Saturday, May 22, 2010

From the Blender

Because there’s a lot in the mix today.

First some interesting science fiction news.

Patrick Tatlopoulos, the director of the Underworld movies, will be directing a post-apocalyptic sci-fi environmental disaster movie called The Colony.

Leonard Nimoy has officially retired. His last role was a guest spot in the season finale of Fringe.

A sequel to Dreamwork's How to Train Your Dragon is in the works and will be out in 2013.

And at the moment, most reviews are recommending everyone skip Shrek 4. After Fallen’s take on the movie (she got to see a special advanced screening) I think I will follow that advice!

On to other things…

Pay it Forward

Pay it Forward was started by B. Miller Fiction who is hosting an awesome Pay it Forward contest on her blog right now.

Hart at Confessions of a Watery Tart decided to “Pay it Forward” to me – thanks, Hart!

I’m recommending you follow these three people:

Beth, a delightful lady with a wonderful assortment of blog posts and ideas - Beth: A Work in Progress
Karen, an author who throws out some great insights and inspirations - Coming Down the Mountain
Will, a father, musician, and a writer – and a great sense of humor - Fatherhood and Other Common Terrors
These are all really awesome people!

If I Were …

Tagged by Amity at Dreams are my Reality

If I were a month, I’d be December because Christmas and cold weather rock.

If I were a day, I’d be Saturday without a doubt.

If I were a time of the day, I’d be 5pm because it implies food and relaxing time.

If I were a season, I’d be fall.

If I were a planet, I’d be Mars because it’s mysterious. (Sure wouldn’t be Uranus!)

If I were a direction, I’d be lost. (Lost is a direction, isn’t it?)

If I were a drink, I’d be a hot chocolate because I’m always warm.

If I were a tree, I’d be an oak, because I’m stable.

If I were an animal, I’d be a tiger. (At least, that’s what my wife tells me.)

If I were a musical instrument, I’d be a guitar of course!

If I were a fruit, I’d be… okay, I wouldn’t be a fruit!

If I were a food, I’d be a pizza. Oh wait, that’s my favorite food…

If I were a celebrity, I’d be Ryan Reynolds! Okay, maybe not…

If I were a color, I’d be a dark blue.

If I were a book, I’d be… hey, what kind of questions are these? If I were a book, I’d probably be a doorstop somewhere!

If I were a song, I’d be Count of Tuscany by Dream Theater

If I were a movie, I’d be… damn, most likely one of those boring dramas.

If I were a flower, I’d be… A flower? Are you kidding me? Is crabgrass a flower?

If I were a facial expression, I’d be a smirk!

I’m passing this along to Spunk on a Stick, who is also having a really cool contest on her site.

Any questions?



Thanks for all the gossip Alex, I was tagged with the same tag eariler in the week.
I can remember Derek Nimroy from way, too many years I care to remember,
Do have a pleasant week-end.

Karen Jones Gowen said...

Aww thanks Alex! And your if I were list was very enlightening. A smirk, huh? I would never have guess LOL!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

You too, Yvonne.

Karen, I'm smirking even now!

Helen Ginger said...

Lost is indeed a direction (and a TV show soon to end). I turn Lost often when I'm driving.

I like Nimoy. Wish he weren't retiring, but I do like that he's leaving with grace and dignity.

Straight From Hel

Arlee Bird said...

I wasn't about to say Uranus either, but I did consider Neptune.

Interesting answers though.

Any guestions? Yeah, what kind of questions?

Tossing It Out

Jemi Fraser said...

Those are fun answers, Alex!

I enjoyed Nimoy in Fringe - he always makes me smile - sad to hear he won't be returning to it.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Thanks for the mention and passing on the If I Were tag! I won't be picking Uranus, either.

DEZMOND said...

oh, you won me over with choosing December as your favourite month, and the sentence COLD WEATHER ROCKS should be our mantra :)

I positively adore the answers in your IF I WERE game :)

Talli Roland said...

Great Pay it Forward! Karen G is awesome and I'm going to check out the other links, too. Happy Saturday!

Jo Schaffer said...

Loved your answers-- gave some that I would give. (= Thanks for sharing!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thanks for the confirmation, Helen.

Arlee, any questions that need answers?

