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Casual Friday — November 9th, 2007 (now with a contest!)

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casual-friday.jpgCasual Friday with Mir—because some days are made for wearing your jeans and surfing the blogs.

Hello! You’re thinking you’ve noticed an extra spring in my step, and you are correct. There is a remarkable lightness of being that comes from recovering years worth of files you feared were lost. So! Today! I am sweetness and light and joy. I am giving everyone a pony, to celebrate! Well, no I’m not. But keep reading, because I am giving out a prize at the end.

If you don’t want to get a single thing done today, go discover the joy that is mental_floss magazine. This post about the worst album covers of all time would be an excellent place to start. (Put your coffee down first.)

Considering a second child? So is Mrs. Mogul, sort of.

Sometimes the simplest lessons take the longest to learn.

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s No Impact Man!

Sometimes you have to get very serious about things, and sometimes you have to remember not to.

* * * * *

So, remember how I said there would be a prize? There is! You could win a prize just for reading this post! It’s true!

The lovely ladies at Wickedly Chic have teamed up with Charming Sam, and together they are generously providing a gift basket worth $100 to a lucky Work It, Mom! reader. (What does it include? “Awesome jewelry and artwork,” I’m told!)

All you have to do for a shot at winning is leave a comment on this post by midnight tonight (November 9th, 2007). We will select our winner at random, and she’ll be receiving this awesome basket of goodies. Now that could make your whole Friday.

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  • I’ll be checking out the magazine when I have time to sit a bit, thank you. As to your recovered files, I’ve gone to Woulda Shoulda a couple of times this morning and it’s not coming up. And yes, I was able to get there last night (after days of frustration). Argh!

    Flea  |  November 9th, 2007 at 8:24 am

  • Sounds like a great weekend ahead, made even better by the prospect of a gift basket!!!

    Dawn Counter  |  November 9th, 2007 at 8:55 am

  • So glad you were able to salvage your files. And btw, I really don’t need a pony, but I definintely wouldn’t say no to a $100 gift basket!

    Leandra  |  November 9th, 2007 at 8:59 am

  • love casual fridays:-) this is always my favorite post of the week! thanks….

    phyllis  |  November 9th, 2007 at 9:44 am

  • OOO, I loves me some awesome jewelry and artwork!

    Kit  |  November 9th, 2007 at 9:58 am

  • OHH pick me pick me! thanks for the links

    shannon  |  November 9th, 2007 at 9:59 am

  • Glad to find you…have missed you! Thank you for the links, and for the chance to win the lovely basket!

    Carolie  |  November 9th, 2007 at 10:06 am

  • Count me in!

    Jeana  |  November 9th, 2007 at 10:07 am

  • I already have a pony (well, horse), but a $100 gift basket? Oh, that I could so use! I never win anything, but at least this is an easy contest. No one expects me to be able to write like Mir, which is good.

    BTW, Mir, I am very glad that your files are safe! I notice I can’t get on your site again this morning, but this error looks like you may be in the process of migrating to a new ISP. (hoping)

    marymargaret  |  November 9th, 2007 at 10:08 am

  • Count me in!

    Anne  |  November 9th, 2007 at 10:10 am

  • Ooh a pony! Um, well although my kids would be thrilled, I would not. But a $100 gift basket would be a wonderful start to the weekend! :)

    Deb - Mom of 3 Girls  |  November 9th, 2007 at 10:14 am

  • I was excited when you got your site up! And I’m sorry it’s down again.

    M&Co.  |  November 9th, 2007 at 10:14 am

  • How did you know that I needed something to prevent me from getting any work done today? This is perfect. Just what I needed. Thanks!

    ps. pickmepickmepickmepickme

    Marci  |  November 9th, 2007 at 10:16 am

  • I could use a $100 gift basket…….who couldnt really.

    I love prizes, I never win, but I still love the idea of winning them.


    Robbin  |  November 9th, 2007 at 10:17 am

  • I am currently trying to give stuff away on my website, and as of right now, I have NO takers! So a gift basket would certainly help soothe my hurt feelings.

    RockyCat  |  November 9th, 2007 at 10:19 am

  • I love casual Friday and I love giveaways. That sounds fantastic. All this Christmas shopping has been torture. Finding cute stuff then buying it to give it to someone else. It would be nice to win something for me. Please count me in.

    Someone Being Me  |  November 9th, 2007 at 10:20 am

  • To bad a have a to do list as long as my arm today. I’ll have to come back on Sunday and check out the links.

