Tuesday, September 30, 2008

POP-U-LAR

I am feelin' the love. And basking in the glow of my popularity. Although, I am thinking that it is not really about me. But about Rhea keeping her top spot in the commenter widget. And Shannon is out for world domination. And Jennifer P just wants to be on the list. She doesn't have to be number one. Just there. On that list. Somewhere. And then there is Miss Stealthy. Who has gone back to the very first post on my blog and started reading. Reading every single word. And commenting on every post. She is catching up to you guys. Can you figure out who? She's sneaking in. If only she could REALLY sneak into another race.

And then there is the theme song for the day. No other song has gotten this many accolades. Who knew I could keep you coming back if I just played show tunes! I know I keep hitting refresh. And I now know all the words. And I am singing loud. And proud. Much to the chagrin of the kitties. I think I am reaching levels that only they can hear. And Katie keeps coming into the room to inform me that I am NOT popular. Yet she is also basking in the glow of her own popularity as Lula chose HER as the blogger she most wants to meet at Applebees.

And what is up with you guys and rules? Pick ONE blogger. Not thirty. Not none. ONE! So several of you were harangued by me to come back and pick just the ONE. And I love you all picking me. But I don't think that I need to win my own contest. Oh...wait...let me think about that some more...

Nevermind. Without further ado - the winner of the random popularity contest (and no, the irony of the title is not lost on me!) is:


Swirl Girl

And, the most popular blogger. The one everyone wants to eat with at Applebees...none other than

Lula!

Not only are you winning gift cards to Applebees...but you have your very own blog bling!

So, what about you? Ever won a popularity contest? Homecoming queen? President of your class? Little Miss Sunshine? Latin club treasurer? Home owner's association secretary? Math team went all the way to nationals? Wait...that last one is probably not a popularity contest.

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52 comments:

Shannon said...

Congrats to Swirl Girl and Lula! I am jealous of the blog bling.

Susie said...

I never won a contest but I was really popular in high school:-)

Shannon said...

And I am still lovin' the song! I have never seen Wicked but now I want to!

Lisa said...

Im so bummed I missed the contest. That bloggy bling is kickin!

Shannon said...

The only "contest" I ran for in school was band librarian in 11th grade and then band secretary in 12th grade... won both times!

KimmyDarling said...

I was voted Wittiest in our Senior Superlatives. And Jill Conner Browne wrote in one of her books that I was her "favorite" a few years ago, and introduces me to her crowds with that title (as recently as this Sunday). That's about all I can think of!

Twisted Fencepost said...

Congratulations, Swirl Girl and Lula!
Me? No, I'm always the one in the background making everybody else look good. Maybe I need to rethink things.

Rhea said...

I know who is reading all your posts from the beginning, because I think I'm subscribed to ALL your comments. So I keep getting her comments, and I'm keeping an eye on her rising in the polls.

Sneaky sneaky Hot Tub girl.

Congrats to Swirl Girl and Lula! That's some rockin' bling for the blog. I want a crown like that!!

Rhea said...

And, Kat, I feel like a proud Mama who's daughter has moved on...you're making your own badges now?! Sniff, sniff. You don't neeeeed meeee anymore!!! whaaaaaa!!!

Rhea said...

darn Shannon passed me again...and hot tub girl is rising fast. Why am I having to work so hard to be your number 1 fan lately?!!

Karen said...

I'm wondering

Karen said...

If I really want to ...

Karen said...

bat the heck out of Rhea and co ...

Karen said...

By rising to the top of the stats ???

Karen said...

Well, that didn't work !!! Oh well ...

Congrats to Swirl Girl and Lulu !!!!

Don't think I've ever won a popularity contest ... :-)

Jeanine said...

I love the song, I have tickets to Wicked this month (on the 16th) I can't wait... After your blog yesterday, I went to find all of the songs from the play, so I could listen to them ahead..LOL

Jen said...

I must say that you have some very dedicated fans. I love it. Congrats to the winners.
And Wicked is AWESOME!!!

Swirl Girl said...

I am so shocked and surprised!
Random Popularity? Lil' ol' me?

I am THE oxymoronic blogger!

How do I get my bling on my blog??
I'll wear it proudly.

I have won some drawings at work and stuff. I won a turkey at a bowling alley once by getting a strike. But never anything that was voted on. I was NOT popular in high school - that most people didn't know I existed!

sniff, sniff (is my mascara running? okay -big Miss America wave now! ) Thank you , Thank You!!

Lula! said...

Um...
I am feeling the love...I am, I am, I am. And I thank y'all. And you, Kat.

But here's the deal...
Y'all would be so disappointed in me. Ask Kat...she's talked to me on the phone...many times...and her phone told us we had to hang up. Come on...if that's not a sign, I don't know what is.

I'd hate to let y'all down. Let's plan a bloggy cruise next year...it will take me that long to work up enough coolness!!!

But thanks--really!

Insane Mama said...

They cheated.

Tiffany said...

Man, Hot Tub Lizzy is out to take over! Watch out, Rhea!

Tiffany said...

There was a time when I was fairly popular. No, I've never won a popularity contest. Never went out for homecoming queen. But I did have lots of friends and felt comfortable with who I was.

