Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Announcing: Contests!!!!

First, who doesn't want a new pair of shoes? Particularly if those shoes are FREE?!?!? Alright maybe hobbits don't really care for new shoes - as they don't wear them. Their feet ARE their shoes. And if you had tough large furry feet, they'd serve as both foot and shoe for you too. So don't be hatin on the hobbites, precious.

I have a friend called heidikins who loves shoes... nay... is obsessed with shoes. Shoes shoes shoes, she says to me. And I say... ah yes, shoes. Because heidikins loves her shoeses (precious), she's put together a lovely little website ( and of course, a lovely little contest to win some smashing new shoes! And by smashing I mean autumn yellow snake skin heels a la Nine West. Boo-ya. And being the supportive friend I am... and always wanting something for nothing... I went ahead and did my friend duty and submitted my "comment" for shoe-winner consideration (what a great friend!) AND, am telling all you good people about it too (so three of you! Thanks Jaime and Mom!... Craig... I'm telling you but... I'd ask you don't submit to win because knowing my luck and knowing your tomfoolery, you'd actually win... and this is one irony I would NOT enjoy).

SO! Here's the link to THE SHOEOLOGIST (GIST! Gist gist... gist...)... and here's the shoes I' someones going to win.

Oh, and contest details:

To celebrate the launch of my new, shoe-obsessed corner of the Internet I will be giving away a free pair of shoes.  Yes, you read that correct, FREE SHOES!  Specifically, this gorgeous pair of mustardy-yellow, snakeskin stilettos from Nine West.  I have been coveting these for several weeks now–the color  is divine, the shape is classic, and I can’t imagine a better color for fall.

There are a few ways you can enter to win, and I hope you do a little of everything to increase your chances of free footwear!

1. Leave a comment on this post, make sure you use a valid email address. Duplicate comments will be thrown out.

2. Tweet about this contest, make sure to include BOTH a link to this post and mention @theshoeologist so I can track your entry. (And while you’re tweeting, go ahead and follow me as well for more updates and info about contests and giveaways.)

3. Post about this contest on your own blog, make sure to send a direct link to heidi.theshoeologist [at] gmail [dot] com or @theshoeologist so I can get you entered.

Contest is open until October 15, 2010 at midnight Pacific Time. I will combine all entries from comments, tweets and blog posts and use to generate a winner. The lucky winner will be announced on Monday, Oct. 18.


Maybe I should do a contest. Ya know? I mean, contests seem to really get people involved... That's it. Just involved for the sake of being involved. "I participated in this contest so now I'm involved!" Who doesn't like being involved and furthermore, who doesn't like the chance to win some prize! Any prize! Even if it's a box of free garbage bags! The fact that it can be WON increases the value of anything, don't you think? It's a win win! First, you get something for free (no matter what it is) and second, you WON something! I can see why gambling can be so addictive - even at the penny slots, "Ruthy! Look! I won 50 pennys! 50!??! for 1 penny and I got 50!!"... unamused, "that's great Earl..." sipping her whisky and tonic, wondering how she ever thought that fat brain-dead schlub was worth her entire youth.

At any rate, the personal self-worth and self-esteem gained from beating a bunch of other people with minimum output is exhilarating! I'd like to be the catalyst for such irrational euphoria!



Have you ever experienced the annoyance that comes with taking out the trash only to come back and find you are completely out of replacement trashbags? So you think "Man, I don't want to go to the store for just trash bags at 9:00pm on a Tuesday... I'll go tomorrow..." and for the ensuing 3 days, you attempt to stretch a lingering plastic grocery bag over your kitchen trashcan or hell, just use the can anyway and plan on dumping its nastified remnants into a trash bag as soon as you go buy them... which will be today for sure! Nothing is more annoying. Well, perhaps running completely out of toilet paper right in your moment of greatest need. That might be slightly more annoying... or a lot more.

Well dear friends, I'd like to help you shave one less annoyance out of your life. Or at least, let you win a prize!! BEHOLD!!!
"How?!??!" you might ask, "Can I win such a practical and ingenious prize and BEAT everyone else who wants to win this prize with very minimum output?"

Let me tell you:
1. You must comment on this blog about why you deserve this box of garbage bags more than the next guy... and trust me.... that next guy's got his reasons.

2. You must have at one time or another, run out of garbage bags and been subsequently annoyed about it.

3. Post this gem of a contest on some e-forum you're "involved" in (FB, Twitter, Blog of your own, email to your mother... whatever).

4. Be willing to describe your euphoria at winning a prize (Andrea's Blog specifically) as a "guest post" here on my blog after you've received your winnings! What exposure!

If you feel you can meet the criteria (or at least #1) - this box of garbage bags could be YOURS!!! Don't hesitate! All submissions and requirements must be accomplished no later than... Tuesday, October 12th by midnight. Why October 12th? Well, you dolt! It's my BIRTHDAY! That's the only reason you need! And nothing says Happy Birthday like a contest deadline... for garbage bags... I... yes.

Good luck to all contestants! I thank you in advance for making this contest possible!


Fumiko said...

This post made me literally LOL!

heidikins said...

This is the best thing ever.

1. I am currently out of garbage bags.

2. See item 1.

3. Shared in Google Reader to my *millions* of fans (ok, maybe to 10).

4. Absolutely I'll shout the praises of garbage bags.

5. I absolutely love this. :)


jaime said...

How do I vote for you to win the shoes? I already have a super cute pair of yellow pumps, so therefore want you to also have a super cute pair of stunningly awesome fall heels!

Andrea Jolene said...

Jaime! A true friend. Send heidi (heidi.theshoeologist [at] gmail [dot] com) your "vote for Andrea!" email and maybe she'll toss my name in the hat twice. Maybe!

Also - I've noticed you have not entered my garbage bag contest. Prithee, are you too good for my garbage bag prize? Do you have a storage closet full of innumerable boxes of garbage bags? Perhaps a garbage bag producing tree? I'm trying to think of reasonable explanations for your non-application.

Craig Barlow B. said...

I won't try to win those shoes as my personal gift to you, Andrea.

I'm afraid I wouldn't be able to collect on those precious garbage bags since I don't live close, so I'm pulling my towel out of that ring as well. Plus, I've never run out of garbage bags. I stock cellars full of them just in case there is another Great Depression.