5.01.2009

A Very Prideful Give-Away With Just a Hint of Prejudice

Meet Jessica. And her baby, Justus.



Isn't she perky and fun? I heart this girl.


Jess is new to blogging (check her out here and tell her "hey"), but she makes me giddy with all kinds of excitement. She is an old friend of mine, but we haven't talked in ages. Thanks to the Internet, we have reconnected, and have picked up where we left off. She shares my love of flip flops, sarcasm, and eating yummy food. She doesn't like to clean her house, and she loves Jesus. We are kindred spirits.

Jessica just reminded me of that giveaway that I hinted about a few days ago. I have a habit of being kinda forgetful...no big shocker there.

SO....

Here's my big giveaway. It's a good one, too! So....Comment. Comment. Comment. The giveaway will stay open all weekend long. Monday evening I'll do the whole random number thing and announce the big winner.

Ready? Drumroll, please!!!

That's right, peeps.

Your very own brand spankin' new copy of Pride and Prejudice (the movie). Because there were WAY too many of you who said you've never seen it. And that is just not right.

Some of you already own this movie....because you know where to find the good stuff!!....but enter anyway! Because you can always regift it. I won't tell on you. Or you can have 2 copies. One for 2 different rooms. Because Mr. Darcy is just that worth it.

And just so you have something to say in your comments (besides how dreamy Mr. Darcy is...I already know this, girls!)...there's a catch.

FOR YOUR COMMENT TO BE ELIGIBLE....YOU MUST LEAVE ME A "Why Did the Chicken Cross the Road" JOKE.

Because these are Tate's favorite jokes, and I'm running out of creative answers. Really.....he's almost 5. Anything goes. Trust me.

So...you scratch my back, and Darcy might scratch yours!

Thanks, Jessica!!! This one is for you, sister!!! :)

46 comments:

Carpoolqueen said...

Ummmm....because Darcy was on the other side?

Sorry, lame. But, you know....I'm sure I'll be back.

Mich said...

I'm not even going to attempt a joke, for you know I have nothing...I'll leave that one for dad and his fan club! :)

Besides there would probably be a strike by your bloggy buddies if I your FAVORITE sister was to win.

BUT I couldn't pass the chance to say "I HEART MR. DARCY!"

Jim said...

Amb,
Just so you'll know, I'm not entering your giveaway! I have seen the movie and found it an interesting interchange of English tradition for the period. As you know, I do have a period costume that resembles Mr. Darcy's that I use in portraying the missionary, Luther Rice, who went to India in 1812, then returned home to lay the foundation in the U.S. for foreign mission support. Just a little added history.

I do have an answer for Tate's joke. The chicken crossed the road to get in the shade. He was so hot in the sun he was about fried...didjagetit? Fried...you know...chicken! A real barrel scraper, huh?

Love you!
Dad

Gretchen said...

because mr.Darcy was on the other side?? Bwahaha.

This, my new bloggity friend, is a true original. From my dtr @ age 3.5-4ish: why did the chicken cross the road? To get its tape recorder.

Thank you. I realize that your child may need some explaining with regards to the archaic technology of a tape recorder. My dtr was referring to her shiny, large, plastic red, white, & blue Fisher Price music & storytelling machine.

Thanks for the chance! Tho I lurve this movie (& Big doesn't hate Keira, either), I don't own it. YET :)

Kendra said...

Please, the best answer is "To get away from Col. Sanders!"

And don't send me the movie. It's blasphemy! You know the BEST version is the A&E version with Collin Firth. YUM! Now, he I can fall in love with!

Jessica said...

Well, in Springdale the chicken crosses the road because he fell off the Tyson truck. I don't know how many times we've been driving around Northwest Arkansas and seen a chicken walking around on the side of the road and Luke has shouted, "Oooo! Get out and get that chicken! You know what good eatin' that is? That's a FRESH chicken!" Ugh. Sometimes I really wonder why I married a country boy (but then he melts me with that drawl and it's all okay).

Oh. And thanks for the shout out. ;)

Jessica said...

