Friday FabOoolousness – July’s MarvelOoous Mashups and Blog Awards

This month, fellow writer & Twitter friend, Stacy Green awarded me my third blogging award – The Irresistibly Sweet Blog Award.

THANK YOU, Stacy!  Winning this award for my Tele-Tuesday, Why It’s Worth a Watch Wednesday, and Friday FabOoolousness posts means so very much to me.  I’ve been called a lot of things in my life, and sweet isn’t one of them.  Just kidding!

From now on, anytime someone clicks on the Irresistibly Sweet Blog Award icon on my site, they will experience Stacy’s fabOoolous blog!

I’d also like to thank my great friend, Kathy Owen, for awarding me the Stylish Blogger and Versatile Blogger awards this month.  PLUS, Kathy is the brains behind Amber West’s and my new blog series, The Tamberny AwardsHave you voted?

Kathy writes the best blog series.  Her Monday Masters of Mystery and Fashion Fridays are two of my must see posts each week.  Check them out!

Before I answer the questions associated with The Irresistible Sweet Blog Award, click on these fabOoolous sites in the July edition of MarvelOoous Mashups!

PART I: A Trip Down Memory Lane – the ‘80s and ‘90s

Did anyone keep an old mixed tape? Check out The Lost Art of the Mix Tape by my dear friend, Jenn Alexinas.  What do you think?  Does every mixed tape say something about its maker?

“The Two Coreys” – Corey Feldman and Corey Haim.  What girl didn’t Dream a Little Dream of these two in the ‘80s?  Stacy Green (yep, the one and only from up above) takes us back to the classic film, License to Drive.

It may have all began in the late ‘70s with Halloween, but the ‘80s are often times associated with the birth of many horror films like Friday the 13thSonia Medeiros discusses Who was That Masked Slasher in this Fear Friday Feature.

Not to leave the ‘90s out, Catie Rhodes delves deep into the friendship, character conflict, and theme of Romy and Michelle’s High School Reunion in this great post.

PART II: FabOoolous writerly posts

Interested in writing fantasy? Check out these demon names and meanings by Graylin Fox.

Need help with the scenes? Check out Structure of a Scene by my fellow Warrior Writer buddy, Suzan Isik.

How many of us put a book down if the first page doesn’t hook us?  The Bookshelf Muse, aka Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi, offer some First Page Tips.

Guilty of information dumps? Paying too much or not enough attention to setting? Check out 12 Pitfalls to Avoid by Roni Loren.

Want to use artifacts, archaeology, and human history in your writing?  Check out this great example by Gene LemppDystopia Island.

 PART III: Just because they’re fabOoolous

Heard about the new Google+?  Not sure what to think about another social media site?  Check out Amber West’s post.  She says to not be scared….

Deep in the woods, and inside a bloodied bunker, what exactly will we find at Site 27?  I mean, besides dismembered feet.  Vote Your Own Adventure here and support the great Jen Kirchner.

Like choosing the story’s direction?  Then remember Mark Lidstone’s Zombies Vote Your Own Adventure story.  There are zombies everywhere, and our protagonist is cut. How long before the infection sets in?

Love vampires, warlocks, and tons of action? Check out Steven Montano’s flasfiction series, Tales of Blood Earth.  The twelve chapters published on his website make for some fabOoolous reading.  Remember, start from the beginning….

And, now my answers to Stacy’s fun questions associated with the Irresistible Sweet Blog Award.  Enjoy!

If you were a vampire, which celebrity would you first sink your teeth into?  Wow, this is a tough one.

The word vampire immediately makes me think of Damon Salvatore, so I guess that would be Ian Somerhalder. 

What’s you’re middle name? Not your REAL middle name. Your middle name.  I try to keep this blog rated-PG, so let’s go with Brat.  Yep, it’s definitely Brat.

You’re stranded on an island. There’s a monkey with you there, but he’s not too chatty. You also have a ball at your disposal. A ship passes by, but it’s daylight. How will you attract their attention?  My mind immediately goes to streaking….

What are you secretly afraid of? And what are you REALLY afraid of?  I don’t keep many secrets; if I’m afraid of something, everyone around me knows it.  I’m deathly afraid of severe storms (I hide the second I hear the tornado sirens nearby, even if it’s a false alarm; okay, well maybe not on a false alarm, but you catch my drift), sharks (and pretty much anything that swims around in the ocean), scorpions, and things that fly and sting (well, moths too – they fly, but supposedly they don’t sting).

