Another year down, another set of pajamas… still on.

February 25th, 2013 | by TJ |

Two years in, a significantly large amount of wrinkles ironed out. Last year, I assumed PJs was a one off event, but pretty quickly decided I’d make another attempt the next year. This year, it’s pretty much a foregone conclusion we’ll be going around again next February.

It was great. I’ll post recap links as/if they come in. As for me, I currently still look exactly like this:

So I’m going to stick with one very small story for right now.

THE BEST STORY.

So, everyone got together and gave me an insanely generous gift, and one part of it was this gift card:

Rachael was the one who designed the card, and the company who facilitates these custom designed gift cards originally kept bouncing her designs back, saying she couldn’t use it, trademarked, nope, try again, but never explaining WHAT was wrong with her design. So she’s going around and around with them – the font is hers, so that can’t be it. She linked them the Wikipedia page for the cosmo DRINK, so maybe THAT was what the card was for – for me to go out and get blitzed, so they couldn’t claim that the word cosmo was trademarked or anything. And you can’t trademark the zebra pattern, obviously.

BUT THEN. YOU KNOW WHAT?

ORIGINALLY, her card had said, “This is Temerity Jane’s Cosmo Gift Card,” just like my “This is Temerity Jane’s Baby” watermark. AND THAT WAS THE PROBLEM. They finally sent her A LINK TO MY BLOG and said, “You can’t say ‘Temerity Jane,’ because that’s this lady.”

YOU GUYS, SOMEONE ELSE – AN ENTIRE SEPARATE ENTITY FROM ME – DENIED ONE OF MY FRIENDS PERMISSION TO USE MY NAME ON A GIFT FOR ME.

I’M A THING!

I’VE MADE IT!

I did champion arms right there over the gift cards when Rachael told the story.

I’M STILL DOING CHAMPION ARMS RIGHT NOW.

I’M PAUSING TO TEACH PENELOPE HOW TO DO CHAMPION ARMS.

LET’S ALL DO CHAMPION ARMS.

Anyway, don’t get any ideas from the fact that I just posted a picture of the full Visa card number because, WHABAM, I can take a “subtle” hint:

Hopefully, more full recaps of the weekend coming, if you’re interested in that kind of thing, including pictures, because I saw several people with the kind of camera that requires TWO hands, not just a thumb mashing on the smudgy screen of a cellphone.

Again, I’ll be firing it all up again next year, details to come not any time especially soon, but February 2014. In the meantime, as I said last year, if you want to see your Internet friends, invite them over to your house. You can do this.

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14 Responses to “Another year down, another set of pajamas… still on.”

  1. By Cayt on Feb 25, 2013

    Cool!

  2. By susie on Feb 25, 2013

    How did I miss that story? That’s fantastic. Thanks for inviting everyone to some guy’s house. I had a really good time!

  3. By Brooke on Feb 25, 2013

    Champion Arms!

  4. By Delicia on Feb 25, 2013

    Your top-half-face looks skinny! I’m glad it went well, I hope everyone had fun and look forward to recap stories!

  5. By PinkieBling on Feb 25, 2013

    It was the best of parties, it was … yep, the best of parties.

    Champion Arms! I will also refrain from mentioning the song that’s now stuck in my head. I have a problem, ok?

  6. By meanliving on Feb 25, 2013

    AND WEEEE’LL KEEP ON FIGHTING TIL THE ENNNNND…

    PinkieBling Reply:

    I love you.

  7. By meanliving on Feb 25, 2013

    …always, forever. Near and far, closer together…

    PinkieBling Reply:

    Had that stuck in my head all day, so (with much love) fuuuuuck yoooouuu (hoo-hoo-hoo-hoooooo!)

    meanliving Reply:

    Where’s my little thumbs-up likey star button? I need one here.

  8. By Erica on Feb 25, 2013

    My post tomorrow will probably just be a dozen pictures of pub cheese from various angles. But you are welcome to link to it, obviously.

  9. By Jenny Grace on Feb 25, 2013

    My hatred of hosting things precludes me from inviting a bunch of people to my house, because of all the work and planning. Seriously? How do people do that? How do you do that?!?

    I hope to someday work in an industry that doesn’t involve 80 hour weeks each and every February, because I like you, and your internet friends, and I want some of them.

  10. By Dinsdale on Feb 25, 2013

    Oh, man, one day. ONE DAY. (Maybe next year? Who knows!)

  11. By Jesabes on Feb 27, 2013

    I love that story. Also, am now questioning my observation skills for not noticing the design had changed to TJ instead of Temerity Jane.

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