    Glad to hear you recovered your data before the server disappeared again. Having gone through 3 harddrives in the six weeks I’ve been at my current job, I sympathize about the hardware going bad.

    Gwen  |  November 9th, 2007 at 10:26 am

  • oooh, awesome jewelry and artwork…I’m thinking early christmas gifts! (what? this isn’t early? You all are done? um…I should probably go start making my lists…)

    julie  |  November 9th, 2007 at 10:28 am

  • Hooray for Casual Friday, double Hooray for a giveaway. I’m throwing my name in and hope I win. Thanks!

    txhorns  |  November 9th, 2007 at 10:30 am

  • Really don’t want a pony, but I really would love a gift basket!

    Amy Huff  |  November 9th, 2007 at 10:32 am

  • Ponies make a mess - I’d much rather have a gift basket!

    diane  |  November 9th, 2007 at 10:38 am

  • I love mental floss. I got my dad a subscription a couple years ago for christmas. Also I love the pretty that is jewelry and art work.

    Courtney  |  November 9th, 2007 at 10:39 am

  • Glad to hear you got your files back. Would love a cool gift basket! :)

    Mary Beth  |  November 9th, 2007 at 10:43 am

  • I love gift baskets!!

    Lacy  |  November 9th, 2007 at 10:43 am

  • Hmmmm…..pony or jewelry and artwork…..I think the jewelry and artwork. Ponies poop!!

    Karin  |  November 9th, 2007 at 10:45 am

  • I could use some new jewelry and art work!

    Megan  |  November 9th, 2007 at 10:45 am

  • Wow! A gift basket just for reading and replying?! Neat! Count me in!

    I’m glad you got your files back. I do not blog as much as I once promised myself I would, but I once thought I lost my entire iTunes library. I cried for days until I found a program to get the songs off my iPod back on to my rebuilt computer.

    Bryanne Mayhew  |  November 9th, 2007 at 10:46 am

  • Glad you’re back Mir! A gift basket would be lovely.

    Amy S.  |  November 9th, 2007 at 10:47 am

  • So glad you were able to get your files back!!

    Sock Girl  |  November 9th, 2007 at 10:49 am

  • After this weekend, I think that I’m going to be in serious need of a 100 basket of awesome jewlery and artwork!

    Katie  |  November 9th, 2007 at 10:53 am

  • Congratulations on your data recovery. I just discovered you today via NotesFromTheTrenches. And everybody loves a contest!

    SP  |  November 9th, 2007 at 10:54 am

  • Casual Friday! WOoooooo! First off! Amazing the your files were safe…. bad, bad hardware! Checked out links..awesome! Pony….not so much! Gift basket! Yes please with a cherry on top! lol

    Alexandra  |  November 9th, 2007 at 10:58 am

  • If I win the prize will go to CHRIS.

    Janet  |  November 9th, 2007 at 10:59 am

  • Mrs. Mogul asks “What do you think of the name Ever? Milla Jovovich named her daughter this.” Hate it for a girl! Poor child!

    Valerie  |  November 9th, 2007 at 11:01 am

  • I am here!

    Tenille  |  November 9th, 2007 at 11:02 am

  • I could totally use a gift basket right now!!! Thanks!!!!

    Caren  |  November 9th, 2007 at 11:03 am

  • gift basket?

    count me in.


    bouncy  |  November 9th, 2007 at 11:04 am

  • Count me in too! Yay for the potential for free stuff.

    Katherine  |  November 9th, 2007 at 11:09 am

  • Gift baskets are good times. Happy Friday!

    Jordan  |  November 9th, 2007 at 11:09 am

  • I’ll take the basket! And the pony, but only if a very large pooper-scooper is included. Even then, I’m not really sure, especially after Chris’ story from the petting farm. Blech.

    Rachel May  |  November 9th, 2007 at 11:10 am

  • Count me in!! Thanks!

    Teri  |  November 9th, 2007 at 11:10 am

  • Thank you, thank you!

    Melissa  |  November 9th, 2007 at 11:15 am

  • I am so glad you were able to back up your websites! I know you were prob as giddy as a school girl…doing the happy dance!!

    Today I am celebrating my 16th wedding anniversary! Hip Hip Hurrah!

    Please sign me up for your contest! Have a great weekend Mir!

