Happy Bloggyversary, Wifers!
It all started a year ago on September 1...A Day in the Wife was born on Blogger!
My first post was the beginning of my Blogger life, so I decided to commemorate the great poet of our time, the one in spangly tops and tight lycra pants, the one who told the tale of immigrants on the boats and on the planes, comin' to America...the one, the only, Neil Diamond. Neil was with me when no one was...from 0 followers, when no one Brought Me Flowers, up to 202 one year later, when you turned on your Heart Light. Hello again, Hello, Wifers. Because do I have a deal for you!
Introducing the Happy Bloggyversary Giveaway!
"Oooh, oooh, what can I win Julie?"
Well let me tell you what will be included
in this ADITW commemorative prize package:
1. A copy of "Good Enough to Eat"
by Stacey Ballis (have you pre-ordered your own copy yet?
Only five days left...) One of the best prizes, really.
2. A copy of "Bitter is the New Black"
by Jen Lancaster so you can start
your own stalking adventure!
Also an excellent prize.
3. "What happens tonight goes on Facebook tomorrow" napkins,
regifted from a friend. I think they are so funny
that I can't bear to break them open, so they must be shared.
4. One pound of Starbucks coffee, from one junkie to another.
I personally recommend Komodo Dragon, but to each her own.
5. A "French Toast" bread press,
cousin to the Holy Toast press featured on this blog
6. A framed photo of George the Superpet,
complete with a creepy lock of fur.
7. A framed companion photo of Todd "Hot Nuts" Epstein.
8. A custom-made evil mural by Youngest Daughter. She will cut you.
9. A "mix-tape" (on CD) of songs featured on the blog,
including songs by Ok Go, band of my
adolescent music crush Damian Kulash.
10. Inclusion on my 2010 Christmas card list,
where I list our failures and disappointments for the year.
(Above is 2004 Christmas card pic)
11. Anne Taintor postcard magnet.
12. Assorted other items I may be trying to get rid of
13. Things I might have stolen
"Julie the Wife, how do I get involved in this
ridiculously bad giveaway?" I'm glad you asked!
Here is how it works:
One grand prize winner will receive all of the above items. One second place winner will also receive copies of the Stacey Ballis and Jen Lancaster books. Both winners will be featured in a phony blog written about their cross-country adventure taken last summer in their convertible 2008 VW bug, or their slumber party with Alice and Rosalie and Bella, or their Christmas with Chuck Norris, or an equivalent story. The contest is open from this very second until midnight on September 15, 2010 CST. Prizes will be sent by September 30.
How do you play?
Every comment posted between now and September 15 on either the A Day In The Wife blog or on the ADITW Facebook page gives you one entry. Get a new follower of ADITW on Facebook or the blog and have them comment that you sent them, and you will get three entries. I will record the drawing of the names and post the video on You Tube, embedded on the blog, so you can see my surprise and joy at the names drawn. My attorney will be present at the drawing so it seems legal and aboveboard, but we might be enjoying a glass of wine, which negates the legitimacy but creates a sense of occasion. Only one comment per day will count toward the contest, but I always love to hear from you.
Beyond the contests and all of that sort of hullaballoo, let me take a moment to thank you all, dear readers, for this bloggy adventure. It has been fun seeing your names pop up on the comments and gathering the flock. You have weathered the best of posts and the worst of posts. You have stumbled drunk with me to see Jen Lancaster and watched my daughter puke on my feet. You have endured FORTY Whoreticulture Fridays. It is these things and more that, in the immortal words of James Taylor, make me want to STOP. And thank you, baby. Happy Bloggyversary! Thanks for reading!
Smooches and inappropriate innuendo to you all,