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Your Chance to Endorse Tom Kindlon's Nomination in the WEGO Health Activist Awards

Discussion in 'Phoenix Rising Articles' started by Firestormm, Nov 18, 2013.

  1. ggingues

    ggingues $10 gift code at iHerb GAS343 of $40

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    Wonder if a thread should be started on this asking for daily voting, since it is acceptable.
    GG
     
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  2. Tom Kindlon

    Tom Kindlon Senior Member

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    I just got a nice e-mail - I'm a finalist for the Best in Show: Twitter Award in the Third Annual WEGO Health Activist Awards

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    Thanks to everyone who nominated and endorsed me as well as to those who unearth interesting things to tweet about.
     
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  3. Tom Kindlon

    Tom Kindlon Senior Member

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    Both Maria and Jennie are also finalists in their respective categories.
     
  4. Sean

    Sean Senior Member

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    Congrats to Tom, Maria, and Jennie. All the best.
     
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  5. MeSci

    MeSci ME/CFS since 1995; activity level 6

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    :balloons:Woohoo!:balloons:
     
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  6. Tom Kindlon

    Tom Kindlon Senior Member

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    I just got my Wego Health activist awards "Best in Show: Twitter" finalist badge. :)
     
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  8. MeSci

    MeSci ME/CFS since 1995; activity level 6

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    Wear it with pride! :thumbsup:
     
  9. Tom Kindlon

    Tom Kindlon Senior Member

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    I just got my finalists' pack for the Wego Health Activist Awards. :)
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  10. peggy-sue

    peggy-sue

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    :balloons::thumbsup::balloons:
    Lovely picture, Tom, thanks for sharing and congratulations on getting this far.
    I've got all my bits crossed for you to win outright.:)
     
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  11. Firestormm

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    That's brilliant! Made me LOL. What's in the bottle? :)
     
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  12. peggy-sue

    peggy-sue

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    I wasn't going to ask. I assumed it was alcohol-free. ;)

    But real champagne should be in order.
    (horrible gassy stuff though, and gives you really bad breath.)
     
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  13. Firestormm

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    It does not! Mind you Scottish champagne might I suppose :lol: I used to like a drop of Veuve Clicquot myself - with my fish and chips of course :rofl:
     
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    Ema Senior Member

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    That seriously might make the cut for my *last meal*.
     
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  15. Tom Kindlon

    Tom Kindlon Senior Member

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    Sparkling cider (alcohol free) - it was part of the pack I got, along with the plastic glasses.

    [I only noticed that now - I had thought it contained alcohol so hadn't opened it]
     
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  16. Firestormm

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    Man. I always wanted to try an experiment. And see if I would feel tipsy on non-alcoholic beer/wine/cider if I didn't know it had no alcohol. Bit like the 'pepsi challenge' I suppose - remember that? I never tried this non-alcoholic stuff myself - could never see the point. Not that I drink now - nor have I done for several years: other than the occasional glass of the red stuff :)
     
  17. Tom Kindlon

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    Not surprisingly, I didn't win the WegoHealth health activist award today. The winner was Hypothyroid Mum whose internet level of activity is at a different level to mine e.g. 79,979 likes for her Facebook page.

    Anyway, it was nice to be a finalist. Thanks to everyone who nominated or endorsed me.

    A recording of the awards ceremony is at:

    (it doesn't really start till 3:58)
    My bit is at: 7:07 - 8:52.

    Thanks for James David Chapman for his help editing my script (which was initially way too long) and then putting the slide show together. I might put up the full piece in a few days.
     
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  18. Roy S

    Roy S former DC ME/CFS lobbyist

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    WHAT? Kindlon didn't win? That's outrageous.
     
    Internet, you will pay!
     
     
    Is there a contest for the lamest joke?
     
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  19. MeSci

    MeSci ME/CFS since 1995; activity level 6

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    'They' say it's not the winning but the taking part.

    You have raised awareness, Tom, which you are so good at.
     
  20. Tom Kindlon

    Tom Kindlon Senior Member

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    For what it's worth, here's my submission for the WegoHealth health activist awards. It skims over my ME work over the last 18 or so years.

    I don't have a webcam so you don't see me but it has lots of photos.

    My initial piece was over 7 minutes long and they said pieces had to be under 5 minutes. Thanks to James David Chapman and another person for help with the editing of the text. Lots of things that I would have liked to have said got the chop. Thanks also to James for his help putting the slide show together to run in time alongside the text - it is very much appreciated especially as I didn't give him too much time (we were given only a week to make the piece and I was hemming and hawing about doing it so didn't get going for a few days).

    Thanks again for the initial nomination and endorsements.

     
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