Tuesday, August 16, 2011

I Got A Present From Fred

Fred is a funny guy.

If you don't know him, I would suggest that you go over and check out his blog at The Fred Effect.

Fred lives in Kansas with Tessa and Sean and about 10 assorted dogs and cats at any given time.

He is a generous and kind person, but he's also just a little quirky. He recently asked for comments to a post of his and said he would send something special to the person who left the comment he liked best. Fred selected me as the winner. I was thrilled of course.

The prize was to be a braid of Fred's hair, clipped right from his head if you can imagine. I honestly couldn't imagine. It sounded beyond romantic to me and just a little kinky, much like Fred himself. I am reminded of 19th century poets who sent such things to their lady friends. But see that's how my mind works.

Alex my husband said "That's creepy." When I asked why he responded with something like "yeah, it's like a serial killer asking to be sent something wet." That's how Alex's mind works.

Yesterday I got my locks of love in the mail. The braid is beautiful and the color of gold or a very expensive bourbon whiskey. I tied it around my wrist as a bracelet for a while, but my husband kept pestering me to take it off. I also tried it on the cat as a collar and I thought it looked stunning on him.

The cat was not impressed and rather than risk losing the braid, I took it off the cat.

I put Fred's golden braid in my jewelry box along with some other treasured items. Since my husband will be leaving for a month in Europe pretty soon, I will be pulling it out and wearing it as a bracelet while he's gone.

In other words, Alex is not the boss of me.

Heck! I may be buried wearing it. It's that cool.

Thanks Fred!

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