Yes, it’s good news. No, I’m not having a baby.

When friends tell me their awesome news, I make it a point to let them know I am FUCKING EXCITED. I widen my eyes, open my mouth into an “O,” and put my hands up. It probably looks like I’m about to be hit by a train, but that’s my Congratulations Face.

It’s nearly impossible for me to be excited for myself. I feel self-conscious and selfish when I sneak into the bathroom and give myself the same Congratulations Face in the mirror I give to everyone else.

Plus, it’s hard to fist bump yourself. I know because I tested it out once. It makes you cross-eyed.

A year ago, I submitted an essay to Smith Magazine about the moment that changed my life for their upcoming book, The Moment: Wild, Poignant, Life-Changing Stories from 125 Writers and Artists Famous and Obscure (Harper Perennial).

Why am I even doing this? They’ve received thousands and thousands and thousands of submissions. I’m not even a real writer!

A month passed. Six months passed. I didn’t hear back from them. I forgot about it. And then a month ago, Smith Magazine dropped me a line, “You’re in the book, bitch!” Well, they didn’t say “bitch” but I added that in my head because I think it makes the news sound more official.

It hits booksellers January 3rd. My moment is titled “Liner Notes,” page 164.

I’m excited. And I just gave myself a fist bump. Fuck being cross-eyed.

UPDATE: To celebrate this good news, I have purchased the following items today: ChapStick Flava Craze Lip Balm, heavy-duty adjustable 3-hole punch, a dozen retractable gel roller pens, and a bag of Funyuns. I feel pretty gangsta right now. Thank you for letting me share.
A shout out to my friend Carolyn for sending me this picture.

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  • chemegirljaime

    YAY … so happy for you!!! 

    • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

      Thanks, J!

  • http://xj2608.blogspot.com Are You Kidding Me?

    Congratulations!  Here’s a well-deserved fist bump for you!

    • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

      A *fist bump* rightbackatcha

  • http://confessionsofavi3tbabe.com Vivian

    Congrats! So happy & excited for you! :) 

    • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

      Thanks, Viv! 

  • http://www.imprettysurethat.com/ Becca (aka SMC)

    Congratulations HO! This is wonderful! Fist bump back at ya!

    • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

      Thanks, you bigger ho! xoxo

  • http://www.cannibalisticnerd.com Carrie – Cannibalistic Nerd

    YAAAYYYY!!! Congrats! That is so cool. It’s really ok to be excited for yourself. :)

    • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

      Being excited for myself is going to be my new hobby. Then, when my ego becomes too big and my family kicks me out, I’ll quit my hobby.

  • http://sidewaysoffcenter.tumblr.com k8a

    CONGRATULATIONS!  That’s such fantastic news!!!!! Fist bump and a glass of something bubbly raised… (champagne for you, something non-alcoholic for me, since I have the whole preggers thing going…)

    January 3rd?  Noted in my calendar…

    • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

      Babies like champagne. JUST KIDDING. I swear.

      Thanks for the love.

      • http://sidewaysoffcenter.tumblr.com k8a

        Trust me, if it were true, I’d be all over that.  Like now.  And yesterday.  And the day before that… wait. No, the day before yesterday I’d have had a scotch.

        • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

          After I had Cal, my first thought was “Oh, pretty baby!” and my second thought was “Damn, I can drink again!” 

  • Aczielke

    Fist Bumps all around! Congrats, I’m definitely going to buy that. 

    • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

      Thanks for the support! *fist bump* 

  • http://fearlessfibrowarrior.blogspot.com FearlessFibro

    That is amazing!  Isn’t it great to be validated for the craziness that comes with being yourself, and your ability to express that craziness???

    • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

      I’m pretty sure my family wishes I was less able to express the craziness. ;)

  • http://saradoxical.blogspot.com sara

    First off, I love the title of this post. And your sense of humor.
    Second, congratulations!

    • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

      Thanks for the kindness, Sara!! 

  • http://mommyonthespot.blogspot.com Erin@MommyontheSpo

    That is AWESOME!  Congrats!  Can’t wait to pick up the book!

    • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

      Thanks, mama. ;)

  • http://twitter.com/vermardimick Veronica M Dimick

    CONGRATULATIONS! (You’ll have to imagine my O face)

    • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

      Imagined. Appreciated. Thank you!

  • Day-Z

    Congrats!!!!!!!!! Fist BUMP!

    • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

      At least 5 times while I was scrolling, I mistook Day-Z for Jay-Z. I thought it was important that you know that for some reason. 

      Thanks, lovely. *fist bump*

  • http://www.womenofcertainage.blogspot.com CaliforniaGirl500

    That is truly awesome.  (hands to either side of my face, eyes wide & big smile) Seriously, congratulations.  I would be thrilled as well.  

    • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

      I like your face. It’s a good look on you. ;)

  • http://fairytalesamonglife.blogspot.com/ Lesley

    <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 I am SO excited for you! Congrats! I cannot WAIT to buy it! And I will buy it for other people and bookmark your section. Because you are awesome. <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

    • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

      Thanks, friend. That’s gangsta….and really, I wouldn’t expect anything less from a pimp such as yourself. 

  • KatetheGreat

    Aspiring writer here! Glad I’m not the only one who feels this way. Awesome job and thank god you’re not pregnant!

    • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

      Girl, I’m breathing a sigh of relief over here. I’d have to give up the gang leadering (Um, that’s a real word. mmhmm) for at least nine months. 

      Good luck on your own writing endeavors!!

  • http://memyselfandiandothers.blogspot.com Jessica

    Virtual fist bump! Damn girl! You’re like famous and shit! Woot Woot! Congrats!

    • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

      Girl, your friends must just looove you. You’re very good at being excited for your friends. *fist bump*

  • Brittany Rae Olson

    That’s great news, beeyatch!  Those compilation books are always fun.

    • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

      Hell yeah. I love them Chicken Soup for the Soul books too…compilation goodness to da max.

  • https://earthtoteala.wordpress.com/ Teala

    Dude! Fucking awesome, homles!!! So happy for you! Loves!

    • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

      I am imagining you just said this with a fist bump and air explosion. It is making me very happy. 

  • http://fabparis.blogspot.com MissusClark

    How marvelous! I’ll have to pick up a copy the moment it’s released! Congratulations, m’dear!

    • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

      A big fist bump to you, Clark, for all of your amazing support and love.

  • http://justthelittlethings.typepad.com/ cindy

    fist bump, high five, a bear hug and a body check are all being sent your way! CONGRATULATIONS! And you are a writer! You write from the heart and keep it real, that’s the best kind there is! I’d also send a slap on the butt, but I barely know you. hahaha…  : )

    • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

      Butt slaps are the best. Lay it on, sista. 

      And thank you!!!

  • http://www.simianidiot.tumblr.com Rev. Back It On Up 13

    I did the wide-eyes, O mouth face for you just now. 

    One might say you just made me show you my “O face”.

    Congratulations on your well deserved recognition, homey!

    • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

      How inappropriate. I’M A LADY, REV. I just finished reading my Bible and saw this. 

      Thanks for the love, homette.

  • FireWench

    Congrats, Bitch!!

    • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

      Thanks so much, ho!! 

  • Minoukatze

    Congratulations! Fist bumps from me and paw bumps from my nearby cats (they’re down).

    • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

      Oh, you know it’s on when you start gettin paw bumps. 

      Thank you!!

  • http://www.looseningthebiblebelt.com/ Ally Gregory

    That is so fucking baller. Congratulations!!

    • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

      A huge fucking thanks to you, Ally!

  • http://ohnoa.com/ Noa

    Jesus Christ you’re awesome. How are you still friends with me?!

    • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

      Please….how are *you* still friends with *me*? 

  • Andee_74

    Congrats to you! Fist bumps all around!

    • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

      I just gave myself a fist bump with your name on it. Thank it. It felt awesome.

  • http://greyskiesnyc.blogspot.com/ Meredith L.

    That’s awesome! Mazel tov!

    • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

      First Mazel Tov I have ever received. Thank you. A shitload.

  • http://lazysubculturalgirl.wordpress.com Andi

    I jumped up and down and SQUEE’d — because that’s my version of the congratulations face!  If you were having a baby, I would have also banged on something.  Um, I get really excited for other people.  

