Thursday, August 9, 2007

Dream A Little Dream (Thursday Thirteen #26)

I have a very active imagination and despite writing a blog called “Life is RANTastic”, I am generally an optimistic person, too. A dreamer, you might even say.

When I do things, I like to do them well, and I think that for the most part, I do. I was very excited to be getting thisclose to Technorati’s “Very High Authority” group, a.k.a., The “A-List Bloggers”.

I was soooclose I could taste the champagne dreams, caviar wishes and visualize the red carpet strolls, but then my love affair with Technorati took a turn for the worse. I realized that despite carefully choosing my words in posts and gaining tons of fabulous new blogging friends, Technorati’s “Seven Year Itch” happens in 6 months and he started dumping me.

Can you believe it? I was not happy.

You all know that hell hath no fury like a woman scorned, but I’m going to tell you, you have watch out for the scorned woman’s girlfriends, too.

My wonderful friend Shelly @ This Eclectic Life felt bad for me when I realized I was losing blogging celebrity status and has dedicated her Thursday Thirteen to getting The Rock Chick (that’s me!) on that A-List. She is amazing and even has a raffle going for any extra incentive you might need to link to me, screw with that two-timing Technorati and rocket me right up to the stars!

Today is Thursday Thirteen...and here’s mine...


Thirteen REASONS TO SEND THE ROCK CHICK TO THE CHAMPAGNE, CAVIAR AND RED CARPET A-LIST!


1. So I can get closer than 15 feet to Bon Jovi. I’m thinking this is just not going to happen on the B-List.

2. Britney Spears’ babies are pleading for help on the covers of this week’s tabloids! I want to help them, but how am I going to get past the bodyguards unless I am an “A-List Something Or Other”?

3. Red is one of my most complementary colors. I would so rock a red carpet event!

4. I won’t get an invitation to the Brad and Angelina wedding (if that ever happens) on the B-List and I wouldn’t want top be sitting at a table with David Hasselhoff and Erik Estrada. I want to be sitting with George Clooney.

5. If meerkats and cavemen can make it to the “A-List”, so can the Rock Chick.

6. Paris Hilton needs my help! It is rumored that her grandfather, Barron Hilton, is cutting her out of her inheritance because of her bad behavior. I’d like to convince him otherwise, but he won’t take my phone calls.

7. I want to get a tattoo from the guys at “Miami Ink”. They have a waiting list ten miles long. I’m thinking “A-List” might bump me up a few spots.

8. Somebody has to do something about Lindsay Lohan! I’m totally willing to step up and straighten her out.

9. Donald Trump’s next “Apprentice” will be a celebrity version. I would totally kick butt on that show!

10. I want to play poker with the likes of James Woods, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Tilly. I doubt B-Listers can sit at their table.

11. I so want that little pink “A List” graphic on my site. I’m sure there’s nothing stopping me from just putting in on there, but I’m too honest to cheat, unlike Technorati!

12. I am used to getting A’s. I was at the top of my class in both high school and college. The only “B List” I’d struggle to be on is the one at Victoria’s Secret. Right now, she has me on her AA list. See what I mean? I’m definitely an A-Lister!

13. Is that enough reasons? I hope so, but if it's not, Shelly has even more on her site! Now head on over to Shelly @ This Eclectic Life, enter her contest and get the Rock Chick on the A-List!



53 comments:

JAM said...

Great list. Isn't it weird that Jennifer Tilly is a b-list actress but and a-list poker player. Go figure.

That's nice of Miss Shelly to try and help you out.

I'll go over there and see if there's anything a z-list blogger like myself can do to help.

The Rock Chick said...

JAM--why am I suspicious you are far more than a Z-list blogger?

Trina said...

I think you're totally a-list material! Love the tt list!

Jessica Morris said...

woohoo!! That's really cool of shelly to of done that! Is it going to make a difference if I link to you today since I often link to you??
I'll get it up soon as maybe other people will add you too, but I'm just wondering how the linking thing actually works!

YellowRose said...

I linked you! SO if you make the A list crowd, don't forget us little people! ;) Isn't Shelly the coolest! Well of course she's from Texas, what do you expect! lol

BTW: Where in Chicago are you, I grew up there. Miss my old stomping grounds. Fun City!!

Happy TT!

Dana said...

You could probably even end world hunger if you were on the A-List! You definitely deserve to be there.

The Rock Chick said...

Trina: Thank you!!

Jessica: Yes, I think every link counts. Technorati swoops every couple of hours and refreshes your link count.

Yellowrose: Yes, Shelly is AWESOME and I would never forget anybody! No worries about that! Thanks for the link, I've put you on my blogroll, too!!

I lived on the north side near Harlem and Foster til my Jr. High years and then moved to the near, very near north suburbs. I'm near Niles and Skokie now.

Robin said...

Any friend of Shelly's is a friend of mine. I'll link you up :).

YellowRose said...

