Use Me and Abuse Me Day – Dancing into the New Year

Hey everybody! It’s another Use Me and Abuse Me Day.


Is this your first UMAMD? You are welcome to leave ONE LINK or URL from one of your blog posts, photos, video, anything really, in my comment section. (Paste two and you’ll end up in my spam filter. It’s always so embarrassing for me and my guest.)

That’s when the party starts. Say hello to others who stop by. Check out the new faces in my comment section. Click on a few links and tell them, “Susie sent me!” They should click back to your place. Now you know the drill! These parties always last for days and easily a full week, so you can keep stopping back.

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DJ KSmash is in the house and spinning. Help yourself to the bar. If you prefer, the barista will make any coffee drink you can imagine. I’ve flown in delicacies from the finest restaurants in New York City.

I hope you have fun meeting my friends!

Now click on the video and dance with me!

140 thoughts on “Use Me and Abuse Me Day – Dancing into the New Year

    • Love this one Clay! Thanks for bringing it by. I hope you have a fabulous 2014 and it is everything and more than you imagined!
      Hoping to head into the Rocky Mountains today and ski! Thanks Clay!


  1. Gosh, dancing this early in the day really gets the heart pumping! And I have to shovel my driveway in just a little bit, so I’ll really be getting my exercise in.

    Anyway, I thought I’d link to my post I wrote about my son’s tonsillectomy. You had asked about it, Susie, so I figure this would be a good one to bring to the party.

    It’s a little dramatic, full of motherly worries and thoughts, but inspirational too, I hope! It ends on a good note, so fear not. 🙂

    Thanks for throwing the party. Looking forward to reading posts from your other guests!


    • It sure does! What a blast! You had quite a lot of participants and more to come I would guess.
      Thanks for bringing it to the party! Have fun clicking (mingling) with the guests!


    • YUM!!!!! A recipe everyone should try!
      Thanks for bringing this treat to the party. Good thing you brought a couple of pans. The first one is already gone!
      Have fun clicking on links!


  2. You have some banging dance moves Susie! Rock on into the new year!

    As always you are so great with the blog parties. Your readers are terrific!

    Here’s a post I put up recently on a disaster date I observed. I was sitting in a coffee shop trying to come up with a blog feature idea and this mess of a guy on a date gave me all I needed! True story!


  3. Susie .. that’s is my kind of girl!!! This is such great post .. so full of energy and love for life, just as your heart and soul is. I spent my New Years Eve … with somebody I really like the company off – myself and yesterday I treated myself my yearly indulgence.
    New Year is my two days … that I give to myself. Happy New Year to us, both!


  4. The end of 2013 found me trying out a new character for my, hopefully, novella. Carolyn is tough with a lot of human stuck in. She’s trying to live and survive in a post-apocalyptic world. It started out as a 100 word short story for Friday Fictioneers, but has spiraled into over 6000 words now and I am finding people more and more intrigued with her life and adventures. Here is the page on my blog for it all. The short spots follow prompts from various places. The parts at the bottom (4 right now) are the sections of the short story…please visit, comment, suggest, but, most of all, Enjoy!!!


  5. Wild & beautiful & curvacious & artistic & efficient & fun.

    THAT’S SUSIE (well, I assume she’s efficient) … & it’s also the AMPERSAND which condenses the word “and” into a fun little squiggle.

    CHECK OUT my artwork featuring THE AMPERSAND AS FUN & FABULOUS ART at

    SUBSCRIBE & receive a FREE EDITION every month, along with some facts & tips & anecdotes about my own wild & crazy life. (Thanks, Susie–I just had to use that term of yours.)


    • Awwww! Thanks Chaz! You made my day!
      I love your artwork and so will the guests! Have fun clicking on links and don’t forget to tell them, “Susie sent me!” And be sure to dance!


  6. Susie, I already invited your guests to my site–thanks for another great party!

    But now I want to seriously thank you for your humor and inspiration in dealing with breast cancer. It greatly helped a dear friend of mine keep up her spirits after she was diagnosed with cervix cancer. She is nearly recovered, and you are a great part of the reason.

    Susie, may you have an abundant, happy, but most-most-most of all HEALTHY new year!


    • Wow! I had no idea! Thanks so much for telling me Chaz! I am glad to hear your friend is nearing the end of her hellish journey. I am glad I had the opportunity to make her smile a little! I will say a prayer for her!
      Thank you Chaz and may I wish you a very prosperous, healthy & happy New Year!


  7. Susie, you have such a zest for life that I can’t help but smile every time I think of you. I LOVED your dancing video. You are definitely the epitome of a “live out loud” woman and I think it’s amazing!

    As I considered what to share on the first, I decided not to go serious or somber. We’re kicking off a new year and need to do so with humor and an eye for the awkwardly ridiculous…so I decided to revisit my post on the inappropriate moments/crossed boundaries encountered when working with the public. 😉


    • I was in action alright! Hahaha!
      Great story Ted! It is amazing how much emotion you could pack in so few words. Nice!
      Thanks for stopping by with a link. Hope you enjoy meeting the guests! There are some new faces in the crowd.
      Happy New Year!


  8. Happy new year Susie! Looks like it has been great so far.
    I have never participated in a UMAAD and love your blog. You are an inspiration and I love you writing style. I cannot wait to read all the posts that have been offered here! I decided that the first part of my 2013 recap would be a good start for anyone interested in reading Monday Montage: Memories of 2013 | And Three To Go
    Thank you for doing this and Happy New year!


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