Wednesday, May 30, 2012

My Poetic, Awesome Online Mom, Ninja News, and MIB III Review

Today I have the honor of featuring one of my dearest blogger buddies, someone I often refer to as my online mom – author and poet, Yvonne Lewis.

I met Yvonne over two years ago during the very first A to Z Challenge. (Not me in the picture - that's Danny.) She is just such a wonderful person. Yvonne is loving, gentle, and very genuine. She also has a wonderful free spirit and an eye for beautiful moments. I just adore this gracious and special lady.

Her latest book, Written From the Heart, is a wonderful collection of her poetry. I was honored beyond words when she asked me to write a blurb for her book. Seeing my name on the back of her book was more thrilling than seeing my name on the front. Anyone can publish a book, but not everyone can give another author a meaningful quote. Yvonne, thank you again.

She is here today to share with you a little about her book:

WRITTEN FROM THE HEART:

This book that I wrote
Was to let the readers see.
That after many years of heartache,
There's fun and laughter in me.

Like going to the park,
And descend a slide
While my children and grandchildren
Conveniently disappear and hide.

The book also enlightens people
My blessings I do count.
There are many worse off than me,
That I do not doubt.

My love of traveling is evident to see,
Touring the U.S. and Spain.
So I can escape from
Britain's continual rain.

Also Daniel O Donnell concerts,
I really do enjoy.
I'd travel to the ends of the earth,
To see my "Danny Boy".

The "Blurb" of the book,
I'm proud of I confess.
For the final part was written
By fellow blogger Alex....no less.

I wrote this book in the first place,
To let the whole world see.
But most importantly
That my family would be proud of me.

I know some of you have already bought,
I'm so grateful for a start.
I think there's a poem for everyone,
In "Written From The Heart"

- Yvonne

Visit Yvonne at Welcome to My World of Poetry and purchase her book at Amazon You can also catch Yvonne today at the A to Z Blog where she answers a few questions about the Challenge, Danny Boy, and Arlee Bird.

Ninja News!

Author Andrew Leon at Strange Pegs has taken some of the stories from a class he taught at his kid’s school and created a book, Charter Shorts. Proceeds from the book benefit the school, which is really cool, so grab a copy today!

Wendy Tyler Ryan’s new book, Fire’s Children is out now! Long fight to make it happen so congratulations, Wendy.

This comes courtesy of Edi’s Book Lighthouse - Incredible Submarine Themed Rooms. If you have a thing for submarines or steampunk, you’ll enjoy these images.

Movie Review

Men in Black III
A vast improvement over MIB II, which lacked in the humor department. This one plays more like a straight adventure film, although Will Smith has some very funny lines. It involves time travel and wraps up a lot of plot ties. Best part was Josh Brolin’s performance as a young agent K – he nailed Tommy Lee Jones. Not a movie that you have to catch in the theater, but it was good.

Following Yvonne? Enjoy her poetry? Any news I missed? Did you see MIB III? Or did you contribute more money to The Avengers’ billion plus take?And is anyone else hooked on watching The Hatfields and McCoys?

157 comments:

Donna Hole said...

Really; is that a picture of you too Alex? Interesting.

Fabulous you got asked to do the blurb. The posted poem is lovely.

I'll have to go congratulate Wendy.

.......dhole

Jamie Gibbs said...

I'm looking forward to MIIIB but I think I need to pump more money into The Avengers. Its success has led to Iron Man 3's budget being increased, so I want to help it increase even more :)

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Thanks for the mention Alex.

Congrats to Wendy.

Have a good day.

Yvonne.

Kyra Lennon said...

Is it really bad that I've never seen any of the Men In Black movies?! I am ashamed of myself lol!

Annalisa Crawford said...

What a great poem!! I confess, I struggle with poetry - I never feel as though I'm 'getting it'.

I only saw MIB I, but the trailer I've seen looked good - I agree about Brolin nailing Tommy Lee Jones!

Mel Chesley said...

