Monday, September 22, 2014

The Ninja Captain's Underrated Treasures Blogfest!


Oh, Alex.

You're so hard on us!

This is a thinkin' blogfest.

And now, my brain hurts. :(

But, in a good way! :)

Alex's pitch!

Everyone has a favorite movie or band that no one else has ever heard about. For whatever reason, they remain undiscovered and underrated. Now is your chance to tell the world about this obscure treasure!

Today, September 22, post about your favorite unknown –

MOVIE – BAND/ARTIST – TV SHOW – BOOK

Post about one or all four – dealer’s choice!
  

Here we go!

MOVIE - Zorro, The Gay Blade (1981)

In 1840's Mexico, wealthy landowner Don Diego Vega learns of his late father's secret as Zorro, the masked folk hero, and Vega adopts his new persona. But when Vega is incapacitated by an injury, he asks Ramon, his very gay, long-lost twin brother (now calling himself 'Bunny'), to replace him as the caped hero, who makes some drastic changes to his Zorro persona.


This is one of my favorite movies growing up and these days, no one's even heard of it. I quote lines from this movie to my family all the time. Even watching it now, I would be cracking up because the cast is so brilliant.

It's worth the watch.


BAND/ARTIST - So...honestly, I racked my brain and couldn't come up with any band/artists that I'm listening to that the whole world isn't listening to.

My current favorite is Thirty Seconds to Mars.

They're certainly not underrated.






TV SHOW - Arrow (2012)

After having being lost at sea and presumed dead, the spoiled son of a millionaire returns to cleanse his hometown from crime as a vigilante with superhuman capabilities.




I know this show is gaining immense popularity, mostly due to the lead actor, Stephen Amell (who is AWESOME), but it can't hurt to give it a little push. Strong characters. Good story. AMAZING action scenes. Lots of tension ... of all kinds. Family drama. Flashbacks extraordinaire. Bare Naked Man Chests. This show has it all.

And, its only getting better.

It's also going to have its first spin-off. The Flash begins this fall.

True, Alex, it's not exactly Blood, Boobs and Carnage. (2 out of 3 ain't bad) But, it's close. :)

BOOK - There are a million books that are completely underrated treasures. I've got a whole list of them on the Pay It Forward book list. Go check them out! Feel free to add a few of your own!

Thank you, Alex, for throwing another great Blogfest party!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Some humor for Wednesday & GET THIS BOOK!

I'm post-less today.

I've got nothing and I should be doing something.

So, I'll leave you with some funnies...


First, go read this man's review on Amazon about using men's hair removal cream on his privates. No really. So funny.










Also... go download this BOOK from Amazon! It's FREE and all our friends are in it!

Friday, September 12, 2014

What's a Shelfie? Blog Hop and Blogfest reminders!

A Shelfie is a picture of a book or a bookshelf, alone or with your lovely face included.

It can be your own book or books written by some of your favorite authors.

We take pictures of stuff all the time, so why not try and win some great prizes while doing it!

You don't need to be an author/writer to enter!

Everyone has books!

Take a picture and enter today!


THE SHELFIE BLOG HOP!


Dates: Ends Monday, October 6, 2014
Entries: Take a picture of you and your book(s) - your favorites or your own novels. Or you can just arrange the books in a special way and take the picture - but you do get extra points for being in the photo.
Formats: Tweet, Facebook, Blog - just make sure to include a link(s) to each.

The woman behind it all:Tara Tyler and the lovely co-hosts, co-conspirators and contributors: Christine Rains, Vikki Biram, CD Coffelt, M.J. Fifield, Elizabeth Seckman, and Rena Rocford!

But that's not all - check out the fabulous prizes! It's easy and profitable! I hope you'll join us and spread the word!

a Rafflecopter giveaway





Don't forget Alex J. Cavanaugh's upcoming blogfest! Sign up HERE!


Everyone has a favorite movie or band that no one else has ever heard about. For whatever reason, they remain undiscovered and underrated. Now is your chance to tell the world about this obscure treasure!

On Monday, September 22, post about your favorite unknown –

MOVIE – BAND/ARTIST – TV SHOW – BOOK

Post about one or all four – dealer’s choice!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

If you live in the US, I need about 15 minutes of your time today.

You may have been hearing about Net Neutrality and figured it had something to do with Switzerland's internet.

Not true.

If you want to know more about Net Neutrality check out these sites:

A Helpful Guide to The Open InternetNet Neutrality RapNetNeutrality.comDeaf Advocacy Groups & VerizonComcast Censors Article About Net NeutralityEtsy CEO On Net NeutralityReddit: Only YOU Can Protect Net Neutrality

If you want to understand what Net Neutrality is, and how it WILL effect you, then watch this VERY funny, may contain strong language, video from John Oliver.


You can join the Internet Slowdown today, September 10, 2014, to protest big cable companies and their plan to make the net their ultimate cash cow and chew toy.

"Kickstarter, Meetup, Netflix, reddit, Upworthy, Vimeo, Wordpress, imgur and countless other sites are taking part in the Internet Slowdown. And while it's great to have corporate support, we aren't
going to win this fight just because Netflix is on our side." fightforthefuture.org

GO HERE to find out how to help, to add your name to the petition, and how to spread the word.



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I'm going to go write some stuff and think about this guy.

