I sat down tonight with the intention of writing about our family foray to the mall a couple of days ago to get some portraits taken … but I just don’t have it in me. This week has really been kicking my ass, and between the excruciating back spasms I’m having right now, plus the sheer exhaustion I’m feeling, plus the fact that it’s midnight, plus what an unbelievably whiny little bitch I am, I feel compelled to go to bed … you know, so I can get up and do this shit all over again tomorrow (hopefully with the added twist of actually posting the aforementioned family-portrait entry and a new Photo of the Day).
Since I’m copping out on the creative front, I’ve decided to try remaining in your good graces by bribing you with the promise of a free CD. Thanks to my job, I get lots of them … to include John Mayer’s latest set, “Battle Studies,” which hit stores yesterday. The good news is, I received two copies — one of which is for me, and one of which is for one of you. The bad news is, compared to his previous album, “Continuum,” about which I raved a few years back, “Battle Studies” is weak sauce. But, hey, that’s just my opinion. Maybe it’ll grow on me.
Meanwhile, if you’d like to hear it for yourself, I’ll send you a copy … provided you are the lucky winner.
So here’s how I’m gonna do this: leave a comment on this post in which you name your favorite musical artist and favorite album by that artist (as well as any additional relevant thoughts you care to share). I’ll leave comments open from now until whenever I stumble to the computer on Friday (11/20) morning, at which point I’ll close the comments and use the Random Number Generator to select one lucky winner from all of the comments left on this post. Shortly thereafter, I will mail to said winner a brand-spanking-new, still-in-the-shrinkwrap copy of “Battle Studies.”
Yeah, I know it’s not an iPod or a Cuisinart or a Wii or a trip to Maui … but the deep-pocketed sponsors haven’t found me yet (nor have the empty-pocketed ones, come to think of it), so I’m starting small.