Thursday, July 31, 2008

Prize Winners & Mamma Mia!

OK, so before I tell you the winner of the $25 Target Gift Card from this entry, I wanna show you the preview to an AWESOME MOVIE!

Mamma Mia:




It's so awesome, I've already seen it twice, and paid full-price for it both times. If you love ABBA music, you'll love it! Mr. Manic and I saw the play on Broadway in NYC like five years ago and it rocked, and the movie is IDENTICAL to the play, with a FABULOUS cast and INCREDIBLE MUSIC! So incredible that I bought the CD and I haven't BOUGHT a CD in FOREVER.

I love the movie and the music so much that while this is a post to announce winners of a different contest, I will ALSO award THREE commenters from THIS POST a Mamma Mia music CD. So leave a comment and I'll have Diva pick three random ones and I'll send you a copy of the Mamma Mia CD. Because it ROCKS!

And yeah, it's Rated PG-13, but I took Diva, who is nine, and there was really nothing too off-the-wall in there for her--one guy's nekkid butt, and some reference to some "dot-dot-dot" (which in the movie refers to sexin' it up!), but other than that, the music, the storyline, and the dancing kept her entertained. She even got a little worried at one point when I started tearing up over a very poignant mother-daughter scene. Oh yes, Manic Mommy might bust out the F-word at her kids every now and then, but I can get sentimental at the movies!

SO, leave a comment if you want to win a copy of my music CD of Mamma Mia and we'll choose three winners. Go see the movie!

And NOW, announcing the winner of the $25 Target Gift Card! But first, we'll do the three runner-ups who will be receiving an Orville Redenbacher popcorn bowl with microwave popcorn!

Randomly chosen by Tukey, Diva, Manic Nana and moi, we each chose one name from a bowl, and then Nana chose one from those four to win the grand prize.

RUNNER UP:
Kelly G. who posted anonymously, but is an early intervention speech therapist who had a kid pee on her and then another one vomit on her.

RUNNER UP:
Jenn, who also did not leave a link, but was having a crappy day and had stepped in cat poop, and it was also her 40th birthday! So happy birthday Jenn!

RUNNER UP:
eatmisery from Comments from the Peanut Gallery

And the winner of the $25 Target Gift Card is:

KIRST:
justyournormalaveragemom.blogspot.com

Congrats, and I'll need you to each send me your address at manicmommy@comcast.net so I can send you your prizes!

Thanks for playing at Manic's House!!

Peace UP!

37 comments:

Monnik said...

oh please pick me, pick me. i just saw Mamma Mia last night - my book club went out for drinks and then saw the movie.

LOVED. IT.

God, it was fabulous!

Michelle said...

Manic Nana is around to help out? How fun for everyone!

And I'm with you that the movie ratings aren't always... solid. Of course we've still only ever been to one movie with Mister Man EVER (Horton Hears A Who), but as they get older, I'm going with my gut!

Congrats to the winners... especially for the Target GC!

Shelley said...

I just saw Mamma Mia on Tuesday, which was my youngest child's second day of kindergarten. While I didn't love the movie like you did (It was kind of a cheesefest, but in a good way...but Pierce Brosnan singing was a little more than I could take), I must admit that I teared up over most likely the same scene you are talking about. My favorite though, was the Dancing Queen number on the dock. Nothin' wrong with a big ol' ball of cheese once in a while. ;)

Shelley said...

By the way, I've got the YouTube video of the whole Dancing Queen scene on my blog here from Tuesday: http://thehormonezone.blogspot.com/2008/07/mamma-miahere-i-go-again.html :)

Manic Mom said...

Shelley--It was a TOTAL cheesefest and yeah, some of the Peirce singing was a little corny, but he's pretty HOT! I LOVED the dock Dancing Queen part, and so many of the other dance segments--like the one with the hot black dude on the beach and Christine Barnaski, and all the bachelorette party songs! It was just so fun! Reminds me of how I felt during Footloose and Dirty Dancing and Grease--like you just want to get up and dance in the aisle in the movie theater.

And hey, if you guys want to enter in the contest for the CD, you have to leave a comment asking to be entered, like Monnik did--like Michelle and Shelley, do you want to be entered? I need you guys to specifically say, SIGN ME UP FOR THE CD so I know to put you in for the contest!!!!

Oh, and btw, Ajers ears bleed when I make him listen to the CD in the car, which I guess is a good sign for an almost fifth grader! LOL!

Hally said...

Saw Mamma Mia in Vegas on the last girls wknd before having kids. LOVED IT! Perfect girl fix and the movie is almost as fabulous!

ThreePrincessesMama said...

PLease enter me in for the CD. LOVE Abba. and COlin FIrth. I am dying to see this movie

Amy said...

please enter me to win the Mamma Mia CD!!!!

Amanda said...

*SIGH* yet another Manic contest for me not to win....have heard only good things about the film though so count me in anyway!
;)

2boystwingirls said...

