Tuesday, April 13, 2010

It's Party Time!

Ultimate Blog Party 2010

Okay, I've been avoiding the whole "blog party" idea, but I've seen the button so often (along with the PRIZES) and finally caved. What?! Oh, I mean HI!! I'm always happy to have company! Welcome to my "Ultimate Blog Party," for which the purpose is:

*To meet other bloggers and gain exposure for your blog
*To win PRIZES (seriously; there are TONS, and you don't need a blog to enter)

Allow me to introduce myself. I'm Barb, a.k.a. Mrs.4444. (I'm toying with taking on the name, "Barbara" as my 47th birthday approaches [April 26th--still time to mail a gift!] Somehow, Barbara seems sexier and more mature, but I'm not sure I can handle it; it seems so grown up!) Anyway, you can call me Mrs.4444; but as the sidebar says, don't waste your syllables--It's pronounced "Fours," not four-four-four-four.

Some of my passions (in no particular order) include:

*Blogging (I know; shocker.)
*My family (husband of 20 years and teenage son and daughter)
*Teaching 6th grade middle school special ed (inclusion)
*Technology (keeping up and helping others do the same)
*Taking photos ("photography" implies talent, and I don't want to be misleading)
*Volunteering at school
*Cooking and blogging about it :)

Other random tidbits:
*I've hiked to the top of Mt. St. Helens (and other Washington State hikes) and hope to return one day
*I've audio recorded my favorite blog posts (see sidebar)
*I will write a book one day (no idea on what genre or purpose)
*I have a strong faith in God
*I'm only halfway to my Relay for Life fundraising goal, and the walk is Saturday! hint hint
*I believe everyone could benefit from a little therapy

Prizes I would love (in order):
*Grand Prize: Toshiba Laptop
*INTL 11 Blog design from Simply Fabulous Blogger (my favorite designer, of course!)
*#6 Necklace from Kristin, at Kristin's Custom Creations
*Any giftcard to VISA, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or Target
*$50 in cash via Paypal

This party has been brought to you by 5 Minutes for Moms (Thanks, Ladies!! :) I'm glad you stopped by; it's great to see all of you. Blog safely, now, and remember--friends don't let friends blog drunk.


  1. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog....fellow SpEd teacher! :)

  2. LOL @ your last line. Sometimes that makes for some funny posts, though...

    I couldn't resist this party, either. I saw it all over the place, so I had to join in!

  3. lol you are so funny ...I love it I will try to sober up... In my biz we service shrimp boat safety rafts so we say "friends don't let friends eat imported shrimp" =)

  4. I caved & joined in to :)...then again, I did last year too. Nice to "meet" you!

  5. I caved in a joined as well, but I've enjoyed getting to know other bloggers! I LOVE your blog title!

  6. I still haven't caved in and joined the party...but I did enjoy your "getting to know Mrs 4444" post!

    Happy early birthday! =)

    Hope you win something great!!

  7. Just stopping in from the UBP to say HI! :)

  8. Love the colors of your blog! Thanks for popping by today it is nice to meet you :)

  9. I've been seeing this blog party all over as well. But alas, I'm not a mom. Just a guy in an ocean of blogging estrogen.

    I did get a Toshiba netbook recently. Works great!

  10. Too funny that you caved, but glad you did!!! The prizes really are pretty irresistible!

  11. Thanks so much for stopping by and Happy (Early) Birthday! And thanks for the reminder that friends don't let friends blog drunk. I'll have to remember that ;)

  12. So nice to meet you! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I check out your cooking blog and got hooked when I saw you pouring mountain dew on something. I'm now a follower! I'm follower 101 do I win a prize?!! I've been doing a lot of cooking this year, so I can't wait to look through your cooking blog.

  13. "Friends don't let friends blog drunk!" Girl, ya crack me up. Yep, I've been seein' ya party girls all over the place. Ya'll have a great time and party on, baby!!!

    God bless ya and have a terrific Tuesday!!!

  14. Thanks for visiting my blog. Your blog is so pretty! I'll have to read more. Have fun blog hopping.

  15. I totally think you should change your name. No matter how hard I try I can't stop saying four four four four.

    I looked at Mt St Helens from the bottom. Kudos to you for climbing it! Holy macaroni!

  16. Good to get to know you. I am a hiker too and I believe everyone could benefit from therapy. It's great to meet you!

  17. Stopping by from UBP! I enjoyed learning about you and visiting your site. I used to be a technology integration specialist in a school before I got married.

  18. Hi - thanks for the visit to WisconsinMommy.com! It was great to meet you (virtually, of course). Alway love connecting with fellow educators :)

  19. Nice to meet you! Oh wait- I already know you!!

    I'm partying over at my place too- Woot, woot!

  20. Very Cool blog! I think I am going to head over to your food blog and follow! That is my passion too!

  21. Hi there!

    I popped in from the UBP. It's nice to meet you, and I like your header! :)

  22. Hope you're enjoying the blog party! I'm having a couple of giveaways on my party post. C'mon over and check it out!

  23. Yay for UBP! I have met even more fun people!

  24. Hi I jumped here from UBP because of your blog title. My mom used to say that all the time! She passed away three years ago, but I can still hear her as plain as day.She would have been 71 this year, so I'm guessing its that generations phrase. Your blog is great, as is your humor! I hope you're enjoying the party!

  25. Hey! So glad I found your blog! I look forward to reading more!

  26. Hello,
    Nice meeting you. I hope you enjoey the party!

  27. Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog during the UBP!


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