Friday, February 15, 2013

Celebrate the Small Things with Humor


I feel like days are passing a bit too fast. It was Friday only...what? How can it be here so soon? Anyway, as every week it is time to celebrate the small things. This Meme is VikLit's wonderful idea and we are always glad to welcome more people in the group.

This week...geez! Seven days, really? Where have I been? No matter. I do have cool celebrations.

1. It seems liver is finally returning to dragon's size instead of Argentinosaurus' size. Stupid Argentinosaurus. I'll never invite him to my parties again. Always leaving his things behind and taking mine instead.


2. I received the Very Inspiring Blogger Award from David Powers King and the second place as Beginner/Small Blogger with Most Potential at Misha Gericke's Paying Forward Awards. I am all Hu-Ho-Ha about this (Humbled, Honored and Happy).

3. I finally made up my mind about my theme for the A to Z Challenge: Chronicles of the Dragon Cave from A to Z. I already wrote 3 -three!!- posts. That makes only twenty three to go. (Yipee!) The ironic part is that I'm stuck in D. Don't know if I should write about Dwarves, Dragons or Dwarfin Danzon (the patron Saint of Pancholin.)

4. Connectivity is back. (Thank the Higher Powers!) I think I was close to a breakthrough about my Internet addiction, though. I was about to break through the walls of my service provider. I'm sure that would have proved very enlightening.

5. I worked on my WiP, on the development of my villains (assignments of a writing course) and I read four more chapters of the other novels from my TBR little pile. Okay, it was only 500 words on the WIP and some drinks and chat with a bad boy from my Evil League but I did read four whole chapters from my book pile.

6. Dwarves are celebrating their second minion job as Ninja Minions. They believe they're gonna get their own cloning machine. I don't want to tell them the truth yet. They are organizing a beauty pageant to choose who to clone.

What are you celebrating this week? Can you believe a week has elapsed already or do you have a problem with warp speed days, like I do? What word should I pick for D?

54 comments:

  1. Glad you've already started writing your Challenge posts. I haven't started, although I have my topic for each one selected.
    No cloning machine for the Dwarves - sorry. After last year's fiasco with cloning Kate Beckinsale, I've been afraid to turn on the machine.

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    1. Hush! Don't tell them. I'm having fun watching this, hahaha! I know, bad dragon.

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  2. Glad to see technical issues have been cleared up.

    I vote for Dwarfin Danzon

    And I finally figured out my theme but now to get to work on it!

    Celebrating spring flowers, early!

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    1. Spring seems to be arriving to the Dragon cave early too. :) THanks for your vote.

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  3. I'm celebrating receiving Alex's book I won on his blog.

    Great post to read.
    Yvonne.

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    1. Did you? Wow!!! That's great. I am so jealous now, hahaha. Enjoy Yvonne.

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  4. I vote for Dragons for D. You can never go wrong with dragons. ;)

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    1. True enough, Rachel. Thanks for voting!

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  5. I say Dwarfin Danzon too!

    Love the minions badge!

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    1. Yeah, badge is cool. Matches my eyes, hahaha. Thanks for voting, Dani. :)

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  6. Hey Al,

    Congrats on the awards - they are well deserved - and for D I would go with "Diet"

    What does a Dragon diet on in the daytime? I have no darn idea :)

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    1. Diet! Oh mine, that's such a great idea. I think you just gave me "F" for Feast. It's just that feasts sounds like having a lot of food, while diet sounds like having a lettuce and celery. Thanks for the idea!

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  7. Lots going on for you-- so glad to see the awards coming your way. As Mark said, well-deserved! :) Happy weekend to you.

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    1. Congratulations to you too, Julie. You've got a lot of recognition too and I'm happy for that. Way to go, girl!

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  8. Wow- can't believe you already started writing your posts. You are one organized dragon. Congrats on the awards. Nicely done!

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    1. I'm the total opposite of organized but with the dwarves getting a second minion job, I better be ready for April or I might live some chaotic days. Dwarves don't know how to serve two masters. :)

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  9. I'm looking forward to reading your posts from A to Z, and the dwarves having a beauty contest for cloning minions . . .sounds like fun. Congrats on your writing, reading, and all those awards!

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    1. Thank you, Tyrean. I just hope the posts come out to be as good as I want them, hehehe.

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  10. Yea! What a fun theme for your A - Z! Kudos on your award too! Connectivity, always a good thing to stay connected:) Happy Friday to you! :)

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    1. Hopefully we can stay connected now. Happy weekend for you too!

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  11. Congrats on the awards! And that's an awesome theme for A-Z! I hope you have a great weekend, Al!