That is so awesome about Yvonne! I love reading her poems.
As for MIB3, I have yet to see it. I haven't seen The Avengers either, though, so no big deal.
Thanks for the Ninja news! I'm off to the rooftops to slip away... hmm... not very Ninja of me if I tell you what I'm doing. XD

Medeia Sharif said...

Lots of great news and books to check out. :)

I love the MIB movies, so I'll definitely watch the third.

Empty Nest Insider said...

Another great poem from Yvonne, with a lovely tribute from you. Yvonne is extremely loyal, and has the gift of turning every event into a poem set to music. Wishing you continued success with your book Yvonne! We saw MIB 3 over the weekend, and I agree that Josh Brolin made the movie. Julie

Ted Cross said...

I can't even remember MIB 2, so it must have been pretty lame. I guess I'll have to check out the new one.

C.M.Brown said...

I was wondering the same thing Donna! We never see you Alex, so we wouldn't know if it was you or not.

I saw the shorts of MIB3 and it looked like it would be a laugh, but I haven't seen it yet.

Yvonne's poem is lovely! And congrats having both your book on Amazons best sellers list!

Sean McLachlan said...

I like the tentacle coming through the wall. My house has a serious lack of tentacles.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Donna, not me!!

Jamie, go man, go!

Yvonne, you are most welcome.

Kyra, no shame.

Annalisa, same here, but I get Yvonne's.

Mel, you're a Ninja-in-training.

Ted, I can't either.

CM, not me, promise!

Sean, you need to fix that.

Brinda said...

Yvonne sounds very special! As for MIB, I'll wait for the video. I'm sure we'll rent it.

Siv Maria said...

Really? Hatfields and McCoys? Is this a remake, or am I that old...lOL! Ding, ding...Bells is ringing, but nobody home. Now you got me curious. MIB3 is one I am looking forward to seeing, was going during the week-end but got stuck in a paintbrush. I believe that I am following Yvonne, you know I love poetry, will have to check out her book. Great title-- lovely dedication my ninja friend :)

George Beremov [Nebular] said...

Not a big fan of MIB. In fact, I haven't seen the first two movies.
I won't be watching this in the theater, especially when Prometheus' release is just around the corner. It premiers a week earlier here, than it does in the US. I can't wait!

Melissa Bradley said...

Saw MIB III and loved it! The highlight was Brolin, but I also loved the story and how things came full circle.

Congrats to Yvonne and Wendy. Their books sound awesome. I love Yvonne's poetry. She is so amazingly talented with verses, I am blown away.

And Avengers is now the third highest grossing film ever behind Avatar and Titanic. Holy Guacamole!

Old Kitty said...

I am so off to see MIB3 during the jubilee hols next week and I cannot cannot cannot wait!

Hello Yvonne!! Love your poem here - nice rhythm and sweet fun sentiments!! All the best with your book!! Yay for poetry!!

Take care
x

A Daft Scots Lass said...

I adore her poem!!!

mooderino said...

MIB3 does look better than 2 (alhtough not very hard to do), but still not sure I'll be rushing out to see it. Been a long time since I saw a really impressive sequel.

mood

KarenG said...

I'm just stunned that you posted a photo of yourself, Alex. Good luck to Yvonne on her new book of poetry!

Natalie Aguirre said...

Loved Yvonne's poem. And glad to hear the new Men in Black is better than #2.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Siv, it's a History Channel mini-series.

George, lucky you!

Melissa, I know! Wonder if it will overtake Titanic?

Moody, they are rare.

Karen, unfortunately it's not me!

The Angry Lurker said...

Hoping to see MIB III this weekend and just saw the trailer a little while ago for The Hatfields and The McCoys...what a great cast!

Suze said...

That was a lovely tribute to Yvonne, Alex.

Tonja said...

I assumed MIB was going to be like the second one. Maybe I'll see it (as if I ever get out of the house). I want an awesome online mom.

Jemi Fraser said...

Yvonne is an absolute sweetie! Love her :)

Cathy Olliffe-Webster said...

Congratulations on your book, Yvonne! Hope it sells like hotcakes!

