Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Birds 2, Stones 1

Last night I was aimlessly drifting from blog to blog, trying to kill time until I was ready for bed. (Hoping I could see Jamie Lynn Spears again.) I was reading about my second favorite thing, food. If you don't know what my favorite thing is, well, it's always good to keep you guessing.

I stumbled across this post about a Barney Butter giveaway over at What is Barney Butter? Apparently it's almond butter, they don't sell it around here, but it sounds delish. The contest involved writing a poem. We all know how my poem-writing has been unstoppable lately, so I composed a piece and illustrated it this afternoon, click on the picture to make it larger if you can't read the text.

This makes me happy in so many ways. First, I could win a jar of almond butter. I don't know what could possibly be more satisfying than this scenario:

I arrive back from the beach on Monday afternoon, depressed and teary-eyed that vacation is over and I have to go back to work. After turning on my computer, removing a cat from my lap so I can turn the screen on, turning the screen on, removing a cat from the desk so I can use the mouse to click into my email, clicking into my email, throwing a cat forcefully from the room so I can look at the screen, getting up to apologize to said cat, getting distracted with the petting of said cat, getting up and going back to the computer, yelling to Anthony to come get the damn cat off me so I can get something done, wiping the fur balls from my keyboard, and getting teary eyed again because I have to go back to work, I see that I have a new email. It's from Tina at I have won a jar of almond butter. Not only will I feel renewed and refreshed from vacation, but I'm ready to take on anything! Including my job. Almond Butter will make me strong!

The second reason this contest makes me happy is that I have successfully used the contest entry as my office supply art of the day, therefore freeing up my lunch hour to do more important things. Like...write this blog.

I'll be gone until Monday afternoon but I've written a few posts for the days I'll be away...Only 3.5 more hours til vacation!