Sunday, April 1, 2012

ADVENTUROUS - A to Z Challenge

Today kicks off the A to Z Challenge! Blog the letters of the alphabet in order every day except Sundays (and not counting today.) The participation list is HERE – start with the blog after yours and visit at least five blogs a day. Mostly, make new friends and have fun!

My theme – I have selected a word for each day and will present to you blogger buddies who fit that description, along with movies, music, etc. My theme is to give back, highlight some awesome bloggers, and have fun in the process.

ADVENTUROUS

Melissa Bradley at Melissa’s Imaginarium
Now who could be more adventurous than Melissa? She’s not afraid to run with the geek boys when it comes to movies and music. She’s as much a fanboy as any many I know. She also writes erotica – now that is adventurous! Don’t let her wild nature fool you, though – she’s down to earth and a devoted friend. Hang with Melissa for a while and you’ll catch her adventurous and very genuine spirit!

Rango
Gore Verbinski directing a computer animated film. One that’s quirky and odd. One that pushes the envelope in computer animation. With Johnny Depp! It doesn’t get more adventurous than that. The animation is eye-popping and the story of a lizard in search of who he is and where he fits in to the grand scheme of life is heavy and funny. Obviously the risk paid off – Rango won Best Animated Film at the Oscars this year. And deservedly so!

Seventh Wonder - Mercy Falls
Big props to Seventh Wonder who created a masterful work about a man trapped in the town of Mercy Falls, a place that only exists in his comatose mind. This is an amazing work of progressive rock musicianship.


Ninja News 

Amy Lundermans’s new book, The Misadventures of Daria Pigwidgeon, is free on Amazon through today!

Charity Bradford wrote a really awesome review of CassaFire last week. Thanks, Charity!


Are you following Melissa? See the movie Rango? Even know Seventh Wonder? (Big props to those of you who do!) And who or what would you say is ADVENTUROUS…?

191 comments:

Melissa Bradley said...

Aww...You absolutely rock, Alex!!! Thank you so much for the incredible, beautiful shout out. You define the phrase true friend.

Now I'm blubbering all over my keyboard. :)

Sarah Pearson said...

I wasn't following her, but I am now :-)

Suze said...

Hadn't heard of Seventh Wonder, but it does its bit to intrigue.

Botanist said...

What a cool theme for the A to Z! And great choice of blogger, too.

I have my first post all queued up, but, dang it all, it's still Saturday here on the west coast :)

LynNerdKelley said...

Yep, still Saturday here in CA. You never cease to amaze me, Alex. I love your theme and those are some awesome folks. Great post. Have a blast with the A-Z!

Word Nerd said...

Excellent! Now I have a few new people to visit. Thanks! :O)

Laura Barnes said...

Awesome theme, Alex. I can't wait to read who and what you'll select every day.

DeniseCovey_L_Aussie said...

Great to learn more about bloggers here Alex. I love Melissa's blog.

You're my 5th visit already for the A-Z. Nice to see posts trickling in on my blogroll. I was waiting a few hours to let the Americans and Ukers wake up but you're obviously an early bird or are prescheduling - of course that's it.

It's going to be a blast for sure.

Denise

Karen Walker said...

Alex, you have to be the nicest person on the planet.
Karen

K.D. Storm said...

I haven't been following but will be checking out those you mentioned. I was wondering about the movie. My son wants to see it. Will also be checking out Seventh Wonder.

Nancy Thompson said...

I knew you'd be the first to post during the A to Z. Love your theme!

Cynthia said...

I'm just stopping by from the A to Z challenge. I like your theme of spotlighting other bloggers. That's quite thoughtful of you. I am now following you so I could read more.

Rekha said...

Do have Melissa's blog bookmarked, and lurk there often, well should get the lurker of 2011 award.
Back in A-Z, but only pics on my photo blog since they are already happily seated in their blogger home.
6 new and 6 old blogs, that's my motto for the next 26 days.
Seventh wonder, just found the video, will check it out.

Kyra Lennon said...

Interesting.Melissa's blog sounds familiar, but I'm not following! I will go and sort that out right now! :D

Amity said...

Hi Alex,

Am back, after a long break...Sorry I was not able to participate in your Cassafire promo! I feel bad. :(

Anyways, I am here to join your A-Z challenge and hoping I can make it til the end.

Read my adventurous mind, few minutes from now...:)

Amity

Amity said...

