Monday, November 24, 2014

Cool Geek Christmas Gifts, How I Miss You Blogfest, and Ninja News!

Cool Christmas Gifts for the Geeks in Your Life

Christmas is just one month away! Don’t panic – I found some cool, geeky stuff that Santa can bring…

Dancing Groot – only $9.99 from Toys R Us

Star Trek t-shirts – only $28.64 from RedBubble

Captain America Minion iPhone case – only $7.05 from Ali Express
(And they have a lot more Minion super heroes.)

The Ewoking Dead t-shirt – only $15.00 from Gifts.com

Pre-order for 2015
Melting Nazi from Raiders of the Lost Ark candle – only $31.29 from Firebox

And of course, retro t-shirts from Jeremy Hawkins’ Neat-O-Shop, including the Better Off Dead hamburger and the Ninja Army!

Ninja News

At the A to Z Blog today is Joss from Dreaming of Publication, talking about her theme for the Challenge – dogs!

It’s time for the second annual Holiday Food Drive! Started by MJ Joachim and the late Tina Downey, MJ is continuing the tradition with Jeremy Hawkins again providing the graphic. Check out how you can participate HERE and at the Effectively Human Community on Google+.


Are you a self-published indie author? Then you need to check out this giant list of indie book reviewers – over five hundred! Courtesy of laekanzeakemp.

Want to know what it’s like to be a full time writer? Then you need to read this post by Steven Symes.

Thank to everyone who has added Dragon of the Stars to their Goodread lists and voted for it in the Most Anticipated Science Fiction of 2015 list. It’s climbed to number three!




New releases!

Tarsier Man – A War Like None Before
By Pat Hatt

Dead Wrong
By Patricia Stoltey

Beacon
By Angela Brown

How I Miss You Blogfest

Hosted by Andrew Leon, Alex J. Cavanaugh, and Matthew MacNish

The bloggers you miss and the ones you would miss.
List one to three bloggers you really miss.
List one to three bloggers you would really miss if they stopped blogging.
And then go let them know!

The three bloggers I miss are…

Mark Means at Left and Write
Mark still posts now and then, but not at the same pace he used to post. The dude is a cool geek and I miss the geeky updates. Plus his A to Z Challenge themes always rock.

Old Kitty at Ten Lives and Second Chances
One of my first blogger buddies was Old Kitty. She’d post photos of her cat Charlie, now joined by Gumtree. It’s been many months since she posted and I really miss her. No one is as upbeat and positive as Old Kitty.

Tina Downey at Life is Good
I couldn’t do this list without mentioning Tina. I think about her often and there is still this void where her snark and humor used to reside. There are people you can’t imagine being gone, can’t imagine dying, and that’s what I always thought about Tina. I know she’s having a grand time in Heaven, running through the sunflowers, but the world is just a little bit dimmer without her light. Love you and miss you, Tina.

People I would miss if they stopped blogging:

This was tough! I’d miss all of you. Rather than play favorites, I thought I’d list three people who might not realize how much I’d miss them…

LG Keltner at Writing Off the Edge
LG, you are a fellow science fiction geek and writer, and you are so faithful to your friends. You always have the best A to Challenge themes and have dedicated yourself to the IWSG. (And you’re one of my best co-hosts.) You would be sorely missed, so don’t ever quit!

Ivy at The Happy Whisk
Ivy, I count on you for my daily laugh and chuckle. We’ve followed each other for years and I enjoy both your posts and our email banter. You paused in your blogging once before, and it really sucked. Don’t do it again. You are indeed Wonder Woman. And you always make me laugh.

Heather Gardner at The Waiting is the Hardest Part
Heather!!!! If I ever posted and there wasn’t an ‘Alex!!!’ in the comments from you, I’d send out a search party. You are one of the funniest, snarkiest, most spirited and strong-willed people I know. You rock the A to Z Team, keeping us in line. You’re such an awesome supporter and someone I can count on a hundred percent. You’re also one of my best friends. You ROCK!

Who do you miss? Who would you miss?



