Friday, January 21, 2011

The Significant Other Blogfest!


Hosted by DL Hammons and Talli Roland, today’s blogfest is all about enticing your significant other into talking about you. It cost me a dinner and two foot massages, but I managed to talk my wife into writing something for the blogfest.

What can I tell you about Alex?


I’m sure you know about his NetFlix obsession. I can confirm he’s almost reached the end. When he resorts to nature specials, I’ll let you know. He loves his movies and music, and I’m aware of the Kate obsession. It’s okay, I don’t feel threatened. He wouldn’t know what to do if he ever got her.


What I can tell you is that Alex is very devoted. He takes everything very seriously. He’s devoted to his work, his music, and his writing. He’s a perfectionist and won’t stop until something is perfect. Sometimes he stresses because he doesn’t feel he’s doing enough. He’s very devoted to blogging and his online friends, and I hear about all of you on a daily basis.


I admire what Alex has accomplished with his first book. It’s been a fun adventure for him. Alex is very reserved, so outwardly he doesn’t appear overly excited. But whenever he sees a good review or someone mentions they enjoyed his book, I see that smile and know he’s very pleased. That makes me happy.


I think Alex is a very special man and I hope everyone else can see that, too.

Yeah, isn’t she great? To heck with Kate!

97 comments:

iZombie said...

i think the surface is scratched... and kate who?

fun stuff!

Ellie said...

You have a treasure there, Alex.

It was lovely hearing from your wife and learning how devoted you are to your writing and blogging. Thank you Mrs. AJC!

My significant other

Will Burke said...

What a great idea for a Blogfest; I wish I'd heard of it sooner.
Not too surprising; writers are often quiet & reserved :)

Ted Cross said...

How can you even think of Kate when you have a wife like that? Glad I didn't hear about this blogfest, as I can't imagine getting my wife to write something like this about me.

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Lovely to hear from your wife even if it did cost you a dinner and a massage.
I wondered what my late husband would have said about me????????

Wonderful post.

Yvonne.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

You're right Jeremy - Kate who?

Thanks, Ellie.

Will, sorry you missed this one.

Ted, I know!

Yvonne, the price we pay.. And I'm sure your husband would've said awesome things about you.

Jon Paul said...

Great post! It's great to hear thoughts from our better halves, right?!

Gail said...

Alex, I would say, this lady is your true treasure.

She knows all the things that make you tick and loves you anyway...that is a treasure to have.

Mary Vaughn said...

You are blessed and you recognize it. A Perfect Couple! How great is that?

L. Diane Wolfe said...

She sounds sweet!

Jessica Bell said...

To heck with Kate, indeed! She sounds perfect :o)

DL Hammons said...

Your right Alex, the two of you and your relationship feel eeirly similar to me and my wife. The introverted writer and outspoken better-half. Aren't we lucky?! I can tell that you are.

Thanks to you and your wife for taking part today. I certainly hope it was a good dinner! :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thanks, Gail!

Mary, we're perfectly something all right!

Dl, we are lucky! I think any man who can actually con a woman into marrying him should be eternally grateful.

Jen Daiker said...

She rocks my socks off! I have to say I'm loving all you guys who got your woman to say a few words about you!!! It's so neat!!!

I love her... who cares about Kate :)

DEZMOND said...

ah, I was hoping to see a wedding picture or something ....
Greetings to Mrs. Cavanaugh!

Kelly said...

That was a wonderful description of you, Alex. And funny too. "He wouldn't know what to do if he ever got her". :)
Cute idea for a blogfest!

Jules said...

You did not need to do the questions my friend. You have the lottery prize right there, no greener grass for you. :)

Look at that fest listing up there, lot of people love music :D
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

Talli Roland said...

Awwwwww! Fantastic! I'm just loving reading about all our wonderful Blogging Buddies' partners! :)

She sounds fantastic, Alex. Lucky you; lucky her!

Old Kitty said...

Hello there lovely wife of Alex J Cavanaugh!!!! Great to meet you!!! I think Alex is one special guy to have such a wonderful and amazing wife as you!!! You rock!!! Take care
x

Bryan Russell (Ink) said...

It's amazing someone that charming puts up with you, Alex. Must have been some sort of bribery involved.

salarsenッ said...

I love your wife's voice! We'd get along just fine.

Great job. (Oh, congrats on the book release!)

Myne Whitman said...

I want to know who Kate is too, lol.

Your SO sounds great! Congrats on your book.

~Nicole Ducleroir~ said...

She sounds wonderful! It's such a blessing to have a supportive, loving, and understanding (move over, Kate!) person in your life. So happy for you both!

Hey Alex, have you been able to view my blog since we realized there was a problem? Shoot me an email, if not. I'd be so sad if your visits were permanently over :(

Sarah Ahiers (Falen) said...

it's completely believable that you're a perfectionist. Everything makes sense now!

