We never admit that we've never actually met our "friends." Yet we can easily recite their kids' names, television viewing habits, and most-treasured hobbies. I rely on my blog buddies quite regularly for a quick pick-me-up on days when I'm feeling a little wiped or in need of laugh.
This morning was one such example. I spent much of the day at a crowded school pool watching my sons' first swim meet. By the time we arrived home from the event, my lungs were on fire. I apparently have more sensitivity to chlorine than your average bear.
I became a bit depressed, wondering how I could transform my kids into the next Michael Phelps with a chlorine allergy and an inability to attend their meets. I checked my mail as I walked in the front door and found an extra-padded envelope. And when I opened it? You'll never guess:
It was from Andrea at Maybe It's Just Me (she is one of my favorite bloggers and I get excited every time I see a new post from her). She had read my ramblings about my love for Box Tops and felt compelled to drop her stash in the post to yours truly.
I was touched. As I know Andrea's birthday is coming up, I wanted to do something special in return. I remembered her funny blog about this ugly monkey doll:
|Photo courtesy of Andrea who I hope won't sue me|
I assumed something of this...er..."quality" would naturally retail for $19.99 plus S&H.
Ugly monkey doll is $149.99 plus S&H.
Now I know that Andrea doesn't really want this thing. She is worth every bit of the $149.99, but not for a gag gift that she'd probably hide away from the world, respectful of the likelihood of it frightening small children.
But this whole thing has got me wondering two things:
(A) Who out there is actually paying $149.99 for ugly monkey doll?
(B) NOW what am I supposed to get Andrea?
Feel free to send suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org.