Monday, December 17, 2012

Who Wants A Carnivorous Plant?

     I haven't had a contest in months so I figured I might as well have one again, since its Christmas time (the time for giving gifts). I'm getting Momma a venus flytrap for Christmas. She has to know because she has to take it out of the box when it arrives. I haven't told her anything else though, so it's okay. But it seemed like it would be a really weird and cool prize/gift to give away.

     If you are interested in winning a carnivorous plant, which is really more like a pet than anything, then you should read the rules. Ashley and I will go over all contest entries and I will announce the winner on Monday, December 31. Don't worry about a "green thumb", or rather, not having one because I will include links to information on how to care for your new plant/pet for the winner.

The Rules:

1) All entries MUST be commented below so that both Ashley and I can see them, and so they don't get lost.

2) You MUST be within the USA. I can't ship anything out of the country because that shit is fucking expensive. (Honestly, it will cost more to ship the plant/pet than it will to buy it, and they really are not expensive at all. You could easily buy one yourself but why would you do that if you have a chance at winning it?)

3) To win the prize, you MUST answer all of these:
What would you name your new pet/plant?
What is the best holiday present you have ever received?
What is the worst holiday present you have ever received?
What is your favorite holiday tradition?
What is the best holiday story you have? It can be funny, sweet, sad... Anything true.

4) You MUST promise to take a picture of your plant/pet and show me either on your blog, email, Twitter... I don't care. I just want to see it when you get it.

The contest is now open.


P.S. In Thursday's post, I said you guys should check out Ashley's post with the (actually entertaining) plot of the entire Twilight Saga. I also asked you to vote in our poll, which you can find on the top right side of the panel thingy. One of the comments I received said that they did not like the idea of "slut-shaming words". Let me just make this clear: We are not slut-shaming. We are not saying its bad to sleep around with people as long as it's legal, consensual, and you're not cheating. Its a word. If you had to pick one to be called, what would you pick? I personally, don't get a give what people do with their bodies and it's none of my business what people do.

17 comments:

  1. Uh-oh. Just got here from your twitter link. I'm the one who commented on the "slut-shaming" word. Miscommunication...I wasn't suggesting that you were slut-shaming with your poll. I was just answering your poll, and explaining why I wouldn't pick the word whore. No hard feelings, I hope!

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    1. And I can't enter your giveaway, but if I had a carnivorous plant, I'd call him Murgatroyd.

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    2. No hard feelings! I'm sorry that we had such a miscommunication, but in a way, I'm glad because maybe we stopped somebody from thinking that I actually was slut-shaming.

      That's an awesome name. Too bad you can't enter. That name gets like 10 points.

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  2. This isn't going to count because I am judging but I realllly wanted to answer these questions.
    What would you name your new pet/plant?
    Princess Dinosaur Outerspace (Yes, I gave it a first middle and last name)
    What is the best holiday present you have ever received?
    Probably a labtop
    What is the worst holiday present you have ever received?
    Anything from my nana
    What is your favorite holiday tradition?
    Christmas in a cup, duh
    What is the best holiday story you have?
    When I was 15 I invited a boyfriend over for the holiday. My uncle pretended to be gay the whole time and hit on the guy. He would say things like, 'I really like your shirt, it makes you look sooo muscular." well, after that, he never asked me out. 0.o

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    1. It doesn't count but your answers are fucking awesome. Especially the story. That's just hilarious.

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  3. What would you name your new pet/plant?
    My plant would be named SPOON. SPOON was the battle cry of the superhero THE TICK before jumping into a fight. I think it applies here.

    What is the best holiday present you have ever received?
    When I was a freshman in high school, my parents got me a stereo for my room. I know that is not as big of a deal today, but in the 80's this was a major gift. It was awesome. I could listen to the radio OR play a cassette.


    What is the worst holiday present you have ever received?
    Right after high school, I thought I was a big man and moved out of my parent's house into my girlfriend's house 100 miles away. My car broke down, we were broke and I lost my job. I wanted to come home and spend Christmas with my family so bad, but had no way of getting there. No one would come get me and I couldn't get there myself. There were no gifts or even a way to get out of the house. It sucked.

    What is your favorite holiday tradition?
    The family dinner. That's it. Just getting to see everyone and visit. I love it.

