Rock With a Side of Pickles

An oldie but a goodie. This song reminds me of driving places and makes me all excited to drive places again.

Rilo Kiley: Wires and Waves

And speaking of road-trips, I'm excited to announce one of the more kick-ass contests ever, hosted by my good friends over at SMITH magazine and Rick's Picks.

"SMITH and artisanal pickle crafters Rick’s Picks are asking anyone with an amazing, unusual, or simply memorable pregnancy story to tell it in 100 words or less. You don’t need a bun in the oven right now, just at some point in your life (and a photo to prove it). We don’t care how or with whom you had/raised your baby, we just want to hear your story.

Three grand prize winners will be featured on a nationally distributed line of pickles, the aptly named Slices of Life—“the pickle of pregnancy.” Seven runners-up (six moms and one dad) will win a delicious Rick’s Picks Pregnancy Pack and a copy of our new book, Not Quite What I Was Planning: Six-Word Memoirs by Writers Famous & Obscure...
...You. On a jar of pickles. Really good pickles. How great is that?"

For more information go here. Enter the contest here. I'm (quite obviously) very excited to be one of four awesome judges on the pickle-panel and am super looking forward to reading your submissions!

Good Luck!



Unknown | 10:38 PM

I'm not pregnant, and have never been so, but my lord, I'm craving some pickled beets now.

Such a shame I'm not eligible for the contest.

Stephanie Wilson she/her @babysteph | 4:30 AM

Oh too funny. I am pregnant, and liked the pickles earlier on with this one, but lately notsomuch. I had heard about the contest but now that I know you're one of the judges I just might be more inclined to enter!


KaritaG | 7:42 AM

Hey Rebecca, I know this probably isn't the place but I wanted to let you know I got a new arrival date for your book from Amazon of 4-10! Hope this lessens your worry a little!

Backpacking Dad | 11:52 AM

Now I wish I had a cool pregnancy story to share instead of boring ol' "Conception date according to Doc was while I was in Ireland!".


The Mommy | 12:47 PM

Just got my notice from Amazon. Rockabye is on its way! The estimated arrival date is the 9th, which happens to be my bday. What a great gift to myself!

Anonymous | 6:52 PM

hey rebecca, my copy of rockabye has been shipped too! yay!

and backpacking dad, that is hilarious.