Blogophilia 16.12 ~ Summer Fun and Play

This is Ecrits Blogophilia Week 16 in our 12th year!!
The summer smiles,
the summer knows,
and unashamed,
she sheds her clothes

The summer smooths the restless sky, and lovingly she warms the sand on which you lie

The summer knows, the summer’s wise, she sees the doubts within your eyes, and so she takes her summer time, tells the moon to wait and the sun to linger, twists the world ‘round her finger, lets you see the wonder of her arm

And if you’ve learned your lesson well, there’s little more for her to tell, one last caress, it’s time to dress for fall. ~Herman Raucher (from Summer of ‘42)
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Congratulations to our Week 15.12 Jacket Winner!!!!
CONGRATS to this week’s jacket winner!!!
DIANA JILLIAN aka Diana Jay,
to her (and our) delight, once again sports the coveted jacket two weeks in a row!! But don’t get too cozy, Diana!! We noticed Irene, with her witty and clever guesses, moved up more than a couple of notches!! BAMMM!!! She placed herself a bit too close for comfort to Christine and Rebecca G., and thus all three are just a mere 2 points behind the leader of the week!! Colleen and Michelle made great strides this week, moving up and closing the gap early in the Season!! Christopher, in line with the ladies Jessica, Lika and Stormy, steadily inching their way up and keeping ahead of the rest of the Blogophilia group!! It’s so very early in Season 2, but we still wonder… who will wear the jacket next week?

Last week’s topic was submitted by Colleen Keller Breuning!!!
It was a bridge of sighs, as Irene Melgoza pegged her vote correctly on the just-back-from-her-Italy-vacation wine connoisseur and birthday girl, Colleen!! They both raised a toast to a well received 4 points each!!

Last week’s bonus suggestions were submitted by Michelle King and Irene Melgoza!!! They each received 2 points for their contribution!

Last week’s picture was submitted by Tyler Myrth!!!
While everyone was caught up with the Bob Marley look,
no one realized it wasn’t dreadlocks after all!!! Haha!! They’re actually wire cords ~ long black ones ~ looking like long dreads instead!! And, NO ONE guessed it was the master snow skier himself!!!! Tyler chuckles unabashedly, and chalks up an extra 6 points to his score!!

Martien’s secret picture bonus criteria was “Hair Plugs!!!”
Bettie Davis
knows what it feels like to become unplugged from (what looks like) hair plugs????? In any event, she correctly guessed and takes in all 6 points to herself!!

GOOD JOB AND CONGRATULATIONS to those who submitted topics, bonuses and pictures AND earned an extra 3 points each!!! They are Bettie, Christine, Christopher, Colleen, Dahlia, Diana, Irene, Jessica, Lika, Michelle, Rebecca G., Sharon, Stormy and Tyler!!

Now, isn’t that lovely?
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Ecrits Blogophilia Week 16 Topic: “Summer Fun and Play”
Hard Bonus (2 points): Incorporate a quote from James Bond
Easy Bonus (1 point): Mention “bacon”

Ecrits Blogophilia Picture of week 16.12
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PLEASE point out or highlight the bonuses within your blog content. It is so easy for us Martians to miss it completely!! And believe you us, we have missed these quite a few times! Blogs must be submitted on or before Midnight (Pacific Standard Time), Saturday, June 29, 2019. Please TAG Martien Ecrits by including his name within your blog content. In doing so, your blog will show up on his timeline. You may also post your blog link in the comment section below and/or post your blog link on the group “Ecrits Blogophilia” page.
*THE GUESSING GAME*
Who and What do you guess on????

Guess who submitted the topic – one guess permitted!
Guess who submitted the picture – one guess permitted!!
And, guess what the secret picture phrase is!! 10 guesses permitted!! PICTURE PHRASE GUESSES CAN BE ANYTHING AT ALL, but remember you are limited to only TEN picture phrases guesses!! ALL GUESSES MUST BE LISTED ON YOUR BLOG in order to count for points. Correct guessing means earning extra points and is so much fun, especially if you’d like to wear our leather jacket!! (No guessing yourself AT ALL – you can’t get points that way!!!)
What are you waiting for? Start writing!!
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Blogophilia 15.12 – Bridge of Sighs

This is Ecrits Blogophilia Week 15 in our 12th year!!

Happy Father’s Day!
There are ten commandments of love
When will you realize
There are ten commandments of love
I believe, I trust, I promise
I wish love’s just a throwaway kiss
In this Pidgin English
If you’re so wise use your lips and eyes
Take it to the bridge she sighs
***Elvis Costello
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Congratulations to our Week 14.12 Jacket Winner!!!!

