Friday, December 30, 2011

Day 345: Trumped

2011 Total Earnings:  $12,512.60

Today's Contest:  Live the Trump Life Sweepstakes
Prize:  $50,000 trip to live it up like the Don
How to enter:

I've really been relying heavily on pictures instead of writing of late.
It gets late.
She gets tired.
And then gets sucked into reruns of 30 Rocks.

So as I watched Liz Lemon play singles dodge ball...
I happen to find some pics relating to today's sweeps....
Here's some pics of El Trumpo and some pretty convincing look-a-likes.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Day 344: Movie Tix

2011 Total Earnings:  $12,512.60

Today's Contest:  New Fest Film Festival
Prize: Tickets to the new movie Pariah
How to enter:
Send an email to with the subject line PARIAH TICKETS

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Day 343: He's a Pizza Work

2011 Contest:  $12,512.60

Today's Contest:  Tony's Pizza/Need for Speed Sweepstakes
Prize:  A BMW &  Pizza for a year (i mean, dreeeeeam slash I'm gunna throw up because i'm driving 95 miles an hour and I just burned the roof of my mouth on hot cheese)
How to enter:

Making a good pie is totally an art form

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Day 342: Hot Bodies

2011 Total Earnings:  $12,512.60

Today's Contest:  Yoga Journal getaway Sweeps
Prize: A yoga retreat to Estes Park, CO
How to Enter:

The shame of eating everything I possibly could during the holidays prospect of the new year prompted me to take a hot yoga class today.  I don't do these often.  The last one was in August of last year where I feel like my brain melted and all I could say afterwords was  "Ammmaaaaayyyzing".

The room was hot.
The teacher was hot.
The gals in the front row who had moves like Chinese circus performers with unformed joints, were hot.

The whole experience was intense and really rewarding.  I feel fantastic, centered and really in my body. I'm definitely going back.

I sweat.
I cried.
I did splits.
I was basically a one man production of Cats.

This is me in a low lunge

Monday, December 26, 2011

Day 341: Meet the Flintstones

2011 Total Earnings:  $12,512.60

Today's Contest:  TV Tunes Online Caption Contest
Prize:  30 day TV tunes online membership and The 1st Season of The Flintstones
How to enter:
Come up with a caption for this image....

You had me at Yabba Dabba Do.

I'm giving  myself a B slash B- for this one.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Day 340: Ham-A-Rama Part 2: Porky's Revenge

2011 Total Earnings:  $12,512.60

Today's Contest:  Gawker's Worst Christmas Gift Contest
Prize:  $100
How To Enter:
Upload your worst Xmas gift evah here...

(in my kindanotsogood boxing announcer voice)

Ladieeeeees and Gentlemeeeeen, I her second appearance on this an entry into yet another Worst Christmas Gift I Ever Received Contest (from my step mom when I was an 11 year old vegetarian)...the one.....the only....

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Day 339: Santa Claus is coming to town

2011 Total Earning:  $12,560.12

Today's Contest:  ConsumerSearch: Win Your Wish Sweepstakes
Prize:  Whatever you wish for....on their website  (I wished for an iPad 2, because everyone has one except for me)
How to enter:

It's a big night tonight for the fat guy in the red suit.
I wished for an iPad 2 (see above)
Other kids wished for all sorts of

Giant Plush Microbes
Prompting fights between sibling everywhere
"Mooooom!!!! Jacob has Syphilis!!"

Doogie Doo: 
The shittiest gift you can give someone


The Sinking Titanic Giant Slide
....Iceberg not included

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Day 336: GalapaGoGos

2011 Total Earnings:  $12,512.60

Today's Contest:  Red Mangrove Galapagos 180th Anniversary Sweeps
Prize:  Vacay to the Galapagos
How to enter:

The Galapagos is a super special group of islands because it has so many endemic species.  The whuut?  Endemic species:  those species that are only found in that specific location.

Par exampluh:
 Giant Tortoises
Which feed on white tourist babies

The Marine Iguanas
Who are clearly incredible tenors
"Nesuuuuun dormaaaa....Nesuuuun dormaaaaa"

Blue Footed Boobies

The cunty fashionistas of the islands

"Ewww... look at that pelican.  Look.  Ew. Look.  She's molting."
"More like revolting."
"Yaahhsss...I'm so lucky you're my best bird frahhhnnd."

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Day 335: Snowjobs

2011 Total Earnings:  $12,512.60

Today's Contest:  Comcast:  31 Days of Wintertainment  Sweeps
Prize:  Cash and TVs and fun things like that
How to enter:

There was a snowman in the ad for this contest.   He was keeeyuuuute.
So I started pokin around for some other snowmernz to get in the herlider spurt.

