Finding Something Friday a Day Late (Okay, Two Days. Sheesh.)

But technically, I found this contest on Friday. Just sayin’.

So, there must be something about the first of the year that motivates us bloggers. Because now, my blogger buddy, Lisa, wants to reach 100 followers. AND she’s got some swell prizes lined up to motivate you.

Let’s see…there’s a $20 gift certificate from Amazon.com, and a copy of Stephen King’s On Writing, and hmmm…

Well, here’s what you do. Zip over to Lisa’s blog for the details. Oh! I remember now! A journal! That’s the other prize. It’s swell, too.

Well, I’m glad we’ve settled that. But you’ll still need to zip over there, sign on as a follower, and tell her I sent you. Because I want to win one of those swell prizes. Just sayin.’

Wednesday WINNERS!

I’m SO excited to share the winners of the Big Bang B & N Followers Contest with you! And I have the names right…um, had the names here, just a minute ago.

Hmmmm…Not to worry, I know they’re here somewhere. Let me just move this HUGE book and Cathy-on-a-Stick, and Eureka!

But before I post the winners (and you know your eyes just dropped down to scan the names), I want to say thank you to everyone who signed on as a new follower. I hope you’ll come back and visit often. Especially because you may win sometime in the future. I have another contest coming up soon, and you’re going to love the prize! Okay, okay, moving on…

The winning NEW follower (who shall receive a $20 gift card from Barnes and Noble)…Jodi!

Now, as it happens, Jodi signed up after I posted an announcement about the contest on the Premium Green boards. So, technically, she was sent by, um, me. It didn’t seem too sporting to win my own contest, so I threw the names into random.org again and came up with the next new follower.

The winning blogger who sent that follower my way (and who shall also receive a $20 gift card from Barnes and Noble)…Stacy!

But then, I spun the names of all those folks who graciously wrote a blog post, promoting my contest. I SO appreciated all y’all (as we say in the South) taking the time to help me meet my goal (and honestly, anything over 90 was gravy!). There were TEN bloggers mixing it up on random.org, by the way. THANK YOU!

The winning blogger who posted about the contest (who shall receive a $10 gift card from Barnes and Noble)…Madeline!

So, Jodi, Stacy and Madeline, I’ll need your address in order to send you a gift card. And I’ll send the gift cards right out. Um, as soon as I find them.

Finding Something Friday on Hyperbole!!!!!

I know folks think I make up stuff for my column. I know because they tell me.

“Oh, Cathy,” they say, “you’re making that up!” Um, no, I’m not. I may be using what we in the writer biz like to call hyperbole. But geez, everyone does that.

So, I took this picture, just now (Not hyperbole, promise). And when you read my column from January’s Modern Senior Living, you’ll see why.

I’m sorry that I can’t get you a direct link; you’ll have to click on the mag and go to page 6. But it’s short and funny, and I think you’ll like it. Plus, I thought I’d share the love and try to get my magazine a few followers.

Speaking of which, TIME IS RUNNING OUT for the contest here at the Hall of Fame! (Also not hyperbole. More like yelling.) So, round up your friends and followers and gently push them over here to sign on.

Oh! Don’t forget to tell them that I need to know from whence they came, blog-wise! So many of you have blogged about the contest that A. I’m overwhelmed by your generosity and B. I can’t tell who came from where. And I want to make sure to get the entries right!

I’m going to have a drawing for all the bloggers who blogged about the contest, too. I think I’ll add another B & N gift card to the giveaway for those folks.

Because honestly, my friends and followers ROCK. (Not hyperbole at all. Just the gospel truth!)