Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Timeout Tuesday: Timeout for Shout Outs

I am sooooooooo behind on stuff in general, so here it goes:

Giveaways
***Stop over and see Juls at Every Day Is A Crazee Day for some March Madness Crazeeness. She's doing a great giveaway with lots of cool stuff!
***Check out Ryan Ashley at Optimistic Cynicism for her OPI giveaway.
***Christie-A Work in Progress aka The Chatterbox is helping us become more eco-friendly with the Wonderwash from Laundry Alternative and Mini Spintop Dryer giveaway on The Chatterbox Reviews. Okay, part of this contest is to post a pic of your laundry room. Here is what mine currently looks like. Such a poor representation.....it usually looks 10 times worse! Yes I did contemplate throwing a bunch of clothes in their for show, but that would not have been honest now would it? I would use this product to wash more frequently because my husband somehow manages to produce enough clothes for a family of 6 on a weekly basis. Since this is a quicker way to wash, I can get more loads done and finally feel like there is no laundry to do. Is that even possible?

Wish me luck on all of the contests! I hope you win too!

What's Going On?
***Some of you may have noticed my new widgets in the sidebar. My sister and I are participating in the Great Urban Race for the second year in a row. It's like the Amazing Race on CBS, but on a much smaller scale. It takes place in major cities across the country. Teams compete by following a series of clues around the city to the end of the race. The top 25 teams from each city get to go to Las Vegas to compete for a $25,000 grand prize. Last year we came in 154th out of 205 teams (Christie will correct me if I'm wrong). It was a 5 hour race, and about 30 minutes in, it monsooned and never stopped. We persevered and finished the race even though we knew we weren't winning and several teams had dropped out due to the rain. I am very proud that we finished and I hope that we can be strong contenders this year. The race is on April 18th, so wish us luck!





***Some of you may have been wondering why you see my big face on that little body running on the right. On April 25th, I will be participating in my second March for Babies. This organization raises money for research and care for preemies. One of my dearest friends has a preemie and we are walking in honor of him. If you would like to donate to a worthy cause, click here or click the banner at the top of this page or just click on the link under my big face. Thanks for your support!
***Finally........The Red Pump Project is a campaign to raise awareness about the effect of HIV/Aids on women and girls.


•Please tell more female bloggers to support the cause.

•The official The Red Pump Project page is now up ( http://theredpumpproject.blogspot.com/ ). Please check it out. By March 10th, there will be a lot more content on it, including a way to donate to the cause. The page will also serve as a resource well for HIV/AIDS & women (even after March 10th).

•Please send luvvieblog@gmaill.com the link to your blog. She is creating a blogroll of the Rockers of the Red Pump. Your site will also be listed on a post on her blog, (http://www.awesomelyluvvie.com/ ), Karyn's ( http://thefabulousgiver.wordpress.com/ ), and The Red Pump Project's on that day.
•When your email is received, you will receive more info on how to get the widgets.

Whew! Okay. Now I can breathe.

Oh........and one more thing....in case you've been living under a rock......Stesha aka Wenda at Hot Chocolate Caramel Mocha had her twins!!!!!!!! Congrats to the family! I can't wait for the pics!

Oops and one last thing.......Chatterbox Radio is now on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10:00am-10:45am. Please tune in each week for 3 times the fun!

Okay. i'm really done now. I think...

~Joan

11 comments:

joanofalltrades March 10, 2009 at 12:20 AM  

I know the GUR widget is in here twice, but it took me so long to get it that I just have to leave both of them there.

Alicia March 10, 2009 at 12:40 AM  

Your laundry room looks way better than mine, that's for sure..LOL!

And way to go on the race!! How awesome is that!

Patty March 10, 2009 at 1:03 AM  

I'm new to your blog. I'm here visiting from SITS. I'm also a teacher and I love when teachers are passionate about certain issues.

I think it's amazing that you participate in the race. Best of luck with that. I'll be reading up on how you do.

And your post about being at the wrong cemetery was too funny. Seems like something that I would do.

Luvvie March 10, 2009 at 2:22 AM  

Thank you so much for Rocking the Red Pump!!! We truly appreciate your participation in the Red Pump Project. :-D Much love!

Luvvie

Mrs Cooper March 10, 2009 at 7:03 AM  

Girl you are working hard this morning aren't you. I'll make sure rock the red pump on my blog.

kel March 10, 2009 at 9:00 AM  

That race sounds awesome!

Ryan Ashley Scott March 10, 2009 at 9:50 AM  

Thanks for the shout-out! You are so awesome. I'm going to check out the other lovelies, too.

I love your big bobble-head in the running thingy. It makes me laugh every time I come here. Yay, you!

Hoping to catch up on my stuff tomorrow while Monsoon is at school, so I'll check out the websites you mentioned - I'm very interested in the Red Pump.

Felicia - I complete Me March 10, 2009 at 11:14 AM  

Girl you are doing so much. Don't forget to take a breather.

RenĂ©e aka Mekhismom March 10, 2009 at 5:19 PM  

I cannot wait to hear all about that race. It sounds like something that I would do. If I had a partner. My husband won't participate in such things. Kudos to you for completing the race in a monsoon !

Shanda March 11, 2009 at 11:55 PM  

The "Great Urban Race" sounds awesome!! What a cool thing to do with your sister.

Wifey March 12, 2009 at 6:00 PM  

Love the race idea! You and Christie remind me of me and my sister. Aww...

Winks & Smiles,
Wifey

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