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Oh Effing F. Ultimate Blog Party Time

So this year for the Ultimate Blog Party, you actually have to write a post about it to introduce yourself to the other party-goers, and thereby give yourself away as someone who actually attends blog parties to get readers.

Like coming out of some sort of closet, really. It’s like I’m officially saying, “LOVE ME! LOVE ME! pretend I’m not just a little scary and  LOVE ME!” And I don’t want to say that. I mean, I do, because I’m co-dependent, but I don’t, because I want to appear like I don’t give a damn what you think. 

If you’re just looking for a summary, per UBP guidelines, scroll down. 

Like my friend, JillSmo. Holy crap. I’m in love with her in every way. She’s like she’s the honey badger of blogging (over at Yeah, Good Times). Right now on her blog, she’s doing a giveaway. And not one of those giveaways to get more followers, ad revenue (she doesn’t have ads) or for any sort of charitable cause. She’s doing it because she got drunk at a PTA fundraiser (that sentence alone makes me laugh until I pee a little) and bid for a bunch of crap she didn’t remember afterwards and now has stuff she doesn’t need. She’s giving away the stuff, but in order to enter, you have to write a haiku. Who thinks of this crap? Geniuses do.  I deeply respect anyone that does ANYTHING just for their own entertainment. Not the, “follow my blog and then I’ll follow yours and we can hold hands and brush each other’s hair and hug and jump” that I’ve employed in an effort to get people to read what I write.

Because I actually DO care that people read. Because it IS a little bit like crack when you comment. When my little stat ticker goes higher than it has before. In the last three months, I’ve tripled my daily viewers.  I’m pretty sure it’s mostly because Sunday pimped me out on her blog, but I’d like to believe it’s because what I say matters. Or doesn’t matter, and at least makes you laugh from time to time.

Or feel just a little bit better about the manner in which you live your life. You shower at least every other day, yes? Good for you.

Either way, I love to write. Love it. It’s a great outlet for me. But I’m so freaking self-serving, that the only thing that motivates me to write is that people actually read. I wish I was Jillsmo. She writes because she’s awesome at it and funny and she’s the honey badger.


Hi. I’m Lexi. I’m passive-aggressive, sleep-deprived, trying to be co-dependent while at the same time narcissistic, and I smell and frequently forget to shave the inner part of my right leg.  I’m listed under “Special Needs Blogs” because I have an eight-year-old son with autism and an almost-two-year-old daughter with Down syndrome. But this blog has multiple personalities. I can’t figure it out. Some days I’m only an autism blog. Other days it’s Down syndrome. Other days it’s the rants of an angrybatshitcrazy mother. Oh, and despite all of this swearing, I’m a good and faithful Mormon. Okay, faithful. I’m also into politics, but I don’t touch on those much here because I’m afraid of the phone call I’d get from my sister. Going to hell and whatnot in so many dimensions. I also really like crafts, but as of late, only do ones that I think are hilarious and then never send them to the places I intend. Like cross-stitching with swears and gangsta rap.

Here’s a picture I drew a long time ago of my family. If I were to draw it again, Casey would be almost as tall as Lance. He’s a moose. Peyton is still quite angry. 

Here’s a picture the Lord drew of my family:

and here are my thoughts on hell (and, as always, linking up with Adventures in Extreme Parenthood though this might not quite fit as a “Special Needs” Ryan Gosling meme. Dammit. I just realized that. Oh well, too late now.):

30 thoughts on “Oh Effing F. Ultimate Blog Party Time

  1. Love your blog description… it literally almost made me spit my coffee out from laughter! And love your blog.. And if Ryan is going to hell… well, it can't be all that bad!!!

  2. LOL…This cracks me up! I love your sense of humor Lexi…And thanks for posting that little picture of Ryan Gosling, I knew I would enjoy hell 🙂

  3. I still don't get his appeal. I don't like guys that are skinnier or more feminine than I am. Which is about 92% of them.I should work on my butchness.

