Friday, July 30, 2010

Freak-Out Friday: Forty Fun

Ok, yeah, I'm freaking forty today. Uh-huh. I was going to write a post boring you with a run-down of my life's greatest hits thus far, or moan and groan about gravity and fine lines, but then I decided...no.

It's a birthday, which means joy and fun and celebration. So on this day of my birth, I'm celebrating you.

I'm so grateful I have people who actually click on this site and read my ramblings. The publishing biz is tough, but I am constantly amazed at how freely my fellow writers offer support. You are all wonderful, interesting, vibrant people, and I want to offer something to thank you for your amazingness.

I wish this list could include a diamond bracelet or an all-inclusive trip to Cancun, but hey, I'm a writer, so my goodie bag is a bit more modest. Here goes:

1. I will be someone's beta-slave. Query? Synopsis? 300,000 word dystopian based on Gone With the Wind? I'm there, red pen in hand.

2. I will give someone a tarot card reading. Online, but still fun.

3. I will attempt to match your personality to a book I have on my very crowded shelves. It might be something obscure; it might be a bestseller. I will then send it to you.

4. I will give free advice, on any topic. I'm actually pretty good at giving advice (notice I didn't say taking).

5. I will say nice things about one lucky reader on facebook and twitter and my blog for an ENTIRE day! Whoo-Hoo!

If you're interested in any of the above mega-gifts, just mention the number in the comments section, or send me an email at lorettanyhan (at) gmail dot com. First come, first served (except for the tarot readings--I could do those all day.)

Happy Weekend! I'm off to drink a gallon of resveratrol!

40 comments:

  1. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!! Um, and why didn't we know about these tarot card readings? We're going to start requesting them on a weekly basis.

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  2. Sorry, ran out of space to type on my iPhone. Happy Birthday!!!!! :-)

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  3. Oh wait. Does "first come, first served" mean that I had to be the first one to say she wanted #1?? Dang!

    In that case, how 'bout #3?

    But, if it's a drawing or something, I still want #1!

    Happy Birthday!! I had my (ahem) significant birthday last year, and nothing drastic or horrible happened.

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  4. Thanks, gals!

    Lila--Send me your burning question and I'll do a reading!

    Michelle & Sarah Frances--You're both winners! Send whatever you like in word doc form to the email address I have listed above. I promise a quick response.

    L

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  5. I assume #1 and #3 are already taken (doh!) then I want #4. Great contest and happy birthday!

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  6. #3 is yours Sarah! Welcome! Send me your details to the email address listed above.

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  7. I am new here, thanks to Lisa and Laura. I hope you have an exciting 40th!

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  8. Thank you Loretta! You're awesome. :-)

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  9. Thanks so much! And welcome, J. L.!

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  10. D'oh! I wanted number one and my durn blogging partner got it :( Wahhhh

    But HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Loretta!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am only a few months behind you :)

    I hope it's wonderful!

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  11. Yay!!! Happy Birthday Loretta!! Got any special plans for yourself? Gonna do anything fun??

    Have a great one!

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  12. Thanks, Katie! I'll have another beta contest soon so check back!

    Monica!! Thanks! I have to work tonight so the hub and I went out to dinner at this awesome new organic restaurant in our `hood. So fun and right up my alley.

    Oh, and there is a six foot flamingo on my front lawn and a sign that says "Loretta flips the bird to 40!"

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  13. I'm the happiest person ever!!! Thanks Loretta!!!

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  14. Happy Birthday!!! I turn 40 on my next birthday too. I was going to say #1, but I'd love a tarot reading too. :)

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  15. You got it, Kristi! Send me a question at the gmail address up top.

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  16. Oh, fun--that's right up my alley too! Though not so much in my hood, LOL. And LOOOOOVE the flamingo--hilarious!

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  17. wow ...how fun is this! I'd love #1 ;)

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  18. oh wait ... I didn't say Happy Birtday - now I owe you chocolate ... and since #1 is taken (what a nice birthday gift to give away) I'll go with #2 ;)

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  19. Just send me a question to the gmail address above, Steena, and I'll get back to you! And thanks for commenting. Welcome!

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  20. Hope you have a great birthday!

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  21. HAPPY BIRTHDAY LO!

    I am totally emailing you for a reading, since #3 is far gone. Also, please send birthday cake.

    Have a wonderful weekend :)

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  22. I popped over via LiLa's tweet. Happy birthday - I LOVE the flamingo and the sign. That's completely awesome :)

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  23. Happy birthday! What a cool contest. I saw it on Twitter and just had to look. I'd love a tarot reading! Will email you. Thanks!

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  24. Yay! I want a tarot reading! I've always wanted to have it done, but have been too nervous. I watch too many movies. Makes me a nervous person.

    Happy Birthday, lady! I hope it is wonderful!

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  25. Hi Loretta. Happy Birthday! I'm a writer too. I saw a post about the tarot readings on twitter so I thought I would check it out.

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  26. You are ALL welcome to tarot readings. Send me your question!

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  27. And, Little Miss J, if you'll do a tarot reading I'll go to a yoga class...

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  28. AMY!! I would love to send you a book. It's kind of a challenge, you know, to send something you 1. haven't read and, 2. will like.

    Send me an email with your address and stuff.

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  29. "Bah, nah, nah, nah, nah, nah... You say it's your birthday! Bah, nah, nah, nah, nah, nah... It's my birthday too!..... Hey Jude..." HAPPY 40TH BIRTHDAY, LO!!!! I'm not requesting any of the above gifts. Although, I have been getting #4 for about 26 years now. Lucky me!:))) You should have started charging me somewhere along the way. You could've made a fortune. I'm just asking for some time for drinks some time soon. That would be swell! XOXO

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  30. JEAN!!! I talked to Kristi about it today. I'm just going to pick a date in September and hope everyone can join in.

    Thanks for the birthday message! I still have your mom's card on my dining room table. This working full-time thing is really messing me up.

    I'll call you tomorrow...

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  31. Just popped over here from Lisa & Laura Write for the first time--Happy Birthday, and to your earlier post about seeing Inception--definitely go if you haven't yet!

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  32. I love you. I missed your birthday. I read tarot cards too. I want you to match a book to me. I want to meet you in person and hug and hug you and say happy birthday in your ear. This sounds like I'm a crazy stalker. Hmmmmm.

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  33. Happy late birthday! Found ya from LiLa's blog ;o) Hope it was a great day! Congrats to all who won awesome stuff!!

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  34. Jill! Erica! Welcome and Thanks!

    Thanks, Elana!!!

    And, Suzy, you crazy girl, we were twins in another life...

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  35. Dude! I think I wished you a happy bday everywhere BUT on your blog.

    Joanna = Bum

    Belated Blog Shout Out!
    Happy Birthday, Loretta!

    Love the gifties you gave away :-)

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  36. I forgot the blog too!! So hope your birthday glow is lasting. It should last a week for your 40th!

    Um, and I know I'm late, but 3 or 4 sound pretty cool ;)

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