Talking toilet encourages people to call a cab!

Well call me crazy but I just love this latest impaired driving awareness tactic in the US.

According to the news story, federal funding paid to distribute talking urinal cakes that encourage patrons not to drink and drive to around 200 bars in 4 Michigan counties.

Shut up?!??! I know!!!

Picture this. You’re a guy (ok…just hang in there with me…). You are at a bar. You’ve had a few too many. You are planning to head out and drive yourself home but first, you need to hit the loo. As you stand there draining the lizard, a female voice pipes up and says:

Listen up. That’s right, I’m talking to you. Had a few drinks? Maybe a few too many? Then do yourself and everyone else a favour: Call a sober friend or a cab. Oh, and don’t forget, wash your hands. Call a ride…get home safe!

I love it!

Talking Urinal Cakes

Imagine the surprise customers would have. It’d be like a voice from God giving one last reminder.

The cakes also have the “Call a ride. Get home safe.” message imprinted on them.

You know, it’s the same message but it’s a completely new and unique way to get it out there. And quite frankly, anything that will get people’s attention, get them talking, and maybe even take pause before getting behind the wheel is uberlicous in my books!

Would a talking urinal cake make you think twice about driving impaired? Do you think it’ll be effective at getting the message across in a new way? I’d love to hear your thoughts!

On August 1, 2009, my beautiful mother-in-law’s life was cut tragically short by an impaired driver and my stepson’s life changed forever. In honor of Donna and Jordan Kennie, please don’t drink and drive. Impaired driving is 100% preventable. Think about it.

Support MADD Canada and follow them on Facebook, Twitter (@maddcanada), YouTube, and on the Web.

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Campaign 911 works | ATMs raise funds for MADD Canada

Hubby and I are off on a little impromptu vacation today. We left Wednesday evening to jet set to beach/cottage country for a couple of days of fun in the sun. That being said, I wanted to tell you about two uberlicious impaired driving initiatives that totally tickle my fancy!

Campaign 911

You’ve heard me talk about MADD Canada’s 911 campaign here. This is a Canada-wide initiative where you…yes you…are encourage to call 911 if you suspect someone is driving (car, truck, boat, ATV) impaired. But does it work?

Well CBC News issued a news report on Tuesday about the uberlicious success the program is having in just ONE Canadian city; Halifax. Police in that city say that they charge around 60 people PER MONTH with impaired driving and that about 35% of those charges are a result of citizen calling in complaints.

Isn’t that amazing?!?!! 35%!

LOVE IT!

Keep up the great work fine citizen and I encourage anyone and everyone to take part if need be. You can find MADD Canada’s 10 possible signs of an impaired driver here.

Note: you don’t need to worry about the cell phone ban when calling in to report a suspected impaired driver because you are exempt from the ban when you are calling 911!

ATM raise funds for MADD Canada

The StarPhoenix reported that 2 liquor stores in Regina, Saskatchewan are kicking off a new pilot project this past week that will help raise funds for MADD Canada. If you get cash out from the ATMs installed at the South Albert and North Albert liquor stores, the .99 cent fee will go to MADD Canada (reportedly one of the cheapest fees within Canada).

Of those .99 cents, MADD Canada will donate .9 cents to Students Against Drunk Driving (SADD) in Saskatchewan, which will help fund its programs. The other .90 cents will go towards MADD Canada’s many programs including school assembly programs, advertising, and the report impaired drivers campaign in that province.

Even BETTER is that this pilot project follows the lead of 2 others in Newfoundland and Prince Edward Island.

Here’s to all our Canadian provinces and USA states getting on board with this uberlicious initiative. Total win-win!

Even though hubby and I are off and about playing in the sand and soaking up some sun, feel free to comment. Your support, thoughts and words mean the world to us and we’ll catch up with y’all on Sunday upon our return.

Would you considering calling 911 if you suspected someone to be impaired driving? What if it was a friend or someone you knew? What do you think of the ATM program? Know of any other great fundraising initiatives?

On August 1, 2009, my beautiful mother-in-law’s life was cut tragically short by an impaired driver and my stepson’s life changed forever. In honor of Donna and Jordan Kennie, please don’t drink and drive. Impaired driving is 100% preventable. Think about it.

Support MADD Canada and follow them on Facebook, Twitter (@maddcanada), YouTube, and on the Web.

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Alberta implements indefinite license suspension for impaired drivers

I gotta say…Alberta has definitely got my attention.

