Wednesday, September 15, 2010


HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, BLUE AND SHOE BEST FRIENDS TO INFINITY AND BEYOND!!! I know, you've heard those words before~"WOLF! WOLF!"~but this time...THIS time, he's really eating the sheep!


I just wanted to see if you'd come running. But seriously, folks~This is an ACTUAL ANNIVERSARY, DESERVING OF HEART POUNDS AND GENEROUS TO A FAULT GIFT GIVING.

Now, I know I said no parties, no Jaguars, no trips to Australia (Oprah), but I lied. And then, I realized that you can't know WHAT is an appropriate gift for such an occasion~(diamonds are always proper)~if you don't know WHAT the anniversary is for. So to clarify, one year ago today, I began Blue and Shoe!!! I KNOW! SO FANTASTIC!

Now talk about PERFECT TIMING, because to celebrate, MY first book has come out! And by MY, I mean Jessie Clark Funk's book. But I think we all know she built the book for me. It's called, "Forget the chicken soup, where's the chocolate?" And it's just barely been shipped to her from the printer, so I'm not sure when it will be out on shelves for the HUDDLED MASSES YEARNING TO READ IT. But far as I know, Princess Lisa has written four delightful contributions and will likely be the break out star of the publication.

Anyway, isn't it SUBLIME?

And theeeeeeeeeennnnnnnnnn...EVEN MORE MAGNIFICENT NEWS! Guess who is the new humor columnist for The Syracuse Islander newspaper?! Huh? Huh? GO AHEAD! GUESS! AND THAT RIGHT THERE WAS TOTALLY RHETORICAL, CUZ I THINK WE ALL KNOW WHO WE'RE TALKING ABOUT! MEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEME!!! But my head is down and I'm blushing like Flower, the skunk, on account of my humility and such.

Now don't let's be haters, people. Shun that ugly green creeping into the tips of your ears and nose~nobody looks good in 'shade of peas.' Do not fret. I shall never forget my humble beginnings, and will PROVE this to you all, by giving the universal sign of love pouring out of me and filling you to the brim.............the pinky lift acknowledgment.

That's right. The pinky lift.

While I'm talking on the cell phone, and I see you on the street/on my blog/in Zumba class, I shall lift my eyebrows, my chin and my pinky~IN UNISON~so as to overwhelm you with recognition.

You're welcome.

Oh, one last thing. Beautiful Jackie from House of Sarager, is coming into town and we wanted to get together for a MAD CAP, WILD AS A MARCH/CHIN HARE bloggers dinner, and YOU are invited! To go along with the pinky lift. We're thinking next week, Thursday eve, the 23rd, at Biaggis at The Gateway. Around six-ish? Let me know if you can come and I'll bring the Chiclets. Sorry, I ate the pie. It was getting all slobbery.

So to end this beautiful anniversary blog...I LOVE YOU ALL, MY PINKY IS LIFTED AND FEEL FREE TO SLIP THE TRIBUTES INTO THE COMMENT SECTION... case you can't make it to Tiffany's.


Anonymous said...


My life will never be the same...Anony :)

p.s....I know I should have written something more profound on such a momentous occasion but I have nothin'!!!

Kara Elmore said...

AHhhh yes - I remember those days of you calling me "I think I'm going to start a blog?" And I said OF COURSE you are going to start a blog. And you said "soooo - how?" And then I said "like this." And you said "huh? My mouse on the computer is at the end - what do I do? and how do you spell blog?" Ohhh the questions from a little tiny new-to-computers girl. I am PROUD beyond words. PROUD I say.

Now - go buy me something because I egged the whole process on. WITHOUT me - you would have NO HEDDER and you wouldn't have that FABULICIOUS picture of yourself off to the right. What's that??? Ohhh that's RIGHT - I MADE YOU FAMOUS!

And THAT my friends is how you make things ALL about yourself. I mean me.

proud sister. proud.

One Cluttered Brain said...

Happy anniversary! i wish i was closer so I could celebrate with ya! :) Save me a seat to Casual Bloger next year?


Amy said...

Blue and Shoe changed my life. Thank you for the memories! What will your next year hold? Inquiring minds want to know.


P.S. Congratulations!

Natalie said...

I can't get over the pinky lifting.... (laughing so hard). Happy 1 year!!!! Thanks for all the chuckles I have had over the past year. Laughing burns you are a giver Lisa, constantly giving!!

Ster said...

Happy first blog year!

Lisa said...

Yay for my 80th follower! Thank you, Cailin! I know Sterling harassed you to do it, but still, I can't be sorry. Love you all!

The Damsel In Dis Dress said...

Congratulations on the blogaversary! I love you! I love Blue! and I love Jackie! But I can't come on that particular Thursday and now I hate my life. My writers group meets at my house on Thursdays so it would be awkward to not be there. **snort

Jackie said...
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Jackie said...

Well Damsel. All I can say is, "SKIT IT!"

Because that's right. I am beautiful.

Love your blog Lisa.
Can't wait to see you.

T said...

funny girl - I'm lifting my pinky in your honor... of course that's making it really hard to type all of these p's and apostrophes... and question marks, but what do I need those for?

Kay said...

Sweet! Congrats!

Brenda @Just a Bed of Roses said...

Your much better than Santa Claus...thank goodness your friend told me you had a fabulous were bein modest not telling me?

It makes my day to come here, read and laugh...your peeps too they are the best!

Without you I wouldn't know right from wrong. go sit on that cute porch swing and celebrate with a Dr Pepper/rabbit poop ice it's a beautiful weather week. said...

Congratulations, you are the very best. Make us proud!

big hugs

reasonably chubby said...

Yay! You did it... blogged 'til you dropped, and now you're FAMOUS! I am so impressed! :) Happy Anniversary

Holly said...


Pretty cool you're a PUBLISHED author now, too!! How many entries in her book? I take it it's a collection... You know, I went to high school with her husband, Jim! He's always been talented to the max and pretty much... AWESOME! ;D

Now I have to go look at the Syracuse paper closer. NOW I have something to LOOK for rather than just lightly browsing!! Nice!!

Stef said...

Dangidy-do-da! I am here in the land of entrapment...I mean enchantment and can't party with you gals! Darn. But happy anniversary/birthday just the same.
Oh, and congratulations.

KyAnn (like Cayenne Pepper, only HOTTER) said...

I just sang all the verses of "Happy Blog Birthday To You" and even added some interpretive dance moves. (Robot, etc.) It was pretty sweet. So am I invited to the blogorama dinner (say yes cuz I'm crashing anyway)? I say we should carpool together. Also the Islander newspaper just improved 50 thousand percent with your addition. I'm so excited I know someone famous.

Shauna said...

Happy Anniversary to Blue and Shoe! I was excited to read you go to Zumba too! Love it! I am excited to meet you tonight :)

Krista said...

Happy One Year Anniversary! I am so glad I got to spend this last almost year (because I still haven't read ALL your entries) with you. When I get to be a rich and famous housewife like you, I'm gonna read all your posts! Is there a link to your article?

Serene is my name, not my life! said...

Holy heck woman! Congrats! Your column will be awwwwwwesome!

And happy blogiversary!!