Archive for January, 2008

Bloggy Giveaway! Okay, so I’m a bit late…

Photobucket  What’s the phrase?  Better late than never? 

I’ve been blogging for a whopping 3 weeks now.  Since that time, I’ve come across some amazing blogs!  And some amazing ideas, one being the Bloggy Giveaway.  Scootch on over there and give ‘er a look!

For my first Bloggy Giveaway, I will be giving the winner a $10 giftcard to our beloved Starbucks.  Oh, don’t ya just love Starbucks.  Please follow the directions to be included.

  1. Browse through my new, very cool blog by clicking on the title, Milk in the Closet.  This will lead you to the rest of my blog.  Leave a comment on the post entitled, “Deep Thoughts by a New Blogger,” specifically leaving a tip for new bloggers.  Comments left without advice will be crushed and destroyed.  (Didn’t your teacher ever tell you to read all the directions?)  And please don’t tell me just to have fun and be myself.  While I appreciate the gesture, it’s actually not that helpful since I now know that.  I look forward to reading your blogging tips!
  2. No duplicates, please.
  3. A winner will be chosen using some fair, objective method (random.org or something similar) at the end of the Superbowl on Sunday, February 3, 2008.
  4. Winner will be contacted via email, so be sure you leave your email address either in your profile or on the comment itself.  In the event that some poor soul gives the wrong email address or does’t reply to the email, another winner will be selected within 3 days.
  5. Contest is open to bloggers and non-bloggers alike, but to U.S. residents only.
  6. You do not need to comment on this post. 
  7. Hmmm…what else.  Oh, I’m new at this, you know, so if you have a blog and add me to your blogroll, I’ll enter you twice!  How’s that for a deal?  Just be sure to comment twice, letting me know you have done so.  

Okay, I think that’s it.  Remember to check out the other 800+ giveaways over at Rocks in my Dryer.  Thanks and good luck…even though I don’t believe in luck.

Have a blessed day!

LOST recap

Oh, I’m so excited!!! 

For those of you who do not watch the show, LOST, and even for those of you who do, you’ve got to watch the 8 minute 15 second recap on the ABC website.  So funny!  (Though I guess maybe not that funny if you’ve never seen the show.)

Please do not call me tomorrow night.  I will not pick up the phone.

This is for you, Amy!

Hope you’re having a better day, Amy!  🙂

Background:  My husband is a huge Ross King fan.  This song is from his latest album, Perhaps I Said Too Much.  When I first heard it, I was a little taken aback, but soon realized how I can so often have this same kind of attitude.  It was a good reminder for me to keep things in perspective and be thankful for my life, even when days are seemingly frustrating!

The State of the Union

I think there should be a few rules during the State of the Union Address.

1.  At the beginning, everyone should be required to say the Pledge of Allegiance.  People who object to the “one nation under God” part, don’t have to say the phrase.  After they’re finished, they should all say it again.  This time in pig-latin.

2.  Republicans and democrats must sit in alternating seats.  No more of this split-down-the-aisle thing.  Independents can sit where they want since they’re independent anyway.

3.  Females should not be allowed to bright yellow.

4.  The president, vice president and speaker should color coordinate since we’re going to have to look at them all night.

5.  The Supreme Court justices should be required to do the wave at least once during the address so we know they’re still awake.

6.  The president should wear one of those baseball hats that holds beverages and has a tube attached so he doesn’t have to stop for a water break.

7.  During the address, either everyone claps or no one claps.  The only exception would be for the “civilians” in the balcony.   They can clap whenever they want.

8.  The people working the cameras should only be allowed to show presidential candidates once since we see enough of them already.

Any more?

The True Ending for You’ve Got Mail

Chick-flick, I know, but a great movie!

I love listening to the “eeeeeee-oooooo…You’ve Got Mail!” sound.  Ah, the good ol’ days of technology.  (Remember when AOL would send you CDs every two weeks to upgrade to their new system?  They should be at AOL version 3471.9 by now.)

When Joe is referring to how he and Kathleen don’t know each other’s identities, he says, “On the other hand, this not knowing has its charms.”  I love that line.  It reminds me of blogging.  How you can know everything about a person and yet never have met him or her.  Funny world.

Anyway, I’ve always wanted to know what would have happened if the movie continued for another two hours.   My theory is that Joe would have reopened Kathleen’s store as a specialty children’s division of Fox books.  That is, of course, if she would agree to it. 

Any ideas?

Music Monday – Best TV Themes

Kat is hosting Music Monday.  This week’s theme:  Best TV Theme Songs.

Oh, this dates me, but I couldn’t resist!

Deep Thoughts by a New Blogger

I am relatively new to the blogging world.  I find it a strange thing to “meet” others and share deep thoughts with people you’ve never met.  And yet, this blogging thing is completely addictive.  So much so that I’ve decided I need to only blog when my child is sleeping.  Otherwise, I will feel guilty the rest of my life for not being a very attentive mom.  Not sure God would give me much leeway on that one.  (“But Lord, I was blogging!”)

The really challenging part so far in the 12 days that I have been blogging is finding my own voice.  I read very witty and funny bloggers, like Kat and BooMama who make me laugh out loud.  It makes me want to be witty and funny myself.   It makes me want to write about topics that will be entertaining to others.  It makes me want to be profoundly amusing to my audience.  But I have found that I’m really not that type of writer. 

The fact is, I’m not sure what kind of writer I am.

I think the real problem with this beginning blogger, and perhaps others like myself, is that I am striving to be something I’m not.  I’m trying to be someone other than just myself.  Not that I can’t be funny or entertaining.  That’s not the point.  I am learning that I just need to be my true self.

It’s interesting, isn’t it, how real-life issues manifest themselves in something as simple as a blog.  If we were really honest, many of us struggle with the desire to be someone who we think will be accepted and approved by others, rather than just being ourselves.  It stems from an insecure place in our hearts that only God Himself can heal.  God, continue to heal me!

On a moment to moment basis, I don’t consider myself to be profound all the time.  But this blog is a good place to think my deep thoughts.  So if this is your first time reading my blog, I hope you’re not scared away.  Come back and think deep thoughts with me!

And while you’re here, feel free to leave any tips you might have for a new blogger!