In Canada, impaired driving kills between 1,250 and 1,500 people every year (that’s 4 people every single day) and injures more than 63,000. In Alberta alone, from 2006 to 2010, 569 people were killed and 8,530 people were injured in collisions involving impaired drivers. And this province is standing up and saying “NO MORE!”

As of July 1, 2012 (Canada Day) Alberta will become the first Canadian province to suspend an impaired driver’s license (driver found to have a blood alcohol over .08) immediately; a suspension that will stay in effect until the criminal charge is resolved before the courts.

I won’t lie. This makes me tingle in my special spot.

One of the most difficult things our family had to go through was knowing that the man who hit and killed Mamma K and injured The Dude was quite literally licensed to drive the DAY AFTER the wreck. He got drunk and stoned, drove, killed a woman and injured a 16-year-old boy and not 24 hours later, was back living his life as if nothing happened; no consequences what so ever. Driving, working, and living while our world was shattered. It took 20 months for this man to be found guilty and sentenced for his crime and in all that time, he was licensed to kill again.

For families affected by impaired drivers in Alberta that will no longer be the case. Hallelujah.

Now that’s not the ONLY thing Alberta is doing either. There’s more good stuff. I know…it’s like CHRISTMAS!!!

A person found to be driving impaired will also have their vehicle seized for 3 days and IF convicted, the driver will be required to install and pay for an ignition interlock device (a device where they must blow and pass before they are able to start the car) for at least one year.

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It gives me goosies!

Except I am not sure why, if found guilty, the vehicle isn’t seized permanently given it was used in the commission of a crime. I mean seriously – think about it. My guess is that a person would only have to lose their vehicle once to really get the message that impaired driving won’t be tolerated. But hey…at least Alberta is moving in the right direction and enforcing an ignition interlock device is a great step in keeping impaired drivers off the road.

Alberta is putting in a variety of appeal levels in place:

  • Drivers will be able to request a second breathalyzer test by a different machine at the roadside.
  • Drivers charged whose licenses are suspended pending the court decision can appeal through the Alberta Transportation Safety Board.

The province’s new rules also target those caught with a blood alcohol level between .05 and .08. As of September 1, 2012, drivers caught at this level will have their license suspended and vehicle seized for 3 days. Graduated drivers (new drivers) will receive a 30-day suspension and a 7-day seizure.

The province expects that the new rules will stand up against any constitutional challenges. That made me give a little first pump. Hoorah!

I hope all Canadian provinces are taking note of Alberta’s commitment to implementing much tougher impaired driving laws that only work to make our roads safer.

What do you think? Do these new laws push the boundaries of “innocent until proven guilty in a court of law”? If so, do you think it’s warranted? Do you believe they will make the Alberta roads safer? How far should our countries/provinces/states go to make our roads safe from impaired drivers? I’d love to hear your thoughts….

On August 1, 2009, my beautiful mother-in-law’s life was cut tragically short by an impaired driver and my stepson’s life changed forever. In honor of Donna and Jordan Kennie, please don’t drink and drive. Impaired driving is 100% preventable. Think about it.

Support MADD Canada and follow them on Facebook, Twitter (@maddcanada), YouTube, and on the Web.

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MADD Canada 2012-2013 School Assembly Program is now booking

According to MADD Canada, road crashes continue to be the number one cause of death among young people in Canada and alcohol is a factor in nearly 45% of those crashes. How desperately sad is that?

In an effort to stop impaired driving among teens, MADD Canada offers an annual school assembly programs that is designed to communicate specifically with young people; on their level and in their language. The program is given across Canada to more than 1 million students from Grades 7 through 12. It presents students with solid information and best practices in a style that we all hope will encourage them to make the decision to drive sober and to never get in the car with someone they suspect has been drinking.

This year, hubby and I were super-duper proud of The Dude when he was approached by MADD Canada to take part in the 2012-2013 video and agreed. I wrote about here. I cannot imagine how difficult it was for him to share such horrific details about his experience but…he did. And I have no doubt his efforts, and those of everyone involved in the production, will save lives.

This year’s video, entitled Long Weekend, is a dramatization that highlights the devastating consequences when a teen decides to drive impaired after partying at a summer cottage. It ends with testimonials from real-life victims, like The Dude, who share their experience.

Check out this highlight:

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Watching the highlight, I was blown away by the quality of the production. It’s no silly video that is going to have teens giggling from the poor acting and bad lighting. This is obviously a production that’s had a lot of thought, time, energy and fund invested in it.

