Saturday, July 16, 2011

Amuse me - Giveaway!

I've been on a jewelry-making kick lately. What fun!
I have an awesome pair of earrings to give away. Hooray! However, this giveaway will not be decided randomly. It will totally subjective, determined by none other than me. Muhahahaha! I am sick with power.
Post something awesome. A recipe, a joke, a story, a compliment, whatever you think will win you this giveaway! The top post will win a pair of earrings. Make sure you LEAVE AN EMAIL ADDRESS!
This giveaway will run until August 1. Now dance, monkey! Amuse me!


  1. So, did you hear about that big Hollywood actress that stabbed a bunch of people at a party last week? I think her name was Reese... Reese something...


    No, I think it was with her knife.

    ....Ha, ha. Get it? Witherspoon... with her knife? A guy at work told that to me a few days ago and it totally took me like thirty seconds to get it. Le sigh.

    -Helen (amaramorgana at gmail)

  2. Why would a pirate wear camoflage underwear?

    To hide his booty!

    [Just heard that on tv and thought it was mildly appropriate!!!]

  3. I am a terrible-joke-teller. I am not sure what I can say that would make send me to the top of your radar...but I *will* truly compliment your name. My name is similar, but not spelled such an interesting way! The *Kaytee* is fun! :o)

  4. Dearest Kaytee,

    What better way to steal your heart than with an acrostic poem......

    Knitting well she does (Yoda).

    Amazing sex toy party hostess (I will remember our special moment forever).

    Yowza!!!!! She is super beautiful!!!!!

    The best wife EVER. Seriously.

    Easily has the cutest giggle/laugh in Oklahoma.

    Extraordinarily brilliant. Your husband always brags about your genius abilities and that amazing college scholarship you got!

    And there is more where THAT came from!!!

    - Gina (

  5. This couple is planning a wedding for free, all donations and stuff. I think THAT is pretty awesome, don't you?! Also, I'm jealous.

    thereneeborhood at gmail dot com

  6. If you have a few minutes, this is worth's a man who saved a humpback whale and how the whale put on a thank you show afterwards. It almost brought me to tears! Plus it's nautical related!

    jhbalvin at gmail dot com

  7. An anchor is the symbol of hope.

    So, I hope I get these.

    Sorry, that's all I got.

    Rhissanna at

  8. First let me say that these earrings are AWesoMe!! Second, I've got a great recipe for you. My daughter is a vegetarian & we often make dips for get-togethers & this is one of our faves:

    8.5 oz can of artichoke hearts, drained & chopped
    8 oz sour cream
    1/2 cup mayo
    3/4 cup froz chopped spinach, thawed & well drained
    1/4 cup green onions, chopped
    1 cup grated parmesan cheese
    1 cup grated mozzerella
    1/2 cup grated sharp cheddar

    combine all ingredients & place in greased 9x9 pan. bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes or until bubbly.

    I usually double the recipe pretty much but don't really measure anything cause I add more bacon, green onions, etc.

    The monkey has danced & can dance again! :)

    fastkat at gmail dot com

  9. Here is an amazing recipe for a yummy summer pasta salad!

    Farfalle, Zucchini, and Bell Pepper in Pesto

    8 oz. uncooked farfalle
    3 T. commercial pesto
    2 c. shredded zucchini (1 large)
    1 c. diced red bell pepper
    ½ c. thinly sliced red onion
    1 T. fresh lemon juice
    ¾ t. salt
    ¼ t. crushed red pepper
    ¼ t. freshly ground black pepper
    ½ c. or 2 oz. Parmesiano/Reggiano cheese, divided

    Cook pasta. Drain and return to pan. Add pesto, stir well. Add zucchini and next 6 ingredients (zucchini through black pepper). Toss well. Stir in ¼ c. cheese. Top with remaining cheese. Yield: 4 servings.

    When ever I share/give some to my friends they always ask for the recipe and when the next time that I'm making it is ;).

    sarah at dahlhome dot org

  10. Funny story....

    Maybe not funny so much as incredibly politically incorrect.

    My hubby took our daughter (2) to walmart and she came back covered in chocolate because of course he bought her candy. I said she was silly and a chocolate face and cleaned her up.

    About a week later we were at the gym daycare and when we went in to pick her up, she was chasing around a little african american boy screaming CHOCOLATE FACE, I LIKE CHOCOLATE and trying to lick him. Apparently she thought he had chocolate on his face. Oops

  11. How about a poem inspired by the giveaway?

    I heard the ocean in a shell
    Sailed through my own imagination
    Dreams of dolphins
    Adventures at the horizon
    Where the earth meets the sky
    I won't stop till I'm there
    I search for the unimaginable
    to fill my own eyes with wonder
    But then I heard your voice
    I anchored there
    In your gentle whisper
    In the thrill of adventure.

    I promise the poem is my own, I just wrote it.
    Love the earrings,
    Meredith (languagelady (at) gmail (dot) com

  12. "The voice of the sea is seductive; never ceasing, whispering, clearing, murmuring, inviting the soul to wander for a spell in the abysses of solitude; to lose itself in mazes of inward contemplation. The voice of the sea speaks to the soul. The touch of the sea is sensuous, enfolding the body in its soft, close embrace."

    That quote is from my fav book - the awakening by kate chopin and i think it's awesome (and happens to go with the nautical theme ...)

  13. I shamelessly stole this one from joke buddha:

    A young naval student was being put through the paces by an old sea captain.
    "What would you do if a sudden storm sprang up on the starboard?"
    "Throw out an anchor, sir," the student replied.
    "What would you do if another storm sprang up aft?"
    "Throw out another anchor, sir."
    "And if another terrific storm sprang up forward, what would you do then?" asked the captain.
    "Throw out another anchor, sir."
    "Hold on," said the captain. "Where are you getting all those anchors from?"
    "From the same place you're getting your storms, sir."


    Your earrings are awesome - hope I win! :)

  14. Oops. forgot to leave my email address! It's avroradavidovna at gmail dot com

  15. OK - I'm so not going to win the earrings, but at least I've got some great new jokes and delicious recipes. Thanks!

  16. I'm hoping you are a person who likes ideas that twist your mind and make things seem... well kinda impossible or unrealistic. They certainly interest me, so here's a classic nonsense poem you may or may not have ever heard. Either way, I hope it entertains you!

    One bright day in the middle of the night,
    Two dead boys got up to fight.
    Back-to-back they faced one another,
    Drew their swords and shot each other.
    A deaf policeman heard the noise,
    And came and killed the two dead boys.
    If you don't believe this lie is true,
    Ask the blind man -- he saw it too.

  17. A joke:

    Knock Knock.
    Who's there?
    Doctor Who?

    tarheelgalwv32 @ hotmail dot com

  18. These are soooooooo cute! I think I missed the deadline though :(

    ..... if there is some chance I didn't, count me in!

  19. When will you announce the winner?