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Ketchup with Us #1

Hear Ye! Hear Ye! It’s Here (Ye) … our very first Link-Up! 

Mel at According to Mags and I have paired up to bring you some shenanigans of the ketchup variety. And … if you’re staring at the screen wondering “What in the WORLD is this lunatic talking about?” … click here for a three-minute, Cliff’s Notes version of what’s happening all around you. Now, before we proceed any further, I must go over the official rules of this assignment. (Puts on reading glasses, clears throat and bangs gavel. Mel makes a note to hide obnoxious gavel before the next post.)

On the 1st and 15th of each month — (loses concentration to interruption) You. Yes, you, madam. In the back. Please put your hand down. We haven’t even started. … What? Well, I’m sure Mel brought her own Cadbury Mini-Eggs. … Please calm down, madam. Yes, it is wonderful that you’re her “Number One Fan” but I think she’ll just stick to eating the ones she brought from home. (Whispers to security, “Could someone please get this nut job outta here? She’s creeping out the regulars.”) Okay. Now, where was I?

On the 1st and 15th of each month, Mel and I will post the same picture or video with a writing prompt on our blogs. We ask you to respond in 57 words or less. It can be a story, a poem, a song you wrote in the shower, a cat food jingle or whatever strikes your fancy. All we seek is creativity. Each week, we’ll post a Featured Blogger who poured it all out for us in the previous link-up.

Here’s how you play:

  1. Follow Mel and Michele on Twitter.
  2. Follow Mel and Michele on Facebook.
  3. Post fancy schmancy ‘Ketchup With Us’ button (below) in the body of your post.
  4. Use the hashtag #KetchupWithUs on Twitter to help spread the ketchup-y goodness.


‘KETCHUP WITH US’ – Prompt#1

Tell us in 57 words or less the best advice you ever received from someone older than you that you admire.



a mom blog community!

Jud & Bill are hosting a CONTEST. With a PRIZE!

This post is my first-ever attempt at a link-up so please bear with me.

Yesterday, I posted the final episode of the Jud & Bill Brotherly Love series. For those of you just tuning in, click here to catch up on the pair of brothers who accidentally included me on their rather colorful, back-and-forth correspondence for quite a while. And, being the “good samaritan” that I am, I chose not to put an end to it with a polite email to the senders but rather to post all of their personal messages … right here … for your enjoyment and mine.

Anyway, since someone finally caught the error and cut me out of the email loop, we now find ourselves left with burning questions, undeveloped characters and dangling plot lines. This doesn’t sit well with me at all.

So, here’s where YOU come in.

I’m giving you a week to write the NEW final episode of the Jud & Bill series. It can be any length you want. There are NO rules. You can tie up the loose ends by continuing with the current storyline or go off completely on your own tangent. Be creative. (Creative = something that will make me smile, forget my troubles, shake with laughter, have a renewed outlook on life, pee my pants, find religion, run for shelter, whatever.) Then … link it up here.

At the end of next week, I’ll pick a winner OR if I can’t decide (you’ve got to know what’s coming, right?) I’ll put it up for a vote. Oh, and if you want to play but don’t have a blog to link up, email it to me at olddognewtits@gmail.com. I’ll post it myself and link it up. Assuming I can actually do that. God, I hope this works.  (sweat, sweat)

The winner will get a small token of my appreciation sent to him or her personally … that is, if you’re willing to give me your home address. (Cue maniacal cackling) Best of luck to all of you.

This link-up doesn’t require a backlink to this post (only because I’m too stupid to figure it out) but I sure would appreciate one in your post. And, remember, I AM on the panel of judges.