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Sunday, October 08, 2006

I won! I won!! I won!!!

Holy cow, what an awesome conference!!!

I will be posting pictures and stories all this week about our trip to New Jersey, but I can't wait any longer to share my news!

So this is me (the one in the middle wearing black) sitting at the finalist table. I was bummed I couldn't sit with my peeps: fellow bunny Babs, Pattycakes, and, Slims. But I did get to meet so many cool people and was thrilled just to be nominated, so I didn't care if I won or not....

Yeah right! Of course I wanted to freaking win. We've already established I'm a moron, and I really didn't want ot add loser to the list. But I wasn't really holding my breath. After all, I was up against a Golden Heart winner, for crying out loud.

So anyway, it was all a bit confusing. We weren't even sure what category they were on when they announced the third place winner. And I thought, "Oh, cool. I actually got second place." But then they announced the second place winner, and I thought, "Okay, they can't possibly be on my category because that would mean that I.....

And then they announce, "First place winner of the single title category is Kari Townsend with Destiny Wears Spurs."

I just sat there for a minute saying, "Huh? What? Huh?" See, told you I'm a moron. And then I jumped up, grinning like an idiot, and practically ran up on stage to get my certificate. And I swear I was the only winner with an enterage. My peeps flew across the room (I'm not exagerating here) in front of EVERYONE, screaming my name and taking pictures and knocking me over with hugs.

It was awesome!


I loved every minute of it. I have the best freaking peeps around. Here's patticakes (Patricia) on the left, then babs (Barbie W.) next to her, then me with my blue winner ribbon that I took off my name tag and stuck to my sweater, and finally slims (Jen-T) on the right.

By that time, the hair went up in a ponytail because it was so flipping hot, and we got ready to party. And boy, oh, boy did we party.

Can anyone say drinking, dancing and karaoke?????

You have no idea, folks. No idea. And I'll leave you with that cliffhanger for my next post.

Ps. For more conference stories and pictures check out Jen-t's blog at http://jen-t.blogspot.com

and Barbie W's blog at http://irishbarbie.blogspot.com

and Patty Cake's blog at http://patriciahock.blogspot.com

18 comments:

Manic Mom said...

WHOOOO HOOOOO! So excited for you! I just sent you an email! Way to go!

1 plus twins said...

congrats!!!

Swishy said...

Congratulations!! That's awesome news. Can't wait to hear the rest of the stories!

Gwyneth Bolton said...

Sounds like you guys had a blast! I'm so happy for you, Kari! This is just awesome news. I'm thinking there will be much more good things coming soon! You rock, girlfriend! Enjoy!

Ramblin Rose said...

Yay!!!! congrats from down under!!!! Well done!!!!!! super exciting.......

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Jen-t said...

Kari! I'm so going to get you for posting that picture of me with freaking glasses! How the heck did it slip my mind not to take the stupid think off! And OH MY GOD! I look freaking pregnant! Geez, what a bad picture of me.

Oh, wait? Was this all about you?

GO KARI! GO KARI! YOU WON! YOU WON!

Drew Blackstone said...

YOWZA!!!!! Congratulations!!! You are so my hero right now. It's like you won for all of us. You go girl!!!

Karitown said...

Aw, thanks guys. Now let's hope someone wants to buy my book. And Jen, what about the picture you posted of me on your site! Ugh!!! Yuck!! Nasty!! And you look great in any picture.

Patricia Hock said...

You are awesome Kari! I had the best time with you all. and the pictures? Awesome

Patricia Hock said...

You are awesome Kari! I had the best time with you all. and the pictures? Awesome

kim said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

See? I link from that and I'm back in the land of active bloggers -- not just any blogger -- but a winner!

Congratulations.

Beth said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!

That is fantastic and I will buy your book!!!!

Looks and sounds like ya'll had a really fun time!

Karitown said...

Yay, kim. So glad you found us active bloggers. And Beth, you are so sweet. Patricia, there are sooooo many more pictures to come;)) I had a blast with you too.

Alyssa Goodnight said...

Congratulations, Kari! Sounds like you had a blast!

Crossing my fingers for you...

Christine Keach said...

Awesome news! Congratulations on your win. May there be many more!

Nicki Greenwood said...

Yayyyyy, Kari! WOO HOO, girl - I knew you had it in you. This rocks! You are on your way to publication, I just know it!

Trish Ryan said...

Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!
We need more stories :)

Amanda Brice said...

Congrats! That's so awesome!