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Friday, 21 March 2014

Blog Fests And More Jests!

I want to thank Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet superstar for taking over the blog while I've been having strange dreams about the alphabet in reverse.

Penny has got me to thinking.  Yes, I've been known to occasionally think.  I realise that a number of bloggers are engrossed with all things relating to blog hops, blog fests, blog tours and a bizarre fascination with the 26 letter alphabet.

Thus, once again, I offer you some more blog hoppety suggestions.  Do with them as you wish.

How about a blog hippety hoppety for the animals in our lives?  No, I'm not referring to your partner, if you have one.  Of course, I'm referring to this.
Yes indeedy do, a blog hop dedicated to just how much our loving animal family members mean to us.  You might adore an aardvark.  You may be blessed by a bulldog.  Perhaps, you're charmed by a cat!  And logistics aside, you might even have zeal for a zebra.  Yes, note the A to Z alert!
This would be a blog fest where we go and leave the comment, "Great Post!  Thanks for Sharing!", to those drive-by bloggers who leave the comment on our sites that states, "Great Post!  Thanks for Sharing!"
You could really get into the flow with this one.  Think of all those times you let out a sneaky fart and tried to blame the dog.  Or the time you thought it was going to be a safe fart and you got a bit of a surprise.  Remember how you then tried to dash to the toilet hoping the folks at the biggest posh social event of the year hadn't noticed your unfortunate accident.  You might even mention the time you let one rip in the elevator and got out on the next floor, leaving those still inside to ponder and give suspicious looks to their fellow elevator passengers.  

A fun-filled, flatulence festival for fascinating, finicky, forthright, frenzied, frantic functions. 

Please try to keep, "The Fart Fest Blog Hop", fairly short.  A maximum of 300 turds, um words.

149 comments:

  1. Sounds very interesting to say the least.

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    1. Hi Lady Lilith,

      The sound of an interesting fart, perhaps :)

      Penny's alleged human,

      Gary

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    2. Hahaha. This conversation made me laugh-- even louder than the whole post.

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    3. Hi Julia,

      The conversation interactions make for a fart, sorry fun time :)

      Penny's created character,

      Gary :)

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  2. We call our pets "Fur People"
    "Great Post! Thanks for Sharing!"
    Was that acceptable, or shall I leave a silent,but deadly tribute?

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    1. Hi DAVID,

      Fur sure, you do!

      Great comment! Thanks for sharing!

      A silent, wet one. Now there's a tribute! :)

      Penny's alleged human,

      Gary

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  3. Fart Fest??
    Ummm, I think not, I'll pass on that one.
    I don't currently have a pet, so I'll just state here that I appreciate Penny, modest internet superstar.

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    1. Hi River,

      Oh yeah a festival of flatulence. "Pass" may be the operative word.

      Penny and I appreciate your kind words :)

      Penny's alleged human,

      Gary

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  4. Jazz n Jewel would LOVE to join all of those blog hops - but it is Lent and they have made a solemn vow not to participate in blog hoppery for the season. Which is their excuse anyway.
    And no-one would thank them for sharing a Fart Fest. Both of them are more than capable of stripping paint. And causing eyes to weep.
    Welcome back Gary, and thank you Penny.

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    1. Hi Sue,

      Jazz n' Jewel could always start up their own exclusive Fart Fest Blog Hop diary. They could explain how much they like to fart and singe your nostril hairs with the pungent aroma.

      Thank you for the welcome back. And thanks to Penny who is contently farting in the background :)

      Penny's alleged human,

      Gary

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  5. Though all of your blogfests sound intriguing, I'm flabbergasted by your Fart Fest for filthy, freeloading, fiberific, fireworks-in-your-shorts- wearing, fanatics. You're only encouraging them, Gary!

    Julie

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    1. Hi Julie,

      Alliteration alert! I'm probably encouraging them. Now that they have computers that transmit smells, they can share the stench on a worldwide basis. Maybe even as far as Uranus.

      Penny's alleged human,

      Gary

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  6. I'm normally too shy to leave a comment but why do I need to be shy when you're holding a blame it on the dog Fart Fest. Not that my sweet little Annie lurcherette farts of course. "Great Post! Thanks for Sharing!"

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    1. Hi Eileen,

      Please don't be shy. Very nice of you to leave a comment. Annie would never dream of farting. I'm sure of that.

      Great Comment! Thanks for Sharing! :)

      Penny's imaginary human,

      Gary :)


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  7. Great post! Thanks for sharing!

    Oh, hang on... have we not started that fest yet! No one tells me anything :-) I do think I need to get my zeal on for a zebra though.