    What is the best holiday story you have?
    One year, my brothers and I got brave enough that we not only found where the Christmas presents were hidden, but we actually opened them. We did it carefully, so we could put them back and even rewrap the ones that needed it. We played the video games weeks before Christmas and even beat one of them. We played with every toy and knew everything we were going to get. My grandmother always sent books. I read them all before Christmas came around and put them back in the box.

    On Christmas morning, we knew what every gift was before we opened it. It was no fun at all. We had ruined our own Christmas. We never did it again.

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    I will be happy to take a picture with the plant. I will take a picture again a year later when it has grown to the point that I am feeding it rats instead of flies.

    Send me the plant. I want it.

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  4. Those are some awesome answers. You got yourself some extra points for offering TWO pictures.

    Did your parents ever find out that you opened all of the presents?

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  5. I'm not really sure if I want one of these...would I have to feed it insects or something? I would feel bad to do that! Can you give it lunchmeat?

    Okay, I'm just gonna enter and see what happens! But if I have to feed it live creatures, you might not want to put me in the running.

    1) I'd name it Penelope.

    2) Best holiday present as a child was my Baby Alive doll. You would actually spoon feed "food" into it's mouth (stuff that came in packets and you added water to) and it would pee it out into a diaper. Gross, but I loved that doll so much!

    3) The worst holiday present is when my aunt gave me this clock that looked like it came from the dollar store, and when I pulled it out of the box, it was broken. I mean, seriously, just give me a card, for goodness sake! I, of course, smiled and said thank you, but then tossed it in the trash as soon as I got home.

    4) Huh. I'm not sure if I have so many holiday traditions now, having no parents and living alone. When I was growing up, it was having Santa come on Christmas eve at our house and racing to change into my pj's, out of my church clothes, so we could start opening the loot!

    5) My dad died in November, 15 years ago. That Christmas, my step-mom and I (I lived with her for a while after he died) didn't have the heart to put up a tree or decorate, because that was always my dad's favorite thing to do. And we had decided not to really exchange gifts. But on Christmas eve, my step-mom gave me a gift. It was a bracelet that my dad had ordered for me for Christmas before he died. That bracelet is still so meaningful to me. It's my favorite Christmas gift as an adult.

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  6. You don't have to feed it live bugs. We're using dried crickets that we got from the pet store.

    That last answer is easily my favorite from the entire contest. I'm so sorry about your dad but that story is amazing.

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  7. As a huge carnivorous plant lover I'll take a crack at this. I actually have a Venus Fly Trap, and her name is Audrey (Little Shop of Horrors). She's already gone into hibernation for winter, but I'm sure she'd love a friend.

    And just as a note to anyone else reading this, don't overfeed them with a ton of bugs. They only need to eat about once a week, and it CAN hurt them to overeat. It'll stunt their growth and kill off the smaller mouths. Also, don't put your fingers inside the mouths and let them 'bite' you. It's funny in theory, but it can end up hurting them.

    Rant over... onto questions...

    What would you name your new pet/plant?
    Chester Billingsworth McCringleberry the Third. This one should be classy. And should I win, not only will I take a picture of Chester, I'll MSPaint monocles and tophats onto some of his mouths, AND I'll take a picture of him posing with Audrey.

    What is the best holiday present you have ever received?
    The year I got a super fast bicycle. Was I eight years old when this happened, you ask? No, that was yesterday. I asked for books when I was eight. Apparently I ask for age-appropriate Christmas presents in reverse. Next year I'll get a onesie.

    What is the worst holiday present you have ever received?
    A bright red turtleneck sweater with a cat mural on the front. Thanks Aunt Diane. I have a cat, therefore I must want to wear one at all times.

    What is your favorite holiday tradition?
    Giving the bird to, well, the bird, and ditching turkey for Christmas dinner. We eat tostadas instead. Yay for being half brown.

    What is the best holiday story you have? It can be funny, sweet, sad... Anything true.
    Here in Colorado, it never snows on Christmas. Ever. So while everyone thinks we're busy sledding on Christmas day through 2 feet of blizzard, we're actually in our shorts and sandals riding that new bike we just got.

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    1. Thank you for including advice to whoever might win!

      Your answers seriously made me laugh. That was awesome to wake up to read this morning.

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  8. I am another "party pooper" and not participating, but I did enjoy reading the answers! If I had a carnivorous plant, I would name it a secret name that only I shall know. (I have my reasons.)

    Have fun with the contest!

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    1. Awww. I'm glad you liked the answers! I'm disappointed that you aren't answering though! haha

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