Sum faves.....

The snowblower

Boozey the Snowman

This one took big snowballs

Monday, December 19, 2011

Day 334: Shooooes Glorious Shoooooes

2011 Total Earnings:  $12,512.60

Today's Contest:  Nike Air Max:  Flash Pack Sweepstakes
Prize:  A pair of Nikes
How to enter:

I have been on an insane shoe hunt this past week.  Well, it's actually been an insane boot hunt.  I thought I found em a couple times, bought em, but then after wearing them for a night out...which I didn't mention to the store person taking a second look, I returned them.  I now have $260 in store credits at a couple shoe joints.  HuhLare-balls
After searching high and low, I did end up finding them.  A pair of Red Wing work boots...comme ca....
They are also the most expensive boots I've ever bought.  The girl said that they are priced so high because they are American made.  
Aren't we in a financial crisis here in Ms. America and need to self-sustain?
Nice work America.  Good job.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Day 331: New Year's Me

2011 Total Earnings:  $12,512.60

Today's Contest:  Movie Web:  New Year's Eve Sweepstakes
Prize: A Vespa
How to Enter:

This contest is promoting the star studded movie "New Year's Eve".  It's like a celebrity clown car.  There are literally 42hundred people in this movie.   Everyone is it.  So much so, that I'm like, am I in this movie? And the answer is yes.  Yes I am.  Next to Zac.  Congratulations, me.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Day 330: Boozey Brunch

2011 Total Earnings:  $12,512.60

Today's Contest:  Kahlua Delicioso Brunch
Prize:  A Kahlua filled brunch for you (me) and 3 friends in San Diego and then a trip to Veracruz,
May-he-ko where Kahlua was born
How to enter:

Coffee with Kahlua at brunch sounds amaze....quite frankly any excuse to drink before 11:30 am is genius.  But liquor (I don't even know her) and I are trubs....

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Day 329: South Dakota

2011 Total Earnings:  $12,512.60

Today's Contest:  Mount Rushmore's American Pride Giveaway
Prize:  Trip to South Dakota
How to Enter:

I have two and a half weeks off until work picks up for me again.  I'm kinda not knowing what I should do with my self....I didn't plan a vacation or anything.  And then I thought about maybes taking a road trip and seeing places that I've never been to (ie South Dakota).  One wonders what's up there...and kinda where it even is.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Day 328: Chocolate Musings

2011 Total Earnings:  $12,512.60

Today's Contest:  Vosges Chocolatiere's Ultimate Champagne Supernovea Sweepstakes
Prize:  A trip to Chez Odette in France with luxury champagne and artisan chocolates.
How to enter:  Fill out an entry form at a Vosges Chocolate

I was at the O'Hare Airport today and stumbled into a little chocolate kiosk store sandwiched between a McDonald's and gate G6.  It was a Vosges of the more commercially adventurous chocolate places our there right now.  They are the ones who seemed to really kick off the bacon and chocolate craze (Good stocking stuffers....not so much for Hanukah)
I came across a lovely box called the Marchesa Casati Truffle collection.  A dark truffle filled with a salted caramel and sprinkled on top with edible pearl dust.   I mean whuuuut?

But who was this Marchesa Casati?  The icon on the outside depicted a fabulous, if not entirely exhausted femme fatale.
Upon further investigation (ie, simply asking the kiosk keeper, whom I fondly referred to as "Chocolate Lady"), I learned about this woman.  Luisa Casati was a Italian aristocrat living at the turn of the 20th century.  This gal had it going on...she had money, style, lovers, incredible accessories, and lived on a secluded island where she housed exiled gays.  Werk.  She was a muse to artists,  authors,  fashion designers...and most recently chocolatiers.   She lived slash loved to shock and would sometimes walk around with cheetahs on leashes, sometimes wearing snakes as jewelry, or sometimes wearing only strands of pearls for an outfit.  She was quoted as saying, "I want to be a living work of art".