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    1. Hi Annalisa,

      The zebra waits for you and you will have a zeal of a good time. You should be the host or co-host of any of these blog hoppety suggestions :)

      We haven't forgot you in regards to the email. You know what I mean.

      Great Comment! Thanks for Sharing! :)

      Penny's imaginary human,

      Gary :)

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  8. Hi Gary - Hardwick would like to join the throng .. he enjoys being around and meeting new pals .. though his mistress is slightly involved in the A-Z .. cheers and we'll hear more anon .. Hardwick's mistress and holder of leash ... Hilary

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    1. Hi Hilary,

      Hardwick is always a welcome addition. Ah yes, his mistress is well ensconced with all things alphabetty...

      Happy A to Zed, the thing I dread!

      Penny's created character,

      Gary :)

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  9. Haha! I know quite a lot of people who would be amused at participating in a fart fest! :)

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    1. Hi Jenny,

      Haha! Name names :)

      Penny's alleged human,

      Gary :)

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  10. Good luck with your reversed A to Z, Gary,
    Yvonne.

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    1. Hi Yvonne,

      I'm not doing the alphabet in reverse. All the best with the A to Z fest :)

      Penny's possible human,

      Gary :)

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  11. The Fart Fest... How hilarious! I had a Chihuahua who couldn't eat Pedigree dog food because of the doggy fart side effect. :/ She would look at hubby and I as if she was blaming us. Can't wait for your reversed A-Z posts!

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    1. Hi Gossip_Grl,

      Wind-breaking news and yay to the Fart Fest! :) Some of those dog brands just bring out the worst farts possible in our beloved dogs. Pedigree Bum, I reckon.

      The Z to A was last year, my friend. I made sure we all met up at the letter "M" :)

      Penny's almost human,

      Gary :)

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  12. Great post! Thanks for sharing!
    :P

    That last one could be called The Silent-But-Deadly.

    Oh, I know! Maybe you could combine them into the: Thanks For NOT Sharing Your Dog Farts blogfest.

    Bwahahahaha xD

    Great post, Gary. Seriously. I needed a laugh today.

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    1. Hi Melissa,

      You have given some added dimensions to the Fart Fest. A lot of dogs might be rather surprised you wouldn't want to whiff the putrid aroma.

      Thanks and I'm really pleased this could make you laugh. That means a lot.

      Great comment! Thanks for sharing! :)

      Penny's fictional human,

      Gary :)

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  13. I'm so tempted to say Great Post! Thanks for Sharing! but somehow that doesn't seem right... :)
    Hope you and Gary are having a great day! :)

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    1. Hi Jemi,

      Fair enough. Then I couldn't possibly say, Great comment! Thanks for Sharing! And you have a great day, eh!

      Penny's fictional human,

      Gary :)

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  14. Priceless! I love these bloggy ideas. I think the one about the animal love of our life would be great. I don't have one, though I call my daughter Chipmunk lol!, but it would be fun running about seeing all the animal-love from other bloggers.

    And that last one could also be referenced as the "Crop duster in all of us" blogfest lol!!!

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    1. Hi Angela,

      You may use these bloggy ideas :) The animal one is actually bordering on a serious blog hop. Saw that photo of your beloved Chipmunk. Adorable just like her mother.

      Time to go spread some fun in the prairies.....

      Penny's fictional human,

      Gary :)

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  15. And yes, I have missed you :-)

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    1. Thank you, Angela. It's good to feel missed :)

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  16. All excellent suggestions Gary. I won't mention the fart fest to the hubs if you don't mind, he doesn't need any encouragement in that department.
    Um..Penny...I don't think he should be back at the keyboard yet sweetie. Help him back into bed and tuck him in.

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    1. Hi Delores,

      Awe, come on now, you know your hubby would love to get involved in the Fart Fest.

      Judging by what I posted, Penny should let out a fart so I can go back to sleep :)

      Penny's alleged human,

      Gary :)

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  17. No pets sadly, but I could certainly join a fart fest. I only join the A to Z none of the others.

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    1. Hi Jo,

      I can send you Penny. Your contribution to the Fart Fest would, no doubt, be a sensory delight. Argghhh! you made mention of the dreaded alphabet challenge.....

      Penny's alleged human,

      Gary :)

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  18. 'R' would win the Great Post blogfest easy.

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    1. Hi Alex,

      Great comment! Thanks for Sharing! Not sure who you R talking about. Probably best I don't.

      Penny's fictional character,

      Gary :)

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  19. Yes, I do have zeal for the zebra. Why do you ask? Actually, my A to Z will be featuring a quote each day and a cat delivering said quote. Very short.