See some geeky gifts you just have to buy? Joining the Holiday Food Drive or picking up some new books? And who do you miss and who would you miss in the blogging world…?

I will be traveling over the Thanksgiving holiday, so I’ll be very sparse here online Wednesday through Saturday. To all my American friends, have an awesome Thanksgiving!

155 comments:

NASHVILLECATS said...

Will be doing my blogfest later, Good people you miss Alex.
Have a good day.

The Happy Whisk said...

Wow, Alex. Had no idea you were gonna add me to this list. Thanks for that, you are one good egg.

I've been blogging so much now, that I honestly forgot that I stepped away for a bit awhile back. Thanks for the reminder and the kind, kind words.

Very very happy to know you and yeah, I enjoy the banter as well.

Good stuff, indeed.

Zoltán Gecse said...

These geek stuffs are great! I'd like to buy some.

Dixie@dcrelief said...

Hi Alex. The Dancing Groot has caught my attention - maybe it's the cutesy face!
I miss HazelMarieElliot(Mattie) who passed away in 2012. An exceptional poet and friend. I sometimes go back and reread all of the emails. What a champion of words.
Have a great time away and Happy Thanksgiving. I appreciate your visits to my blog home!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Alex .. been to see Joss's post at the A-Z ... Food Drive I'm ready for next week ...

Great that so many books are out there .. thanks for reminding us of the new ones.

I'd meant to put Old Kitty in my missing persons .. I just hope her move is going through sometime ..

Tina - you can't say more ... but Heather seems to be slipping into her shoes .. Cheers to one and all - Hilary

Rhonda Albom said...

wonderfully fun gift ideas. As for the blogfest, I image Tina will be on everyone's list. I need to check out Ivy's blog, as I can use a laugh.

Lynda R Young said...

lol! I love the Captain America Minion iPhone case!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I so want one of those Ewoking Dead t-shirts! Have a happy Thanksgiving, Alex!

Carolyn Brown said...

A big thanks to laekanzeakemp for the indie review list! Awesome stuff!

Well done to you with Dragon of the Stars, sitting on number 3 in the voting!


Natalie Aguirre said...

I miss Kitty too. Hope it worked out for her to get her new house.

Have a great holiday!

Huntress said...

Hmm. I recognize every one of those geeky references. Making me a confirmed geek I think.
Love your shout out to Tina. Very nice.

Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams said...

I sort of like that Captain America minion... :)

I like the idea behind this blogfest...because these are friends, not just bloggers, and when they're not online we can really feel their absence.

Dani said...

What a great list of fellow bloggers!

Love all of those geeky Christmas gifts. The "Red Shirts" one made LOL. And Groot is already one my kids' list... all four of them. My 5 year old girl is dying to get her hands on that movie when it releases. We watched it at a dinner movie theater and she loved it! And I've always loved Ewok's so I think I might have to sneak in a self-purchase!!

Gail said...

Happy Thanksgiving

Jemi Fraser said...

The red shirt shirt rocks! Love it :)
Great choices for people :)

J.L. Murphey said...

Great choices of the six named. I think we all miss Tina.

Alex have a safe Thanksgiving and watch out for the idiots on the road.

Sandra Almazan said...

I see R2-D2 gadgets advertised in my Facebook feed a lot. He can be a car charger for your devices or come apart to become a set of measuring cups and spoons.

We'd sure miss you if you stopped blogging, Alex!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Ivy, I hope you don't step away again!

Dixie, it's so hard when we lose a blogging buddy like that.

Hilary, I really miss Kitty. And you nailed it - Heather has really stepped up to fill the void.

Lynda, they had a dozen more!

Carol, geek is cool.

Elizabeth, exactly!

Dani, seeing it at a dinner theater would be awesome. And sounds like your house will be full of Dancing Groots.

JL, and there will be idiots...

Sandra, thank you!

Elsie Amata said...

The Ewoks are adorable and so is that minion phone case. But, I think I may buy that Dancing Groot, just perfect for my hubby! He'd get a kick out of it.

Tina is truly missed and I'm glad you highlighted her. I'd also miss Ivy - terribly. She's such a fun blogger to read.

