Saturday, July 19, 2008

Trying Again - Pay it Forward

OK, so a while back, I tried to do a Pay it Forward contest. It was shortly after I moved from diaryland to here, and my already small readership was a bit off-kilter. And the response was decidedly underwhelming. As in – not a single taker. Perhaps part of the problem was that it was a handmade contest – all prizes had to be something you made yourself. And while I got a great bag from Magpie, I got no response whatsoever (and I promised to send a “Pay it Back” gift which I swear I am still planning on doing, but I suck very much and am slow in the creative, make it yourself department).

So anyway, Swistle coordinated another PIF contest and I clicked and read and then pretended like my phone was ringing and someone was at the door and lalalalalala I can’t hear you or anything about your contests. But I can’t help it – it’s fun. So late to the party, I am having another PIF contest. This time, the prizes don’t’ have to be handmade, because that adds a little to much work and responsibility to the mix and a quick look around my house will tell you how I feel about those things. This time around, I’m following Swistle’s lead and going with a random mystery prize. It may be one thing, it may be a bunch of things. It won’t be expensive. It will most likely be silly and quirky. It will reflect me and if possible, you (if I can figure you out based on what you write).

It would be awesome if the winner would do a little PIF themselves, but I am not even requiring it, because fuck it – I just want to have some fun here.

And in the name of fun, I am using a little true/false quiz to determine the winner. Leave your answers in the comments and the person with the best score will win. I the event that there is a tie, I will do the random thing. And who knows – if I get a good response (hahahahaha – I crack myself up) I may go all crazypants and have more than one winner. Because I just roll like that.

I’ll keep it open until Friday.

Notice: Hedge – as you live in my head, you are not eligible.



1. I competed on a men’s sports team.

2. I attended three different colleges before graduating.

3. I speak fluent French.

4. I had a job showing photographs to pigeons.

5. I've never gotten a speeding ticket.

6. I have a photo on my desk of me and Barry Manilow.

7. I once got a fishing hook through my nipple and had to have it cut out.

8. I did psychedelics as part of an experiment.

9. I made out with Eddie Money.

10. I won an ice cream eating contest.

11. I was second in my graduating class.

12. I got a leech on me while on acid and lost my shit.

13. I once got bitten by a big-ass monkey.

14. I started talking at 6 months.

15. I once shaved my head.

16. There are photos of me in a medical journal.

17. I have a tattoo of Mickey Mouse.

18. I had to be escorted to my car after being racially harassed in a bar.

19. My diving career ended when my friend threw me in a pile of broken glass.

20. I was mugged by a gang of teenagers.

21. With 6 months to go, mr b and I decided to scrap the wedding plans and get married in Vegas.

22. I failed high school trigonometry.

23. I once got a bowling ball stuck on my thumb for three hours.

24. I once told a priest to suck it.

25. I have traveled across the country to see the Grateful Dead.

26. I have visible needle marks on my arms.

27. I had a mullet.

28. My middle name is Michael.

29. I was suspended from school several times.

30. I was once run over by a chariot.

31. I have a platinum record.

32. I am really good at canoeing.

33. I shot a man in Reno just to watch him die.

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11 comments:

Courtney said...

Oh! This is gonna be fun. I'm totally guessing at all of these, but here goes:

1.T
2.T
3.F
4.T
5.T
6.F
7.F
8.F
9.T
10.T
11.T
12.T
13.F
14.T
15.T
16.T
17.T
18.T
19.F
20.F
21.F
22.T
23.F
24.F
25.T
26.T
27.F
28.F
29.F
30.F
31.F
32.T
33.F

Amy said...

You're cracking me up! Found your link on Swistle page. Love the blog title!
This quiz proves that I'm very boring...
1-15 and 17-33. False
#16. Maybe. I was told that my illness/treatment was rare and that I'd be in medical journals. I doubt they have my picture though.

Thanks for hosting!
Amy

none said...

n0o0o0o! your contest is too complicated!

okay i am going to do it ANYWAY.

1. F


2. T

3. F

4. T (i want that job!)
5. T (i never have!)

6. T

7. F

8. T

9. T (didn't everyone?)

10. T

11. T

12. T

13.F

14. T

15. T

16.F

17.F
18. T

19. F

20. T

21. T

22.T

23.F

24. T

25. T

26. T

27. T (heh)

28. T

29.T

30. T

31. F

32. F

33. F

-minnie
http://www.thankyoufornotbeingperky.com

Mommy Daisy said...

1.T 2.F 3.F 4.F 5.T 6.T 7F. 8.T 9.F 10.T 11.T 12.T 13.F 14.T 15.F 16.F 17.F 18.T 19.F 20.F 21.T 22.F 23.F 24.T 25.T 26.F 27.F 28.F 29.F 30.F 31.F 32.T 33.F

Michelle said...

I'll guess. Fun idea! I want to know the answers now though....

T
T
F
F
F
T
T
F
F
T
T
F
F
F
T
T
T
T
F
T
T
F
T
T
T
F
F
T
F
F
F
T
F

Why do I feel like all of these are going to end up being either true or false though?

dhs said...

Ok, I clicked over from Swistle because you have a great blog title. And hooray, you are a hilarious writer.

Also, after reading through all your questions, I was expecting to see if the last question was "disregard all of the above and just post anything to enter contest".

Ah well. I'm taking a huge leap and saying the only one that's true is that you got married in Vegas.

Burgh Baby's Mom said...

Damn, woman. Talk about making us work for who knows what. Here goes . . .

1. T
2. T
3. F
4. F
5. F
6. T
7. F
8. F
9. F
10. F
11. T
12-23. F
24. T
25-33. F

Amy said...

Did I SO miss the directions to the quiz? I answered for myself, not what I thought were T/F for YOU. Well, there goes my chance at winning!! :)

Gina said...

Amy - too funny! You have my permission to guess again!

Amy said...

Okay - DO OVER! I get it now. :)
True Answers:
2, 10, 11, 21, 22, 28, 32
False Answers:
All the rest.

Allison Says said...

Ooh! Fun! Okay, obviously I don't know you that well so I'm really just guessing here:

1. T

2.T

3. F

4.T

5. F

6. F

7. F

8. T

9. F

10. F

11. F

12. T

13. F

14. F

15. T

16. T

17. T

18. T

19. F

20. T

21. T

22. T

23. T

24. T

25. T

26. F

27. F

28. F

29. T

30. F

31. F

32. F

33. F

If I get 50% that would be pretty good, right? ;)

Will you explain all the T's at the end?