Magic Jewball

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Longest run-up to vacation ever

Filed under : Etc.
On September 23, 2007
At 8:10 pm
Comments : 9

I’ve been pretty terrible about writing lately but this is just a tough-love approach to getting you used to my being away. Also, so I could have something to be sorry for on Yom Kippur. Because I am utterly sinless. Bwahahahahahaha! Anyway, now that I’m all cleansed I know you’ll be wondering what sort of sugary cereal I broke my fast with. Wonder no longer, it was Fruity Pebbles. How could I resist it, the box had a big blurb on it that said, “Now Better Tasting!” I could imagine all those scientists in their white lab coats measuring the tastiness of each little pebble until they got it right. And you thought it couldn’t be improved! Just like me on Yom Kippur – see how I brought that right around?

Anyway, it’s only a couple of days until you experience the void in your life that means “I don’t know if I’ll be able to post on vacation or not.” And no one volunteered to guest post. I should really have e-mailed you all personally which is what the blogs I guest posted for did. But they’re more organized than I am. And who isn’t, really? So I’d like to point you to a new blog by my friend Maureen who goes by the name Veruca Salt and likes to review atrocious horror movies. Now, I don’t even like this kind of movie but I tell you, this is my favorite kind of blog. No “I went to the store today and bought milk,” just concentrating on one thing and doing it well. I love these reviews! It’s in my blogroll but please check it out here.

Also, something I’ve forgotten to mention is that I will be away for my birthday (oh no, Becca!). Yes, it means Kosher McDonald’s hamburgers in Jerusalem for me, no post for you. But I can imagine what you’re thinking. “Why, Becca, you give this blog free of charge all year, no advertising, no ‘Amazon wish list,’ no ‘donate here’ button. What can we give you for your birthday?” I’m so excited you asked! I enjoy cheap, meaningful presents and so, here’s my idea. You can gift me a song on iTunes. Any song! A song you like, a song you hate, a song you think I’ll like, etc.

Here’s how it works (you have to have iTunes, sorry): You simply click on an the album with the song you want to send and then on the “Gift this music” button. Then all the songs magically change from “Buy Song” to “Gift Song” and you can follow the directions from there. My e-mail address is in the “About Me” box on the right. Of course, I will still love you just as much with no gifts, but here’s your chance to force your taste on me and pay me back for 18 months of me forcing mine on you. Don’t pick anything from the album below, however, I already have like three copies.

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Voila! (click to enlarge)

Oooh, I love that song, thanks!

Anyhoo, I’m here for another couple of days. Don’t do this yet or I’ll get it before my birthday. And if I’m too happy before I leave my plane will crash. I learned that from Lifetime movies.

Sugar – Gift


9 Comments for this post

  1. Maureen says:

    You’re too sweet for plugging my movie reviews!! And what a lovely idea about the songs. I didn’t know you could do that.

    Lucky for you, I noticed a banner ad earlier for R. Kelly’s “Trapped in the Closet” urban opera. I hope you don’t already have it.

  2. Becca says:

    Gosh, but that has 123 parts! I hope you have some extra cash.

  3. Soxy says:

    This is a fabulous idea! I can’t wait to find as many Red Sox related songs as my wallet can handle.

    And look — I’m the top commenter! Happy Birthday to me!

  4. GirlNextDoorTN says:

    Yup. Still laughing.

    I, too, have multiple copies of Violator. I don’t know how I got them. Oh, wait, yes I do. I bought one when I thought I had lost the other and then I found it and now I have two. And they’re both on CD.

  5. Becca says:

    Soxy, I know you’ll be excited to hear that I’ll still be able to watch the play-offs in Israel. They get ESPN! And happy birthday to you!

    GND, I know how I have mine too! One CD, one cassette, and one is the Mexican version. Don’t ask.

  6. Maureen says:

    Different pronunciation of Personal Jesus?

  7. KP says:

    Will you have access to cupcakes in Greece? If not, let us make a date to celebrate when you get back. It just isn’t a birthday without cupcakes.

    Oh, I’m thinking Barbie Girl for a gift song but that seems too obvious.
    How about something by Bernie Williams or Bronson Arroyo?
    Has Joba recorded a song yet? He should and call it Personal Joba.

  8. Becca says:

    Maureen, bwahahahaha! Yes, it’s hay-soos on my version.

    KP, I can get cupcakes here – Big Macs are a rare occurrence!

  9. EmeraldMPH says:

    Oh my, the pressure. I’ll have to think about this one. Enjoy Greece!!

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