And Alex, I have to tell you that my husband, Dave, is your biggest fan right now. First he read Cassa Fire because he didn't know which was which and just started reading. Now he's reading Cassa Star. HE LOVES THEM BOTH. I'm not kidding. And that's really saying something because Dave isn't an avid reader. In fact, most of his life he's read nothing but Louis L'Amour books. I bought him your books as a gift and was hoping he'd take an interest (because he loves sci fi on TV). Not only has he taken an interest, he is truly glued to your books. He is not the fastest reader but every night at bedtime he opens up his Kindle and reads until he can't keep his eyes open anymore. So kudos to you, Alex, for doing the impossible ... getting my husband to READ.

Creepy Query Girl said...

Aw, congratulations to your online Mom Yvonne! Loved her short poem explaining the book! And I didn't like MIB II either which is why I hadn't planned on seeing this one. But it sounds like it wasn't so bad!

Journaling Woman said...

A guest post done in poetry. Awesome Yvonne. Congrats on your new book!

Teresa

LynnRush said...

Awesome, Yvonne. How exciting!!

MIP3. Yep, that's going to be a "renter" for me, but it sure sounds good!!! Was the action awesome?

Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams said...

Congratulations to Yvonne!

And my son and daughter saw the new Men and Black and really enjoyed it (they hadn't seen the others, of course...so many years ago for the first one!)

michelle said...

Congrats to Yvonne on the book!
The MIB theme song is ringing in my head - *sings* here come the men in black... galaxy defenders...
Is the theme song the same for all MIB movies?

baygirl32 said...

Congrats Yvonne!

PVRing the Hatfields :)

Heather Murphy said...

What a cool relationship between you too, including the blurb.
We are watching Hatfields and McCoys here

Candilynn Fite said...

Go, Yvonne!! I remember her from She Writes, which *hangs head* I haven't been back to since my surgery. Congrats, Yvonne. :))

Saw Men in Black III this weekend. I liked it. Funny. For me, it was more about wrapping up a few holes in the storyline.

jaybird said...

Congrats to your online mom, Yvonne. Really enjoyed that poem, explaining her book. So clever.

I agree with you on MIB III, The Husband and I decided to pump more money into the Avengers, and wait for MIBIII to come out on DVD. :)

Gossip_Grl said...

Lovely poem and nice tribute to Yvonne. And I am so hooked on the Hatfield and McCoy Mini Series.

LD Masterson said...

Hmm, bunch of questions. I didn't know Yvonne, thanks for the indroduction. Can't think of any missed news. Haven't seen MIB III but intend to. Yup, added to The Avengers profits. And, yes!, I'm loving the H & M mini-series.

kmckendry said...

How exciting that you were asked for a blurb!
Congrats to Yvonne sounds like a wonderful book.

I finally got to see Avengers! It was awesome! :)

Christine Rains said...

A wonderful poem. Congrats to Wendy! I haven't seen any new movies this year. I'm eagerly waiting for my son to get old enough to take to the cinema with me!

Clarissa Draper said...

What a wonderful book o poetry. I'm going to check it out.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Lurker, the cast makes it!

Tonja, Yvonne makes an awesome one.

Cathy, that is wonderful! Tell him I am so happy he likes my books.

Lynn, yes it was.

Michelle, I don't remember.

Heather, good for you.

Gossip, even my wife is hooked.

jamieayres said...

Thanks for catching us up on alllllllll the Ninja news:) I wanted to see MIBIII but like you, the rest of my friends who've seen it say to wait for video . . . so I'll save my money.

jamieayres said...

Thanks for catching us up on alllllllll the Ninja news:) I wanted to see MIBIII but like you, the rest of my friends who've seen it say to wait for video . . . so I'll save my money.

Wanda said...

Yvonne is quite a talent. Our paths crossed in the initial A-Z challenge as well. I haven't seen either Avengers or MIBIII neither are really my cup of tea.

Rick Daley said...

I contributed to The Avengers. I'd like to see it again in the theater and will definitely buy it when it comes out on DVD.