Okay, so I just read your dad's comment where he spelled out "didjagetit" and had a little chuckle in his honor. I grew up with him elbowing me and repeating that phrase and it was just so funny to see it in print. I heart you, BroJim!

Jessica said...

I really wanted to help Tate out and Luke knew no jokes appropriate for a 5-year-old (he'd better start learning!), so I did a search and there's actually a web site www.whydidthechickencrosstheroad.com, but it's not that good. BUT I won a swagbuck for my search, so even if I don't win the giveaway, I'm pretty happy!

Here's what I came up with elsewhere:

Why did the chicken cross the PLAYGROUND? To get to the other SLIDE!

Why did the rooster cross the road? To cock-a-doodle do something!

Why did the cow cross the road? To get to the udder side!

Why did the chewing gum cross the road? Because it was stuck to the chicken!

Hope some of these are new to your little dude. I now feel like a Laffy Taffy wrapper.

Michele said...

to get away from the high fructose corn syrup and get a yummy whey protein shake . . . that one was for YOU!!!

how 'bout . . . to go see Mr. Woodchuck . . . I say this b/c when my little one was 4 she went through this stage where she'd ask me over and over again throughout the day . . . "Mama, how much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?" Teach him this, then he'd leave you along with 'chicken cross the road' jokes.

I'll be back 'cause I've never seen this movie . . . and I've wanted to . . . and, I'll be drenching myself in classical literature all.summer.long.

Lori Motl said...

SO many people are so kind, saying they don't want the movie...I'm not one of them! I was actually planning on buying it. So, from my kids...

Why did the chicken cross the road? To get to the cow on the other side.

Lame, I know. We are working on teaching them what makes a joke funny. They don't really get it yet!

snoodlings.com said...

I don't know who Jessica is but she stole my "to get to the other slide" joke.

I'm going away to pout now because I actually DO want that movie, I DON'T already have it, and I was very excited about leaving my favorite chicken joke. Stupid Google search for chicken jokes.

I'm going off to pout now. I may or may not be back to try again. Depends on how long I can keep my pout on.

Mandy said...

'Why did the piggy bank cross the road?
To get to the chicken on the other side!'

Hamm from Toy Story 2

lisa@littlesliceoflife said...

Ok-technically this a turkey joke but it IS poultry so it counts, right?!

Why did the turkey cross the road?
- To prove he wasn't chicken

Stephanie @ My Answered Prayer said...

From Logan-to get to the other side

Then A said to get to the other side

Then they are asking if that is right.

E said to get to the healthy food.

A said Why did car cross the road? To get to the vegetable. As she tries to eat the blanket demonstrating.

Jim said...

Amb,
Here's another freebee-
Put your thinkin' cap on!

The chicken crossed the road in order to make it mad!

And another -

The chicken crossed the road because that was where the treaure was buried! Careful on this one!

One more -

The chicken crossed the road because he was religious!

That's the lot!
Dad

Gretchen said...

Jim-Dad, I will not have you hijacking these comments in order to win this glorious prize. Why, just because you're Amber's father, you think you can come over her, and well...comment...all the day long.

NO more Mrs. Nice Gretchen. Nope. Not when you stand between me and Mr. Darcy.

Gretchen said...

Especially since I would never hijack a comments section or anything.

Gretchen said...

For that would be unfair, underhanded, and just...beneath me.

Gretchen said...

So, I'm off now. For good.

Gretchen said...

And I mean it this time.

Glo said...

Okay, I have never seen this movie, so I guess I will try to answer this Chicken joke.

The chicken crossed the road to prove it to the possum that it can be done.

Not sure how good that one is, but I tried.

Robin said...

From my boys

Chicken crossed the road because he was stapled to the cow.

I am stumbling around reading some of my favorite blogs tonight and found yours. I don't know how I haven't happened upon it before especially since I was raised in SoArk.

Jessica said...

Ha ha! How 'bout this one: Why did the chicken cross the road? To prove to the armadillo that it could be done!

Ginger@From The Cocoon said...

jokes are def not my thing...I'm horrible at them, but I so want to win...so....

....because he refused to ask for directions...

mer@lifeat7000feet said...

