People I Want to Punch in the Throat: Weekly Wrap Up 1.12.13

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Weekly Wrap Up 1.12.13

The new Pinterest board I started last week is really going well. Do you follow me on Pinterest yet? What are you waiting for? It's ah-MAY-zing. Seriously, Pinterest is great. I pin funny stuff. I pin recipes I'll never make. I pin crafts I've made with my kids. I pin books I want to read. My new board is all about bloggers I like. I've invited a bunch that I read and I've opened it to the public. Anyone can join - let me know if you want in. I figure it's an easier way to keep track of blogs without overwhelming my Google Reader, plus this way I can share them with my Pinterest followers.

I'm having a Twitter party this Sunday. Actually, every Sunday. Every Sunday night at 9 PM EST log on to Twitter and look for me @throat_punch or follow #spikedpunch. It's a fun time with a bunch of hysterical people chatting about absolute nonsense. For those of you who are worried Twitter moves too fast, etc. You're right. It does. However, you get better at it the more you do it. I can actually keep up with half the conversation now and I can last an hour before my head explodes. This Sunday I'm shooting for an hour and a half.


Top Read Posts This Week:

People Who Post Annoying Things on Facebook - We are all guilty of it, just some more than others.

The Best Wedding Present I Received - I'm pretty sure my grandma went to a sex shop for my gift.

Would This Happen at Target? - Only Wally World has these kinds of problems.

Anyone Who Throws an Ultrasound Party - Yes, there's another stupid trend in parties.

I Think I Have Stockholm Syndrome - I'm being held captive, but I think I'm in love with my captor.

Book Update:

Sales of my book Spending the Holidays with People I Want to Punch in the Throat are still going strong. I think my suggestion of making this book a Valentine's Day present is starting to sink in with the husbands and boyfriends who read this blog. Trust me, fellas, your girls are going to love this book.

If you have read the book and you haven't already left me a review on Amazon I would greatly appreciate it. 

My Favorite Comments (and My Replies if Necessary):

This is awesome! My focus is on Joni. I need her to replace a few of my facebook friends, please. Some of my people get uptight when I share an ecard with the word 'hell' or 'damn', I can not even think of sharing anything with 'fuck'....damnit. If a vibrator discussion showed up I think there would be some deaths among my facebook friends. So yeah, I need her! My MIL gave me lingerie, fairly conservitive - appropriate. It was not weird, like your thing. LOL! Devan on The Best Wedding Present I Received

This sex kit has been passed around for years and then your cousin finally cracked it open. Hmm.. I wonder if edible underwear has an expiration date... on The Best Wedding Present I Received

I'd like to add people who overshare their medical problems to the list. I have a friend who feels the need to not only tell us all about her medical problems(and they are extensive)but also posts pictures of her open wounds and xrays.I had to take her off my feed because I never knew when a gross picture would pop up and make me throw up in my mouth a little. I'd love to unfriend her because she is a whole bag of drama,but she's also my next door neighbor and our kids play together. At least she's stopped coming over to tell me her problems in person since her claustrophobia has kicked in. onPeople Who Post Annoying Things on Facebook

I do it all the time. Most people hate me. I'm ok with that. on People Who Post Annoying Things on Facebook

I'm totally guilty of number 1 which seems to occur fairly frequently as I have 6 kids. I mentor (and have as friends on facebook) a number of university students so I rationalize my vomit posts by saying they're reminding these women to use birth control. on People Who Post Annoying Things on Facebook

I really think you need to have an IUD ultrasound party. When's your birthday? I'll start working on the invitations. on Anyone Who Throws an Ultrasound Party

Since I don't plan on having kids, I'm feeling kind of shafted over here with these party ideas. Can I have an MRI party every time they scan my brain? We can all eat brain-shaped jello. I'll have to remember this when I have my first colonoscopy too. I'll be serving laxative-laced brownies and we can all have a race to the toilet. Loser is on clean-up duty. So many possible party games! on Anyone Who Throws an Ultrasound Party

Is the new game "Guess How Dilated"? on Anyone Who Throws an Ultrasound Party

I was infatuated with you at Christmas Elf. Then I have to admit, I moved on to other blog crushes, then to self satisfying myself with my own blog. This post made me fall back in Blog Love with you, the second I saw this thumbnail pic.WHY?? Well, because I too have drawn on steamy shower doors. I actually spelled out what your finger is saying. My hubs wanted to have a talk about the budget while I was shampooing. That deserves a big F U! (Or punch) Thanks for writing this post. It could not have come at a better time, as husband annoyance around the house is a big one for me. How can a 2 story house give you no where to hide? Great Post Jen! on I Think I Have Stockholm Syndrome

I just recently started following your stuff and love it great job!! This quote you made is hilarious!!! We should all write naughty books, because holy shit, those suckers sell! After reading 50 Shades, I'm not sure it would be that hard. I'm going to take The Hunger Games and sex it up. The arena will be filled with sex toys and whoever can...satisfy...all their opponents wins. I'll need a Thesaurus, though, because I can't think of too many ways to say "throbbing." I am going to find a way to pin it :)) on 50 Shades of Grey - The PIWTPITT Review

Hello Jen- I LOVE YOU!! Totally in a non stalker fashion. I am a therapist who works with teens. I think you are genius. Thank God for you. I love to laugh, good grammar and "real" content. Thank you from the bottom of my heart :) on Contact Me

I had to read this post one more time as I am headed to my date with Don Wand as well. And then had the thought that maybe, just maybe, I should relax and enjoy it since its the most action I get every 3-6 months since possibly 2006:) Thanks for the laughs!! on At Least Get to Know Me Before You Stick Me With That Thing





8 comments:

L Carilo said...

Still absolutely no interest in Pinterest.

RachRiot said...

Yea! Thanks for including my comment in your wrap-up, Jen. It always gives me a little thrill. And I would love RachRiot to be included on your Bloggy Pinterest board, since I'm too stupid to figure out how to pin my blog on my *own* board. I wish I was kidding. :/

spymay said...

Woohoo...got on Jen's favorite comments.(Checking it off my resolution list)Now to work on drinking more water.
Pinterest is like watching a Peter Jackson movie..you look at lots of pretty things, but you get up three hours later with nothing to show for it.It is still so much fun though.

TNMom said...

Aaaannnnd....BOOM! I'm not even trying anymore! :) Devan
P.S. RachRiot, 99% of your comments are hysterical! I look for them on this and other blogs!

Diary of an Angry Pregnant Lady said...

People Who Post Annoying Things on Facebook cracked me up! I hadn't seen that post before. Thank you or reposting it!

Amanda
Diaryofanangrypregnantlady.blogspot.com

Janine Huldie said...

I must have been living in a hole, but no worries now I am following you twitter. I know you must be relieved now, lol :) As for the Twitter Party, I tried it last week, loved it, but you are right as a newbie, I could only last so long (must be like sex, lol). I will definitely try to stop in again soon and maybe get better with time, too. Thanks though and as always enjoy your weekly wrap-ups!!

WordChazer said...

Same here. Not my bag. I'll stick to reading you through my blog, thanks Jen, you're just as funny here. PS: Check the date at the top, my editor's eye thinks it's spotted a deliberate mistake.

Erika said...

For those of you who don't like Pinterest, this site makes fun of it called Pinstrosity.

pinstrosity.blogspot.com/