"Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing. " -Helen Keller

Friday, July 15, 2011

Welcome To The Summer Block Party

Welcome, welcome, pull your chair up to the barbeque and let me tell you about the best damned opportunity in our little corner of the blogosphere. Before we start, grab a cold beer from the cooler or maybe a mojito from the pitcher on the table. It's too hot to be without refreshments. Now, y'all have to agree that the best parties have door prizes, right? Well, this fabulous party has some truly amazing door prizes for y'all to win. See, this little block party here is sponsored by 6 amazing bloggers and one of the coolest companies I've heard about, AboutOne.

Let me tell you a little about AboutOne. When you have an account with AboutOne, it's like you have a cross between the most amazingly stupendous file cabinet you could ever have and the sharpest, most savvy personal assistant anyone could ever want. AboutOne allows you to keep everything important in one location. Let me repeat that, IT ALLOWS YOU TO KEEP EVERYTHING IMPORTANT IN ONE LOCATION. Seriously guys, for those of you still dealing with infertility hell, you can scan all your medical records in and have them available any time, anywhere. You could use the calender to track all your doctor's appointments and even your medicine schedule. And, for those of you with children, the advantages of AboutOne just multiply. You can track anything you want, growth, medical records, shot records, scan in artwork, upload videos, and more. The thing I am most excited about is being able to track everything about my oldest son's high school years. Marty is starting high school in the fall and AboutOne will let me track his grades, his extra-curricular activities, any volunteer activities, and test scores. I can also scan in copies of any awards he receives and keep track of the starting and ending dates for all these activities. I truly wish something like this had existed 14 years ago when Marty was born because I suck at writing down all the milestones in a book but I totally ROCK at keeping things updated online. Just imagine what a boon an AboutOne account can be to all of you. What's more my dear friends, AboutOne is also PERFECT for childfree couples or couples whose kids have grown up and moved out. You can keep copies of all receipts and tax info in your AboutOne account and track job opportunities or recognition in addition to all the other features mentioned. I am truly amazed at the platform they have developed over at AboutOne and I can't wait to use it as they continue to expand what it does.

Now, what you've all been waiting for. Here's the scoop on the amazing prizes and how to enter.


The giveaway is open to US residents only and you must provide a valid e-mail address. The giveaway starts right now and runs through July 31st. Each winner will have 72 hours to respond. If you win the cookies, don't worry about sending me an address. I'll eat them for you.


• MANDATORY ENTRY: Check out AboutOne's site and leave a comment telling us what feature looks the most interesting to you

• Follow me on Google Friend's Connect and leave a comment telling me the name that shows up with you on GFC

1 Bonus Entry: answer one and only one of these questions in the comments (try looking in the personal trivia category)
  1. What celebrity do I have a mad crush on?
  2. Where was I born?
  3. What happened to me only 1 week after I got my driver's license?
  4. Name one thing I collect...
  5. What Greek organization was/am I a member of?

Sign up for AboutOne's totally free trial using this link and leave a comment letting us know you signed up. You will be making a huge, huge mistake if you don't at least try out this fantabulous service.

Now let's get this party started!!

You can increase your chances of winning by going to the other Summer Block Party Neighbor Blogs and playing along there too!

I was given a free subscription to AboutOne in exchange for reviewing their product. Any and all opinions expressed in this post are mine and mine alone.


JJ said...

I left my AboutOne comment on Kathy's site.

Your celebrity crush: John Barrowman

seussgirl said...

I left my AboutOne comment on Jen's site...
A week after you got your license, you hit a dog. So sad...I remember the first animal I hit was a bunny, and I felt terrible!

Stacie said...

#4 - You collect dragons! (that was easy!)

Stacie said...

And I already follow you...I go by Stacie on Google Friend Connect.

Jennifer said...

I like the health tracking features.

Jennifer said...

you were born in Taipei, Taiwan

Latashia said...

You collect FAIRIES!!!

Funny tidbit...I answered all the questions..lol

GeekByMarriage said...

As someone with ADD in a house full of ADHD children this whole concept is a winner for me!

GeekByMarriage said...

Signed up for the service!

GeekByMarriage said...

Your crush is my crush!
John Barrowman
Have you been watching Miracle Day?

GeekByMarriage said...

Following as GeekByMarriage

Shelly- Mom Files said...

I love the idea of keeping a digital scrapbook of your family's memories and the possessions feature. So cool!

Shelly- Mom Files said...

I am a GFC follower for a long time now as Momfiles

Emily said...

I love the Address book feature, as that would be super handy to have all in one place!

Emily said...

You have a crush on John Barrowman. I approve of this :) He is just so awesome!!!!!!

Baby Smiling In Back Seat said...

I left my AboutOne comment on Kym's blog.

You collect yarn for crocheting!