  4. Ok so all I know about honey badgers is that back when I used to be able to do cool stuff I went on a safari in Zambia and the guide told me a story about the honey badger killing a water buffalo by jumping up and biting its testicles off. Fierce. I can only dream of my blog one day being thought of as a honey badger as well…..

  5. I wanted to come over and share some crack with you! :)I believe it was Holly who introduced me to this blog. A few blogs actually, but yours is one of a handful that I follow faithfully because I enjoy what you write. I enjoy learning about Casey. I enjoy learning about Abby. You are humorous, but you make great points in what you write whether you are advocating for your children, sharing their stories or just being an angrybatshitcrazy mom. 🙂 Thank you for sharing your writing with us!

  6. I love your writing. It reminds me of mine. Hahahahahahaha!! Ahhhh. . . whew. . . that sounded so self-centered.But really.

  7. Found you through the UBP and am glad I did. I don't know anything about Autism and it's great for people to be aware! Your family is beautiful and I look forward to getting to know you! Stop by and say hi if you have a chance! 🙂

  8. I found you through the blog party last year! I am not participating this year because I am in the middle of the A to Z challenge. Didn't realize they would overlap…Lexi, you are a breath of fresh air! Bless you!

  9. I cannot tell you how happy I am that I found your blog. Especially since you are a faithful Mormon, but you are hysterically funny, irreverent and someone I SOOOOOOO wish was in my branch. Then, I wouldn't feel quite so alone in my wickedness….. (Plus, there would finally be someone else here who understands the whole special needs thing in church. Would you please, pretty please consider moving to Illinois? I'll make you brownies…)

  10. I LOVE how you were able to tie Ryan Gosling and 'hell' in together in the same entry! You are brilliant! I think I have uttered the phrase "I am so going to hell" at least 3x a week, which my hubs always quickly responds with "Yep, and I'll see ya there! 🙂

  11. Patty! We have considered moving to IL! I freaking love it there. But there's someone even better than me there. Like funny, but WAY FUNNIER, WAY. My sister, Shelby. She's in O'fallon. Where are you guys?

  12. Oh my heck Lexi your blog is the cutest thing I have ever seen. You are such an AMAZING example to us all and I love reading your posts. Your family is beautiful and I already stole your video from Leslie about Abby and how cute she is and put it on my blog. (hope you don't mind les said you wouldn't!) Anyway thanks for being so great and sharing your thoughts.

  13. Seriously? I think O'Fallon is somewhere around here. We live in Effingham, which is 3 hours south of Chicago. (I think of everything in relation to Chicago–I grew up there and miss it fiercely). I think O'Fallon is south of here, but I'm not sure. That's so cool. Does she go to church? What ward would she be in ?

  14. OK would you feel weirded out if I told you I FREAKING LOVE YOU! I started my blog because I was tired of all the perfectness on FB. Have you noticed that? Even on here I find it a lot. I can not wait to read more Blogs from you. Out of all the blogs I have looked at from the UBP yours is the best. You are also and inspiration. Well since I'm starting to sound a little stalkerish. I will bounce now. Keep up the good work.Jennifer from:

  15. You came to visit my blog and I am stopping by yours. Then I realized that someone had sent me a link to your "angry Ds post" a while back. So nice to see you again!That picture of your family is beautiful! We just attempted to take family pictures but I tell you, that little rascal was having none of it! And I mean none of it! She fought, cried, and refused to look at the camera and smile! It probably didn't help that we went to the gardens and it is impossible not to let imagination kick in and become a princess in an enchanted forest. And let's face it, an enchanted forest is a place to run, twirl and explore. Not a place to sit, look at the camera, and smile.Anyway, it is nice to "meet you" again.And you know what, we might even be friends on fb.

  16. OMG, I just signed up for the UBP12 yesterday…but only after I saw your name there. I figured, if SHE'S willing to do it… Um, but now, I'm kind of confused. Jill's the Honey Badger, but I'm chasing you. What does that make me? Anyway, I don't follow directions very well because I just linked up a stale, old post. Please don't tell anyone. Shh…

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