Thursday, March 12, 2009

An UTZ-date

I am happy to report that the cheese balls have been successfully delivered to Dave in the great state of Illinois! (Check out the nice post he wrote about the giveaway on his site.) Fortunately, the package was NOT covered in orange fingerprints on arrival. You just never know with the slow down in packages being shipped by the post office, when a package of this sort might be tempting, especially during break time. It may have helped that I wrote on the box "Does NOT contain tasty cheesy goodness."
Dave took these photos at Santa's Village, which is a children's amusement park that closed down a few years ago. He added, "I took all the pictures at their front entrance and looked pretty foolish doing so."

Although, I'm not sure that it is possible to look foolish when posing with an UTZ. I've certainly never looked foolish doing so :D

And I was thrilled to see that he included a photo of the UTZ with some cement mushrooms....Which is bizarre, considering I spent most of my childhood consumed with drawing & painting mushrooms.

My parents are still using this napkin holder that I painted when I was around 8 years old.

[Holy Shitake! Here I go showcasing my childhood artwork when this post is supposed to be all about Dave!! But, do you notice the squiggle representing the sky and the touch of pure genius in adding the snail to the top of the mushroom. Marvel in those individually hand drawn blades of grass and delight in the brilliant colors of the middle mushroom....]

Dave, thank you for participating and for sharing these photos with all of UTZ!

Remember, if you don't want to wait around for the next giveaway, feel free to send me a photo of you posing with some UTZ in a unique location. I'll post the photo to my blog and provide a link to your site. I'm win-win like that :-)


Mark said...

Great Pic's Dave!

And here I thought that that snail was perched on top of a large orange cheeseball :-)

Eva Lyford said...

I was at that Santa's village every summar as a kid. Who else remembers the snow-balls? Spinny compartments on a spinny arm structure spinning in a carousel-pattern, sort of like a Spider but not so tame. Guaranteed to make an adult puke, whether they ate cheese balls or not.

Carebear said...

LOL on the cheeseball pictures. And really lovely napkin holder. You were a child prodigy I see. I actually just came by to tell you that the randomly-selected winner of the Cheesecake Factory gift certificate is Joy from Joy to the Blog. Thanks so much for entering my giveaway, and for becoming a follower! I hope you enjoy my blog! I try to visit at least 2 of my followers daily to spread comment love so I’ll be seeing you soon!

P.S. Come visit for my best giveaway ever from March 23rd-26th!

Lucy said...

Oh, my gosh you are inspiring people to take pictures with UTZ Cheeseballs at odd places.
Now, you gotta give yourself some points for that task.
Those pictures are great!
I would never share my childhood drawings, come to think of it I am sure none are around anymore:)

A Woman Of No Importance said...

I sense a world-wide globe-trotting Cheesey Series coming on - Of photos taken in more wild and wonderful locations... Oh, Carma, what have you started with your Napkin Holder Creativity?!

WV: giespie, almost sounds like cheesie! x

Janna Bee said...

Good job Dave! Although my location was cooler (still need to find a spot to buy the Utz)!

I think it's adorable that your parents still use your napkin holder. My dad still has the "squirrel on a stick" that I made for him in woodworking in his den. I made the base too small and it falls over all the time, but he keeps it anyways!

carma said...

could I have been "channeling" the cheese balls all these many years??

I was hoping that someone would be familiar with the location! Anything that is spinny on another spinny structure is NEVER a good thing! No cheeseballs for 3 days prior :D

Thanks for visiting and complimenting my napkin holder artwork :-)

I hope you at least saved a drawing or two from your childhood. Never know when they can come in handy, say for a blog post...

Woman of No Importance-
That would be awesome should the UTZ make it outside the states and around the globe. I'm hoping many readers will take me up on this UTZ challenge. Glad you liked my napkin holder :-)

Janna Bee-
a squirrel on a wobbly stick- priceless! The things parents do to show us our artwork is appreciated :-) Of course, I have also saved every scribble VC has made in the last 13 years!

Katamommy said...

Those pics are awesome, you have a fab blog!

Tammy said...

I like your site. Thanks for stopping by mine. I like being part of the SITStahood.

Blue State Cowgirl said...

I've ordered my UTZ Cheez Balls and hopefully they'll come before the big roadtrip. If not, I guess I'll have to find a Wal*Mart. For some reason, they don't sell these in San Francisco. No Big Box stores.

carma said...

Blue State-
That is good news! If it is one of Amazon's vendors they normally ship almostimmediately *fingers crossed*

Oz Girl said...

This is great, love your blog! Thanks for stopping by my photo blog (I have two blogs!) and welcoming me to SITS! Now that I'm back from vacation, I'm looking forward to delving even deeper into blog-land!

P.S. My mom has a Honda Element too!

carma said...

Oz Girl-
Your mom drives an Element, too; well then she definitely falls into the "cool mom" category :-)
Glad you enjoyed my blog.

Mommyof2girlz said...

OMG! I haven't seen Santa's Village since I was 8. I still have my mug with my name on it..awww the memories. Just browsing from SITS..Happy Feature Day. You have become this weeks Java Jaunt on my blog and my new fav! You rock!

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