Friday, November 16, 2012

Oh, How I Miss You Blogfest: A Holiday Roast


                                                                        




Andrew Leon,   Matthew MacNish,  and   Alex J. Cavanaugh  are hosting the  Oh, How I Miss You Blogfest.  The  purpose is to show our appreciation for the special bloggers in our lives, and to highlight those we would miss the most. We were supposed to stop at three, but there were many more to thank for not giving up on me. 

     A Holiday Roast

     It all began you see,
     When  Arlee Bird said the word,
     Followers advanced from A to Z.

     mybabyjohn welcomed me the same,
     And waited several months,
     Before revealing her real name.

     Talli  is such a prolific blogging neighbor,
     That she'll probably write her next book,
     In the midst of going through labor.

     Julie  is always giving,
     Without wondering what she'll get.
     Especially if she's helping,
     Some poor, neglected pet.

     When most people wouldn't bother,
     Hilary  never gave up on Blogger.
     For months when her comments would fail,
     She sent them straight to my email.

     Robyn  is the funniest by far,
     If she says, "Tall, dark, and handsome,"
     Odds are she's describing a chocolate bar.

     If mystery is your passion,
     Michelle  will whip one up,
     In Five Sentence fashion.

     Al  is another comedic master,
     Throw any historical event his way,
     And he'll turn it into laughter.

      A triple shout-out to:
      Ros,  L.G.. and  Susan ,                                                    
      I admire your creativity,
     And find you most amusin.'

     Rhonda's  back from a worldwide tour,
     She was my true blogging mentor,
     And someone I would miss for sure.

     A special thanks to our  Fearless Leader,       
     Who tends to his devoted ducklings,
     Like Father Goose on speed reader. 

     Without all of your support,
     It wouldn't be the same.
     I hope you'll forgive me,
     If I didn't include your name.

     -Julie Kemp Pick

48 comments:

  1. Hi Julie - you are a star for mentioning me .. I hate being defeated!! Love all the people you've mentioned ... though one or two I must follow up on ..

    Have a great weekend ... so many excellent friends out there ... cheers Hilary

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  2. Wonderful poem Julie. Were back from our travels now, good to have decent internet again. I included you on my "miss you" list. Check it out if you get a chance

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  3. Wow, a poem, no less! And quite a few very familiar links too -- kudos on a cool post!

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  4. Julie, that was so creative!! You're right, Talli will be writing her next book while in labor. And thank you! Father Goose on speed reader...

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  5. That was so cute, and thanks for the mention. There are so many great bloghops/fests out there.

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  6. Oh Julie, I love it. I'm going to keep that verse about me. It's hilarious...and so true. Thank you!

    xoRobyn

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  7. Thanks for the mention in your ditty
    We all know you are oh so witty. :PP

    You're always coming up with the best poems and stories for these blogfests. Happy Friday!

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  8. I like your poem. I like about everything that you write.

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  9. You are so, so, SO clever, Julie! You win! ;-)

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    1. Thanks so much Morgan! Your enthusiastic comments brighten my day!

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  10. Hilary - I really do appreciate all the trouble you went to! Thanks Hilary!

    Rhonda - Talk about being well missed! I'm so glad that you're back from your globe trotting adventure! Thanks so much for thinking of me!

    Thanks for the kind words Damyanti!

    Alex - Since you've been called everything from The Blogfather to Santa, I had to come up with something new! Thanks for hosting this fun blogfest Alex!

    Delores - Thanks for always being so supportive!

    Robyn - Thanks for making blogging fun!

    Thanks Carol and I'm so happy to have gotten to know you!

    L.G. - Happy Friday to you, and thanks for the cute poem! I always enjoy your posts too!

    Thanks Isis!

    Yvonne - I'm so glad that we met through A to Z this year! I only mentioned bloggers from my early days, otherwise I would have included you. Thanks for everything Yvonne!

    Julie

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  11. This is an awesome way to do the blogfest! You are so creative and wonderful :)
    Nutschell
    www.thewritingnut.com

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  12. Wow! You are so clever. Nicely done!

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  13. How amazingly creative you are!! AWESOME!! Yes, I love Al. We play Words With Friends all day everyday. I love that guy!!

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  14. Nutschell - I got the idea from last week's Thankful Bloghop, so I can't take all of the credit. Thanks Nutschell, and I always enjoy your interviews!

    Thanks Sherry!

    Nancy - I can't believe you have the time with all of your book tours! YOU are amazing Nancy, and Al is one of a kind! Thanks Nancy!