Al Diaz said...

I think I'll get the minion cases for the dwarves. I want a dancing grout myself. That's one plant I am sure will not dry in my presence. I'll also add Jeremy's shirts to my Wish List, although Santa always brings me coal. Probably because he knows coal is good for inner dragon fire, hahaha. Ah, I miss Tina too. I often think of her.

Jackie said...

The Ewoking Dead t-shirt... I want that!!! LOVE it!
I'd miss LG at Writing Off the Edge, too. She's awesome!

mshatch said...

I miss Old Kitty, too.

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

Minions! :) And that Ewoking Dead shirt cracked me up.

Have a great Thanksgiving, Alex!

kaykuala said...

Dainty gifts and great new releases. Should be good for Christmas. Have a great Thanksgiving Alex!

Hank

Matthew MacNish said...

So sad about Tina. She was always such a light.

Southpaw HR Sinclair said...

I love the red shirts shirt!

Jo said...

I only just got to know Ivy at the Happy Whisk, but I agree, I would miss her.

There are so many I would miss but of course Tina tops the list. I still can't accept her loss.

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

Ivy and I have been connected all along but she recently reached out as a friend, and I'm so grateful. I'm glad you mentioned her too. LG is a fun computer geek, and there's Tina. No words. xo

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Elsie, we'll probably end up with one of those Dancing Groots.

Al, Jeremy has some awesome shirts.

Matthew, she was.

Robyn, no words are enough...

M. L. Swift said...

Hey Alex,

I saw that Groot bobblehead and thought it was cool, too. They also have the whole Trueblood cast, but what I'm really looking for is a Poe one. With a big head, not a little head (I found one with a little one).

Just wanted to say hey. I posted a LONG post, a lot of rambling and whatnot...you don't really have to read it; I know you're busy. Just finally coming out of my slump and wanted to fill everybody in. I've always appreciated you and IWSG. You have always and will continue to be an important part of my writerly journey. Thanks.

- Mike

Beverly Stowe McClure said...

Love the geek Christmas gifts. Must get busy with my shopping, after Thanksgiving.

Have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving.

ediFanoB said...

I like to see the gadgets bt would never buy one.
As soon as you loose interest they will turn into dust catcher.

M. J. Joachim said...

Hi Alex,
Thanks for helping promote the Holiday Food Drive. I will always miss Tina here in Blog Land. I would miss several other people too, friends I've made that are true treasures in my world. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, kind friend!

L.G. Smith said...

Hey, you just made my Christmas shopping a lot easier. :)

Vanessa Morgan said...

I just received a cook book from Breaking Bad. A perfect geek present :)

Karen Walker said...

I just might have to get the Dancing Groot. What is a groot? Happy thanksgiving to you and your family. Have a wonderful holiday.

Heather M. Gardner said...

Ewoking Dead! That is awesome!

ALEX!!

You made me cry!

You're exactly what a best friend should be. I don't know what I'd do without you. Thank you, my friend.

L.G. and Ivy are great bloggers.

I miss Tina, too. I hope we are all doing her proud.

Have a wonderful Ninja Thanksgiving with your family.

ALEX!!! :)

L. Diane Wolfe said...

I want a dancing Groot.

I do miss Tina. Still can't believe she's gone.

Liz Fichera said...

I like geeky stuff. My Christmas list just got longer.

Happy Thanksgiving, Alex!

Robyn Campbell said...

Love seeing Tina included. Great Blogfest, Alex.

Hmm, a dancing Groot. Will tweet about the food drive.

Be safe in your travels and have a wonderful Thanksgiving. I'll be cooking on the farm and having lots of people here.

Shell Flower said...

The Ewoking Dead cracked me up. I dig the Ninja Army shirt, too! Congrats on getting to the top three of the Goodreads list. Woo hoo! Have an amazing holiday--you deserve the time off.

Pat Hatt said...

haha I'd have to go with the dancing Groot too. They must be making some pile of money off the merchandise for that movie.

Thanks for the shout and yeah many to miss indeed.

Beth Ellyn Summer said...

