Dear reader, every once in awhile I get an email from some sort of advertising liaison company, enquiring as to whether I'd be interested in promoting products on my blog.
And it always makes me wonder if that person actually took time to read this blog.
Because I'm not sure what demographic they hope to target here at Tollipop...people with a penchant for insects? Carpool forgetters? Afficionados of little old men? Wanderers in the desert?
At first I ignored them the way you'd walk down the hallway in high school, see a cute guy smiling in your direction, and automatically assume he's gazing at the girl behind you.
But when they wrote back a second time, I realized someone was serious about asking me to prom.
It's too late for me now, I'm too bitter and jaded. You can't make up for decade's worth of missing corsages and matching cumberbunds with a shoddy invitation to write a post about my pile of feral laundry, sponsored by Tide.
I think we can all appreciate this logic.
But just in case any marketing giants really are reading this blog, here's what I would happily endorse:
People who grow mangoes
That little penguin fellow who publishes books
Candy makers, especially Willy Wonka, Haribo, and the Hi Chew guy
Really good pens and paper
And, undoubtedly, the delightful experience of shopping at Trader Joe's.
And you? What would you endorse?