Monday, November 26, 2007

Christmas Spirit in Bloggy Land

This meme comes to you from the inspired Christmas spirit of our own, Jersey Girl who got the idea from My Mommy’s Place, who in turn grabbed the idear from Mackey

The basic premise here is simple: The first five commenters on this blog are entitled to a present from yours truly. Jersey Girl has offered to post a blog review for me, and I think the bloggers who preceded her were contributing actual flesh and blood gifts for the first five people on their blog.

Okay, so what, pray tell, am I giving away? I’ve been back and forth over this, as I’m sure none of you want cast offs from my house (though I did just finish a good spring cleaning, and have a few boxes of junk to go), and I can’t really afford to go out and buy good gifts for five extra people aside from the ones on my already bursting Christmas list...

The first five commenters can have their choice of two gifts.

1) An ode to them or their blog, posted here and emailed to them directly to either post on their blog or save for posterity...

2) Ready to bake cookies in the mail... I’ll put together the dry mixture for my chocolate chip cookies, complete with directions for how to add the eggs, butter, etc and baking times... (They’re actually really good, I promise)... If you hate chocolate chips (perish the thought) I’ll substitute my Italian cookies, which are also killer but there’s shaping and dough play involved, which makes them more work for you...

Good luck and let the commenting begin... The rules are fairly simple, if you ‘win’ here, you should definitely pass it on in your own blog... Also, please pass on some link love, because it’s always fun to name where it came from and to introduce your blog followers to some of the blogs you frequent. If you don’t win here, feel free to take up the idea anyway. You don’t have to spend a lot of money, or even any money, but it’s a nice way to pass on a little bloggy good will... after all, we spend an awful lot of time with our favorite bloggers, why not include each other in our holiday merriment on a more concrete level.

18 comments:

Jerseygirl89 said...

Your review is up - I hope you like it!

Merry Jelinek said...

Hey Jerseygirl!

Thank you so much, I blush. I left a comment there, but you've also earned one of my prizes (I'll give out five more as you've already played this game).

Drop me your email so we can touch base and let me know which one you'd like.

Jerseygirl89 said...

I'm glad you liked it - I honestly felt like I couldn't do your blog justice. For some reason blogger won't let me email you, so can you email me at thejerseygirl89@yahoo.com? Thank you! And I'm honored to win one of your prizes too- I am so excited! I would love a review.

Ello said...

I'm in! I'm commenting! I win! I win! I'm so ecstatic cause I never win anything! I win! I win!

WAs I supposed to do anyting else? I still win if I did and forgot right?

Mary Witzl said...

Whoo-hoo -- I'm one of the first five as long as I don't take too much time over this! Don't worry about having to give me anything, though: I like winning just for the sake of winning. Though I'm all for exchanging rhymes or odes, and the cornier the better.

Merry Jelinek said...

Hi Jersey,

I don't have my email listed on blogger, but I'll drop you an email with your ode and the date it'll appear on my blog.

Hi ello,

You're in like Flynn (that's a saying, right? Sometimes I think I make these things up) You didn't have to do anything else except pick your prize, cookies or ode - up to you. I already have your email addy, but if you wanted the cookies you can send your regular address via email so I can send it in time for Christmas goodies.

Hi Mary,

You're in, you're in!!! I have your email, too, so if you'd like the ode I can email it to you to post on your blog and let you know when it'll be posted on mine.

The only other thing is that you have to pass it on. First five commenters get the prize and you get to pick, obviously, what you'll be giving away.

Okay, guys, I still have three presents left for to give!

Elizabeth Grace said...

Hey Merry. I haven't been on this site (except to post "sponsored" stuff) in ages, but followed your link from one of the comments you left on communati. I hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful (mine continues... a big ol' dinner is scheduled for this upcoming Sunday at our younger daughter's house) and that your Christmas is magical.
Take care,
Elizabeth

The Anti-Wife said...

Me! Me! Me! Me! Me! Did I win? I want to win something! I've had a hard couple of months and I need to win something to make me feel better.

(Did that work? Are you feeling sufficiently sorry for me now? If not I can try harder)

Merry Jelinek said...

Hi Beth!!!!

I have seen you over at the other place, I don't much stop into myspace anymore though, but I post fairly regularly here. And you, my friend, won a prize... actually, you live so close I could bake you the cookies sometime this month and we could finally get together for coffee. Of course, if you'd prefer the ode, I'd be happy to oblige.

Hi Anti-Wife,

You definitely won! Would you like cookie mix or blog ode? Your choice.

We have one final spot to fill, any takers?

Colleen_Katana said...

Awwww, I totally didn't win. But I wanted to comment anyway, cause it's such a cute post!

Colleen_Katana said...

Wait a minute......or did I win?!?!?! Because you yourself commented a few times and a couple people commented twice....oohhhhhh, the suspense!!!!

Ello said...

An Ode! Yep! Definitely an ode! But make it funny please!

Merry Jelinek said...

Hi Colleen,

You won, you won, you definitely won... ode or cookies, you decide.

Hi Ello,

An ode it is! I'm working on Jersey Girl's now, hopefully I can post that one today... yours will be next and I'll drop you a line when it's up and email it to you in case you want to post it.

Colleen_Katana said...

Oh man....I can't chose! Um, ok, since everyone else seems to be going with the ode, I'm gonna go with cookies. Mainly just to rub it in my boyfriend's face! Just kidding....but honestly, do whatever's easiest for you! I'd love an ode, but I would think that's the more time consuming of the two....or maybe I'm wrong.
AHHH, I don't know! I've never been good at decisions!

The Anti-Wife said...

Ode, please. And a funny one for me too. I need some laughter.

Merry Jelinek said...

Okie- dokie, everyone's getting odes (I don't do serious ones unless they're requested - and even then I'm not sure they'd be very good) and I was planning on using song lyrics, alla weird al yankovich... if I can figure out how to put music in a post I'll even put up the song... because I'm funny that way.

Okay, Jerseygirl's will be up soon. Then Ello, Mary, Beth, Anti-Wife, and finally Colleen. I'll drop you each a line when it's up... la, la, la...

Leslie said...

Hey! Thanks for the linky love. I clicked over by way of Dirty Little Secret - she had such nice things to say about you! I'm so glad you're playing along and spreading the Christmas cheer!

Merry Jelinek said...

Hi Leslie,

Thanks for dropping by! I was thrilled with jerseygirl's review, plus I'm getting to see some fantastic mom-centric blogs by following her links..

And don't worry about the link love, that's half the fun in blogging.