Thanks for all of your well-wishes yesterday for my first year of blogging. While yesterday I completed a full year, today’s officially my first Blogiversary! I remember when I first started blogging, seeing other bloggers say that and thinking of my own as a not-truly-achievable-way-off-in-the-future event.
But it’s HERE!
Before you get your hopes up, let me tell you . . . I have no giveaways.
Nope. Not a one.
While at the Savvy Blogging Summit, I practiced the art of “nodding and laughing knowingly” while people shared their crazy stories of PR pitches and requests for reviews/giveaways. Some of the stories were downright hysterical.
But I’ve never once been approached about anything like that. Not even The Classic Foot Flush (which would be right up this germaphobe’s alley).
ANYway, in the spirit of trying to be like everyone else on THEIR blogiversaries, I thought I would make a top ten list of the things I could, and probably should give away . . . but won’t.
Alternate title for this post:
“Ten Things Only a Slob like Nony Would Ever Want to Keep”
(Please note that since all ten of these things are totally-unnecessary-although-treasured items, most are stuck in places where dusting doesn’t occur. I’m pretending that the dust isn’t noticable.)
10. A gorgeous set of red dishes meant to be used by the family member who has a reason to celebrate. The celebration could be for anything! A great report card, a homerun, a good deed that impressed your mama . . .
Given to us as a wedding present over 11 years and three kids ago, they’ve never been used. They’re stored in the laundry room cabinet and are rarely remembered. (Yes, that is some sort of toilet part next to them. Now, the intensive sanitization process that would be required to use them is just one more thing holding me back!)
4. Glass head sitting on a cluttered dresser. Looks a little spookier without its assigned wig.
3. My tiara from Thailand.
1. Are you ready for the #1 thing that serves no real purpose other than to give a slob joy? For this one, you should try to guess what it is before you read below.
Why, it’s a toilet-paper-holder to be used on the tables at your wedding reception, of course!
I bought it when I was living in Thailand, planning my wedding that was to happen 20 days after I moved back to the States. In Thailand, the primary use for toilet paper is as napkins. The cardboard tube is removed from the middle, the roll is placed in a holder like this (though generally not so fancy). You pull the toilet paper out from the hole, unraveling it from its center, and use it to wipe your mouth.
Normal people might have taken a picture, or just remembered this rather interesting item and told the story of it to their friends back home.
But remember, I’m not normal.
So, Happy Blogiversary to ME! I hope you aren’t too terribly disappointed that I can’t bear to part with any of these totally-giveaway-worthy items!
I’m linking this up at Ohamanda’s Top Ten Tuesday.
BTW, Megan from Half-Pint-House really did do a review of the Foot Flush in her early blogging days.