    Jennifer  |  November 9th, 2007 at 11:16 am

  • Happy Friday, everyone!

    nancy  |  November 9th, 2007 at 11:16 am

  • I’ve developed a disease lately. I’m not sure what it’s called but the symptoms include the incredible urge to click any and all links I see posted within the bodies of blog posts I read. Then I have to follow the link and post a comment and inevitably I find another link there to follow. You have given me FIVE more links to follow! My husband often predicts that someday I will reach the end of the internet. That would probably be good, cuz then I could get something done around here. Like homework!

    But hey, at least I get to enter a cool contest! Pick me! Pick me! *fingers crossed for the rest of the day and now I really won’t be able to get anything else done!*

    Sleeping Mommy  |  November 9th, 2007 at 11:24 am

  • Gift baskests at my favortie price! Whee!
    I am so glad to have found some Mir posts over here. Thank goodness you got everything backed up- good luck with your transfer.

    Jen  |  November 9th, 2007 at 11:25 am

  • I’m so glad you recovered your files. Whew. I may not get to work from home but I make up for it by wearing sweats on Fridays. Cute sweats, not stinky work-out ones.

    Gwen  |  November 9th, 2007 at 11:26 am

  • Awesome! Who deosn’t love a contest?

    bluepaintred  |  November 9th, 2007 at 11:27 am

  • Hey, I want in on it, too, PLEASE!

    Katie1976  |  November 9th, 2007 at 11:27 am

  • I’ve been reading Mental Floss since their premiere. I’ve never missed an issue — it’s easily my favorite magazine of all time. It’s smart AND funny, what’s not to like about that? Also, what’s not to like about free jewelry and artwork? Sign me up!

    Not The Mama  |  November 9th, 2007 at 11:30 am

  • I’m always in for freebies! Great site!

    Christine  |  November 9th, 2007 at 11:35 am

  • May I please have a lovely basket filled with awesome jewelry and art? I love awesome jewelry and art. I also love Art, but that’s neither here nor there.

    jennielynn  |  November 9th, 2007 at 11:36 am

  • Jewelry and Artwork….my favorite!

    Kathleen  |  November 9th, 2007 at 11:41 am

  • Pick me! Pick me!

    Rebecca  |  November 9th, 2007 at 11:44 am

  • Oh, a gift basket would so make my friday- really, really make my Friday.

    TeriZ  |  November 9th, 2007 at 11:50 am

  • I’m game! And I’m so happy you got your files back!

    Becca  |  November 9th, 2007 at 11:50 am

  • What the heck? I’m in!

    nabbalicious  |  November 9th, 2007 at 11:53 am

  • please pick me!! I love your site! Sorry it’s been such a rough week, but I’m glad it’s getting slowly resolved.

    Kristine  |  November 9th, 2007 at 11:54 am

  • Wow, love free stuff! Thanks pretties Mir and Chris and Wickedly Chic and Charming Sam!!

    Now, to mental floss!

    Jamie AZ  |  November 9th, 2007 at 11:58 am

  • My husband will kill me if I acquire one more basket, BUT if it has good stuff inside I can justify it. Or hide it, he doesn’t count them, I think.

    LisaB  |  November 9th, 2007 at 11:59 am

  • HEEE!! OOO! OOO! Please, me?! I’ve never won anything IN MY WHOLE LIFE! I was just thinking I really needed some good jewelry.

    heels  |  November 9th, 2007 at 11:59 am

  • Awesome! Count me in too :)

    Emily  |  November 9th, 2007 at 12:02 pm

  • Free stuff?! I’m in! Do I have to pay taxes on that? tee hee!

    Looking forward to Monday and your server switch so all will be right with the world!

    a different kate  |  November 9th, 2007 at 12:02 pm

  • Hi Mir - fingers crossed for your full tech recovery! Oh yeah, and please include me in that contest. Thank you!!

    lizneust  |  November 9th, 2007 at 12:07 pm

  • Missing you at your usual home….but count me in for the basket…

    Yan  |  November 9th, 2007 at 12:07 pm

  • I’d love to win! This would make my weekend.

    Divrchk  |  November 9th, 2007 at 12:07 pm

  • That would make my week, no my month if I could win this sweet basket!

    Megan  |  November 9th, 2007 at 12:07 pm

  • Nice! I’m loving those procrastination enabling links, and thought I might as well say so in the comments, since I bet I’d loving that gift basket if I won it. :P

    Meg  |  November 9th, 2007 at 12:10 pm

  • Jewelry and artwork - sounds like the perfect combination!

