Saturday, April 10, 2010

Tardy to the Party!!!

Ultimate Blog Party 2010

Yep, that's right, folks! This blog party ends TODAY (in less than 2 hours) and I'm just now joining! I wish I could claim that I JUST discovered it, but alas, that is not the case.

Confession time? (You know how much I like confession time.)

I got a case of nerves!!! I had every intention of posting last Friday evening, but I kept letting other things get in the way (like reading other blogs and watching reruns - you know, IMPORTANT stuff) because I just couldn't get out from under the pressure of this being the blog that INTRODUCES me to the blogger world.

Ok, so I know quite a few of you bloggers out there and participate in some blogger games weekly with you gals! I don't know why THIS stressed me out so, but it did. I kept thinking nothing I could write in one random blog could possibly show off just HOW amazing (tee-hee) I can be! :) I mean, let's face it. Moments of brilliance usually come on the fly, not when you're asked to be brilliant.

So now I have procrastinated until the VERY LAST MINUTE of this party to walk in the door. (I feel like I've returned to college and my English paper MUST be in the professor's inbox by midnight. I always DID work best under pressure... or at least that's what I TOLD myself when I procrastinated -- which was ALWAYS!!!)

Did I come up with something BRILLIANT to introduce myself during my week of procrastination? Of COURSE not!!!

But here's me in a nutshell:

I am a
mother, daughter
ex-teacher, voicewriter, librarian-wanna-be
NERDs lover, bean-hater, strawberry addict
Weight Watcher's newbie (for the 2nd time)
Sweet tea lover, tiramisu obsessor
singer, writer, painter, crafter
insecure, outgoing (a walking contradiction)
talkaholic, scrapaholic, blogaholic, musicaholic
book-reader (1 or more a week), book-writing wanna-be
University of Alabama LOVER (Roll Tide!)
Bama born, Bama raised, Bama alum
ex-Louisianan Georgia resident
Auburn-raised LSU fan of a husband
Grammar dork
of a Southern gal!

You'll likely:

*See some pictures

*Read some worldly commentary (Like the first time I saw someone almost as old as my grandmother driving a Mustang - It was like watching the death of a muscle car all in one moment.)
*Read my embarassing stories (Like the time I woke my husband up trying to take a picture of a tree one street over through our bedroom window)
*Play some games
*Be introduced to some music or REintroduced to some music

The main thing you WON'T see on my blog is complaints/stories (without permission) about the hubs, the in-laws, or the 'rents (aka - my parents, his parents, or him).

Why, you ask? Isn't that the gem of all our lives? Having great "You won't believe what ______ did!!!" stories to share?

Possibly. BUT...

They read my blog. So they'd KNOW that you KNOW what they did. And you'd KNOW that they KNOW that you KNOW what they did. And they'd KNOW that you KNOW that they KNOW that you KNOW what they did. Just imagine if the two of you ever saw each other at WalMart or Target. The pressure of all the KNOWING but not telling. It's too great a burden to ask any of you to carry. :)

I'd like to say I'm "just a working mom" but we all know there's no such thing. I'd like to get to know what else there is about YOU that makes you YOU. I hope you'll stick around and find out the same about me. :)

Love & Shipoopies,

Oh, and prizes: There are some AMAZING prizes to be had at this party. (If you don't believe me, hop over by using the link at the top and see for yourself.) My top THREE would be USC17 (a $200 Apple gift certificate - perfect since I got a new iPhone YESTERDAY!), INTL14 (a blog/twitter redesign - what blog can't use a little sprucing up?), and USC11 (a $50 gift certificate to an Etsy store that sells custom made camera straps - something I REALLY want). Other prizes I'd really like are US8, US11, US39, USC3, USC35, USC37, USC39, and INTL11 (though as I've only ever won ONE prize from all my blog entries, I'd be thrilled to win any of those great prizes listed).

One of the prizes in that great big list (at 5 Minutes for Mom) is a custom-made tutu made by yours truly. :)


Linda @ My Trendy Tykes said...

Were you stressed out because you had nothing to wear? I could see that....

fellow southern gal stepping in to say Hi!

Kirstin said...

Hi! Love your post. I'm doing some very last minute partying!

Our Country Road said...

I'm glad you joined in the party! Great blog! And I love the tutu you made-beautiful.

I'd love to have you stop by my blog as well!

Jenn said...

Glad you decided to join!! Hope you had fun at the Ultimate Blog Party! I know its over but I'm still partying and visiting some new blogs! :)

Jenni ("Miss Tutu")
My UBP blog post: How to Make a Tutu blog - hope you will stop by, say hi, and grab a free tutu making lesson! :) and Mom Blogger $100 Cash Contest

Cheryl D. said...

Welcome to the party! Better late than never!

Nikki said...

Just stopping by and saying hi to all the USB party bloggers. I am trying to visit as many blogs as I can now that the party over.

Rena said...

your tot is soo cute! i hope mine is going to have cute outfits too!

<33 Rena