Monday, May 20, 2013

Thank You, Thank You, and See Ya.

I've got a mixed bag for my post this morning. 

First I want to thank all the new faces that stopped by as part of the BEST AND WORST MOVIE REMAKES BLOGFEST.  Especially those who joined me as Followers. I think I managed to return the favor to you all.

Thanks also to our blogfest hosts: Alex J. Cavanaugh, Al Diaz, Livia Peterson, and Stephen Tremp.  It was fun. 

Now I have to go back and pick up a thank you from last Monday.  Murees Dupé from Daily Drama of an Aspiring Writer gave me this lovely award. 


Thank you, Murees. 

 Of course this award comes with the usual set of rules, answer ten questions and pass the award on to ten other blogs. I hope Murees will forgive me but I'm only going to do half the award requirements. I'll explain a little farther down. 

First, the questions: 

1. Favorite color
This really changes with my mood, the season, etc. but I'll go with blue.
2. Favorite animal
I'm an equal opportunity animal lover (except for spiders) but I'd better say dogs since we have one in the family.  Wouldn't want her to get in a snit.
3. Favorite number
Hmm. Never thought of it. How about four - I have four grandkids.
4. Favorite non-alcoholic drink
Hot tea. But not Earl Grey - sorry Jean-Luc.
5. Favorite alcoholic drink
Pina Colada (I like that old song, too.  Do you know the one?)
6. Facebook or Twitter?
Facebook. I don't have a Twitter account. (Yeah, I know. Someday.)
7. Passions
Probably should say writing but to be honest, it's my family.
8. Prefer getting or giving presents?
I enjoy both but I think giving is more fun.
9. Favorite City
Toughy.  I love New York for the theater but I've got to go with Boston - home of my beloved Red Sox. 
10. Favorite TV Shows
During the winter season, I watch Castle, both NCISes, Person of Interest, and Elementary.  During the summer cable season, I like Burn Notice, Covert Affairs, Rizzoli and Isles, and Suits. 
Now, here's where I'm going to fudge on the rules. Rather than choose ten blogs to give this award to, I going to give it to everyone who stops by and would like to take it with them.  I'm doing this because so many of my blog friends have said they'd rather not receive awards because it makes them feel obligated to accept and spend time fulfilling the "requirements".  
If you visit my blog and leave a comment, you've brought me a little sunshine and I'd be delighted for you to take this award along with you.  If you have the time to answer the questions and pass the blog along to other bloggers, that's great. If not, feel free to accept it as my gift to you, no strings attached. 
Now for the last part of my post title...See Ya. I'm going on a cruise (Yea! Whoopee! Vacation time!) so I'll be about as far offline as I can get for the next couple weeks. Try not to get into too much mischief while I'm gone. I'll try to post on June 3rd unless Sophie is so traumatized over being left that I have to give her my undivided attention for a couple days, then it will be June 5th.
See ya!
Or should that be Sea Ya! 
(Get it? Cruise...ocean...sea. Oh, I'm sorry.) 

Joke of the Day:

On our vacation we spent some time in Louisville, and my wife and I were arguing whether it is pronounced “Louie-ville”, “Lou-i-vulle” or “Louis-ville.” 

I figured we could find out for certain when we stopped for lunch. As we stood at the food counter, I asked the young man, "Before we order, could you please settle an argument for us? Would you please pronounce where we are, very slowly?" 

He looked just a little puzzled, but he leaned over the counter and said, "Burrrrrrgerrrrrr Kiiiiing."


Melody said...

Enjoy your trip - can't wait to hear about it!! And Facebook is way better than Twitter (I have both). ;)

Heather R. Holden said...

As a dog owner myself, I agree, best not to get yours into a snit!

And oh, a cruise?! Exciting! Hope you have fun. :)

Maria Zannini said...

I never would've taken you for a pina colada person. I already learned my lesson about the tea. (Please don't pummel me again!) :grin:

Can't wait to hear about the cruise.

Jennie Bennett said...

You're missing out being on twitter. So simple and thousands of writers on there. I find so much happiness in it :)

Stacy McKitrick said...

Ooh, a cruise! Have fun!!!

Unknown said...

Oh my, a cruise! Ahhh and Ooooo! Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy and congrats on the award. :)

L. Diane Wolfe said...

You're going to have so much fun on your cruise! I can't wait to go on another one myself.

And yes, I do remember the Rupert Holmes Pina Colada song.

