the storms that wipe out the internet may just pay for my way to blogher ’10: mabel’s labels blogher ‘10 contest

4 Mar

so there’s this contest over at mabel’s labels to try to win an all-expenses paid trip to blogher ’10 in nyc next august. i really want to go, but can’t see spending, even saving, the amount of money i’d need to go. not when i just moved cross-country and may or may not buy a house here in the crazy-expensive oasis that is arcadia. if someone will pay me to go and give me a gig writing for them, i could totally swing it.

and labels! who doesn’t want labels!?!

since electrical storms that are going to wipe out the internet forever (not really,) i’d better say farewell.

i’m a word nerd. this includes names. the labels we give ourselves and each other tell much about us. keeping our names from you has been an exercise in privacy, yet as the end of internet days draws near, i give them to you, as we say goodbye.

my husband, thaddeus montgomery clevester iii, puts up with me even though i’m not romantic, let him cook, grocery shop, and get babies at 3am. i’m fairly easy to live with, i don’t complain about his smell much, and i do all the laundry.

my darling twins, fannie slade and belle davis, brought life to this mama. they’ve taught me patience, how to see through another set of eyes (or 2,) and thrill me with their twinness. (i’m also a science nerd and am amazed by the biology of twins.)

my darling karate-chopping tsunami, frederick lammlein. you, sir, have me wrapped around your pinky toe and i may never let go. your wife will have to marry a 9-toed man. (it’s not that bad. i did it.)

sweet dottie mel. you, dear, tie it all up so nicely. we clevesters wouldn’t be the clevester 6 without you, you know?

i’m not sure where i’d be without my family, my passion. probably begging below alice in central park for blogher tickets.

as i say goodbye to you all, i won’t think about how sad i am that i won’t see you anymore, ’cause i’m hoping that a) we’ll hug in new york in august and b) i’ll talk to you on the phone.

just make sure to leave me your name and number?

jenny mae clevester
314-867-5309

*all names have been changed to protect, well, everyone. except me.

i’m hoping that the word counting only includes my final farewell post to you guys and not the intro and this outro. it was crazy hard to edit this to under 300 words, man. i started with 511.

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3 Responses to “the storms that wipe out the internet may just pay for my way to blogher ’10: mabel’s labels blogher ‘10 contest”

  1. maggie March 6, 2010 at 6:08 pm #

    i am obsessed with naming things 🙂

  2. sonrie March 5, 2010 at 6:08 pm #

    I was just thinking that I really love those names…too bad they aren’t your kids’ names…I’ll bet yours are even better!

    I hope you win too!

  3. this is carrie March 5, 2010 at 8:31 am #

    I hope you win!

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