Made In The U.S.A.

The first-ever MITUSA contest. Enter to win fabulous prizes. Really.

In Adventures on November 3, 2009 at 12:48 am

The birthday of my beloved betrothed is but six short weeks away. I have made it 10 months without the real sustained MITUSA gift-buying test I will face in December. I need your help.

I need to find a great gift. Something Made In The USA. Something amazing. Or at least Made In The USA.

To that end, I am holding the first-ever MITUSA girlfriend gift giving contest in which you, dear reader, can win fabulous prizes. How? By simply suggesting great Made In The USA gifts for my fiancee’s birthday.

What can you win? How about one of the finest southern rock records of all time, Lynyrd Skynyrd’s 1973 debut album, (pronounced ‘lĕh-‘nérd ‘skin-‘nérd).

(pronounced 'lĕh-'nérd 'skin-'nérd)

This vintage vinyl LP record contains such phenomenal cuts as “Tuesday’s Gone,” “Gimme Three Steps,” and “Free Bird,” plus a few others that you’re sure to recognize even if you don’t know them by name. I listened to this very record yesterday, and with the exception of a tiny little skip during the intro to Free Bird, it’s flawless.

Here’s how to win:
1. Submit your MITUSA gift ideas in the comments section below.
2. Have the best MITUSA gift idea as judged by me. (Or, alternatively, have the only MITUSA gift idea submitted by some arbitrary deadline yet to be determined by me.)
3. Sit back and wait for your spiffy Lynyrd Skynyrd MITUSA record album to arrive via USPS.

Easy, right? So enter to win today. No limit per household. Void nowhere. Please help–even if you don’t want to win a record. Good luck!


  1. We have one entry so far, and it’s a good one. It was sent to me in secret, so as not to ruin any potential surprise. Suffice it to say it is art related, and great. Do not let this dissuade you from submitting your own awesome MITUSA gift idea. Seriously. Lemme have ’em!

    Did I mention you could win a record?

  2. A spa day is MITUSA.

    • Good point, Shell- I mean, good point, anonymous person who is not my fiancee and chiming in about what you/she would like for her/your birthday.

      You just might win a record album, too. Unless someone else, ANYONE ELSE, chimes in with a better idea. Or even a worse idea. Just an idea.

  3. […] GREAT gift idea, something that qualifies as MITUSA, and you could win. Read the rules and reasons here, and then send in your best ideas. Or even any ideas at all! It’s getting close to go […]

  4. Okay, we have a weiner. Sort of. I forgot to do this around birthday time. The anonymous poster above, who is in fact the gift recipient, wins the prize for her spa day suggestion. However, she does not want the Lynyrd Skynyrd record. So it goes to second place (which is also funnily enough last place), reader Matt. So Matt, if you’d like your first/second/consolation prize, please email me your mailing address and your record will be on its way. Seriously.

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