Win, Lose, and Blog

October 8, 2009 at 9:16 am 15 comments

I’m not a very lucky person. Up until my 20th year of life, I had never won anything. Except BINGO. I win BINGO all the time. But I swear that’s because I’m really talented, not because I’m lucky. Because I’m not lucky.

One time in college I went to a Cross Canadian Ragweed concert. It was in the huge rec hall looking thing. Along the back walls were booths where different vendors had set up. Boots, hats, beer, etc. I was with a few of my girlfriends and a group of guys that they knew. The guys asked us to go with them to the Copenhagen booth and fill out a form so they could get free dip. I obliged. (For the record, I think dip is pretty nasty.) The next evening I got a phone call from the Copenhagen people. Turns out, I wasn’t just giving them my contact info, I was entering a contest to win a guitar signed by the band. And I won! This is shocking for three reasons: (1) I didn’t know I was entering a contest. (2) I never win anything. (3) I never put my correct contact information on forms like that.

But the point is that I won. Something cool too. Now I have my very own autographed Cross Canadian Ragweed guitar to sit in my spare bedroom and collect dust. I should have asked them what the cash option was.

Every day I dream about winning one of Pioneer Woman’s giveaways. That chick gives away some great stuff. Her trademark giveaway is a Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer. I already have one of those but I’d love to win one with a glass bowl because I have a strong aversion to metal bowls. Plus, if I win a new mixer then Lauren and I have an arrangement that involves my old mixer and me getting rich on multiple types of dough. (That’s a baker’s jokes… Can I at least get a pity chuckle??) But as many people have said before, you’re more likely to win the lottery than win a PW giveaway. Or you’re more likely to see a quality Pauly Shore movie than win a PW giveaway. Or you’re more likely to find me at a knife show than win a PW giveaway. You get the idea.

I have, however, been a bit of a blog winner lately. Just a few days ago I won Donald Miller’s book “A Million Miles in a Thousand Years” from I Get To! That makes me quite excited.

I’ve also been the recipient of two (YES TWO) blog awards.

DebbieQ gifted me the Honest Scrap award. Now I’ve won this before but since I love DebbieQ so much and because she knit me my very own pair of socks, I’ll do it again. I’ll keep it short and pointless this time!


1. I got a Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer as a wedding gift from my aunts. That was over two years ago. I used it for the first time over the weekend. That makes me very disappointed in myself. No worries though, I know the error of my ways and I plan to use it much more often.

2. I sleep on my back and don’t move during the night.

3. I think it’s disgusting when girls don’t have their toenails painted.

4. My fingernails grow like weeds. I seriously cannot keep them under control.

5. I recently discovered how much I love fresh green beans. Now I think that canned green beans taste like aluminum and I have a hard time choking them down. It makes me wonder how many other things I’m missing out on.

6. I’ve started my book. I’m about 7 pages into it on Word. I don’t know how many that translates into in books. Depending on my mood I think it either totally sucks or has great potential.

7. Before I got married, my full name was 24 letters long. When I got married, my new last name was 50% shorter than my old last name. People misspell my new last name more often than they misspelled my maiden.

8. I love the flavor of mushrooms but absolutely hate the texture of them.

9. I will never get sick of George Strait, Shane & Shane, or Michael Buble.

10. My vacation of choice is either a cruise, a trip to Disney World, or a trip to New York. I love these three place and they make me happy!

I’d like to nominate Stephanie, Veronica, Gabby, and Jill.

The next is the Superior Scribbler Award! I got this from This Heavenly Life. She’s another blogger I found through the Seven Quick Takes. She’s hilarious and her girls are SO cute.


Here’s how the award works:

1. Each Superior Scribbler must turn and pass on this award to 5 of the most deserving blogs.
2. Each Superior Scribbler must link to the blog and name the author from which he/she received the award on his/her blog.
3. Each Superior Scribbler must display the award on his or her blog, and link to this post.
4. Each blogger who was awarded Superior Scribbler, must visit this post and add their name to the Mr. Linky. That way we’ll be able to keep up-to-date on everyone who receives this prestigious honor.
5. Each Superior Scribbler must post the rules on their blog.
I nominate:
-My very best blog friend, Lauren. She’s funny and a great writer. And she has cute dogs that she’ll show you pictures of. And an awesome husband. Basically, she’s me… only blonde. I’m sure at this point you’re all reading her since I’ve told you to so many times… right?
Kyla Roma. She and I are very new blog friends. But her blog is great. She is cute and entertaining and she’s a regular poster… which is really the key to my heart. The layout of her blog is simple but so beautiful.
-Another Houston chick: Kapachino! I have yet to meet Kathleen in real life but I still think she’s awesome. She and her husband are wonderful. She recently wrote a post with 90 things she loves about her husband. It made me melt.
Smile Steady. Okay, so this chick is a dental hygienist and has some hilarious stories to tell. She recently when on an unintentional bloggy hiatus but I think she’s back now. You should check her out!
So that’s it y’all! Go check out some of these links and find you some new blog friends!

