Friday, February 5, 2010

100 Followers! A Giveaway and an Award!

I started this blog a little over a year ago with hopes that a few people other than my husband and family members would read it and think it was cool. Today I am sitting here typing this, psyched out of my mind that I have 103 people who follow this blog.

When did that happen?

How did that happen?

Whatever the answers to those questions are, I am grateful. I never thought that my small anecdotes about sex and my vagina, things my crazy husband says and does, and all sorts of other randomness would attract so many people and keep them coming back for more.

I thought I would have repulsed all of you when I told you about my ripped vagina.

I thought you would have surely left when I told you about the real reason Santa wears red.

I thought you would quietly walk away after telling you about a crazy dream I had.

But no. Instead, I just got more followers and more comments.

I really am so lucky to have all of you. Thanks to everyone who has helped make my blog what it is today. I wouldn’t be here without any of you.

Because you are all so awesome, you will get what has been coming to you for a long time: awards and a giveaway!

First, I have been given an award that needs to be passed on.

The Happy 101 award has been given to me by Cathy at Antsy Pants!

I'm supposed to list 10 things that make me happy and try to do at least one of them today. Then link back to the person that tagged me and tag 10 other bloggers who brighten my day.
Ten things that make me giddy with delight:
1. Not having zits. For some reason my body thinks it is going through puberty again and I have been dealing with a ton of zits lately. Okay, maybe not a ton, but one or two at a time. As of right now, I don’t have any! Yay!
2. Watching The Office. And LOST.
3. Watching the numbers on the scale get smaller and smaller.
4. The feeling I get right after I work out. I don’t like working out and will complain all the way through a workout, but once it is over I feel awesome.
5. HOT, sunny weather. Oh when will you be coming back to me?
6. A venti unsweetened black tea lemonade from Starbucks.
7. Having a working computer at home again. I spent 5 long months without one!
8. My dog, Bacchus. He is so cute and easy to love.
9. Sushi. Good sushi, that is. I have had my share of bad sushi and that does not make me happy.
10. Wine. Red, white, rose or blush, I do not care. I love it all.

I will definitely be doing some wine-ing today!

The rules say to pass on the award to 10 bloggers who brighten my day. Well, rules were meant to be broken, right? The problem is that I have way more than 10 blogs that brighten my day. Listing all of those would take forever, and since this is a post thanking all of my wonderful followers, I am going to pass this award to 10 bloggers who I think are awesome and deserve to have a ton more readers. So click on the links and check them out and follow them too!

1. Baby and Tot Tales: Swizzle is my big sister and the person who got me into blogging. She had her blog first and in true little sister fashion, as soon as I found out about her blog I HAD to have one of my own! She was also my very first follower!
2. Iced Karma Coffee
3. High-Heeled Love
4. And I thought I loved you then…
5. Intense Guy: He was one of my first followers and leaves the most awesome comments!
6. Just Another Manic Mommy
7. The Anti-Journalist
8. The Battle Book
9. The Start-up Wife
10. She Don’t Make False Claims

You will all be missing out if you don’t check out their blogs!

As for the giveaway, I will be giving away a $15 gift card to 3 lucky winners. The winners will be able to choose a Starbucks, Fandango, Borders, Barnes and Noble, or an gift card. I know gift cards are a little boring, but coffee, movies and books definitely are not. Plus then there is something for everyone!

All you have to do to enter is leave a comment letting me know which gift card you would like to win.
Following me counts for one extra entry. If you do follow me, make sure to remind me in a comment. I will do three separate drawings on February 12.

Thanks so much to all of you for making blogging awesome for me!


Suburban prep said...

I would love the Starbucks card.

(Sorry I meant to put that in the first post I did)

Carma Sez said...

Amazon baby!

Carma Sez said...

dedicated follower!

Cathy said...

You're already up another follower...Rock on!
Of course I follow already.
And I want B&N...can never have too many books in the Antsy Pants house!

Organic Meatbag said...

Congrats on your award and 100+ followers! You have a great little blog here, and I'm looking forward to continue reading!

Dual Mom said...

Congrats on the award and the followers. I have 95 followers and I think I'll throw a party when I reach 100.

I would like the Starbucks card!

i am the diva said...

ME! i'm a Follower!! WEEE!!! i loves coffee!!!

Samantha said...

Congrats on surpassing 100 followers!! It's really no wonder - you share some great stories!

That's nice of you to do a giveaway for all of us! If I happened to win, I think it'd be a toss up between a Starbucks giftcard and an Amazon giftcard!

Oh, and of course I am a follower!

Suzi Q said...

How exciting! Congrats!

Dee said...

Congrat's on your award!! Have a great weekend!

Anonymous said...


I choose Borders :-)

Anonymous said...

and, of course, I'm a follower!

Gucci Mama said...