Describe your best friend in five words.  Incredibly intelligent, patient, strong, hero, and love (I’m not counting “incredibly” or “and” as words).

What’s the last movie you watched? Was it good?  Because I’m difficult, I’m breaking this down into two categories:

At the theaterTransformers 3. Great summer entertainment – full of fabOoolous stunts and special effects.  Plus, I actually teared up twice.  What can I say?  I love the bond between Sam and BumbleBee.

From RedboxHall Pass.  We heard really bad things about Owen Wilson and Jason Sudeikis’ film, but we laughed our rears off.  One scene especially caught us so off guard, that I was glad we weren’t eating dinner.  Someone would have spit his food everywhere; I’m just saying.

Who are your favorite fabOoolous bloggers? What are some of your favorite things from the ‘80s and ‘90s? What are you afraid of?  What’s the last movie you’ve seen?  Please share!  I’d love to hear from you!  Happy Friday FabOolousness everyone! 

30 Replies to “Friday FabOoolousness – July’s MarvelOoous Mashups and Blog Awards”

  1. As always, you are awesome.

    I feel like a real nerd next to Jen, Mark, and Steven. *pushes up glasses and speaks in nerdiest voice possible*

    “Let’s talk Google+!”

  2. Thanks for mentioning me in your mashup, Dudette. I am so glad you mentioned Hall Pass. Hubby and I have watched the preview a couple of times on iTunes now, but were afraid all the funny parts were in the preview.

    And Ian Somerhalder….Oooooo. You know how I love him.

    This post was just a winner all the way around. Thanks for digging up some cool stuff this Friday. Hey, we watched The Lincoln Lawyer last weekend and really enjoyed it.

    1. Hey, Catie-girl,
      Dudette – I love it! I haven’t heard that term in forever. Let’s bring it back too!

      Ian, Oh, Ian. He’s at Comic Con this weekend (I stalk him on Twitter). Why am I not there?!?!?!

      Hall Pass – We heard all the funny parts were in the trailer, and that some even turned it off. But, we never listen. We watched it late night, and my guy especially laughed his rear off. It’s no Just Go with It or anything, but we enjoyed it. We’re a simple people in this house though. 🙂

      I have Lincoln Lawyer on my counter to watch….I heart Matthew. As always, thanks for the blog love!

    2. Catie,

      I was doing the family gathering/wait for someone to pass thing this weekend and “Hall Pass” came on TV. Everyone at that somewhat somber gathering laughed their A$$ES off! Very over the top, and very funny. 🙂

  3. Hey, Tiffany – congrats on your “sweet” award! Thanks so much for the kind words, too. Your blog is a favorite of mine. And I’ve found Amber’s because of you, too. I love the two of you together – you guys truly are the new Siskel and Ebert of tv! Go Team Tamberny!

  4. You are fabOoolously awesome, Tiffany! Thanks for he mention. Lots of great posts on your list today, a few I missed and will have to check out.

    Ask me that “last movie” question again in a week, cause the answer will be: Cowboys & Aliens 🙂

    1. Hey, Gene! Thank you for the kind words, I adore your blog as well.

      Cowboys & Aliens should do pretty well at the box office…a ton of writers want to see it. Is it because of the actors or the story? I can’t wait to hear all about it. Thanks for stopping by!

  5. Oh there’s a few here I didn’t know about! Thanks so much, and ditto for the inclusion. And me, I would totally sink my teeth into Josh Holloway (Sawyer from LOST).

    *dreams with a goofy smile on face*

    Oh great, now this image is going to be playing reruns and I’ll never get any writing done!

    Angela @ The Bookshelf Muse

    1. Angela, did you see Roni Loren’s Boyfriend of the Week post when she honored Josh? If not, you should totally check it out! Thanks for stopping by. I’m happy to distract any time! 🙂

  6. Tiffany! Thank you so much for all the love! You’re awesome:) Ian Somerholder is a total hottie, I have to agree with that.

