Wednesday, February 10, 2016

A THANK YOU LONG OVERDUE

Gentle Readers . . . and Maxwell,

Some of you may not know it, but we have a star in our midst. He is Australian, and his name is Michael D'Agostino. You can find him on starnow, and I swear that a couple of months ago he was on Wikipedia. I can't find him now, and no, I didn't confuse him with some Canadian footballer. Wikipedia, did you screw up and take down your post about our Michael?

Here's our Michael, who blogs at A Life Examined (clicking on the link will take you to one of his excellent posts):

He's described as "a writer and performer from Adelaide, Australia. His friends describe him as warm, friendly, funny, active and short. He gets recognised a lot on the street, but that's probably from all the Wanted posters."

I love Michael's blog and his Question of the Month blog hop, which you can join here. I also think he's a cutie pie, but in a grandmotherly sort of way--no, no, he's not the granny. I'm the granny.

I tease Michael a bit because he's exactly one foot shorter than my son. He tolerates me in spite of my repeated statements regarding this fact. 

A while back, I asked Michael for his autograph, and I offered to pay for the shipping and the frame, but he insisted on taking care of it himself. Here's his autographed photo in its place of honor on my Webster's Third International Dictionary:



 


I'm sorry his photo is blurry. For some reason, I always gaze in awe at my beautiful dictionary. Let's try another shot of Michael's autographed photo:


He writes: "Janie . . . The highlight of my career so far has been giving this photo to you." He signed it "with love."

I think it means with love as in love to a grandma. 

Michael already has a lot of fans in the United States, and when he performs here, we must do whatever it takes to see him.

Thank you, Michael, for the beautiful photo and inscription and for always being such a sweetheart and for being one foot shorter than my son so I can tease you--but with love.


Infinities of love,

Janie Junebug


P.S. Please don't make Michael sorry that he sent me an autograph by requesting your own. Wait till he's here in the U.S. with us, and then inundate him with requests.

35 comments:

  1. This is so cool. Michael does a lot of interesting sounding things and seems to have a diverse range of interests.

    I haven't missed a Question of the Month yet. Not to my knowledge at least.

    Arlee Bird
    A to Z Challenge Co-host
    Tossing It Out

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    1. I missed some questions of the month before I joined, and I've missed a couple since then because I'm a pitiful old lady who can't always hobble to the laptop.

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  2. I've been writing to Donald Trump for something similar; still no reply.

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    1. What kind of fun is it that you desire? Do you want my Willy Dunne Wooters? I can send him to you in a large box.

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  4. LOL! He sounds like a hoot. I think I've crossed paths before, but I'll have to stop in again today for good measure.

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  5. I read Michael's blog, but haven't participated as yet in his question of the month. I'll put it on my to-do's

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  6. Now that is as sweet and thoughtful as it gets!!!

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    1. I love you, too. I love lots of somebodies.

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  8. How great that you've built a relationship with Michael. He sounds like quite a guy.

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    1. I won't say we've built a relationship, but you're right that he's quite a guy.

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  9. Janie, what an honor it must be to get Michael's autographed photo! I'm not sure, if I've had the pleasure of visiting his blog yet or not. Of course, now you got me more than curious and I will definitely pay him a visit afterwards. He actually reminds me a wee bit of Hugh Jackman without the Wolverine sideburns in that first picture. Thanks for dropping in today and feel free to link up, if you want to give Michael a little extra coverage. You photographs up, so technically you could call this a not-so Wordless Wednesday post, right? :D

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    1. I'm never wordless. That's not possible in my microcosm. I love Hugh Jackman (though I've never seen those Wolverine movies), but Michael is much cuter and even more talented (as far as I know).

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    1. He's not allowed to love a grandma? I'm of grandma age.

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  11. Hell I know Michael, I follow Michael, just so you know but not in a weird stalking way because I am not weird or am I

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    1. Jo-Anne, you are not weird unless you want to joke that you're weird.

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  12. Thanks for the very kind words! You're the second person in three days who's brought up that Starnow profile. I constantly get surprised at being discovered like that :P

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    1. I can't figure out what happened to the Wikipedia entry about you. It irritates me that it dropped out of sight, and it wasn't just a one paragraph stub. It was a nice entry. And you're welcome. You make us all proud, and when you're a huge star, we'll be able to say we knew you when. Even though I'm not happy that you won't take my daughter away.

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  13. Look at you all gushy and what not. He is pretty stinking cute though.

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    1. He's so stinking cute I want to kiss his neck. Then I want to kiss . . . I'd better not say what. I am the grandma in this friendship.

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  14. Michael is great and I also encourage people to visit his site!

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    1. That's because you are very intelligent and nice.

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  15. Hey Janie and whoever the hell, Maxwell, is,

    I shall, eventually, check out that Australian chap. Tell him whenever I think of Australia, the name, Alice Springs to mind. No more of my crap because it's all you Canberra. Strewth and crikey!

    G'day and if Michael is half as talented as Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet superstar, he must be pawesome, um, awesome.

    Bye, Janie!

    Gary

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    1. Is Alice Springs a place or a person? Michael is pretty pawesome, but not even he can beat Penny.

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  16. As long as you can raise your arm to wave bye-bye and when you're finished, your arm isn't still waving, then you're no one's granny. Hit it and quit it before he can come up for air, you hot mama.

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    1. My arm still waves when my hand is done. I am granny material.

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    2. I wear granny panties, too. Pink.

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