Ultimate Blog Party ’10 – Game ON

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Welcome friends! My name is Karen and I’m the hostess with the mostess behind this little blog. Cheese ball? Fudge square? Chips? Dip? Please, eat something. I always feel better when people eat food at my parties. πŸ™‚

A little about me: I’ve been blogging for a little over five years now. This is actually my fourth blog – I started over multiple times because I simply couldn’t decide on what I wanted to blog about and what my voice was. But I think I have it ironed out now, at least, I won’t be changing homes again any time soon. In addition to this blog, I maintain a collaborative fiction writing blog called Write Anything, I also have a fiction blog (but I don’t post to that one very often).

I’m a professional writer, but my day job is a web designer. (Yeah, it doesn’t make sense – long story). I currently maintain eight local school websites, along with a few small business websites, so I keep pretty busy and am always on the computer. In fact, if I’m not here, you’ll most likely find me at my Twitter account. (In addition to twittering about my stupid human tricks, I also share interesting links that is sure to provide blog fodder at the most or a little extra thought at the least).

This is my fourth Ultimate Blog Party (UBP) and I can’t WAIT to discover fresh meat, er, fresh blogs, to add to my Google Reader. *grin*

A little about my family:

These guys? Are my sons and are responsible for most of my blog fodder. The oldest is Dude, he’s a hard-core gamer, is 17 going on 30. Jazz is my youngest son. He is nuts for Mario and loves to play his saxophone. He’s 15. Having teenage boys is a lot easier than having teenage girls (I guess), but it definitely comes with a different set of challenges.

Me and my husband, Kevin. We’ve been married for almost 20 years and he’s the best thing that has ever happened to me. He’s my best friend, my lover, my confidante, and my sugar daddy (don’t worry, he thinks that label is sexy). Kevin is a CPA during the day and a super sexy guitar player at night. We love hanging out together and we’re one of those annoying couples who finish each other’s sentences … I know. Sorry. *grin*

My blog is pretty straight forward – what you see is what you get. I blog about my family, mostly, though I do occasionally post my fiction along with fun videos, helpful parenting information, and opinions about current events. I’m an optimistic realist (how’s that for confusing) and though I have firm beliefs, I’m also fair with those beliefs. You can watch an “about me” video, if you’re so inclined.

I also participate in giveaways and contests because I love to give things away!

Speaking of which …


I’d like to give away one book from my Amazon book store. There are currently 374 books in my inventory so there’s a lot to choose from! πŸ™‚

1. Each comment you leave in the comment section counts as one ticket. (One comment per day, please).

2. Subscribe to my feed, receive another ticket. (Please leave separate comment if subscribed).

3. Follow me on Twitter, receive another ticket. (Please leave separate comment if following).


I’d be honored if you would consider putting my blog in your RSS reader (or email!) and/or followed me on Twitter.

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Thank you for clicking over! Have fun at the party and I’ll see you around the punch bowl!


14 thoughts on “Ultimate Blog Party ’10 – Game ON”

  1. Pass the cheese ball, please! πŸ™‚ Stopping by from UBP to say “hello!” You have a lovely family, it’s nice to “meet” you all.

    Hope you have a great party time!


    ruralmoms AT

  2. Loved reading your post

    Sunday afternoon blog hopping ….This is such a FUN party.
    A random prize drawing for tonight (SUN) and then a $100 Gift basket for the GRAND PRIZE. I am amazed at all the different and creative blogs and having so much fun meeting new friends…Stop by for a visit…nothing you have to do but leave a comment on either of my blogs. Happy Sunday..

  3. Pass the cheeseball please, I’m always about the cheeseball!

    A good friend of ours is a physician, but he also spends his time doing IT for the practice. So, really your work situation doesn’t seem that weird after all! πŸ™‚

    Hope you have a great time at the party this week and meet lots of great bloggers and friends! Stop by and say hi when you get the chance.

  4. Stopping by from the UBP to say HI. It is so nice to meet you! My Name is Karen also. I just love how you talk about your husband! It is such a Blessing to have a wonderful husband!


  5. Just stopping by from the UBP’10! Happy partying!! I’ll be adding you to my Reader, and I look forward to reading more posts!

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