What is it about this caption and image that so wonderfully encapsulate motherhood? Just kidding…most of the time we’re actually not trying to escape our kids, we’re playing with them, caring for them and “enjoying” their company, but we’re pretty sure every mom feels this way now and then…right? It’s not just us?
You can read Anne’s own motherhood story that inspired this caption here: http://annetaintor.com/ati/2012/05/01/walk-faster-the-children-are-catching-up/
But even better, today we’re doing a special Mother’s Day giveaway just for mothers! Moms – you can win a trio of “walk faster” items just by commenting on our blog. That’s right, we’re giving away a “walk faster” iPhone case (4 or 5), coin purse and magnet to one lucky random winner. To enter the giveaway, just comment below – please tell us an Anne Taintor caption that you identify with as a mother – you can be joking or not-so-much-joking about identifying with the caption! A winner will be chosen tonight, Monday, May 6th, at 8 pm (and we’ll ship your prizes out tomorrow so you can have them in time for Mother’s Day).
(**05/07/13 Update – this giveaway is closed – winner has been selected**)
It’s a pretty long process each month narrowing down the more than 1000 captions submitted to a short list of semi-finalists. Often the short list is not all that short – in this case there were 26 captions on the “short” list – so it’s another long process to narrow those down to the 4 or 5 or 6 captions I love most of all. Only after I’ve chosen those do I allow myself, as a reward for a job well done, to look at the names of the writers.
This month the “short” list included three submissions by our winner, Donna Beltzner! Either Donna is a newcomer to the caption contest or I haven’t been paying enough attention, because she is very, very funny!
I’ve seen many variations on this theme… but Donna’s last line was all new… and had me choking on my coffee once again. Congratulations, Donna – and thanks!
Sometimes it seems like the whole world is helpless without you… If you’re like most of us, you probably pick up your phone a couple hundred times a day. Keep madness at bay as you answer those incessant rings and texts and keep up with your meetings and grocery lists… with Anne Taintor’s snap-on hardshell cases you can dial up a smile each time you reach for your phone! iPhone 4/4S cases are back in stock, and iPhone 5 cases have just arrived…
And because we know you have a lot on your mind, we’re making one less thing for you to worry about this weekend – shipping! That’s right, we’re offering FREE SHIPPING on all consumer orders placed on our website this weekend, May 03-05. Enjoy – and thanks for letting us make you smile!
OK, we know that this one is kind of a joke, since everybody knows that choosy moms choose *cocktails* (duh). But since it’s possible that you, like us, like both, we wanted to share a recipe for this spicy beer cocktail, the Michelada. It’s similar to a Bloody Mary with beer standing in for vodka.
We got this recipe from Food Republik blog, which notes that omitting the tomato juice makes a more authentic Michelada – whether you make yours with tomato juice or not, it sounds like a truly refreshing cocktail! What makes it even better is that I think we have all the ingredients (except the beer) in our office fridge, and the beer is only a walk to the corner store away…and hey, it’s only like 5 hours till quitting time! Please enjoy responsibly…
3 oz tomato or clamato juice
4-5 drops Tabasco sauce
2 dashes Worcestershire sauce
juice of one lime
pinch of red pepper flakes
3 ice cubes
1 bottle Mexican beer (like Corona or another light beer)
Rub a slice of lime around rim of glass, then dip in a dish of kosher salt to coat rim.
In a separate glass or cocktail shaker, mix together tomato juice, lime juice, Tabasco sauce, Worcestershire sauce, pinch of salt (to taste - I used low-sodium tomato juice so I added a bit more), red pepper flakes and ice. Pour into prepared salt-rimmed glass. Top up with beer and garnish with a slice of lime.
Vote for your favorite by midnight on Saturday, May 4!