Friday, February 13, 2009

Random Sherisms, Randoms tunes, and FINALLY....a GIVEAWAY!!!

Friday. Hmmph.

I'm not sure if you could tell or not, but all the snowing that's been going on this week has maybe-kinda-sorta gotten to me. It seemed like it blizzarded (is, too, a word!) straight for 3 days. On the third day, I boycotted shoveling my driveway. My house is facing North. That means that no matter what time of day it is, my driveway is ALWAYS in the shadows. It never sees sunlight. (My driveway is probably really depressed and needs prozac, or light therapy or something). Anyway, so now it's covered in a nice thick sheet of ice. So, don't come visit me. I don't want you to fall on your rear, and then sue me.

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I'm going through a bit of a fugly frump stage this week. You remember my cute $4 hat I got in FL?


Well, it has now become a permanent fixture on top of my head. SWEEET! A new excuse NOT to do my hair. I now have perma-hat-head. I've also been sporting the just crawled-out-of-bed-baggy-sweatshirt-and-flip-flops look all week. (By the way, Annette, all these hyphens are in your honor ☺)

I need some kind of motivation to break out of the fugly, and back into being cute. Any ideas?
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I got in a high speed car chase this week. This story probably deserves it's own post, but since I didn't post it the day of, I'll just do it here:

I was picking up my daughter from tumbling on Wednesday. The parking lot at tumbling is INSANE. It is a complete clusterflup. (You're welcome, by the way, for not using the actual word that I wanted to there). It is mass chaos, complete mayhem, total pandemonium. I was backing out of a parking space. There were about 4 cars among the 50 in the row behind me that had their reverse lights on. I paused, decided it was my turn, and started to back out. There was also an arrogant idiotic dumb ass that was double parked illegally along behind the rows of cars. I saw him, proceeded to back out, and he honked at me. Ok, I guess I got too close for his comfort, so I pulled away. He honked again and pulled out behind me. I got out to the stop sign to turn on the road. He started honking and flashing his lights at me. I started to get a little scared, because, I was CERTAIN that I hadn't hit him. I would've felt it if I'd hit someone, so I just kept going. He tailed me, right on my bumper, flashing his headlights at me, acting like a maniac, following my every move. I was freaked, because,first of all, there's no way I'm stopping now because if I did, he's either going to shoot me, or beat me up. And I had my kids in the car with me. As I turned onto the main road in town, I had the choice to stay in the right lane, and get on the freeway, or go straight, toward home. Well, I didn't want the freak to follow me to my house, so I jumped on the freeway, and gunned it. Now, I was driving maniacally, weaving in and out of traffic, going 80 mph, trying to lose the dude. I drove all the way to the next town over before I got off, and weaved through the back streets back to my home town. I figured if he really cared, he could get my license plate number. He'd been close enough to me for long enough, he couldn't gotten it. Well, sure enough, 3 hours later the cops showed up at my door. Luckily, one of them was a girl in my ward, and they heard my side of the story and kind of laughed it off. Apparently, according to the freak, I had hit him and one of his headlights was broken. Funny, I didn't feel a thing.



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Also, On Wednesday night I drove down to Provo with my parents and my sister. I went to watch my brother, Spencer, who goes to BYU, open an envelope. It was VERY exciting!
Watch this:

video
The crazy part is that he has to report to the MTC in Preston, England, instead of Provo.
He leaves in May. I'm excited for him, but sad to see him go. No more jam sessions with my favorite composing/arranging buddy.
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And now....(drum roll please)......A GIVEAWAY!!!!