I can't access the participation list Alex...how am I gonna do?

Cassie Mae said...

*runs over to follow Melissa*

Anyone who runs with the geek boys is totally my kind of person!

Melissa Sugar said...

I love it-your theme is perfect. Melissa is adventurous (Melissa Bradly-not this Melissa). That came out wrong. I can be adventurous, really I can, lol. I already follow her blog, but will visit it for sure during the challenge now. Cool idea, Alex.

Donna Hole said...

Yes I am following Melissa, and love her blog :) I'll try to get by and read the Cassafire review.

Good luck with A-Z Alex. I've decided to take a much needed break this month, but I admire all those who are participating.

......dhole

michelle said...

Your theme matches your generous spirit, Alex!
I haven't heard of these bloggers, but will definitely check them out!

oceangirl said...

I'm catching up, I'm catching up :)

Happy A-Z Alex.

Dave said...

Another fantastic theme.

Dave
Dave Wrote This

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Alex - great spotting other bloggers, adventurous music and Ninja news .. cheers Hilary

C.M.Brown said...

I like visiting Melissa, it's nice to view the hunky looking guys she posts on her blog!

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Wonderful theme Alex. most enjoyable and will certainly look these up when time permits.

Yvonne.

Clare said...

Sadly I didn't know/ haven't seen any of of the things you mentioned.

But from your recommendation alone I'm going to check out Melissa's blog.

Thanks for sharing.

Laura said...

Melissa's amazing. Rango... not so much...
My most adventurous moment was working in the circus. See you tomorrow
Laura x

Gail M Baugniet - Author said...

Great choice for your opening blog post, who better than Melissa, indeed!
http://gail-baugniet.blogspot.com

Pa Ul said...

Ahhh nice A
here is mine A too
http://pa-ul.blogspot.com/search/label/GAC%20A-Z%20Artists

Yadin Bromberg said...

Alex, outstanding as always :) I have yet to see Rango but i'm glad we are sharing the movie theme together :) Go check mine out on my blog yadinbromberg.blogspot.com with my start of Ace Ventura :)

Thanks again for hosting A-Z :)
-Yadin

Rachel Morgan said...

Melissa's Imaginarium - I love the name!

mooderino said...

I thought the Clint impression in Rango was pretty amazing.

Creepy Query Girl said...

Happy A-Z!! Wasn't Mercy Falls the name of the town in Maggie Stevoieblabla's werewolf books? Or am I getting my titles mixed up...Probably the latter.

Li said...

Haven't seen Rango, but it looks like rain here today so maybe I'll check it out. have to finish watching Ironman though ;-)

Lost Star said...

Great theme idea!

I keep looking at Rango and passing it over. It may be time to give it a go!

Huntress said...

We have much the same taste in bloggers. Charity rocks.

Rosalind Adam said...

I love Johnny Depp. Anything he does is great with me ;-)
A to Z of Nostalgia

Jessica Bell said...

Melissa is fabulous. Been following her for a long time! :)

Jamie Gibbs said...

I've been meaning to listen to Seventh wonder for a while. Given the premise behind the album, I'll have to check it out. Thanks!

Jamie Gibbs
Mithril Wisdom

Brinda said...

I haven't heard of Seventh Wonder. It sounds very interesting and I'll have to look it up! You're right...Melissa fits the bill of ADVENTUROUS. :)

Susanne Drazic said...

Great theme. I haven't had a chance to see Rango, but hope to real soon! Have an awesome day!

Susanne
PUTTING WORDS DOWN ON PAPER

M. Hufstader said...

Great theme! Melissa is definitely an adventurous soul, you've chosen wisely, my man! Also, I have yet to see Rango, but I should probably get on that.

Great start! Good luck!

Cheers from M @ Feed Me A Stray Cat!

Heather M. Gardner said...

Excellent first day my friend! I do follow Melissa! I haven't seen Rango yet but now I might.
See you for the letter B!
HMG

Retro-Zombie said...

MB... is the coolest lady and she is...

Great start... to the challenge "A" is for Awesome!
Jeremy [Retro-Zombie]
A to Z Co-Host
IZOMBIE: Visit the Madness

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Melissa, you're welcome, and don't get your keyboard all wet!

Botanist, knew I needed it up early for the rest of the world!

Thanks, Lynn.

