Wrap Up 1.26.13

This week has been a really productive week for me. (Finally!) I started working on my next book. Did you know I've got another book in the works? Well, I do. It's an anthology that I'm putting together of some of the funniest ladies on the 'net. I started reading through submissions this week and I'm so excited by what I'm seeing. This is going to be such a great book with all new material. Several of your favorites like Underachiever's Guide to Being a Domestic Goddess, Moms Who Drink and Swear, and Robin's Chicks will be in the book along with tons of others you know and even a few hidden gems I discovered that you may not know.

This anthology is something I've wanted to do for a year now. I started thinking about all of the talented ladies I know and how I would love to put together a collection featuring all of them and now I'm finally working towards that goal. I'm very excited.

Because I started working on another book I was advised to start a Facebook page for the author me - as opposed to the blogger me. I have so many hats, I'm like an overachieving writer type. Anyhoo, the author page is where I can keep you updated on the progress of future books and all things writing. The theory is I will not use the blog Facebook page for book updates (as if I can stop myself). I'm going to try that. If you'd like to follow Jen the Author, then click here. I don't post much on there yet, so at least I won't be accused of "clogging" anyone's feed.

Did you join the Twitter party last Sunday? I got caught up in a "Back the Future" marathon with my kids and I couldn't get back to the present to log in. I heard it was a lot of fun. I don't see any reason why I can't be there this week. Be sure to pop in to Twitter and say "Hello" at 9 PM eastern. You can follow the hashtag #spikedpunch or me @throat_punch

If you're not hanging out with me on Facebook yet, you should be. Last week I started a new thing where I ask you an ice breaker question. Yesterday was the second one. I asked: If you had to wear the underwear of someone famous, who would you choose and why?

Several people were more than a little grossed out at the question, but you know what? Boohoo. It's a hypothetical question, people. No need to get your panties (not the ones that belong to someone famous) in a bunch. Read the question. Did I say they were used or dirty underwear? Nope. I did not. That's on you. 

The people who decided to have fun with the question came up with lots of hilarious answers. I think my favorite was "Einstein. So I could be a smarty pants."

If you haven't read the answers, do yourself a favor and go read them. 

Also, this week I was nominated for the Circle of Moms Top 25 Funny Moms contest. Last year I got first place. This year I'll be lucky to place in the top 5. The competition is stiff and I loooove so many girls on that list so it feels weird to be "competing" against one another. That being said, you know I'll be pissed if I don't make it to the Top 25, right? So please vote for me each and every day and twice on Sundays from your mobile device. Also, you can vote for EVERYONE on the list. Did you know that? Circle of Moms aren't assholes who make you choose. You get to vote for everyone you like.  

My Favorite Book Review This Week:

5.0 out of 5 stars Does her blog make you laugh? Then this absolutely will, too.January 24, 2013
K. B. (New Jersey, USA) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Spending the Holidays with People I Want to Punch in the Throat (Kindle Edition)
It doesn't have to be Christmas for you to get a good laugh from Jen of the infamous blog People I Want to Punch in the Throat. If you enjoy her rants, raves and reviews online, then this collection of stories of her childhood through her own parenthood will please you to no end. Grab your copy today!

See? You don't have to worry that Christmas is over and that maybe this book isn't relevant anymore. This is a book that crosses lines and can be just as good on President's Day as it was on Christmas Eve. 

Top Read Posts This Week:

Rules for Raising a Boy - This was a classic list (I hate to say "repost") that found a new audience this week. If you have a son then you should totally read this list and then ignore all of my advice, because I have no idea what I'm talking about. Especially the part where I suggest boys never stand to pee. Apparently that emasculates our sons or something like that. All I know is unless he's going to clean up his piddle everywhere, he needs to sit his ass down.

Six Reasons You Should Sleep Naked - I read an article on Yahoo that inspired me to conduct my own unscientific study. I was surprised to read how many of you sleep naked. I didn't add it up, but I think it's above the national average. Way to get your freak on!

Getting to Know You is Like Looking in a Mirror - This post was inspired by last week's getting to know you question. I was surprised how many of us hate the same words like moist, panties, and succulent. I would like to add the word "lover" to the list. In the immortal words of my BFF Tina Fey acting as Liz Lemon "Lovers.. oh, that word bums me out unless it’s between meat and pizza."

Rules for Parents of Daughters - Another classic list where I've been accused of "slut shaming." I honestly don't know what to say this accusation. I'd rather shame my daughter in the hopes that she never becomes a slut rather than encourage her to be a slut. I'm the parent. I make the rules. These rules are for my daughter. If you want to let your daughter be a slut, go for it. 

Adolpha's Obsession with Public Restrooms - Adolpha and I have seen every public restroom out there.

