Friday, August 12, 2011
You Bet Your Asp
At first blush, you might think these events are unrelated. But dig a bit deeper and I think you’ll agree that they are inextricably linked. For Cleopatra is popularly believed to have died after being bitten by an asp.
And Anthony Ray, better known by his stage name of Sir-Mix-a-Lot, is best known for his anthem to, well, something that sounds an awful lot like asp.
What does all of this mean? Nothing, really. Except that it means today is a particularly auspicious day. The kind of day that makes a person want to announce something.
So, I’m announcing that I’ve started my Christmas knitting. True, I may have mentioned this before. But one of our current presidential hopefuls has announced her candidacy at least three times now – so really I’m just being presidential. Not redundant. Really.
And, since I’m announcing that I’ve started my Christmas knitting – I’d like to announce that I want to add a couple of new names to my Christmas-gift-list. You heard me right. I already plan to make things for family and numerous friends – but I want also to make something for at least one complete (or nearly complete) stranger. So – this seems like an opportunity for a new giveaway. So – I hereby kick off the 2011 TSMK Christmas-Gift-Listapalooza.
Here’s the scoop: You want something – you ask for it. Maybe a scarf? Or how about some socks? Could be anything. Tell me what you’d like made, and why you think you should be added to my Christmas list. Make it (the item) memorable. If it is something intriguing – I’ll be more likely to want to make it.
All entries should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you need to send something through snail mail – shoot me an email and I’ll reply with an address.
I’ll accept entries through the autumnal equinox. Have fun, and I hope to hear from you.