Denise, I pre-scheduled! Knew it needed to go up early for those of you who see April 1 sooner.

Karen, don't know about that, but thank you!

KD, real little kids won't get it, but older kids will.

Rekha, glad you don't lurk here anymore.

Amity, no worries! Glad you are back.

Donna. we'll miss you.

Laura, it's quirk didn't appeal to everyone, so that's cool.

Yadin. movies rock.

Moody, it was.

Katie, not sure.

Jamie, you'll dig it.

Thank you everyone! We have church this morning so it will take me until this afternoon to visit everyone!!!

Joshua said...

Excellent choice on Melissa. She and DEZ and I tweet each other about THE WALKING DEAD. It's so much fun. I've not seen RANGO. I heard bad things about it. I'm sure I'll catch it eventually.

Rusty Webb said...

You put this up early. I was thinking of doing the same. Melissa is all kinds of awesome - great choice in choosing her to kick things off.

Marta Szemik said...

Melissa is certainly Adventurous:) You have a very close to heart theme, it shows in the post.
I've seen Rango. With two kids, not too many movies like this pass me by.

Anna Smith said...

Still haven't seen Rango :(

Tracy said...

Wow, what a great theme! I will have to go check out your buddies~

George Beremov [Nebular] said...

A is for AWESOME post! :)

I'm so glad you mentioned Melissa on this firs "A to Z" post. She's incredible, and one of the most genuine, honest and good-natured people I've met in my life.

I'm glad that Rango win the Oscar for best animated movie, though my personal favorite remains Spielberg's Tintin.

Gregg said...

Great topic. Good start! Excited to see the entire month!


Gregg Metcalf

Clarissa Draper said...

I'm going to check out Amy's free book. I've read some great books by fellow bloggers lately. ;)

Old Kitty said...

Yay for being adventurous and for these adventurous films and bloggie friends! Take care
x

Jan Morrison said...

Oh Captain - you have taken us into true outer space now! I'm off to check these out. See you around the party. Jan Morrison

Journaling Woman said...

A great way to begin. We're all adventurous to participate in the A-Z and to blog. :)

Teresa

farawayeyes said...

Love Rango, see Melissa at Cinemarvelous all of the time, will go to YouTube for some Seventh Wonder - that is if YouTube likes me today. That could b adventurous.

Bish Denham said...

Nice theme Alex. I loved Rango!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Joshua, Melissa is awesome.

Rusty, since I'm a co-host and so many are participating around the world, I decided to schedule my posts for 1:00 am EST.

Marta, probably not!

George, she is awesome. I still have to catch Tintin!

Jan, have we 'blasted off' then?

Faraway, it could!

Jaye Robin Brown said...

What is adventurous? People who can jump out of planes or bungee jump! So terrifying to me. EEk.

Will check out the adventurous folks you mentioned.

Natalie Aguirre said...

Great learning about your blogger friends here. That's a great theme.

Robyn Campbell said...

Hiya Alex! Great theme. You rock Captain Ninja dude!

Will check out your precious pals! *waving*

Julie Dao said...

I don't know Melissa, so will have to check out her blog! I haven't seen Rango yet, but it looks really funny.

Glynis said...

Clever theme, Alex!

Jenn said...

Excellent idea for the challenge...
No idea if I'm even going about this right since this is my first year. I guess we'll see :)

Off to check out Melissa now :) Cheers, Jenn
http://www.wine-n-chat.com

Tyrean Martinson said...

Life is adventurous!!!

Sheila Siler said...

What a great theme - but what else would we expect of you? Thanks for all your encouragement! I did see Rango thank you and found it very creative. Off to church now and then this afternoon I'll read more blogs!

Siv Maria said...

Been following Melissas blog a long time now, great lady. So I started out taking your advice and checking out 5 blogs after my own but gave up. Because of the time difference may had not posted. Guess I am going to just wing it and have fun like you said :)

Tasha Seegmiller said...

I wasn't following Melissa but I am now. Love this idea - can't wait to see who I don't know yet :)

A Daft Scots Lass said...

Best Theme ever! This is going to be a brilliant fekking blog challenge.

Laura Eno said...

What an awesome theme! Of course, that's why you're our favorite ninja, always giving back.

a.eye said...

Always great to give back to the blogging/writing world. Thanks for sharing the links!

Stopped by through A to Z Challenge.

Susan Roebuck said...

