Ultimate Blog Party 2010!

Ultimate Blog Party 2010

Hey hey hey, welcome to my Ultimate Blog Party post!! Let’s see.. I suppose I’ll tell you some stuff about me. Hmmm… let me think of stuff that is NOT on my About page…

1. I once came 2 inches from Prince… I went to a concert at Paisley Park and some guy that I did not know saw how ga ga I was over him, so as Prince walked towards us in the crowd the guy grabbed me by the shoulders and shoved me out in front of him. I let out a squeal.

2. I seem to have an uncanny knack for constantly running into NBA players past & present as I roam Β Chicago. I have run into Bob Love in Walmart AND Dominicks (he gave me his phone number!), Scottie Pippen at a Janet Jackson concert, Norm Van Lier at a Prince concert (not the one above) – he was being funny and said “I should sign Bill Cosby”, Juwan Howard at a house music picnic, and I saw Jerry Stackhouse buying massive amounts of computer equipment in a Chicago computer store. And the list goes on…

The legendary Bob Love and I in Dominicks!

3. I used to LOVE to watch WWF and WCW wrestling. Who would guess that one? I even used to go to matches. HA. My first was when I was maybe 12. I do not recall exactly. All I can remember from it is Hulk Hogan in a cage match.

4. When I was around 7 years old I said “It would be SO cool to have twins one day. I want twins.” Boy did I get what I wanted!

5. I love to sleep. If it were not for the internet, my favorite past time would be napping. (Having 2 sets of twins really messed up this hobby!)

6. I’m an only child (and I ended up with 4!)

7. I’m proud of the fact that I attended a high school were a TON of famous folk including the first lady are alum. And WY keeps cranking them out!

8. I am convinced that I have a little psychic ability. I have not figured out to put it to good use yet (like winning that 90 mil Powerball!!)

9. I can’t swim.

10. I onceΒ inadvertentlyΒ befriended a former famous porn star in an Expecting Mommy forum on iVillage. I will let her remain nameless. Very nice person! But yes.. I was shocked when I found out who she was. πŸ™‚

Enough about me.. what can we learn about you today?? Add your McLinky over on 5 minutes for mom and let’s party! And be sure to follow the party at #UBP10 on Twitter. And while you are at it, how about…

Subscribing via RSS?


Following me on Twitter?

And don’t miss…

The Ultimate Blog Party LIVE β€” 9-11pm EST, Friday, April 9th, 2010

“The UBP LIVE will be a video simulcast on MomTV and 5 Minutes for Mom where Susan and I chat via web cam and text chatting with YOU! We have various bloggers around the country that we will live stream in during the UBP LIVE as we talk about hot blogging topics! Make sure you are there β€” you can interact LIVE via text chatting.” (quote from http://www.5minutesformom.com/19577/so-many-ways-to-party-at-the-ubp-2010/)

Check that post for all of the other things going on!


I would be happy with any of the prizes really! I am not expecting to win anything, just in it for the fun. πŸ™‚ But if you want to win prizes, check out the List of Prizes post and make sure to include what you want in your post.

Kris McDonald is Chicago mom to 2 sets of twins, photography nut, gadget addict, travel addict, and tech blogger who has worked in IT for over 16 years. Kris figured out a while ago that she was destined to be really busy (hence the 2 sets of twins), and she has found peace with that. Read More
  • Thanks so much for coming to my UBP10 and following! I appreciate it more than you know! Sorry it took me so long to visit – I am going to visit each of the 143 people who attended lol


  • ckachelmuss

    Wow, you must lead a pretty cool live and love the twins pics!

    Saying Hi from the Ultimate Blog Party!
    Visit my party post
    I also have a whole bunch of giveaways going on if you wanted to check them out!
    My Current Giveaways

  • Girl, you had me at Prince. He is one sexy man! Your kiddos are also adorable. I'm an identical twin myself so I'm a bit on the partial side to twins! I'm stopping by to party with you from UBP10.

  • Oooo that made me wanna share. Now when you think why did this heffa come on my blog telling me her life story, blame ya'self!

    I am country …no KUNTRY (like you couldn't tell). I watched WWF and went to matches! Honey I tried to fight Kamla the Wildebeast one night and the same night almost got ran over by IceMan! I was serious about my wrestling because I jumped on the hood of that escort ready to throw down!

    I was and still am a Michael Jackson fan. I am raising 4 fans as well. I was never into Prince but boy would I love to get my hair done where he goes. I never wanted kids and gave birth to 5 (1 no longer living). When I was pregnant the first time, I wanted twins but I didn't get them. So I showed everyone and had another baby 10 months later. I have loved being a mommy ever since that first alien looking child threw the peace sign in the hospital while getting her pic taken.