    Can’t wait until January 3rd!  Also, OF COURSE you deserve it.  Because you are a kick-ass writer, and kudos for sending stuff in without waiting for an engraved invitation.  

    • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

      Damn girl, your reaction made me excited all over again. You are like, the best cheerleader ever. 

  • http://kelli-marksthespot.blogspot.com/ Kelli Marks

    That’s amazing! Congrats. You know, I’ve been thinking you need to write a book. Maybe take your life and punch it up just a tiny bit. (and really, just a tiny bit, you’re already one crazy motha.) I imagine it reading like Chelsea Handler. Yeah.

    • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

      I can’t tell you how big the smile on my face is right now. That is one funny bitch. 

  • JeanneMcCullough

    Virtual fist bump comin’ at ya!

    • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

      right back atcha, Jeanne!

  • Marianna Adzhemyan

    Congrads!!! What a wonderful thing to have happen to you! Your stories are hilarious and (although I’ve said this before) you are a joy to read!!!! I’ve most definitely laughed histerically at my computer more than I can count while reading your posts, old and new!

    • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

      Thank you for the very, very awesome compliment. *blush*

  • http://www.tlysom.blogspot.com/ OneDayI’llBeThatGuy

    Congratulations! Looking forward to reading it.

    • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

      Thank you! Much appreciated.

  • http://www.nebynw.blogspot.com Sefrerichs

    SO happy for you sweetie! I know giving ourselves credit is one of the hardest things to do but you always totally deserve it. I can’t wait to read it when it comes out.

    P.S. I am able to get really excited for myself when something happens because I don’t look in a mirror to acknowledge myself. I just jump around and squeal and then pretend I didn’t do that later. I’m pretty sure I just block it out entirely. :)

    • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

      Perhaps I should just take the mirror out of the equation. I often get too caught up with leaning in and being all “where the HELL did that wrinkle come from” and I totally forget to celebrate.

      Thanks so much for the love and support. 

  • http://www.realmommychronicles.com/ RealMommyChron

    Congratulations to YOU!!!! I don’t even know how to describe my congratulations face. It’s…. Special. But I’m making it right now for you!

    You are a rock star!! X

  • http://erica.nikolaidis.us Erica

    AWESOME and CONGRATS (you know I’m excited for you because of THE CAPS)! I can’t wait to make a loved one buy it for me for xmas so I can read it. VIRTUAL FIST BUMP!

    • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

      ALL CAPS totally makes it official. I would write in ALL CAPS ALL THE TIME if I could. =)

      Thanks for the support, my friend.

  • http://happeningsfromanundisclosedlocation.blogspot.com/ Jay

    Dude, that’s so awesome! You’re a legit writer! *virtual fist bump*

    • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

      Dudette, I cannot believe it myself just yet. Thank you!!

  • alice

    yay!!  congrats!  that’s awesome news!  i’ll fist bump you from the computer.  :)

    • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

      Thanks, A! Please give a little fist bump to C and E for me. 

  • http://chicktuition.com jacqui

    Congratulations! I’m so proud of you and your awesomeness! Please know I am making the congratulations face for you right now. It looks something like this:
    : O

    • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

      Good look on you. ;)   

      Thank you kindly. 

  • http://www.living-authentically.com Bill-The Authentic Life

    Shut the front door!  No, you’re not having a baby, but you did give birth (without all the blood and after birth and shit) to a published essay!  Congratulations and happy birthday to “Liner Notes”!

    • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

      Damn Bill, why you always gotta be so creative with your words and make me feel bad and shit. ;) xoxo

  • Amy in Australia

    Yay! And yes you ARE a writer. Go girl!!

    • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

      Thanks, Amy. I hope 2 right gooder won day.

  • http://portlandiamom.blogspot.com Jen

    Of course you’re getting published; you are a motherfucking rockstar so I would expect no less from you.  Congratulations, my dear!

    • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

      Thanks for being da fucking bomb with your support, ho. 

  • http://angie-uncovered.com Angie Uncovered

    This is AWESOME! You ARE a real writer bitch! This just proves it to YOU! 

    • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

      Well, since you added bitch, it kind of does make the whole writer thing official now. xo.

      • http://angie-uncovered.com Angie Uncovered

        I know you like the cursing… SEEE I was thinking of you!

  • Tfinn2011

    Congrats! I made the congratulations face for you at work and it did not go over well.

    • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

      Thank you…sorry your works people can’t digest how awesome you are. 

  • http://www.rubberchickenmadness.com Kimberly

    That’s fantabulous!!! And *ahem* you ARE a writer. 

    • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

      Thank you. And thank you x megajillion for the encouragement.

  • http://annieboreson.com Annie

    Congrats to you! That is truly WONDERFUL news! 

    • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

      *fist bump* thank you!!

  • http://shelaughsatthedays.net carrien-she laughs at the days

    So, so awesome! Yeah! [Fist bump] Good job, you deserve it. :)

    • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

      Thank you so much, Flannel Board Enforcer!!!

  • http://justlikemarypoppins.blogspot.com aubry.

    i’ll be excited for you, you self concious little thang. you’re a real writer now. all grown up.

    you can be excited for bestie jen.  she WAS pregnant and she DID have a baby yesterday! books and babe’s…. totally celebratory.

    • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

      BAM! Awesome!!! Just saw the pictures and she is INDEED a beautiful baby. 

  • http://www.jens-pace.blogspot.com Jennifer

    Bitch! That means you are a real writer now!

    I think you should go buy yourself a pen with a feather as well!

    • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

      Thanks so much, bitch!!! I’m going to start on a drinking problem as well. Isn’t that what all real writers have?;)

  • http://www.candiceldavis.wordpress.com CandiceLDavis

    Congratulations! I’m sure they did receive 1000s of submissions, so that’s a big deal. Your writing style is always a draw for me, so I’m sure you deserved it. Nice choice of gifts to yourself, though Funyuns usually require a follow-up with gum or mints.

    • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

      I’m going to treat myself to gum AND mints. Although…that’s probably more of a treat for the person who has to talk to me after I eat the Funyuns. Thanks for the love!

  • http://writingwishing.com/ Alison

    OMG you’re a published writer!! Way to go! Here, I’ll fist bump you so you can avoid being cross eyed. *fist bump*

    • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

      *fist bump* back atcha, you awesome woman. Thanks for the support!!

  • Rachel B

    That is the best news! So happy for you and I’m doing an airbump for you.

    • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

      Thank you!! Air bump + explosion coming your way. =)

  • Laura

    You are so awesome, you deserve it.  When I get all depressed and bitchy I come to your site and I am guaranteed at least one fuckingly awesome laugh or two …. or ten.  If you can do that for little old me, I wonder how many more people you could do that with a book.  The possibilities are endless!  :)

    • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

      Oh man, those are some majorly kind words and I’m blushing right now. Thank you for the huge compliment. 

  • Tracy Gottschlich

    congrats….that is super awesome news! double fist bump!

    • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

      Double? Damn woman, you is so generous. Thank you.

  • Sophie

    Fist bump!  Bitch!  Go you!

    • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

      Thanks, you most fabulous bitch. Miss you immensely.

  • http://brittanyandtahn.wordpress.com/ Brittany

    GREAT news!! Can’t wait to read it.

    Even if I just go to Barnes and Noble and read your essay and then put the book back… :)

    • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

      There are many many books I do that with too. (man, feels so good to reveal that.) thank you for the support!!

  • Pablo

    I still don’t know what Funyuns are.  Describe them to me.

    • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

      Please send me your address. Or, if you are not comfortable with that, please send me your mother’s address. I will mail you a bag of Funyuns. NO ONE should be deprived of that goodness.

  • http://www.insignificantatbest.com lisa from insignificant @ best

    *hands you your drink of choice and raises her own*

    To one of the most kick ass bloggers/gansta bitches I know!  May this be the first of many kick ass opportunities for you!  I can’t think of anyone more deserving!

    If I lived near you I’d so take you out and get you drunk to celebrate!  By the time the night was over we’d be dancing on tables and worshiped by the masses!

    • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

      *blush* you are too too kind. 

      next time we are in each other’s cities, let get the party started. =)

  • http://yougotsars.com you gotsars!

    hellz to the yeah! And I will shank any bitch who says you aren’t a real writer.

    • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

      I can’t tell you how grateful I am for your willingness to shank a bitch. THAT’s real love. 

  • Random

    Were they the original or spicy funyuns??? Details are important!

    Congrats! I’m so stinking proud of you. And super glad we can still toast your news. If you were prego I’ve heard it’s frowned upon. Or maybe that’s just something they tell you do there’s more margaritas for them. Hmm….

    Back to civilization tomorrow! Hopefully for good!!

    • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

      Spicy funyuns? Girl, I aint neva even heard of those!! Must run to the gas station RIGHT NOW.

      Thank you!! I maybe toasted one too many times last night with a few too many shots of tequila. I hate you, tequila. You terrible, terrible liquid devil. 

      Have one last Dairy Queen treat before you leave the wilderness.

  • Rosa Ziv

    I think you are awesome.

    • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

      I think YOU are awesome, Rosa.

  • Chelsi Watson

    WooHOO! Congratulations!

    • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

      Thanks, dollface!

  • http://chelsileigh.blogspot.com Chelsi Wallingford

    WooHOO! Congratulations!

    • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

      Thank you!!!…..again. =P

  • http://www.kplovingit.blogspot.com Kayla @ kpLovingIt

    Super awesome!!! I’m totally imaginatoryly fist bumping you right now…..and sticking out my tongue at whoever you beat out to get the spot!!! Congrats!

    • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

      Aw, girl, that’s what a REAL friend does. The tongue stick-out. Thank you. 

  • http://twitter.com/GDRPempress Mrs. Pitt

    GET OUT, Bitch.

    (not really, but, sounds better that way.)

    I am so happy for you.

    ALSO: how did you find out about this amazing opportunity? Asking for a jealous friend..
    xo

    • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

      I only understand statements with “bitch” attached so you just spoke my language and I thank you. 

      And I thank you for your support. 

      My friend and fellow blogger, Stefanie Wilder-Taylor encouraged me to enter. And then nudged. And then she was all, “DO IT BITCH DO IT NOW YOU HO” and then I did it. 

  • Lolais40

    Fricking AWESOME! You should not only be fist bumping yourself, but high fiving and triple “z” snapping. You might even get away with a quick “cabbage patch” if no one is looking! Very good news! Go YOU!! Um, go buy yourself some shoes or at least a real lipstick, would ya? XOXO

    • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

      You enabler you. I love you for that. 

      Thanks for the support, mama.

  • Shaystone

    WOW!!!! That is absolutely awesome. BTW, you ARE a real writer. Just because you don’t have a degree in it (or maybe you do) or don’t work as one professionally, doesn’t mean you aren’t one. I enjoy your writing and in my opinion that is all that matters.LOL Air fist bump from across the miles to you! I also did my happy dance for you which is MY version of your “o” face-wow that didn’t come out right:/ LOL You go on with your bad self girl!!!!!! Yay for you:)

    • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

      *fist bump* to you, Shannan!! Thanks for the kindness and your  naughtiness. Mostly for the naughtiness. 

  • http://mistyslaws.wordpress.com Misty

    Goddamn woman!!  A published writer.  That is so very gangsta.  But you knew that already, right?

    I’m the same about getting excited for myself.  I feel all guilty or something.  So, now you have a whole gang out there excited for you!  Go you!!  ((HUGS))

    P.S.  Can you give us a little taste of what the story is about?  The curiosity is killing me.  Not that that means I won’t read it when it comes out, cuz just try to stop me.  ;)

    • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

      Thanks, friend. One more thing to add to my resume

      Elizabeth 
      Gang Leader
      Future inmate
      In a book, bitch

      It’s about running away from home as a teen;)

  • Sarah vL

    Yay!!! Congrats, Elizabeth!! :)

    • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

      Thanks, doll!!

  • http://newfoundjoye.blogspot.com newfoundjoye

    Wow, congratulations to being in a book. They’re cool people and they sent you a copy of the book for free, right? I ended up having a college essay published, and they sent me a copy of the book. That was a pretty sweet feeling—even though I am not a huge fan of the rest of the book. Big ups to being immortalized (yeah, I so went there, immortalized) in print.

    • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

      Yes! I’m expecting a copy of the book any day now. My secret fear is that they’ve made a mistake and I’m actually not in it. =)

      props to you for being published, homette! Radness!

  • http://ohiowithlove.blogspot.com Ivanhoe

    Awesome news! Congrats, Ms. Writer! I will have to keep an eye out for it :) Have a great weekend!!!

    • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

      Have a crunktastic weekend!! And thanks for the love, Ms. Fabulous.

  • Carolyn

    FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!!!!!  I want to be first in line to get my copy and girl, you better sign it!  I am so thrilled to see you get the recognition you deserve.  (And thx for the shoutout!)

    • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

      thank you thank you thank you for all of your support and for always keeping me in the loop with all of the funniest shit. 

  • ashleyinLoDo

    you are inspiring yo. but really. thanks for sharing and making it seem possible:)

    • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

      thank YOU for having my back, yo. much appreciated.

  • RandomHandprints

    best fuckin’ news ever. can’t wait to read “liner notes” in the new year!

    • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

      Shoot me now. I can die happy now that I’ve seen you say “fuckin”

      thanks for the love. 

  • http://murrbrewster.blogspot.com Murr Brewster

    I always screw up the fist-bump. My fives aren’t high enough. I’m boycotting “awesome.” Hell, I’m old. But I think it’s grand news just the same.

    • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

      Old….and hella funny. 

      thanks, homette.

  • http://www.goradde.com Goradde

    so fucking proud of you, e. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i’m gonna buy that book and READ only bcus you’re there.

    • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

      girl, i’m so fucking happy to have your friendship and support. 

      • http://www.goradde.com Goradde

        FUCK YEAH.

  • http://www.onethousandwordsormore.com Megan

    Look at you, you essay-writing bitch! Congrats. Can’t wait to read it.

    • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

      Thanks, you supportive bitch!! xoxo

  • Rollerscrapper

    Congrats! You certainly deserve it because you are as funny as hell!

    • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

      Thank you my lovely, lovely friend!!

  • http://just-john.com just john

    Congrats!

    And that’s the wise thing to do, to keep to only three rings in the binder.

    • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

      *fist bump*

      a huge thanks, J.

  • http://twitter.com/leannekoh leanne koh

    I’m so behind! Congrats! Can’t wait to read it! *fist bump* Have you made amends with your sis-in-law?

    • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

      Thanks, Leanne!! I um, hope that it’s really me and not some other chick named Elizabeth they meant to contact.

      Nope, we haven’t made up yet. Mostly because I’m still too chicken to reach out. I need to grow balls. Soon. 

  • http://profiles.google.com/sefarros Steffany Farros

    OHMYFUCKINGGOD. That is fucking amazing. Hooray for you!!

    • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

      Babe, thank you a fajillion. =)

  • Glamamom

    That’s fabulous!  Congrats!! 

    • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

      *fist bump* let’s get our drink on to celebrate when I’m in your hood.

  • http://www.wagthedad.com Wagthedad

    Mouth making a big ‘O’.  Fist-bumping.  You are a gangsta.

    • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

      Takes one to know one. Thanks for the Congrats face. 

  • http://www.TheCreativeHomestead.com Susan

    *Widened eyes, open “O” mouth, hands up, bracing to be hit by a train*
    That. Is. AMAZEBALLS! And what the hell do you mean you’re not a -real- writer. You never have fewer than like a billion comments and are hilarious and meaningful at the same time. Dude. Your’e a writer.

    • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

      Sup mama, them are some mighty kind words. Thank you!!! ;)

  • Lady Jennie

    WOW!!!  Such an incredible honor and comes as no surprise to me sugar.

    • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

      Awww.thank you kindly, mama!!

  • Agape

    That is so super awesome, Elizabeth!!!!!!! Congratulations….I’ll have to go buy the book now! And just sos ya know, I think you are a hilarious, witty, and poignant writer. I’m not surprised your essay was chosen at all! Woooooohooooooo!!!!!

    • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

      Hey friend, Thank you so much!! Your kindness is, of course, greatly appreciated. =)