I'd def miss your blog of course, as well as Leandra Wallace's since she's such a great person, and the first blog I ever followed! (I didn't know squat about the blogging world before I met her) :)

Christine Rains said...

Awesome geeky gifts! I voted for your book. :) There are so many bloggers I'd miss if they stopped. Like Tammy Theriault. She really makes me laugh. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Jay Noel said...

I'm loving the Minion phone case and the Groot. I think the Dancing Groot is going to be tough to find this Christmas.

From your Miss You Blogfest list, I've got some new sites to visit.

SA Larsenッ said...

I am going all geeky over Groot!!! I must have one for my desk. So love it. Best of luck with the blogfest.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Mike, I will be by later to read! Thanks for the kind words.

MJ, you're welcome.

Vanessa, that sounds wicked.

Heather! Now my blog post is complete. I didn't want to make you cry though...

Pat, you're welcome.

Beth, thanks!

Christine, appreciate that.

A Beer For The Shower said...

"Honey, I got you a melting Nazi for Christmas! ...Why are you upset?"

I miss Tina too, and like you, I couldn't name all the people I'd miss. I'd miss everyone. So... it's just best if everyone sticks around.

Sarah Foster said...

Great choices, and now I have a couple new blogs to follow! I wish I had gotten to know Tina sooner.

Dean K Miller said...

One of the best gift collections I've ever seen. I could use a couple of them! Will get Pat's book right away, she's awesome. Indie book reviewers is a great resource. Have a great Thanksgiving. . . we are thankful for you.

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

We're participating in some local food drives. I miss Mark too and I would definitely miss Ivy. I should have put her on my list.

VR Barkowski said...

Great gift ideas, Alex. Particularly the dual purpose No Red Shirts? tee. Great for ST fans and for Cal fans at a Stanford match-up where you take your life in your hands if you show-up wearing red.

Happy Thanksgiving!

VR Barkowski

Al Penwasser said...

Me buy geeky gifts? If you only knew how many pictures I took with the skeleton I bought at COSTCO for Halloween!

T. Drecker said...

I googled 'geek/nerd gifts' a couple times this past week - my clan is full of these. (yay!)

Patricia Stoltey said...

Thanks for listing Dead Wrong with the new releases, Alex. I really appreciate that.

Love the geeky gift suggestions. The no red shirt T-shirt would be perfect for my Star Trek loving husband.

Angela Brown said...

That Star Trek t-shirt is too cool. I might have to make that a Christmas present for myself.

I've enjoyed checking out the various blogs mentioned for the Miss You blogfest. It's a great way to find other interesting blogs to check out.

And thank you so much for mentioning Beacon. I'm very humbled :-)

Hart Johnson said...

HA! That Ewoking Dead is FABULOUS!!! And I miss your missed bloggers, too.

Sarah Ahiers said...

Oh i remember Old Kitty! I wonder where she got herself off to?

Suzanne Furness said...

Some popular gifts here I'm sure! Some great folks on your 'Miss You' list and it is wonderful to see Tina remembered on so many blogs today.

Suze said...

I like the melting guy from Raiders and the Better Off Dead tee. :)

Julie Flanders said...

The melting Nazi candle cracks me up. I loved Joss' dog theme - have to go check out her post.
Happy Thanksgiving, Alex!

Cathrina Constantine said...

I love to look at wacky gifts, but I hardly ever buy them.

Happy Thanksgiving, Alex!

Dianne K. Salerni said...

The Ewoking Dead.
Snort, snort, giggle, giggle.
Maybe if the Ewoks had been zombies, they wouldn't have ruined that movie.

Birgit said...

Love the Star Treks T-Shirts and the Ewoks-too funny! I loved Joss's dog theme post and she is so much fun. Have a wonderful thanksgiving and if i didn't say it before-In the week of thanks-Thanks for being on this blogworld and convincing me to do the A to Z challenge!

Cherie Reich said...

Happy Thanksgiving! And I am getting one of the Dancing Groot toys. :D

Fundy Blue said...

Hi Alex! Loved this post! Your gift suggestions actually helped me big time ~ got this eighteen year-old nephew ... I'm looking forward to checking out new blogs through this blogfest. Have a good one!

