Where-in My Computer Escapes Death Twice In One Day  

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Wow! I made it into the Nie-Nie book! I can’t believe it. I really didn’t think I was going to make the cut. When I read Sue’s post spilling her feelings, i.e. panic and fear that bloggists (there’s that word that’s not a word that I love, again—I am so going to single-handedly bring this “word” into fashion, but, er, with your help, of course!) all over the blogosphere were going to egg her virtual house (again!) I had this distinct yet creepy feeling she was talking directly to moi.

So, I prepared myself. I steeled myself. In fact, when I read the list, I was so darn sure I wasn’t on it, that I didn’t even see it! It took walking away from the computer (slowly, with my hands up) and falling-- savagely and with murderous intent--upon a bowl of semi-melted chocolate ice cream before I could actually discern my name on that there list.

What a head case, huh?

Life has taught me much, one of which is this: there is very little a bowl of semi-melted chocolate ice cream can’t mend. (Here's proof)

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17 wise, witty and wonderful comments

So-can I have the eggs you were going to use for her proverbial house? I have someone else in mind (not a bloggist, mind you)---that deserves them:)


December 12, 2008 at 10:46 AM

So THAT's what I did wrong! I didn't see my name on the list and then I skipped the part about the ice cream and went back, and --- it still wasn't on there! If only I'd known! Oh well. Too late now. :)

Congrats again!!

December 12, 2008 at 10:53 AM

Congratulations - that's exciting!

And bloggist? Totally a valid word.

December 12, 2008 at 10:54 AM

Barb--heavens no! I didn't want to egg her house, not even over the Cordy thing. There were some who did, though, and I feel badly about that--but, no, not me. Never. I love Sue. Lisa--Lisa, was it chocolate? And melty? Sometimes, when it's a cold day, you have to stick in the microwave for a few secs (it was years before I knew my twin sister does the exact same thing. Totally freaked me out). Becky-you mean, didn't invent it? I'm crushed . . .heading for the freezer . . .

December 12, 2008 at 11:00 AM

I meant, You mean, I didn't invent it. ergh

December 12, 2008 at 11:00 AM

Yay for you! Congratulations! How could you have even doubted?

December 12, 2008 at 11:11 AM

Congratulations, Heidi! You rock, you ol' Alden broad! :)

I'll try to help along your bloggist crusade. It's gotta be my favorite cause of the year.

December 12, 2008 at 11:46 AM

Why would you NOT make it into Sue's book? You're fabulous and oh-so entertaining!! And those choco chips just became celebration instead of comfort -eh?

December 12, 2008 at 11:51 AM

Yay!!! For you! Of course you made it you silly, beautiful, talented woman!

December 12, 2008 at 12:13 PM

I'm so happy to hear that! I didn't see your name either and I looked up and down for people I know. Weird. So now that I know, congratulations!

December 12, 2008 at 12:20 PM


lol , you always make me laugh... chocolate can solve the worlds problems if guys would eat as much as women!

December 12, 2008 at 2:29 PM

Becky, I don't know--350 submissions--kinda makes one nervous, Alyson--thanks for your support! Love you! Heather, garsh, you've only been reading me for a few days, seems kinda soon for such talk, Abra--now YOU've been around long enough to say that kind of stuff so lay it on baby, Heather of long acquaitance (comparatively)--see email--oh!you did, good work!--Stacey--this is so true. OR if they would even just gain weight when they DO eat it. Life isn't fair!

December 12, 2008 at 3:29 PM

I got the news about both of us making it after the pity party. Chocolate chip, pecan, oatmeal cookies. Lots of them. Mmm. I was very comforted and then it turned out I too had missed my name.

December 12, 2008 at 4:19 PM

Jami, you mean to say that oatmeal works too? Cause I eat that every morning. Or, does it have to be mixed with chocolate chips and pecans? (You know, that's not a bad idea--for breakfast, in the oatmeal. Hmmmm ....)

December 12, 2008 at 6:27 PM

You deserve to be in the book. Congratulations to one of my favorite bloggists.

I think ice cream solves lots of problems. I recently ate some but didn't find the envelope of Christmas money on my front porch like I was hoping... :( But I know when I eat something good it does a good deal toward distracting me from other horrible things!

December 12, 2008 at 10:16 PM

Kazzy! Did I accidentally leave it on Jana's porch instead!??!? Oh, dear! Sorry about that (you are so funny!)

December 13, 2008 at 8:27 AM

Glad you made it in!

Now because of you two, I'm having oatmeal with chocolate chips tomorrow for breakfast.

December 13, 2008 at 9:21 PM

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