February 5, 2008 at 7:22 am
When I asked you to post what your favorite body of water was for the Brita Giveaway, I was being rather flippant. I thought it was a goofy question to ask people, like “What’s your favorite South African mammal?” But – DAMN – you guys really knocked it out of the park. Your comments on water made my eyes wet. After reading all your entries I feel like I’ve taken a trip around the world, from Kenyan tidal pools populated by scorpion fish, to quarries where you were terrorized by catfish, to iced over lakes where you boot-skated as a child. You shared your happiest memories of living in Paris and Egypt and The Caribbean or just kicking around the creek as a kid.
As I’ve sat in my one bedroom apartment writing entries, my stat counter never made me realize that I’d had visitors from such beautiful foreign lands. Your posts made me realize beauty can be found anywhere, in oceans on the other side of the world or in the joy of splashing in [...]
January 30, 2008 at 8:59 am
Two giveaways in less than a week! When it rains it pours. Speaking of water, I’m giving away three Brita faucet mounts and three water bottles, courtesy of Brita, FilterForGood, and The Biggest Loser. As the press release I copied and pasted from said, “Brita and FilterForGood are partnering with The Biggest Loser to eliminate bottled water from the ranch in efforts to help contestants reduce their waists and their waste. Bottled water waste has become a very real environmental concern, with more than 38 billion disposable bottles sent to U.S. landfills last year.” This sounded like a good cause, and I’m all for reducing waste, reducing waists, and distributing free water filters.
So, how do you enter my giveaway? I briefly considered making you post recipes again like I did with the chicken giveaway. Then I came to my senses and realized I didn’t want to read dozens of entries about the best way to make ice. Instead, post a comment stating what your favorite body of water is and why. This includes oceans, lakes, [...]