Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Prizes revealed and I have a million dollars

I abandoned my old blog just after awarding some prizes for helping to provide pseudonyms for my kids on that blog. Just because I only got to use those names on a couple of posts and now have to use different names, does not mean that the winning readers don't get their prizes. Of COURSE they do. At the time that they won, however, I had NO IDEA what the prizes would be. I finally got them together, though, and sent them off yesterday. Here are the winners' prizes:

For Alice:

Alice, I know you're a Patterson fan, which made me question the intelligence of giving you a Patterson book that you may have already read (I hope you haven't), but I just read this one and OH MY GOSH, it's the most surprisy (new word!) ending since (SPOILER) Kyle Craig turned out to be the bad guy. Also, a Tonks key chain. HA! And some cat treats for your kitties.

For moo and Saly:

I hope neither of you has read The Other Boleyn Girl. I NEVER read historical fiction because... BORING. And BORING. But someone talked me into trying this one, and it was SO NOT BORING. Also, a Dr. Suess book for your kidlets, though I can't remember which of you got which Dr. Seuss book. So that'll be a surprise. Look at me, promoting reading through prizes. Is there a Nobel Prize for that? I should SO be nominated.

Since Saly also won the random drawing, she gets a second prize:

I got the blue version of this toy for my nephew and great nephew (holy crap, I have a great nephew and I'm not even 40, WTH?) and they both LOVE it. I got you the pink version for Olivia. If anyone has something to say about promoting gender stereotypes here, KISS MY ASS.

So, I hope you all enjoy the prizes!

Now, you're probably wondering about the part of the title where I mention that I have a million dollars. Yeah, well. I don't really. But I had to post this because of how recently someone (Tessie, I think? By the way, where IS she? Other than NOT HERE? Tessie, why hast thou forsaken me?) mentioned the song "If I Had a Million Dollars" by the Barenaked Ladies. Yesterday this took place in my home (I only wish I had it on video):
Beth: I'm going to save up money until I have a million dollars.

Me: Yeah?

Beth: Yeah. So then instead of singing "IF I Had a Million Dollars," I can sing "Now I HAVE a Million Dollars."

Jo: Like, now that I have a million dollars, I WILL buy you a house.

Beth: Right.

Then the two of them break into song.

Beth: Now that I have a million dollars.

Jo: Now that I have a million dollars.

Beth: I will buy you a house.

Jo: I will buy you a house.

Beth: Now that I have a million dollars.

Jo: Now that I have a million dollars.

Beth: I'll buy you furniture for your house.

Jo: Furniture for your house. [Yeah, they don't exactly know all the lyrics.]

Beth: Now that I have a million dollars, I'll buy you a monkey!

Jo: Haven't you always wanted a mon-KEY?

Don't you all just wish you lived at MY house? It's not constant chaos AT ALL.


Shelly said...

So, so cute! I love your kids.

moo said...

very fun! can't wait to get the package!

Alice said...

yaaaaaay! i have NOT read that patterson book yet, so i am excited! and i can tell you already that the cats will luuuurve the treats. and HAHAAAAAAAA tonks keychain. teehee. hee.

Swistle said...

Thank you for letting us see the prizes! I am SO NOSY, I LOVE to see them!

I am TOTALLY WITH YOU on The Other Boleyn Girl: I HATE historical fiction, and I LOVED the book. And basically all the other Philippa Gregory books.

Your kids are so cute/funny/clev! Also, even though I think the other nicknames fit them better, I have to admit that the LW nicknames make it really nice and easy to keep track of which one is which in the birth order. Except that I always forget in LW whether Beth or Amy is youngest.

Pickles & Dimes said...

Your kids are the best. Hee!

Nice prizes! That I DIDN'T WIN. :)

Jess said...

Those prizes are awesome. Especially Alice's, because it is so fitting! That Tonks keychain is a piece of brilliance.

Saly said...

I am so excited!!! I actually almost ordered The Other Boleyn Girl yesterday because I wanted to read it before I saw the movie. YAY!! And the kiddos will love the book!!

Did I mention I am excited??

Anonymous said...

I liked that song from the first time I heard it.

Nowheymama said...

I love BNL.

Also, I am reading The Other Boleyn Girl RIGHT NOW! I love it. But then, I like Diana Gabaldon's books, too.