Tuesday, May 4, 2010

I know It Seems Random, but It’s Really Just Cheese

I blogged two days in a row.

I know, right?

Anyway, I have several things on my mind today. And because I’m a huge fan of lists (it helps to control my schizophrenic impulses. *coping*), I’m just going to make one huge list with pictures for you. Lists make everything feel less random.

giant pile of books whoa  Yesterday’s Spread the Awesome event was about freaking delicious, was it not? Huge thanks to Elana Johnson for coordinating the whole thing. Except, I now have a massive bone to pick with her for making my TBR pile as big as Mount Öræfajökull

Still, I will from this point forward consider Elana to be my fairy bookmother. Except don’t confuse her with that guy on the left. He’s…not her.

 

press here and enter Contests contests galore right now—thanks, in part to the Spread the Awesome event. I am slowly building up my contest links in the sidebar as I work my way through the rest of the Spread the Awesome posts. Many other bloggers are hosting contests as well, and I’m on the hunt for those, too. *growl* Of course, don’t forget to jet over to my own Will Grayson Squared Dance contest to enter if you haven’t already. It seems I now have over 350 bloggie friends, so the 4th prize package in my contest will be awarded for sure. I’m trying not to stress too much over it, especially as I inch closer to 400 (and a fifth prize package). I mean, I can always tap into my children’s college savings.  Plus, I have a husband I can farm out.

He’s a great cook.

 

LiLa I’m hopelessly in love with LiLa (for those of you living in a cave on Nauru, that would be Lisa and Laura Roecker). And because I love them so much (although, okay, to be honest, I’m a little more infatuated with one over the other, but it’s only because she does this thing with her glass eye that is so cute and funny)*, I would like to see them reach their goal of making 1,000 bloggie friends. So, please please, if you’re not already doing so, go follow these ladies. They’re snortalicious funny with their WTF Wednesday and D-Bag-O-Meter, etc.

 

LiLa_comment_Twilight This, of course, has nothing to do with their Deal with the Universe or with my expressed wish to see them film themselves acting out a scene from Twilight once they make their 1,000 bloggie friends.

 

But, for the record, I think Lisa should play Edward. She has such beautiful hair**.

 

Warning_Sign_Kate_Beckinsale According to a new study from University of Valencia, beautiful women are bad for your health.

Yeahkaysowhat? I think most of us already knew this. Thanks for the heads up, you oh-so-brilliant leading scientists.

 

 

secret to creativity Finally, please be sure to stop by Merrilee Faber’s blog today. She’s running a new workshop on creativity which promises to be pretty dang fabulous. It’ll run for 14 weeks, and if you’re looking for something to motivate you and inspire you to write, this is just the place to go. Plus, to kick off her workshop today, Simon Larter and I are arguing guest posting on Merrilee’s blog about the definition of creativity. I can’t say for sure who won the ugly battle had the most convincing definition of creativity, but I’m pretty sure it was me it doesn’t really matter. I’m always right Everyone’s a winner in this sort of thing.

 

cheese Oh, one more thing.

Cheese is tasty. I like it. Irrevocably so.

 

 

 

*Glass eyes are way cool. I like them so much, I might have lied about it.

**Laura has beautiful hair, too, but her abs probably make her a more suitable choice  to play Jacob.***

***I don’t actually know what her abs look like. My zoom lens is not powerful enough to reach Ohio.

49 comments:

  1. YAY for blogging two days in a row. Good for you!! Keep up the good work!! :)

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  2. You are so funny! Great post...lots of links...I'm doing a signed book give-away if you want to add me to the list. :)

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  3. I love your randomness with a passion. Thanks for the linkage and sharing your awesomeness two days in a row!

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  4. Wow,I thought I would faint when I saw that you blogged two days in a row;)

    I would LOVE to see LiLa acting out a scene from Twilight. Brilliant of you to come up with that one!

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  5. I like cheese so much...I think I was a mouse in a past life! :)

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  7. This was a fun ride. Can we do it again, please? Let's always end with cheese.

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  8. 1) I love cheese too.
    2) I'm about to write a story about a protagonist with a glass eye
    3) Elana is awesome
    4) Thanks for giving me new blogs to check

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  9. I'm another cheese fan :)

    Thanks for all of the updates, links and info!

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  10. Elana's book review blitz was awesome. Saw one of them at the library tonight and it jumped off the shelf into my hand. Suicidal book or hallucination?

    I love cheese too

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  11. Did someone say CHEESE??? Mmmm.

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  12. Haha, I love that picture of the guy on the books! Cracked me up! And love that you had to point out that he's not Elana. :)

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  13. Okay, seriously? Beautiful women are bad for me? Actually, that might explain some of my current health concerns. Huh. I may need to become a hermit. (With a laptop. And a generator with an unlimited supply of fuel. Natch.)

    Also, thanks for being a good sport with the guest post. (Though I'm not really sure why I'm thanking you, since you've won like every argument we've ever had ever. I think I shall blame that on beautiful women being bad for me. Yes, that.)

    P.S. Was that dude on the stack of books really wearing a kilt? Wha...?

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  14. Mmm, cheese is good. And now I need to check out this Deal with the Universe because I think I might like it more than cheese.

