Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Blog-A-Versary & Give Away

Congrats to the three winners!


Still on family vacation! Still on a blogging vacation too!
BUT...I can't let Apricots Today TWO YEAR anniversary go by without a GIVE-A-WAY!

Thanks for reading Apricots Today! There will be three winners and each will receive one of these items.

A beautiful hand carved olive wood bowl from Holy Land Designs.

A unique hand made necklace from Green Creations. Rolled from recycled magazine paper.

100% all natural olive oil soap. Made in Jordan.

Here is how to enter...
  • You must leave a comment on either the blog or the Apricots Today Facebook page.
  • In the comment, tell me an observation you've made about the culture you live in that has made you giggle recently.
  • I will pick the three winners that made me laugh the most-est.
  • I will send to anywhere in USA or Europe and will hand-deliver to any Jordan readers when I am back in September.
Contest Rules:
  • Enter once, so pick your funniest story.
  • Any derogatory, mean, or racist comments will be deleted and will not be eligible for the contest! And if you dare do that, I may box up a wild trashy cat and send it to you.
  • Contest ends August 31st.

Here is my recent culture giggle to get it started:
We were driving through a small town in Northern Michigan and a small convenience store had this sign posted out front: "NOW SELLING ALCOHOL STARTING 8AM ON SUNDAY" {Wow, am I the only one that finds this mildly disturbing?}


  1. I may have told you this one before...
    Went to visit the Roman ruins in Amman and there was a Jordanian guy there dressed in a kilt, playing the bagpipes - if that wasn't weird enough - he was playing "yankee doodle went to town riding on a pony..." (that line over and over as he didn't know the whole song). I guess when you think of it "Yankee Doodle Dandy" does have a Jordanian-Scottish ring to it and totally adds to the atmosphere of ancient ruins. :P - Jennifer Hies

  2. We have been living in Amman, Jordan for 2 years. This summer we went home to Minnesota for a month. Seriously, everytime I flushed the toilet in Minnesota, I thought to myself, "Really?! Why is there so much water in the toilet?!"

    You know living in Jordan, there is not much water here, especially water just sitting in the toilet bowl! Since you are still in Michigan, take a look for yourself! For sure you will notice the difference and wonder the same!

    Have a wonderful vacation home!
    -Bethany @

  3. I've been thinking about this and trying to pick a favorite.

    Our oven in Jordan has a dial but no temperature markings and no thermometer inside. I was watching our (Arab) neighbor cook with a similar oven and talking to her about what to do when a recipe says to preheat to a certain temperature. I asked her how she knows when it is ready and she said, "I stick my hand in and if it is hot, then I know."

    Happy Blogaversary!