I have a tragic little story to share with you today.
When I was a little girl...
...something like over 50 years ago...
Someone stuck me in the side of my forehead with a pencil.
It didn't kill me.
But it did make me stronger.
Because after the unfortunate encounter between the side of my forehead and the pencil I became a 'lead head'.
The piece of lead was never removed and over time it got bigger and bigger.
Until finally it became huge.
I might be exaggerating just a teensy bit.
But it did become larger and lately has become the size, ironically, of a pencil eraser.
Thank heavens I wear bangs.
If I hadn't worn bangs all my life I suspect bullies would have taunted me.
"Lead head! Lead head!" they might have screamed at me.
But they could have.
Today, however, I decided to take action against the lead.
I let a lady I know zap it with an electrical torture device. She made me put ice on it and then shot some kind of laser into it over and over again.
But I bit down on a number two lead pencil and made it through the ordeal.
Now, I have to wait to see what happens.
And to find out if I am still a 'lead head' after the wound heals.
In the interim, however, to distract myself I am doing a little giveaway.
It's nothing serious.
It's not a gift card so you, too, can get zapped in the forehead with an electrical torture device.
It is, however lead related.
On Sunday I will draw a name from comments on this post and the winner will receive 3 super cool boxes of the best pencils in the world, Ticonderoga #2 lead pencils.
Now I'm not just talking 3 boxes of ORANGE pencils.
I'm talking a box of baby blue pencils, a box of black wood pencils AND a box of pencils in primary colors. I will even leave the two purple painted pencils in the box I send you. Feel free to enlarge this picture so you can drool over how cool these pencils are.
Should you stab yourself in the forehead with one of them if you are the lucky winner, I will not be held responsible.
I will, however, send you the name of the lady who can zap out the lead with an electrical torture device.
Today is Friday.
If you really want to win pencils you can enter three times by leaving three separate comments on this post sometime before Sunday, noon-ish.
One comment must say "Lead head bullies are evil".
And you need to be a follower of this blog or leave me your e-mail address so I can get in touch with you.
Sunday I'll post the winner and get your pencils right out to you in Monday's mail!
I'm going to ice my forehead now.
And, hey, good luck if you choose to enter.
aka Lead Head