MakeConnieLaugh: Accidental Entry Award

Tue, Jul 31, 2020

Bloggers, Connections, Just for Fun, Twitter

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The MakeConnieLaugh in 140 Characters or Less Contest was about more than passing along one-liners or jokes, although those did have me chuckling. The impromptu competwittion (so-called because it occurred mostly on Twitter) was about connecting with a community, about the give and take of conversation, the daily sharing of our ups and downs.

Quite often there is humor involved in our back-and-forth exchanges, so when my pal WickedStepmom twittered the lines below, it triggered a light-bulb-over-the-head moment.

Thinking I should @conniereece on every tweet in case I am accidentally funny. :)

@conniereece Which is similar to being “accidentally cool” like the hippity-hoppity Mumble in Happy Feet.

I started putting gold stars by all the tweets that made me laugh-and there were many. I will post some of them on the blog in the coming days, along with some link love for their authors.

It was tough making a final decision in this category. I read and reread the entries, and I kept coming back to this one, which caused me to burst out laughing just before the contest deadline:

WickedStepmom Nobody move!! I’ve dropped me brain!

I’m happy to report that the missing brain was, indeed, recovered the next morning by a fellow Twitpal on a visit to the doctor’s office.

BlondeByDesign @conniereece - I believe we found Wicked Stepmom’s brain. Honorary blonde day for WSM, Making arrangements for fedex return shipping. lol

So, without further ado (or with Much Ado About Nothing), let me introduce you to the winner of the Accidental Entry Award: Cathy.

In addition to being a prolific tweeter and member of the Twitter Knitters group on Crafty Nation, Cathy writes The Wicked Stepmom, a blog where she shares “a real life fairytale celebrating the trials and tribulations, joys and jubilations of life as a custodial Stepmom, Mom and Second Wife. This is my once upon a time…”

To maintain privacy, Cathy has given pseudonyms to the people who populate her real-life stories of being the wicked stepmom in her personal fairy tale.

Wicked Stepmom

Cast of Characters

Wicked Stepmom: I am a daughter and stepdaughter. I have a Mom, Dad, Stepmom, ex-Stepmom and had a Stepfather. I am a Sister and Stepsister. I have one brother and four Stepbrothers. I am a Second Wife, Mom and custodial Stepmom.

Prince Charming: Husband. Married 2001.

Cinderella: Stepdaughter. Born 1996.

Hansel: Son. Born 2002.

Gretel: Daughter. Born 2005.

Maleficent: Cinderella’s BioMom.

Cathy, thanks for Making Connie Laugh, and for sharing your life and your humor with a community of tweeters. A softcover copy of The Age of Conversation will be coming your way.

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Connie Reece - who has written 142 posts on Every Dot Connects.

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3 Comments For This Post

  1. Vikki aka shika Says:

    A big Congrats to WSM…. I agree w/Connie. When I first saw that I favorited it immediately… Just too funny…. Glad BBD found your brain…. now we just need to clip it to u somehow… Any ideas?

  2. Marti Says:

    Congratulations! That is hilarious!

  3. Wicked Stepmom Says:

    Thanks to you, Connie, for coming up with such a fun contest! You’re a crafty gal!