Monday, January 21, 2008

Fabulous Prizes!

I am just full of blogosphere news today. Ready? Here goes.

Firstly, I am proud to announce that, at the urging of Manic Mommy and with the added incentive of the prizes she is offering, I donated blood today for the first time in my life. And it didn't even hurt. And I got out of the house for 2 hours without the kids for a legitimate reason (as opposed to just wandering around Target or the local bookstore). If you'd like to know more about Manic Mommy and her blood donor drive (and trust me, she is truly obsessed about this cause) check out her blog. Manic Mommy, a picture of my bandaged arm is coming your way (as soon as I figure out how to do that).

Secondly, I have come into my 15 minutes of fame; I am the Housewife of the Week over at MommaSaid.net. All I had to do to win was to tell MommaSaid why my week was the worst ever. As anyone who follows this blog knows, I am an expert at whining; and now I have tangible proof. The write-up for the award (hee, hee, I won something) was done by the website's owner Jen Singer, who showed remarkable perspicacity and taste by selecting me as this week's winner. Ahem. (Was that good, Jen?) I won a book about big families called Table For Eight: Raising a Large Family in a Small Family World (by Megan Francis). Gosh, I love free stuff.

But enough about me....I'd like to thank all of you who have supported and encouraged me on my long, slow climb to the top. I will not forget those of you who knew me before I became Housewife of the Week. Fame will rest gracefully on these shoulders.

Maybe.

Larry had the day off today; so he spent his time making sure that I would be confused trying to navigate my way around the new computer. He set up many different accounts, some with parental blocks, all with special passwords. And a very special account all for himself, because he is the Administrator. I do believe that he is drunk on power. I also believe he was trying to block the entire blogosphere, so that his wife would stop talking about people she doesn't know as if she had actually met them. This nefarious plan of his failed, however - thank goodness.

He calls y'all my imaginary friends. And he always looks worried when he says it.

Whew - back tomorrow with our regularly scheduled programming (kids, and vomit, and mice, of course).

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19 comments:

  1. Congratulations!

    I don't mind the kids or the vomit, but the mice...not so hot on the mice...

    (PS We're no longer imaginary if you're getting tangible proof of existence in the form of goodies mailed to your door.)

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  2. YAY!!! Congrats on the donating and being a whiny housewife! (?)

    And I 'know' Jen, well, through the wonderful world of blogging, so it's kind of cool to be mentioned along side of her on your blogpost! (Waves to Jen!)

    Send me that pic of your bandaged arm and I'll do my post next Sunday! Thanks for donating--your first time ever bleeding for the cause!!! THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!

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  3. Congrats on the award! :)

    And way to beat the 'system' by getting around your hubby's protective measures.

    I'm happy to be part of this 'figment of your imagination.' :)

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  4. Hey, we imaginary friends are the BESTEST kind.

    Congratulations on the award!

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  5. Congratulations on your award!
    (and all you had to do was have a WORSE week than everyone else;0)
    The screen size thing is toatlly a guy thing. That and how much "Gig" you have on your computer.

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  6. Just wait...Larry will soon find out that what's imaginary is the control he believes himself to have over the computer!

    Congrats on the award. I'll take you at your word when you say you were the best whiner out there :)

    Have a good Tuesday,

    Heidi

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  7. Just wait...Larry will soon find out that what's imaginary is the control he believes himself to have over the computer!

    Congrats on the award. I'll take you at your word when you say you were the best whiner out there :)

    Have a good Tuesday,

    Heidi

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  8. Congrats, congrats! That is a lot to live up to, you know!

    (My husband rolls his eyes when I talk about my "imaginary" friends.)

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  9. Congratulations, you whiny housewife, you! You just let Larry think he has control over the computer, men need that sort of thing. ;)

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  10. Congrat to you and to Larry on making computer Administrator...THAT is a big job, I tell you....I'm sure no one would give him that kind of power if they didn't see his amazing potential!

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  11. I'm not imaginary! I'm a real girl! I have pictures and everything. Sigh. Larry just doesn't understand.

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  12. What a delightful combination, not so very different from the 'menu' around here.

    I used to give blood every 58 days, then I was banned as we want to keep the American blood population free of Mad Cow Disease - so good for you.
    cheers

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  13. Tell him your imaginary friends just awarded you a very real imaginary award for all your whining. He'll like that. :)

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  14. Congratulations!!!!! Free stuff is always awesome. Even better when it comes in book form.

    ~Jennifer

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  15. Good for you! I used to donate when the Bloodmobile came to my office. But since I've been home, it's like so many other things.

    When my cousin was going through chemo, we all donated platlets. It's a more complicated procedures - two big needles - one in, one out. But at the end of it, you know you've done something important.

    Got to bounce over to my doppleganger's site to see what all the fuss is about.

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  16. Congratulations and wear the badge well! I'm so glad to know I'm not real, except probably I'm your imaginary nightmare. In any case, I think you're right, he's drunk on power. Thanks for the laugh!

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  17. Congratulations on the award! The only reason I didn't win that whining award was because it was limited to those who are housewives. And I don't have children, and I work outside my home and NEVER in it, so I was not allowed to be considered and ... wah ... (See??) J/K.

    Manic sent me here to say congrats on the blood donation as well! The cute boy she posted last week was MY boy. =) I'm with Maddy--unable to donate because I might be harboring mad cow...

    My hubby knows better than to call you all imaginary. I think he's a little relieved that he doesn't have to hear all my stories 17 times in a row. Thanks to the blogosphere, he only has to hear them 7 times. =)

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  18. Its nice to know my husband is not the only one who doesn't quite get the whole blog thing. Maybe one day.

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