Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Emote This: Celebration

After all our recent talk of Halloween, haunted houses, zombies, and death, I thought it might be nice to focus on Life for a change – and perhaps even celebrate our favorite things about it.

What – or whom – do you celebrate most in your own life?

Pretty flowers?











Yummy food?











Loved ones?











Something else entirely?











As always, authors and characters are welcome to share. So, let’s celebrate together!

36 comments:

Olivia Harper said...

No suprise here. Every day, I celebrate my family, my art, and my crazy island friends.

Nutmeg Cross said...

I celebrate freedom... and the possibility of the open road.

Olivia Harper said...

Oops. Actually, the only surprise is that I spelled "surprise" wrong. That's what I get for visiting before my first cup of tea.

Ginger said...

Those scones look fantastic, Laura! Is that one of your recipes?

Ricky said...

I celebrate good music and the success of the acts that I manage. It really makes my day when one of my clients gets a good review or a contract at one of the better venues.

Nevin said...

Oh, Ricky. It's all business for you, isn't it?

I just love those flowers in the picture. All of nature should be celebrated!

And Ginger, I agree about those scones. We need to find out the recipe.

Vic said...

Celebrate, huh? Well, anytime the sun goes down is a good time, as far as I'm concerned.

Laura Martone said...

Hi, Ginger & Nevin! Thanks for your interest in my blueberry scones... I did indeed bake them (with a little help from my hubby, the "real" cook in the family). In fact, this was the first recipe (and blog post) of my blogger blog.

As for the flowers, Nevin, those were some sweet-smelling roses, lemme tell you. The hubby gave them to me for no reason whatsoever! What a great hubby he is...

Laura Martone said...

Oh, and Ricky, music and success are wonderful things to celebrate indeed. Last night, I sang at an open mic night at my favorite New Orleans pub... I'm not sure that it was a successful venture, but it sure was fun!

And, Vic, my dear, I actually thought of you (and Charles) when I was publishing today's post. I realized that none of the images really applied to you... unless you like cats, for some reason. And if so, I probably don't want to know about it.

Vic said...

I'm afraid I'm not partial to cats, although I don't mind them.

(glares at Kalila)

Kalila said...

Why are you looking at me like that, Vic?

Vic said...

You know why.

Ricky said...

Would someone please explain it to me?

Kalila said...

Not on your life, Ricky.

Go eat a pizza or play with your BlackBerry. Mind your own business.

Nutmeg Cross said...

Now, I'm curious, too. What's the deal with Vic, Kalila, and cats?

Daryl Harper said...

I wouldn't mind some pizza. Ricky, can you spare a slice?

Samantha Harper said...

Daryl! That's so rude. If nobody offered, you shouldn't horn in.

Daryl Harper said...

But I'm hungry. And Laura did say we should celebrate Life today. Well, pizza happens to be one of the things I celebrate most often. Especially if it's got cheese, garlic, and mushrooms on top...

Oh, sorry, Vic, guess you can't eat garlic pizza. My bad.

Ricky said...

You can have some of my pizza, Daryl. Kalila will get me some more if I ask. Maybe. Sometimes it's best not to expect too much.

Daryl Harper said...

Thanks, Ricky, but I'll only partake if you're guaranteed some more. Don't want to be accused of "horning in" or anything.

Ow! Stop kicking me, Sam.

Amy Thompson said...

I'm with Olivia. Everyday, I just celebrate that I have such a wonderful family. Who says you have to hate the in-laws?

Mine are perfect, and so are my kids. I'll toast a glass of wine to family, and a good life.

Calvin Mertz said...

Family, friends, life and love. A fulfilling career, work I enjoy. All good things.

Add a little adventure - some action - and Dudes, I am happy.

Vic, I love the sun and fresh air, and wide open spaces. But I get times I love the night, and all the possibilities not acceptable during the day. Yes; that's living - or whatever you call it. There are two things the night is for in my book: loving and action. Which, depending on your perspective, could be the same thing.

Hmm. Amy, its dark here . . .

Amy Thompson said...

(blushing)

Stop it, Cal. Sometimes there are children here.

Anonymous said...

Not any more. I'm out!!!

Daryl Harper said...

Aw, man, we lost a kid... What a drag.

Samantha Harper said...

You know, Daryl, sometimes you can be a real jerk. Eat your pizza and be quiet.

Come back, little kid, come back!

Olivia Harper said...

Can you two please behave?

*shakes head at her teenagers*

(word veri: shrougat... so, like nougat for shrews?)

Amy Thompson said...

Look what you did Cal? Shame on you!

We apologize, Cal and I. We didn't mean to offend anyone with our, uh, indescrecion.

Olivia Harper said...

It's quite alright, Amy. Worse things have been said here, believe me.

Christine H said...

I celebrate family. We live far apart, so whenever we can get together, it's a celebration.

Laura Martone said...

I celebrate certain members of my family... does that count? ;-)

Ricky said...

Laura and Christine, you're lucky to have family you feel like celebrating with. With mine, it's always a gang-up-on-Ricky party, so I keep my distance. It wasn't that way when my father was alive, but sometimes a single person is the linchpin of the whole group and once they're gone, everyone scatters or polarizes.

It's embarrassing to admit it, but I'm starting to get a little attached to my weird new family of choice. I know they're not human, but that doesn't always matter so much.

Nevin said...

Aw...we love you too, Ricky!

Vic said...

"Love" is stretching it a bit, Nevin. But yeah, Ricky, you're all right.

Calvin Mertz said...

Since when does "family" have to be blood relatives?

If people can consider pets members of their family, then why not the undead or immortal.

There are several members of my organization, and some of my legal work crews, that I consider family and are allowed certain priveleges because of it.

It's just life.

Devi Marconi said...

Here, here, Cal! Although I love my "real" family on the surface (Olivia and my twin daughters, my brother and, okay, my sister, too), I love my "adopted" family just as much... Jesse and the other Hollowites down in Ruby Hollow... guess they've become my "real" family now.

No offense, Olivia - you know you're always number one in my heart.