Friday, April 9, 2010

I've Joined the Army!

Are you surprised? Well, when the recruiter emailed me with a personal invitation, I couldn't say "NO" could I? Especially when she explained all the benefits to me and others.

Getting to know fellow humor writers on a best-friend basis.

Traveling to exotic places without leaving my office.

Using my writing skills to make people laugh.

"Sign me up!" I giggled. For the Army of Ermas humor blog, of course.

This is a community of humor columnists who've banded together to make life more bearable, in the spirit of the late Erma Bombeck. All the posts are created by humor writers about everyday happenings like taking vacations with kids, tearing yourself away for a girls' night out, and choosing palatable diet foods.

I will be unplugged to visit grandbabies until Monday, April 19th, but will post on Army of Ermas Wedsnesday the 14th. I'd love you to visit me there, where I'll talk about why I elected myself as president of the I Hate Housework Club.

See you then! Blessings on you as you live and write for your Audience of ONE,


  1. I have to first I was like, say what? :) Enjoy your unplug time!

  2. Well congratulations! That sounds like a fun adventure!

    Enjoy those grandbabies. :)

  3. I'm so thrilled you're among the ranks!

    Enjoy your time with the babies, Jen. :)

  4. Hurray for you! Enjoy the grandchildren--I know I would:)

  5. Congratulations! Laughter is so good for the soul.
    ~ Wendy

  6. Well, whoever decided to allow you in made the smartest decision of their year.

    HOW EXCITING!!! Would you send me a note on my blog and list your new address??

    And enjoy those babies!!!

  7. I hope you will post a link for us so we can hop over and visit you in this new adventure. Have fun with your grandbabies!
    Hugs, andrea

  8. Hi Jen -

    Woohoo! I'm already following that blog, so I'll see you there. :)

    Have a wonderful time visiting your family.


  9. CONGRATULATIONS! I loved reading her column and her books.

    Enjoy your visit with your grandbabies!


  10. HI. So sorry the link did not come through on this orange background. If you click on Army Of Ermas, it should link through. Otherwise go to

    Thanks for your well wishes!


  11. YAY for visiting grandbabies! I love when you recap your trip with pictures, I'm looking forward. I'll find you on the 14th. It's the day before my anniversary!

  12. Sounds like a perfect fit for you! Have a fun trip. :O)

  13. Jen:
    This sounds like something you'll enjoy. But, at first, I thought "WHAAAAT?"
    I met some friends of long ago last April. I told them I Acted Up in Church. One of them seemed to know what I was talking about- Acting Up In Church is the name of our Drama Ministry.

  14. I hate too!
    Enjoy the grandkids!

  15. Sounds like a perfect fit. I'll join you over there. Have fun being Granny.

  16. It's always nice to be in the company of the like-minded. I'll look forward to your post on the 14th. I don't write much humor but I always enjoyed Erma Bombeck's unique take on everyday things.

  17. What a great way to memorialize her! She truly was one of a kind.


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