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Monday, October 13, 2008

Could You Describe the Ruckus, Sir?

Now that I've returned from a fabulous vacation and gone on a little political rant and stayed home sick all weekend long it's time to let you in on the real reason I went to New York:

To do the Best Damn Blog Giveaway in the History of Blog Giveaways.

See, located deep in the West Village is a stationery store (it is also stationary, as in it doesn't move around) that possibly pretentious people who are "in the know" would probably describe as "the _____-est little stationery store around" where "____-est" could be "cutest", "eclectic-est" or something else. And locked away within the heart of the _____-est little stationery store in the Village I came away with these, the Best Damn Blog Giveaway Prizes in the History of Blog Giveaway Prizes:

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That's right. Not one, but TWO official notebooks from classic John Hughes movies. Adding up all of the costs (transportation, hotel, meals, and the actual cover prices) these two notebooks cost me (or Emily) literally thousands of dollars.

Thousands.

And one of them can be yours. How, you ask?

Between NOW and 11:59pm on Thursday simply write a blog post describing in great, painful, humorous, depressing, sexy, angry, or emo detail which character from either The Breakfast Club or Sixteen Candles most resembles you. Leave a comment below with a link to your blog post, and on Friday, by fiat most arbitrary, I will declare the winners.

Check back here often to read through the links and wonder aloud if one of them is going to get the notebook that by rights should be YOURS.

(Entries So Far)

Astrogirl426: http://astrogirl426.blogspot.com/2008/10/treatise-on-allison.html


Jill: http://charmingdelightful.blogspot.com/2008/10/its-really-human-of-you-to-listen-to.html


Becs: http://bsoftheday.blogspot.com/


Muskrat: http://www.dailymuskrat.com/


bejewell: http://themusicalfruit.net/?p=997


Seriously Mama: http://seriouslymama.blogspot.com/2008/10/im-in-math-club-im-in-phyics-club-too.html


T.: Let Me Paint You a Picture


Rita Arens: http://surrenderdorothy.typepad.com/surrender_dorothy/2008/10/dumping-out-my.html

Mad Woman: http://mindofamadwoman.blogspot.com/2008/10/i-wanna-be-80s-movie-star.html


Blissfully Caffeinated: http://blissfullycaffeinated.wordpress.com/2008/10/16/brat-packed-full-of-crap/


Bridge: http://becomingbridge.blogspot.com/2008/10/john-hughes-you-know-us-well.html

Unfinished Rambling: Here

FADKOG: http://foradifferentkindofgirl.blogspot.com/2008/10/id-give-my-panties-to-geek-for-chance.html

Island Mummy: http://islandmummy.blogspot.com/2008/10/happy-birthday-samantha-make-wish-it.html

42 comments:

Auds at Barking Mad said...

I can't wait to see Bejewell's (The Bean) post about this, 'cause ya know, she's gonna be ALL OVER this! *lol*

The Stiletto Mom said...

Oh now you are so in my wheelhouse. I love both those movies. Count me in...I'll be back...

blissfullycaffeinated said...

You're right, this is the best blog giveaway ever.

Aimee Greeblemonkey said...

Not sure I can go there seeing as my 20th HS Reunion is next weekend and a million people have now found me through Facebook. But holy hell do I love those 2 movies.

for a different kind of girl said...

Sweet flippin' Jesus!!!

I haven't even read this post yet. I just saw what the stuff is, and dude, I gotta catch my breath...

Jenny, the Bloggess said...

Like Ally Sheedy in the Breakfast Club, I am way too emo and cynical to blog about teen movies which I did not watch so many times that I actually can write down most of the script because it's embedded in my mind.

willtherebecake said...

No Ferris Bueller?

Danielle said...

Will it change your opinion of me if I tell you that I have not seen these movies....?

But the notebooks are totally cool. -est.

bejewell said...

That place wasn't run by a funny little guy named Corky St. Clair, was it?

gurukarm said...

ooo, DD especially loves Breakfast Club, I'm gonna get her to write something on my blog for this. Right after her appendectomy this p.m., that is. :-)

Will said...

So should I go into graphic detail as to how I can apply lipstick using my cleavage, or is that part best left out?

Tami said...

Holy Moly - I am all over this. I've already written an Ode to Jake Ryan on my blog (http://www.dayleedose.com/2008/03/jake-ryan.html)...it's safe to say I've seen both of these movies enough to feel as if I actually AM these characters.

Yes...I'm in.

Mandy said...

While I have barely the mental energy to write a grocery list these days, boy did I love those movies. Hello 80s. Hello teenage angst.

Astrogirl426 said...

I am in. See my post here, about Allison:

http://astrogirl426.blogspot.com/2008/10/treatise-on-allison.html

Sorry if it's a little Emo-ish, but it's all true.

Burgh Baby said...

