So we all know I’m weird, right? Because I am. I got caught by a random passerby meowing at the neighborhood wild cats the other day, just as they were all running toward the house and the porch and me, and it probably looked like I was calling to them in meow-speak and that they were actually responding and running toward me, so no, I don’t think I’m exaggerating when I say that the look on the passerby’s face was mostly filled with horror.
I like to think that I mostly rock my weird, that I own it, especially now that I’m on the downhill tilt toward thirty. I wasn’t very nice to myself in my earlier years but I think I’ve finally realized that I’m me and that’s all there is to it.
Recently, I got an email from the fine folks at Uncommon Goods, asking if I’d be interested in reviewing some of their items on this here blog and also hosting a giveaway of a $50 gift certificate to you fine people and I said yes, mostly because I am, if anything, uncommon and also because I like neat things and they have a lot of neat things.
Like shark socks, which I got for Andrew because I love him and he loves sharks and also because I can’t seem to get anything for me without also getting something for him.
I’m pretty sure he liked them.
More nifty gifts for the men in your life can be found here, things like whiskey stones, and this glass zipper bag, which I’m pretty much in love with. You can also check out a great list of Father’s Day gifts here.
For me, I got a slate cheese board, because I love cheese and because I tend to serve cheese a lot, like whenever people visit my house and a slate cheese board seems like a far more legitimate cheese serving apparatus than the giant cutting board I’ve been using.
You should all probably just come over so I can feed you cheese and also maybe meats and some wine too, because there’s nothing I like better than feeding my friends and also showing off new and nifty cheese sharing accessories.
I also got a life playbook, full of delicious inspiration and questions to help me figure out where the hell I want my life to be in 5 years.
Mostly I think I’m just going to keep it nearby and open it whenever I need a dose of GO AND LIVE YOUR LIFE THE WAY YOU WANT TO LIVE YOUR LIFE AND STOP THINKING SO MUCH ABOUT ALL OF THE THINGS, because it seems like it’s one of those books you can just open at random and then find exactly what you’re looking for, kind of like when you’re sad and then the saddest song ever comes on the radio to help you wallow, except the book is not sad, but rather inspirational and maybe a little bit pushy, but in a good way.
One of the things I’ve always loved about Uncommon Goods (I’ve purchased from them in the past, mostly for family gifts and the occasional nifty thing for me), is that they break down their offerings into helpful groupings, like this list of fabulous items under $50, which includes a wiener dog oil and vinegar set that I feel like a certain blogger friend of mine would LOVE, and also this list of items under $100, like this super cute cutting board set. As it turns out, I’m a pretty lazy shopper, but if you show me a list of nifty things within my price range, I will want all of them.
AND NOW THE BEST PART: A CHANCE TO WIN A $50 GIFT CERTIFICATE at UNCOMMON GOODS!!
To enter to win a $50 gift certificate to Uncommon Goods, leave a comment telling me how you’re uncommon.
I’ll pick a winner at random next Monday, June 3, 2013, through a very official method that will likely involve one or more of my cats.
Disclosure: I received these items from Uncommon Goods as part of their Blogger Review Program. I was not required to write a positive review and these opinions are, as always my own.