Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Would You Look At THAT

A great big thank you to all of my wonderful friends and family who voted for me in the Baltimore Sun Mobbies! Thanks to your perseverance day after day with a real pain in the patootie site, I eked out the win in the Family Category. AND! I came in 9th in Best Overall. Considering there were several hundred blogs nominated, I'm pleased as punch with a top 10 showing.

I attended the awards party last night with my dear friend Katie, where I accepted the handsome 8.5x11 commemorative sheet of paper announcing my win. I'll frame it and hang it on the wall next to last year's. The party was meh. Too loud. Too crowded. Food was gone by the time we got there. And we couldn't bribe our way into a drink. But I loved spending some rare non-kid time with Katie; talking sex, laundry and everything in between. And we shared a few laughs with fellow award-winning blogger Elizabeth of Strawberries in Paris who I met earlier this year at the LoveFeast Table BlogLove event. Despite a parking ticket (stupid head in only parking), it was good times. My heartfelt thanks again to all who voted!

I colored my hair a couple of weeks ago. It's about five shades darker than my hair naturally and much darker than the last color. Exactly TWO people have noticed. TWO. Change FAIL.

14 comments:

  1. Your hair is so, so dark! Did you change it? I've been meaning to ask.

    Congrats on the Mobbie! Sorry the party was meh, but, as I like to say, an outing is an outing!

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  2. DUDE! You should be so incredibly proud of this! That's a big accomplishment, and as bloggers, there are so many of us it seems like it would be impossible to get recognized. But you did it, because your blog is AMAZING and you're a fantastic writer and mama. And an all-around killer lady.

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  3. Congrats! That's so exciting, especially to win it two years in a row.

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  4. Congrats!!! Your hair looks great that color (or any other for that matter) The length is very nice too!

    Too bad about the food and the ticket.

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  5. Congrats on the award!

    You are rocking the animal prints, girl. As for the hair, it must not look "colored" if no one noticed, so take it as a compliment that you are just looking so naturally gorgeous, people don't want to embarrass you by bringing it up.

    I am loving the longer length, too. Tis the season to grow out the short do, hmmm? Mine is longer than it's been in years.

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  6. That is awesome! Congrats Sweetie.

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  7. Congratulations!!!1 Glad you had a good time.

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  8. Your hair looks so good!! And I'm glad we got to catch up too Cara!!!!

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  9. I think it's super lame that you only get a piece of paper sans frame (come on they are at the dollar store!), BUT it doesn't change what the paper stands for and that is that you are AWESOME and a great writer! So congrats! You deserve it!

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  10. I had such a good time! It makes me want to go out for drinks more often. Congrats too, I am so proud of you. (I brag about you all the time: "My friend Cara won Best Family Blog in Maryland"). And I agree with Heather about the hair color

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  11. Congratulations on your win! It was a pleasure to vote for you. I noticed your hair color change as soon as your picture came up here. It looks great, but I also liked it the other color.

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  12. Hoping for his sake that one of the two people was Neil...

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