Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Vintage Thirty Gives You Gas

Today is a birthday of sorts. One year ago, on this day, Vintage Thirty was born. And oh how she's grown! And been Stumbled and Kirtsy-ed! The response to my blog over the past year is utterly and overwhelmingly flattering. Many topics have been discussed here and we've bonded over: Tampons, Beowulf, Self-Check Out Lanes, and one of the most popular posts which garnered the most comments because you guys are not even kidding about - After Game Snacks. You know, serious issues - where serious means: not at all.

[Brief digression: Regarding the after game snacks. Last Saturday was my turn on the soccer snack roster and I provided raisin snack packs and orange juice boxes. One mother returned to me and handed over the THREE boxes of raisins (you know for the player and his two siblings) stating "here, my children won't eat these" with what can only be described as contempt. What have you got against the raisin? They're just grapes and sunshine! Natures candy! Did I mention sunshine?]

You all. Are. Fabulous. Words cannot express how grateful I am that approximately eleventy-quadruple-hundred of you visit daily; whatever your reason for doing so, I want to extend my heartfelt gratitude. And what better way to do that than with buying your affection presents! And not just something you'll stick on a shelf and say "oh, that's nice". This is gas people! Liquid gold! And hopefully there is a Shell gas station near you so that you can use this $25 gift card!



The rules are the same as my one and only other giveaway.

  1. Leave a comment. Anything you want to say tell me I'm pretty by Friday, September 19th at 11:59pm
  2. You can leave as many comments telling me I'm pretty as you want but your name will only count once.
  3. I will write each name on a slip of paper.
  4. I will put those names into the more than adequate bowl.
  5. Mr. Farklepants will draw the name and that person will win!
  6. I will announce the winner on Monday, September 21st.
  7. That person will email me with their contact information and I will send them the gift card.
  8. The winner will fill up a quarter of their tank with the super fantastic gas card.
BUT WAIT! THERE'S MORE!

If you do nothing but comment act now you could win a fabulous $25 Starbucks gift card! In fact, if your name is drawn for the gas card, your name will go back in the more than adequate bowl for the chance to win both! And won't people be mad at you if you win the entire giveaway! [Rhetorical, hence the exclamation point instead of the question mark] So please enter for the possibility to win gas, coffee, and possible scorn! I mean, who wouldn't want that?

Thank you!

138 comments:

Undomestic Diva said...

You had me at Starbucks.

Which is fuel for my body and mind.

elizabeth said...

a double give away, can't resist!

Lisa Milton said...

Um, you are perty and I'm not afraid of a little scorn.

:)

zeghsy said...

i'm sold. and happy birthday!

fairytalesandmargaritas said...

I can't believe it's only been a year! You're a pro!

SuburbanCorrespondent said...

Mine! They're both mine!

ccr in MA said...

Gasoline and/or frappuccino! What more could I want?

Happy birthday, blog! Keep it up for another year (at least).

Twenty Four At Heart said...

Congrats on your one year. Who can resist getting gas from coffee? Or whatever it was you said ...

Nut Nut said...

Fill me up. Gas, coffee, doesn't matter.

Happy Bday!

Dustin said...

You're pretty AND raisins rule! (and who knocks free stuff?)

Lisa said...

Im in. :) Happy blogging b-day.

Jaci said...

Hmmm....is Shell a Southern thing? I don't think I have a Shell station anywhere near me.

But you're still pretty. :)

Angie Kimbro said...

Well, for what its worth - you are pretty and I love your blog - makes me laugh daily. Happy B-Day!

Andrea's Sweet Life said...

*SNIFF* The first birthday already? They grow so fast!

Beckie said...

Happy Birthday/Anniversary/Blogoversary or whatever you crazy kids are calling it these days.

P.S. - My iron is just as dusty as yours (was)!

Shanna said...

You are very pretty! And I love your blog! And I hope I win the scorn!

pam said...

pretty, pretty, pretty

Jessica said...

Raisins were rejected? That ain't cool. Also, wouldn't you just shove them in your purse instead of returning?

Tracy said...

Wait, you could give me coffee and gas-ooh hoo, you could be my new bff. Or I could be your virtual stalker, maybe not, that takes too much effort on my part. (hmm too much effort, that is why I just read everyone elses and don't have my own blog!)

You are one of my favorites though!

Adrienne said...

Gas Tank, Gas Tank,
On the Car
WHo's the Prettiest one
By far?


