Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Minute With Manic, A New Feature!

First, a quick note, cuz lately, I’m big on those “First, a quick note” posts, if you hadn’t realized. I am going to participate in that NaBloPoMoFo thing during the month of November, where I will be posting (Dear God) DAILY!

But, I’m going to make it interesting.

During the month of November, I am going to have a daily

Minute With Manic!

With YOU as the STAR! It’s going to be simple, and fun, and will be a great way to have Bloggers and readers find other Bloggers whom they might enjoy.

So, for every day in November, I will do my regular posting blah-blah-whiny-bitchy-woe-is-me, with-a-little-bit-o-snarky-humor-thrown-in-there crap, but I will also feature a fellow Blogger/commenter. YOU!

All you need to do is leave a comment that day, and the next day I will randomly select a person to be featured on Manic Mommy.(Random Selection means I will tell one of my kids to give me a number and that person who left that comment in the comment trail for that number will be the one to be featured the next day.)

For the daily featured Blogger, you must be willing to answer THREE random and obscure, and possibly embarrassing and silly questions openly and honestly. I’ll post the Q&A, and also the link to your Blog. The funnier the answers, the more likely someone will pop over to find your Blog!

You then, just have to post on your Blog that you’re being featured at Manic Mommy’s. Not too hard huh? And the questions will be fun; I promise! So, you can start right now by leaving a comment here and then I will choose randomly one of you to interview for the November 1 post!

(Also, keep in mind, you may still leave a comment under the previous post, Meeting Melisa as we will be raffling off a signed copy of Remembering Ruby on Friday!)

And now, I bring you our regularly scheduled posting on RELATIONSHIPS:

You know when you have a baby, and you think and hope, “Dear God, I hope it comes out healthy” and then the next thing you think is, “Dear God, I hope it’s a [insert preferred gender here], and then the next thing you think is “Dear God, I hope it kinda looks like me.”

This is true right? Not that we people are narcissistic, but don’t you think most parents do want a child who looks kind of like the parent? I remember on 20/20 or some other show a long time ago, there was this story on newborns and that they almost always come out looking like the daddy because, well, you already know for certain who the mommy is, because the squirmy little bloody blob just came out of THAT BODY, so of course, the newborn belongs to THAT mommy, but what about the daddy? Who’s to know for sure who the daddy is?

Who’s your daddy? Who’s your daddy?

(You know you’re all bee-bopping in your chairs right now, chanting, “Who’s your daddy? Who’s your daddy? I’m your daddy!” Well, if you weren’t then, you probably are now!)

Anyway, for the longest time, no one would say my kids looked like me, well, at least not Ajers and Diva. I think Tukey is my side of the family all day long, anger-management issues included. But everyone always says Ajers and Diva look like their daddy, and their daddy’s side of the family. And I’m OK with that. I think Mr. Manic is handsome, because why else would I have married him? Certainly not his charm, or his wit, or even his sense of humor!

Lately though, I’ve been noticing as Diva has been maturing, she’s growing up, becoming a ‘tween, which scares the hell out of me, but that’s a post for another day. She is beginning to look a bit like me. Really. And I hadn’t realized this until I came across a couple pictures taken on different days, but when I saw them, I was like, “Wow, we really do resemble one another!”

Well, I might say that all day long, but I’ll let you all judge for yourselves. What do you think?

Any resemblance?





Happy Halloween! Now leave a comment, and I’ll need an email too so I can contact you if you’re the Random
Minute With Manic!
featured Blogger!

Let’s have some fun during the month of November!

45 comments:

Cecily R said...

The resemblance here is seriously scary! And totally funny. You and Dive are stunning in purple.

Good luck with NaBloPoMoFo...I know you can do it and do it well. Me? Nadachance. Just not that clever or blog savvy yet I guess.

Cecily R said...

Ah, crap. I meant you and DivAAAA are stunning in purple. I cna't type (clearly since I didn't spell can't right either...)!!

Manic Mom said...

Dive Diva, no matter!

Melisa said...

Am I eligible for another Minute with Manic? Or was yesterday my only 15 minutes?

LOL Just kidding.

You and Diva could be twins! Are you sure YOU'RE not the daughter? :)

Manic Mom said...

Melisa! Of course you're eligible!

Every day I'll pick someone new!

Andie said...

ROFLOL LOVE IT!

I think you guys look like twins. Seriously! ;)

I think your "minute with manic" is a great idea! I can't wait to see more of that!

Rob said...

>>the next thing you think is “Dear God, I hope it kinda looks like me.”<<

I would thought it would be "Dear God I hope it looks at least vaguely like my husband!"

You post did remind me of the classic blond joke where when the blonde finds out she is pregnant ask's the Doc, "How can we be sure it's mine?"

Melissa said...

Holy cow, you guys are twins ;)

Cool idea for NaBloPoMo (cripes, I'm never sure if I get that right). I'm signed up too. SnoreMan was picking on me today as I was writing down topics to post about. He was like, "really, it's a blog!" I was nice and didn't tell him, "buddy, it keeps me off my shrinks couch!"

Here's hoping I get picked for your minute with manic.

www.ramble-on-rose.com said...

Purple Twins..... but does she enjoy Tim Tams????


rr

cubmommy said...

LOL! Love the pictures! Good Luck with NaBloPoMoFo.

amanda said...

You BOTH loook like Stephanie off Lazy Street! How cool is that?

