Sanity or Patience: choose one.

Do you ever have one of those moments where you think, "HA! I am sane!" Then you step in dog poo with your bare feet and remember it was your idea to get the puppy...?

Monday, April 6

100th Post: "I Know" plus a *Giveaway*

Lessons learned:

  1. Blogging is a full-time gig. This leaves little time for such extra curriculars as housekeeping and career placement. (Husband is nodding vigorously...?)

  2. Kroger has an excellent benefit package... oh no, sorry, Hubs was talking while I type. Don't you just hate that?

  3. Even if I warn my dad not to read "this post," my aunt (we'll call her Kitty - first and foremost because it's another word for Australia, which is what I should call her after the stunt she pulled) will tell him all about it. Thanks, Miss Kitty. Which brings me to...

  4. A gazillion Three people I know in real life read this. Sometimes when I'm out acting a fool painting the town, I hear, "Hey, you're funny."

  5. Even though the above mentioned person didn't say exactly "you are funny," I know he thinks I'm funny because he couldn't stop laughing at with me. Note to "person": stop calling me Elaine.
  6. Tuesdays are Awkward, thanks to Tova Darling, but I can't figure out why this concept isn't completely famous by now. Funniest day of the week.
  7. Snarky_A, besides being brilliant and snarky, is a hat-making rock star; Cate is sixy on Saturdays and gives humorous mumbles even when she feels cruddy; Sassy Britches is one anonymously funny, Umbro-loving, Mama Mia-watching, thoughtfully commenting blogger. There are way too many fantastic blogs and bloggers to keep going at this point.

In other news, my sister thinks I should change my profile picture, but I disagree. What does she know? Instead, I've decided to do one of those sexy prints like rich ladies in the 80's had of themselves over the fireplace mantle. I've worked hard, I deserve this, and I do love the 80's. Think Kathleen Turner before she turned into a man. Better yet, The Divine Miss M in Beaches, when she got semi-famous and super-snooty.

Welcome to my mantle:

Too much? Is it the stars? Maybe I should go for a less obtrusive... uh... frame?
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Ehem, well, on to the giveaway. You might call it something of a "Spa/Pampering" deal. We've got: warm vanilla body wash & lotion; pedicure essentials (toe separators*file*exfoliating scrubber*pumice*etc..); solar oil (one of my favorite things); and of course, the all-import, shimmering O.P.I. nail polish. *Photo coming soon - my camera stinks*

*Despite all the stupidity fun I had during my last random drawing, this time I will be using a random-number-generator-site-of-some-sort. Leave a comment to enter (if you'd like to comment but aren't interested in the prize, just say so and I'll move to the next commenter should your number come up). That's it! Oh, and there will be a second place winner, which might even be better than the first place prize. That's right, it's a copy of my "mantle" print. I'll even sign it for you. Remember, many of these lovely items are also still up for grabs if any of you are really hard up for prizes.

Spa/Pampering contest closes at midnight on Sunday, April 12. Winner will have 5 days to claim prize or another winner will be chosen. Open to U.S. and Canada only.

PLUS: Something BIG is coming... don't miss Thursday!

57 comments:

Jen said...

Congrats on your 100th post! That is exciting! I love your giveaways, my poor ol' feet need some attention so I really Really REALLY hope I win!!

Congrats again!!

Jen

Barely Domestic Mama said...

Congrats on your 100th post! I could use some pampering.

I love your profile pic - no need to change. The stars photo did make me laugh, though.

What you don't want to write out all your entries again for that fun writer's cramp?!

Amber said...

100 posts....yay!!!

I could always use pampering :0)

The Cookie Girl said...

100 post eh? That is a lot of blogging. Congratulations!!!!
The picture is soooo you. The stars added the perfect touch. heehee
Who doesn't want your giveaway? Just put me in twice for the crazy person not interested. LOL

Michelle said...

I'm in!

I'm not as fabulous as you...I mean, seriously, I have five kids, but I can find time to polish the toes.

Sam_I_am said...