Congrats, Week 14.12 Jacket Winner!
Happy Father’s Day to all the Dads out there in Blogophilia! We have a brand new jacket winner in the first week of Season 2! Diana Jillian is smiling from ear to ear as she proudly claims the coveted leather jacket all for herself! Her amazing guessing skills came in quite handy as she was the only one to nail the correct picture phrase, catapulting her to the top! But look – Christine Wichman and Rebecca Grusendorf are just two points behind her! Because they eluded everyone’s guesses last week, they zoom into second place! A host of Blogophilians are looking up at them with envious eyes. It is early in the season, so we are just warming up. The big question we need answered now is …who will wear the jacket next week?
Last week’s topic was submitted by Christine Wichman!!!
Our California school teacher is celebrating the end of the school year, and busy planning her next adventure! Christine manages to stay out of sight, and because nobody guessed she was the one behind the fire and water last week, she heaps on 6 points!
Last week’s bonus suggestions were submitted by Diana Jillian and Trevor Clower!!! They each received 2 points for their contribution!
Last week’s picture was submitted by Rebecca Grusendorf!!!
The mist of the waterfalls kept Rebecca hidden from plain view, as the Blogophilians were guessing every which way! Because nobody detected her, she scoops in and collects a nifty 6 points!
Martien’s secret picture bonus criteria was “Rainbow Falls!!!”
Woo hoo! After gazing at the beautiful picture, Diana Jillian put two and two together and nailed the phrase! Because she was the only one to do so, she hits the jackpot and collects all 6 points! Sorry Commander K, no bacon for you this week!Now, isn’t that lovely?
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Week 15.12 Picture
Ecrits Blogophilia Week 15 Topic: Bridge of Sighs
Hard Bonus (2 points):
Mention a Shoe Brand Name
Easy Bonus (1 point):
Mention Cake
TIME FOR NEW PROMPT SUBMISSIONS!!!!! This is your final week to submit for points! 📷
Please submit topics, bonus suggestions and pictures for use in the weekly challenges – and have points added to your score just for submitting to Martien! Don’t forget, if any of your prompts are used in subsequent challenges, you have additional opportunities to score points. You have until Midnight PST on Saturday, June 22 to submit via private message the following number of items in these three categories:
 * THREE Pictures (See note below)  * FOUR Topics  * SIX Bonus Suggestions (HINTS: song titles, lyrics, quotes, phrases, movies,  geographical references, inclusion of interesting words, things or actions...be creative and fun, something the writers will enjoy!)
NOTE: Absolutely no copyright pics/materials accepted!  Please ensure you have permission to use pics other than your own.  OR click on the link here to find photos acceptable for reuse:   https://searchenginewatch.com/2016/07/12/how-to-find-copyright-free-images-on-google-image-search-and-other-resources/
No picture phrases need to be submitted along with the pictures, as Martien chooses these each week if your picture is used in the weekly challenge. Remember, you also have the opportunity to score additional points when any of your prompts are used in a weekly Blogophilia challenge - so PLEASE SUBMIT!
DUE DATE:  Midnight PST on Saturday, June 22, 2019. Additional Points for your submissions will appear on the weekly blog challenge posted on Sunday, June 23, 2019. 
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PLEASE point out or highlight the bonuses within your blog content. It is so easy for us Martians to miss it completely!! And believe you us, we have missed these quite a few times!
Blogs must be submitted on or before Midnight (Pacific Standard Time), Saturday, June 22, 2019. Please tag Martien Ecrits by including his name within your blog content. In doing so, your blog will show up on his timeline. You may also post your blog link in the comment section below and/or post your blog link on the group “Ecrits Blogophilia” page.
Who and What do you guess on????
Guess who submitted the topic – one guess permitted!
Guess who submitted the picture – one guess permitted!!
And, guess what the secret picture phrase is!! 10 guesses permitted!!
PICTURE PHRASE GUESSES CAN BE ANYTHING AT ALL, but remember you are limited to only TEN picture phrases guesses!!
ALL GUESSES MUST BE LISTED ON YOUR BLOG in order to count for points. Correct guessing means earning extra points and is so much fun, especially if you’d like to wear our leather jacket!! (No guessing yourself AT ALL – you can’t get points that way!!!)
What are you waiting for? Start writing!!
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Ecrits Blogophilia 14.12 ~ Fire and Water

This is Ecrits Blogophilia Week 14 in our 12th year!!
Welcome to a New Season! This week begins Season 2 of Year 12 – the slate is cleared, and all points from last season roll into Lifetime Points!

Just like fire and water breaking my heart!
I said something to you baby that I might be fed
You said something to me baby that I just can’t forget
Though we’ve been through this before, love is a reviving goal
Give and take a little more
Just like fire and water colder than hotter most of the time
Always coming and going never really knowing where the trouble lied
Baby we know what we got, we know what it takes
So how come we’re so far apart?
Just like fire and water breaking my heart…
~ “Fire and Water” by Eddie Money

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Congratulations to our Season 1 Year 12 Champions and Week 13.12 Jacket Winners!!!!

Christopher, Season 1 Year 12 Champion!

Lika, Season 1 Year 12 Champion!

