Friday, June 11, 2010

And Now For Something Completely Different...



In the frozen land of Nador they were forced to eat Robin's minstrels. And there was much rejoicing.



* BOOK NEWS *

Simon at Constant Revisions takes us through the Cycle of Blogging!

India Drummond found this Wasteline Test for your writing that’s really cool.

Elizabeth discusses Obstacles for Writers at A Good Blog is Hard to Find

The value of a casual self-interview at Marketing Tips For Authors

DL Hammons at Cruising Altitude discusses blog years. How old is your blog? (In blog years, mine is ancient!)

B. Miller’s short story is now available in “Out of the Blue” magazine!

Do you need some writing inspiration? Check out these motivational quotes at Laura’s Wavy Lines

And Crystal has returned!!

Thanks again to Jemi and Marvin for allowing me to guest post on their blogs this week!



* A REALLY SPECIAL AWARD *

Stephen Tremp at Breakthrough Blogs gave me the Meat and Potatoes Award!

“This prestigious award goes to a particular group of wise and experienced bloggers who have proven themselves over the course of time, trials, and tribulations. If you are looking to follow someone’s guidance for writing, publishing, and promotion, then I suggest you look no further than this esteemed group.”

Thank you, Stephen! I don’t know it all - just enough to be dangerous. And I’m too redheaded stubborn to give up!



* CAPTION WINNER *

Selecting this week’s caption winner was difficult! There were so many good ones and I recommend you go back and read all the entries - The Sunday Sillies

Special mention goes to:
"Live Long and Prosper." Laura at Wavy Lines
(Appeals to my inner Trekker!)

But the big winner, as we love The Princess Bride:
“Hello. My Name Is Inigo Meowa. You Killed My Father. Prepare to Die.” From Tamara at Get Your Giggle On



* PHOTO OF THE DAY *

This is what I'd rather be doing right now!!!


32 comments:

Will Burke said...

Oh yeah, Tamara earned that win, that was LOL awsome!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Great quote! Thanks for all the links.

Mason Canyon said...

Congratulations on your award and congrats to the caption winner and special mention. Oh, now my stomach is doing flips from the last photo. Time to .....

Mason
Thoughts in Progress

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Great post, thanks for the links, loved the cat picture...most unusual and congratulations on your award, well deserved.

Have a nice day,
Yvonne,

Helen Ginger said...

Love the winning caption. Tres funny.

Did you take the roller coaster picture? Wow. (Put down the camera and hang on!)

Congrats on the award. Your blog may be "ancient" but it is also great.

Straight From Hel

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Thanks! The moment I saw Tamara's quote, I knew it was the winner.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Helen, I did take that photo! It's The Hurricane at Myrtle Beach, SC. Only 100 feet tall, so not scary.

Clarissa Draper said...

Ugh, the last photo had my stomach in my throat. But, love the quotes and the links.

Thanks.

CD

arlee bird said...

Nice roller coaster pic-- just the right moment to capture.

I'm getting further behind-- need to check out some of those links-- they sound interesting.

Lee
Tossing It Out

KarenG said...

Great caption LOL! I hope she got a good prize for that one!

Nancy J. Parra said...

Those captions were funny and perfect! Congrats to the clever winner.
Thanks for sharing the smiles and fun and super links. cheers~

Tamara Narayan said...

Yay! My first win at something to do with creative writing, er captioning. I'm very honored. Thank you.

Elana Johnson said...

Emailing this to myself so I can remember to read all these links. Thanks!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Tamara, it was PERFECT!!! I laughed so hard...

The Old Silly said...

Wow - cool photo - and kudos on the award?

Jane Kennedy Sutton said...

Can’t hang around too long, because looks like a lot of good links here and I’m running out of time, but did want to congratulate you on your award. Also enjoyed the winning caption. However, I do think I'll skip that rollercoaster ride!)

Susanne Drazic said...

No roller coaster rides for me. I like to keep my feet on the ground!

Susanne Drazic said...

Forgot to say CONGRATS on your Meat and Potatoes Award!

Kathi Oram Peterson said...

Great pictures! Thanks for the links. Congrats on the awards.

Beverly Stowe McClure said...

Thanks for the great links.

Jai Joshi said...

Hey Diane! It's great to be back at your blog for the first time in weeks. As always you made me smile.

Jai

DL Hammons said...

WOW! I made the news. That is SOOOOO cool, because I really enjoy your roundup. Thanks for the mention! :)

Carolyn Howard-Johnson said...

As much as I love your Kool and Kookie Kitties, I still love your Friday carnivals of book news best. I know, I'm a book nerd at heart.

PS: If those cats were Great Danes, I might go the other way.

Best,
Carolyn Howard-Johnson
Blogging writers' resources at Writer's Digest 101 Best Websites pick www.sharingwithwriters.blogspot.com

Creepy Query Girl said...

Good linkage to great bloggers! Tamara! LOL I love the princess bride!

Mr. Stupid said...

Tamara's Caption was hilarious. I am glad she won. I would love to be on that ride too.
Toodles!

Susan Fields said...

I believe that was the caption I voted for - so funny!

I was so excited to see that Crystal's back also, she's been missed.

~Nicole Ducleroir~ said...

Thanks for the awesome linkage! And congrats on the meat and potatoes award -- well deserved with regard to its explanation!

Have a wonderful weekend :D

L. Diane Wolfe said...

But Jane, your book has a roller coaster on the cover!!!

Jai, you've been missed!

You are welcome DL!

Thanks for all the comments, everyone! I spend two hours composing this post every week and was contemplating cutting or shortening it. But with such a great response, I will continue!

Laura Marcella said...

Tamara's is SO good! Love The Princess Bride! Thanks for mentioning mine, though. :) Heehee. Star Trek reminds me of when I was little because my Dad liked that show. I used to think that's how life would be when I was in my twenties. Well, I'm in my twenties, and I still have to cook my own food. Now what's up with that??? ;)

Thanks for mentioning my Tuesday Quote Day, too! And congrats on your well-deserved award, Diane!!!

Terresa said...

Congrats on the award, it makes me hungry (I love steak!!).

And that last pic caught me in the stomach with a "swooosh" and wouldn't let me go. I need to find a roller coaster now, it's been way too long (love 'em!).

Watery Tart said...

Hey, ANY post with both Monty Python and a reference to Princess Bride is a winner in my book. That Inigo Meowa is classic! *eyes hole in thumb from recent cat wrestling*

Simon C. Larter said...

Hee! Thanks for linking my blog, good lady! And on a day when you led with one of my favorite Monty Python lines ever!

You're the spectacularsauce. (Which is even better than the awesomesauce, I've heard.)