Monday, March 28, 2011

Brawl 'n Haul Contest: Mock Me Monday

Today is the day! The Brawl begins. If you haven't heard, The FABULOUS Vicki at Rambles and Randomness and I are hosting the Brawl 'n Haul contest this week.  We brawl and you haul away the loot!

Vicki and I will duke it out Monday through Thursday in some wacky contests, and you guys decide who wins. That's right, you! 

Each day, one lucky commenter on the winning blog will win a prize, and at the end of the week, we have not one, but TWO Grand Prizes to award. And every comment this week (on both blogs) is worth one entry, so comment away!

Grand Prize # 1:
A ten-page critique from the fabulous Sarah LaPolla of Curtis Brown! (Note: Your ten pages must be for a YA or Adult work)

Grand Prize #2:
An exciting themed gift basket including a $40 gift certificate to Amazon!

Every good contest needs some rules, so here are ours:

Rules:
  1. You must be a follower of both blogs
  2. When you comment, let us know if you prefer Grand Prize #1 - 10-page critique by Sarah LaPolla (Note: your ten pages must be for a YA or Adult work) or Grand Prize #2 - A Prize-filled Gift Basket
  3. You can earn 5 bonus entries for the grand prize by spreading the word in any way shape or form (twitter, blogs, facebook, sidebar, etc.)
  4. This is open internationally! Woo hoo!
  5. Contest Closes Saturday 2 April at midnight EST. All winners will be announced Monday, 4 April 
Okay, as Jillian Michaels would say, "Enough talking! Let's do this thing!"

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So Vicki totally has the advantage on Mock Me Monday, since she's been doing this weekly for a year now. To make sure my moment was mock-worthy enough, I tested a few on my husband, and this one finally got a belly laugh. I'm feeling confident!
(Note: No husbands were harmed in the testing of these mock-me moments.)

When I was 12ish, my family had just gotten back from Church and we were all foraging in the kitchen. I had grabbed a glass of milk (yeah, you see where this is going) to go with my toast.

Just as I took a long drink, my brother made some absurd comment. I knew I was in trouble.

The smart thing to do would have been to spit the milk back into my glass. But ewww! That would ruin the rest of the milk, and how wasteful is that?

And I didn't want to just spit because I knew my mom would be M-A-D.

So what did I do?

Wait for it . . .

I looked up.

Yep. Krakatoa II.

Milk exploded upward and came pouring down. All. Over. Me.

On the bright side, I didn't get in trouble because the whole family was too busy rolling on the ground, laughing. And yeah, that would be AT me, not with.

Now, be sure and go read Vicki's Mock-me moment, vote there, then come back and vote here, because a winner will be chosen from the comments on only the winning blog!

34 comments:

Vicki Rocho said...

Obviously I'm withholding my vote, but your story did make me snort!

Gina said...

Great story! I'm going to have to give Vicki my vote on thise one, though!

Katie Mills said...

sorry janet but I have to vote vicki. LOL. I once had my own terrible experience with coke int he highschool cafeteria that had me hacking like a cat with ahair ball and eventually puking a little bit. Yum!

Melissa said...

Janet, you have my vote! This is a great idea you guys have!

Susan Fields said...

Great story! But I think Vicki's is more embarassing. Vicki's same story happened to a friend of mine, and I know it was traumatizing.

What a fun contest, by the way!

Susan Fields said...

Great story! But I think Vicki's is more embarassing. Vicki's same story happened to a friend of mine, and I know it was traumatizing.

What a fun contest, by the way!

Victoria Dixon said...

Yeah, I'm afraid Vicki's story is more embarrassing, but yours is funnier, if that helps. :) I added this contest into today's post as an Addendum. ;D

Joanne said...

Cute story, and great contest you're hosting! Good luck to all the entrants ...

Jaydee Morgan said...

This one would cause me to laugh although Vicki wins in the embarrassing category. Thanks for sharing!

Lydia K said...

