Monday, December 10, 2012

The Unbelievable Alex Fest! Read this!

Welcome to the “Cheers, Cavanaugh BlogFest.”  

Hosted by Mark Koopmans, Morgan Shamy, David Powers King and Stephen Tremp, the BlogFest runs from December 10 - 12.
Ever attended a Christmas party where you bump into the person who was always there for you during the last year. You’d thank them for being such a RockStar, right?  If there’s one person in the Blogisfear who you want to say cheers to, who would it be? For us, it was a no-brainer: Alex “no hyperlink needed” Cavanaugh.
Alex is an awesome blogger who’s helped hundreds of us via book releases, guest posts, guest interviews and always positive comments. While we can’t have a live part-ay for the Ninja Captain, we can host a BlogFest:

While Alex is an awesome blogger, he’s also an enigma.

Here are the four questions all participating bloggers are answering today (and my answers).

In +/- 20 words, what does Alex look like?
Without a doubt, a cross between a real Ninja, Mark Wahlberg, Patrick Dempsay, John Bon Jovi. Yes, that's four people, but that's who I see when I picture Alex.

In +/- 20 words, who could play Alex in a documentary? (Living or dead.) 
Either of the three above with the exception of Ninja, because I'd love to see what he looks like ;)

In +/- 20 words, who does Alex remind you of?
A friend you can always count on, even if you haven't met.

In +/- 100 words, (excluding the title) write flash fiction using all these prompts: Cavanaugh, Ninja, IWSG, Cosbolt, Guitar

Twas the night before Chrsitmas, when all through the house
A guitar sounded, quite louder than a mouse.
The bloggers were posting their thoughts with care, 
In hopes that Cavanaugh would comment there.

The last chord played, fading to silence
And the clicking of a keyboard echoed with violence. 
Smoke seeped from the laptop, words filled out blank space 
As the Ninja kept typing at an unbelievable pace.

With Cosbolt training under his belt, 
He supported his friends and never dwelt.
And though it took hours, and days and years, 
Alex found time for each one of his peers.

He wrote thoughtful words, sparing his time
Offering help for much less than a dime.
If there was one place Alex liked to be, 
It was helping his friends at IWSG.

For Bonus Points:
In +/- 40 words, leave a comment for Mrs. Cavanaugh - thanking her for sharing J

Dear Mrs. Cavanaugh,
Thank you for sharing your hubby with all of us. He keeps us going and inspires us to be a fraction of help that he is. I wish both of you a Merry Christmas, a happy and prosperous New Year and that your innermost wishes come true. May this season bring lots of family time, joy and love.

Now hop on over to the other bloggers to see what they had to say about Alex ;)


michelle said...

A wonderful poem and thank you to Mrs. Cavanaugh.... including Christmas wishes in your message... awesome! (I forgot!)

C.M.Brown said...

Loved the poem, quite clever!

Karen Walker said...

Marta, so nice to connect with another of Alex's ninja army. What a lovely poem and tribute to Alex.

David P. King said...

Now that's what I call poetry! Excellent tribute, Marta! Thanks for participating. :)

Ella said...

Well done....
I love your poem to Alex, so clever are you!

Sherry Ellis said...

I loved your poem. So creative!

Nancy Thompson said...

LOVED the poem! I was thinking of doing the same thing but changed my mind in the end and did one piece of flash fiction for all points.

Well done!

Arlee Bird said...

Good job with the poem although I was expecting Alex to say, "Merry Christmas to all and to all a good-night" at the end of it. Nice tribute.

Tossing It Out

Tamara said...

Awesome poem, loved it!! Great job on this. And a perfect description of Alex. :)

Shell Flower said...

This is so fun. My favorite line, " The bloggers were posting their thoughts with care,
In hopes that Cavanaugh would comment there." Just like Santa, you know he was there with a kind comment.

DL Hammons said...

Very nice!!! :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

The poem is just wonderful, Marta! And I'd be happy to look like Bon Jovi, as he looks great for his age.
Thank you so very much! You're a great friend.

Cassie Mae said...

<3! I bow down to your talent. :)

Speaking of, just finished Two Halves last night, reading Marked now and almost done, and now I HAVE to get your other ones because they are AMAZING!

Annalisa Crawford said...

Oh my, I just swooned at your description of Alex - a cross of some very nice men!!

Great poem too :-)

Melissa Bradley said...

What a great rendition of Night Before Christmas. :) I totally think that Mark Wahlberg would be an excellent Captain Ninja.

Lynda R Young said...

John Bon Jovi! I think you are onto something there!

The Golden Eagle said...

Your poem is so sweet. And spot on. :)

Tyrean Martinson said...

This is one of the best entries! I love your poem!

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Mark Wahlberg. Another great choice I didn't think of.

Tammy Theriault said...

love the mark wahlberg add in...yummy!! new follower from the hop, hi!!

Allison said...

haha, I still find it surprising that Alex claims he can't type very fast ;)

Allison (Geek Banter)

T. Drecker said...

Great idea - three men in one! Enjoyed the Christmasy poem :)

Joylene Nowell Butler said...

LOL wonderful!

Morgan said...

LOVE IT! Seriously, SO CLEVER... Thanks so much for participating! <3

D.G. Hudson said...

Of the names you said, I'd vote for Patrick Dempsey. Nice twist with a musical note.

Scribbles From Jenn said...

I almost did The Night Before Christmas. Glad I didn't, you did it SO much better.

cleemckenzie said...

You definitely earned extra points for your parody on T'was The NIght Before . . .

Great job.

Ciara said...

Nice take on 'Twas the Night Before Christmas. One of my faves.