Sunday, October 12, 2008

And the winner is...


Sure enough, the 100 entries gave her an edge right into the winner's circle. A fair seed random number generator was used for complete fairness. Heidi, contact me through facebook so we can arrange pick-up. Due to the surprise nature of the tree type, no pictures had been posted in the giveaway announcement. However, I have managed to take some now and here they are: pictures of the all-natural, low-maintenance, organic, indoor tree. This tree has served us well for the past year and we hope it fills the Zawisa home with the same joy and good times as it did for us... May it bless you for many years to come!!

This experiment has worked so well, in fact, that I will be working on a next, even better, giveaway in the next weeks. Stay tuned all ye new followers... do not give up on us yet. There is more to come...

Giveaway pictures:

This tree has been featured in other posts such as:
Tag we are it
My husband the lizard-catcher Rocks!
Where have we been
Free mulch and other Thursday 13s

Here is what it looked like in its youth -- the free tree that we received the day before Jesus' birthday! It's the gift that keeps on giving!!

Friday, October 03, 2008

Nature Made!! Free!! Giveaway!! Enter now (ends October 12th at midnight)!!

So, Heidi is giving away a beautiful hand-made bulletin board. This has pumped her ratings in the blog-world very high!!

I cannot compete with Heidi though, just read the rest of her blog and you see why. Besides, she has all the mom's in the world on her side and we have no blog readers.

Either way, I discussed this new idea with Jamil and we are ready for our very first, free! giveaway. To enter, just leave a comment on this blog.

We are giving away, ONE ORGANIC ALL-NATURAL NATURE MADE TREE. This tree is an indoor tree and will require no painful planting in your yard (you could plant it in your yard if you prefer though). This contest is open to anyone willing to come to our house (background check required) and pick it up. For pick-up you will not need anything bigger than a mid-size sedan (we picked this tree up in our Accord), we do recommend you bring a trash bag as all trees are dirty. The kind of tree will be kept a surprise as we are an equal opportunity blog and would never discriminate amongst the Plant Kingdom. With the tree, you also get your very own J&P lunch! That is right folks! The winner gets lunch which will be at least Fast Food quality (this is to balance the organic giveaway, we are an equal opportunity blog and would never discriminate, besides organic means that it contains Carbon as does just about anything you eat--except rocks, metals and some dirt).

So, why wait? Enter now!! Leave a comment and get 1 entry, blog about this on your blog and get 10 entries (better than Heidi!!). Be the first to post a youtube video and get 100 entries (all others that post on youtube get 50 entries). This is an opportunity not to be missed. Contest ends October 12th at midnight, because Jamil and I got engaged on this date.

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Tag WE are it!

Jessica has tagged us! The rules of the tag are as follows:
1.Post the rules on your blog.
2.Write six random things about yourself.
3.Tag six people at the end of your post.
4. If you are tagged, JUST DO IT, and pass the tag along.

Since Jessica actually tagged BOTH me and Jamil and in the spirit of Heidi's blog, I will divide these evenly between random things about me and random things about Jamil. For those of you still blind enough to believe Jamil is blameless and oh so nice, I have a Christmas Tree sitting in my living room, 3 months away from next Christmas (which is now this Christmas).

Six random thoughts:
1. Jamil is very sheltered. He has these ideas from when he was a kid that no one bothered to correct and I have had the arduous task to do so. Thank God for Google. Some samples: he used to think the Winter Olympics were the main event (ok he still does although he acknowledges the evidence), he used to think the guys holding "I need ticket signs" outside the stadium really did need tickets and almost gave away some really good ones to them and wouldn't believe they were scalpers and you should ask him one day what the pharmacist does in the back room when you deliver a prescription.
2. I call myself Puerto Rican, but truly, but American definition, I am not. I was born and raised there, but my mom is Cuban and my dad is Dominican so I am actually a 1st generation American.
3. Jamil is also a 1st generation American. But even better, he is actually African American because his parents were born and raised in Africa (which makes them African). The dimwit rejected attending Duke because the threatened to offer him a minority scholarship!! Boys and pride!
4. There is nothing I love more than white rice and cheese in bed. Yep, I can even eat and drink lying down and love me some white rice (non-Uncle Bens, cooked with salt) and a slice or two of American cheese melting on top. I learned this delicacy as a latch-key kid and I learned the lying down skill because for the first 11 years of my life, I ate every meal in that fashion spoiled at the hand of my grandmother, great grandmother and great grandmother's sister. My childhood was pure bliss!
5. Let's just say that Jamil does not like blood.
6. The idea of getting a puppy started with me. Although, by the time we were about to get him, I was halfway to my senses, I started the whole puppy craziness. That said, it started with me trying to get a reaction from Jamil and when he wouldn't react, I had to insist until I got a reaction, only I started to believe it myself. I don't regret it though and Mambo has helped lessen my ubiquitous fear of dogs.

I don't really think many people read this blog. Also, all the people I stalk have been tagged, so that leaves only people I know in person who blog (not many). I am a big rule believer though, so I'll tag 6 people as per the rules: Allison, Sarah, Christine Butcher, Pete (I am certain he doesn't read this but he hasn't been tagged so it satisfies the word of the law) and the Cranes.