Pink Ribbon Overload: The Blow Dryer

Dear Madge,

I heard you started chemo, and I wanted to get you a little something to let you know how much I care.  I saw this pink ribbon blow dryer, and of course I thought of you, since cancer is your new identity and all. 

Buying one for you made me feel so doggone good about fighting cancer, that I decided to get one for myself, too.  Every time I dry my hair, I’ll think of you and say to myself, “Thank God I’m not bald like Madge.”

I hope you enjoy your blow dryer during the next two weeks that you still have hair.  Of course, you’ll have hair again some day—in about a year or so, you’ll even have enough to warrant a more than a towel dry!  And when that day comes, you’ll have this really pink dryer to remind you that once upon a time you were bald ’cause you had the cancer.

Your Friend,


Pink Ribbon Overload: Congratulations–You’ve Got the Cancer! Now Make a Wish…

Inspired by Cake Wrecks is today’s post—the pink ribbon cake.  Because really, isn’t a big, honkin’, buttercream slathered, pink ribbon shaped cake always the best way to congratulate someone on their cancer diagnosis? 

This picture came from a site where you buy the ribbon shaped pan.  You know what that means, right? You can make ’em any color you want!  So, for all you melanoma folks who are feeling left out because you can’t find any black ribbon products, you can now make your own.  Oh sure, TC, I realize it’s not quite as cool as the pink ribbon sock purse, but it’s a start.  And hey, if you don’t think you can finish that whole thing yourself, you can always split it with the Amish—it’s their awareness ribbon color, too.  Though I’m not quite sure I understand what that means. 

Or, you could make your very own orange ribbon cake, which symbolizes awareness for leukemia, feral cats, and work zone safety.  Really.  Google it.  Of course, you might end up right back here like all those pork fritter googlin’ folks.  Too bad pork fritters don’t have their own ribbon.