"Any arbitrary turn along the way and I would be elsewhere; I would be different." ~ Frances Mayes

After losing 112 pounds in almost a year and a half, I have come to realize how very much I was missing. I may be Late to the Party, but I am doing my best to catch up in my own unique way!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Touched a Nerve

Just a short little note today to say that of all the posts I have done, the last two...the one on redbirds and the one on chocolate....have received the most comments yet here and on Facebook.  I have even had some readers stop by my office to say how concerned they were over the possible demise of chocolate in 2014!  I must have really scared those chocoholics out there!  And yes, it was for real, not a joke, although I admit that it is sometimes hard to tell with me.

So here's the deal....I am desperate for followers. OFFICIAL followers -  Not just the ones that read my blog through the connection on Facebook, but the ones that click on the right side under the heading of, what else - FOLLOWERS, and join the ones that have already braved the stigma of admitting reading Late to the Party.  Now, don't get me wrong.  I appreciate and adore each and every one of you that read Late to the Party!  And I love the comments, whether here or on the FB link, but I am trying to build a much bigger base of those who admit to reading the craziness I churn out every week.

With that in mind, in the spirit of giving AND in the form of an outright selfish bribe, I am having a giveaway.  When I reach 50 followers here at Late to the Party I will draw a name from the "official" followers list.  And since the chocolate post seemed to have touched a nerve, it will be for a bag of Ghirardelli chocolates, specifically the Pumpkin Spice Caramel Squares.  These were only offered for sale this past October or November through New Year's.  It helps to have a husband who works for Ghirardelli so we have our own private stash that I am willing to share.

  So wake the kids and call the neighbors and spread the news! 

Here's how to enter:
1) Just become an "official" follower and leave me a comment saying so.  If you are already follower, you can join in by doing the same.
2) Leave a comment on any of my posts and earn another chance - Follow the prompts for comments under the specific post or tell me if and why you liked it.
3) Share this on your blog and come back and leave another comment!
Make sure you leave your contact information (email or blog addy) so I can contact the winner!

And the official count begins!  Good luck!


  1. Of course I'm a follower and a die hard chocolate lover too!!

  2. Woo-hoo! I love giveaways and I LOVE CHOCOLATE!

    I am a follower. La

  3. have been your official happy follower since we met for the TeaCup Trade ")

  4. oooo - might take some hunting to count up all my comments - i'm remembering the one about your father's enjoyment of CHristmas + the flash mobs, etc... good for a few entries for sure "))

  5. going NOW to add to FHC!
    whoohooo! chocolate for teatime "))
    HUGE THX Mic!
    great ~ will do my best to send friends your way

  6. I a chocolate lover follower;-)

  7. I'm already a follower and love reading your blog. I wish I was as eloquent and interesting on mine. LOVE Ghiradelli chocolate!! I will post a link on my sidebar and blog about you tomorrow. Hugs! Stacy

  8. Oh, my God! It`s amazing candy, dear!!! I`m a big chocolste lover as well!

    I`m your new follower and i put the link on the sidebar!


  9. hiya

    i have added myself as a follower :)

    great blog and great giveaway ;)

    i am a big fan of chocolate as well ;)

    my blog is: