Happy Days Are Here Again!

Happy Days Are Here Again!

There is cause for celebration – on many accounts today!

First, and obviously – Jon Stewart and Steven Colbert will be returning to the airwaves to help the rest of us make sense of what’s been happening since the long dark ages of the writer’s strike began. Ahhhhhhh! I know my family will not be alone, as we once again gather around the warm blue glow of the Comedy Channel!

Secondly, I think I’m getting a new car! I have been systematically looking for something that might somehow combine the ability to haul around my Realtor clients, and my kids, and yet be cooler than a minivan (OK, well, really anything is cooler than a minivan, so than one’s a gimme), and still have the three things I really need in a vehicle. It has to be silver, black, or white, it has to have a CD player, and it has to have an autostart. Well, yeah, it has to have low mileage, and it has to run, but really other than that, I still go back to those three things. I searched through CarSoup.com using the year, the mileage, the color and the autostart feature, and voila! This is what I found….

The bank is working out all the details, meanwhile, I continue to drive my ancient minivan that has no door to the gas tank, practically invisible headlights, a stupid am/fm radio, and a happy meal toy lodged forever in petrified Coke in the back seat cupholder.

Next, Downtown Dad is the featured speaker at my Realtor’s meeting tomorrow and I get to introduce him. OK, maybe this isn’t cause for celebration… actually this is cause for panic if you really want to know…. yikes!

OK, another thing I’m excited about is that tomorrow is the first time I will be hosting a group event here at Straight Up and Slightly Dirty! If you haven’t read it already, in last Tuesday’s post, I announced that I would hold Tuesday Tributes. If you’ve got a character in your life, I want you to share them with us. It doesn’t have to be long, just stop ripping off the human race by keeping these characters to yourself! Let me know if you’d like to participate and I will link to you so we can all share! I have heard from a stalwart few, but it’s not too late to give it a go – at least for one week anyway.

The last thing I’m excited about is this – The hilarious Bossy is taking a road trip across the US this summer, and wants to visit her bloggy friends in their natural habitats. If you’d like be a stop on her most excellent road trip, email Bossy. In that email be sure to provide your name and blog name if you have one—along with your address. Let her know if you have a sofa for Bossy to crash on, or if you’re just interested in meeting for a quick cup of coffee. In turn, she’ll send you this cool little button thingy –

I am on BOSSY's excellent road trip.

We’ll see if Fargo is intriguing enough to garner a stop off. I’m pretty sure the snow will be melted by then.

Oh, and one more thing – look to your left there in the sidebar – sometime today – Straight Up and Slightly Dirty had it’s 3,000th visitor! Woot!

Gee, all that celebratin’ and nary a champagne glass in sight…. I must be slipping!


  • Posted January 8, 2008 10:10 am 0Likes
    by Jane

    I drive through Fargo 2-3 times a year on my way "home" to Minot, but I'm not nearly as exciting as Bossy!

  • Posted January 9, 2008 1:35 am 0Likes
    by Grandy

    Wow…sounds like you had a good Monday…which is something you don't hear very often. ;)

  • Posted January 9, 2008 6:59 pm 0Likes
    by Irish Goddess

    Congrats on the 3,000th visitor! That's quite the accomplishment. Oh, and I'm glad to know someone else's minivan has fossilized Happy Meal fries forever buried in it too.

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