Thursday, January 20, 2011

Dude Blog Giveaway Winner!

Yay!  I won my first blog giveaway.  Not just any giveaway either.  I won Chris K's Manly Giveaway and I was one of the Dude Giveaway Winners!  What did I win?  Well, I was hoping for the complete package but I'm not complaining.  Although I didn't get the whoopee cushion that I've always dreamed of, I did win an awesome...


 Naked Girl Pen!  
Who doesn't want one of these?!  I plan on sending it to work with my husband for a bit so he can show it off to his Engineer buddies...you know, a bunch of electrical engineers have nothing better to do than go get coffee and look at a Naked Lady Pen right?  Okay, since my husband has a his own real life Hot Sexy Bitch then maybe I'll just keep the pen to write in my journal with and remind myself how fun it is to win something! He'll just have to enjoy the occasional fun picture sent to him at work from my phone (TMI? Nah.)   



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I did get made fun of for my long blogs and blog comments but my pride isn't hurt too badly since I know many of you out there that can match me in your comment and blog word count. You know who you are...(ahem, Jill, you're one of them and I love that about you! :)  However,  I know there is something to be said about keeping it short and making your blog easier to get through.  That's why I am really enjoying my reading of these Dude blogs that keep it short and to the point without a whole heck of a lot of fluff (unlike me).  

Seriously, though, of you have not already, go check out Chris K at BQ or Die.  Love his blog.  His posts and the comments on his posts are always entertaining, interesting, and enjoyable!  

Just a few random things:

*  Still in base building stage with my training.  Last night I had some dynamic stretching followed by a 1.5 mile warm up and then six 75 second repeats at 2.5/3 incline at 6:15 pace.  Ended with a 1.5 mile cool down.  My hamstring kind of hurts today.  I've been icing.  Hope it isn't anything too big.  

*  Thai food tonight!  My kids love Tom Kha soup mixed with rice.  In fact, we had left over Tom Kha the other day and I poured some over Red Quinoa and my 3 year old ate it up!  Loved it.  New Favorite way to get Quinoa in their tummies.  Yay!  





*  Spin Tonight!  Love Cross Training Day!  

*  Thankful for a morning being fully present with my kids.  When I found myself letting my mind wander to other things while I was with them, I just brought myself back to the NOW and remembered to soak it all up and enjoy what was happening at that exact moment.  This being in the NOW thing is Harder than it sounds with my wandering mind.  Even reading stories together...my mind finds a way of sneaking out of the story to think of all the many things to do, etc.  I actually shed a tear today when reading Stellaluna with my daughter.  My kids noticed that I was really there with them too!  


Happy Thursday,
Amanda

32 comments:

  1. Great job on winning such a funny prize!

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  2. Haha. Congrats on the pen. :)

    Awesome reflections on being present with the kiddos. I have to remind myself to get down to their level sometimes so I clearly involve myself in their stories without head nods.

    The only reason I can type this now is because they're doing chores. :) Maybe I should get on those dishes. lol

    THAI ROCKS.

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  3. Way to chick the guys on the manly giveaway!

    Good for you for making the effort to be fully present with the kids. I know it can be hard sometimes!

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  4. Congratulations on the big win! :) Who couldn't use a naked girl pen? I have a penis water bottle from my bachelorette party that would go great with the pen, but I'm not giving that up.

    Sounds like a great day with your kiddos. I had one of those, too. Kind of recharges your mommy batteries. :)

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  5. I LOVE Stellaluna! I need to go find my copy…

    Super cool that the hot sexy bitch won the hot sexy pen! Those are so funny! Congrats ;-)

    *sigh* you are just so speedy… amazing.

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  6. Ha, love that you won the giveaway! The guys must be jealous! Hope the hammy feels better, mine is a little on the mend for now, only easy running until Saturday!

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  7. Oh...is it Thursday? Way to keep track of the week, Martha!

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  8. My posts are usually pretty long winded as well. But my comments, they're even worse. I often leave 3 paragraphs for ONE comment. Well, you've seen it!