    Michelle  |  November 9th, 2007 at 12:13 pm

  • Hey, today is my DH’s birthday, but maybe I will get a gift basket for being such an awesome wife. Hmmm, that won’t be it. Currently his whole family is coming over for dinner tonight. Gulp. Any alcohol in that gift basket?

    Michele  |  November 9th, 2007 at 12:14 pm

  • I love contests! Count me in

    Stacy  |  November 9th, 2007 at 12:15 pm

  • My kids are off school today, and I’ve snuck away to the computer to hide for a moment - I can’t make any promises on reading the links, but I’d like to…hopefully my brain won’t fry by the end of the day and I’ll remember to check back!

    The prize sounds awesome!

    Also glad to be reading you here, and hoping things settle down for you soon!

    Nancy R  |  November 9th, 2007 at 12:16 pm

  • I would take the pony, but it’s okay since you really aren’t giving one away, but the basket of goodies sounds like a really good prize.

    It is so goo that you are mostly back!!!

    Lynda Hitt  |  November 9th, 2007 at 12:23 pm

  • did someone say gift basket? *perk*

    fidget  |  November 9th, 2007 at 12:25 pm

  • I laughed myself silly over the album covers! Thanks for a Friday boost.

    Dominique  |  November 9th, 2007 at 12:25 pm

  • Woot! Will check the links while on my lunch break, and good luck getting yourself to the new server!!

    paige  |  November 9th, 2007 at 12:30 pm

  • So glad your files were recovered and hoping you have an easy transition/re-start. Thanks to Otto for keeping us in the loop during the downtime and to whomever gave the link to this site.

    Next week WILL be better!

    Deborah P

    Deborah P  |  November 9th, 2007 at 12:32 pm

  • Mir, I’m happy that you’re all sweetness and light, and I want a prize!

    Tal  |  November 9th, 2007 at 12:37 pm

  • I’ve been back at work for 4 days following my maternity leave, and I’ve nearly exhausted my go-to outfits. This mom’s in dire need of some accessories!

    Marketing Mommy  |  November 9th, 2007 at 12:38 pm

  • there is nothing better than awsome jewlery and art work!!:)

    Annette  |  November 9th, 2007 at 12:40 pm

  • mental floss is fabulous - and TGIF!

    Jewelry and Artwork makes me happy happy!!!

    Kerrie  |  November 9th, 2007 at 12:41 pm

  • I lurve artwork.

    Sherry  |  November 9th, 2007 at 12:41 pm

  • Dental_floss magazine? There’s enough on the topic to fill up a whole magazine? Wow. I thought I was doing well just flossing once a day. (I kid.)

    I’m addicted to your WantNot blog. Am so excited to have found you. Will be more excited when it is really up and running again. Would be excited to win a beautiful and free basket. Sign me up.

    Christina  |  November 9th, 2007 at 12:44 pm

  • Prizes! Thanks!

    Cheryl  |  November 9th, 2007 at 12:45 pm

  • Count me in!

    Abby  |  November 9th, 2007 at 12:48 pm

  • That’s exciting!

    Kate  |  November 9th, 2007 at 12:49 pm

  • ooh la la! count me in. :)

    glad to see you back, mir.

    emily  |  November 9th, 2007 at 12:50 pm

  • I’m glad you’re friends with Chris and she can keep us posted on what is going on. I’m checking multiple times a day for your other sites!! Hope you’re back up and running soon.

    Ashlee  |  November 9th, 2007 at 12:51 pm

  • I would love to wear jeans, drink coffee and surf all day, but unfortunately I work for a large corporation that doesn’t have “jean day.” We have casual day, but it’s business casual. Not anywhere near good enough if you ask me! Would love a free gift basket though!! :)

    Neptunebaby  |  November 9th, 2007 at 12:51 pm

  • A gift basket WOULD make my Friday…

    Jennifer  |  November 9th, 2007 at 12:53 pm

  • *giggles* Love the Three kid circus blog!! Isn’t that life in action!! Thanks for the links each friday!

    Renee  |  November 9th, 2007 at 1:04 pm

  • Never seen your site until today… is it bad if I’m not a “working mom,” but still would enjoy reading here?

    Will my home-stayin’ arse get shooe’d off? Heh.

    Glad you retreived your posts/files. There is nothing that can make a heart freeze faster than the loss of the result of countless hours of hard work, in the blink of an eye.

    Nothing’ll make ya crap yer drawers faster, either.

