Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Do you want to know a secret?

I realized that I am fast approaching 100 posts, which made me think about my planned celebratory giveaway, which made me remember the SUPER SECRET GIVEAWAY that no one has won yet.

If you are a new reader - WELCOME! - and here is what I said about the secret contest:

If I ever make it to 100 posts, I will have a real contest, but in the meantime, I'm having a SUPER SECRET GIVEAWAY. Unfortunately for you, I'm not telling you how to enter. This giveaway is strictly for my own amusement, and so I made up the rules and decided to keep them a secret. I have identified a certain comment that I might hear from one of my fabulously smart commenters, and the first person who makes this particular observation, WINS.

See how fun this will be? For ME, I mean? You can't do anything to enter, except go on commenting, just like always. If anybody ever spills the super-secret phrase/sentence/observation, they'll be a winner. It's like a game that only I will know we're playing! Well, I'll be the only one who knows the rules. Genius! And there's even a prize. Which is also a secret.

You may think I've lost my mind - and you'd be correct - but isn't one of the purposes of blogging to amuse oneself? And, in case you're wondering, pointing out that I am certifiably nuts is NOT the secret observation. Sorry.

Well, here we are several weeks later, and no winner yet, so I decided to give you a hint. The super-secret observation will be something that someone NOTICES about my blog. Something that might be said about just about every one of my blog posts.

Okay. There. That's all you're getting. If nobody gets it before my 100th post, then I may decide to tell you the secret observation and add the prize to the big giveaway. Or I may keep it for myself - I'll pretend I won something and jump up and down and squeal. I'm just crazy enough to make that work for me.

25 comments:

blessedmomto7 said...

Um-you are entertaining? You got a blog makeover-it has changed um I can't think anymore :)

Andrew Scott Turner said...

if it's color-related I'm gonna slap you

Dave King said...

That's my kinda music: a competition where the rules are secret. All give-aways should be like that. Bully for you - and congrats on approaching your century, by the way.

Mary Ellen said...

Andrew, it's not color related. But I'm totally laughing at you right now.

Alice said...

Andrew's comment just made me laugh! I am SOOOOO unobservant (ask my husband --I miss toothpaste in the sink, flour on the floor, coffee grounds on the counter...I swear to God I don't see them!) so I'm not sure I'm going to get this. But, damn, I'm going to try!

Heather said...

The only thing I've noticed lately is that even though you've been going through some rough times, you've managed to post something positive in every single blog entry I've read these past few weeks. That's a difficult thing to do, and you do it well!

Other than that, I'm like Alice and have selective noticing capabilities. I can find chocolate anywhere, but dirt? Not a chance.

Midwest Mommy said...

It's like Ellen's secret word of the day. I love it!
I am going to guess you put spaces between your paragrahs, lol! I don't know.

Joanie M said...

I think I got it! Most (if not all) of your blog titles are musical in nature!

Andrew Scott Turner said...

oooh. i think joanie is onto something

Caution Flag said...

Of course, I'm absolutely lost. But it will be fun watching someone else figure it out.

Sarah Laurence said...

It's a welcome change for all those Memes with rules. Make it yours.

Evan's Mom said...

Darn, I was going to say the same thing that someone else just mentioned. That most of the titles of your posts are titles of songs. I noticed it before and thought it was cute (He ain't heavy, he's my brother) but forgot about your super secret contest. :(

Odette said...

lol you're cute! I hope someone does figure out the secret phrase just to see (or read) your reaction! :)

Joanie M said...

Oh I sure hope "musical in nature" was enough to win!

Becca said...

Is the observation that you are whiney? JUUUUUST KIDDING!!!!!!
I have no idea what ties them all together, but I like reading.

Sue said...

Every time you write you reach another level of rock star status?

Lori Skoog said...

Mary Ellen...Thanks for the comments. Today I caught up with your blog. Hang in there! Getting involved is a great idea...and theater is such a good time. I'm going to have to think about this contest you are having.

Andrew Scott Turner said...

no split infinitives?

Mary Ellen said...

Why, Andy, thank you for noticing. But that's not it.

knittergran said...

You are funny! (funny ha ha not funny odd)
I like the idea of your winning your own contest!

Proud Mom said...

Congratulations Joanie M.... I believe you've got it! Now I can't wait to hear what you've won!

I, too, loved AST's 1st comment, though...

claudia said...

I don't think you have lost your mind, I think you're a freakin' genius...but you know what they say about geniuses don't you?
As for the super secret giveaway I think it is the fact that you use words in every single one of your posts, and that all those words have letter in them!
Did I win? Did I win?
Love Ya, whether I did or not!

AirmanMom said...

Was it just my imagination, or are your post titles song titles?
~AM

jojo said...

all of your post titles are names of songs/titles of books...ummm just a wild guess ;D

Vegas Princess said...

I was going to say something about the titles, they all sound like they have some sort of theme, but I am not sure what yet.