Leovi Leovi said...

I love Dancing Groot! Good gift!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Brandon and Bryan, I don't see anything wrong with a melting Nazi...

Al, you should post those!

Patricia, you're welcome.

Angela, you are most welcome!

Suze, I have that t-shirt and wear it all the time.

Dianne, that made me laugh!!!

Birgit, thanks, and glad you did it.

Thanks everyone and have an awesome Thanksgiving!

Elephant's Child said...

Happy Thanksgiving to all those who celebrate. And a happy day to all the rest of us.
I have lost/misplaced a few bloggers and while I miss them they have enriched my life. And still enrich it - even in their absence.
Who would I miss? So very many people. Education, beauty, laughter... I would be very, very ungrateful if I didn't.

Cassie Mae said...

You had 69 comments, and I'm commenting so you don't anymore, lol!

I love Heather! I see her floating around FB often, and I'd totally miss her if she disappeared

Robin said...

My father was a Star Trek fan, so that T-shirt about the red shirts cracked me up. He would've appreciated that one, I think!

Blogging is a crazy thing. Sometimes people just get tired of it, or life gets too busy, and they quit. I'm not sure they realize quite how much they are missed. Maybe this blogfest will help them to remember and carry on!

Andrew Leon said...

I mostly just hit ThinkGeek. They usually cover, well, everything.

I was actually just talking about Mark last night to my wife. heh

Liz A. said...

I've been looking for the perfect Christmas gift for my brother, and the hamburger just might be it. It's that perfect combo of obscure pop culture reference and humor.

Carrie-Anne said...

I love the Dancing Groot and Captain American phone holder!

Sherry Ellis said...

Those are cute presents for geeks! It's hard to believe Christmas is in a month! Thanks for hosting the blogfest. I'd miss the Happy Whisk lady, too!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Cassie, what's wrong with sixty-nine? Good to hear from you.

Liz, Jeremy would appreciate it if you ordered it!

rebeccabradleycrime.com said...

OMG I just have to get my little man a dancing Groot, he loved that film. Ok, WE loved that film :) (I'm hoping they're in the UK as well)

Happy Thanksgiving Alex.

Empty Nest Insider said...

Love the Dancing Grout and Captain America iPhone case! Terrific list of bloggers, and it's so sad about Tina. Hope you and your wife have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Julie

Murees Dupé said...

I would forever be in my brother's good graces if I got him a Star Trek shirt. I would buy the dancing Groot for myself. Have a great week.

Karen M. Peterson said...

Geek gifts are the best gifts!

Jeremy Hawkins said...

THANK YOU... for the shout out and the help for a great needed cause. I think about the sites I would miss and it still makes me very sad to think about Tina, gone. It's really a tough call I visit really only a few anymore and without them... without all of my list I would be missing more than just three...

We are Groot!

Jeremy

Mary Aalgaard said...

Fun and funny gifts that you found and posted! Also, great blogs that you do miss and would miss if they weren't out there. What a fun and exciting world we live in with cyber connections all over!

Maurice Mitchell said...

That case is an epic combo of Captain America and Dispicable Me and Mark is missed by many of us.

Kelly Polark said...

I love Geeky Gifts!

I especially love the dancing Groot!

Clarissa Draper said...

What happened to Old Kitty? I've followed her blog for a long time but she hasn't posted for a long time.

Also, excellent gifts!

I love that blog post of all the 500+ review sites. Thanks for posting that.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Murees, nothing wrong with getting yourself a gift!

Jeremy, you're welcome!

Clarissa, I knew it would help someone. And last I heard, Old Kitty was trying to buy a house.

L.G. Keltner said...

Oh, I feel so special now! Thank you! Reading this post really made my day! And for the record, you're not allowed to quit blogging either. I'm even wearing my Ninja Army t-shirt right now.

We all miss Tina. She was definitely a ray of sunshine in this blogging world of ours.

Love the Star Trek t-shirts!

mooderino said...

The moment I saw the baby Groot dancing at the end of GotG I just new it was going to be a toy. How could it not?

mood

Mark Means said...

