Friday, February 13, 2009

Welcome to Blicky Kitty's Valentine's Day Karm-A-Thon

Vouchsafe, thou wonder, to alight thy steed,
And rein his proud head to the saddle-bow;
If thou wilt deign this favour, for thy meed
A thousand honey secrets shalt thou know:
Here come and sit, where never serpent hisses,
And being set, I'll smother thee with kisses;
(I was always taught that the only proper response to Shakespeare's 
Venus and Adonis was not reverence but snorts and guffaws)

Happy Valentine's Day! A short while back Blicky and I asked our bloggy friends to share a thoughtful compliment about someone they know or blog about a compliment they have given. Here's the original post. So today Blicky's really feeling the love.  He's eagerly waiting for all of our bloggy friends in a canal-side cafe in Bruges where he's taken the liberty of ordering us espresso, brioches and chocolate-dipped strawberries. Oh, and because of the time difference, cocktail hour will be starting at 12 noon our time. Cheers!
We have so many great blogs to visit today. I've always loved the idea of karma. I don't profess to know much about it, but I think it's more complex than just getting what we deserve. I've always imagined it to be like cosmic ecology.  If we put blicky stuff out there, we're making our world blickier. So here's to de-blickifying the world, one post at a time.

Go ahead! All our blickosphere fare is calorie-free.

Our Karma-thon starts at the of the most gracious and fun bloggy hostesses over at Muse Swings. Her fun events never fail to a-muse and she inspired me to do this. 

Yay! Mary at Little Weloos Mom wants to play too. She is seriously fun (check our her header) so I can't wait to see what she's writing about.

Kat is happily joining us, but I think she thinks we're singing Karma Chameleon. I'm not sure where she'll post but it's always fun to read both her blogs; her amazing poetry and thoughtful posts on Poetikat's Invisible Keepsakes and the funny walks down memory lane Poetikat's Blast From the Past

I heard Steviewren at A Little Bird Told Me So is going to play too. Her blog is just a joy to visit. It fills me with an admiration for what is possible with a creative mind and confident brush stroke.

The multi-talented Melissa at Multi-Tasking Mama will join us too and we'll have the added treat of seeing what chemical enhancements follow when one blogs on painkillers. I've been on laudinum for years and it hasn't affected my writignkjd at bit!

Blicky's apparently got some flowers for Mimi over at Screaming Mimi because she said he looked handsome.

We might have a few blog-o-crats in our midst too. She doesn't post on Saturdays so she might not play, but Blicky has long been an acolyte/stalker of Anna Lefler's. If you haven't yet been over to Life Just Keeps Getting Weirder, you're missing the kind of snort-your-coffee-through-your-nose kind of good time you always hoped for in bloggyland.

I've had fun getting to know CDB through her posts at Fingers and Toes. She's a smart funny, and talented writer and I can't wait to see what she'll post.

I'm apparently one of the few that hasn't known about the awesome Ann at Ann's Rants. She is absolutely hysterical and an amazing writer. I'm pretty sure feline bloggy acolytes will get autographed copies of her work when she's a famous author.

Yay! Lavinia is joining us too! She has a beautiful blog called the the Birdbath Chronicles which she always adorns with the most beautiful images you can imagine. She is also a super fun and gracious bloggy event hostess.

Katie over at Ragamuffin Gal with be joining our karm-a-thon as well! Her blog is so lush and gorgeous. I find it inspiring to see her artwork-- enjoy!

Here's where I'll be in the morning:
We're bringing the kittens to Old Sturbridge Village in Sturbridge MA. It's apparently one of the largest living history museums in the country and it focuses on life in New England from 1790 to 1840. It's one of the few places where you can really let kittens run wild without worry.

If you'd like to join our Karm-a-Thon just leave a comment and I'll add you in when I return.

For today's mandatory fun I thought I'd give you a winter love song (studio version, unofficial video) from a NYC band I LOVE:


Anonymous said...

Hi I'm from SITS! You've got lots of great sites to visit. Thanks for turning me on to them!

expateek said...

Happy Valentine's Day! I love your blogging, and especially the drawings of Blicky. He's soooooooo handsome!

Blicky Kitty said...

Thanks for stopping by Fear and Parenting in Las Vegas! Happy Valentine's day!

Expateek! Prrrrrrrrrrrr. Oh, Blicky means to say thank you so much for stopping by. We love your blog -- it's so fun to visit world museums vicariously!

MuseSwings said...

Blicky! Thank you so much for the stawberries and the cocktails - It is noon, isn't it? I was holding on for dear life during that ride on the snowy highway - I like the song though. As soon as I can extract my fingers from the death grip on the steering wheel I'll visit Blicky's other Valentine's.

Lavinia said...

Blicky! Happy Valentines Day! I don't want to be rude and talk with my mouth full, but those chocolate covered strawberries are sooo deelish I can't stop eating them....I already had to jab my fork at Musey a couple of times when she tried to muscle in on them....the nerve of some people

Anyway, fabulous post you have here and I loved that goodness that could have been filmed by me on any number of snowy car rides. Except for the interesting reverse effect at the end. No, can't say I've gone any distance in reverse on a snowy road....

