I have delegated one of my ‘give away’ days to David Horvitz because he has a really really good website on which he is selling many things you didn’t know you wanted until you see them offered.
I bought him giving away the cupcakes above. Apparently people enjoyed them a lot. This is what he says on his website about it:
Sarah Salway purchased the giving away of cupcakes from Sugar Sweet and Sunshine on June 4, 2008 from 2:49 – 2:58pm. The first was given away to a man selling flowers on Ave A, and the last were given away to people in Thompson Square Park.
Not all of the things David’s selling involve icing and sweet things. You can buy a picture of the sky, or an envelope filled with a star sand from a small Okinawan island called Taketomi, which David will visit for you.
The world needs more strangeness like this, that’s for sure.
(ps – I googled the Sugar Sweet and Sunshine bakery and think it’s this one here in New York. For a thousand pounds I will visit it for you and eat every single one of those cupcakes on their website. Yum. Even the pistacho ones.)
Such a strange, quiet walk around an empty park this morning, listening to Nick Cave’s Into My Arms on my ipod. The smells were accentuated because of the rain, and there was no one around. It felt like one of those childhood games when you imagine the rest of the world has been frozen and only you can save it. Luckily we weren’t called upon because I was very mellow by the end of our circuit and certainly not up to any strenuous high kicks. Besides, Tally, my dog, is very stately now so we barely go beyond a shuffle. This means I have to be careful what music I pick. Suggestions for slow marching songs are very welcome.
And speaking of which, I promise to put up my giveaway post soon, very soon, because lots has been going on but today I’m going to make a CD of my current favourite songs for the first person to write to me at email@example.com. It’ll be eclectic if nothing else.