I need to watch MIB (1) with my kids.

Roland D. Yeomans said...

Congratulations to Yvonne. Her posts are always fun and lovely. My Stetson's off to you for being asked to do the blurb. How neat is that?

Thanks, Jamie, for letting me know that the budget for IRON MAN III has been increased due to the enormous success of THE AVENGERS. And thanks, Alex, for mentioning Wendy's new book! Roland

Jeremy said...

I agree that Josh Brolin did an excellent Tommy Lee Jones. I also went and saw The Avengers for a second time because it was so good. I have recorded the first two episodes of The Hatfields and McCoys, but I haven't watched them yet.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Jamie, I'd wait.

Roland, it was beyond neat.

Jeremy, the mini series is really well done.

DL Hammons said...

I'll wait for the Blu-ray of MiB3, but I did see Battleship this weekend with my son. We both enjoyed it! I'm like Jeremy, recording the Hatfield & McCoy episodes for consumption later without commercials!

Happy Hump Day! :)

Stephen Tremp said...

Good luck to Yvonne and Written From The Heart! And we contributed to the Avengers astounding $$$ total. Twice. ANd worth it!

Thanks for the MIB III review. We'll see that sometime this week.

M Pax said...

Congrats to Yvonne and Wendy. Very lovely poem by Yvonne.

Will wait for the dvd on MIB3, but then I usually do ... :) Hope you're getting lots of writing done.

Miss Jack Lewis Baillot said...

I enjoyed Miss Yvonne's poetry immensely! She is wonderful!!

I have yet to see Men in Black III, but if I do go to the threare again any time soon it will be to see The Avengers again. As much as I like Will Smith, I'd rather watch super heroes saving the world. I do plan on seeing MIBIII though, sometime.

Oh, I want to see The Hatfields and McCoys but I forgot about the show. I'm going to have to see if it is on Hulu

shelly said...

Yvonne seems to be extremely sweet. It shows in what she wrote. How nice.

Well, I'm just visiting blogs. I'm still on hiatus.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Alex .. great post with Yvonne .. I commented on the A - Z one ..

Not sure I'll do the films - though the Avengers I might go to sometime ..

Cheers Hilary

Jo said...

Friend said Avengers was great, I thought it was to do with Emma Peel and Mr. Sneed, obviously not. I don't think I will bother until iTunes has it.

How lovely to get your poetry published, maybe I should try with mine.

Joshua said...

I'm waiting to see Hatfields & McCoys until I have all three recorded. It seems one of those things that I won't want to wait for the next part.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

DL, told you it was fun!

Mary, I am!

Miss Jack, I think they are playing all six hours tonight.

Jo, you should.

Joshua, it's been tough to wait twice now!

Leigh Covington said...

The book sounds wonderful! I love poetry and enjoyed her little poem right here. I am definitely going to get this! Poetry is so powerful.

Thanks for sharing Alex! And I am looking forward to MIB3! Whoo-hoo!

Tasha Seegmiller said...

I love Yvonne. She is such a sweetheart and I love when she comments, that I can hear her accent in her words.

Summer Ross said...

I still have not seen Avengers or MIB III. Yvonne- glad to see you!

Morgan said...

Love the lighthearted feel and subtle humor Yvonne brings across in her writing. I *really* enjoyed that! And for a moment, I thought we were getting to see the ninja! Ah well... Danny's shirt is definitely Ninja worthy ;)

Arlee Bird said...

I'm so glad you featured Yvonne on the A to Z Blog today. Appropriate since she was the first person to sign up for the first Challenge.
Hatfields and McCoys? Haven't seen anything about this, but I'd be game for this one if it were good.


Lee
An A to Z Co-Host
Tossing It Out

Michael Offutt, Tebow Cult Initiate said...

First off, that's a real big tease to post a picture and then say it's not you. You know that's what everyone was thinking "Do we finally get to see the Alex Cavanaugh?"

