Monday, August 12, 2013

It's Gary Pennick Day!




I've been looking forward to this day of honoring my dear friend, Gary Pennick, who blogs at Klahanie. He's the real deal – honest, kind, trustworthy, great listener, fun to hang around the internet (or tree house...) with and just a great guy. BUT, he doesn't like blogfests, or hops, or God forbid, the A-Z Challenge. (You knew I was going to say it Gary...I had to. It's for the irony...) So several of us got together to host this Gary Fest, because regardless of what happens, this day is to bring attention to our oh so unassuming, stay in the background, "promote others not himself" guy.

Participants are to invent three silly, corny, stupid or annoying blogfests that they'd never join. This task is going to be hard for me, because I love joining most of them...I honestly enjoy meeting and greeting and to me, a blogfest is like a good cocktail party. Mingle. Converse. Share information. Snack. DRINK.

However, I'd never join these three:

The “If You Join the Linky, They Will Come Bloghop". Sign up. That's it. No need to visit anyone, just wait for the suckers to show up at your door.

The “Great Vomit Story Blogfest”. Tell the most disgusting vomit story you have. (I'm COMPLETELY vomit phobic. COMPLETELY. I'm glad my boys are beyond the bodily fluid age...)

The “Throw a Relative Under the Bus Blogging May Challenge”. Tell embarrassing stories about your relatives, being sure to call them by their full, googleable name, for a whole month. Be sure to go in alphabetical order. (You know that last requirement is another shout-out to our anti-alphabet spokesperson GARY!)

In case you haven't noticed, we love Gary. Be sure to visit the rest of your co-hosts:

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and enjoy the silliness of today. Don't forget the whole point though, and be sure to visit GARY himself.


I love you buddy. Happy YOU Day!


~Tina


45 comments:

Empty Nest Insider said...

Uh oh I think I've already thrown a few relatives under the bus! This was a wonderful tribute to Gary. Thanks for hosting this fun anti=blogfest Tina.

Julie

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I'd sign up for that last one! Just kidding.
We were on the same wavelength for the second one.
Gary is the best anti-Challenge spokesperson we could ever hope for.

Ida Chiavaro said...

Ha well done, but I reckon I could do well in the vomit blogfest... I've worked on a few different ships over the years!! You have convinced me to join in the fun of celebrating Gary...it's gonna take a while to get through that linky list..

Vidya Sury said...

What a great idea to celebrate Gary Day, Tina! I am enjoying visiting the blogs participating in this.

Cheers!

Sabrina A. Fish said...

Ha! The "If you Join the Linky, They Will Come Bloghop" cracks me up! I actually know a few like that. *shakes head* I've spoken a couple times about blogging for this very reason. You get what you give, people! Great blogfest. I hope Gary enjoys all the terrible bloghops thought up to celebrate him!

Trisha F said...

Your 3 picks are definitely "no way never nuh uuhhhh!" worthy :) And this is such a fun blogfest.

Lucy said...

Sounds like Gary is quite a guy and has lot's of bloggy buddies, which is awesome.

I think a few of my relatives have been under the gun at my sun :)

I know some teenagers that would love the vomit one lol

Enjoy your hop today.

Lucy from Lucy's Reality

Brian Miller said...

hahah i have a great vomit story when you do the vomit fest...haha...very cool and fun way to honor your friend...

M.L. Swift said...

Funny, Tina. Loved the last one...and the word Googleable. I think you and Alex are already signed up for the vomit one. He had the same. ;)

M.L. Swift, Writer

Liesel Hill said...

Awesome blogfests! Loved #1, and #3 actually sounds kind of fun! :D

Here are mine!

Stephen Tremp said...

There have actually been some pretty good ideas today. I like “Great Vomit Story Blogfest”.

Really, what stories we could tell on that one. Yeah, we can laugh about it now.

JoJo said...

LOL Tina!!! Oh wow I think I might join one about throwing relatives under the bus.

Mina Lobo said...

Ick, that second one made my stomach turn a bit, Tina. ;-)
Some Dark Romantic

Manzanita said...

All so meaningful. But I might take a shot at the relative one. Never tried that with a relative but I always wanted to. Haha

Hart Johnson said...

Hey, I want followers to just come join with no effort!

Relatives under the bus--NICE (way to get disowned)

Bish Denham said...

Too funny! If you blog it they will come... :D

Sherry Ellis said...

This is a great way to celebrate Gary. He's such a nice guy!

loverofwords said...

Can I just write about the most annoying post I read on the A-Z Challenge? This post concerned a demo complete with photos on how to take pictures of your a** (behind) on the copy machine.

Morgan said...

Holy... can you imagine the war that would start with the relative one??? Hahaha! Awful!

