Friday, September 4, 2009

Blow Through Your Brads Challenge

It's official. The self-challenge for the weekend is brads. I have a drawer full of them. I am certain some of them have been in there since 1995 - the year I began "real" scrapbooking. I have always had a weirdness of not being able to leave a couple brads, rhinestones, etc. left on a sheet, so this little challenge will surely kick me into a permanent OCD outbreak. Such fun things to look forward to, don't you think?

The first email I read this morning started my day off perfectly. It seems my friend, Jen, knows my sense of humor and knows just what I would do to rile up the neighborhood. For your entertainment:

Denise – Did you post this on Craig’s List? J/K – Jen

minneapolis craigslist > dakota/scott > for sale / wanted > items wanted

Clown for Kicks (Mendota Heights)
Date: 2009-08-28, 11:12AM CDT

I am looking for someone to dress up like a Clown and hang out with me. I would cook you diner - or we could BBQ something. I'm interested in making my neighbor lady wonder. I have already had a man in a panda costume last month - and also had a heard of sheep come in for the day to cut the grass. (sheep do a good job by the way). A clown would be something.

Maybe you could bring some balloons - or make balloon animals to hang in my tree. I'd like to have this done some evening between 6pm and dark. The longer you can stay the better (like if you could stay for the whole 3 hours). Do you have any tricks you could do?

Like I said - I could cook diner and get you drunk - I'd even be willing to pay your cab fare to and from. I don't have much to offer - and my neighbor lady is driving me nuts - so I want to drive her nuts. If you had a Mime friend - it would be cool to see you two chase each other around the yard or do relay races while I time you.

Let me know your thoughts - open to Men and Women Clowns.
• Location: Mendota Heights
• it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests

I love this person. Wish he was my neighbor. Either that or I wish I had thought of this first. Dang.

Happy Friday! Enjoy your Labor Day weekend.


Sharyn said...

awesome layout! and I saw that craigslist post last night too - was wishing I lived closer! hahaha!

mommy2alex said...

Sweet layout!
LOVE that Craigslist post, hilarious:)

aimee said...

i could so see you doing this :P

Zorina said...

have a great 3-day weekend, too! i'm playing with scrappy stuff tomorrow, watch out might do your self-challenges. teeeheee!

Lauren said...

Nice design and nice use of the brads~!

Karen said...

I have soooo many brads. need to work on this challenge. have a great weekend!

Michelle LaPoint Rydell said...

OMG HA! Thanks for the great laugh! Love your layout too! Good luck with using up the brads!

Elisa said...

Great use of brads, love the layout.
And I am trying to imagine what the neighbour did to deserve this sort of "revenge".

vtpuggirl said...

OMG, I laughed so hard when I read this. I want to move you yours and her neighborhood! Great page, you did a great job with the brads!

dawn said...

I love this LO!! :-)

Anilu Magloire said...

That brad challenge would be good for my insane brad stash.
Love the page!

I LOL with that ad :D

Larajc said...

OMG that is too funny!