Friday, May 15, 2009

Friday's Fave Five--You Must Read All the Way to Number One or I May Burst

I'm jumping back into the Friday's Fave Five carnival hosted by Susanne at
Living to Tell the Story
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#5: Kids Who Cannot Resist Being Goofy in Pictures Even Though They're Not Eight Years Old Anymore















Being fed up with the antics, I commanded them, "DON'T smile. Don't!" Thus the look of confusion on Katie's face below and the normalcy of the other two due to shock value of their mother screaming "DON'T SMILE" in a crowd of smiling people. Kinda like "Scared Straight." Score.















4: The new dress. It's official 90% of everything I own now from furniture to wallpaper to clothing to dishes is black or white or black and white. Who says I'm a trend follower? Also, official count: the bookstore manager ordered 100 books, and we sold 55. People are nice.




















3: I have been drinking 80 oz. per day. I have been evacuating 80 times per hour, too, but what's a little inconvenience compared to ultimate health? It's a big pain, that's what it is. But I'm committed. So a-flushing we will go.







2: The season finale of my favorite TV show: Charlie's Angels.












1: I won the grand prize in BooMama's Amy Grant Giveaway which has as its main thrillapolooza factor a phone call from Amy Grant.

If you think this anxiety-ridden blogger isn't working up a post over this impending event, then who are you and why are you here.

Because: Seriously. Amy. Grant.

There are no words.

And that could be a problem during a phone call.

34 comments:

Joanna said...

Congrats!

I am still in shock over LOST.

Linda said...

OH MY WORD!!!!!!! I am sooooooo jealous of your prize. I too posted, and twittered and facebooked, hoping to hear from Amy. I'm actually very happy for you and hope you will enjoy your phone call. Wow! Wow! I'm just sayin...Wow!

Linda said...

I left and I've come back...I still can't believe it! Congratulations!

Barbara H. said...

Love the expressions in the first two pictures! And congratulations on your books sales and the signing! And the win!

LOL @ #2. Love the Lost finale as well, but my brain is still spinning.

Melanie @ This Ain't New York said...

Can you have a conference call and share? Seriously, this is the coolest.

H-Mama said...

your post... acceptable :) you were serious about your love for amy grant, weren't you? congratulations on everything!

skoots1mom said...

so who's the crazy lady yelling, "don't smile?"...you crack me up:)

congrats again, Katie!!

Well, my 96oz. are hard to get in...feel like i'm floating down a river...heck, i could fill up the kiddie pool.

i am feeling better though...go, challengettes! let's keep it going! I'm down 14.2 pounds since early March.

Becky said...

Great job selling over half of the books. And all black and whute means minimal effort in putting outfits together... I commend you.

Have fun with Amy G what a thrill that will be!

Ummm, no I didn't mean to rhyme.

Tabi said...

Love the pictures! My sister is 33, brother 28, and I 26 and we STILL do those crazy pictures for her but the difference is she frames them!!

How cool is that!!! A call from Amy Grant...I wouldn't know what to say! Can't wait to hear all about it!

Kim said...

Woot! Congratulations! I don't know which made me laugh more, the "Don't smile!" pics or your reaction to winning A CHANCE TO TALK TO AMY.

Both were, in the words of VISA... priceless!

a Tonggu Momma said...

Hopefully you won't have to pee during the all-important phone call.

sara said...

OH MY WORD....you get to talk to Amy grant? You better be taping it for the blog!!!!!

How great!

shopannies said...

Can not wait to see what sort of pictures I get on graduation night here. I personally love black and white and the book sale looks like it went great. I need to start drinking more water as well. Maybe I will take your cue and give it a go

Mocha with Linda said...

Amy Grant gets to talk to YOU?! Celebrities get all the perks. She'll be talking about it for weeks.

I knonw you will be your lovely charming self. At least it's a phone call and you don't have to cook dinner for her!

Susanne said...

If the Amy Grant win wouldn't have made your list you would have been getting a phone call from me! LOL. Congrats. I'm as excited for you as if I would have won myself.

I was wondering who the crazy lady was who was yelling "Don't Smile" at that happy event. Just kidding. But that is really too funny. Love Katie's face. She just couldn't not do it.

Ballerina Girl said...