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  15. Thanks so much for adding my contest to your sidebar. :) You're so sweet. Have a lovely evening.

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  16. Oh my gosh, this post TOTALLY made my day. I was feeling all crappy and sorry for myself and now you've made me feel famous. I love you Carolina Valdez Miller and I am not afraid to tell the world. THANK YOU!

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  17. I heart cheese so much. There was a 5 lb grilled cheese sandwich on thisiswhyyourefat that featured 13 different kinds of cheese (!) and I wanted to reach into my computer and bring it out of my Macbook and into my mouth. Yum.

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  18. Too funny. LOL. Congrats for blogging 2 days in a row.

    Oh, and I'm having a contest next Monday if that counts. ;-)

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  19. So is it Lisa or Laura that does that thing with the glass eye? You're truly funny, Carol. You always make me feel the better for having visited, Roland

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  20. I gotta tell you. The best part about this post is the cheese. I love it. Oh, btw, I've blogged twice in a row, too. LOL! It's okay. ;)

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  21. Oh, if you only knew about my glass fetish:-) And a glass eye? Top o' the world, ma! Top o' the world!

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  22. Your cheese pic made me hungry, and your post, it made me laugh.

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  23. ...am i the only one that thinks that cheese looks like some creepy skull?

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  24. Hahaha. I love cheese. Also, I got your package, and was super delighted, but you weren't online, so I sent you a card. Now it occurs to me I could have texted you, so I am now not only bad for your health (riiiight) but also a little bit douchey, but only by accident.

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  25. Can I just say: I adore you guys. Truly.

    I'm so glad you like my cheese.

    I feel all warm and melty inside. <3 <3 <3

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  26. I giggled all the way through that post. Especially the footnotes. Thanks for the heads up about all the contests and the online class.

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  27. Okay, I'm totally craving cheese. And I loved the creativity debate =)

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  28. I totally fixed the link on my blog, thanks for letting me know about it!

    There's a lot to process in this post, so I'll come back every hour to read some more :)

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  29. My TBR list has gotten way to huge, too - darn that Elana! :)

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  30. It's funny because cheese is one of my favorite things in the world, but I am very lactose intolerant, irrevocably so.

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  31. Lists are the best. I never get anything done without them.

    Jai

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  32. How is it possible i have not found your blog until today? I have been missing out! I laughed my way through five of your past posts. Where do you find all these great pics to go with your idea? Do I want to know where you found the way scary bat-monkey thing? Maybe not. On the other hand, very cute baby though.

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  33. I liked that! Thanks for the ride.

    And oh, yes, cheese. Especially stilton or mature cheddar. Yum.

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  34. You crack me up!!!! This was great! Yes I agree you should totally follow LiLu! They are fantastic girls!

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  35. Well, here I am, shoes off, as recommended by your header and cup of coffee in hand. Delicious post. And that includes the cheese.

    Many thanks.

    Greetings from London.

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  36. Wow, you have a lot of comments with this post! You could write a book just from your comments!

    Thanks for the link to the article on beautiful woman, it was very interesting and actually helps me in my WIP.

    What is your favorite cheese? I like smoked Gouda.

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  37. Awwwwww, shucks....

    Thanks for your super comments, all. <3 <3 <3 Totally made my day.

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  38. Anyone who needs/likes lists as much as I do is someone I definitely need to follow ;)

    I'll be back!

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  39. Love your blog! Thanks for finding me. :)

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  40. Oh, I'll take the cheese and all those links. And glass eyes? So awesome. Most people don't see the charm, but man can they be fun in drinking games. The things that girl can do...

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  41. I JUST HIT YOU UP WITH AN AWARD ~ CONGRATS! STOP BY MY PAGE TO CHECK IT OUT:-)

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  42. Hahaha. So I noticed I had a new follower and such a nice comment from you! Your blog makes me laugh! You have a confident energy and I love reading stuff that is bold and funny! Ha and good luck farming out your husband (but I suggest using the money to go on vacation or to stay home and write instead of working!) ;)

    Love your layout btw. And I have a blog award for you :)

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  43. Cheese...you've got me hungry.

    Whenever I think of Lisa and Laura, I love the idea of sisters writing together (and it makes me wish I had a sister since I'm sisterless).

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  44. Thank you for stopping by my blog and saying hello. I appreciate all the support! And I'm looking forward to seeing what's I can learn from the creativity workshop. Cheers!

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  45. In your honour and in the honour of wall the Writwrs and Poets, I published an ilustration.

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  46. Hilarious. I love lists too... and cheese. Thanks for finding me so I could find you!

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  47. "Beautiful women are bad for your health?" And I thought it was just eating junk food and sugar that caused indigestion and bad teeth. Beautiful women, too?

    How come doctors and dentists don't tell us these things? It is a good thing you write this blog, or I would be lost.

    My babe once asked me: Honey, do you ever wish for a whispy young girlfriend, you know, like the ones you see in the magazines, who look so light she could blow away in the slightest breeze?

    I answered, no dear, I want a good solid woman like you, who will alwayz be with me, even if a hurricane hits.

    I live a good healthy life, except when I answer questions like that.

    Wally

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