CheersFest 2.0 or How To Roast A Bird!

                             So today is the day!     

                                   *cue music*

A-roasting we will go, a-roasting we will go,

Hi ho and merry oh, a-roasting we will go!!  

Thank you to the hosts of this bloghop. They are Mark KoopmansDavid Powers King, Stephen Tremp, Morgan Shamy and our Ninja Captain, Alex Cavanaugh. The 2013 recipient as you know is  Arlee Bird.
The oven has been prepared… the temperature is perfect… let's pop the bird in. LOL

Why did Lee come up with the A to Z Challenge?

A Bored Child Dreamed Every Fortnight. Great Hallucinatory Intense Jam-packed visions in which Krazy Letters Marched Non-stop… Onwards… in a Playful Quest ————————– then he woke up!

If someone dreams about being a juggler, what does it mean?

I have no idea and suggest you consult Sigmund Freud for help with this answer.

Is a post by Mr. Bird worth two in the bush?

Mmm, let me see… okay, here's my thoughts. Kill two birds with one stone. How? Get Mr. Bird eating out of your hand, plus the two in the bush and then you have three birds. Keep the one that is worth the value of two, which one would that be? You decide. Does that make sense? No? I thought as much… (Well, what do you expect when you ask an obscure question? LOL. It had my brains in a knot. By the way, the shortened version of this answer – yes)

Who could play Lee in a documentary? (Living or dead)

I have no idea. How about a combination of Larry Hagman/Sean Connery/John Cleese?

In approx 100 words, (excluding title) write flash fiction using all these prompts: Bird, Juggler, Challenge, Brown Jacket, Tossing.

You may well have heard

That a certain type of bird

Caused a stir, quite a racket

In a chic brown suede jacket

Tossing things here and there

Spinning round in the air

Twirling objects round and round

That never fell to the ground

Tossing letters to and fro

Juggling 5 blogs in a row

Filled with memoirs and dreams

And a challenge of extremes

Twenty six days of delusion

Alphabetical contusion!

For Bonus Points: in approximately 40 words, can you come up with a caption for Lee's Facebook picture?


Thank you to the organisers of the hop! I had a blast!
I'm very busy at the moment, and will only have time to visit other participants tomorrow… but fear not, I will pop in to read the entries…


  1. Alex J. Cavanaugh on December 9, 2013 at 9:22 pm

    The poem is great, Michelle!

    Larry Hagman. I see it now…

    Thanks for participating in CheerFest!

  2. Lexa Cain on December 9, 2013 at 9:38 pm

    Your poem is awesome, as are the A-Z answer and the caption — all of the post was so funny!! Great job, Michelle, and a hilarious roasting-we-will-go for Lee! 🙂

  3. Far Away Eyes on December 9, 2013 at 11:17 pm

    That first answer A – Q, absolutely brilliant. Your Flash Poem is great. What a roasting this is.

  4. Trisha on December 10, 2013 at 12:18 am

    Love your poem 🙂 Great job Michelle. 😀

    This is certainly a fun roasting!

  5. Kimberly on December 10, 2013 at 12:27 am

    This is a great roast post!  I was cracking up a few times!

  6. Sydney Aaliyah Michelle on December 10, 2013 at 1:56 am

    Love the poem. John Cleese. I didn't think of that one, but I can see it. 

  7. krystal jane on December 10, 2013 at 2:04 am

    This is funny! Love the poem. 🙂

    You know, I can see a young Sean Connery in that Prom Picture…

  8. Julie K Pick on December 10, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    You've really outdone yourself Michelle! I loved how you tied your wonderful poem, and everything else into A to Z! Very clever and fun!

  9. Arlee Bird on December 10, 2013 at 4:56 pm

    Lot's of rhyming here.  What a poetic roast!   John Cleese!!  He can do my silly walks.

    Thanks for joining in the fun.



  10. Emily R. King on December 10, 2013 at 5:05 pm

    All your rhyming made me smile. You're so good at it! Great answers!

  11. Morgan Shamy on December 10, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    Hahaha! Michelle, this was one of my favorites. So entertaining! And look at you, a poet! Really great tribute here. Thanks so much for participating. Lee rocks.

  12. Medeia Sharif on December 11, 2013 at 7:22 am

    I love your poetry entry and I do see a resemblance to Larry Hagman. 

  13. Gary on December 12, 2013 at 1:05 am

    Hey Michelle,

    I know, I'm late in the roast for the Bird.  I love your rhyme.  You did fine.  The last two lines are the best.  A to Z of alphabet jest.  And John Cleese would be especially honoured to play the Bird.

    I'm outta here,

    Gary 🙂

  14. Misha on December 12, 2013 at 6:41 pm

    John Cleese is a great choice. 😀 

  15. Shelly on December 13, 2013 at 1:17 am

    Very funny! Especially the 40 extra words for extra points.

    Hugs and chocolate!

  16. C. Lee McKenzie on December 13, 2013 at 4:46 pm

    This is one of the best "roasts" I've read on this Hop! And I hadn't thought of Sean Connery as a possible candidate to play the Lee role, but that's perfect!

  17. Philip V Ariel on December 18, 2013 at 6:26 pm

    Hi Michelle,

    I am sorry i am a bit late here to respond to this wonderful event, and i too aired a post in this regard, In fact Arlee enjoyed the roasting feast!!! 

    Keep up the good work

    Keep inform




  18. Michelle Wallace on December 19, 2013 at 9:15 am

    Thanks to everybody who popped in to raise a toast and cheer me along in this roast! 🙂 🙂

  19. Vanessa Morgan on December 20, 2013 at 10:18 am

    Thanks for visiting. Sorry it took some time to get back to you. Happy holidays.

  20. C. Lee McKenzie on December 23, 2013 at 8:26 pm

    Came by to wish you a Merry Christmas. See you in 2014.

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