So cool...a call from Amy Grant! Congrats!

I love the one about the kids faces...but I am not looking forward to it as my kids get older, hahaha

You look great! The 80 oz. and workouts are doing good!

BG

Tammy said...

These are awesome.

How about this tip...you *might* want to nix your water consumption until AFTER Amy calls. I'd hate for the only words that come out of your mouth with her are "I have to go".

:-)

Missy said...

Never followed LOST...I also need a larger bladder...and congrats congrats congrats! Have a wonderful flushing weekend!

samurai said...

I nearly snorted Dr Pepper out my nose with the Chalie's Angels picture. I loved the confused look of your kids... and is there any chance you could do a conference call with Mrs. Grant? I promise i will not make a peep! 8)

beckyjomama said...

I totally had a stinkin heart attack when I saw your name on that blog. And you should be thankin your lucky stars I do not know where you live, 'cause I would TOTALLY be movin in til the call came.

I WANNA TALK WITH AMY!

Or, ya know, sit in stunned silence while listening to Amy say "Hello? HELLO? Are ya there?"

Kari said...

Oh I love Amy Grant. Congrats.
I enjoyed reading your list. I like the new dress.

Jerralea said...

I thought the same thing as Tonggu-Mom - hope you don't have to "evacuate" during your phone call!

Congrats!

Erica said...

Congratulations! I decided not to enter that give-away because I knew I would feel like a dork trying to talk to Amy Grant. Good luck! I'm looking forward to your post(s) on that topic. :)

dani said...

Just so you know.... I AM SOOOO JEALOUS! I wanted to win that prize. Amy Grant is awesome!


Congrats

Greg C said...

If I know you, you won't be at a loss for words when she calls. I figure in about hour number 2 she will start thinking; "should I just hang up quietly?" You are as lucky as I am. I won twice in two weeks. I guess it is about time for another give away at my place. See you at the restroom.

Sherry said...

Your dress is very pretty! Congrats on winning the prize! Happy friday

Ginger said...

Just browsing by and I sooo want to be there for your upcoming post on Amy's call! Congrats and drink lots of coffee. The words will come. Ok,not tooo much---you don't want to scare her... ha!

How great (and the pics too!)

Ginger

(Oh, have you seen our makeovers? Stop by Insert Grace Here and Here's My Cup Lord. I promise, you will be glad you made the trip!)

Ginger said...

One more thing. Added you to my blogroll. I am not missing this one... I hope!

Lois E. Lane said...

So now we get to be jealous of an e-mail from Clinton *and* a phone call from Amy? I'm reciting the 10th commandment as we speak :)
P.S. The "LOST" finale might be my favorite finale yet. As my friend so keenly exclaimed, "Holy parables, JJ Abrams!"

2Thinks said...

After multiple runs to the bathroom in a one hour timeframe- I.T.-ologist asked me what was up. I told him I was participating in a blog exercise program, so I had to drink my weight divided by 2- ounces of water each day this week. When he redid the math for me (I also had miscalculated the capacity of my container), we found I was drinking 40 more ounces of water than was required each day. With the waterline on my back molars receding, I'm feeling better now....

You're a funny, funny girl Mrs. Lid.

Heidi

Karyn said...

Congratulations on your win! I look forward to reading about your phone call with Amy. Grant. She was once one of my fave singers.

I have adult children who make faces at the camera all the time, too! Aren't they great?

Brenda Susan said...

I love your blk/wht dress, it looks like a real winner. I too, am big on wearing black. It just seems to pull so much together, but I am working on intentionaly adding color to my wardrobe, especially for summer. Congrats on the book that you didn't write! You should be very proud of yourself. seriously!
But you can be especally proud of those great kids, yay for you mama!

Merrie said...

Fun week and congratulations! What DO you say to Amy? "how's the weather?" , "heard any new/good jokes lately?", "how are the kids?".
I would be a total basket case! My husband loves to randomly hand the phone to me to carry on conversation with people I don't know. I hate it! I am so easily intimidated by people that I make lame conversation and then kick myself for days afterward.
BUT - you will do great! You have that ability to talk and think.

Jules from "The Roost" said...

Oh Girl That is SO exciting!!!! ;) Congrats to you!