And I'm LAUGHING at number one, Tina. Because it's SO TRUE! "Just wait for the suckers to show up at your door"

And I had to make sure I was following you--I don't come here near often enough! But so glad to know you, Tina. What a fun fest. :D

Pat Hatt said...

The relative one I can do, easily at my zoo.

Andrew Leon said...

So I shouldn't mention that time I threw up all over the phone?

Jeremy [Retro] said...

Not a fan of the vomit, it makes me ill... :)

The Blog-fest that make me want to say "NO"...
Jeremy H.

New Look, New Name and Same Stuff...
[Being-Retro]

Samantha Jones said...

I think the last two could go hand in hand:) This is hilarious, btw--great idea!
WriterlySam

Beverly Fox said...

Ooo- that is a rough list, Tina. I'm gonna go ahead and agree to not join ALL of those!

Thanks for hosting!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

I was a party animal as a teen, so I could tell you some vomit stories.

Al Diaz said...

Would there be anyone in the world who would like the second one? I guess yes. In this crazy world there's something for everyone's tastes. :P

Gary is an awesome fellow. :)

Gwen Gardner said...

LOL, it's not the first vomit blogfest I've seen mentioned today! Loved your choices, Tina :)

michelle said...

Sign up on the Linky and they will come? LOL But hey, stranger things have happened... you never know...
I suspect that there will be a plethora of "pukey postings" for this fest.... LOL
Thanks for hosting this fest, Tina!
Writer In Transit

Mark Koopmans said...

Aloha Tina,

LOL to the throwing under the bus one... that's classic and er, I already have the button, yikes :)

PS: *Thanks* for co-hosting "GaryFest" :) and I never knew you are/were a Swedish immigrant... I am soooo going through my Nordic phase right now when it comes to movies and TV shows (Wallander; The Girl with... trilogy, etc. :)

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

I love your jab at people who join bloghops only for the purpose of gaining followers. Thanks for that.

Yeah, I wouldn't join these. Well, maybe the third one. That could be kinda fun.

Cheers, Tina.

It was great co-hosting with you.

xoRobyn

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Tina .. you deserve the star award for the wanting to visit everyone blog and wanting to participate and promote all bloggers ..

I just do not fall into line ..

and I don't knit!! Well that's one problem solved I can't be near the vomit!

Cheers to you .. Hilary

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

Fun idea for a blogfest, and a great way to give Gary a shout-out. Thanks for co-hosting.

Good ideas for fests I wouldn't want to join, either. Although a scaled-back version of that third one might work...

klahanie said...

Hey Tina!

My tour through the irony of ironies blogfest anti-blogfest blogfest, has now darkened your doorstep. Yay!

That first one may well be close to the truth. Certainly wouldn't consider that one or anything to do with Slinky or whatever it's called :)

The second one you might actually want to throw up out to blogland.

The Z to A of Bus Capers and instead of deciding to "hop" on a bus, you chuck a relative under a bus. I'm almost, almost...nah, forget it. I wouldn't join that one either.

Thanks for this, Tina. You are well nice to me n'stuff :)

Your adoring fan,

Gary :)

Nancy LaRonda Johnson said...

Being an automatic blogfest. I think I could go for that. Whereas the through the family under the bus thing... I'd surely lose my inheritance. Oh wait, no one in my family has any money, so... Writer’s Mark

tfwalsh said...

Love the three new blogfests... especially The “Great Vomit Story Blogfest”. I have a couple of stories to tell...hehe

Carrie-Anne said...

I actually have a number of interesting vomiting stories, and being the type of person I am, I might really sign up for such a blogfest!

Mina Burrows said...

I saw a few of these fake hops yesterday. Hilarious!

I think a vomit one would be a good one. LOL

Michael Di Gesu said...

Hi, Tina,


Thanks for hosting this UNUSUAL and FUN bloghop.. I don't know Gary very well, but you certainly painted an awesome picture of him...

I can SOOOO relate to your anti vomit, bloghop... Just the thought makes my stomach queazy.

LOL on the lInky and the relative one is hysterical!

Rob Z Tobor said...

Me is indeed a nice chap who works hard at his blog and treats everyone with fairness and respect . . .

cleemckenziebooks said...

I'm beginning to thinks some of these anti-hop, hops might just work! Loved yours.

Lexa Cain said...

You're blog ideas are great - or should I say yucky! I forgot to post, but I'm glad I'm getting to read others who were less forgetful than me.

The Words Crafter said...

I work in childcare, so I could really run with the vomit fest!

Carrie Butler said...

Hah! I wouldn't put that first one past Gary for retaliation. ;)

Tara Tyler said...

those are hilarious! creative & mean spirited! great job!

and mina's cover is threateningly good! portrays the mood perfectly!

Jemi Fraser said...

LOVE these!! The relative one could create a whole new set of blogfests!