Friday, April 2, 2010


So much to cover today....where to start?

GOTCHA! I cannot believe how many of you (via my fb pages) actually believed the story that I posted last night, on April 1, 2010! I saved the post for later in the day, because I assumed everyone's guard would be up in the a.m. It worked. Although, I have to admit, that little guy (taken from the interwebs) was so cute. I may NOT have been able to turn him down if the encounter actually happened.

Kudos to my bbf (best blogger friend) Wendy, who not only called my bluff, but inspired the post. You see, on Monday, Wendy awarded me the (Bald Faced Liar)Creative Blogger Award. With the award came instructions to create a list of lies and one truth about myself. I then pass the award on to other bloggers as a way to share info about ourselves and encourage creative writing. Because I am an open book (and because my "fact" is stranger than any fiction that I could dream up), I decided to create one big fat lie, on April Fool's Day, and sell it to my peeps. And many bought it. Thanks to those of you who must have known better, but played along anyway. And because at my core I am a rule follower who hates to disappoint, here is my feeble attempt to complete the requirements of the award (abbreviated approach):

1. I have a teacup Yorkie named Sparky.

2. I have a spark plug named Yorkie.

3. I invented the PedEgg.

4. I have a band and a solo career, and am married to Gavin Rossdale.

5. I am a PC, and Windows 7 was my idea.

6. I host a 30-minute cooking show on The Food Network.

7. My creative writing skills could be improved upon.

The next part is even harder for me. I'm to pass this on to five other bloggers. As a newbie, I am not that well-read (or networked) in the blogosphere. This screen has been up for over an hour as I perused new blogs, trying to find someone I felt a connection to and wanted to follow. It's not that they're not there, but I can't find them when put on the spot (also, Wendy already hit up two I would target). As a result, I am listing only two. One, a person from my past. Secondly, a person I will begin following.

JJ at the Landii,
KLM at A Rock In My Pocket,

If you're in the mood for wholesome family goodness, read JJ's posts. If you'd like to cybermeet a real writer, who seems not only gifted, but gracious (and hilarious), head to A Rock In My Pocket.

And speaking of true authors, don't forget to visit my BBF Wendy:
On'n On 'n On - Because a Writer Always Has Something to Say

Lastly, the month of April is upon us. Spring has sprung and Project 12-in-12 has begun! First up at the Blahblahskis: Mudroom/Powder Room/Laundry Room. That's right. I'm tackling three rooms in one (because they're practically connected and they feed into each other). That's all for now. Just a teaser. Tune in Monday to see the "Before" pics. And take some photos of your own to share on my Aleighopolis fan page. We're in this together, People!!

That's a wrap. Happy Easter. Happy Passover. Happy Trails.


  1. hehehe yay for awards!! also: can i just say i love your bio? so so cute!!

    best of luck with everything!

  2. First of all, thanks for the double shout out. Secondly, when I asked if your Yorkie story was an April Fool's joke, the truth is that I actually believed you. Hah, the joke's on me! Lastly, I have to say I wish you lived closer to NYC b/c my bro lives there and I'll be visiting in late May. It would be so cool to meet you.

  3. Aleigh, also wanted to mention you should learn to link within your blog. For instance, instead of posting labels at the bottom of your entry, link the URL directly to the blog you're mentioning when you mention it. To do this, block the text of the blogger's site, then click "link" in the toolbar of your screen. Enter the URL and voila! when people read the various blogs you're referencing, they'll immediately be able to visit them. ;-)

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  5. Please forgive the above technical difficulties. My how-to-link comment was posted 6 times!

  6. Blogger is playing tricks on me.

  7. Wendy, I think you're losing me at the "block the text of the blogger's site." I have tried to link URL's from the toolbar in editing so many times and I can't seem to make it happen. Blogging:101 - where do I sign up?!?

  8. Gosh, aleigh, thank you so much! I need to pass on not just this award, but another as well. Seeing as I am lazy, I will try to figure out how to do both at the same time. Don't want the blog police to get after me.

    Can I admit that I'm slightly disappointed that you didn't invent the Ped Egg? Gosh, I would have loved to brag about knowing the PedEgg inventor at my next high school reunion.


  9. I just want you to know: everytime I sign on to read your blog I sing the title --- like saturday morning's cartoon's *Koolopolis*--- I just can't help myself! :)

  10. Oops. That's what happens when I read large groups at once instead of when posted. *hangs head in shame*

  11. Justa - Oh, please! Thanks for taking the time to read at all! (but would you have believed I adopted that little peanut? wouldya? huh?)

  12. Who wouldn't adopt that little peanut?!