Lucky again

Back in October I won a contest over on Largehearted Boy’s amazing music and literature blog. (Pop over there and take a quick look at it. Pretty amazing, isn’t it?) The prize package arrived recently and contained a whole bevy of stuff that’s sure to please any little kid (and any parents who seek fun, intelligent, and creative fare for their kids), including the new book (yes, you heard me correctly) by They Might Be Giants, called Kids Go!, along with their latest CD, Here Comes Science. (The timing for this arrival in our couldn’t be better, because Sylvia is currently obsessed with “doing science.”) There’s also For the Kids III, which we somehow managed to miss until now. Considering how much like its two predecessors, I’m sure this one will be a hit with my family, too.

Last week another prize box arrived in the mail, this one from Jen at Fashionably Late to the Party. For about three weeks starting in mid-November she ran a contest in which commenters won entries for a random drawing for what she described as “a box of random stuff.” (Her posts are always interesting, and I usually have something to say there anyway. So entering this contest actually required no extraordinary effort on my part.)

And random it was. The box contained some awesome salt-and-pepper shakers (which are so awesome that I think they deserve an entire blog post all to themselves some time), lots of cookies and snacks from Japan, a giant prescription bottle full of beads, and all sorts of odds and ends. My favorite item, though, was this one:


4 Responses to “Lucky again”

  1. Chrison 21 Dec 2009 at 10:14 am

    Oh, congrats on winning that kid-themed prize from Largehearted Boy!!

  2. Jen Andersonon 21 Dec 2009 at 12:31 pm

    Hee! I’m so glad you liked it all. That is, of course, the ORIGINAL stick figure drawing that I scanned in after my last baking injury.

  3. Marshaon 23 Dec 2009 at 5:46 pm

    @Chris: Thanks!
    @Jen: I can’t believe you sent me that picture. You should have framed it and hung it on your wall!

  4. Bethon 27 Dec 2009 at 1:17 am

    I can’t wait to see the salt and pepper shakers!