Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Pay It Forward!

I'm always a little hesitant to jump on the blog meme bandwagon, but Allison had this up on her fabulous blog and I decided to be brave and play along. Here it goes:

Pay it Forward 2011: I promise to send something handmade to the first 5 people who leave a comment. They must in turn post this and send something they made to the first 5 people who comment. The rules are that it must be handmade by you and it must be sent to your 5 people sometime in 2011. (What a great way to start 2011!!)

There you have it. If you leave me a comment and are number uno, dos, tres, cuatro, or stinko, I will collect your real life address and mail you something handmade by yours truly. I can't promise you it will be anything useful or spectacular, but I will put thought into it and I will have fun with it. Meaning you can expect to receive any of the following if you sign up:

- Badly drawn cartoons!
- A collage that makes no sense!
- A horrific recording of a song that I will get drunk and write just for you!
- Art made out of tin foil!
- A replica of a dead rat! (you think I'm kidding but I live down the hall from a guy who sometimes sets up a "make your own artistic dead rat" station in the kitchen)
- Something equally bizarre that I am yet to think of!

So what are you waiting for? Leave me your email address so I can solicit you for your mailing address and we can get this game started!

Of course, there is a catch: you have to post this on your blog too (hence the reason it's called "Pay It Forward"). I will know if you don't and I will send my fake dead rats after you. So you better play along if you play!

That's all for now. Hope everyone is having a lovely Wednesday!


  1. Not sure if the rules allow me to participate - but I will be making you something soon!

  2. I totally think you can and should participate. After all, you were the first person to comment. So you will get something fabulous mailed to you from my corner of the world. :D

  3. I'll make you a snowball.

    Just kidding!

  4. Yay! at the very least we will get sweet stuff from each other!

  5. Hehe. I feel like a snowball would melt by the time it made it to Portland. :P

    I'm not sure what I'm making you yet but it will be something cool. :)

    Oh, I know - I can get the guy down the hall from me to bake you something special and we can pretend I made it!

    KIDDING. You homemade item will not be edible. Well, unless you like to eat things like glue and paper...

  6. Don't mail anything that could get you in trouble with the border patrol.

    I love paper & glue!

  7. This sounds like a great idea! I think I'll post this same meme tomorrow on my blog, but now to think of five wonderful little gifts I can make. Hmmm... :)

  8. Justin and theTsaritsa, you are among the first five people to comment, so you get stuff! Yay! What are your email addresses?

  9. jealous that you managed to find people willing to do this

  10. Cool! I found this on facebook too, and posted it on my blog a little bit ago [maybe a week?]. It's awesome that someone else thought to do this too! Allison, you're blog's great. Following. =]


    This is the greatest day of my life!

  12. Stephanie and Matt - Congrats! You are commenters number 4 and 5! Can I get your email addresses please? :D

    Justin - Haha. Okay. Expect an email from me to arrive in your inbox very soon!

  13. I'm #6 but I'm going to make you something anyway.

  14. Yay!! I'm going to post about this on my blog right now! My email addy is:

    I feel so lucky!! Yay, thank you!!


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