Sunday, January 25, 2009

A Very Special Blicky Kitty Valentine's Day Event

Well the season of love is fast approaching and Blicky has already been bitten by the love bug. Normally irascible and surly in nature he seems to be floating around the house as of late.

What are your Valentine's Day memories? 
  • Awkward exchanges of wilted, grotesquely-hued carnations in the corridors of your high school? 
  • The sinking realization that candy hearts now say "email me" and you remember when they said "Pray send thy amorous missive on illuminated palimpsest" (believe me, they were a lot bigger back then)? 
  • The worry that Ben and Jerry's Chocolate Brownie Batter didn't arrive in a heart shaped box, and technically speaking no one actually "gave" it to you? 
  • The time at boarding school when a really cute upperclassman took you to Hampton Beach and you tried to be cool and light his cigarette, but instead you lit the highly flammable front of his Flock of Seagulls hair style?

We at Blicky Kitty want to recapture Valentine's Day in it's purer and less expensive form. Remember the warm fuzzy pom pom people from kindergarden? Or the poorly-spelled second grade notes pointing out your obvious physical traits such as height and hairstyle or your funniness ("I like Lorall, she is tall and funny. That is why I like her.")? We are hosting a very special Valentine's Day event called a Karm-a-Thon. If you'd like to participate, just leave me a comment and link to this post if you wish. 

Then, create a special Valentine's Day post where you give a really thoughtful, meaningful compliment to someone you know. It could be a loved one, acquaintance or friend. Also you could give a compliment to someone and write about it. Make a stranger's day by telling her she looks pretty in that outfit! Let someone know that you see something cool and special about them. Share the love!

Blicky will select a winner or winners to receive a custom Blicky Kitty or other Photoshop design of their choice!

"Mao aren't you just oversimplifying the deeper Buddhist meaning of karma?"
Yes Blicky but I think people will understand that my intentions are well-meaning.
"Mao aren't you just trying to distract yourself from your upcoming 40th birthday?"
Gotta go!


Many thanks to Bill Austin from Blog of the Day Awards for the honor of naming Blicky Kitty among the Blog of the Day recipients for Saturday, January 24th! I am truly honored, and thank you to the person who nominated me!

Blog Awards Winner


MuseSwings said...

(You're welcome) What a brilliant idea for Valentine's day - Count me in. I shall start eating boxed chocolates immediately so that my brain cells will allow me to post something complimentary and meaningful and Blickworthy for Valentines Day!

Blicky Kitty said...

Oh it was you!! Thank you! :) I'm making fudge this afternoon so be sure to Swing by Massachusetts today.

*mary* said...

Ohhh, I wanna play!
But only if I can write my Valentine about Bill Cosby.
Nothing in life compares to a Jello pudding pop, my friend.

LarryG said...

I'm Not Gonna Be Your Valentine! :)

The Self-Deprechaun said...

I am pretty sure my valentine's day will consist of this white castle/love castle situation

where you get a sack for two, candlelight and then eventually violent diarrhea.
:) Mao!

Blicky Kitty said...

Of course Mary! You can write about whatever you want.

Awww shucks Larry!! :)

Whoa Self Deprechaun you are so elegant and sophisticated. I guess my get well soon wishes are in order because I read your funny comments all over the Blickosphere and this is the second time you've mentioned an intestinal disturbance. Bananas, rice, applesauce and toast!

Poetikat said...

I'm a great lover--of chocolate (dark, if you're thinking of sending any, my luvly, luvly friend!) And I will happ'ly join you in this wondrous expression of karma,karma, karma--chameleon (I had to do it--Georgie O'Dowd is looking over my shoulder pad).

Aaanyway--I've got some time to think about it and I'll start work right away (that box of Dove dark isn't going to eat itself, now is it)?


P.S. I hope you're not implying that I look like Sydney Greenstreet!
P.P.S. I still haven't seen you lurking over at BFtP. I've made a big discovery. Don't you like dolls?

Poetikat said...

I've looked again and I see now that 'tis you, Blicky, who are in fact the big, SG. I must discover who I am!


Poetikat said...

I am nobody!!!!


MuseSwings said...

There's something going on over at my place today - Lefty Livinia and Soul the Brushoff are snooping around looking for something - a missing gem....

Janeen said...

Congratulations on your Blog award! That is a highly coveted one too!

That you for your lovely comments too on my journal covers! See you over at Muse Swings today. Perhaps you have something you'd like to tell us? Maybe? I'm just saying...

Janeen said...

HOLY BATMAN Blicky! Gasp~ you mean Veronica?! Well just today she stole 3 clues for the riders cup competition. They were hidden in her red coat pocket. She probably chose the red color to match the sapphire cause there aren't any around here. Nope, none at all. (clears throat)

Aoi said...

Fantastic idea. Not sure I'll participate given my experiences. And congrats on the spiffy award, too.

Chris said...

So very classic! Congratulations on the award ... I always knew Blicky was destined for fame and adulation.

The reflection of Blicky in the water is just incredible! :)

steviewren said...

I'll play! .....who can I be nice to?

Melissa, Multi-Tasking Mama said...

Oooh, I am on painkillers right now. Should inspire a very interesting Valentine post LOL

mommaof4wife2r said...

i'm eating valetine hearts to see if get some ideas...not happening now though. boo

Mimi said...

Blicky looks very handsome when he's feelin' the lurve!

Count me in!

Anna Lefler said...

Whoo--eee! Ya-ya-ya! *smoochie-smoochie-smoochie* [pant, pant]

Excuse me, I was practicing my Valentine's Day cat calls and heavy breathing for your party.

What? It's not that kind of party?

Hey, it's cool. I'll be there anyway. Especially now that I know about the fudge.



CDB said...

I just popped over from SITS and love the blog, esp. the boarding school story. Hope that guy was ok! It would be stupendous if you found a photo of him. j/k

I'll be back! and I'd love to participate! What a great idea.

Ann's Rants said...

Sounds good to me!!!

Blicky Kitty said...

Great Kat I'll check when we get closer to Valentine's Day to see if you're inspired :)

Thanks Aoi.

Steviewren, I'll look forward to seeing who you pick :)
Melissa, It will be fun to see what the painkillers inspire!

Mimi's in check, Anna check (this will be F-U-N-N-Y)

CDB and Ann how fun this will be a great group so far and anyone else who wants to join in! I'll create a post the night before with links to all of your posts.

Lavinia said...

Count me in!

Blicky Kitty said...

Yay thanks Lavinia! I'll count you in!

Ragamuffin Gal said...

How could I pass this SwEEt opportunity up? Count me in ~ I love your wit that always is so cheery ho in a random sort of way! I stopping for Ben and Jerry's on the way home! Katie

Anna Lefler said...

Hello, Dear Blicky...

Okay, so I only post on Mondays and Thursdays, which gets in the way of following the rule to post on Valentine's Day...but I wanted you to know that I've tweeted your Karm-A-Thon proudly out into the Twittersphere!

You rock, lady (and cat)!

Take care and happy V-Day to you and yours!