These days, I'm on the board of our homeschool co-op but that's about the extent of it. Oh, and let's not forget - I'm the team mom for my older daughter's soccer team. Do either of those count?

Tiffany said...

Oh, and I cannot get THE song out of my head! Both girls are also singing it. My oldest was on the soccer field tonight singing "Popular" while doing her dribbling drills. :)

Kelly said...

So funny!! I love the blog bling you created (you created that right?). Maybe a future post can be a tutorial on how to make these....

Congrats to Swirl Girl and Lula!!

JourneytoFamily said...

Yay for Swirl Girl and Lula!! Do I win something for voting for the winner?

Shannon said...

Ok... this is so not fair. Earlier Rhea was just one comment ahead of me... ONE!!! Now she is 12 comments ahead! What is she doing?!??!

Jennifer P. said...

I shall merely have to linger in the fading sunshine of a memory that I was, once upon a time, one of your top commenters. SIGH.

Jennifer P. said...

and congratulations Swirl Girl and Lula! Lula--I will be standing outside of the Applebees looking in the window at you guys, alright :)?!

Firefly mom said...

Congrats to the winners!

Hmm, the only thing I ever "won" would have been a spot on the cheerleading squad, which was voted on by everybody in our grade. Yep, I was one of *those* girls. For a year. I hated it.

KimmyJ said...

I am all about cruising so we can all meet!!

Hot Tub Lizzy said...

I've never been voted anything other than 3rd most likely to become a high school principal... yea... that didn't happen. Funny thing IS, the kid who was voted #1 most like to become a high school principal is.... a high school principal.

SO since no one VOTES me these things, I just take over what I can, like #1 commenter on your blog.

Heather said...

I just want the tiara. It's fabulous!!

Mama Dawg said...

Congrats to Swirl Girl and Lula! They ROCK!

I've never been voted (or won) anything. But then again, I never tried out or even had an interest in it. I hate attention.

By the way, my interview w/my daughter is up and your questions were answered!

Brandy said...

Congrats to Swirl Girl and Lula...who I voted for!! Woot!

I love the bling...it's awesome!

~Listened to the song twice already today...thank goodness I'm alone in the office so I can sing loudly!~

Rhea said...

Someone STOP the Hot Tub woman! She's creepin' up on me!! HELP!!

Desi said...

Ooo, pretty!! I'm jealous. Bling bling! Congrats you two.

Jennifer P. said...

Hey! I forgot to talk about my popularity :)---and one more comment can't hurt either:

I was voted "most likely to leave a mark on the world" in HS. And I have written my initials in several patches of wet cement, so I think I've already fulfilled that! I was also president of my German Club---I was just ooozing cool ;)!

Hot Tub Lizzy said...

I DID IT I DID IT I DID IT I DID IT!!!!!!

Woo hoo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I've ingnored my job all morning to make comments!!! AHHHH the satisfaction!!!

Rhea said...

Your popularity is exploding, Kat. I'm having a hard time defending my title.

Rhea said...

Did you see that PW has THREE giveaways today?! Isn't that awesome?

Karen said...

Woooeeee ... I'm only 27 comments behind Rhea !!!

Brandy said...

Hey...is that Brandy (#9) ME??? OMG...and number 9 is my 2nd favorite number...plus I have 9 comments to make it spot 9.

I should definitely play the lottery tonight. I'm sure 999 will win.

~pop Uuuu lar~

Tiffany said...

Okay Rhea! Okay Lizzy! Do you ladies ever sleep? I went to bed last night, just a FEW comments behind you ladies but still within striking distance. Less than 12 hours later, you are both 40 ahead of me. Geez. Kat won't need to worry about losing any more popularity contests! ;)

If I could only get you ladies on over to my blog one day..... hee hee

Angie's Spot said...

Congrats to Swirl Girl and Lula! Lula & I are having bbq the next she breezes through my town, so I still consider myself a winner here. :-)

Angie's Spot said...

And I have never been popular, or won a popularity contest. Sigh. It's not for lack of trying. There's a lot of angst from my adolescence about this sore subject.

Angie's Spot said...

And, can I just say, my oldest was approached at the county fair last weekend about participating in the Little Miss County Fair pageant. She's gorgeous! However, I told hubby that my daughters won't be wearing makeup until I start wearing it. (And I still don't wear it) So, no beauty pageant this year!

Angie's Spot said...

And yes, I am deeply disturbed by the fact that I have somehow fallen off the comment widget completely! I don't need the top spot like SOME people (LOL), but geez, I've been visiting and commenting for months now. I will not be oppressed!

Karen said...

OI !!! What happened, now I've fallen back to being under Rhea again and she hasn't moved.

I was on top, you know ... I even took a photo to prove it... (yeah, I know, that's waaaaay to strange) :-)

Rhea said...

Boy are you popular these days. I can't keep up with your darn popularity. It's killin' me!!

Rhea said...

Karen snuck up on my and took my spot.

Rhea said...

but luckily I never run out of things to say and comment on...

Debbie said...

Oh my goodness how did I miss this!!! Did you make that bling all by yourself! So funny!