Second, am I the only one that didn't mind MIB2? I've liked all three movies. I liked the latest installment quite a bit and intend on seeing it again soon with friends who are going to visit.

So yeah, I guess I'm weird. I didn't mind MIBII, and I really liked the first one.

Christopher Hudson said...

Kudos Yvonne.

I hate to disagree with the Captain, but I thought MIB II was a little better than MIB III ... but neither captured the creativity and fun of the first one.

Cassie Mae said...

I'm amazed by people who can write such beautiful poetry. :)

Eve said...

Hey Alex! That's awesome that you got to write a blurb for this book! Congratulations!!..It looks good...I did not see MIB3, not my kind of movie, same with the Avengers..(sorry!)...I saw Kevin Costner on the Anderson show talking about the Hatfields and McCoys..it sounds good, but I don't get the channel it's on.
Take care Alex, and have a terrific day!

Nancy Thompson said...

I admire anyone who can write poetry. And you blurbed for her? What an honor...for both of you. Why didn't I think of asking you? Darn! Is it too late?

Well those sub photos are cool. As an architect & interior designer, I'm not too fond of overly themed rooms, but they were well-done, especially the kid's room. Good publicity for the designer & fabricator.

I've only seen the ads, but Josh Brolin's spot-on as a young Tommy Lee Jones.

Julie Dao said...

Yvonne is a truly sweet lady and I always love visiting her blog!

Mina Burrows said...

Beautiful poetry. Thx for sharing.

I'm so glad MIB is good this time around. I'm debating seeing that one. :)

mshatch said...

Haven't seen MIB but I am definitely going to see Prometheus when it comes out. I've also seen the ads for Hatfield/McCoys and it did look cool (I do like a good western).

Patricia Stoltey said...

I'm reading Yvonne's book of poetry and enjoying her work very much. I also follow her blog and have always enjoyed the music she picks to go with her poems.

Rachna Chhabria said...

I thought I will finally get to see a picture of you, but I guess I will have to wait for that day ;)

Your online mom sounds great, and her poetry is super.

D.G. Hudson said...

Like MIB, since anything Will Smith is in 'will' be good, IMO. With Tommy Lee Jones, it's a good match.

Poetry can soothe our worried minds or at least distract us.
Will check out Yvonne later today.

I'm now on Bk 2 - CassaFire, Alex, and I like the beginning. Byron hasn't lost any of his spunk. . .

Maurice Mitchell said...

Great Ninja news Alex and guest post. Yvonne is so cool. I did see MIB3 and my review is coming next week.
@Yvonne Alex wrote your blub? How cool is that?
- Maurice Mitchell
The Geek Twins | Film Sketchr
@thegeektwins | @mauricem1972

Hart Johnson said...

Oh, congratulations to Yvonne on her book release! I wish her the best with it!

MIB3 looks pretty good--I like the humor or those best, though I have a read to recommend that is almost the same only paranormal beings instead of aliens: Hard Spell by Justin (G something).

Charles Gramlich said...

Well met, Yvonne.

Emily R. King said...

I admire all poets! Great seeing Yvonne on your blog, Alex.

farawayeyes said...

Loved MIB III and Yvonne.

Andrew Leon said...

I'm with Michael, I liked MiBII. No, it wasn't as good as the first, but it was still pretty enjoyable. I'm crying because I don't think I'm going to be able to make it to 3 at the theater. :(

Thanks for the plug! It's much appreciated!

Michael Abayomi said...

I never did see MIB 2, despite loving the first one to bits. I guess I'll have to go watch it now that part 3 is finally here. I'm glad you enjoyed it and I am looking forward to seeing it as a result of this review.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Leigh, she will be so happy to hear that!

Morgan, no such luck.

Lee, she is the veteran! And you'd enjoy Hatfields and McCoys.

Michael, just didn't resonate with me. Third one was good, but not enough to go back and see again with so many good movies coming out.

Eve, sorry you don't get to see the mini-series!

Nancy, not too late!

MsHatch, check it out tonight.

Patricia, she'll be thrilled to hear that!

DG, glad you are enjoying it!!!

