Wednesday, September 6, 2006

Talking to Myself and Vivi Awards Update

Ok, I swore, absolutely and positively that I would make no entries until the alerts were back in order because I simply did not feel like talking to myself.  Quite a change from when I first started my journal with 0 comments and didn't mind a bit.  Ya know, a girl gets used to having more than a couple of comments.  I can hold out no longer because I just love to jabber.

I have been getting alerts for comments (lol..what comments but no alerts for entries.)  I hear the UK is up and running again.  I don't think the US is yet.  So, some have had to take it to snail mail to let us know that they have posted.  And that is quite all right with me...keep the snail mail coming.

Now, if this isn't a wonderful impression to make on this community while pushing the VIVI awards.  As a matter of fact, I'm going to toot my own horn because I am on the committee for the VIVI awards...whoo hoo!  Jackie is the chairwoman/person and asked me.  I jumped on the chance so if you have any suggestions or comments/ideas, whatever, you can let me know and I'll pass it on.  Under consideration and serious consideration is the private journals.  So, if you have concerns, now is the time to voice them.  I would love to see awards happen that everyone, or most everyone, consider fair.  The committe is listed below so if you have any brainstorms, let any one of us know.  We have a meeting coming up shortly

Vivian :      Nwanyioma's Journal (whom theVivi's are named after) 
Chris:        A Day in the Life
Stevie:       ~The life of Stevie~
Donna:       This and that, and hockey!
Jackie        HOPE FLOATS
I'm off to try and get some journals read.  It is so time consuming because I can't fit them all in my sidebar and then have to trudge through my favorites which is total chaos.  I know I'm missing some.
Boy, it has been quiet around this place with Joey on vacation.  Grizzly is super whacko by the time I get home from work and mauls me for at least 5 minutes.  But quiet is nice grocery shopping.
Ooops, and...I bought my magnet to send in the magnet thingie!  Of course, I blew the postcard game.  Pittsburgh is a sad town.  No stores in the downtown area anymore, and Hallmarks are vanishing daily.  Now, funny thing is, when I was looking for magnets, all I could find was postcards...go figure.  Well, there is one lone Hallmark left by our Walmart here in the sticks and voila....I found the magnet that just jumped out at me.  So, my magnet buddy will be getting their magnet.  Of course, I have the worst time keeping a secret....grrrr....but I'm really excited.

I'm off to drag my trash to the curb.  Should have done it when I got home from work.  Now, it's dark already and wet since it rained again.  LOL..send me the 12 step program for the computer addict.....


bmorrrick said...

Hi Chris,

I got an alert from you! Yeah!! (ha)  Your graphic is always.  Hope you have a nice evening.

Take Care,

jlocorriere05 said...

Hi Chris,
I've started getting alerts again! Yipee! I hope they stay, here in the UK earlier this year we had the silly wireless alerts for months. Congratulations on being on the awards committee! I think that private journals should be considered for awards. I was nominated last year in the Travel section but have gone private since. It was only because an evil woman at work was reading it and spreading too much information around, I'll always add people if they ask me! Jeannette xx

xxroxymamaxx said...

I got it!  I got the alert.  the Vivi Awards sound like fun.  Can't wait to hear more about it!   Hugs and GBU, Shelly

queeniemart said...

What a great committee we have. You are the best Chris! The alert thing is a PITA. I have my alerts but not for the photo journal....what a pain. Like we dont have all enough to worry about huh?
I need to buy my magnet. Sigh, no time for the wicked i guess.
lisa jo

lisa41076 said...

Chris, the Vivi's are going to be great !!!!!!!!!!!!! There is already a great comittee, Hugs Lisa

sugarsweet056 said...

I got 4 alerts!!!! WOO HOO!
Hugs, Sugar

jckfrstross said...

congrats:) have a good thursday


chevyz71gurl74 said...

Doin the happy dance...
I'm getting alerts...

siennastarr said...