Jemi. I've enjoyed him as well. The dude is 80, though!

Dez, I hate hot weather! I want to move far north and enjoy the cold and the snow.

DEZMOND said...

maybe it would be better for us to move to some snow covered planet, like RURA PENTHE for example :)

DEZMOND said...

PS you've never told me which city you live in?

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Dez, I'm all for that. And I like my privacy...

DEZMOND said...

OMG, I'll never understand what's with bloggers and hiding pictures, addresses, details, real names .... :)

Raquel Byrnes said...

Hey there...a smirk? I figured you for bemused. Great comments on my elevator speech...I hate that part of writing.

Loved Neemoy on Fringe, but I actually only watch it for Pacey. ;)

Anonymous said...

I don't think I'd want to be a flower either.

Thanks for sharing these and the links above.

Hart Johnson said...

Great links and answers, Alex! Though I think the only answer we share is the oak... I am ALSO oak (it is actually the wood that goes with June but the stability is a part of it--Hagrid's wand is oak, you know)

My husband is a Tiger via Chinese zodiac--I am wondering if that played into your answer at all. I'd be a dolphin, I think, but via Zodiac, I'm a horse, and therefore most compatible with Tigers and Dogs.

Unknown said...

If I were a direction, I'd be lost too.

Fun post, you smirker you :)

The Old Silly said...

Loved the answers and great links, smirky one you!

Cheeseboy said...

Ryan Reynolds is the perfect guy to be. My wife is in love with him. He is good looking AND funny. Really, it's not fair.

Unknown said...

Nice post. I would have been Mars too. At least to first shake myself and drop all the green people standing on me! Loved reading your answers...:)

Anonymous said...

I'm giggling over your planet answer - very smart!

Will Burke said...

Guitar, of course! Oh, so versitile. Thanks for the tag!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Dez, I know I can't hide forever. Still cringing about the picture.

Hart, technically I'm a snake.

Cheeseboy, it's not fair!

Thanks, everyone.

Glynis Peters said...

Lots to see and do here today. Shrek 4? I just about got through 2. :)

India Drummond said...

A smirk! Now why doesn't that surprise me!

Adele said...

i'm afraid I "aw bless"d out loud at the hot chocolate. ;)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Hagelrat, is that a good or bad thing? I picked a hot drink because my wife says I'm always generating heat!

Amity said...

Hi Alex;

Gosh, this is me, always dramatic coming in late...:)

Thanks for doing the tag and enjoyed your piece and noticed much commonalities like: Saturday, guitar, pizza, blue, we only know th reasons why!

Well, you answered like a smirking tiger na, hiding under an oak tree, trying to act like Ryan Reynolds and probably would be lost in space but would land in Mars and not Uranus, sure, it's too cold in there as it is winter! Lols...:)

P.S. I forgot to bookmark you Alex, but will be doing it now, reason why I am always late in your space!

Have a great week ahead!

Amity said...

Btw, check my latest post, it's no sci-fi fantasy like many of your posts, rather its a romantic fantasy!

Thanks Alex...:)

Beth Zimmerman said...

Thanks for the shout out, Alex! You're the best! And I loved your answers! Uranus and Lost made me laugh!

Carolina M. Valdez Schneider said...

Great info! Although i'll probably still see Shrek. With two kids, ehhh, it's almost a must ;)

And December is a great month to be, except, well, it's cold. :)

Natasha said...

Of all the people I have seen doing this tag, you are probably the only one who isn't a flower! And I love that you are a tiger- I think I am a cheetah, so we can be friends.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thanks Amity and I will check out your post.

You're welcome, Beth.

Rayna, there's no way I was going to be a fruit or a flower!! And we can be friend.


HI, Thanks for the visit, I agree we all know What A Wonderful World,
but Alex, is it so wonderful in some parts?

Enjoy your day.

Ella said...

Ryan Reynold, tiger and pizza...You
are my soul mate ;-D LOL!

Was there a celebrity, I will have to go back n' check..I didn't answer that one! Great answers and you
also love Fall and a guitar~Well done!


Thanks for the visit Alex, had an idea the first line or two would get a comment.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Ellie, could be! And I saw other items that weren't in mine either - could just be people adding stuff!