Hey, I have good luck with your contests! Enter me in this CD give away! LOL! I haven't seen the movie (well, I haven't seen many movies in ages, c'mon, I have 4 kids under the age of 6, when do I get to see movies????) But, if I win the CD I will be sure to go see the movie and come back with a review just for you Manic!
Congrats to the most recent winners!

Mabunny said...

Congrats to the winner and all the runners up ! I am loving my popcorn bowl that I won on your last contest.
My friend Nan and I went to see Mamma Mia and I LOVE IT! My mom and Nicole went to see it this week. The music kept me moving in my seat dancing the entire time!
You can definitely put me in the drawing!
Have a great weekend!

Tammy B said...

oh that music just makes me so happy!

Ms. R said...

I was wondering if that movie was any good. I love musicals but I have to promise lots of sexual favors to get my husband to take me. I'll see if I can barter my way into a date with Mama Mia!

CelticBuffy said...

I'm anxiously waiting to take my kids to see it if I can ever get a day off from work where there's not already something going on! We love Abba!

Kate said...

Love you, Manic and I can't wait to see Mamma Mia! I have loved ABBA since I was a tiny, tiny child.

Kate said...

Dur. I can't read. I'm still on vacation and my brain is OFF. Please enter me to win the CD! =)

Zolafan said...

1. please DON'T enter me to win anything related to ABBA...about the only thing they were ever good for is that their album "Arrival" (along with "Heroes" and "Low" by David Bowie) was cited by Elvis Costello as an influence on his classic album "Armed Forces."

2. glad to see your site is unblocked (I guess you better chill on the f-bombs!), had wanted to come over to here to mention that the Blood Center in Houston has had a giveaway this summer - if you give twice between June and Sept., you get -

a $20 Target gift card!!

I immediately thought of you...

Kelly said...

Sign me up for the CD!

I just love ABBA and can't wait to see the movie :)

Jenster said...

I saw the movie yesterday and it was FABULOUS!! Except Pierce Brosnan can't sing. I can't judge, though. And yet I do.

I teared up at that same thing and felt it was totally unnecessary! Emotion sucks!

Anyway, I'd gladly take one of those CD's off your hands!!

Stephanie said...

Yeah, I agree Pierce cannot sing, but he's nice to look at, and I kinda respect him for singing badly! LOL!

Trish Ryan said...

I love ABBA!!!! Please, please, please pick me? We can sing "Dancing Queen" the next time I'm in the midwest!!!

Kelli said...

I really have to escape my house and go see that movie, I have heard only good things about it. Have a great day

Robin said...

Manic, please enter me - I am the Dancing Queen!!

(Did I dream that I won the popcorn awhile back and forgot to send you my address or did that really happen?)

The Gang's All Here! said...

OOOOOH! Pick me! I love movie sound tracks! The Boss just bought me the August Rush sound track - which I've listened to like three times already today. I love it. And I'd love to win SOMETHING for pete's sake :)

Manic Mom said...

Robin--YES you were a popcorn winner but I never got an email from you--you must have dreamed that you responded!!! So send me your address!!!

AND I LOVED AUGUST RUSH AND THE SOUNDTRACK TO THAT TOO!!!

dawn from california said...

I saw the play in San Francisco with my mom, best friend, and her mom. It was so amazing and we had the best moms and daughters time! I would LOVE to have the CD so please enter me! Thank you, Manic. You rock!

B. said...

Perhaps Mama Mia would be a good date night movie for me and Mr. B.?

Necie said...

That looks like a cute movie!

aahcoffee said...

I so loved winning one of your other contests awhile back...for the baby books for dad...and dialoging with you. And I loved the surprises you packed in the package with the books. And I would TOTALLY love a Mamma Mia CD, so please pick me again and send me an awesome package again. :)

floridagirlinsydney said...

Just wanted to say that I also love, love, loved the movie! I did think Pierce Brosnan was probably not the best cast person in the movie, but he looked good. I was completely ga ga after seeing it, and had to put it on my blog too... and got the music.

Sheri/Cookingmom said...

My girls (10 and 13) have seen this movie three times so far. I bawl every freaking time - even during Dancing Queen (what's THAT about?). We'd love to have the soundtrack - we have been playing Abba's Greatest Hits CD in the van whenever we go out.

Just found your blog tonight and love it!

J... said...

Because I am a week behind on EVERYTHING...

My friend went to see this and said he loved it. I would really like the music!!!

Manic Mom said...

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Manic Mom said...

Here are the winners!

Monnik
Amanda (FINALLY SHE WINS!)
Amy
2 boys twin girls
Dawn in CA...

See, I am so nice I picked FIVE instead of THREE!!!

Send me your home addresses at manicmommy@comcast.net and I will start burning CDs to send to you!

Monnik said...

woo hoo!!!!!

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