Use Me and Abuse Me Day – Dancing for Warmth Edition

Happy New Year everyone. It’s time for another Use Me and Abuse Me Day! It’s that fun virtual party where you get to “abuse” my blog by posting a link to yours in my comment section.

I hope the New Year has been kind to you so far and you are already checking off all those resolutions you made when not thinking clearly a few nights ago.

plunging 3a

2013 started with dancing and a splash! My wild adventures included an outdoor dance party in Downtown Denver and a polar plunge on New Year’s Day. I was still shivering when skiing in subzero temps yesterday. Today I am planning to chillax and catch up in the comfort of my writing cave. I’ll hit the slopes after 2:00 when it has warmed up to 20 degrees and the parking is free.

My friend The Good Greatsby wrote a post about how Gangnam Style is bringing peace throughout the world. I had to make this video after reading it. Get on your feet and dance with me!

The Wild Ride – Β Gangnam Style

My son Kelly DJ’d in Downtown Denver on New Year’s Eve. We were outside in frigid temperatures for hours. We danced right into the New Year and kept toasty warm!

Dancing into the New Year

So let’s get THIS party started. It is time to mingle! Grab a link from your favorite 2012 post and paste it in my comment section. Don’t be afraid to “talk it up.” Then cruise the comments for some fun bloggers and chat them up. Go to their blogs and check them out. Pick a few up and subscribe to their blogs. Maybe they will do the same.

Be sure to tell them Susie sent you!

Please consider subscribing to my blog. I hope you will check in often for more wild adventures. 2013 has been a blast so far!

Grab a hot chocolate and don’t forget to dance!

Related links:

Use Me and Abuse Me Day – Dancing for Snow Edition

A Wild Year in Pictures

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  1. Thank you Susie for having another party. These are always the best and have the most delicious food I have every tased. Having received two new grandchildren this holiday season, I have decided to share one post for each child on my experiences with children. The first is “It’s too late! They already got in.” ( about child proofing our homes. The other is titled “Why Some Animals Eat Their Young” ( which discusses why children are fattening. I hope that you enjoy these and remember that children are a blessing with thorns.


    1. Howdy do! I forgot to warn people about using two links! You ended up in my spam filter!

      Thorns is right! Hahaha! Thanks for coming by! The food is still hot so you can warm up while mingling with the guests. There are a lot of new partiers.
      Don’t forget to dance!


        1. It’s my fault! I should have remembered to remind everyone. Every time I update, my blog goes out to Google Readers, so I will just leave it until next time! πŸ™‚ …eats chocolate too… πŸ™‚


            1. Fabulousoso! I don’t really know how my children survived! πŸ™‚
              Thanks for coming! I hope you are having fun clicking away! There are a lot of new bloggers here and they are RAGING!


  2. Thanks for hosting a dance party. It sounds like your ’13 is off to a roarin’ start! I just got home and the house is all chilled after being empty for a week and I can’t keep warm. Dancing outside would certainly get me moving and warm me up. I was thinking of Bond, James Bond on the drive home yesterday and wanted to know if Bond was still appropriate?
    Have a great day!


    1. I LOVE Bond! James Bond! Thanks for bringing him to the party. (He is hot!)
      I have been keeping warm. Ever since I Polar Plunged, I have been a bit on the chilly side….
      Have fun clicking on links and they will click back!


    1. Love your photo journey! It is a great link to share. πŸ™‚
      This is the best party in a while! I think there are a lot of new bloggers and they are looking for blogs to follow. Have fun mingling with the guests! This party is ROCKIN”!


    1. Fantastical Jenny and thanks so much for the Facebook shout! You are the bestest!
      Love that post and it is a great one to share since many here today are newer to blogging!
      Just click on a few links and tell them “Susie sent you.” Most will click back!
      Have fun and I’ll see you at the #myWANA Twitter party!


    1. OooO! OooO! Amber is HERE!
      Thanks for coming! I am so glad you found the party. Have fun clicking on links, I mean chatting with the guests. Tell them Susie sent you and they should click back! I hope you pick a few new subscribers!

      Loved your post. What a great cause!


      1. Thanks!!!

        And I am trying to work through all these fabulous posts! If any you get a new subscriber, it might be me. (The toddler and day job mean I can’t always comment on everything I love πŸ™‚ )


  3. First off let me tell you how awesome those dancing videos. Not only did your son kill it … you killed it. Yeah you took me back … way back with Jump Around. And you’re right that would probably keep you warm in 11 degree weather.

    Gonna start jumping around your blog and mingle with all these potential Wild Riders. πŸ™‚

    As for those of you who want a good laugh … since it’s the New Year here’s one about old acquaintances that we forgot, but didn’t forget because we ran into them … I’m sure you guys can relate. Enjoy!


      1. Thanks for coming Guat! It wouldn’t be a party without you!
        I am a dancing fool that is for sure! Between that, the polar plunge and skiing in the freezer, I won’t warm up until spring!