Through her adventures, she ended up 25 million dollars in debt (which makes my own debt seem a weeeee bit more manageable) and was rumored to have dug around dumpsters near the end of her life looking for feathers to put in her hair.  Tres Grey Gardens.
She died a pauper, but her legend lives on.....and now lives on in decadent us all a little taste of her Dolce Vita.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Day 327: The 12 drinks of Christmas

2011 Total Earnings:  $12,512.60

Today's Contest:  Grand Marnier: Grand Giving Tree Sweepstakes
Prize:  A Grand for you and 10 grand for your charity
How to enter:

Nothing like booze and the holidays...
I like this British lady.  She looks like the British broads on my dad's side of the family slash me with a wig.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Day 326: Lot(to) Luck

2011 Total Earnings:  $12,512.60

Today's Contest:  Illinois State Lotto
Prize:  Not having to work for like the next 6 months and buying an apartment
How to Enter:  Go to the Gers stertion anywhere in Illinois

I don't usually buy Lotto tickets.  But I had dinner tonight with my grandma and mom and the bill came.  The total was $55.50...and well, 555 is an auspicious number for me...I felt I had to play.

Incidentally, the restaurant we ate as was Chinese.  Our retiree aged waitress was also Chinese.  After asking her opinion on a few different things, we clearly ordered more than we could possibly eat because she took our menus from us and said "Ok that's enough for you".

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Day 325: Home Improvement

2011 Total Earning:  $12,512.60

Today's Contest:  KILZ primer and paint sweeps
Prize:  Home improvement gift cards from $100-$2,000
How to enter:

Friday, December 9, 2011

Day 324: The 18th Mile

2011 Total Earnings:  $12,512.60

Today's Contest:  Information Builders: Take Ten Mobile Sweepstakes
Prize:  Various tech gadgets
How to enter:

I'm trying to find inspiration to keep on blogging.  It's hard. I'm near the end.  This is like the 18th mile in a marathon.  That's where you usually collapse, see visions, or shit yourself tap into a power greater than yourself.

I'm feeling a little like this...

And want to feel a little more like this....Push through baby....

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Day 322: Towel Off

2011 Total Earnings:  $12,512.60

Today's Contest:  The Company Store Giveaway
Prize: Towels
How to enter:

We like these ones....

Sponsored by the Skin Cancer League of America

Triplets in towel dresses!

Kick up your eating disorder RIGHT AFTER the shower with this measuring tape towel!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Day 321: Very Hands On

2011 Total Earnings:  
Today I won a pair of Isotoner gloves...thahsraiiigh... for my Ham-a-rama Gift submission in the Isotoner Bad Christmas gift competition.  Yup, Isotoners are still around, and I've got some now.  Boom!
They cost about $42 so that brings my 2011 to $12,512.60.

Who's gunna look kinda like a geriatric lady healing carpal tunnel this winterrrr????

I need some votes to move to the next round of the contest...if ya could, plz hit me up with a vote:
Mine's Ham-a-rama #2/16

Today's Contest:  Aleve-Countdown to Christmas
Prize:  $250 Visa gift card

Monday, December 5, 2011

Day 320: The 12 Days of Oprah

2011 Total Earnings: $12,470.60

Today's Contest:  Oprah's 12 Day's of Holiday Give-O-Way
Prize:  Sum ah heh fayvahrah thahns
How to enter:

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Day 319: Pringles

2011 Total Earnings:  $12,470.60

Today's Contest:  Pringles Savory 16 video contest
Prize: $250
How to enter:  Come up with a commercial idea brining to life one of their Pringle's Flavors

I based my concept around the guy on the Pringle's Tube...Apparently his name Julius Pringles

Julius reminds me of a fella in a Barber Shop quartet....sorta like these guys...

But beyond the traditional 4 mustached men, there are also Barber Shops Quartets with....


I'm on the left


Baa Baa Shop Quartet
I know,  I know.  Stop it...I'm upset with myself for posting this 
And Homosexuals working at Disneyland...

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Day 318: starblogs

remote blogging from a starbs in midtown.
entered for an oreck air purifier today and 10 grand.

staring at 8th avenue as the fall turns to winter.
lots of angry bird fuzzy hats.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Day 317: In the Shitter

2011 Total Earnings:  $12,470.60

Today's Contest:  Kohler Numi Sweepstakes
Prize:  The fanciest terlit known to includes  a butt warmer and remembers your settings (what does that even meeeeeeeeeean?)
How to enter:

This shot also gives the impression it does Cabaret Shows...

Do you knowwwww where you're going to, do you like the things that life is showing youuuuuuuu....
Do you knowwwwwww.....

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Day 316: Marriage is so gay

2011 Total Earnings:  $12,470.60

Today's Contest:  Time Out New York Get this Sweeps
Prize:  Tix to the acclaimed night of short plays, Standing on Ceremony
How to enter:

You can win tix to this collection of plays that all deal with Gay marriage....which is quite la hot button issue.
Here's a couple vids I'm digging right now which show what Gay marriage is really all