Friday, May 29, 2009

Flipping Frogs I was on TV. Again. And online social networking ROCKS.

"We have never won anything this big, ever!" I giggled as I watched my kids open the grand prize basket full of gift certificates for hotel stays, sporting events, restaurants and theater that we won for the Hastily Made Cleveland video contest.

"Yes we have." Jay interrupted. "We won a huge prize at the church picnic last summer."

"You are right, I forgot about that. We won a basket full of condiments! Olives. Pickles. BBQ sauce. Ketchup. Mustard..."

"And beans. We won lots of beans, Mama." Lola chimed in.

I am still in shock that our hastily made video of Cleveland won because the competition included extremely professional videos put on by people who actually had scripts, real cameras, creative talent and loads of experience. Seriously. Check out the other finalist. They are hysterical! I am just a SAHM.

I think I know how I won. It was because all of YOU. Your votes, your re-tweets, your FaceBook links, your emails to friends, and you posting the video on your own blogs. Flipping frogs I am amazed at how supportive *this* community really is. Twitter IS powerful. You guys ARE powerful. The contest asked people to promote their video online..... I did just that.

And. I'm pretty sure a handful of people in Cleveland tonight are cursing at the power of "mommy blogs" and social networking.

The local Cleveland news introduced me as "local celebrity blogger" on their nightly news segment and dear Gawd I am still laughing out loud at that so much it hurts. And before I link to the official interview for you all to see I need to let you know that: the camera really does add 18.5 pounds and there was a monsoon that day in N.E. Ohio which royally pissed off my hair. Ready? You have to patiently wait for the commercial to be over and have the "right" computer program to watch it. Here it is my 2 seconds of local fame.


Lola posing for a pic in front of the news.

For everyone that voted THANK YOU. I will be posting most of the prizes on my review blog to properly thank you. I have one giveaway now for $50 to Bob Evans, woot woot! Flipping Frogs I was on TV part 1, can be seen here, where I was so nervous I forgot to thank my baby brother who got me started with "mommy blogging."

Thank you Uncle Mike!!! We are going to... Disney World The Great Wolf Lodge. The kids are thrilled.

53classy comments:

Scary Mommy said...

Eeeeekkkkkkkkkk!!!!!!!! I'm so happy for you! Don't forget us when you take over the world, ok? :)

Woooo-hooooooo! And, yep, mom bloggers are pretty damn amazing!

Jennifer said...

Very happy for you! Your video was priceless. How fun for your children to have all this "evidence" of their happy childhood, hehe!

amanda said...

i'm so excited for you!! i totally loved your video. now i'm off to watch the new clip. :0)

* TONYA * said...

Yay. Congrats. Your video rocked. You looked fabulous and yes you are a celebrity in our eyes.

Crystal D said...

I love it, you are a superstar! LOL Yay OHmommy and her super powerful mommy friends!

Kim said...

I can't wait to watch it at work tomorrow.. my dang MAC won't let me.. I am soooooooo happy you won!! woo woo!!!!

Managed Chaos said...

The kids comments about the huge prize won at church is priceless, although I'm sure they'll love the Great Wolf Lodge MUCH more. I agree with Scary Mommy...don't forget us, your loyal minions, when you take over the world, LOL!

PS. You looked great on TV, not matter what you say!

jayna said...

Wahoo! Congratulations!!

I was watching the news and that segment just came on. I was pointing at the TV going "Oh! Oh! She won!!" You looked great!

Buttermouth said...

You handled yourself awesome on TV...and you looked great too! Oh, and thanks for the shout out!

Loukia said...

I am SO HAPPY that you won! Your video was the best, anyway! Yay for you! And hello? You are SO CUTE and pretty and you look great on TV! :)

Alli Worthington {@alliworthington} said...

{golf claps}

Well Done!

:)

Marinka said...

So, so happy for you! Your video was awesome and you totally deserve the win!

Karen MEG said...

YOU WON! YOU WON! YOU WON!!!!!!!

Not that I had any doubt whatsoever. Your video rawked! Congrats, you celebrity, you!

♥spoiled mommy♥ said...

I am sooooooo happy that you won!!
The power of twitter and all the lovely bloggy friends really IS simply amazing!! I felt the same way when they help me with the photo contest.
Since we just got back recently from the Great Wolf Lodge-I can def. say that you will have a marvelous time!! CAnt wait to read all about it!!
CONGRATS!!!!!!!

Kari said...

YAY!!! You won! That is fabulous! Your video was soo great! I loved it, seriously! I cannot wait to see all the goodies you won! The blogosphere is an amazing place, isn't it!?

Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...

You WON! Yay! I knew you would because your video was REALLY GOOD!

Marinka said...