Funny! I just read Melissa's post just before I popped in here. You've had a review of CassaFire already? Must check it out...

Michelle Gregory said...

how fun to showcase other bloggers. and i just noticed i'm in your ninja army list. cool.

SharleneT said...

Great theme idea, Alex. I'm still groping. I'm #425, this year!

M.J. Fifield said...

Nice A to Z theme. The Mercy Falls album sounds like a great story. I'm not much of a progressive rock fan but I'll have to give it a listen.

baygirl32 said...

Love the theme!

already follow Melissa, and I have seen Rango... seventh wonder I will be looking into for sure!

Tracy Jo said...

Awesome theme! I am not following Melissa...off to check her out now. Thanks for the heads up about Google Reader is your past posts. I have started using it and it is very helpful. :-) You rule. Have a great day A-Zing!

Fran@Broken Cookies Don't Count said...

Great new blog info, thanks!

Susan Oloier said...

We just watched Rango with our sons a few weeks ago. It definitely was adventurous. It was an impressive film.

Katy said...

Oh, fantastic, Alex. I love your theme of highlighting others and giving back. Thanks for dropping some cool names, and for hosting this amazing blogging event. You rock!

Word Crafter said...

What an amazing idea...a way for me to find new people who intrigue me that I may never have found otherwise. Great Job.
Billie

Arlee Bird said...

Adventurous April for sure.



Lee
Places I Remember
Wrote By Rote
An A to Z Co-host blog

cleemckenzie said...

I did see Rango. And you're right. It doesn't get more adventurous than that. I mean Johnny Depp as an eye-popping lizard sheriff?

Happy April Fool's Day!

Tonja said...

My kids loved Rango.

Chuck said...

Alex, thanks for pointing out some greats sites to visit! Ready for a rockin' April!

Charles Gramlich said...

Rango was a great film. Loved it.

Dawn Ius said...

What a great theme!

Dawn Ius said...

What a great theme!

ediFanoB said...

I never saw Rango and I do not know Seventh Wonder.

And I need to visit Melissa's blog.

nutschell said...

Hurray melissa!
Alex you are so going to rock this challenge. I finally finished all my A-Z posts last Friday so now I'm able to visit you and the rest of my bloggy friends--oh and make new ones too. I still have to get my hands on your books though!
Nutschell
www.thewritingnut.com

Lady Gwen said...

Awesome start to the A-Z! Thanks for the heads up to Melissa, Rango and Seventh Wonder. I'm going to check them all out. I do love Johnny Depp:)

Andrew Leon said...

Not that I didn't like Rango, because I did, but I didn't think it was best picture quality.

I think you must have crashed Melissa's page by sending too many viewers over there; I can't get it to open.
But I will check back later.

Personally, I think you should give me the bounty over on Briane's blog... it would give me a boost against Grumpy.
:P

Angela Orlowski-Peart said...

I'm following Melissa now. Haven't heard of Seventh Wonder. Thanks for introducing it. Congrats to Amy on the release of her new book.

And oh, I have seen Rango with my family. Fun movie :-)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Jenn, I bet you're doing it right.

Sheila, couldn't skip church, Challenge or not.

Siv, start tonight and I bet they will all be up.

Lass, what you said!

Susan, I've had many reviews now.

Michelle, of course you are there!!!

Tracy, glad it's helping you.

Edi, you will dig her.

Nutschell, thanks.

Andrew, sorry I killed off Melissa's site. And I think that's hilarious there's a bounty on my comment.

Patricia Stoltey said...

I love your theme, Alex. This is one of the things that makes you so awesome.

D.G. Hudson said...

I like animated films, so I may see Rango, haven't yet.

Adventure? I felt like an adventurer when we traveled to the Dry Tortugas, an old pirate spot, 70 miles or so off Key West, Fla.

It was on a choppy, rainy day that cleared a bit when we arrived. (how choppy? enough to make a good third of the people ill)

Nice of you to highlight fellow bloggers of note, Alex.

Cat Lavoie said...
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Cat Lavoie said...

Great theme, Alex. Melissa's blog is awesome! My nephews were raving about Rango just the other day. I really need to see it.

Jemi Fraser said...

Love your theme! I haven't met Melissa yet. Off to correct that! :)

BROWNBUGZ said...

I have to check all those out. Thanks!

A Ladybug's Life

Sonnia

DL Hammons said...