Some very cool, geeky, stuff for the holidays....especially digging that melting Nazi from Raiders!

Thank you very much for the shout out and it's always nice to know that my geeky efforts have been missed :) I miss my blogging pals, as well, and probably miss them more than they miss me. :)

I hope you have a very blessed holiday season.

Cherie Colyer said...

I totally want that dancing Groot! The Captain America Minion is cool too. =)

Holy Ghost Writer said...

Some fun gifts. Blogging is quite the community

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

LG, you're welcome, and I'm not quitting. That you're wearing your Ninja Army t-shirt is just beyond awesome.

Moody, it was meant to be...

Mark, you're geekness is always appreciated here.

Mason Canyon said...

Great t-shirts, Alex. Congrats to all those with new books out. I didn't know Tina that well, but I do miss her daily. She touched many hearts.

Patricia Lynne said...

Awwww, I want a dancing Goot. I may have to show that to hubby.

Patricia Lynne said...

WHY IS DANCING GROOT AVAILABLE AFTER CHRISTMAS????? Don't they realize what a great present that would be for hubby to give to me?

Chemist Ken said...

Haven't published anything yet, but I've bookmarked the list of indie published reviewers. thanks for the tip, Alex.

Donna K. Weaver said...

The whole red shirt thing always makes me laugh since Scotty is a red shirt. At least in Classic Star Trek.

Janie Junebug said...

You have so many comments I don't know how you read them all. Maybe you don't. I wouldn't blame you. What, pray tell, is a groot?

Love,
Janie

Medeia Sharif said...

I just voted for your book. I miss Old Kitty. She hasn't blogged since summertime. Cool gift ideas.

Melissa Sugar said...

Love your geeky gift ideas. I blog so sporadically that I almost feel like I'm lost when I do step back in, but regardless of long I disappear you always welcome me back with comments. You are the number one blogger I would miss. You seem to keep everyone rolling and I am eternally grateful.

Lexa Cain said...

"Ewoking Dead"! Hahahaha!

Congrats to Pat, Patricia, and Angela!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, Alex! :)

TBM said...

Love the Raider's candle. However, I think I could only light it when among friends. People already think I'm odd.

Truedessa said...

Good Morning Alex,

I have to say you found some unusual gifts for the holiday. There are def a few people I would
miss in the blogging community as they are upholders of light in the blogland.

Wishing you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving!

peace and light always...

ps- Nice to see Pat's new book on display..

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Patricia, I know! I guess they didn't expect it to be so popular.

Donna, that's true!

Janie, I do read them all. And Groot is from the movie Guardians of the Galaxy.

Thanks, Medeia!

Melissa, thanks so much!

TBM, but odd in a good way.

Truedessa, Happy Thanksgiving to you!

J.L. Campbell said...

I like the groot thingie, but it's kinda expensive considering I don't know exactly what it's supposed to be. ;)

I do know the people you spotlighted in your blogfest and this is the second time I've seen Tina mentioned. She was a beacon.

Enjoy your holiday.

Michelle Wallace said...

Congrats to authors on all the new releases.
Tina was one-of-a-kind...a special person.
Happy Thanksgiving holidays, Alex!

Crystal Collier said...

Okay, now I have to get the dancing Gru. Yay! So cute.

Huge congrats to Pat, Patricia and Angela.

I know what you mean about bloggers you'd miss. I'm the exact same way. Narrowing it down to just three, that would be impossible! Which is probably why I'm not playing in the hop. Or, it means I'm just slowing down and getting ready to go on vacation. =)


Unleashing the Dreamworld

Steven said...

Alex, nice gift ideas, especially the Ewok shirt. Thanks for the mention, too!

Donna McDine said...

Dancing Groot is hysterical! Thanks for bringing these bloggers to my attention. It is my intent to get back into visiting blogs and commenting on a consistent basis! Happy Thanksgiving!

Rachna Chhabria said...

Love the Dancing Groot. I will definitely miss you, so please don't ever stop blogging :) I will also miss Lynda and Rahul if they stop blogging.

