So then, the other day I was chatting with the friendly folks at American Greetings PhotoWorks and I mentioned to them that you all like free stuff.
And they said, “Oh really? Because sometimes we like to give away free stuff.” And then I said, “Oh really? Like how much?” And then they said, “Well, how about $50 of free stuff?” And then I said, “That would be great, because as it turns out, my readers like free $50 stuff.” I drive a hard bargain.
I think most you are familiar with American Greetings – cards and stationary and thank you notes and that kind of stuff. As some of you may know, I am a fanatic about thank you notes. I think the well written thank you note is what separates humans from the lesser species; the ones that cannot hold an ink pen or lick a stamp. Which is to say, I love stationary, especially thank you notes and especially these.
If you would like to win $50 of spending money with PhotoWorks, leave a comment telling me the name of your first boyfriend/girlfriend and some fun factoid about that romance.
I’ll go first.
My first boyfriend was in kindergarten, back in 1965, and his name was Jeremiah (still is). He was the 8th of nine children and his family lived around the corner from my parents (they still do). Jeremiah and I went all the way through 13 years of school together, starting with kindergarten. However, after kindergarten, we decided that we should see other people but have always remained friends. I can’t say that about one other boyfriend.
Jeremiah went on to become a scientist while I remain fascinated with shiny objects. Jeremiah, somewhat of an antique daddy himself, lives in that really big city in the mid-west with his lovely wife and two boys and sometimes reads this blog (Hi Jer!)
As always, I’ll use random.org to choose a winner later this week.
Y’all are so funny and fascinating! I lovelovelove your stories! I can’t quit reading them, which is bad because I’m really supposed to be working on a pressing matter.