Party hat, anyone?

Ultimate Blog Party 2008

So, I’ve been seeing banners like these all over the blogosphere. The folks at 5 Minutes for Mom are hosting the Ultimate Blog Party. I’m not exactly sure what they do over there, but I do know the site is not just for moms. In fact, they use the term “‘Mom’ to include everyone who loves children and is interested in the types of things that generally interest moms.” Does that sound like me? I am SO IN!

Oh my. Where are my manners? What would everyone like to drink?

Now, as I mentioned yesterday I’ve amassed a small but loyal group of readers over the last few months. But I know that most of you don’t know me in real life. I’d been thinking about offering “formal” introductions, and now seems to be the perfect time. WHOO HOO!

For those of you who DO know me, you can skip the next few paragraphs. For the rest of you…

My name is Rebecca. My birthday is March 17, and I’ll be one-third of a century old on my next birthday, which is just AFTER this big bash, darn it all. I am an editor. I also LOVE photography.

My husband is Ed. We live in the Atlanta area.

We met at the dog park, and have been married almost 2 years.

Speaking of the dog park, we have two dogs. Toby is my dog of origin. He’s a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. Fox is Ed’s dog of origin. He’s a terrier, Dachshund, Corgi mix. (I think he has a few other breeds in him, but that’s a LOT of links in a row. πŸ™‚ ) You can learn more about how we got our dogs here, if you’re interested. (I see some of you nodding off in your delicious snacks, so I’ll spare you all the details.)

I also brought two cats to the marriage. Autumn and Asbury are litter-mates. I adopted them when they were 10 weeks old. They were feral, but you’d never know it now, except they’re scared of strangers.

So what else do you want to know? Feel free to leave me a question, and I’ll do my best to answer it.

Thanks for coming to the party. Can I offer someone another drink? No? you want to go visit the other parties? I understand.

Come again soon!

(9:25 a.m.: I think the throngs of party-goers have “trashed” 5 Minutes for Mom. I cannot access the Web site, but Ed says it “pings” o.k., whatever that means. I’ll keep trying, because I know you’re just dying to party hop. πŸ˜‰ )

(12:25 p.m.: A note at says they’re working on the problem. They’re going to announce a new start time for the party once they get everything fixed. We’re partying unofficially! Girls just wanna have fun, apparently.)

(1:51 p.m.: They’re back! Party, party, party!)

48 thoughts on “Party hat, anyone?

  1. lceel

    Nice to meet you. My name is Lou. On September the 8th I will be 63. I have no idea how that number got to be sooo big, sooo fast. I have three sons, the youngest of which, who is still in high school, is the official family pet. He’s tame, though. It’s the older two that are feral. Annie is the ringmaster around our place – lovingly referred to as SWMBO (She Who Must Be Obeyed). She’ll be 49 this year. Don’t tell her I told you.

  2. Quirky

    Hey there fellow partygoer! Its so good to meet people even with the 5MFM site being down. (Never let it be said that technical difficulties kept me from having a good time anyway!) I think you’re the first “non-human” Mom that I’ve come across in this party. (I’m a proud mother of two Siamese cats myself). So nice to meetcha’!

  3. Lisa's Chaos

    Not wanting to be a wallflower guess I should step up an say, “Very please to make your acquaintence.”

    I’m Lisa, 41, mom to 4 step-mom to 2 all aged 15-21, grandmom to one with the second one due in Sept. I too love photography. πŸ™‚

    Hope you have a wonderful party and great birthday!

    Lisa’s Chaos’s last blog post..traveling light & friends

  4. Liz

    Always nice to meet a fellow BlogHer – thanks for visiting us and for having me at your wonderful party. Enjoy the rest of your week!

  5. Natalie

    Happy early birthday! Thanks for having me over…I am visiting because you were #130 on the list and I am #129. Gotta meet the neighbors! See you gain soon!

  6. Jen @ JenuineJen

    Hi Rebecca!

    Thanks for visiting my blog. It is funny how much we have in common: Atlanta, Methodist minister dads, and my husband I used to have a Cav. Cavs are the sweetest, best dogs EVER!

    I like your site and love your photos! I’ll be back frequently.

    Jen @ JenuineJen’s last blog post..Friday’s Feast

  7. Deana

    Great blog. Nice to meet you. I clicked on your name after you left a comment on my blog, and it took me to your old blogspot address instead of your new site with your own domain name. Anyway, I love this site; there’s a lot of great photography here.

    Deana’s last blog post..Snowed in

  8. Pamela Kramer

    Thanks for stopping by to say thanks and yes I would like a party hat. I’m a fan of them. My children always make me wear them. LOL – Have a great time party hopping!

  9. Lisa@Take90West

    Okay… I think I am the only blogger out there not participating. But, I’m glad you are…I enjoyed getting to know more about you!

    Lisa, there are over 1,000 people participating. Maybe next year? It’s been a lot of fun — but I will NEVER get to visit everyone… πŸ™‚

  10. inlandempiregirl

    Thanks for sharing the info about yourself. We have adopted eight cats, but live in the country so they are not all house cats. My husband and I met while I was out walking my dogs ( he lived across the road). I’d love a drink and I’m glad I stopped in.

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  12. Elaine

    I am going to be 1/3 of a century on March 26th! We must be the same age!

    Thanks for hosting the party at your place! ; )

    We must be. πŸ˜‰ Happy early birthday! πŸ™‚

  13. Rebecca

    Thanks, all, for your nice comments. πŸ™‚ I see at least three of you met your spouses doing something pet-related. VERY cool… (and people always seem surprised at how we met).

  14. Debz

    Great post! Hope your enjoying the party! I’ve been meeting tons of new people! Hope to try to visit at least half of them before Friday! You never know when you may meet a forever friend. Pop by for a visit if you get a chance! Enjoy your day!

  15. smtwngrl

    Happy Blog Party! It’s nice to meet you. I’m making the rounds (only 1300+ more blogs to visit) but I’ll definitely be back to get to know you better. Stop by and say hello if you get a chance!

    smtwngrl’s last blog post..Mid-week Round-up

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