Friday, April 27, 2007

Men in a Boat


John Arbuthnot Fisher (1840- 1920)
Admiral of the Fleet.

Some faces I just like...


When Jason named me for the Thinking Blogger Award, I was astonished.

When Gabriele named me, I was amazed.

When Carla named me, I was astounded.

Now, I am further flattered to learn Lady Bronco listed me as well.


To pass on the compliment:

1. Rick - who has just begun a blog, but you may know him from his thoughtful comments on this and other blogs.

2. Bill - if you really like to make your characters suffer, scroll down to his March 9 post for an example of an impossible dilemma.

3. Scott from Oregon - who has led an interesting life and writes interesting stuff about it. He's... interesting.

4. Ric - who also takes the trouble to make thoughtful comments. Still waters, ya know...

5. Jeff - whom I think should post his thoughtful stories and observations more often.


Are such men dangerous?

26 comments:

Ric said...

We like to think we are.

Carla said...

Congratulations on being nominated again! Some interesting links there.

Bernita said...

Practise that "hungry look," Ric!

Leaves me with forms like "think, thank, thunk," Carla!

spyscribbler said...

You deserve it! I have this sneaking suspicion that you're going to be named yet again, soon!

Rick said...

Jacky Fisher! His immortal line, after the second of three British battlecruisers blew up at the Battle of Jutland in 1916: "There seems to be something wrong with our bloody ships this afternoon."

(For the rest, I'll just blush at being included in distinguished company.)

December Quinn said...

Thinking men are the only appealing men. Everything else is gravy.

But, uh, that said, the Admiral there is a bit of a hottie, isn't he?

Bernita said...

Natasha, I am unworthy.

Hee, Rick! And also the line "Think in oceans, sink at sight."

Definitely, December!
Jacky Fisher is described as a man of tremendous personal charm. Nice mouth.

Sam said...

That is a great photograph, and interesting face. The word 'dyspeptic' comes to mind, lol.

Bernita said...

From all accounts, Sam, that's the last characteristic to be applied to him.

raine said...

That IS an interesting face. It would be difficult to describe with words...

Are such men dangerous?

You betcha. ;-)
But far more intriguing than the non-thinking ones.

Congratulations again, dear Bernita!
You more than deserve the award.

LadyBronco said...

Such men make life interesting.

Otherwise, why bother with them?

Bernita said...

I like the laugh lines around his eyes, Raine.
Seems there are two types: men and mere males.
Thank you, Dear Girl. Not deserved - but very pleasant.

Bernita said...

Classic, Lady B!

Rick said...

Oh, Jacky Fisher was a thinking man, the creator of the Dreadnought. Sometimes he thought a bit too much for his own good - or at least that of the crews.

Bernita said...

He suffered neither fools nor inefficiency.
Did he not choose as his motto: "Fear God and dreadnaught?

Gabriele C. said...

Rick has a blog? Finally. :)

*goes a-linking*

Congrats, Bernita. Soon you'll need to get autograph cards for your fans. ;)

Bernita said...

Finally,Rick has a blog - and about bloody time!

Steve G said...

Scott, indeed does have an interesting life and blog.

Bernita said...

Yup, Steve, very vivid style.
And my manners have gone a-begging. Thank you, Carla and Gabriele.

Rick said...

Bernita - yes, that was his motto, and unsurprisingly the title of at least one book. Is the usual British spelling "dreadnaught" or "dreadnought?" The ship used the latter spelling, but I've seen the other fairly often. The spelling I know may even be an archaism, since there was a Dreadnought in the fleet that fought the Armada.

The Brits knew how to name their ships!

Rick said...

Bernita - yes, that was his motto, and unsurprisingly the title of at least one book. Is the usual British spelling "dreadnaught" or "dreadnought?" The ship used the latter spelling, but I've seen the other fairly often. The spelling I know may even be an archaism, since there was a Dreadnought in the fleet that fought the Armada.

The Brits knew how to name their ships!

Bernita said...

My Chambers's Etymological Dictionary gives both, Rick, with "-nought" first and preferred.
Yes, love the names: Invincible, Renown, Inflexible...

Scott from Oregon said...

I thought it was my lack of proper thought that got me into all the mischief to begin with?

I'm gonna have to go have a sit down and a think about all of this. My head hurts...

You are sweet, beernita. Thank You.

Bernita said...

But now, when you think back, Scott...

Jeff said...

Your nominations are well deserved, Bernita! I think you already know this is one of my favorite blogs.

Thank you so much for the compliment about my blog. I'm flattered.

Bernita said...

Thank you, Jeff.
The compliment comes with obligations though...