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Saturday, August 25, 2012

Emotions and Man Card

This has been a particularly emotional month for me.  I have laughed, I have cried, I have been so excited I did the jitterbug in my panties on the back patio (don't laugh, you do it too!)  I have felt such a wide array of emotions that I realized last night...I am alive.  Not only am I alive, but I am truly living and I love my life.  It might be crazy, it might not be approved of by all, but it's mine and I'm living it to the fullest dispite the obsticles and road blocks that are thrown in my way. 
A few really cool things have taken place this month.  First, and I can't believe I missed the date to celebrate it, is that this blog is now a year old.  On the 5th of August, 2011, I published my first post on my brand new website under the pseudnym of Blondie McBaffled (I know you're shocked to find out that isn't my real name but it will be ok).
Cel..e.brate Good Times, Come On!  Yeah, now you got
that stuck in your head, don't ya?  You're welcome
Another cool thing that happened this month, and I mean REALLY flipping cool, is us ladies got a little peek inside the man cave at Dude Write.  Myself and 21 other fabulous female bloggers were invited to submit and compete for coveted Ladies and Dudette Man Cards.  There were some fabulous submissions.  Some made me laugh, some made me think, some made me cry. In reading my competitions entries, I didn't think there was a chance in hell I'd even make the top five.  So Tuesday night I come home to an empty house after a dinner date, and because I can, I strip down to my skivvies, pour myself a glass of wine and take it to the patio to enjoy my half naked freedom and find out who the winners of the challenge were.   
First place, my girl Mod Mom for her post Mother Goosed where she dresses up and makes questionable once boring and mundane Nursery Rhymes.  She's an awesomely funny, rocking blogger chick.  Sweet!  You go girl.  Second place "Coming in second place is Blondie McBaffled for her post, "Online Dating... Or Not" in which she offers us a glimpse into her exploits in online dating."
WHAT'S THAT YOU SAY?  HOLY FUCKING MONKEY BALLS ON A STICK!!  DID I JUST READ THAT RIGHT? (I hit refresh just to make sure it was still there...it was).  And that's when it happened:  wearing nothing but my panties, I jumped to my feet and started doing the jitterbug on the back patio.  If anyone had been peeking through the bushes, they'd have seen me practically naked flailing around my patio hooting an hollering like a crazy mental patient doing my best old school dance moves like the funky chicken.  I did mention the wine, right?
After about 10 minutes, I calmed down enough to make a few very excited calls, post my awesomeness to Facebook (because nothing is official until it's facebook official...blog coming), and then I returned to Dude Write to find out who the other winners where.  Third place Lily for her delightfully disgusting tales of drunkenness.  Her drunken conversation with her lesbian friend whom she accused of molesting her with her mind and trying to mind rape her, has had me mentally molesting people all week.  If you aren't following this woman, you are missing a true gem of hilarity. 
Fourth place was Lady Estrogen for her brilliant Dr. Suess style poem about butt sex, or how she'd possibly do it to him and might even like it, but there was no way he was getting in hers..."Hohum, Hohum, Not in My Bum".  I was not a follower of LE before this past week, but I definitely am now.  That was HYSTERICAL! 
Fifth Place was Angie for her post, Keep Your Romance Out of My Bedroom.  Angie's post let the guys of Dude Write know that while there's a time for romance, the bedroom isn't it.  Do the romancing prior to the bedroom.
There were also some chairman's choice awards, and if I had been one of the chairmen I would have awarded it as Youngman Brown did to the fabulous Elsie for her blog about the Christmas she had to tell her children that daddy had been in a donorcycle accident and wouldn't be coming home.  Youngman stated, "Not only was it a well-told story, but it was a well-told story about one of the saddest things imaginable -- telling your kids that their father has died. The children's response was almost as heartbreaking as the way she compared it to Bambi's mother for them."  Here, here!  I couldn't have said it better myself.  I cried to the point of wiping snot reading this...at work.  It was truly a courageous post.

Thank you to all the fabulous men of Dude Write for allowing us ladies the opportunity to visit the man cave last week. 

On a different note and equally emotional...yesterday was my first day being self employed.  I'm embarking on a new journey and spent yesterday and today gutting a room in my house to prepare it for my new business venture.  I'm excited, scared, unsure, apprehensive, and several other emotions all wrapped up into one already crazy person.  This is a whole blog in itself which I will save for another post, but keep me in your prayers as a begin this new adventure.  I will fill you in soon.

18 comments:

  1. Good luck! I wish I could go into business for myself. Congrats on the award....again! Dammit, if I had been quicker, I could have been the Mac Daddy pimp nation of first, second and third place winners.

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    1. Thank you, though I've been so busy this weekend it's not even funny.

      Two out of three ain't nothing to knock, but I can see the bragging rights you'd have had with all of us. We know you got taste!

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  2. I'm not surprised you won an award from those great guys at Dude Write. After all, I did vote for you!

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  3. Congratulations Blondie on your first BlogAversary, big congratulations for your win at Dude Write and I wish you all the best in your new business venture!! What an exciting month for you, girl. Thanks for the sweet shout out! You're one of my favorite bloggers, so to share the winners circle with you was pretty cool.

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    1. Thank you and the feeling is definitely mutual. I felt truly honored to be among such talented bloggers.

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  4. gotcha in the prayers for embarking into the self-employed world and congrats on jitterbugging in your panties oh shoot I meant on the award LOL

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    1. Thank you! As for the jitterbugging...just be glad I didn't have it on video. Was probably pretty disturbing.

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  5. At first I thought doing the jitterbug in your panties, was a euphemism for something else...my bad!

    CONGRATULATIONS on your victory at Dude Write. The voters definitely got it right! And good luck with your new business venture. Wishing you all the success in the world.:D

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    1. With the continental divide on our slangs, I can totally see how you could have thought that. Congrats to you and Mod Mom as well. Yay us! Thanks for the support on the business adventure.

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  6. You Rock girl!!!! Congrats on so many awesome achievements this month!!!! Best of luck as you venture into the world of self employment.

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    1. Thank you! It's been an emotional roller coaster, and a bit exhausting. Thanks for the well wishes.

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  7. Still blabbing on about your dude write victory? lol

    How does one become self employed? I'm tired of working for and with other people. I need to be my own boss and work when I want to work!

    My 1st blogaversary has come and passed, without even getting acknowledged. It was sometime around my birthday. I'm a lazy blogger!

    Anywho...nothing wrong with doing the jitterbug in your panties! Next time get a video of it! lol

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  8. CONGRATS CONGRATS CONGRATS. That's super awesome and good luck in whatever gutting you are doing, sounds....awesome! :)

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  9. Congrats on a year of blogging. You are the 1%.

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  10. I'm so glad someone sponsored you. They beat me to it. You are one funny and crazy chick. You deserve all the best.

    Michael A. Walker
    Defying Procrastination

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  11. Yea, Blondie! Congrats baby, though I'm not surprised-- you are one funny chica. Can't wait to hear about your business venture! xo

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  12. Thanks everyone. Sorry to have gone MIA on you all.

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