Brian Shares Saturday: Poor Ebenezer and the Joy of Sriracha

For those of you who don’t already know, Brian and I decided on a pet sloth, who we will name Ebenezer Sherlock Pip. So if, you hear about one for sale (preferably a baby sloth that is already house broken), let me know!

That being said, Brian continues to look for additional ideas for the future menagerie… He recently sent me this ad:

Pet Koala

My response?

“No.”

Brian, of course, pushed the issue later when he got home from work, stating that a koala would be such a great pet… “They’re so cute and cuddly!”

I looked at him, and said, “He would rape and kill Ebenezer. Do you really want that to happen?”

“Good point. Okay, no koala. Maybe there will be an after-Christmas sloth sale?”

“Let’s hope!”

So later this week, Brian sent me this gem (twice):

Sriracha Lip Balm

I told him that I would wear the lip balm, if he wore these:

Sriracha boxer briefs

Not surprisingly, he said no… (This may or may not have been the 3rd or 4th time I’ve brought these up.) Even though he looooooves the Sriracha…he just won’t wear the cool underwear.

You can buy both of these items at The Oatmeal, where you can also buy me the Grammar Pack for Christmas… where you can find lots of cool stuff!*

Have a great weekend!

 

*The Oatmeal did not pay me, solicit me, or even bother to check out my website to endorse them. *sigh* It would be super cool if they knew I existed, but until then I just think their shit is awesome and want to buy it all. I dream of the Grammar Pack often.
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Fall Swap: I Love Real Mail

Greetings friends!

This weekend, my mom called to inform me that a package had arrived. Excitement to the max ensued, as I was sure that my fall swap gift had arrived!

Mail!

Mail for Chrissy!

What is a fall swap gift, you ask? Well, allow me to explain. The delightful Joules, over at Pocketful of Joules, began a Secret Santa-esque fun activity for bloggers. I found out about it, and thought how fun it would be to play with other bloggers, and joined up. You can read more about the Fall Swap on Joules’ site.

Excitedly, I opened the packaged. A lovely note in an envelope was enclosed:

A note

How cute, right?

So I dive deeper into the box to discover an adorable scarf! Brightly colored, and it looks to be handmade (which is freakin’ awesome!), I love it.

crocheted scarf

Brightly colored and adorable crocheted scarf

(OK, so Mom said it was crocheted and she was really impressed. I think it’s super quirky and fun, so I am equally as impressed!) Obvi, it was necessary to provide my loyal readers with a photo shoot. I considered putting on a really cute outfit to be all matchy matchy…but that just isn’t my style…sort of.

Modeling my new scarf

Modeling my new scarf

Cute Scarf

So Cute!

At this time, I really have to give mad props to Brian for putting up with me and my frequent photo shoots…which seem to becoming more of a thing with me. He almost always does it with a smile on his face (OK, usually he’s laughing at my ridiculous-ness.) Sometimes he vetoes photos, but this time he said that I could put them all up.

Check out my new scarf

Check out my new scarf! The traditional Chrissy-pose…

Can I copyright a pose? This one’s my favorite.

Love my scarf

I seriously love scarves

So my “secret fall swap blogger buddy” likely doesn’t know me too well, but she totally hit it on the head with a scarf. As we haven’t gotten too far into the cold weather here, I haven’t had the opportunity to rave on my love of scarves. I have a bazillion brightly colored joyous strings of fabric that wrap delicately carelessly fabulously around my neck throughout the fall and winter. I may not wear a coat, but you bet your ass I’ve got a scarf on!

Well played, “secret fall swap blogger buddy,” well played.

On that note, I’m supposed to guess who my secret buddy is…

I’ve decided that it is most definitely the brains behind Chewylicious, who writes a fun blog about all sorts of stuff! She crochets a lot, loves games, experiments with some unique cooking, and so much more. So, with my official guess, I’d like to send a humongous thank you to her for the lovely gift.

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