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Hey kids, let's wrap it up!

Today's Weekly Wrap-Up is brought to you by SQUEE and jumping up and down and clapping, because I (Are you ready for this?) am going to be (I think maybe you should sit down...) in a real (non-imaginary), honest to goodness (Ready for it?) BOOK! Made out of paper! With words in it! Some of which I personally wrote!

Yup, I'm a contributing author in an anthology of humor essays about motherhood. It's comin' atcha this spring, so you have until then to save up your cash and I have until then to invent another gift-giving holiday to provide you with an excuse to buy it. I mean, aside from the pure combined Awesome Mama Hilariousness of all the amazing ladies who wrote it. Obviously. **cough, cough - buy it - cough** I'll tell you more about the whole thing later, by which of course I mean you'll get so sick of hearing me mention it that you'll probably throw your computer out the window.

As if that weren't exciting enough, I also placed in the Circle of Moms 2013 Top 25 Funniest Moms contest this week!

Sure, I placed 73rd, but do you think I'm putting that part  on my resume? No sir. Besides, 73rd ain't too shabby considering I never mentioned the contest until now - a HUGE thanks to all of you who found me there and voted! Please do yourself a favor and check out the list; I have a ton of amazing blogger friends on there (she said, trying to sound important), but I don't want to mention them here for fear I'll skip someone accidentally (yes, there are that many great ones), and I have a hard enough time making friends without the risk of pissing any them off.

What else happened this week, you ask?
I helped some people who were lost.

I let my kids plan my death.

I got as romantic as I'm ever going to get with pants.

A new episode of As The Dollhouse Turns was released, in which Buzz tries to make up for forgetting Valentine's Day.

I was interviewed by the hilarious Wub Boo Mummy! Sample question: "If you found a tortoise lying on it’s back and waving it’s legs in the air, what would you put in the bowl you made out of it’s shell?" How could you not want to read that???

Scary Mommy, the most gracious glutton for punishment on the interweb, loved my 5 Signs you have a Baby enough to add it to my Scary Mommy Contributor collection where it's been shared upwards of eleventyjillion times. Woot!

Now, for a special treat, I'm going to start sharing some of the other awesome ladies who are contributing authors to the most incredibly hilarious book ever to grace your eyeballs, which yes, I'm also going to be published in, in case you already forgot, thankyouverymuch for asking.

Baby Sideburns is soooo funny, it's hard to decide exactly what to share here. You should really read every word she ever wrote, but feel free to start with her letter to grandparents, outlining what NOT to buy for her kids. It was published just before Christmas, but I would argue that the list applies equally to birthdays, Easter, Bar Mitzvahs, and random Tuesdays when Grandma gets a little cart-happy in the toy department at Target.

Insane In The Mom Brain is - just like she promises - insane in her mom brain. But in the good, seriously hilarious kind of way. If you don't already know her (Whaaaaaat?), get an introduction via her Welcome To Mantopia, in which she interprets a list she found on Pinterest of ways to keep your man happy in order to, as she says, makes it "easier for normal, non-man-hypnotized brains to understand." Yes, and thank you.

People I Want To Punch In The Throat is a multiple author now (is there a word for that?), as her other book is so wildly popular and funny that it inspired me to make a video of myself drunk. She's already super-famous, so I think there's just one small thing missing to make her life complete, as she explains in her love letter to Tina Fey.

Not only are these peeps amazing writers, and contributing authors to a book I might have mentioned briefly already, but they also secured the TOP THREE SPOTS on the whole ding-dang Circle of Moms Funniest Mom thing! Totally legit. So you know my essay is going to be trying to rub up against their essays in the book and make little baby short stories with them. Or something.

Enjoy that mental image, and the rest of your weekend!

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Jen Piwtpitt said...

"So you know my essay is going to be trying to rub up against their essays in the book and make little baby short stories with them. Or something." Best line ever.

Julia said...

Yay! Congratulations!!!!! I'm so proud of you!

RobynHTV said...

Nothing like a little page-on-page action, amiright? Thanks Jen - big love to you!

RobynHTV said...

*smiles* Thanks so much, I'm beyond excited! :)

Kim Bongiorno at Let Me Start By Saying said...

An exciting week!

Unknown said...

Published author sounds so damn good, I think I may have my kids start calling me that. Congratulations to you!

Abby said...

Look at you! Congrats! Don't forget the little people when you get all big and famous (I'm talking about your kids and not us little peon bloggers, of course.) ;)

Unknown said...

Congrats! I've been reading your blog for almost a year now so I was one of the ones voting for you every day.

RobynHTV said...

Luckily it's Sunday night - I couldn't take any more in one week!

RobynHTV said...

That's an excellent idea! It's going to make for a long title, since I already make them call me Queen Bee Princess Awesomepants, but I'm sure they'll make it work.

A huge congrats to you, too, mama!

RobynHTV said...

Thanks - I'm just trying to keep up with you, lady!!!

P.S. What kids?

RobynHTV said...

Awwww, I love you. I really, really do. :)

Mel said...

How exciting to hear that you'll be in a book - and a funny one, at that! I will definitely be keeping my eye out for it.

Christian at Point Counter-Point Point Point said...

Congratulations! That's exciting. I think this news has motivated me enough to finally get around to learning how to read.

RobynHTV said...

Thanks! And don't worry, when it's released I won't be letting it escape anyone's attention. ;)

RobynHTV said...

Thank goodness - convincing you to read was the whole reason I did this in the first place!

TNMom said...

So excited for you Robyn! I can not wait to order and read it! You know I will be all over that! <3 Devan

RobynHTV said...

Thanks, Devan! Some other peeps I know you love are in it too, so it'll be money well spent. ;)

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