    I think I've fallen in love with your "Great Post. Thanks for sharing" blogfest idea...or at least with the picture. Quite elevating for Doc and a fine way to clean up the internet.

    I see Penny is back at work on the computer, no doubt trying to erase the cache and hide the searches you've made lately. High fives to her!

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    1. Hi River Fairchild,

      I'm totally zealous! Quotes from cats? A catalogue of catty quips. A to Z alert! HELP!!!

      You may take the liberty of using the "Great Post!" Thanks for Sharing!" Blog Fest. The photo is one of my wee folks and he's on top of the butt wipe. Yep, he needs to go wipe some drive-by blogger butts!

      Penny's was reading the Googled searches to reach this site. Something about a horse's cock.....go figure..... She is virtually high-pawing you!

      Great comment! Thanks for Sharing!

      Penny's alleged human,

      Gary :)

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  20. Hmm....fart fest eh? I keep matches next to my chair and on my night table for my hubby's frequent 'pressure releases' as he calls them. He tries to point to the dogs but I point out that he got some wicked reverb off his chair.

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    1. Hi JoJo,

      Fart Fest will be the best. A match made in heaven to counteract your hubby's pressure releases. Vibrating chair and the clue is there.

      Penny's alleged human,

      Gary :)

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  21. I think there is an old American saying from the 1950's that goes
    . . . . Better Dead than A to Z.. . . .

    I cant agree myself its well cool

    Love the Aardvark reference Mr G, I am doing the A to Z of Aardvarks.

    I hope you and Penny are well, it will soon be April . . . . . .HAH AH hah ah ah hah ah ha hhah ha ha hah ah a ha hha hah ahah ahha ha ha ha

    Rob Z Tobor

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    1. Hi Rob,

      Ah yes, that old American saying. I've got an A to Z under my bed.

      The A to Zed fills your head. It fills me with dread :) The A to Z....

      Yes you are, The A to Z of Aardvarks. Hopefully, the sharing, caring A to Z community will come and visit you.

      Soon be April Fool's Day, Mr. R!

      Penny's alleged human,

      Gary :)

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  22. Hahahaha!!! Gary!!!!

    You are TOO FUNNY. I really am laughing. Aardvark? And yes, I did notice the sneaky alphabet reference... Gosh, I hope your backwards alphabet nightmares stop soon... probably not until May, eh?

    And I LOVE the "Thanks for sharing!" idea... gosh, it'd make commenting so much easier... :) :) :)

    Thanks for the laugh, Gary/Penny... love you two!!!

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    1. Hi Morgan,

      You are way too kind. Stop it, already! :)

      A to Z alert! Make it STOP!!!!! Arggghhhh!!!! Actually, I shall go to sleep on April 30, 2014 and wake up on April Fool's Day, 2014. NO! HELP ME! LOL

      Don't we love those sincere comments about, Great Post! Thanks for Sharing! Makes me get all emotional n'stuff.

      Hugs your way and a special gift from Penny....

      Penny's fictional character,

      Gary :)

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  23. I totally want to do the animal blog hop. I would honestly love it!

    The "Great post!" fest is classic LOL. :D

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    1. Hi Julie,

      I knew the animal blog hop would be just pawfect for you, my kind friend. Please use it if you so wish.

      Correct. Great comment! Thanks for sharing!

      Penny's fictional character,

      Gary :)

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  24. What's really frightening is I can relate to all the above fears you mentioned. Like the time my son farted in the grocery store, then proclaimed loudly "MUM! Phew!"

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    1. Hi Joylene,

      Your son did a master class in fart deception. He did you proud. Of course, you never, ever fart, eh....

      Penny's alleged human,

      Gary :)

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    2. I have let wind, so to speak. Me ole dad used to say, "Let your wind blow free, for holding your wind could be the death of thee." Yes, he was a wise man.

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    3. Hi Joylene,

      Thanks for the wind-breaking news. Your father was a wise man. You embrace his wise words. Breath in and rejoice, Joylene.

      Penny's silly, almost human,

      Gary :)

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  25. Lucy (our border collie sidekick and resident child herder) loves that idea! In fact, she's already compiling her list of fellow furry friends.I believe P is for Penny. She's on board with the flatulent fest, but only if it's held outdoors:)
    WriterlySam
    resident bartender for A to Z Theme Reveal Party!

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    1. Hi Samantha,

      L is fur Lucy! :) Good idea by Lucy. An outdoor Fart Fest and a strong breeze. Pawfect!

      Oh, Samantha, happy bartending! I shall stick to an OJ, thank you very much.

