You Like Me! You Really Like Me!

I am so freaking excited to announce that Whoorl and Hair Thursday won Best Personal/Family Blog and Best Shopping/Beauty Blog at the Just Spotted Orange County Blog Awards Party last night! I was totally shocked…in fact, they had to call out ‘whoorl’ a few times before it registered in my post-partum, pea-sized brain. A huge THANKS to all of you who voted! You made my night! However, don’t worry; my short stint with a big head lasted all of 30 minutes. Shall I elaborate?

My fellow blogging compadres Tera and Christina invited me to grab a margarita after the awards party to which I responded with a bit of drool dribbling from the side of my mouth. (I guess that means yes.) On the way to the restaurant, I called D to tell him the news.

D: Hello?


D: That’s great! So great………um, Wito has diarrhea.

Me: Not so happy. Not so excited. Not so King of the World.

D: Sorry, sweets.

Me: Hrmph.

D assured me that everything was fine (p.s. – believe it or not, this is Wito’s very first gastrointestinal issue in his 4 years of living, so we are totally novices in the barf/diarrhea department) and to have a good time. So I enjoyed my dinner and Celebratory Margarita™ sans kids. It was quite relaxing, I must admit.

I returned home around 10pm to a quiet house and busted out a brief performance art-based “I’m a WINNER” jig around my living room before retiring to bed. This girl was ready to saw some happy logs! And that’s when Wita, my perfectly consistent 8:30pm to 6:30am angel of a sleeper, decided to wake up at 11pm. And 3:30am. And 6:30am.

I now sit here with a 4-year-old diarrhea patient who is begging me to drink milk (NOOOOOOOO) and a spaced-out 11-week-old who is 3 hours away from receiving her first round of immunizations.


(But you like me! You really like me! Thanks again, all!)

  • Mama in the City

    September 14, 2010 at 8:28 am

    Congratulations on the big win! I love Whoorl and have been a reader for a few years since ‘the patient’ was a wee tiny baby.

  • Christina Cole

    September 14, 2010 at 9:03 am

    Thank you for allowing me to scratch off one of my Bucket List items…dine with a celebrity! Had a great time mom/blog chatting. Will need to do it again!

  • Mama Bub

    September 14, 2010 at 9:19 am

    Congratulations! Also? I would have put money on you winning.

  • Shanna ~ My Favorite Everything

    September 14, 2010 at 9:24 am

    Haaa!!! Too funny, even if it is so sad and so true! Much congrats to you!! Loved seeing you last night even if it was only a second…you looked fabulous as always! :-)

  • sizzle

    September 14, 2010 at 9:36 am

    At least he didn’t go ON you. Just trying to find the bright side. ;-)

  • Anna

    September 14, 2010 at 10:53 am

    Wait…your baby sleeps a full 10 hour stretch?? Please pleeeease come work your baby magic on MY 11-week old (she’s 4 days older than yours) who is more of the 12:00, 3:00, 6:00 type. Oh, and Congratulations!!

  • bishOp stu tu

    September 14, 2010 at 11:05 am

    whOOrl gOOrl…

    YAHOOOOOO!!!! you da gOOrl. oh yes!

    hope ya snag a nap this afternoon….and the kids get back in the grOOve.

    yo dad

  • Siera

    September 14, 2010 at 11:10 am

    Congrats! Kids will through you for a loop everytime and deviate from the routine when you make plans. You probably don’t need to hear this, but keep the little dude hydrated. It’s a good time for him to sneak some Gatorade out of you.

  • Linette

    September 14, 2010 at 11:23 am

    I am so NOT surprised you won! Big Congrats!!! Love both your blogs.

  • martymankins

    September 14, 2010 at 12:36 pm

    Major congrats to you for winning for both blogs.

    And hope Wita sleeps more and Wito can have his bowels calm down soon.

  • Lyndsay

    September 14, 2010 at 2:32 pm

    Was there even a chance of you losing? You’re f-ing hilarious, witty & real. It’s a refreshing combo. Congrats!

  • am'ti b

    September 14, 2010 at 4:05 pm


  • Sam

    September 14, 2010 at 9:14 pm

    Congrats on the win(s)!

    Sorry for the invasion of Murphy’s Law.

    You’ll fondly remember this one day . . . one day . . . . really : )

  • Angella

    September 15, 2010 at 8:04 am

    I knew you’d do it! :) xoxo

  • claudia

    September 15, 2010 at 11:54 am

    Congrats! You deserve it! (The success, not the poop.)

  • Krista

    September 16, 2010 at 11:55 am

    Wow…. just, wow! i am so totally amazed….. at the fact that your 11-week-old consistently sleep for 11 HOURS A NIGHT!! That’s just…. I have no words. I have a 4 1/2 month old who rarely goes more than 3 hours at a time at night. What’s your secret… please share.

    Congrats on the awards too… they are completely and fully deserved. Love your blog!

  • Lisa

    September 16, 2010 at 1:10 pm

    Congratulations on your awards! But yeah, I can see how vomit can ruin the moment. My children (without fail) develop an illness for every birthday, holiday, and anniversary. *sigh*

  • Isabel @AlphaMom

    September 16, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    congratulations! sorry about the kids being ill. boo.

  • Kerri Anne

    September 17, 2010 at 10:13 am

    Diarrhea is a little too debutante for my taste.

    (Well, come on, I sort of HAD to.)

    (Congrats! again. So well deserved.)

  • Rhi

    September 17, 2010 at 3:23 pm

    Hooray! But, sorry about the sick kiddle.