Summer is almost here. It is time to break out the swimsuits. It is time to pretend you’re eating ice cream to “keep cool”. And, yes, it is time to get your hot weather, extra short haircut.
Summer also means it is time for me shut down the blog until September.
I’m gonna miss you guys!
I’m gonna miss you guys a lot.
You guys are wonderful, really.
In fact, you guys are so wonderful…
I’M GONNA HAVE ONE MORE “WIN A DOODLE CONTEST” BEFORE I LEAVE!
Check back here next Tuesday for a chance to win a gen-u-wine, custom made, Mike Allegra doodle!
Tell your friends, enemies, and frenemies! Spread the word!
It’s gonna be fun. I promise.
93 Replies to “The Long Goodbye”
I liked this, but I don’t like this. Not seeing you all summer long is like a punishment. 😦
I’m not going yet. A doodle contest means three more posts after this one!
The only good thing about this news is I will finally be able to enjoy a nice cup of coffee in the morning without fear of nasal ejection. Not really worth it. I’d rather have the laughter. But t is time to his the beach, hit the links, hit the road and come back with a plethora of stories to write. Have a great summer.
I hate to think that I’m making you waste perfectly good coffee.
Not to worry. Coffee is cheap, but laughter is priceless. By the way, do you think that silly vegetable poem could be PB? Now that I know what that means.
Oh, absolutely. But those spat out vegetables would need to sprout — perhaps even grow as high as anything in Jack in the Beanstalk.
Wish you a greatest summer in your life ^^ See ya ❤
Here’s hoping! Thanks, Hoang!
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Consider this my early entry.
Hmm. I wonder what you’re gonna ask for…
I udderly don’t know what you’re implying.
Oh, don’t tell me you’re going to milk these cow puns.
Till the cows come home.
Cud this be any more annoying?
I’ll take my jokes and hoof it out of here.
That’s probably for the best. I don’t want to have a beef with you.
Ha ha, dairy funny.
Speaking of hot weather and trimmings…I have a crew of tree trimmers trimming the trees on my project house and it is hot as hades here. These poor guys are changing shirts every half hour…and I’m sitting here blogging in the car with my air conditioner on high. Is that wrong or what?
You are now like a favorite show on TV and we’ll just have to wait until the next season. Just don’t leave us on a cliff hanger.
No cliffhangers. In other words, I will not wait until September to reveal the winner of the Doodle Contest.
Have a wonderful summer break! Since you’re getting a haircut anyway, why not go for a mohawk?…
I am SO glad I was able to check out your blog BEFORE this Win-a-doodle contest was over because I would’ve been SO angry to have missed it! I’ve missed visiting, but you know why 😉 It was so great to see you at the conference, Mike, and I really wish we could’ve had more hang-out time, but I was ON A MISSION! Of course, this year, I was less covert about it, too! lol
And I love this doodle. It reminds me of my boyfriend because he HATES having his haircut so when I do it, it’s pretty mop-like lol
Hey! Donna! Good ta have you back in the Bloggiverse!
It was, of course, great to see you at the Conference. Here’s hoping that all your missions are accomplished.
Thanks, Mike 🙂 Of course, over the years my “Missions” seem more “Impossible”! lol NOW my great, SUPER important mission is to make sure I’m here on Tuesday! 😀 My brain is MUSH!
P.S. I REALLY wish you would get on Twitter so you could witness how I tout you all over the Twitterverse 😀 Love you. Love you. Love you 😀
A fine mission indeed.
As for Twitter, I’m afraid it’ll hafta wait. I barely have enough time to do what I’m doing now!
I totally get it, but know that Twitter doesn’t have to take much time. That’s the beauty of it! 😀 When you’re ready, ask me how to handle it, my friend 😀
Will do. (But don’t hold your breath or anything, OK?) 😉
lol…Mike, I already have a sallow complexion. Blue would not be my color 😉
Is blue anyone’s color, really?
Actually, yes! In reality, blue is a good color ON me, but not ACTually me as in my SKIN 😀 Of course, had I been born a Smurf… 😉
Oh, if I could only convince my son to cut his hair. But as someone else said, pick the battles that are most important. I LOVE this stamp! Maybe if I show it to him, he’ll change his mind. ha!
Sooo, this means you’re really only shutting down for July and August, so you’ll be full throttle in September, right? Can’t wait for the contest!!!!
Full throttle, yes.
And you let that boy of yours know that only punk kids have long hair!
If I said that, he’d love that hair even more. For some reason, he got his father’s nature. The “I like the idea because it’s edgy, nonconformist,” nature. So I’m fighting a losing battle. Better to pick one elsewhere.
It look like you need to oppose the clean cut look, then.
He can see through me. I’m not very good at hiding my true intent.
I’ve never had a summer blogging break before. I might just do it this time. Look forward to your contest. Have an awesome summer.
You of all people deserve a bloggy break, Catherine. You are a bloggin’ machine!
Time to hoist the flag then yay!
Enjoy your summer.
Cute stamp. Have a great summer…after the doodle contest, of course.
You’re gonna give the doodle contest a go, yes?
You’re a peach, D. Wallace.
Have a wonderful summer and come back with a lot of stories to share. Going to miss your weekly blog.
