A Giveaway for you!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

So - I have been so stinking busy & lazy about blogging - but this is NOT an apology, nay it is a summary of my life for the past two weeks or so...

* Dear Snake gets the flu
* @Iambooboolala and I go to see "If you give a Moose a Cupcake" with my parents
* @Iambooboolala gets the flu & I foolishly allow T-bone to go snowmobiling with his buddy all that day!
* LOSE MY SAPPHIRE FROM MY ENGAGEMENT RING
* Work, work, work
* Ignore blog
* NEVER ENDING LAUNDRY PILES
* worry, worry, worry
* Get sick myself
* Get annoyed by EVERYTHING under the sun
* Ignore blog some more
* Hubby gets sick so I foolishly take @Iambooboolala to McD's on a FRIDAY NIGHT???
* Clean, put stuff away, more laundry
* Drive to the boonies for nephew's birthday
* Teach Sunday School and immediately drive out to the largest mall in America to take @Iambooboolala to yet ANOTHER birthday party, lunch with T-bone during, and foolishly go to BUILD A Bear on the DAY before Valentine's Day???
* Ignoring blog on FULL power now
* work, work, work

So you see I am up to my neck in foolishness!  ;)

But for you - a giveaway from BuildASign - do you see over there in the side column?  That is the cute sticker BuildASign allowed me to make for my car.  Have you seen those EVERYWHERE?  They are too $$$ for me - but not at BuildASign.

Here is the sticker on my car:

As you can see I am a BIG FAN of the window cling - there are more on my back side windows too.  Yes, I am THAT freak! 




Wow are Build A Signs bumperstickers and window clings affordable.  So if you needed/wanted to advertise something - you could VERY inexpensively with Build A Sign's help!

And they have cute stickers too!



And since you don't want one of MY FAMILY - they gave me ten cool cling stickers like this one:


How do you get one?  Be one of the first TEN commentors on this post - BE SURE your account is connected to your email so I can email you to get your address!!!  If its not you MUST include your email in your comment.

So you ask....

Why that one?

Well - here is the story of how my hubby and I met.  Just in case you missed it the other two times I posted about it.  Happy Trails!

Imagine June 1999 - it is HOT and HUMID in Minnesota and my brother, my buddy Kyle Ann and I decide we need some cold beers and sweaty singing. We head up to NordEast to hang at a place called Arrones -- not sure I would go there anymore, but at the time the bartender Mike* and the Karaoke Chick were tons of fun --

I was wearing (or it was stuck to me) a cute Target grey tank top with blue flowers on it and these army green cargo pants I got at Abercrombie & Fitch. One day I hope to fit back into those things...the pants, I mean.

We sit on one side of the bar, Mike* gives us a cold one, and we begin to pick out our songs. If I remember accurately I probably sang (forgive me):
But, wait! There at the "mic" is a cute guy in polo and shorts - and he is SINGING "Pretty Woman" ....I wonder if he will do the... Oh yeah, he can growl like Roy Orbison, SWEET!
I lean into Kyle Ann and say,

L - There is my boyfriend.
KA - HE's too old.
L - Too old for you maybe. Remember I have a few years on ya babe.
Brother Pete- HEY, should I go get my "Chocolate Salty Balls" cd and sing that?

Polo shirt and shorts finishes singing and starts to work his way around the bar to where we are sitting and gets halted by "Trucker Girl" wanting him to play pool.

L- Bitch, get away from my boyfriend.
KA - You need another drink.
FINALLY about midnight Polo shirt sits at the barstool next to mine -being the smooth chick I am I lean over toward him and say -

"You're cute, what is your name?"

Yes folks that is how I met the madman I am married to...he will say he sang the song because HE saw me first, I buy that, but he will also say that he TALKED to me first and that is a
bold-faced lie.

Just ask Kyle Ann, she was there. Unless she had too many Long Islands that night. ;)

* God bless Mike wherever you are!!(he died a few years ago, we went to the funeral. THAT is how charming this bartender was.)

p.s. the line I used on my hubby worked EVERY TIME. Single? Use it tonight!
p.p.s. REMEMBER if you comment ensure I have your email if you want a bumper sticker!
p.p.s.s. This item was provided to me at no charge by the company in exchange for a fair and honest review. The ideas, opinions, and story told are my own words.  I was not paid nor compensated in any other way.

12 comments:

cswyant said...

Aww! I love the story of how you met! And I believe that " I Touch Myself" was one of the songs I sang for Lex the frist time I dragged him to kareoke in Nordeast after we started dating, as kareoke was my hobby (read: obsession) at the time! Glad your all feeling better!

Anti-Supermom said...

I was wondering where the heck Lisa has been. Glad you are on the mend.

Hilarious story, love you for making me giggle.

PS - are you hating snow as much as me?!

Meri said...

Haha- even sticky humid MN summer sounds better than blustery blizzardy February minnesota- get me outta here!
Love the story- I met my boyfriend when he guessed my name, and we still sometimes dispute the "details" of that evening :)
Meri
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KLZ said...

Was there a bluto involved in this night?

sprinkles said...

That really is a cute story!

I hope you're all feeling better now. It sucks to be sick.

I haven't been very good about blogging either. I've been posting an average of about twice a week and haven't had much time to visit anyone so I didn't mind that you hadn't blogged in awhile.

Raising Z said...

LOVE that story :) I landed my man with a bag of fish bait (hook, line, sinker)....will have to share someday on my blog.

Love your sticker, I am off to check them out!

gretchen said...

I want that singing sticker too! I don't have nearly as good a reason as you, I'm just always singing in the car. And I've been known to practice my choral music while driving - listening to a recording of...the Hallelujah Chorus or whatever and holding the sheet music on the steering wheel. And people thinking the phone is dangerous!

LOVE that you two met singing karaoke!

gretchen said...

I want that singing sticker too! I don't have nearly as good a reason as you, I'm just always singing in the car. And I've been known to practice my choral music while driving - listening to a recording of...the Hallelujah Chorus or whatever and holding the sheet music on the steering wheel. And people thinking the phone is dangerous!

LOVE that you two met singing karaoke!

Ginny Marie said...

Wait...you went to Build-a-Bear the day before Valentine's Day? What were you thinking? ;)

I just love hearing how people met. What a cute story! And of course I'll believe that you were the first one to do the talking.

My dad grew up in Minnesota, so we are always hearing stories about the weather there!

Sandi a::k::a KnitMyRhino said...

I. NEED. THAT. STICKER!

"Caution: Driver Singing"

That's me. I am always singing. Always.

I follow you on twitter already dear heart!

knitmyrhino@gmail.com

friendtoyourself.com said...

really smiling now. thanks

knowwhentoshutup said...

Adorable story. I love singing karaoke!

What a great giveaway too! Too bad I am late to the party, but I hope everyone enjoys their window clings and displays them with pride, while singing! :)

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