Friday, June 25, 2010

Friday Fun ~ A CONTEST ~ Update!

TGIF everyone! 

Fridays in the summer seem even sweeter than usual, don't they?  Or is it just me?  Me?  Again?  Bummer.  I have lots of plans to get outdoors this weekend and try to enjoy the overwhelming heat.  The big word here is *try*.

Anyhoo - to celebrate this Friday, how about a contest???  I thought long and hard *ahem, a few minutes, ahem* on this one and as I'm a HUGE fan of easy contests, I went that route.  Sure, I could ask you a question and ask you to post your answers, but you know, don't we all have enough going on in our lives already? 

In my mind, winning something for doing very little is the best kind of win.  Most of us are already over-achievers with full time jobs and several hobbies on the side.  Don't worry, I'll allow for your over-achievers to get some extra points if you want them.  I mean, just because I'm a little lazy about my contests doesn't mean you have to be too.  So how about some free Amazon cash?  How does that sound???  As someone who recently won an online gift certificate, I can tell you that buying things with free money is pretty darn fun.

So without further rambling from me, here are the simple rules:
Leave a comment below with your email addy and a tally of your total points
+3 for being an old follower because my followers are awesome
+1 for being a new follower because I can't wait to get to know you
+2 for sidebar post about this contest
+5 for blog post about this contest 

WHAT?  You want to know exactly what's up for grabs?  Man, you guys are demanding.

1st place - $25 gift certificate to Amazon
2nd place - $15 gift certificate to Amazon
3rd place - $10 gift certificate to Amazon

And a few fun quotes to get this party started:

“It was a hole in one contest and I had a three.” ~ Abe Lemons (American basketball college Coach. 1922-2002)

“In any contest between power and patience, bet on patience.” ~ W. B. Prescott

“You're about as useful as a one-legged man at an arse kicking contest.” ~ Rowan Atkinson

“A bumper of good liquor will end a contest quicker Than justice, judge, or vicar” ~ Richard Brinsley Sheridan

“You may be always victorious if you will never enter into any contest where the issue does not wholly depend upon yourself.” ~ Epictetus

Good luck to everyone and HAPPY FRIDAY!


PS - Okay, I forgot to add ONE major thing to this contest....the DEADLINE!  Duh!  I blame lack of coffee.  I plan on drawing the names via random sampler on Monday, July 5th!  Deadline to enter will be Independence Day, July 4th!


  1. +3 for Old Follower. :)

    - Rebecca

  2. +3 Old follower

    Seeing as how I have 484 items on my Amazon wishlist, this prize would be GREATLY appreciated lol!

  3. +3 old follower...

    how about giving your "Wolf with in" book, thats what I want.

    good luck.

  4. I LOVE LOVE LOVE contests like this!! Call me an overachiever because

    +3 for old follower
    +2 for sidebar
    +5 for whole post

    +10 baby!!!!

  5. +3 for old follower.

    What about an extra point for telling you that you are awesome :) Haha.

  6. Oh and I forgot to add that I love the new blog look. Very cool.

  7. Woot! I love simple contests too.

    +3 for old follower
    +2 for sidebar My Writing Journey

    For a total of 5 points.

    charity(dot)bradford at gmail(dot)com

  8. YAY! Another contest!! Count me in. Wait...I have to count me in. LOL

    +3 Old (and faithful) Follower
    +5 Blog Post (I'll mention the contest in today's post).



  9. I'm a new follower - I jumped over from DL's blog. Great contest!


  10. Hi Kristi! I'm a new follower, it's nice to get to know you :)

    +1 point for me!

  11. Hey! Great Blog! I found you from over at DL's Cruising Altitude blog! I'm a new follower ;-)


  12. I love a good giveaway like this one!! Thanks for the chance to win!

    +1 new follower
    +2 for sidebar post about this contest
    +5 for blog post about this contest:

    Total: 8
    purposedrivenlife4you at gmail dot com

  13. +3...I'm an old follower with almost the same blog title as you. (wink)

    Happy summer!

    sharonkmayhew at gmail dot come

  14. I'm a new follower

    :) Erica

  15. First of all, I LOVE the new layout!! Love it!!

    And YAY for contests! I'm an old follower, of course. And I'm going to side bar your contest right now. I might even post about it, but I'll let you know if I do (I forget easily. LOL). :)

    Great contest!!

  16. Woot for all the contest entries thus far! I've updated the contest with the deadline I'd forgotten the first go round!

    And Jeff - I think we can work something out if you win...your comment made my day!

    Kristin - I'm totally not surprised by your over-achieverness...LOL! :-)

    Eva - Kissing up never hurts...HA! And thanks...I'm kind of digging the new layout was a LONG time coming! My old one was too boring!

    AND yay for DL's new buddy referrals...I guess I'm not the only one who finds him awesome and fun? Can't wait to get to know you all!

    Kim - SO GLAD to have you back...can't wait to hear about vacay!

  17. I protest at being called an "old" follower. There has to be a better term. Like what? I don’t know. “Those who came before”, “The Early Birds”… Humm.

  18. I love an awesome contest!! I feel awful I haven't visited in awhile so who knows when you changed your background last but I'm definitely a fan!!!

    I'm an old follower +3
    sidebar +2
    blogpost +5 (tomorrow!)

    Total points - +10

    (email - jenniferdaiker(at)gmail(dot)com

  19. Hello! Well I think I get 2 points for being a new follower...and do we get points for entering the comp? I think I could total 3 points? mmm I'm a little dizzy today. Glad I found your blog though! I love the wallpaper. ;)

  20. +3 for Old Follower (although, not that old, but older than this contest!).


  21. lets see +1 newbie
    +2 sidebar
    +5 blog post= 8

  22. +1 I'm a new follower :D

    Total points = 1


  23. I blogged about this contest (and others) and put it in the sidebar here
    I'm also a new follower

  24. +1 for new follower

    estrella [dot] azul20 [at] gmail [dot] com