patricia shackelford, of the delightful (and superbly well-written) blog, mrs. blandings, recently sent out an email requesting that her fellow bloggers "post pink" on october 1st for breast cancer awareness. maison21, lazy-ass blogger though he is, couldn't ignore the call to arms from his blogging buddy, patricia, and though he personally probably doesn't need to worry about breast cancer (you know, being a boy and all), that doesn't mean breast cancer hasn't touched his life: he's seen close friends go through the surgery, and the chemo, and all that hideous and painful, debilitating stuff, and no one should ever have to go through that kind of thing- ever.
but much as maison21 wants to support his sisters, what to write that hasn't been said? how can maison21 take his silly 'lil blog, and turn it serious?
the answer is, he can't.
but what he can do is turn breast cancer awareness into something that he can relate to, something every design devotee can relate to, male or female. something like, oh, um, lets say- shopping! yeah, that's the ticket! and more specifically, how about shopping at m21's favorite 'lil money pit: le tarjay! god- what an insanely great idea- we're helping the economy and curing cancer too! two birds, one stone!
so we make the following solemn vow: in honor of breast cancer awareness month (and mrs. b), maison21 will make the ultimate sacrifice and drag his lazy butt to target today, to purchase at least one pink breast cancer awareness product! ooooh, that maison21- such a giver, he is...
and furthermore, maison21 is challenging each and every one of his half-dozen readers to do the same: go to target today (or really soon) and buy at least one pink product! don't let them go to clearance markdown- it's for a good cause, and you know you have to go to target soon, anyway!
you could get something inexpensive and practical, like these pink post-it notes:
or the slightly lesbian chic of a pink pocket knife:
or brighten up your refrigerator with a pink brita pitcher:
the pink mixer is very cool, but completely useless in m21's wasteland of a kitchen:
or should maison21 just get what he really wants (and has been coveting) anyway? a pink dyson hand-held vacuum? yeah, we think we're butch enough to rock a barbie pink vacuum while cleaning out the truck. what sacrifices we make...
so what pinkness will you be buying today? come on, let's shop for a cure!