Thursday, March 19, 2009

The Ultimate Blog Party 2009 - Welcome!


Ultimate Blog Party 2009


Hi! My name is Robynn and I'd like to say......

Welcome to my place. Thanks for coming!

Giveway: $30 Amazon.com Gift Card

I'll tell you a little bit about me and this spot where I hang out with my friends. I write a humor blog, mostly. Once in awhile it's not - by design....or accident. Take a little tour and you can decide for yourself if we're laughing because we have a sense of humor, or we've just lost our minds. You be the judge and then decide if you're one of us.

Technology ever give you fits? You might identify:

Do you love the scale at the doctor's office? Then don't read this:


Has your pastor ever taken his false teeth out for your personal entertainment?


Ever have gophers attached to body parts?


These are part of the goofball things we talk about around here. But maybe you're interested in homeschooling issues. I'm getting ready to graduate Hannah-Bo, who is a senior. And The Wild Man is in 7th grade. I've homeschooled from the beginning. I don't claim to have all the answers but I'm happy to share what we did to get this far. You might like to read this:





Do you enjoy short stories about the great outdoors? Kids and camping? Bears destroying cars? Tune in here:

"A Bear Market - Part 1"

"A Bear Market - Part 2"

"A Bear Market - Part 3"

"A Bear Market - Epilogue"


I also have a little category I like to call "Observational Twitters." They go something like this:


Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Observational Twitter 11
Fact:


"Today is Fat Tuesday."


More Pertinent Fact:


"For me, EVERY Tuesday is fat Tuesday. What I really wanna know is: Where the heck is Skinny Wednesday and why haven't I been invited to THAT party?"


And then I gotta show you the family of course and that includes kids, animals, nature.....and posting links.








Thank you SO MUCH for dropping by! I hope you'll come back or sign up to join the party by following. (Look for the "follow" button over all the pictures up on the right hand side.)
Prizes I Would Love:

58 - Kitchen Aid Artisan Stand Mixer by Moms Who Think

INTL 19 – $130 Sponsor Spot on Tip Junkie

19 - $50 Gift Card to Target Stores Provided by Shoot Me Now

21 - $50 Gift Card to Target Stores Provided by Agoosa.com

Copyright 2009

81 comments:

  1. Hi.... nice to meet u in UBP 09.

    I am participate in UBP 09 as well, my personal‘s blog, photo‘s blog, and travel‘s blog. Hope you visit mine as well . Thanks

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  2. Thanks for inviting me to the party. I already follow you... so do I get special cake?

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  3. Lady Fi said it right. Where's the cake?
    Or maybe some chips...
    Or how come we can't ever have just like a salad?

    Love you girl...
    xoxoxox

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  4. wow, i didn't know there was a party today!! so glad i stopped in.

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  5. your blog makes me smile!! :D Have a wonderful day!!

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  6. If I'd know that there was gonna be a party going on, I wouldn't have come in my PJ's!

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  7. Happy UBP Day!!! I love your blog...i love your stories... So glad we're friends! ♥

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  8. I left something for you on my blog, go and get it!

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  9. A party! Perfect, its all about birthdays today in my house. So, um, where IS the cake?

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  10. oooh - highlights - I love it! (Great idea too, I may have to "borrow" it!)

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  11. I love your blog...what I've read of it so far! Definitely puts a smile on my face. =)

    I love a party but I usually do my hair and get all dressed up. Hope you don't mind house slippers!

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  12. Thankful Paul: Haven't heard from you in a long while Paul. I sure hope all is going well for you. Blessings!

    Juliana: I'll be dropping over to your place later today.

    TO ALL Y'ALL I ALWAYS HANG OUT WITH AND WHO I LOVE SO VERY MUCH!!!! HERE'S A NOTICE:

    This blog party thing looks to be fun. Last year they had 15,000 views to check out a little over 700 blogs. Should be bigger this year. You guys have GOT to go over and check it out. Click on my hot link button on the sidebar or in the post. You canNOT believe how many prizes are being given away and you have to enter. DO A PARTY POST AND LINK YOUR BLOGS!! Everyone should know about YOU GUYS!! DON'T stay up until 3 o'clock in the morning like I did trying to get it RIGHT and having blogspot problems. Okay. My eyes are crossed. 3 hrs. of sleep doesn't cut it. I'm going back to bed. Be back in a bit when I can see again.