MADD Canada is currently taking bookings for its upcoming School Assembly Program. For more information, visit the website.

What do you think? Powerful? Think it’ll strike a chord with teens? Think it speaks to them in their language?

In 2009, my beautiful mother-in-law’s life was cut tragically short by an impaired driver and my stepson’s life changed forever. In honor of Donna and Jordan Kennie, please don’t drink and drive. Impaired driving is 100% preventable. Think about it.

Support MADD Canada and follow them on Facebook, Twitter (@maddcanada), YouTube, and on the Web.

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Breathalyzers in bars ~ what’s your vote?

I recently read a news piece on CBC about a Moncton businessman hoping to install breathalyzer machines in bars and nightclubs across the Maritimes. The man said he believed that the coin-operated machines could save lives because they’d educate customers and make them more aware (and thereby, hopefully more responsible for their actions).

He already has 2 in a club in Moncton. For $2, a person can get a blood alcohol content reading. Ideally if a person got a reading that was near or above the legal limit, they’d be less likely to take the chance and drive. The bar owner said that this type of things is very popular in Montreal and Toronto.

That being said, there’s always a flip side. A representative from CAA said in the article that people should be very careful relying on coin-operated breathalyzers because there’s no way to tell just how accurate they are. He said that people should take it as a clear indication that they shouldn’t drive if they felt the need to test themselves to begin with.

Hmmm…good point!

Reliability and liability. I know the police breathalyzers are maintained on a regular schedule to guarantee their reliability in a court of law. If I used one of these coin-operated machines and it said I was under the limit and then I drove, got stopped and blew over, I’d be pretty pissed!

In the article, an RCMP spokesperson said that people need to know that the only reading that counts is the one measured by police.

Touché!

Even still, I do think it’s a good thing. Especially if bar owners are willing to do some maintenance and care to ensure the machines are fairly accurate. I think anything that helps people take pause, for even a moment, to question whether they should drive is a step in the right direction. Maybe more often than not someone would decide it’s just not worth the risk.

I took part in the poll on CBC and was happy to see that (at that time) 72.85% (110 voters) agreed that bars should have coin-operated breathalyzers for patrons while only 27.15% (41 voters) disagreed.

What do you think?

The absolute best way to avoid risking blowing over is to commit to zero alcohol when you are driving.

Two years ago, my beautiful mother-in-law’s life was cut tragically short by an impaired driver and my stepson’s life changed forever. In honor of Donna and Jordan Kennie, please don’t drink and drive. Impaired driving is 100% preventable. Think about it.

Support MADD Canada and follow them on Facebook, Twitter (@maddcanada), YouTube, and on the Web.

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My fab 5 for 2011

I read a fantastic post by Ginger Calem on her top five for 2011. I loved it so much I thought I’d do my own fab 5 for 2011. As Ginger pointed out, the “givens” are already understood. We all know everyone is grateful for their spouses, family, children, health, home etc. This is more about those 5 fabulous little ditties that made you squeal in personal delight. They changed your pleasure world and gave you something unexpectedly delicious. They gave you itty bitty butterflies in your belly. You know…the FUN STUFF!

My fab 5 for 2011 (in no particular order) are:

1.      My Kindle

My Kindle was a 2011 birthday present and it’s been one of my most delicious finds for 2011. I love it so much; hubby thinks I am having an affair it. Every night I dash into bed excited to curl up with the little bugger. I love the convenience of it, the highlighting, the dictionary, the page turns, and the light! Best of all, a few weeks ago I bought the first book to the Vampire Diaries. And there I found myself at midnight, finished book one with no book two in hand. Well instead of having to wait until morning to head to the bookstore, I just fired up amazon, ordered book two and in under a minute, I was happily immersed in the story again having never left the comfort and warmth of my BED! LOVE THAT!

2. Blogging/WANA711/ROW80/Twitter

I lump all my social media fun into one fab 5 because they are all interconnected. 2011 was simply a huge social media year for me. I started the year strong but my readership and enthusiasm for blogging waned 6 months into the year. That’s when I came across Kristen Lamb’s blogging to build brand course and my world changed. It was, as we writers like to call it, the inciting event. My world has not been the same since. Through her course, and beyond, I have connected with so many amazing people who are encouraging me to chase my dream in ways that has deeply touched my soul! I don’t feel like we are just a network…we aren’t just a community…we are a family! And I don’t know what I’d do without each and every one of you. You’ve enriched my life and brought me such joy and laughter. The truest gift of friendship and support I’ve ever received….thank you simply does not come close to expressing my gratitude!

