Sunday, September 14, 2008

Sunday Stealing Foxxfyrre Style

Sunday Stealing has been a long running, very funny feature from Bud Weiser of WTIT: Tape Radio the Blog. It has become very popular, and is now 'syndicated' in Judd Corizan's Sunday Stealing Blog. Now I want to play in the same sandbox, but I'm going to make my own sand castles.

I'm not going to include the theft history of the meme, but please check in at Judd's, or Budd's blogs for that info.

Today's Meme is called "The Meme about Blogging" and I'm going to answer it in usual Honk'n'Holl'r style as Foxxfyrre the Caveman.

1. How long have you been blogging?


Pretty much as long as I can remember. The above is one of my first blog posts created on my great Comrock Presaristone. I cant really remember what the post was about because my Comrock crashed a few years back, but I think it was about Labour Day Celebrations, or it could have been about the orgy going on a few caves down the hillside. Below is some clip art that I used to have readily available for my posts.


2. Any advice to beginners?

Yes, first you must have the appropriate tools to blog with. The sharper your instrument, the better the resolution you will get on your Comrock.


And with the new Era upon us, there is a myriad of palate colours you can use for your posts. No need to rely on the old monochrome mixture of boar's blood and flour.

3. What are the good things blogging has brought to your life?

Technology, of course.


Without the need to properly back light our posts on the Comrock we would never have a light pyre to this day, really.

4. What would you consider the pitfalls?



Information searches do have its risks.

5. Tell us about your blog name. Ever think of changing it? If so, to what? Why?

Originally, I wanted to call the old H'n'H Porky's. No, not because of this Porky's


I wanted to have a familiar setting created so one could just drop in and have some fun in a casual, relaxing manner. But I found out that2581278727_55b7fdf884

this one had cornered the market and much too urban for this ole caveman. My Honk'n'Holl'r cave is just perfect for me and my guests.Overlay-Cave-Large
6. Knowing what you know now, was starting a blog a good thing for you? Why or why not?

Yes, in much too many ways to explain here. Besides the friendships I've made far and wide, it gives me that "I'm no longer just a lump on a log" feeling.

7. How do you think blogging, bloggers, or the blogosphere has changed since you started?

Well, I'm somewhere over here blogwisewww-smoke-signals-rob-colvin-artville

(and I usually forget the http starting thingy too), and it's hard to get a connection sometimes. On a windy or rainy day, you might as well click save and wait. Most of my blog buddies are of the super advanced kind.


It can be hard for a caveman to keep up these days.

8. Ultimately, what would you like your blog to accomplish for you or others?




Thursday, August 28, 2008

Pics From a Friend

A good friend of mine, Lance of Solitary Views, finally got his blog back. It was hijacked a while back, and he had a heck of a time trying to retrieve it from the Gurus at Blogger. He could not get into it, his password was changed, and Blogger gave him the third degree to prove that he was the blog owner. His first new post was pics from our little town way up here in Northern Alberta. I told Lance that I was going to steal these pics from him, and he did give me his OK.

This is just a couple of blocks from downtown showing the Sandman Inn in the foreground.

This was taken at the same location just facing a different direction.

Another from the same location.
Alberta isn't called Big Sky Country for nothing! The sunsets can be awe inspiring.

This is a wild, and very lucky shot. Lance said that he stood on Richmond Hill, which is just on the outskirts of the city, for nearly a half hour during this lightning show. He just kept holding the camera on rapid flash until he captured this pic. Great shot Lance!

Foxxfyrre, the newly crowned King of Silly, will be back shortly with more tales from the dungeon. It could depend on what colour my universe is that day though.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

My lord, he's alive and kicking...





Yes, real life has been getting in the way again, but I'm finally seeing light at the end of a very weird tunnel I've been in. After 23 years of working at the same establishment, I've taken on a new position at a competing hotel. The offer was much to appealing, and I could not refuse--Hmmm, someone in the real world took notice of little ole me. That's so unlike the real world, I'm usually quite invisible out there.

