Thursday, March 18, 2010


You may have noticed from my lack of posting to this blog that I've been busy. Kindof an understatement. I have one party down (pictures coming soon) and two more in the work for the next two weeks. Why? Because my kids birthdays are all in March. Within 16 days. Add that with the fact that I'm in charge of two sharing times this month, have to have a rough draft of the last three chapters of my thesis done by tomorrow, the pinewood derby is in under a week (I'm on the committee as the 2nd Counselor in the Primary Presidency), third quarter ends tomorrow, and I'm taking students to a Creative Writing Conference at SUU next week.

Blogging just hasn't climbed the most important things list (neither has laundry) but I have been taking time for some great silliness.

My cousin, Charlotte, started something last year that may have blown up in her face. It is called Midwinter Musical Madness. She has an AMAZING knowledge of musicals and awards points that actually count for something.

My musical knowledge is basically limited to Phantom, Les Mis, Jekyll and Hyde, Scarlett Pimpernel, and any that have been made into really well known movies like Annie, The Sound of Music, Mary Poppins and the like. I do know more songs, but don't know the musical they are from or I will know the names of musicals but not any of the songs. So, as you may have guessed, I'm not typically the winner in this competition (Melissa kicks my trash up and down the pitch, field, court - yup, all of them).

But what is fun is that there are whim points. If you are funny, thoughtful, ridiculous or just desperate, you can get points. That I can do.

I'm telling you about this in case, like me, you are procrastinating what you should be doing by reading blogs and telling you, if you want a good laugh, maybe to jump in (the lightning round is still coming up) or just to have fun wasting time, go here. You won't be disappointed, but you have to read the comments to really enjoy the full experience.


Mellissa said...

I love wasting time and having a good laugh. I'll have to check it out. I'll probably see you at the Creative Writing Conference next week. Good luck with all you have going on. I thought I was bad with birthdays in July, August, and Septebmer, but you win!

Charlotte said...

Pure, unadulterated silliness, that's what's going on over there.

And we have no one to blame but you. I'd pretty much decided to skip MMM this year, until I got your e-mail.

Thank HEAVEN for your e-mail.

Harmony said...

Yep, that's me. Procrastinating what I should be doing and reading blogs, or mostly just one blog, instead. Fun though, isn't it? I've got a good idea for the 4th week Sharing Time if you need it.