3.      My 6 foot pre-lit palm tree

You might think this sounds odd but I’ve wanted one of these bad boys for years! I mean, we don’t live anywhere my beloved palm trees so there’s something that just warms my heart every time we drive by a house that has one of these things lit up. “Look hubby…ahhhh…isn’t that gorgeous!!!” I’d say time and time again. It’s just one of those things that tweaked my weird funny bone. This year, hubby delivered at Christmas in spades and when I opened this box up, I literally squealed and did the flash dance toe-tap! I couldn’t wait to tear into the box and set it up. Although we put it up for a bit over Christmas, I decided our winter weather will likely destroy its beauty too quickly so it’s tucked away until spring when I will create a palm tree oasis on my back deck! Eeekeee…I can’t wait!

4.      Shoes – all of them – but especially the newbies to the collection!

I gotta say, nothing makes me feel sexier than a hot pair of shoes. There’s just something about it. Something that makes me stand taller, walk prouder, feel more confident. I swear, hot shoes could solve world peace! I have a good friend who has an addiction to hot shoes that makes my collection look like child’s play. Lucky for me, she enjoys passing her hardly-worn, slightly used oldies to make room for newbies meaning my shoe collection is growing in size and style. It’s hot hot hot! Tara, if you are reading this, thank you – you make my shoe world a rockin’ place to be.

5.      Clothes that fit

Most of you likely read my post about how hubby took me shopping for some new clothes to fit my growing body (no, I am not pregnant, just put on 20+ pounds this summer). I had been refusing for months and months promising I was going to drop some of the weight. He couldn’t take seeing me so unhappy and told me to suck it up and off we went to the mall. I had no idea that accommodating my weight gain by buying bigger sizes and clothes that fit would actually make me feel wonderful about myself and…smaller?!?! It was a true gift and one I’ve been reveling in ever since. Definitely one of my fab 5 experiences this year! And the new loot hanging in my closet helps!

There are probably a hundred other things, experiences, and emotions that I could add to this list. 2011 was really a stellar year for me with a ton of growth and change, most for the better. It’s going to be hard to top that year but…I have every hope that 2012 is going to blow it out of the water. That’s the plan anyway.

Here’s to maintaining an attitude of gratitude like Tameri Etherton is doing beyond this post of fabulousness…but all year-long! 

What’s your Fab 5 for 2011? How do you embrace an attitude of gratitude?

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  • We’ve all heard the science, we do better at anything (writing, work etc) when we are physically fit and active. I know when I sit and watch TV, I slowly move into numb land. But if I take a walk, I come home ready to write. Well Ginger Calem has come up with the #writersbutt program that’s going to make us all better, more productive writers and more physically fit. I joined up immediately! Check out her post and get to it!
  • There’s been a ton of posts out there on resolutions and goals setting but I really loved Kate MacNicol’s post on creating breakthrough goals. Those goals that really push us outside our comfort zone and make us reach for the stars!
  • Another key to success is making sure our goals are SMART. Marcia Richards wrote a fantastic post with 5 tips that will surely help us all reach our goals!

ROW80 – Round 1 – Check-in #2

It’s Sunday and that means time for another ROW80 progress update. So far, this week has been bang on! I am praying to the God’s to help me maintain this level of motivation and momentum!

Writing Goals:

  • Complete outline of WIP
  • Write 1750 words a week, on average 250 words a day (can be on WIP or other writings like flash fiction, character development, world building etc)
    1974 words total this week
  • Finish James Scott Bell book
    Read chapter 5
  • Read 2 other writing craft books

Social Media Goals:

  • Blog – post 4 times a week
    5 posts – total word count: 2190
  • Blog – post ROW80 progress reports twice a week (Sunday and Wednesday)
    Done
  • Tweet/Comment on at least 10 blogs a week
    Done
  • Comment on 1 new blog per week (ROW80 or otherwise)
    Done

Healthy Lifestyle Goals:

  • Cardio – 3 times a week (Monday, Wednesday, Saturday)
    Done – yeahhh!
  • BowFlex – 3 times a week (Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday)
    Done – woot woot
  • Maintain a daily food/migraine journal
    Done

The wins:

  • Exceeded my word goals.
  • Met all my social media goals.
  • Met all my healthy lifestyle goals (didn’t eat out ONCE this week which is huge for us).

