Some random facts about Paul:
1. He can write legibly with both hands.
2. He has been using the same alarm clock for 21 years.
3. He was the lead actor in five college theater productions.
4. He will drink any kind of milk; whole, 2%, and skim.
5. He humored me by sitting through the entire DVD Brady Bunch television series. (Now, that’s love!)
He is the best gift-giver.
No, not because the gifts are sparkly, or large, or expensive. It’s because the gift always has attention and careful consideration behind it.
Unemployment left our wallets pretty thin last year, so we made a pact not to exchange holiday gifts, and just make it all about the kids. Totally fine. But he got me a little something, anyway. And it’s THE greatest gift ever. I was about to get all up in his face for ignoring our agreement…but then three seconds passed and I went back to loving the Hell out of my gift!
It’s a Food Face plate – a high quality ceramic plate, mid-sized, food-safe, imprinted with a blank face to build upon. Plus, check out the box it comes in, adorned with 11 sample faces to inspire you and get your creative juices flowing.
These are some of the faces I made up over the last couple of weeks:
Heath, The Hippee
Gil, The Islander
Aldo, The Italian
Whitey, The Albino
Bert, The Crossdresser
And contributing to the silliness, my kids have made several. These are my favorites:
Pete, The Teenager
Psst. Hey you…with the kids…grandkids…or young nieces and nephews – this is a fantastic way to try some new foods on the youngsters. I certainly wouldn’t have been so opposed to peas as a child, if I got to pretend they were someone’s hat first.
Now’s your chance to win one. I contacted the makers, Fred and Friends, to see if they would donate one for a lucky reader, and they much obliged. (A special shout out to Ulla Kyling at Anne McGilvray & Company, for her kindness and pointing me in the right direction. And an even bigger shout to Jason Amendolara, the man who designed this brilliant plate, for actually making it happen.)
Most importantly, if you don’t end up winning, you can still purchase this plate. For only $10! Click here for a list of retailers who carry it. And lemme tell you, there are so many other amusing products at Fred and Friends, that you should set some time aside to peruse their entire catalog. I already have a wish list started.
Which ingredient/s or cuisine would you use to make a face? Leave a comment on the blog by this Saturday, 1/16 at Noon (PST) and a winner will be randomly selected. Don’t want the plate, but still have something to say? All nice comments are welcome!
I didn’t want to spend the money at Random.org for 33 contestants, so I had Haley draw names out of a hat. Real scientific, I know. But random, nonetheless!
I scored a second plate, so there are actually two winners. Surprise! The lucky ladies are Jessica and Andrea. Congrats!
Thanks to everyone for playing and coming up with such clever face ideas – I wish I had a plate for all of you. Truly.