Wednesday, February 4, 2009

GIVEAWAY! Get outta the house!

In case you didn't hear me the first time, its really cold here right now.

My natives? They're long past restless.

And Phil? That bastage didn't see his damned shadow. What gives, Phil?!? Have you ever seen that thing?!?

I know there are parts of the country that have recently been hit with ice storms and others with mass amounts of snow, and there were folks in both areas who lost power because of the weather. We're lucky.

BUT -- that being said, its only hit freezing (32F) once here in the past month. ONCE.

There hasn't been much snow, and definitely no ice storms to speak of here in Brew City, but oh mah gah...its damn cold!

I've long past run out of indoor activities to keep my kids busy. LONG PAST.

The fighting over toys has grown to epic proportions. EPIC.

My rule? If you can't share? I take it away!!!

Usually I only have to threaten or take something away once and that works to get my point across.

These days? Notsomuch.

Case in point: I was picking up the house after the boys were in bed tonight and look what I found on top of the fridge.

On top of the china cabinet?

The lil' one almost got this upside his head!

On top of the piano?


Because we the OTHER 11,000 cars just aren't as good.

And finally, behind the couch:

Tomorrow? Come hell or high water (or ten below temps) I'm getting them out of the house! That usually works to change their moods!

In the spirit of cold-weather activities, I'm giving away a $20 Fandango gift card!

Leave a comment below for one entry.

You get a second entry if you subscribe to my feed and send me an email with the secret code (included at the bottom of the post in your reader) in the subject line. (You need not say anything else in the email - it won't otherwise be read. If you entered Monday's giveaway or Tuesday's giveaway with the secret code, that entry is counted here, too.)

Want a third entry? Follow me on Twitter. Then DM me with a "Hi! I'm entering your giveaway for ___." (Make sure you tell me which giveaway.)

All contests will be open through Friday, February 6th at noon central time. I'll then pick a winner for all three using random.org.

28 comments:

Shel said...

Great giveaway...I'd wisk hubby away to see Gran Torino without the kidlets.

shel704 at aol dot com

Connie Weiss said...

I'm about to throw my kids out into a snow bank. I can't take much more of this winter crap!

genhorrall said...

I totally get the needing out of the house thing. Not really cold in Texas, but no place to go with hubby in school. Thought about rolling them down the handicapped ramp today just to break up the day. ;D

nape said...

Yay for the chance to see movies! My house is being listed for sale, and I need a FUN place to go while they show the house. I'm a movie nut, so FANDANGO is my kind o' tango.

Great giveaway. Thanks!

Jennifer, Snapshot said...

There have been some good family movies out.

Sign me up!

morninglight mama said...

Oh yes, I can't wait for spring as well-- when I can load a big diaper bag, lunch bag, water bottles and snacks galore into the stroller and go for a walk, to the playground, anything!, and stay out for hours and hours. It will come soon, right???

Carolyn G said...

Spring where are you? I can't wait until winter is over. THere are so many movies I haven't seen!

Megan said...

Ooooh I am loving this. My husband and I never get to get out! We need this.

Megan said...

I subscribe to your feed and I sent you an e-mail for the Macys GC giveaway already. Thanks!

Megan said...

I left you a tweet-MeganBWR.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Amen--this is ONE harsh winter. Cabin fever is rampant. We need a break already!!!

I tagged you for some fun:)

Sarah said...

Hey neighbor. I'm in West Central MN. This winter has been wretched. Just evil.

Lovely Lalo-Cha said...

This is why I love living in Houston...hope you get out and about soon!

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Secret Mom Thoughts said...

I hope to get the kids out soon too. I'd love to win the Fandango tickets. Movies with no kids sounds like heaven.

Anglophile Football Fanatic said...

I wonder how you guys do it all winter. And, shame on Phil. I wanted to make him into a coon skin cap, too.

Sarah said...

My family and I are ready to get outside. My husband has been tinkering with the lawn mower--just to get ready

Jane Anne said...

I am SO ready for Spring! Thanks for the chance to win. I am glad I hopped over to your post from Shannon's WFMW. I enjoyed your post.

Spice said...

Cool giveaway! It's been freezing here lately (in Tampa) and I'm not liking it one bit!!!! :)
http://spiceworld.us

Sharon said...

fun giveaway for this time of year. Please enter me!

Roger said...

We've gotten to the point where they can go outside for as long as they like - maybe half an hour tops! Supposed to be in the fifties this weekend (Can I get a Hell Yeah!)

Funny thing about sharing, say you got both of them the EXACT same thing, they will still want the other one. :)

Only a couple more days until bike rides and... okay I won't get that crazy!

valerie2350 said...

I'd love to win! :)

Mama Smurf said...

I hear ya with this rediculously cold winter. I've had enough.

Robyn said...

Oh my gosh, it's freezing here! Okay, no. I can't lie. I live in Southern California and it was 82 deg. today. But we NEVER get out to the movies, and we've been talking about having a date night.
thanks for the giveaway, and keep warm!

melanie said...

i don't think i can handle the cold much longer either. my skin is cracking apart . . .

Kate @ Life As I Live It said...

This truly has been the winter from hell. And I'm not even in the Midwest! Hope you get a break soon!

Eric said...

We are all learning to play games.
Ha ha. All watch kiddie shows.

suzieperp@hotmail.com

Kim H. said...

Um, yea, I need to get out - count me in! And if you lived near me and say I won said prize, I'd totally invite you to come see a flick! :)