Monday, December 10, 2012

CHEERS, CAVANAUGH Blogfest






 
Today begins the CHEERS, CAVANAUGH Blogfest hosted by  Mark Koopman,  Morgan Shamy, David Powers King, and Stephen Tremp  to honor a man who gives his heart and soul to the blogging community. Our mission is to answer four questions about Alex, and then to write a flash fiction story using five given prompts. Thanks to all of the hosts, and be sure to visit the rest of Alex’s devoted fans.
 
What does Alex look like?

I’m picturing tall, athletic build, killer smile, wavy brown hair, chiseled jaw, and a twinkle in his eye.
 
Who would play Alex in a documentary?

He once told me that he resembled Ryan Reynolds.  
 
Who does Alex remind you of?

He’s a combination of James Bond, Eric Clapton, Gene Roddenberry, and Dr. Phil.

                                                      
                                                  All In A Day's Work
  
 Cavanaugh is fighting an evil pilot aboard a Cosbolt spacecraft in another galaxy. Shadows of Alex  dance as he pulverizes his enemy in slow motion, while the beautiful captive looks on.

When they return to Earth, she lures him into a tub filled with Hot Tamales. Afterward, the Ninja  confides while strumming his guitar, “This was written by a member of the IWSG.  It’s a little group that I founded to help settle writer's nerves before they spontaneously combust."

Suddenly, she throws the guitar against the wall. “Why won’t you let me see your face, and why can't we go anywhere without your co-hosts?"     

“Because then you would also see all the people I’ve helped, all the stories I’ve read, and all of the suffering I’ve eased. And you didn't seem to mind when my co-hosts were scrubbing the bathtub ring Mrs. Cavanaugh."

 
Thanks to Mrs. Cavanaugh for raising such a giving son, and a special thanks to Mrs. Alex J. Cavanaugh for being so giving of her husband’s time and energy.

44 comments:

  1. Wonderful, We all think the world of Alex.

    Yvonne.

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  2. Bravo Julie!
    I chuckled at the James-Eric-Gene-Dr.Phil combo... great one!
    Thanking the 2 Mrs. Cavanaughs - brilliant!

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  3. Cheers Alex! Well done Julie :)

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  4. Yvonne - I agree that Alex is a wonderful person! Thanks Yvonne!

    Michelle - Alex does have too much stamina for just one man, and both Mrs. Cavanaugh's do deserve lots of credit. Thanks so much Michelle!

    Julie

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  5. Laughed so hard at the flash piece!!! She wouldn't mind co-hosts doing housework.
    Yes, I do look like Ryan Reynolds. We both have a head, two legs, and two arms.
    Thanks so much, Julie! That was awesome - you rock!

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    1. It doesn't really matter what you look like, because you're such a good person Alex. Of course it also helps that you know how to cook!

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  6. I am SO impressed with your flash fiction, and it's hysterical. Alex reminds me, too, of James Bond, but Hillary trumped him. Great job, Julie.

    xoRobyn

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  7. Loved that fiction piece! Especially the tub of Hot Tamales. I always forget they are candy and at first pictured a tub of real tamales like I get around here in my neighborhood in the corner grocery stores. LOL

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  8. Wonderful flash fiction. But, wow, that's some mix of personalities...James Bond, Eric Clapton...and Dr. Phil. LOL. Hmmm, no that's about right, actually. :)

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  9. After reading several posts on this Alex Fest, I'm beginning to wonder just how super-powered and handsome this guy is. I really enjoyed the flash fiction.

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  10. Dr. Phil? A tub of Hot Tamales? LOL!

    The flash was priceless. Definitely one of the best I've read. Too funny!

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  11. LOVE the hot Tamales. Awesome flash and great description of Alex!!

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  12. Doh, I forgot about the Hot Tamales! Way to go, Julie!

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  13. Oh my, that was hot! lol
    I love your take on the fest :D

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  14. Robyn - Maybe Hillary with a more flattering haircut, and more stylish pantsuits. Though I'm sure Alex has a lot more patience. Loved your song, and we both threw in the Hot Tamales! Thanks Robyn!

    Luanne - Alex probably has a very spacious hat rack! Thanks Luanne!

    Melissa - Hot Tamales are less messy, but worse for your teeth.They could also get stuck in other, orifices, so I wouldn't recommend bathing in them. Thanks Melissa!

