Weekly Wrap Up 10.6.12

Top Read Posts This Week:

Adolpha at Cheerleading Practice - I signed Adolpha up for a cheerleading clinic at my alma mater.  Tonight she was supposed to perform at the halftime show at the game.  I paid $35 for the clinic and $6 to get into the game and she gave up before the end of the first quarter because she was "too cold."  Looks like she's over cheerleading.  Now she's looking for an indoor sport she can try.

My Book Cover is Done! - I had so many kick ass entries, but in the end the awesome Jake Clark won me over.  There were a lot of choice comments for my old professor.  He actually died last year so I won't be able to give him a copy.


Do You Like YA Books?  Then Enter This Contest! - My friend, K.D. McEntire, offered to give away a copy of her fantastic books.  We had a great response to this.  K.D. actually had a personal thing come up and she hasn't been able to pick a winner.  I will notify the winner next week.  If you haven't entered yet, go ahead and do so now.

Week 2 of My Transformation - I went to see my trainer this week and I was in a rotten mood.  Thank you to everyone who contacted me about getting some work out gloves.  I will look into making a purchase so my soft and spongy hands don't get any more damage.

My Book is Ready for Purchase! - Yup.  It's done.  I don't want to brag or anything (Oh who am I kidding?  Yes, I do.), but I am shooting up the ranks at Amazon and tonight I passed Ellen Degeneres' book and now I've got my sights set on my bestie, Ms. Bossypants herself.  If this doesn't get her attention, I don't know what will.  Look out Colonel, the Jeneral is coming!  PS - Nook still hasn't gotten their shit together.  I am working on them.  Ack!!!!

Wow, I used a lot of exclamation points this week.  I will try and reign it in next week.  Surely it won't be as exciting as this week.

Message Board Update:

I'm sure many of you saw the video of the newscaster firing back at the viewer who called her fat.  I tried writing about it several times this week, but how can you say "You're a bully, you asshole!  And I'm not saying that in a bullying manner, I'm just stating the obvious."??  I felt like I was bullying him!  Someone put the topic on the message boards and I think that's a much better place to talk about it.  If you don't want to talk about that, there are lots of other good topics on the board too or you can start your own.  Did you know that when you comment on the message boards a link to your newest blog post shows up?  That is a great way to find new readers for your blog and new blogs for you to read, so join the message boards today.  It's easy and fun.  

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My Favorite Comments of the Week (and My Response if Necessary): 

While I'm not all that surprised that you're anti-cheerleader, I AM a little taken aback that you were the high school girl you just described. Don't know how I pictured you exactly, but that's not it. I wasn't thinking the perky cheerleader type, but still one of the popular kids. I think I envisioned more of a "Why don't you just fuck off" type of chick. You know, kinda like Rizzo from "Grease". Minus the slut factor. I don't get that vibe at all. on Adolpha at Cheerleading Practice

Hmm. . . interesting.  Rizzo, huh?  Of course I always dreamed of being Sandy, but in all actuality I was probably more like Frenchie.  Moving in the middle of high school was really hard on me and it shut me down completely.  I was more angry and while I thought "fuck off," I rarely voiced it.  It wasn't until later in life that I decided not to keep it in any longer.

My daughter wanted to do cheer clinic when she was nine. All her friends were going, so she figured it would be a chance for an extra play session. As we are walking in at 7:30 a.m. on a SATURDAY morning, we are greeted by two bouncy cheerleaders. I say to my daughter, "If you decide to be a cheerleader, you would get to wear a skirt like that." She nods and says, "yeah, only I don't want to be a cheerleader." I stifled the urge to shout, "Then why in hell are we here???!!!" on Adolpha at Cheerleading Practice

That's pretty much how I felt tonight when her minder brought her to the stands and said, "Adolpha is cold and wants to go home.  I told her we should do some jumping jacks to stay warm, but she's not interested."  Adolpha just moaned, "I'm cold.  Let's go.  I don't want to do this anymore."  So glad I was sitting there freezing my ass off so she could flake out.

I just bought your book for my Kindle! Laughing out loud right now!!!! It is not an autographed copy, but hey, I am one of the first to read it! Thanks for putting into words exactly what I am thinking :) on My Book Cover is Done!

I'm glad you like it.  It's a bit nerve-wracking for me.  Thank you for buying it.

Major Congrats, Jen!!!! As a writer I still get a thrill when I see my name on the cover a book and I just pubbed my 9th book. May it never get old and may you write a bunch!!! on My Book Cover is Done

Let me get to nine and then I'll let you know if you're right!  Congrats on YOUR success.  That just seems like a huge accomplishment to me.

I hope you don't mind, but I pinned your book to my wall - PR baby! on My Book Cover is Done!

OK, let me be clear.  I NEVER mind when anyone chooses to pin me, share me, tweet me, link to me, etc.  Please pass me around like a bad cold.  I love it.

My wish for Jen is that we see a copy of her book on the holiday episode of 30 Rock, maybe opened up on Liz Lemon's desk or peeking out of her hoodie pocket. *Who do we have to call? Who's wishing this with me?* on My Book is Ready for Purchase!!

So awesome, Jen! I want my very own copy to sniff, so I'll order from Amazon. I'm old school like that. Then I'll go write a glowing review! Even if it sucks balls! Which it won't... :) on My Book is Ready for Purchase!!

Um, yeah. If she does find an exercise that gets you down more than a cup size, PLEASE let us know about it! Sincerely, Large-breasted women everywhere. on Week 2 of My Transformation

Results are the best motivation! Keep it up! We enjoy hearing about your pain. Victories. I meant victories. Yes. That's it. Ha! on Week 2 of My Transformation

I have gone from Zumba directly to Andy's Frozen Custard. More than once. on Week 2 of My Transformation

When kids are tiny and we are both stay-at-home moms, and it's agreed that every child is accompanied by an adult on a play date, please don't hire a babysitter and send her over with the kid. Baby play dates for SAHMS are as much, or more, about moms meeting new friends than they are about the kids playing together. I am not here to entertain your babysitter while you take a nap! on My Rules for MOMS at Playdates

OK, that sounds horrible.  I've never had that happen, but if I had it would have definitely made the list.  That's just nuts and rude.

1 comment:

Meredith said...

Frenchie? No. (I'm the person that left the Rizzo comment.) Frenchie was a dumbass and you're too quick witted to be her. Just felt like I needed to respond to that.

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