Friday, February 12, 2010
The Other Winter Games 2.22.2010
February is a busy month here, and an exciting one at that. Truffles and I both celebrate a birthday in February. My tenth wedding anniversary is this weekend. And we have Valentine's Day fun on tap. Of course, this month is a little more exciting thanks to the Olympics. And if that isn't enough, I just got an e-mail explaining that a message I sent out to the Labsr4u yahoo group led to the adoption of Buster, a six year old Lab with special needs who lost his owner to cancer a few days ago. He'll be romping on three acres in a loving new home in the DC area. I hope he is loving the snow! If I received nothing for my birthday, that news would suffice.
All of this calls for a bit of celebration. What that means for me: a little time off. If I get anything other than a wordless Wednesday post done next week I'll be surprised.
What it means for you: I'll actually be spending time putting together a ridiculous post for the 22nd of this month.
I've been quietly collecting serious goodies from a few companies that we have been in touch with. A full list of prizes will be included in that post on the 22nd, but we'll have books, DVDs, jewelry and other goodies for you to take home. Expect the prize pool to be ten deep. We'll have a few insane games and bizarre puzzles for you to play and complete.
I'll say no more for now, except that you'll love some of the items we have, and the games are one day only. I do need to answer a question that a number of you asked about our Wordless Wednesday post. The bracelets in question are from a great company called Heart U Back. Mrs. Author discovered them in her bracelet shopping travels and fell in love. They sent us a number of pieces to give away to our readers. So if you were drooling over them you'll want to come back and play along. For that matter, you're going to want to play along either way, because like everything around here, these games will be quite different.
Have a great week. I'll be spending it giving thanks to my wonderful wife and remarkable dogs for making me the luckiest man alive. Please don't forget to mark your calendar - or better yet, subscribe via e-mail now. You won't want to miss the other winter games. There's nothing like them.