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A Year of Slow Cooking

Saturday, February 7, 2009

A (not a crockpot) Give-Away

Helllllooooooo there. I have stuff to give away. Last night I attended the BlogHer Valentine's Day meet up in San Francisco; it was a lot of fun. I sort of lost my voice though. I had the neat honor of being able to demonstrate the new Nintendo DS interactive cookbook: Personal Trainer Cooking.

It's very cool. I made bruschetta. Not in the crockpot. The kids and I played around with the game for about a week (they have DSes. is that the proper plural for DS?) before I did the presentation. They really liked how it was voice activated, and loved the cooking/chopping demonstration videos---especially the one on how to prepare sardines.

I have a copy of the game to give away (unfortunately you need a DS in order to play it...), a cool Nintendo messenger bag, and some refrigerator magnets.

I'm also going to give away a copy of the 30 Day Shred. I really like The Shred. But I only did 14 days in a row. Then I got horribly sick and couldn't bend over without my head feeling like it was going to explode in a hundred million pieces. I'm pretty sure I had (maybe I still have, I'm not certain) a sinus infection, but never went to the doctor. I'm almost 92% better, but still have weird problems swallowing and my glands are swollen.

Other than that, I'm peachy-keen. BUT! The Shred works, and if you do it, you'll notice a difference right away. The first 4 days are filled with excruciating agony, however, so please be aware. All you need for the video is a pair of light (2-3 pound) dumbbells, although you could also use cans of beans.

Don't do what I did, which was to move on to level 2 prematurely. There are a lot of lunges in level 2 and my knees were NOT happy. They are popping now every time I sit and stand. I'm falling apart. Jenny wrote a post re-capping what she and I did with the Shred.
I really should start it up again today. But it's Saturday. hmm.

I also will order a copy of Totally Together: An Organizational Journal for the Busy Household, for the lucky winner which was supposed to be released the end of March, but now due to a paper snafu will come out in April, but still with plenty of time for spring-cleaning. Amazon will honor all pre-orders and all that good stuff.

And yes, I am working on the website for this book but it's taking way longer than I thought it would. Due to life. Life really just kind of bosses you around sometimes.

The crockpot book is due March 1, so I'll have a lot more time on my hands very soon, and will keep you posted.

Okay. As a recap, One Lucky Person will be getting an incredibly awesome swag bag from Nintendo, a Nintendo Personal Trainer Cooking Game, the 30 Day Shred, and a copy of Totally Together: An Organizational Guide for the Busy Household.

The winner will be picked through the random number thingy mabob on Wednesday, February 11 at 10am Pacific.

Please leave a comment on this post with your email address (you can write it in DOT COM code). I'll delete all the comments with email addresses once the contest is over.

UPDATED 2/9/09: You all are crazy. In a good way. Mir just emailed a head's up that she's hosting a give-away on Want Not for a new Slow Cooker Mate (I've never heard of this! It looks really cool), which goes until the 11th, too.

10am, 02/11/09. The contest is now over. Thank you to all 2335 people who entered. The winner will be announced as soon as I can get my act together.
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