My Favorite Comments (and My Replies if Necessary):

Wow! There are a lot of people commenting with similar stories. I have six children and none of them had a fetish with pubic toilets or any of that. Maybe its because I never took them anywhere very often. Hah. When my 2nd son was in jr high he always called from school to pick him up cuz of stomach issues. He would come home, poop and then go back to school. Once he hit HS he loves snappin' off a darky at school and leaving it for observation. Does that count? on Adolpha's Obsession with Public Restrooms

Here's some more useless shit that lives in my head. If you are forced to use a public bathroom and there is more than one stall, the first one is statistically the cleanest one in the joint. Think about it, you never want to use the first one. No does anyone else. And if you have a choice between the first one on the right and the first one on the left, go to the right. No one else ever goes in there. Hmmm...maybe my odd knowledge about public bathrooms is not so useless after all. And maybe I shouldn't have told all of you because now you'll all be peeing in the first rest room and getting it dirty and it won't be nice and clean when I get there. Forget I said anything. We never had this conversation. on Adolpha's Obsession with Public Restrooms

Son of a bitch! Somehow I got it in my head that the first stall was the DIRTIEST and so I've always avoided it. Now I'm going to have to rethink my public restroom strategy.

Something I'm really proud of is the fact that I know where EVERY EFFING BATHROOM IN DISNEYWORLD IS (that includes EPCOT, MGM Studios and ANIMAL KINGDOM). Keep in mind we DO NOT live in Florida. on Adolpha's Obsession with Public Restrooms

I was like this too, as a child. My parents used to call me the "bathroom critic." ANYWHERE we went, I had to use the bathroom, and then I'd come back with a full accounting of how many stalls, cleanliness factor, anything cool or out of the ordinary . . . . to this day my favorite was at a funeral home where a lot of our family funerals were held. My mother was aghast when she'd tell me a family member had passed on and would be laid out at XYZ funeral home - I'd respond with an enthusiastic "YES!!!!!" I'm 52 years old now and childbirth has made sure I know where every one of the best public restrooms are located. I've cut back on the commentary, however. on Adolpha's Obsession with Public Restrooms

Ah, yes. My daughter's obsession has been well documented. We've been on The Great American Crapper Tour for years. Uugh. The only thing that stops her in her tracks? Her nemesis: The auto-flush toilet. She is terrified of that powerful suction. on Adolpha's Obsession with Public Restrooms

Lord. That's all it takes. Why just stop with sleeping? Think I trying swimming naked at the county Aquatics Center today. on Six Reasons You Should Sleep Naked - A PIWTPITT Experiment

I have two sheets, a blanket and a down comforter. When I sleep naked, my hoo ha is still swaddled like a newborn. And I like it that way. on Six Reasons You Should Sleep Naked - A PIWTPITT Experiment

Sleeping naked just doesn't work for me. I hate it! Inevitably the hubs will roll over and squish one of my boobs that, due to size and age, does NOT stay where it is supposed to anymore!NOT FUN! on Six Reasons You Should Sleep Naked - A PIWTPITT Experiment

I can sum up in two words why I won't sleep naked: butt sweat. on Six Reasons You Should Sleep Naked - A PIWTPITT Experiment

I always sleep with a sports bra and panties. I've tried sleeping in the nude, and oddly enough, a bare vajayjay was not the problem - I couldn't stand to have these ten pound a piece jugs on my chest on the loose all throughout the night! It felt so odd to be topless and hanging all over the place while I was trying to sleep! Plus, my husband is already a walking-talking-boner. I would not get an ounce of sleep with him next to me if everything was so accessible! on Six Reasons You Should Sleep Naked - A PIWTPITT Experiment

As a man, I'm all for this. Just sayin. Now to convince the wife. I think the belly fat thing will be the clincher. on Six Reasons You Should Sleep Naked - A PIWTPITT Experiment

I love sleeping naked. It’s so much more comfortable and when my hubs is battling insomnia, well that’s always a fun way to be woken up in the middle of the night. Yes, confidence, there is something about walking around or sleeping in your birthday suit that is freeing. The belly fat, well that one is true for me too. Almost nothing left to lose. on Six Reasons You Should Sleep Naked - A PIWTPITT Experiment

Well, aren't you a confident sex kitten who doesn't mind in the least being woken up in the middle of the night for a quickie with your sleepless husband and your flat belly? I can't decide if I like you or hate you because of this comment. 

Here's a confession for you. When I had something to eat that got stuck between my teeth, and there is no thread to be found, guess what I use?!? he he he.. on Getting to Know You is Like Looking in a Mirror

I have a friend who is afraid of ham. Not just disgusted by it, but literally afraid of it. She can't be near it or see pictures of it. Any form of ham. on Getting to Know You is Like Looking in a Mirror

I have two uteruses(sp?). I hate snakes, with a passion. And I hate the word penis. on Getting to Know You is Like Looking in a Mirror


The first time I heard my mom say "Fuck you" to my dad was because he accidentally touched her leg with his toenail in bed the night before. I'm not big on feet, but I'm not that bad. -Amy on Getting to Know You is Like Looking in a Mirror

That sounds like a typical night at my house.


annie said...

Just found you and have not read much but know by your blog title that I love you.

That's all.

RachRiot said...

Thanks again for the comment shout-out, Jen! Woot! Going to join the Jen The Author page right now!

Unknown said...

I'm such a pussy, I always miss the Twitter party because I'm already asleep. I guess a nap is in order so I can stay up past nine!

Maple Syrup Land said...

I just finished reading your book last night...I think your mom has an excellent shot at becoming the next Santa (when the current one keels over from cookie gluttony). Also, the annual holiday letters had me laughing myself into a festive asthma attack...Five Santa-thumbs up for sure!

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