Maggie Robinson

Feb 4

One hundred bottles of beer on the wall—no, wait. This is my 100th blog, so let’s go with bottles of champagne. I’ve worked in elementary schools where they celebrate the hundredth day of school. Kids bring in 100 pennies, 100 pieces of macaroni, 100 Legos. You get the idea. What are you bringing to my Virtual 100th Blog Party? Note the capital letters. This is a big deal to me, considering I was so clueless about blogs I named this one completely by mistake and I’m stuck with it now.

Remember, a hundred bucks just doesn’t buy what it used to. A hundred heroes would be excessive and probably put my back out (and John wouldn’t like it). Of course, you may bring me 100 somethings and 100 somethingelses. The more presents I receive, the better your chances to win a fabulous, or at least free, prize! I want Pandora to be jealous. She only got one box.

A hundred hearts would be too few

To carry all my love for you.~Author Unknown

Thanks for sticking with me one hundred times! Check back February 12 to see who wins and for some early Valentine fun. Don’t miss the official ascension into the blogosphere of Vauxhall Vixens on February 5 and my own debut post there on February 7.

37 comments to “100!”

  1. Tiffany Kenzie
     · February 4th, 2008 at 7:18 am · Link

    Congrats on the 100!!!!!!!!!!!!


    Sorry I’m full of exc!amation points today!

    We are ascending in the blogsphere!

  2. Maggie Robinson
     · February 4th, 2008 at 8:40 am · Link

    So, Tiff, does that mean you’re giving me 100 exclamation points? 😉

  3. Tiffany Kenzie
     · February 4th, 2008 at 9:06 am · Link

    I could… do you really want me to? LOL

  4. Maggie Robinson
     · February 4th, 2008 at 9:15 am · Link

    I’ll go blind counting…I’ll have to trust you!

  5. J.K. Coi
     · February 4th, 2008 at 10:15 am · Link

    Nooooo. Not 100 exclamation points!
    How about Tiff, Ely and I bring you 100 kicking can can dancers, or 100 walks along the Dark Walk with your very own roguish rakehell?

  6. Maggie Robinson
     · February 4th, 2008 at 10:19 am · Link

    Kris, I promise to use those exclamation points wisely. They may last all year. See, I’m conserving them even now. I’ll be jealous of the can-can dancers, and they may accidentally kick me in the head, thus stopping my budding writing career. But those 100 walks…now we’re talking! Oops, used one.

  7. Santa
     · February 4th, 2008 at 11:27 am · Link

    ‘100 bottles of beer on the wall…’. LOL, we had to teach our then four year old a more appropriate 100 things to count when she started singing it wherever we were. My husband keeps that ditty on his cellphone for giggles.

    So, what shall I bring to the party? How about 100 succulent strawberries for that champagne? There you go!

    Auguri! Mazel Tov! Congrats!

  8. PJ
     · February 4th, 2008 at 11:39 am · Link

    Congratulations, Maggie!

    Let’s see…I think I’ll bring 100 BonBons with various fillings and, of course, completely calorie free. Yes, I think that will go nicely with all that champagne and Santa’s delish strawberries.

  9. Janga
     · February 4th, 2008 at 12:14 pm · Link

    Since PJ beat me to the bon bons, Maggie, you will have to settle for 100 bon mots instead. Actually, I think I could gift you with that many using only Dorothy Parker as my source. Here’s one to start the gifting: “The first thing I do in the morning is brush my teeth and sharpen my tongue,” 🙂

  10. Kim
     · February 4th, 2008 at 12:41 pm · Link

    Hey Mags! Congrats on 100 blogs.

    How about I bring the entertainment? Richard, both the Colins, etc and of course, Adrian for myself *g*

  11. terrio
     · February 4th, 2008 at 3:31 pm · Link

    I was here this morning but couldn’t think of a good 100 anything and now I see my recently thought up ideas have been taken.

    How about 100 nuts? No, looks like you already have those. Hmmmmm….I could raid the pirate ship’s supplies.

    I’ve got it! 100 cannon balls. You’ve got room for those, right?

  12. Maggie Robinson
     · February 4th, 2008 at 3:58 pm · Link

    Santa’s succulent strawberries…I see we have the makings of a tongue-twister!

    PJ, yum on the Bon Bons, both the candies and the wonderful people!

    Kim, and here I thought you’d bring 100 strippers…

    Terrio, I say we use the cannon balls to crush the nuts.

    Janga, oh, if only it were that simple! Where is that juicy bon mot when it is needed?

  13. terrio
     · February 4th, 2008 at 4:35 pm · Link

    We’re crushing the nuts? Are we going to make a pie crust for the strawberries?

    I say with all these goodies (including Kim’s delectibles) we need lots of whip cream and melted chocolate. I’m on it.

  14. Elyssa Papa
     · February 4th, 2008 at 5:34 pm · Link

    Yay!!!!!!! CONGRATS!!!!!!

    100 naked, single, and straight men… just for you!

    100 nights full of most wicked fantasies.

    100 days of your hubby cooking, doing laundry, and all around household chores.

  15. irisheyes
     · February 4th, 2008 at 6:27 pm · Link

    Congrats, Maggie! Okay, I’m going to bring 100 little chocolate cordial cups filled with Bailey’s Irish Cream. That should get the party rolling!

    (I found these amazing cordial dessert cups at GFS right before Xmas and we’ve been filling them with everything from Bailey’s to Eggnog with Butterscotch Schnapps!)

  16. Maggie Robinson
     · February 4th, 2008 at 7:12 pm · Link

    Irish, I can see I’m going to get drunk AND fat, and then Ely’s guys won’t want me. And can I say my husband already cooks and cleans up in the kitchen without you all wanting to throw something at me? *ducking from Terrio’s cannonballs*

  17. Luv2read
     · February 4th, 2008 at 8:39 pm · Link

    Congratulations, Maggie, on your 100th!

