Today's post is courtesy of the amazing Keely, also known as The Un Mom. Many of you may know her as the originator and host of Random Tuesday Thoughts, though she has been on hiatus for a bit now. Which makes us all sad. Not that Stacy isn't doing a fine job. But still. We miss Keely. She's HUGE in the UK, you know.
I have had the privilege of meeting and palling around with Keely at BlogHer last year. Keely, Jenni (of Oscarelli, yesterday's guest blogger), Becky (the Suburban Matron) and I hung out together for two days, and had the BEST time. In addition to being a wonderfully funny and insightful writer, and the most sarcastic Canadian that I know, Keely is a gifted graphic artist. Lucky me. You'll soon find out why I said this. You're going to be SO jealous. REALLY. You are. You are gonna pee yourselves with jealousy when you see what Keely made me. Ooooo boy are you gonna be JEALOUS.
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Okay that's better. I will now present you with...
Gretchen asked me long before the beginning of all her camping adventures if I would guest post for her. I agreed, and then forgot, because I'm an asshole like that. But she gave me a gentle and polite reminder, with an easy out if I wanted it, because she's generous and kind even in the face of assholery. So of course I said I would.