Rachna Chhabria said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Alex.

Chrys Fey said...

That Dancing Root is adorable! I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving, Alex!

Kristin Smith said...

I'm lovin' the Captain America Minion iPhone case...too cool. And the Ewoking Dead shirt is just too funny!

Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving, Alex!

mail4rosey said...

The phone case is cute!!! I know Mark's blog, he does write good stuff. I haven't visited for awhile (holiday deadlines on giveaways are keeping me busy ;) ). I'm headed that a'way now! Have a happy holiday!!!

Helena said...

Those are great gifts. I especially like the No Red Shirts sign (which likely ain't for sale).

I miss Old Kitty too. Hope she's doing okay.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and holidays, Alex.

Joylene Nowell Butler said...

Yes, miss Old Kitty and Tina. Mark will be back, right? and LG, maybe.

Mary Montague Sikes said...

I voted for Dragon of the Stars. Good luck!

Have a lovely Thanksgiving with your family!

Carol Kilgore said...

Congrats to all with new books! I know all of you listed here, so many good wishes for success :)

I still miss Tina, too. And I hope Old Kitty returns.

Patsy said...

I miss Old Kitty's blog posts too.

Leovi Leovi said...

Certainly, if you'd stop blogging you would miss!

CA Heaven said...

I miss Tina too. It was a big loss for the blog-world when she passed away.

Cold As Heaven

Stephanie Faris said...

Thank you for recommending Steven's blog. It was awesome to see someone who does what I do for a living. I don't see that very often! I love that first gift at the top, but I don't know of too many people who would like the other gifts. My ex-husband and his friends--that would have been PERFECT for them, though!

T. Powell Coltrin said...

I am gifting myself the Dancing Groot.

I would miss many bloggers and you would be one.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Brian Miller said...

the ewoking dead shirt is awesome...lol....hey pat's got a new book out, cool...

i miss tina as well...smiles.

G. B. Miller said...

There are quite a few bloggers that I miss simply because they either stopped or post so infrequently that I often miss their posts until weeks later.

Lisa from A Journal of Random Tangents. I still see her from time to time on Facebook but her blogging has become very infrequent as the real world has taken precedence.

Siddity. She has a blog called plainly enough, "Siddity" which is about her trials and tribulations about being in an interracial relationship. She also posts very infrequently.

Elsie from Integrated Memoirs. Hers was one of the 1st interracial blogs that I started following back in 2008. In the summer of this year, she simply upped and vanished with no notice and she deleted her blog as well.

Father Nature's Corner

Good Book Alert said...

What great toys, and that review site list is awesome.

Anna Soliveres said...

I have been waiting for that Baby Groot forever! Guardians of the Galaxy was so full of fun and joyful tears in the end, I can't wait to watch it again.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, Alex.

Emilyann Girdner said...

Funny enough, dancing Groot is on my Amazon wish list. The minion is awesome too :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Joy, it's the Dancing Groot from the movie. Although they are sold out now...

Crystal, either excuse works!

Steven, you're welcome.

Rachna, thank you! I won't stop.

Mary, thanks!

Leovi, thanks!

Teresa, enjoy your Groot!

GB, sad she deleted her blog.

Anna, it comes out next Tuesday!

Thanks everyone and have a great Thanksgiving!

The Happy Whisk said...

Thanks again Alex, and thanks to those who came and visited and the two who joined. Neato stuff.

PS: Regarding your comment, yes you were right about the title. I went back and changed it to Tim's name. Thanks and boogie boogie.

Liz Blocker said...

Those gifts are fantastic!! I kept giggling as I scrolled through them. Thanks, Alex!

And Happy Thanksgiving!

DMS said...

Retro Ts are such fun. I love, love, love Better Off Dead! Awesome unique gift choices.

I miss Old Kitty too! I have enjoyed reading the posts on this hop. :)

Happy Thanksgiving!
~Jess

David P. King said...

I need to get that candle. And that Ewoking shirt. I forgot the I Miss You was happening, but I will say it surprises me how many blogs have gone MIA, and just as many are still going strong. :)

jamieayres.com said...

