Sunday, October 19, 2008

Who Says Blogging Doesn't Pay?

No, I probably can't make a living blogging, but it can have some major perks! For example, I came home from my trip just a little bit richer as the following was waiting for me on the doorstep:

  • One package Brach's Autumn Mix candy
  • One Family Circle Magazine
  • Cherry Carmex
  • One can Stephen's Gourmet Hot Chocolate (Belgian Dark Chocolate)
  • One package of three Bic "Mark It" Fine Point Permanent Pens
  • One package of 12 spiffy blank note cards.
  • One pack Orbit Bubblemint gum
  • One cute note from Annie in which she explains this is a sampling of her favorite things that she was able to gather at Walmart in about 10 minutes. I can only imagine what would have been in there if she'd have had 20 minutes... my heck!
I mean, right? How awesome is that? And I got all of that simply by leaving a comment! This blogging gig just got that much sweeter. Thanks Annie! I need to come up with a way I can "pay it forward" now.

Another perk? I had tons of people at church today ask me how I was feeling after my bout with the flu. Pre-blog no one would have known/cared... but now? Ah, I was feelin' the love, people. Really, I was.

Now I'm off to a "Mini-MTC" over at the church for the youth. We're supposed to come dressed as missionaries... I'm thinking long skirt, cardigan & unfortunate looking but sensible shoes. Oh, and I better wash my make-up off ASAP. Unless I pretend like I got called to Temple Square..... hmmmm.....

23 comments:

Hot Pants said...

One of my BFF's served at temple square, and I am totally telling her about that. She's always bragging about the mom from Happy Days hanging out at temple square. This otta shut her up!

Remember that one time I won a blog contest and waited WEEKS to get my prize?

Sam, Shel & Co said...

Welcome "back"! Weird to miss someone I haven't met, eh?

I may die of boredom when ya'll are gone for an entire weekend...or whatever it is.

righty said...

i would convert to mormonism if beautifully made up women with normal clothes, and nice make up came to my hizzy. at least i'd pay attention. or gay men! but what you described the mish's wearing... well... won't be recruiting me. anyway, welcome back to the world from fluville

Memzy said...

No circus peanuts in that package? Those are Annie's favorites! Glad you are feeling better.

Jenny ESP said...

That's some good loot. Congrats. My favorite things gift package would have to include Dixon Ticonderoga pencils and an iPod, and that's why I can never have a blog contest. Can't afford it you gize.

Jonesy said...

jenny - I love Ticonderoga pencils too !! No one ever understands my love of a really great pencil - have I found a sister ?

Landee said...

Jenny, I think you can afford the pencils and then you can just put a picture of an iPod in there. And what am I missing here... isn't a pencil a pencil??

Righty, you wouldn't convert anyway. You already know the two hawtest mormons out there (i.e. Me & Memz) and you won't budge sooo... don't blame the unfortunate frumpy skirts & shoes.

They may not have circus peanuts at WalMart. I've never looked for them so I can't say for sure.

quesetescapa said...

People only wear stuff like that at first, but then they go local and wear what the natives wear. My wardrobe improved significantly after going local- though I never did get that nice Mediterranean skin...

Jenny ESP said...

Jonesy--I'm a total pencil snob! At the very least, we're cousins.

L--I guess you have to do a lot of old school writing to really appreciate a good pencil. I do--I have tons of notebooks full of my sloppy handwriting--so that's probably why I love Ticonderoga pencils. They are only expensive comparatively speaking.

Anonymous said...

two hottest mormons... You know I can read this and I'm still on the church records fhs.
But yea. Good for you and your loot.

Landee said...

I knew Aunt Visor posting her blog to the entire family was gonna attract some of the crazies!

Jonesy said...

"Isn't a pencil a pencil ? " I can't even respond.

Emily said...

Congrats on the "Happy Mail." And, welcome back--you were missed!

Jennifer P. said...

I am so glad you are a silent reader :)! Speak up every now and then---I need a good misspeller to liven things up around my blog!

I love that you got a little package from a bloggy friend. Those are so fun....in fact I think I've received more cards and packages this past year than in all my 32 previous years combined!

Glad you're feeling better!

Anonymous said...

You called that one! This is a much more PP friendly forum. She's gonna LUVERS it! She got so excited when I told her about it! She can't wait to be sisters. In the Zion way! This is exactly what Donny and Marie would do! BTW I'm 98.4% on my visiting teaching already this month! I got a ticker and everything! Jay kay. Kinda.

Anonymous said...

BTW what is up with the fake last names?

Landee said...

Everyone, my sister. Sister, everyone. Yay!

She takes irreverent to a whole new level. For realz you gize.

Anonymous said...

YAY for your sister! Wait.. real sister or ITZW? BRB the dog is in charge of refreshments for FHE!

righty said...

i knew as soon as i saw someone anonymously posting it was either who it was. for her dillir friend. haha. love it. and you're right. I'm not converting, but i really seriously wanna take a tour of a temple someday. i check out churchs for fun. seriously.

Anonymous said...

OH MY HECK it was so cute. He put together a candygram. He put that he hit the PAYDAY when we adopted him (abusive non denominational fam) and that he'd pay a MINT to help his friends find such sweet spirits to adopt them. but he's waggy for his GOLD (mini reeses in the gold foil) fire hydrant squeeky toy (royal treatment welcome to the fam prezzie) there's lots more.. but oh my cute!

Hot Pants said...

I'm lost, who's your sister? Anonymous or righty?

Annie said...

Welcome back. Sorry you had the pukes. Glad you liked the package. And YES circus peanuts are my favorite and YES they do have them at WalMart but they are an acquired taste and I wasn't sure you were up to that.

Annie said...

Oh...and thanks for coming by and saying hi. That was so cool to get to meet you in person and all.