    My brother and I are 9 years apart so I felt like an only child a lot but not lucky enough to be one. Instead, I have an older brother who acts like a younger brother and he is so jealous of the dumbest stuff. Believe me, he has no reason.

    I attract little people and lesbians. For some reason they find my fat butt sexy! I turn them away and tell them I am married but shoots I can barely believe I am married! I have been married 13yrs come June.

    I never meet stars. Its a good thing too though because I would probably say something so KUNTRY or something so mean that I would end up on TMZ. Although, that would not be too bad!

  • Just stopping by to say HI!!! Hope you have had a great UBP!!! Your life sounds amazing!!! I once met Patrick Swayze and his wife at the movies!! It was COOL!! Also I know a girl from high school who is the producer of the show Clean House that Neesy Nash(did I spell her name right??) stars on, so there is like a little 6 degress of speration thing going on there! πŸ™‚ Never met her but would LOVE to someday she is so funny!!! Happy UBP 10!

  • Hi! Surfed over from Twitter with @MaryESantiago. She doesn't have a blog but I do so we're leaving this message together. HI!!

  • No pictures thankfully. I am sure my fiance would have loved to get his hands on them to tease me with.

  • bridgettegroschen

    Hi there! Just popping in from the UBP to be your newest Google Follower! Hooray! Hope you have a great weekend! Swing by my blog when you get a chance!

    Bridgette Groschen
    The Groschen Goblins

  • shopwithmemamakim

    So nice to meet you! Your family is beautiful πŸ™‚ Happy blog party week!

  • Found you from UPB10 and I love your blog! Following you now! I hope you stop by and follow us as well! Have a great week!


  • I found your site through the Baby Makin{g} Machine blog. I, too, am a mom to 2 sets of twins (as well as 3 singles). I just love all the twin questions you get while in public. Sometimes I think people left their common sense at home when they ask some of them.

    I am also participating in the UBP.

  • susieqtpies

    That is so funny that you have 2 sets of twins! I have set! LOL Hey listen here is a little scary thing for you.. TWINS LEARN to DRIVE at the SAME time! Get ready!!! haha

    Thanks for visit my blog, Scraps of Life!!! I'm lovin' the #UBP10! See ya in twitter!!!!


  • mamasammi

    I love your site!!! I'll have to come back to “wander” around when its not so late. I have twin stepdaughters too. So I can feel half your pain. Hope to see you around.

  • rsmstahley

    Too bad you can't win that $90 million powerball with your abilities! I love your list above. It is so cool that you keep running into famous people. If I did run into anyone famous, I probably wouldn't know it!

  • annah99

    What a cute blog
    Party hopping and having a blast…..so many great blogs….I have a Fun $100 Gift Basket to give away and all it takes a comment.
    I am number….294 and 295…..Stop by and see me at either blog…Happy Saturday! PLUS I JUST PUT UP A SURPRISE GIVEAWAY FOR TONIGHT. ……you still have time to enter
    Blessings, Teresa

  • What a nice family God bless you always!

  • Hi There! This ubp10 is incredible! I would never have visited so many blogs and found such fun places and personalities! Aloha from Maui, I'm the Artful Hawaiigirl @jamarilyn on Twitter and my facebook fan page is Amaryllis of Hawaii πŸ™‚ My prize offering is INTL#7 gorgeous hand-painted Top or tee and Amaryllis of Hawaii books!
    I'm #971 on the mr linky! Your blog has a lot of spunk!

  • I'm so busy laughing right now, thank you! I love to sleep too, but during the day. I could stay up all night. I have no idea what I'm going to do when my husband retires. I love the water but can't swim (well I can do the doggy paddle) either. When I lived in NY I'd see celebs all the time but was too embarrassed to say anything. Now, I'd go up to them with camera in hand and be brazen! Party On my Prince loving, NBA magnet, twins mama, awesome blogger friend!

  • Hiya! Thanks for the tweet so I could find your site! What an amazing family.

  • You HAVE got to be a saint… TWO sets of twins???? That is unbelieveable!

  • Hi, Stopping by from UBP 2010 – my first! I can’t swim either. I am basically terrified of water…well deep water.

  • Haaaaa!! You are very interesting!!! I am the same on #9 although the #10 sounds way more exciting lol. I am really enjoying your blog. So glad i found another techie nerd! (self proclaimed myself )
    Heres to many more reads on your blog *Hoorah!*

  • Pretty dang cool that you have 2 sets of twins!! We moved from our home town Sacramento to Oregon 3 years ago, but before we moved here I was always running into Sacramento Kings players around town. Whether it was at the bank, the store, a restaurant, or back then a club ~ it was pretty cool. Although I am a bit bitter that I never did run into Chris Webber as he was my FAVORITE ~ or Mike Bibby at that. Nice to meet you!!