I was a South Side girl, grew up in Burbank, near Oak Lawn. Lived there till I graduated high school and then left for Texas! I miss the city and all it's hustle and bustle at times, but I don't miss it's winters!! :)

The Rock Chick said...

Yellowrose: Oh, I can't stand winter. You'd think after all these years, I would get used to it, but no....

Lori said...

LOL...loved your list:)Brittney Spears is such a puke!!

Jessica Morris said...

http://bohorap.blogspot.com/ check her out - she's made a banner that reminds her of you :) - or maybe she just said it to be entered in the raffle ;)
Now you will NEVER know if people truly mean what they say seeing as they're being driven by PRIZES to link to you!!

Yoshi said...

That's a pretty cool list. I too want to get a tattoo from the guys at miami ink (or la ink as well!).

i'm just wondering how much a small tat would cost there! :P

Kelly said...

haha! If you get on that list... you need to take me as your date to the Brad and Angelina wedding.

We could be one of two types in attendance.

We could be the hot girl rockers that throw tomatos because we are the bad girls of hollywood.

or

We could weep during the ceremony, buy them something from Tiffany's as a wedding gift, donate money to her Save Cambodia fund, and offer to babysit the kiddos while they are on honeymoon. This will ensure long term Alist status since we will be their BFFs!

Melanie said...

Well you have convinced me and certainly have my vote for A-List! :)
Thanks for visiting my TT!

The Rock Chick said...

Kelly: consider it a date!! I think we should go the BFF route, though...I'd hate to ruin a perfectly good red carpet dress with tomato stains and to truly be the bad girls of hollywood, we'd have to attend without underpants. I don't think I could do that :)

melanie: YAY!!!! and I have linked right back to you! Thank you!!

Sparky Duck said...

Kathie Griffin is highly insulted right about now. Though I hate peer pressure and did the linky thinky

The Rock Chick said...

Yoshi: I don't know how much a tat costs from those guys but I'd like to get one while they are still relatively young and cute, know what I mean? LOL

Sparky: Fortunately, I haven't had to deal with Kathy since I left the D-List :) Thanks for the linky ;)

Comedy + said...

I have you linked big time on my site. Shelly too. Have a great TT and I hope you make it to the "A" list. :)

The Rock Chick said...

Comedy +: WOW! Thank you!!

Vixen said...

You are on my A-list...doesn't count for anything, but you are there!

The Rock Chick said...

Vixen: well, to me, that counts for a lot and thank you!!!

NAncy said...

LOL! You are too funny. I would like to get close to Bon Jovi as well. Good luck w. you endeavour.

Adelle said...

Forget about Miami Ink, LA Ink is the new A-list place to be. *wink
Happy T13!

Kathy said...

Yay - I found your url. For some reason when you leave a comment on our blog it links to your profile, not your url. We vote for you on the basis of the rice-a-roni quote you left on our blog alone! I need to figure out how to do that hotlinking thing....it's as cool as the fairies at the Renaissance Faire!

The Rock Chick said...

Adelle: I know..I haven't seen Kat's show yet (it's still on the Tivo!) and I love her work. I still think that the Miami Ink guys are a little cuter than she is, though :)

Kathy: I don't know why blogspot does that. It should link right to the blog, not to the profile. It drives me crazy!!! I'm glad you liked "the ronis" :) Kids' sayings always crack me up!

When you are posting in blogger, there is a tool bar right under where you put the title of your post. One of them looks like little chainlinks. Just highlight the text in your post that you want to appear as a link and then click that button. A box will pop up and just enter the url right in there. When you publish your blog, voila!--you will have a link there!

Alasandra said...

Good luck getting on the A-list.

Thanks for visiting my TT about peridots.

Mama Pajama said...

You are so funny! I like the one about Britney. What happened to her? My husband is still holding out that she'll be hot again...maybe because he's from Louisiana?

Lazy Daisy said...

they all sound like reasonable reasons to me...you got my vote and you know deep down in your heart of heart you're a A-Lister all the way.

Harlekwin said...

Shelley's list was so compelling and after reading your site last night, I totally agree, you are definitely an A-Lister Baby, so let's getcha there!
You got two links on my site, one in my post and an addition to my blogroll.

I'm all tingly with the bragging rights...*sigh* "I knew her when..."

The Rock Chick said...

Lazy: Thank you!

harlekwin: WOW! Thank you! Shelly can be quite persuasive, can't she? Oh, who am I kidding...it's true! All of it! LOL

Elle Fredrix said...

Sitting at a table with David and Erik. Oh, that's just fabulous!!

Thanks for stopping by my TT.

Karina said...

Well, I'm way too D-List to have a clue what this whole Technorati A-List thing is all about, but that was a great TT list!

Seriously, Technorati what? Link how? Going back to my humble corner now...

The Rock Chick said...

Elle: The only thing worse would be if Gary Coleman were at the table, too! :)

karina: D-list? No way girlfriend! I just checked and you are a C-list right now....I'm about to bump you one step closer to the B list, though :) All you have to do to please Technorati is share the link love!!!