    You scored on that naked girl pen! I wanted to win that sucker!

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  9. I knew you would win that pen when you said you'd give it to your husband.!!!!

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  10. How funny!!

    in reply- I am a professionally trained teacher and know that teacher student ratio is excellent at home :) . I in no way feel that one must be a professional teacher to homeschool though. Of course, I do like that we can incorporate Biblical lessons in the instruction here too.

    Did you like your experience?

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  11. tom kha? mr. dawn's FAVORITE soup ever! he's been working on mastering it in our kitchen. its perfect after a long cold run :)

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  12. You know me, gotta keep it short. Congrats. Don't forget to send me your address. Sorry for the long comment :-)

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  13. Ha ha...woohoo for winning the pen! :)

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  14. Awww, I can relate about the wondering mind while doing anything! You read about my pillow fight...I think I had a moment today as well. It was a lot of fun! We love Stellaluna here. I love Thai food! ( you and I are like twins.)lol!

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  15. Girl! I love our long blog poss. I helps us ge o know ou beer. I also love reading our commens on m blog and oher people's. ou are a houghful commener, and o be hones, ha's rare!

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  16. I love that you one that giveaway, that's awesome... I thought your comments were great. Hope your hammy is feeling okay today and cross training went well.

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  17. Haha, enjoy the pen! All the best with your training!

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  18. Chapter 1: It was a dark and stormy night.

    Chapter 2: "I was hoping for the complete package" - isn't that what women always say?

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  19. hahaha....
    Red Quinoa..I might have to try that.

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  20. I saw that you won that pen, I totally cracked up!!!! I haven't tried red quinoa... I'll do that. I answered your homeschool question. Not very well. I need to do a post!! Have a great day!

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  21. Oh God! I seriously laughed at the second paragraph! Bringing back a memory I tried to bury-ha! I just love winning things! The only blog giveaway I ever won was 2 cans of Progresso Soup. They are still in the cupboard.....I would get SO much more use out of a naked lady pen! I really need to read more guy blogs!

    Hope your hammy is feeling better today! Great job on the workout!

    Love Quinoa. We eat a lot of it around here and the kids really like it. Good idea to throw it in the soup!

    Totally understand the wandering mind but your awesome to really focus on it! Once again, great mommy:)

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  22. congrats on the pen!! you do know i modeled for that, right??

    Love me some KEEN WAH.

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  23. AWESOME run! How was spin? Your hubby is an electrical engineer? That is what Billy is studying! THAI FOOD...yum!! Great job on being fully present with your kids it is hard to do that

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  24. I put off your post all day until I had about 30 minutes to read ... sheesh, I was done in like 5 - what gives? Well, I'm happy to be in the 'Longest Post Club' with ya, girl.

    I am super jealous of that pen and when you get it, I want pics of you writing your novel with it! Got it? Who wouldn't want to look at Beth's abs all day long!

    I've never head red quinoa, must try it!

    Hey, I'm off to the podiatrist about my heel in a few minutes - fingers crossed!!!

    have a great weekend!!!!

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  25. Soudns like a great time with your kids!!! I'm sure your hubby and those other guys will have a great time with the pen!! Lol

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  26. I don't care what I win, I just want to win things and get fun stuff in the mail!

    That reminds me, I still have to burn you a CD of fun running music! I didn't forget .... I think I've just mentally lost it now that I'm deep in the half marathon training schedule. I honestly don't know how people survive training for a full! Maybe they get easier after you've completed one? I sure hope so!

    I used to work with a ton of Thai people. They would have our break room smelling so bad with their crazy food! ;) But then if it isn't grilled cheese I don't really want it. Actually, the girls from Nepal had the worst food. So I'll stop teasing you about Thai night. I really want to go to Thailand, maybe when I do I will appreciate their food more!

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  27. that's kind of contradictory... a woman to win the men's giveaway? rigged. ;)

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  28. I tagged you in a post! It's a fun one!!

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  29. Thank you for the sweet comment! :) I thought you'd already done this but I couldn't remember and didn't take the time to go back and look!

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