Monday, March 07, 2011

My 100th Post

"Zest.  Gusto.  How rarely one hears these words used.  How rarely do we see people living, or for that matter, creating by them.  Yet if I were asked to name the most important items in a writer's make-up, the things that shape his material and rush him along the road to where he wants to go, I could only warn him to look to his zest, see to his gusto."
                -- Ray Bradbury 1973

31 comments:

  1. "Hey Homer, I can see your gusto!"
    "Shut up, Flanders."

    In all seriousness, I should read this book; I love Bradbury.

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  2. Never read any of his work at all but that is a damn good quote.

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  3. I thought so too, Lurker. That's why I picked it for my 100th post. Glad you enjoyed it as well.

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  4. Hope you pick up a copy, Sean. And when you do, I'd love to hear what you thought of it.

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  5. Thanks for the wooo-hooo Jeremy. Never thought I'd have this much fun blogging. But it's great stuff. And since I'm rereading Bradbury, I thought it was a good one for 100.

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  6. Nice one! Are there chocolaste chip muffins still left over?

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  7. Yeppers, Bartender: Teleporting you and Claudia the leftovers. Enjoy :-)

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  8. Congratulations on your 100th post!!!

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  9. Here's to 100 more!

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  10. Thanks Savannah and Trey. It's been a hoot. And double thanks for reading.

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  11. Zest and gusto are in among your specialities. Well done on 100! That's an enormous number. It's been a pleasure to read and salivate over so much. Here's to a second helping!

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  12. Happy 100th post!

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  13. Great job babe. Keep up the great work. And stop worrying about your titles taking two lines.

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  14. Happy 100th Post Happy Whisk!

    (Barkley does a happy dance - Imagine Snoopy but green).

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  15. Grats! You have like 4x the followers I had at 100 posts! Great job! (I'm a little jelly)

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  16. Congrats on 100 posts! And zest! Gusto! Such great words to live by when writing. In life, too. =D

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  17. Your blog is zesty and mouth watering at times. I'm not surprised you have so many followers.

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  18. 100th post - yeah!!! I salute you Ninja-style.

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  19. Wow! Congrats!! You are the queen of zest and gusto!!

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  20. Hi Porky: You are so kind. Love the second helping thing. Very fun.

    Thanks James: It's a lot of fun. Tim tells me you have a sure fire way of helping him not curse while removing stickers from books.

    Hey Tim: It's true. I don't like long blog titles. But you know me, I'm always slashing paragraphs and pages. Smooch.

    Hi Barking Alien: I see the dancing green Snoopy. So fun.

    Thanks, _C: It's a shocker to me that people read my blog since it's mostly a fluff blog - but I am most appreciative, of you guys.

    Hi RaShelle: They really are great words. Bradbury is the best when it comes to having fun at work.

    Thanks, Susan: It's been a hoot.

    Ninja-style - Wow, Alex: Thanks and much luck and fun with the A to Z Challenge.

    Hi Alexia: And here all along I thought I was the queen of house work and dishes. Thanks for the upgrade.

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  21. Congrats on #100! And stop tempting me with pictures of chocolate chip muffins. Not getting much chocolate over here in Korea this week. :)

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  22. Congrats on 100 posts, and I'm looking forward to many more!

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  23. Hmmm, Risus: Then that darn teleporter must be jammed again because I know I put some in for you and your family.

    Thanks, Susan: Hope your coffee tasted yummy today and that you're having a kick ass writing day.

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  24. What a great quote! I love it. Thanks for sharing with us. Now ... I gotta go hunt up my zest and give it a shot of gusto :)

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  25. It really is, Carol: Great book too. As for your zest and gusto. Honey, you've got plenty of that. Excellent job with that story and keep trusting yourself.

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  26. Woo-hoo, 100th post! Great quote - thanks ~ :)

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  27. Hi Donea Lee: It's one of my favorites.

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  28. Congratulations on your 100th post!! :)

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  29. Thank you, Jen. So nice to see you today.

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