what have i done?

9 02 2010

so, i subscribe to a lot of coupon websites. one of the downsides of this is that i end up getting a lot of emails from “partner websites” of the sites i actually do subscribe to. flashback about 3 weeks ago. i get an email from some new website called “house party“.  basically, they’re offering the opportunity to throw a party to promote a participating product, and in return get free stuff. at least, enough free product to throw a party for 10 people. and possibly some party hats.

for some reason, this seemed appealing to me at the time (drunk?). plus, i figured that i’m no middle american housewife, what would they want with me? big mistake. i applied for the arnold sandwich thins “sandwich revolution” house party, and i got an email today confirming my worst fears. i’m in.

now i have to host some sort of sandwich party for no fewer than 10 guests, or the sandwich thins people will bring shame on my family (and will also perhaps come to my house and beat me with a pillowcase full of doorknobs). fuck. me. how the hell am i going to find 10 people who want to come eat some crappy sandwiches at my house on a saturday night?

my strategy- free booze and inviting everyone i know. if you’re in the portland area- seriously, you’re invited. february 27th. 8 pm.

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20 responses

10 02 2010
Teresa

You seem a bit panic stricken. (understatement?) I have never participated in these either but submitted for the DiGiorno Pizza Party. No reply though. I’m feeling pretty safe that they didn’t choose me. Good Luck!

10 02 2010
Xine

That’s my dad’s birthday!

10 02 2010
bessmarvin

so you’ll be in town? and you want to come over and eat sandwiches?

10 02 2010
Xine

I might be in town but not sure yet. I will be in town this weekend though… Maybe we could get a drink Saturday night?
Also, I have tried the sandwich thins…
…Have you?

10 02 2010
bessmarvin

i have never so much as laid my eyeballs on a sandwich thin. are they gross? i keep accidentally typing in “sandwich things”. but yes! drinks on saturday!! xo.

10 02 2010
Xine

I’m not a fan of the sandwich thins myself… I’m sticking with burrito wraps.
I haven’t gotten drinks in Portland in FOREVER. I’m so excited to see you! I’ll e-mail you my numbers.

10 02 2010
bessmarvin

yay! snug?

10 02 2010
Cindy

You. crack. me. up. Srsly. If I were in Portland, I’d be there in a heartbeat.

10 02 2010
bessmarvin

thanks! if you feel a sudden urge to take a spur of the moment road trip- let me know!

10 02 2010
Jessica

I got accepted to, but was hoping they were chipping in a little more than just some weak coupons, four bread freebies, and flyers for healthy eating. Was gonna do a lunch playgroup, but Im not sure anymore.

10 02 2010
bessmarvin

noooooooooooooooooooooooooooo! does this mean that we can just take the coupons and run? exactly what happens if we don’t do it? should i be protecting my kneecaps? seriously, nobody is coming to this shit.

10 02 2010
Jen

A pillowcase full of doorknobs… haha it’s shit like that that makes this the first blog I read every day. I would SOOO come to your sandwich party if I didn’t live like 4 states away.

10 02 2010
bessmarvin

thanks! maybe i should start threatening people with a pillowcase full of doorknobs if they won’t come. stupid lack of teleportation technology- i wish you could come too!

10 02 2010
kitkat

i’ll come, but only if i can wear a billiard ball bedazzled jumper! (kidding! – who can resist the call to come taunt new commercialized food items? of course i’ll be there!)

10 02 2010
bessmarvin

show up in a g-string and a paper bag for all i care, just show up and eat my crappy sandwiches!

10 02 2010
Cindy

Invite college students. No college student will ever turn down free food & booze. Ever.

10 02 2010
bessmarvin

i’m 32! i don’t know any college students anymore! wow. i feel so old right now.

27 02 2010
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[…] least my sandwich party is guaranteed to be less lame than this house […]

28 02 2010
Jennifer

So, how did the sandwich party go? I’m dying to hear! 🙂

1 03 2010
bessmarvin

sorry! still convalescing from the insanity. i’m on it! 🙂

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