Guess what. It's my birthday on Wednesday. You all know how much I love my birthday. Because cake and presents and friends are usually involved - three things I love dearly.
So, as a birthday present to myself - because I love giving things away - I decided to choose not one but THREE winners from last weeks giveaway. Three of you get bookmarks!!! This is so thrilling.
The following names were pulled out of the sombrero (which I got from Chevy's on a birthday many moons ago. And now I want chips and salsa. Any takers for chips and salsa on my birthday? And tacos? Because if you're going to have chips and salsa you may as well follow it up with tacos.) Right. Names: Erin, Liz Loyle, and Heidi. You win, you win, you win!
Fun facts about the winners: There are no 7-Elevens in Erin's neck of the woods. Which is un-American if you ask me. Loyle wears a Mickey Mouse watch, and Heidi puked up cherry Slurpee all over the hospital floor whilst in labor.
So, Lucky Winners, email me what you would like on your bookmark at email@example.com. I'm game for anything.
Now, onto a really important observation about your answers. All of you were pretty consistent. Most of you don't wear watches, you all have nicknames, you stay clear of flying/slithering/creeping things, and you think my mom is adorable. But you were also consistent with a variation on this answer: "It's been ages since I've had a Slurpee but..."
I find this to be unacceptable. Some of you, like Erin, who live in some alternate and tragic universe without 7-Elevens, have a valid excuse. But nearly all of you live in the Promised Land of Conveniently Located and Cheap Slushy Beverages. I don't get it. Do you not like Slurpees? Do you also not like unicorns and puppies?
So, I'm going to make a Royal Decree here (because my other nickname is Queen o' the Universe) and say that August 17th, my birthday, will hereby be known as Get Yourself a Slurpee Day. And if you'd like to give me a present, get a Slurpee (or some other slushy beverage if you don't have a Sev nearby) and take a picture with it and send that picture to me.
Go on and treat yourself. You deserve it.