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Sunday, December 9, 2012

Cheers, Cavanaugh BlogFest!

Hosted by Mark Koopmans, Morgan Shamy, David Powers King and Stephen Tremp, this is our way of saying thanks to Alex J. Cavanaugh.

"Have you ever attended a holiday party where you bump into the one person who's always been there for you throughout the last year? You’d want to thank them for being incredibly stellar, right? If there’s one person in the Blogosphere who you would want to say cheers to, who would it be? For us, it was a no-brainer - Alex 'no hyperlink needed' Cavanaugh!

Without being asked, Alex has become a blogging enigma, always helping hundreds of his fellow authors by announcing book releases, hosting guest posts, guest interviews and always leaving positive comments. We can’t have a live party for the Ninja Captain, but we can host a yuletide BlogFest!"
Because Alex is one of my closest blog friends, I joined the fest. My contribution follows.

        1) In +/- 20 words, What does Alex look like?
     Alex bears the face of Rico Suave, the voice of James Earl Jones, the abs of Jillian, and the sturdiness of Hillary Clinton.
           2) In +/- 20 words,  Who could play Alex in a documentary (living or dead)?       
       Jillian (living or dead). Understudy: Hillary Clinton (only if still living).
  3) In +/- 20 words, Who does Alex remind you of?
      Mr. Wilson from Home Improvement. He's worldly, always there, wise, and you never see his face - though I imagine he resembles Rico Suave.
·       4) In +/- 100 words, (excluding the title), Write flash fiction using all these prompts: Cavanaugh, Ninja, IWSG, Cosbolt, Guitar.  I took this in a different direction and wrote a song instead. 

      Who Needs Santa When We Have Cavanaugh?   
Sung to the tune of Santa Claus is Coming to Town
     His talent and care
     Make Alex a star
     Chewing Hot Tamales 
     While strummin' his guitar
     Captain Ninja's never too far!
      He calms you when you're hurried.
      He helps you to believe.
      When fraught with insecurity,
      No fear! Join his I-W-S-G!

      You full of self-doubt and not gonna lie?
      Wanna soar a Cosbolt but too chicken to fly?
      Who needs Santa when we have Cavanaugh? 
     [Repeat this line until all Hot Tamales have been eaten.]
  Bonus points, in +/-40 words, comment to Mrs. Cavanaugh to thank her for sharing Alex:
    Dear Mrs. Cavanaugh, thank you for sharing Alex's time with us. And you're welcome for my annual Halloween Erotica post. Wink, wink.       


  1. He should get a kick out of this one!

  2. I loved this Robyn! Now you can add songwriter to your list of many talents! The wink wink at the end was an added bonus!

  3. Repeat until Hot Tamales all eaten - love it! And James Earl Jones? Why, yes. Not!
    Thanks so much Robyn. You are one of my best blogger buddies!

  4. Love this and love to see Alex does too. X

  5. hahahaha oh I loved your description, I just hope those parts of Hilary have no need to fit the Bill.

  6. This is such an awesome tribute to Robyn who seems like a truly great guy to me. Great post, love the last bit especially.

  7. It's lovely to see people who do things for others being appreciated for it. We need more of that in the world these days. He sounds like really exceptional bloke.

  8. MsA, thanks.

    EmptyNest, it was fun and I'm glad you liked it.

    Alex, keep eating those Hot Tamales and basking in our love for you.

    Shah, thank you. I appreciate your visit too.

    Pat, good one! I could run with it, but I can't top that one so we'll leave it at that.

    Farawayeyes, thank you.

    YW, I'm glad you liked it. He is pretty amazing.

    Anne, I agree. The love in blogland is truly unique. If only the world would follow our lead.


  9. I loved that you chose the voice of James E. Jones! Great choice.

  10. Cute me in the spirit!

  11. You and I need to hang!
    We went on a similar path..I like yours more ;D
    YOU are so fun~

  12. I, too, love Alex J. Cavanaugh. :-)

    He's like the son I wanted to have right after the son I DID have but never got around to.


  13. wow, thats a powerful description of Alex you have there. Love it! Especially James Earl Jones.

  14. Excellent. I'm getting a real kick out of all these poems and songs coming out of this fest. Thanks for participating! :)

  15. Cleem, does anyone (except maybe Alex) have as powerful a voice as James Earl Jones?

    Sherry, thank you.

    ML, glad you liked it. Thanks for the return follow.

    Ella, it would be great fun to hit the town with you.

    Pearl, but you're too young to be Alex's mother - unless he's a teen prodigy. Wait a minute, could he be?

    Lynda, glad you like it. Yeah, it pays to be on his good side.

    David, look what you (and others, but mainly Alex) started!


  16. Wow! You went all out on this Fest. Great job.

  17. I like your choice for Alex's voice.


  18. Your article is very useful and provide information to readers thanks

  19. Nice description of Alex, and great song!

  20. ha! Mr. Wilson. That is awesome. Love it :)

    Allison (Geek Banter)

  21. Hi, Robyn--new follower here. I honestly have to say that Wilson from Home Improvement is my FAVORITE answer so far!!!!! Easy. Love it. And thanks for participating!

  22. Love this! The perfect spin on our Ninja. And I am in awe of your poetry skills, my friend. Huge props on the rhyme.

  23. Wow, I've read so many great poems. Lots of talent paying tribute to Alex.

  24. I love your combination of people who have elements of Alex.

  25. Thanks, Cleem.

    DG, nobody has a better voice than James Earl Jones. Except, perhaps, Alex.

    Jual, thank you.

    Tyrean, glad you like it.

    Joylene and Allison, I haven't watched that show in years, but Mr. Wilson readily came to mind. Thanks.

    Morgan, thanks for the return follow and great blogfest.

    Melly, thanks so much.

    Susan, there is a fun and very high-quality mix of posts.

    T. Drecker, thank you.

    CM, I'm glad you like it. Thanks for stopping by.

    Suzanne, I appreciate it.

    GoldenEagle, I can't quite picture the combo in one but the parts are all Alex's (or so I imagine).


  26. I LOVED your song!! And your descriptions of him. Totally awesome.