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Vote for Rachel’s food blogging session. (There will be cupcakes!)

My fellow Seal Press author and cupcake blogger, Rachel Kramer Bussel, has proposed a food blogging panel for the annual SWSX festival next year entitled, “Nom Nom Nom: The Secrets of Successful Foodblogging.” Go vote for her. If she gets in and you attend, you will get a free cupcake.

Bitch about sportswear and get a free bra

MizFit is hosting a contest where everyone who leaves a comment about what bugs them about athletic apparel will get a free sports bra. (Looks like the bra is for A/B size runners, so busty women be warned.) Be sure to read the post, because you have to email the sponsor after leaving a comment. Only runs until midnight tonight!

ETA: MizFit commented below that “It’s HIGH IMPACT for A/B and low impact for larger cup women. My sister is a C almost D and likes hers (ok, she steals mine :)) but she uses it for lifting weights/elliptical machine.”

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Viral video contest winner

Congratulations to Kelly, who has already been contacted and confirmed her acceptance of her prize as winner of the viral video contest prize package. She was lucky number 63 of 83 entries. Thank you to everyone who posted my video on their web sites. I almost feel dizzy from all that spinning.

ETA: Kelly now has a blog at Losing it! Check it out.

Reminders

You can still win $25 at Amazon.com!

You’ve still got 4 days left to enter my Viral Video Contest and be entered to win a $25 gift certificate to Amazon.com, a Burt’s Bee’s gift basket, a free autographed book and a spaghetti scepter. (Do it for the spaghetti scepter.) Details are here.

Catch me in South Bend

I’ll be in South Bend, Indiana, holding court in the Barnes & Noble at 4601 Grape Road at 4pm on Saturday, June 28. I’m sold out of autographed copies on my book site, so this is one of the last times you’ll be able to score a signed copy unless you randomly bump into me on the street while carrying a copy.

Please spay and neuter your pets

It’s important to control the pet population…oh wait, sorry, this has nothing to do with me or weight loss. I’m just flashing back to the prime time edition of The Price is Right last night.

How to lose 192 pounds in 7 seconds: Viral video prize giveaway and super secret bonus content!

Contest! Woo-hoo! If you enjoyed the video above (and even if you didn’t) you can enter to win the Half-Assed Prize Pack in celebration of the release of my book, Half-Assed: A Weight-Loss Memoir. The prize pack includes:

A $25 gift certificate to Amazon.com

A signed copy of Half-Assed: A Weight-Loss Memoir

A signed galley copy. (Galleys are early uncorrected proofs that are sent to reviewers.)

A Burt’s Bee’s gift basket

My favorite kitchen gadget, the apple corer and slicer

A Spaghetti Scepter from the PastaQueen

Interested? To enter, all you have to do is:

Embed the video in your blog, MySpace, message board post – whatevah. The code to embed the video is here:

Link back to this post: http://www.pastaqueen.com/halfofme/archives/2008/06/how_to_lose_192.html

E-mail me a link to your entry at contest@halfassedbook.com

I’ll check your post to verify you did everything correctly and then you will be entered for the prize. The contest runs from now until 11:59pm EST on June 30, 2008. A winner will be randomly selected in July. You may enter as many times as you like, though each entry must be on [...]

Galley contest reminder

Just a reminder, but today is the last day to automatically be entered to win a free galley copy of my upcoming book by signing up for my mailing list. Quite a few of you have signed up for the list, but haven’t confirmed your membership, making you ineligible for the drawing. After you signed up you should have been sent a confirmation email with a link you needed to click to finish the sign-up process. If you didn’t get it, check your spam folder or try signing up again. I’d hate for you to miss your chance for a free book because of an email snafu!

Also, Amazon is currently offering an extra 5% on all books pre-orders. So, if there was something you wanted to preorder, you can save an extra 54 cents and buy yourself some gum afterwards! I don’t know how long they will be running this offer, but thanks to Sara for pointing it out.

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Jennette Fulda tells stories to the Internet about her life as a smartass, writer, weight-loss inspiration, chronic headache sufferer, and overall nice person (who is silently judging you). She does this at JenFul now, but you can still have fun perusing her past here.

Disclaimer: I am not responsible for keyboards ruined by coffee spit-takes or forehead wrinkles caused by deep thought.

Life in Quarantine for Ebola Exposure: 21 Days of Fear and Loathing - NYTimes.com
I tend to stay at home a lot, but 21 days stuck in my apartment would drive me crazy.

Buy Experiences, Not Things - The Atlantic
Money can buy happiness if you spend it on experiences, not things.

The Man Who Smuggles Trader Joe’s into Canada
I'd heard of Pirate Joe's before but this article gives a real in-depth look at it.

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