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Monday, February 2, 2009

MWOB turns 100 Posts Old Today - Come Sing Me A Song

It happened in the dark of night, snuck up on me and caught me off guard.  Yep, MWOB'S 100th post is here.  And I barely have had any time to plan the party. But as all supermom superbloggers do, we improvise.  

100 short posts ago I had no idea 100 posts could even be considered a blogging landmark, but now that I've been at it for 100 posts, I can honestly say damn, it IS a landmark of sorts. So celebrate we will.

I've learned a lot in MWOB's 100 post existence and to be honest, the bloggy world is quite different than anything I had imagined it to be. But in actuality it is exactly as I should have imagined it to be because it is simply a representation of...well, us.  People.  Mankind. Which I have now affectionately dubbed "blogkind."

"Blogkind" is every kind of person with every kind of story with every kind of motive with every kind of style with every kind of look with all kinds of beliefs and wisdom and perspective and knowledge to impart to the rest of blogkind.  We're all tumbling around together on this great white blanket of words trying to relate and learn and express and just well, not feel so alone out here on our journeys. 

And I'm digging it.  Especially when I meet other like-minded souls out there and we communicate a bit.  It's the best part for me really.   This concept of a global community is not better represented anywhere than in blogkind and the fact that a community can and does exist outside your own IRL (that's "in real life" as a reminder) community is pretty damn cool.

So for MWOB's 100th post, I could not possibly dare to rack my brain for 100 interesting and telling things about me.  'Cause as much as I like to fool myself on occasion that this is all about me, when I really think about it, it's really about you.

You, my dearest of IRL friends who read me and support me; you, the moms without blogs out there who have dared to write a few words for the first time for all of blogkind to see; you, my new bloggy friends who have chosen to break through the comment section and drop me an email and start a conversation; you, who choose to leave a comment saying you laughed or you agree or you disagree or you share a point of view; you, the readers who I have no idea who you are 'cause you never leave a comment but I love ya just the same; simply, all of you who give this lil' creative venture of mine some context, some life.

So since it's all about you, I am asking you for MWOB's 100th post to tell me something about YOU that I don't already know.  Give it up.  Come out of the shadows and let me know you're there.  Tell me something funny.  Tell me something sad.  Tell me something quirky.  Make my day by giving me a little bit of you.  Is that too much to ask?

And to show my appreciation for all of you yous out there, I am giving away something special that I think embodies what MWOB is all about.  One special commenter today will get this:

'Cause you see, I really believe this and I hope you do too.  We're all rock stars, all you mamas out there.  And you deserve to be reminded this on a daily basis. So even when you're scrubbing and diapering and cooking and grocery shopping and middle-of-the-night taking care of and being screamed at and feeling unappreciated and feeling alone and wondering why in the hell you decided to take on this glorious job, you can have this little beauty hanging around your neck telling you to calm down, you really are a rock star.

This is my little gift - from one mama soul to another.  I wish I could give everyone one of these jewels but that's for after I hit that jackpot, you see?

This gorgeous piece of hand stamped jewelry was created by a mama artist named Kristen whom I met somewhere along the way. So if you don't win it, you can still cruise over there and get one. You can check out all of her goodies here.  

La Dolce Vita

And she's offering 10% off to MWOB readers by entering what else? MWOB at checkout.

Whew - this is almost as long as 100 things about me.  Yikes.

All you have to do to win the "Rock Star Mom" necklace is comment below and tell me a little something about you.

Don't delay blogkind.  We're all in this together.


  1. we hit 100 the same day... High Five!

  2. You are awsome Lee! Thanks for all the laughs and tears,(that last link over teh weekend, damn) I hope I am half the mama you are! Rock on Super Mama!

  3. Congratulations you ROCK STAR MOM for your 100th post. You are my idol. No actually you, my friend, are America's idol.

    Any chance of getting backstage passes to see Taylor Hicks?

  4. Congratulations on your 100th post!!

    No gift for me thanks…

    Here's something interesting that I won't be including on my 100th post (whenever that is):

    I can never type more than around 65 words per minute because I spell as I type.

  5. Congrats on your 100! I missed mine, then I missed 200 too. Seeing as how I'm hardly a mom, pass me by on the prize givin'.

    Factoid: Everyone knows me by my middle name.

  6. Happy 100!!!!!

    Here's something interesting....I raise chickens and I haven't purchased eggs in almost two years.

  7. Congrats. Whatever you do- do not calculate the amount of time you have wasted, er, dedicated to blogging to reach this point! I am closing in on 600 posts...and I don't even want to think about it.

    Okay my random weird thing:
    I crave vinegar. Not sweets or salt but actual vinegar. So I eat pickles. OR drink vinegar in water. Weird right? Turns out it is related to my ULCER. Okay that is two things about me. You lucky dog you!

    LOVE that necklace. I am less Rock Star mom and more Groupie Mom to Rock Star kids I think....


    The Glamorous Life Association CEO

  8. Congrats! My real name is Athena.

  9. Congrats Lee! Here's a little random fact about me - It's been two years since my C-Section and I've still never looked at the scar. I get sick to my stomach thinking about it. =)

  10. Gosh, what don't you know about me? I like to do laundry, but I hate putting the clean clothes away. There, I doubt you knew that.

    And in case you already knew that, here's another: I don't cry easily, but when I do cry, LOOK OUT!

  11. Congratulations! My pinky fingers are so short they look like they only have one knuckle instead of two (not counting the one that's actually connecting the finger to the hand, of course). But, they're both there!

