365 Challenge: Day 330 – Cousin

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Cousin: an important family member, the children of your aunt and/or uncle

Friends —
This is my cousin and his soon-to-be bride… they need your help to win a wedding photography package. All you have to do is click LIKE on their photo (Ashley & Rich) on Facebook. If you’re feeling extra supportive, feel free to “SHARE” the photo and ask your friends to vote! This contest runs for another week (through February 17th at 5pm). The photo with the most votes / LIKES will win. Be sure to like their photo on Facebook and not the main post. The link below should take you directly there.
A little background on this wonderful couple. My cousin Rich is a Pennsylvania cop who protects all of us with his own life. Ashley is an esthetician who helps advise tons of folks on how to take care of their skin. They’re good people who always look out for others. You may have read something on my blog months ago when I posted about them literally being inside the Mandalay Bay Resort & Hotel at the concert when the Las Vegas shooting happened. Hearing a little bit of their story and how they had to escape that night was intense. I’m so glad they are okay, and I’m very excited for this amazing couple to get married in the next year. They deserve this win! I used to look out for Rich when he and I grew up back on Long Island years ago. I teased and tortured him when our parents went out and I got to play the babysitter. I taught him things to say to get him in trouble with his parents… my personal favorite was “you’re a broccoli butt,” which this little punk would then run around screaming when his mom came back home. Yes, I could be a bad influence, but I’ll always remember bonding as kids with him all of our other cousins. Thank you so so so much for taking the time to read today’s post and voting for them to win this prize. Go Ashley & Rich!!!

About Me & the “365 Daily Challenge”

I’m Jay, an author who lives in NYC. My debut novel, Watching Glass Shatter, can be purchased on Amazon @ http://mybook.to/WGS. I’ve always been a reader. And now I’m a daily blogger. I decided to start my own version of the “365 Daily Challenge” where since March 13, 2017, I’ve posted a characteristic either I currently embody or one I’d like to embody in the future. 365 days of reflection to discover who I am and what I want out of life.

The goal: Knowledge. Acceptance. Understanding. Optimization. Happiness. Help. For myself. For others. And if all else fails, humor. When I’m finished in one year, I hope to have more answers about the future and what I will do with the remainder of my life. All aspects to be considered. It’s not just about a career, hobbies, residence, activities, efforts, et al. It’s meant to be a comprehensive study and reflection from an ordinary man. Not a doctor. Not a therapist. Not a friend. Not an encyclopedia full of prior research. Just pure thought, a blogged journal with true honesty.

Join the fun and read a new post each day, or check out my book reviews, TV/Film reviews or favorite vacation spots. And feel free to like, rate, comment or take the poll for each post. Note: All written content is my original creation and copyrighted to me, but the graphics and images were linked from other sites and belong to them. Many thanks to their original creators.

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19 thoughts on “365 Challenge: Day 330 – Cousin

    Martie said:
    February 10, 2018 at 7:57 AM


    Liked by 1 person

    Jessica Rachow said:
    February 10, 2018 at 9:30 AM

    Done! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    Books Teacup and Reviews said:
    February 10, 2018 at 10:04 AM

    done! 🙂

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    scr4pl80 said:
    February 10, 2018 at 11:20 AM

    voted – good luck!

    Liked by 1 person

    BrizzleLass said:
    February 10, 2018 at 2:15 PM

    Really hope they win.

    Liked by 1 person

    Book Club Mom said:
    February 10, 2018 at 4:09 PM

    Think I did it right! Good luck!

    Liked by 1 person

    carhicks said:
    February 12, 2018 at 1:41 PM

    I voted!

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    The Cozy Pages said:
    February 12, 2018 at 9:32 PM


    Broccoli butt??! …. *shaking my head* 😄

    Currently up to my eyeballs in cousins 🤣

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      February 12, 2018 at 9:55 PM

      haha! must laugh at it, right? thank you!

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        The Cozy Pages said:
        February 12, 2018 at 9:57 PM

        Yup. Reminds me my boys are not unique in their creative naming antics. 😄

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        James J. Cudney IV responded:
        February 12, 2018 at 9:58 PM

        In my defense, I was around 14. He’s a decade younger than me, so I was still a kid, too. Hope that qualifies! And I’m sure your boys have lots of fun teasing you!

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        The Cozy Pages said:
        February 12, 2018 at 10:00 PM

        Explanations explanations 😂
        They certainly do!

        Liked by 1 person

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