Christopher, Week 13.12 Jacket Winner

Lika, Week 13.12 Jacket Winner
Woo hoo!!! School’s out, and we have a tie for Season 1 Year 12 Champions – Christopher Mitchell and Lika Saliscente-Phipps!! They each have earned their own special green Corinthian leather Season Champion jacket to wear proudly! Diana Jillian comes oh so very close to making it a threesome, as she comes in second, and that is no small feat for the season! Colleen Keller Breuning slides into third place position, while Jessica Brooke Miller rounds out the season in fourth place! A host of Blogophilians rallied at the last minute to try to overtake the leaders, to no avail. But that’s okay, SUMMER is here and this very week we are rolling the points into Lifetime Points and resetting this week’s points to ZERO! So now everyone starts off with an equal chance to make a run for the jacket! Don’t miss out, post away even if you’re just going for the points! (That’s a “thing!”) So, hedge your bets and let’s make a guess …who will wear the jacket next week?
Last week’s topic was submitted by Dahlia Ramone!!!
Dahlia is all about traveling and making memories, so we are rather surprised that everyone was guessing all over the place without hitting the target! That’s okay with Dahlia, as she coolly snatches a whopping 6 points for her camouflage skills!
Last week’s bonus suggestions were submitted by Joleene Naylor and Tyler Myrth!!! They each received 2 points for their contribution!
Last week’s picture was submitted by Linda Thurmond!!!
Wait, what? You did not recognize the photobomber to the right of those abandoned railroad tracks? It was none other than Lovely Linda, who eluded everyone’s guesses and piled on all 6 points as a result!
Martien’s secret picture bonus criteria was “tracking along!!!”
Close – but no cigar, oh Blogophilians! We had just about every variation of the word “track,” except for “tracking along!” Since there were no correct guessers, there shall be BACON in the Martien household this morning, and my oh my is Commander K one happy canine!
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Ecrits Blogophilia Week 14.12 Topic: Fire and Water
Hard Bonus (2 pts): Mention being subdued
Easy Bonus (1 pt): Incorporate a song title from Paul Revere & The Raiders

Week 14.12 Picture
TIME FOR NEW PROMPT SUBMISSIONS!!!!! Let’s freshen things up!
Here is your opportunity to submit topics, bonus suggestions and pictures for use in the weekly challenges – and have points added to your score just for submitting to Martien! Don’t forget, if any of your prompts are used in subsequent challenges, you have additional opportunities to score points. You have until Midnight PST on Saturday, June 22 to submit via private message the following number of items in these three categories:
  * THREE Pictures (See note below)  * FOUR Topics  * SIX Bonus Suggestions (HINTS: song titles, lyrics, quotes, phrases, movies,  geographical references, inclusion of interesting words, things or actions...be creative and fun, something the writers will enjoy!)
NOTE: Absolutely no copyright pics/materials accepted!  Please ensure you have permission to use pics other than your own.  OR click on the link here to find photos acceptable for reuse:   https://searchenginewatch.com/2016/07/12/how-to-find-copyright-free-images-on-google-image-search-and-other-resources/
No picture phrases need to be submitted along with the pictures, as Martien chooses these each week if your picture is used in the weekly challenge. Remember, you also have the opportunity to score additional points when any of your prompts are used in a weekly Blogophilia challenge - so PLEASE SUBMIT!
DUE DATE:  Midnight PST on Saturday, June 22, 2019. Additional Points for your submissions will appear on the weekly blog challenge posted on Sunday, June 23, 2019. 
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PLEASE point out or highlight the bonuses within your blog content. It is so easy for us Martians to miss it completely!! And believe you us, we have missed these quite a few times!
Blogs must be submitted on or before Midnight (Pacific Standard Time), Saturday, June 15, 2019. Please tag Martien Ecrits by including his name within your blog content. In doing so, your blog will show up on his timeline. You may also post your blog link in the comment section below and/or post your blog link on the group “Ecrits Blogophilia” page.
Who and What do you guess on????
Guess who submitted the topic – one guess permitted!
Guess who submitted the picture – one guess permitted!!
And, guess what the secret picture phrase is!! 10 guesses permitted!! PICTURE PHRASE GUESSES CAN BE ANYTHING AT ALL
, but remember you are limited to only TEN picture phrases guesses!!
ALL GUESSES MUST BE LISTED ON YOUR BLOG in order to count for points. Correct guessing means earning extra points and is so much fun, especially if you’d like to wear our leather jacket!! (No guessing yourself AT ALL – you can’t get points that way!!!)
What are you waiting for? Start writing!!
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Week 13.12 Writer Points
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Ecrits Blogophilia 13.12 – Thanks for the Memories!

This is Ecrits Blogophilia Week 13 in our 12th year!!

Thanks for the memories!
Thanks for the memory
Of sentimental verse
Nothing in my purse
And chuckles
When the preacher said
For better or for worse
How lovely it was
Thanks for the memory
Of Schubert’s Serenade
Little things of jade
And traffic jams
And anagrams
And bills we never paid
How lovely it was…

~ “Thanks for the Memory” by Bob Hope

NOTICE: This week is the last week of Season 1 ~~ next week begins Season 2, when the slate clears and points roll into Lifetime Points!

Congratulations to our Week 12.12 Jacket Winners!!!!

