Yeehaw!! No wait, Wheeeee!

Yeehaw!! No wait, Wheeeee!

So we’ve established that there’s no way I’m going to squee. I told my husband that and he said what’s a squee? I said exactly.

But what to do with all the excitement??? Because there’s mucho excitement!

Why am I such a fan of “mucho” lately? I think this may even be the second time I’ve used it on my blog. And I’ve only been blogging for a week. That seems like too mucho to me.

But regardless, there really is mucho excitement in my life. My life as an agent, that is. Please reread this if you mistakenly think I’m going to announce a pregnancy or something, you poor misguided lamb.

Ok, wait, how awesome is it that this is only my 5th blog post ever and already I’m linking back to old ones?? Part of that is I’m a little link-happy because I figured out how to link and I don’t know any other blog tricks yet. Like how to make a commenter disappear. Although I’m not sure why I’d want to do that since I love comments!!! But also, that link was totally relevant. That was one relevant link. Really relevant. Really. Relevant.

Anyway, the real problem is that none of the expressions really translate well to the written word. What is the one word of excitement that will best capture that crazy sound of OHMYGODTHAT’STHEMOSTAMAZINGNEWSEVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Some people tweeted some suggestions, but they weren’t any good. This doesn’t bode well for my awesome word, since most of you probably found this blog post through twitter, but let me throw it out there anyway. What should be my awesome catch phrase for excitement?? No wait, bigger than that. My signature phrase for excitement.

Leave your suggestion in the comments and if I choose yours, I will come and use my new signature phrase all over your blog.

Wait, what? What do you mean you don’t want to win?? Just make some suggestions dammit.



  • Lori Fetters Lopez (@fetterslopez)
    Posted at 17:50h, 09 November Reply

    Your post reminds me of a kid in their first candy store. You’re doing great.

  • isaiahjc
    Posted at 17:56h, 09 November Reply

    Squealing Bunnies!

  • Monica B. W. (@Monica_BW)
    Posted at 18:01h, 09 November Reply

    If I come up with a great phrase I’ll let you know!!
    Um, OTOH, maybe I won’t and I’ll keep it to myself! LOL
    PS: the email thingy is working perfectly! YAY

  • MaryAnn (JAustenwannabe)
    Posted at 18:03h, 09 November Reply

    Ok, let me get this straight–you’re looking for a phrase to capture your feelings of excitement? You need suggestions? God I hope I got that right. Ok, let me see. What do I say when I’m super excited?

    I say–Whew Hew! Whew Hew! πŸ™‚

  • Suze W
    Posted at 18:03h, 09 November Reply

    I vote for the classic: HOT DIGGITY!

  • Donald Cribbs (@gdcribbs)
    Posted at 18:05h, 09 November Reply

    Rockstar (i.e. That is so rockstar)
    Bodacious (This bodacious blog post)
    Fricktacalicious (frickin’ + spectacular + delicious, or make you own combination of 2 or 3 words to invent your very own unique catchphrase)

  • Susan McNerney (@susanmcnerney)
    Posted at 18:05h, 09 November Reply

    How about “WOWZA!” (sounds best when spoken in that 1940’s American newsreel voice)

  • adriana (@adikirilova)
    Posted at 18:08h, 09 November Reply

    I use “Holy wind chimes!” For everything: excitement, horror, surprise, everything. It’s of my own coinage, so it does what I tell it to do πŸ™‚

    P.S. Glad you finally have a blog! Look forward to reading more breaking news and random thoughts! πŸ™‚

    • MaryAnn (JAustenwannabe)
      Posted at 18:09h, 09 November Reply

      Love your comment,

      It’s of my own coinage, so it does what I tell it to do

      So funny. πŸ™‚

      • adriana (@adikirilova)
        Posted at 18:12h, 09 November Reply

        Tee hee. Thanks! I hereby authorize you to borrow it, if the need should ever arise! πŸ™‚

  • taristhread
    Posted at 18:08h, 09 November Reply

    I’m afraid you came up with it on your own!! OHMYGODTHATISTHEMOSTAMAZINGNEWSEVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I’d go with that….really…….

  • Jen Stayrook
    Posted at 18:08h, 09 November Reply

    I haven’t had enough caffeine (or alcohol) to offer a truly witty response, so I’m going to go ahead and spout off what first came to mind:


    You’re welcome.

  • jessiebincr
    Posted at 18:12h, 09 November Reply

    That post was great. Very emotive! And I have no idea what you should use instead of squee…I tend to say things are awesome, and I’ve realized lately that awesome is quite hackneyed now, so I need a new phrase, too! What to do? Much thinking.

