Monday, November 17, 2008

Bloggy Break...We Were On A Break!

Last Day for My Losing Season Contest...I have two great entries so far...

Okay...I can't help but think of Ross and Rachel of "Friends" when I read my post title!

Ross yells..."We were on a break!"

So...if you are not a fan of the TV show "Friends" ...I am just totally weird to you at this moment or maybe if you are a fan of the show...I am still totally weird to you at this moment!
I am going to take a little break from blogging...as I have been using blogging to avoid (Yes really!) some work issues!

I am still reading My Losing Season by Pat Conroy and it is just a big surprise that I have enjoyed this book so much. First, it's his memoir, second he attended Citadel and thirdly he played basketball for Citadel! I would have thought that would be the trifecta of "not interesting" but I would have been wrong!

I have thought about the many times in my life that I have lost... whether it be in sports, or in love, or in pregnancies but for me the real tragedy is how many times fear just kept me out of the "game!"

So, I am having a little contest in which you may blog a story about a time when you lost. But, in that losing you have gained something bigger! The winner who will be selected by a poll which will open
Saturday, November 22 and close...Wednesday, November 26!
The announcement will be made on Thanksgiving Day!

Post a story written now or in the past, let me know and link it to me! Also, let everyone know what charity you would like to blog for...this will let others be aware of some important charities out there! The deadline for entry is Friday, November 21!
I will donate $50 to the winning charity!
Here are two entries so far...I will keep adding to this post!

Candid Carrie's My Dearest Madeleine Rose
Hippie Family's Giving to Give
Journey of Faith- A Path to Motherhood The Story Behind the Title

So I won't be blogging this week...but I will be reading your blogs!

19 comments:

Mamahut said...

Is it legal to take a week off? haha Just kidding...get busy and get lots done cuz you are not leaving again for a year or so :)

Diane said...

Will miss you this week... be productive! I may have to follow your lead before long.

Hot Tub Lizzy said...

I was watching Friends last night... the episode where Rachel is flying to London to tell Ross she loves him. Hugh Laurie is the guy in the chair next to her and she's been telling a 2nd guy her whole story... Hugh Laurie takes his headset off and says something, and then ends it with "And it would appear that you were, in fact, ON A BREAK"

Cracked me up.

I'll miss you

Debbie said...

I'll miss you this week. The contest is a great idea. I'll have to give it some thought. Love Friends. I miss it and Seinfeld. Where will the good quotes come from now?

amelia bedelia said...

great idea! you will be missed. hope your time is productive!

The Blue Ridge Gal said...

Waaahhh. Will miss you... so , can my story start out 'once upon a time'?

careysue said...

Everyone needs a break every once in a while and it's your turn...enjoy and hurry back! Will definitely miss you! :)

Scary Mommy said...

LOL! I always think of Friends when the word Break is uttered. Enjoy yours!!

Jenners said...

Oh dear...I just discovered your blog (Diane recommended you) and now you are taking a break! Enjoy!

I love the idea of your Bloggy Book club and hope to participate when the next book starts. I just started a blog about reading and books (http://findyournextbookhere.blogspot.com/) so finding this was really exciting for me. Finding others excited about reading and books is such a rush.

I'm planning to check out your travel blog too.

Jennifer said...

Oh I'll miss you Ronda--but I'm glad you'll still be making the blog rounds! Enjoy some blogtime off!!

Z's Mom said...

Bloggy breaks? We can take those???? I might have to do this sometime soon.....

I totally remember the Friends episode you are referring too....very funny!

Amy said...

You will be missed. Check out my blog when you return!

Blog Stalker said...

Enjoy your Bloggy break! It is so hard to blog regularly and not have something else take a back seat. I am dealing with those same issues.

Have a great time and I will think about a story........

Jennifer said...

Just sating hi Ronda! I miss your blogging!

Tiffany said...

Just a quick note to let you know there's an award for you on my blog :-)

Rhonda said...

We miss you.... Do you miss us?? I hope you are enjoying your break!

Derek Maul said...

Enjoy your re-charge. I might even send you a story this week. Oh, FYI - I have a big book-signing event at Books-A-Million Brandon Mall location, Saturday Dec 6: 2-5 PM. Love and blessings - DEREK

Danifred said...

Enjoy your break... oh, and I LOVE that episode of Friends!

B said...

Hiya, newbie ICLW blogger here. I totally get your Friends reference and it made me chuckle. W/o sounding redudant from the other commenters, I also think your contest idea is wonderful. I have a story, which I'm sure will be told countless times in this contest of a loss that resulted in a gain....but I'll give it a shot...I'll post a blog about it and then send you the link.