Karen Walker said...

Congrats on your award, LD. I enjoy reading the answers because I learn more about my blogger buddies

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Have a great time on your cruise! Glad you enjoyed the blogfest last week.

Emily R. King said...

The Burger King joke is fab. Funny!

Congrats on your award. I like Castle too. So entertaining!

mshatch said...

Yay you going on a cruise! I've heard they can be a lot of fun and I'll bet you can get a pina colada, too :)

Morgan said...

Ohhhh... yay for cruises!!! And I love Elementary too! That show just works! And no twitter? *gasp* ;-)

Murees Dupè said...

I hope you have a great trip! Please be safe and enjoy yourself.

Linda G. said...

Bon voyage! And thanks for the parting joke. :)

Weaver said...

Congrats on the award. And the joke make me lol.

LD Masterson said...

Melody - Thanks. I'll have to try Twitter one of these days.

Heather - And she's a master "snitter".

Maria - Pummel you? Oh, the false accusations! I have been known to knock back my share of shooters. Does that sound more like me?

J.A. - I fear I'll get on and never get off. I'm way too easily distracted.

Stacy - Thanks. I'm excited.

Julie - Thank you on both counts.

Diane - Where have you been and what's you're favorite destination? (Shall we sing along?)

Karen - I do enjoy the Q&As. Feel free to grab this one if you don't already have it.

Alex - I really did, and thanks.

Emily - Yay, someone liked the joke. It's a little silly but it made me laugh.

mshatch - I'll bet I can get more than one *grin*

Morgan - I loved that Elementary didn't end the season on a cliffhanger. It was the only one of the shows I watch regularly that didn't and I think they're getting old.

Murees - Thanks, I will.

Linda G. - You have to keep hump day going till I get back.

Donna - Thanks and I'm glad.

Arlee Bird said...

Okay, I'm not going to accept any award but I'm going to use the questions for a filler post for June 26th when I'll be in a similar circumstance as you'll be for the next couple of weeks. Except I won't be on any cruise.

Have a great time on your trip!

Wrote By Rote
An A to Z Co-host blog

LD Masterson said...

Aw, Lee, you deserve a Sunshine Award if anyone does.

Patricia Stoltey said...

Great joke! Have fun on the cruise...and enjoy escaping the Internet for a while.

Unknown said...

I loved your answers and your joke! Have a fantastic time on the cruise. I bet it will be wonderful! :-)

Tammy Theriault said...

congrats! you're always a "sunny" person right down to that perty-lil smile on your profile pic!

LD Masterson said...

Patricia - Thanks. I do believe I will.

Lexa - Thanks. That joke just made me laugh so I had to share it.

Tammy - Aw, shucks. *hangs head and scuffs dirt with toe*

Tina said...

Oh,cruise. Massive cruising. Where are you going? What boat?
Thanks for the offering of the Sunshine Award, but I already have one, so I don't want to be greedy. Doesn't seem very sunny...
And just FYI on my hanging flamingo - he's a "Precious Moments" special edition, and yes, he's a sad one. I call him Eyore.
I think I've been infected! What a wonderful sunny post! Great advice, and well said.
Tina @ Life is Good

Elizabeth Seckman said...

Burger King!! I love it. That's funny.

Yes, I remember the's now stuck in my head, but that's all right ;)

Tara Tyler said...

yay for your award ! and dogs!
and mmm pina colada!

have an awesome cruise! and thanks for the parting joke =)

Carol Kilgore said...

Ahoy, mate! Have a grand cruise that cruises along like it's supposed to do with nothing going wrong. Sea ya when you return :)

Oh, and congrats on your awards.

Lynda R Young as Elle Cardy said...

Oh how wonderful!! Enjoy your cruise!!!!

and congrats on your award!

Anonymous said...

Have a fun cruise!!

Lydia Kang said...

I love that joke! That is so funny.

4 is my lucky number too!

Vanessa Morgan said...

Congratulations on the award. Fun q&a.

Dana said...

I hope you're having a great time!

Thanks for dropping by my blog last Monday for the Blitz. I'm glad you liked the video. All of you really made my day a good one. ☺

Misha Gerrick said...

Hahahaha loved your joke. Have a wonderful vacation!

Gina Gao said...

Have fun on your vacation! I hope you have a great time.

nutschell said...

wohoo vacation time! Enjoy your trip. love that joke of the day. haha.