Thursday, April 20, 2006

Seriously, I Don't Know What You People Were Thinking.

Maybe you remember a story I told a few months back, about how at the beginning of the school year I was inexplicably elected PTA President. Even I can see what a woefully inept candidate I was, and the smart choice would have been to politely decline when the secretary asked, "Do you accept the position?" But I remember the situation a little more clearly now, and I think that the reason I was vigorously nodding my head in agreement to the question is that I mistakenly thought that I was being asked if I felt we should have an open bar at the next parents meeting.

Well, lo and behold it's happened again! I've been bestowed with an honor of which I feel rather undeserving of - I've been chosen as Member Of The Week over at CHBM. Obviously they haven't been clued in to my suspect PTA Bake Sale receipts or the smackdown I got into with that kindergarten mom who started those impeachment proceedings.

Aside from the fact that it doesn't require me to put on makeup and clean clothes on the third Monday evening of each month, this honor is different. I was chosen by those of you who enjoy my work, and choose to stick around to read a page or two between sips of coffee or while hiding from your boss. So, thank you.

You can read my rambling interview here. Thanks again to everyone who voted for me. And to those that didn't, I'll see you at the next PTA meeting.

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60 comments:

  1. CONGRATS!!!!
    everytime i go to vote on the site, there is never anything there for me to vote for. it always says something like, "nothing is selected" or some shit.
    your interview made me LOL

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  2. i totally voted for you. you can get that cash to me later.

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  3. Congrats on MOTW! I love this blog :)

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  4. I can't wait to read your interview. Congrats! Hey...any mom who yearns for an open bar at PTA meetings is my kind of PTA prez.

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  5. Your answers were funny, entertaining, and honest. No wonder you have such a following! Congrats. Oh, and I'm with Jamie....our PTA president doesn't even know what an open bar is.

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  6. SPM! Hooray. I'm off to go read your answers. I can never keep up with when to vote, but seriously, well-deserved. I look forward to reading you every day.

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  7. I rigged the votes so you'd win. Thank me later, with an invite to the open-bar PTA meeting.
    Congrats hon! (Loved your answers)

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  8. Congratulations! Great interview. And hey, where can I get one of those macrame key chains?

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  9. Congratulations! A well-deserved honor.

    BTW, you could still have an anniversary party if you want. I'd come!

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  10. YAY! Congrats. Very well deserved indeed.

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  11. Ah ha! I knew it! Were you a cheeleader by chance??? And are you reluctant to admit it? Me too.
    I'll say this, I wish you were our PTA president!
    Can't wait to read the article.
    By the way, I did the meme. Thanks for the tag.
    AND I saw Ashes and Snow yesterday. WOW. It took my breath away. It made my 8 year old really sad (she's so sweet and sensitive) and my 2 year old was scared to death. I told her to bury her head in my sweater. It was all good.

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  12. You are my new idol! Balancing motherhood and an actual career in writing/designing/media. Sigh. one day I'll get there :)

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  13. You have my vote for PTA president! Congrats on MOTW - loved the interview.

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  14. Loved that interview. I feel the same way. About everything. Maybe we're clones. I can't say for sure. I'd need a DNA test first probably and I don't know how that's going to happen. Plus, it's expensive and unless we go on a daytime talk show to get the results we'll probably never know. Shit.

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  15. Hurray for you. I'm sure you'll do the crown justice and not get caught in any Playboy centerfold scandals and the like. We want that MOTW title unblemished.

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  16. So can I tell people we used to hang before you got famous :-)

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  17. How cool. I joined that site, but have no idea how to vote. But I so would have voted for you. And um... your crown is so cool. Much better than the one my Hubby bought me.

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  18. Yay! Finally someone I voted for won an election. That hasn't happened in - what? - 6 years?

    You are totally deserving of the honor and the tiara. There's a tiara, right?

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  19. Congrats for being the Mom of the Week at CHBM!!!!

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  20. A smackdown with a Kindergarten mom? Did you catch it on video?

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  21. Congrats! You're completely deserving!

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  22. Rah, rah, sis boom bah. Bugs bunny bugs bunny rah rah rah!

    Um...I mean SWEATPANTS MOM SWEATPMANTS MOM RAH RAH RAH!

    GooooooOOOOOOO YOU! They've got some good taste, those crazy blog mamas.

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  23. That is awesome! You have now stepped into the upper ranks of hip blogging. Congratulations!

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  24. I would like to think that your victory was due, in small part, to me. I voted for your ass lady! Make sure and include me in your acceptance speech!

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  25. CONGRATULATIONS!

    As you know, I only recently discovered your blog, and I love it. I stay up late after writing my posts, so that I can catch up on the blogs I read, and yours is on the list. I am happy you were selected for an honor EVEN GREATER than PTA President.

    I hope that you are having that belated open bar at your own personal household meeting tonight, in celebration of your achievements in writing that led to your being interviewed on another blog! Way to go.