    On the other hand, congrats on all the awesome (see, there it is again) goings-on for your authors and yourself! And the blog is going well. I’ve just hit post number 15 myself, and it’s slow going sometimes. Be kind to yourself. You’re a busy lady with lots of awesome (dangit, how do I get rid of it, it’s like a lint!) stuff going on. Your posts are funny and fun to read. So relax, and the comments will come–at least that’s what I tell myself!

  • Fenton Park
    Posted at 18:12h, 09 November Reply

    How about “Yipsqueeeeezemewooooha!”

  • daisy whitney
    Posted at 18:12h, 09 November Reply

    Dude!! Or Egads!!

  • Jen Zeman (@jzeman06)
    Posted at 18:14h, 09 November Reply

    Awesomesauce! πŸ˜€ BTW, give your blog some time – the people will come!

  • teleidoplex
    Posted at 18:15h, 09 November Reply

    I felt so bad that nobody was leaving comments that I just had to come over. And now you’ve got me wracking my brain for signature ways to indicate excitement that I’m willing to give to you instead of hoarding for myself.

    SQUEEEEEE!!! is so overdone.

    Maybe BRAIN!FAIL!!

    Or a .gif of that Schoolhouse Rock girl from the “Interjections” episode. The one who says ‘Wow’:

    There’s an idea! That’s a classic, and it’s so meta: INTERJECTIONS!

  • MattPBullen
    Posted at 18:17h, 09 November Reply

    You could go Italian with “ESTATICO!”

  • Linda G.
    Posted at 18:29h, 09 November Reply

    AAAHHH-OOOO!!! Or however you transliterate a howl. I mean, you ARE the leader of the Wolf Pack, after all.

  • John
    Posted at 18:31h, 09 November Reply

    When something is just so awesome one word will not do you have to you combine words- Fantabulous is one of my favorites. Give it try & you will feel both, fantastic & fabulous.

  • Lindsey Bell
    Posted at 18:36h, 09 November Reply

    How about Yippee-Skippy? That’s what I say with my three year old when we are excited!

  • MattPBullen
    Posted at 18:37h, 09 November Reply

    Ooh, here’s another one. “JABULANI!” is Zulu for “celebrate”. (It’s also the name of a hugely popular model of soccer ball).

  • Julie Brown (@IamTheTruth22)
    Posted at 18:37h, 09 November Reply

    Woo hoo!

    There is nothing else that can come close.

  • Deserae McG
    Posted at 18:41h, 09 November Reply

    My go-to phrase of excitement is one that my roommates don’t quite understand, but love regardless. It’s “flipping gullash” which doubles as both a phrase of unexpressable joy (“Flipping gullash! “) and the fourth unforgivable curse (“Flipping gullash! “).

    Hope you find your gee willigers and yippee kayay!

    Deserae McGlothen

    • Tamber
      Posted at 03:37h, 02 January Reply

      Gee wieklilrs, that’s such a great post!

  • Authoress (@AuthoressAnon)
    Posted at 18:45h, 09 November Reply

    Something Yiddish. Seems appropriate. πŸ™‚

  • Candice
    Posted at 18:45h, 09 November Reply

    I have no expertise in this matter. The only exclamations that come to my mind are ones of frustration. My father-in-law likes to yell, “Judas Priest!” or “What the Sam Hill!” and my husband says “SassaFrassa, frick, frack…etc, etc.” Somehow none of those quite transition to a happy situation. Yep, this comment was completely unhelpful.

  • Anthony
    Posted at 18:47h, 09 November Reply



    • Michelle Wolfson
      Posted at 22:29h, 09 November Reply

      That is so not ever something I would say in ten gazillion years that it’s almost delete worthy, but as mentioned, I don’t know how to delete comments yet. But thanks for playing.

  • Kimberly Sabatini
    Posted at 19:24h, 09 November Reply

    Ricardo Montalban! I have no idea why I said this. Flippin’ Gullash.

  • Emmy
    Posted at 19:40h, 09 November Reply

    My catch all is “AWESOME” . Which Gets really old, really fast. :p

  • Hallie Sawyer
    Posted at 19:50h, 09 November Reply

    How about an acronym? OMGIJCMP or OMFGYWBT? These give me liberty to cuss freely.

    • Wolfson Literary
      Posted at 19:55h, 09 November Reply

      Hmm, I’ve always been more of a curser than a cusser. Maybe that’s a New York thing. And long acronyms just start to confuse me. But good effort.

  • Janice
    Posted at 20:00h, 09 November Reply

    I like woot for when I’m slightly excited, Woot for when I’m excited, and WOOT! for when I’m overjoyed. Then you can add more !!!!! for your level of excitement beyond that.

