Great Achiever Blogger Award I

Back in August I was most kindly nominated by Rejoy Dey for my maiden Great Achiever Blogger Award. Rejoy is an Indian animal lover who wants to become a zoologist and I sincerely hope he does. Don’t forget to visit his Teenage13 blog and check out his posts. If you’re an animal lover – who isn’t? –  you’ll love this!

My Nominees

Many of the awards are lighthearted but this one is intended to tackle some of the big issues which we’re all grappling with globally. If you’d like to join in, please do and answer Rejoy’s questions either in the comments below or in a post of your own.

Rejoy’s Questions

1.Why does peace matter?

Peace is an essential underpinning of development. Conflict guts economies, wrecks societies and breaks social bonds. It does incredible amounts of damage in ways that makes it hard for countries to recover, to grow, and to thrive.

2. Do you think global warming has impacted you? How? (If not, you’re an alien or even worse a Karen)

Scientific consensus is overwhelming: the planet is getting warmer and humans are to blame. The signs are everywhere, and are more complex than just climbing temperatures. The heat is melting glaciers and sea ice, shifting precipitation patterns plus it’s forcing people and animals to move habitats. We’re all impacted whether we’re aliens, Karens or neither!

(A Karen is slang for an obnoxious, angry, entitled and often rascist middle-aged white woman who uses her privilged position to get her own way or to police other people’s behaviours.)

3. You are the President/Prime Minister of your country. What do you do?

Follow through, to the best of my ability, on the mandate on which I was elected.

4. You can bring back one extinct animal to life. What is it?

Can I save the koala from extinction? Currently listed as vulnerable, the koala is being considered for official listing as endangered after the summer’s bushfire disaster and ongoing habitat destruction on the east coast.

5. You see a new follower on your blog. What is your reaction?

Delighted

6. What is the thing you do to forget past?

Why on earth would I want to forget the past?

7. What is overthinking to you?

Overthinking = thinking too much, so much that you can’t translate thoughts into actions or positive outcomes thereby creating feeling of stress and anxiety. I don’t and never have suffered from overthinking!

Award Rules & Regulations

1. Thank the person who nominated you, with a link to their blog.2. Make a Post of the Award with a Statement on Concept of PEACE & SAVE ENVIRONMENT as above. And Tag your post with the #greatachiever.3. Mention the rules and regulations.
4. Ask 7 questions of your choice. One of the questions must be about “PEACE” and one about “SAVING ENVIRONMENT”.
5. Nominate at least 7 fellow bloggers or at most 21 bloggers and notify them.
6. Follow @kamalsbloggingcafe (https://kamalsbloggingcafe.wordpress.com) to secure certification as a badge to get a chance of collecting badge of GAMBA WORDPRESS SHINING STAR AWARD for PEACE & SAVE ENVIRONMENT. For more details visit https://kamalsbloggingcafe.wordpress.com/award/.

Song Lyric Sunday #16

I really like that Jim Adams of Song Lyric Sunday Challenge gives us plenty of notice about each Sunday’s prompts. For today, I needed to think what tracks are in my record library with Smart/Stupid in the lyrics. Okay, how about  Smarter than You by The Undertones?

The track was on their 1979 debut album The Undertones released in May of that year. A re-released version of the album (housed in an alternate sleeve), was issued in October 1979 which also included The Undertones’ first two singles: “Teenage Kicks” and “Get Over You.”

The Undertones were a punk rock/New Wave band formed in Derry, Northern Ireland, in 1975. From the period of 1975 to 1983, the Undertones consisted of Feargal Sharkey (vocals), John O’Neill (rhythm guitar, vocals), Damian O’Neill (lead guitar, vocals), Michael Bradley (bass, vocals) and Billy Doherty (drums). Although much of the earlier Undertones material drew influence from punk rock and new wave, the Undertones also incorporated elements of rock, glam rock and post-punk into material released after 1979, before citing soul and Motown as the influence for the material released in their final album. The Undertones released thirteen singles and four studio albums between 1978 and 1983 before Sharkey announced his intention to leave the band in May 1983, citing musical differences as the reason for the break up.

Lyrics: Smarter than You

I’m a little intellectual
Someone who knows it all
I could be your summer special
You could be my New York doll

My doll
My doll
My doll

I’m a little intellectual
Someone who knows it all
I could be your summer special
You could be my New York doll

My doll
My doll
My doll

Smarter than you
Smarter than you
Smarter than you
Can’t you see I’m
Smarter than you
Smarter than you
Smarter than you
Can’t you see

I met you, we talk a little
Find you fascinating by five past ten
I kiss you and call you later
Cos I want to see you again
I want to see you again
I want to see you again

Smarter than you
Smarter than you
Smarter than you
Can’t you see I’m
Smarter than you
Smarter than you
Smarter than you
Can’t you see I’m
Smarter than you
Smarter than you
Smarter than you
Can’t you see I’m
Smarter than you
Smarter than you
Smarter than you
Can’t you see I’m smart

Writer(s): Michael Bradley, Damian Stephen O’neill, William Edward Martin Doherty

Challenge Rules

  • Post the lyrics to the song of your choice, whether it fits the theme or not. If it does not fit, then please explain why you chose this song.
  • Please try to include the songwriter(s) – it’s a good idea to give credit where credit is due.
  • Make sure you also credit the singer/band and if you desire you can provide a link to where you found the lyrics.
  • Link to the YouTube video, or pull it into your post so others can listen to the song.
  • Ping back to Jim’s post or place your link in his comments section.
  • Read at least one other person’s blog, so we can all share new and fantastic music and create amazing new blogging friends in the process.
  • Feel free to suggest future prompts.
  • Most of all, have fun and enjoy the music.