Andrew, you're welcome.

nutschell said...

I have yet to see MIB III but it sounds rocking!

Nutschell
www.thewritingnut.com

Sherry Ellis said...

Yvonne's book sounds lovely. I'll have to check it out. I have not seen MIB III, but it's on my list of movies to see. Glad to hear it was good.

Juliana Haygert said...

Not sure I'll watch MIB III when it goes out in bluray and dvd ...
I hate when they do sequels for the sake of money and not for the sake of art ...

Johanna Garth said...

Is that you and Yvonne together in the photo?

Her poem was lovely!

Shiela Calderón Blankemeier said...

Can't wait to see MIB3. Going this weekend. Thanks for the review :)

Milo James Fowler said...

I heard Brolin's awesome in this; already added it to my Netflix queue!

Donna Shields said...

I am loving The Hatfields and McCoys.

Rachel Morgan said...

What a great poem, Yvonne!

I haven't watched the other MIB movies, but I'm keen to see this one.

Off to congratulate Wendy on her book :-)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Michael, the way they did III, it was as if II never existed.

Johanna, it's not me!

Donna, isn't it good?

Southpaw said...

Thanks for introducing Yvonne and her poetry.

Also, that's great news about MIB3! Hooray!

S. L. Hennessy said...

I think Andrew's book sounds amazing. I told him that it seemed like a wonderful way to get kids interested in reading, and the more I think about it, the more I'm sure that's true.

I'm still planning my MIB3 viewing. Glad to hear it was better than 2, which I enjoyed, but felt was just marginal at the end of the day.

Jennifer Hillier said...

Okay, confession: we went to see Men In Black III last Friday, then afterwards we snuck into The Avengers (which was my second time seeing it - the first time, we paid, I swear!!)

I liked MIB! It was very funny and Josh Brolin totally did a spot-on Tommy Lee Jones, to the point where I totally forgot they were actually different people (if that makes sense). And Avengers was just as good the second time. :)

Carol Kilgore said...

Five Stars to Yvonne and Alex!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

SL, I thought what Andrew did for the kids was great.

Jennifer, you stole seven bucks from the Avengers! I'm sure they won't miss it though.

Thanks, Carol!

Sarah Ahiers said...

oh man, i really want to see MIBIII. I don't know when i'll find the time

Mary Aalgaard, Play off the Page said...

I am connected with Yvonne. Congrats on being asked to write a blurb for her book. MIB III sounds good. I haven't, yet, seen Avengers.

Play off the Page

Carrie Butler said...

Yvonne's poem was a wonderful way to share about her book. :)

Donna K. Weaver said...

Nice tribute to Yvonne. Love her!

Hubby's dying to watch MIB III. I was less than thrilled with II so I've been hesitant. You've given me the encouragement I need to go willingly. lol

ediFanoB said...

Hi Alex,

I follow Yvonne. Unfortunately I'm a bit behind with reading her posts.

MIB III is one of the movies I want to see in 2012.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Donna, it's much better than II. If he really wants to see it, go - it won't be torture for you.

Edi, be curious to hear what you thought of it.

Heather M. Gardner said...

I'm thinking of going to see The Avengers again and my husband wants to see MIB3 so it should work out okay!

Great poem. I do like her stuff.

Good info.

How's the writing coming along?
Heather

Angela Orlowski-Peart said...

Yvonne sounds like such a special lady!

I'm looking forward to watching MIB3 when it comes on DVD :-)

RaShelle Workman said...

Yvonne sounds amazing!

Glad to know you enjoyed MIB III, I was worried. We'll go see it, I'm sure.

Cate Masters said...

What a lovely tribute to your online Mom.

Angela Brown said...

Thank you for bringing this brilliant poet to my attention. I have not seen MIB III but have been considering giving more of my hard earned money to The Avengers. The movie's just do darn good.

Great success to all those you've higlighted today!!

klahanie said...