Week 12.12 Jacket Winner

Week 12.12 Jacket Winner
June has begun, and that means summertime is just about here! CONGRATULATIONS to Christopher Mitchell aka A.G.E and Lika Saliscente-Phipps, our Week 12.12 Jacket Winners!!!! Diana Jillian is inching ever closer to snatching the jacket away from the leaders, with some great guessing of late! Colleen Keller Breuning is back from vacation and ready to get back to the grind! Jessica Brooke Miller has made some amazing strides, climbing her way up the leaderboard ladder! Irene Melgoza hasn’t given up the fight just yet, she knows all things are possible in Blogophilia! It is hard to believe, but we just realized this is the last week of SEASON 1 !!!! The race is extremely tight, so put those guessing skills to work and make your move to take over the world! Two questions burning in our mind are …. who will wear the jacket next week, and who will become the Season Champion?
Last week’s topic was submitted by Rebecca Grusendorf!!!
It was definitely a Bottoms Up for Celeste Neumann as she sent in her postcard via special delivery naming Rebecca G. as the guilty culprit!!! Celeste correctly guessed Rebecca, and they both receive 4 points each!!
Last week’s bonus suggestions were submitted by DeAnna aka Tuscany Jones and Jay Sole!!! They each received 2 points for their contribution!
Last week’s picture was submitted by Jessica Brooke Miller!!!
Jessica is doing flips and cartwheels as she looms high above everyone else!!! No one guessed her and she snags all 6 points to herself!!!
Martien’s secret picture bonus criteria was “flip, flipped, flipping out!!!”
Commander K was hoping to be flipping his favorite bacon dish for breakfast today but instead it’s Celeste, Christine, Christopher, Colleen, Irene, Lika, Diana and Jessica enjoying maple-bacon for breakfast and wrapping up 2 points each, with an extra portion for Irene as she earned an additional point for including the phrase within her blog content.
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Ecrits Blogophilia Week 13.12 Topic: “Thanks for the Memories!!”
Hard Bonus (2 pts): Include a song from the Sixties
Easy Bonus (1 pt): Incorporate a “food truck”
Ecrits Blogophilia week 13.12 picture
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PLEASE point out or highlight the bonuses within your blog content. It is so easy for us Martians to miss it completely!! And believe you us, we have missed these quite a few times!
Blogs must be submitted on or before Midnight (Pacific Standard Time), Saturday, June 8, 2019. Please tag Martien Ecrits by including his name within your blog content. In doing so, your blog will show up on his timeline. You may also post your blog link in the comment section below and/or post your blog link on the group “Ecrits Blogophilia” page.
Who and What do you guess on????
Guess who submitted the topic – one guess permitted!
Guess who submitted the picture – one guess permitted!!
And, guess what the secret picture phrase is!! 10 guesses permitted!! PICTURE PHRASE GUESSES CAN BE ANYTHING AT ALL, but remember you are limited to only TEN picture phrases guesses!!
ALL GUESSES MUST BE LISTED ON YOUR BLOG in order to count for points. Correct guessing means earning extra points and is so much fun, especially if you’d like to wear our leather jacket!! (No guessing yourself AT ALL – you can’t get points that way!!!)
What are you waiting for? Start writing!!
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Ecrits Blogophilia Week 12.12 – Bottom’s Up!

This is Ecrits Blogophilia Week 12 in our 12th year!!
Wishing all a safe and happy Memorial Day weekend!
Congratulations to our Week 11.12 Jacket Winners!!

Congratulations, Christopher Mitchell!!!

Congratulations, Lika Saliscente-Phipps!!!
CONGRATULATIONS WINNERS!!!

LIKA
jumps up the score board and joins CHRISTOPHER at top billing!!!
Diana made a huge leap this week and is only a mere two points away from the grabbing the coveted leather, with Colleen trailing her by just a couple too!!! Our school teachers, Irene and Christine are happy school is out for summer break, so they can now focus all their attention on reaching the top and sporting the leather!!! Jessica, Stormy, Rebecca G and Linda aren’t giving up either as they inch their way up!! The rest of the Blogophilia look on, anticipating… who will wear the jacket next week?
Last week’s topic was submitted by Stormy Gail Dormire!!
Shadows round my heart begin to creep, as Stormy cleverly cast a smoky illusion around Blogophilia, leaving reflections of confusion as everyone kept seeing their own shadow. But when the smoke cleared, Jessica Brooke Miller spotted Stormy and quickly voted her down!! She correctly guessed and they both collect an extra 4 points each!!!
Last week’s bonus suggestions were submitted by Joleene Naylor and Chickee aka Christina Salsman!!! They each received 2 points for their contribution!
Last week’s picture was submitted by Diana Jillian!!!
Christine, Lika and Jessica stayed in the shadows long enough to see the image crystal clear!! In nothing flat, they shot out a Diana vote, (who, by the way, was hoping not to be seen)!!! They correctly guessed and all received 2 points each!!
Martien’s secret picture bonus criteria was “Dark Shadows!!!”
Diana was the only one to guess correctly, nabbing all 6 points to herself, and preventing Commander K from overdoing the BACON again this week!! Now, isn’t that lovely!
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Week 12.12 Picture
Ecrits Blogophilia Week 12.12 Topic: “Bottoms Up!!”
Hard Bonus (2 pts): incorporate a John Wayne quote

