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Monday, June 22, 2009

time for a treat



I have a goodie for you.


Well, scratch that. Actually, I have a goodie for one of you (but wish, of course, that I did have a goodie for each and every one of you. You know that.)

Somehow I fell off the goodie/ gift-giving bandwagon. I used to have so much fun with my little drawings. I was thinking about that the other day, having finished a book that I'd enjoyed reading several times: Shutterbabe, by Deborah Copaken Kogan.

After finishing it this last time, I realized that I probably won't read it again, but wanted to give it to someone else who would enjoy it. Also, I am a very careful reader and don't write in my books or dog ear them or spill soup on the pages. So this book is in good condition to give away.

It's a pretty intense, sometimes sexy, fascinating read that combines escapist independent-chick daydreaming with serious world events via photojournalism/ autobiography. It's a book that might shock you a little but will never bore you. You can read the description in the book in the link above.

Anyway, I thought I'd do a drawing and give it to someone else who'd like a good read.

And then I was at my favorite Queen of Sheba Market the other day, getting some little treats and giving photos to the lovely Queen of Sheba herself. For those of you who don't know about the Queen of Sheba, she's one of the main influences that got me started on my photography project, i live here: SF. (I had a wonderful encounter with this woman, which you can read about here.)

So now the book comes with some extras: that delicious loose tea that I'm addicted to, that Ghalyia makes herself and is full of spices, and some rose-flavored Turkish Delight. I'm guessing that there are a few of you out there who, when you read the name Turkish Delight, you immediately get warm, cuddly, youngsterish feelings of reading The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, and fantasizing about what the heck Turkish Delight might be. Or maybe that was just me at age 10.

Anyway, I have some tea and a bag of Turkish Delight for you, too.

And while I'm at it, I'll throw in a print of one of my photos for you. How does that sound?

I'm going to be away for the next day or so visiting Little Helen in her new hospice setting and staying with my parents. So this will give you something to do while I'm gone, okay?

Leave me a comment here if you want to be in the drawing, and I'll draw a name on Friday. It feels nice to give something away to you, who have all been so wonderful and supportive.

It's just a little something, but I hope you'll like it.



iasa June 22, 2009 at 7:56 PM  

Oh i love Turkish Delight. I wish I had time to make some tonight.

Rachael Schirano \\ Rachael Schirano Photography June 22, 2009 at 8:12 PM  

i am intrigued by the book, if i don't win i will have to save up to buy my own copy!

Brook June 22, 2009 at 8:14 PM  

I'm in, I'm in. Count me in.

Eve Birgitta June 22, 2009 at 8:35 PM  

Hmm could I be in also? :) I just bought my first "real" camera and I'm so excited about learning new tricks with it.


Mari June 22, 2009 at 9:06 PM  

I know exactly what you mean about the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. When I was 10, I thought that Turkish Delight must be the most amazing delicacy ever! Now, as an adult sized child, I realize it will never taste as I imagined.

Kelly Kilmer June 22, 2009 at 9:18 PM  

Been thinking of you and Little Helen...

LOL The minute I read Turkish Delight, ALL I could think of was Narnia. It's not just you. ;)

The book sounds wonderful...

Have a great visit!!!

Yoli June 22, 2009 at 9:37 PM  

Ms.Tango I am still waiting for the photo you said you would give away to anyone who posted here from your flicker images...(snif) I did not get my image. Now, all this talk of Turkish tea and one of your photos gets my childish hopes up high again, so here I am sitting on your doorstep.

Send little Helen my love and take her yellow roses.

Elyse June 22, 2009 at 9:44 PM  

How fantastic!! <3 I occasionally like to be shocked just a little. =)

Char June 22, 2009 at 9:47 PM  

you're right, the book immediately sprang to mind even though I've never read it before.


Eternal Lizdom June 23, 2009 at 3:12 AM  

Comment! Comment! Comment!

Adan June 23, 2009 at 5:26 AM  

i love reading, and I have no clue what turkish delight is, but I love trying new things!

Phyllis Hunt McGowan June 23, 2009 at 5:27 AM  

I love tea, and the Turkish Delight sounds delicious- I do know what that is, but I haven't had any of it in years and years since I lived in Ireland.
I don't think I should be adding any more books to my collection at this time, so don't count me in. I Just wanted to add another "yum" to the mix :) Got to have those!

Mel June 23, 2009 at 6:43 AM  

What a fabulous mix of goodies in your giveaway! All decadent, a little exotic and definitely things to spoil yourself! I'm so in!!

Amanda June 23, 2009 at 7:30 AM  

Ooh, pick me! I am ready for the next good book. And that print? It would be awesome too!

LoisW June 23, 2009 at 9:37 AM  

LOL Look at the comments one gets when they are having a free give-a-way! I may have to consider this myself! Excellent! Count me in!!

Minerva June 23, 2009 at 11:53 AM  

Count me in!

~DokterKenny June 23, 2009 at 5:08 PM  

Pick me! Pick Me! Ooooh oooh Pick Me! :-)

Anonymous June 23, 2009 at 5:48 PM  

Oh my god! I would absolutely love to get this! Ugh! I want to read the book so bad. Photojournalism is kinda my thing! Please pick me :)

christina June 23, 2009 at 9:22 PM  

Please give "little Helen" a hug from me. ; )

Anonymous June 23, 2009 at 9:42 PM  

Your generosity of spirit has lifted my malaise of spirit. Lucky person who snags the loot!

Anonymous June 24, 2009 at 12:19 PM  

Oh I would love to win this, it sounds like exactly what I need in the middle of a busy, busy summer.

rosedale's 4head June 24, 2009 at 4:58 PM  

insightful post. boy i've missed being here...! OX


Unknown June 25, 2009 at 12:49 PM  

I've never had Turkish Delight but I imagine it to be good, especially on a winter night.