Tuesday, March 03, 2009
the fountain of my youth
I came of age in a time when Trapper Keepers, Pound Puppies, California Raisins and glasses with designs of cartoon characters imprinted on them were all the rage. Unfortunately, as a child, I was unable to procure the last of these treasures...leaving me forever uncool. Despite the fact that virtually every fast food restaurant in the world carried glasses boasting the Care Bears, Alvin and the Chipmunks, He-Man and She-Ra, my mom refused to buy a set for me. I begged and begged, but to no avail. I thought they were cool; she thought they were tacky.
Fast-forward 16 years. When I was 22 and got my first apartment on my own, the very first thing I bought for my new digs were a set of six smurf glasses: one at a time off eBay. I was an adult and I could have my cartoon glasses, darn it!
Sadly, however, for various reasons (not enough cabinet space, a husband who also thinks they are tacky...) the time has come for me to relinquish my beloved smurf glasses... However, the thought of them going to someone who doesn't love them or, worse yet, in the trash, makes me a little nauseous. So, with this thought, today my blog detours from being a sketch blog to a gift blog. I'd love to send my smurf glasses to one of your out there who fell in love with them as a child as I did or has a child today who would enjoy them.
Please leave a comment if you're interested or if this post brings up memories of your childhood... I'll decide on the lucky, smurphy recipient later in the week.