Thursday, July 3, 2008

A Contest, A Meme, A Anniversary and More

Well, I've been around now for an entire year as of tomorrow: July 4. And to celebrate my year of blogging, I'm having a contest. Because I'm such a fan of Meme's (I say that in my most sarcastic voice), I decided what better way to celebrate than by holding a Meme contest. The prize is "Green." Since we're all trying to go green I've got a cool recyclable green bag full of cool green stuff.

So the contest is simple, leave a comment on this post with 5 things about you. 4 of them need to be true, 1 of them should be fiction. They need not be in any order and you don't even have to tell me which one is false, that will make it even more mysterious. You're welcome to leave a link to your blog or even post it on your blog, but a comment here will help point me in the right direction. Contest will run for two weeks, ending on Friday, July 18.

So here's my list of 5 things you should know about TB:
1. I've lost over 80 pounds on Weight Watchers in less than one year.
2. I never tuck in my shirts.
3. I play 3 different musical instruments: guitar, harp and piano.
4. I love cucumbers and tomatoes, especially raw and in my salad.
5. I have 4 wonderful children and a loving wife of almost 5 years.

And here's the prize (can you guess which one is fiction?):
A green reusable tote bag filled with the following
1. A canister of Green Tea
2. Lots of green money: $1,000,000
3. A pedometer to get you walking and save some green
4. A green reusable water bottle
5. A green braclet/anchor: MAKE THE BETTER CHOICE

Hope you've had as much fun as I have in the past year and I look forward to another great year.

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TB--Milwaukee said...

Guess I'm not so good at my own game. My wife caught me on 2 of them being false so far.

Johnny said...

Ha this concept! Ok, here goes my five:

1. I make my own laundry detergent.
2. I am fluent in Italian.
3. My favorite food, above all else, is black olives.
4. I am a seventh-generation Arizonan (my son will be the first since 1830 to be born outside of what is presently known as Arizona)
5. I wrote for my college newspaper.

I look forward to reading more of these!

Kathy said...

Congrats on your anniversary in the blogosphere! And congrats on winning Skinny's contest! Here goes my 5:

1. I am one of 10 children.
2. I love riding motorcycles.
3. I was a Registered Nurse at the age of 19.
4. I own a copy of every book written by Agatha Christie.
5. I once caught a 40" salmon from a stream in Michigan.

Melissa said...

Congratulations on a year of blogging!! Here's my list of five things about me:

1. I've lost over 75 pounds on Weight Watchers.
2. I drive a BMW.
3. I once appeared in a TV commercial with Johnny Cash and Richard Petty.
4. I have visited nearly 30 major league baseball parks.
5. I once sang on the stage of the Ryman Auditorium (original home of the Grand Old Opry) in Nashville, TN.

spunkysuzi said...

Congratulations on being a year old!! Here goes:
1. One of my favorite meals is a big plate of roasted veggies.
2. I was born in scotland.
3. I'm 5' tall.
4. I love to read
5. Walking is my favorite exercise.

paul said...

Happy blogging anniversary.

1. I am a licensed ham radio operator.

2. I've lost nearly 30 pounds since November.

3. I've been running regularly for the past 6 weeks.

4. I'm a certified diving instructor.

5. I am happily married and have 4 great kids.

MizFit said...

been reading back over your blog and repeatedly get stuck on the NOT EXERCISING AS IT TAKES AWAY FROM FAMILY TIME.
I got over that FAST when I realized that not exercising would shorten my lifespan and be the ultimate away from family time....

loved your WO MOMMY feature.


kborn said...

Are we supposed to guess now too?

1. I've lost 60# since November 2008.

2. I love to exercise.

3. I have a darling daughter and a loving husband.

4. I love traveling, especially back home to visit family and friends.

5. It has been 12 years since I have left the United States, when I spent a week in a Guatemalan orphanage helping them out.

Anonymous said...

my turn..

1. i lost 31 lbs since June 3, 2008

2. I came eye to eye with a deadly fer de lance (snake)sitting on a leaf in the middle of the Panamanian rainforest.

3. I have been working at the same place for 12 years.

4. I ate 2 brats, and a hamburger for supper last night.

5. I love to exercise (esp sit-ups).!


Andrew is getting fit said...

1. I'm an academic.
2. I've lost over 100 pounds.
3. I'm a father.
4. I love pumpkin pie.
5. I love running.

Matt Keeling said...

Interesting stuff-

Here goes.

1. I am 80 lbs less than I was on Jan 17th 2008

2. I have 2 sons.

3. The Missouri Tigers are my favorite football team.

4. I believe tailgating to be a sport.

5 I love to fly fish

new*me said...

Neat contest! I just started my blog journey last week so hi everyone!

1. I've lost 34 pounds since I started on April 25.
2. I live in Kansas.
3. I am a stay at home mommy who works her butt off and loves every single crazy moment of it.
4. My youngest is a 21 month old little guy named Dale.
5. I am totally getting hooked on my morning walk at sunrise.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your anniversary Tom and on all of your accomplishments this past year!! You really are an inspiration. Here's my five...

1. I went to high school with an Olympic Gold Medalist.

2. I love peanutbutter.

3. I have been in the West Wing.

4. I am the proud mother of identical twin daughters, and a spunky son.

5. I love to travel.

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