Are you relieved or disappointed that the world didn’t come to an end on Saturday?  Frankly, I’m relieved, because that means we can continue with Week Nine of our random rebellious ways since Keely is still on hiatus from Random Tuesday Thoughts.  But we’re still going to random on – because Tuesday’s just wouldn’t be the same without the ability to dump the random from our brains.  You know, since the world didn’t end and the zombies haven’t eaten our brains…yet.


(Note: For some reason right-click isn’t working on my page, so when you highlight the code, simply CTRL-C to copy. Email me if you’re having trouble)

Notice anything different about my cartoon me?  You got it – she’s now holding the sign and her coveted (and needed) glass of wine (which I made bigger, you know, because the sign is heavy and she needed extra wine).  Don’t worry, those of you who utilized the code and allowed her to travel along with your awesome random posts don’t have to do anything – it’s already been done for you.  I’m cool like that.  Now that my cartoon me is happy to be doing double-duty with the sign and a glass of wine, let’s get on with the randomness, shall we?

Remember when I mentioned a couple of months ago that I entered some of my homemade wine in Winemaker Magazine’s annual International Winemaker Competition? I won a Silver Medal! (the exclamation point looks funny in this font)  So now I guess I can officially say that I make ‘award winning’ wine.  There were 4,235 Total Entries which took 965 Total judging hours.  The entries included all 50 American States, 8 Canadian Provinces and 5 Countries.  Pretty exciting, no?   That encourages me to keep doing what I’m doing, since I must be doing something right, and I’ll definitely be entering again next year.  I need to save my pennies so I can actually go to the Winemaker’s Conference they hold each year in California – a conference where you get to drink lots and lots of wine?  That would be fun.

Did you hear about the Goldendoodle dog named Dozer that got out of his yard and ran the Half Marathon for Cancer Research last weekend?  He apparently even stopped and drank water at the checkpoints – everyone thought he was part of the race, and someone captured his trek across the finish line on video.  He was awarded a finisher’s medal and hopes to compete in next year’s race, with permission from his parents. Next time he’ll be wearing a bib with a special number just for him – “K9.”  You can watch his finish here:

Arby’s has finally redeemed themselves!  I mentioned last year that I was sorely disappointed in them for not bringing back their awesome Chicken Salad Wraps like they had promised.  They’re baaaaack!  Which means I’ll be a happy camper when hubby picks one up for me this evening and I can enjoy this:

I have tried to recreate their chicken salad, but keep missing something, so now I won’t have to miss anything.  Thanks, Arby’s!


Random Princess Nagger Statement:


PN: “I hate commercials – they slow me down!”


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  1. Congratulations!! A silver medal is excellent! You should be so proud. And yes, definitely head to the wine conference. Is in Napa? Or Sonoma? Both gorgeous (and delicious)!

  2. That’s awesome about the silver medal! Very cool!
    Love PN’s comment about commercials. Thankfully the advent of the DVR tends to help out with that!

    Happy Tuesday! 🙂

  3. Silver medal!! Wowzers!! Congrats! That is very cool!!
    I am with the princess…commercials do slow us down and bore us to death!! Sigh!!
    I am rebelling away with ya!
    Have a great week!

  4. I can’t believe it’s been nine weeks. Wow. I hope I can manage to stay up on things while I’m starting my new job. I’m scared (ish). You seriously do make award winning wine. I was talking about it at the pool the other day. It’s SOOOOO good.

  5. Congrats on winning that award! That’s cool. And I am impressed with that dog; I ran a half and it was hard! Happy Tuesday.

  6. Okay, there is a problem with the tab feature too – your site is all wonky but who cares – I like it!!

    Congrats on the wine medal!!! At least one of us can do something productive 😀

    And Princess Nagger – love it!!!

    And I am ashamed to say that I am being beat ou by a dog in the running department, oh the shame!!! LOL

  7. Yay and Congrats on the Medal and title for your wine – must be pretty good. 🙂
    Good job Dozer, at least he ran for a cause. Most dogs that I have seen run, are just to run. Ask Jenn at Sprite’s Keeper about Blue.
    Sorry, but I have the original sign – we are non-alchoholic at my site. Hope you don’t mind.

  8. I’m somewhat disappointed that the Rapture didn’t happen, but for different reasons than Harold Camping’s followers.

    Congratulations on the Silver Medal!!! Woooo-hooooo!

  9. Way to go on the wine winnings! Congrats.

    I hadn’t seen the dog marathon runner. Really cool story. I need to show that to my kids when they get home from school.

    My husband will agree with PN’s philosophy on commercials.

    Happy Random!

  10. Congrats on the wine and surviving the Rapture. I’ve got mixed feelings on the Rapture, I’d planned on moving into my neighbours afterwards since he’s got a nice house and I was going to take the Escalade from across the street since that guy wouldn’t be needing it anymore. Oh well, next apocalyptic scare.

  11. CONGRATS on your award! That is fantastic. You can definitely say you create award-winning wine.

    I figured the Rapture would allow some of the people who most annoy to be taken away. I was looking forward to that. The rest of it didn’t sound too pleasant.

  12. I love how huge the glass of wine is.. 😀 haha

    Congrats to having an award winning wine! 🙂 I hope someday I may sample your award winning wine too.. 😀

    How awesome is that dog right? So cool!

    That chicken salad wrap looks oh so yummy! But alas, we have no Arby’s here.. 😛

    Hahaha I love PN’s comment about the commercials! 😛 so cute! 😀

    Happy Random Stacy! 😀

  13. Oh, congrats on your award!!!!! How very exciting for you. I wish I could try your award winning wine. I’ll have to console myself with something else tonight. Poor me. 🙂

    BTW, you know my dream is to own a vineyard in France, right? Of course, I co-own it with Johnny Depp, but you probably knew that, didn’t you?

  14. Congrads on winning the silver medal for your wine..’s a real achievement.. so does that mean we will be seeing them for sale in a wine store?

  15. How much do you rock, winning a medal for your wine? I think I should win a medal for drinking wine, so maybe we can team up or something? No, really, that is so awesome, you should be very proud. I know how much hard work and dedication that takes, so I hope you are pleased as punch at being recognized.
    Now send some, please.

    Commercials totally slow me down, too, so I’m with Princess Nagger. Happy RTT! Thanks for keeping it going.

  16. That’s so wonderful! Hey Stacy I tried to copy your button, but it won’t let me 🙁 What is it we’re supposed to do here? Is it these drugs I’m on or am I just not gettin’ it!? lol Talk to ya later.,

  17. We love chicken salad in our office. We are always on a quest for great traditional chicken salad. I need crunch and fruit in mine. We were depressed when Arby’s took it away. And were thrilled when it was back. But it’s bland! We have all been disappointed. 🙁

  18. I learned so much this week–I hadn’t heard about Superdoodle, was excited for your wine, and have never had that salad from Arby’s! I regret that sometimes I now need the slowdown that commercials cause!

  19. You go girl! A silver medal is awesome!

    I’m glad the world didn’t end. I still have stuff to do.

    I’ve never tried Arby’s chicken salad. Hmmm…now I’m thinking I need to.
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  20. I have partaken of your award winning wine and I can say from an expert’s point of view, you were robbed of gold! Next year, you will take it!

  21. Oh gee, I thought that was for Wednesday. Guess I’ll have to catch ya in the morning. Off to work for now. Have a good evening.

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