Friday, November 12, 2010

First Gifts Blog Hop: You're Invited!

Do you remember the first gift you ever received from your boyfriend? Girlfriend? Spouse? Life partner? Did you get something sparkly? A mood ring that turned your finger purple? Sexy lingerie? An ugly puppy?  A toaster?  If you've got a story to tell--funny, sad, or in-between--I'd love it if you'd join me and the cool chicks at The Mojito Literary Society in our blog hop next weekend.  Virtual mojitos and chocolate cupcakes will be served.  Here are the deets:

Who's Invited:  Everyone!  Anyone can post a story or hop around or both!

When:  November 19 - November 21

Why:  Because laughter is the best medicine, or something cheesy like that.  And we're basically nosey.  Seriously, this blog hop should be a blast!

How:  All you have to do is click on the linky link below and join!  Then on November 19, post your story.  And if you have a photo to share, even better!  Your story does not have to be long.  In fact, I'd recommend no more than 500 words.  You can even post the linky link html code below to your blog if you're feeling techy.  ;-)

Prizes:  What are we, 12 years old?! There are no prizes and definitely no judging.  Blech!  Just the satisfaction of reading other people's stories, making new friends, following new blogs, and generally having a good time.  What's not to like?  "Tis the season, too.  We all might as well get in the gifty mood.

Anything else?:  Please include the cute little Blogger Button above in your November 19 post because, well, what's a blog hop without a cute lil' blogger button?  Any help you could provide in spreading the word about this blog hop--your own blogs, Twitter, Facebook, skywriting, bull horns--would surely be appreciated!
 
A Final Note:  I'll be sharing a photo and story of my first anniversary gift from my husband.  Let's just say that the moment I opened his present, I seriously thought that Martians had landed and someone abducted my real husband, leaving me an impostor.  Like those pod people.  I could NOT believe what he wrapped up for me in shiny paper and bows.  Good news, though.  After 20 years, we're still married.  Oh, but that first gift...Can't wait to share it with you on the 19th!

Be there!

21 comments:

Lia Bal said...

I joined. I can’t wait to hear your story. I’m totally intrigued. I’m going to share the first gift my husband ever got me, and it was on our first date.

Liz Fichera said...

Oh, Lia! So glad! Can't wait to hear your story too. A gift on a first date, no less?! This should be fun. :-)

Joanna St. James said...

ha ha Liz now I am dying to know

Liz Fichera said...

Back at ya, Joanna! I'm sure your story is a great one!

Madeleine said...

Sounds great fun! A great teaser Thanks for following me too :O)

Liz Fichera said...

Madeleine - You're very welcome! I look forward to following your blog and thanks for joining the hop!

Nicki Elson said...

I'm in! This sounds very fun, nad I LOVE the button. :D I'll help spread the word. Gonna have to do some thinking though...memory and sentimentality are not my strong points...

Liz Fichera said...

Great! Thanks, Nicki! With memory, I find that chocolate often helps. ;-)

N. R. Williams said...

I don't have a story for this, sad but true. I'll blame it on 28 years of marriage. But I've already posted it to my sidebar along with a bunch of others. Blog fest central. I will definitely read what others write.
Mary Montague Sikes blog book tour on my blog today. Nancy
N. R. Williams, fantasy author

Liz Fichera said...

Hi Nancy - and thanks for the support! I'll be by your blog to meet Mary.

Lynda Young said...

Aw, I won't be able to join in the fun. I'm soooo busy over November.

Liz Fichera said...

No prob, Lynda. Maybe next time.

Talli Roland said...

What a great idea for a blog hop! I'm not even sure I can remember my first gift!

Liz Fichera said...

Hope you can join us, Talli!

Georgina Dollface said...

Great idea for a blog post. I'm in! I can't wait to see what everyone else write about! - G

Liz Fichera said...

Wonderful! See you at the hop, Georgina!!

Shirley Wells said...

I'm finally here. Been busy catching up (or trying to). Sounds like a great idea. Count me in!

DEZMOND said...

chocolate cupcakes, sounds like a great way to lure some people in :)

Elana Johnson said...

Ooh, cool idea! But I can't even remember...my memory is notoriously swissy.

Heather M. Gardner said...

Liz! I posted early. I'll be back to read yours tomorrow!

Donna Cummings said...

This is going to be fun! I've got my post scheduled, ready to go--and the linky tools part was SO easy!

Thanks for the invite!