Archive for August 15th, 2008


August 18, 2008 — You are welcome to join in the party by telling me what you are bringing, but the prize drawing is now closed.  Thanks to so many for participating!!!

I stayed up way too late last night watching the women’s all-round gymnastics finals. I was bound and determined to watch and see who won the medals. It took everything I had to actually stay awake, though. At one point, there were two blurry Nastia Liuken’s tumbling across my TV screen as my vision blurred and my eyes fought to stay open.

It’s pretty amazing what those young women can do with their bodies. I remember way back in gym class, when we had to do stuff on the balance beam, or the uneven bars: scared the crap out of me. I can barely stay up straight on flat ground, let alone a balance beam, even the one that was just a couple of inches off the ground. And they do tumbling, and turns and and flips? Crazy.

Speaking of crazy, my WordPress dashboard tells me that this my 600th post. I fear that most of those 600 posts are merely inane ramblings, but hopefully one or two sparked a smile or provided inspiration. In honor of such a nice big fat round number, I decided it was time for another blog party.

I’ve got cookies (peanut butter, white chocolate macadamia and double chocolate brownie), pink lemonade and presents.**

All you HAVE to do is show up (i.e. leave a comment by Monday, the 18th, noon Central time), and YOU might be one of the lucky ones to get a present.

What you COULD do if you wanted is let the party spill over to your blog — post about what you are going to bring to the party, along with a link back to my blog. Will you bring adult beverages? A cake? Appetizers? (photograph of goodies is optional…)

Here’s a handy-dandy link you could copy and use if you wanted to do so:


And for the presents? Well, I just happen to know someone who just opened an online shop selling yarn and fabric, and I’ve convinced her to donate TWO $25 gift certificates for this party. TWO!

She did mention that if one of the winners lives outside the US, there will have to be some figuring out of how to actually use the gift certificate, but she’s sure she can work it out.

Time to get the boys to hustle through their (late) breakfast and head to work!

Have a great day!


** I do have to admit that my cookies are made out of frozen cookie dough, but trust me, they are VERY good.


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