The Smiley Thumb Award



This past weekend, I was nominated for The Smiley Thumb Award which was created by David from the Chape blog.  I received this nomination from T. Wayne of A Joyful Process Blog. If you are a regular reader of “My Jams” then you are already pretty familiar with T. Wayne.  I like to call him my twin–short for Wonder Twins.  Do you remember them? Anyway, I like to say that we are Wonder Twins because we’ve had some pretty amazing music related ‘coincidences.’

At any rate, most of you already know that I blog about music and various other topics.  Well, T. Wayne’s blog has a sharper focus in that he exclusively blogs about music and music related topics.  When it comes to music, he is very well versed about many different genres!

T is from Maryland so I’ve been trying to get him to blog a bit more about go-go!  Yes I did call you out brah!

Anyway, if you are a fan of ‘The Purple One,’ you really need to check out this T. Wayne classic.  I am telling you, my twin ripped it!  He articulated all of the things that most of us were thinking but couldn’t find the words to express.  You DID that T!

Frankly, due to our love of music, T. Wayne and I have become great blogging friends.  Thanks so much my twin for the nomination!

All blogging awards have rules and they are as follows:

  • Include the photo of the Smiley Thumb award. (Did that!)
  • Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link to their blog. (Did that too!)
  • Tell us what makes you smile.
  • Nominate as many bloggers as you like.
  • Include these rules in your post.


Here we go!

What makes me smile:

My friends and family; especially my babies!  Oh yeah, and my brother Tack kills me! He is one hilarious dude.  He’s the kind of person that makes you go into ‘ugly crying laughter!’  He’s been very busy lately but he promised to make an appearance on the blog in coming months.  You guys are gonna love him!

Making musical connections with others.  I love it when someone says, “Hey do you remember such and such song?”  Oh I live for that! Trust me, I have made some crazy cool connections with fellow bloggers over a good jam!

Young kids! I love the innocence and sweetness of children. Having said that, I like them for a little while then I want somebody to take their little asses on home.  No, I’m just teasing; but not really 😉

Cryptic memories!  You might recall me telling you that my cousin Ron coined that term to identify memories that are so old that only snippets of them remain.  I usually start all of the “My Jams” posts with a cryptic memory.

People who boldly stand in their identity!  Right now I am thinking about how my late friend David used to spin, dance and kick to the song “And the beat goes on” by The Whispers!  Uh huh, he didn’t give a tinker’s damn what you thought about him! Yass baby you better work it Ms. David!

Being around people of all ethnicities, cultures, nationalities, sexual orientations, educational and socioeconomic backgrounds who are having a freaking good time!

It’s like this, if you wanna be down with me, I can certainly be down with you!

And so…

My nominees for this award are chosen below. Now in the words of that great mastermind T. Wayne, they may or may not accept, but here they are anyway:

Ron Brown at The Time Tunnel

The GeoGee Experience

Tony Vega dot Net


Les Food Amants

Thanks again Twin!











22 thoughts on “The Smiley Thumb Award

  1. Hello Gwin, Well congratulations on this award – reading your post here, it really suits you. i just love your Kick-ass style of writing. Just makes you sound full of vibe and character. I’m glad also to know T’s twin and get to know another friend I can talk music with. I like that idea of sharing the wisp of a memory about the music that moves us. Until next time Sister! Best. Chevvy:-)

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    1. Aww man thank you so much Chevvy. I have been lurking around your blog and I am LOVING everything that I see. The poetry is exquisite. You are so insightful and I always admire that in a person.

      I’ll be a regular at Chevvy’s Studio!

      By the way, you,T.Wayne and I just might be triplets based on what I am seeing on your blog!
      Have a great day my friend.

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      1. Well, I saw coincidence somewhere on your blog, I prefer serendipity any day. Glad you are enjoying lounging around. We’ll pull up an extra chair for Tracy. Enjoy your Sunday and look out for my Sunday coming down later:-)

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  3. Wow! You nominated my Geo Gee Experience for an award! Thank you that is so cool and I am really truly humbled and appreciative.

    The content of this post leading up to the nominees is super interesting. Very witty, colorful, and engaging! Another awesome read from you! Great job!

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    1. Of course I nominated you G. How could I not? I nominated you for the music and words award back a few months ago but I didn’t officially tell you.
      I was gonna make contact with you to make sure you saw this one because you deserve a smiley!!!

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        1. See you always know exactly what to say to make a girl’s heart melt!
          No seriously, I am just doing what I do.

          Mama used to say, “You can’t live in this world by yourself.” I’m just trying to do my part to make sure that everybody gets the shine they deserve.

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  4. T. Wayne

    Twin! Thanks for accepting this award…and for the amazing compliments, especially about the Prince post. I’m looking around trying to find out who is she talking about! 🙂 Nah, just kidding: thanks so much; I really appreciate the words.

    Now as for that go-go…I might have a little something for you soon. Perhaps as soon as tomorrow. Stay tuned!

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    1. Please forgive me for forgetting that you also blog about those various birds that play whatever it is that they play up in the DMV area.
      Chile, I can’t be bothered with the whole sports thang. Imma leave that to you and the other folks that like that kinda stuff.
      No shade though , Tack played football for the SC Gamecocks so I get it on some level.
      You still my twin tho.

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        1. Hi Tony,
          No worries, it’s a piece of cake. Just create a post using the Smiley Thumb Award as the title and include the smiley thumb picture.

          Then you just pattern your post after my post and make these modifications:
          1. The ‘thank you’ to the person who nominated you (in this case you’d change T. Wayne to me)
          2. Make sure to link your readers to my blog
          3. Then write about the things that make you smile
          4. List/link the blogs that you would like to nominate if any. I did ping backs to a specific post from each of the people I nominated but you can just list the urls to their blogs if that’s easier for you.

          You can always double check that you got everything by reviewing the rules which you also have to include in the post.

          Hit me back if you have any other questions 😉


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