GREAT idea for a daily blog - can I be eligible for picking? I'm not a blogger but you do have my email.....

KATE said...

Um, yeah I think there is a slight resemblence! Ya know, just kind of!

I'm with Rob, the next question should be & probably too often is, Dear God let it resemble my husband! When I had my 1st, she came out VERY dark haired, (like Brooke), but her skin was fairly dark too. She looked like an eskimo, I turned to my husband, seriously still in the stirrups & said "Holy Shit I swear she's YOURS!" My husband laughed & my doc seem horrified!
ha ha ha

Swishy said...

What a fun idea! My Manic is a genius!

OK, I still think Diva looks like Mr. Manic. And so does Ajers. But Tukey is allllllll his mama!!!

Drewpy Drew said...

How is Sir Elotn John going to be able to see with out his glasses?

Jules said...

I love those purple glasses!

As for the Manic Minute, is Melisa's sister eligible?

Oh, and be sure to read the "Spooky, scary spine-chillingly holiday appropriate story; also see hilarious cautionary tale" post on my blog today. It's so funny (and completely a true story) that you might just spit out your beverage as you read it.

Jules
House of Jules

Jenster said...

AHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! That's hysterical!! I can hardly tell the two of you apart!

I love your blogging idea.

BRILLIANT!

secretmom said...

Twins!

And love the idea for your contest!

Dani said...

You two look awesome!
That's a great idea for NaBloPoMo. I signed up too but I have no idea how I'm going to make it through the month.

Heather said...

Watch out Dame Edna...looks like your "twin sisters" snatched up all the Simply Silver shampoo at the local Wal-Mart.

Heather said...

If you put any more collagen in those lips, you're going to have to register with the EPA.

Melek said...

were those halloween costumes, or just a random "i feel like having purple hair" day? either way, totally adorable, and most definitely twin material :)

melissaek13@yahoo.com

JODI said...

Clones I say...that is what you two are, clones.

Steph said...

She looks just.like.you.
Perfection in purple!
Seriously.

amanda said...

Hey I was just over at Kim-stag's blog and my word verification was gopsp - just thought of you and your kids' pressie splurge!

Michelle said...

I love the pictures!! So cute!

I love your idea for this month. I'd gladly participate!!

March to the Sea said...

jeezum...i am 26th..but I'll play.

Manic Mom said...

Hey March! It doesn't matter if you're 26 today because it's totally random! I think I may have to have an ongoing roll of comments, like let's say today's winner is the third comment (which it can't be cuz it's me who commented third)... well then, for tomorrow, I might start the 'lottery' beginning with the fourth person who commented today. See, it's getting kinda of tricky, I'll have to play around with it to see how the random choosing will work!

amanda said...

Just ask the kids for a number in a range - say 8 and 30, that should do it!

kay said...

hahahahaha!!!! loved it!! twins separated at birth i would say!

oh and pick me pick me pick me!!!

Manic Mom said...

AManda--perfect solution! And BTW, why did I think you're in Australia--is it London? Why do I think this?!?!?!? Help me out!

Oh, and OF COURSE, anyone who does not have a blog can still participate... and I'm thinking of some fun quirky questions!

Andrea said...

so does this mean we have to comment EVERY DAY? :)

You crack me up, Manic! And the resemblance is TOTALLY there!

(I'm being friendly with my CAPS LOCK KEY today...)

Travis Erwin said...

The resemblance is uncanny.

And a blog a day? You are glutton for punishment.

And for their sake I am proud my kids look more like my wife than me.

Yeah I suppsoe that could mean the postman made a special delivery but what the hell, you gotta trust your spouse or you're going to have one hell of a long and bumpy road together.

Melisa said...

Making up your own rules, Manic, and changing them as needed...I love it!

Melisa said...

BTW, what if you choose your own post, according to your count? Does that mean you will interview yourself?

Manic Mom said...

Of course you should stop by and leave a comment every day. Basically, I am going to try to choose the winner from the previous day's comments. If you've already won and don't want to comment, you don't have to because essentially, I will skip over your comment because I want to get 30 different featured bloggers during the month. And of course I will skip over my comments too, so i don't choose myself, cuz what fun would THAT be?!?!?!

stewbie2 said...

Yes, yes...i see the resemblance....

Happy Working Mom said...

You have a great idea with featuring different bloggers!

You guys really look like each other!

domestic_valerie said...

Alright Ms Manic. I accept your challenge. I am going to blog everyday this month...and I'll keep commenting so that I might be the featured blogger in your Minute With Manic.

Love the purple look, BTW. Hope you had a fun Halloween. :)

Manic Mom said...

Valerie--LONG TIME NO SEE! Are you gonna have another baby? Of course, that's the first thing I wanna know!

Get blogging!

Heather said...

Just thought of another cool "ditty" for your contest. The Current winner gets to add a question to the next set of questions you ask. So in our 3 questions every day the previous winner gets to come up with one of those to ask the next person...Make sense? Hope so, it's already been a long day for me and it's only 1:40pm....Scary

Manic Mom said...

OK, Heather, now you are really getting out of control...

: )

domestic_valerie said...

We're trying for the next kiddo. But, you know, mum's the word until we know for sure.

Manic Mom said...

Ooh Valerie--so exciting! Do it 13 days in a row--that's how we got Tukey!

carrie & troy keiser said...

This sounds like a fun idea... I just read your first one.... it will be fun to read all 30! Great idea.

Tanya said...

Wow twins!