I just completed my first full week, and have enjoyed every minute of it. I'm getting settled in quite quickly, and hopefully everything will settle down. Then I can start playing again, and looking forward to it. I might even get a chance to do some art work--if I still remember how that is.

Just wanted to let you know that I haven't tripped on a stalagmite in my little cave never to be heard from again. I'm here, luv you all, and I'm going to play lots.



Thursday, June 26, 2008

Cranial Flatulence

I want to say many things here, but I seem to stop myself and re-edit, delete, type again, and delete all over again. Then I get a brain fart and start all over again, only to delete. Mostly it's because I can't find the right words that I need to express my thought at the moment. But that's not all there is too it neither. I just don't want this little post to come across as another platitude directed at the audience that I want to direct this post to. This is to a few select people that have become friends that I would give the world right now to meet--just because.

Gale Martin--I hope everything is going well. I hope that you post again sooooooooooonnn. The blogosphere misses you dearly. I miss you dearly. The Cave just isn't the same without you.

Mimi--You are singly the most important person in my life that I have never set eyes on. I really can't express how important you are in my life--really. If there is any doubt, you mean that much that you are probably the reason for the disclaimer at the beginning of my post.

Bud: I can't even express how much I enjoy your posts coming up in my news feed. You have the humor that I adore and envy, but you also have a vulnerable heart that cannot beat unless it is reaching out to touch someone in a very unique way. What's even better is this happens almost by osmosis, and you probably aren't even aware of it. When you talk about music in your posts, you are opening up something deep inside you. I feel every word of those posts--and for that I thank you.

Lizza: I can't even start. I'm verclempt. You have been my sunshine on the most rainiest of days. And when you talk about rain, I feel like I'm being bathed in sunshine. (and beer)

Ian: Again I'm wordless, (but I'm not going to refer another person to the above disclaimer). I have hit the delete button for the last time tonight. I really appreciate the banter and humor and outright caring that you show to just about everyone in the blogosphere. Thank you.

Sandee: You have become my favorite smile of the day. When your posts come up in my reader, not two minutes later, I have a great big smile on my face. ( I do love the Story Game feature, but feel free to send a "Frank shut the &^*k up email" anytime, because I know that I'm having way too much fun with it).

There are way too many blog buddies to address in one post, but I thank and enjoy reading and interacting with all of you.

I just wanted to put this in words, because it is just too easy to make a picture and send it as an award to hopfully be placed in a side bar. That wasnt't the point of this post.


Sunday, June 15, 2008

Father's Day Health Check

I don't know if it's a blessing or a curse to have two children that have inherited a specific trait from their father; namely a twisted sense of humour. For Father's Day, I received the usual happy Father's Day kudos from the kids, but I also received a touching email from my son. In the email, Jason stated that now that I am a Grandfather, it may be time to look after my heath a bit better. I guess that he must be concerned that I must be getting on in years. He assumed that the first obvious thing to go, besides washboard abs, would be my eyesight. So, he took it upon himself to send me the following eye test:



It is OKAY to ground a 24 year old, is it not?   Mimi, do you have any dungeon cells for lease? I may need them.

Monday, May 05, 2008

Maybe we do need a banana?

I know its been a while since I poked my head into the blogoshere--with the exception of a little lurking here and there. Things happen in that other plane of existence that can dominate ones time and energy. But then life can't be made up of nothing but obligations and commitments, so I decided to hit the warp button on my little stone tablet, aka laptop and venture back into Bloggia for a bit. I couldn't have picked a better time because Mimi Lenox is fired up and ready for another Blogblast for Peace to take place on June 4th. Like every Blogblast so far, I want to be there like a pressed, but dirty shirt (I do spill lots of coffee, my dribble cup has sprung a leak).

