#84 - June Writing Contest

I've kept some tickers and crazy imagechef doo-dads on my sidebar for what I've written in the month of June, but never explained to the general audience out there what they're for. I decided it was high time I should, since I only have - what? 8 days left? I'm sure you've all been waiting with bated breath . . . :o)

The long and short of it is that my fellow blogger, critique buddy, and BFF, Ali, and I decided to have a contest to see who can write more words in the month of June. Just between you and me, she's whoopin' my butt. But I'm not going to go down without a fight!

I've had a lot of things happen in the last few weeks that have been emotionally draining. Throw in a weekend trip out of town and a general feeling of despair when thinking about all the problems with my book, and you have a recipe for a dangerously low wordcount.

I got some general encouragement and uplift-ness at critique group tonight, though, and I'm going to give it my all over the next few days. Wish me luck, and check back often to see how I'm doing. Whether I post or not, you can count on me to make silly little imagechef thingies. (Can you tell I don't know what to call them?) :-D

#83 - Benefit Yard Sale

Some good friends of ours in American Fork are having a yard sale on Saturday. Their son Ammon is very sick with Lyme disease, and the insurance company won't pay for the treatment. All of the proceeds of the sale will go toward paying for his medical expenses.

Go to this website to learn more about Ammon and his situation, or go here to just read the flier about the yard sale.

Anything you guys can do to help would be appreciated. If you want to donate stuff for the yard sale, but you can't or don't want to drive it over there, bring it to my house by Thursday night and I'll get it to them. And if you just want to go and find some cool yard sale deals and help a good cause at the same time, drop by the yard sale on Saturday.

#82 - I "Heart" ImageChef

If you can't tell from my sidebar . . . . .

ImageChef.com - Custom comment codes for MySpace, Hi5, Friendster and more

I have been wasting unconscionable amounts of time on ImageChef today. It's just too fun. To make a picture or video like this would take me hours . . . days . . . a lifetime! But with ImageChef, I just plug in what I want it to say, and it sticks my own words into the picture / video / whatev. Love. It.

I made the video below just because my kids and I COULD NOT STOP LAUGHING about it. I hope you enjoy . . .

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