I will be posting my contribution to the karma thon soon. check my blog a wee bit later. First I have to polish off all your goodies here........

Ann's Rants said...

I feel so delightfully karma'd already. I'm going to work up a post later today. Thank you so much-you and Blicky--for your encouraging word and wonderful posts that always make me smile. Have fun with the kiddies! xo

Poetikat said...

Thanks, Blicky! Happy, happy V-day to you!

I've posted my Karm-a-thon thoughts and I want to make sure you stop in (again) - sorry I'm late, I sent you an e-mail (and when you read the post, you'll understand).

So...check me out! (I'm on Keepsakes by the way.)

Lots o' Luv (*she sez stuffing her mouth with chocs*)


steviewren said...

I've sent out my blickified thoughts and spread blickology all around the universe. I hope Karma sends me some blickiness in return.

Happy Valentine's Day Blicky! Enjoy the day with the kittens.

Poetikat said...

Had a few mos between mattress-movers so I came back to watch the video. Great song! I love the view through the windscreen. Mine is usually worse than that because I am hopeless with climate controls. I'm trying not to run into stuff in my path as I rub the window with a kleenex and jostle the dials on my dash.
I'll try to meet up "In Bruges" at noon, but if the mattress has arrived, I may be otherwise occupied taking a cat-nap (or in today's case, a Blicky-nap).


Visit Blasts From the Past for a good time. No, really!

Janeen said...

Happy Valentines Day Blicky!!! Have a sweet weekend!

Wish I lived closer, I'd love to join in on the fun today! Those 2 darling girls look so cute up on the fence!

Blicky Kitty said...

Just checking in with he olde Sturbridge village wireless. back for cocktail hour soon!

momma said...

happy hearts day - stopping by from sits

CDB said...

Thanks, Blick! You look so lonely at that cafe in Brussels.. I'm glad so many are joining in today. And thanks for the linky love!!

Old Sturbridge looks great.. I worked at Monticello for a while, and we talked about OSV all the time. Heading to Williamsburg next weekend. So here's to Historical Tourism!! Here's to us!

I've been thinking about my Blicky-love post all week. I can't wait to see everyone else's love, too.

Ann's Rants said...

Okay done! A post and a donation in Blicky Kitty's honor. xo

Blicky Kitty said...

Now hopefully I won't have to separate Lavinia and Musey! I have plenty more chocolate covered strawberries!

Hot toddies coming through! It's cold out there!

OK time to go on my own karm-a-licious tour. See you all soon!

Blicky Kitty said...

Wow, what a great collection of posts, so many wonderful tributes and acts of kindness. If you haven't read Ragamuffin Gal's post, it's a wonderful story!

I'm tired! Pull up a chair! Blicky's ordered us some fondu!

*mary* said...

Thanks for the karma...and the choco-strawberry delightfuls, of course. Much appreciated.

I have done my part in restoring my blog karma. Just published, hot off the Blogger presses, friends.

Happy ValenTIMES Day! (Don't you just love it when people say it that way? It's charming.)

Lavinia said...

That hot toddie was so superb, I don't mind if I have another, and another...oh by the way, if you want to know where Musey is, you need look no further than your jewellery box...I heard her say she was going 'rock hunting' and in musey-talk, that means the kind of rocks one finds at Tiffany's....and other establishments which tend to have armed guards posted at all exit points!

MuseSwings said...

Ooooh I see something sparkly! Oops (slams jewelry box shut) I thought I saw Lavinia put a strawberry in here...Hot toddy? don't mind if I do. It's getting a bit chilly out side with Blicky but this will warm me up. Lavinia seems to be adding furniture to her summer home. I would suggest you keep an eye on that sofa over there it'll go perfect with her uhm new chair. I'm just sayin. I'm having a wonderful time in bloggyland today - lots of karmasutra - oh I mean karma going on!

Blicky Kitty said...

Blicky seems a bit distracted and keeps eyeing the exits and mumbling about draconian bloggy security measures. Could it be? Is there another jewel heist afoot?

I'm sure no thief could think to mastermind a fiendish jewelry heist on this day that honors love...

Hmmm I'll have to keep an eye out. I'll head over to read Mary's post soon and will be back to serve you all a late night Valentine's Day dinner. Now where's my ancient heirloom diamond brooch...

Kat might be busy trying out her brand new mattress (wah, wah, wah!)

CDB said...

I did it! I finally posted! Minutes before the babysitter comes!! Gave you linky love back..sorry it felt like I was so slack!

Blicky Kitty said...

Oh no worries CDB. I've been dividing my time between this and my family all day.

Blicky's in the kitchen whipping us up a sumptuous late night repast. I'll be back....

Lyndsay said...

Dang, I'm bummed I missed the Karm-A-Thon, but glad I found your blog :)

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