      Penny's fictional character,

      Gary :)

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  26. R wins Great Post already, no contest. The animal blog hop though, hmm don't the animals already have full control

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    1. Ah Pat in the Hatt,

      I've no idea who you R referring to. Maybe R never visits me. Animals would control what their humans typed.

      Penny's fictional character,

      Gary :)

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  27. I'd join one for our furry friends!

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    1. Hi Diane,

      Fur sure. I know you would do a great job with that one.

      Penny's fictional character,

      Gary :)

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  28. Great post. Thanks for sharing.

    Just kidding. I can blog about my cats? That would be purr-fect.

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    1. Hi Medeia,

      Great comment! Thanks for Sharing!

      You can take that blog hop idea for animals, my kind friend. Blog about your cats, indeed. A pawsitive plan.

      Penny's fictional character,

      Gary :)

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  29. "Great Post! Thanks for Sharing!"

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    1. Gidday Wendy,

      Great comment! Thanks for Sharing!

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  30. Sorry, couldn't resist!

    Sounds like fun, Gary! Especially as there is no alphabet involved ... sigh ... honesty, you'd think writers would have better things to do ...

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    1. Aargh! I meant to say 'honestly' ... not 'honesty'. I do exhaust myself!

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    2. Gidday again, Wendy,

      Yes, I know you couldn't resist. It wafted all the way over from New Zealand. Ahem! :)

      Somebody should pack up that silly alphabet challenge. You might be correct in your first word. Honesty might actually fit. Honestly, writers could find better things to do.

      Hope you had a peaceful weekend. Dream of muffins :)

      Penny's fictional character,

      Gary :)

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  31. An interesting fart....a phart perhaps? *laughs.

    Anything that brings extra Penny pics must be a fine thing say I *goes and hides from the crowds again on a jet ski powered by Lardy's pharts,

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    1. Hi Michelle,

      Pharts from a Pharaoh. We all want to toot in common.

      Penny pics and Penny pharts.....Hey Lardy, give it your best shot!

      Penny's fictional character,

      Gary :)

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  32. Gary, I can't stop laughing. You rock!
    Very nicely done.
    The pictures are lovely...

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    1. Hi Julia,

      I'm truly fartened, sorry, heartened this could make you laugh! :)
      The pictures were fun to create. Thank you, my dear friend.

      Penny's fictional character,

      Gary :)

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  33. You know, Gary, you'd be pretty good at some of these Challenges, er, um, blogfests, my friend. Great post! Thanks for Sharing! (Sorry, couldn't resist :)

    Yes, um, I think your dreams have given quite the inspiration - thanks for sharing the link and having so much fun with us. Just shows to go you, that anyone can have fun with blog hops, even when they don't participate :) You rock, Gary and Penny!

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    1. Hi M.J.,

      Oh yeah, the irony of it all, eh.

      My dreams, bizarre as they are, do try to inspire those desperate for blog hops, blog fests, blog tours and some added dimensions to that ridiculous Challenge! I am but a shy dude who remains behind the scenes, so to speak. Selflessness at its best. Or something like that. Never participate, but I do try to promote for those who might want to join things I would never join.

      And Penny and I think you rock!

      Penny's fictional character,

      Gary :)

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  34. You're a blogfest natural. Great ideas. Maybe we can recruit you for the A to Z Team to come up with more variations on the April Challenge. One month of alphabet "L" is not nearly enough, wouldn't you agree?

    Lee
    Wrote By Rote
    An A to Z Co-host blog

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    1. Hey Alphabet Man,

      I've been informed you're a natural. You know, when you passed wind your hat lifts off your head. Must be fun. I am but a guy who stays discreetly in the background, my good friend. You can take any of my ideas and theme them into the amazing alphabet challenge. You know me, Mr. Altruistic.

      Penny's alleged human,

      Gary :)

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  35. I would imagine that there would be many entries into the Fart Fest if people could remain anonymous. Oh, the stories that could be told!

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    1. Hi Arleen,

      The response to the Fart Fest might well be overwhelming. Some might prefer to reveal who they are. Talk about stinking out the joint.

      Penny's alleged human,

      Gary :)

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  36. I am totally in on a "Fart Fest Blog Hop"! My grandfather was a farter, my mom could let out a fluff that rumbled the floor boards and I let out farts that could be named "Morning Glory" or "Evening Thunder". My daughter, bless her heart has come by it honestly but my son is lacking.

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    1. Hi Birdie,

      A famous family of farters! Excellent and you should take this Fart Fest Blog Hop and go with it. Your son needs to practice, practice, practice :)

      Thunder pants, part two.

      Penny's alleged human,

      Gary :)

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    2. I was just looking through the forums for Google Friend Connect and saw your blog. I am having the same problem! It is really frustrating.