    Catie’s blog is great, too. She always has really interesting posts. And I loved Transformers 3. Good summer entertainment. Haven’t seen Hall Pass but I may check it out. I really want to see Cowboys and Aliens.

    Last movie I saw? Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows, Pt 2. Epic. Really want to see it again.

    What am I afraid of? Spiders. Hate them!

    Thanks again!

  7. I’m having trouble recalling the last movie I saw in theaters. Maybe it was X-Men First Class. I’ve been trying to see Transformers for the past week, but things kept coming up. Will see Harry Potter Sunday. 😀

    I did watch Godzilla the other night. Unfortunately, the movie is now ruined for me–I was more sad about the giant lizard dying than I was happy at the explosions and car chase. *pout*

    1. Hey, Angela! What did you think of X-Men First Class? I was surprised that I enjoyed the X-Men movies as much as I did. I only watched the first one because my nephew was interested, and now I’m interested!

      I can’t watch King Kong anymore….or Project X; therefore, I won’t see the new Planet of the Apes movie.

      Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy HP this weekend. 🙂

      1. Yeah, no thank you to Rise of the Planet of the Apes. Honestly, I don’t understand prequels like that–you know it does not end well!

        X-Men First Class was good. I really enjoyed it. It was well done for a prequel, and had me wishing things hadn’t turned out the way they did. You don’t need to bother with the other X-Men movies, though.

  8. The last movie I watched was Harry Potter. Twice. But hopefully going to follow that up with Cowboys and Aliens soon.

    I’ve actually been on a Eureka kick lately. I blame it on the new season starting. I’m rewatching the whole series from the beginning. I’m on Season Two now. 🙂

    Thanks for the mention, Tiffany. Glad you enjoyed the post.

    1. Cowboys and Aliens should be a blockbuster success. I was expecting you to say The Smurfs. 🙂

      We enjoy Eureka too, do you watch Warehouse 13?

      Thanks for stopping by! I referred your editorial services today to a writer friend out of Boston….I hope she contacts you!

  9. Thanks so much for including my post! : ) And hmm, who would i want to sink my vampire teeth into? I’m thinking I’d just make my rounds with the males of the True Blood cast. It’d be like a buffet of washboard abs, lol.

    1. Oh, Roni. Those boys of True Blood do have nice washboard abs. I thought Jason won the prize, until Alcide took his shirt off in last week’s episode! Thanks for stopping by!

  10. What a great post! So much to see! 🙂

    In answer to some questions. My biggest fear is probably tornadoes We had five of them back in April (one was an F4), and our county was declared a disaster area. Now, when the weather gets bad, everyone around here freaks out.

    The last movie I saw? Transformers 3. Usually sequels aren’t as good as the original, but I think this one was better than the other two.

    I would definitely sink my teeth into Alex O’Loughlin, who played my favorite vampire, Mick St. John, in Moonlight. That’s one series that should have lasted longer. (He’s McGarrett on Hawaii 5-O now.)

    1. Oh, Lauralynn – I know Mick St. John. I LOVED Moonlight and actually made quite a few of my friends addicted too. I had to buy the series when it came out; it was definitely cancelled too soon. I keep waiting, patiently, for McGarrett to vamp out on 5-0 for me. I thought the closing scenes when he was under arrest was the ideal time for Mick to show up. 🙂

      I am so sorry to hear about the devastation of your county! Tornadoes are scary, scary things.

      I agree on T3. I thought this latest installment was great. Anytime a robot can make me cry, the writers did something right. Thanks for stopping by!

  11. I think I gasped when I saw Damon Salvatore on your blog! He’s absolutely my celebrity crush of the moment. Fun interview! And congrats on the blog award, you and Kathy are amazing bloggers!

    1. Thanks, Jess! I think many of us girls have a crush on Damon….I’m so ready for season 3! Did you know he’s at Comic Con? Ugh, I wish I was in San Diego right now. Thanks again!

  12. Awesome post! I love your Mash up, what great reads! Ad I love your answers. You’re so much fun!
    I recently watched Ip Man, which I loved, but I almost always love kung Fu movies.

  13. Links, Links, Beautiful Links! I gotta go check them all out…there’s so many of my favorite peeps on the list. I wanted to get to this post last Friday but, well, life…kinda nuts this week. Thanks for always keeping me entertained, my friend!

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