Monday, August 27, 2012

Hacky Sack Club: Ethnic Musical Challenge

Back in May (when I was busy posting my hacky sack videos (1, 2, 3, 4, and 5) as penance for my writing failures), my Hacky Sack Club partner, the amazing Amy Sonnichsen, wrote to me suggesting that we start hosting Hacky Sack Club challenges.

She told me she was thinking that Chinese opera could be fun. So I might have gone pale, and maybe trembled in my knees a little. (I love you Amy!)

Fortunately we came to a nice little compromise and settled on an Ethnic Music Challenge.*

Once that was decided, and she kindly agreed to wait till I returned from my blogging hiatus, the problem became this: How in the world do you compete with Chinese Opera?

After sitting in thoughtful silence on the matter with my husband, we humbly concluded that you don't.

But then the word "Bollywood" came up. We giggled.**

Then the idea of SOLO Bollywood came up. We giggled a little harder.

And then we started scouring the internet for the perfect song. :)

Just a couple of notes: 1) Yes, that is me singing. 2) No, I have not yet signed that million dollar recording contract (too many to choose from, heehee). 3) No, I haven't accepted any movie offers recently, either (my acting is just that good).

So without further ado and for your viewing pleasure:

Speechless, aren't you?

And you absolutely cannot miss Amy's video. She is just . . . wow! SO talented!! This just in!!: Catherine Denton doing Broadway featuring her twin sister. And if you decide to join the fun, let either of us know and we'll link to you! (Hacky Sacks are still available for new members! I know you want one.)

*Because ethnic music is awesome! (Definitely NOT intended as a put-down. Just to be clear.)
**At the idea of ME doing Bollywood. Not at Bollywood itself. Because Bollywood rocks!

Monday, August 20, 2012

License Plate Revealed & Hacky Sack News

 So it has come to my attention that very few people got last week's license plate.


My heart is saddened.

Dun, dun, dun, dun . . . dun, dun . . . dun, dun. CAN'T TOUCH THIS. Dun, dun, dun, dun . . . dun, dun . . . dun, dun. HAMMER TIME!

If you are not now singing in your head, then I'm afraid you must have missed the epicness that was MC Hammer. All my sympathy. ;)

And just because I love license plates, here's another challenge for you: SHKITOF

Now, the announcement you would have all been waiting for had you known about it:

The Hacky Sack Club is back with a new (optional) challenge! And this one is even more embarrassing. Like, I'm already blushing, and the thing isn't even MADE yet.

Amy Sonnichsen (gosh I love her) and I have committed ourselves to the Hacky Sack Club's

Ethnic Musical Challenge!

Yes, you read that right. We're taking this thing to new heights of embarrassment. We'll be posting videos of ourselves doing something ethnically musical on Monday, August 27th. And no, you really don't want to miss this.

If you'd like to join us, let one of us know. Then when you post your video, also let us know so we can let all our followers know (so everyone can visit your blog and join in the mirth). I know you're all dying to take part!

Just remember, we're not laughing AT you, we're laughing WITH you!

For the record, I'm an NOT doing this because I lost a bet (this time). We at the Hacky Sack Club simply believe that life is too short to waste being normal all the time.

We also believe that part of a fun community is breaking down barriers and being silly every once and awhile.

If you have already joined the Hacky Sack Club, you do not need to take part in this activity, but we'd love it if you did. And anyone else who is not already a member, we will still send you a hacky sack in the mail when you join. Yay!

That is all. No stress. No hacky sacking required. Visit our Hacky Sack Walls of Fame Shame (Amy's and mine) for more details. 

So if you were going to join us, what ethnic music would you feature? 

Monday, August 13, 2012


Life has a funny way of interfering with our best laid plans. I was all prepped to come back with gusto until Change showed up on my doorstep and took a sucker punch at my gut. Rather than give up blogging, I'll only be posting Mondays for the next indefinite time frame or so.

I know. You are all HUGELY disappointed. But to make amends I offer a nostalgic license plate for you.


Do you get it? Isn't that just awesome? Gosh I loved the 90's (*subtle hint*).

And by the way, what are you doing here??? You should be at WriteOnCon!

Monday, August 6, 2012


Hello, all my long lost bloggy friends! After nearly two months of absence, I'm back, though it may take me some time to regain my sea legs. So for today, I give you my list of what I accomplished while I was gone:
  1. Moved halfway across the country with a husband and 3 small children.
  2. No one killed each other in said move.
  3. Finished the first draft of my WIP (hurray!)
  4. Did not rip said draft into pieces. Yet.
  5. Bought a couch. In two hours. (I know! Perhaps my biggest accomplishment all summer.)
  6. Beat my sister in Words With Friends by nearly 200 points. (Heehee. Sorry Reb . . . I had to tell someone.)

Anywho, I won't bore you with the rest of my minutiae. What did you accomplish this summer?