Show Us Your Magnets!

After visiting Florinda’s blogging space at Kittling Books, which generated tons of comments about her magnet collection, Florinda has challenged everyone to show off their magnets. Naturally, I obliged!

Fridge Magnets

I love collecting magnets with animals on them, particularly from places I’ve visited. Some of my favorite magnets also incorporate another love of mine–photography–so you’ll notice family members and friends on my magnets. Two of my favorites are the two cat magnets on the bottom left corner, which I’ve had for years. I sent away when I was a kid to have photos of my two cats–Puddy and Tat–put on refrigerator magnets. I could have left these with my mom, but they were my best buds when I was a kid, so I kept them with me.

On the right side, near the top is a giant stuff caribou from Caribou Coffee, which I love…his little hands are magnetic and I just couldn’t resist sticking him on the fridge. You’ll also note some hand painted goodies on the same side, which The Girl made me, and some made with yarn, which my great aunt in Colorado sent me when I was a kid.

I do have other magnets on the bottom part of the fridge, but I’m not showing that section because it is a mess. Maybe next time.

Don’t forget my recent Examiner.com interviews with Kyle Semmel of the Writer’s Center in Bethesda, Maryland. He talks about blogging and translation, here and here.

And my giveaways:

1. The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society (5 copies); TODAY!
2. Mr. Darcy, Vampyre (2 copies); Deadline August 14