Easy Bonus (1 pt): use the word ‘texting’ in your blog

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PLEASE point out or highlight the bonuses within your blog content. It is so easy for us Martians to miss it completely!! And believe you us, we have missed these quite a few times!
Blogs must be submitted on or before Midnight (Pacific Standard Time), Saturday, June 1, 2019. Please tag Martien Ecrits by including his name within your blog content. In doing so, your blog will show up on his timeline. You may also post your blog link in the comment section below and/or post your blog link on the group “Ecrits Blogophilia” page.
Who and What do you guess on????
Guess who submitted the topic – one guess permitted!
Guess who submitted the picture – one guess permitted!!
And, guess what the secret picture phrase is!! 10 guesses permitted!!
PICTURE PHRASE GUESSES CAN BE ANYTHING AT ALL, but remember you are limited to only TEN picture phrases guesses!!
ALL GUESSES MUST BE LISTED ON YOUR BLOG in order to count for points. Correct guessing means earning extra points and is so much fun, especially if you’d like to wear our leather jacket!! (No guessing yourself AT ALL – you can’t get points that way!!!)
What are you waiting for? Start writing!!
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BLOGS READY FOR COMMENTARY:
Michael Wayne Engeseth (in the group posts)
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Ecrits Blogophilia Week 11.12 – Shadows Round My Heart Begin to Creep

This is Ecrits Blogophilia Week 11 in our 12th year!!
And she’s nobody’s fool
But it’s easy to fall
She’s a hole in the shadows
Where nobody talks
There’s a shadow in my heart
Where the rain never stops
And there’s no conversation
Yeah nobody talks
There’s a shadow in my heart
There’s a shadow in my heart…
“Shadow in My Heart” ~ Psychedelic Furs
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Congratulations to our Week 10.12 Jacket Winner!!

Week 10.12 Jacket Winner
Christopher Mitchell remains at the top of the pack this week! He retains a hold on the jacket, as Lika Saliscente-Phipps inches ever closer to snatching it from his grasp! Colleen Keller Breuning is thinking that the leather jacket will make a fabulous wardrobe accessory as she jaunts off to Italy! Irene Melgoza, the Firsting Queen, is dreaming of a chance to soar into the stratosphere, while Christine Wichman and Diana Jillian are considering a collaboration of sorts to climb their way to the top! Only a few weeks left and the question burns bright … who will wear the jacket next week?
Last week’s topic was submitted by Tyler Myrth!!
Though Tyler may not be taking his vacation abroad, he certainly had everyone guessing all over the place! He skillfully evades everyone’s guess and racks up 6 huge points as a result!

Last week’s bonus suggestions were submitted by Leta aka Violeta and Rebecca G.!!! They each receive 2 points for their contribution!

Last week’s picture was submitted by David aka The David!!!
The slick Caftan Cowboy himself, The David, has been a little MIA lately. He continues his elusiveness and stays underneath the radar this week. Since nobody guessed he was the culprit, he piles on all 6 points!

Martien’s secret picture bonus criteria was “Bollywood!!”
Celeste, Christine, Christopher, Colleen, Diana, Irene, and Lika
got in the spirit of the colorful choreography! All of them nailed the secret phrase, and they each scoop up a nifty two points! Sorry, Commander K – no bacon this week!

Now, isn’t that lovely!
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Ecrits Blogophilia Week 11.12 Topic: Shadows Round My Heart Begin to Creep
Hard Bonus (2 pts): Include the title of a song from System of a Down
Easy Bonus (1 pt): Have a deja vu moment

Ecrits Blogophilia week 11.12 picture
PLEASE point out or highlight the bonuses within your blog content. It is so easy for us Martians to miss it completely!! And believe you us, we have missed these quite a few times!
Blogs must be submitted on or before Midnight (Pacific Standard Time), Saturday, May 25, 2019. Please tag Martien Ecrits by including his name within your blog content. In doing so, your blog will show up on his timeline. You may also post your blog link in the comment section below and/or post your blog link on the group “Ecrits Blogophilia” page.
Who and What do you guess on????
Guess who submitted the topic – one guess permitted!
Guess who submitted the picture – one guess permitted!!
And, guess what the secret picture phrase is!! 10 guesses permitted!!
PICTURE PHRASE GUESSES CAN BE ANYTHING AT ALL, but remember you are limited to only TEN picture phrases guesses!!
ALL GUESSES MUST BE LISTED ON YOUR BLOG in order to count for points. Correct guessing means earning extra points and is so much fun, especially if you’d like to wear our leather jacket!! (No guessing yourself AT ALL – you can’t get points that way!!!)
What are you waiting for? Start writing!!
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Ecrits Blogophilia 10.12 – Vacation Abroad

This is Ecrits Blogophilia Week 10 in our 12th year!!
WISHING ALL MOMMIES A VERY HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!
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Congratulations to our Week 9.12 Jacket Winner!!