Monday, September 8, 2014

#LifeIsGood #WeMissYou #SunflowersForTina


I thought I was going to have to purchase a sunflower, because some rotten, four-footed, evil creature ate the sunflowers we had growing in a pot on the front porch.

Stupid rodent.

As I was passing my son's art wall I looked up and saw his sunflower picture that's been there for over a year.


I immediately knew that Tina would love this picture because it was drawn by a little boy for his mother.

Tina, I'm sharing this with you.




Tina's family has also set up the Downey Education Fund, which will go toward a college fund for Tina’s two boys.

You can donate via this link:

Friday, September 5, 2014

#atozchallenge #roadtrip #LifeisGood - Stormy brings in some Star Power!



Stormy the Weather Gnome and I are going to try to hit at least 20 new blogs a week from the Challenge list and tell you about a few of them in each of my posts.

When you go visit these awesome blogs, please make sure you tell them that you're visiting on the Post A to Z Road Trip!

Stormy the Weather Gnome with Woody & Buzz

Nicole Ayers - The Madlab Post

Nicole is all about spreading the joy and craftsmanship of indie films and she rocks this blog all year long.

During April....she's a champion! 

From fame, fortune and awards to the work, the why, and the how, you get an in-depth look at what the film industry is all about.

Its not all glamorous? It is for Stormy!

Nicole is also one of the amazing hosts of the Post A-to-Z Road Trip! I don't know when she finds the time!

Stormy the Weather Gnome with a Minion

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Today's post is a little short because I wanted to remind you about the Sunflowers for Tina.

We are honoring Tina with sunflowers on Monday, September 8 – I hope everyone can join us and splash the Internet with yellow that day.
Sign up here - Sunflowers for Tina.

The family has also set up the Downey Education Fund, which will go toward a college fund for Tina’s two boys. You can donate via PayPal HERE.


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Thanks for visiting with us today!
Are you finding any great blogs on your trip?

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

#IWSG -- #AtoZChallenge #LifeIsGood #SunflowersForTina

Please stop in at the Blogging from A to Z April Challenge blog to read all the heartwarming tributes to Tina Downey from the A to Z Team today.



We are honoring Tina with sunflowers on Monday, September 8 – I hope everyone can join us and splash the Internet with yellow that day.
Sign up here - Sunflowers for Tina. 

We are honoring Tina with sunflowers on Monday, September 8 – I hope everyone can join us and splash the Internet with yellow that day.
Sign up here - Sunflowers for Tina.

The family has also set up the Downey Education Fund, which will go toward a college fund for Tina’s two boys. You can donate via PayPal HERE. - See more at: http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/2014/09/the-to-z-team-honors-tina-downey.html?showComment=1409749278833#c382826706416752016


We are honoring Tina with sunflowers on Monday, September 8 – I hope everyone can join us and splash the Internet with yellow that day.
Sign up here - Sunflowers for Tina. - See more at: http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/2014/09/the-to-z-team-honors-tina-downey.html?showComment=1409749278833#c382826706416752016
We are honoring Tina with sunflowers on Monday, September 8 – I hope everyone can join us and splash the Internet with yellow that day.
Sign up here - Sunflowers for Tina.

The family has also set up the Downey Education Fund, which will go toward a college fund for Tina’s two boys. You can donate via PayPal HERE. - See more at: http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/2014/09/the-to-z-team-honors-tina-downey.html?showComment=1409749278833#c3828267064167520

This is Sonny, Tina's garden gnome. She just had to send me a picture so that I could show Stormy the Weather Gnome. 


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The BOY, aka DJ, off to 4th Grade today.

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HAPPY 3rd ANNIVERSARY Insecure Writer's Support Group!

Join this group.

Go check out the amazing website right HERE!

BECAUSE!!!!

The IWSG Team is putting together an eBook that will benefit all writers - The IWSG Guide to Publishing and Beyond.

And...they need our help! 

Monday, September 1, 2014

Important stuff for a Monday.

Just some reminders today...

It's Labor Day. Like that means anything anymore.

Please go visit M.J. Fifield and Sarah Foster's blogs today to meet their characters.

Don't forget to turn off the iron.

The Insecure Writer's Support Group post will be this Wednesday, September 3, 2014.

Water your plants.

Also, there will be an A to Z Challenge tribute for Tina Downey on Wednesday.

Change your calendar to September.

THE SHELFIE BLOG HOP!

Dates: Now thru Monday, Oct 6, 2014
Entries: Take a picture of you and your book(s) - your favorites or your own novels. Or, you can just arrange the books in a special way and take the picture - but you do get extra points for being in the photo.
Formats: Post on Twitter, Facebook, Blog - just make sure to include a link(s) to each.

The woman behind it all:Tara Tyler and the lovely co-hosts, co-conspirators and contributors: Christine Rains, Vikki Biram, CD Coffelt, M.J. Fifield, Elizabeth Seckman, and Rena Rocford!

But that's not all - check out the fabulous prizes

It's too easy not to join us. Please, spread the word!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Save your work!

My husband's phone died and he lost ALL his work and personal contacts because it was not backed up. Due to the fact that we are really stubborn, we managed to get the phone to turn on again and he was able to retrieve them. Now, he has them backed up in 12 different places. I highly recommend that you take a few minutes to figure this out.

That's all I've got today!

Have a good day of labor!

HMG