As someone who writes quite frequently, I firmly believe that a notebook on the nightstand is imperative for capturing genius should the muse happen to come calling in the middle of the night. In all sincerity, it is quite common that I wake up in the wee hours to scribble down the brilliant thoughts whose powers are strong enough to wrestle me from deepest slumber. Why then, when I am fully awake do these ideas, that to a sleep-addled brain seem like all the wisdom of the ages combined, read like utter and unqualified nonsense? It has happened before, even when I convince myself that I'll remember every detail of my active subconscious brainstorm, that I force myself to roll over and jot down a few notes only to wake anxious to find something poetic and instead find something woefully pathetic.
Happy Blog-O-Versary Darlin'!
Today we celebrate two full years of bringing you our best in wacky tacky. I didn't really have a clear direction when I began to compose this post last night so I decided the best thing to do was sleep on it. I went to bed confident that in the morning the refreshment of a good night's sleep would break my writer's block. A night of sleep, however fitful, did not disappoint in the brilliant ideas department and I was glad to know that if I didn't have a solid eight hours, I at least had a notebook full of inspiration.
Imagine my disappointment when I got up this morning to see two barely legible words scratched onto the page - "floaty pens." FLOATY PENS?!?!?! It all came rushing back to me; I had a semi-wakeful dream about those souvenir pens that have moving sailboats, animals, rockets, baseball players, race cars, and in the case of a secret one my grandpa hid in a drawer, a disappearing bikini.
Instead of focusing solely on the never-ending charms of floaty pens, I thought I'd take a look at traditional anniversary gifts for a second anniversary. According to several websites, a second anniversary warrants gifts of cotton. Since, for all practical purposes, I am married to my blog, it only seemed fair that I pick out a few gifts that I'd like to receive for wacky tacky's two-year Blog-O-Versary!
|This chenille, Hopalong Cassidy bedspread|
|This vintage yardage for sale on Etsy|
|More vintage yardage for sale on Etsy|
|This hot dog & hamburger tablecloth from The Vintage Table.|
|This old cotton candy sign...that counts right?|
|The Yodeling Blonde Bombshell, Carolina Cotton|
"I Love to Yodel" - Carolina Cotton
...as long as we're on the subject...
Well, that's about it. I just thought that I should acknowledge two years of blogging and express my appreciation that you've "cottoned on" to the world of wacky tacky; thank you for your support. We are closing in on 200 followers and when we do, we'll have yet another big giveaway. Until then, I remain respectfully yours.