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    3. Hi Birdie,

      Oh yeah, I have been ranting and raving about Google Friend Connect. It sure is aggravating. I have found a bit of a solution which works. However, it takes patience. I have put up the workaround on my latest posting.

      Bloody Google!

      Gary, pet of Penny :)

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  37. This has had me laughing out loud! I bet there would be a ton of people writing posts on this topic and the comments would be flowing. What do people without pets do when they fart? ;)
    ~Jess

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    1. Hi Jess,

      LOL and thank you! :) I can imagine there will be plenty of turds, sorry, words exchanged on the Fart Fest. The comments would most assuredly flow. People without pets blame the rotting garbage they forgot to dispose of.

      Penny's alleged human,

      Gary :)

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  38. "Fabulous Blog! Thanks for writing. Please keep up the good work, the world is so grateful. Please visit my Blog and buy some Viagra". Well guess what Gazza? Ever since I took your advice and got rid of the 'Prove you are human' device on my Blog I get lots of Anonymous comments like the above. Doh!
    CLICK HERE for Bazza’s fabulous Blog ‘To Discover Ice’

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    1. Hi bazza,

      And an even more fabulous comment from your illustrious self. I was getting the same thing on my site. That's why I had to change the settings so anonymous androids couldn't comment. Of course, if you do that, Sir Tom will not be able to comment. Then again, the dear old boy could set up a blog site.

      Penny's trying to be human type dude,

      Gary :)

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  39. I love your blog-fest ideas -- I knew you'd come around some day. lol I especially love the Fart Fest. I have some stories. Not about me, of course - I always blame it on the hubby. ;)

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    1. Hi Lexa,

      Delighted you love these blog hippety hoppety ideas. Feel free to use them and have fart, um fun. How unfair to blame your innocent hubby! :)

      Penny's alleged human,

      Gary :)

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  40. Everybody has got a good fart story. Honestly if I didn't feel it I would never have guessed it was me... it never happens when you're alone. - In this day of sharing frenzies the great post thanks for sharing is redundant - how about Great Post I shared it on G+, Twitter, FB i.e et.al etc

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    1. P.S I am sure there will be lots of D for Dog posts :)

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    2. Hi Ida,

      When your nylons swell at the ankles, that could well be a clue :) The Great Post! Thanks for Sharing! is still an integral part of the um "sincere" comments from the drive-by blogger. They probably wouldn't bother sharing your post on all those social networks. What they really want is you to follow their blog. Of course, as we both know, a bit difficult with Google Friend Connect not working.

      And C for Cats. HELP! :)

      Penny's alleged human,

      Gary :)

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  41. Great post! Thanks for sharing!!!!

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    1. Bwa ha ha!!!

      Didn't my addition of sooooo many !!!!!! make up for my lack of creative response?!

      I would join every single one of those hops. All but the fart one. It really always is the dog; I never fart. A little flactulated to think you'd assume I do ;)

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    2. Hi Elizabeth,

      Great comment! Thanks for sharing!

      Nothing like exclamation overdrive!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Being a lady of distinction, I'm sure you would never fart. Deffo blame the dawg! However, your co-hosting the Fart Fest is still available....

      Penny's alleged human,

      Gary :)

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  42. I know those elevator types. I am laughing so much reading what you wrote, Gary. If there is one thing I can never resist laughing nonstop at, it is a fart joke! My Uncle always says that one end or the other end is guaranteed to make us lose control!

    Hehehe. I can't wait to see what you have for us, for April! All I know is, it will be fun!

    Big hugs to Pawesome Penny, the modest Internet Superstar!

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    1. Hi Vidya,

      Ah yes, the sneaky fart and get the hell off the elevator! :) My um adult friends invariably bring up the topic of farts and poo. We turn into giggling wrecks :) Your uncle said some wise words.

      Ah yes, April and notably April Fool's Day. We shall see, my dear friend.

      Penny appreciates your hug. So much so that she just farted, yet again. Dirty dog! :)

      Penny's created character,

      Gary :)

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  43. Fart Fest Blog Hop, hahahahahha..."C" is for Cropdusting...

    My dad's motto was, "Better shame than pain," much to our chagrin when we were teens with friends visiting.

    I will definitely be back for more!

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    1. Hi Lynda,

      Very nice to meet you :) Welcome to the Fart Fest Blog Hop. Cropdusting never had it so good.

      You didn't want to see your dad in pain. Besides, he just wanted to share with you and your teenage friends. Gosh and *fart!*

      I shall come and visit your site, my kind friend.

      Penny's almost human,

      Gary :)

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  44. Fart Fest?!!!!!!!!