    Julie

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  15. This was such a great poem. Awesome. I'm a new follower, it's very nice to meet you!!

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  16. Thanks so much Jeff!

    Nice to meet you too Tamara, and I appreciate the follow!

    Julie

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  17. Julie, You are quite creative with your rhyming!

    The only blogger in this "fest" linky party that I already knew, the one from whose blog I got the idea to join in, is Robyn and I recognize her in your poem from the tall dark handsome chocolate bar!

    I met her through the Friday Fragments and Sundays in my City memes.

    Thanks for finding my blog and leaving me such a sweet comment about my dear departed bloggy friend, Angie.

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  18. I love how you wrote this! So clever n' creativity of you :D

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  19. Keetha - I'm so sorry that you lost your friend, and you wrote a lovely tribute to her. As for Robyn, she always is fun to drop in on! Thanks Keetha!

    Ella - I just read your poem, and it was extraordinary! It should be the official mantra of bloggers everywhere! Thanks Ella!

    Julie

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  20. I love that your entry is in the form of a poem! Awesome take on the blogfest--and awesome bloggers in there, too. :)

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  21. Thanks so much for taking poetic part in this blog fest, Julie!

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  22. Golden Eagle - It was fun coming up with different silly verses. Thanks Golden Eagle!

    Matthew - This was such a great idea! I've connected with some friendly new bloggers, and reconnected with people I haven't seen in awhile all thanks to you, Andrew and Alex! Thanks again for hosting Matthew!

    Julie

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  23. You've come up with quite a list, and I appreciate getting a mention. I've looked at quite a few of these blogfest posts today, but yours is the only one I've seen so far that's done in the format of a poem. You're one unique lady, and believe me, we would all miss YOU, too.

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    1. Ella wrote a brilliant poem for the blogfest. You can click on her link above. Thanks for always making me laugh, and for laughing WITH me (I hope) when I'm at my silliest! I really would miss you too Susan!

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  24. Oh I LOVE it! Very clever indeed!

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  25. That is great! I love the part about Talli :-)

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  26. Thanks Empty Nester!

    Susan - It's amazing how much Talli's able to accomplish! Thanks Susan!

    Julie

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  27. Oh, you're so sweet for including me, Julie! This is so creative as always, I love it and I'm so touched to be part of it. It's amazing what all started from the A-Z, isn't it?

    Thanks for including me in this! :)

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  28. Julie - I'm so happy that we met last year, and thanks for all you do!

    Thanks Dani, and it's nice to meet you through the blogfest!

    Julie

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  29. Hehehe! You made me giggle, especially as these days, I can't sit in a chair for more than an hour at a time! Maybe writing during labour would help with the pain, though? :)

    I'm very glad our paths crossed!

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  30. Hi, Julie! Great poem! You included so many great bloggers. : )

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  31. Talli - Sorry you're so uncomfortable, but it will all be worth it in the end! I'm so glad our paths crossed too!

    Thanks Susanne, and I'm so glad we met this year!

    Lynn - I always look forward to seeing you, and finding out what entertaining things you've been up to! Oh, and sorry I forgot about the squash recipe. I'll send it right over. Thanks Lynn!

    Julie

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  32. Thank you for the mention. A to Z became bigger than I think any of us ever thought it would and I'm glad it did. Thanks for your ongoing support of my blogs. And sorry if I don't get here as often as I used to. I've been pretty lax on blog visiting in recent months.

    Lee
    Tossing It Out

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  33. Yvonne - I'm so glad that you're back! I hope this means you're feeling better. I always look forward to your poetry, and thank you for being so supportive.

    Lee - You opened up a wonderful world of bloggers to me, and I'll always be grateful. You also created a blogging playbook filled with do's and don'ts that was a huge help. No need to apologize, as I know how busy you are. I also need to visit more often. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!
    Julie

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  34. Oh Julie. I'm touched and honoured to be mentioned in your wonderful poem. Thank you!
    I'm really glad we connected. I can clearly remember that you were the first commenter on my A-post for the A to Z challenge.

    (I've been so hectic that I missed this blogfest... *sighs*)

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  35. Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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    1. I liked your poem so much for the Thankful Blogfest that I decided to write this in verse too! I'm also glad that we connected. Thanks Michelle, and I hope that things slow down a little for you so that you can enjoy the weekend.
      Julie

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  37. Fun way to do it, but I wouldn't expect any less from you!

    Shannon at The Warrior Muse

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    1. Thanks so much Shannon! I enjoyed seeing your beautiful photos, and I hope that you had a great Thanksgiving!
      Julie

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