My Best Friend Won The Nobel Prize And I Stayed Home To Watch Toddlers & Tiaras

Best Actress

Imagine your best friend won the Nobel prize.  Dignitaries, family and friends from all over the world would fly in to Stanislav or wherever, just to pay homage to the deserving honoree.  And imagine you didn’t go.  You stayed home, curled up on the couch in your jammies, eating cheese curls and drinking cheap Muscato while watching Toddlers & Tiaras.  What kind of friend would you be?

A pretty, darn sucky one.  Like me.

Darla at She’s a Maineiac got Freshly Pressed a couple of weeks ago for her hilarious post, Happy Impending Death Day.   I missed the whole thing.

Word Press devotees know that there are few higher honors than having your post selected as the best of the best in your category for that day.  It’s a public pat on the back, an “atta boy” – a bracing affirmation for bloggers who write words day after day and often wonder if what they’re sending out is any good.

I read Darla’s wonderful piece about her wonderful mom when it was first posted.  And it was wonderful.  I snorted milk out of my nose, something that often happens when reading her stuff.  But I missed seeing it up on the Freshly Pressed page on the big day, which, as it happens, was my birthday.  I missed her blog post announcing the big event.    Missed the celebratory party.  Didn’t help clean up the empty Ripple bottles, streamers and deflated balloons, and didn’t join in the next day’s hangover.

It’s been an incredibly hectic summer, and I’ve been somewhat MIA around WordPress, as some of you may have noticed, but that’s no excuse.  Hope you can forgive me, Darlinkidinkidoo.   WordPress will just have to Freshly Press your next post so I can join in the celebration in real time.  I see no reason why that shouldn’t happen.

p.s.  Me too.  Today.  For this post.  Yay.

p.p.s. Toddlers & Tiaras doesn’t seem to be on TV anymore, so it’s hard to find a reason to go on.  Being Freshly Pressed again is no substitute for watching baby princesses in mile-high hair throwing temper tantrums, but it does help lighten the spirits.

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57 Responses to My Best Friend Won The Nobel Prize And I Stayed Home To Watch Toddlers & Tiaras

  1. susielindau says:

    Go Darla and Peg! Loved both of those posts. I have to admit to missing Toddlers and Tiara’s, but make up for it by watching Bachelor in Paradise….The last rose ceremony was a cliffhanger!!!!


  2. Nice tribute to Darlanightingale. You both rock, in my humble opinion 🙂


  3. List of X says:

    Congratulations on your Nobel Prize (or its WP equivalent)! And let me know if you need help to clean up after – after I watch the whole 3rd season of Once Upon A Time.


  4. Carrie Rubin says:

    I never check the Freshly Pressed page, so I’m always behind the eight ball. See? You’re in company. Notice I didn’t say you were in good company. Since I just spent the last hour on social media instead of working, I don’t think I can claim that title…


    • pegoleg says:

      I never check it, either. Since I knew I was going to be on it I checked it out – they SURE have a ton more, dare I say, obscure tags nowadays. I sound old, don’t I?

      I’m not getting much done today either, Carrie, but it’s a national holiday (almost) so that’s OK.


  5. mercyn620 says:

    Don’t be hard on yourself. it is difficult keeping up with new posts, etc., constantly, especially during a hectic summer! As for toddlers and their tiaras, the only ones I see are those on my two granddaughters.


  6. Oh happy happy joy joy! Huzzah! Boo-ya! Woot woot!

    Congrats, Miss Pego! That post was so deserving! What is this your 25th FP? Just when I think I’m catching up to you, too.

    What a splendiferous day. Not only are you FP, but B-man is FP right next to you (again — he was just FP not too long ago!) AND you bring tears to my eyes with your lovely plaid Paint skillz!

    All is forgiven, I swear. Especially if you invite me over to share a glass of that delish Muscato. I might even watch Toddlers and Tiaras with you, but it might take more than a few glasses….


    • Ummm…so I just stopped by and noticed there seems to be some confusion about your post, people are not getting it’s a joke. (??) Oh my. See, this is what happens when they stick you in a category that’s not “humor”. People are a little slow on the uptake. My last FP they stuck it under “death”. So I ended up attracting the wrong audience who were shocked to find out it was “humor”. In fact, none of my FPs were “humor”. A few were filed under art, technology, death instead. haha!


  7. Elyse says:

    Peg, I think that Darla is a wonderful, forgiving soul, If I know her. If not, I’m sure she’s forgotten you even exist by now, so I wouldn’t worry!

    And Congrats again, on being FP’d again. Jeez are you going for a record?????? (But what took them so long — I knew it was a great post last month when you, ummmmmmm, posted it!)


  8. jbw0123 says:

    Thanks a lot. Seriously. Got going on the Death Day, then had to read about phone addiction and more. Funny to rival your funny. Thanks. Your day is coming. Again.


  9. Shannon says:

    Yeah, I missed it all too. Congrats to both of you!


  10. Al says:

    Freshly Pressed? I know not of this world. I lie prostrate before all who achieve such acclaim. Words just fail me….wait a minute, do you think that’s my problem?


  11. Many of my favorites seem to get FP’d often. I miss it often, maybe cause I don’t check the page, being a neophyte and all. I guess I figure I will never be FP’d in any category at all (being to controversial most of the time) there really is no reason to do so. I will hear about you all from you all and then I will be able to do this….. woop wooop woooop and congratulations. Which I mean sincerely and with all good intentions. I read Darla’s post when she wrote it and thought it was wonderfully well done.


  12. It was your birthday AND Darla was FP’d on the same day? What kind of voodoo vortex of planetary alignment must have come together to make that happen?

    Hope you had a great day!


  13. Off the Wall says:

    Peg, how do I contact you? Do you have an email address? Thanks so much!


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