    Not sure I want to be part of this one. HAaaaaaaaa XXXXXXXXXXXX

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    1. Hi Kim,

      Fart Fest and yes!!!!! I've heard that you will be representing the State of Minnesota!!! :)

      Penny's somewhat resembling a human,

      Gary :) X (( ))

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  45. "Drive-by bloggers". Good one. It needs go in the dictionary you're keeping. I really don't like those. If you're going to be in an event, PARTICIPATE. That means READ. Comment according to what you read. Sigh. We've been stressing this a lot at our, um, upcoming event. I love your blog-hop ideas, of course.
    Happy Backwards Alphabet, dear friend.
    Tina @ Life is Good

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    1. Hi Tina,

      We know all about those drive-by bloggers. I consider them an insult because all most of them want to do is advertise themselves. Yes, stress actual participation. Now you know what one of my peeves is with all these blog hops and even that Blitz has been misused.

      Feel free to use my blog hop ideas. And I'm not doing the alphabet backwards this year :)

      Penny's almost bordering on human,

      Gary :)

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  46. I vote for the Fart Fest blog hop, it's right up my alley :)

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    1. Hi Caren,

      Thanks for voting for the Fart Fest. You must be a blast at the bowling alley :)

      Penny's fictional human,

      Gary :)

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  47. Oh dear, the flatulence festival sounds funny but there are some things even Penny shouldn't hear. Close your ears dear Penny!

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    1. Hi Eve,

      Penny is going to be the official host of the Fart Fest! Her floppy ears are wide open. Yikes!

      Penny's almost human,

      Gary :)

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  48. Great post! Thank you for sharing! ;) I think a fart fest would be a little stinky. I'll pass, thank you.

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  49. Hi Sherry,

    Great comment! Thanks for sharing! And "pass" might be the key word! :)

    Penny's kinda' human,

    Gary :)

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  50. Great post, thanks for sharing!

    A fart fest would be a great release. :P

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    1. Hi Elise,

      Great comment! Thanks for sharing!

      A fart fest might well be a great relief!

      Penny's created character,

      Gary :)

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  51. Great idea. I love the fly-by commenter analogy :O)
    Penny is concentrating so hard on her blogging, bless!
    Farting? I couldn't possibly comment, as ladies, such as myself, never fart ;O)
    My poor dog frightened herself when she farted audibly, she ran away from the cheeky gust in shock!

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    1. Hi Madeleine,

      I just love those ever so sincere drive-by bloggers! :)

      Penny took over blogging while I was not feeling well. She's a good doggy!

      I would never of suspected you would fart, ever!

      It's so hilarious when a dog lets out a fart and then they run away in shock.

      Penny's created character,

      Gary :)

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  52. Feeling under the weather and wishing I could sleep for three days straight, but your blog suggestions, especially the last one, made me smile, perked me up. Thanks for your sense of humor, and thanks to Penny for holding the fort! Yep, I'll be doing the A to Z as well this year. How could I not? Have you moved yet?

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    1. Hi Lisa,

      Sorry you have been feeling poorly. Hopefully, now that you have perked up, you will start to be much better :) Penny always comes to the rescue. Yay Penny! You made note of the alphabet hell. HELP!!!!

      Have I moved yet? Depends what you mean. Oh, that sort of move :) I have a chance to see the show home on April 2. Should be able to move in quite soon after that. Thank you, Lisa.

      Penny's alleged human,

      Gary :)

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  53. Oh, Gary! It has taken me most of my life to fart in the presence of my husband of 41 years. Nothing elaborate, or even audible. I am so proud of myself.

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    1. Hi Susan,

      Whatever happened to farting on the first date! You should be extremely proud, dear Susan.

      Penny's supposed human,

      Gary :)

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  54. Thank goodness there's no smell function
    It'd give the fart fest extra gumption
    And send us all to word press, or mind craft, or some other junction.

    PS Hugs to Penny and her human.
    xoRobyn

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    1. Hi Robyn,

      Google is working on a smell function application. Makes scents, um sense, because the way they've screwed up Google Friend Connect is stinking out the place.

      MindFart is the latest blog set up :)

      Hugs back to you, Robyn.

      Penny's rather strange alleged human,

      Gary :) x

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  55. Thanks for stopping by my blog and your support, Gary, as always. I'm more thankful than you'll ever know. :)

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    1. Hi Damyanti,

      It's always inspiring to visit your blog. Support and positive interaction is what we share. And you know, despite my silly postings, I'm always discreetly in the background.

      Hugs and please take care of YOU, Damyanti.

