Monday, August 12, 2013

Anti-Blogfest Gary Fest


                                                                        


Today bloggers from all over the world are celebrating a man who has a heart of gold and a tongue for sarcasm at the Anti-Blogfest Gary Fest. He will support his fellow bloggers as long as they don't bestow him with awards and try  to elicit him for blogfests. That is why Mark Koopmans,  Alex J. Cavanaugh,  Tina Downey,  Robyn Alana Engel,  and  Morgan Shamy  are doing it anyway. To salute our dear friend I've attempted a play on words; though no one can truly match the unique genius of Gary Phillip Pennick.

Gratuitous Comments Blogfest

Where bloggers are forced to guess the subject matter based only on the following comments: Great post!  Fab photos!  Happy weekend!

For every wrong answer they lose a comment on their own blog. If they still don't get it after three tries they lose a follower. Alex J. Cavanaugh is banned from this blogfest as he has the unfair advantage of always being right.

Annoying Accomplishments Blogfest

For example:  Today I wrote 1500 words for my WIP:  500 words at breakfast; 225 words when I was brushing my teeth; 475 words when I was driving my kids to soccer practice and 300 words while I was in the tub with the pool boy. I'll decide on a theme once I know what a WIP is.

Relentless Raving Blogfest

Loved, loved, loved so and so's book even though I haven't read it yet! It's on my TBR (To Be Read) list on my TBD (To Be Dusted) nightstand next to my TBM (To Be Made) bed.

Yesperate To Participate In All Blogfests Blogfest

According to Urban Dictionary, "Yesperate is the condition to be desperate to please, resulting in 'yes' responses to everything regardless of the reasonableness of the 'yes' responses."  Enough said.

Put them all together and they spell Gary. Though he will be the first to tell you that he's not all together, it never stands in Gary's way of being one of the smartest, wittiest and most thoughtful bloggers I know.


43 comments:

  1. These are all great non blogfest topics and sure to appeal to Gary. I'll bet he won't be able to say NO to any of them.

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  2. Excellent :) Enjoying today's blog reading so much :)
    Suzanne @ Suzannes-Tribe

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  3. Those are awesome, Julie! Best laugh all morning. And what do you mean I'm banned from the first one...?

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  4. Very good indeed, Julie! I love this 'anti-matter'! I don't know Cary, but it's great that he's got so many friends and followers to (not) support his anti-blog fest :-)

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  5. Thanks for the laughs Julie. Hey, I just typed 3,335 words for my WIP while posting this comment.

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  6. You're a real genius mate. Loved how you put G A R Y together and my favourite was AAB, man you can multi-task better than any woman I know, and coming in close in second place was GCB, ha ha ha.

    Enjoy the rest of the week Gary.

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  7. Excellent! Yesperate just sounds even more desperate than desperate!

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  8. LOL....those were great and I follow a 'writer' on Google Plus how seems to be doing the 'Annoying Accomplishments Blogfest' -every- day...sheesh.

    Some stiff penalties for the Gratuitous Comments one, though :)

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  9. You knocked this one waaaaay outta the ballpark, Julie! You not only captured the essence of Gary's opinions (as he's expressed them), but you did it so cleverly... and even incorporated the letters of his name! Wow. I am duly impressed. Fabulous job.

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  10. Oh my gosh... I can't even choose a favorite because they are all SO TRUE!!!!! Spot on, Julie! Seriously spot on. (Though the Gratuitous comments really makes me laugh... that would be AWFUL...)

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  11. You made me laugh, almost out loud.

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  12. Very very, very good! Gary and all of us love these topics.

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  13. Delores - Gary's always coming up with his own clever anti-blogfests, so I'm sure that he'll enjoy his special day. Thanks Delores!

    Thank you so much Suzanne!

    Alex - Sorry I had to ban you. I was just trying to be fair. Thanks for hosting this wonderful blogfest Alex!

    Val - This is a great opportunity for you to meet Gary, and see what all of the fuss is about. Thanks Val!

    Stephen - Congrats on breaking all word count records! Thanks Stephen!

    Rum-Punch Drunk - Thanks for calling me a "genius" RPD. Did you say something else?!

    Libby - I've been waiting to use that word for a long time. Pretty sad isn't it?! Thanks Libby!

    Mark - That should be filed under TMI, though it's okay to provide occasional word count updates. Sorry I had to get tough on the GCB to take the fun out of blogfests. Thanks Mark!

    Susan - Gary would have a great line about "capturing his essence" right now! I better quit while I'm ahead! Thanks for the wonderful compliment Susan!

    Morgan - Thanks for hosting this fun-filled blogfest Morgan! I agree that no one would sign up for the GCB!

    Thank you so much Yvonne!

    Arleen - I'm sure Gary will enjoy seeing what everyone wrote for him today! Thanks Arleen!

    Julie

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  14. HAHAHAHAHA, you really made me laugh so hard with the first one. Actually all of them are excellent. The best I've read so far. But the first one... Great pictures! hahahahaha

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  15. Hilarious, Julie! I want to give you a big high-five for this post. I was cracking up from the get-go and 225 words "when I was brushing my teeth." Lord, I hate those posts.

    Big hugs.
    Take gentle care,
    xoRobyn

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  16. Hi Julie .. those are great - definitely I'd agree with Robyn .. and then I see you used his name characters .. very very clever young lady!

    Great fun post .. and I'd be avoiding those blogfests ..

    Cheers Hilary

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  17. *snort* Love the creative re-spelling on the last one. I probably can be guilty of some of this...

