Usually when I finish with a story, I just smash my creatures and reuse the clay. But I just...I can't. I know that I ranted about how these sheep keep me awake at night, but the truth is that I kind of love them.
So I'd like to offer them to a good home. I have three sheep to give away. And here's how it will work:
- one sheep will go to a random commenter on this post
- one sheep will go to a random person who likes Clay Baboons on facebook
- one sheep will go to the person who writes the best sheep haiku
You can do one of the three to enter just one giveaway, or all three to enter each separate giveaway. And if only one person writes a sheep haiku, then you win a sheep by default! I'll announce the winners next Tuesday, so you have until then to enter.
And now for the ten things.
Please note: illustrated and humour blogs sometimes use strong language or pictures that might not be considered appropriate for your workplace. Use your discretion! And don't blame me if you get in trouble for anything.
from Womb for Whining
Gweenbrick is a creative storyteller who crafts hilarious illustrated posts about his very strange life and his very strange mind. He mentioned to me in his comment section that he had tried to make himself out of clay, but he wouldn't stand up. So I made a Gweebrick action figure for him.
This video is horrifying. Horrifying, I tell you. You probably think I'm being facetious, but I'm not. If I thought counting sheep was stressful before, this video will turn it into an utter nightmare. The false sense of safety at the beginning, the jarring evil clown music, the mutant alien lambs who haunt my darkest dreams...horrifying. (Thanks to missohkay for suggesting this video and pretty much guaranteeing that I'll never sleep through another night.)
Whatever Could the "C" Stand For?
(Not safe for work. Unless you work with nearly-nude underwear models.)
In the words of Murr: if the thong is butt floss, the c-string is the toothpick. I laughed out loud more than once at these musings on the cultural phenomenon that are women's underwear. And also, she introduces the blogosphere to the term "junk-whisperer". There has to be some kind of prize for that. (When you're done, read some of Murr's archives. She's an extremely talented writer: smart, funny, thought-provoking.)
Her Name is Juanita
This post by The Bloggess made me laugh out loud. Again and again. And then some more. There's a reason why she's the one and only Bloggess. (confession: I'm very late to this game. I only started reading The Bloggess a few months ago. I wish I could rewind time and start reading from the beginning.)
A Duck's Life
Meet Eke, an often-inappropriate cartoon bug that lives on the blog Candy For Breakfast. I love this blogger's style of writing and illustrating; the cute twee pictures stand in jarring contrast with the often rude language. Funny stuff!
The Feminist Housewife's Guide to her Own Sanity
Jen over at Renaissance Maam is currently a housewife. And I know exactly how she feels. It can be hard to pull up roots and move to a new place, especially when you can't work or go to school once you get there. I love these tips and suggestions to help reluctant stay-at-homers adjust and make the best of the time that they have.
Where Good Ideas Come From
This video by Steven Johnson is thought-provoking and inspiring. Johnson explores the roots of creativity and good ideas, using charming hand-drawn whiteboard illustrations and stop-motion photography to provide a strong visual representation of his words. I first saw this video at a teaching conference a couple of years ago, and for some reason I woke up thinking about it one morning this week. That counts as a slow hunch, right? Or have I missed the whole point...
Happy Birthday Abby Gabs!
Why yes, that is a photoshopped image of a shirtless Donnie Wahlberg jumping out of a cake. On her blog's first birthday, Abby highlights some of her favourite posts from the past twelve months. I love her funny photoshopped images and the way that she over-acts in self-portraits and videos. Abby puts the gab back into...ummm...Abby Gabs. Yeah, the slogan might still need a bit of work.
This is one of my all-time favourite Youtube videos. You know those videos that you watch again, and again, and again, and again? Well, this is one of mine. Add stop-motion photography to the list of Things I Want To Try Someday. (This one is dedicated to Skwishee and J.R. who both suggested playing Tetris in my head to cure my insomnia.)
Despite its rather uninspired name, this game is strangely addictive and almost exactly like Angry Birds. Except with sleeping elephants instead of angry birds. Disclaimer: I've never actually played Angry Birds, so this game might not be anything like it at all.
Please note: I'm not going to reply to comments on this post, because I don't want to mess up the numbers up for the giveaway. So sorry in advance for ignoring you!