Greetings Alex and to your mum (sorry, my spell check insists on mum instead of "mom"), Yvonne.
Very good Yvonne and whatever's written in your heart is all that matters...and what's this about "Britain's continual rain"? Um, don't you know that in Britain we have evidently been having a "drought".
Anything has got to be a vast improvement of MIB 11.
All the best to you both and happy writing.
Gary

Pat Tillett said...

I haven't seen the Avengers yet, but I intend to. Men in black III, I will also see!

The Golden Eagle said...

That was a great poem! And yup, I'm following her.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Heather, three chapters done and I'm on a roll!

RaShelle, go and enjoy!

Gary, she lives in England - maybe it's raining where she lives?

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

I like Will Smith (and some men in black), so I might need to consider this one.

Going to check out Yvonne's blog now. Her big heart is evident, based on this photo and poem alone.

xoRobyn

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

I like Will Smith (and some men in black), so I might need to consider this one.

Going to check out Yvonne's blog now. Her big heart is evident, based on this photo and poem alone.

xoRobyn

Leovi said...

Great poet, yes, Yvonne Lewis writes poems interesting.

tfwalsh said...

Great poem Yvonne... thanks for sharing.

Hubby watched MIB3 and said it wasn't 'great'... might wait for it to come to DVD:)

She Writes Here Now said...

How in the world do you keep up with all this :)?

Lynda R Young said...

That's so cool to be honoured that way in Yvonne's book :)

Glad to read your review of MIB3. I was a lilttle wary of it, but since you enjoyed it, I might go see it after all.

Chuck said...

I am going to go visit Yvonne tonight. Very nice that you got to blurb her book! I will probably wait for MIBIII to hit the DVD circuit...and I am recording all 3 nights of the H&M mini-series so my wife and I can have a marathon on Sunday...for my birthday!

Imogen said...

Only wish I could have reseen Avengers. I loved that movie. But alas, my cinema budget's all finished up. I can't wait til it comes out on DVD.

Elana Johnson said...

Oooh, a book of poetry. I'll be checking that out. And great movie review! I need to get out to more movies, clearly.

TL Conway said...

Congrats to Yvonne!

Thanks for sharing the link to the submarine pics. I LOVE submarines so many of those were right up my alley!

And no, haven't seen MIB3 OR The Avengers yet. I need to get out more...

Jessica Salyer said...

Beautiful poem, Yvonne. I heard MIB 3 is good. I'll have to go see it.

Tara Tyler said...

awww! that was sweet and fun poem!

i'd still like to see mib3 it in theaters, glad to hear its a great flick =)

James Anderson said...

MIB III is definitely on the list. Now to find a babysitter for the 2 year old. Nice poem Yvonne, I'll have to check out more. Thanks for another great post Alex.

Lindi said...

Alex and Yvonne--Loved the poem. How clever and fun!
I don't see many movies, so I haven't contributed to the Avengers billion$ take in. :)

Michael Pierce said...

Thanks for highlighting Yvonne! Wonderful poem. The interview on A to Z Challenge was a true insight into the inspiration that is Yvonne. :)

Anna Smith said...

I love the way Yvonne can turn an everyday event, into a very beautiful poem :)

Sangu Mandanna said...

This was a lovely tribute to Yvonne, Alex! I must check her new poetry out.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Robyn, her heart is indeed big!

TF, that's a fair assessment.

She Writes - Ninja skills!

Chuck, you will enjoy it! And happy birthday early.

Michael, glad you enjoyed both posts.

Thanks, everyone!

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Alex I would like to thank you for hosting me today I will be forever grateful and appreciate it very much.

To all the many people who commented and joined my followers I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Yvonne.

Rusty Webb said...

I didn't get to see MIB last weekend. The kids didn't want to see it, even the wife said no. She's all about seeing that Snow White movie coming up though. I'll probably see that one, maybe I can talk her into seeing MIB in a double feature or something.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

I follow Yvonne and her poetry is wonderful.

Theresa Milstein said...

How nice to see Yvonne here. Good luck, Yvonne!

I loved the first MIB. Good to know this one is good.

Laura Eno said...