Perfect choice!!! :)

Ella said...

Melissa is amazing and adventurous~
I love your theme, too

Haven't seen RANGO, yet

OOH, the Stevie Wonder's newest venture sounds awesome. :D

Leigh Covington said...

I am officially following Melissa. I've seen Rango, but don't know about the Seventh Wonder. :( Apparently I need to know about that one :) Glad you shared. Happy A Day of the A-Z challenge :)

Kela McClelland said...

I'm following her now :)

I haven't seen Ringo, but my kids want to, so we probably will soon.

You have an excellent theme btw :)

Jen Chandler said...

I'm just overwhelmed by the awesome :D seriously. This Challenge is already amazing and it's just day one.

Off to check out Melissa's blog!

Cheers,
Jen

Jasmine Walt said...

I've been meaning to see Rango! Thanks for the reminder, Alex. You always have such great taste in movies. ;)

Sarah McCabe said...

The Seventh Wonder was the Lighthouse of Alexandria. Everyone knows that. ;)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Angela, it is fun!

DG, that sounds like a fun adventure!

Cat, you need to watch it.

Thank everyone - glad you like how I'm doing my theme this year.

Jaycee DeLorenzo said...

This is great! I'm about to follow her now!

I so want to see Rango, just haven't gotten around to it.


Happy A-Zing!

My A-Z!

Shannon King said...

Heading over to check Melissa out now...thanks and great post as always

Donna B. McNicol said...

Absolutely amazingly awesome, Alex. ;-)

Jay Noel said...

I'm a BIG fan of Melissa's Imaginarium. Her blog is filled with cool stuff (and sexy stuff too).

Joyce Sully said...

I love the theme--what a fun sampling of cool stuff. Seventh Wonder's album sounds like a great concept. Thanks for pointing them out.

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

I know a few writer friends who are adventurous. Never saw Rango.

Christine Rains said...

I'm a follower of Melissa and she's a great choice for Adventurous. I'm having lots of fun visiting A to Z blogs today. I hope I can instill a great sense of adventure in my son since I so love it myself.

Linda - Nickers and Ink said...

What a CAPITAL (as in A to Z) idea!

Thanks for sharing the links and the love. Looking forward to the challenge!

Stopping in as an A to Z Blogging Challenge participant. Please feel free to visit and comment on any of my blogs as well, leaving a link to your own post, so my readers can find you too!

All on Blogspot.com and all in the A to Z Challenge

Meme Express: Blog Prompts & Topics for Writers
Nickers and Ink: Poetry & Humor
Heart of a Ready Writer: Bible and Devotional
Practically at Home: Home & How-To’s
The Mane Point: A Haven for Horse Lovers
Working in Words: Tips for Writers

You can click my name/icon for links to all these blogs!

Dawn M. Hamsher said...

Alex, Good way to features blogs, movies and books!

catsyellowdays said...

I've seen Rango but the rest is new to me so thanks for the pointers. Good luck for the rest of the alphabet.

Gossip_Grl said...

I didn't see the movie Rango yet although my grandsons tell me I am missing out on a good movie. :) I am not really sure when I think about the word adventurous who would literally fit that part I am guessing it would be someone the likes of Indiana Jones. :)

Donna K. Weaver said...

Love you choice here, Alex. I haven't visited Melissa in a while. Thanks for the link.

http://weavingataleortwo.blogspot.com/

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

You've already outdone yourself, Alex, and this is just the start. Great, fun-filled post, and I adore Melissa.

xoRobyn

Annalisa Crawford said...

Yes, I follow Melissa, and no I haven't seen Rango. It seemed like such a waste of Johnny Depp's face :-)

Claire Hennessy said...

Melissa sounds great, will go and check her out. I loved Rango too :) Great start to the A-Z.

RaShelle Workman said...

Adventurous??? How about learning to drive in Massachusetts. Holy cret, it's crazy here. =D

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Sarah - funny!

Jay, yes it is.

Christine, I hope you can.

Linda, hope to get to everyone eventually...

Annalisa, it's good though.

Elise VanCise said...

What a great theme and post. I'm going to be checking out the books you mentioned. Especially Seventh Wonder that sounds like just my kind of read :)

Stop by when you have a chance :)
http://gladiatorspen.blogspot.com

S. L. Hennessy said...

Great theme. I love this blog challenge. It's day one and it's already a blast! Happy A-Z blogging!

rch said...

