Monday, December 10, 2012

Cheers, Captain Cavanaugh!


Today is the beginning of Mark "Aloha" Koopmans' Cheers Cavanaugh Blogfest. You can find the details, here.

So, we're supposed to answer some questions about Alex. Here they are:

In +/- 20 words, what does Alex look like?

I believe that Alex looks a lot like Geddy Lee, the lead singer of Rush.

In +/- 20 words, who could play Alex in a documentary? (Living or dead.)

Well, as far as I know, documentaries are non-fiction, so I think Alex should play himself, but if he wasn't available, I suppose Daniel Day-Lewis could probably earn an Oscar for his portrayal.

In +/- 20 words, who does Alex remind you of?

Due to his kindness, and how prolific he is in the blogosphere, Alex reminds me of ... me! LOL.

In +/- 40 words, leave a comment for Mrs. Cavanaugh - thanking her for sharing.

Dear Mrs. Cavanaugh, thank you so much for sharing your husband with all us writers! He's the best, most supportive friend any of us could hope for, and we really appreciate you sharing him with us.

We were also supposed to write a piece of flash fiction, which normally I would jump on, but I don't have time today, because of all this:

Also today, my post at YA Confidential is up: (RE: The College Educator Interview) The Answers.

Also, Natalie Aguirre is interviewing one of my favorite author's, Susan Quinn, son today at Literary Rambles.

Also, today is the release date for The Best of Vine Leaves Literary Journal 2012, which I am honored to have a vignette in.

37 comments:

michelle said...

Daniel Day-Lewis is a great choice for an actor!
A vignette? I'm off to check it out...

Natalie Aguirre said...

Would love to know what Alex really looks like. Thanks for the awesome YA Confidential post and for mentioning my interview of Susan's son

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I'd take Geddy Lee's talent! (Don't have his nose though.) And Day-Lewis would be awesome.
Thanks so much, Matthew!

Old Kitty said...

You and the good Capn Ninja do look like you were separated at birth! LOL!! Yay!! Take care
x

Creepy Query Girl said...

I misread the end of your first answer and thought 'He thinks Alex looks like the lead singer of Bush? Gavin? Nice!' lol

SA Larsenッ said...

Rush and Daniel Day Lewis are a great combo! I think you've hit it, Matt.

I love your message to the Mrs. I feel the same way. She's a gem for sharing Alex with us.

Miranda Hardy said...

Daniel Day Lewis would be an awesome Alex!

Elise Fallson said...

I think Daniel Day Lewis could play you too...like in a movie, not literally *playing* with you...never mind.

:D

mshatch said...

Daniel Day-Lewis, Geddy Lee, Matthew McNish ...Impressive comparisons!

Arlee Bird said...

I'm with you on Alex's self-portrayal. What kind of documentary would it be without him? Maybe a mockumentary ala Spinal Tap. Yeah, that could work.

Lee
Tossing It Out

Misha Gericke said...

Hahahaha yeah definitely can see why Alex reminds you of you, that's why you two are two of my favorite bloggers. :-D

D.G. Hudson said...

Congrats on that vignette in the Vine Leaves Journal, Matt.

You're getting around the blogosphere, I see. Daniel Day Lewis would be an interesting Alex.

Jay Noel said...

You know what, I'd put you up there with Alex as far as your contribution to other writers in the blogosphere.

Thanks for all YOU do too.

Michael Offutt, Speculative Fiction Author said...

Oh my. I never even thought that you and Alex might be the same person. That's fascinating...kinda like an episode of Fringe where alternate universes are colliding.

I've seen Alex compared to Brad Pitt, Clive Owen, River Phoenix, and the list goes on and on. All such handsome men. You must be a real looker sir!

Morgan said...

"ME!" <----Still laughing...

And NOW I'm laughing at Michael's comment above me... LOVE Fringe! :D

Nancy Thompson said...

Yes, that's true, you and Alex kinda go hand in hand for me, as well.

Cassie Mae said...

For a while, I thought you and Alex were the same person ;)

Shell Flower said...

Still laughing at Cassie's comment. I can definitely see the resemblance. You both need some clones to do it all. Congrats on the Vine Leaves Journal!

Jemi Fraser said...

Daniel Day Lewis is always a good choice! :)

Paul Joseph said...

Wow. After all this time, I just now realized I don't know what Alex looks like. Interesting.

Donna Hole said...

Love Daniel Day! And now that I think of it, you and Alex do share a similar personality :)

........dhole

Bryan Russell said...

You know you've made it when you have a blogfest named after you. Or a mixed drink.

Michael Di Gesu said...

Hey, Matt...


Interesting choices.... Daniel Day... hmmm. Could be. In my minds eye though I see a a less intense face. More kind and soulful.... Like a puppy. lol.

farawayeyes said...

Alex kind of reminds me of you too.

Tara Tyler said...

well, you are good buddies & do alotta good in the writing/blogging world!

and you say daniel day lewis, i think ane lincoln...

Lynda R Young said...

Daniel Day-Lewis is a good choice!
Congrats with your vignette.

Jeff Hargett said...

"Due to his kindness, and how prolific he is in the blogosphere, Alex reminds me of ... me! LOL."
Sweet :-)

Mel Chesley said...

Very good post! It is quite nice of Mrs. Cavanaugh to share Alex with us so much. :D
Congrats on the vignette!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

I'd watch that documentary.

David P. King said...

You know, by comparing Alex to Daniel Day-Lewis, you pretty much guaranteed another Oscar win for Mr. Day-Lewis. Awesome post, Matthew! Thanks for taking the time to show our ninja captain some love! :)

SC Author said...

Yay! Thank you Mrs. Cavanaugh for sharing Alex :)

Stephen Tremp said...

I can see Daniel Day Lewis as Alex. I just hope Alex doesn't wear a stove top hat.

Kelly Polark said...

This is such a fun blogfest celebrating a very kind, wonderful person. I can see Kevin Bacon starring as Alex.

Kirsten said...

Daniel Day Lewis! Yes, that would be perfect. Salut to Alex, and all the great blogs I've found through him. (Including yours! :) )

Cheers!

Deniz Bevan said...

He looks like Geddy Lee but is played by Daniel Day Lewis? Oh, I like. I vote we ask Alex for an unveiling :-)

Kimberly Gabriel said...

Daniel Day Lewis can pull off just about any role. Back when I was a rough-around-the-edges newbie, you inadvertently introduced me to Alex! I mentioned that in my blogfest post. ;)

DL Hammons said...

Geddy Lee?? Now that's pulling one out of the mist! It works though! :)