    Thanks Tamara, and yours was smokin'!

    Lee - We already know that he has super blogging powers. The handsome part is based on his pursuit of truth, justice and his ability to comment on twelve blogs at once. Thanks Lee!

    Morgan - I really enjoyed your flash fiction too! Thanks for the kind words and for hosting this fun blogfest!

    Julie

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  15. Nancy - Your casting of Hugh Jackman more than makes up for it! Right back at ya Nancy!

    Ella - I'm still humming the great song you wrote for Alex! Thanks Ella!

    Julie

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  16. I love the mix of people who remind you of Alex

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  17. 'scrubbing the bathtub ring' - Love It!

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  18. I was wondering with I'd encounter Hot Tamales. :-) Loved the interaction in the flash!

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  19. Lynda - It was fun putting this list together! Thanks Lynda!

    lbdiamond - You can say that again!

    Carol - Alex's co-hosts' work is never done! Thanks Carol!

    Jeff - The man does like his Hot Tamales! Thanks Jeff!

    Julie

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  20. Hi Julie - that was brilliant - well thought out ... Ryan Reynolds look alike - a few people keep thinking he takes after Canadian stars ... and hot Tamales you got in .. I haven't seen any of those elsewhere ..

    Great fun - cheers Hilary

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  21. oh lovely! Ryan Reynolds, huh? Hmmm....better change my picture immediately :-D Awww...nice flash piece of being in the hot tub with Mrs. C (I'm going to have to look up hot Tamales)

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  22. As always, you have a unique take on the flash fiction. Great job! And an interesting blend of men to describe his character, too, along with that special twinkle in his eyes.

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  23. That was great! I'm loving how so many of these posts are picturing Alex as some kind of hot stud (though I have no doubt that he is - I mean, he plays guitar). Perfect post, Julie. Thanks for participate'n! :)

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  24. Nice tribute! The tub full of hot tamales made me laugh!

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  25. Hilary - I read a few others who slipped in the Hot Tamales. Alex always talks about them being his favorite snack at the movies. Thanks Hilary!

    Susan R. - Hot Tamales are a spicier version of jelly beans. Dentists love them! Terence Stamp is a more intense version of Alex, but it's nice that we all imagine him in different ways. Someone even joked about him looking like Justin Bieber! Thanks Susan!

    Susan S. - You gotta love the twinkle! Thanks Susan!

    David - Anyone who speaks that lovingly about his wife has to be a hot stud no matter what! Thanks for hosting this fun blogfest David!

    Tyrean - Please don't try this at home, as it may result in serious injury. Thanks Tyrean!

    Julie

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  26. haha, love the combinations. Good tribute!

    Allison (Geek Banter)

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  27. Well--wasn't that nice of Alex to admit he looks like Ryan!!!

    Loved your answers, Julie!

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  28. Thank you Allison!

    Joylene - I think he was just kidding around when he said it. Thanks Joylene!

    Cheers to you JJ!

    Baygirl - Ryan does seem nice, and he's cute too!

    Thanks so much Carrie!

    Julie

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  29. Nice job-- I think you got closest to the way Alex looks than any one I've read so far.

    Lee
    Tossing It Out

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    1. That's quite a compliment Lee, though someone did compare him to Howard Hughes. I really enjoyed your tribute to Alex. Something tells me that like Alfred, The Blogman has shared his secret identity with you. Thanks Lee!

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  30. Alex Cavanaugh sounds too good to be real. What a man!

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  31. What a fun one! Gene Roddenberry, indeed, with perhaps a hint of JJ Abrams?

    Tina @ Life is Good
    http://kmdlifeisgood.blogspot.com/

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  32. What does the expression mean "scrubbing the bathtub ring" mean? I have never heard it before. As a co-host I would be interested to know. lol

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  33. I compared him to Eric Clapton too. Great flash fiction piece.

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  34. Yvonne - He does seem immortal at times.

    Tina - It sounds like a winning combination! Thanks Tina!

    C.M. - Uh oh, I hope I didn't give Alex any ideas!

    Jenn - I'm sure Alex is giving both of us extra points for that one! Thanks Jenn!

    Julie

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  35. Julie, hope you check in tomorrow - this was so awesome, it's definitely in the top running!

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  36. I love your choice of Gene Roddenberry. Alex definitely has some of his genius.

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