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    1. Thank you, Cherie. I'll feel better when I have at least half the posts done. Have a great weekend!

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  12. Some days, ISP just suck! Ours has been having email issues lately.

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    1. Don't get me started with the email, Diane. :( But I am optimistic that everything will be running perfectly in the cave in a few days. :D

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  13. Congrats on your winning blog. You seem to have had a productive week.

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    1. I would just want to know why time passes so quickly, hehehe. Thank you, Susan!

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  14. 500 words is better than nothing, I'll take it ;)
    Congrats on the award and on the A-Z theme, very exciting!

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    1. Hahaha, thanks S.K. That's what I think too, 500 is better than 0. Next week will be more. :D

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  15. So cool about your dragon A-Z challenge! I'm going to do mine about dogs since my contemporary romance, Chihuahua Momma will be released in July :-)

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    1. Dogs! I love dogs. I am a dog dragon and I actually have my own Chihuahua. Crazy little thing, always chasing the dwarves. Gotta love her. :D

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  16. Hi Al Diaz,
    Nice to see you at my page, Congrats for the awards. Keep it up.
    Thanks for your valuable time to drop in, Well, though i joined in,
    not yet prepared to post for this week. well, surely will come back
    to next Friday, I Wish All of You a Happy Weekend.Happy Blogging.
    Keep Going
    Keep Inform

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    1. Happy to see you here too, PV. Don't worry, we'll be there to cheer you up next Friday. In the meantime you may get to know the others in the list. Welcome to the Dragon Cave! :)

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  17. Congratulations with all your awards! Very well deserved. You have been awesomely busy I see, working on your A-Z posts as well as your WIP. Good for you!

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    1. Thanks Murees. I didn't tell about my long naps, though, hahaha. :)

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  18. Hey, five hundred words more on a WIP is no small thing. That's my usual word count most days. :PP

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    1. Usual count daily? This count was in a week, hahaha. Welcome to the Dragon Cave L.G.!

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  19. 500 words is great. Congrats on your well-deserved awards. Yay on an AtoZ theme.

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    1. Thanks Mary Pax. Have a great weekend!

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  20. I tell you, some guests are just too absent minded to have over! But you know, what can you do. Although it's usually me who leaves stuff over, but NEVER do I take someone else's stuff... well, maybe a pen or a dish.

    Congrats on connecting and your awards! Dude, make sure your head doesn't grow much bigger than the normal dragon's head size. :)

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    1. Hahaha, impssible. I have an air relief valve implemented to trigger automatically if head size increases. :)

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  21. I missed writing my Celebration post this week cause it just came too fast. I was sick half the week and then I got too tired to put up a blog Friday night.

    It sounds like you had a very productive week. I vote for Dwarves for D. I always like learning more about the dwarves. Great job on the A-Z posts, I seriously need to get started on mine.

    I made it through the first round of the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Awards this week, and got a request for a full from an agent I really want. So good week for me too! :)

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    1. I really hope you're feeling better. Yes, I missed your post yesterday but I am so happy to know about the request!!! So exciting! I'll keep my claws crossed and the dwarves too!

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  22. Good to hear you're getting a start on your A to Z posts. I need to get back to finishing mine.

    And send me that clone machine when you're done. I could always use more help although I don't know if my wife could stand any more than one of me.

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

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    1. Ah, that's so easy Arlee, just make a clone to help her with all house chores, take her shopping and pamper her and you'll see how happy she'll be. Too bad Alex won't hand it over as he got Wesley Snipes instead of Kate Beckinsale clones last time he used it, hahaha.

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  23. Congratulations on all the goodness that has come your way... and I must say that you have been really busy!
    I love visiting your place, Al! You're always full of positivity!

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    1. Thank you Michelle. Have a wonderful weekend!

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  24. Looking forward to your A-Z posts, I think they'll be very entertaining!

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    1. Thank you Nick. I truly hope they are. :D

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  25. Glad you're back online.

    I got put on call last night, so it gave me some extra writing and blogging time. I'm thankful for that. :)

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    1. Excellent! All extra writing and blogging time should be celebrated. :D

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  26. Congrats on placing in Misha Gericke's contest! Tell the dwarves Sir Jeff says Hi!

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    1. Thank you, my friend. Dwarves are hurt they have not heard from you since the cheer leader card. I told them those hairy legs were enough to make you run, hahahaha!

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  27. Some weeks FLY by don't they. Sounds like you have A-Z all worked out! Thanks so for joining in :)

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    1. Ah, so it is not just me :D Happy weekend VikLit!

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