Rod Roddy Didn’t Say: IT’S A NEW CAR! But He Could Have.


Let me rephrase that: We won a car!

By “we” I mean F*ck Yeah, Motherhood! and I.

And by “won a car” I mean won a contest to drive a car up to the BlogHer conference in August. Two tanks of gas are paid for (we’ll provide the rest – let the fart jokes begin!) and so is our hotel parking.


And I’ve said three time: It’s going to be a hilarious escapade, oh I mean, Escalade!

HAHAHA… {sigh} If we video our trip, I’ll edit that joke out.  Especially because it turns out that Cadillac makes Escalade, not Chevrolet.  So we’d have to drive up in this version if we want one.  Because it’s doubtful that Chevy will give us a Cadillac

The crazy patriot in me is so psyched to be driving AMERICAN BABY! I sold our last standing American car last summer. Now I can’t be all high-horse about it. But I had an American car for fourteen of the last sixteen years. So I’m like standing next to the horse. Possibly high-fiving.

LOOK UP! (did you?)

I have a new banner and a new tag line! And a new button and avatar (coming today). All I can say is YAY! I’d like to thank Adrienne for putting up with me while designing the banner. She graph-tastic. And complimented me on my eyebrows. But I sent her this >8-) so she’d know what they used to look like. We got along fabulously after that.

(We are still working on the banner size, but after the four hours it took me to figure out how to get my FANTASTIC banner up, up it stays until the new one is ready.)

This post was NOT a requirement to have the car, be friends with FYM, or get a new banner. I’m just excitable.

Alex Iwashyna

Alex Iwashyna went from a B.A. in philosophy to an M.D. to a SAHM, poet and writer by 30. She spends most of her writing time on, a humor blog (except when it's serious) about her husband fighting zombies, awkward attempts at friendship, and dancing like everyone is watching. She also has a soft spot for culture, politics, and rude Southern people who offend her Yankee sensibilities. She parents 2 elementary-aged children, 1 foster baby, 3 cats, and 1 puppy, who are all Southern but not rude. Yet.

17 thoughts to “Rod Roddy Didn’t Say: IT’S A NEW CAR! But He Could Have.”

  1. Love it! And I truly may not sleep until I see your avatar – kinda like waiting for concert tickets…only not. Which is probably better since I can wait in doors and lying down. And props on the car winning! It’ll be like Thelma and Louise. :o)

  2. This is beyond cool. Do a post on how you won.

    How perfect is this: a ride there, and arriving with a friend.

    Can’t get better than that.

    Have a blast! I’m afraid to go b/c I know no one…and well, I heard people there can be kinda , you know, “who are you? never heard of you.”

    Prove me wrong…have a blast!

    1. Im totally afraid too. YAY!

      PS. we won by FYM filling out the contest form through blogher and getting all my relevant info. Chevy is a Blogher conference sponsor. But I don’t know how we were chosen (except for our totally awesomeness 😉

  3. Ha! My brother’s oldest son has that Escalade you linked to! My parents gave it to him as a present – they got the okay from my brother, but he insisted that we only put on the basic decals, not the ones that said “Escalade” or “Cadillac” on them.

    Of course Michael doesn’t know what an “Escalade” is. He just wanted that one because it has doors that open and close.

    1. That’s too funny! The car is pretty sweet actually. I think that the VA to NYC drive would be a bit long though.

      (I love that your parents had to get the OKAY. We tend to require that too)

  4. Ahhhhhhhhhhh, now I see. Wish I could be all knowing all times but my brain does not allow it. But types of cereals? I must know 100’s. So this is going to be an adventure. Can’t wait to hear all about it.

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