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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Hullo, 500!!!

And really, that's all I gots...

Okay, I lied. I've gots a little more.

First of all, someone really likes me! Jen B gave me an 'I Love The Blog' award, and since my blog is devoid of bells, whistles, and practically pictures of any sort, I've got to say I was tickled beyond measure. (I haven't given up on pictures, guys--I promise. When I'm done editing, I SHALL post a picture of Ladybug in the Pony Puke Triple Bucket of Boat Trash Pink Poncho...or the PPTBoBTPP, as I've never called it but am snickering about now!) Anyway, Jen's blog is wonderful--I'm TOTALLY enjoying the idea of a group of bloggers chatting about romance/paranormal/kinky sex books! And they're all SO nice!!! And they don't shun you for TMI, which is always a good thing as well. You are supposed to give the award to your own inspirations, but here's the thing.

I really only haunt nine, maybe ten blogs, on a regular basis--and that's the truth. My blogspace is my circle of friends--there are lots of folks out there I'd love to visit if I had more time, but I don't really, so I visit my circle and think wistfully of a desert island with margaritas and wifi. If you've seen me reply to you any time in the last year, you know I adore you--period, the end. j'et adore, mon amis--you all keep me sane, and thank you!

And that brings me to my next thing-- Holy Goddess, Queen of Cats, it's my 500th post! Yeah--I know what you're thinking. "Well, my numbers could be that high too, if I didn't edit and didn't post any pictures!" *sigh* Okay, knock me off my high horse... well, I'm sort of scared of horses, so I wouldn't really be on one. Maybe just knock me on my ass, we'll call it even, and I can get on with my blog-stone. (You know, like milestone, but, well, not?)

So, to celebrate, we'll do what we did last time--but on a smaller scale.

I'll be giving away one book--your choice, OR a skein of sock yarn (or two!)--again, your choice (color, type, etc.) to the person whose name I draw out of a hat. It's a humble prize, yes, but we're sort of in a humble place right now, and about the only thing we have lots of with which to share are my books and my yarn--and, dammit, I feel like celebrating! 500 posts! And you people really like me!!! I may even give out more than one skein of sock yarn! (I've been trying to match yarns with personalities for years now--I could just go hog wild!) This is all stash acquisition yarn, btw--yarn that's been given to me is being carefully hoarded, like Smaug the dragon hoarded gold (mine...all mine... precious...did you miss me, precious...yess... sweet sweet yarn...). There shall be no yarn mathoms in THIS household! (Although that's actually a pretty cool idea--maybe I'll start it. You know, now that I mention it... I'LL DO IT!)

Okay-this just in! For those of you who remember 'mathoms' from the Hobbit? To the winner of the contest, I'll give not only their own sock yarn, but also a skein of yarn designed to be a 'mathom'-- a recycled gift. This means that the winner of the contest will put their name on the yarn tag, and then the next time they send a package to someone, they'll include the mathom. Let's see how many people can pass this mathom along until someone breaks down and makes it into socks! (I like this idea...I'm thinking, even now, about a good mathom skein in my stash... ooohh, the possibilities!!!) (For the person who wins the book, how about one book for them, and one book to add to paperback book swap? Will that work?)

Okay--I like this! Anyone who wants in, say something cool in the comments, and your name, too, will be put in a hat.

So go ahead and comment--and I guess I'll go ahead and edit. *sigh*

However, since I've decided that when I'm done with this next edit, I'll do a short Teague and Jack installment to reward me for my efforts (since I'll have one more edit after that, and then maybe a long wait before submission, since we're, well, you know... part time and all...) and therefore, reward anybody reading for sticking with my excruciating navel gazing when dealing with the angst and aggravation this time around. Howzat sound? Sounds like a win/win to me!

Next post, I'll do Cute Kid Tricks--both mine and other peoples--but it might be rough. I was all set to go to my department meeting today--seriously, I had childcare lined up for both short people (a feat, since they're in two different places) but then... bump-bum-buuuuuummmmm... the babysitter called because Ladybug was sick. I'll probably be here tomorrow. With her. *sigh*

But at least I'll see you guys commenting for the contest. *brightens* It could be a decent day!

17 comments:

wenat said...

Congrats on 500! I just started a mathoms swap on Ravelry, so I had a good giggle at your idea!

TinkingBell said...

Goodness gracious and fuck me purple!

500 posts - well done!

I like the mathom idea - although I am convinced that all the yarn in the world wants to be mine, I would promise to scare it along to another person!

trek said...

500 is a quite a respectable number of blog posts - way to go!

Roxie said...

Yay five hundred! And hooray for mathoms! I love it. I also need to say, "something cool" so I can get in on this glory. Hope the ladybug is not too sick and gets better way fast. In the meantime, there's a lot to be said for snuggling on the sofa and watching tv. God, I yearn to snuggle on the sofa and watch tv!

Siercia said...

Congrats on 500!

Siercia said...

Congrats on 500!

Donna Lee said...

The blog 500, just like the Indy 500 but more ecologically sound! I like the idea of a mathoms prize. How interesting to see how long a skein of yarn gets passed on or who cannot resist it. That would be a hard decision...

Michelle in Colorado Springs said...

Wow, that is a cool idea. 500 post, I am not sure that I will ever get that far.

Galad said...

What an amazing accomplishment to reach 500 blog posts in your busy life! I'll chime in with everyone else and say the mathom idea sounds like fun.

Hope Ladybug feels better soon so she can wear that pink poncho :-)

JenB said...

Wow, 500 posts. That's awesome!

I'm afraid of yarn. There, I said it. *cowers*

Louiz said...

Wow, congrats on the 500! I can't think of anything cool to say right now (stinky cold medication) so just pretend I did hey? and, Mathoms? very clever idea.

Littlewitch said...

And the more blood thirsty of your friends finally puts in an appearance. *snicker* I can't win cause I have all your books and don't knit. But still looking forward to more Teague and Ladybug in the PPTBoBTPP.

Mary M. said...

Happy 500 Amy!! Love your yarn pic :-D. My co-worker was looking over my shoulder seconds ago, puzzled, and blurted out "what the hell is that?" Lol. My yarn balls have an apalling tendancy to do that too. :-/ Or, at least, they did when I used to knit. Haven't done so in a while. Which reminds me I still have an unfinished scraf in my wardrobe 8-/ ...I admire you for being able to do socks and other complicated things. My skill is limited to scarves and handbands :-D.

By the way, don't know if I've said it already, but congrats on finishing Bitter Moon 2! :-D

Take care :)

KnitTech said...

Yea!!! I made it back in time to get in on the contest!!

Congrats on #500!! Here's to 500 more.

PeggyP said...

Hi Amy, I enjoy reading your blog just haven't commented before now. I like the mathom idea BUT I'm in a yarn suck hole here - yarn comes in and never goes back out at my house (actually, the same thing happens with books). So, no guarantees on passing anything along but I toast the idea in theory!

Haylo said...

Grats on 500! I always think that i'll start blogging and then I realize I don't have anything interesting to say,so I read the blogs of people who do. Thanks for blogging so that: i'll always have something good to read when i'm considering harm to one of the various monster kids at work, for writing funny things about co-workers which makes me realize we all have the same problems and just for providing us all with a glimpse into your world.

Bells said...

Hey I almost missed out. Very behind on my reading. It's still Sunday there right?