Monday, June 30, 2008

Group Effort: Pay it Forward!!

Last week, Swistle began talk of this massive pay it forward effort (and no, this doesn’t meant that one of us has to get stabbed a la Haley Joel Osment in the end) and despite my extra large, miserable and sciatic pregnant state, I’ve decided to jump on the band wagon.

In case you haven’t heard, here is how it works: I post this contest today, telling you that it is a pay it forward kind of deal. You leave me a comment (see details at the bottom) and in the end, I will use a random number generator to pick a winner. The catch is that if you win, you have to pay it forward in a contest of your own. Theoretically, we will have contests up the wazoo for the foreseeable future.

I’m not sure what the prize will be, however as my last day of work (UNTIL OCTOBER!!!!) is Wednesday, and the kiddos will still be going to summer camp a few days a week, I envision a lengthy trip to Chez Target upon which I will spend way too much money on myself and the baby, but will also have you in mind. Now of course, if something happens, and I find myself on bed rest, your prize may be a mixed CD of some of my favorite songs (think obscure 70’s rock and folk, combined with 80’s and 90’s 1-hit wonders—yes, I am an enigma) or some random crapstuff from home that after living without for 3 months of a kitchen remodel, I’ve decided that I don’t really need. But let’s not think like that; let’s remain positive in our thoughts that the prize will be ridiculously awesome no matter what.


In order to be entered, I’d really like it if you answered the following questions:

1. What is your favorite musical? (And don’t say you hate musicals; everybody likes at least one, even if it’s Moulin Rouge or some crap like that)
2. What is your favorite movie theatre candy?
3. If you had to name 2 babies today, yours or otherwise, one boy and one girl, no questions asked, what would their names be?

If you’re against being questioned, that’s ok too---not fun, but ok---just leave me a “please enter me” comment.

Be sure that if you don’t leave a link back to your own site, you leave me your email address so that I may contact you when you win. So, GO!! Enter!! Let’s get this going!!!

**Contest is open until 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time on July 4, 2008**

(For a complete list of contests, you can visit Swistle.)


Saly said...

Nobody ever wants to be the 1st comment, so I will answer my own questions.

1. The Sound of Music
2. Snowcaps
3. Hannah (duh) and Andrew

Mary O said...

1. Mary Poppins
2. Junior Mints
3. Shepherd and Camilla

Aimee @ Smiling Mama said...

Oh fun!

1) The Sound of Music
2) Twizzlers

Aimee @ Smiling Mama said...

oops so sorry I hit return by accident...I'm not trying to enter twice....

3) Oscar and Isabella

Saly said...

Smiling Mama--I will count you as comment # 3.

Nowheymama said...

1. The Music Man
2. It's a tie: Junior Mints and Lemonheads
3. Jeremiah and Margaret

Tess said...

3)Elena and James!

Anonymous said...

Since I watched it just last night, I'm going to go with Hairspray.

Junior mints

Hannah! and Ethan.

moo said...

1. Rent
2. Twizzlers! No ... Raisinettes! ... no ... popcorn! no, wait ...
3. Clara and Arthur

bananafana said...

1. I love Mary Poppins - there are others I love but I'm going to put that as my #1
2. I really love popcorn and I don't eat candy at the movies but if I had to choose I'd say snowcaps too
3. Jonah and Madeline

Stacy said...

1) Rent
2) Sour Patch Kids
3) Joshua and Allison

MzEll said...

1. Les Miserable
2. Twizzlers
3. oooh boy, let's see: Emmeth and Salome.

Whimsy said...

1. Camelot.
2. Reeses Pieces.
3. Isabelle and Angus.

Fiona Picklebottom said...

1. Oh, I don't KNOW. I haven't seen many. But the "Mama Mia!" one coming out looks like it might be fun.

2. Raisinettes and Milk Duds tie for me.

3. Declan and (damn it , I HAVE four girls, now I have to come up with a FIFTH girl name?) hmmm.... Emmaline.

Ecchs said...

1. Sound of Music (recorded) Miss Saigon (live).
2. Glossette Peanuts in Canada, Peanut M&Ms in the States
3. Emmett and Annabelle

Misty said...

1. I really REALLY want to see Mama Mia! I haven't seen any musicals lately. I guess I am always too embarassed because they are supposed to be, like not cool. I know. I suck.
2. Peanut M&M's
3. Eleanor Caite and Henry Owen, you know, if it has to be today and all ;)

Daycare Girl said...

I love these questions.

1. Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, although I love so many that this is hard. Mamma Mia, Singing in the Rain...