Happy Thanksgiving, buddy!! Love the geeky gifts . . . my daughter and I did a similar post on Sunday for my publisher :-) I think I'll need to get that Dancing Groot for hubs!

farawayeyes said...

I gotta get some of those dancing Groots. Thanks for the tip. Happy Thanksgiving.

Mason T. Matchak said...

Heh! I'm the only geek in my family, or so it seems, so I have little reason to look for geeky gifts. Except for myself, and that's not really what the holiday season is for. ^_^ That Star Trek shirt is pretty clever, though.

And that article by Mr. Symes was interesting. I've heard similar sentiments from other full-time writers, but most aren't as frank about it. A good read.

Kim Lajevardi said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Alex! Enjoy your holiday travels.

Catherine Stine said...

I want a Groot!!!!!!!!
Happy Thanksgiving, Alex.
And as far as which bloggers I would miss if they stopped blogging? All of them.

Blue Grumpster said...

Hi Alex. I could never put only three bloggers I would miss on a list. :)

Toinette Thomas said...

Happy Thanksgiving Alex!

klahanie said...

Hey dude,

I'm finally here. All those crazy gifts were probably snatched up over here. I note the madness and the nasty behaviour of some shoppers is being emulated over here. Yep, Black Friday, UK. Help us!

Gosh, the A to Z and dogs. Ignore it, Penny.

You make three thoughtful choices in regards to those you miss. And those you would miss, now I know the Whisk's actual name.

Hope you had a nice Thanksgiving, US style.

Gary

Tonja said...

Funny gifts. Wow, you have a lot of comments. I hope Thanksgiving was awesome.

J Lenni Dorner said...

OMG! Now I want a dancing Groot!
Thanks for sharing the link to the list of reviewers.
Sounds like a very happy list of people who would be missed if they went away. Thanks for doing this hop!

mail4rosey said...

Just swinging over to tell you we saw Big Hero 6 last night. That was good stuff! Hope you had a great holiday!

Tyrean Martinson said...

Those are hilarious geek gifts!

I miss Mark's more frequent posts and I miss Tina too.

Nick Wilford said...

Didn't realise Mark had slowed down. He's a good egg.

Hope Thanksgiving was great!

msmariah said...

Hi Alex! I hope you had a nice thanksgiving! I would really love a dancing groot. I always look forward to your "Oh How I miss you blogfest."

Milo James Fowler said...

The Star Trek T-shirt is a must -- good stuff.

Sarah E. Albom said...

:O Oh my gosh the dancing groot is so CUTE!!!

Bonnee Crawford said...

Love the geeky Christmas gift ideas! I hope you get spoiled with some of them and that whoever you're shopping for appreciates what they get. I so want that dancing Groot! Happy blogging!

Stephen Tremp said...

I miss all these bloggers. Old Kitty was great, as was Charlie and her new cat. She was fun to visit and catch up on all those feline hijinx.

New books? I finally downloaded the first Game of Thrones and am 200 pages into the 800 page book. I know, I know, I'm so late getting to the party.

But hey, those potato chip crumbs at the bottom of the bowl and picked over finger sandwiches aren't that bad. You'd be surprised at the tasty sandwiches you can put together with the scraps of meat and cheeses and breads strewn across the table. Hope no one sneezed on them though.

Shannon Lawrence said...

I'm amused by the melting nazi candle and the ewoking dead. My husband pre-ordered Groot, so we'll have that any time. I collect the Pop villains/slashers, one for each publication I'm in. I ordered one today for the IWSG Guide to Publishing!

Jennifer Chandler said...

Those are some great nerd gifts! The Star Trek shirt and the Ewoking Dead are my favorites :)

Excited about the IWSG Book! A big, huge thank you to YOU and everyone who worked to make it a reality! Hope you had a happy Thanksgiving.

~Jen

Mina Burrows said...

Hi Alex!

I want the Dancing Groot. So cool.

Go Angela!

I miss Tina too. Sorry I missed the blogfest.

Chemist Ken said...

BTW, did you know the IWSG book isn't free on Amazon?