Congrats on 100! I agree with Blogging being a full time commitment. I don't know what I did before I blogged.

Queenie Jeannie said...

GOOFBALL!!

Congrats on your 100th post! Now gimme my prize, okie dokie??? *SMILE*

Ronnica said...

Happy 100! Looks like you've been having a lot of fun with it!

H F W said...

Yay for 100 posts! Congrats! I hope that you have 100s more.

Also, blogging is a full-time job, and I don't know why I don't get paid for it. Maybe we should work on this? ;)

Donnetta said...

WOOHOO for 100!!!! And tell Aunt Kitty to bite you! Doesn't a girl KNOW not to tell Daddy the goods?!

BTW - my piggies need some TLC, and I DO love me some O.P.I. :)

Renee said...

That's awesome! Happy 100th post! Personally, I like the picture. But the stars remind me of seeing stars, so maybe they should just be flowers or balloons or something like that! With glitter. :)

Debbi said...

Things I know:
You ARE funny! ;)

Yay for giveaways, although I freaking never win. Except for Snarky's giveaway. yay for that one. Love to snarky.

But this is your blog, and YOU'RE the one giving crap away. So obviously more love to you! ;P

Kathy B! said...

Wow. I picked a great day for my inaugural visit to your site. You've got a party going on over here!

Happy 100th post :)

Sassy Britches said...

My dear, I LOVE YOU! Thanks for the shout out...and excuse me, I feel like I've been following you forEVER, but how did I miss the hysterical list 'o prizes from March 5?! And yes, Tova needs more lovin'--TAT rocks!

I'm really rooting for second place, just FYI.

And CONGRATULATIONS on 100!!!!

JayCee Leigh said...

I love the pic. . . I think I might do an 80s style ode-to-myself pic as well now. But I may not post it. . . just sell it in art galleries around the country!

ha, feel free to go ahead and enter me in your giveaway, dearie!!
xoxoxo--

Snarky A. said...

Congrats on 100!!! You are brilliant, hilarious and fabulous! I absolutely LOVE you! Here's to the next 100!

*clinking glasses*

I love your new mantle piece! You can NEVER have too many stars! In fact, it would look absolutely fabulous above my fireplace! :) How big is that 2nd price print exactly?

Thanks for the love, sweetie. <3

Call Me Cate said...

Congrats on 100! I feel like a winner already just for being mentioned. Seriously warm and fuzzy. The photo is amazing, btw. I'm surprised you didn't put it over the mantle long ago, complete with the extra bling!

Lora said...

I'm TOTALLY in on a spa/pampering giveaway! :0)

Congrats on making it to 100!

Scope said...

Congratulations on your 100th post!

I think your profile picture is adorable, but replacing it with the mantel pic would be awesome.

Ann's Rants said...

Congrats, and that mantel pic is HI-larious! Thank YOU for being such a loyal reader and commentor. You are an excellent role model for the likes of...well...me.

xo

DiPaola Momma said...

Long ago, on a Nugget far far away, I wrote a 100th post.. and DAM why the hell didn't I think to commemorate the historic event with an 80's blinged out Babs pic for the fire place! DAM! Congrats on 100 great posts.. I've been stalking, but not "offically" yet.. so that is Moi's gift to Vous for your big occasion.. Think much of myself do I? Just kidding.. I do very much dig your writting and that profile pic is GAWgious don't touch it!!!

Dina said...

You ARE funny... glad I found your blog! Congrats on your blogoversary.

Nanny Goats In Panties said...

Congratulations on your 100th post!

No, there aren't too many stars. I think you need at least one more pasted on your brilliantly shining smile!

RamblingMother said...

I'm in for the drawing. What does your sister know? Love the pic.!

joanofalltrades said...

Happy 100th post day! Thank God you are using random generator this time. We wouldn't want you to get a cramp in your hand and not be able to blog. I think we call those old photos "glamour shots." I have one of my mother-in-law on my mantle, but it's from 2 years ago--not the 80's. LOL!

Tiffany said...

Congrats on 100 posts!

Tova Darling said...