    Sarcastic Mom  |  November 9th, 2007 at 1:06 pm

  • linked from the big yellow house (i know, i know it’s all “notes from the trenches” now~ i don’t take change very well)

    anyway, just wanted to say I LOVE AWESOME JEWELRY AND ARTWORK!

    Glenda  |  November 9th, 2007 at 1:13 pm

  • me me me please.

    poppy fields  |  November 9th, 2007 at 1:18 pm

  • Today is one of those days that I can spend Blog-Hopping and not get a thing done……I am sure no one else here has every felt that way =)

    Christine  |  November 9th, 2007 at 1:19 pm

  • Yipee, a way to spend the day “not working’ at work!!
    Thank you so much for all the great work!

    Jean  |  November 9th, 2007 at 1:24 pm

  • I could use some art work and what girl doesn’t need jewelry?
    Please count me in.

    Tracey  |  November 9th, 2007 at 1:27 pm

  • here it is, my comment…
    i’m really just a visitor from notes from the trenches. but i might stay a while, if i may.

    josy  |  November 9th, 2007 at 1:28 pm

  • ohhh… sounds fun and easy - what better for a working mom… love all you Work it Mom! gals

    Jill  |  November 9th, 2007 at 1:31 pm

  • Oooh, a basket of gifties … I could so, so use that after the week I’ve had!

    Amy  |  November 9th, 2007 at 1:41 pm

  • Thanks for the links! And congrats on the successful migration…glad to see you’re back in business.

    Chelle  |  November 9th, 2007 at 1:44 pm

  • Pregnant. Two sick kids. Send prize ASAP.

    Tuesday  |  November 9th, 2007 at 1:45 pm

  • I would love to win the awesome jewelry and artwork!

    Just Seeking  |  November 9th, 2007 at 1:50 pm

  • So glad you’re week is ending on a good note! I just hope you are not bald and hungover from all the hair pulling and drinking this week required. I am always up for shiny and pretty things from the pretty one!

    Darcie  |  November 9th, 2007 at 1:50 pm

  • Hey! I love contests though I have never won one. I would love to win this one. Pick me!
    I am alos visiting from notes from the trenches. Thanks!

    peepnroosmom  |  November 9th, 2007 at 1:54 pm

  • Pick me! Pick me! I’ve never won a stinkin’ thing. Except for the one time that I was picked to go on a local t.v. show when I was 10. Right smack dab in the middle of my awkward stage. And by awkward I mean really really really regretful. SO glad that there is video of that!

    jessie  |  November 9th, 2007 at 1:55 pm

  • Count me in! I never win anything..but I always try!

    bombaygirl  |  November 9th, 2007 at 1:57 pm

  • Oooh! I hope I win! I know I won’t b/c like bombaygirl I never win anything either (although I did win like $17 on a scratch off ticket-woohoo) but it’s worth a shot:)

    Mishel  |  November 9th, 2007 at 2:02 pm

  • Nothing like the promise of a chance at something free to get us to chime in! Count me in!

    Julie Lenzer Kirk  |  November 9th, 2007 at 2:07 pm

  • OOH! PICK ME, PICK ME!! Ah-hem, sorry, I’m just giddy because it’s Friday and my boss isn’t here. :o)

    Great news on getting your files back!

    Courtney  |  November 9th, 2007 at 2:11 pm

  • You couldnt get more casual than I am on this Friday!

    Melinda  |  November 9th, 2007 at 2:13 pm

  • Come on big bucks, no whammies……..

    AC  |  November 9th, 2007 at 2:15 pm

  • Oooh, a contest!! I’m in.

    Yogamum  |  November 9th, 2007 at 2:17 pm

  • Count me in, please!! My house could definitely use some new artwork, and jewelry is always welcome! Plus my birthday is tomorrow!

    Melanie  |  November 9th, 2007 at 2:17 pm

  • Glad you’re getting things straightened out with your sites. I’d love a gift basket!!

    Betsy  |  November 9th, 2007 at 2:25 pm

  • Can I just say I was relieved to hear the prize would not be a pony?!? I’ve got enough crap around this house thankyouverymuch!

    Thanks for the chance for a very nice price!