YOU!

Steph said...

Gas is nice, but coffee is vital.

:)

Jenn said...

If liquid gold and liquid crack are not good enough reasons to come out of hiding, I don't know what are. :o) Your SOOOOOOOOOO pretty! ;o)

Carrie's Creations said...

Happy Blogiversary!

thedailysnark said...

Woo-hoo! Free gas!

I recently found your blog and I love it. It's definitely one I go to on a daily basis. Keep writing!

Debbie said...

Gas and coffee? Wooee! And, you smell so nice lately, by the way.

Allison said...

Happy Blogoversary Tootsie! You are beautiful, fantastic, funny, and I heart you. I can't believe it's only been a year.

Renee said...

You often write what I am thinking!

I'm glad I found your blog, but I just can't remember how ... maybe Blissfully Domestic?

Amy said...

Wow! These would be great.

Happy birthday or blogiversary or whatever it is. Here's to another great year!

Mekhismom said...

Happy Bloggy Birthday. Not sure if that is a word but roll with me on this one. I have enjoyed your blog and look forward to remaining a loyal reader.

Oh, and of course you are pretty too! That always attracts readers.

Lynn D said...

Count me in. I love your blog (especially the after snacks post). I'm in a carpool and the kids have about a 40 minute ride and we are suppose to bring a "snack". I'm so tired of hearing..."what else have you got?" when they hate my snack options.

Angie @ KEEP BELIEVING said...

Technically speaking, Starbucks costs WAAAAYY more per gallon.

If I tell you you're pretty, do I get two entries?

I don't need to tell you you're pretty because I hope you know your grade A BEAUTIFUL.

KEEP BELIEVING

Jarrard said...

Congratulations on your milestone!!!!

I love your blog and remembered every story behind the links that you listed in this post without even having to listen... What a memory I have!

Now where are my car keys?

calicobebop said...

Wow - happy birthday! It's a generous blogger that gives stuff away on her birthday instead of asking for presents. We love you!

Kimmylyn said...

Gas and Coffee.. Hello my friend.. :)

Happy Blog Birthday~~~

Anonymous said...

You're So Pretty... Thanks for the chuckle, smirk, smile every morning!
(I'm not a blogger so I don't know if my comment will come thru, but I'm Lisa from IGH)

Jessie said...

My gas-guzzler says, pick me! And, you are very pretty.

mommy2twinkies-Deb said...

Yesterday, we had to drive miles (MILES) to find a gas station that was actually selling gas. I kid you not. I love your blog, you make me smile everyday, and you're pretty! :-)

Helloheather said...

Oooooohhh...I would love free gas! Man, I think sometimes about how I used to fill up my 12-gallon tank for...well...$12. Yeah. Those were the days.

Count me in!

Moi said...

Ooooh, you're extra pretty!

JoeinVegas said...

Starbucks? Oh, Tootsie, you are so pretty. Beautiful even, but don't tell Mr. Farkelpants I have a thing for you, I don't want to be beat up even over the internets.

Lo said...

rrr, you know, soccer moms scare me. when i was a kid playing soccer, i was lucky if i got an orange slice.

and gas AND starbucks? be still my beating heart.

The Glamorous Life said...

I am a sucker for a give away.
Write my name on a BIG piece of paper. perhaps one that smells like a well cooked steak.....men respond to that. it is their nature.

Oh- and dang you look hot today. You are so purtty.....

NES said...

You're pretty!! But even if you weren't, I'd still read you...

Christi said...

Yay!

and I think you're pretty!

Michelle said...

Your snack post STILL has me all riled up and ready to fight the man when my child gets to that stage. I still have a looooong way to go though since I'm only 4 months pregnant!

You're such a hot momma. I hope to be a hot momma too!

Your Pal Pinki said...

You're so pretty! : ) Happy Bloggy Birthday!!!

Burgh Baby said...

Congratulations! You look so pretty for an old-time blogger! (A year is a long time, y'know. Don't be thinking I'm calling you old, because I'm not. I already did that months ago.)

stephnkiddos said...

Okay, I just discovered your blog this past week and I'm hooked!! Reading your blog is now part of my daily routine!! Thank you for confirming what I think to myself so often and making me realize that I'm not alone! You just write it so much better than I think it!!!

Mama Dawg said...

Whoooo hoooo...You had me at gas card!

Emily said...

WooHOO! Scorn! Count me in.

