Tuesday, March 10, 2009
book it forward
My friend Karen just posted a fun little game on her blog. The first three commenters on her post will receive a handmade gift from Karen sometime in the next year, provided that they re-post and keep the gifts going. Now in order to understand why I was the first commenter, you have to know something about Karen -- I still remember the handmade Valentine cards she gave out in elementary school. Each one was designed and crafted by Karen herself and they were truly works of art. Its been more than twenty years, but I am just as excited to get a Karen original creation as I was on Valentine's Day in 2nd grade!
However. I am craft-retarded. I do not use that word lightly -- retarded, according to Webster, means slow or limited in development. That perfectly describes my crafting abilities. You don't want my crafts, seriously.
So, what can I offer to my beloved first three commenters in order to hold up my end of the bargain with Karen? How about a book of my choosing, delivered to your mailbox sometime this year. You don't have to re-post this on your blog (if you have one). All I ask is that you pass it on, one way or another, and then tell me about it. Buy Starbucks for the guy behind you in the drive-thru. Leave flowers on your neighbor's doorstep. Be creative.