Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Contests and Giveaways

The Pioneer Woman has 9,107 comments on her giveaway.


and I just made it 9,108. As well, as entering 3 other giveaways in the last 5 minutes.
I've never won anything. But it's okay... it's just fun.

Did anyone ever see the movie "The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio" by Terry Ryan?
I actually read the book first, and I really enjoyed it.

a blurb about it from a reviewer says:
Erma Bombeck meets Ogden Nash in the inspirational true story of an enterprising mother of ten who kept poverty at bay with wit, poetry, and perfect prose during the "contest era" of the fifties and sixties.

These give-aways remind me of that book. Every time I make a comment on someone's giveaway, I am reminded of those old contests, where you make up poems and rhymes or a jingle about a product in 25 words or less, and hope you win.
And I know they are all chosen randomly, but I still freeze....what if my jingle (comment) is not snazzy (is that still a word?) enough? What if it doesn't make someone smile? (mine rarely do)
How can I be more witty? and enchanting? WHY DON'T I EVER WIN ANYTHING?! really, I'm okay now.



karen said...

i saw the movie, i liked it. i hardly win anything either but i just won a cookbook giveawy on my birthday on another blog. i always catch the tail end of PW's contests, what time do you have to get on to be in the first 1000 entries, ya know??

HoneyB said...

lol, well come sign up for MY giveaway! You never know, your luck may be better with fewer people entering. he he.

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