Week 9.12 Jacket Winner
CHRISTOPHER MITCHELL aka A.G.E breaks away from the comfy foursome to lead the pack this week!! Well done, Sir!!! HOWEVER, the ladies are not to be undone, Colleen, Irene, Jessica and Lika already have plans as they ponder and strategize to win the leather back!! Christine, Diana, Linda, Rebecca G. and Stormy are pulling together with ideas of their own to gain the jacket!! As they move ahead, we’d like to take this time to WISH A HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY to all our hardworking, talented, dedicated, lovely MOMs in Blogophilia!! YOU are what makes the world go round!! We also want to extend a warm MARTIAN WELCOME to our newest writers, Celeste Neumann and Michael Wayne Engeseth!! We are so happy you joined our family!!! Make yourselves right at home, and feel free to join in on the guessing too!! We always wonder … who will wear the jacket next week?
Last week’s topic was submitted by Michelle King!!!
Christopher aka A.G.E.
couldn’t help but follow the trail of jelly beans that led all the way to its owner!! He promptly voted her down, and caused a gummie sour moment to an otherwise sweet delight!!! He correctly guessed and they both capture 4 points each!!
Last week’s bonus suggestions were submitted by Lika Saliscente-Phipps and Christine Wichman!!! They each receive 2 points for their contribution!
Last week’s picture was submitted by Stormy Gail Dormire!!
Who rides monorails these days???? Why, Stormy does!! And quite happily as she cruises by waving at the Blogophilia Group headquarters knowing that no one guessed her. She gleefully takes home all 6 points to herself!!!!!
Martien’s secret picture bonus criteria was “OFF THE RAILS!!”
All kinds of guesses were bouncing off the rails this week, as NO ONE guessed correctly!! COMMANDER K waits patiently on the sidelines, salivating at the chops knowing there will BACON in da house!!!! And bacon there shall be, since no one guessed the pic phrase!! 

Now, isn’t that lovely!

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Ecrits Blogophilia Week 10.12 Topic: “Vacation Abroad”
Hard Bonus (2 pts): Incorporate a character from the movie “Princess Bride”
Easy Bonus (1 pt): Include a green vegetable

Ecrits Blogophilia Week 10.12 Picture
PLEASE point out or highlight the bonuses within your blog content. It is so easy for us Martians to miss it completely!! And believe you us, we have missed these quite a few times!
Blogs must be submitted on or before Midnight (Pacific Standard Time), Saturday, May 18, 2019. Please tag Martien Ecrits by including his name within your blog content. In doing so, your blog will show up on his timeline. You may also post your blog link in the comment section below and/or post your blog link on the group “Ecrits Blogophilia” page.
Who and What do you guess on????
Guess who submitted the topic – one guess permitted!
Guess who submitted the picture – one guess permitted!!
And, guess what the secret picture phrase is!! 10 guesses permitted!!
PICTURE PHRASE GUESSES CAN BE ANYTHING AT ALL
, but remember you are limited to only TEN picture phrases guesses!!
ALL GUESSES MUST BE LISTED ON YOUR BLOG in order to count for points. Correct guessing means earning extra points and is so much fun, especially if you’d like to wear our leather jacket!! (No guessing yourself AT ALL – you can’t get points that way!!!)
What are you waiting for? Start writing!!

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Ecrits Blogophilia 9.12 -Sweet and Sour

This is Ecrits Blogophilia Week 9 our 12th year!!

Happy Cinco de Mayo, Earthlings!
You like coffee and you like tea
Much more than you like me
And everybody says watch out yeah
For the sour milk-cow blues
You like your coffee just a little too sweet
Without your sugar life is incomplete
And everybody says watch out yeah
For the sour milk-cow blues
I think about you everyday
Something about you is not the same
Something about the things you say
Sounds like a different woman with a different name
Sour milk-cow blues
~ “Sour Milk-Cow Blues” by Elvis Costello
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Congratulations to our Week 8.12 Jacket Winners!!