Mimi has started this latest Blogblast for Peace with such energy that she has pulled up the drawbridge to Bloggingham Castle, cancelled the Comeback challenge until further notice, and doubled the guards in the dungeon. I guess she doesn't want to be distracted from memer's screams for mercy while prepping for what I expect to be the largest turnout of Peace Globes to date. If you haven't stopped into Mimi's blog as of late, I suggest you should stop into the Peace Globe Gallery and take a look at all the Peace Globes submitted to date. It's wonderful and illustrates the depth of Mimi's commitment to Peace and Dona Nobis Pacem.

On the very same day that I decide to poke my head back into Blog Universe, a little gem appeared in my inbox that couldn't be more topical. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.


If you now excuse me, I'm going to prepare a nice fruit platter, some nice fruit punch, and set out a lovely dinner for two for my Lola and myself. After watching this I also came to realize that I may be a little behind in the Monkey-ing Around Department as well.

Cheers, Giggles, Peace, and Happiness.

And---Lola, for shame, that's naughty--Uhmm gotta go


Monday, March 17, 2008

Royal Rejections: Comeback Challenge

Comeback 56 01

I play Mimi's Comeback challenge as often as I can, but I can never seem to play it straight. I twist it up and add whatever silliness I can to the mix. This week I thought it would be fun to answer the Bachelor profiles as if I was a famous Queen from history. Well most are historical Royals anyway. Besides, with Mimi Queen of Memes hosting this game, it seemed appropriate that other famous Royals should get in on the game.

Round 56

Royal Rejections

Comeback 56 02 1. Let's hang it sideways in an open lot.

Comeback 56 03

No Mark, my Obelisk must stand erect in the centre of my courtyard for eons to come for my subjects to honour my ascension to Godhood, not just haphazardly hung mocking man's shortcomings. Away with you, and don't let my snake bite you in the asp on the way out. -- Cleopatra Queen of Egypt


Comeback 56 04 2. A Loyal Gentleman With Good Roots

Comeback 56 05

See, I knew there was a peanut under my mattress. --Catherine the Great of Russia


Comeback 56 06 3. Step up to the plate

Comeback 56 07 You know that's not an appropriate thing to ask a Queen. Oh my Lord! You meant MY head. -- Mary Queen of Scots


Comeback 56 08 4. This ride ain't over yet...get on.

Comeback 56 09 I'll see if Solomon 'll tally me banana. Tis daylight come, I think I'll go home. -- Queen of Sheba


Comeback 56 10 5. Five People Rolled Into One Seeks Same

Comeback 56 11 But Dodi, my driver will take us. We don't need to carpool. -- Princess Dianna (I'll probably be kicked out of the Common Wealth for that one)


Comeback 56 13 6. I will need to hoo you.

Comeback 56 12 How did you know my Spirit Guide is an owl. John? -- Pocahontas


Comeback 56 14 7. I'm tired of being an "Idiot Magnet."

Comeback 56 15 That is because there is just no chemistry between us. Marie Curie (Queen of Physics and Chemistry)


Comeback 56 16 8. You had me at Hellno!

Comeback 56 17 Hell ya I had you at Hell no. That's cuz this momma's talkin an youse doin the walking. Uhhuh! The hand now sugar, youse talkin to the hand. -- Queen Latifa


Comeback 56 18 9. Over forty victim of fate

Comeback 56 19 Don't be blowing out my candle yet, there's still some legend left in me. Sir Elton John (Queen of Knights)


Comeback 56 20 10. My Boat Needs An Anchor

Comeback 56 21 What is a with you sailor men? I senda one out to find India, and Christofo landa in the Americas. I finance a no more armadas. -- Queen Isabella.


Comeback 56 22 Tie-Breaker: I Gots What You Need

Comeback 56 23 It was just a song, and there was no mention of Fat Bottomed Boys. Freddie Mercury (King of Queen)


That's it for this round of Mimi's Comeback Challenge round 56: The Royal Rejection episode.

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