Monday, December 12, 2005

The Spiked Nog's Making Me Do It


I went to hell yesterday. I mean a cookie/ornament exchange party. I am down on these, in general, because I like my own taste in cookies and ornaments much more than the friends of friends of friends that I meet for the first time at these parties. Who knows if they rub raw pork on their counters before rolling out their mayonnaise and clamato juice holiday shortbread? But. The 5 dozen cookies I came home with were only nauseating because I ate 5 dozen of them. Hence the photo. The ornaments were ugly, as anticipated, so I hid mine in my cookie tin after I saw all the little cheap-o ones hanging from the ornament tree. A plastic car with Scooby-Doo (albeit, in a Santa hat) hanging out the driver's side window? Everyone knows Scooby doesn't drive! Except maybe when he's trippin' on Scooby Snax. I really like classic ornaments, painted or blown glass and the like. The only plastic we have are from previous ornament exchange parties. Before I learned.

However, and here's the going-out-on-a-limb part, with all that said, and feeling confident in those of you I've met in this blogging business, I am proposing an ornament exchange. If you're with me, just comment and I'll think of some way to draw names or some business like that.

14 Comments:

Blogger wordgirl said...

Sure...I'd do it.

12/12/2005 3:20 PM  
Blogger Mrs. Harridan said...

Count me in.

I am still up for a cookie exchange, too, if I ever get off my lazy ass and bake some. Which I toltally will if put under pressure to send them away via postal mail.

Clamato flavor iced with mayonnaise is my specialty!

12/12/2005 5:46 PM  
Blogger Arabella said...

I like cookies. And ornaments.

12/13/2005 5:48 AM  
Blogger DoctorMama said...

Did you really hide your ornaments?
I love it!
We don't have a tree. But I'd send someone an ornament.

12/13/2005 7:08 AM  
Anonymous TB said...

This is perfect. I just made ornaments for the first time ever last weekend. They are not plastic, no cartoon characters to be found and they are sparkly and pretty.

12/13/2005 7:14 AM  
Blogger Mignon said...

Okay - we've got six, including myself... any not-commenters out there want to step forward?

12/13/2005 7:36 AM  
Blogger Arabella said...

Will you post pictures of the ornaments? I'd love to see what other people come up with.

12/13/2005 8:21 AM  
Blogger Mrs. Harridan said...

Is store-bought OK? I am not very crafty under pressure. I like sparkly glass, too.

12/13/2005 11:15 AM  
Blogger Mignon said...

Okay, so we've got six. I'm going to mix up a little pile of names and tell you who to send your ornament to, yes?
So if you all can send me an e-mail with your address, then I will send you each back a message.
Then, I'm thinking we can either each post a picture of the ornament on our individual sites (you holding it, a kid holding it, hanging from the kitchen sink - tb, or whatever). Whaddaya think?
And yes, store bought is fine with me, as the best I can do with crafts involves tinfoil and tie-wraps.

12/13/2005 6:22 PM  
Blogger Arabella said...

How do we email you?

12/14/2005 9:24 AM  
Blogger Mignon said...

Oh! You can get my e-mail if I've commented on your site, or I'll just send you an e-mail to respond to.

12/14/2005 9:51 AM  
Blogger Arabella said...

I'm sorry.....how do I get your email address from comments on my site? Thanks for bearing with me; I'm still mastering the mouse, let alone Blogger.

12/14/2005 11:11 AM  
Blogger Mignon said...

Arabella, you have outed me. I'm dumb and also not so smart. Here is my e-mail address: mignon_page@yahoo.com

Now my bum is sore from talking out of it too much.

12/14/2005 2:44 PM  
Blogger Arabella said...

From what I have read, you are very, very smart. Treat your bum to some cupcakes.

I'm worried you're going to get spam from posting your email address. Do you want to change it so it says "at" instead of the little character, so you're safe from the Spambots? Please don't make me worry about the Spambots getting to you; it will seriously keep me up at night.

Maybe I'll make a good, if neurotic, mother after all.

12/14/2005 3:15 PM  

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