Friday, January 18, 2013

Happy 2nd Blog-O-Versary!!

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'!
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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.

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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
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This vintage yardage for sale on Etsy
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More vintage yardage for sale on Etsy
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This hot dog & hamburger tablecloth from The Vintage Table.
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This old cotton candy sign...that counts right?
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The Yodeling Blonde Bombshell, Carolina Cotton
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"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.


Cheers!

Mr. Tiny

38 comments:

  1. that bedspread! could not be more perfect! you need it so you can have a guest bed for your cute little nephew!
    and i keep a little pad by my bed, but it is more for jotting down the hilarious stuff travis says in his sleep. he is quite the talker.

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    1. Isn't that spread killer? I found a chenille spread this weekend for a great price...but it's no Hopalong Cassidy! Sleep-talkers are hilarious; if it won't get you into trouble, you should share some of the highlights!

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  2. I could swear Darlene Gillespie sand the same song on the original Mickey Mouse Club! Have 2nd blogiversary!

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    1. Is there anything Darlene COULDN'T do? If there is video of it somewhere I would love to see it. Thank you so much!

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  3. Congrats on 2 years! Love your blog so much and I look forward to reading about more of your adventures and cool places you visit. Inspiring me to see what my hometown has to offer.

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  4. 1. Happy two years! I'm so glad that you and Wacky Tacky are around. You bring me such joy.

    2. I think that in 2013, the phrase "Floaty Pens" shall be our chosen cheer..our rallying cry. Anytime that something great happens, we shall scream "Floaty Pens!" instead of "Yay!" or "Hot Dog!" or god forbid "Whooohooo!"

    3. I'm glad that we don't go shopping together because we like all of the same things.

    4. Keep doing what you're doing, m'kay?

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    1. 1. Thank you. That absolutely goes double for me about your brilliant blog.

      2. Maybe the next wacky tacky t-shirt needs to feature floaty pens. What about "Hot Dog, It's a Floaty Pen!"???

      3. Isn't shopping with like-minded people difficult? I do my best when I fly solo.

      4. I'll keep it up if you promise to do the same. Your wit and hilarity always cheer me to no end!!!

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  5. Congratulations on two wacky tacky years. May you have many more.

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    1. Thank you! I hope 2013 brings more opportunities to run into you and your awesome family!

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  6. Happy Blogversary, I'm making my own word. I love you and your blog, keep the Wackiness a comin.

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    1. Thank you! I'll do my best to stay on a wacky tacky roll!

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  7. Waow!!!! Congrats, 2 years of hard labor to bring us the best of SoCal, thanks a lot!!! Your posts always bring me sun and often a smile on my face!
    Hope 2013 will bring you many ideas for this incredible blog.
    It will be nice to meet you at Benny's wedding!!!

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    1. Thank you! I hope 2013 is a great year for you too. Catalina should be amazing - can't wait!

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  8. Happy blogoversary! I've bumped your GFC followers to 179!

    thriftshopcommando.blogspot.com

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  9. Yaaaaaay blog birthday! Yaaaaaaay floaty pens! Yaaaaaaaaaaay Wacky Tacky! Congrats on 2 years! :)

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    1. Yaaaaaaay!!! Thank yoooooooooooooooooou!!!

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  10. Happy Anniversary! Hip Hip Floaty Pens!!

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  11. Happy Blogiversary!!! Here's hoping the next two years are just as awesome!

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  12. THANK you for your posts and spreading JOY!

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    1. Thanks Doug! I do my best; I figure that if this stuff brings me joy, it is bound to bring joy to others. Thanks again!

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  13. 1930s: "Floaty pens are just around the corner."
    1940s: "Floaty Pens for VICTORY!"
    1950s: "In Floaty Pens We Trust"
    1960s: "You Bet Your Sweet Floaty Pen..."

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  14. Happy Blogoversary #2!!! How'ze about 2 cotton balls??? (without seeds)

    Keep up the wacky work!

    Sandie

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    1. Thanks RS!!! I'll take what I can get!!!

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