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I’ve Been Given the 7 X 7 Award – Again, I Owe it All to My Mother’s Mah Jongg Group

7 x 7 Link Award  (which icon i’m not clever enough to put into this post (it’s a miracle that i can create links) but courtesy of Dee at Miss Demure Restraint here’s the link for the award icon so you can post it in yours:


And yes, I received the 7×7 Link Award from Miss Demure Restraint, who got it from Live, Nerd, Repeat. So – Thank you MDR!  I love the wit and commentary on Dee’s blog. Miss Demure Restraint,

So -Here’s how this works: the awardee selects seven previous blog posts that represent certain categories: Most Beautiful, Most Helpful, Most Popular, Most Controversial, Most Surprisingly Successful, Most Underrated, Most Prideworthy, and then you pass the award along to seven new recipients.

Unfortunately here’s where I must make a departure. With your kind permission I’m not going to categorize the blogs I’m choosing – which I think are quite worthwhile in each of all the above categories at different times – depending on how they feel that particular day.

So – at the great risk of offending anyone not listed here –and, in no particular order, they are:


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Mah-Jongg Tiles

Image by noluck via Flickr








and last, but certainly NOT least;

I do believe that’s seven.

About barkinginthedark

Tony Powers is a writer/actor/musician. His full bio may be seen by clicking on the picture, and then clicking on either of the 2 boxes below it.


18 thoughts on “I’ve Been Given the 7 X 7 Award – Again, I Owe it All to My Mother’s Mah Jongg Group

  1. Congrats, Tony– I love your blog (and your videos), and it is richly deserved.


    Posted by girl in the hat | November 30, 2011, 5:38 pm
  2. I like the way you delivered this. It has really surprised me how many awards go around this blog space, but I’d never heard of the 7 x 7. I felt like something obscure and clicked on your – ugh! I forgot what it was! The category – an offbeat one (maybe it was offbeat). I might look at some of the posts you name too.

    The one thing I like about the award thing though is that you can ignore it if you want. That’s good. I’ve got 4 at the moment in my inbox and I’m just not sure whether to do them. Of course, I’d do them all at once like I did that video thing – but I wouldn’t do a video of them. Sort of a mention I think. I do feel a bit obliged to accept, but it’ the finding the good blogs to refer out.

    ANYhooooooooooo, was just dropping in to see what BarkingInTheDark is up to. You’ve got a heap of very varied content. You know, you’ve got a great page.


    Posted by wordsfallfrommyeyes | November 28, 2011, 8:45 am
  3. My dear . . . you are suppose to link back to YOUR most beautiful, most helpful, most popular, et al posts and give the award to the other blogs too. So, you aren’t off the hook yet! I want a list (I refraining from using a little smiley face here).

    Would you, could you possibly let us know which of your posts you feel meet the most criteria?

    I totally support your right to pass on the award as you see fit. The way I count, it comes up to seven.


    Posted by Miss Demure Restraint | November 27, 2011, 9:09 am
  4. Many thanks Tony! Myself, the entire staff of YoYo-Dyne, including ex-president John Bigbootie, send out regards and handshakes, Will pay this forward, post (along with another which you so kindly bestowed upon this oh so not humble writer) and pass it on to other deserving bloggers.
    Be still my beating little black heart.


    Posted by Rachael Black | November 27, 2011, 4:57 am
  5. Congratulations, my friend, on this honor! And thank you for recognizing mine and all the other wonderful blogs listed here.


    Posted by lisahgolden | November 27, 2011, 4:24 am
  6. Thanks, Tony! You really are a sweetheart.

    I’m feeling awfully remiss at doing up my own pay it forward post for the one you kindly lobbed my way before, but I promise to set aside Tuesday to search for the right words. I’ve been feeling more comfortable with fiction and veiled truth lately but I’ll figure out my reticence and put myself in gear. I have some very cool blogging friends to mention, so it’s about time I did. Thanks again!


    Posted by Sparks In Shadow | November 27, 2011, 1:24 am
  7. Thanks for the nod!


    Posted by H.E. ELLIS | November 27, 2011, 12:45 am


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