Tuesday, September 09, 2008


As the female characters in Douglas Coupland's Microserfs sit around discussing tampons, their male counterparts sit there, shocked and afraid by what they are learning. The women, however, are clear about their choice "O.B.'s rock! But I guess not every powerful female executive is comfortable enough with her body to put her finger (fake 's50s housewife voice) you know where."

Long story short, I was contacted by a company to give away some free stuff on my blog. I thought that we were talking shampoo, makeup samples, etc...but nope, we're talking about OB tampons. While I know that it's something that every woman has to use, it's still not really my usual blogging fodder. But if they are Douglas Coupland's favourite, who am I to argue with that? I will say that I am a fan for environmental reasons, they use minimal packaging and are a greener alternative to some of the other brands. And they are discreet little fellas. And don't you remember those ads from when we were younger "designed by a female gynocologist"?

To sweeten the deal, I've got a few things for you. First, you can click here to get free samples delivered to your home. Secondly, I am giving away the promotional package given to me with the samples, including a cotton tote bag, hot water bottle and holder, eye mask, full-size box of OB tampons and cute carrying case, and a box of Tylenol menstrual. You just have to leave a comment, tampon-related or not, and I will pick at random. Contest closes Tuesday Sept 9 at midnight PST.


La Belette Rouge said...

That is so funny. And, I love how you use Douglas Coupland as an intro. Hilarious!Did you see I mentioned him on my blog yesterday? I thought of you when I did it.

And, I used to use OB's when I first started using such products---lo the many years ago.;-)

No need to consider me for the contest. I just had to tell you that you got me LOL!

Sara Christine said...

What a funny little giveaway! I've actually been an OB convert since visiting my sister in Amsterdam and being forced to go applicator-less. A bit weird at first, but now I will never go back.

I'm glad we had this little talk. Now you know where I stand on this important issue. ;)

Kitty said...

Hi, my name is Casey, I'm a long time reader, first time commenter. I'd like to sign up for this contest, as I think this may be the best solution I can think of to my constant nosebleed problem...

quitecontrary1977 said...

Makeup giveaways are abundant! You don't find many tampon giveaways. Goodness knows we all need them! I love o.b.! They are more comfortable than standard tampons to me!