Congrats on the award and the followers!

I'd be all over the Amazon card. ;)

Intense Guy said...

You've come a long way since the "early days" with your blog. :) I was just lucky to be one of the first ones to find it.

Thanks for the award! :) ..and for making me blush...

I'm a follower and would love a gift card from either bookstore!

Enjoy your wine-lifting workout tonight!

Intense Guy said...

P.s., the blog entry that stands out in my head just now is the one you wrote about the smelly, stinky visitor you have at work - the one looking for his dog (I think he was looking for dog).

aladdinsane12 said...

aww, thanks so much for the tag! you were actually the one who inspired me to start my blog! congrats on breaking 100- that's a HUGE deal :)

oh, and i'd feel weird if i won a gift card, so you can take me out of the running!

Cindi said...

You go girl! I would love to win the amazon gift card.

Anonymous said...

girl your blog rocks.... thats why they follow you...

Anonymous said...

You deserve the award! You have a lot of followers because your blog is so entertaining.


Vodka Logic said...

proud to be one of the original 100. You have a great blog. I wish I had the courage to write about some of the things you do..Heres to 200

Mandy said...

Congrats on the award and the 100 followers! You deserve them!

P.s. - you don't have to include me in the drawing. I'm just happy to be here. :-)

jv726 said...

Whoo hoo! Thanks for the award :) I also wouldnt mind that giftcard ;) (B&N...mama needs a new book!)

Confessions From A Work-At-Home Mom said...

Woo hoo!!! A giveaway? Hmmm... I think I'd love the Starbucks card :)

And I know the reason why you have 100 (+!) followers- your blog is AWESOME!

Oh, and in response to your earlier comment... you can NEVER think too much about mac & cheese!

Confessions From A Working Mom

JenJen said... I am pretty much peeing my pants at the little shout-out up there. I think a little, tiny bit of poop may have come out. You are my Top Samuri. I follow you anywhere, Captain! And this little follower loves her some Amazon.

yellowdoggranny said...

a well deserved award.

sarah said...

thank you sooo much for the award! and congrats on 100+ followers!!

oh, and i would like an card if you're wondering. and duh i follow you so that's TWO :) have a great weekend!

Tracy said...

I am still learning blogger, so I am going to figure out how to post the award, but thank you so much! very special!

WOW, a 100 followers, I think I have 12, lol. I need to get on commenting and reading others more. At my old diary site, I have a good bit of followers, just not sure how many.

Of course, you know I am a follower - and I think you should award yourself with the gift card! I am a big fan of books and coffee

Anything Fits A Naked Man said...

Congrats on your award! I'm new to your blog, but I think you are a terrific writer and I'm not surprised you've gathered so many followers! You are an inspiration to me!

I love wine, too!!! All of it!! We must get together someday and toast to the blogosphere!! said...

Ok, so I'm really not replying to win your giveaway...maybe a!
But I do want to congratulate you on your award and to let you know your motorcycle Rocks...I assume you ride?

& Yes, I am a follower ;O)

Yours in Health, Robin

Kelly Loy Gilbert said...

Ooh, how exciting--and congrats on 100!

I would choose Borders, since there's one right by me. :)

Kelly Loy Gilbert said...

Oh yes, and I'm a follower!

StarGazer722 said...

100 followers! That's awesome! Congrats :) I just recently started following your blog and I find it hilarious and refreshing. Keep it coming!

Cougar Tales said...

Congrats! You are one of the three winners for the book giveaway on my site. Email me the mailing address for your copy of The Cougar Club to Susan's publisher will send them out soon. Hope you enjoy the book!!
- Cougs

Cougar Tales said...

I would love to enter! Starbucks por favor. And, I am a follower:-)

WhiteSockGirl aka The Fabulous Bitch said...

Congrats on that award!!!

Ah, I would have love that little coffee gift card but living continents away and no starbucks. Double sigh, and more sigh!

Tracy said...

I can't figure out how to post my award on my blog - can you give me direction?

Tracie said...

Borders please.

Tracie said...

I am a crazy stalker, er, follower.

Keeper of the Skies Wife said...

Woohoo on all the followers!!! You go girl.

I've been following you since day 1.

SurferWife said...

Ummm. I could have sworn I was following you already. But I wasn't. Weird. Well, I am now and you are 107 followers now!! Woot!

SurferWife said...

And I will say Barnes and Noble. For my 8 year old son. He can't get enough reading done these days and I am all about encouraging it!!

Heather said...

i came over here to respond to a comment you left me a while back (i am soooo far behind in my commenting back, but i'm getting there!) and guess i came on the right day!

amazon gift cards are great!

just want to say i read your ripped vag post. kudos to you for writing about something so personal, and i hope it gets worked out. being pregnant myself, i'm worried about what childbirth will do to me and how i will heal if something does happen...