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I had a nice lady come into the land store and buy the Octopus Trying to Open a Jar With a Testicle in it Bead. I’m not kidding! That shored up my will to live so much that I almost forgot about a contest I had planned (the purpose of which was to shore up my will to live until Spring arrives.) So I’m double-shoring now.
See, I’ve got this old coat:
It’s probably 5 years old at least. The lining is getting all ripped up from me stretching it over too many layers. But it’s a nice coat-2/3rds length, covers my ass, which is a nice function for a coat to have in the blustery cold. Anyway, the other day I noticed that while I can hear change moving around nearby, I can’t find any in my pockets. That’s because Iv’e got a hole in my right pocket and the coins are falling into the liner. I have no idea how long this has been going on. I must have noticed this initially a month ago and then noticed it anew every day for about 30 days. That’s when the coat started getting heavy and I could feel a fair amount of change bouncing against the back of my legs when I walked.
I was going to cut the liner, empty it out and sew up the pocket but then I thought, why not leave the change hole in the pocket until the first day of Spring? That way instead of just looking forward to warmer weather, I could look forward to warmer weather, a lighter coat and probably enough change to buy a bottle of liquor. BUT then I thought, why not make this a blog contest where you guys predict how much change is going to end up in the liner of my coat on March 21, the first day of Spring? That way I could have my light weight coat, liquor and unload some of these freaky beads I’ve got sitting around.
I don’t know how I could cram more positive events into a singular contest. I feel more interested in life already.
Here’s about me: I’m not a change spender–even before it fell out of reach. I never went digging for $.22 when I was in line at the grocery store and I’m not going to start doing that now. I’m just going to go about my business and not artificially increase or decrease the amount of change I normally put in my pocket. Since I forget things so quickly this will be easy for me. (What hole? Why is my coat so heavy?)
On March 21 I will digitally document the process of opening my coat liner and the counting of the change within. Whoever’s prediction in Earth dollars is closest to the actual amount will win. I’ll post some pics of the beads I think you need later. I’m not trusting you to pick the right ones. They may or may not be sellable in my opinion, but they will be weird…and free. It will be worth your while to enter…unless your while is just SO valuable.
What you need to do is make a prediction about the amount of change that’s going to end up in my coat liner on March 21 and leave it in the comment area of this post. Do it now before the post gets buried and you forget. Be sure you’re not entering the same amount as someone else, enter just once and no, you can’t change your guess. If you have a website link it to your name. That makes it easier for me to tell who’s who. I don’t know when I’ll close the contest. It may go ’til March 20 but, things could happen to make it end earlier. Like, it could get warm. But even if it did get warm and I stopped wearing the coat there’s still a bunch of change in it now. Maybe that’s not such a good example. I don’t know if anyone is going to do this. You should though–it will give you something to which you can look forward.
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