Sunday 1 May 2011

A - Z Challenge: A Look Back and an award.

Thanks to Elizabeth Mueller ( for this fantastic award.

Tomorrow has been set aside for this but I'll just go ahead and do my "look back" today.

The A - Z Challenge was good fun and although it was tough to make it all the way to the end it wouldn't be called a challenge if it was easy. It gave me a chance to mention some stuff that wouldn't ordinarily see the light of day. Highlights include:

B for Bubba Ho-Tep
M for Steve Mosby
R for Rules of Prey
...and S for Surveillance.

Check them out if you get the chance.

I have found some great new blogs throughout the challenge and I'd like to thank those of you who have visited this blog because of it, especially the folks who have become followers. I'm fast approaching 100 and can't quite believe it. All of your comments are very much appreciated. I plan to update the "Visit These Places" section soon so there will be some new additions.

Also a quick thanks to the people who have been here since the beginning (more or less), especially Michael ( and Alex (, I value your input, wit and friendship.

Now on with the show. Next up is a review of London Boulevard on dvd.


  1. Thanks for the special mention. I admire your tenacity for going through with the challenge - and now I'm kinda annoyed I didn't join in. Maybe next time.

    Interested to hear what you have to say about London Boulevard. I almost picked it from Blockbuster last night but went with The American. Which I enjoyed but the wee fella thought was boring.

  2. You're welcome Michael. Bring on next year's challenge!

    I've heard very mixed views on The American.

  3. I can see why. I liked it - didn't love it. The movie has more of an arthouse european feel - so no pace. Which I don't mind. Clooney was a bit po-faced all the way through - some didn't like that but I felt it suited the character. The movie could have done with a little more depth - more of an insight into Clooney's character.

  4. I think I'll give it a go and see what I make of it.

  5. Javier Stacherano, Majorca2 May 2011 at 17:12

    I've really enjoyed the A-Z. It's certainly opened my eyes. I used to sit in my underwear watching tennis and boozing; I still sit in my underwear and booze but now I'm reading great books or watching immense movies. Thanks, Rick, I will remain glued to your blog. Cheers!

  6. I wish I had the time to participate. Congrats on doing it! I didn't even have time to follow all the blogs of those I know who did it...


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