    How about 100 hunks, each holding bon bons? That way, there will be enough hunks and bon bons for everyone!

  18. Keira Soleore
     · February 5th, 2008 at 3:11 am · Link

    Maggie, here are 100 (hugs) from me to you for the great start to your new year!

    And how about a contract from the publisher of your choice for 100 books?

    Mr. Robinson, I hope you’re reading this: Maggie’s getting hundreds of guys.

  19. Gillian Layne
     · February 5th, 2008 at 5:46 am · Link

    Many congrats! I’d send you the hundred dust bunnies hiding throughout my house, but that would be more of a present for me….;)

  20. Maggie Robinson
     · February 5th, 2008 at 6:33 am · Link

    Gillian, I wonder if dust bunnies mate…I think they do. I have plenty of my own!

    Keira, thanks for the hugs. Mr. R does read this blog, but he knows I’m true-blue…and too tired (and dusty—see above) for more men, LOL.

    Luv2read, welcome! Men and candy, you can’t go wrong—and enough for everybody to share. You’re so thoughtful to the other guests! You can come to my parties anytime!

  21. Tessa Dare
     · February 5th, 2008 at 1:19 pm · Link

    Yay, Maggie! Congrats on your milestone blog. I’m bringing a 100-member marching band to salute your accomplishment. 🙂

  22. Maggie Robinson
     · February 5th, 2008 at 2:52 pm · Link

    I notice I’m using a lot of Tiff’s exclamation points up. Marching along with the band, Tessa! I used to date a tuba player in h.s. How horrible is that thought?

  23. Elyssa Papa
     · February 5th, 2008 at 6:09 pm · Link

    *squeal of tires*

    Sorry, Maggie… I stole your husband. He cooks, he cleans, and he grocery shops… I’m taking him! LOL

  24. MistyJo
     · February 5th, 2008 at 10:41 pm · Link

    Maggie, huge congrats on the 100! Sorry that I’m late to the party. Now, if I could just think of something interesting with the number 100. *tapping forehead*

  25. RevMelinda
     · February 5th, 2008 at 11:15 pm · Link

    Your party has things to see, touch, taste, and hear. . .

    So Maggie, I’m sending you 100 darkly red and deeply fragrant roses.

    Would you like those with thorns or without?

  26. Maggie Robinson
     · February 6th, 2008 at 6:40 am · Link

    Misty Jo, the party’s going on for a week (I’m to lazy to write up another post until then, LOL). You’re still on time!

    RevM, the roses are lovely, and as I’m really kind of thorny myself,apropos! Thanks for stopping by. And drat, I keep using up my exclamation points.

  27. Maggie Robinson
     · February 6th, 2008 at 6:41 am · Link

    That would be TOO lazy—see, I’m too lazy to add the extra o…

  28. Lindsey
     · February 7th, 2008 at 10:40 am · Link

    YAY, MAGGIE!! Here’s to the next hundred!

    I’d offer you a hundred ideas for new stories, but I’m guessing you don’t need ’em. 🙂

  29. Maggie Robinson
     · February 7th, 2008 at 11:00 am · Link

    LOL, Lindsey. I may have the beginnings, but no middles or ends…how about we work something out on those? Thanks for stopping by!

  30. Keira Soleore
     · February 7th, 2008 at 2:54 pm · Link

    May you be blessed with a windfall that’s allow you to be properly tricked out for National in 100 shoes!!!

  31. Lindsey
     · February 7th, 2008 at 3:05 pm · Link

    Hey – guess who else is celebrating 100? Anne of Green Gables! You’re in good company, Maggie! 🙂

  32. Maggie Robinson
     · February 7th, 2008 at 3:40 pm · Link

    Lindsey, we vacationed once on PEI and everything is Anne of GG—Anne of GG ice cream, Anne of GG gas station, etc.

    I love shoes, Keira. Was that 100 pairs or 100 shoes? It makes a big difference how many times I can change. Except—no Nationals for me unless I win the lottery or get a big book contract. My husband is taking an early retirement so we’ll be pinching pennies. There will be no $ in the matching bags, LOL.

  33. Keira Soleore
     · February 9th, 2008 at 10:49 pm · Link

    Oh Maggie no! I thought for sure you were coming to SF. Perhaps when it comes closer to you.

    In light of the circumstances, I meant those miniature 100 pairs of shoes and 100 matching bags to mount in a large frames on the wall above the desk where you do your writing. Power of Visualization. May it inspire your writing.

  34. Anonymous
     · February 10th, 2008 at 4:39 am · Link

    100 virtual whistles and 100 real comments of congratulations and thanks. Your blog readers appreciate your wonderful sense of humor and fun. (We’ll try to keep the whistles down, tho. Don’t want to give you 100 headaches!)

  35. Maggie Robinson
     · February 10th, 2008 at 7:53 am · Link

    Keira, I like the idea of tiny shoes and bags to inspire the writing elves! Who know what they’ll do for a pair of pink pumps?

    Anon, thanks for your consideration. I’m having flashbacks to 70s disco whistles. Freak out!

  36. Marnee Jo
     · February 10th, 2008 at 2:57 pm · Link

    Congrats on the 100 blogs!

    I’m going to send you 100 pieces of Dove Chocolate (it is the best, you know) and because you already have so many hunks and so much food, you can use mine to bribe your muse. (If you muse is like mine, she is a fickle thing who only responds to chocolate).

  37. Maggie Robinson
     · February 11th, 2008 at 8:32 am · Link

    Marnee, I’m fortunate my muse lives on icewater and Canadian tea. My husband is the chocolate eater in the family—how come he hasn’t written a best seller yet?