2. Junior Mints.

3. Emily Jane and Benjamin Clifford.

Kristin.... said...

Ok, here goes:
1. It's a tie between Music Man and Mary Poppins. Then there's South Pacific. Damn, I love musicals.
2. Twizzlers
3. Cameron and Sidney

Sara said...

1. Sound of Music (my kids call it the "For Line Maria" movie lol)
2. Junior Mints
3. Agusta Nicole and Jackson Miles

nicole said...

1. Once or Spinal Tap ("a rockumentary, if you will")

2. Sour Patch Kids

3. Benjamin Todd and Sophia Grace

The boy name was our pick for the most recent baby, but she is a girl so that won't work. The girl name was our name for our 4th child, but he is a boy so we went wtih a differnt name. That didn't make sense, sorry.

Kelsey said...

1. Into the Woods
2. Peanut Butter Cups (which I can no longer eat because of daughter with peanut allergies)
3. Keegan (boy) Emerson (girl)

Emily said...

1. Grease
2. Reese's Pieces
3. Aidan & Hannah. Hannah I will never be able to actually use though. . . it just won't work with our last name :(

hangel said...

1.I have to choose one musical?

2. Reeses Pieces

3. Holden and Chloe

Sarah said...

Les Miserables
Good and Plenty
Kiersten and Bennett

Michelle said...

Favorite Musical...

You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown -- just because I was in it! In junior high, but still.

Milk Duds.

James Andrew
Isobel Elizabeth

Barb said...

How can I choose just one on any of these?? Aah!

1. White Christmas
2. Junior Mints
3. For myself, Henry and Clara. For others (because they don't work with my last name), Rosie and Finn.

Anonymous said...

Well, I don't know if it's my favorite, but since I'm in it and we're performing in two weeks, I'd have to say that Seussical the Musical is my favorite right now.

Junior mints and milk duds;

Nate and Darcy.

LoriD said...

Good questions!

1. Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

2. Twizzlers

3. Rhys & Shae

Anonymous said...

1. The King and I
2. Milk Duds or Sugarbabies
3. Beatrix and Heath

Anonymous said...

1. Sound of Music
2. Raisinettes
3. Tara and Timothy

Mommy Daisy said...

Wow, great questions! Also I'm mad you stole my favorite musical. Still, I guess we'll have to be favorite musical twins or something.

1. The Sound of Music
2. Buncha Crunch
3. Anya Nicole & Jamin Charles

Maggie said...

I think every time I see a new musical that one becomes my favorite. But since I haven't seen one in a while, I would say that my current favorite is Sound of Music.

2. Junior Mints

3. Isabella Grace and David James

Anonymous said...

1. I've never seen it, but I want to see Mama Mia.
2. Milkduds!
3. Benjamin Matthew & Isabel Taylor

clueless but hopeful mama said...

Hi there-

1. Don't know where to start or how to choose..... A Chorus Line (and so many others).

2. Junior Mints.

3. Francesca and Oscar.

NotAMeanGirl said...

1. Guys and Dolls
2. Rasinettes
3. Ella Marie and Sidney Eugene

Janice said...

Les Miserables
no candy, loads of popcorn
Emma and Luc

shoeaddict said...

I love questions. Fun, fun, fun!!

1. This is so hard. I love so many! I was in Nunscense (sense that seems to be a trend, talking about ones we were in). I loved Phantom and Lion King live. I've seen Grease a million times.

2. I love chocolate and nuts so peanut M&Ms. I also love sour gummi things.

3. Asher & Corinne

Anonymous said...

Parker and Carter

Missy said...

1. Definitely The Sound of Music, but that seems obvious, so I'm going to add Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.

2. Popcorn all the way, baby. I don't need anything else. Except a frozen raspberry.

3. I don't want that responsibility! Alexander and Isabella.

Becky & Ryan said...

At the moment my favorite musical is Jesus Christ Superstar - I just saw it at the Orpheum in Minneapolis in May, and it was FABULOUS!

I love Raisinets (?sp)...but I like almost all candy. I'm not picky!

I JUST got married (about 3 weeks ago), so I haven't even thought about kids and names and such...I'll probably have to ask Swistle for help when we finally get around to it!


Anonymous said...

OK first....congrats on your soon to be baby! First time stopping by your blog and i just had to say that :)

1. Aida
2. Sour Patch Kids
3. Chloe and Aidan

Emblita said...

1. The Rocky Horror Picture Show
2. Popcorn- only salted
3. Freyr (boy) and Líf (girl)(I'm Icelandic thus the weird names)

Pickles and Dimes said...