      Penny's favourite fictional character,

      Gary :)

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  56. My friend, I've just created a blog hop you won't want to miss, especially since I saw your comment in the forums yesterday. It's the "Can't Follow Blogs on Blogger" blog hop. Here's the link if you want to sign up.

    http://mjjoachim.blogspot.com/2014/03/cant-follow-on-blogger-blog-hop.html

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    1. Hi M.J.,

      Ah yes, dear lady and I saw your comment on the Google forum about Google Friend Connect and the ongoing issues. Your blog hop is the irony of ironies. I shall duly check out your blog hop :)

      Penny's agitated human of GFC,

      Gary

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  57. I have a nearly 4 year old, and I hear a lot about farts. Those are some awesome f words there!

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    1. Hi Christine,

      Farts for fun frivolity for four year olds :)

      Penny's pretending to be a human,

      Gary :)

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  58. I love it! I haven't had a pet in like 16 years...because of allergies, and while I did love my kitties and fishes and even the bird, we just can't occupy the same space. Sad, right?

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    1. Hi Crystal,

      Sorry to note you have animal allergies. It's a shame. Of course, you could always start up the Cheesy Fart Fest :)

      Penny's alleged human,

      Gary ::)

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  59. Some drive-by blogers say, "Great Post!" Others actually have something to say - like you, Gary. Thanks for that. And Penny. Thank you for making Gary happy.

    That's my AZ in a nutshell.

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    1. Hey Blue,

      And you even get the drive-by boogers, but that's another story :) It's nice when somebody actually reads your posting. You, my good friend, do some of the bestest in blogland! Penny means the world to me.

      A to Zed fills me with dread.

      Penny possible human,

      Gary :)

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    2. You just put a smile on my face, Gary. You're genuine.

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    3. Hi Mr. Blue,

      Thank you for the follow up comment. I'm smiling knowing that you're smiling :) I know that you have the heart and soul of someone who truly cares. You are a good dude!

      Penny's crazy human,

      Gary :)

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  60. I am laughing too hard to say Great Post thanks for sharing! But Great Post and Hilarious Fart Fest Blog Hop especially since it goes a long with a product review I am currently working on! I'm not sure if it's 300 turds or more! Oh my thanks for the laugh today! I definitely needed one of those!

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    1. Hi Gossip_Grl,

      Wow, glad this all ties in with your product repoo, sorry, review, you are working on! :) Must try to keep our turds to a minimum :)

      Laughter, such a tonic. Thank you, it means a lot.

      Penny's pretending to be a human,

      Gary :)

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  61. HUMMMMMM!!!!! And I don't have a dog to blame, so I guess I'll just own my farts. hee hee You are the funniest!!! :)

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    1. Hi Suzanne,

      Don't you feel better owning up to your own farts! Fog alert in Victoria, eh :)

      Penny's pretending to be a human,

      Gary :)

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  62. Hmmmm...I could ask Arf and Woof to post for me. But I think they would refuse. Unless, of course, there were treats attached :)

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    1. Hi Carol,

      By all means, bribe Arf and Woof to post for you. Doggy treats are a must. Penny's farts are more exquisite when she has a doggy treat! :)

      Penny's favourite fictional character,

      Gary :)

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  63. Hey Gary, I just read your latest post and I can't comment, hey? Well, Google is always making changes. Sometimes it's just best to sit back until everything is working again. They want to do away with Google Friend Connect, so they've taken away some of the components that made it easier to negotiate.

    Cheers, Denise

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    1. Hi Denise,

      I edited that post and explained I switched the comments off for that post. Hopefully, I can now catch up and comment on zillions of blogs and yours :) Google Friend Connect may well be acting strangely because they want us to use Google+. An application I find most annoying. Indeed, why keep things simple when Google can screw things up. Thank you, Denise.

      Penny's confused. almost human,

      Gary :)

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  64. I would like a random statements blog fest, where we each post some inconsequential thing that comes into our minds and leave it at that. It's like Facebook and Twitter for blogs. Oooo! Or a Post Today's Meal Blog Hop. The Where Are You Now Fest, where you check in, but on your blog. "At Poor Richard's eating pizza." You could then post a picture of your pizza and make it a double post, covering two different hops/fests. How about them apples?

    On your next post, it seems Google has to throw some big issue at bloggers/GFC users every year.

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    1. Hi Shannon,

      Great idea for a blog fest! Actually, I read plenty of blogs that seem like the blog fest you propose. Not yours! Posts about Pizza Blog Hop! Indeed, include some apples and type in your best New Yawk accent! :)

      I hate Google. And yes, they love to mess about with GFC.

