The winner of yesterday’s $50 gift card to Amazon or B&N is: Linda!
Today’s random question for a chance to win a signed book from my backlist is (and to get your name in the drawing for the Grand Prize) is:
What–if anything–do you display in your house (for a holiday or just because) that has ever garnered you strange looks from the relatives? If you have nothing of this variety, what would you like to put into your house to make people shake their heads in wonder?
Mine is this:
A stuffed enema with a Santa hat hanging from the chandelier in my dining room.
I’d considered leaving at this, but I’ll be nice and explain.
For nearly half of a decade my husband worked in colorectal surgery. Drug reps would come the to hospital and leave things: free samples, pens with their company or the drug they were trying to sell printed on the side, note pads, or other small trinkets such s a stuffed enema named EneMan.
My husband, romantic soul that he is, gave me the original EneMan as some sort of present, I can’t remember if it was a birthday or anniversary or what, but one of those special days I got in my car to see a stuffed enema tied around my rearview mirror with suture.
Without scissors, I was unable to cut it down immediately and had to feast my eyes on a stuffed enema swinging from the rearview mirror as I drove around town! By the time I got home, I’d practically forgotten it was even there. Thus began a new chapter in our lives. A chapter where EneMan became our family’s “mascot”, in a sense. He went with us just about everywhere:
I know it’s weird. I’m weird. This thing stays in my car at all times and when we travel anywhere, he’s right there with us: camping trips, road trips, mission trips. You name it. I have literally hundreds of pictures of my kids and husband (and even me) holding this thing. It’s just part of who we are. (My mother-in-law positively hates it, by the way, which might be a reason I allow this disturbing tradition to continue.)
Anyway, so while the real EneMan lives in my glove box until it’s time to get on the dashboard or go on a hike, my husband stumbled upon an ornament-sized EneMan , wearing a Santa hat, last year and of course he just had to have it. Since we don’t usually put up a Christmas tree, we take turns each year hanging it up in bizarre places. Last year, I hung it from the handle on one of the kitchen cabinets. This year, he hung it from the bottom of the chandelier that hangs above our dining table.
All right, I’ve made MY confession. So now it’s your turn to make me not feel so weird and admit yours! What do you hang up or do that makes people shake their heads in awe?
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