Monday, November 01, 2010

Giveaway!

Hi everyone! Firstly, in housekeeping (because if I had an internet house this would totally be it, and it would look like this:

mixed with this:

and a little bit of this:


and I would be forever yelling at you all to get off my lawn.

Also, while I was doing "house research" on Google Images I found this:

Does anyone else find that mildly disturbing? I mean, it's not Vegas. Having an extra helping of pudding and not telling Daddy isn't on the same level as getting drunk off a hooker's ass, or something. (I have never been to Vegas.))*

Anyway! Moving on. In housekeeping. I am attempting National Novel Writing Month because apparently I have nowhere near enough to keep me busy, even though my next free evening is 7 days away and I am pretty much running on adrenaline but NaNo must be done because otherwise Vampire Hospital will never be written, and the loss to the literary world would simply be too great to bear. As a result, posts may be sporadicer than usual. (You can tell I'm a serious writer because I use words like 'sporadicer.' Vampire Hospital is going to be full of writorious words like that.)

In other news - Michael Hill are running a competition for couples to win the Ultimate Engagement Ring, and as part of their promo they did two things of which I am aware: hired Kim Kardashian as the face of the competition, and also sent me a copy of the ring, to tell you guys all about it. They may have done other things as well, but I'm not sure. Clearly, once you have Kim and I on board, you've just about done all you can. We are an unstoppable, sexy publicity machine, as seen below:

(I am the half of the machine that is wearing a onesie.)

Thank you to the nice marketing people at Michael Hill who were so kind as to send it to me in the first place, have been trotting around work playing 'engaged' for the last couple of days. Everyone is tired of 'engaged' except me.

ANYWAY, enough about that! After some thought I have decided to run a giveaway for the ring! Partially because I don't really wear rings, and also partially because then I feel better about totally selling out for shiny things. Dear Everyone: my love can be bought. Can yours? (What happens at Grandma's stays at Grandma's.)

Here is the Winnable Ring, being modeled by me:

and again:


Man, I always forget that I have weird-looking wrists. The ring is nice though, and pleasingly ostentatious - if you think it would look good on your finger, or the finger of your intended, you should enter to win it.

To enter the draw, which may or may not be a video draw depending on how busy I am and how my hair is looking, leave a comment saying so! Doesn't matter where you live, ring = small and not expensive to post. (It also doesn't matter if you're a regular reader/commenter, or have never been here before in your life.) And I will draw it in um a week. Yes! This time next week. (If you're shy, flick me an email.) You can comment about other random things if you like. I can't control your comments. Get off my lawn!

I am so tired. It is Vampire Hospital time. BLOOD TRANSFUSION, STAT!


*this bracket is from right up the top. I know it doesn't make much sense there, but I couldn't really find anywhere appropriate to close it and wouldn't have slept well if I just left it open.

29 comments:

missnonsensical said...

Dude....I want that ring. I am very jealous that someone picked you to do an Important Giveaway. So jealous. My life will not be complete until I can do something like that.

Ali Awesome said...

i like shiny things, also you keep me very well entertained

meeyeehere said...

Great ring! I laughed so hard when you said Onesie!!!LOL!!DYing from funniness!!I needed to laugh.
I like your blog.Gonna keep coming back,thanks
jacksoncrisman@yahoo.com

Lisa said...

I love shiny objects. This would look great on my finger.

Em said...

Dear Ali,

If I win this ring I will sell it to buy food parcels for the lactose intolerant and some bigger pants for Kim K. I am all about giving too. And I am not lying.

Best and warmest wishes,
Your Greatest Ever Fan

Kat said...

Dear Ally,

If you give me the ring, I will be very supportive of Vampire Hospital, which sounds like it might just be Pulitzer winner.

Please?

I also just have to say, your blog has the best CAPTCHA graphics around. Today it's 'sangessy'.

oooh ooh pick me! said...