Aw, thanks, Patricia!
This is always the most depressing part of the summer – when I realize your witty, humorous posts won’t be in my feed reader for months. *weeps*
Aw, don’t cry, Rebekah. Go eat a Brussels sprout; that’ll cheer you up.
“Tell your friends, enemies, and frenemies!” Youre funny. Yes, I guess that’s a good idea. take the summer off. lol
My summer bloggy vaycay has become a necessity, I’m afraid. I’m just not funny when I’m sweating.
I really should move to Ottawa.
I will miss you, Mike, but you have given me a fabulous idea. I’ve been promising myself more writing time but can’t seem to push back from the keyboard enough. I’m addicted to Blog World but hey, maybe with intervention, I can hack stepping back–waayy back. I believe I’m going to try it. Thank YOU.
Good luck with your Doodle Contest — I’ll still be here till school gets out. My cup runneth over. Why hadn’t I thought about taking a sabbatical? Duh. Thanks, Mike. Lots to do. How else will it all get done, right? R.i.g.h.t.! 😀 😀
That’s one of the big reasons I do this summers off thing: focused writing time. Enjoy your time off, my friend!
I hope you enjoy your blogcation as much as we all enjoy your doodle contests! 🙂
(I’ve already had my summer haircut, but it’s been so hot lately that I’m wondering if I should try rocking the one you illustrated… wouldn’t cost me $40 at my usual salon, either!)
Heck, I could swing by your house with my trimmer and give you a rockin’ new haircut for free. What say you?
Bring it, Dude! 😀
The G.I. Jane is the latest fashion.
. . . from 1997.
Boy, we ARE wonderful! 😉 I like my hair is at a good length for me – it adds an extra 2-4 inches (not that I need it… 😉 ) but maybe I do need a slight trim…
I will kind of, somewhat, sorta, miss you… and your hating cats references. 😉
Fear not, my young friend. I can’t be the only person out there with an active and vocal dislike of cats. You’ll find a fine substitute, I’m sure.
Well, there is my dad… *mutters*
Sounds like a fine fellow!
Well, yeah, but he doesn’t grumble about it as much as you! 😉
Oh, I’m not saying there isn’t some room for improvement…
School’s out for the summer!! I’ll refrain from comments on my last haircut and just say, enjoy the summer and I will miss your posts while you’re away, minus apparently the next few weeks while you’re still blogging. You just couldn’t wait to let us know that you get the summer off? I’m jealous. 🙂
You know, you can take the summer off, too. Sheesh!
But it’s way more fun to whine to you!
Oh, go cuddle a salamander. You’ll feel better.
Ha ha, that made me laugh pretty hard.
Then my job is done here.
I love this haircut doodle! Hope you have a great summer and refill your “creativity tank” 🙂
Thanks, Joanne. Summer vaycay is a great time to recharge the batteries (and get a few big-keistered writing projects done).
See you when you get back — s’good to take a break! I hope you have a thrilling, happy and productive summer, Mike! Yay!
Thanks, Sandee. Your avatar looks like it could use a haircut, too.
Obviously I feel you, Mike. Have an awesome break. Don’t do anything I wouldn’t do. 🙂
Would you stare bleary-eyed at the computer screen writing? ‘Cause that’s what I’ll be doing.
That is an absolutely adorable ‘summer cut’ doodle. And I don’t use adorable offhandedly. Well, except for my late dog, he was adorable. And my flannel pajamas only allowed to be used on snowy winter nights – they’re adorable. But besides that, adorable is only used for the truly adorable like, well, like you and your writing and your doodles. Therefore, I decree – you MAY NOT take away your adorableness for the summer. That is just not fair. (Pout Pout) (but I’m pouting adorably…)
Aw! The adororableness of your comment made me all warm and squishy inside.
I’m still taking a summer break, but I promise to be EXTRA adorable when I get back. OK?
That could be impossible. Hmm, unless you doodle your extra-adorable self?
I did doodle myself in last week’s post. I am the recipient of the bone-crushing hug!
Oh, true. You have big ears. I have big feet. No wonder we’re friends….
Hey, Mike. I hope you have a great summer with your family. Sliding down water slides and flying through exceedingly fast rollercoasters–upside down–with your son. I will miss your comments on my blog and I will miss your witty stories. BUT, if I win the doodle contest (promise no cats–I’m adopting an older dog), but if I win, I will have a wonderful token to remember you through the coming months. and it would great next to the guarding dane. So that’s the deal. I win, I remember you. I do not win . . . hm, I guess that means I wouldn’t, nah I would. Have a terrific summer!
For a minute you were soundin’ a little spoiled there, Sue!
Here’s hoping your summer is also wonderful, my friend!
Threatening to not remember me if you lose, I mean.
Yeah, humor seemed to fall slat. Sorry about that.
I would never insult you. You’re my pal!
Dang it, I found your radtacular blog just as you were leaving for the summer! Will wait patiently for more radtacularness. 🙂
Aw, thanks, Shannon! But, hey, you can spend the next few weeks reading my other 170-something posts. They may be similarly radtacular. 😉
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Awww, too bad I’m just seeing this blog after the contest, I would have put my name in the pot for a cool doodle! Light and love,