  12. Congrats on the BIG 100!! You are a rockstar...

    Yikes, fact about me? Something real...ok, you asked...

    Blogging makes me feel connected. I never feel alone or lonely (which I usually do)and even though I usually feel that I'll never be as good as most of you, I never feel small or unappreciated.
    *sob* I love you guys!!

  13. Oh I'm loving some of this new reader info I'm getting...

    I'm laughing at chickens and short pinkys and the like. Keep 'em coming.

    And of yeah, some of you have this no-reply thing going and I can't reply directly to your email. S leave your email or change our profile so email replies can come to you. That is if you want. Email me if you want to know how to do it.

    Every single one of you rules.

  14. Do I rule, too, Lee??? Hmmm... something you don't know about me....tough one. I bought new glasses from Costco a couple weeks ago (first new frames in 10 years!) - have been loving them and thinking I'm looking a little hip even... UNTIL my lunch date today (you know who you are) asked me if I'm trying to look like Sarah Palin! Ouch!

  15. ok, since I'm a new follower you don't really know anything about me. But here's my share: I really love David Letterman...I like his dry quirky sense of humor...and I really do think he's handsomeish. :-) Congrats on 100 posts

  16. Alright ... my unknown factoid ...

    I'm currently ADDICTED to Grey's Anatomy Season 2 (and I'm LOVE with McDreamy).

  17. you go girl! this definitely deserves celebration. and quite a lovely, creative spin on the whole 100 deal.

    do you already know that i am adopted? because if you do, i can tell you something else.

  18. Congrats to you! What a great milestone. You have a kick ass blog here.

    Hmmmmmmm What to tell about me

    I work with crystals and believe in the power of positive thinking

  19. Congrats. You've built up a great following in such a short time. I'm totally jealous!

    Hmmmm, something you don't know about me...well, did you know that I'm planning to get a tattoo soon. How's that?

  20. I'm closing on my 100th post too. I'm a little afraid of what it might be about!

    Something you may not know about me: I grew up moving around alot but claim my home state as Texas, even though I have lived in Nevada for close to 20 years

  21. Woo HOO!!!

    Something about me? When I was five our Parakeet PoPo bit my under my nose and I have a teeny tiny scar you can barely see. I'm still a bit nervous around parakeets.

  22. Congrats on 100! I hit 100 a few weeks ago and although I was planning on doing something to mark the occasion I didn't... I guess I just got lazy or couldn't think of anything all that exciting.

    Here is a random factoid: I am one of those people that need 9 hours of sleep to function well. Whoever said 7 or 8 hours was perfect was wrong.

  23. congratulations!!!!!!!!!

    I have a terrible sense of smell. I will probably die from not being able to smell gas or something. Of course, living with 3 men, and 3 pets, it helps if you don't have a great nose!

  24. You don't look a day over 99 posts! Remarkable.

  25. Unknown fact...



    Today I almost deleted my blog on a whim, because I was "bored."

    And then I realized that I wasn't done yet. I haven't accomplished that THING yet, and I don't know what that thing is.

    I hope I don't delete it before I figure it out.

    100 posts...that's awesome. I feel like you are one of those bloggers who just "gets it," and that's a rare, but amazing thing.

    I so heart you!!!!

  26. Wait just a cotton-pickin' minute! You mean it's not all about ME?? Shoot, I've been going about this whole blog thing completely wrong....

    I'm going to need a minute to process this.

    Alright, I'm fine now. But only because you're asking about me. ;)

    Here's my tidbit: I can rationalize almost anything.

  27. Congrats and Happy Blog Birthday to You!

    I think you totally rawk.

    And about me?

    I don't really have a blog...I just fake it!

  28. I can't believe you've already reached 100 posts! Congrats on taking that little idea of yours and turning it into something darn amazing. You are so simply rock.

    Something you don't already know about me--geez, not really fair to ask, gal. I have no pinky toenail. It's apparently genetic because my brothers don't and neither do alot of my cousins. (When I get pedicures, I just have them paint my skin).

    Congratulations, my friend :-)

  29. Hi! I just started reading you not long ago and am enjoying adding your blog to the rounds I make each day. Something secret about me: I am in awe of all the incredible women I have come to know through their blogs and stories.

  30. This is great!!

    Athena? How am I not surprised ;-)

    Fact: No one can touch my calves. Drives me nuts, and gives me the heebie jeebies. And bummer, makes pedicures not as fun as they should be.

  31. Congratulations on turning 100 (posts) old!

    We'll have to wait until our next drink for something interesting to pop in my mind (I'm pretty darn boring when I don't have one of the Twilight books with me).

  32. I love the necklace. 100 is a big number. Just wait till you get to 200- there aren't even 10 things about me I think anyone would find interesting never mind 200.

    But to fulfill your request:

    One thing about me: Never does a day go by that I don't drink at least a half a can of Diet Coke.

  33. Happy 100!
    I've really enjoyed reading your blog the last 6 months! It gives me a good laugh.
    Fact about me--I'm addicted to spider solitaire and can't let myself play too often, or hours disappear!

  34. Something about me, huh? Um....okay, got it. My favorite smells in the world are Tide, swimming pools, brand new babies and gasoline.

  35. Congrats on your 100th post! I just hit 150 and I am so amazed that people still read it!

    Something about me... I NEVER pay attention in class! I am actually sitting in psychology right now. It's the only time I have to catch up on blogs! Glad I took the time today to catch up!


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