Quote of the day, a shameful begging, and something I NEVER thought I'd do

It's Friday evening, I'm EXHAUSTED after a fun-filled, glittery day at school, and I'm ready to put on my P.J.'s and have a, um, a large SODA!! However, I have a few pressing matters to attend to.

First, I HAVE to share the comments from two of my darling girls at telling sharing today.

Susie: "Mrs. Smith, my grandmother is going to cowaformia today. She's bisiting my new cousint!"

Jane: "Hey, I have a grandma! She's the HOMECOMING queen!" Ah, that last comment gave me hope. :-)

Second, I am FORCED to enable the word verification for my comments. I swore I never WOULD, because frankly it's a pain in the butt. However, the fact that people have to wade through them is just bad manners on my part. Enough said.

Third, I've decided I have to promise SOMETHING AMAZING in order to beg for a few more HUNDRED THOUSAND votes over at Babble. (My brother in law is so sick of me emailing him begging for votes that he has VOWED to disown me. And he would, but I always bring him his favorite local beer when I visit. HAHAHA I've got him where I want him. CHAINED to the computer.) The fact that you all got me to number SIX, NUMBER SIX, fed my competitive fires like you would NOT BELIEVE.

So, if you DO go vote, please come back and let me know what I can do for you. I don't want to be vain enough to think you want pics or videos of me OR my family- and the fact that I have worked SO HARD to maintain my anonymity precludes me doing that. So, with that being said, surely there is SOMETHING I can do in return. What it could be- I have no idea- but perhaps there is something bizarre that you all want, or need from me. Just say the word. If I get into the top FIVE, it's DONE.

(Well, except for sending money. Or posing naked. Or being mean - or anything bad. But other than THAT, we're good.)



Kathy's Klothesline said...

Okay, I voted. Hmmm, what can I ask for........... you said no money, so that is out............Okay, I know, I know. Send all the campers you know my way! Good luck and I hope you win. I will vote every day......

Kellyansapansa said...

Voted, voted, voted, voted and voted again for good measure. Good luck! Oh, and I don't want anything in return - you've already well and truly earned my votes :o)

Brian Miller said...

but you give so much each day...how could we not vote...especially for a future homecoming queen, right? smiles.

w said...


i just want to be your bff. but like without the split half heart necklace. unless it's 14k gold. chain and pendant.

only a movie said...

No worries, I voted. Now go enjoy your soda. xoxo

CatLadyLarew said...

Just went over to vote again. Gotta keep you in the single digits!

3 Men and a Lady said...

You were getting some crazy spam so I forgive you for the word verification.

Sandee said...

I voted for you. You are number 8 already. Wow, that's impressive. I don't want anything either.

Have a terrific day. :)

Secretia said...

My nephew thinks he pledges his allegiance for "Richard Stands"

Lori said...

Just voted! All I ask is that you continue to entertain. Now, I must go put on my fat pants and have a glass of vino. Tootles!

Suzanne said...

I voted. My wish is that you would stop by and leave a comment over at my blog!

The Muse said...

...i had to implement the spam can...quite some time back :(

forgiven though, no prob!

votes? mmmm well...i'll see what i can do!! :)

Steven Anthony said...

I voted for ya, my wish...have a double martini on me;)

peace my friend

Beth said...

I have voted a number of times. What you can do for me is: Find a way to thank a Veteran.

Vodka Mom said...

Beth- it's so funny that you said that. I JUST SENT an envelope with valentines my class made for VETERANS in the mail from school today!!!!

Are you psychic????????????? that is so weird.

Beth said...

Oops. It posted my link wrong. But my request is the same as above.

SkylersDad said...

been giving you the love over at Babble, and after getting each of my last few posts spammed with anon comments, I might have to go to word ver also.

just making my way said...

Voted again! You're still at number 8.

I just noticed your "vintage art" for the day is the same print we have on our wall. Cool.

plainolebob said...

VM, after I vote, i want you to write a speech for mr.o.,using the dialect from your class, and yes you are our "homecoming queen" always.
ps. gotta go vote now

Sue said...

I do NOT understand why the site won't let me vote. I even banged the hell out of my "enter" button on my computer! I'll go back and try in a few minutes.

Not The Rockefellers said...

You know I vote early and often for you!
Well as often as I am allowed.
The bigger problem for me is that,at the time of this writing, you are at 1299 followers. It kills me that I can't follow AGAIN TO BUMP IT UP TO 1300! :)

Peace ~ Rene

roberta said...

Voted....time and time again...lol...and what would i like in return?.....a post everyday....lol.....not too much.....xo

Michele said...

I voted. You don't own me a thing. Women like us (of a certain age) need to stick together.

Eternally Distracted said...

OK. Done...

Suzy said...

I voted you "best mom on a pole."

JulieBouf said...

I voted (again). I would like you to move to our school district and be my daughter's kindergarten teacher next year ;)

Kyddryn said...

I voted for ya, sugar...

You don't have to get nekkid or anything...just be yourself and keep blogging about it.

Shade and Sweetwater,
K (who may have to enable word verification on her own little patch of Blogopolis, dang it)

Captain Dumbass said...

I already voted, can I get some money?

The Mind of a Mom said...

Okay I went, I voted and I am back to tell you. As for my reward, you can come on over and we can have Martinis together and laugh about our teenage girls!
not to difficult eh?? :o)
Good Luck I hope you win

Mrs. E said...

I'm voting. Send vodka!

Fragrant Liar said...

I voted, I voted, I voted. Previously. So this time, I just tooted.

That's worth something, right?

Fragrant Liar said...

P.S. What's with #83 Vodka Mom? Is that you? She's sucking away your votes, mama.

Liss said...