    1. Wow! Thanks Colin, but I got nothin’ on that guy in your video! Hahaha!
      Thanks so much for bringing a link to the party. There are a lot of new partiers to check out!
      Have fun and don’t forget to dance!


    1. I am so glad!
      Oh man. I am so flipping the bird to the Gremlins in my life in 2013! Hilarious post!
      Thanks so much for bringing a link to the party. Have fun clicking on links and saying hello! It has become a clickfest rager! I bet you will pick up a few new subscribers too!


    1. Oh My God! I Loved this one! The scars that never really heal. I have developed a sense of humor about most of my totally embarrassing moments and the thing is, they keep on happening!
      Kelly was so stoic! We had just gotten there and he was in the zone… πŸ™‚ I know. I have scarred both children for life… Hahaha!
      Thanks for coming by! There are a lot at the party and they are clicking away! Make sure to say hello to a few new bloggers!


    1. I bet the ice is 6 feet thick up there right now! Brrrrrrrrr!
      Love your nomadic post! I am a nomad with roots! What????
      Thanks for bringing your link to the party. I hope you enjoy meeting the guests by clicking on links, I mean clicking on links from the comment section!
      Have fun and Happy New Year to you too!


    1. Thanks Denise for watching my Wild dancing! Hahaha! It was so much fun. πŸ™‚
      Thanks so much for bringing a link to the party! I love your bucket list and how you have already accomplished so many of your goals. You go girl in 2013! Have fun clicking away and don’t forget to dance!


  4. I absolutely love the videos of you dancing away in front of your son while he ignores you!! Warms the cockles of my heart, Susie – reminds me of my son! Great party, as always. (Did anyone bring mini marshmallows for the hot chocolate?!) πŸ˜€

    My link & wish for kindness:


    1. I love that story Mary! It has such a great message too. πŸ™‚
      Kelly was focused, but I know he loved it ….deep down….. Hahaha!
      Thanks for coming to the party! There are a lot of new faces so introduce yourself and have fun clicking away!
      Thanks for bringing the mini marshmallows. I just ran out!


  5. I was going to do the polar bear plunge, too, but decided against it. Don’t want this body all over the internet! Instead, I took a cold shower on NYE! Maybe I’ll just wander around a bit, make idle chatter, over-indulge. Thanks for being such a gracious host every couple of months. Why not stop by my place for a nightcap on your way home to the party. here’s my address,


      1. You are nominated !!!

        Shine On Award

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        I accept this with humility because my works pale in comparison with Sheri’s site – . She is a bright

        angel in the contemporary darkness with her inspirational messages and stories. Please visit her site and lend your support

        in spreading the wonderful tomes she writes. And, in her words: β€œBE the Light you Already Are”.

        The Shine On Award requires you to nominate 15 other blogs To Enjoy Posting this on their own blog.

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        CONGRATS FRIENDS ! You all deserve recognition for sharing your thoughts, stories, and poetry to make this a better place.


        1. Hi Paul! Just so you know, you hopped right into my spam filter! Blogs have a limit as to how many links are in a comment since that’s what spammers do! Most only allow one link.
          Thanks so much for including me in the award and congratulations to you!


    1. I went clubbing when we were in Cali! It was a blast! Someday I will visit Canada and we’ll hit it hard! πŸ™‚
      I am glad you enjoyed my Wild Dancing. I’ll do anything to keep warm!


  6. I am so late to this party. Susie, you certainly had your groove on New Years Eve. And well, what a way to keep warm. Your son was hilarious. Not one facial jesture, not one acknowledgement. Like, maybe if I totally ignore her, she won’t exist. LOL! I miss those days of tormenting our kids. Our kids are going to be scarred for Life anyway, why not from their own parents than from someone else? I view this as a sign of a good parent! Keep up the good work Susie! πŸ™‚

    Oh, I almost forgot. I’m supposed to promote someone. Well it might as well be myself this time since my blog has been a bit stagnant lately and is in need of a resurrection. Come stop by and see me peeps! Thanks Susie!


    1. Thanks Karen!
      He was doing his DJ thang. It was a blast!
      This is a promote yourself party so I am glad that you did. Welcome back to the blogoshere Karen!
      Have fun clicking away and introducing yourself. πŸ™‚


    1. Hey thanks! Hahaha! I love to dance as much as I like to keep warm~ πŸ™‚
      Thanks for bringing a link to the party! Have fun clicking on links and saying hello to the guests! They will love that chicken crock pot recipe…Yum!


  7. You are shameless Susie! But I must admit those videos of you cutting the rug in the frigid cold made me laugh, and more so with Kelly in the background wearing the Dying a Thousand Deaths of Embarrassment Look.

    I’m so sick of reading my own blog, I’d rather be waterboarded than attempt to slog through it to determine what was my favorite post of 2012. Here’s the link to a modest tale of misspent feathered friend-abuse rage:


    1. This is truly a great example of your Lame Adventures! Hahaha!
      The party is now officially a rager! There have been all kinds of hook ups and pick ups! Lots of subscribing! Jump into the mosh pit and tell them Susie sent you….


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