    I'll be having cake and SALAD in your honor later. And since I can't actually GIVE you guys your own piece, I will eat the WHOLE CAKE just because I love you. That's how I roll........and roll.....and roll across the floor. Best method of transportation with my sphere-ic form. Oh and dress code for the party is barefoot or slippers, rattiest jammies or stained and holey t-shirt, recent food additions to said ensemble: optional but encouraged.

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  13. Huh, cool. I emailed you... when you wake up you should have an email from me.

    Have a great day!

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  14. Hi! just blog hopping my way thru the party! You have a very creative party post:)

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  15. What beautiful balloons!!!!! Excellent photography! Didn't know about the party...did you create it??? Nice idea whoever came up with it!!!!! Happy Friday!

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  16. Did someone say PARTY!! This sounds like a cool concept. Hope you gain lots of followers!

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  17. Did you say party??? Count me in!! I'm making cake today so come over and enjoy!!

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  18. I was gonna participate but I thought since my kids are all grown up I didn't qualify. Next year I guess.

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  19. Whoa Doodlies!!!! Did ya know that you have like 105 followers now? Well, you probably do, if you're anything like my sweet obsessive self. And personally, I think us two nuts fell off the same tree, so I would be surprised if you weren't rubbing your hands together gleefully and jittering in your seat!

    I need to go put the coffee on, (it's 4:10am here) but then I'm going to settle down and start checking out the other UBP '09 contributors.

    I still want cake though.

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  20. So glad to meet you! i love your blog! This is my first blog party and I am having fun!!!

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  21. How thoughtful of you to throw this cyber bash!

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  22. Hello from the UBP! I firmly believe that Ronnie should not have married Sharon - at least, not until you got married first.

    Oh, and you are right - Cinderella IS overrated. Mulan rocks.

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  23. Visiting from the UBP. Nice blog!
    carma

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  24. Hi! Just stopping by from the UBP. Sounds like you have quite a fun time around here! If you're interested, stop by to enter my super cute apron giveaway! :) http://www.sweetnsassygirls.com/2009/03/ultimate-blog-party.html

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  25. Robynn,
    You are too funny! Loved the post today--you are getting so high tech. Okay, please forgive me but I needed a little break from blogging. I didn't plan it.....just happened. My husband was getting jealous of me being in bed with my lap top. Not only that but I gained 4 lbs from posting all of these recipes. It is nice to know that I was missed! BTW- if you keep it up at this rate you are going to give the PW woman a run for her money! Your blog is awesome!!

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  26. Robyn, I look forward to reading through some of your old posts. You are such a hoot! ;-Þ

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  27. Please check out the rules for the award I gave you,I forgot to post them, sorry!

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  28. I love finding a party!!! Great summary and snapshot of your blog...I would have added: FABULOUS FABULOUS FABULOUS!!!!!!! :)

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  29. This is a great post. Lots for new people to look at and learn about you. I went over to the 5 min. for mom blog and was thinking I would see a link for you on Mr. Linky's list? I didn't see it. Are you there?
    I hope you have fun partying for a week! And don't eat ALL the cake, I'll be right over!

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  30. Hey Teresa!

    I'm number 225 out of 818 so far. Click on the "Enter the Ultimate Blog Party" button.

    Gotta go over there now and start visiting myself. We have to visit at least 20 for signing up. I'll try to visit all of them. Yeah, RIGHT!

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  31. Robynn, I received the awards together and they were posted together on Patt's blog, so my guess is their the same!

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  32. Hi Robynn! So nice to meet you. I am visiting all the party goer sites. I am participating too! Party on!