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  18. Julie, a GREAT list of no-no blogfests. But I do love the titles. And the ideas are quite clever!
    TBR TBD TBM - too funny!
    Writer In Transit

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  19. Definitely a cynics reason against all those hops!

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  20. ha ha - Sounds like you had a good time with this.

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  21. Well played, Julie. Well played.

    However, I would sign up for all of those. Ha!

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  22. Al - This is quite a compliment coming from such a creative guy! Thanks Al!

    Robyn - It was fun coming up with things we could all relate to! Thanks for hosting this fest for Gary and for the " gentle hugs!"

    Thanks Hilary and I can't wait to see what you've come up with!

    Hart - It really is listed in the online Urban Dictionary, so I can't take any credit for that one. Thanks Hart!

    Michelle - Thank you clever girl! I'm looking forward to Wednesday!

    Nancy - I tried to write this in true Gary fashion. Thanks Nancy!

    Mary - It was fun! You should introduce yourself to Gary if you haven't already met. I think you would really appreciate his humor. Thanks Mary!

    Luanne - Then it would be a blogfest for two which could be a nice change! Thanks Luanne!

    Julie

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  23. All your blogfests cracked me up, and yes Alex should be banned from a lot of places cos he is always right ;)

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  24. How creative! I recently posted (elsewhere) how creative bloggers are and you just proved my point.

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  25. So many blogfests that have the great potential to be irritating and tedious! Nice list :)

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  26. Damyanti - Alex really does have superpowers! Thanks Damyanti!

    Jenn - It really helps when you have someone like Gary to motivate you! Thanks so much Jenn!

    Trisha - This was a great outlet for us to laugh about ourselves! Thanks Trisha!

    Julie

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  27. Oh.

    (I was *about* to rave on how AWESOME your entries are - but then I realized I would be the "R" in Gary.)

    (Oh, how I have just left myself open for a witty Reply comment there!!!)

    So, instead, I shall confine myself to the following:

    "Thanks Julie. That was swell of you."

    But, just know there is a relentless raver writhing right rear, er, I mean near :)

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    1. Mark - It's okay to be a relentless raver when you've actually read the book, or even the blog for that matter. I think you're swell too Mark! Thanks for hosting this fabulous blogfest!

      Julie

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  28. Hi Julie,

    My tour of this irony or ironies has finally darkened your blogging doorstep :)

    That's really neat how you incorporated the letters of my name. Of course, all your blogfests that I think should be stayed well away from would get my non-vote, vote.

    Your first one. Today, I lost a follower on my site. Hard to believe, I know.

    Your second one. What the heck is a "WIP"? :) Did you find out?

    Your third one. I'm "yesperate" to find out if such a concept is "TBC", which I guess might mean, "To Be Continued".

    Great post! Thanks for sharing! LOL? What does that mean? LOL

    Thank you, Julie. A very witty angle to the anti-blogfest, blogfest, or whatever this is.

    Gary:)

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  29. Hi, Julie,

    I burst out laughing with your Relentless Raving blogfest.. SOOOO FUNNNY!!!!!

    Very sweet tribute to Gary!!!!

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  30. Gary - You could never lose a follower! I tried my best to channel your wit and creativity for this blogfest. Frankly, I don't know how you do it everyday. It's exhausting.

    Michael - I enjoyed poking fun at some of the things we all do. Gary always goes out of his way for everyone. It's great that the hosts created this blogfest in his honor. Thanks Michael!

    Julie

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  31. Loved, loved, lovedthe To Be Dusted, To Be Made, etc. Gave me the to be blogged! Made me laugh. Jody, The Medicare Mom

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    1. Jody - Gary is always making jokes about silly abbreviations, so I thought I'd throw in a few of my own. Thanks Jody!

      Julie

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  32. I've enjoyed Gary's presence in blogspace ever since he became the Anti-A-to-Z Challenge guy. Gary is a true one of a kind blogger.

    Lee
    Tossing It Out

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  33. Loved your blogfest answers, and especially loved that you put them together to spell Gary's name! Cool :)

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  34. You are both shining examples of "one of a kind bloggers" Lee!

    Carol - I really lucked out that he has a short name! Thanks Carol!

    Julie

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  35. Great post! With respect to blogfests, as a vegetarian, I would rather eat Spam. Antis are terrific!

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  36. This may be my favorite post of the Gary fest. So funny! My favorite is the annoying accomplishments LOL LOL.
    How sad am I that I didn't even realize you had spelled out Gary until I saw Carol's comment??? I have reached new levels of ditziness LOL.

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  37. Good one JJ! I agree that this anti theme was a fun change of pace! Thanks JJ!

    Julie - You are far from ditzy! If I was involved with half of the things that you do.....What were we talking about? Thanks Julie!

    Julie

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  38. And here I had my "Have a great weekend" comment all lined up. Guess I'll have to hold it for another visit. :-)

    Loving these Anti-Blog Blogs. Yours are great.

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  39. y? because we like you!
    m o u s e!

    how fun & creative! great job!

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  40. Sadly, I missed this blogfest when I was traveling. Your suggestions are perfect for the zero response. Thanks for the giggle.s

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  41. Thanks Lee and I'll also wish you the same at a future date!

    Tara - I think I like your ending better! Now I won't be able to get this song out of my head. Thanks Tara!

    Rhonda - Sounds like you had a wonderful vacation with much to celebrate! Thanks Rhonda!

    Julie

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