Friday, April 30, 2010

Flashback Fridays, er, Technical Difficulties: We Haz Them! But Giving Away Stuff 4 Followers!


You might have heard a little rumor that this week's Flashback Friday involved singing. You may even have marked your calendar for the hilarity and humiliation that might ensue. I would have. And now you've stopped by only to find the sad realization that there's no singing.

Wait, don't get mad!

We really, really wanted to sing for you this week, but technical difficulties prevented it.

So we ask that you bear with us, and that we should have something kooky, crazy from us next week. We'll be live with The Songs that Stayed With Us post....and some singing. We've also got some really cool May Flashbacks to bring you, so stay tuned!!!

But until then, here's a Flashback of some literary happenings this week in history.

HAPPY 84TH BDAY to Harper Lee!!! April 28th marked the birthday of the woman who gave us To Kill a Mockingbird, my personal favorite book of all time. The reclusive Pulitzer Prize winner divides her time between New York City and her home place in Monroeville, Alabama. Although she hasn't published anything in over fifty years, Harper has continued writing and has numerous unpublished novels and short stories.

April 21st marked the 194th birthday of author Charlotte Bronte who gave us the masterpiece Jane Eyre. She published the novel under her pen name, Currer Bell, and her literary career was cut short when she died in childbirth at thirty-eight.

And of course, April 23 marked the Macdaddy of all literary birthdays. That's right. It was my main man Shakespeare's 445th bday. I don't know about the other gals on the blog, but I kind of have a crazy fetish, er, appreciation for Shakespeare. I love reading him, teaching him, watching movie adaptations of his works.

Want some Shakespeare inspired gear or memorabilia? Check out the following sites!!

Shakespeare's Den
Folger Gift Shop
Cafe Press

So in honor of these birthdays and Booty Shake Friday, we're wanna celebrate with more followers. When we reach 200 followers, we'll give away a $25.00 Amazon gift Card.

To Be a Winner here's what you have to do! (A). Be a follower and post a comment (B). Be a tweeter aka Tweet this contest and post your link in the comments section.

We love, love, love our readers like Shakespeare loved a major death toll in the last Act! :)


Lydia Kang said...

ha ha, so funny! And happy BD Charlotte! Still loving ya after a gazillion reads of JE.

Josin L. McQuein said...

Technical difficulties... yeah... right...

You can't fool us. That's just code for "really bad singing." So, which one of you hit the high note that fried the site?


Jess said...

*GASP!* I NEED that t-shirt. Not want, NEED. :)

Krista Ashe said...

I know, Jess! I srsly want it to. I may have to break down and order it.

SM Schmidt said...

What a personal fail by not realizing CB's birthday was this week. Can I have a do-over on this entire week? Good luck reaching your goal of 200 followers!

Also tweeted about the contest

La-La-La-Laurie said...

follower, check. comment, check. twitter:, check.

money to buy books...? I never win these contests.

Leah said...

Bahahahaha! Awesome post, Krista! LOVE all the pics :P

Anonymous said...

That panda, oh, too adorable for words. Some days writing feels a wee bit like that. Follower via bloglines, loving the insights!

Annie McElfresh said...

Awesome post Krista! You're too Funny!!!

Anonymous said...

Love this post. So hilarious! :D

Misty said...

Currer...hmmm. Probably wouldn't have been the first one off the top of my head~ ha! Thanks for doing all the great contests!

Brodie said...

Pffff. What's the point of even posting if there's not going to be any singing? But you made me want to re-read To Kill A Mockingbird, so I guess you can be forgiven. I loved that book too!

And good luck with reaching 200 followers!! You're nearly there! :)

I tweeted here -


Sarah N Fisk said...

I <3 Shakespeare Kitty. So cute!

Anonymous said...

Yay, happy birthday to all the greats. I just had a birthday also. I so want that Shakespeare shirt, lol. Thanks for the fab giveaway also, I'm a Amazon fiend.

shevilkenevil1 at aol dot com

Anonymous said...

I tweeted to help spread the word also:

shevilkenevil1 at aol dot com

Angela said...

Consider this tweeted and followed. :)