I watched the MIB III trailer and it looked boring to me...more of the same stuff in retreads.
Nice feature of Yvonne!

Karen Lange said...

Yvonne sounds like a very inspirational influence in your life - what a blessing for you! Will have to hop over to her place.

Have a great weekend!

Helen Ginger said...

I have seen the Avengers. And loved it. Haven't seen Men In Black, but expect to, maybe this coming weekend.

Congratulations to Yvonne on her book of poetry and to you for being asked to do a cover blurb!

Spacerguy said...

The Avengers sounds real good... so does MIB3. Its tough deciding soemtimes.

Talli Roland said...

YAY YVONNE! She is so sweet and lovely and deserves every little bit of recognition she gets!

Stephsco said...

I enjoyed MIB 3 - as you said, Josh Brolin was excellent as a younger Tommy lee Jones, I really felt like I was watching TLJ himself! I also liked a more mature Will Smith, but still funny and some great lines. I was probably most impressed by SNL's Bill Hader as Andy Warhol - had no idea he'd be in it! I <3 Hader, he is so versitile.

cleemckenzie said...

I do follow Yvonne and I do enjoy her poetry. Glad to find her featured here today!

Allison said...

I contributed more money to the Avengers' billion plus take.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Yvonne, you are welcome, and they really came out in support of you for this post!

Rusty, I know I'll be catching Snow White and the Huntsman this weekend.

Laura, this one was different, but nothing earth shattering.

Helen, I was so honored to do the blurb.

Stephsco, he really looked like Warhol.

Ciara said...

I can tell you have a lot of respect for her. She seems like such a nice and gracious lady. I'm headed to her blog next. :)

I enjoy most everything Will Smith is in, but I think I'll wait until this one comes to video. I'm glad it was better than II, though.

Jennifer Lane said...

Yvonne, I love that your guest post is a poem! Perfect.

Alex, were the fun little aliens (I forget what they're called but they were smoking in the break room in the first movie) in MIB III? They're my favorite.

Dafeenah said...

Yvonne is so sweet. I met her during the A-Z challenge last year. She's such a kind hearted wonderful person.

Leovi said...

Interesting proposal of Andrew Leon.

Cherie Reich said...

Beautiful poem!

And I can't wait to see Men in Black 3. I love those movies.

Nicki Elson said...

The boys in my house went to see MIB3 last weekend - gave it two thumbs up. Me, I didn't even know there'd been a MIB2.

Clever poem, Yvonne - congratualtions! Congrats to Wendy and Andrew too.

Helena said...

Congratulations to Yvonne, and what an honor it is indeed for you to write a blurb for her.

Don't know what it is about steampunk, but some of it I really like, and the picture on this link were fascinating.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Ciara, Yvonne is really special. And I'd wait for video.

Jennifer, they are there! And they sing.

Nicki, you need to get out more.

Helena, glad you enjoyed them.

Rick said...

Hi Alex!

Yvonne seems like a wonderful person to have around on the web. I'll take a look at her book. And I haven't been away from the keyboard long enough to see any movies in a long time, but I'll check out The Avengers and MIB III. I'll list it as a business expense for my accountant.

Monti said...

Yvonne sounds like a nice lady. I'm impressed by 151 comments! Wow!

Thanks for introducing us to a poet.

Monti
Mary Montague Sikes

Nicole said...

What a lovely intro from Yvonne!

Cat Lavoie said...

Congrats on writing the blurb! That's awesome! Yvonne's poetry is lovely so I will definitely check out her collection!

Ella said...

I think of Yvonne as my great aunt!
I knew we were related! lol
She is an amazing lady that I am so happy to know~

Thanks for the info on MIB3....I so want to go see The Avengers, again ;D

Susanne Drazic said...

I enjoyed Yvonne's poem. : ) Haven't seen MIB III. Will just wait for it to come out on DVD. Hubby and I DVR'd the Hatfields & McCoys.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Rick, that works for me!

Thanks, Cat!

Ella, it's just as good the second time.

Susanne, you'll dig it.