Sunday, June 7, 2009

I DID it! The Big 200th post !


Now, if you've been paying attention, (and I'm sure you've been on pins and needles all week) I promised a giveaway for my 200th post...
And this is IT!

I never knew when I started this blogging stuff, that it would be so satisfying.
That I would meet so many warm and lovely and fantastic friends.
That it... and you, would come to mean so much to me.
But it has. And YOU have.

The state of my house and garden can attest to that... and you would think that with all the wonderful tips and ideas that you share, that I would be in better shape house-wise and garden-wise.

All those cleaning and cooking ideas and all those gardening tips... and here I spend more time reading and blogging, than I do actually using those tips.
But do I care? Nah...
It's the friendships formed, and the fellowship that we share, that has come to mean more than anything to me.

When I first started blogging, I just wanted to talk. You know... have a place to natter on and to get my thoughts down.
And to that end, I'm as happy as a clam.
Because I never shut up and I always have some weird ideas floating around in my brain and it does my heart good to share them.
It probably bores the heck out of you though.

But the bestest part, is meeting you all - and the friendships that I've made.

YOU have made this fun.
YOU have made it all worthwhile.
And even as my house and yard slowly sink into a bottomless pit of despair, I don't care.
I'm havin' too good of a time to quit now.
Thanks to you!

So I'll quit dribblin' on now... and get down to the reason why we're here.

I have stuff to give away.
And you want some of my stuff.
See how well I've come to know you?

Now all you have to do to have a chance to win some of my stuff, is to leave me a comment.
And you'll go straight into the draw to win some fantastic prizes.
The prize is open to anyone... and it will be tailored especially to you.

All you have to do is leave a comment in the next 3 days... and at the end of those 3 days, the Old Guy will don his "I Feel Lucky" underpants... and draw a random name out of the hat or bowl... or whatever is handiest. Just pray it isn't the cat box.
Pictures will be taken, I assure you.
Which is why you should pray that it isn't the cat box.

The Old Guy has been doing sit-ups and tummy crunches all week, and he promises to wear his lucky jocks for y'all, but I can't pin him down as to what part of his body he'll be wearing them on.
He's being coy ...and it doesn't suit him at all.
The jocks do though, so get your smelling salts handy.

Now, just to make this fair to all, it's Monday June 8th here in Australia, and since dates and times vary throughout the world, get your comments in as soon as possible!!

The draw will take place on the 11th of June, so get busy leaving those comments.
And oh... you'll get extra bonus points for sucking up.

Well, not really, but I do love me some sucking up...

I'm just sayin'.


Anonymous said...

Congrats Kate on the 200th post! We all know housework will wait for you! Will some Kool-Aide packs be a good enough suck up for ya? I'll mail ya some. Another suck up should be I'm first to leave you such a wonderful comment! Also I too couldn't have met any nicer people on the ol' blog.

joolzmac said...

I'm a little worried about the giveaway prize - do hope it's not the Old Guys boxers or the cat box!

Congratulations on your 200th post - time flies when your having fun..... ahem..and not doing any housework or gardening!!!!!!!

Cheers - Joolz

The Old Dairy said...

200 posts WOW!!!! Isn't is amazing how you do make such wonderfull friends in blogland, this is something only a blogger can understand though isn't it...
This morning when I woke up I was going out into the garden, instead I'm here checking in with my blogger friends..O well....

Nancy M. said...

Yay! Congratulations!!! I have the most fun visiting you! You just keep everything so real! Everyone is sure to want your stuff since you're the coolest!

I have the hardest time getting things done for being online checking on my friends! It's so wonderful to have a friend all the way around the world!

Out Back said...

Congratulations on your milestone Tatersmama.

You are like a breath of fresh air when I come to visit, I know most times I can get a giggle from you and that is a great start for any new day.


Tatersmama said...

Marilyn, Thank you!
I just said you needed to suck up a bit... not necessarily "bribe" me.
Of course, I'll take all bribes, but it doesn't improve your chance... Bwahahah! ;-)
Joolz, Thanks! :-)
I can almost guarantee that you won't get the cat box OR the boxers, (he looks too cute in them!)
but if you win, it WILL be tailored especially to you - as close as I can get anyway!
Mandy, It's raining here, so that's MY excuse - what's yours? ;-) It's too wet here to work outside, and it's too damp to bother doing the floors. So blogging is all I have left! LOL!
Lucky us!
Nancy, Hey...good job of sucking up! ;-)(just joking...*snort*)
Isn't it great that we can make friends all around the world - yet find that we STILL have so much in common?!?!
And I'm sooo glad that your blog loads for me now!!

Kurichan said...

Congrats on 200! It is always a blast visiting and we all are so lucky you started doing this! You crack me up, woman!

Fruitcake Sandy said...

Consider this one MAJOR suck up ...but I have to admit I'm a little apprehensive about the Big Guy's boxers, too?

I need to leave you my professional movie critic's opinion of the movie we talked about ... coming soon, with a certain Little Someone right now and she's being very patient!!!

Michaela Dunn Leeper said...