    Crisanne  |  November 9th, 2007 at 2:28 pm

  • The only thing better than a great Friday is one with Free Stuff. YAY

    Britt  |  November 9th, 2007 at 2:28 pm

  • I have come to rely on Casual Friday and am so psyched by the # of responses here. even if it does diminish my chances of winning. But I’m ok with that since it’s date night tonight and I’ll be having a drink! Come on night time…

    Mandy at Dandysound  |  November 9th, 2007 at 2:31 pm

  • Count me in too!

    rain  |  November 9th, 2007 at 2:35 pm

  • Woooot! I’m all about doing nothing but surfing the web today. Crappy day all around. Thanks for the reads :)

    Heather  |  November 9th, 2007 at 2:44 pm

  • Not only would a gift basket make my Friday, a gift OR a basket would make my Friday. I’m not picky, just so happy it’s actually Friday.

    Mare Rivera  |  November 9th, 2007 at 2:50 pm

  • Awesome jewelry and artwork? Awesome!

    Katie  |  November 9th, 2007 at 2:52 pm

  • I’m all in favor of prizes!

    Lisa  |  November 9th, 2007 at 2:55 pm

  • I gotta a herd of sick kids, and I don’t feel too hot myself… this mama could really use a big basket of awesome!

    Dana V.  |  November 9th, 2007 at 2:58 pm

  • Love free swag!

    Melissa  |  November 9th, 2007 at 3:01 pm

  • Pretty, Pretty, Mir! I’m in — I CAN NOT wait to hear the whole story about the evil servers….

    Heather  |  November 9th, 2007 at 3:13 pm

  • Casual Friday–love that concept!

    Love the idea of winning a contest too!

    Elena J  |  November 9th, 2007 at 3:14 pm

  • I want! Please! Just bought clothes for the kids (they don’t seem to stop growing) and have nothing for myself!

    Michele  |  November 9th, 2007 at 3:18 pm

  • Yea for contests!! Hoping my number comes up…in a good way, of course.

    Sara  |  November 9th, 2007 at 3:21 pm

  • Finding my “Mir” daily dose any way I can…

    Katie  |  November 9th, 2007 at 3:21 pm

  • Put me in the drawing. And not that this will help, but Mir, you are so pretty!

    Lisa  |  November 9th, 2007 at 3:23 pm

  • Oh! Me, ME!!! I love free goodies!

    Shannon  |  November 9th, 2007 at 3:25 pm

  • Prizes. Yay!

    Jen W.  |  November 9th, 2007 at 3:26 pm

  • I heart prizes! Thanks much and happy Friday! :)

    Kelly  |  November 9th, 2007 at 3:28 pm

  • Always love a good distraction (or 5!) on Friday!

    trena  |  November 9th, 2007 at 3:30 pm

  • Love jewelry over here!

    Tricia  |  November 9th, 2007 at 3:35 pm

  • I am an absolute jewelery nut, so I hope I win!

    Little Dutch Girl  |  November 9th, 2007 at 3:56 pm

  • The only thing I’ve ever won was a cat from the humane society when I was in fourth grade. I think it’s about time for me to be a winner again!

    Lynn  |  November 9th, 2007 at 4:00 pm

  • Casual Friday and a giveaway? That is better than a pony and a MST3K marathon!

    Monica  |  November 9th, 2007 at 4:03 pm

  • Normally I don’t comment too often, but I just wanted to say I am missing your blogs. BOTH OF THEM! I hope everything gets fixed and set up soon.

    Brandy  |  November 9th, 2007 at 4:04 pm

  • The only thing I have ever won in my life was one of those horrible pink/blue teddy bear and monkey diaper bags from one of my birthing classes. I gave it to my dear friend at her shower (filled with real presents of course) just to see her face.
    I’d love to win some awesome things!

    corey  |  November 9th, 2007 at 4:13 pm

  • So glad you managed to save everything. I would not have wanted to live in your house these past few days. Does this make you a recovering blogger? On day at a time.

    Pick me! Pick me! I want a prize!

    Manic Mommy  |  November 9th, 2007 at 4:29 pm

  • Count me in ~ though I don’t ever win things, hope does spring eternal!

    Renee  |  November 9th, 2007 at 4:35 pm

  • I am always up for a contest! Came here via Chris :)

    Angella  |  November 9th, 2007 at 4:36 pm

  • fre stuff? prizes?? I am SO IN!!

    Amy  |  November 9th, 2007 at 4:41 pm

  • Prizes are LOVELY!! And you are soooo Pretty! Glad you are back~

    Amy  |  November 9th, 2007 at 4:45 pm

  • A prize just for writing a few words, I’m there!

    MarysMom  |  November 9th, 2007 at 4:46 pm

  • I don’t need a pony either, but I love presents!!

