Wednesday, October 28, 2009

The Secret is in the Sauce!


Hello everyone!

I was away for the weekend of October 23-25th, and when I came back, I was surprised to see that my site counter had gone up a significant amount, plus I had TONS of new comments. :-)

At first, I thought it was spam...! But then I realized that this surge of comments is all thanks to a cool site called The Secret is in the Sauce. They feature a woman blogger, and urge their members to go and put lots of comments on the site, and to revisit the site often if they like it. I have also noticed some new "followers!" What a wonderful surprise! I am so excited and thankful that they came by!

So if you read all the comments and see "Happy SITS Day", it means just "SURPRISE" and HELLO from the SITS site (Secret is in the Sauce.)

Go on over and check out some cool featured women bloggers, the bloggers featured have content of all types.

Thank you, SITS, and I will come and check out more of your featured blogs myself!

Remember, I need more stories to keep the fun going, so keep 'em coming!

- Calamity Queen

Friday, October 16, 2009

What Kind of Party IS This, Anyway?!?!

Several years ago, I hosted a kitchen tools party (Pampered Chef). The consultant suggested I make it a couples party and so I invited several people from my neighborhood. A few of the guys were game and they showed up with their wives. My husband greeted everyone at the door, handed the guys a beer and said, "Come in!"

The Consultant had a great spread in my living room. Two full tables of items to show and lots of food which had been prepared or was ready to prepare.

One of the husbands (a big, burly, Harley-riding, fighter pilot) came over and wouldn't come in the door. He said he was just there to deliver his wife and his mother to the party. However, he peeked inside and when he saw all the food and kitchen gadgets, his jaw dropped. He took a chair right up front!

He became the life of the party. Well....let's say the party took a different turn because every time the consultant pulled out a tool, he spelled out another use for it. An R-rated use. Fortunately, we were all friends and so no one was totally embarrassed. The Consultant was a great sport and pressed on with her demo.

This item became a personal massager:




When the rep described one item as the "Master Scraper" he said, "WHAT DID YOU SAY??!!!





The group was in stitches as the Consultant continued her demo. By the time she got to this item, she didn't have to say a word. She just held it up and the group busted out hysterically.

The show was a huge success and sales were over $1200. And you can guess which guy bought the most!
- Anonymous

Monday, October 12, 2009

I'm Not That Kind of Girl

Back in the sixties, when I was 19 years old, a college student and very innocent, I decided to sell Tupperware to help pay college expenses. Amazingly, I was a very successful Tupperware lady. All my household tips were so well presented that I must have seemed like a young housewife myself.

One late summer afternoon after a party in a new neighborhood, I was packing things up when the hostess, her best friend, and their husbands became very friendly. Before I knew it, they told me about their hobby of making homemade porno films and invited me to participate that evening. I was so embarrassed and couldn't leave there fast enough.

M.M., Kentucky

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Update...



Hello, Everyone!

I know its been ages since I've posted on here, and I wanted to explain why...

First, we were on vacation. I intended on taking a couple of weeks off blogging in late August and early September...but the weeks dragged on, as we've been fighting sickness in our house for a while! Our child was sick, then the husband was sick with a VERY bad virus, and then, despite trying to take precautions, Calamity Queen also went down for the count...

*sigh...*

For the record, I'm not sure it was this H1N1 virus everyone is so freaked out about; child just had a run-of-the-mill cold, then about a week later, husband and I were sick as dogs with a virus that was very hard to kick. It was the weirdest thing; after about a week we felt better for about 2-3 days, then had a re-lapse that lasted ANOTHER week. Neither of us went to the doctor; we just stayed home from work/activities and tried to rest. They aren't even testing people for H1N1 around our area, they are just telling people to stay home and recover and not spread germs!

Lots of people have "cooties" of all kinds lately, it seems. I hope all of you are staying healthy!
Second: I did receive one (FABULOUS) home party story that I will post soon...but to be honest, I'm out of stories. I have a couple of my own, but I NEED MORE STORIES!

Please email your funny home party stories to:
consultantcalamities@gmail.com Remember, the stories don't need to be elaborate; and they can be from the point of view of a hostess, party consultant, guest or anyone involved in the home party process.

I do have a few other things I can post as I wait for more stories...so let's get this party started again!

The Calamity Queen