I'm rolling over the jocks comments. I sure do miss you when you go away for more than a couple days. Have had a really rough few days & today was the worst lately. I need those jocks comments!

Grats on your 200, BTW!

Jan Mader said...

Woohoo! 200 posts! I want in on the drawing...especially if the Old Guy is doing the his "I feel lucky" underpants!

And, like I've said before...YOU ARE THE ERMA BOMBECK of the blogging world! I love your blog!!!!

rubiesrnotpurple said...

Congratulations. 200 posts - wow what a mammoth task it's been reading them all. Actually it's been a pleasure and a giggle and a downright hoot.

I wish we lived closer so that we could do some of that hooting in person.

Celebrate your success Katie. You sure do deserve it.

Oh ... shouldn't we be sucking up to the Old Guy though as he has to draw the lucky ticket?

Paula said...

Congrats on 200 better start catching up to me...

Hmmm how to suck to someone half way around the world...?????

Well how about I just shake off this old indiana town, shake a leg and head on over seas to lil ole down under and take you to the sex store to get some crisco? We could make a day of it...morning sex store, buy crisco and some other...things..and then back to you place to spread that gently...on the counter and we work our crust to the desired

Truly I love your posts and always love to hear from you. Keep up the great blogs. Reading a day in your life gives me a bit of a break from mine.

Gramma 2 Many said...

I am sucking up as hard and fast as I can. I do so want to see the old guy draw my name wilst wearing his lucky shorts.
Thanks for all of the readers who have come to my blog from you today. It is still Sunday at my house, so I can say today.
Congratulations on 200 posts. I can realate to not thinking you would have that much to say, but once you start it just keeps flowing.
Lovin ya and hopin I win!!!

Bz said...

Can't imagine I'd be so lucky to win 2xs from you. Regardless, I'm leaving a message saying that I've missed you while our internet's been down (for days!)... but OMG(!) the stuff I got done. Pretty sad... but, sounds like you know what I mean.
Good to read you again Kate.

Bz said...

p.s. Congrats on the 200th post!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on the 200th! I'm looking forward to every one you write from here on out! :)

Bz said...

Oops! ..another "p.s." (and no, I'm not trying to leave more comments to increase my odds of winning) ...uhh, unless it involves choc. Tim Tams... ANYway, what was I saying .....??... OH, that's right... "CRS" ..yes, I've heard of that and have self-diagnosed myself (is that rhetorical) as having it. But, girl, I have to admit, I felt better when I read about the Desitin on your toothbrush. Who knows, my day may be coming! how'd it taste?

Narelle Nettelbeck said...

YAY 200 posts. It doesn't seem that long ago when you were asking how to set up a blog and now look at you!

I'm with rubies - it would be so nice to live a little closer so we could all go out to celebrate!

Congratulations and here's to many many more crazy, happy, real and just plain outrageous entries :)

Katidids said...

You are a hoot! Cant wait to see the Old Guys undies, Bet he wears them on his head! Congrats on the 200th post! One thing about housework,'s not goin anywhere! Just say you don't like doin things that don't stay DONE!
I was cracking up about one of your posts and my SIL made comment "they arent friends, you don't really know them" (hes a guy, cant help it) and I explained that when you cry, cuss & laugh hard enough to wet your pants....thats a friend!
Heres to 200 more!

Neabear said...

I am really glad to have met you. Congrats on reaching 200 posts. It is always fun to read your posts. I have the same problem of things not getting done because I am blogging or reading blogs. Well, also because I am working too. A lot lately.

Faithful said...

Congrats on 200th post! How's this for sucking up..I fly on over with some frozen Van De Camps dinners and defrost YOUR freezer! See, I said I live dangerously. Thanks for stopping by.

Neas Nuttiness said...

Congrats to you my dear Katie!!!
I agree with you 100% on the greatness of blogging and blog friends.

I sure do hope that my name gets, Old Guy - put on them lucky drawers of yours, buy the spud woman a can of Crisco (so you're sure to get lucky!), and pick ME!!!

Anonymous said...

LOL the old guy must be a hunk! I gotta see this. LOL

Gratz on the 200th posting!

Tatersmama said...

