This week: a prize for guessing the prize for guessing. Or, Show and Tell: Bridge, part 3.

At last week’s Show and Tell, I presented a vase that wonder woman Lori from Weebles Wobblog, All Thumbs Reviews, and Drama 2B Mama won as a prize for correctly guessing that the Show and Tell from the preceding week took place in Budapest. It turns out that Lori also has a fertility-related Budapest story, and she presented her own Show and Tell with a photo of the Chain Bridge from a very different perspective.

Here, again, is the vase that Lori won due to her knowledge and experience.


I asked people to guess the height of the vase. Guesses ranged from 8 inches to 12 inches. Thanks to everyone who guessed – but none of you were even close. Here is the true scale of the vase:

The actual height of the vase is 3.25 inches. So, this means that Wishing 4 One was the closest at 8 inches. Congrats! Her prize is in the works and will be presented at next week’s Show and Tell.

Today’s lesson: Appearances can be deceiving.

At last week’s Show and Tell, inspired by Barren Bitches Book Brigade selection Eat, Pray, Love, I presented a bridge at which I threw a tantrum. Um, that doesn’t really convey the spirit of that post. I explained it a lot better before. Please just go read that post first. I will wait…

(Tall and tan and young and lovely, the girl from Ipanema goes walking, and when she…)

Welcome back! At the end of the post, I invited people to guess the location of the bridge. Several people guessed, and one person got it right:

The esteemed Lori from Weebles Wobblog, All Thumbs Reviews, and Drama 2B Mama! She knew that the bridge was in Budapest. It, in fact, is the Chain Bridge, a cast iron suspension bridge that was once considered one of the wonders of the modern world. Congratulations, Lori!

Here is the prize Lori has won:


I did not make this vase, but I did paint and glaze it. I’m still working on my vase-throwing technique — the skinny neck at the top can be tough, and I end up ruining almost every piece that I try to turn into a vase. I will keep working on my technique until my vases can reliably hold water. In the meantime, a vase that someone else threw is a safer choice.

It turns out that Lori had an advantage in the contest because she has also been to Budapest. She has posted her own infertility-related story about the Chain Bridge for this week’s Show and Tell. Please go enjoy her story and congratulate her.

Thanks to everyone who offered a guess! To keep the guessing fun going, I will offer another prize to the commentor who can guess the height of Lori’s vase. Closest guess before next week’s Show and Tell wins.