Teresa aka JW said...

Dear Alex's wife, Great job. This helps his BFs (blogger friends) know him a little better. I love funny and your post is also funny"...I’m aware of the Kate obsession. It’s okay, I don’t feel threatened. He wouldn’t know what to do if he ever got her".
Funny!

I can hear how much he means to you and he's already told us how he feels about you.

Great post.
T

Summer Frey said...

Haha! Funny. :)
I've really enjoyed hearing from the better halves! And the husbands. *wink wink*

Margo Benson said...

How lovely to hear more about you from an obviously very special person. You sound like a cool couple! Great post.

Jan Morrison said...

This was great, Alex! Thank your partner for me - so nice to hear her obvious admiration for you coming through.

Matthew Rush said...

Very nice to meet you Mrs. Cavanaugh! This is such a cool idea for a BF, I wish I had a partner who was willing to even read my blog (she isn't).

Carol Kilgore said...

Mrs. Alex loves you :)
Enjoy the weekend.

lbdiamond said...

Aww, this is sweet! :D

Candyland said...

Netflix is awesome:) Great post!

Karen Walker said...

Oh, this is so lovely, Alex. I feel I know you a wee bit better now. Thanks.
Karen

Cold As Heaven said...

What will Kate say >:D

Cold As Heaven

BTN Hip Hop said...

WHOS KATE AY?

Mason Canyon said...

Alex, you are indeed a lucky man. Maybe you should add some flowers to that bribe.

Mason
Thoughts in Progress

Lydia K said...

Yes, to heck with Kate! you've got a keeper!

Paul Joseph said...

Hi Mrs. Cavanaugh. You did a great job, and I'm sure it meant a great deal to Alex. He's luck you have such a supportive other half. You should stop in again sometime!

Margo Kelly said...

Nice!

The Good Wifehold said...

What a lovely partner you have there!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Jen, she does rock!

Dezz, it's been so long, I don't think I could even find a wedding photo.

Kelly, she's probably right

Thanks, Jules. And yes, music fest is shaping up!

Talli, mostly lucky me.

Bryan, as I said, there were foot massages and a dinner involved...

Thanks, Salarsen!

Myne, that would be Kate Beckinsale.

Nicole, I plan to run through everything this afternoon - sorry, just haven't had a chance!

Falen, does it?

Teresa, she's really special!

Margo, we try to be cool.

Sorry, Matthew!

Cold, Kate probably doesn't care!

BTN - Kate Becksinsale.

Mason, she's not a flower person, or I would've tried that.

Thanks, everyone. Yeah, she's awesome.

Wendy Tyler Ryan said...

Wonderful support when someone steps out of their comfort zone for you. Very cool.

Sangu said...

Awww she is great! This was such a lovely post, Alex, congratulations on having such a fantastic wife!

PS. You quite sure she's not a writer too? :-)

The Happy Whisk said...

That's very cool. I've done guest blogs on Tim's site and it's a great deal of fun.

Happy Weekend and Eat Well.

Holly Ruggiero said...

Ah, so sweet.

Nicole Zoltack said...

How sweet! Definitely worth dinner and a foot massage! :)

Jodi Henry said...

Wonderful and supportive. How nice.

J

Summer Ross said...

I agree- Kate is outmatched by your S.O. great post!

Donea Lee said...

Such nice things to say about you! There's a good wife ~ :) (and I have Netflix AND Blockbuster subscriptions...)

Arlee Bird said...

This was so sweet. I don't think I could have gotten my wife to do this though. I guess I could have made up her response and really made myself look good.

Lee
Tossing It Out

Hart Johnson said...

You're a lucky man, Alex! (then again I know you feel the same about your wife, so she is lucky too)

roxy said...

This was so great, Alex. Your wife is awesome! Her comments were well worth the dinner and foot rubs.

Melissa said...

She sounds awesome!!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Sangu, she knows how to help me with mine, that's for sure!

Donna, now that's dangerous!

Lee, we would've never known...

N. R. Williams said...

You're wife deserves some roses now. How sweet that interview was. You are a keeper, Alex.

I am having trouble finding the iBookstore to search for my book. I keep getting the buy iPad. Very confusing. If you have their URL I'd love it.
Thanks,
Nancy
N. R. Williams, fantasy author

The Golden Eagle said...

It's been fun reading all these SO posts--this is no exception! She sounds sweet. :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Nancy, I go through my iPad, so can't help you there.

Golden, she is!

Clarissa Draper said...

Your wife is great! And, you know what you can do if you meet Kate? Tell her you have a wonderful wife.

LTM said...

aw! That's the sweetest thing--you're a special man. :o) *snort* "wouldn't know what to do" w/her... ;p good one~

Melissa Gill said...

Great to hear the wife's take. But what does she have against nature specials? ha ha.

