Friday, December 21, 2012

Fun Fridays: My It’s-Not-The-End-of-the-World Blog Party! We’re all still here! Let’s celebrate!

First of all, I should note I’m writing and scheduling this post on Dec. 20, 2012, so I suppose there’s a chance it could go up to a completely not-there audience when Friday rolls around in the Eastern time zone. But, I’m fairly optimistic that 12-21-12 is not the end of the world. Yesterday was 12-21-12 in New Zealand, China and Australia, and they survived. What? Would the Mayans really discriminate and save a fiery meteor shower for North Americans? Mexicans?


So, if you’re reading this with me on 12-21-12, congratulations! We survived the fake Mayan Apocalypse in a totally non bad-Syfy movie kind of way! Yes! Do a fist pump with me. We can all celebrate a new year next week. Eat ice cream again. Do Snoopy dances. Watch TV. Go to work. (Groaning) Aw, man, I have to go to work Monday. Dang it.

Best of all (for me), there’s still hope my next novel might get published! That right there is all kinds of awesome (for me).

To celebrate the fact we're all, well, still alive, I thought I’d invite you each to leave a comment below and tell me: Now that you’ve survived the end of the world (again), what three things do you most hope to check off your bucket list before the next end-of-the-world scare? It can be serious. It can be funny. I want to hear them all. Let’s celebrate!

While we all ponder this question, here. Have one of these delicious, calorie-free, completely imaginary cupcakes I didn't really bake and help yourself to some imaginary punch while you’re at it. It’s over there in the corner of my imaginary ballroom in my imaginary mansion. Help yourself.

Don't judge. I’m a writer. Eh.

Now, answers.

I'll go first. The three things I'd most like to cross off my bucket list are: 1. Buy a nice house (not an imaginary one). My current living arrangements are pathetic, although I'm very, very, very glad to have a roof over my head. I'd just like a nicer roof. Okay? 2. Teach my cat how to fetch. It'll never happen, I know, but a girl can dream. I'll say it again: Don't judge. 3. Read all of the books on my Kindle. Read 1/4 of the books on my Kindle. Hey, it could happen!

Your turn. Go on. Post below.

I’d also like to announce the winner of my Mistletoe Madness Blog Hop giveaway since we're all still here. Congratulations, Sherry Johnson! Not only did you survive the Mayan Apocalypse, you racked up on my prizes! High five.

Thank you to all of my new followers and friends. I know I'm poking fun at this date, but in all seriousness, let's make a vow as human beings to be more kind to one another. Hug your parents/husband/wife/children/siblings/cat/dog/whatever and be grateful for your blessings. It's been a difficult past few months for most, with unrest in the Middle East, Hurricane Sandy and the Sandy Hook tragedy affecting most of us in one way or another. That's not even mentioning the personal burdens we each might be facing. My philosophy is that sometimes humor can make things a little easier to deal with. I promise I’m not always this goofy (much). I’m just so darn happy to still be alive today, I can’t help but acting a lil silly.

Care to join me?


Nicole Luiken said...

Bucket list #1 - To go to Hawaii on my 25th wedding anniversary. Not so much to lie on the beach (my hubby hates the sun) but to see the volcano! And the observatory! (married to an ex-physicist) #2 - move to a bigger house. We no longer fit in our old one due to number of kids we produced (3) and number of books we've purchased (1000s) #3 - create teleportation device so as to eliminate 5-hour holiday drives.

Anonymous said...

1. Wear a shirt that says "Life," stand on a street corner and hand out lemons. 2. Remodel my closet to look like Narnia. 3. Take a vacation. A real one. And just because I'm dreaming, I'll add #4: Win the lottery jackpot.

Angela Campbell said...

These are both awesome! Nicole - Get to work on that teleportation device. I want one. Anonymous - OMG, I love those answers. Wish I'd thought of them first!

Sandra said...

Great idea! Here's my list: 1) EUROPE! 2) Pack mule trip in Wyoming (cowboys!) 3) a Taylor Kitsch marathon
And I'll add a 4) Around the world yacht trip (with Johnny Depp as the captain). Yup, that's about it.


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