Hello, all! Happy Family Day!
Yes, in Alberta, today is the day we celebrate families. Immediate families. Extended families. Annoying families. Colour families. All in the families.
So, my bloggy family, I am celebrating with a giveaway! Today, I reached a milestone - 60 followers - and since my bloggy family has grown so much, I figure I should randomly show one of you how much you're my favourite.
Kind of like I treat my own family.
Here's the little kit I put together from my stash...
Oooh, Little Yellow Bicycle, Cosmo Cricket, and Making Memories!
Oooh, random bits and bobs!
Oooh, free stuff!
But we have to make this interesting, peeps. In order to enter this giveaway, you must share with me your most embarrassing moment.
Dun dun DUUUUUUUUNNNNN!
Or at least, share with me something kinda embarrassing.
In other words, make me feel better for the story I am about to tell you.
Picture it: Langley, BC, 2007. A young teacher must move her office to a building across a parking lot. She has one box. She has no tape. She has an office chair, but no dolly.
She's just a girl with a dream - a dream of one day having an office bigger than a shoebox and of moving into it without having to ask anyone for help.
She fills her box to overflowing, using the box-tops to hold in the bits and pieces of office-clutter that threaten to jump overboard. She loads it onto her office chair, and she begins her trek across the parking lot.
If you haven't yet guessed, that girl was me. And that man was Pablo Picasso.
***Editor's note: If you get that reference, I think I love you.
I could have taken the sidewalk, but sidewalks are for the weak. I was young! I was ambitious! I had complete faith in the rolly-box-carrying capabilities of that office chair!
I don't know why I took the speedbump.
Of course, the next car to come by was the vice-principal, who sees me collecting pencils and pens and paper and hole punches and books and other miscellany that have now been scattered across the roadway. Of course, he gets out to help me, like a gentleman.
Of course, this is the exact time that several other people decide to leave the parking lot.
Of course, I have now caused a traffic jam.
Of course, I have put my idiocy-in-the-name-of-independence-and-poor-impulse-control on display for all to see.
And of course, I still have to put the box back on the office chair and inconspicuously push it across the parking lot.
Did I mention the classrooms all had big windows facing the parking lot?
And that, ladies and gentleman, is the most embarrassing spectacle I've ever made of myself.
So, once again: If you would like to enter this giveaway, please comment below. Tell me something embarrassing. Make me feel better! Make me laugh! Make me believe I'm not the only one dumb enough to take a speed-bump with a piece of office furniture!
The draw will close at midnight MST on Friday, Feb. 25, at which time I will very scientifically put your names into a hat and draw one at random. At this time, I have to limit this draw to only Canada and the US, as Canada Post won't give me an international discount for having publicly embarrassed myself. (Please feel free to take that up with them, though. I think this story should be worth something.)
On a serious note, thank you, everyone, for following me in my Pursuit of Scrappyness. It really does mean a lot to me, and I appreciate you for reading, for commenting, and for making blogging worthwhile. You should know that you are my favourite follower. Yes, you.
Don't tell the others.