You really wanna make Tate laugh? Then tell him these jokes:

How do you catch a unique rabbit?
(Unique up on it)I love Pride and Predjudice--all versions. I adore Mr. Darcy.

mer@lifeat7000feet said...

What do you call cheese that doesn't belong to you?


Nacho cheese

mer@lifeat7000feet said...

Why were the pilgrim's pants always falling down??

Because they wore their belt buckles on their hats

mer@lifeat7000feet said...

Not necessarily kid friendly--

If H20 is on the inside of a hyrant, what's on the outside?

K9P

mer@lifeat7000feet said...

I'm out. That's all I've got.

If I make MAMA snort pineapple diet DP, do I win????? Because I have some more that aren't so kid friendly.

mer@lifeat7000feet said...

One more:

Where do you find a dog with no legs?

Exactly where you left him

mer@lifeat7000feet said...

Lest I be disqualified for NOT leaving you a chicken crossing the road joke, let me give you one.

Why did the chicken cross the road?

Don't ask me, ask the CHICKEN.

Carpoolqueen said...

He will LOVE this one.

Why did the chicken cross the road?

VROOM *splat* The world will never know.

Mich said...

I am cracking up right! I told you Dad would come through for you with a joke or two.

Your bloggy buddy Ms. Gretchen better watch out talking to our daddy like that! :)

Good luck to all who have entered. (even Gretchen!)

Mich said...

Can you "crack up right?" I think I meant "Cracking up right now!"

Jessica said...

No worries, Michele. I read it more as, "cracking up, right?" :)

Gretchen said...

Mich, your daddy should take it as a compliment that my claws don't just come out for the ladies. I am equally catty to both genders.

Especially when you think of what's at stake here. I almost wrote "steak". Wrong, right?

Gretchen said...

When you tire of the chicken philosophy, you can always go on to "How many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Roll pop?".

Glad I could help.

Mich said...

I think I like you Gretchen! You make me laugh! (I'll try and put in a good word for you. :)

Of course I have to warn you...I'm her older sister and she never did listen to me much. Now if you were to sweet talk my dad into giving you a shout out, you might have a chance at good 'ol Mr. Darcy. :)

Kendra said...

I''ll hijack it again. No claws out. Why be catty when I KNOW I'm right! ;-)

Can I make a t-shirt: My Mr. Darcy is better than your Mr. Darcy?

Becca~TimeWellSpent said...

I have nothin'! "to get to the other side" doesn't seem inspiring enough and I have little imagination right now. I haven't seen this movie though and would love to!

Gretchen said...

Jim-Dad...

perhaps we got started on the wrong foot...

i'm really only catty and selfish when it comes to things that I need.

You understand.

My husband has (bless him) noted that on very few occasions, I've mixed up my wants verses my needs.

So...in summary...this chick is crossing the road...to claw her way to 19th century England.

(How'd I do, Mich?)

Michele said...

My brain is too tired to think if a joke .. . so I'll just say 'cause the chicken was tired. . . I NEED this movie b/c I NEED an excuse to sit down and watch one. Please pick me random generator. I'll be back. . .

Jim said...

Amb,
And LADIES!!!! I just caught up for my internet was down from Sat. night late. Is there a record on one blog's comments? You've a lot of hits and I haven't even read your latest blog.

Let me recall my first comment - I'm not in the running for the DVD.
I just was making an effort to insure TATE's joke book was full. We're gonna have him and his brothers for a week and a half in June, and I figure most of these we'll hear, jaheer?

I'll probably do a blog on their time with us. How's that?

So back to Mr. Darcy. You really do know why the chicken crossed the road, don'tcha? To let his friends know he had no "proud prejudice" against either side!

Oh, well, the beat goes on!

Love ya, Amb - and your friends!
Dad

Mich said...

You did good Gretchen. You may just have a chance...

Of course it probably helps that neither my dad or myself are in the running for the movie. I already have it and love it!

I've enjoyed chatting with you though!

Amb when are you announcing the big winner, anyway?!

Lori Motl said...

And I thought I had time on my hands! Geez, people!

Lori Motl said...

I just lost a job...that should be worth a dvd!