I am totally pretending I am not emo enough to care. Pretending. Pretending. Pretending.

Kyddryn said...

Well, that's me out - I never saw either of them. Eh, I lived a sheltered life.

Shade and Sweetwater,
K (who only got to see ET because she snuck away at the mall)

Seriously Mama said...

I may have given you the name of your next band (the uneducated ain't gonnas) but you? You have the mind of a genius. Picking up 80's classics as giveaways? Dude! I am all over the essay assignment, those notebooks are awesome. I can't wait to start reading and I'll be back with my link.

Headless Mom said...

Pure genius, my friend.

Redneck Mommy said...

Can't I just send you a picture of my boobs as my entry?

Much easier than actually writing.

Oh right. The restraining order you issued against me. I keep forgetting about that pesky little thing.

Damn.

muskrat said...

there's no way i lose this contest. i'll let you kick me in the balls 12 and a half times if i do.

Kelley said...

Seriously?

*swoon*

That is hot. White hot.

Now off to scour Ebay to find my own. Cause I am too damn disorganised to actually write a post in time.

Jill said...

I've got your notebook-winning post right here!

http://charmingdelightful.blogspot.com/2008/10/its-really-human-of-you-to-listen-to.html

Ali said...

haha. too easy. i'm so obviously Joan Cusack's character in Sixteen Candles. i believe she's credited as geek #1. remember her?

um, yeah, and she wears that red sweater that has the person wearing a skirt. and when she can't drink from the fountain she wipes her face with the skirt.

yes sir. that's me.

heh.

Stacie said...

Hi BP Dad. Having trouble emailing you to give you my address. Could you email me and see if it works better that way?
My email is:
stampgirll at hotmail dot com
that's two letter "L"'s in stampgirll.

Thanks!
Stacie

Becs said...

Ok I'm in. Read my awesome post at http://bsoftheday.blogspot.com/

Good luck picking the winners!!!

Rita Arens said...

I have nothing for you yet, but this may in fact break me out of my funk. I will now commute and think on it, though I'm pretty sure I'm most similar to Ally Sheedy in the Breakfast Club, who dumps her purse all over the floor and then gets pissed when people comment on it.

muskrat said...

ready for my prize!

www.dailymuskrat.com or http://tinyurl.com/5xzwn7

loudange said...

You know I am only 1 character from a famous 80s Molly Ringwald movie...that's ANDY from Pretty in Pink...I don't think that counts as a part of your 'exclusive' contest

bejewell said...

I may live to regret this. But here you go.

http://themusicalfruit.net/?p=997

Seriously Mama said...

http://seriouslymama.blogspot.com/2008/10/im-in-math-club-im-in-phyics-club-too.html

It' there for the taking...

T. said...

Alright, let me throw my contribution in...

Let Me Paint You a Picture

T.

Rita Arens said...

http://surrenderdorothy.typepad.com/surrender_dorothy/2008/10/dumping-out-my.html

MadWoman said...

OMG you are the most awesome person ever!! Two of my all time fave movies. I posted mine already.....pick me! pick me!!

blissfullycaffeinated said...

Here's my contribution:

http://blissfullycaffeinated.wordpress.com/2008/10/16/brat-packed-full-of-crap/

God, I hope I win.

Bridge said...

Count me in.

http://becomingbridge.blogspot.com/2008/10/john-hughes-you-know-us-well.html

True for the movies you picked. Of all John Hughes' characters, though, I'm most like Watts in Some Kind of Wonderful. Some Kind of Wonderful is the best John Hughes movie ever. But Sixteen Candles is a close second. I'm ready for my prize now.

unfinishedrambling said...

After seeing my friend Muskrat's post, I had to write up my own post. I think I may have visited here one other time, but not sure so this might be my first time here. Thanks for letting crash the party. :)

Here is my answer.

for a different kind of girl said...

Having sufficiently caught my breath from all the excitement that swirled around my earlier comment, I give you this:

http://foradifferentkindofgirl.blogspot.com/2008/10/id-give-my-panties-to-geek-for-chance.html

Island Mummy said...

Ok, now I have to watch the DVDs again...

Anonymous said...

Oh yeah, and I'm IN! Read my post here:
http://islandmummy.blogspot.com/2008/10/happy-birthday-samantha-make-wish-it.html

Claire said...

Dammit. I just saw this, at exactly 11:59 p.m. on Thursday!

That being said, I'd probably end up in therapy if I truly dug into who I resemble most from Sixteen Candles.

Christina Lee said...

uh, hello...it's Friday, and just because I only reading this now, Friday PM, I expect to have instant gratification.....who's the F***** winner?

ok and kinda off subject, but not really, I used to live in the west village and frequented a musty store like that so I MUST know the name of it, PLEASE?

Backpacking Dad said...

Christina Lee: I bought them at the Greenwich Letterpress, 39 Christoper St, New York, New York, 10014