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  26. that's great! i think the tiara will really complement your sweatpants.

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  27. Gingajoy - I thought that was our little secret. Twenties okay?

    Beth - Your keychain's in the mail. Unfortunately we ran out of macramé cord so we had to make it out of used dental flos.

    Tracey – A cheerleader? Are you kidding? I can barely hop on one foot let alone do a pyramid. No, I was the one the cheerleaders threw food at and wedgied in the bathroom.

    Stefanie – We probably aren’t clones, but I’ll do anything to get on a daytime talk show. I’ll pay for the DNA test if you cover the airfare.

    Moobs – Totally tell everyone we used to hang out. I tell everyone I used to be Jennifer Aniston’s parasitic twin.

    MrsChicky – Thanks for voting for me! This time there were no hanging chads.

    bridgermana- And thank you, too for voting for me. Alas, there won’t be an acceptance speech, or a banquet, or that international tour. I’m working on at least getting a cosmetic endorsement out of it.

    Amanda – There was no open bar at our house tonight, only unlimited juice boxes and a bowl of stale Wheat Thins. I know how to party!

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  28. Congrats girlfriend! =) Ya' always make me laugh. Keep the good stuff coming!

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  29. and yet, no shout out to your buff ma. ya know, people win less and still thank their mas.

    omission aside, congrats. first teh PTA and now this? very cool. I remember ya from back in teh day when you were not getting 50+ comments. I feel like I should get an award for that. do they make those? is that why you make the keychains?

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  30. Cool! I'm gonna go read the interview.

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  31. Oh I'm so happy you won! Being recognized for something you're going to do anyway - and enjoy - well what could be better than that! And all while wearing sweats! What a world!

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  32. COOL! I remember hiding from the boss while on the Internet, especially AOL CHAT! I used to wear sweatpants underneath my work pants!

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  33. Congrats! So happy and excited for you.

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  34. Congrats!! Getting ready to go and read the interview now.

    And how'd you know I'm hiding from my boss right now? Must be the hidden camera.

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  35. congratulations! Anything that doesn't require clean clothes and makeup is a good thing. :-)

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  36. Cungradgulayshuns!I just love that you are doing something that you love and that other people love it too!

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  37. TAG
    Your homework assignment is due. Please don't turn it in late.

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  38. You need to make your avatar a picture of you wearing the crown. ;)

    Congrats girl!

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  39. Hey, that must be me you're talking about, because I enjoy your blog a lot. Congratulations.

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  40. congrats on your recent crowning

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  41. You go, you crazy hip blog mama, you!

    Your writing is so funny. A much deserved kudos.

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  42. Congrats! You deserve it! I just found your blog and your are hilarious!

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  43. OMG! I so totally relate (not to having my blog chosen) to the PTA President. I am going to be it next year - don't ask me why. I guess showing up with a vacant look on your face qualifies you for...something.

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  44. just found your blog and laughed out loud at how funny it was! Thanks!

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  45. just found your blog-- congrats!

    Mary, mom to many

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  46. Congrats, you SO deserve it! So, I'm guessing there WILL definitely be an open bar at the next CHBM meeting?

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  47. Wow! You're famous! Nice interivew.

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  48. I just paid a visit to that site for the first time but I left immediately since the second letter in the acronym stands for "hip"; I was worried that someone would see me there, yell at me for being where I don't belong and kick me out for my woeful lack of "hipness".

    ;p

    Congrats!

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  49. Congratulations!

    I laughed at your 'open bar' joke. We had to fight to be able to serve coffee at our parent meetings.

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  50. Brava Chica on your latest award! Well-deserved, m'dear.

    Hell, even I could be persuaded to show up at a PTA meeting if an open bar was promised.

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  51. Sorry I'm so late to your after-party.

    They don't usually announce MOTW until Monday and I FULLY expected to hear that you'd won — on Monday!

    But congrats and high fives. And your MOTW interview was great...waaaay funnier than mine. Looking forward to meetin' ya in July.

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  52. Well congratulations kiddo.

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  53. Yay! I was hoping you'd get it! Congrats!

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  54. Congrats! That is AWESOME. Personally, I'd wear a crown while cleaning the bathtub, if I had won that title. And if I cleaned the bathtub.

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  55. Finally!! I voted for you, what, like three months ago?! But I guess late is better than never.

    Congratulations on being the latest and greatest Crazy Hip Blogging Mama. You're way cool in my book, too.

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  56. Congrats!!! I'd like to say I voted for you, but I've never voted. Guess I'm not a good member.... LOL

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  57. Congratulations!!! Loved reading your interview!

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  58. CONGRATULATIONS! kudos to you SPM! for once, intelligence and good humor has prevailed : )
    -kb

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  59. Hi -- I featured CHBM and you on a post over at BlogHer. Congrats again! You're so funny!
    Mary

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