I'd love to vote for you - however all the links direct me to Babble Australia (where I'm situated) - annoying!!! Can't even manually put it in!! Can't say I didn't try!

I'm going to be cheeky and ask for a top ten tips for parents of kindergarten. My little one started yesterday... and I know you'll put a mixture of serious and funny in there :)

LegalMist said...

I've been voting every day since I found out about the contest. It kills me that with nearly 1300 followers, you don't have at least 10,000 votes already!! What is wrong with these people? It only takes about 35 seconds from start to finish...

I'd love a link in your sidebar, but only if you feel like it, not as a quid pro quo for the votes. I'll be voting for you daily regardless. :)

LegalMist said...

Oh, and I can't believe you haven't done the word ver before now.

The spam has been fast and furious lately, hasn't it?

Rachel Cotterill said...

How many times are we allowed to vote? I've done it a few times but don't know if it checks IP addresses.

I don't want anything in return, except a cup of coffee if I'm ever passing your way.

NorthWestLondonGirlInTheCountry said...

Voted, I would love a cure for my bad ankle, any suggestions greatfully received xx

Jen said...

i cant vote from Australia or I would have done so many many times. So sorry but the page keeps reverting to ehe .au version!!!

Technology is going to be the death of us one day!!


Scary Mommy said...

You just can't let this one go, eh? :) Been voting & will continue to. GOOD LUCK!

Irish Gumbo said...

Done. And what you can do for me? Just be what you are, my dear. That's lovely enough :)

otin said...

I just voted! I don't want anything, now... Some day I may come to you and say, "VM, I need a favor", but that day may never come. When Godfather Otin calls in his favors, people respond! LOL!

Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

I am trying to remember to vote for you each day and also enter the HGTV dream home contest. When I remember one, I always remember the other.

You already do so much, you make me smile ; -)

Joanie M said...

I just saw your note on the sidebar! Congrats on 3rd place for best humor blog in blogger's choice awards! That's awesome!!!

Just so ya know, I'm still voting, still plugging for you. You can pay me any time. I accept Visa, Mastercard and Captain Morgan)

Laura said...

I've been voting daily! Can we vote more than once? It took about 10 clicks to get it to accept my vote today, but it's done!

You can email me & let me know if I can become a "follower" w/out having a blog of my own, & how to do that.


me in the pink said...

VM - I voted again! I'll try to remember to do it each day.

What I want - for you to keep writing!


Kathryn Magendie said...

I voted!...let's see....let's see....ask Oprah to put my book on her book club? Guess that's too far fetched...

okay, hmmm...I know - follow me on twitter! :-)

Sheila said...

I vote every day! All I want is for you to keep writing, your family to be healthy and safe and everytime your mom visits, write about it!

Beth said...

Oh I am so happy to hear you sent something to the Veterans. I carry business sized thank you cards that you can get for FREE at dearamericanhero.com (they are lovely). I hand them out whenever I see a current service member or a vet. Yesterday I thanked a WWII vet, and his wife later came to me crying. She said, "You think people have forgotten. He thinks people have forgotten about him. But you didn’t forget. You remembered him. Thank you. The card is beautiful." Another time I thanked a Viet Nam Vet who told me no one had ever thanked him.

Fiftiesmom said...

I've voted again! It'll cost you a martini or 2 but you don't have to pay up til this summer when I come up Oregon or South Dakota or where ever you are!

Joanna Jenkins said...

I'm vote #823. Good luck.

And if you add word verification than I feel better because I'm getting so much crap that I'm thinking of adding it too. So if people complain, I'll blame you. Kidding ;-)

Hope your weekend is good.

apathy lounge said...

I don't know what to ask for and that feels strange. I usually have no problems asking for the world.

idgtm said...

I'll vote if you take my place during "show & tell" for the remainder of the year. It's too painful for words.

idgtm said...

Peaceful Parenting is #1 Isn't that an oxymoron? You got my vote.

darkwiltess said...

I voted (again!)

How about a post about how parents can get involved in their kids school - even if they work full time! I'm a PTO president and always hear why parents couldn't possible find the time.. I work 2 part time jobs and do PTO...come on folks, there is more than one way to help at school! I'd love to hear from the teacher's prospective - especially one with your sense of humor!

Vodka Logic said...

Voted.. us vodka lovers have to stick together.

Come visit sometime we'll do some martinis

Melissa B. said...

I voted, I VOTED! And this looks like the kinda place where we may vote early and often, too, oui? I'ma gonna tweet you now, OK? (Hey, that sounds vaguely smarmy. Must use comment moderation...)

♥ Braja said...

I'd like 1299 people to visit my site, my NEW site. And I'd like them all to subscribe AND buy Indian visas, yeah, AND I'd like them to write my next book for me, AND I'd li...wait....can I get fries with that????

Gaston Studio said...

I voted for you while on another site this morning and when I just went back, it appeared to let me vote again... twice in one day!?

Hope it worked.

Amy said...

I voted!

I'd love it if you'd come see me and if you like what you see give me a shout out.

Joanna Jenkins said...

Back again. I'm vote #903.

Good luck.


Sandee said...

You are now in 6th place. :)

Converting A Spendthrift said...

I have voted. Again.

I want world peace.

I also want a balanced budget.

I want quiet children.

Okay all of those are too much to ask for...

I would like for you to follow my blog.

Hannah said...

Hi, I went to babble to vote for you and clicked on the "I like this blogger" icon. But the number of votes didn't change. Sorry .... I tried but don't think I succeeded. Hope you might send some photos to my site.

www.FunnyPhotosContest.com. Submit CUTE or FUNNY photos and tell friends to vote. $2,000 in prizes. No entry fee.

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