Monday, April 6, 2009

positive karma and mystery gifts all rolled into one

I got this from Nicole on her blog, and she got it from somewhere else.

I've had a long, largely sleepless weekend of grading bar exams (law school grads have atrocious penmanship and spelling skills and despite studying for 10 weeks, do not know con law) (edited to add: which is constitutional law and not criminal law) and I'm stressed out over a brief due at work today. So what better time to do this?

Here is the offer: I hereby pledge to make something for the first 5 persons who respond to AND agree to the conditions of this blog/offer. This offer does have some restrictions and limitations so please read carefully:

I make no guarantees that you will like what I make. What you get is what you get. It could be a papier mache statue of me, or a haiku, or a doll made of toothpicks. Or something that you have always yearned for in your secret heart but didn't even know until I gave it to you. Or something else.

What I create will be just for you. One of a kind!

It’ll be done this year (2009).

I will not give you any clue what it’s going to be.

Unless you live near me, it will be something that needs to be mailed, so you’d have to be willing to provide a viable address.

In return, all you need to do is post this text into a blog or bulletin of your own and make 5 things for the first 5 to respond to your note under these same conditions.

IMPORTANT: This offer is null and void if you do not post your own blog/bulletin to pay this forward.



SaRaH said...

Oh my poor five people. I'm in.

Jacque said...

I'm game. ;)

Tiffany said...

I'll play! Like Sarah, I feel really sorry for my five people! :)

Christine said...

I'm so happy! I will send great gifts. Will you please email me your addresses through my profile?

Robyn said...

Okay, Chris. I'll be number 4.

SaRaH said...

Chris, You've started a wave of karmic action and now we come before you with a question... Double Dipping. Yes or No? (See Robyn's blog.)

Rebecca said...

Hello Christine (and other ladies :)),

My name is Rebecca and I started reading this blog around Christmas. I was reading Crazy Days and Nights and there was a 'post your own link day' and out of all the links in the comments that day I randomly scrolled and clicked on the link to Christine's blog!

I have since replaced (some of) my celebrity trash weblinks with blogs like this one (and I started to read SaRaH's too just by another random click). I find what I now call 'Mother Blogs' so lovely and inspiring. I can't explain why I like reading them very eloquently, but they're so much better than a lot of the trash that's on the internet, and so filled with a strong sense of family love and (for the lack of a better term) 'girl power' (ugh, I really hate that term).

Anyway, I just wanted to say 'hello!' finally. This is a very long introduction, but I wanted to give enough information so that I didn't sound like a creeper....
If you like, I have my own blog: (not too much greatness on there, though I'm hoping to post more frequently) and my own Myspace. 2 years ago I recorded my own CD and most of the songs are on this site:

To sum up: Hello mothers! I think you are all great. I would be happy to play this gift game if you'd like, but I understand if making a gift for a random creeper girl who you've never talked to before is a little too odd.

Holy toledo I just previewed this and it is long. Sorry,

Jess said...

if I comment on yours, will you comment on mine. I dont' know if you still have spots open, but it's worth a shot. :)

Rebecca Mumm said...

I am new to your blog, found you through Eithene's site. I also have a son with VACTERLs our caringbridge is -, but most recently started a blog -

Hope to talk to you through one of the other.
Brody is amazing.

Christine said...

Ok, what are the chances of two new Rebecca commenters? I'm so happy!

Rebecca from CDAN: I love Enty, so I love anyone who finds me from there. I'm running out the door but had to reply - you are such a sweetheart for saying these things. Truly - it means so much to me.

Rebecca from Eithene:
Hello! I am leaving town today but would love to "chat" -- thank you so much for finding me! Brody has a carepages too - the link is on the right. I look forward to connecting more in the future.

Everyone: Please email me your addresses if you'd like a pay it forward gift. I'll keep it open to 10 - what the hell. My email is christine 1 2 2 3 @ g m a i l . com but, obviously, without the spaces.