I hope you like this challenge!
All you have to do is open the gift with the STAR in it to win!
Only one box has a star - the rest are empty.
Let's try and get a few more people in on this one.
You can guess as many times as you like BUT there must be at least
TWO ONE other guess es between your guesses. So you must wait for 1 other person to guess before you can guess again.
Tell me which box you want by using co-ordinates A - G and 1 - 6
eg you might pick A1.
Once a box has been chosen it cannot be chosen again.
Well look who stumbled back into the blogging world! I've been busy!! Recently finished with final exams and just needed a week or so to breathe. Don't count on a post on Christmas but I will try.
Here's what else I've been working on. I started an online radio station! It's very fun because I see a lot of potential with this thing. You can access it at www.z-toc.com/radio.htm And there are NO COMMERCIALS! The only breaks I take on there are for the News and The Dish on the hour. Now, that's only like 5 minutes so I really maximized the amount of music time on that.
Also, on Tuesdays and Thursdays I normally host an hour long radio show, but I'm waiting for my microphone to get here... (See the site for more details). Also! I am working on a "Frequent Listener Program"! So you will be able to earn points to enter in raffles and such. Keep your eyes peeled for that!
Ok ok, enough about that, if you care to learn any more, a ton more info is available on the site itself.
What do we got goin on here?
New segment! Called the "Download of the Week" which will normally be a popular song such as this week's song: Kanye West - Love Lockdown
How do you download the song? Well, I'm glad you asked! If you are interested, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject "Download Of The Week" and you can throw the song title in the body of the email. I will reply with the download attached.
This song expires on 12/24/08 at 11:59:59 PM ET. I hope you enjoy!
The winner of this challenge will be the person who can first list the greatest number of answers.
So if you think of 10 answers and post first, then no-one thinks of 11, you will win.
Challenge will be open until 9pm EST on Thursday, Dec 18, 2008.
Name as many icons as you can that give gifts of some sort to children on a special day!
Please identify country of origin also if you can.
Must be legitimate names! Can be from any religion or country!
e.g. Santa Claus could be one, Easter Bunny could be another.
You CANNOT go back and edit an earlier post by adding extra names. You will need to do a whole new post as you think of new names to add.
Bah! Ok, obviously my previous idea was a flop - so I'm changing it.
I'm thinking of a holiday food. I found a recipe for it on allrecipes.com
First person to guess what it is I want to make (no, not Brandy Snaps!) wins ticket 11!
1. Each day I will let you know one more ingredient in this recipe. Once all of the ingredients have been listed I will then begin to list the method step by step until someone guesses correctly what it is I want to make.
2. You can guess whenever you like BUT you cannot make two guesses in a row. Someone else must guess in between.
Mom's Best Peanut Brittle!
1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup water
1 cup peanuts
2 tablespoons butter, softened
1 teaspoon baking soda
Grease a large cookie sheet. Set aside.
In a heavy 2 quart saucepan, over medium heat, bring to a boil sugar,
corn syrup, salt, and water. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Stir in
peanuts. Set candy thermometer in place, and continue cooking. Stir
frequently until temperature reaches 300 degrees F (150 degrees C), or
until a small amount of mixture dropped into very cold water separates
into hard and brittle threads.
Remove from heat; immediately stir in butter or margarine and baking
soda; pour at once onto cookie sheet. With 2 forks, lift and pull
peanut mixture into rectangle about 14x12 inches; cool. Snap candy into
Holiday Cookie Bake Off!
Thanks to j15bell for this fun idea.
Tombola Ticket #11 is up for grabs if you can predict what everyone's favorite holiday cookie is!
I will moderate answers so they won't post until challenge is over.
You will submit the name of what you believe the MOST people will say is their favorite holiday cookie.
Whoever picks the most popular choice will go in a random draw for ticket #11. If only one person picks the most popular, that person will win.
If there are no potential winners, all submissions will go in random draw for the ticket.
ONE ENTRY PER PERSON If more than one entry is submitted, you last entry will be considered your final entry.
Entries close at 9pm EST on Tuesday, December 16th.
Recipe not required, but welcome!
Ok. I'm going with Brandy Snaps! But that's kinda regional ;)
- PREP TIME: 30
- COOK TIME: 5
- SERVES: 24
- 3 tablespoons golden syrup
- 90g reduced fat butter
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 1/3 cup plain flour
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- 300ml thickened reduced fat cream, whipped
- Place golden syrup, butter and sugar in a small saucepan, stir over a low heat until butter melts.
- Remove pan from heat and stir in sifted flour and ginger.
- Place dessert spoons of mixture on a greased oven tray, allow room for spreading and only cook a couple at a time.
- Bake in a preheated oven at 180C for 5 minutes. Remove tray from oven and leave biscuits for 2 minutes.
lift biscuit and wrap around the round handle of a wooden spoon or
metal whisk. Leave to cool and crisp before removing from handle.
Repeat with remaining mixture. Store in an airtight container. When
ready to serve fill with whipped cream using a piping bag.
brandy snaps with cream immediately prior to serving to prevent from
going soft. A teaspoon or two of Brandy can be added to the cream
during whipping if desired.
It's a song-go-round!
I have randomly selected a number between 100 and 200.
That number will be the winning word number! E.g. if my number is 100, then whoever writes the 100th word will win this ticket.
1. You cannot make 2 comments in a row. There must be at least 1 comment in between your comments.
2. Only words with 3 or more letters, and words that can be found iin the dictionary count towards the word count.
(You are welcome to use 1 & 2 letter words and words not in dictionary like woooooooo BUT they will not count in word count for lucky word number)
3. This is a SONG so please make an effort to include a lyrical aspect.
Contest will be over when 200 words are reached or when no one has commented for 48 hours. If that is the case, the ticket will be a random draw amongst all entries. One comment = 1 entry for random draws.
Here is the first line of the song! (yes, these 5 words count in the word count)
Today, things are gonna change
Here is a musical challenge for you - no musical knowledge required but it may help!
Have a look at the BILLBOARD CHARTS
You will see the top 40 Mainstream US singles for the current week.
Your challenge for this ticket is to guess which song will be in the number 1 spot next Monday (currently it is Katy Perry: Hot N Cold)
Whoever is closest wins. If there is a tie, there will be a random draw between ties.
You must be closest to number 1 to win.
Guess whenever you like. Your LAST guess before deadline counts as your entry.
Guess by Friday night, 11:59pm EST 12/5/08). Winner will be determined on Monday, according to Monday (12/8/08) chart.
Congratulations to the winner of lucky ticket #4 in the Tombola!
The winner is........ FLUFFY COW!!
An announcement before the next challenge - I have switched one of the prizes. The Philly coupons expire Dec 31st so I have switched that prize with a coupon for a free bottle of Jack Daniels BBQ sauce worth $2.19.
Ticket #7 is next up for grabs.
Remember, you can purchase tickets anytime for $2 by emailing email@example.com for details.
Otherwise you will have to work for your tickets!!!
Here's what you will need to do to be the lucky winner of Ticket #7.
Think of a number between 1 and 20.
POST your guess in comments below. I have set blog to not post until I ok the comments. At 9pm EST Dec 3rd, the comments will be posted and whoever guessed the LOWEST number nobody else guessed, will win the ticket!
Have fun and good luck!