Hi just stopping by on an a-z tour, like your theme and applaud your recognition of fellow bloggers, great way for readers to discover new writers. Look forward to reading more, have a great challenge.

L.G.Smith said...

Yep, following Melissa. Still haven't seen Rango, but must do so soon.

Libby said...

Adventurous is never a bad thing to be!

Helena said...

I wish I had the time to participate! But at the very least I'll be stopping by some blogs and finding new favorites. Thanks for pointing them out.

Sash Conte said...

Brilliant idea for a theme, and also so very Alex ; )

- I follow Melissa already
- I loved Rango
- never heard of Seventh Wonder but will check it out asap
- adventurous...today, that would be my miniature dachshund, who was barking away in our garden this morning - only she was nowhere to be seen and wouldn't come when we called. We eventually found her halfway up the inside of our hedge, unable to climb back down.

Tina said...

It's just like you to pack a lot into a theme! But I'm going to love it, this I know. Heading off to meet Melissa.
Tina @ Life is Good
Co-Host of the April A to Z Challenge
Twitter: @AprilA2Z #atozchallenge

Shannon W. said...

What an awesome post and great topic. I have not seen Rango yet but will soon.

Shannon W. said...

What an awesome post and great topic. I have not seen Rango yet but will soon.

Julie said...

Great word to start out the Challenge! Melissa has a fantastic blog, I'm a follower and will be heading over there now.

Mary@GigglesandGuns said...

Just left Melissa's. Isn't she great?
And I knew Rango.
I'm getting better at this movie stuff, huh?

Sarah Allan said...

An exciting "A" to start with! Or should I say "adventurous"? Yay for another A-Z challenge, and I'm excited to do it again this year.

Roland D. Yeomans said...

What an imaginative A post, Alex. I just got to watch HUGO last night. RANGO is next on my list!

Patsy said...

I reckon anyone doing the A to Z is pretty adventurous!

Allison said...

What a great theme idea! You make such great efforts to connect with other bloggers--I really appreciate that :)

Allison (Geek Banter)

Mary Aalgaard, Play off the Page said...

Loved Rango. I giggled through the whole thing. Loved the fun it had with Westerns. I brought all four of my sons, ages 11-17, and we all enjoyed it.
Happy A to Z kick-off Day!
Play off the Page

Shannon Lawrence said...

Great choices! This will be a fun theme. Off to visit Melissa.

Shannon at The Warrior Muse, co-host of the 2012 #atozchallenge! Twitter: @AprilA2Z

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

RaShelle, having a time of it?

RCh, thanks!

Sash, that's a funny story.

Mary, you rock.

Roland, they are both excellent films.

Thanks, everyone!!

Adrianne Russell said...

Man, I wish I'd thought of this theme! Way to be an excellent host.

Michael Pierce said...

Thanks, Alex! Now I've got a new band to check out.

Theresa Milstein said...

My daughter like Rango, and I though the graphics were amazing, but I couldn't get into the story.

I like the way you've set up your A to Z Posts. Look forward to seeing what else you come up with.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

I just loved Rango!

Jess said...

I'm totally in the dark but I'm feeling pretty adventurous just participating in this A to Z Challenge. Let's see if I can keep up!

Scribbles From Jenn said...

Had to stop by to see what the Ninja Captain was up to and as usual...it's AMAZING! Way to give back!
ScribblesFromJenn

Karen Lange said...

I love the personality you bring to A to Z, Alex!

Belle said...

I don't know these people, but thanks for introducing them today. They sound amazing. I look on the old archaeologists as adventurous. The man who discovered Troy was just an amateur.

Beverly Diehl said...

Greetings, Ninja Captain. Thanks for pointing me in the direction of some juicy listening and reading, and congrats on the newest book.

N. R. Williams said...

Hi Alex
Great idea, word of the day and deserving blogger buddies.
Nancy

Wanda said...

Nope I hadn't heard of seventh wonder. What a great theme for the challenge. All the best.

Wanda said...

Nope I hadn't heard of seventh wonder. What a great theme for the challenge. All the best.

The Golden Eagle said...

Already following Melissa--haven't seen the movie--and I'd say you, Alex, are pretty adventurous!


The Golden Eagle
The Eagle's Aerial Perspective

Ann Best said...