Where to improve:

  • Although I exceeded my word goal, I only wrote 3 evenings and for 110 minutes. Word count is the goal but I would like to incorporate writing a bit more often and/or for longer stretches of time. It’ll come.
  • Spend more time reading craft books.
  • Track the blogs I visit better so I know how many and who I visit/comment/promote. This will also help ensure I am visiting new people.
  • Continue to improve on eating healthier.

How are you making out with your ROW80 goals?

ROW80 – Round 4 – 80 days in review

Well, I can’t believe it came so fast but it’s time for my last ROW80 progress update.

I’ve continued with lounging over in Slack Land with Jenny. Work, Xmas and some family stuff going on sort of took over. In the end, it’s all one big excuse….the bottom line is no words on the page. But let’s have a total Review of Round 4 Goals and I’ll share with you what I learned.

Work In Progress Goals:

  • Set up writing room (clean out DVDs and crap from office and set up laptop).
  • Get a new office chair.

I did get my office all set up for writing – it’s beautiful really! I didn’t get a new chair although in the end, with some rugs in there, the old chair is fine.

  • Read through old journals (7) to see if there is book material there.

Only read through 2 of the 7 so far…and I’ve come to realize my mother is a much greater SAINT than I previously realized. Someone give that lady an award already…please!

  • Read: Outlining Your Novel: Map Your Way to Success by K.M. Weiland

Check!

  • Spend 5 hours a week on WIP outline – complete ½ outline including:
    • Define outline method
    • Craft premise
    • Create scene list
    • Develop key story factors – stakes, motive, desire, conflict
    • Determine setting
    • Define audience

5 hours a week for 11 weeks is 55 hours. I counted a total of 33.5 hours on my WIP outline…not bad. Not great but not bad either.

As far as ½ an outline is concerned, it depends on your definition. When I made this bulleted list, I had just started reading my first craft book and I had assumed that the outline ideas would work for me. And although it was great, I sort veered more towards James Scott Bell’s plot methodology. Since starting his book, I have completed major plot point outlines for 2 story ideas and I’ve roughly developed about a dozen story ideas (1 paragraph each). So I would say I’ve done “okay” on this goal.

What I haven’t done, is moved beyond THAT.

What I learned: I went a little askew in my planning. Although plotting is important and an hourly goal okay, without a word count goal and/or daily writing goal, I allowed myself to get quite literally lost in plotting. I just spun circle after circle when I needed to be spending time writing (ANYTHING….). I could have started with character interviews, bio, scene ideas, practice writing dialogue, done flash fiction etc. Whether towards one specific story idea or not…the point is, I could have been writing….which is what I need to do a lot more of.

Last night, I read a post by Jody Hedlund about how to drive yourself crazy as a writer. She said that (for the most part), your first 4 to 6 books are practice and are about learning your craft. This just brought home the point Jenny Hansen made to me last week about having thousands of lines of crap to get OUT before the good stuff would start flowing.

There are not many writers in the world who are naturally best-selling authors from the day they sit down pen and paper in hand. It’s a craft. It’s earned and learned through hard work, perseverance, and practice. And it’s not that I arrogantly thought I was this miracle writer. It’s just…I don’t think I realized how little I DO know, how big the learning curve is, and how much practice is required IF I am to take this “I am a writer” thing seriously!

I think I have a much better idea now and I will adjust my goals for 2012 accordingly!

  • Complete 2 character sketches with back story

I sucked at this goal AS WELL!

  • Find and order 3 highly recommended writing craft books (ask others).

Check! Now to read them.

Blogging Goals:

  • Blog 5 times a week.
  • Read, re-tweet/tweet, and comment on at least 10 blogs per week.
  • Report on ROW80 progress twice a week.

So here’s where I did kick butt. I am in love with the whole blogging and social media thing, and I nailed every single goal here.

As of tomorrow, the end official end of ROW80, in 11+ weeks I will have posted 59 non-ROW80 posts (maintaining my Monday through Friday schedule) and 23 ROW80 progress update posts for a total of 82 posts in 80 days. I am not sure how many re-tweets and tweets I did or how many comments I left but my guess is I average reading and promoting 20 to 30 blogs a week.

I reported on my ROW80 goals twice a week (although I think I was late twice). 

