I love Random Tuesdays! It's a place to drop all the random awesomeness and thoughts that make up the bulk of my thinking and general way of life.... It is one of the curses and gifts of having ADD, I suppose. ;) I mean to be completely deluded into thinking that everything I do is awesome, fyi.
Guess what happens when Mama has a bad day that culminates in burning precious chocolate chip cookies? They get summarily thrown out of kitchen windows, that's what.
Take that you foocking burnt to a crisp, I hate that my kids broke my kitchen chicken timer, i'm easily distracted by everything, gosh-darned cookies!!!!!!! Gah! Right out the window to smoke and steam on the gravel drive.... [pulse quickening and then quickly turning to despair]
I ran across this advertisement the other day:
It is for British beef. It looks so unappealing that I can't even imagine how awful a really typical steak might look if it was captured on film. The sketchy sear marks make it look more like an oblong hamburger, not a steak and don't even get me started on the red bits in the blog of butter that is placed so jauntily atop this heinous slab....
Maybe I am spoiled by my Midwestern beef-lovin' roots, but in MY book a steak looks like this:
<----------------------------------- YUM! A big, fat filet mignon. Preferably grilled while being basted in butter, garlic, and beef boullion.... that's what we call the "love sauce" in our house. Stop snickering.
I'm not sure exactly how this has happened, though, really, I suppose, it was just a matter of time.... but I've turned into a hacker. Don't worry, N.O.R.A.D. is safe. My Wii, however, is fair game. I've hacked it every which way to Sunday, in fact. You know how these things go.... first you see a little mention of being able to unlock the Region codes on your gaming console (so it will play games from Europe and the USA or any other region), then you find out you can do this, and that, and *squeeeeeeeeeeeeeee* all of a sudden you are uploading Homebrew Channels, installing IOS's, buying new harddrives to back up all your games to, and possibly even overwriting code that will allow your Wii to.... Oh. Heheheh.... Yeah. Right. I mean to say that everything I plan to do is TOTALLY LEGAL and the only thing I am doing is voiding the warranty. Which it is out of, anyway. So there.
Ahem. Moving on to less nerdy things that still make my socks go up and down....
Remember BlogHer? Back in July?? Well, I actually won something! The nice people from Ketchum hosted this really fab breakfast vodka bar one morning. Here's a pic of OHmommy gettin' her Bloody Mary on: I was guzzling down a screwdriver, as I think that Bloody Mary's, from the name to the tomato juice, to the black pepper to the hot sauce, are the most vile drink ever concocted. (If they threw in a pickled mushroom and some lox, then it might cover all the bases for foods I hate.) (Sorry: Tangent!) I preregistered for one of their giveaways and lo and behold, come August 15th I was contacted and informed that I had won a year's supply of Häagen-Dazs ice cream for myself and one lucky reader of my blog! Hey, that could be YOU!!
I'm not a complicated person, well, okay, yes, I AM a complicated person.... but I want to keep this simple. All you have to do is comment on this post and you have a chance to win. I'll do one of those random number generators on Saturday to pick a winner and will notify you after that. So you've got until about midnight on Friday, Oct. 9 to leave me a comment. If you'd like to tweet the contest, that would be cool and will earn you one extra chance to win. Just leave me a comment that you did it. And please go explore Häagen-Dazs' website to help the honeybees. I can't imagine life without them, can you?
So what does a year's supply of Häagen-Dazs look like? It looks like 12 gift certificates for a 14oz Häagen-Dazs product of your choice, plus two certificates for a 14oz Häagen-Dazs Five product.
So.... leave me a comment. 'Bout whatever. And I will maybe be mailing you something special all the way from the UK. :)
FYI: In a cruel twist of fate, these certificates are only good in the USA, so while you enjoy this awesome ice cream on-the-house, I will NOT be enjoying it over here. My brother-in-law and sister-in-law will be. So congrats to them! But not me.
Also: Nobody paid me to do this giveaway. I was given two year's-supplies of vouchers and was asked by Ketchum to keep one for myself and to please give one away to a reader, but I was not obliged to do anything in particular with them. I could've given them all away to IRL friends, if that was what I wanted. Or just left them on my desk "organizer" where they would've sat until they quietly expired in 12/2010. Which is what I usually do with coupons. So, really this is the best option.