I hope to never get to a point where I am so overworked that I feel compelled to buy my child things to assuage my guilt. I firmly believe the best thing I can offer is my time and my love.
The same theory applies to my blog. However, I don't have to worry about scarring you for life by not blogging enough (at east I hope I don't have to worry about this... that might just be more pressure than I can handle.)
And, in addition, this is a belated attempt at delurking. National delurking week is in early January (who gets to declare national events, anyway? Could I declare this "National Buy Your Geology TA an Almond Latte Week" and people would oblige? Or is there a course I have to take first to earn that right? Or is it like having a baby, anyone can do it but not everyone should do it? The point being, this is officially "National Buy Your Geology TA an Almond Latte Week".)
And, in addition (and perhaps most importantly) I'd like to get the word out about my friend's Etsy shop. My in-real-life friend (I actually have those, though I have to give them presents, too, to be my friend. Maybe I should have asked her first before calling her my friend.)
So, TADAAA! It's my first blog giveaway! I promise not to become a giveaway-whore (I guess that would actually make me a giveaway pimp) by bomarding you with free products. (hint to companies... I would love to bombard my readers with free products).
The giveaway is this fabulously funky necklace. And let's be honest, folks, I'm not dooce. Which means you have an honest-to-god shot at winning this. Better odds than you have of getting your students to buy you an almond latte.
To enter you must do the following:
1) Go to ChickaDeesigns and post here with your favorite item in her shop.
If you want extra entries you can do the following:
2) Add my blog to your public favorites and post here to tell me you did (lurkers begone!)
3) Add ChickaDeesigns to your Etsy Favorites and post here to tell me you did.
4) Become a fan of ChickaDeesigns on Facebook and post here to tell me you did.
5) Vote for my blog! (upper right corner... see it? Click it!) Then tell me you did. I know this is attention whoring, but product pimps like whores. That's me.
6) And one more... if you write about this on your blog that's an entry too. Just post a link to it here.
Winner will be chosen by random.org. Probably next Tuesday. But maybe sooner. Or maybe later. Probably later.
(Edited to add: Oh yah! Tell me how I can get in touch with you, in at least one of your posts. Either via your blog, or phone, or house flyover. Whatever method you prefer.)