Chris... Did you know that it's not good to talk to yourself?  Oh, hell who am I kidding?  I talk to myself all the time too!  I mean, seriously!  ALL THE FREAKIN' time!  I just love to hear myself babble... too bad others don't! lol

Looking forward to our meeting on Sunday!


tpiez4me said...

Self always argues with me.....don't know what to do about that!  My alerts are working now TG!  You can still get in on the post card game...make a post to your journal....hint hint!

lv2trnscrb said...

Chris, need you are going to be helping out in the Vivi Awards - that should be fun. My only comment about the private journals is who is going to be able to read them and then vote on them? Seems like all committee members would have to have access to private journals who have been nominated and then how would the voting come about?? Seems confusing to me.


pookyluvsu said...

I always talk to's ok Lol. Self is the only one that seems to listen.

Hugs, Angela

I think alerts are working now...I hope

helmswondermom said...

Nice to see everyone posting again!

ally123130585918 said...

Morning Chris ~ isn't it lovely to hear the Ping of an alert again ~ look forward to the Viva's should be excisting ~ Ally

jeadie05 said...

Hi Chris ,its so nice to 'know' you have posted and be able to answer you ,hopefully you are up and running too ,its been a very weird ,few days Ithink in the beginning no one believed us  bah ,.,.,.,Jan xx

hugsdoodlewacky said...

((((((((((((((((((CHRIS))))))))))))))))))))))Good moring,a 12 step program.That is funny.I guess you know by now,the alerts are p and running.Thanks for mentiong about the awards,I know already voted,but,will come back and take a look at your links.Have a good day.

chat2missie said...

I had a lot of entry alerts in my mailbox this morning so I'm hoping we are now working.  I've received one comment for my graphic journal by alerts. The first one!  Have a good day.

midwestvintage said...

 I have always been getting the alerts but am glad it seems like everyones is coming back up.  The  Vivi awards sound great.


seraphoflove9001 said...

It did feel as if I was talking to myself! I didn't think of it that way! lol :o) I'm so glad the alerts are back...I didn't know how much I rely on them. :o)

jeanno43 said...

Alerts were down for such a long time that I stopped posting anything and got on with a project that I shall put on my journal next week.  I am confused about the private journals.  I mean how can you vote for something that you are unable to read?  People obviously do not want to make them public for whatever reason.  Perhaps you mean that just the judges will be allowed to see them.  I am way behind on the news about the awards.

nelishianatl said...

I had to come over and say hello too.  I think the private journals should definitely be considered as well but we'll have to see what's going on when we all chat on Sunday.  I'm looking forward to it.  I love your graphic up there.  Very pretty.
Nelishia in Atlanta

princesssaurora said...

Yay!  I am so glad about the Vivi's!! ! I hope I get nominated for family journal or health journal!  

These damn alerts are making me nuts too!

be well,

pennietoonz said...

Wow, these VIVI Awards are bigger than the Oscars!!
I never do many alerts, I just go through my favorites.
I am going to start another journal soon.
Miss ya-

am4039 said...

yes alerts and comments are finally working. I missed all the comments for sure. I hope you had a great day.

queenb8261 said...

Dropping by to say hi, since it's been a while. Have a wonderful weekend.
Hugs, Barb

xomywayox said...

Congrats on being on the committee thingy and I can't wait to see what the cat's are going to be this year.


lanurseprn said...

Congrats on being on the committee. You guys will make it wonderful. Not sure how the private journals can come into play. There's a lot of folks that don't read them.  But, you guys are creative and I'm sure you'll find some way to include us.

debbiewebb4465 said...

Hi ((((Chris))))) Congrats on being on the VIVI committee WOOHOO you!!!!  Would you like a postcard from my weekend away in Cornwall?? I have a couple spare and I'd love to send you one! Let me know if you'd like one, with your address. Have a great weekend my friend :-)
lotsa love n hugs Debbie ~xxxxxxx~

shayshaydc said...

Congratulations for being on the committee!!!!!! It should be lots of fun!!!!