What I learned: this is also a bit of a weakness because I can easily get swept away in social media stuff rather than writing. It’s a crutch. My adjusted writing goals will help prevent this for next time but I’ll also be adjusting my blog schedule slightly to accommodate a more planned writing schedule.

Healthy Lifestyle Goals:

In the next round, I’ll be taking Kerry Meacham, Gene Lempp and Marcia Richards leads (like a lot of you) and I’ll be adding some healthy lifestyle goals to my plan!

How did you make out with your ROW80 goals? Plan to join up for January’s round?

Dogs that….tweet?!?!

Sit down and buckle up! All you dog lovers are going to fall off your chair when you see what I have for you today!! What would you say….if I told you….that your dog can now send you….TWEETS.

I KNOW?!??!?! SHUT THE FRONT DOOR!

It’s Puppy Tweets by Mattel, a wireless, electronic tag that I simply attach to my dog’s collar (along with a USB dongle to my home computer) and voila…my baby girl will sent me tweets about her day while I am at work and she’s home.

Whenever Tess moves, barks (or just naps), the tag (which has motion and sound sensors) will send a WiFi signal to my computer which then sends me a tweet.

Barking is the new tweet! Get out of town?!?!?!

What better way to perk up my day than to get tweets from Tess! AND…that’s not all. Best yet, I can invite my friends and family to follow Tess on Twitter and Tess can follow her favorite puppy pals or celebrities. O.M.G. Y’ALL CAN FOLLOW TESS. Sweet! Imagine…she could actually go viral. Her tweets could become famous. Maybe she’ll have more followers than ME?!?! She’ll be the next Internet sensation. She’s not just a pretty face folks. She’s a Master Jedi Tweeter!

I can almost HEAR hubby groaning!

Here’s the deal, Puppy Tweets comes pre-loaded with over 500 phrases that put a humorous or insightful spin on Tess’ daily activity. Her barks will tweet me stuff like:

  • I bark because I miss you. There I said it. Now hurry home.”
  • I finally caught that tail I’ve been chasing and…OOUUUCHH!

Dang…I know…I was hoping I could load it full of customized tweets to! Now that would have been FUN!

Puppy Tweets comes in pink (but of course…nothing but pink bedazzled for my baby girl) and blue.

It’s Twisted Tuesday and that means it’s time to enjoy a smile, giggle or laugh…here’s hoping I’ve provided it in spades…enjoy!

What new tricks is your dog learning?

P.S. Unfortunately when I read the reviews for Puppy Tweets on Amazon, this doesn’t sound like a quality product…sniff…I couldn’t help sharing it with y’all for humour sake but I caution anyone to read the reviews before actually purchasing.

Rock the Row: an international Twitter party – I am so there!

Today we are going to light up the Twittersphere like a redneck Christmas tree. Before we get started, let me get some THEME music going….nothing like a little JLO to help us get jiggy with it on the floor!

There…that’s better.

Now, let me introduce you to my party people in the club….the ever-talented Jenny Hansen with her ever-lovely co-host Nicole Basaraba are throwing a ROW80 Twitter Bash TODAY.

If my tune isn’t to your liking, fear not, the uberlicious Jenny made a “Rock The Row” playlist! All these details can be found at her original ROW80 party post.

Theme: “Rock the Row”
However you want to work that in is great. It’s up to your outrageously creative imagination!

Date: October 5th, 12:01 AM to 11:59 PM ET in the U.S.
This also happens to be the first day of check-in so there should be a ton of ROW80 fun happening around the blogosphere.

Party will be held at the #ROW80 hashtag.
Fire up your Tweet Deck or HootSuite and let’s get jiggy with it.

Photo Competition
Photos that reflect the theme. Jenny and her team of experts will do their best to gather them and decide on how best to spotlight them in a post at the ROW80 blog. Once the readers vote, the 1st place winner gets a copy of Kait Nolan’s latest book, Red, in e-book format!!

Here’s MINE:

Natalie Hartford Rocking ROW80 - my photo contest entry!

 

Friendly Blog Competition:
ROW80 party organizers will also post a mash-up of favorite ROCK THE ROW posts at the Row80 blog.

Consider this my entry y’all!

And just in case you are wondering…what’s a Twitter party?
This is where we all stop in to the #ROW80 hashtag all day long and play and party together – trading news, pictures, music and jello shots. It’s going to be a great time! Please promote it as much as you can between now and then. Click here to get to the linky tool to list your post!

I am off to rock it out with my ROW80 pals…Come…Join the Party!

Peace out! MUAH!

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