I finally got around to designing a temporary cover for my CD. I did it for the MMB giveaway from last month. I'm also giving a CD away on Annette Lyon's blog. I also put a Paypal button on my website, so if anyone wants to pre-order the real thing when it gets released, you can.
So, this post is my 299th post. And sometime around last month was my 1 year blogiversary. So, I decided it's about time for a Bloggy giveaway.
If you want to win a pre-release copy of my debut CD "Solitude" along with a bunch of other goodies that I love (i.e. Bath & Body works, Chocolate, etc.), then come enter!
The rules:
For one entry: leave a comment
For a 2nd entry: give me a shout out on your blog (link to this blog for the giveaway, and link to my music website, then leave me a comment saying you did so.)
I will keep it open from now until February 28th. That's two weeks for you to enter, and spread the word!
And don't worry, if you don't win, you can go pre-order a copy!
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And now, my random 10 list of tunes for you!
1. Let Me Go - David Archuleta
2. Casa De Locos - Ricardo Arjona
3. Home - Daughtry
4. Lovers in Japan/Reign of Love - Coldplay
5. Baby Mine - Sherrie Shepherd
6. The Way We Were - Barbra Streisand
7. Amores Extranos - Laura Pausini
8. Ghost of a Dog - Edie Brickell and the New Bohemians
9. Keep the Faith - Bon Jovi
10. Before Me & You -Shedaisy
Bonus: Far Away - Nickelback

53 comments:

Barney Family Blog said...

Me first, ne first!! I wanna win a CD

Kristina P. said...

Pick me!

And that car story is crazy!

veronica said...

I'd LOVE to hear more of your music! I hope I win!

Peggy said...

Pick me! Pick me!

And congrats to Spencer! That's awesome.

Spence said...

Sherrie, I love the car story. Way to let that guy eat your dust. Ha ha.

Spence said...

Oh ya, I think i'll put a link on my blog for you giveaway thingy.

wonder woman said...

The only time I'm not looking ugly is church. So my recommendation is to go to church. =D

Have you been watching the grey's/private practice thing?

And I'll post about your giveaway and come back and tell you about it.

2busy said...

Congrats to your brother, and I want to win....

The car chase thing would have scared me to death. I might have driven to the nearest police or fire station. (at least that is what my mommy taught me).

Annette Lyon said...

Your hyphens brought me joy. :)

Our last house was north-facing. I swore never again. We're SW facing now. Much happier! Sometimes we don't even need to shove, because it melts first. Yippee! (Not to rub it in or anything--we had 8 years of the inches of ice . . . I can sympathize.)

Scary story about the psycho car dude. I would have pretty much freaked out.

debilyn said...

I LOVE the word clusterflup!! (I'll not openly admit to the possibility that I used the ACTUAL word yesterday in traffic)

Congrats to your brother...how exciting!

Count me in for a chance at the cd...would LOVE to hear it!!

Shauna said...

Please count me in on this for sure! I will post about it on my blog right now!!! Hope you have a very Happy Valentines Day! ♥ Hugs :)

Shauna said...
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Shauna said...

Okay it is posted on the top right side of my blog :)

Lara said...

Thank you for making me grateful for my southern facing driveway.

I'm sorry for your northern facing driveway.

I'm excited to win your CD! Because I will win for sure. ;)

Shelle-BlokThoughts said...

I love myself a good giveaway...and I WANT your CD...so let's see, since it ends on my birthday, then I should automatically win...

Just saying! :)

Erin said...

We have a north facing driveway too. Yuck.

That car story was scary! My blood pressure was rising just reading it.

I hope I win your beautiful music!

Melissa said...

Sher, you know what you need? You need to break away to a bloggy lunch! Just saying.....
And, I get the whole north face thing. My home faces north and NEVER AGAIN will I do that. If it doesn't get shoveled immediatley then someone drives over the snow and we then have ice until June!

Congrats to Spencer on the mission call! WOoHOO!. I think going right on the plane is better than the MTC. They make you cry harder there.

tammy said...

Of course I want in on this contest!!

That is crazy about that guy! I had a psycho guy follow me once when I lived in UT because of something stupid he did, but he decided to blame me. Freaked me out.

::Jan:: said...

I play your beautiful CD Sher. It is so uplifting.

Glad for Spencer. That is so awesome.

wendy said...

A few things: first: it's ok to stick with the frugly, sometimes glamore is over-rated!! Second: I wouldn't have stopped my car for anything, dude, it was just a headlights. Pshycho. Third: YAY and congrats to brother on his mission call. I loved it when my son's got their letters and that brought back alot of memories, I had one serve in San Bernadino California, one in New Zealand, and one in Equador. Good times and blessing ahead.

Nick and Stacey said...

I cannot believe that guy...that is crazy! I also cannot believe he called the cops...there are some crazy people in this world! I am so excited for Spencer, I didn't even think that he wouldn't go to the MTC in provo, but so exciting! Its crazy that he is old enough to go on a mission...but he will do awesome!

