It’s a ‘Reedster Speaks’ Birthday Giveaway!


One year ago, I posted some anti-resolutions in this space and OH WHAT A RIDE WE’VE BEEN ON SINCE, readers and fans. We learned to love sweaters that double as robes in what I call “The Sw’obe Trilogy” (here, here, and here). I’ve told you all about how I accidentally bought thongs at Target and together we mourned the death of my Good Bra. I related a series of unfortunate events as our Lhasa Apso, Oscar, pushed me down the stairs and broke my nose, I was wheeled out of Harry Potter World by paramedics, and spent three days in the Disney hospital hooked up to IVs.

I’ve posted as many unflattering photos of myself as possible, because I like to keep expectations low.

You let me rant about politics in The Mommy Wars Hunger Games, The Reedster Speaks Out Against Hate, and The Personal is Political.

And, most recently, you helped me to raise $1000 toward a pediatric clinic in my daughter’s homeland of Ethiopia, for which you will be richly repaid in the New Year when I post a most-awesome video of myself rapping “Lose Yourself” by Eminem.

You even indulged me in a few “very special” posts about my 14 years of sobriety and struggles with manic depression (here and here).

After a year, I feel like together we’ve built a little community here at The Reedster Speaks, and for that, I’m grateful. So for one lucky reader, I’ve got a special gift to mark my one year anniversary.

My friend Tony Horning from high school is a graphic artist and designed my first fan-created art – a “Jaunty Fedora, Motherf***ers” logo.

Safe for work!

Safe for work!

Just leave a comment below with your favorite post of the year and your T-shirt size. I personally will pull my iron out of the drawer in my bedroom dresser and press the design onto a shirt for you.

Thanks for reading, and see you in 2013!



About Cindy Reed

I hate pants.
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31 Responses to It’s a ‘Reedster Speaks’ Birthday Giveaway!

  1. The Dose of Reality says:

    It is hard to choose just one favorite, but I think I would have to pick the s’wobe trilogy…Lisa and I now use that word like it is (should be) in the dictionary. P.S. I am an XL, because I like my t-shirts like my boobs…long and to my knees! 😉

  2. The Reedster says:

    OH! I’ve never done a contest before, so here are the rules: DEADLINE: JANUARY 4, 2013. I’ll use a random number generator to pick the winning commenter 🙂

  3. I have to pick just one? Really? I remember really liking the one about everyone crying at the park. Hang on….

    That’s my pick. Now give me my t-shirt.

  4. The poop blog! Something about – I will push and push and push -was so earnest. Of course, my kids loved that one. Can I enter for each of them too?? (just kidding. medium t for me please)

  5. Amber says:

    First of all I have to say I love all of your post. I can relate to most of them. I have mistakingly bought thongs before and upon returning my reason was simply sorry I would never willingly have something riding my ass crack all day. I am pretty sure if tortured long enough I could make up my mind and say The mommy wars hunger games is more than likely my favorite right this moment. I will take an XL if I am lucky enough to be picked because I am still rockin the my baby is almost one post pregnancy body.

  6. Cris says:

    I have been most inspired by your manic depressive posts. My Wookie could have used a manual for me. But I also love the sw’obe.

  7. Erica M says:

    My favorite post was your guest post over at Greta Funk’s as part of her Great Expectations series which is how I found you and how I roped you into the fabulosity of yeah write. Unlike Kristin, I am too lazy to search for the proper link. Happy blog birthday!

  8. Anita V says:

    I just LOVE the post about going to the park and the whole splinter fiasco Of course, it was because I have had my own splinter dramas here – and was the proud recipient of sucky mom awards. I would take an XL t-shirt if I am randomly selected. And I would wear it proudly while drinking coffee from my octopus cup.

  9. Selina says:

    I have loved all of your posts, but like Cris I appreciated your manic depressive posts and gave the link to your blog a friend of mine who’s spouse is dealing with the same. I know she was grateful for the guidebook (‘cuz she told me). That said, mourning the death of your good bra was pretty awesome too. Mostly I appreciate how you can take a crap-tacular moment in time and give us the funny side! Keep on keepin’ on and HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!

