I am NOT the winner.

on March 25, 2008 in Ze Bloggy Goodness with 12 comments by

And here are some reasons why:

1) It is 11:42pm and I am just beginning my nightly internet tour. Tragic. Dear students, I apologize now for what will transpire tomorrow.

2) I have been packing my house for hours….days… a lifetime? That’s what it feels like. And in the end, it appears that I own five toothbrushes still in their original packaging. WHY?!? What person needs five extra toothbrushes? Can I add that I really despise brushing my teeth. I do not like it and you can not make me. All the more reason that I should not have so many spares. Need one?

3) I’ve had a dozen donuts …. or so ….. in my house since Saturday morning and I just have to say that I am a weak weak woman. I love them. It’s a shame. Or a skill. That’s still to be decided. Don’t judge me.

4) I know that I’ve gotten a bit of important first class mail in the last few days (uhh… bills, info on my dude Fred, Real Simple magazine… these kinds of things). But where is that mail now, you ask? In my backseat? In a trash bag? In the yard sale pile? In the refrigerator? Your guess is as good as mine. Thank you, packing Annie, for losing everything that matters. Including your mind.

5) Tomorrow is one of my favorite nights- book club!! And I have yet to finish even one of the books. Which is an embarrassment. But yes, I will still attend, dang it. Any opportunity to escape this cardboard smellin’ house, full of packed boxes and that weird random leftover minutiae, is an opportunity I will embrace.

6) We finished packing the entire downstairs yesterday- boxed, taped, and labeled. I accidentally labeled one box “ideas”- I hope ALL my ideas aren’t in there. That box won’t be opened for six months. Another box was labeled (by someone else)- “big jugs”. Ahem …. I’m leaving that one alone.

And then tonight, in a bag in the back of my closet, I found one knife. And one fork. Their future is yet to be decided.

7) I am officially eight days behind in my homework for the current Beth Moore Bible study that I am doing. For those of you BMoore fans, you know what a shame it is to get that far behind. Here’s to hoping that post-move out (Friday), I’ll have some major catchup time.

8) Trouser jeans. Where art thou? Deep sigh.

And these are the reasons that I am officially NOT the winner tonight.

But, it all feels better when I get to giveaway a free book to…..


Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:


Timestamp: 2008-03-25 03:45:36 UTC

Yahoo! Marisa works for MOCHA CLUB, an awesome ministry. And she deserves a free book for putting up with me as I stress about moving up there alone. She’s a real trooper. And I’m not even there yet. Yikes.

I’ll be sending the book to you soon, Marisa. I promise I haven’t packed it. I can see it right now across the room.

Forgive me this week as I blog either a) rarely or b) about inappropriate things. That happens when I’m tired.


  1. leahcurtright
    posted on Mar 25, 2008 at 4:57 AM  |  reply

    Thanks for a middle of the night laugh!

  2. Linda Vujnov
    posted on Mar 25, 2008 at 5:13 AM  |  reply

    Okay, our bond has now grown deeper. I subscribe to Real Simple magazine too! I’m sure that you have more ideas in another box somewhere. That is an article!!!

  3. Mel
    posted on Mar 25, 2008 at 6:34 AM  |  reply

    Oh, no, no, you ARE a winner. I declare it and so it shall be. You win. (Prize to be determined later.)

  4. Emily
    posted on Mar 25, 2008 at 12:57 PM  |  reply

    You make me feel a little more human, a little less psycho, irresponsible, disorganized, freak of nature. Thanks for the pep talk.

  5. Sarah Markley
    posted on Mar 25, 2008 at 7:40 PM  |  reply

    I agree. I think you win. What, I do not know, but I will think of something. =)

  6. carolineb
    posted on Mar 25, 2008 at 11:00 PM  |  reply

    I’m hoping for b.

  7. Marie-Claire
    posted on Mar 25, 2008 at 11:30 PM  |  reply

    Amen, Caroline. The second box reference was enough for one post. But, I’d like to see some more.

  8. Brad Huebert
    posted on Mar 27, 2008 at 12:53 AM  |  reply


    Shauna (the Mennonite Mama) also subscribes to Real Simple… though she still won’t join our cult.

    Annie, you’re worth the price of admission… to whatever a person gets into when they read your blog. Too funny!

    If you want some sobering, try reading my poem today.

  9. Aaron
    posted on Mar 27, 2008 at 3:29 AM  |  reply

    the funniest thing about this post is that i read over half of it thinking i was reading BTM’s blog. i even read over “i am a sad woman” and didn’t think i was reading y our blog.

  10. Annie
    posted on Mar 27, 2008 at 4:00 AM  |  reply

    Aaron, that really is funny. And it made me read my post again and see if I thought I sounded like BTM.

    Leah- why are you up in the middle of the night?

    Linda and Brad- Real Simple is so good.

    Mel and Sarah- make my prize us getting together sometime before Mt. Hermon 09.

    Marie and Caroline- I’m working on it.

    Emily- you are all of those things TOO? I knew we were going to be great friends.

  11. Aaron
    posted on Mar 27, 2008 at 1:35 PM  |  reply

    it didn’t sound like BTM i just thought he was in a strange mood. then i realized that it wasn’t reread it and was like wow how did i miss that.
    you were not cynical enough to be BTM

  12. marisa
    posted on Mar 27, 2008 at 9:55 PM  |  reply

    whoo hoo!!!! the only thing i love more than free is WINNING!!! 🙂

Join the discussion

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Get a sneak peek of Annie’s latest book! Click the link to download two free chapters of Let’s All Be Brave.