Friday, November 6, 2009

Oregon Stories

When my mom called this afternoon and started the conversation by saying,

"You rock. You are amazing. You are my coolest daughter."

I thought she was pulling some sort of spoof on me after watching this.
(I know it's long, but it's good. I promise.)
Actually, she was just telling the truth (although I'm not really sure I'm her "coolest daughter." And even if she thought so once upon a time earlier today I'm sure she doesn't think so now that I've repeated it for all the world--and, more importantly, all of my sisters--to read. Heh heh...). Anyway, here's why I am so cool:

I am officially famous.
Sort of.

A while back I wrote this post. When my mom read it she told me I ought to submit it to the Oregon 150 website. (You can read a great explanation of Oregon 150 on my mom's blog here.) So, like a good daughter, I obeyed my mother and submitted my work.

...And then heard nothing back from the website. Apparently they don't contact you to tell you if/ when they've accepted your piece for publication on the website. So when my mom opened up the Oregon 150 homepage today to show it to her students she found a pleasant surprise waiting for her.

See that?
(If not click on the picture to enlarge it.)
That is me.
Now don't you feel famous just knowing me?
I sure do.
If you would like to read my story in all it's published glory click here.
And if you would like to go visit the Oregon 150 Oregon Stories home page and see me in all my front page glory you can click here.
I suggest you do it sooner than later because, as far as I understand, I will only be listed on the front page until more people submit their stuff and I get chronologically bumped out of my cool spot.

Hooray for publication!

9 comments:

my name is lauren. said...

wow katie. you're kind of a big deal. now all you need are some leather bound books and an apartment that smells of rich mahogany :). unless your apartment already smells of rich mahogany in which case you've arrived. great short story. congrats on your newfound celebrity!

Kathy Haynie said...

No, you still rock. I bragged about you to all my teacher friends. They think I'm insufferable, and they are probably right.

Yes, enjoy your moment of fame while it lasts, because next week my students will be submitting their stories--not nearly as good as yours--to Oregon 150, and you will drift off into oblivion.

So sorry.

Kathy Haynie said...

PS - Your post about Oregon 150 is way cooler than mine. How did you make that screen shot with the red circle around your name? You really are my coolest daughter, at least until the others find out.

David Mayer said...

Great job, Katie! Getting published is already awesome, but to have Mom find it just by chance must have been really cool for both of you.

P.S. Thanks for the extra plug for the "Validation" video. I think you may have singlehandedly doubled the blog's viewership for the day. Love you Sis! :-)

David Mayer said...

Oh yeah, and I did get Lauren's "Anchorman" reference. I chuckled.

I'm also glad that you being Mom's coolest daughter doesn't affect my cool status.

Hillary said...

yay for your cool post! I remember reading that post previously. Good stuff. :) And... I just have to say that I love Pandora.com. I noticed you had it up on your screen shot. hehe. That is also good stuff.

Richard and Emily said...

go you!

Melissa Ann said...

My friend is famous!! Woo-hoo!

Polly said...

Awesome...I left a comment on your piece. You are so cool!