  10. Robbie says:

    Happy blogobirthday! I found you through yeah write…at least I think I did. I thought this one was incredibly powerful and painfully honest!

  11. Toosje (Toesha) Delaney says:

    I’m sorry… Everyone is just being too nice. The best post was the one “And then, the dog tried to kill me” or whatever. Maybe I’m outnumbered, but Cindy, it had been the longest I could remember that I had laughed so hard at someone else’s expense…. Unfortunately it was yours. So much so, that when applying for a job, they asked me to send a link they thought was hilarious, so I sent them the link to that post. Thank you for your brutal honesty and most of all your humor. I sincerely look forward to it every week. My t-shirt size is finally medium after finding a diet that worked quickly…. Hate me you will… But this skinny bitch wants a t-shirt with a mother fucking fedora!! Happy New Year!

  12. Greta says:

    The Human Body Feast is my favorite. I wear a medium. And I was really hoping to see you and your smash cake in this post. 🙂 MWAH. Continued success, my friend.

  13. When I Blink says:

    Congrats on the anniversary!

    I think one of the very first ones I read was one of the “very special” ones — then I was surprised and delighted to see that the others were just as good AND also quite funny.

    That T-shirt is *FABULOUS* — and you know my feelings on fedoras. 🙂

  14. Michelle Atchison says:

    They are all hilarious Cindy, but I loved how you were brave enough to say what a lot of us were feeling in your When Darkness Descends… I’m a medium, well not really, but I’m gonna be after I pick back up with this running thing.. 🙂 congrats on one year!

  15. I can’t pick a favorite but I did love the one where your daughter drew the picture of the boy and girl turds.


  16. I think this was the first post of yours I read–came a bit late to the party–but knew I had to keep followin’!


  17. I couldn’t figure out how to edit–THIS POST ROCKED MY WORLD IN SO MANY WAYS.

  18. I just wanted to say happy bloggy birthday. I can’t pick a favorite and I think it’s unfair of you to try and make me. You just rock overall, on the blog, off the blog, whatever. So I’m not picking. They are all good.

  19. Jessie says:

    How can I even choose????

  20. Birdman says:

    I haven’t read them all, but I loved the one where you were dragging your kids to the park by the water. Haha, I shared it with Mrs. Birdman and waited by her side until she read it. She laughed too. Hard.

  21. Kianwi says:

    Happy Blogoversary!

    This sounds awful to say, but my favorite post was the one where your dog made you trip down the stairs. It was so funny and horrific, and also completely something that would happen to me 🙂

    Size medium, please!

  22. Vagina. Cookies.

    Size 3X

  23. Happy Blog Birthday!!!!!
    My absolute fave post from you is the one with the old people yoga!
    It introduced me to the swobe, and I just can’t thank you enough for that. Haha.

    I would love a large t-shirt if I win. 🙂

  24. Rebekah says:

    I loved your gay marriage post! And your wacky gong-show Disney adventure.

    Pick me! 🙂

  25. I’d have to take a week off work to rummage through all your archived gems to find a favorite. Oh wait, this one’s easy. It’s gotta be the laser hair removal. It was the very first Reedster post I read and I knew from that moment on we were meant to be soul sisters, fur real (see what I did there?). Anyway, you rock, yo. P.S. Let’s see if I can squeeze these girls into a size medium. XO

  26. Oh, YOU. I don’t wanna choose, but if I had to it’s hands down the dog-meets-feet-face-meets-floor post… and all the followup tweets and pics afterward. Oh my. And honey, reading your recap of your posts this year? I think you deserve a spa getaway because, SHIT. That was a lot. 🙂 Big hugs and happy bloggybday! Size medium, yo. xox

  27. Imma. Need. That. Shirt.

  28. Erica M says:

    Congrats, Greta, on winning the shirt! I’ll stop checking my mailbox now.

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