Friday, February 26, 2010

Because I am soooo excited!!

Because I could jump out of my seat. Why???

Because I am going to be here in August. Yes, that's right. I will be there. I will be attending Blogher conference 2010. I heart NYC. I have only been there once, but I could be there often. We took a five day trip to be on "Who wants to be a millionaire", and it was much to short. I enjoyed it the whole time.

I, like many hundreds, maybe even thousands of people, sent in my application to volunteer at the event and I actually got picked!!

I can NOT believe it. Really??? Me?? I NEVER win anything. If it's something technically that you "win".

They will pay for my admission to the events, and food, and even cocktail reception, for 2 days(Guess I'll need to find a friend there that drinks so my "coupons or tickets" don't go to waste-LOL) and all I have to do is get there. I can do that!!

I'm really excited if you can't tell. A great way to network, meet friends and people that I only "know" online, meet new friends and hear lots of fabulous information.

Soooooo with all this new exciting news in my life, I think I will have a giveaway.

I wish I could giveaway another trip, that would be fun!! Wouldn't it??

Sooooo what to do, what to give away?? Because I would love to actually visit White Castle and eat a sandwhich, because I would LOVE to visit Serendipty III again (without a screaming, hungry baby this time), because I would LOVE to have an New York Pizza

and since my life revolves around food it sounds like, I'm thinking........ a $50 Gift certificate to your favorite place to eat!

Because I'm doing really good with abstaining from bad food, and have dropped another 4 lbs,(WOO HOOO-Good bye baby fat!) I think it's a great idea. Sound good??

Shout out to me, where your favorite place to go eat is, a restaurant that I can get a gift certificate for, and you will be entered to win, that restaurants certificate.

Like Cheesecake Factory?? Macaroni Grill?? (one of my favorite go- to places) PF Chang's float your boat? Have a Date night with your S.O. on me!


Sunday night Feb 28th, (my sista's birthday) 8 p.m. PST the giveaway will close and Monday morning I will announce the winner!
Extra entries for blogging, tweeting, or facebooking about it, otherwise one entry per person, si' vous plait! (is that how you spell it??-LOL french class was a loooooong time ago.)

Have a great weekend everyone!

Loves.

P.S. (Post script) After writing and posting this I realized something. I HAVE won something. Two things actually this past month.
I won over on The Nut House blog because I answered her ? correctly first. I still have not gone and picked up my prize from the PO. (Sorry Holly, I WILL, this weekend, K!)

And I also won a $50 certificate from Heather at Distressed Designs when I donated money for the Hope for Haiti cause raffle and won! Wow! All these H names. We must be cool people. haha
{I got my signs yesterday BTW, Heather, and they are GORGEOUS!! Thank you, Thank You!! (Maybe I will do a giveaway one day on here for one of her signs, they are really cute!) }
So anyways, I don't want to be a liar, I just usually never win anything, that's the norm, but I forgot about these two things that I have just recently gotten, and well the conference, so maybe my luck is changing??

P.P.S In the event that a winner lives somewhere in a smaller town, where there aren't commerical restaurants that I can get a gift card from, I will send them a $50 visa/am-ex (or something like that) gift card to buy dinner with.

36 comments:

Bar 7 Ranch said...

WOW! Congrats! I never win anything either!! I want to go to New York one day also!! And the pizza is definately on my list!! Anyways. I would LOVE to go to Texas Roadhouse for a date night with my hubby!!

Gisela said...

YEAH that you're going to NYC. Um, if you *need* a friend to be there to use those drink tickets, I'd be more than happy to be that friend! I'm a quick train ride away!!! And I'll eat pizza with you. I can totally eat my way through NYC.

As for where I like to eat- PF Changs is a fave, but so is Maggianos. It's a big toss up!

Kathryn said...

Im entering in your gift card give away.. there are not any restraunt near me thast i like at all.. but would love a Visa gift card!!

my3adorablekids@yahoo.com

http://theflammes.blogspot.com

Kathryn said...

I tweeted!

Visa gift card please!

my3adorablekids@yahoo.com

Amy said...

I love BOTH places!! What a fun giveaway!

Neal & Wendy said...

I love food. Particularly the good kind. Which for me, is most.

Favorite restaurant? Northwood's Inn/Clearmans Steakhouse. Yuuumm.

Neal & Wendy said...

its on my fb!!

Neal & Wendy said...

totally on my blog, too.

Nutty Mom said...

