Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Magazine Sales Time of Year Again

Just a warning to those of you who have let me use your e-mail or snail mail addresses in the past, it is magazine sales time again for Girl Scouts. I'll plan on using your addresses again unless I hear that you'd rather I didn't. And it is absolutely 100% A-OK to say, "please take me off the list this year."

As a reminder, or for anyone new, Violet has to send 12 e-mails and 12 snail mail addresses to earn (stupid) little patches for the Girl Scout magazine sale. They really get you because all the patches neatly fit together so of course she wants to get them all. It is such a scam. But they really do only send the sales pitch once (and let me know if they don't because they are not supposed to and Council needs to know if QSP violates that). Extra sales from the e-mail are very nice (Violet gets credit for magazines ordered online by October 23rd), but I am mainly trolling all my blogging buddies for the addresses.

Let me know in the next week or so if you participated in the past but would rather not this year. E-mails will be coming out around October 9th. The catalogs don't get mailed until a few months later. And if you'd like to be included this year, but weren't in the past, let me know.

Thanks so much for your help! You guys are the best!

Friday, September 3, 2010

A new blog

I cordially invite all my regular blog buddies to join me at a new blog I am starting. I am keeping it by invitation only, so if you'd like to come over, just let me know and I'll send you an invite. If you aren't interested at this time, no worries.

Frequently asked questions:

Freak Mom, will you keep this blog? Say it ain't so that Freakmom's Space will be no more! Never fear, Freakmom's space isn't going anywhere. I just wanted a new blog to explore new things and keep it separate from this blog.

What are you talking about? I am taking a classics course and will be reading several classics this year. The other blog will be my insights into my own personal growth and leadership education, plus some ramblings about our books. The good stuff will still be here. I'm going to invite the other moms in my class to read the other blog, but I wasn't quite ready to share this one with them just year. Maybe someday.

I got an invite from you, but I'd rather it be in a different e-mail account. Just let me know and I'll send a new one and delete the old. The same goes if you change accounts.

Have you gone off your rocker? No, but I may be hanging over the side. No more so than usual.

Is everything okay? Yes, it is fine. I'm just sorting through my own brain. And you all know, that is a scary place. But yes, we're fine. Mr. Incredible is getting some business. My job is keeping me busier than ever. And Violet is doing awesome.

Will you be upset if I read your new blog a few times and decide it isn't my cup of tea? Not at all. You guys will always be my bestest blog buddies.

Um, Freakmom, you know no one has actually asked you a question so none of these are actually "frequently" asked. I know. I've never had a very firm grip on reality, but I at least still have the same old fingerhold I've always had.

Drop me an e-mail at freakmom at gmail dot com if you'd like to follow me into this other realm. But I promise, I'm really not going anywhere.