  • Hi! I think my first comment didn’t goe though. I’m visiting from UBP.

    my blog

  • Wow TWO sets of twins. I admire you so much and must say I'm a a little jealous. Love your blog girl. Thanks for stopping by mine. Much Love & Many Blessings.

    Party On!!

  • diane taylor

    here for the party. what fun wolfbayou@yahoo.com

  • We have one set of twins and two children a year apart with the same birthday. So when someone says to you “oh, I have two a year apart, it's just like having twins” – let me assure you, it is NOT. LOL!


  • lavonnelong

    Nice to run into you tonight on Twitter via the UBP10 hashtag. Fun blog! I know you are going to get lots of traffic this week. Blessings and Happy Weekend! πŸ™‚

  • OH WOW!!! Do you have photos??? LOL!! My favorite memory is being at a match here in Chicago and watching the Big Show come out and hearing 20,000 people let out a simultaneous inhale cause he was so damn big. LOL!! Oh, and Goldberg's entrance.. He is yummy. πŸ™‚

    Thanks for stopping by!

  • I too used to watch WWF or sorry WWE or whatever they are calling it these days. My very first live event I went to I was dressed as the ultimate warrior.

  • Mozer

    I once ran into Horace Grant & Scottie Pippen at Lawry's steakhouse when I was in high school. That's about the only famous people I've every run into. πŸ™‚

    Thanks for stopping by my blog during the UBP blog hop.

  • 2 sets of twins! That must be an adventure. To think I had to get mine all one at a time…

    Thanks for stopping by @ Get Along Home! Look forward to reading you!

  • Thanks so much for the vote Maggie!! And for the visit. πŸ™‚

  • Thanks Jenny! There are definitely things that I miss about being alone… like sleeping when I want! But of course I would not have it any other way now. πŸ™‚

  • Me too Alicia!! Thanks. We hit 71 tickets gone today!!! So if you are inviting more friends, tell them to register QUICK! πŸ˜€ Hopping on over to your blog!

  • Wow… never realized that you had two sets of twins! πŸ™‚ Looking forward to meeting you at mom's night out πŸ™‚

  • Cute family! And how cool that you’ve met all those famous people. Hope you’re enjoying the party!

  • Nice to meet you! If you ever figure out the lottery number thing give me a holler and I’ll try them in the FL. Lottery1 πŸ™‚

  • I used to watch wrestling but then I got bored with it so quick πŸ˜‰ And I'm jealous. I wish I had been an only child. I woulda gotten better toys xD All I got were my moms hand me downs. My sister got all the new stuff.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I feel loved now πŸ˜€

  • I can't swim either – and I grew up in a Jersey Shore town! Sad, right?
    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm off to vote for you in the Lose the Laptop contest. I would love a phone like that but my husband's head almost exploded since I had begged for an iPhone for so long. LOL
    I love your blog – I'll sure to be back even though I have no idea how you manage to blog at all – you're a busy lady!
    Good luck – hope you win something awesome!

    Maggie at tethered mommy dot com

  • Hey Kris!!! Woot Woot.. it's a party and I'm loving it. What didn't I know?? #10.. LOL That pic of Prince is HOTT!!


  • Hi I am visiting from UBP 2010!

  • Go for it! There is always more to share isn't there? πŸ™‚

  • Thanks for stopping by Tree. I will be over in a bit. Have my plate ready. πŸ™‚ LOL!!

  • Terin, thanks for stopping by! I am working on being famous. ROFL!!! πŸ˜€ Help me out! Tell people to come. HA HA HA!

  • I'm from a family of six but I only have one child (for now). I was reading your post and thought…are you sure you aren't famous too? LOL! I only know two famous…well maybe not so famous now…person that went to my high school.

  • Hi there! Coming over for the UBP! Already a follower, but just stopping over to say Hey!! That's so cool that you met so many famous people…especially Prince, love him! We're big wrestling fans in our house, and I also have a set of twins…but 3 “singlets” to go along with them. LOL

    Have a great weekend!

    Tree (aka Mother of Pearl)

  • I'm the only child too! I used to watch WWF when I was 13, now I just think it's weird. Greg continues to tune in… I walked passed Eddie Curry in the gym of my old HS (Thornwood). He was just chillin'. I think I need to write a whole 'nother post now!