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3/20/09
Ultimate Blog Party!

Ultimate Blog Party 2009

Well, I am just waaaaay out of the loop this year, because the Ultimate Blog Party at 5 Minutes for Mom started today, and I didn't even realize it until just now. Which means that I'm already somewhere around 600 billion on the Mr. Linky list for family friendly blogs (sigh).

Anyway, welcome to Quirky is a Compliment, blog partiers! Feel free to let your inner-quirk run amok here...Heaven knows that I do. As a matter of fact, that where the title came from...my very own mother described me as quirky one day, and while I was trying to decide whether or not to be insulted, she went on to explain that she meant the unique things that each of us bring to the table, and that I should take it as a compliment. So I do, and here I am.

Currently I'm 28, married, no kids, 4 cats (these are my children...they just happen to all be of the Siamese persuasion). I live in beautiful Knoxville TN, in the heart of the Smokies. (If you want to know more random stuff about me, see the 100 things link. If you want to know more about life in Tennessee, see Tennessee Living). The blog is a bit of a mixed bag- a few stories, a few DIY projects, a few daily accounts, a few funny things, a few serious things, even a recipe or two.

You never know what you're going to get, but chances are it will be quirky. But enough about me. Tell me about you. I'm a bit of a blog addict, and am looking for some new blogs to add to my daily reading collection. Leave a comment with your blog address and I'll come check you out. Anyway, thanks for coming to the blog party!

Now for that prize part (which I have a bajillion to 1 chance of actually winning, but what can I say, hope springs eternal anyway).

It was incredibly hard to choose, but I finally narrowed my favorites down to:
  • Spanish Language Learning Software from Peanut ButterProvided by: Life is Sweet (because I've only had learning Spanish on my to-do list for a bazillion years)- USC 27
  • Glass and stone earring and necklace setProvided by: Mrs. CPA (I love love love this necklace and earring set! It's sooo pretty and would look perfect with just about everything!)- USC 14
  • a pair of ChicBud Earphones with Swarovski Crystals Provided by: The IE Mommy (I didn't even know such things existed, but now that I do, I must have them! I use my earbuds EVERYWHERE! Who knew that I could look chic while doing it?)- 15

And if my top three picks are already chosen (boooo!), I’d still love any of the following (in order of preference): 19,21,22,26, USC 47, USC 56, 91, USC 40, USC 44, or 14. You guys are awesome!

43 comments:

IE Mommy said...

Great title for your blog. It's what brought me here. I agree, lol
So nice to meet you. I'd love to invite you to swing by my site, The IE Mommy, to read my UBP post.

Leslie@Frugal Mommy Living said...

Quirky is most definitely a good thing. Love the title!

Kara said...

Hi there! Thanks for visiting my blog and I'm glad to hear at least one other person has similar reading interests :) Quirky people are the funnest kind!

nottryingforaboy said...

I had to stop by and check out your blog because I loved the title! Happy partying@!

Jen said...

What a great name for a blog. I'm in the 400s so I decided to start at the end and work backwards through the blogroll. Happy partying!

Casual Friday Everyday said...

LOL I'm somewhere around 4billion on the list, myself. I decided to work backwards through the list today though...glad I did! Nice to meet you and looking forward to the week long party.

Nell

~~tonya~~ said...

Cute blog--great title. Off to explore it more!!

Erin said...

Glad you joined! I can't believe it's been a year since we "met"...sigh. Time goes by so fast. Good times, Quirk, good times. :D

Kathryn said...

I found you anyway, even if you're 6 billion & 1.

I lived in Knoxville as a small child. I remember it as very beautiful. Knoxville proper, then Karns, then Oak Ridge. We moved to Montana when i was 8.

Quirky people are the funnest kind! (Quote from Kara.)

iMommy said...

Oh goodness, you have room in your blog reader? I am so stuffed.. and yet, just like chocolate, I just can't stop myself...

I am 24, I love love love technology, I've got two little girls, and a husband, so it's sort of like having three little girls. Men are wimps :) ((giggle))

Anywho, I fall under Mommy blogger but I'll blog about nearly anything. In fact, I've got my UBP post up with a list of what I do post about, right now!

sweetsue said...

Just stopping by to say hi. My sister lives in Tennessee too-in a little town called Hartsville. It is so small they don't even have internet service!

Amber, That's Me! said...

Hey- I heard there was a party goin' on here!

I started my blog visits with the number 622 since it is my fave # and you are only # 4 or 5 after that!

Have a good time at the party!

kidjuggler said...

Fellow Tennessean here! Loved your title and found you in that big long list. I look forward to reading more about your quirkiness!

amy said...