Kuanyin said...

I'm helping you out by adding your links to my other blogs. Let me know when you make it to the A-list, and we'll down some Cristal, ok?

The Rock Chick said...

Kuanyin: WOW! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! If I make the A-List, the party with the waterfall of Cristal flowing thru an ice sculpture is on me :) I told you, I'm a dreamer! :)

mom huebert said...

What a great group of friends rooting for you. But --I'm new to this-- who or what is Technorati? And what's an A-list?

Misty Dawn said...

First of all, I am SO with you on the Victoria's Secret list. And, when you get on the A-List, and you find yourself having a conversation with Jon Bon Jovi - would you please put in a good word for me with Richie???

Erin the Innocent said...

I'm so far from an A list blogger I don't even think I'm in the alphabet *s* ( I didn't even know blogs were listed like that lol)

I agree with you on the Miami Ink tattoo. If I were to ever get a tattoo I'd want it to be from one of those guys.

DoubleDeckerBusGuy said...

Egads! (...and remember, to each their own...) but you just listed every reason why I've avoided pop-culture and the media! :)

Thomma Lyn said...

LOL! Great list, and you should definitely be on the A-list, no doubt about it! I'm helping you to get there -- I got that cool button from Shelly and linked it to your blog, and you're in my blogroll, and I favorited you on Technorati -- and in my next blog post, I'm gonna mention you and give you some link love!

You have a rockin' blog, and with your wonderful sense of humor, you deserve to be on the A-list, by golly!

And happy TT to you!

katherine. said...

cool....I'm in

Bad Kitty Cats & Megan said...

Hahaha, my teen brats think I have "Bon Jovi Hair" - great list, and it's great to meet you!

Teens on couch and texting 3 AM Yep, glad school is back!

Happy TT

megan
silentmessenger.org

The Rock Chick said...

mom: Technorati (www.technorati.com) ranks blogs and it bases your popularity by how many other blogs links to yours in a six month period of time. I was about 32 links short of the A-List (500 links) when some of my links started to expire and wooops! almost took a spill back down until Shelly stepped in!

misty dawn: a fellow AA-er???? (not that that's all that exciting, right?)...of course, I'll put in a good word with Richie..well, when I can get closer than 15 feet from him and he's not running from my stalking him! LOL

erin:: ohhhh, it only goes as far down as "D"...if you've been blogging for a while and doing TT's or something, you're higher than you think....

doubledeckerbusguy--hubby, is that you??? My hubby feels the same way that you do, no worries! Fortunately, I have a daughter who is as starstruck as I am..she tags along with me on these adventures!

thomma: awesome! thank you so much!!!

katherine: YAY! This will be fun!! To the A-List we all go!!

Julie Pippert said...

Technorati cannot be allowed to do this. They have screwed me over too!

Count me in your camp (plus love the blog...thank goodness for Shelly!)

Julie
http://theartfulflower.blogspot.com/

P.S. How do you do that link list?? I love those!

The Rock Chick said...

Julie: That technorati guy is just dumping us girls right and left!!! Time to take a stand!! You should have an option to add links somewhere in your blog template.

I think it's under "Template" and then "Customize Design"...I still use old blogger, sssshhhhhhhhhh, but i think tha's wherer i remember seeing it!

Jenny McB said...

Are we able to see how close you are to the A-list? Will you still let us b,c,d people throw comments your way?

LOL, Shelly's post was compelling and I have you linked in my sidebar and will write about this tomorrow.

Lady G~ said...

OH MY! How is it possible that you aren't on the A-list?! This can't be true!!! Cause Lady... YOU ROCK!!!

Malcolm: said...

Cool TT Jessica! That was pretty lowdown of Technorati to do you the way he/it did.

The Rock Chick said...

Jenny McB--right now I am at 466!!! almost there!!!
I promised to keep you updated, although, if I actually do hit 500, you'll hear me hooting and hollering :)

Lady G--I know, it's that silly Technorati and his rules. We'll show him!

Malcolm--thank you! Why anyone would want to mess with The Rock Chick, I just don't know. I'm so nice! :)

Ash said...

OhmiGAWD, so freaking funny! I love your list. I do totally feel for Britbrits babies, it does seem a bit like shes out there right now, huh?

I actually watched jennifer tilly play poker on television once, it was mesmerizing. I would totally loose though, because I'm completely incapable of keeping my cool.

Thanks for visiting my tt. I hope you remember us little folk once you reach a-list status!

The Rock Chick said...

ash: thank you! Brit is way out there. I just had to laugh when "Life and Style" magazine put a picture of the two boys on the cover with the word's "Brit's babies plead "Help Us!". I was wondering if they called the magazine themselves or just stopped someone in a casino somewhere....

Jennifer Tilly is a great poker player! I love to watch those poker shows, especially wiht the celebrities!

Kendra said...

you have my full support and i just wrote a post to help you out!! =)