Monday, May 6, 2013

Celebration Time ... with Janet and Ice Cream!


Celebration time, come on! *dances*

Why am I celebrating you may ask?  There are so many reasons!
One of our very own members of the Hacky Sack Club, Melissa Sarno, just SIGNED WITH AN AGENT!!, so head on over to her blog and read about it!

(Note: New members to the Hacky Sack Club are always welcome and we DO seem to have some good mojo going. Just saying.)

Also, my fabulous CP, Krista Van Dolzer [of Mother. Write. (Repeat.)] announced the BOOK DEAL she just signed!!

AND ... I'm a little late celebrating this news, but it's still as exciting as ever ... another one of my fabulicious CPs, Kristin Rae, has a TWO-BOOK DEAL of her very own!!

These ladies are amazing and are some of my dearest online writing buddies, so another dear writing buddy, Janet Awesome Johnson, and I couldn't go without hosting a HUGE celebration in true Hacky Sack (read: embarrassing) style.

And since all good celebrations need ice-cream, we are having an Ice-Cream Eating Celebration Contest!

Here's how it works:

Janet and I are going to battle it out to see who can eat the most ice-cream in 20 seconds. Too easy, you say? Our 9-year olds are going to be the ones stuffing the ice-cream in. Still too easy? Another child will hold our hands behind our backs to keep us from cheating.

And you'll get to see the whole thing on video!! How cool is that?!

BUT, it gets better. There will be PRIZES!!

All you have to do is guess who is going to win. Me? (if you're smart) Or Janet? (no. freakin'. way.)

Everyone who guesses right (on either blog) will be entered into a drawing for your choice of

a)       10-page critiques from BOTH Janet and me,

OR

b)      Surprise Package D (gosh I love me a surprise package). Could be a book. Or two. Or a gift card. Or, who knows? Maybe even A BRAND NEW HACKY SACK! *the crowd goes wild*

Just post your guess in a comment before the deadline on Sunday, May 12, midnight EDT, and come back next Monday, May 13th, for the ice-cream eating event! Winners will be posted shortly thereafter.

So go on, take a guess!

I hope THIS photographic evidence helps you decide. Because I am an ice-cream eating MACHINE and Janet doesn't stand a chance.



27 comments:

  1. You are kinda brave.

    Do you get ice cream headaches?

    What kind of ice cream is it? Do you get to pick your own or does your competitor pick it?

    Maybe you should post pictures of the children doing the feeding. Is yours pretty fast? This part is crucial. She/he has to be fast and must continue even if you cringe from that ice cream headache. Is your child ready to handle this?

    Okay, I'll still go with you, even though I don't know your answers, so get out there and kick some ice cream butt! :) Good luck!

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    1. Yes, I AM BRAVE.

      And yes, I have gotten an ice cream headache before, which makes me ULTRA BRAVE.

      We get to choose. I'm leaning towards something Ben & Jerry's ... like maybe Half Baked or Pfish Pfood.

      My boy is very kind and I think he will hate to see his mother in pain. Or maybe he'll be laughing too hard to notice. We'll see....

      Thanks for the vote! Let me know if you have any more questions!!

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  2. As I mentioned on Janet's blog, I'm starting to suspect this is less of a contest than an excuse to eat ice cream. I hope you choose a favorite flavor. :)
    But I'll vote for you and your enthusiastic 9-year-old. :)

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    1. Yay!! Thanks for voting for me, Faith! I'll try not to let you down. Grrrrrr.

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  3. So Amy, I figured out why Blogger wouldn't post your picture . . . BECAUSE IT'S CHOSEN ME TO WIN!!! Haha! You are so going down. Ice Cream Nirvana or bust! ;)

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  4. I am going to say that you are going to win by a close call. Congrats on all the good news, Amy! I forgot to say on Twitter- thanks for the Birthday wishes :-) 24 is turning out to be a-okay so far. <3

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    1. Yay!! I'm so glad you like your new age! I hope you had a great b'day!! Thanks for the vote!

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  5. As I said on Janet's blog, this is an impossible choice. I know how determined you both are and that your love of ice cream knows no bounds. Of course, Janet has a slight edge because of the whole peanut butter sauce situation. But then, you've been so generous to launch ice cream at me.

    I just don't know.

    And thank you for the shout-out : )

    You can't know how much joy it brings me that all this good news for everyone would inspire an ICE CREAM party. Ice cream is my second favorite (second only to cheese)

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    1. I don't blame you for not voting, Melissa. I'm awesome and Janet is going to be tough competition (but don't tell her I said that).

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  6. Ha! This contest sounds epic:) (And thanks so much for sharing my good news!)

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    1. It's totally epic. I don't blame you for not casting a vote, Krista. We're both scary!

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  7. WOOOOT!!! What a fun fun fun fun fun fun fun contest! I don't need to be entered (for obvs reasons) but YOU CAN TAKE HER!!! I HAVE FAITH IN YOU!!! <3

    (nothing against the lovely Janet!! ;)

    CONGRATS TO MELISSA!!!

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    1. Oh, man!! But I guess I can understand . . . critique partners and all. Loyalty and all that. ;)(And mucho congrats on your book deal, too!)

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  8. I love good news and this is the best! Celebrating your critters!!! But an ice-cream eating contest? Shudder ... I only eat it in the dead heat of summer.

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    1. It's 89 here today and supposed to be mid 90's by Friday, so BRING ON THE ICE CREAM! :D

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  9. Hmmm... this depends. Is Janet's nine year old a boy or a girl? Right now I am going with you, b/c I know yours is a boy. Either way, this will be hilarious and can't wait to see the videos!

    A big congrats to all your talented CPs!

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    1. He's a boy, too, so it's totally even steven. I know, tough choice ... but once you see my newly-posted pic, I think you'll have renewed confidence in my ability to eat ice cream like an animal.

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  10. Course you'll win. I don't know her so I'm deffo shouting for you Amy!
    Fun contest! Kids will love stuffing it in!

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  11. Uh-oh Amy, I got lulled into a vote for Janet by her ice cream eating picture!

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    1. My picture is up! My picture is up! Not too late to change your vote!!

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  12. I'm on for you... just cause... plus, I KNOW you :) Hope you win!

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  13. That photo is hilarious. I am now slightly intimidated by all those teeth...

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