  • Steph Schmidt
    Posted at 20:08h, 09 November Reply


    Need to be carrying a nerd card to use that one though.

  • Elizabeth (@lizwritesbooks)
    Posted at 20:12h, 09 November Reply

    I’m a fan of the tildebang –> ~!

    For when you’re so excited, an exclamation point won’t do it justice.

    • Michelle Wolfson
      Posted at 22:28h, 09 November Reply

      Nicely put. I like the Tag line.

  • Laura
    Posted at 20:47h, 09 November Reply

    Maybe just typing YIPPEE! in a squiggly party font (sarcasm font’s better known first cousin) can be a place holder until you find the perfect word.

  • Rena
    Posted at 21:04h, 09 November Reply

    I’m a real nerd, so all my exclamations (good and bad) are all science related.

    “Sweet mother of Science!”

    “Schrodinger’s Cat!”

    “Holy Krakatoa!”


    “Einstein’s journal”

    But for pure excitement “D shell hybridization!”

    Yeah, they grow um nerdy where I’m from

    • Michelle Wolfson
      Posted at 22:22h, 09 November Reply

      These are my new favorites. Also made me think Eureka! But yours are good. Holy Krakatoa is good. And Copernicus too. I’m loving the nerdy awesomeness.

  • Larissa
    Posted at 21:08h, 09 November Reply

    A beta reader recently wrote SHAZAM in my manuscript, and it made me happy. LOL.

    I also Iike AMAZEBALLS, which I first saw in Rachel Hawkins’s twitter feed. Not sure if she made it up, or if it’s all over Alabama…

    Linda G’s wolf howl seems appropriate, too.

    Can’t wait to see what you decide on! πŸ™‚

    • Michelle Wolfson
      Posted at 22:24h, 09 November Reply

      Sorry but I hate amazeballs. Why is that suddenly popping up everywhere?? Let’s end that ASAP. Loving Shazam though!!

  • Linda Rodriguez
    Posted at 21:13h, 09 November Reply

    Don’t worry. You can never have too much mucho!

    • Michelle Wolfson
      Posted at 22:25h, 09 November Reply

      That’s what I thought. Mucho gracias. Wait, too mucho?

  • jared west
    Posted at 22:10h, 09 November Reply

    You start out as if you are singing a high G with an opera like vibrato. Then, after holding for a good 2 count, smoothly transition into a super loud burp. It’s more of a sound series than a specific phrase, but it’s how I express my excitement after a particularly good meal. People will stare, not because they are offended, but because they want to know more about what has got you so excited.

    • Michelle Wolfson
      Posted at 22:27h, 09 November Reply

      I’m pretty sure a burp from excitement automatically transforms into a hiccup, don’t you think? Wait, are you suggesting the phrase be Holy Hiccups!! Because you know I get freaked out if I have the hiccups for more than 5 minutes. I don’t think this is going to work.

  • Kate Larkindale
    Posted at 22:54h, 09 November Reply

    I quite like a good old fashioned ‘damn!’. it can be used so many ways, depending on intonation… Plus, it’s multi-purpose – for good things and for bad things.

  • Ninja Girl
    Posted at 01:22h, 10 November Reply

    Ooooh, a lot of great ones here!

    I like Kate Larkindale’s “damn,” but if I was going Southern, I’d probably go w/ “Hot damn!”
    I also like “Yowza.” Also a big fan of “Fan-freakin’-tastic” and “Wowsers”…don’t know exactly what that says about me as a person πŸ˜‰

    Hope you find what you’re looking for,

    Ninja Girl

    P.S. Oh, I just came up w/another. “Yahtzee!”

  • brianohio1
    Posted at 08:13h, 10 November Reply

    “Shazam!” But it MUST be in a Gomer Pyle voice/tone, or it won’t work.

    • brianohio1
      Posted at 08:15h, 10 November Reply

      Oh, crap… someone already suggested it. Still think it’s good though.

  • Lynn Rush
    Posted at 22:52h, 10 November Reply

    LOL. Okay, this post cracked me up. I LOVE THIS energy! I don’t have a suggestion because I’m just completely lame that way.

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  • Kay Elam
    Posted at 12:00h, 11 November Reply

    I found your blog via Tawna’s blog (and yes, I bought, read, and loved the book).

    My favorite blog word is splendiferous.

    Good luck with your blog. I’ve added it to my reader.

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    Posted at 17:01h, 11 November Reply

    I’m a big believer in keeping it simple – Yours is the Wolf Pack. Just use an all purpose howl.
    Ah- WOOOO!

    If you’re really, REALLY excited, add more O’s. πŸ™‚

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    Posted at 23:13h, 11 November Reply

    what about sacre bleu? Or holy pickles. Both are French I think.

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