Week 8.12 Jacket Winner

Week 8.12 Jacket Winner

Week 8.12 Jacket Winner

Week 8.12 Jacket Winner
Oh yeah, it’s Cinco de Mayo!! What better time than to roll out the tequila and Mexican food for a party! And it’s quite a party at the top, as Christopher Mitchell, Colleen Keller Breuning, Jessica Brooke Miller and Lika Saliscente-Phipps share the jacket this week! Irene Melgoza and Rebecca Grusendorf are tied for second place, hoping for a chance to see if there’s any hidden tequila left in the pockets. Linda Thurmond is just itching for a chance to wrap herself in the warm leather! Diana Jillian is contemplating her strategy to take over the world, er jacket, with some amazing guesswork! A big welcome to Dari Hammett to the Blogophilia writing family! But just for today, it’s a Cinco de Mayo party in the Blogophilia house, with lots of burritos, tacos, chips & salsa, and a round of tequila shots to celebrate YOU! Now the only question is …. who will wear the jacket next week?
Last week’s topic was submitted by Jay Sole!
Our resident mailman and runner Jay stays under the radar and out of the crossfire, stumping everyone! As a result, he piles on 6 points for his stealth!
Last week’s bonus suggestions were submitted by Diana Jillian and Dahlia Ramone!! They each receive 2 points for their contribution!
Last week’s picture was submitted by Sallon Newlove!!
The elusive Sallon remains out of sight, but certainly not out of mind. Nobody guessed she submitted the intriguing piece of artwork, and she takes home the winning jackpot of 6 points!
Martien’s secret picture bonus criteria was “between a rock and a hard place!!”
Lika Saliscente-Phipps knows the feeling of being caught in the crossfire, and she is the only one to nail the secret phrase this week. She scoops up a hefty 6 points, plus an additional point for including the phrase in the content of her blog!
Now, isn’t that lovely!
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Ecrits Blogophilia Week 9.12

Topic: Sweet and Sour

Hard Bonus (2 points) : Quote Your Favorite Comedian
Easy Bonus (1 point): Include Your Favorite Restaurant

Week 9.12 Picture
PLEASE point out or highlight the bonuses within your blog content. It is so easy for us Martians to miss it completely!! And believe you us, we have missed these quite a few times!

Blogs must be submitted on or before Midnight (Pacific Standard Time), Saturday, May 11, 2019. Please tag Martien Ecrits by including his name within your blog content. In doing so, your blog will show up on his timeline. You may also post your blog link in the comment section below and/or post your blog link on the group “Ecrits Blogophilia” page.

Who and What do you guess on????
Guess who submitted the topic – only one guess permitted!
Guess who submitted the picture – only one guess permitted!!
And, guess what the secret picture phrase is!! Only 10 guesses for the picture phrase!!
PICTURE PHRASE GUESSES CAN BE ANYTHING AT ALL,
but remember you are limited to only TEN picture phrases guesses!!
ALL GUESSES MUST BE LISTED ON YOUR BLOG in order to count for points. Correct guessing means earning extra points and is so much fun, especially if you’d like to wear our leather jacket!! (No guessing yourself AT ALL – you can’t get points that way!!!)
What are you waiting for? Start writing!!
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Blogophilia 8.12 – In the Crossfire

This is Ecrits Blogophilia Week 8 in our 12th year!!

Day by day, night after night
Blinded by the neon light
Hurry here, hustlin’ there

No one’s got the time to spare
Money’s tight, nothin’ free
Won’t somebody come and rescue me?

I am stranded, caught in the crossfire
Stranded, caught in the crossfire…

“Crossfire” ~ Stevie Ray Vaughn


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Congratulations to our Week 7.12 Jacket Winners!!!

Week 7.12 Jacket Winner

Week 7.12 Jacket Winner

Week 7.12 Jacket Winner
Congratulations to Christopher Mitchell, Colleen Keller Breuning and Jessica Brooke Miller as they cross the line in a photo finish! We have a three-way tie for the jacket this week as we prepare to make a run for the roses! That’s right, it’s the Kentucky Derby this coming Saturday! Irene Melgoza and Rebecca Grusendorf are tied for second place, and running fast out of the gate for the coveted prize! Linda Thurmond has her eyes on the leather as she races round the bend! Christine Wichman and Lika Saliscent-Phipps are donning their finest fascinator hats to celebrate, while Diana Jillian and Tyler Myrth are sipping on mint juleps and making bets on who will win the grand prize! We hope you have a wonderful first week of May. Inquiring minds want to know …. who will wear the jacket next week?
Last week’s topic and bonus suggestions were Writer’s Choice!
All who posted received 8 points for meeting the writer’s choice challenge.
Last week, we featured 3 pictures submitted by our dear Barbara Kausteklis, in her honor. Writers were allowed 5 guesses for each of the pictures!!
Martien’s secret picture bonus criteria were as follows:
Picture Phrase #1 – “Solitude” – Christopher, Lika and Jessica correctly guessed and received 3 points each!!
Picture Phrase #2 – “Gentleness” or any variance of “Gentle” – Colleen and Rebecca R. correctly guessed and received 4 points each, and because they added the word within their content, Colleen and Rebecca each earned an additional point!!
Picture Phrase #3 – “Village Green Preservation Society” – no one guessed and Commander K will collect his portion of bacon for this one!!!

Now isn’t that lovely?!

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~~ This week we return to our regularly scheduled programming ~~
Ecrits Blogophilia Week 8.12 Topic – In the Crossfire
Bonuses:
Hard Bonus (2 points): Mention a song title from the band Pop Evil
Easy Bonus (1 point): Use the word “disenchantment”

Week 8.12 Picture
PLEASE point out or highlight the bonuses within your blog content. It is so easy for us Martians to miss it completely!! And believe you us, we have missed these quite a few times!

