Monday, June 30, 2008

Popcorn Winners!

First piece of business--CHRISTINE who won the Half-Assed book by Jennette Fulda--I NEED YOUR ADDRESS to send you your book! Please email me!

Secong piece of business--We flew to Baltimore, MD, drove to Annapolis, drove to Ocean City, MD, then took a ferry to Cape May, NJ, then took the ferry back to Maryland. Great guesses from all of you though, and it's good to be home. I slept until 11 a.m. today, but don't tell Mr. Manic. I did some laundry, and some freelance work, fed the children, AND made something for everyone for dinner, so I'm not that much of a slacker.

Now, for the popcorn winners. I was going to do a kitchy, clever, funny, "Popping With Manic" video with the kids but I.Am.Exhausted.Spent.Tired. And the kids are pissed I didn't do it cuz we had planned a huge popcorn fight at the end of the filming and I was gonna let them throw popcorn all over the place, which would have just made more of a mess, and more work for me, so I put the KI-BOSH on that plan.

Instead, I gave each of you a number and there were 51 of you. Then the kids each drew 5 numbers and if your number was pulled, then you won. It didn't matter what cute thing you wrote, although some of you wrote some awesomely cute poems and stuff about popcorn!

And here are the winners... PLEASE, if you want to receive your totally cute fun popcorn bowl and popcorn prize, you MUST email me at manicmommy@comcast.net with your full name and mailing address so I can have the prize mailed to you. I can't guess where you're from, so please do me a favor and make this easy on me! I thank you in advance, and am sorry to those of you who didn't win!

Congrats to the winners, and here they are:

7 morninglight mama said...
A popcorny message? How about just a 'corny' comment- those I'm better at...

You are the coolest blogging-give-away-stuff-person I know. :)

9 J... said...
You should have thrown in a bottle of soda. Then your title could have been...
"Pop, Pop, Fizz, Fizz...You're gonna get a prize. You is!"

10 B. said...
I butter win!

11 Mabunny said...
Yay! I love the idea for this contest as I could rival you Manic as the popcorn queen!
So glad I popped on over here today to read your post!

12 Robin said...
There is more than a kernel of truth in this--I want to win a Manic Mommy contest.

16 Sue said...
Fluffy, white popcorn,
Good at the movies or home,
Gotta pop me some!

21 Shelley said...
I have no clever popcorn comments, but I love the 94% fat free stuff. I pretend it has zero calories, and I eat a bag of it at work every day. Would love to have the cute bowl to eat it in!

26 Michelle said...
Bring your own popcorn in? Why that's poppycock! (Ok, that's the best I could do at midnight.) Actually, the mixing of popcorns together totally threw me. I can't even eat the Garrett's famous mix. One kind of popcorn at a time for me, please. I know I'm a wimp!

28 2boystwingirls said...
I read your blog every day but have never left a comment. But here I am, hoping to win a bowl and some corn for my 865 kids. Ok, so I really only have 4 of my own but I do daycare and watch another 4 and popcorn is BY FAR the choice for snack time! We have a couple of popcorn queens at my table - you wouldn't believe how fast these 1 and 2 year olds can suck that stuff down! LOL!
So please, have a little sympathy for a slightly insane mommy/daycare provider and send us some popcorn and a great bowl to serve it in!

30 Colorado Writer said...
We have a running joke at our house...It's kind of gross...but it has to do with poo and corn kernels.

Even my 3 year old will say it.

"Corn? When did I have corn?"

34 Kara said...
I love popcorn! Funny thing- one of my cats loves popcorn too. The other two don't, but this one will sit and watch me eating my popcorn just waiting for me to drop or throw her a piece, it's hilarious.

40 My boys are Army Brats said...
Everytime I make popcorn my dogs will sit by my feet and wait. They love to catch the occassional kernel tossed in their direction when I'm feeling generous and how can you say no to those puppy dog faces. They hear the microwave popping and they come running.

My boys love popcorn too but they don't look as cute begging for it.

Pick me, I need to win something this week.

41 Dawn said...
Ode to Popcorn
by Alex, 11 years old:

Popcorn is like a yellow flower that has just bloomed. It is salty, crunchy, and satisfies the munchies. Popcorn makes our whole house smell like a buttery spring day.

43 Amanda said...
I don't have any clever comments this early in the morning but I would love to win! Btw, this is my first time here and I love your blog!

49 Aimee said...
oh la la! Love the popcorn!

14 comments:

Michelle said...

Oh YEAH! I won something from Manic finally! (Apparently when my odds are around 1 in 3 my luck finally changes) ;)

Congrats to all the winners and I SO can't wait to get my popcorn! Yum yum yum!

(And thanks, Manic!)

morninglight mama said...

Wowee wow wow. My dad is TOTALLY gonna love the popcorny goodness!

And-- OH. MY. You were in my home state, my friend. Maybe that's why there was something different in the air... we were even up in Baltimore all day last Friday at the harbor... if I had run into you, I would have passed out with glee. Seriously.

Manic Mom said...

Congrats to you girls!

Dawn--I ate sooo much crab, and Tukey LOOOOOVES it too!

Shelley said...

Yay, my first bloggy contest win! Kinda bummed we didn't get to see the popcorn fight though. Mr Manic would have been happy to clean it up, right? Right? Tell him to take one for the team. :)
Thanks Manic!

Trish Ryan said...

Okay, I'm not a winner. But what will get me through the pain is the image of you patiently explaining to your kids why they can't throw popcorn all over the house while you film them. That will have me giggling on and off all day :)

Bina said...

Dangit!!!!! I REALLY wanted that, too! Crapola!!!!!

Oh well. I'll just keep trying to win stuff.

Hmmm, NJ. I would have NEVER guessed, and yea, I'd be mad too if I were promised a popcorn fight that didn't happen!!! LOL

Mabunny said...

WOOHOO!! I finally won in one of your contests Manic:)) I will have to share the popcorn with my bird though, give her a piece to munch on and throw all over the floor, she is in birdy Heaven!!

Amanda said...

For a moment there I saw Amanda had won and I got excited and then I realised I hadn't entered and it wasn't me! Closest I've got to winning a Manic contest tho'...

Kate said...

Super-fun contest. I'm wondering if I can't work buying a popcorn popper like we had when I was a kid (the air kind, not the oil) into my recent birthday... Seriously, I need some healthy snacks while I'm home this summer. And I just burn microwave popcorn. I'm a moron when it comes to that stuff.

J... said...

Yay! I can't wait to get the popcorn bowl!

Bina said...

Seriously? She tied a string around a fly's head???? PLEASE tell me you got pictures!!!!!!!!!!

Manic Mom said...

Bina--NO ONE is gonna know what you're talking about unless they go over to swishy to read about how she was killing all those flies, but YES, she did tie a string around a fly and NO I am such an idiot I did not take any pictures, can you believe it!?!?!?

It was classic though--we were cracking up!

Sue said...

Yippee! I am a Manic winner!
My kids are dancing around too!
Thanks!
PS. your kids can come to my house and have an 'outdoor' popcorn fight if they want to!

Amanda said...

so was it like what I'm going to do to my nemesis? Kill it and string it up for all it's buddies to see and get the hint - JUST BACK OFF??