Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Are you Up on Uptake?

Regarding yesterday's photo post, you guys are HILARIOUS!

I love some of the wonderfully creative ideas you came up with regarding that picture.

I wish I had an answer for you with what was going on in it,
but no one in my family seems to have any idea.

My mom has more old photos, so I'll see if I can get another one scanned sometime soon.

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Next, let me announce the contest winner from last week.
(I know, I don't know what took me so long!)

I had planned to do a cute hat drawing video with the kids, but my printer ran out of ink, the kids wouldn't cooperate and I lost my desire to do it.

Long story short, I used that darn random number generator, adding in those of you with the extra entries. It was complicated, probably unnecessarily so!

Without further rambling, the winner of the 11" brand new fry pan and jambalaya mix is...


And, as a bonus, I'm giving away a packet of jambalaya mix to:

Sassy Stephanie & Kimba!

Winners email me at with your addresses.

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Now, as you know, I've been job searching.
And, I've found some free-lance writing jobs and some blogging work,
but nothing full time.

I'm seriously thinking about applying to Target!!
I need something with good health insurance.

One of the places I am blogging part time for is called Uptake.
It's a travel information search engine, and I'm super excited!
I'll be posting about fun things to do and see in Texas...and possibly other places I've visited.


What I would love from you, is to click on over to Uptake and comment on posts with my name. Today...and any time you feel like it!
I don't get much comment love over there yet, and I've gotten spoiled with it over here.
You guys rock!!

I'll leave you with these photos of my pink streaks for now.

Natural lighting,
no photo editing,
no makeup,
crazy angles
weird facial expressions, and
I'm not even sure I brushed my crazy, frizzy hair.

It's Rhea Au natural con rosa!!
(I think I just mixed French & Spanish...and probably not even correctly)

and a plea for comment love at Uptake!!




Twisted Fencepost said...

Congratulations, Scargosun, Stephanie and Kimba!!!
Good luck with the job search, Rhea!

Unknown said...

Yes, Congrats to the winners.

Rhea, you hat is going to go so well with your rouge locks of loveliness!!! I can not wait to finish it and send it to you.


Kimba said...

Hey! That's me!!!! You're awesome! My hubby will be your friend forever. He loves jambalaya and I have never made it for him. Bad wifey. Bad wifey.

Thank you!

And I'll email you shortly. Then I'm off to check out Uptake. I used to travel to TX all the time for work and I really miss it.


Angie's Spot said...

Congrats winners! And congrats on the freelance work. That's cool! I'll try to make it over to uptake later today.

Loving the pink streaks!

Mama Dawg said...

Yay! Congrats to Scargosun and Sassy (and Kimba, although I don't know her but now will have to go check her out).

I LOVE the pink. It's so you.

Anonymous said...

Love the hair! Wish I had the guts to do that...I've got as much gray as you do pink!!

Hey, I'm "boo-ing" you...stop by!

sassy stephanie said...

Yay! Nawlin's up in heyah for dinner tonight. Ooooooouie!

Tami said...

I just wanted to stop by and thank you for visiting me on my SITS day....I had a blast!

scargosun said...

OMG OMG OMG! I won!!! Thank you thank you thank you!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Congrats to the winners! On my way to uptake...

Keys to the Magic Travel said...

I am lovin' the pink. Does it look hot pink or more red? Has your mom warmed up to it yet?

Anonymous said...

Love the hair!
Will stop by to leave a comment on the other site :)

Brandy said...

Congrats to the winners!

I left you some love over at outakes...and I still love the pink streaks. You rebellious thang you.

Tonya Staab said...

ooh lovin' that pink. Good luck with the job hunting. I really need to find me some freelance work. Ugh. I'm just no good at putting myself out there. Heading over to check out uptake once I've finishsed catching up on your posts.

Congrats to the winners

Beth said...

Congrats to the WEENAS!! (not to be confused with 'weenies')

And good luck on the job hunt. I'm right there with you, babe.

Pray for me and I'll pray for you! ;)
(ok, I'll pray for you anyway, it just sounded good)

Lula! said...

Still loving the pink. And the hilarious faces you made in these pictures.

Going to Uptake now...I read the one you did on South Fork, but didn't comment. Bad friend, I know. Forgive, please.

Momo Fali said...

I saw a woman with purple hair the other day, and half of me wished I could do the same! I have the urge to do something crazy.

Though, I'm not sure that would fly at my job at a Catholic school!

Kally said...

Congrats to the winners!

I am loving your pink streaks!

Anonymous said...

Congrats to the winners! The pink streaks look great!

Jennifer and Sandi said...

Congrats to the winner! Love you hair! Love the White House!

- Jennifer

Shannon said...

Going to Uptake now...

Swirl Girl said...

C'est Bon, chica!

see? I can do it too!

Live.Love.Eat said...

Yay. Congrats to the winners. They're good ones too!!!!! Loving the pink streaks and good luck with Uptake!!!!

Cristin said...

The hair looks fab... I'm curious about this Uptake thing... I'll check it out...

It's Me said...

woo hooooooooooooooooooooo......
love the pink highlights!!! you go girl!!!

Karen said...

Hey Rhea, Have you thought about looking for something with the local schoold district? They often have job openings that have the same hours as your kids go to school with some benefits. Just a thought. I love the pink streaks!

Colleen said...

Don't know how I got here (started on SITS and followed a random chain), but boy am I glad I stopped! Flowers in their pants had me in stitches. Not to mention the fact that I would love to share a glass with your dad. That sounds creepy.
Anyhoo, I look forward to reading you more.

P.S. - I am a resident of the Big D myself and take a bunch of kids camping in Hunt every year. LOVE IT!

Krystyn @ Really, Are You Serious? said...

Congrats to the winners.

No idea about the flowers in the pants....that's just too weird.

Still loving the pink!

Jen said...

OMG, I LOVE the pink! I just can't stand it.

OHmommy said...

No joke. Target is one of the best places to work. My girlfriend worked up to management and is now making a 6 figure income working nights. More then her husband.

And she gets a nice Target discount.

Marrdy said...

Congrats to Scargosun. And to Stephanie and Kimba too.

I'm hoping you can make a lot of money blogging. I know there are other who do!!

Jeff B said...

I now have the theme song from the Pink Panther running through my head!

Hope the job search turns up a winner or two for you.

Captain Dumbass said...

Your hair is awesome, gf, just like you!

Anonymous said...

You gots ta be on the computer a lot no? I am and I don't even get paid for it.

Hope you find the job you want and that makes you the most money...I mean happy.

Anna Lefler said...

Awesome pink streaks!

Rock on...

:^) Anna

Putting the FUN in DysFUNctional said...

Congrats to the weiners! Good luck with the job situation.

Justine said...

Hey Rhea. Glad to hear you're finding some work here and there. Every little bit counts. Hey, are your streaks fading already?

Justine :o )