Out Back, Thanks! I guess it's better to be giggled with, than laughed at, I suppose! ;-)
I got your gifts for you yesterday and as soon as I get them packed, they'll be on their way to you!
Kurichan, Well... you ought to know what I'm like. lol! Boring in person, funny on paper.
Fruitcake Sandy, Well, I'm afraid that calling him the "Big Guy" kind of infers something, but you need have no fear when it comes to his boxers. Or anything else....:-)
And yes, I'm looking forward to the critique!
Not THAT critique... the movie one!
Michaela, Hun I'm so sorry that you've been having a rough time lately. If it makes you feel better, I'll talk about his jocks all day! Not that there's much to talk about. ;-)
Jan, You make me blush! I mean that. Comparing ME to Erma Bombeck? Now that's high praise in the first place.... but coming from YOU? OMGosh!
You made my day !!
Rubies, Me too. What you said.
I'm a very good hooter on occasion and I wish too we could do it again. Well, not that we hooted ... but YOU know. :-)
Paula, How about if I sit in the car and wait for you while YOU run in? I could keep the motor running and drive the getaway car...
As far as sucking up? Yes, that's a very good suck up job you did! LOL! You KNOW what my Crisco means to me!
Gramma, Hey, good job! ;-) I was so glad that I found your blog, because we're sisters... I know we are! I love visiting you!
The Old Guy's undies WILL be pictured, so keep your smelling salts handy. You're gonna swoon!!
Bz, Hey, your chances are as good as anyone else's, so keep your fingers crossed! Just think of the Tim Tams, and think good thoughts!
I missed you... so don't do that again too soon, okay?
And the Desitin? Fishy. REAL fishy!
Tatertales, You know I always feel bad that you changed your name because of me... *sigh*
It's always good to visit you and see what you've been up to - and to see those little spuds of yours!
(People, she has the most adorable couple of little guys... and they make my heart melt!)
Narelle, I owe you and Tania, BIG time! If it weren't for you two, and your encouragement... I wouldn't be where I am today.
Sitting here on a computer chair, listening to the washing up water scumming over!
But celebrations? I just sad that I missed your book launch... now THAT was something worth celebrating!!
Katidids, Thanks! Yeah... sometimes they just don't get it, do they? LOL...
Hey, Instead of posting photos of undies... maybe I need to send you some spares for yourself, eh? THAT could be your prize if you win!
Neabear, I hope you're not working too hard... I know what it's like, and that's why I love blogging. It's the closest I ever get to visiting friends and having a bit of a breather from "life". :-)
I'm glad to have met you too!
Faithful, You're ON! But I couldn't ask you to do my freezer - so we'll just visit and eat the Fish Fillets! I mean, just look at the injuries you suffered just doing your own freezer - I couldn't ask you to risk frostbite on top of bleeding all over everything!!
Libby, I should have said that to enter the giveaway, you needed to SEND me a can of Crisco! I bet you would have done it too !!! *snort*
But if you don't win? There's always Christmas, you know! ;-)
Baba, Yes he is, But you forgot the C. You know.... cHUNK. ;-)
But he's all mine and I love him to pieces!!!

Pam said...

Yay!!!! 200!!!

Robynn's Ravings said...


Robynn's Ravings said...

And this is officially a comment.....Congratulations to you for 200 posts! All of them worthy, or funny, or tear-jerkers, or just life and YOU! And congratulations to ME for finding YOU!! (Uh, I think that was you, Libby, so uh, maybe I should say congratulations to YOU but you're at the grandkids' house and will never know.....!)

joolzmac said...

Hi Tatersmama

Regarding baking paper - it is the bee's knees, the ant's pants, the cat's whiskers!... I could go on. I am never without it. No more stuck biscuits, pastries etc. I even use it when roasting or baking meat in the oven. Makes clean up a lot easier.
Just make sure that the paper is slightly smaller than the round pizza stone and doesn't overlap or it could catch fire.

Cheers - Joolz

Fruitcake Sandy said...

Oh Lord, it must be catching ... of course, I meant the "OLD" Guy's jocks ... since I don't care for the term "my ole man" or "my ole woman" perhaps my 'slip' was Freudian. I've been over at Bz's place (literally, physically and any other way!) and I'm one 'tarred' Grandma right now. And I have no dignity left ... I'm blatantly sucking up to you as I would love to be the winner of your 'giveaway.' Congratulations of the 200th post!!!!

Anita said...

Congrats on your 200th post.I have been unable to read your post for days and sure have missed the laughs!!!

The Wife said...

Woohoo! Love you girl! Congrats on the 200th post and so happy I found you! You always make my day. May I remove my lips from your hindend now?!

Fruitcake Sandy said...

Yes ... I am trying to increase my chances ... THERE I SAID IT ... p.s. Little Someone walked into my 'room' over at The Mosquitoes' Bz and saw the photo of the ??? Walking Stick (that's kinda what they look like in Texas) Anywho, she saw the 'critter' on your blog and said "THAT'S a buggggggg" Dumb (no, no, can't use that word) Silly Grandma didn't know what to tell her. ???:>)

Country Whispers said...

Your posts always make me laugh!
Happy 200th!

Homestay Mama said...

Hoo Boy! I got back from Oregon just in time!!!

Now I'll go do a post on my blog and send people over. Gotta win me some of that fabulous Tater-stuff! LOL

Oh, and congratulations on your 200th post. I'm looking forward to another 200!

Mommy Gourmet said...

yEAH! you go girl! Hey I left an award for you at my blog go get it!

Roslyn said...

Found your blog through Red Dirt Woman, hey try odorless Ben Gay he's less obnoxious!

Andrea said...

Congrats on the 200th post! I am so happy to have found your blog, your wonderful wit and your beautiful heart! I'm looking forward to the next 200! :)

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! I understand about the house and garden neglect. I have that problem here too.

I love that picture. Oh, and you are smart and beautiful. That is for extra suck up points. LOL...
OH, I forgot...very slim too!

Have a great day.


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