Monday, June 28, 2010

Is there no end to the ridicule? (and a giveaway)

My family often makes fun of me.

I know. I'm as shocked as you are.

The one who takes care of all their needs and pours out love upon them ... that's the one they choose to make fun of.

To make matters worse, the objects of their teasing are things beyond my control. Really beyond my control.

Would you tease someone because they were crippled? Or blind? Or deaf?

I think not.

These issues are just part of who I am and yet, they mock.

They mock because of my unique burrito hold due to double-jointed fingers.

They mock because I always display the numbers 1-5 with my fingers when I speak them.

They mock because I rhyme all the time. (never meaning to and always doing it at times I don't want to)

They mock because of my triangle toe.

The main mocker = Beau.

Beau is the sheriff of the English language. If there were a badge, he would wear it with pride.

He is strongly bothered by my misuse of the words "bring" and "take," which I continue to misuse just to irritate him.

And, the way I say and have taught La Petite Belle to say "button," with strong emphasis on the "t." ("BU - TTUN") Perfect to me.

All this nonsense to say, Jackie made this cute little button for me. BU-TTUN!

See the code on the left side there?

I'm resorting to shameless bribery here.

Any takers?

I'm going to have a little giveaway. Yep, it's true.

If you grab my button and stick it on your sidebar, you will automatically be entered to win. And, you'll get a second entry if you post about the giveaway on your blog.

So, I'd better make this good, huh? That's a hefty task.

I started thinking about a gift card to a place you could buy buttons, which left me with only a few spots like Hobby Lobby, which some don't have in their town, or WalMart, which if you've read my blog long enough know I find that place equivalent with hell and only visit in dire emergencies.

So, I settled on Target. Whether or not you can buy buttons there or not, I don't know. But, it's one of my favorite places, and I know you can get most anything there, so that's it.

Target it is ... $15 gift card.
Leave a comment letting me know you posted my button and if you posted about the giveaway so I can check it out and enter you.

A winner will be randomly selected on Thursday evening and I will post who the winner is on Friday morning. Please leave your email in your comment so that I may contact you.

11 Comments:

sara said...

I knew I liked you!! I think it is so weird when people don't pronounce the "t" in button or mountain. And, yes, I have done my share of teasing with my friends about it, buT I would never tease you! :)

I am taking your buTTon right now and adding it to my side bar.

btw, I LOVE the knew tab for recipes....great idea.....would you mind if I added one on my blog? you know that copying someone is the greatest form of flattery....right?!!

Rachelle said...

I added your BU-TTUN! :)

Amy@My Front Porch said...

BU-TTON added :)

the domestic fringe said...

I like your Butt-tun!

-FringeGirl

Rachel @ Future Pastor's Wife said...

I put up your BU-TTUN with pride! :)

allthingsnew said...

Shameless bribery taken...such a cute button :)

Here's the link to my site where I posted it! http://sweetsavingsincolorado.blogspot.com/

I love Target too! Really, who doesn't? :)

stephanierosenhahn at yahoo dot com

Lori G said...

I luv your bu-TTUN...but about the only space I occupy is FB so not much I can do with it...but if I did I'd definitely post it.

Oh & I'm glad I'm not the only one swearing off Wal-Mart. GEAUX Target!! Whoohoo!!

Katie@The Baby Factory said...

Love your new Bu-TTun :)
Super cute! Totally added!

Barrett Broussard said...

Posted your button, as well as the giveaway plus your link.

Barrett Broussard said...

I posted your button, as well as the giveaway. Thanks!

H-Mama said...

I'm off to post your cute buh-en. Wait, sorry... buTTon. ;) Isn't Jackie wonderful?