      Penny's pretend human,

      Gary :)

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  65. And I thought the Google thing was all me, thanks for letting me know it's Google wide!
    But, and I apologize in advance, I've decided to do the A to Z again this year, but this time I've finished it, pre-posted so it won't be a rush trying to keep up. It's also a way to get back into the swing of things since I've been away for so long. When I go offline, I really go offline, which is truly a blessing - at least in the short run - after awhile my own company got boring! LOL
    Besides I really missed you and Penny, and so did Patches!

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    1. Hi Yolanda,

      That problem with Google Friend Connect is happening to a lot of people. And do Google respond? Of course not!

      Yikes and HELP! Oh no, I wish the alphabet challenge would just vanish. For some bizarre reason, I do try to comment on A to Z posts. The thing is that it gets too much trying to comment on a daily basis to the masses doing it. It also means that those of us who don't do it, get lost in the background. Please, I beg you, make it go away! Thank you :)

      I'm sure your offline self had a wonderful time.

      Penny and I have missed you and Pennsylvania Patches!

      Penny's alleged human,

      Gary :)

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  66. LOL! Oh yes, Google can do smell application but can't fix their Followers problems.... Thanks for the google work around on the other post!!

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    1. Hi CraveCute,

      Google just stinks, methinks! :) That workaround can require a lot of patience. In order to follow somebody who so kindly followed me from three weeks ago, I had to try several times before it actually got me followed, complete with my mug shot on their Google Friend Connect.

      Penny's alleged human,

      Gary :)

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  67. Hi. First time here. You have a lot of fun blogging, I can tell. I'm an animal lover too, but too tied up with the A-Z right now. Just wanted to thank you for the "Friend Connect" work around. (Now trying to join yours :). I'm still under 100 members, so I was quite frustrated to say the least. Thanks again!
    http://shells-tales-sails.blogspot.com/

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    1. Hi Sharon,

      Delighted to meet you. I do try to have fun blogging and you never know what I'll post next. Of course, in this case, you did :) Yikes, you mention the dreaded A to Z. I noticed that the workaround worked for you. It can take a few times before it actually works. Thank you for linking into my site. You might notice my mug shot is now on your Google Friend Connect.

      Will come over and visit your site very soon. Thank you, Sharon.

      Penny's created character,

      Gary :)

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  68. Haha you thought you could outsmart your blue friend by switching of the possibility for us to comment. I just read your next post (yes THIS one), and it's funny that you should mention that blogger screwup. A couple of days ago I wrote a similar post being a victim of said screwup too, but then I thought what's the use. You might have changed my mind.

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    1. Mr. Blue Dude n'stuff,

      Aha and perhaps I deliberately switched off comments on the next post so you would comment on this post. Yes, you wrote a similar post to my next post that you are commenting about on this post. That workaround for Google Friend Connect does work, eventually. I have to sometime repeat the process about five times before Google gives up and lets me follow another site. Of course, somebody needs to figure out how to unfollow sites. I know those trying to unfollow my blog must be getting frustrated! :)

      Penny's imaginary character,

      Gary :)

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    2. Makes perfect sense to me. So here I am again. HERE'S my post to share your pain.

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    3. Aha, Blue,

      I sensed your pain and of course, I just left a highly collectable comment on your wondrous site. Hey, if it gets DEZMOND another follower, I'm happy beyond any suitable adjective....

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  69. Hey Gary,

    For someone so anti-festive, you come up with some ideas for hops that are real doozies! Except that last one—it stunk. ;)

    Ahh...the visiting aspect of blogging, my friend, it's a killer. As a matter of fact, I read your newest post, but can't leave a comment, so I came here to leave one. You've been to my "remodel," so don't worry...I don't have anything new written. And heck, I'm of the mindset to visit when you can, if at all. I've been so swamped that I'm only able to take a day here and there to go to my reader and do my best to catch up on back posts. By then, it's pick and choose, which makes it easier. :)

    Good to see you.

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    1. Greetings Michael,

      I revel in irony, my friend. The last blog hippety hoppety has caused me to have a loss of turds, um words :)

      I left the comments switched off on the next posting so I could hopefully catch up in my commenting on other sites. The visiting and leaving comments back on our sites is a tricky balance. I know I spend several hours commenting back individually to each person on my blog postings.

      I appreciate what you've said, good sir. We both try to interact as best we can. What I try to do, even when I don't have time to leave a comment on a site is share their posting.

      Always a delight to see you, Michael.

      Penny's pretend human,

      Gary :)

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I do try to comment back to each commenter individually. However, I might have to shorten my replies or give a group thank you. That way, I can spend more time commenting on your blogs. Thank you and peace, my friend.