Love the Glamour Shots pic. :) And Thanks for the Totally Awkward Tuesday shout out!!

Xazmin said...

Happy 100th post! Don't change your profile picture! It's by far the best profile picture of anyone else I've seen in bloggy land!

You are adorable!

Xazmin

Michelle said...

I dunno, I think that painting is fab. The stars really are what makes it. In fact, I was thinking that even before I got to that part of your post.

And personally, I'm all in favor of the previous winner choosing method. In fact, my light purpley grey nails quite agree :) I even found a purse that totally matches them on Saturday BUT someone bought the last one before I could and now I can't find it anywhere -- and yes, I looked. *sigh*

Oh yeah... congrats :)

Tamara B. said...

Congratulations on the 100th post! Great picture but I think the stars take away from your beauty! Thank-you for the giveaway, I just love OPI nail polish.
tamben7996(at)aol(dot)com

Jenny said...

You ARE funny! I floated over here somehow through my blog surfing while I should be mowing the lawn. but as you said there just isn't time when you have a blog job.

Jenny said...

Oh and just so you know, I do want to be entered in your contest...
pickmepickmepickmepickme

Grand Pooba said...

Oh I am so in on this contest! Come on, hook me up girl!

(I see you've got the chick chat button ready to go! Woot!)

Shanda said...

Congrats on the 100th post! You cracked me up with #1! My husband would be nodding vigorously too (especially after yesterday and my trying to actually visit EVERYONE who left a comment...gotta love the SITS love!)

I'd love to win your give away!! Sounds wonderful!

Jackie said...

Congrats on your 100th post! Thanks for a nice giveaway!

Krissy said...

Congratulations on your 100th post! It is indeed a full time job!

MARGARITA BLOOM said...

Lol...it really is a full time job to blog! Whew, I'm working up a sweat just thinking about it!! You've got a great sense of humor..love the pic.. I love giveaways...totally enter me!

Carey-Life in the Carpool Lane said...

I'm so in need of some pampering! Sign me up...

Wendyburd1 said...

Yay for 100!!! Sign me up!

A Cheap Chick said...

Yea, pick me, pick me!

I've only been blogging for a couple of months, I thought I just hadn't figured out how to do it in less time yet. Uh oh....

Angie said...

YAY! Spa stuff! Congrats on yoyr 100th post!

Heather said...

Oh I could totally use a little pampering and this giveaway would definitely fit the bill! Love it.

heatherdemke(at)gmail(dot)com

Nikki said...

Congrats on 100 and I love your writing style!

Shauna said...

Happy 100th! YAHOO! Please count me in :)
tryingtostaycalm@gmail.com

Melissa said...

I LOVE spa stuff!! I would love to win!! Thanks!

rozzissweetpeas said...

Stopping by from Sits...love your blog, it's really funny. I'd love to win the spa thingy...love spa thingys. Thanks for the give away.
billroz007@msn.com

CJ'SMOMMY*KIMBERLY said...

congrats.I would love to win!

Blessed Mama said...

Congrats on 100 posts! I'd love to be entered. Here from SITS.
luckiestmomever@gmail.com

Musings of the Mrs. said...

congratulations on 100 posts. I love and need all things pampering. And, yeah, blogging is a full time job. My husband and yours should go do something else with their time.

Shannon said...

Some spa type relaxing sounds nice.

carma said...

Yay! I'm making it in under the wire. A first place and a second place, the odds are good :D
carma

windi said...

Congrats on 100 posts!! And yes, blogging is full time ha ha! My kids hate my laptop! I would love some spa time, sounds great! Thanks for the giveaway!!

Windi

Cindy said...

Congrats on the 100th post! Please, enter me in the contest...I need a getaway, even if it is in my own bathroom. *sigh*

Christina said...

Congrats on the 100th post!! And who couldn't use a little pampering

Paula said...

Woo - congrats on your 100th post! I'd love to be considered for the give away!

Rachel Ann said...

OMG...you are too funny! I think anyone who gets your picture should display it prominently on their mantle!!!

Way to go on the 100th post!

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