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A Super Bowl Sunday Story

Happy Super Bowl, everyone!

As the weekend approached I remembered this silly little story from back in the day and figured, meh, why the heck shouldn’t I share my sadness and stupidity with you?

When I was 15, a few days before the Super Bowl I received in the mail a letter from Publisher’s Clearing House stating that “I could already be a winner” of something like $15 million bucks!!  I was young, naive, and ecstatic.  The winner was going to be provided with the cheque on Super Bowl Sunday.

I thoroughly believed that I was going to win 15 million dollars.  *le sigh*

So, Sunday approached and, while everyone was making plans and doing their thing, I made my best friend come hang out with me allllll day so that she could be there when my winnings arrived.

PCH

But, the faux cheque they sent me HAD my name etched into it already…..so I had to win, right??

Every damn time the phone rang I thought it was Ed McMahon calling for directions.  And every single time I heard a car coming down the street my heart jumped into my throat and I held my breath.  And every time the car kept driving past my house I felt a little more devastation enter my heart.

This idiocy went on for hours.  Eventually Kim had to go home, and sometime around midnight I figured it was time to let go of the dream.

Damn you, Ed McMahon!

Entertainer Ed McMahon (March 6, 1923  June 23, 2009).

I mean, how could I ever have trusted this face??? (Ed McMahon (March 6, 1923 June 23, 2009).

Go ahead.  Laugh at a girl who’s down and out $15 million dollars.  Kick me too while you’re at it.

~SandyLand

Tub Heart

I was a little teary tonight about the departure of a friend – and just as I was thinking about it I saw this little heart-shaped puddle on the edge of my bath tub and my own heart feels a little better.

Tub Heart

Cheers.

Christmas Wish List #7

This is a reblog from last year.

https://welcometosandyland.wordpress.com/2014/12/13/christmas-wish-list-3-2/

My little heart still desires this portable turntable (or any turntable, really.  Or even a new needle for my turntable), because I still truly believe that everything sounds better on vinyl.

Cheers.

 

Christmas Wish List #6

I used to be a shower girl.  Then I discovered Lush bath bombs.  And now I am a bath girl.

My favorite part of my workouts is getting to soak my sad, sore muscles in a luxury bath when I’m finished.

I have a horde of Lush bath bombs in a treasure chest so that I never run out.

My absolute favorite bombs are:

Big Blue

LUSH Big Blue

and Lord of Misrule (I love me some patchouli)

LUSH Lord of Misrule

The crappy thing about Lord of Misrule bombs is that it’s only around for Christmas.  It really needs to be around all year.  Really.

Lush is always coming up with new products and a few on my list to try are:

The Experimenter

LUSH experimenter

Stardust

LUSH Stardust

Golden Wonder (anything that glitters catches my eye!)

LUSH Golden wonder

Actually, who am I kidding?  I would be happy with any Lush product.

I’d also really like to visit to the Lush Oxford Street store…hello bath product dreamland!

lush-oxford-street-colour

 http://www.lush.ca/

~Cheers

Christmas Wish List #s 2, 3, 4, and 5

Ack!  If you know me you know that I love dresses.  Love them.  Live in them throughout spring, summer, and half of fall.  Basically, I live in dresses until the weather is too cold to go bare-legged and wear open toe shoes.

So it’s very fitting that the next four items on my wish list are dresses.  Not just dresses but gorgeous dresses that I must have in my wardrobe.

#1  This turquoise dress is what dreams are made of  *sigh* Turquoise dress

#2 This cream dress is a fairy tale

Cream dress

#3  Every girl needs a little black dress (or 10) and this LBD is so bewitching

Black Dress

#4  My favorite color is yellow and this dress, although not as elegant as the others, is adorbs.  And I could totally wear it to work.

Yellow Dream Dress

 

 

~Cheers

Dresses 1 & 2 http://www.rosewholesale.com/

Dresses 3 & 4 http://www.tbdress.com/

You’re Welcome!

Cat Antlers

I’m sorry…I just couldn’t resist.  This cat-that-looks-like-a-skinned-chicken in antlers is epic!!  I love him.

I bought Winston a pair of reindeer antlers last week.  Unfortunately he has not held still long enough for me to get a photo of him.  He’s a very angry cat now.  Soon.

Soon.

Cheers.

 

Christmas Wish List #1

Each recent year I’ve compiled a short list of items I’ve been wishing for and it seems it’s been very helpful to some family and friends.  So, in keeping with tradition, this is the first official post of the 2015 Sandyland Christmas Wish List.

Oh she glows

The Oh She Glows cookbook is something I’ve been eyeing for a while.  It’s chock-full of incredible recipes and each time I hit Chapters I sit with it and admire the glossy photos of delicious foods.  I was going to order it a while back and just never did.  If Santa* doesn’t bring it this year I will certainly pick it up in the new year.

*Just a note that this book is almost HALF the cost on Amazon and I would never expect Santa (or myself, or anyone else, for that matter) to pay the overpriced in store cost.  :)

Cheers.

 

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