Karen Peterson said...

Your wife seems super sweet!

Abby Minard said...

Awwww! Love this blogfest! The significant other love is radiating through the blogosphere and makes me happy!

Jeffrey Beesler said...

Alex is one of the best! In fact, I just mentioned his upcoming blogfest over at my blog today.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Clarissa, I doubt I'll be able to form actual sentences at that point...

LTM - yeah, little fun poke at me!

Melissa, she likes nature specials - I'm the one who avoids them!

Jeffrey, thanks!!

Talei said...

Ha! To heck with Kate indeed! Mrs Alex sounds wonderful, I love all these significant other posts I've read thus far, everyone has been so supportive! ;)

Have a lovely weekend Mr and Mrs Alex! ;)

M Pax said...

Awww, very sweet and sentimental.

Elizabeth Mueller said...

What a wonderful blogfest! Darn! If only I knew about this. *SIGH*

Your wife is a wonderful lady, Alex. I'm so glad for you both.

:)

♥.•*¨ Elizabeth ¨*•.♥

Colene Murphy said...

Awe she sounds so lovely! Very supportive and kind!!

Vicki Rocho said...

What a wonderful post! You're a lucky man, Alex!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Talei, thanks we will, and without Kate!

Thanks, Elizabeth.

Jemi Fraser said...

Awwww - what a sweetie! Love it :)

Jolene Perry said...

I almost snorted rootbeer at your Kate comment. Pretty awesome.

Stephen Tremp said...

LOL! at your wife's comment about Kate. My wife says the same thing about me and Jessica Alba.

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

How can you even think about Kate with such a woman behind you?
A foot massage? Your wife and I think alike. I know my husband wants something when he gives me a foot massage.

Ellen aka Ella said...

Great post, I like this woman, she tells it like it is! Sounds like you two, compliment each other~ I think you need to buy her flowers, too~
The Kate comment, surprised me; YOU are funny! Nice to meet you~

G.~ said...

It's nice to meet the both of you. I found you through the blogfest.

It sounds as though you genuinely support your live in writer. I can only imagine how hard it must be at times to live with such obsessed people. Thank you for participating in this wonderful blogfest.

And who doesn't have a crush on Kate? I know I do. ;)

Lola Sharp said...

Aww, I love this post. You're a lucky man, Alex. Sounds like she deserves dinner and foot rubs anyway, all the time. :)

Have a wonderful weekend,
Lola

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Alex and Mrs AC .. good to know that all is well with the Kate story & I can see you're very happily settled as you are - enjoy the weekend together .. cheers Hilary

Amity said...

Hmmm...to heck with Kate ha...;)

So this is the Alex writer and blogger from the words of his best half...:)

Nice knowing more about Alex..:)

She deserves the treats...from time to time...;)

Powdered Toast Man said...

I wish my sig other would post something on my blog about me. That was so sweet of her.

How do we know you didn't write that about yourself? Seems a little suspicious.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Jolene, now that would've been a sight!

Stephen, they know us too well.

Susan, and I'm pretty sure you can guess what he wants as well.

Ella, we jive well.

G - see? It's not just me!

Lola, don't give her ideas!

Amity, I try to give her treats as often as possible.

PTM - would I admit to the world I wouldn't know what to do with Kate if I had the opportunity?

Patricia A. Timms said...

Your wife is so sweet. You're very lucky. And I agree, you're very dedicated and out there commenting on everyone's blogs. You're great!

alexia said...

She is so sweet! Great post.

Jamie (Mithril Wisdom) said...

Awesome post; every word a true one too :) Thanks Mrs Alex (Alexette, perhaps?) :D

Susan Fields said...

That was fun - it's great to hear a different perspective on you!

TerryLynnJohnson said...

To heck with Kate indeed! You've got a supportive gem there, Alex! Love reading these! So mushy.

Kari Marie said...

This blogfest is so great. Massages and dinner? Your lovely SO took it easy on you! This was a great post.

Len said...

What a lovely post, Alex. You have a loving wife! :) And yes, to heck with Kate! LOL!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Jamie, it's true for her and that's what matters.

And it's not dog mush either, Terry!

Thanks Kari and Len!

Liza said...

Fun post. I can't even imagine what my husband would have written. Hmm, that's a thought for a post. "What would my significant other say?"

Julie Dao said...

She sounds very sweet and supportive! Glad you have her to cheer you on, Alex!

Donna Hole said...

Pure awesomeness. You are both well suited to each other. Nice to see when love works :)

........dhole

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Liza, you just might have to find out.

Julie and Donna, love does work!

Kelly Dexter said...

Aw, that was so sweet!

Rayna M. Iyer said...

She sounds just like I pictured her ;-)

Rayna M. Iyer said...

She sounds just like I pictured her ;-)

L'Aussie said...

This is so sweet! Who needs Kate?