Tuesday, December 16, 2008

ALERT! Public Service Announcement: Two Weeks and Counting

I interrupt Part 2 of "Metamora--Sauerkraut is the Broom of the Intestines" which was scheduled for today to bring you this important PSA concerning "I See What You're Saying, Christmas Edition." Please return tomorrow for the riveting conclusion of the excursion into a German restaurant in which we learn the mystical properties of sauerkraut and ... some other stuff.


Oh yes, two, 2 weeks from today! If you are pulled in as many ways as I am these next two weeks, you're feeling the pressure of yet another activity and don't know if "I See What You're Saying, Christmas Edition," is worth the time and effort.

Are you kidding me?

That's like asking if it was worth it to Mr. Starbucks to invent coffee!

How soon you forget the great miasma of seeing your completed video. ["Miasma" actually means "theory of disease" or "great vaporous emanation," but I couldn't think of another word that sounded better in the moment, so "miasma" it was, because, as we all know, everything is relative now.]

Remember the hilarity that ensued when we exposed our most embarrassing moments and alienated ourselves from our families and magically gained 10 lbs in ONE post?! Remember the jocularity of how it took us 200 tries to say "Hi!" just the right way--not too cute, but not too boring, but not fakey?!

Crazy-fun times, I tell ya!

Now, I KNOW that you had a good time because you told me. And I've seen several comments elsewhere wherein a participant actually encouraged a hesitant blogger to join in the fun next time, with the hesitant blogger promising to do so next time. Which would be this time.

So, if you stood with your toes hanging off the diving board but couldn't make yourself take the plunge before, here is your chance to prove that you've got the chutzpah and the janglies to do this. [I don't really know what I just said, either.]

Yes, this PSA is for you.

You know you want to do this. And you know that if you did this before and are considering bailing now, you will regret it December 30 when you see all of the links and realize the blow-out party you're missing.

It'll be like you're standing outside in the snow peering in through frosted paned window at a slumber party for cool, fun girls and you're just out there with Paula Abdul in no man's land, lonely and confused. *EDIT* That last sentence does not apply to my two male readers, who should not even be imagining peering into windows for any reason whatsoever, even if they're cleaning the glass, but I still hope they participate, nevertheless.*

In conclusion, I just want to say that perhaps you are scared that I will reprise my epic length video which rivaled "Shogun" (1980) for duration. Not to worry; I will keep mine at 2 minutes, max. Just long enough to cause my kids to re-unify in their intention to put me away quietly.

So, fire-up for ISWYS Christmas Edition, and let the miasma begin!


Mel said...

I can't wait to watch each and everyone of them!!!

Chatty Kelly said...

You make me laugh!!! Saying hi just the right way. YOU ARE RIGHT! I never realized I sounded like a country hick, until I heard myself say "here" on video. It sounded more like "hair". "So glad you're HAIR." BLAH!

I'm off to my elocution lessons.

sara said...

I am looking forward to this!! but if I had been thinking, I would have saved my "uncle" story for the video!! :)

sara said...

I am looking forward to this!! but if I had been thinking, I would have saved my "uncle" story for the video!! :)

Sandra in Phx said...

I am new to this blog and I am now wondering what sort of fun this ISWYS is...can't wait to see!

Debbie said...

I'm still working out some technological kinks but hope to be at the party.

Greg C said...

I was kind of liking the sound of that until you uninvited me. I am guessing that you just didn't want to see me in my spider man PJ's.

Yes it is only two weeks away and I am shaking in my boots just thinking about it. Actually I just found out that we had an earth quake less than an hour ago so that must have been what the shaking was all about.

Anyway, color me willing and able but not quite ready for my epic movie. In all fairness your video was only half as long as Shogun but much more entertaining. :)

Sitesx6 said...

This has NOTHING to do with your current post, but I just had to tell you that last night I was watching Jon and Kate Plus Eight, and your ALAMO commercial came on (about a million times) and I thought of you every time. :)

Sara@ Butterville said...

I can't wait!

fransmomma said...

i just watched your last blog video and loved it! i'm hoping i can participate in this one. i've tried uploading video clips before to no avail. technological prowess is not in my skill set. i'll work on it though and hopefully will be able to 'donate to the cause' on dec 30th. :)

Esthermay said...

Poor Paula. I like Paula. Let's all say a prayer for poor Paula.

Linda, maybe you could send her some gingerbread. Yes?
~esthermay @The Heart of a Pastor's Wife

Liz said...

I laughed a lot watching videos from the last carnival, so I definitely do not want to miss out on this one. I'm still thinking about what my video is going to be about. I want to be funny, for sure.

Tammy said...

You are SOOOOOOOOO funny.

And oh my gosh, what will I talk about for ISWYS????? The butterflies, the anxiety. *taking deep breath*

The Bayou Belles and Their Beau said...

You know I'm in.

Chel's Leaving a Legacy said...

Count me in, Lid! Now, had you made this thing BEFORE Christmas, I think you'd be hearing crickets all day. But since you were BRILLIANT enough to set it up AFTER Christmas, well there just isn't any reason at all for me not to be there. I can't wait to see what you're saying again! :-)

Now, I have a TON to catch up on your blog! Happy trails!