was so readily accepted and the conversation continued on without missing a beat.

“Of course, it would be difficult to eat larger things, though. Like, it could take a while to work your way through a leg or something.”

“Yeah, but it could get rotten during that time,” it was pointed out.

“Mhmm, very true…I guess you would have to keep it in a freezer or something, if you couldn’t finish it off all at once,” I agreed. “I guess, in the end, it just honestly makes the whole regeneration thing much harder than if we were just starfish…”


Although, having typed this out, I can’t help but wonder now – what would happen, hypothetically, if someone else ate one of your detached limbs? Would it still grow back? Or would that person then suddenly have, say, three legs? *Wink wink, nudge nudge, say no more*

Anyway, this will be the type of thing you can expect to find here. I hope you enjoy your stay, don’t become too horrified, and hey! You may even end up learning something; however, just remember, I never told you this would be worthwhile.