PS I was convinced that the gas station on the way to my Grandmother's was a Conoco. you'll be happy to know that it is actually a Shell.
PPS Happy Blogaversary, you look lovely today.
PPPS Use the spare raisins in oatmeal cookies. Then eat them yourself. That will show them.

AGSoccerMom said...

Are you kidding me? The mom brought them back to you. How Rude! Some people always seem to amaze me. I hope I win the gas card so I can come down and watch your kids games and say Tootsie where are my raisins and Starbucks?
See kids if you eat your raisins Tootsie rewards your MOM with Starbucks....

MamaHenClucks said...

You're so pretty, oh so pretty. . .
Starbucks and gas. . . Could it be any better?

Mother Goose said...

OHH my gosh, do I want the starbucks card more than the gas card?? NO!!! I want them both!

you are smokin' hot purdy.

Congrats on your one year BIRTHDAY! so glad I found you soon enough to be a part of it!

Rebecca said...

You are awesome! Funny & giving stuff away (and totally pretty!) :)

Elle Charlie said...

You TOTALLY had me at Starbucks. Last night at dinner with friends I was trying to explain my obsession/addiction, and they seemed to get it. One friend summarized, "It just makes you happy, a little bit of pure happy every day, guarenteed." By George I think she got it! It DOES make me happy! Which sounds so much more pure than saying I have an addiction :)

Bunny Bunster said...

Not only are you pretty, but I'm sure you smell good too!!

Katie said...

I guess the best way for me to say "Thank you for the grins, chuckles, and snorts," is to win one of the drawings. Count me in!

Shania said...

AND you have shiny hair! That should get me multiple entries. I'm all for stacking the odds.

carrie said...

Did that woman expect you to have a back-up snack for her picky eaters? Sheesh! Happy birthday to you. Love the blog.

Kimmie said...

hmf. my kids like raisins.

happy bloggy b-day!!

Baby Favorite said...

Wow, what I would do for my new blog to be that popular in a year's time! That's very impressive (yet not surprising, given the fun your blog provides).

I am disgusted with that anti-raisin family.

stu said...

So it was you all this time giving me gas. I thought it was anything I ate. Maybe I should start saying "sorry about that, I just farklepantsed"

Oh, and you are pretty.

-Stu

EatPlayLove said...

Oh happy days. one fine year of chuckles!

Anonymous said...

Gotta love a little gas!
Happy blogging b-day!
michelleb.

Earth Girl said...

You are soooo pretty.

Amy Amy Bo Bamey said...

Starbucks is my liquid gold but I need the other liquid gold to get me there!!

Toostie is my IDOL!

Kathy said...

Viva la raisin!

Pick me, pretty blogger.

Kaye Butler said...

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My van loves gas and I love starbucks!

Laura said...

Congrats on your blog anniversary! I'm a newbie to reading it, and it keeps me laughing! And, of course, you're pretty!

ms-teacher said...

Both would be lovely prebirthday presents :)

Fiona Biggs said...

One solid helping of scorn please. :) Keep up the good work, I've really enjoyed reading your blog. Oh, and you are pretty!

WSU Laura said...

I so want the scorn...because then it means I won. Happy One Year!

Heather of the EO said...

I'm having a one year giveaway too, but I have to say that the interest over here, in your giveaway, is kicking my giveaways ass. :) That's because you're so pretty. And lovely. And smart. And witty....

Eve Grey said...

You are the most enchanting, engaging, enticing, fascinating, fetching, beauteous, comely, gorgeous, glamorous, handsome, lovely, ravishing, sightly, stunning, lovely, winning,winsome and bewitching blogger EVER!

Formercitygirl said...

I've been silently lurking for a few weeks, but this seems like the perfect time chime in. Happy Birthday! I love your blog!

Timi said...

Well HOT DAMN!!! Enter me in that drawing!
Oh yeah...........Happy Birthday!
Timi

Mrs. G. said...

Happy Birthday Vintage Thirty! Don't enter me in the drawing-I just one somewhere else and don't want to be greedy.

Ringleader said...

Raisin returning lady needs to check herself! Next time, you should take tuna sandwiches (ooh- or carrot sticks) just for the fun of watching the reaction. Just as long as you aren't one of those people that hands out pennies and toothbrushes instead of candy on Halloween... then, I might have to track you down and TP your house- no- really-

And oh yeah- YOU'RE PRETTY!