1. Grease
2. Junior Mints
3. Nolan and Sasha (although we can never use Sasha because it's too close to Shauna)

Laura said...

1. Sound of Music
2. Sour Patch Kids
3. Nolan and Ava

SP said...

Musical: I love musicals. I have to pick one? Just one? Darn these are hard questions. Ummm... Phantom of the Opera. I know it's lame and generic but I cry every time.

Candy: Junior Mints

Baby Names: I'm naming girls since I have 2 boys and wanted to try something different. Sophia Hope and Natalie Grace.

Heather said...

1. Music Man
2. Junior Mints
3. Audrey and Daniel

Congrats on your bean on the way. I just had #3 on May 22!

Unknown said...

1. Toss up: Sound of Music and Fiddler on the Roof. (Also happen to be my Favorite Movies of All Time)
2. Reeses Pieces, except they go too fast. Milk Duds & Sour patch kids take up most of the movie
3. I'm pregnant and stumped on this one.
How about Jane and Ammon?
Or Ann and Caleb.
Or Meredith and Gideon.
Well, 3 more months to figure something out.

(How do people answer questions like these in 5-6 words?)

Jenny Grace said...

Jesus Christ, Superstar.

Anonymous said...

1. Wicked
2. Mike & Ike
3. Nicolette and Dean

Britni said...

1. Les Mis
2. Gummy bears or Sour Patch Kids
3. Tristan and Kiley.

jenny said...

1. annie.
2. dots.
3. owen and makayla.

Leashah said...

1.) I don't really *do* musicals, but to pick one, I'll say Cats.
2.) Whoppers. Probably.
3.) Dalayni and... Uh... Boy names are so HARD! I would still pick Devereaux. (See, I had no OPTIONS.)

pinkelefant said...

1. grease 2
2. reeses pieces
2. marina and mason

Jennifer said...

1) Chicago
2) Licorice
3) Sophia and Aidan

Courtney said...

1. Lion King for costumes, Mamma Mia for music
2. Dots
3. Joshua and Eleanor

Fine For Now said...

Phantom of the Opera
Sour Patch Kids
Meredith and Thomas

Dr. Blondie said...

1. Phantom of the Opera or Les Mis
2. Mike and Ike's
3. Ethan and Isabella

Anonymous said...

1. My Fair Lady
2. Junior Mints
3. Catherine and Cody


Catherine said...

1. Hello Dolly (does that count?)
2. Junior Mints
3. Brigette and Maxfield

Anonymous said...

1- Rent
2- skittles
3- Kyle and Arielle

Anonymous said...

1. Les Mis
2. Milk Duds
3. Elodie & Duncan

Jenny H. said...

1- Funny Girl
2- Junior Mints
3- Finn and Delaney

edbteach said...

1. Grease
2. Reese's Pieces (to eat in my popcorn)
3. Avery (girl) Thomas (to be called Tommy)

Thanks for the contest!

Anonymous said...

1. The Sound of Music (my sister and I once spent an entire summer memorizing ALL THE LINES and reenacting the WHOLE THING; I can still quote the whole thing)
2. Whoppers... and Junior Mints. And also Reese's Pieces.
3. Emma and Benjamin (not so much for originality, am I? They are my FAVES though!)

Anonymous said...

1. "The Sound of Music," obviously
2. Can anyone afford movie snacks? Or movies, for that matter? Maybe Junior Mints.
3. Annalise and Chaim - okay, not really Chaim, maybe Elias?

Kristi said...

1. Phantom of the Opera

2. Junior Mints or Reesee Bites

3. Steven Paul and Sage _____

ya ya's mom said...

1. Lion King and Wicked

2. I can leave the candy, but can't say no to the popcorn!!!

3. hmmm.....Aden and Olivia

Ginny said...

1. Sweeney Todd
2. Red Swedish Fish or those chocolate chips with the little white things all over them, Snowcaps I think
3. 2 names, I have none. My favorite name was Alyssa & I named my first that. We never did pick out a boys name, so luckily had 2 girls. I guess I like Andrew though.

Anonymous said...

1. Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.
2. It's a tie right now between red vines and M & Ms.
3. I'm stumped on this one. I have to see the baby before I can give him or her a name.

Anonymous said...

Josephe and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat - Donny Osmond version

I love and hoard candy, can't pick just one, that would be like Sophie's Choice!

Evan and Kaelin

Laura said...

1. Oklahoma!
2. Junior Mints
3. Sam and Sophie