Saturday, June 24, 2006

Carnival of the Mundane XIII

is up at The Hyperion Institute. This time when you go, bring a sweater. It's a chiller.

Friday, June 16, 2006

Calling all non triskadekaphobiacs

The next Carnival of the Mundane will be on a Friday and will be the thirteenth Carnival we've had. In effect, it will be Friday the Thirteenth! (Mwuah Ha Ha ha!)

[Okay, that's lame, but work with me, I'm building a theme, here]

Promising more thrills, more chills (and if we're really lucky, more Hayley Mills) than ever before, the Thirteenth Carnival of the Mundane will be unlike any party you've ever been to before.

Can't promise you'll live through it, but you will enjoy the downward spiral. If you have what takes send your submission (note the lack of "s" ending that word) to Hyperion at hyperioninstitute at gmail dot com by midnight Wednesday.

We'll see you next Friday at the Hyperion Institute. (Don't forget to bring a candle.)

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Guidelines for Joining the Carnival of the Mundane

The Carnival of the Mundane has been rolling along for six months now, growing and developing like an unruly chia pet, and picking up a little lint along the way.

This is a truly wonderful thing, and we thank everyone who has joined our carnival to help make this happen. It is also a signal that it is time to impose some structure on our rather loosely defined child, lest she run wild in the streets and end up nothing more than a pile of chutney spread across the tarmac.

You'll forgive the mixing of metaphors?

Herewith, the rules (call them guidelines if you wish) for submitting:
Rule #1: Look up the meaning of the word mundane in the dictionary.

Rule #2: Before submitting, spend some time browsing the Carnival of the Mundane website.

Rule #3: Submit your contributions directly to the host of the carnival. The next host and details for how to submit to him or her will always be posted on the Carnival of the Mundane website.

Rule #4: Add the Carnival of the Mundane to your blogroll.

Rule #5: Mention, and link to, the Carnival of the Mundane before the next carnival, and encourage your readers to join, and on the day of the carnival encourage your readers to read it.

And the rules for hosting:
Rule #1: If you'd like to host the Carnival of the Mundane, look at the schedule, pick a date, and send an email to Dean or Postmodern Sass.

Rule #2: The enforcement of the submission rules is entirely within the discretion of the host of the Carnival.

Rule #3:The host may, but need not necessarily, accept all submissions.

Rule #4:The host may, but need not necessarily accept multiple submissions from one blogger.

Rule #5:The host may make up his or her own rules for submissions.
We're calling them rules because "Rule #1: You don't talk about Fight Club" sounds better than "Guideline #1." But guidelines they are, in the sense that you may break the rules when you submit to the carnival, so long as you bear in mind that the host ultimately decides what to include.

Saturday, June 10, 2006

Carnival of the Mundane XII

Our host for the Carnival of the Mundane XII is Beej at Kiss My Sass, and you can read it here.

Tell all your friends. Link to the Carnival of the Mundane from your blog, and stay tuned to this Web site for news about upcoming carnivals, bearded ladies, and midgets.

Friday, June 02, 2006

Calling all Carnies

The next Carnival of the Mundane will be hosted by Kiss My Sass on Friday, June 9. If you would like to contribute a story of everyday life send a short blurb and a link to the other Sass at webmaster at kissmysass dot org.

If you would like to host an upcoming Carnival of the Mundane, please have a look at the schedule and contact Dean (deansblog @ yahoo dot com) or Postmodern Sass (postmodernsass @ gmail dot com) with your preferred date. If you're already one of our carnie crew—that is, if you've previously hosted or contributed—please link to this site and help keep the only blog carnival to have its own blog growing.