Apr 3, 2011

Follower Freebie - pen the pic 1

** 4/3 update **

We have a winner!  Christine claims the cookies with this entry:

As spring arrives, the blue-tongued pigtail emerges from hibernation full of energy. After shedding it's winter coat, it embarks on a search for much needed sustenance.   In this rare sighting, a particularly brave pigtail enjoys it's sugary find in an abandoned laundry basket. Those who are lucky enough to encounter these amazing creatures often speak highly of their beauty and spirit.

Thanks to the multitudes Christine for participating!  I'll deploy the Thin Mints via carrier pigeons, keep a window open.

A little about that basket case...it started in 2003 when Pigtails was a year old.  She'd try to climb into the blue plastic tub while I was folding underpants.  So I'd chuck her in to contain her, think livestock holding pen.    

Holding pen eventually became a race car, I'd drive her around the living room making VROOOM! sounds.  She wasn't old enough to talk, but her squeals told me to keep doing it.  

As she aged, magic basket transformed into a helicopter, we'd fly around the house and land in odd spots to make her laugh.  Such as on the toilet.  Or the front porch in the middle of winter with lollipop in hand, then lock the door and leave her there for a minute as concerned neighbors pointed and whispered.  Up on the roof deck, you name it, basket o' child has been there.  

You'd think she would have outgrown this ruse by now.  But occasionally, if I'm in the middle of folding laundry, those walking by with their dog may spot through the window a gangly Pigtails giggling hysterically as Beard lands her and blue basket on a massive heap of underpants.
  
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 ** 3/26 update **

In 1999, Sears and Roebuck produced a limited batch of Giggle 'Bot 2000s.  Available only by mail order,  these customizable cyborgs were shaped like small children and promised to offer all the joys of parenthood, without the messiness and litter boxes associated with real kids.  Powered by the sun, simply drop the Giggle 'Bot in its blue basket charging station to juice her up.  Sales slumped when customers realized 8 hours of solar charging were needed for approximately 3 minutes of run time.  The item was discontinued when a Y2K glitch caused the smiling android to roam the house, seeking and destroying all lollipops, sticks and all.


That's my pen the pic.  Does anyone else have one to compete with Christine?  If so, let's hear it!  Contest open for one more week, the Thin Mints are hers unless a challenger brings it.

-Beard


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** 3/16 update **

Thanks Christine for joining the fray and bravely leaving the first pen the pic comment! 

For the rest of you that have not yet participated:  VIRTUAL PURPLE NURPLES!!  

Perhaps you misunderstood the prize.  Maybe you thought I was giving away a frozen sack of unsalted Brussels sprouts?  Or a pair of my gently used running windies?  Maybe next time.  But for now, you'll have to settle for a fresh pile of Thin Mints.

Sock it to me.  Open that can of sarcasm and squirt a greasy pen the pic in the Comments for me and the rest of the readers to grin at. 

Thanks!
-Beard
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Two problems:

1.  My fingers are bleeding from overactive typing.  I wish for a break to give my readers a chance to make the keys dance.
2.  I don't know what to do with all these boxes of Girl Scout cookies stacked floor to ceiling in my house. 

The solution:

A Follower Freebie!

I'll call this contest pen the pic, with a box of Thin Mints for the winner. 

Tip:  if you are sick of G.S. cookies from overloading on them like me, toss them in the freezer and pull 'em out in May.  Allergists claim they help cure spring hay fever.


Gaze at the photo below of my odd offspring.  Yes, she's sitting on the front stoop in a laundry basket clutching a blueberry lollipop with snow on the ground.  Leave a comment with a funny one-line caption or a one-paragraph post describing what exactly is going on here.  You'll want to be logged in with your Google Follower account when dropping the comment so I can contact you via e-mail if you win.


Bonus points for submissions that contain wit and absurd humor mixed with nearly believable details.  Multiple entries per person are accepted, and this contest will remain open for some undetermined long period of time.  Beard and Pigtails will pick the winner.

I've already got my own pen the pic sample in mind, I'll share it after the winner is announced.

I hope each and every one of my Followers will leave a comment, that would make me smile!  Plus, Pigtails will bawl if you don't.

Thanks, and good luck!

-Beard

2 comments:

  1. As spring arrives, the blue-tongued pigtail emerges from hibernation full of energy. After shedding it's winter coat, it embarks on a search for much needed sustenance. In this rare sighting, a particularly brave pigtail enjoys it's sugary find in an abandoned laundry basket. Those who are lucky enough to encounter these amazing creatures often speak highly of their beauty and spirit.

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  2. Nicely done Christine, that made for a good laugh. Cute post, love the name of your blog. Found you on Memoirs of A Single Dad's blogroll.

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