If you've missed what's happening, next week marks the One Year Anniversary of Tossing It Out. I'm not going to make any huge deal out of it. No contest, no giveaway--nothing like that. Oh, I might dance around my office in my pajamas and wave the flag or something. But no confetti (I don't want to clean it up) and no champagne (at least I don't think so).
What I'll be doing is just having some peaceful blog reflection as I look at my year of blogging and ponder life in general. I'll be starting Monday by looking back at my Top Ten TV Shows--I'll be saying more about this later in this post. Then for the next three days I'll be indulging in tossing out my memories of Tossing It Out and giving a hint about what's to come in the future.
Finally, on Friday I'll be participating in the Writing Compelling Characters Blogfest hosted by Elana Johnson, Jennifer Daiker, and Alex J. Cavanaugh. Last time I looked there were 111 participants--sounds like a great way to meet some new bloggers and add new followers to your own blogroll. If you haven't yet, get over there right now and sign up.
An Unexpected Surprise!
Last weekend I got a surprise email from Larry at DiscConnected. He said he was coming over from Phoenix to Downey, California, which is near where I live, to see progressive rock group Spock's Beard in concert. He offered that I might want to see the concert and at the same time we could meet in person. Though I was vaguely familiar with Spock's Beard, I didn't know that much about them, but I was very interested in seeing them. Most of all though I wanted to meet Larry whose blog I've been following for a while now. After all, other than my own family members who blog, I have never met a real live blogger in person. What an opportunity!
Now it was odd enough that someone nearly 400 miles away from me was telling me about a concert that I didn't even know about that was five miles from my house, but to think that Larry was going to drive this distance to see some band seemed surprising. Turns out he is a big Spock's Beard fan and they rarely play in concert in the U.S. After seeing them in concert now I too am a huge fan. What a concert! This was one of the best bands I have seen. If you ever have the opportunity you must see them. Larry gives a complete rundown on the show and our meeting complete with pictures on his site. Hope you'll check it out.
|Larry Cavanaugh (DisConnected) (r) visiting in lobby before the show with Spock's Beard's extraordinary guitarist Alan Morse (on left)|
If you haven't signed up yet there is still time to join up for Alex J. Cavanaugh's Top Ten TV Show Blogfest. That's coming up this Monday. I'll be there--will you?
And If You're Near Long Beach, CA This Weekend
This weekend at The Queen Mary in Long Beach, California I'll be visiting Ghost Fest Expo 4 , which is an event dealing with paranormal activities and other unique phenomena. George Noory of Radio Coast to Coast will be there with a line up of speakers who will be presenting special seminars and exhibits. I'll be there visiting my ex-employer and good friend Philip Morris, who will be speaking about the Bigfoot Hoax film. I posted about this Bigfoot Hoax story back in March.
Become A Follower of Tossing It Out!
As of this writing I am poised to hit 400 followers. I'm hoping to hit this milestone this week to coincide with the first blog anniversary. If you aren't following yet, please hop on board and enjoy the ride. And be sure to tell all of your friends, neighbors, and family.