Less than two weeks ago, a whole bunch o’ crazy writers flooded the Twitterverse and camped out on the ROW80 hashtag to party down. The ROCK THE ROW party was Nicole Basaraba’s brainchild to celebrate Kait Nolan’s brainchild, “A Round of Words In 80 Days.”
You know from my “Day After” post that a great time was had by all, but I was so worn out by margaritas and sleeplessness that I didn’t have the energy to haggle over my faves with Nicole Basaraba, my party co-host. However, after recovering for a few days, the emails have been burning across the Atlantic.
I bring to you the “ROCK THE ROW” Photo Finalists!
Your mission, if you should choose to accept it, is to vote for your favorite. Your top three picks will go to Kait Nolan – her top pick will win a copy of Red, her latest e-book.
After the pictures below is a poll listing them by the Submitter’s Name + short description. These pictures aren’t in any particular order. Enjoy and I’ll catch you in the comments section where we discuss how freaking creative this Team Row80 is. 🙂
It all started with Nicole’s party kick-off post with “dog Jenny” in leather and chains and “dog Nicole” with a sassy pink ‘fro:
Then, just before the party got underway, the photos started rolling in. There was Barbara McDowell getting ready to ROCK THE ROW.
We got such a kick out of the photo on the right (of Barbara McDowell “planking”) that she made the list before the party ever started.
But wait, there’s more!
Tia Bach (Miz Depression Cookies) raided her daughters closet for her inspiration and made the finals as ROW80 Guitar Girl!
Natalie Hartford dons pink and black to ROCK THE ROW as a space age strumming sensation! How do you not make the finals in that wig??
And then there was “lampshade kitty,” also submitted by Barbara McDowell. The margaritas had been flowing for a while by the time this pic came to light and there was no turning back.
And the dancing? OH, MAMA was there dancing…
Sonia Madeiros sent in her dancing dog and things got a little wild.
It was after we’d eaten up all the brownies and the crowd surged to their feet with a rousing rhumba for “Dancing Queen.” (Here’s a link in case you’d like to sing along.)
Kerry Meacham was the next
victim friend to wander in and he let us know he’d drink and party all night long, but NO DANCING. Don’t you worry, Kerry…there’s other parties and my eye’s gonna be trained on you and that dance floor.
And you know who was hogging the karaoke machine all night? That’s right. Sweet little Lena Corazon is an animal once you give her the mic. She and I jumped up on a table for a rousing rendition of “Rock Lobster.”
She danced her way right into the photo finals with both these photos – I went for the big hair and Nicole went for the “rehydrating Lena” with stuffed animal. Sure, that’s water. I’m on to you, Lena!
Back at Chez Hansen, the scene was looking something like this while Baby Girl watched me dance around the living room:
Afterward, we all looked like this, but we had a damn good time!
So, here’s your chance to vote for YOUR fave photos. Simply click our poll below and make your choice. Send the link to your other ROW80 pals so they can vote too. The top three pics will go on to Kait Nolan for the final judging.
Remember, even if your photo doesn’t make it, we know YOU ROCKED. Cause we were there, rocking beside you! (And what happens on the Row, stays on the Row.)
Nicole and I are dying to hear what y’all think about the party pics. We had so much fun looking at them and making our choices. We know you can only vote for one, but we sure hope you tell us about all your favorites in the comment section!
Happy writing to you this week…