    Kristie  |  November 9th, 2007 at 4:46 pm

  • Ooooo…. that sounds like a nice prize indeed!

    Thanks, also, for the nods to the blogs you mentioned above! :)

    Kini  |  November 9th, 2007 at 4:50 pm

  • Jeans now on. I have just begun the surfing! Woo hoo to Friday afternoons!

    Peggy  |  November 9th, 2007 at 4:52 pm

  • Wow! I was just thinking I could USE some awesome jewelry and art! This must be my lucky day!

    chilihead  |  November 9th, 2007 at 5:05 pm

  • Went to bed last night after midnight, forgot to remove makeup, children up at 5am, hubby sick, long day at work, and still have to find energy to be witty and upbeat at dinner party tonight. I look about a thousand and feel it too!


    Cait!  |  November 9th, 2007 at 5:06 pm

  • oooh. free stuff! count me in in in !!!!

    janet  |  November 9th, 2007 at 5:13 pm

  • Comment. :)

    Caryn  |  November 9th, 2007 at 5:14 pm

  • I came over here from notesfromthetrenches. I would love to win the basket, it would be a great early birthday present for me ;)

    Jackie  |  November 9th, 2007 at 5:16 pm

  • Me! Me! Pick Me!

    Farmer  |  November 9th, 2007 at 5:18 pm

  • yum. jewelry and art. I think I will be the work of art as I wear the jewelry admiring my art. IF I win, of course.

    Pamela  |  November 9th, 2007 at 5:26 pm

  • delighted to find your online voice again,mir! hoping it won’t be long before you’re back at the regular address. i’ve read your things for a long time and would post even without a prize as a possibility! (i’m just sayin’)

    chris  |  November 9th, 2007 at 5:44 pm

  • If I win, I will donate the basket to all the orphans of orphans who are dyslexic and dysfunctional. Just kidding! I suck, and I will keep it ALL for myself, beyotches.

    Kate  |  November 9th, 2007 at 5:48 pm

  • Pick Me! Pick Me!
    Pretty Please…

    Allison  |  November 9th, 2007 at 5:54 pm

  • oooh, recovered files rock! ESPECIALLY those you thought were gone forever.

    And cool jewelry and artwork? I would LOVE me some of that. Please. I have 2 sick children. Really (one croup, one double ear infection. Woo me!)

    FishyGirl  |  November 9th, 2007 at 6:10 pm

  • Thanks for all the fun links to check out. I’ll leave a comment just for the heck of it… I rarely win things, but there’s always a chance… isn’t there?

    Sadie  |  November 9th, 2007 at 6:16 pm

  • contest?? count me in.

    Kathy H  |  November 9th, 2007 at 6:16 pm

  • I am so happy for you and your “recovery”, both www and mental!

    Amy Girl  |  November 9th, 2007 at 6:23 pm

  • OOO! A contest. I love a contest.

    I’m glad the files are not lost. I’ve had some severe Mir withdrawal and I’m hoping the move to the new servers goes well and smoothly.

    paige  |  November 9th, 2007 at 6:28 pm

  • I’m in!

    jennifer  |  November 9th, 2007 at 6:30 pm

  • No reason to deserve this but I’m still crossing my fingers!!

    Chandra  |  November 9th, 2007 at 6:35 pm

  • Ooh, I’m in. :)

    MamaGeph  |  November 9th, 2007 at 6:58 pm

  • I never win anything… well, except that one time…

    ANYWAY, I can’t WAIT to hear the rest of the old service provider story!

    jamie  |  November 9th, 2007 at 7:02 pm

  • I’ll check it out right now!

    Anna  |  November 9th, 2007 at 7:12 pm

  • Mir! I have missed your prettiness so much! Never leave me again! I would love to be entered in the contest.

    Christina  |  November 9th, 2007 at 7:34 pm

  • Am too tired to raise hand, jump up and down and scream pick me. Am also too tired to put quotes around the words pick me and an exclamation point at the end. Am going to go sleep. Am tired. Am hoping I wake up and win.

    Mocha  |  November 9th, 2007 at 7:59 pm

  • So glad your site is back up, Mir! Can’t wait for your epic poem about the whole experience.

    carrie  |  November 9th, 2007 at 8:06 pm

  • Glad you have spring in your step- happy that all is not lost! Now- here’s to hoping I win something for a change!

    Deb  |  November 9th, 2007 at 8:28 pm

  • Sounds like you are speaking my language. (Even though I won’t win :)

    Mary B  |  November 9th, 2007 at 8:29 pm

  • Basket of goodies? Sign me up for that!