You look very fetching in that Onesie, Ali. That is all.

Jackie said...

I'd like to enter for the ring :)

So you're crazy enough to do Nano as well? If I didn't get myself in enough trouble this semester with 2 writing-intensive classes I'm writing a novel on top of it.

Mrs Buckler said...

If you give me this ring I will never, ever wear crocs or nipple tassles.

kaz said...

I'd like that ring please

Then I can ponce around with my 2 sisters, acting like I'm the queen of the universe

Oh...that is if I had 2 skanky sisters

Which I don't

But I'd wear the ring anyway :)

Martha Craig said...

If I won the ring I'd dress up as Michael Hill every day, and flash it at people, and say "Michael Hill, jeweller".

Miss Claire said...

Haha, that onsie photo is fantastic!

I'd like to enter to win 'The Ring'! It's so shiny...

Mandy said...

That ring is blinding. I would use it for a proposal to my boyfriend at the Bon Jovi concert we're seeing in December. I think that's in keeping with the tone of it.

Claire said...

The ring has dazzled me so much that I can't concentrate on why I would like it, I can only concentrate on my deep and sudden desire to surrender my property and livestock to its owner.

I can, however, concentrate on my capcha, which is 'schne'! Which is very almost the German word for snow. Cuuute!

Zach said...

Please consider this my entry.

Beth @ Dirty Laundry said...

I would love the ring and will stay off your lawn to get it. Btw, what happened to the pinata? Did I miss the post saying who was the winner??? I usually do not miss your posts so I'm wondering if you're holding back on us.

apple cheeked, potato shaped girl said...

I need the ring. I have three cousins my age getting married next year, including two younger than me.

out of 28 cousins over the age of 20 there are only 5 who aren't married or marriedish.

you know me. I'll only ever get to play pretend.

actually I don't think I will be able to commit to the ring long term so I'll send it back when I'm done and you can give it away again.

good plan

lets do it

don't let your eyebrows put you off doing a video draw.

Cate said...

WANT

PurpleLily said...

Yay! Who doesn't love a giveaway!? Count me in:)

Ella said...

I've never won a giveaway and man would this ring be awesome to win first time round!!

I also would have crazy houses like the ones here. WOAH BABY.

-Ella

SJ said...

I wish I could give away exciting things like that on my blog. I had to settle for something less exciting this time, but if I won the ring, I might recycle the giveaway (or I might keep it for myself; I'm not really that disciplined)...

Ptolemy's Daughter said...

That is the most heinous and ostentatious ring I've ever seen - the only thing it'd be any good for would be back-handing someone across the face and causing a satisfying flesh wound. But then you'd get DNA evidence in the ring setting so you'd have to dispose of it so you didn't get caught. Oh wait, perfect solution. I think I'd like to win it after all (to add to my jewelery aresenal).

Ptolemy's Daughter said...

Also, thanks to you I'm now juggling motherhood and writing a novel in a month.... that is some subtle espionage you've got going on there...

Anonymous said...

I have to agree with Ptolemy's Daughter here. It is an ugly, ridiculously over-sized ring that I would feel embarrassed to wear. Please don't enter me in this competition!

Da said...

I agree you shouldn't let your eyebrows put you off doing a video winner-draw.

Kathryn said...

I would indeed enjoy having a ring that fantabulously big. I would wear it into the $2 shop and flap it around while I bought plastic kitchen accessories.

JTG said...

I WANT IT! I just got engaged and would love to tell the family and friends I recieved am upgrade! Because, I'm shallow like that...

And I read your Blog everyday.

And you can just send it to Denver, CO USA.

Please and thank you

Geek Girl said...

I like shiny, the shininess has made me blog comment in the first time in like fricken ages after my hiatus because of insane life. Please put me in the draw, pretty please....

Triiina. said...

Bling Ring for Me, Please? :)

Loving the new blog too btw.

I still think you are wrong about Glee..