Thursday, April 10, 2014

A to Z Blog Challenge: The Letter I





The Write Game's Theme 
AtoZ Blog Challenge
2014

Stuff I Learned or Laughed at from Bloggers in the 2013 A to Z Challenge .
All you gots to do is identify the Mystery Blogger each day. I’ll give you hints when I can. I'll post the answers and the winner each Monday.

Three more visitors (one each week) can win: 
Week 2) an ebook of Alligators Overhead 
Week 3)an ebook of Sliding On The Edge 
Week 4) an ebook of The Princess of Las Pulgas 


BY

1) identifying the most bloggers correctly=2 points.  
2) leaving witty comments=1 point or more depending on glibness
3) adding to the information and making it more valuable=2 points 

TIES WILL BE BROKEN BY MY CAT. SHE'S FAIR AND IMPARTIAL.UNLESS CATNIP IS INVOLVED, THEN SHE GOES WITH THE BEST SUPPLIER.

I stuffed up and completely forgot to give the answers to Week One's Mystery Bloggers. Thanks Southpaw for noticing and asking. I never, seldom, often make mistakes. . . here's the list of Mystery Bloggers for the first week:

A: Nancy Thompson
B: Joy Campbell
C: Alex Cavanaugh
D: Mark Means
E: Michelle Wallace


And now for. . . . Mystery Blogger I's 2013 theme: “characters and setting for Soloman’s Compass"



I is for Texas Icons.

Although most of these are not a part of SOLOMON'S COMPASS, you may find some of them included in the story. Knowing about these pieces of Texas will help you to understand Texas and Texans, too.

Feel free to ask questions in the comments, and I'll provide answers. Or try to.

Buckle your seatbelts ... here we go ... Icons A-Z Style!

Alamo
Blue Bell Ice Cream 
Cowboys
Dr Pepper
El Paso
Fiesta
Gruene Hall
Hill Country
Indianola
Jalapenos
King Ranch
Lone Star State
Mockingbirds
NASA
Oil
Padre Island
Quanah Parker
Rodeo
Schlitterbahn
Texas Rangers and Tex-Mex
Unique Among States
Valley
Whataburger
Xplore
Y'all
ZZ Top


Who was it? HINT: You've got to be kidding!


SIGN UP or VISIT the others who are on this AtoZ Challenge and check out the HOSTS:



Arlee Bird @ Tossing it Out
Tina @ Life is Good
Damyanti @ Amlokiblogs
Jeremy @ Being Retro
Nicole Ayers - The Madlab Post





28 comments:

  1. YEAH! I know this one without a even thinking! Carol Kilgore. And I vouch for the Texas Icons!

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  2. Carol Kilgore! This reminds me I still need to read this book.

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  3. I don't know! But a whataburger sounds good right now! :P

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  4. Not sure, but Mockingbirds a Texas icon? Who knew?!

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  5. I cheated. Carol. I felt like I should know, but I didn't, so I checked the comments.

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  6. I remember Carole Kilgore's book because I really liked the title. :)

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  7. carole kilgore - the tiki hut lady! love her =)
    and love your fun theme for the challenge! awesome!!
    happy i day!

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  8. Carol of course! What a lovely game :)
    Nutschell
    www.thewritingnut.com

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  9. The book gave it away. Carol Kilgore.

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  10. I know another one. Carol Kilgore. I have the book on my TBR virtual Kindle shelf.

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  11. My goodness...I completely forgot about the existence of Whataburger! Many of these icons are definitely bringing me back to my time in Texas, =)

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  12. Yeah, definitely Carol. I stare at Solomon's compass every time I stop into her blog. Which I should probably do a little more often...

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  13. Carol Kilgore! Lee, this was excellent. What a way to showcase!

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  14. That's Carol at the Tiki Hut blog. I love her blog - she's so silly with those "10 Things" lists! :)

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  15. As soon as I saw the cover of Solomon's Compass, I knew it had to be Carol Kilgore!

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  16. Should I give you the "Top 10" reasons I know this? teehee! It's Carol from "the Hut"!

    Thanks for posting the bloggers. A couple a new to me, so I will check 'em out. :)

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  17. It's Carol! I was lucky enough to win a signed copy of her book, and it was one of my best reads last year. Amazing book.

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  18. Dr. Pepper AND NASA - a winning combo if there ever was.

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  19. I was thinking Dr. Pepper and Cowboys :)

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  20. I have not read Solomon's Compass but I will check it out. I like your list A-Z Style, very innovative!!

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  21. I read Carol's first book and plan on reading this one. Great post. I love her lists.

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  22. Hi Lee and Carol .. Schlitterbahn = a good word .. I need to get Solomon's Compass .. and I need to get reading .. cheers Hilary

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  23. Sipping mojitos under the Tiki Hut with Carol sounds like a fun way to spend the afternoon:)

    WriterlySam
    Echoes of Olympus
    A to Z #TeamDamyanti

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  24. Hey Lee,

    I, I and I. Yes, I backtracked to this posting because poor Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet superstar has had to take a time out from trying to keep up with this incredibly silly A to Z.

    So, why am I here? Good question. Before I go back to my very own Tiki Hut, I see some semblance of sanity on your site. For you have done the entire alphabet in one posting. Texas just lurves y'all I now assume that your next post after this post must just be a tease because you have finished the A to Z. THANK YOU!

    As ever and in continuing confusion,

    Gary

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  25. That's awesome! A to Z for one letter. I did that with cats, but I'm not sure I would have time to do it with anything else. By the way, you may have noticed I'm no longer offering a name. That's because the name is already listed in every other comment above. :)

    Random Musings from the KristenHead — I is for iPhone (and Indian Food)

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