Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Cheeseblarg's Secret Cupid Valentine Exchange!

(excerpt from chat conversation)
So I had an idea, while in the shower last night...
bathtub maybe...
In water
Not that it really maters where I was
The point is I had an idea.
And I am going to tell it to you.

Last year, I did a Valentine contest where one person got a Valentine package from me. And that was pretty boss, but since this was a hard year for me, I thought, giving one person love is just not enough, I want EVERYONE to have buckets of love, but alas, I don't have enough resources to send love to everyone, and then I splashed water everywhere. Not really, but you can imagine I did. I might have just gotten my hair wet in my excitement, if I am going to bother being honest.

A secret cupid exchange!

We, as a community of Cheeseblargians (including me), could come together and be each other's Valentines. I know way too many people who hate Valentine's day because they don't have someone who wants to regularly put their junk in said person's junk and that is just silly. I mean, junk merging is clearly enjoyable for most people who are into that sort of thing, but love does not just have to come from people who wanna stick their junk in you or otherwise come in contact with your parts. I have always enjoyed just sharing love and happy sappiness with anyone who doesn't put a restraining order on me, so how about it?

Uh, we be each other's Valentines without any junk dipping at all. We do it to make someone happy and to also, ourselves, feel happy about getting to make someone else happy.

  • You sign up to be a Valentine using my handy dandy form (that is closed now, since it is past the deadline). 

  • You are matched up with a person to whom you will send a Valentine package ($5 minimum, no maximum, but more than $25 should NOT be expected). The person you are sending to should not be the person you will get stuff from.

  • You will be encouraged to give your blog address and to visit your match's blog to gently stalk them to get an idea of things they like. Please don't be creepy. And tell me if people are being creepy, so I can tell 'em to knock it off.

  • January 30th is the last day to sign up (cutoff comes at midnight mountain time zone). I will send out matches on the 31st of January- 2nd of February (depending on how many matches we get). Packages should be sent by Wednesday, February 8th so that packages get there in time (unless you plan on sending express... just try make sure it gets there on time!).

  • We have Cheeseblargians all over the world so I need matches not only in the US and Canada, but also in the UK and Australia. If you are from the US or Canada and are willing to do overseas gift exchanges and chance not having them ON Valentine's Day (especially if you already have a Valentine person of your own), be sure to check that option on the sign up page!

Important things to make this work:

  • You will be getting emails from me. It is important that your email works and that it be an email you check regularly.

  • Email me when you send your package out and I will email your match to let them know it was sent. If you have tracking information, that would be a good thing to send me.

  • When you receive your gift, come back and tell us all about it either on Cheeseblarg's facebook page or on this post (link from your own blog)! Photos are encouraged. 

  • Remember, this is about giving love so do be gracious, even if you get a Pee Wee Urine Bag (don't send Pee Wee Urine Bags, or otherwise troll your Valentine, please... even if this is a humor blarg, gifts are serious bidness!).

  • If for some reason your package doesn't arrive after I sent you notice it was shipped, let me know after two weeks from when it should arrive and I will let the community know so that you can be sure to get a gift.

What are good Secret Cupid gifts?
Handmade or silly cards, something special and unique from your part of the country, something Cheeseblarg themed, candy, jewelry, toys, stickers, books, things you are sure your match will like.

What are BAD Secret Cupid gifts?
Anything harmful, stinky, or dead that has not been proccessed in a way that makes it an appropriate gift (leather wallet, ok- dead raccoon carcass, not ok). Something funny but dissapointing, something your match obviously wouldn't want (like a bag of flour for the writer of GlutenFreeForLife or A Vampire Hunter Taxadermied Duck for VeganGal417) This should be a pleasant experience for all.

If you know you cannot make the deadlines or can't send at least 5 dollars worth of something (plus shipping), hold off for another gift exchange, please. If you have an aversion to giving out your address or are in the Witness Protection Program, this is probably not for you. Also, if you are a jerk in a way that it will mar the experience for someone else, just be a jerk to someone in person and get it out of your system. Don't be mean to my people. The Cheeseblargians, I mean, not the Jews.

If for some reason, this becomes way more popular than I expect it to, and I get hundreds or thousands or BILLIONS of people wanting to participate, uh... I may need help or a little more time. I shall keep y'alls posted, in that case. 

And if I have missed something, glaringly, that is going to make this suck for me, or you guys, please let me know so I can fix it! 


  1. I really want to participate, but I have never sent anything through the mail (besides letters) and I am afraid I will mess it up or end up spending waaaay too much on postage then I can afford. And what if I get someone that I can't figure out what they'd like?
    Should I throw caution to the wind and participate anyway?

    1. You know what? I really wanna participate, so I'm going to throw caution to the wind and sign up.

    2. Caution/Wind. You are in the US, right?
      You could always get the small flat rate box from the US Post Office. It is like $5.20 for as much as you can stuff in the box.
      And hopefully we all can be gracious enough to be happy that someone cared to send us stuff. I know I will be!

    3. Yeah I'm in the US. I asked my fiance to help me figure out postage after I am assigned a fellow blogger to stalk and get ideas for. Hopefully they will like things that are lightweight lol. but if not I'll definitely be getting a flat rate box.

    4. I just signed up and you will have fun. Most exchanges I have been in I have had to mail overseas as I am not in the US and usually manage to keep postage to under $20....just takes careful shopping LOL

  2. I'd do this, except I don't think anyone wants to send stuff all the way to Taiwan. But, I'd love to throw some junk lovin' comments out on any lonely bloggers out there. Show some online Valentines love as it were, if anyone else is a little out of reach of normal postage rates.

  3. Im in too. Jessica F im in Australia so if I can do it you can too! haha

  4. Awwww, what a cute idea!! If I wasn't having issues with being anonymous/poor at the same time, I'd definitely sign up. Maybe next year. Excited to see how it goes!

  5. I WANT to play but your form link is broken!!! At least it is for me. I will try back later (if I don't forget and see if it is magically fixed.

    1. It is working for me (and has for a dozen other people). If it persists, you can send me an email and I can copy and paste it for you, so you can answer it and be involved.

  6. Signed up! I think this is going to be lots of fun.

  7. Could I be a part of this if I don't have a blog? It's a sweet idea, and I wouldn't give a rip what I got. It would just be very nice to get anything - that doesn't make me sound too pathetic, does it?

    1. Yup, you do not have to have a blog, at all. =)
      Go sign up!

  8. SO EXCITED!!!

    Here's a hint for my lucky Valentine: I love all things lame and cheesy. The more ridculous and pathetic, the better.


  9. An idea if you end up matched to someone out of your area. Check Etsy for a seller from their area and that will keep the shipping lower! Amazon also has warehouses all over the world if you want to send them a book. If they have a Kindle you can gift them a specific book that can be sent to their e-mail. Ebay is another option. I like to make packages myself, but thought this might come in handy.

  10. Am looking forward to this. Am already mentally picking out things to send to someone.

  11. woot! i love swap/exchanges! : ) definitely an inspired idea!

  12. I'm in love with this idea. You are fantastic. :)

  13. I just re-read this post and realized... Jodee was thinking about us while she was nakid...

  14. Damn, I wish I had read this sooner! Hope everyone has fun without me =(


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