Saturday, October 24, 2009

READ-A-THON!! Kick-off and Vlog

The A&M shirt I'm wearing didn't show in the video, but I am decked out in full Maroon Out!

And for those who are wondering--I am a morning person. And normally this enthusiastic.


Where are you reading from today?
Sunny McKinney, Texas! (north Dallas)

3 facts about me …
1. My eyes are a strange shade of blue, green, gray? but one has a bit of yellow.
2. I sing really loudly to the radio in the car
3. My feet have to be covered when I sleep

How many books do you have in your TBR pile for the next 24 hours?
11 or 12 or 13? I hope to read 4-5

Do you have any goals for the read-a-thon (i.e. number of books, number of pages, number of hours, or number of comments on blogs)?
4-5 books, 900 pages, 15 hours reading, cheer everyone at least once, and have fun!

If you’re a veteran read-a-thoner, Any advice for people doing this for the first time?
HAVE FUN!!! Don't look at other people's numbers--you are doing the best you can!

A few notes about today:
**I will not be responding to comments on my blog today. I'll sometimes email a response or respond in my next post.
**I will not be subscribing to follow up comments today. You can email me if you'd like! :)
**I will not be reading/commenting on non-readathon posts. Sorry. :(
**And I BEG of you--Kill your Word Verification!


Oh could I forget?? Eva asked me to be one of the head cheerleaders for the 'thon along with Vasilly. Not sure what that means exactly, but you know I'm pumped up! And I will pump YOU up. Or something.


Lisa said...

You are adorable. I am a morning person too, thank god.

Amanda said...

Trish you crack me up. I love the cardboard Maggie!

claire said...

Good morning Trish! Have fun!!

Thoughts of Joy said...

TOO CUTE! Have a great day, Trish!

chrisa511 said...

I love you Trish!! You are too cute :D I have blue snuggie too!!! And I'll be wearing it all day :D And I'll give you the Aggies for today :p But Geaux Tigers!!!

CJ said...

Wow! Maggie's looking a little thin there, girl! Feed that thing, willya? lol

Have a great readathon and I'll check in when I can!


Nise' said...

You are definitely off to a great start! Love your post. Glad you are having a sunny start to the day, we have dreary rain.

WordLily said...

I've watched your vlogs before, but I must have missed this. Why do you have a lifesize cutout of your cat?

trish said...

You've officially made it to BEST VLOG EVER (during the read-a-thon). That was fantastic. Thanks for making me laugh! I know I would LOVE YOU in person.

JoAnn said...

Great vlog - the cardboard Maggie is the best!!
Have fun today...

Michelle said...

This is fabulous! I love it :)

Much success in the readathon!

Ana S. said...

lol, you're too cool, Trish :D

Christina said...

OMG! That was awesome!

Eva said...

OMG, Trish, you're so chipper! lol! I love it. :D I didn't put mascara on (or blow dry my hair, like your purdy style) because it never lasts 24 hours & I don't want it in my eyes later! I love snacks, especially the token healthy one. ;)

Darlene said...

Morning Trish! Wow, are you really that cheerful in the morning. I am not! lol. Have fun reading. I ended up dozing a bit this morning. lol. Be back later.

serendipity_viv said...

Loved the vlog. Good luck Trish with the readathon.

Literary Feline said...

Your enthusiasm is contagious, Trish. :-) Good luck with the read-a-thon and happy reading!

Anonymous said...


Have a wonderful time reading today and thank you so much for cheering me on yesterday. Made my day! I'll be visiting throughout the day, promise. :)

Rae said...

You are HYSTERICAL! I love you. And I died over the cutout of Maggie. Hahaha. So funny.
Enjoy your reading!

christina said...

This is so hysterical. I loved it. I can't believe that I waited until the late morning to see it.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Taking a break from reading to say – have a great day and have fun! LOVED THE VLOG

Kate at Read This Book! said...

Thanks for posting a vlogging. You're really hyper! Usually during the mornings I am always in grumpy. LOL.

Happy reading!

Terri B. said...

Best vlog ever! You must be a morning person :o)

LOVE the cut out of Maggie!

ccqdesigns said...

Great afternoon and the leaves are falling, wind is whipping through the trees here in Auburn, Alabama, great time to curl up with that next book and keep on reading!!! Hot chocolate and cookies have got to be around there somewhere!!

Go Reading,Go Reading,Go Reading!!!
the Transcendentalists team!

Jenny said...

Great kick off video!!

I'm just watching everyone this time. I may have to join in for April's read-a-thon because it looks so fun! Although I may have to take of a day of work to make up for spending an entire day reading, lol.

tanabata said...

I am so not a morning person. lol
Your enthusiasm is infectious! Happy read-a-thon! :)

Paxton said...

I am so unbelievably sad that I couldn't do this. Like, inconsolable. I was out of town with my in-laws and did not have access to a computer. I have to plan better next year.

Trish, I am literally crying and laughing (craughing?) at the sheer awesome ridiculocity of your first video. It makes me even more ashamed that I couldn't join.

And the fact you wore (and called attention to) your Snuggie is quite possibly the greatest thing I've seen today. Possibly even this week, and I may include the rest of the month in that.

You rock. I'm going to continue reading your Read-a-thon entries right now.


Unknown said...

Oh Trish, I'm so sorry I'm late commenting, but with the read-a-thon a pile of unread blog posts are in my reader and I have no clue when I'll finally be up to date again LOL

Do we get to see your eyes up close? I'd love to see your four eye colors :-) (Especially because I have the first three as well - and btw, I also sing loud to the radio in the car.)

As for word verification - if only someone had told me before the read-a-thon that it is switched on at my blog *stickingheadinsandhere*

Love from Germany!