Saturday, October 6, 2012

ICYMI



What in the world is going on? Am I turning over a new leaf? Experimenting with a new lifestyle called being prepared?

I've got my In Case You Missed It up a whole day and a half early. Maybe all this talk about discipline and schedules and deadlines works. (ha! actually, I'll be busy Sunday and Monday, so I saw a window of time and ran with it ... )

What has become my favorite, favorite weekly feature, from all that I've tried on for size here at Good Day Regular People; my list of some of what I found that I liked so much on the internet:

This week's In Case You Missed It:

--Like most people, I like to pretend I have fancy friends. And here's mine: Lady Jennie of A Lady In France. She lives in, you guessed it -- France, and she somehow writes posts that are down to earth intimate yet dreamy. Full of life as I'll never know it, and yet, I'm thrilled she shares it with me. Typical of her posts: a little bit of education about her country, and her lighter than air photography. Today, she takes us on a trip to Versailles.

--Katy, from Experienced Bad Mom, with "this week's to do list" that is so honest, you can't help but want to glom on to her in hopes she'll invite you over for coffee. She's great, and she tells the truth: we all screw up as parents, and it's okay.

--Listening to our kids, it really is important. And the listening they know we do all-the-way style, versus just faking it. Mary Lerner, of My 3 Little Birds, with Listen.

--And something that was so great, it made me laugh out loud. Via another website you have to subscribe to, mashable. An SNL parody of whoop, whoopwhoopwhoop Gangnam Style! Made my day.



Have a wonderful week. Maybe I'll get into this on-time, ahead of the game way of life.

At least every once in awhile.

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--Here's an In Case You Missed It real life: last week I told you about TheMoth/True Stories Told Live, bringing their monthly StorySLAM to Milwaukee. It's held at The Miramar Theatre the first Thursday of every month. One presenter is chosen as the winner from the night's performers, and then he/she goes on to compete in the Grand StorySLAM at the end of the year. The theme last month was "courage," and I entered last month with a story about me taking on a devildog that wanted my kids for dinner like that alligator wanted that chicken that Steve Irwin dangled in front of the beast's snapping snout.

I attended last week's StorySLAM, the theme being "chemistry." I spoke of my first true love, the one I've never gotten over; and the chemistry that happens between us. 

Me and my coffee.

With my heart out on my sleeve like that, how could I have not won? I did. I'll now go on to compete in the Grand StorySLAM at the end of the year.

If there's a StorySLAM ever anywhere near you, you've got to go. Great stories to hear, great stories for you to share. It's such a gift to be part of something like this.

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    1. Thank you so much, Ms. A. I love sharing before an audience, and it has become such a rewarding experience for me.

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  2. woohoo....way to rock the slam....that is awesome empress.....best of luck at the grandslam as well...

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    1. Thanks, Brian.

      I'm so excited, I know you know what I mean.

      xo

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  3. I love this weekly post of yours! I'm thinking I need to do something similar. I'm feeling like re-committing to the blog and writing. Got a good post up that might give you a laugh. Now I just need to go from there. You always inspire me!

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    1. I always loved when you posted.

      I hope you do re commit.

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  4. Congratulations - that's awesome. Coffee never gets the good press it deserves. But finally you do!

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    1. Oh, what a perfect comment.

      THANK YOU.

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  5. Well of course you won, you are awesome! Plus writing about the one you can't get over, I would have had my hand up to hear all about that. I also have one I never got over. I can't exactly write about him though because my husband reads my blog...well, he doesn't, it just seems that he lands on those posts when I'm admitting stuff like this. Bravo my Darling, bravo! Only great things will happen to you!

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  6. Congratulations! And thanks so much for mentioning me and my Experienced Bad Mom "To Do" list on your ICYMI list!

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    1. The pleasure is all mine, I enjoy your posts.

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  7. Oh my gosh!!!! That's so awesome. Of COURSE you won! :) Huge congratulations Empress!!!!!!!

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    1. I KNOW I KNOW.

      In May, I was picked to read with Molly Ringwald for their Main Stage show.

      I KNOW!!

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    1. Thank you! Do you have a Moth ever close by? They're incredible events to attend.

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  9. You are a superstar! Please don't forget us regular (and some caffeine intolerant) people!

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  10. I hope you had a lovely weekend my friend. I love the posts that you share. xo

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    1. Thanks, T.

      There's so much good out there, and we have to share when we find something we want others to see.

      xo

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  11. Congratulations, Alexandra! I'll be pulling for you at year's end.

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    1. You know, Cheryl, as in all things with you, I feel it .

      xo

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  12. Dang, I love me a gangnam style parody. And also coffee.

    We have a lot of "Me, too," lady.

    XOXO

    Anna

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    1. Didn't you just love the SNL skit, Anna?

      DYING.

      The dialogue: "Who is that guy?" "Who cares! I haven't felt this happy in years!"

      "Hey!? Did he just scream at her butt?" "Yeah. We're all gonna live forever!"

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  13. Aw thanks Emp!

    And of COURSE you won. That wouldn't even be a question.

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  14. Oh, Empress! There is no one more deserving. NO ONE. Congratulations, my lovely friend.

    And a great, big mmwaaaa! across the virtual miles from me to you. Thank you again and again for your help today.

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