May 2, 10:00AM
Hello...I'm still wildly entering contestant names into an Excel spreadsheet so that I can cut them apart, drop into a huge sea shell and then pull a lucky winner out...I'll post the winner of the contest tomorrow morning at 6AM EDT. It's going to take me at least that long to get through all the names! Thanks for being so patient, and GOOD LUCK!
There have been some people who have called me "insane" because I don't much care for chocolate. That's right...I don't like chocolate. Do you need a moment to let that sink in? It's alright, take your time, I'll be here whilst you compose yourself and try to comprehend that there is an actual human being who doesn't like chocolate and is a female at that!
Are you over the shock? Good, because if you like chocolate and some free money, then keep reading.
Here in the asylum I am the lone chocolate dissenter in a sea of chocoholics. The Little Imp can sniff out good chocolate a mile away - she is her daddy's daughter, there is no doubt about that when it comes to the gooey brown stuff. The hubby? Well he'd almost give up sex if it meant he could have chocolate every day for the rest of his life. I jest. Well I hope I am...hubby dearest, care to weight in on this one?
Anyhow, it's just killing Imp and her daddy that I'm giving away a bunch of chocolate and not letting them have ANY of it.
We are huge Harry and David connoisseurs and often send their gift baskets or bakery items when wanting to let someone know how much we appreciate them or wish them a Happy Birthday, or sometimes we just surprise someone for the hell of it with some of those luscious pears and apples that you can only get through Harry and David. When I was pregnant with the Little Imp, I ate at the very least, 1 of those beautifully juicy and delicious pears a day. It got to the point that the UPS dude who always delivered my yummy goodness made a point to make sure he hit my house on my street first, because I was always standing out at the end of my driveway, once I saw the big brown truck turn down my street - just me and my ginormous baby belly. Besides, it was so nice not having to waddle into the grocery store for my pear fix! One of my favourite things to do was to chill the pears, then slice and dip them into sour cream. Hey, don't judge, I was pregnant! Occasionally I still enjoy chilled can pears with a dollop of sour cream in the center. At least I'm not still eating Doritos and Peanut Butter sandwiches! Like I said, I was pregnant, so cut me some slack!
So, how about some chocolate and a $50 VISA gift card to spend to your heart's content?
Here's the gift basket, kitten not included!
Here are the contents, sans kitten...
- Chocolate fondue set
- Chocolate covered strawberries, blueberries and raspberries
- Chocolate covered Bing cherries
- Blackberry Galettes
- Milk chocolate mousse mix
- Dark chocolate mousse mix
- Milk chocolate hot cocoa mix
And of course the basket comes with a $50 VISA gift card tucked inside which will hopefully not include kitten teeth marks. But hopefully you'll understand if it does, because we are ALL sporting kitten teeth marks here at the Barking Mad Asylum.
Here's what you have to in order to enter for a chance to win. Each thing you do gets you an ADDITIONAL entry! You don't have to do them all, but each thing you do complete gets you an extra entry!
- Leave a comment on this post.
- Tweet about this contest then come back here and leave ANOTHER comment letting me know you did. Don't forget to link to the contest in your tweet and include @Barking_Mad in your tweet too!
- Post about the contest on your blog then come back here yet again and leave another comment with the link to your post. You initial comment on this post, a tweet, and a post on your own blog about the contest earns you three entries. Either way, don't forget to come back here and leave a comment on this post letting me know that you've tweeted or posted about it.
- Contest runs from the time this entry posts to the blog until 10:59PM EDT May 1, 2009.
- I have in no way been compensated by Harry and David or VISA, or any other entity, for this contest.
THE FINE PRINT - Void where prohibited...which really is just my fancy way of saying that if I've had sex with you,
you gave birth to me, if I gave birth to you, if you are a sibling
(rivalrous or not), or in any, way, shape, or form related to me, nanny
nanny boo boo, you can't enter the contest.
Oh and if you're wondering why I didn't kick-off the contest yesterday as I said, I do have a very good excuse. Getting up at 4:30AM every day this week and running myself ragged has taken a toll. I laid down around 8PM last night and told the hubby to wake me up at 10:30PM so I could get this posted and when he came to bed he decided to let me sleep. The other HUGE reason I've had a hard time getting this posted comes down to this...
Geronimo has unilaterally assumed editorial control over the blog. If he doesn't feel he's getting enough exposure, or objects to content, he pretty much stops me in my tracks.
COMMENTS FOR THIS ENTRY ARE NOW CLOSED
contest winner will be announced Sunday May 3, 2009 at 6AM EDT