    Shash  |  November 9th, 2007 at 8:34 pm

  • Ohh my kids would love the pony.. well until they had to feed it, water it and muck out the stalls.. Then they’d start whining & want me to do it.. blah! I’ll take the $100 gift basket though! Soooo.. pick me pick me pick me prettttty please :)

    Kelly  |  November 9th, 2007 at 8:38 pm

  • yay! i want a pony!

    karen  |  November 9th, 2007 at 8:54 pm

  • Please pick me!!!

    Mary C  |  November 9th, 2007 at 8:56 pm

  • Glad you’re back, we missed you. And I hope that soon Those That Shall Not Be Named WILL be Named!

    Lauren  |  November 9th, 2007 at 9:00 pm

  • hi there. i’m new to work it mom and i am glad to be here. so where do i collect my prize :D

    laura  |  November 9th, 2007 at 9:00 pm

  • Ok, I love art, jewelry.. all of it! And I don’t EVER win anything.. pick me, pick me!! :)

    xianfern  |  November 9th, 2007 at 9:40 pm

  • This is my first visit to your site. I figured that I better post before I get lost in all the interesting links. After a crazy busy week of homschooling it is time for some me time tonight!

    Jennifer  |  November 9th, 2007 at 9:40 pm

  • Here’s to a new host!

    Anna  |  November 9th, 2007 at 9:44 pm

  • Oooh, random. Odds are in my favor!

    Susan  |  November 9th, 2007 at 9:54 pm

  • artwork is top on my list for santa this year.

    kate  |  November 9th, 2007 at 10:07 pm

  • Beginning the season of winning!

    Work it Mom…way COOL! Are you a bunch of Sisters in Detroit?

    Lovebabz  |  November 9th, 2007 at 10:08 pm

  • Ewww, me, me, me, please

    Erika  |  November 9th, 2007 at 10:12 pm

  • I’ve missed you. I’ve gotten so many great deals from your site. I hope you pick me!

    Miss Jess  |  November 9th, 2007 at 10:25 pm

  • Casual Fridays are the best…well, next to casual Saturdays!!

    Dana  |  November 9th, 2007 at 10:29 pm

  • Whoo-hoo!! free cool stuff, sign me up :)

    Rachel  |  November 9th, 2007 at 10:34 pm

  • A free gift would be great.

    Cindy  |  November 9th, 2007 at 10:53 pm

  • Hmm. I could use a prize. And I am ready for The Big Reveal of The Really Bad Provider!

    vanessa  |  November 9th, 2007 at 10:59 pm

  • Hmm, easiest prize I’ve ever won! I’ve won, right?

    Jules  |  November 9th, 2007 at 11:14 pm

  • I’ve folded down the corner on my entry. Everyone knows that doing this ensures that your entry is chosen!

    Cathy G  |  November 9th, 2007 at 11:21 pm

  • I came from Notes From the Trenches…usually just a lurker but will post for a chance at a prize :) Happy FRIDAY to all!

    M, Ms. R, Marey, Auntie M  |  November 9th, 2007 at 11:28 pm

  • Glad you got your files back! My ISP went out of business very slowly this year, never replying to a single help desk ticket, just checking them as “resolved”, even though I couldn’t log onto my own web site to upload anything for months.

    Glad you’ve found a better server company! The wrong one can make you nuts.

    PandaWriter  |  November 9th, 2007 at 11:47 pm

  • Intriguing! - I’m in.

    aBookworm  |  November 9th, 2007 at 11:49 pm

  • sign me up!

    Shalini  |  November 10th, 2007 at 12:33 am

  • I want! I want! Yay Mir is back!

    Bri  |  November 10th, 2007 at 12:35 am

  • 1 out of 182 at this point. I likey those odds.

    Lindsey  |  November 10th, 2007 at 12:57 am

  • I’ve never entered a contest before, so here’s to my first! After the week I’ve had, winning anything would fit with the odds. Thanks for the opportunity. :-)

    Daisy  |  November 10th, 2007 at 12:57 am

  • Posting in hopes to win :)

    Rachel in Alaska  |  November 10th, 2007 at 2:03 am

  • BTW, it’s not even 10pm here :P

    Rachel in Alaska  |  November 10th, 2007 at 2:10 am

  • first post on Nov 10th will be the winner? I sure hope I can manage it! I really need that pony…

    kathy  |  November 10th, 2007 at 3:49 am