Loyal readers, I have so much exciting news on this fifth day of Guy Week, I almost don't know where to begin. Like my
Well, not that exciting. We lost our internet service yesterday so I'm sitting in my local bagel shop/Wi-Fi hotspot and I sure wish they'd turn off the radio. Honestly though, I'm grateful to be able to sit here with the cup of hot coffee I intend to nurse for the rest of the day, or at least until my bladder holds out, which might not be much longer.
Before I launch into today's exciting giveaway, I must send my thanks to the anonymous Aussie housewife who called into the Afternoons with James Valentine radio show on the 702 ABC Sidney station recently, telling him about Male Pattern Boldness, and more specifically about my parrot videos.
In a story straight out of Thirties Hollywood, a listener to that particular show happened to be none other than a VIP in the stage production of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, currently in previews on Broadway. Long story short, guess who and his partner are going to see a real live Broadway show? (I know, I know: in the Hollywood version I'd end up starring in the show, but let's see how this plays out yet; I'm a total Lucy Ricardo when it comes to show business.)
In any case, thank you, whoever you are, from the bottom of my show-biz-addicted heart!
Goodness, I'm already out of breath and I haven't even announced today's pattern giveaway!
Dear readers, you know I love to give my blog-family members -- yes, that's how I think of you and it's getting a bit expensive to keep you all in play clothes -- free patterns whenever possible, and it has occurred to me that these are always women's patterns. Given that this is MPB Guy Week, however, today we're going to change all that.
Yes, friends, today we're giving away men's patterns, and not one, but two men's patterns to two lucky winners. Not only that, but you'll actually have a choice from among three patterns to insure you're getting what you really, really want -- and undoubtedly need! Of course, the winners don't have to be men -- I need to move the merchandise.
Without further delay, the patterns are:
First, this early Sixties Simplicity shirt and vest pattern in a men's Medium (Chest 38", Neck 15"), straight out of Troy Donahue's closet!
Next, this groovier-than-groovy Seventies Butterick leisure suit outfit -- make the pants, make the jacket, make the whole shebang! It's also a 38" chest (and a 32" waist).
Finally, this fantastic "Carefree" McCall's pattern from 1976 (men's Medium), comprised of bathrobe and pajamas. It's a must for those who like to hang around the house in sunglasses with a can of root beer (at least, I think that's root beer)! How much more carefree can you get?
As mentioned, we're going to have two lucky winners, and here's all you have to do to qualify:
Obviously first, you must be an MPB follower. (Numbers count, folks, especially when you have aspirations to the the big time -- or its sewing/blogging medium-time equivalent.)
Next, in one paragraph or less, what would you most like me to cover in our remaining two days of Guy Week -- and/or do we need to extend it?
I know I promised to cover shaving and if I do, would a video be too much and would there have to be a parrot in it? I've always been a big fan of those grooming/hairstyle vidoes on sites like Sally's and Casey's. Is it time for me to share my beauty secrets?
You have until midnight, Friday, EST, and readers the world over are welcome to enter -- especially my beloved Aussies! The two winners -- chosen at random, as always -- will be announced on Saturday.
Oh, and don't forget to tell me which pattern you prefer -- a first and second choice would be ideal.
Friends, we're nearly out of time and I really need to pee.
Ready, set, go!
4 PM UPDATE: Still no home Internet but check out my new article on BurdaStyle this week -- swing by and say hi!