My Guerrilla Sticker Campaign Proves Late Enough Is Mostly Dirty

And Not The Good Kind. More Like The Unshowered Kind.

(that’s the subtitle. which in college was my way of using late night creativity to pretty much destroyed my masterpieces of theory and logic.)

First up is Heather, my new bestie, for not only rounding up a corporate donation for the Nobody Told Me! Moms group within twenty-four hours of my request for a few donations but for her guerilla sticker awesome ninja action-ness. Also, for her forgiveness in my making up words in this post.

Next stop? Jail. Or maybe accounting.

Heather writes: Anyhow, I stuck it in a most appropriate place: the elevator at the parking garage at work.  I hate this elevator because it’s slow, it always smells like smoke, and it’s slow.  Did I mention it’s slow?  If I can get to work before 7:30am then I can park on the first level and don’t have to take the “slow-avator”, but most days I make it in around 7:45 and have to park two or three levels underground.  Stairs are always an option but with 4” heels I am afraid I will trip and fall on my face, again.

When I first read it, I thought: She put my sticker on something she hates… that smells and is slow. I smell. And if by slow she means over-sensitive, I’m slow. Is this her way of breaking up with my blog? {cue tears}

But then I got this message of few days later: I am proud of my sticker placement; it made me smile this morning when I was running late to work (again) and had to park on underground level 3….grrrrr!

Which is EXACTLY how I picture my blog.

And I also got an email from Beth with my sticker on a SJU soccer ball. That she stole. By accident. Also, where the heck is SJU. Scott James University? Secret Joy Uggs? Some Just Ugh. So Jems Unicorn?

Wordpress will NOT let me rotate the ball. I think it has something to do with SJU. No I don't.

After my profound disappointment in my lack of U words and wish that I had made it past A when I attempted to memorize the dictionary, I thought: Perfect! My sticker is where anyone could kick it when it’s down, which is a lot like I was feeling. And it’s going to mean more bail money if I want to keep my reader. Luckily, I can just sell my soul for a new subscriber by responding to a few emails in my inbox.

So the vandalize to awesomize guerilla sticker campaign is going strong. Although I’m down to little stickers and pins. But both can get you arrested so keep sending me your addresses, and I’ll keep taking a month to send you swag. HOORAY!

Alex Iwashyna

Alex Iwashyna went from a B.A. in philosophy to an M.D. to a SAHM, poet and writer by 30. She spends most of her writing time on, a humor blog (except when it's serious) about her husband fighting zombies, awkward attempts at friendship, and dancing like everyone is watching. She also has a soft spot for culture, politics, and rude Southern people who offend her Yankee sensibilities. She parents 2 elementary-aged children, 1 foster baby, 3 cats, and 1 puppy, who are all Southern but not rude. Yet.

9 thoughts to “My Guerrilla Sticker Campaign Proves Late Enough Is Mostly Dirty”

  1. Can I just tattoo your logo onto my daughters head? My two year old has not figured out this time change thing and is still getting up way to early. Then again this may be child abuse so I will have to brain storm another option.

  2. I received your email this morning about the stickers. After filling the Hubby in on what we will be doing… he is all for it and very excited! He is even thinking of more ideas of places and things to “vandalize” just so that he can participate, as well! Funny the things that perk this man’s interest! Things that can get you arrested… Sure why not?!? Doing the dishes to maky your wife happy… Oh Hell No!! I’d rather sleep with her royal B!tchyness! Heaven forbid! Well, at least he’s getting the hang of this go with the flow thing I’ve been trying to instill in him over the past few years! Thanks for providing us with a creative reason to “go play outside!” We will absoultly enjoy it! I’ll bill you for the bail money! 😉

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