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Luck o the Irish

The wee leprechaun in me is jumping up and down demanding a game.

Who wants to win a prize?

Today, I’m holding a drawing honoring an Irish legacy, the humble potato.

You can “boil ‘em, mash ‘em, stick ‘em in a stew…” or just take those taters and hold the “War of the Tater Tots” in your yard.

I would have preferred to send out a box of chocolate peppermint patties as a nod to ‘St. Patty’ but they don’t ship as well.

It’s even harder to ship rainbows ending in pots of gold.

Instead, you’ll receive a potato gun toy, shipped to the address of your choice, assuming your choice is a place that will ship to.

Amazon claims the gun shoots up to six feet, using small bio-degradable bits of real potato.

Check it out: Potato Gun: Everything Else.

To enter the drawing for a chance to win, scroll to the very bottom of this post and leave a message in the blog “Comment” box. Give me a topic that you would like to chat about in one of my future blogs.

Newbies can enter the drawing twice!

Every new subscriber will have his/her email added to the drawing. Enter your email address into the “Subscribe” box in the upper right hand corner of this page, and follow up by “confirming” the email that my website sends there.

(Occasionally, the follow up email is directed into your trashcan by your system. If you can’t find an email from me, take a look in there. You may have to explain to your system that we’re friends so that my emails land in the right spot.)

It’s fast, it’s easy, and at the end of the day I’ll pull a name out of the hat so to speak.

Assisting me in this will be child number five, an unnamed yet wildly gregarious and universally enjoyed six foot two 14 year old.

And he really wishes he could win this drawing.

But he doesn’t have an email yet, poor laddie.

He’ll have to go around throwing whole potatoes, I guess.

Let the Wild Rumpus begin!

Published in"Holidays"


  1. Joshua

    Pick me pick me

  2. Bonnie O

    I sure enjoy reading your blog Jolie! Makes me smile every time ! How about writing something about rules(or warnings!) for dating my teenage daughter/son? Car dates, pool parties, joining the family on Holidays kinda stuff. I need humor here:)

    If I win, #2 gets the gun to defend herself from #5 who is throwing whole potatoes!

  3. mike

    Topic: classroom size

  4. Michelle Juanengo

    Can you please talk about the kids all wanting different meals at dinner time like mine do? I feel like a short order cook. By the way can I have the potato gun to shoot at said kids during mealtime?

  5. Debby Lopez

    I’ve known for many years that you were blessed with the same journalism talent that your mom has. I really enjoy reading your stories and relating to your “real life” situations. You had only one child less than me so if anyone can understand…..I sure can! Hopefully sometime in the near future you will put pen to paper and produce a masterpiece that will monetarily reward you. Give the family my love and should I be the lucky winner…. please give my potato gun to the “little guy”. He’s a real special child.

  6. Pattie

    I love your stories! Makes me wish I had thought to write down more of our basic everyday happenings! Like you said, “if you don’t write it down it is forgotten!” I don’t feel like any idea from me would be near as good as the random topics you keep coming up with week after week! I too would like for your 14 year old to get the gun if my name is chosen. I may have to order a couple for my grandsons though ;0) ! There is the pot of gold! After having 5 children of your own, as you and I have, the grandkids eventually start to come!

    Keep up the good work!

  7. Sarah Beutel

    Your blogs crack me up. Especially ones about kids since thats my life right now and I can totally relate!!!

  8. Stacy

    Pick Me Pick Me….

    I love daily life stories, its so nice to see the humor in it!

  9. Mike Harkleroad

    Hi Jolie: This is Mike, I have been reading your blog since I found out about it. You are doing great with the topics, if you need fresh ideas how about – the problem with wearing glasses, or – when is there too much chocolate?, back when I first met my inlaws, and my sister still has my _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ . I don’t need a potato gun, if I win I want the “unnamed yet wildly gregarious and universally enjoyed six foot two 14 year old” to get the prize. That should make You happy :). Your doing a great job with the blog, I love it.

  10. Sarah Brown

    Personally, I love any funny, typical teenage stories. Very relatable to me.

  11. Kiki

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day. Although I won’t be dancing on tables this year, I will be celebrating this fun day with songs and activities and potatoes for dinner. Please give a hug to your kids including he who shall not be named, child number 5. Tell him he earned 15 points today (hopefully he’ll remember that little game we used to play.)

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