A blogger I follow did a post like this the other day and I find myself inspired to do the same! I’ve shied away from doing something like this in the past because, well, I’d be totally humiliated if no one piped up. So, please, pipe the heck up at the end of this post?!
I was wondering, why do you stop by my blog? What draws you over here? Are you interested in recipes? If so, what do you search first? Cookies? Pasta? Do you come to look in on me and my family, see how we’re doing? Do you like seeing pictures of Maine? What kinds of things would you be interested in me posting more of? (You know, when I actually post stuff! lol! It’s been off and on lately! Mostly off.) Did you know I take pictures (or try to) of almost everything I make? And my excuse for not posting them is SO LAME. It’s because I really like Windows Live Writer for writing blog posts but it takes forever to start up and sometimes freezes on me while I’m typing. (But other than that, it’s awesome! *rolls eyes*) So I don’t feel like turning it on very often. How dumb is that. Totally not an excuse. I’ll get over it, I promise! Lame.
Okay, this is kinda creepy, but I use a program to see basically who, what, when, where and why people come see me. So I know you’re stopping by almost every day, Kim, and never leaving me a comment! How’s that for a spotlight, huh?? lol! (I hope you still love me after that!) So, please, if you lurkers have anything to say, seriously anything, leave me a comment! I changed the comment feature so that a little box pops up for you to comment in, I think it’s a little more convenient. Do you? See! You can comment about that! You can tell me I use too many run-on sentences, or you think something looks yummy, or stupid, or the kids look cute. You know, anything that pops into your head! I’m reaching out, putting myself on the line, and you don’t want me to feel like a big old dork, do you?
I’ve been wanting to do a giveaway for some time, they’re so much fun and who doesn’t like to win something?? So, I was thinking, leave me a comment and I’ll pick one at random and send that lucky person a pound or so of my lemon fudge :) It’s kind of amazing, I promise! I’ve turned lemon-haters and fudge-haters both into believers. You’re going to love it! And now’s a really good time of year to be mailing something like this, it’s not likely to melt! And if my mom’s number comes up, well, I’ll draw again! She wins stuff WAY TOO MUCH! I never win anything. *pouts* Won’t be winning this one either!
So here’s some random junk you might like to comment on, you know, if you’re coming up dry. . . .
That profile picture of me up there? Yeah. I took it almost 2 years ago to show my imaginary friends my new haircut. I’m too vain to put up another picture because in that one I weigh about 20 pounds less than I do now. (Pregnant with morning sickness. Best diet plan ever. Not.) It’s one of the only pictures of me that I’ve actually liked since I was about 18 years old. Which, was almost 10 years ago! Crazy!
I’m totally lame. I am addicted to Mafia Wars on Facebook. So much so that I called my parents’ house in the middle of the day just to beg my dad to get online and (this next bit won’t make any sense if you don’t play this game) do some jobs and ask for my help so I could get enough points to level up before my energy pack refilled. Oh, GEEZ, I’m such a DORK! (He did it though, totally came through for me! LOL!) So, if you play this game then AWESOME! A fellow geek! If not, then, um, don’t get started on it, you’ll get obsessed and find yourself sneaking off to ‘beat people up’. Or after getting up in the middle of the night to use the bathroom, you’ll suddenly find yourself swinging by your laptop to ‘do a few jobs’. Oh, man. It’s worse than I thought. *hangs head in shame*
You could name a blog you follow, (besides mine!) I love Pioneer Woman, she cracks me up and her pictures are gorgeous! The food’s not bad either! *wink wink* Everything I’ve made of hers (well, everything but one, and I’m sure I screwed it up on my own.) turns out beautifully! I also love Confections of a Closet Master Baker. Her life could be a movie, I swear! (Probably would be played by her sister, even!) If she posts something, I make it. Her vanilla cake is perfect, I make it ALL THE TIME, love it! I bought my sister-in-law a copy of her book (and one for me!) for Christmas and it is just delicious! I love her writing and like I said, her recipes are phenomenal! I might make her scones tomorrow. And Whimsy Love . She makes me smile daily, and she is just brilliantly crafty. I wish I had an ounce of her talent! And the way she talks about her daughters? Well, they just must have the most fun ever in that house! I feel like we have a bond (I’m sure she has no flipping clue about this!) because we both lived in Central Washington at the same time and moved away at about the same time. She managed to blog all during her moving and unpacking and all, and I soooooo did not! And, of course, there’s my mommy :) For a while there I couldn’t bear to read her blog, it made me so homesick. But I’m in a much happier place now and pop in every day to get a little bit of home! Like cookies? My mom is the Queen Of The Cookie!!! She’s got about a thousand of them on her blog, check her out!
Tell me the one food you have absolutely no self-control around. Me? Madeleines. I.will.inhale.them. Seriously, it’s a problem. OMGosh, just thinking about them has me drooling. Maybe I’ll make THEM tomorrow!
I type (write) exactly how I talk. It’s probably really annoying to read, come to think of it. I go off on tangents, throw in tons of asides, say ‘awesome’ way too much, talk in circles, and have fights with myself about whether or not to use smilies and *actions* to let you know when I’m joking or kidding or whathaveyou. What do you think about the smilies? Personally, they sort of annoy me, but I feel like I’d come off as being kind of dry or something if you didn’t know I was smiling when I said it.
So, anyway, comment, giveaway, fudge. . . .. . . . go!
But first. . . . I told you there was a monster at the end of this post! Hahaha, I crack myself up!
No, really, now go comment!
P.S. I’ll pick the winner on Sunday (by Random.org) and (if I have a car) mail the fudge out on Monday! Be sure I have a way to contact you, either with a Google ID (or some such) or your email address!