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15 Jun 2009
Categorized As: CarbKiller, contest

Well, apparently I was so excited (or ashamed) of my absence I actually forgot to click “save changes” on yesterday’s blog. Damn.

Let’s just pretend I did it on purpose and encourage my lovely, creative readers to *think up related activity of your choice* for yesterday. It was that kind of weekend.

Anyway, I have been working out a bit. I didn’t quit but I also have not gotten anywhere NEAR the shape necessary to complete a half marathon in 12 weeks. (Yes, the Disneyland half marathon is officially 12 weeks from yesterday. HOLY COW!)

So what did I do? I didn’t jump on that boat from day 1 because there was nobody there and it really wasn’t big enough for me to look glamorous as a castaway. It was more like a little fishing boat. The flags were awesome though.

I didn’t date the guy in the truck, although I admire his attitude. Particularly since I took that picture stuck in gridlock traffic and the two cars on either side of him had USC Alumni and UCLA Alumni on their license plate frames. I wish I could have taken a picture of all three in the same frame.

I DID keep that kid entertained, and his brother. The lollipop is courtesy of Disneyland which charged $7 for the privilege of ingesting all that colored sugar. The kid did an admirable job of getting his $7 worth. (I’m praying he doesn’t tell his dentist about me at his next visit).

The bathroom picture speaks for itself. I actually only went in to wash my hands because I’d accidentally dumped gatorade all over me but the no-purse-hook seriously ticked me off. It still does.

Ah the jeans. I have a great pair. I should have gotten three but they didn’t have any in my size…or any size above a 6. Damn sales.

Petting the baby sting ray and the baby shark was totally cool. (And yes, I washed my hands after). They were pretty slimy as you might imagine but it was a neat opportunity and I’m a Carpe Diem kind of gal.

Day 7 was supposed to be a montage of pictures of me sitting in traffic on my commute to various business-related activities. (See, you didn’t miss much). I have spent an obscene amount of time parked on the frickin’ freeway. It’s very very annoying.

As for the rest, I’m back for sure now. Mostly because of the 12-weeks-and-counting issue. But also because I like it here. I find the leaves and fall colors soothing. (I know, we should change the template but it’s so purty).

Besides, we have more important things to talk about.

The CONTEST WINNER!

We had 22 entries, which I entered into www.random.org and came up with the #21. Our 21st comment was from

ChubbyBunny

Yes, she stacked the vote by commenting every single day, but the rules said that was fine and frankly, I respect that kind of determination. 25 glorious Amazon.com dollars are ALL YOURS CB!

Congrats and thanks for participating everyone!

15 Jun 2009
Categorized As: CarbKiller, contest
14 Jun 2009
Categorized As: CarbKiller, contest

Contest Recap:
On Tuesday I started a thanks-for-hanging-in-there contest and offering a $25 Amazon.com giftcard.

Every day for 7 days I’m blogging with a picture that might explain my recent blog absence. Post a comment and you become eligible for a chance at a $25 giftcard. One entry per person, per day please. (Yes this means you could have 7 entries in the pot, that’s okay with me).

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Perhaps I was making friends and influencing creatures at my local Aquarium?

13 Jun 2009
Categorized As: CarbKiller, contest

Contest Recap:
On Tuesday I started a thanks-for-hanging-in-there contest and offering a $25 Amazon.com giftcard.

Every day for 7 days I’m blogging with a picture that might explain my recent blog absence. Post a comment and you become eligible for a chance at a $25 giftcard. One entry per person, per day please. (Yes this means you could have 7 entries in the pot, that’s okay with me).

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Perhaps I finally killed my last pair of awesome jeans and had to *gasp* go buy another pair (or 3).

Does anyone else stand in the dressing room looking at a picture like this one and think it would just be nicer if you could buy the body along with the jeans? That would definitely be worth my $60!

12 Jun 2009
Categorized As: CarbKiller, contest

Contest Recap:
On Tuesday I started a thanks-for-hanging-in-there contest and offering a $25 Amazon.com giftcard.

Every day for 7 days I’m blogging with a picture that might explain my recent blog absence. Post a comment and you become eligible for a chance at a $25 giftcard. One entry per person, per day please. (Yes this means you could have 7 entries in the pot, that’s okay with me).

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Perhaps I visited a number of local beverage purveyors due to my networking responsibilities?

This image could also be turned into a joke. How do you know this bathroom was designed by a man? There is NO PURSE HOOK.

I seriously considered petitioning the federal government with a Public Bathroom Bill of Rights. We demand purse hooks! Then I remembered that 95% of Congress is comprised of men. *sigh*

11 Jun 2009
Categorized As: CarbKiller, contest

Contest Recap:
On Tuesday I started a thanks-for-hanging-in-there contest and offering a $25 Amazon.com giftcard.

Every day for 7 days I’m blogging with a picture that might explain my recent blog absence. Post a comment and you become eligible for a chance at a $25 giftcard. One entry per person, per day please. (Yes this means you could have 7 entries in the pot, that’s okay with me).

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Perhaps I spent a chunk of time entertaining a charming young man…

I probably should have discouraged the purchase but he’s a cute kid and I’m not his mom so I don’t have to pay his dental bills. *grin*

Should I feel guilty about that?

10 Jun 2009
Categorized As: CarbKiller, contest

Contest Recap:
On Tuesday I started a thanks-for-hanging-in-there contest and offering a $25 Amazon.com giftcard.

Every day for 7 days I’m blogging with a picture that might explain my recent blog absence. Post a comment and you become eligible for a chance at a $25 giftcard. One entry per person, per day please. (Yes this means you could have 7 entries in the pot, that’s okay with me).

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Perhaps I started dating the guy driving this truck?

Southern Californians tend to be very proud of their Alma Maters (and in some cases I’m not sure why).

Incidentally, do you have a license plate frame and if so, what does it say on it? I don’t actually have one.

9 Jun 2009
Categorized As: CarbKiller, contest

Okay we’re officially 3.5 minutes into our first contest and I’m already changing things. Fortunately nobody has commented yet.

I’ve swapped the as-yet-unpurchased Barnes and Noble giftcard for an Amazon.com giftcard. Yup, $25 worth of Amazon.com will become your oyster (or your booty if you go with the previous pirate flag theme).

Now, I know you’re probably thinking waaaait a minute, isn’t HZ’s book Bite Me!available for pre-order on Amazon.com?

Smart cookie.

(and let’s be honest, there’s not a lot of subtlety here)

Best of luck,
CarbKiller

P.S. I turned off comments to save myself from having to answer whether or not a post here counts for the contest. It doesn’t. LOL!

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9 Jun 2009
Categorized As: CarbKiller, contest

Well we certainly keep doing this, don’t we? I’d say I feel like Kristie Alley except I haven’t weighed 145 in the last three years. Frankly, even with the weight gain girlfriend is doing better then I am. ouch

And for those of you who have been checking this blog, vainly for some sign from the two worst bloggers in America. Take heart you’re about to be bribed. I have a $25 Barnes and Noble AMAZON.COM gift card and I’m not afraid to use it.

Contest Rules:
Every day for the next 7 days I’m blogging with a picture that might explain my recent absence. Post a comment and you become eligible for a chance at a $25 Amazon.com giftcard. One entry per person, per day please.

And so we begin.

Perhaps I stowed away on this ship?