Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Shameless Contest Entry Post

On a day covered in hoary frost, when the roads outside are slicker than kid snot on a cold brass doorknob, I have found an oasis in the midst of the world wide web. That oasis is Oh Amanda. Sometimes I laugh out loud. Sometimes I just nod knowingly. Sometimes I get so behind on my blog reading that I miss entire months of posts, but that doesn’t matter; she’s always there with her archives ready to enable my unhealthy need to snoop into other people’s bidness. Particularly when that snooping is done instead of boring stuff like laundry and mopping. Especially mopping. It’s amazing, really, the lengths to which I will go in order to avoid the hateful task of mopping. Which is odd since a freshly-mopped floor is one of the things I love best in the world.

Speaking of things I love best, Oh Amanda is one of my MOST DEF FAVE Twitter People, or Tweople, or for those of you down wit’ dat, Tweeps. Though we’ve never met in real life, I’m sure we could while away several hours in the comfy chairs at Starbucks, laughing our fool heads off over kids and life in general.

So, here I am at just over 200 words. The challenge was to write 400 words on What Oh Amanda Means To Me. I’m just in it to win a sling from Raspberry Baby, one of many too-too-cute Etsy shops about which I would have known nothing had it not been for Amanda’s tweet which sent me to her blog which inspired me to enter her contest and try to get as many entries as possible. As a bonus, I am sitting here looking all busy and efficient, when, in reality, I am avoiding all manner of actual productive endeavors. I wonder if most efficient-looking folks are actually just creative procrastinators? I wouldn’t be surprised. I usually feel a driving need to organize the files when I’m supposed to be packing to go on vacation.

To summarize, Oh Amanda means smiles and the studious avoidance of stuff resembling work. Not that I was going to work in the first place. Especially not today.

What’s today, you ask? Well, let me tell you: Today, Tuesday, January 27, 2009, I am celebrating another successful trip around the sun. My forty-first trip in a row, for those of you keeping score at home.

PS: Love giveaways? Go HERE

I will now resume my not-blogging for your not-reading pleasure. That is all.


  1. No, no, no! Don't resume not blogging - I check everyday to see if you've brightened my day with another post.

    Many, many happy returns of the day, Dana. I pray that this coming year will be full of hope, love, joy and blessings.

  2. If I'm not mistaken, this is the first anniversary of the day you found out the little man was on the way. Happy Birthday!

    Also, love the pin-up picture. Because you're worth it, babe.

  3. I just clicked over b/c honest to pete, I thought you were kidding. But that might be the best 402 word essay ever. *sigh*

    Seriously about to tweet some sweet love for you.

  4. What a brown-noser!!! :-)

    But everything you said is 110% true!

  5. I hope you win. Hope you had a great birthday!

  6. aww, happpppy birthday feller okie!! And this was a great post! DONT YOU DARE stop yer daily blogging, or or else( thats al i got...Im snowed in right now..) ♥ LA

  7. Happy Birthday!!! I've visted Oh, Amanda before, but it's been awhile, so I'll get to moseyin' over.

  8. Love the new look--always love reading your 'stuff'!! You are a most superior bloggerista. I bow to your magnificence...with hugs and kisses!