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  33. GREAT balloon photo! have a great party

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  34. Ha ha, ha ha Fat Tuesday! Thanks for stopping by - it's SO nice to meet you! I'm having fun perusing your blog :)

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  35. Hi. Thanks for stopping by my blog. It's nice meeting you.

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  36. "Skinny Wednesday" is over on The 700 Club!! Literally!! Every Wednesday--syndicated! Check it out. But, first, pop into my blog for a little cake & cookies--I'm partying with the rest of you 5 Minute Moms in UBP09, and homeschooling the wee ones while a new one grows inside! Eager to learn from you--oh, and interested in your giveaway, too! ;-) Thanks for some chuckles tonight.

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  37. Wowey-WOW! Just LOOK at ALL those comments. I think the most I've ever gotten was 8 ..and I contributed to 1/4 of those.
    Just had to stop by to say Fantastic pics for this post AND that slideroll thing. Will have to look into that further (when I get a chance).
    Hope you have a good weekend!

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  38. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I just read your homeschooling success and I'm exhausted just thinking about it. You're super mom!

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  39. Y'all have fun partying. I think I'm too old for an UBP! Heck, I barely have time to read the dozen blogs I'm currently following! And, since I'm loyal and wouldn't want to leave y'all for another blog, I'll just stay home! LOL

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  40. Hi Robyn - thanks for stopping by - I wanted to return the favor.. funny stuff.. thanks again.. Ellen
    http://www.riverswood.com
    "Newfies, Orchids and Minis, Oh MY!!"

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  41. Hi Robynn,

    Stopped by from UBP '09 to check out your blog. I love the design and enjoyed reading some of your posts.

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  42. Ok, you got me - I'll be following!

    Thanks for stopping by Bubba Bubbles! Happy UBP 09!

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  43. It's so nice to meet you! You sound like such a fun person. I am beginning to homeschool my children (they're just preschoolers now) and plan to go all the way with them!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  44. So glad you stopped by my blog! I love meeting fellow homeschoolers. Your blog is great and I'll be back! Please let me know when you find out about skinny Wednesday. I'd like to be invited too!

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  45. Nice to meet you - great blog! I'm already partial to your Twitter observations :)

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  46. Hey Robynn!
    Thanks for stopping by and becoming a follower.. More importantly THANK YOU for the beautiful comment oh my gosh wow! I'm so looking forward to getting to know you through your blog. I'll be back later when it's my "me time" and look around better and read some of those funny stories.
    Happy UBP'ing & Have a Blessed weekend.
    Hugs
    Debbie
    http://jadehollow.blogspot.com/

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  47. Thank you for providing one of the prizes. I love your blog background. Looking forward to getting to know you better.

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  48. Thanks for stopping by. I look forward to stopping back by!

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  49. Really enjoyed the party. Love the hot air balloons! Nice to meet you.

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  50. So much talk about cake... I might need to go bake one!

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  51. Happy UBP '09!!! It's so nice to meet you...thanks for stopping by my party :O)

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  52. Hi Robynn,

    Ha ha ha. Every Tuesay is Fat Tuesday for me too! :)

    I am stopping by from The Ultimate Blog Party to check your blog out and say hello. We are in for a great week!

    Check out my place for your chance to win a LeapFrog Tag Reading System. :)

    Stacie
    The Divine Miss Mommy
    http://www.thedivinemissmommy.com
    http://www.twitter.com/stacieinatlanta

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  53. Wow...great #ubp09 post. Excellent introduction to you and your blog.

    Maybe I should redo MY post!

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  54. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I am a Christian homeschool mom too (just starting). I'm sure I will be back to visit again soon!

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  55. Well, you already know I am a follower and love it here!