Oh gross. I think yours made me feel more ill...you get my vote!

Susanne Drazic said...

Sorry, Janet, but my vote has to go to Vicki!

Melissa Sarno said...

I'm going with Vicki on this one! But I love your story and your contest!

Bekah Snow said...

I had to vote for Vicki...Prize number uno looks fab and I will blog all about this contest : )

Yat-Yee said...

Glad your family had a good laugh. But I'm with the other people who have commented: period stain trumps milk volcano.

Chris Phillips said...

I voted for you over on Vicki's.

Jolene Perry said...

OK - that was good, but Vicki has my vote :)

Colene Murphy said...

Hahahaha! okay, going over to Vicki's! This is a FUN contest already!

Colene Murphy said...

*You get my vote!

Clarissa Draper said...

I think this is a wonderful contest! My sister used to squirt liquid from her mouth every time she laughed. It was so funny! I'm enjoying the contest. If I have a choice of prize, I pick #1.

Beth said...

Sorry, Janet. I had hoped to vote for you, but I'm afraid her humiliation is just way more cringe-worthy.

I'd love Grand Prize #1, but I wonder if you could clarify whether the ms has to be finished. I've got a partially done manuscript that I'd love a critique on!

Angela Felsted said...

Janet, you are such a good sport to do this. Share your embarrassing mistakes with the world.

Oh, and if I had a choice, I'd pick prize #1. Not that I'm holding my breath or anything. Off to check out Vicki's.

Lenny Lee* said...

hi miss janet! i got laughing at your story. we took sodas at the movie one time and when i got mine opened it sprayed all over us and the people in front of us. ack! i gotta say getting embarassed in front of people you dont know gets your face pretty red for sure. so i gotta do my vote for miss vicki. but you know i still love you! :)
...hugs from lenny

Gretchen said...

I've been the victim of several milk sprays over the years, so I know it's more embarrassing than funny, but still I could laugh. On the other hand, Vicki's story is no laughing matter, pure embarrassment. My vote goes to her.
Oh, and I'd take a critique over a basket of goodies any day.
Gretchen

Reb's photo world said...

those who voted for Vicki, Clearly did not witness this Old Faithful moment of yours!!! While I feel bad for Vicki, I cannot mock such a moment. Where as, I have been mocking you for the last 23 years or so about Old Faithful!!!

Reb's photo world said...

I can never hear or tell that story without laughing!!!!!

Reb's photo world said...

Ok so I advertised you on both my blogs, Facebook, and my Twitter account (that I rarely use)!!! Feel loved!!! See you on Friday!!!!!

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

Good story Janet, but I've got to give Vicki my vote on this one...

Margo Berendsen said...

This is a WONDERFUL contest idea!!!! I loved it and you totally had my vote (but then I choked a sob when I read Vicki's story. I think that is the worst dread of any girl). She gets my pity vote!

I just posted my on my blog but I'm going back to add this and putting it on my side bar and tweeting it. So I think that's 3 extra points!

Abhishek Duggal said...

You have my vote!

1) I'm a follower of both blogs via GFC -
forsurveysonly at gmail dot com
2) I prefer Grand Prize #2 - A Prize-filled Gift Basket

Thanks for the opportunity!

forsurveysonly at gmail dot com

MikeS said...

It sounds like this brother of yours needs to be contained. Is that even possible?

Lori M. Lee said...

This would be mortifying (and hilarious to see) but I'm going to have to give my vote to Vicki. Sorry!

Melissa said...

Thank you for having this contest! I read both stories and I have to vote for Vicki for this one. I was sooo scared that the same thing would happen to me.

Prize #1 sounds great!

A.L. Sonnichsen said...

Sorry, Janet, I'm voting for Vicki and the period story this time around. But I still love you!! Thank you for the congratulatory words on my blog. :)

Prize #1!

Amy

Lisa Potts said...

What a fun idea for a contest! After reading both, I'll have to go with Vicki on this one. Sorry, Janet.

Prize#2 for me.