Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Picking up where I left off...

Part Two: The Sick

Shortly after that work situation died down, I came down with a nasty case of the good ol' fashioned stomach flu. I haven't had an honest-to-goodness stomach flu in something like 20 years and I was pretty sure I was going to die. The last thing I ate before I got sick was falafel and a blueberry smoothie. Pretty sure I'm off both for life now.

I was down for a full week. For the first three days, I ate a total of about 12 saltine crackers and drank maybe 8 oz. of 7-up. I tried to drink more, but my stomach wasn't having it. For the next four days, I was actually hungry at times and I was able to keep more food down, but I'd feel awful immediately after taking a few bites. It sucked.

You'd think spending a week on the couch would have led to more blog time, but it did not, and that brings us to...

Part Three: The Lucky

Hi, my name is K and I'm a blog giveaway addict.

I have discovered a whole new (to me) corner of the internet... and people are giving away really cool stuff there. Lots of it. And I have become a little obsessed with winning it. I'd seen giveaways here and there before, but about six weeks ago, I discovered just how many giveaways are going on at any given time and since then, I have lost countless hours of internet time to my new addiction. When I was sick and flat on my back for days on end, things got especially out of hand. I think I've taken a turn toward recovery, though. I'm more of a recreational user these days, which is a vast improvement over the free basing junkie I was a couple of weeks ago.

I have been oddly lucky when it comes to giveaways. I have won what seems to me to be a rather high percentage of the giveaways I've entered - more than I should have statistically. I'm not complaining. I have come away with some truly excellent prizes, including a ton of books:








CDs:




Toddler tees:



And a bunch of other super-cool stuff:










Is that awesome or what?!

Any other giveaway addicts out there? Maybe we can find a 12-step program together. :-)

14 comments:

bleu said...

Where did you find the giveaways?? I wanna know!!

jessie said...

Wow!!! Where are such blogs???

Elise said...

wow! that's a fruitful obsession you've got!

Michelle said...

Holy cow! You won a ton of stuff. Is there a list where we can find these blogs?

N said...

Wow! I know of some, but not many, and they're always the ones a million people enter. and I never have any luck anyway. I'm impressed!

nutella said...

Ooh, sorry about the sick. It's no fun at all.

Seriously? You won all of that? Please share your skillz....

anofferingoflove said...

Wow!! Where do you find these giveaways? (as if I need more time-sucking Internet hobbies!)

Inlocoparentis said...

You and I really are the same person. A couple of years ago, I got addicted to online instant wins. I won a ton of stuff too, until they blocked me from the website at work. Sorry about the stomach flu too - I do remember about 10 years ago I talked you into a restaurant and you got food poisoning and I didn't - sorry about that, friend.

Inlocoparentis said...

PS: Can we have the house when E grows out of it? Super cool.

Meegs said...

I'm so damn jealous of your winnings! I love everything you got!

Where/how do you find your giveaways to enter?

Denise said...

Ha... Fairytale Brownies. Someone sent them to my department at work once upon a time and since it was really only me and my boss, she sent them all home with me. I recall they were tasty!

That is a great haul. At least it was something fun while you were ill. I've never been lucky at contests, so I guess I know who to blame now. ;)

Stuff Parents Need said...

Yay blog giveaways! You have had some seriously good luck, lately! Way to go!

Denise said...

You posted this, then the sewing blogs went and had a massive give away "day" this week. Ack! Totally sucked in now. :)

Kelly's Lucky You said...

You can add one more to your list of winnngs!

Congratulations on winning a prize at Build A Beautiful Blog Week! I'm a new follower and looking forward to reading more on your blog. And seeing your new free header!

Thank you for entering-

Kelly