MMMM I love me some Logan's Roadhouse, but I'm pretty sure those aren't in Cali, so um a visa card would work :)

Krystin said...

MMMMMM I love to eat at a lot of places...Olive Garden, Baja Fish Tacos, PF Changs...Macaroni Grill, Red Robbin, Bucca Di Beppos is yummy too!

Was that enough variety for ya?? :)

Krystin said...

it's up on my blog

Krystin said...
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Krystin said...

It's on my Fb too!!

Janeen said...

I sooo want to go to a blogging convention, but I think NY is a bit out of my travel and price range. Bummer.

Have fun and congrats for "winning". I hope you have a good assignment.

Hmmm... fav restaurant? Olive Garden, Red Robin, PF Changs. I'm flexible. ;)

Gisela said...

Ok...I shared on my FB! You know my name! ;)

The Leon's said...

Yeah! Giveaway.
I so need a night out with hunny-bunny. I think we would both enjoy an Olive Garden gift card.

The Leon's said...

Oh I facebooked it also!

Gisela said...

Tweeted!

http://twitter.com/GiselaElizabeth/status/9700523693

Mary Jo said...

I am a chain girl...lol.
Dave and I LOVE Texas Roadhouse or Applebee's. Nuthin' like a big, fat, juicy cut of beef! :)

Mary Jo said...

Tweeted about your awesome giveaway!

http://twitter.com/mjplus4

It's me!....Jill said...

Our family favorite is Friday's, and we also love Mimi's Cafe! Actually, I just love going out to eat, it doesn't matter where.

Sandy Toes and Popsicles

Pam, mom, honey, said...

congrats on the winning that is fun. we love pizza hut here for pizza. but order a lot of little ceasars $5 pizza for the kids. well this was until 2 weeks ago when the army moved us to NC. So a treat for going into town would have to be papa johns or pizza hut. OOH wait, i forgot how much my husband enjoys taking the kids to CiCi'. we also love making our own pizza. i have a great 20 minute pizza crust recipe.

ForLikeEver said...

Bonjour Madame! How fun! Sounds like your generosity comes back at ya! Cheesecake Factory, all the way, si'l vous plait! Au revoir, merci!
P.S. French and Russian? I bet you have a few more languages up your sleeve! Tu es adorable!

Emily said...

I've heard AWESOME things about the Blogher conference. I've never been though. Sounds awesome.

I'd love a PF Changs gift certificate. My husband has never been there, and it's a little out of our price range right now...

namelocee AT gmail.com

ForLikeEver said...

I blogged it also :)

http://coxforever.blogspot.com/

Sassy Kat said...

oh ~ hmm ~ where oh where to eat that won't make me FATTER. good question. how about olive garden ? how sweet of you to do a give-a-way !!

Dana said...

Congrats, that is awesome!

So many favorite restaurants, but I think if I had to pick one for a gift certificate it'd be Lucky's Steakhouse, surf and turf baby!

Dana said...

posted on my blog!
http://inthemomentdana.blogspot.com/

Doreen said...

Congrats on winning! I'm not much of a city girl myself, but I can feel your excitement while reading your post.
I'm just as excited about the giveaway! With hubby being out of work right now, a free date night would be a HUGE blessing! Our fave restaurant is Texas Roadhouse, with Outback Steakhouse being a close second choice. :o)

dheimbach said...

I posted about this on my FB page for a second entry! :o)

Wards said...

Hey Hope! Remember me? I'm a Tucker. I found you through Ryan's blog! I love Blogs!
I would love a GC to maybe PF Changs or Lucilles! YUMM!!!! I love my hubby and we love to have a night to ourselves!
Hope you and your little family are doing Well!
Loves,
Stefanie Tucker Ward

Sharon said...

That sounds wonderful Hope! Congrats! I am going to say PF Changs because I've never been there and would love to try it!
Good Luck to me!

Gina said...

Congrats on winning all those things--awesome! :) And enjoy NY--lucky girl. Wow, I've wanted to go to Serendipity III for years...Eat a huge sundae for me please! ;)
As for favorite restaurants, for chains I like Macaroni Grill. Ourback is nice too, eventhough I don't eat steak--love the bloomin onion!

Gina said...

Posted about your blog on Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/gina.clyde?ref=nf

Sheryl said...

The soup peddler! Yummmmmm! Homemade soup!

threeboogers said...

Thanks everyone for your comments. I'm really exicted that I got picked. I feel honored reall.
Of course I remember you Stephanie!! So good to "see" you! Glad you found me.

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