Tuesday, September 2, 2008

A Potpourri of Fun and Prizes

I write this post with a disclaimer right up front--I am not feeling well. I have been slugging it out with the dreaded late summer allergies that make living in this area of the world, while most of the time a wonderful experience, a sneezing, phlegm-filled, runny nose of a miserable way to exist. Oh, and don't forget the heavy headedness, the askew equilibrium and dizziness...mix them all together in a pot and you have my present condition. So, you have been forewarned! There is a very good chance that what follows is nothing but a jumble of nonsense...and I'm not talking about my regular serving of nonsense--this has the potential of being much more nonsensical. Still with me, brave soldier? Wonderful, carry on...

First off: this blog has been the recipient of more awards! I guess some people like my brand of nonsense.

Karen over at My Funny Dad, Harry and Uncle Che from AZ Blogging both, it appears, love livelife365--and that's a good thing. They have awarded this blog the:

With these awards there are rules, and they are:

1. The winner can put the logo on his/her blog;
2. Link the person you received your award from;
3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs;
4. Put links of those blogs on yours; and
5. Leave a message on the blogs that you’ve nominated.

But, for now, I'm going to mix things up a bit (this is the potpourri part) and return to this award stuff later...

Now, where was I? Right, blowing my nose and wishing I were on Maui sipping an ice-cold beverage with the surf pounding in my ears.

Dick Cheney in a Dress?

Is it just me who is not that enamoured with Republican Vice President Nominee Sarah Palin's looks?

Every other post or article I read mention her beauty queen looks and how hot she is. Huh? What am I not seeing?
Okay, she IS better looking than the Veep we currently have in office, I'll give her that. But, to me at least, she's not much better looking than Joe Biden.

And, again, for me at least, I'll take Biden's politics over hers any day.

On that note, here is a music video I made a few months ago, when the Dems couldn't decide who to pick--Hillary or Barack.

It's called "Pick One."

Techno...no ping!

Has anyone else not been getting their pings returned from Technorati? Or is this just "pick on Mike week"? Sniff, sniff. I know it's not just me, given the hundreds of other poor souls pleading for resolution of this issue in the Technorati Support Forums.

For those of us interested in blog ranking on these sites, this becomes a major issue if left unresolved. Read a few posts and you get a good idea how upsetting this is. But what can you do, besides post a question and wait? Call them up? Sure, right after I finish speaking to Google and Yahoo. Grin and bear it, I guess. If anyone has any suggestions that can help with this issue, I'm all ears. In the meantime, here's a video that should ease your (my) misery. If you like it, don't forget to vote "Funny."

See more funny videos at Funny or Die

Hold on, gotta blow my nose. Wow, did you hear that? Okay, next...oh, wait a minute, gotta...snee...snee...snee...


Here, watch this while I go get more Kleenex:

For those of you still with me, thanks--I know that last video was difficult to watch. (told you I wasn't feeling well!)

Lastly, for you Entrecarders out there. I have added my video site, livelife365.com, to Entrecard, but since both this blog and my vid site go by the same name, confusion is bound to rear its ugly head and, well, confuse us. So, to avoid as much of that as possible, here, side by side,

are the two different ads for both sites. The one on the left is the one you've been using to drop on my blog. The new one, on the right, is for the video site. They both share one frightening similarity: mug shots of my face while holding objects of my affection.

That's about it for today. What? Where are the prizes? And the blogs I need to list to go along with the awards? Do I need to sneeze all over this laptop again to remind you all that I'm not well?

Tell you what--I will announce my nominees for the I Love Your Blog awards (unless anyone wants to volunteer, and if you are STILL reading this, I will give you an award...but not a prize) later on this week.

Yes, prizes. I know, the title lured you in with the hope of a prize, and for that, all I can say is...ahhhh...ahhhh...ahhhhh....AAAAHHHHHH....





Karen, author of "My Funny Dad, Harry" said...

You are so funny even when you're not feeling well! If it were me, I'd probably not fuss with my blog let alone write something as funny as this. What makes it so funny is that it's so disjointed! I love it.

Anonymous said...

If anyone doesn't love a blog as informative, educative and entertaining as this one...then something must be wrong:D

Jena Isle said...

That was hilarious, mike I hope you get well soon. Where are the prizes?...wahhhh....

I have a question for you in my blog Working abroad. I hope you'll get well soon and drop by.


Get well soon. All the best.

Da Old Man said...

Mike, I love you, dude, but politics aside, Sarah is hot.

Really, truly, cougar~hot.

Krista Long said...

I am having an issue with technorati not pinging sites that have linked to me, so now my authority is only 3, when it was in the 20's. I have tried manually requesting pings of blogs I know linked to me, and still no luck.

Not a very useful service if it doesn't work.

Unknown said...

Karen--Disjointed is my middle name!

AZ blogging--something is wrong...but I'm getting better, thank you

Jena Isle--will stop by shortly...sorry about the lack of prizes...

Old Man--I still don't see it--maybe it's my glasses?

Krista--agreed, what is going on with those guys? Hopefully, they are aware and working on the issue as we speak...

Unknown said...

Technorati hasn't let me ping one of my blogs in over 20 days! And believe me -- I've tried doing it manually more times than I can count!

Hope you feel better soon!

DanO said...

Mike, as someone else who is currently sniffling, sneezing and generally feeling rather grotty, you have my full sympathies.

Daisy said...

I think Sarah Palin needs to get a more up-to-date hairdo.

I hope you feel better soon!

S. A. Hart said...

Love your post....especially your political commentary.

Anonymous said...

I noticed the resemblance to Cheney in Palin's speech the other night...looks and attitude...me no likey....


Anonymous said...

hope your allergies get better!

Anonymous said...

Quite a lot of the pictures of Palin here in Britain have shown her with guns .... not really the best publicity for any politician. I have never seen her before the announcement and found her voice rather jarring - I suppose that they must have gone into her qualifications and background to make sure that she is fit for the job haven't they?

Hope you soon feel better ... I don't know Autumn comes along and health begins to go astray. I'm trying to avoid all the usual sniffles that everyone seems to pick up this time of year. Can't work out whether its's the sudden temperature drop or the damp. :(