Monday, December 9, 2013

CheersFest 2.0!



I am so very, very excited to be co-hosting the CheersFest 2.0 this year! The other co-hosts are Mark KoopmansDavid Powers King, Stephen Tremp and our own celebrity, Alex Cavanaugh. The 2013 recipient as you know is the FABULOUS Arlee Bird.


To join in on the fun, sign up on the linky list below. For the "rules," click here. :)

Now on with the roasting!

Four Questions:

Why did Lee come up with the A-Z Challenge? Definitely because Lee knew Madman Mark would come up with the "Got Green?" bloghop, so Lee had to make a splash before Mark outshone him.

If someone dreams about being a juggler, what does it mean? Ooo... I love dream questions. I think it means your life is in absolute chaos and it's time to a) join the circus b) create an insane month-long bloghop or c) wear lots of Hawaiian shirts, straw hats, and sun glasses ;-)

Is a post by Mr. Bird worth two in the bush? Absolutely! And more. Lee is so REAL. He definitely is a strong motivating force in this community. I enjoy all his posts.

Who could play Lee in a documentary? Hmmm... let me go google a few names... Okay I'm back. I'm thinking Sean Connery or Richard Gere?

100 Word Flash Fiction: (Using the words: Bird, Juggler, Challenge, Brown Jacket, and Tossing)

Mr. Bird took a whiff of his cigar and kicked back in his recliner chair. He was ready for his next challenge. Already he had bested the blogging community into thinking he was the notorious Alex Cavanaugh. But it wasn’t enough. He wanted to be more. More than a juggling ninja.

He smirked to himself. If only everyone knew the other identities he hid from them. “Michael” in Chicago. “Gary” from Canada. He needed one more identity to rule the blogging world. Tossing the cigar over his shoulder, Mr. Bird jumped up from the chair and smoothed down his brown jacket. He knew exactly who he would be next...

And lastly, my caption for Lee's Facebook picture:


The Writer's World Version of a Pin-Up Guy
 
This was SO MUCH fun! Enjoy the roasting, Arlee! You've done so much for this community so I hope you can somewhat enjoy the attention. :)

And I hope you guys are all doing wonderful. It's been quite the end of the year. Can't wait to catch up.

Red. Head. Out. :) 





49 comments:

  1. LOL. I loved your answers :) Also, random side note - I saw you added a thing on your sidebar for Bloglovin - did you know I could add a Bloglovin icon to your floating social buttons if you'd like it there instead? Just thought I'd mention it! Also - I miss you! Instead of ice cream, we should get together for a hot chocolate this time (it's too cold for ice cream and I'm a pansy about the cold).

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh brilliant, Tiana---and YES... Hot chocolate! It's a MUST!

      Delete
  2. And so it begins. Love the flattery. The story was great I (or we) have been outed. Better than clones--multiple personalities.

    Lee
    An A to Z Co-Host
    Tossing It Out

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. LOL, Lee... totally laughing. And I can't wait to read all the entries. Stoked.

      Delete
  3. Thanks for co-hosting this fun fest Morgan! Sean Connery and Richard Gere could definitely be the AARP version of the perfect man! Very creative story, and your caption was hilarious!

    Julie

    ReplyDelete
  4. You mean all this time, Arlee is Alex and vice versa? Wow, he's even more brilliant than I thought.

    Thanks for co-hosting this fun party, Morgan.

    Be well.
    xoRobyn

    ReplyDelete
  5. Pin-up Guy! Excellent, I loved that. Oooh Identity Theft, yeah you really love Lee Morgan. This was a lot of fun, and you picked some great actors.

    ReplyDelete
  6. HA! Loved the caption and your FF was brilliant... but I know Lee is not A-CAV 'cos Lee doesn't have a strange affliction called "Fan of Rush."

    Congrats, Lee, and hope you have a FUN day :)

    PS... Welcome back, writing buddy. Missed your posts :(

    PS... I think we need to drop the Madman moniker :) ... I don't want to encourage A-CAV in thinking that his nicknames are funnier than mine... (Have you heard he calls me M-KOO... what is that? A cow with a stutter?

    ReplyDelete
  7. I love that you blurred the lines of Alex and Arlee-very clever! Richard Gere-I see it now, yes the zen like qualities are kicking in. Yes, your Flash rocks~ I have missed your posts. Heck I have missed everyone's posts. Thank you for co hosting! I think the Bird will be pleased~

    ReplyDelete
  8. Oh crap! Who will he impersonate next?
    Very sweet entry, Morgan. Mine is a bit more snarky.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Positively dreamy post! Richard Gere - most assuredly a definite possibility. Writer pin-up guy - too funny!

    ReplyDelete
  10. An identity thief! No wonder he's all over the place!

    ReplyDelete
  11. A pin up guy. Now that is a good one. Much better than my "throwing up" joke. Nicely done.

    ReplyDelete
  12. lol wow he must have clones if he is himself and the ninja wannabe

    ReplyDelete
  13. Penny is in for a surprise if he's also Gary.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Ooo- I love Lee as a devious mastermind plotting world domination through blogging- so perfect! Thanks fo hosting!