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  56. Wow, Robynn...would you look at this???!!!! Quite a party this turned out to be, my friend! You are the hostess with the mostest! Thank you for your wonderfully kind as well as very witty comments :-) Would you like to take over writing my blog, my dear kindred spirit??? I'd be happy to step aside...You go, girl! (LOL) It's been 1 year 5 months since chemo...but I'm not counting...:-) Come back next week, and you'll get the whole shebang...I'll take a risk with a sniffle about my spiritual journey...and give more details about the cancer bit. But as you can see, I HAVE HAIR! Just had to say it!!!! Do you know how cold an east coast winter is for a woman without it? I'm sure you can imagine...Oh, and I will add...I've loved my boy every step of the way...Read my archived blog about writing...and you'll find out what a liar I am :-)...you may not say such nice things or want to admit you know me anymore :-)Lots of people hide when they see me coming--LOL. Love you so much,sista! Janine XO

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  57. Robynn -

    You crack me up! Just wanted to stop by, say hi, and thank you for visiting my blog. I loved your slideshow. That was a beautiful photo of the ocean.

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  58. Hey there fellow partier! Thanks for stopping by my blog, hope I can help you save a buck or two or three! Have a fun party week and enter some contests at my pad! Clair at Mummy Deals

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  59. Just going from party to party to see how others are doing this blogging thing.

    I stopped by your blog, and watched the youtube about validation when it started I looked and thought 16 MIN I'm not going to watch 16 min but I did... it was really good! I needed that.
    Thanks!

    My prize is #115 check it out!
    Have a good weekend blog partyn’!

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  60. Hello! Poppin’ in from The Ultimate Blog Party…all the way from Queensland, Australia! G’Day! I hope you have time to visit my party soon.

    Ta!

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  61. Great site! Found you through the UBP and since I love books, I picked your prize as one of my favorites. Got you bookmarked, so I'll be back.

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  62. Hi Robynn! Nice to meet you. Thanks for dropping by RefreshMoments; I hope to see you again.

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  63. Thanks for the super generous giveaway!! Nice to meet you and fun party pics! :)

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  64. Visiting from the party! Thanks for donating a pirze. I would love a $30 for Amazon! Fun bloga nd nice to meet you.

    www.Hail2theSnowQueen.blogspot.com

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  65. Nice to meet you!

    Talk about a party!

    I'm quite intrigued and am learning how to get around!

    Just stopping by from 5minutes for moms blog party!

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  66. Nice to meet you! Hope you are having a great time at the party! would also like to invite you to participate in Show off your blog Saturday! I would love to read your favorite post! Never to late to link

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  67. hey robynn! nice to meet you. stopping by to check out your site. loving your humor!!!

    $30 Amazon gc = I'm there!

    she
    www.shebecameabutterfly.net

    *i'm having a giveaway too!

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  68. Looks like such a fun blog! Nice to meet you!!!

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  69. I love those balloons!

    Thanks for popping by my blog. :)

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  70. Hi Robynn! Thanks for stopping by my party post - happy blog partying to you! :)

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  71. Nice blog. Thanks for stopping by Mocha Dad

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  72. just out party hopping - lovely to meet your blog

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  73. Hello! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog - you made me laugh out LOUD with the comment on George & Barbara Bush's gravesite (you said: "are they going to wait until they're dead?" guffaw!). I have to go back in and see if you're on Twitter - I want to follow you there. I find it's a great way to keep connected in between blog posts. Take care, and oh, thanks for posting that pic of the hot air balloons. I'm not sure why, but every time I see a hot air balloon, I feel strangely peaceful. It's probably a bit of a different story when you're IN one! ;)

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  74. Thanks for coming to my party! Love your blog - the colors are great.

    I keep seeing the Kitchen Aid mixer in people's wish lists; not sure how I totally missed that one when I was reading through the prizes!!

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  75. Hi there - I came over from Fingerprint Friday, but I can't find your FF post... instead I've been enjoying your humorous take on life! I also had lots of fun last week with the UBP, and can't believe I didn't make it to your blog then - love it, btw!

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  76. I'm still just blog hopping through the Ultimate Blog Party link list. I didn't want to miss out on any blogs... but I just ran out of party time. So... I'm still working my way down the list... even though the party is technically over.
    Stop in on my blog if you've got a minute! Or... if you're still up for a party post... you could stop by my party anytime!

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  77. THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO CAME AND PARTICIPATED. THIS WAS A BALL!!

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