Blogs must be submitted on or before Midnight (Pacific Standard Time), Saturday, May 4, 2019. Please tag Martien Ecrits by including his name within your blog content. In doing so, your blog will show up on his timeline. You may also post your blog link in the comment section below and/or post your blog link on the group “Ecrits Blogophilia” page.

Who and What do you guess on????
Guess who submitted the topic – only one guess permitted!
Guess who submitted the picture – only one guess permitted!!
And, guess what the secret picture phrase is!! Only 10 guesses for the picture phrase!!
PICTURE PHRASE GUESSES CAN BE ANYTHING AT ALL, but remember you are limited to only TEN picture phrases guesses!!

ALL GUESSES MUST BE LISTED ON YOUR BLOG in order to count for points. Correct guessing means earning extra points and is so much fun, especially if you’d like to wear our leather jacket!! (No guessing yourself AT ALL – you can’t get points that way!!!)

What are you waiting for? Start writing!!

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Blogophilia 7.12 – Writer’s Choice

This is Ecrits Blogophilia Week 7 in our 12th year!!

IT’S WRITER’S CHOICE WEEK!! That time again when you choose your topic, bonuses and guess only on the picture phrase!!

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Congratulations to our Week 6.12 Jacket Winners!!!

Chistopher Jacket 6.12Irene Jacket 6.12Jessica Jacket 6.12Rebecca Jacket 6.12

HAPPY EASTER! Here comes Peter Cottontail, hoppin’ down the bunny trail, with four shiny leather jackets to bestow on Christopher Mitchell, Irene Melgoza, Jessica Brooke Miller and Rebecca Grusendorf! Yes Blogophilians, we have a four-way tie for first place! * shakes head in disbelief* Please bear with us, as we are experiencing technical difficulties. Many of our published notes have been deleted by Facebook without warning!! We had no warning, and have inquired. Fortunately our non-public notes which we keep track of writer points are intact. Stay tuned as we try to work through this. The question remains …. who will wear the jacket next week?

Last week’s topic was submitted by Kim Herndon!!!
Our thoughts and prayers are with Kimmy this week, as she has recently undergone brain surgery. Fortunately, there is no cancer and her family is keeping all of us updated on her progress. Nobody guessed she was behind the topic, and she picks up all 6 points. We wish you a speedy recovery, Kimmy!Last week’s bonus suggestions were submitted by Colleen Keller Breuning and Tyler Myrth! They each receive 2 points for their contributions!

Last week’s picture was submitted by Jonathan Harvey!!
Jonathan does a mad dash for safety, dashing the lightning bolts and survives the storm! Since he managed to make it to safety without being detected, he scoops up a nifty 6 points for his efforts!

Martien’s secret picture bonus criteria was “Flash, Flashed, or Flashing!”
A flash of lightning fingers fill the night sky. Irene and Jay witnessed the whole show and flashed their votes on the spectacular night scene!! They correctly guessed and take home a sizzling 4 points each, with Jay getting an extra buzz point for including it in his blog content!!


Now isn’t that lovely?!

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IT IS WITH GREAT SADNESS
that we have learned of the passing of our dearest friend and writer, Barbara Kausteklis, to cancer. Barbara, a long time faithful Blogophiliac from the days of My Space, rarely missed a week of Blogophilia challenge. Words cannot express our deep sorrow. Barbara’s kindness was expressed through her writing and photography, reflecting her love for nature and positive attitude in life. Thank you, Barbara, for sharing your eloquent words and lovely pictures of nature’s sunshine with us. Your writing, photography and generosity will be greatly missed. We, at the Marvin house, send our heartfelt condolences and prayers of comfort to Barbara’s family and friends. Rest in Love, Barbara.
Barbara Kasuteklis

In memory of Barbara, we are featuring 3 of her picture choices for this week.
Picture # 1:
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Picture # 2:
Week 7.12.2
Picture # 3:
Week 7.12.3
Ecrits Blogophilia Week 7.12 Topic – Writer’s Choice
Bonuses:
Hard Bonus (2 points): Writer’s Choice
Easy Bonus (1 point): Writer’s Choice
PICTURE PHRASE: You have the “choice” to guess the correct picture phrase for each of the three pictures – ONLY 5 GUESSES PER PICTURE! You are allowed five (5) guesses for each picture. Please point out or highlight your guesses for each picture on your blog.

ANY QUESTIONS? We will gladly to answer in the comment section below.

 

Blogs must be submitted on or before Midnight (Pacific Standard Time), Saturday, April 27, 2019. Please tag Martien Ecrits by including his name within your blog content. In doing so, your blog will show up on his timeline. You may also post your blog link in the comment section below and/or post your blog link on the group “Ecrits Blogophilia” page.

PLEASE point out or highlight the bonuses within your blog content.
It is so easy for us Martians to miss it completely!! And believe you us, we have missed these quite a few times!

ALL GUESSES MUST BE LISTED ON YOUR BLOG
in order to count for points. Correct guessing means earning extra points and is so much fun, especially if you’d like to wear our leather jacket!! (No guessing yourself AT ALL – you can’t get points that way!!!)
Now, isn’t that lovely?!

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