Friday, January 30, 2009

Bloggy Giveaways Winner of My Little Pony

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Congratulations to:

Karen of A Blog of Goodies

Karen is the lucky winner of Hugo's 'Twilight Twinkle My Little Pony'.

Thanks to all the entrants and especially to Bloggy Giveaways for hosting this wonderful Contest Carnival!

Hugo Says be sure to come back to enter his next contest!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Dear God,

TO: God

FROM: The Dog

Dear God: Is it on purpose that our names are the same, only reversed?

Dear God: Why do humans smell the flowers, but seldom, if ever, smell one another?

Dear God: When we get to heaven, can we sit on your couch? Or is it still the same old story?

Dear God: Why are there cars named after the jaguar, the cougar, the mustang, the colt, the stingray, and the rabbit, but not ONE named for a Dog? How often do you see a cougar riding around? We do love a nice ride! Would it be so hard to rename the 'Chrysler Eagle' the 'Chrysler Beagle'?

Dear God: If a Dog barks his head off in the forest and no human hears him, is he still a bad Dog?

Dear God: We Dogs can understand human verbal instructions, hand signals, whistles, horns, clickers, beepers, scent ID's, electromagnetic energy fields, and Frisbee flight paths. What do humans understand?

Dear God: More meatballs, less spaghetti, please.

Dear God: Are there mailmen in Heaven? If there are, will I have to apologize?

Dear God: Let me give you a list of just some of the things I must remember to be a good Dog.

1. I will not eat the cats' food before they eat it or after they throw it up.

2. I will not roll on dead seagulls, fish, crabs, etc., just because I like the way they smell.

3. The Litter Box is not a cookie jar.

4. The sofa is not a 'face towel'.

5. The garbage collector is not stealing our stuff.

6. I will not play tug-of-war with Dad's underwear when he's on the toilet.

7. Sticking my nose into someone's crotch is an unacceptable way of saying 'hello'.

8. I don't need to suddenly stand straight up when I'm under the coffee table.

9. I must shake the rainwater out of my fur before entering the house - not after.

10. I will not come in from outside and immediately drag my butt.

11. I will not sit in the middle of the living room and lick my crotch.

12. The cat is not a 'squeaky toy', so when I play with him and he makes that noise, it's usually not a good thing.

P.S. Dear God: When I get to Heaven may I have my testicles back?

Monday, January 26, 2009

Win 'My Little Pony Twilight Twinkle' or Serious CASH!

The WINNER of My Little Pony is: Number 138 - as chosen by


The Bloggy Giveaways Contest Carnival is ON!

Now is your chance to enter to win hundreds (maybe thousands) of prizes being given away by various bloggers taking part in this Carnival. All participants are listed and linked on the Bloggy Giveaways site!

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Hugo Say you may WIN 'My Little Pony Twilight Twinkle' part of a 2004 collector series:

Leave your name and email address in the comment section below and you are entered to win - yes, it's that simple!

I will ship this prize anywhere in the world :)

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Now comes the really, really exciting part TWO of this contest. You may enter to win some serious, cold hard CASH by following the directions below!

Follow these directions exactly and you will be entered to win $50.00 CASH - via Paypal only - so you must have a Paypal account:

If you are ready to earn money for blogging about the things you love, display affiliate links or display sponsorship links on your blog, read on!

You must have a personal blog written in English or Spanish to enter. Basically, your blog must:

* Be at least 90 days old, with at least 20 pre-existing posts written in the last 90 days.
* Contain content that is original to you and the blog.
* Be a blog, meaning no message boards, websites, IM, emails or other similar services.
* Not be a blog kept primarily for making money. Read the SocialSpark Terms of Service to be sure your blog qualifies. If you qualify, complete these easy steps:

1. Join SocialSpark.
2. Have your blog approved by IZEA (takes a few days).
3. Claim your blog in SocialSpark.
4. Join the TEDHeads.
5. Leave a comment here.
6. Leave a comment on the TEDHeads FB Group, saying you are in the process of joining SS and are a new member of this awesome group.