You are one adventurous person! I just met Amy and downloaded her book. Thanks for leading her to me.
Ann Best, Author of In the Mirror & Other Memoirs

Julie Musil said...

Good luck to all you A-Zers! It'll be fun to check out all your cool posts.

By the way, my twins and I just watched Rango today! Perfect for a blustering Sunday in So Cal

Cathy Olliffe-Webster said...

Hellllooooooo Alex! *waves frantically over the din of this here party going on*
Thanks for helping to throw such a fabulous bash. Having a great time with A to Z and it looks like you are, too!
Way to go Melissa!

Tara Tyler said...

you are too too much!
love your multi-themed choices!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Adrianne, thanks!

Jess, you can do it.

Golden, and that's really not me either.

Julie, perfect timing!

Thank you SO much everyone!

Pammy pam said...

I love me some Johnny Depp, but just not his works.

shelly said...

What a very nice friend thing to do on your first day of A to Z!
Now following you.

Shelly

Theres just life said...

Alex, I love how you always give back to your fellow bloggers. I haven't seen Ringo yet but I want to. I will have to check out Melissa, and Seventh Wonder.

Pamela Jo

Joyce Lansky said...

Looking forward to another A to Z Challenge. Last year's was so much fun!

Catch My Words
http://joycelansky.blogspot.com/2012/04/atoz-abducted-by-aliens.html

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thank you, Shelly!

Thanks, Theres.

Teresa Delgado said...

Hooray ALEX! Thanks for the blogs to read as always! You rock

Jennifer Lane said...

Writing erotica is WAY adventurous--kudos to Melissa. I was cringing the first time I wrote a sex scene, ha ha.

Jessica Salyer said...

This is so nice of you to do. I do know Melissa! She's great!

Bookblogger said...

Rango is a movie I have been wanting to see. I'll have to make a point of seeing it.

tfwalsh said...

I'm really liking your theme... shame I'll miss most of the posts as I won't be here... hmm might have to see how I can get access while overseas.

raisingthecurtain.net said...

Loving your idea. The Challenge is a great vehicle through which to give back. 2 posts down for me, 24 to go!

Judy

Rhia Roberts said...

What a lovely thing to do for friends. I'm inspired by some of the topic choices people have made. I just love the insight into people's minds, don't you?
Rhia #873 on A to Z list

Michael Offutt, Tebow Cult Initiate said...

My friend Meg hated Rango. Dunno why.

moondustwriter said...

They are off and running for the April A to Z challenge!!!

Thanks Alex for co-hosting I know its loads of work

cheers

Sarah Mäkelä said...

I did see the movie Rango. I hadn't been so sure about it at first, but it was pretty funny.

I'd say that my cats are adventurous. LOL

Ciara said...

Melissa has an awesome blog. Love her. Great 'A' post!

Amy said...

Great post Alex and I just love your theme! Thank you for the mention - you rock! :)

Leovi said...

Adventure, that big word. I was looking range with my son and was very funny.

Charity Bradford said...

You're welcome Alex. It was all true. ;)

M Pax said...

Melissa is fantastic :) I've not seen Rango. That album sounds interesting. I'll have to check it out.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

TF, traveling sounds more fun though!

Michael, maybe it was too quirky for her.

Amy, you're welcome!

Cherie Reich said...

Awesome theme (or is it themes), Alex! Rango looks like a good movie, but I haven't gotten a chance to see it yet. And I do follow Melissa already. :)

Maurice Mitchell said...

Alex, the most adventourous part of Rango is he recorded it with them all in the same room. Usually, they use a sepearte booth for each actor. One stray cough could ruin a whole scene!
@Melissa, I got a little man-tear myself.
- Maurice Mitchell
The Geek Twins
Film Sketchr
@thegeektwins
@mauricem1972

Tracy said...

Rango was so much fun. We caught it as a rental before the Oscars this year. :)

(Found you via A-Z Challenge.)

Angi said...

Hadn't heard of Melissa's blog. Never saw Rango. No idea who Seventh Wonder is. I'm 0 for 3.

But don't worry, I am dropping by Melissa's blog next. Sounds like a great blog.

Karen Peterson said...

I still haven't seen Rango. I really should.

TerryLynnJohnson said...

I didn't love Rango as much as I thought with all the hype. But it was good.

ali cross said...

What a fun and awesome theme Alex! I loved meeting these ADVENTUROUS bloggers!