    ReplyDelete
  15. Very fun flash piece. Thanks for co-hosting this year's roast.

    ReplyDelete
  16. But who will he be next?? Now you've left us with a cliffhanger. . .birds like to fool us, so I'm sure it will someone we don't expect. . .

    ReplyDelete
  17. Great post! Thanks for sharing! Following! Goodbye......

    Okay, gosh, I'm kidding. I think there's a conspiracy happening. I wonder who will be next year's roastee?

    Morgan, very clever responses to those questions. Of course, we know that Lee has a very weird obsession with the alphabet. And Mark, is just well, very weird :) Yep, Lee is quite the guy and I skim through, um read thoroughly his amazing gosh darn fun stuff. Sean Connery or Richard Gere, will be fighting over getting to be Lee. What an honour, or honor, for either of them.

    Evidently, Gary from Canada is a character created by Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet superstar! Wonder who Lee will be next. The official anti-A to Z spokesman, perhaps? Talk about an alternate reality.

    Love your caption for the shy, oh so unassuming, juggling joker. And yay to Lee. Roast that Bird!

    Penny's created character,

    Gary :)





    ReplyDelete
  18. Great roasting! I almost picked Sean Connery too - awesome choice. :)

    ReplyDelete
  19. *still laughing* I pick circus but what do I know

    ReplyDelete
  20. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  21. Oo this was fun! Hope you like it Lee!

    ReplyDelete
  22. 'Pin-up guy' that is the best one I've heard all day. Thanks for hosting this fun event.

    ReplyDelete
  23. I can see Sean Connery, totally. But, is Lee British?

    ReplyDelete
  24. Awesome cheersfest wasn't it? Lees getting roasted big time!

    ReplyDelete
  25. I've yet to meet this Lee Bird fellow, and with a blog hop revolving around him, I feel totally in the dark. Hello, Mr. Bird. You seem lovely. Let's be friends. ;-) This was a fun post, Morgan, and guys are so sweet (in a roasting bird kind of way) to do this for your friend.

    ReplyDelete
  26. Ooooh, Sean Connery or Richard Gere! Very flattering! Fun stuff, Morgan. *waves to Arlee Bird*

    ReplyDelete
  27. This was fun! Enjoyed reading yours!

    ReplyDelete
  28. That's my vote for best caption (so far) but damn girl, that was good! Thanks for hosting this wonderful fest for a wonderful guy!
    Tina @ Life is Good

    ReplyDelete
  29. Awesome, Morgan. That Lee's quite the competitor, isn't he? And A to Z is a little splash of brilliance.

    ReplyDelete
  30. Sean Connery? Love it! Great answers!

    ReplyDelete
  31. I also noted the Sean Connery resemblance... and love your version of multiple personality disorder... LOL
    Thanks for co-hosting this awesome blogfest, Morgan.
    Writer In Transit

    ReplyDelete
  32. >>... Mr. Bird jumped up from the chair and smoothed down his brown jacket. He knew exactly who he would be next...

    Oh, NOoooo! Tell me it's not me. Puh-lease tell me it's not ME! I would feel so bad for Arlee Bird if I discovered one day that he was really me.

    Good job on the roast, Morgan!

    ~ D-FensDogg
    'Loyal American Underground'

    ReplyDelete
  33. Arlee rocks and you SO did him justice! pin up? you are so strange lady Shamy...so strange!! :)

    ReplyDelete
  34. Loved your flash fiction:) Excellent roasting of the Bird!

    ReplyDelete
  35. This was fantastic. Especially the flash fiction. Thanks for setting that straight.

    Since there are two of us on our blog, that's now raised the question that one of us might just be Arlee Bird in disguise. Maybe my counterpart is just wearing a really good toupee. Only one way to find out if that's true or not, so I'll be back... either with proof, or a black eye.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. LOL! And I am still laughing at your post, you two... or Arlee. Or er... you. So entertaining. :)

      Delete
  36. Sorry I am a little late in responding to this post. I am still making my way through the links. I definitely enjoyed reading your post and still laughing at your answers and especially to question #2 and Hawaiian shirts as well as your flash fiction story. Hope you have a great Wednesday.

    ReplyDelete
  37. Your flash piece is so clever. Imagine all these bloggers we know and love being one person.

    ReplyDelete
  38. The juggler one made me smile. That was good.

    ReplyDelete
  39. Loved the flash story. Read well, too!

    ReplyDelete
  40. Loved it! Your story was great, and the caption had me loling! If I don't see you beforehand, blessed wishes for the merriest of Christmases.

    M.L. Swift, Writer

    ReplyDelete
  41. Ah ha! That's the secret. Bloggers in disguise. Fun flash piece!

    The Warrior Muse

    ReplyDelete
  42. Hi Morgan .. good to see you roasting Lee - I failed to join in this year .. but have been interested in reading the posts. Bloggers in disguise .. am I safe over here?! Cheers and enjoy these run up days to Christmas next week .. cheers Hilary

    ReplyDelete
  43. Awesome entry. Sorry for being by so late. December's a CRAZY time.

    Have a happy new year!

    ReplyDelete

 

Followers

Search Away

Follow by Email

Site design by: The Blog Decorator