Don't worry about the late arrival to the UBP09, you'll still get lots of great traffic! Quirky is soooo my thing. I think we'll get along just fine!
Come visit me sometime. www.ScribbleInkCafe.com Pick your topic and click. I think you'll really like "live long and coupon" It's pretty funny and Throw it to me. That's the quirkiest story I have. You might just laugh out loud!!

jodifur said...

I'm party hopping! Hope to see you at my party!

Clair said...

Hey Quirky.
I would love to be called quirky. Intrigued by your blog...think i'll be back.
Clair

Connie said...

Your blog title really caught my eye. We call ourselves weird, but quirky is much better. Happy UBP! Come and stop by my blog. I'll be hosting giveaways every day this week along with funny videos. Enjoy!

A Psych Mommy said...

I love the title of your blog! Quirky is good! Happy partying!

glutenfree4goofs said...

Ha I don't like carrots either, funnier yet, I plan to grow them in my garden this year- I can't resist growing things! I like Quirky, my BFF just lovingly called me a dork on Facebook! Oh well. "Party On Dude's"
Jessie

JamericanSpice said...

Nice to meet you!

Talk about a party!

I'm quite intrigued and am learning how to get around!

Just stopping by from 5minutes for moms blog party!

andsheflew said...

Stopping by courtesy of UBP 09! I love your blog- the style reminds me of all my favorite scrapbooking papers... the expensive ones at Hobby Lobby. I'm from NW Georgia and have passed through Knoxville a time or too on my way here or there. We have a cat too... he's some kind of a mix, but we're pretty sure he's got a decent amount of bengal in him. (He's all swirly and spotty and he loves to get in the shower with you.) He was our first child. My oldest son calls him "Furry Brother." So I know what you mean when you say your cats are your kids. I hope to stop by again sometime soon!

Nice to meet you!

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

I am new to the blog world. I am from Shreveport, La.

I love a good party and this is my first BLOG party.

So glad that I found your blog. Hope you will come by and visit me.

Teresa

Elaine A. said...

Hi there! I haven't been by in a while and your place looks a little different. I love it!!

Hope you are having fun with the party and that all is well in your neck o'the woods! : )

elaine

Laura said...

Hi, I came across your blog through UBP- and I enjoyed reading your posts.
Check out my blog if you get the chance.

http://kiddodid.blogspot.com/

Debz said...

Pleased to meet you.
Just popping trew from the UBP '09

Love your name and blog header!

Chel said...

I've always thought quirky was a good thing!

Mom to Five said...

Hey I love your blog title! Just stopping by on the UBP. My kids are running around like crazy but I'm checking out new spots-always fun to meet new friends!!!!
Happy partying!

Bella Valentina Photography said...

So nice to meet you, from the UBP!!



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Shawna said...

I had to stop by when I saw your title. That is too cute! Your blog is terrific! So happy to "meet" you through the UBP!

Rhonda said...

Just stopping by from the UBP! Like many others, I couldn't resist your title. I am way down on the list too so I am just picking randomly, I am tired of lists :)

Diane said...

From another quirky lady - keep up the good work! Loved the blog and the catchy name. UBP 09 is lots of fun!

~Bobbi~ said...

What a cute blog name!

Nice stopping by here. Love your blog~

Shannon H said...

I'm party-hopping, it's nice to meet you. I love your blog title, I've been called weird more than once in my life and take it as a compliment too, quirky is even better!

Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

Happy UBP. I thought I would stop by, since we haven't met, before. I enjoyed reading your post and looking through your blog.

Miss Grace said...

Nice to meet you! Love the title of your blog.

Comfort Joy Designs said...

Hello! Poppin’ in from The Ultimate Blog Party…all the way from Queensland, Australia! G’Day! I hope you have time to visit my party soon.

Ta!

I want to invite you to the Mommie Daze Virtual Baby Shower that I am hosting May 15 to June 8. This is an international even and there are prizes! Stop by my blog for all the details.

Super Fun Mama said...

Hi, I've come over as part of the UBP. I have a toddler learning/fun site at www.superfunmama.blogspot.com. Very nice to meet you and your blog.

StacieinAtlanta said...

Hey-

Quirky is definitely a compliment.

I am just stopping in from The Ultimate Blog Party to say hello. Come by my place to enter to win a LeapFrog Tag Reading System and some books by pledging to read to your child everyday. :)

Stacie
The Divine Miss Mommy
http://www.thedivinemissmommy.com
http://www.twitter.com/stacieinatlanta

Manic Mother said...

Great blog title, happy UBP! Stop in and say hello.

Jenn said...

Nice to meet you. I stopped in via UBP. I love your blog title. Cute and creative.

Mocha Dad said...

Just stopping by to party with you. Have a great week.

Susie said...

Found you through UBP...thanks for sharing!

carma said...

Stopping by from UBP to say "hi"
party on! :-)
carma