~annie said...

Congratulations/Happy blog bday! Have I told you you're pretty lately?
Thank you!

thebeesknees said...

Are Canucks eligible? We're people too! :P

Babs - IL said...

I just recently found your blog and love it! Happy Blogaversary!

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Hey, paying for comments--I've got to try it! JK-I'm totally in.

And we love you 'cause you're sassy!

Koni said...

Congrats on your 1 year blogday!

Sue said...

OK, why would she have taken the 3 boxes of raisins in the first place if her kids didn't like them?

Anyhoo....happy blog-aversary! One year of providing the masses with your EXCELLENT sense of humor and your stunning good looks. Please keep it going, I need my daily fix!

Sara said...

I'm in! You've come so far in just a year. Congrats! :)

Andrea said...

Congratulations, pretty lady! I'm in the Houston area and we are still struggling somewhat post-Hurricane Ike, so it might be a while before that gas card actually gets used (no gas at any stations in my vicinity, unfortunately). Starbucks is open for business, though... of course!

BusyDad said...

There are worse ways to get gas than to read this here blog. This is almost as good as eating an entire meat-lover's pizza. And if I don't win, I will give you a scornful look if I see you walking on Ventura Blvd, because yes, I work in your neck of the woods now! (CONGRATS on your blogiversary!)

Collette said...

Congrats Tootsie and happy birthday. Being a newbee (an entire month under my belt), that is quite an impressive mark.

Oh, by the way, yer perty. Or, as my Tweedle would say, Pwety.

JCK said...

You, my Tootsie, are FABULOUS! I love your blog and you're not bad in person either. I adore you. And if I win both, I can fill up with gas, come visit you and take you out to Starbucks. Now, how great would that be???

Congrats, sweetie! You've really got something here.

JCK said...

OH...P.S. P.S. P.S....

The blog post for God's sake... that woman should be stuffed with raisins! The nerve. My children's favorite snack. And getting OJ? That would be like crack at our house.

cactus petunia said...

Gas AND coffee? How could I not comment?

Happy bloggy birthday, Tootsie-and congrats on the multiple entries...I just tried my first giveaway, and got...I won't spoil it, you'll just have to check it out for yourself!

http://buenosburritos.blogspot.com/2008/09/and-winner-is.html

Saucy said...

Did you say, gas, coffee and porn? I'm in.

Ooooh, she said scorn? Well, I can handle that too.

Lauren said...

Gas & chai latte would make for a glorious commute

seachange said...

Sept. 17 is Kate's 18th birthday!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to both of you!

Karen said...

I so need the Starbucks today. If my name isn't chosen I may just cry into my microwaved cup of hot tea. And that would just be pathetic.

Catholic Runner said...

Love your blog! Happy to hear I am not the only fundraising, after game snack hater.

hulagirlatheart said...

Me, me, me. Pick me!! I need the gas card. I spent all my money on my daughter's Homecoming dress.

Wendy B said...

Your blog is a wonderful read, congrats on the first anniversary!

Manic Mommy said...

Pick me!

Pick me!

I'd take either but really? The Starbucks. I think I had a little caffeine orgasm.

You're so pretty, and funny, and...smart!

SabrinaD1977 said...

You're not pretty though...you're flippin' gorgeous! I swear (although for free gas I may say anything!

Candy said...

Happy Birthday you beautiful person!!!!

amybee said...

Gas and coffee. Please?

littlepills said...

Your blog bday is on my real bday! Thanks for the laughs!

O'Neal (The woman in charge around here) said...

I would go on and on about how incredibly gorgeous and wonderfully witty you are but then I get all nervous about crossing the crazy lesbian stalker line I might be virtually crossing so... Could you just put my name in the bowl? Pretty please?

PS - If you check your site meter and see I was on your site for like 200 hours it was because hubby closed my lap top in the middle of my reading insisting on that dinner thing.

PPS - The last time it was my turn for snack day I sent chocolate pudding & juice boxes and he teacher sent over half of each back to me saying "Most kids don't like anything chocolate and the others will only drink water." What kind of freaks are these kids? No chocolate???

apathetic bliss said...

pretty pretty pretty pick me pick me!!!!

Keifersgirl said...

Pick me! Pick me! I could use a lil' of both ;o)

Just The Girl said...

Me, Me , Me...please.

Kim said...

Oh you are SO pretty....and you definitely do not need make up :)

Eternal Sunshine said...

