Rachel's Table


Tuesday I admitted to you, dear readers, my blog identity crisis brought on by my blog envy. (Is there a blog therapist out there? I need to lie down on your virtual couch.)

In the aforementioned post, I mentioned four of my favorite funny bloggers, so you can imagine my delight when I turned the computer on this morning only to see my mug on not one but TWO of these favorite blogs. It’s like my wildest blogging dreams are coming true! I pinched myself to make sure I was actually awake.

I’m on Go Jules Go!

My bloggy BFF, Jules, is awesome. So awesome that she sends her loyal readers slap bracelets. For free. No strings attached. Well, maybe one string. She does like to receive photos of the slap bracelets in action, so to speak. When my slap bracelets arrived in the mail, they were accompanied by a note written on neon green paper (my favorite color throughout middle school, only to be replaced by teal in high school). References to Bon Jovi, J-Lo, and nicknames were in abundance. Jules is like the perfect sixth grade pen pal I never had.

I owed Jules big time, so I took my slap bracelets on vacation with me. Here’s a sneak preview of what you’ll see on Go Jules Go:

Intrigued? You should be.

So take a walk/click over to Go Jules Go’s Summer Is Hot and So Are You magazine. You won’t be disappointed.

Vote for me on Childhood Relived!

Angie, a fellow child of the 80s, has a nostalgic, hysterical blog called Childhood Relived. This blog is chock full of everything you ever remembered about being a kid. Did you ever wear burnt orange, corduroy culottes? So did Angie! Did you have a crush on John Cusack or Joey McIntyre from NKOTB? Yup, Angie did, too! Do you have fond memories of your banana seat bicycle? Angie had one!

I entered this photo, along with some other oldies but goodies, in her blog’s Dynomite! school photo contest. I’m hoping that my sweet smile, crooked glasses, and permed hair will capture the heart of her readership. But just in case one of the other poor souls entrants starts pulling ahead, I’m asking you to go over to Childhood Relived’s Dynomite! School Photo Contest and vote for me! Winning this contest would make my awkward decade years seem almost worth it. Almost.

(Disclaimer: Thank you to all my foodie and locavore friends for allowing me to forgo my usual subject matter for a couple days. My itch to become a humor blogger has been scratched and I fully expect to resume my posts about food and locality pronto.)


  1. angelvalleyfarm

    Oh I feel your pain! I write about the goings on at our farm and am especially restricted because my blog also serves as the weekly newsletter to our customers. It’s fun to try to sneak in humor whenever possible (every stinkin’ week, if I can) yet so sad to see a great blog opportunity slip by because it’s not farm-related. Keep up the good work! I’m happy to have found your blog.

    • I can’t wait to check out your blog! I think it’s tough to keep it G rated. Haha. I would never go beyond PG-13 but I always make sure I would want my nieces reading what I write, because they do!

  2. Why not entertain both you foodie side as well as your humorous side by writing two blogs? You don’t need to write every day, just when ever the mood hits you.

    • I’ve thought about that but I think I might try to combine the two–food blog with a humorous bent, which is pretty much what I do now. Most of the time by accident.

      Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Woooooot! It’s a Rache party, Rache party, whaaaat! I am so proud of you, all up on my blog today! And now that I’m FINALLY done with work, I can go read Angie’s post, too!

  4. You were lagging for just a couple of days and now you’re back on top again! You rock those glasses and hydrangea head…ROCK THEM!

    Thank you for the kind shout out. I love Jules and it was a pleasure to serve along side you in her slap bracelet club last week.

  5. Hey girl! You may not know this, but I voted for YOU and not myself in that contest. You had it…hands down. I was just workin’ that 2nd place “tie” thing with Kimberliah – you being well out of my sights. Still wound up a big, fat loser, but HEY. You are the reigning Queen of the Dorkness. I hail you. *bowing*

    Enjoy your stardom on Angie’s blog. That photo deserved to be the winner. CHEERS!

    • I cannot believe you voted for ME! Admit it, my sweet smile and huge teeth put me over the edge, right? I was partial to your feathered hair and velour shirt. Thanks for the vote! I’ll be sure to don a scrunchie and open a bottle of champagne when my nostalgia prize package arrives. 🙂

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