Wednesday, October 23, 2013

And The Winner Is....

It's Wednesday! You know what that means, right? Yep! Today I get to reveal the winner of last week's photo contest!!!

Which I realize I totally could have called, like, a week ago, but a Really Real Contest has to have rules.  And prizes. And allow me two whole weeks of blogger content, otherwise I'd have to write about the party I went to this last weekend dressed as the "Embodiment of the Romanticism of Death" where I won first prize in the costume competition. (That no one else entered.) But, I, didn't actually get a prize because, apparently, the whole point of the party was to get together and write our living wills, not dress in an old bridesmade dress with LM Montgomery quotes pinned all over the skirt. And, yes, I realize I'm complaining about the lack of prizes handed out at a party dedicated to talking about when you want your loved ones to pull the plug on your life support machine.  And, yes, I do realize that the prize for death is heaven, and, all that, blah, blah, blah.... But, I mean, let's face it, I'm the mother of small children, I'm kinda over the whole patience/delayed gratification thing. I need me some pumpkin cookies to tide me over until I get to that huge library in the sky. Truth people. Just plain truth.

Speaking of truth, Shannon Reads totally blew everyone out of the water.  I mean, technically, she didn't get all the books correct, but the shear knowledge of children's literature she entered into the contest with was AMAZING! So, sometime, in the next 5-10 business days*, Shannon, you should be receiving your prize of a box of mac and cheese and a random pumpkin item from Trader Joe's in the mail!

And, for those of you who are wondering, here are the correct answers from last week's contest!
Pic 1
Correct Answer:
 Um,  see, I was just going to give the prize to the first person who guessed Twilight. Because  I thought it would be funny.

Pic 2
Correct Answer:
Good Dog, Carl by Alexandra Day

Pic 3
Correct Answer:
I, um, actually, don't know the correct answer....

Pic 4
Correct Answer:
OK, look.  I never read robot books when I was little. I thought sci-fi was stupid. So, I don't, actually....

Pic 5
Correct Answer:
Tootle by Gertrude Crampton

Pic 6:
Correct Answer:
I grew up in the deserts of Arizona a book about tugboats was basically sci-fi in my eyes.  So....

Pic 7
Correct Answer:
Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans

Pic 8
Correct Answer:
See, I thought it was The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein, but, after a quick internet search, I now realize that it can't actually be The Giving Tree because that had a boy character, and, well, that statue isn't.... 

Pic 9
Correct Answer:
Look.  I learned about The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien from a  couple of 5th grade boys. Who I were in the class I did my student teaching with. So, let's just face it. I have no idea what book this is.

Pic 10
Correct Answer:
The Wonderful Wizard of OZ by L Frank Baum, mostly because, as a kid, I thought  Around the World in 80 Days was boring. 

Pic 11
Correct Answer:
I thought, maybe, Batman?
But, really,  I was hoping you all would come up with  a more literary type answer. 

Pic 12:
Correct Answer:
Huh.  Dude.  I've even read that one! 

Also? 10 zillion quadrabizical points to those of you who don't mention in the comments that I ran a contest without knowing the real answers.

*FYI Friday and Monday don't count as business days.  Mostly because I'm lazy. And I need to psych myself up for the car trip, because, DUDE! did I tell you about that!?!


  1. Oh boy o boy o boy o boy o boy!!!!!!! I am simply ecstatic!!!!! :)
    (and the raven in The Horse and His Boy was a really minor character, not even attaining to secondary status, more like tertiary or quadrenary...)
    :) I'll fb you with an address. :) ((yikes "fb" as a verb sounds really jr hi crude)).

    What a fun contest -- thank you for having it. :)

    1. Two things:

      1. I totally had to look up the word "quadrenary" and the results I got back had to do with either Douglas Adams or Biochemistry, which, means, dude, Shannon Reads, you are scary smart. Which, truthfully, you totally let out of the bag in your entry to the book contest.

      2. Whenever anyone uses the word 'tertiary' I giggle, silently, in my own head, because it sounds like someone smooshed the words 'tushy' and 'derriere' together.

      3. I'm going to go to Trader Joes. Soon. Really I am. I'm not avoiding the crazy city drivers at all. Not even a little bit. But, really, I probably am a little bit.

      and finally

      4. Carrots are yummy. Which I included in this list only because then it doesn't look like I can't count to 2 but that, instead, I intentionally created an awesome math word problem delineating the congruence of basic multiplication facts. Or something.