You are looking super-lovely today. Have you lost weight?? WOW!

Kal said...

Gas for my mini van, and fuel for my soul! It doesn't get better!!!

Caitlin said...

Just found your blog and it's lovely, as I'm sure you are...but I haven't yet come across a pic of you, so... Just kidding! Congrats on the blog birthday.

MamaMo said...

Count me in!! I've SO enjoyed getting to know you.

Jenny said...

Gas, coffee, and possible scorn?! Count me IN!!

Keep the posts coming! Love, love, love your blog!

Maura said...

I live for scorn! Sign me up.

Whew, I'm a little exhausted by all that effort. I think I need a coffee beverage!

Colleen said...

Dude, that makes you a lot younger than I had you pegged cuz my blogoversary is on the 29th. You're not even two weeks older than me and we all know how incredibly young I act, er, I mean, am. :)

And did you happen to tell that mother that she gets a big fat FAIL in nutrition for not teaching her children to love grapes and sunshine?

A Slice of the Pie said...

Linked here from Does this blog make us look fat?, and I am glad I did!

SuperSaverSusan said...

Love it!

mysecondjournal said...

STARBUCKS!!!!!!!!
I wanna win :-)

You are SO beatiful.. wow..and smart!

Kathy in Alabama said...

You and the gas card look pretty to me! :)

Sue said...

You are so pretty! And hilarious! And, I love your blog, and although I stalk you, it's in a good way. And, pick me!

The Introvert said...

You are so pretty. Every time you write a post, an angel has an orgasm. Wait...what's this brown stuff on my nose?

Larissa said...

Mmmm... I don't know which is actually better at this point - gasoline or Starbucks.

Which is *entirely* depressing.

But lo! Here is a chance at BOTH?!? Huzzah!

(What the HELL just came out of my fingertips? All of a sudden I was 15 again and working at the Renaissance Faire all over again. Help me. Please.) =P

Mikki said...

sign me up!! Happy belated blog birthday by the way--like my alliteration?

Kimberly said...

Thanks for the sanity.

Can I has latte now?

Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...

Happy Birthday Vintage Thirty blog!

Dear Mr. Farklepants:

Please pull my name from the bowl. I support raisins as snack food and that gas card would mean that I can drive my family to the next-door neighbor's house and back one more time.

Sincerely, Blog This Mom!

Caution Flag said...

Happy birthday! Who needs Starbucks when we have your blog? Really. It's that powerfully good.

apigchangedmylife said...

This blog has made my new office job a dream! Thanks Tootsie!!!!
You make me laugh out loud everyday.

dkuroiwa said...

Holy Moly Batman! But, unless someone jumps in before I hit "publish", I'm #128!! Took a butt-age to scroll down to the bottom...I think I pulled a muscle or something in my finger!!!
Did I miss the party?!?! I hope not!
Even though I can't use the dollars (for the gas or Starbucks!) I certainly know people who can and I'm all over "apple polishing"!!
Pick me....please, Mr. Farklepants...piiiiiiickkkkkk meeeeeeeeee!

Naomi said...

Raisins are PERFECT snacks for after games ... what would she rather, Twinkies? Great giveaway!

Jennifer said...

Thanks for brightening my days!

A.C. said...

Mmmm...Starbucks.

Susie said...

It's my turn to bring snacks to soccer - I thought I'd use the Starbucks card and bring them all lattes;)

anglophilefootballfanatic.com said...

Wow. You're giveaways put mine to shame Tootsie. Hides head.

Anonymous said...

people who decline snacks should be smacked! Happy anniversary

Starbucks and Gas-woohoo

klcrab

Madame Queen said...

134 comments! Holy crap! Still pretty good odds though. I've been so swamped that I haven't been reading blogs and look what happened? I almost missed this contest. That's what I get for doing work instead of goofing off!

Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

I love the rasin story! Grapes and sunshine- too cute!

Minnesota Matron said...

She'll take anything she gets, but wishes for magical wrinkle creme. . . .

Ringleader said...

It was MY turn to bring soccer snacks last week and I thought of you as I handed out raisins and NO DRINK (a beautifully passive aggressive choice I must say). I did give them the choice between yogurt covered and plain for, you know, fun. Tonight's mom brought fruit leather. It is still sitting unopened in our car, probably much like many of the raisin boxes from last week- but none of these moms is assinine enough to return them!