Friday, April 1, 2011

A is for ANNOUNCEMENTS!! 100TH Post, A-Z, Caption Contest & More ~ :)

Wow!  This is a HUGE day!  It's the start of the infamous A-Z challenge.  850+ bloggy participants in this event, conceived by Arlee Bird of Tossing It Out.  I'm sure he wouldn't mind another entrant or two or three...(would he?) - so feel free to check it out HERE.

ALSO - it's my 100th post today!!  I officially started this blog in 2007.  Number of blog posts in 2007?  I think 1...  It wasn't until last August that I really got serious and BOOM!  Now I'm typing away post # 1-0-0.  Pretty Amazing.  It's been a great ride so far.  Here's to the next 100!

Plus, I've topped 250+ followers and tomorrow just happens to be my birthday.  :)

So - to celebrate April, I'm going to hold a Caption Contest.  Friday's are typically my Find the Story Friday segment, so I decided to incorporate this into the A-Z and into a contest.  And since my little puppy Sammy will also be turning 1 this month (Apr. 3rd), ALL pictures to caption will be of him.  *BONUS points for offering up a caption every Friday!  Winner will be picked on Apr. 30th and announced on May 2nd. 

The prize?  A $30 Amazon gift card!  *pauses for applause*  Yeah, I know.  I'm awesome like that.  Even better - if I top 300+ followers by month's end, I'll bump that up to $50!!  (feel free to spread the word, thx!)

So - here's the first pic:



Have fun!  Caption away, and I promise tomorrow's post will be (B) for Brief.  Happy Friday!

25 comments:

Bish Denham said...

I can't believe they paired me with a dog!

Michael Di Gesu said...

Oh, honey... you wore me out, zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.


Congrats on the 100th post! YAY! I think I am coming up to mine soon. I'm sure you'll have 300 followers by the end of the month.

Michael

Joyce said...

Visiting from the challenge...Congrats on your 100th post!

I stink at captions..I thought I'd click on and immediately come up with something witty but no. Cute dog though!

Cpt Pownzor said...

Hottdog with a side of stuffing. Good luck keeping up with the A-Z!

Dafeenah said...

Congrats on the 100th post! My captions are always funnier in my head than outside of it so I think it would be safer for everyone if they stayed there.

Stopping by from the Challenge!
Dafeenah

baygirl32 said...

Happy 100th post! Happy Birthday! Congrats on making it past 250 (i'm gonna add myself in there and put you one more closer to 300)

am I missing anything?

caption - everybody needs someone (sorry not very funny)

http://baygirl32.blogspot.com

Wendy Tyler Ryan said...

I, too, suck at captions. Here goes: Don't judge, at least I didn't have to blow it up.

Jess said...

For the caption: Ugh, what a night of drinking...where the hell am I, who's this dog guy, and where did my limbs go???

Donna Weaver said...

Congrats on your 100th post--and on April 1st. How cool is that? It's also Fred and George Weasley's birthday (if they'd ever really been born).

Myne Whitman said...

Congrats on the 100th post, and look forward to more posts from you.

Susan Kane said...

Everybody needs somebody...

Congrats all around.

Abby Minard said...

WOW! So much going on today Donea!! Happy Birthday and Happy 100th post day!

PLUS you have an award over at my blog!

Kari Marie said...

Caption: I like to spoon as much as the next bird but the snoring is a bit much.

Ok. Not that funny, but the first thing that popped in my head.

Congratulations on your 100 post!

Holly Ruggiero said...

That is such a cute picture. I don’t have a good caption though.

A-Z Fellow Challenger
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Dani said...

What a great contest idea! I might do the same. Nice to meetcha - another fool here. ;)

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Carole Anne Carr said...

Thanks so much for joining me, kind regards, Carole.

nutschell said...

Congratulations on your very many milestones! And a happy birthday too! how awesome that "B' falls on your birthday. :P And I am digging that picture.


Nutschell
www.thewritingnut.com

Jeanne said...

I have to show you pictures of my Maggie. They could be twins. My caption would be "Snuggle With a Wiener."

Dog I mean.
Love it! Love it!

Jeffrey Beesler said...

Congratulations on the hundredth posting! Here's to many more!

The Happy Whisk said...

Happy Birthday. Happy 100th Post.

Matt Conlon said...

Happy birthday and post and etc! I love wiener dogs. I miss mine, and how he stunk like corn chips.

Trisha said...

I'm pretty crap at captions, so I'll let others have all the fun with this! :D But congrats on your followers and on 100 posts!!!

Susanne Drazic said...

CONGRATS on your 100th post! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Donea Lee said...

Oh, I see some great captions up there!!! Have to say, I'm leaning towards Jess's... :) Too funny!

Thanks for all the comments and congrats, everyone! A great start to the A-Z.

Love to welcome new followers! And now for a disclaimer (love those, right?) Please forgive my hit and miss responses. I have not excuse. It just turns out this way, sometimes. *hangs head in shame* I do my best to keep up, to at least visit back, comment via e-mail to those I can. Or I leave nice, long catch-all comments like this. But, you still kind of love me besides all that, right? Thought so. :)

Happy writing to everyone out there. Look forward to seeing more great captions on Fridays! Best of luck to the A-Z-ers out there. And big HUGS to everyone else! Always happy to have you here. ~ Donea

Juliet Boyd said...

Caption:

"Stop sucking my ear, I'm not a bottle of milk!"