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15 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Sara  |  October 8, 2009 at 9:56 am

    Thanks for checking out my blog!! I am excited to be moving to Texas! I have lived in Upstate NY my whole life so I turn 25 next May and I will be starting the next chapter of my life. My fiancee is an officer in the Air Force and will be stationed at Laughlin AFB Del Rio for pilot training. Any information on the lonestar state would be greatly appreciated. I may be from the North but I am not a city girl so I have some small town country girl in me as well!
    Look forward to reading your blog adventures!!

  • 2. Taryn M. Peine  |  October 8, 2009 at 10:09 am

    Ugh I enter every single one of PW’s giveaways and I never win either. I even enter her photo naming contests and as soon as I think up a cool name, I see that 1,200 people have entered with that same name.

    PS – did you see she’s coming to Houston on her cookbook tour on DECEMBER 5!! Every girl in my family is going to be there, hugging her and making her feel awkward 😉

  • 3. Ashley  |  October 8, 2009 at 11:24 am

    I too dream of winning a PW giveaway… one day, one day.

  • 4. DebbieQ  |  October 8, 2009 at 11:40 am

    We all wish to win a PW giveaway. I enter every time just knowing that I won’t win a darn thing cuz I never do….but hope springs eternal. It springs into someone else’s lap but it still springs.

  • 5. Darla  |  October 8, 2009 at 12:00 pm

    When Pioneer Woman comes to Houston she is going to be at Blue Willow Bookstore .. which is approximately ONE minute from my house … give or take 30 seconds. It is also about 1/2 the size of my house … like it’s tiny. Don’t know how we’re all going to fit in there, but I am totally going.

    And one day … mark my words … I’m gonna win a mixer. 🙂

  • 6. Kyla Roma  |  October 8, 2009 at 1:38 pm

    Thank you! =D

    I just signed up to PW, I always shy away from following those big blogs but if she gives away kitchenaid mixers???

    Let’s just say I can be swayed.

  • 7. This Heavenly Life  |  October 8, 2009 at 2:53 pm

    I’m so excited for you that you’ve begun your book! And a little jealous 🙂

  • 8. mom  |  October 8, 2009 at 3:59 pm

    your book? Fictional or non-fictional? Exciting!!!!!! Don’t suppose you’ll let me be the “proof-reader”???

  • 9. Joy  |  October 8, 2009 at 4:17 pm

    congratulations on your awards!

    And on beginning your book!!

  • 10. Jill  |  October 8, 2009 at 5:45 pm

    Thanks for the award! I’ll try to do it soon 🙂

    Um. You would think I’m totally disgusting right now. I took my toenail polish off like 2 weeks ago and haven’t replaced it. But sadly I agree with you. I keep thinking I’m just going to go get a pedicure but I’ve yet to get around to that. I’m gross I know…

  • 11. Cio  |  October 8, 2009 at 6:31 pm

    i truly envy all you amazing blog writers. (especially You,Lauren, and Kathleen)
    I really really do.
    Congrats on your awards : )

  • 12. Lisa D  |  October 8, 2009 at 9:38 pm

    I love reading random facts about people!

    You would be ashamed of my toe nail painting… I rarely do it, but in my defense, it is rarely warm enough for my toes to be seen by anyone… but that is still a pretty crappy excuse. I try to paint them and it looks like a 4 year old did it…

  • 13. Debbie  |  October 9, 2009 at 9:38 am

    For an unlucky winner you sure win a lot! what happened to CCR anyway?! everyone loved them in college….

    i have to agree about toenail polish. although i think it’s even worse when it’s only half on due to nail growth versus not painted at all. bleh.

  • 14. Kathleen  |  October 9, 2009 at 1:04 pm

    So many comments:

    1. Thank you for the award!! It’s my first one. 🙂

    2. Did you know it’s really bad for your nails to be painted all the time? It pretty much ruins them. I recently discovered this, so during the winter months when I don’t wear open-toed shoes I’ll be attempting to nurse them back to health. I’ve heard tea tree oil is good for that.

    3. I hate fresh green beans but love canned ones.

    4. A Million Miles In A Thousand Years is on my wish list. Don Miller is definitely one of my favorite Christian writers.

  • 15. rachel  |  October 12, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    i love how many people’s hope springs eternal to win a PW giveaway! i’m right there with ya! rain, shine, snow or sleet – just call me the post office.

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