There are several unique days on the calendar each year in the city of Austin.
There's Eeyore's Birthday, for example, celebrated for nearly half a century here in town in a uniquely Austin way.
Then there's Spamarama, the smell of which haunts me to this day.
And today, there's the Texas Warrant Roundup. This is the day when the po-po come and get you for any outstanding warrants, rounding up THOUSANDS of scofflaws for their failure to appear.
It always is promoted in advance like a rock concert, to give the criminals fair warning. And on Warrant Roundup Day, if it falls during a weekday, receptionists all over town summon people to the lobby of their workplace to tell them an officer is here to see them. I've seen five or more in various workplaces and it's always quite the scandal, even if the warrant is for something as boring as unpaid parking tickets.
Oh hang on - someone's at the door....
heh. Not really.
Speaking of innocent, we had a fun challenge during VSN to make a card representing our first love of an object or a toy we had when we were little.
I chose Ferd, the bear. Ferd was my little white bear, with a tiny music box inside him that you could wind up and it would play Brahm's Lullaby. He was the best bear, and because of that, he was not white for very long. I've never seen another little bear so sweet and I wish I had him still.
I made a card for little Ferd, and I gave him a little friend, because a bear as sweet as Ferd should have another little bear that is his best bear buddy in the whole world and he can tell all his secrets to.
I'm on a bit of a white card streak lately for some reason. Perhaps because I found a box of white cardstock already cut into card size for a project long forgotten. But it's perfect for my little white bear and his little soul-mate.
The bears are from a LONG retired and very sweet set called Bear Necessities and the greeting is from Blowing Kisses. I scored three lines into the bottom of the card which you can barely see here, and added a strip I embossed with the square lattice folder. And although my little Ferd wasn't glittery, I did add some Dazzling Diamonds glitter to their fur here.
Now I'm off to unearth my desk and get some things done.
If you don't leave me a comment, I suppose I'll have to assume that you have been arrested for your outstanding warrant! Let me know what your bail is - I hope they take stamps...