This will take a little more work on your part, but think of it this way - your odds of winning the $50.00 are much higher, the fewer people who complete the steps!

The contest runs from January 26 to January 30 (noon PST) and I will select one winner of the $50.00, randomly, from all new SocialSpark/TEDHeads members once all blogs are approved by IZEA.

Be sure to leave a comment with your name and email address in the comment section below this post.

Good luck in the Bloggy Giveaways Contest Carnival!

Be sure to enter my other two contests!

Win a 2 GB DiskGo Edge Flash Drive


Win a Nascar Dana 1:24 Scale Stock Car or $50.00 CASH

Saturday, January 24, 2009

The Grandma Test

Grandma and Grand-daughterImage by Dylanfm via Flickr

I was out walking with my Grand daughter. She picked up something off the ground and started to put it in her mouth. I took the item away from her and I asked her not to do that.

'Why?' my Granddaughter asked.

'Because it's been on the ground; you don't know where it's been, it's dirty, and probably has germs,' I replied.

At this point, my Granddaughter looked at me with total admiration and asked,

'Grandma, how do you know all this stuff?? You are so smart.'

I was thinking quickly and said to her. 'All Grandmas know this stuff. ? It's on the Grandma Test. You have to know it, or they don't let you be a Grandma."

We walked along in silence for 2 or 3 minutes, but she was evidently pondering this new information.

'Oh.....I get it!' she beamed, 'So if you don't pass the test you have to be the Grandpa".

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Thursday, January 15, 2009

Hugo, the Cover Dog

Hugo loves boating and regularly accompanies us aboard our 5288 Bayliner during the spring and summer boating season in Beautiful British Columbia.

In June 2008 we left Egmont aboard the Jervis Mist to attend the Bayliner Rendezvous at Roche Harbor in the San Juan Islands, Washington State. Kent likes to run the boat at 9 knots as it makes for a very comfortable ride while being fuel efficient. 9 knots is a comfortable travel speed but made for an eleven hour trip each way.

As we entered the Strait of Georgia after clearing Merry Island the wind was blowing South East 26 knots and the seas were ugly. We were comfortable enough as the Jervis Mist is well equipped to handle that much weather. As long as I'm able to blog and Hugo is able to nap we're happy little boaters - and Captain Kent loves to be at the helm.

Our friends Jack and Roberta were waiting for us in Point Roberts and once we loaded them aboard, we were off, heading for Roche Harbor where the Bayliner Rendezvous Luau was awaiting us. Many dealers were set up with information booths and we enjoyed chatting with them.

Hugo met many doggy friends on the docks and our walks, while we stopped along the way to speak to new boating friends and old. Many of the boats were decked out Hawaiian style and people were always ready to party with a Mai Tai while listening to Don Ho's 'Tiny Bubbles'.

Roche Harbor is an historic town with an interesting past and we enjoyed the retiring of the colors at dusk, accompanied by cannon fire and fireworks.

Dino Publishing was covering the event and the photographer snapped a few cute pics of Hugo, asking me to sign a release in case they chose to use Hugo's photo at a future time.

Today, the Editorial Director of Dino Publishing, Randy Hess, phoned to talk to Hugo, Kent and I, asking questions about our boating lifestyle, our trip to Roche Harbor, how we enjoyed the event and explained he was creating an article for Magalog, the February advertising issue for Bayliner and Maxxum, and that perhaps Hugo would be featured.

Who knows - perhaps Hugo will be a 'Cover Dog'!

Here is an excerpt from Dino Publishing's press release detailing the new Magalog for US Marine, the parent company of Bayliner and Maxxum:

"Readers will learn new ideas on how to boost their boating enjoyment. The magazine section of Bayliner celebrates the family fun and adventure possible through Bayliner ownership, while the catalog section makes it easier for customers to find information about specific models."

Hugo and I love to share our 'family fun' aboard the Jervis Mist!

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