Friday, July 31, 2009

This is Why Money is Better Than Fame

I was going to do a post today on how my pants fit better after doing a #2. Don't make that face, you probably wait until after you've gone to the bathroom to weigh yourself. Anyway, all of that went by the wayside after I realized that I had been given the Post of the Day Award from david-mcmahon. Thank you David!
David, who is an accomplished/published writer, has a blog called Authorblog. After reading Some of This is True, Joanna told David to come on over and read it.
Thank you Joanna!
So, this morning I realized that I had tons of new comments on the story from a bunch of people I didn't know, and that they had come over because of the award that I didn't know anything about. This is compounded by the fact that I've had an offer to write a children's book. I am feeling writer's block starting to creep and twist around me like a pesky vine. And I'm thinking that some of my new followers may leave once they realize that this is not the classy blog they thought it was.
How could I have not have seen this coming? When I was in high school, I had an English teacher who always supported my writing, even though I tortured him somewhat. He was an older gentleman with a hearing aid. We had a t.v. in the classroom, and when he wasn't looking, I would turn the "picture" off and adjust the sound to make a small ringing noise. Then he would keep tapping on his hearing aid, which was a great distraction from The Grapes of Wrath. At other times, my classmates and I would only "mouth" our responses to him. When he turned up his hearing aid, we would talk really loud then. We would all giggle like the bad children that we were. He was a great old guy and a really good sport. I actually really loved him. I think he knew that. the classic style of the lovable ostrich, and without further ado, I will hide my head in the sand, and leave you with this photograph from APC's 2010 Fall Campaign. And then I'm going to a yard sale. Gotta go. You can stay if you like and talk among each other about what a great future lays in store for me, and how I deserve it, and stuff like that. Don't forget to shut off the coffee pot before you leave. xo


Joanna Jenkins said...

Will you still love us when you're a HUGE STAR !?!?!
Congrats on your Nomination!!!!! I'm so proud of you.
And a children's book-- OMG!!!! I'm going to ask for your autograph now. I promise not to sell it on eBay.

Dooder City said...

I love that APC photo. Your poor teacher probably thought he was going nuts with his hearing aid. Congratulations on the award. I love your blog and think it is classy, wonderful and inspiring! Have a great weekend D!

mo.stoneskin said...

I'm excited that you got the offer. Superstar. You never replied to my question a little while back - are a lot of the illustrations that appear here yours?

diane said...

Joanna J: I may have to write under another name, so my autograph won't be worth spit.

Dooder C: I had a large hand in driving him there. Sometimes I feel rather bad about that.

Mo S: The illustrations are mine, guilty as charged. My e-mail is in my profile info. if you'd like to e-mail me your shipping address.

Prunella Jones said...

Congratulations, my sweet! I want an autographed copy when the book comes out.

About the number 2 bidness, I completely agree. And BTW coffee makes a great enema. (just make sure it's cooled off!)

drollgirl said...

WHOA! this is rather exciting news, no?!?!? i am stoked for ya!

Cait said...


I'm sure you won't have writer's block. Don't mention that to me. As it is I hope I can write something for tomorrow..hahahaha..


& thanks for the note and seeing that um..something not many would note when I write.

Dominica said...

I'll be your first overseas book-buyer and who knows ? Maybe someday they end up in my store ...that would be nice ; an extra special shelf with exceptional children's books from around the world !
See, inpsiration just hit me again !!

Red Boots said...

Doesn't everyone weigh themselves after having a #2?! x

Green-Eyed Momster said...

You know me so well. I always weigh myself AFTER!! :)

Please don't forget about us!

Congrats on the writing the children's book. I want a signed copy!

Hugs and love,

Did I forget to turn the coffee pot off?


cait said...

Thanks again..for reading and leaving me a note. Sometimes, I have to see if can just write a little moment from time to time of things happening. & well, I come from a family that missed a lot of moments like those. But I did get to watch some cousins do some wild stuff when they were babies.

Denise said...

number 2 is the best way to start my day. hihihhi. makes everthing perfect! i love this post.

Jack Daniel said...

What an interesting picture...I see another person inside this person's face.

And're about to become famous aren't ya?? A children's book??? That is so great! What a surprise. :)

yiqin; said...

Wow, nice picture.

Girl Interrupted said...

A much deserved award ... and I am so excited (and yes, ok, a teeny bit envious) about the childrens book!!! It's about time somebody (other than us, your faithful followers) recognised how talented you are xx