Friday, October 01, 2010

Hideous Microwave Contest! (& Giveaway) Winner!

The other day I entered a Pioneer Woman giveaway for a camera that costs almost $1,000. I frequently enter her KitchenAid mixer giveaways -- and she doesn't give away just the basic mixer, she gives away the super-fancy expensive ones. I imagine she has sponsors that are assisting her in being so generous.

Perhaps I should wait for sponsors, too. A $10 gift card to Starbucks doesn't seem to be much of a motivator! Also, I imagine it was sort of obnoxious to have to take a photo and email it to me in order to enter, rather than just leave a comment. My intentions are good: I want the opportunity to reward loyal readers without requiring too much of them in return.

So lucky for me, Trisha Q, who is one of my most loyal readers and commenters, entered the giveaway and has won the $10 gift card. Trisha is an absolutely gorgeous mother of two who is celebrating her three-year wedding anniversary and just yesterday posted several photos from her spectacular honeymoon.

Not so lucky for me, her microwave isn't nearly as hideous as I would like it to be, although - God bless her - the inside of it is completely filthy.

Trisha, I think you are a soul sister.

And here's a tip from another loyal reader and friend, Michelle - try the pumpkin spice frappucino, if you enjoy the pumpkin spice lattes. And get the whipped cream. It's like eating a piece of pumpkin pie. Delicious!

I hope you all have a great weekend! I'll be back Monday with pictures and the post mortem on my own weekend, which includes a walk with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. We are looking for a cure for Type 1 diabetes, which my sister has. If you feel inclined to donate or would like to read more about the cause, please visit my donation page.


  1. That microwave is awesome. Good job Trisha! (lol)

    And aren't the pumpkins spice frapuccinos insanely good? They definitely make me happy. (And, since I'm being good for the Peanut, you can order them decaf as well.)

  2. Finally tried one today and it's totally my new crack cocaine.

  3. Glad you found a winner! Taking a pic isn't that tough... it's just that I like my microwave, and have never had any trouble with it... I know... oh, you wish you had such problems.

    Oh, and my fave starbucks item no longer exists; I LOVE the maple-oat-nut scones!!! LOVE THEM. But they did not have them last year, even at the holidays. Maybe they will come back again. If so, even my new running career will not save me from developing my own type 2 diabetes and eating these scones morning noon and night for 3 months of the year.

    I'm walking 5k for NAMI this weekend in memory of a coworker. Hope your diabetes walk goes great!