November 13, 2007

Sit in the Middle

Writing here is a little like having a big group of friends over for coffee and cookies (not that I ever do that in real life) (though maybe we would if we all lived in the same town) (not that you'd HAVE to come over, I'm just saying you COULD) (it's not like I'd literally FORCE you, I'd just waft cookie aromas out the window and you would be drawn in AGAINST YOUR WILL) (I now return you to the sentence already in progress): it's comfy, it's easy, we rarely disagree except on the BIG issues such as how often children should be bathed, and I'm always having happy thoughts like, "I can't wait to tell them about THIS!"

Over the three-day weekend, I worked on my first post as a contributing writer over at SundryBuzz. That was more like...giving a speech in front of my high school. Have I ever mentioned I won speech contests in high school? I liked writing the speeches, but if you won you had to give them in front of the whole school.

My high school was pretty nice to people as high schools go, and so no one openly taunted me or HOOTED or anything, but that feeling of getting up in front of ALL THOSE PEOPLE and then having to SAY SOMETHING---yagghhh. What I used to do was have my few good friends sit right in the middle, so I could deliver the speech to people with friendly familiar faces.

I wonder if you'd mind going over and sitting in the middle.

30 comments:

Sara said...

I am on my way.....

Tessie said...

Dude, that was YOU? I did not notice your label thingee and so I guess I thought it was Linda and that is a COMPLIMENT!

Erica said...

Congrats on the "promotion" to contributing writer. I am quelle jealous.

Cari said...

I'm with Tessie. I just read over there and now I am going back to re-read because it's YOU! I'm going to smile and wave, but I promise not to make faces that will cause you to laugh or ruin your concentration.

Stacie said...

Beaver whisks. AWESOME!

Nowheymama said...

So when the book deal comes, will you publish as "Swistle" or reveal your true name?!

Swistle said...

Tessie- Oh, totally! I definitely agree that being mistaken for Linda is a compliment! Some people might say that going on to emphasize in all caps what a compliment this is makes it less of a compliment! Not me, though!

Mrs. M said...

i'm the one with a big goofy grin and plate of brownies

Michelle said...

I'm smiling and waving from the middle! And those are actually very cute, so I didn't even have to give you fake support!

Tessie said...

Oh man, I know. I totally botched that whole comment. UNDO! UNDO! In my defense, it's pretty well established that I am a major abuser of the CAPS.

Shelly Overlook said...

I thought that was Linda, too, didn't even notice. I should have known due to the Target reference, though!!! So this is me, sitting in the middle, watching you speak and not even making funny faces to try to screw you up.

Family Adventure said...

I'm there :)

Heidi

d e v a n said...

very nice!

I know you can hear me... said...

You rock!

I'm totally heading to Target...for the third time today...

Alice said...

OH WOW! swistle, if you weren't already, there's no doubt you're in the big leagues now :-)

janet said...

nicely done, swistle!

Marie Green said...

Already read it! So exciting to hear you been recruited! You are truly bloggy famous now! Congrats!

JMH said...

WOW! I love Sundry! You have entered a whole new level of blogs :) I am glad I can say I've been reading your blog "from the beginning"

And, great post BTW :)

Pickles & Dimes said...

Congratulations!!! A well-deserved promotion.

Misguided Mommy said...

one hell of a nervy comment on my blog right now. i'm fuming. i want to reach into my computer and punch this girl right now. what gives people the right. grrrr this is as bad as the c-section arguments. FREAKING FUMING COULD USE CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES RIGHT NOW, SWISTLE PLEASE SEND REINFORCEMENTS IN THE FORM OF BAKED GOODS MMMKAY

Erin said...

Hey, Great job! I love it and you should definitely do MORE sundrybuzzing!

Penny said...

Wow swistle, you're getting famous.

She Likes Purple said...

I'm curious how your high school got to be so nice? What was the secret?

Congrats on the post!

Emblita said...

Wow Swistle! Congratulations- that is awesome. And you are the MASTER of all things Target!

Misguided Mommy said...

ugg the sicker i get today the more i cant help wishing i was your neighbor so i could bum some brownies off you instead of going to the store and buying box brownies today

el-e-e said...

I haven't had time to read in a week! But I had time to tag you for a meme today. Heh, heh. :)

MadMad said...

Darn. Now I am newly obsessed with trying to find these things. 'Cuz I didn't have enough to do... But you're right: You NEED a whale shaped ice scream scoop. How else will I live?

el-e-e said...

Congrats, by the way! I caught up with the world and went over there to see what you've done! :) V. exciting.

Sara said...

I wanted to let you know that i found the peppermint mocha creamer. I am in heaven. THANK YOU!!

amber said...

I'd love to!