Tigger :) said...

Please count me in on this giveaway!

Mechelle said...

YOUR BROTHER IS SO CUTE. Look at his face as he is reading this call!!!! I am crying. Really I am. He is the sweetest. m

susette said...

Watching a boy open his mission call is one of the most exciting things EVER!! Congratulations to him, what a cutie he is.

wonder woman said...

I'm linking today!

Carolyn G said...

Great story. Thanks for the giveaway!

Marivic_Little GrumpyAngel said...

That is so great about your brother. Amazing! My parents in law (who live in W Bountiful, Utah)went to the England Birmingham Mission a few years back. They are also British immigrants. My FIL is from Yorkshire so if your brother has questions about the mission and England he can't get answer for let me know and I'll pass it on

Dixons said...

I served my mission in the England London South Mission and also went to the Preston MTC. He is so lucky! It's an amazing place--right on the temple grounds with the Preston Temple. I LOVED going to the MTC in England, and serving in England. He will love it! How exciting....

a corgi said...

cute blog! came over here to enter you giveaway sounds like a great one!

betty
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Alison said...

I love your blog... your enthusiasm is contagious!

Would love to win your cd.

alisonsannouncements at yahoo dot com

Laurel said...

Okay, I'm entering. They say the last shall be first...I'm hoping!

Jen K said...

Enter me and them make sure you pick me..... (please)
Thanks!

Susan Brady said...

Love the cover, Please enter me in the give away. Thanks

Queen Elizabeth said...

I can't believe I didn't enter already. What was I thinking?

DeNae said...

I'm with the queen up there; I didn't realize I hadn't entered! To be honest, Sher, I had just kind of planned on buying a couple when they went on sale! I don't want you thinking the only interest I have in your wonderful talent is getting a recording of it for free! I'm all about the compensation, baby!

Mina said...

Sign me up, Sher!

Da Bergs said...

I wanna win, I wanna win!!!

Annette Lyon said...

It's so silly that you didn't have more entries before (although it sure looks like they've picked up). So I plugged the giveaway on my blog today. I don't have a massive readership, but maybe you'll get a few more entries!

Peggy said...

Hey Sher. My mom wants to enter your giveaway. She's not real blog savvy, so I'm doing it for her. Is that okay? Anyway, this entry is for her. Thanks!

Jo said...

I hope it isn't too late for the giveaway! And by the way, you looked totally fabulous today. I had no idea you were such a talented musician. If you wore a sign on your head, it would be helpful.

Jason Elphick said...

Ok, I'm in...I was just going to buy it...but give it to me for free instead---

Then I'll sell it and make 10 bucks...

(ok, I wouldn't really sell it...at least not unless I imported the tracks into iTunes first....)

Wah ha ha...

Mikki said...

Oh my gosh. That freakazoid dude is nuts!! Hope that all works out.
I have so totally not been able to read any blogs all week, glad I caught this one in time. So, please enter me!! I'll try to remember to post about it on my blog.

Mikki said...

Ok, I linked you up on my sidebar.

Omgirl said...

I SWEAR I entered your giveaway, but I just went back to check and couldn't find me. So....sign me up! What kind of music do you write/sing?

tiburon said...

Count me in!!

I for sure will give you a shout out too :)

Brooke said...

I would LOVE to win this! I love some good music.

Karlene said...

Would love to win your CD. Loved the music from Annette's book promo. That was beautiful.

When you're ready to sell your CD, contact me about getting it into Provident Book.

Karlene said...

Okay, so my e-mail link didn't work. It's karleneb followed by that usual sign for at then provident book with the dot com after.

Tink said...

Count me in on your giveaway! I can't wait for your CD to come out! Wahoo!

Brooke said...

I linked you on today's post. Thanks for the fun giveaway!

Lisa Loo said...

So this is my shameless begging for a chance to win but I want to order some to--to give as gifts--I am a little on overload with my Dad but will try and get to that soon--you are amazing girl--hang in there!!

Becca said...

Count me in, I would love to win your cd!

♥ bfs~"Mimi" ♥ said...

How FUNderful!!! I would LOVE to win your CD! I'm in! Thanks to Shauna for sending me here!!!