I was so excited that you won last night that I forgot to chastise you for saying that you are just a "SAHM". Please consider yourself chastised, because I am too exhausted from taking care of my kids to do it properly, but there is no more difficult or important job out there. Except coal mining. And maybe working at Dunkin' Donuts, I mean the restraint you need for that is superhuman!

Flea said...

Yours IS a totally awesome video. How could it not win? :) Congratulations!

Flea said...

I watched the other videos. Yours is definitely the best.

designHER Momma said...

Mommy bloggers will take over the wooooooorld!

oh, but it did help that yours was the best.

Congrats!

Kel said...

WOO HOO!!! That is awesome! Congratulations...so cool!!
~K

Katie said...

HOORAY, that is SUPER awesome!!

Elaine A. said...

I don't care what those other videos showed or said, yours was awesome and you totally deserved to win! YAY, I'm so excited for you! Congrats you "local celebrity blogger" you! : )

Jessica said...

Wow! You guys won?! I'm so excited for you!!! Congratulations!

amyjr said...

Way to Go!! Ohmommy ROCKS! BTW you looked skinny on the news.
Happy Days*<:-)
amy

Chiloe said...

Yep, celebroty blogger !!! ;-) I heard that too !!! We helped you out because we are nice people and because you seem nice and I'm sure a lot of people are happy for you right now, just like the way I am. YOur video was great, very natural and the music was great!It's all well deserved ;-) Enjoy your prizes !!!!

Mrs Lemon said...

Awesome! Congratulations, you and your kids did a fantastic job.

Desiree Fawn said...

Oooh, celebrity status :) Excellent!

Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] said...

You deserve the win - your vid was ahhhhsome!

And I'm totally kicking your shins hard b/c you think you look bad.

Tracey - Just Another Mommy Blog said...

You are so famous!! Congrats. You deserve it!

Elisa said...

Yay for mommy bloggers and online media word-of-mouth!! And yay for you, you fabulous you :-) Congrats on winning!!

Blessings From Above said...

Congrats!!! I'm so happy for you you. This prize is definitely better then a basket of beans! :)

Angie @ KEEP BELIEVING said...

I thought your video was so great. I loved how you REALLY went to the areas of Cleveland and made me want to go there, too. I loved seeing your kids in fast motion dancing around and being silly and sweet. I thought your video was truly amazing. I really really did. And I think it deserved to win.

KEEP BELIEVING

Amy@Bitchin'WivesClub said...

Congrats!!!! That is so completely awesome!!!! Mommy bloggers rock, plain and simple. :))

Meg said...

Pretty sure that my link to facebook gave you the lead. LOVE YOU GUYS! CONGRATS!

the mama bird diaries said...

Congratulations!! That's awesome. Your video rocked.

Courtney said...

Yaaaayyyyy! I am so excited for you and the OHMommy kids. We are going to be in Cleveland tonight at the Indians/Yankees game.

Have a great time with all your goodies.

Amy said...

WHOOT!!!!!!!!! Congratulations!!! It was such a cute video and I'm glad your readers (like me!) were able to vote and tweet it to the top!

And you so are a local celebrity blogger!

BusyDad said...

OHMommy you crack me up. You forgot to list one of the reasons you won: the video ROCKED. Congrats!!!!

The 5 Bickies said...

YEAH - you won! That's great news.

Maggie May said...

How exciting!!! I'm thrilled for you, and also, your Lola looks a lot like mine!

Kari said...

Congratulations!!! What an awesome video!

Allison Says said...

Woo! Congrats!

And by the way? You totally looked fantastic in your little TV spot :)

Yay!

Heather said...

I saw it when it aired and I will say that you looked FAB!! Camera adding 18.5 pounds. what-ev!

So happy that you guys won! xoxo

JCK said...

Good for you, OhMommy! Celebrity Blogger. :) Loved the video and very cool that you let the kids dictate it.

Jo said...

Gratulacje! And you look awesome. Woohoo!

MommyTime said...

Congratulations! This is great news, and I loved your video.

I also just read the previous post, and I'm very very glad that you are all okay. That's such a scary thing. I've felt that tired driving once or twice, and it's terrifying. I'm so glad nothing worse happened. Go to bed early tonight, my friend. Rest up.

BlondeMomBlog (Jamie) said...

Yea yea yea!!!! So glad you won!!! You rock you celebrity mommy blogger you!

p.s. you look LOVELY on TV...OK now? Quit that. ;)

Kelley said...

congrats sweetness. You TOTALLY deserve it.

Tricia L Chaves said...

Congratulations on your contest win! Somehow, I knew all along it would happen. Well done!

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Pu├ža said...

Congrats!!!!!

Lisa said...

yay you! yay, yay, yay! I hope you all have the bestest time with your prize winnings!!! Maybe Lebron needs a little OHMommy help in Cleveland too!

Jaina said...

Congrats!!! Can't wait to watch the clip when I get home. You totally deserve this. :) I loved your video. Yay!!!

 

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