Recently I have received no less than two requests regarding guest posting or sharing a link about recipes. My reaction: “Whuh?”
Are these people paying attention to what my blog is about? America’s 1stSgt doesn’t spend time in the kitchen! He spends time on the battlefield! This is about flashing swords, sweat, and gun smoke! Blasphemous! This would be as nonsensical as say, my producing a yoga video.
During the month of December I will post recipes by guest bloggers. Don’t get your aprons in a bunch as this will come with some guidelines and restrictions:
1) Said posts will have a Christmas holiday theme mashed up with a zombie apocalyptic flavor. It is preferable said dishes not actually taste like walking corpses though. If I wanted that I’d simply direct everyone to the nearest box of MREs.
2) Words like swashbuckling, gun slinger, hard core, and world’s finest United States Marine Corps, or the equivalent, should be used liberally and often. And yes, you may mention zombies or monsters.
3) You must send a care package containing your confections to a deployed unit of your choice. I know I have a service preference, but as a radical supporter of individual freedom I’ll leave it up to you. A good place to look up units is at AnySoldier.com. Readers from outside the United States are encouraged to support a unit from their nation. We appreciate loyalty here at the Camp of the Praetorians. [ The New Magoo shared this link for Support Our Soldiers. Cool!]
4) Pictures! There must at least be photographic evidence of you actually mailing your package.
|Gathering loot for the troops in Iraq December 2007.|
Now this sounds like something America’s 1stSgt can sink his teeth into!
I will post as many recipes as meet the standards even if this means every day, twice a day during the month of December. If there is that much traffic I may start in November. Click on the Ask America’s 1stSgt link to the right for contact info.
Refer all questions to comments. No one’s feelings will get hurt if your package doesn’t get there by Christmas. Troops dig getting stuff all year ’round.