You know how you're like, "Tell us your real name!! Show us a picture!!" and I'm like, "No, I'm all ANONYMOUS and you may not hear my name or look upon my countenance!"
Something is coming up that is forcing me to show my hand: I'm going to be writing at a new place, and they need (1) a photo and (2) an actual name.
So I thought that since I have to do this anyway, we ought to have some CONTESTS first.
For the name, I think what we should do is this: I'll give you some hints, like the year I was born and the approximate popularity of my name. You'll each have up to three guesses, or maybe five guesses. Depending on how many people guess right, there will be a prize or prizes. The higher the correct name is in your list, the more Right you are. Good, yeah?
A few of you already know my first name, and you guys can't play, which is sad but I can't think of a way around it. You could make a list of your favorite names from that year, or a list of names you think would also fit me, or a list of names you want to call me for excluding you from the contest, or whatevs. Maybe there can be a Pity Prize.
Don't do it now! Wait! This is just the heads-up about the contest, not the contest itself!
About the picture. We already did the quiz, and that was SO FUN but we've already done the answer key, so now there could be rampant cheating. It's too bad, because that would have been PERFECT. Well, every life rain fall etc.
OH WAIT!! I do have an idea! I'll post my photo along with photos of other people. You will try to pick me out of the line-up. GENIUS?? YES I THINK SO! If you have a photo you'd be willing to let me use as a decoy in the line-up, or if you have friends/relatives who wouldn't mind having their photos used, let me know (swistle at gmail dot com). (It increases your odds of winning, because you'd be able to eliminate an option right off the bat.) It has to be my approximate coloring: I've got dark blond (OKAY FINE IT'S LIGHT BROWN) hair and green-brown eyes. Also, I wear glasses.
Now I need to spend some time mulling about the prizes. Fudge? Brownies? A copy of my favorite baby name book? Clean out my hair products drawer into a box?
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