Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Me, Me, It's All About ME!

This title might not be as subtle as Sally Field's Oscar acceptance speech for Places in the Heart, "You like me, right now, you like me!" However, in starting this blog, I'll be honest, I wasn't sure where this would take me: one man show, television pilot, Oprah's Book Club. And while all of those barely simmer on the back burner, this week has brought some wonderful gifts and I thought I'd share them with you...


First up, Vodka Mom. I was just doing my own thing, writing irreverent blog posts. And BAM, dozens, count em, DOZENS of comments came rolling in. Many of these new visitors said that Vodka Mom had sent them, that she would kick their collective asses if they did not click on over to my blog!! So I go to Vodka Mom's Blog and first thing I see is my picture. And the link. In two days I gained 40 plus followers, and all thanks to her. A big warm welcome to those of you who decided to drink my Kool-Aid. And a huge sloppy cyber kiss to Vodka Mom!

Schmutzie has a blog called Five Star Friday. She must be a one heck of a reader because weekly she culls her favorite blog posts, offering them up for us to peruse. I barely have enough time to splash water on my pits and have dinner ready on time. This last Friday, Mommy With a Penis was included. It was the piece I wrote about the Perez Hilton/Miss California debacle. (It also was the first piece, in which I included video. For those of you who do not know me, that was a huge technological hurdle.) I affectionately call it Anyone Have a Spare Bucket of Pig's Blood?

Errant Parent is launching a new blog magazine today! It's quirky and wonderful. They are looking for submissions that have to do with being a parent, yet are also humorous and have an edge. I feel quite honored to be featured. Look for Sometimes a Girl Needs a Kicky Pair of Boots.

Lastly, I am performing on Mother's Day, in a show called Mamarama. The tag line is: Hilarious and heartfelt tales from the mom/writer/performers who birthed them. I shall be performing a piece called Glamorous Life, which includes a song I wrote...the one and only. I'm excited because I'll be performing with Laraine Newman!! Incredibly cool. Connie Conehead herself. The other moms performing are Caroline Aaron, Miyoko and Wendy Hammers, the show's creator. For those of you in Southern Cali and would like to see it, the info is as follows:

Mothers' Day, May 10th, at 7:30
Santa Monica College Performing Arts Center
The Edye Second Space
1310 11th Street, Santa Monica Boulevard, Santa Monica
$20


On the down side of things, I did not win the swing set contest over at Dad Blogs. But the dads (and moms) over there are a continual source of inspiration and I've enjoyed being a part of Fatherhood Fridays.

A big, humongous bear hug to all of you who have supported Mommy With a Penis. To quote Sally Field once more, "If I hadn't fought back, I might have been Gidget forever."

It really doesn't have to do with anything, I just thought it a nice bookend!

11 comments:

Dawn@Embracing the Ordinary Life said...

Bravo...and well deserved!!

geelizzie said...

Yay! Yup, martinimom is where I found you, and so glad I did. I had to go back to the beginning and read every one of your posts-excellent blog!

Amy said...

Bravo, Mommy!!

only a movie said...

Congrats and am so glad Vodkamom sent us over here.
That post definitely deserves to be on 5 Star Friday. :-D

Evil Twin Sister said...

I don't remember how I found you other than through "somebody's" blog. But I am glad I did! I love your style. Matter of fact, I've read ALL of your blogs. :-)

Take a look at my post for today sometime, please. You inspired me, though I KNOW my writing is CRAP compared to yours. But your title and my oldest daughter could possibly join in a few years. lol!

The Renaissance Chick said...

I am one of those readers who started following you on Vodka Mom's suggestion. Thank goodness I did!

I have two blogs and want to refer you to both. Please check out: therenaissancechick.blogspot.com. You have an award awaiting you there!

Also, please join us at moonlighthollow.blogspot.com on Mondays for Pop Test and on Wednesdays for Never-Ending Story! We are a lively bunch who like to laugh!

Malisa

Joanie M said...

Hey! Break a leg this weekend!

Gaston Studio said...

Yep, me too. Blame it on vodka mom, she knows how to pick 'em!

Sue Jackson said...

I gotta tell you, Vodka Mom got me here too. I've been reading everything you've written, and love, love, love it! I'll be back.
Take care, Sue

CSY said...

Hello, Mr. Mommy! Yes, I'm from VodkaMom too...it took me a while cause I was raging against the machine. Plus, VM is kinda scary, don't tell her! Love your blog! You've gained another follower, hope you don't mind!

BostonPobble said...

Like Evil Twin Sister, I no longer remember how I found you, only that I did and I have no idea who Vodka Mom is so it wasn't from there). And quite frankly (in spite of my lurk status prior to now) I think the big old hug needs to go to you. Thanks for the great ride!