Monday, May 23, 2011

Give-Away #10 - Who Wants to Win a LARGE Fabric De-Stash?

GIVE-AWAY CLOSED

Okay, I have LOTS of fabric that I need/want to de-stash to make room for my new fabrics. 

I have minky & regular cotton.  One of the largest pieces is a half yd of Dr. Seuss red stripe fabric.  The minky fabrics are medium sized.  I have TONS of cotton fabrics in all shapes & sizes and all colors & designs.  Many are about a fat quarter, most are smaller.  I do have several pieces that are about half yard or slightly larger than that.  I have several 8.5" squares that I cut myself one night when I was in the mood to cut up tons of squares.  I also have several pre-cut shapes for infant & toddler bibs.  There are even 2 good sized breast cancer ribbon fabrics.  I also have 2 Fat Quarters that are still wrapped with the store sticker.

There may be some stray cat hairs on the fabric.  I will wash all fabrics again before shipping.  If you are allergic to cats, you may want to pass on this give-away.






































Who doesn't love a chance to win some FREE Fabric? 
Here's what you do:

This give-away will run for almost 2 weeks from (Tues) 5-24 thru (Fri) 6-10 @ midnight EST.  I will use Random.org to choose the winner & will announce the winner on (Sat) 6-11!
  1. For this give-away all you have to do is answer 1 question: Please tell me about a funny moment you were involved in.  I AM EXCITED ABOUT READING THESE STORIES.
  2. If you would like to be added to KoolBeenz' Give-Away email list to be notified of future give-aways, please say, "Add me" & enter your email address in another comment.  If you already receive the emails, let me know.  You will receive emails ONLY about give-aways, nothing more, I promise.
Let the Commenting Begin!

121 comments:

  1. My shopping trips...I went shopping with panty hose trailing out of one leg of my pants...oops! Got to stop removing my pants and panty hose in one swoop!!
    I also went shopping with two different shoes on...I was wondering why I was limping...one was a platform, the other was flat...ooops!!
    I think you get the idea..Is this good enough or do you want to hear about the time I brushed my teeth with the old tooth brush that I used to clean the grout off the tub...and I'm not going to mention what it cleaned on the toilet!
    Thanks for the chance to win your stash!
    Paulette

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  2. Look at all the goodies - I always took my kids to the local firehouse community 'meet Santa' breakfast when they were little. When my youngest son started kindergarten - our next Santa meeting and his turn to sit on Santa's lap and give his list. His face lit up, he de-bearded poor St. Nick, and yelled across the room - 'Mommy, you never told me Santa would be my bus driver'!!!!

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  3. Oh, what great scraps! Here's a funny fabric-related story that explains why I'd love to win these...and as a cat owner, you might appreciate it.

    There aren't a lot of fabric buying options where I live. A few months ago, I went searching for minky. Of course I hit up the 'big' fabric store first. I looked around for a bit, and finally asked one of the saleswomen if they had any minky in stock. She wasn't sure, so she directed me to ask the manager, who was also on the floor. I went over to the manager and told her I was looking to purchase brown dotted minky, if possible. She gave me a very strange look and told me to check the pet store around the corner!

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  4. Yes, I'm on your mailing list. Such a great idea!

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  5. a funny moment - I had my twin daughters and one of their friends. We had been to the store and I had purchased a head of cabbage. We got out of the car to go in to Chick-fil-A, I started up a small incline, stepped on some pine straw, slipped and fell over backwards, the head of cabbage went bouncing across the parking lot, and I peed in my pants.

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  6. I enjoy making charity quilts and see some fabric that would work well with some current projects. Plus, I've never quilted with minke so would love to win some to play with. This isn't my funny story, but one charity project has pink ribbon blocks (breast cancer) and I have made several with the same fabric you have.

    ok...my funny story. When I was young and dating my boyfriend bought a condo, but didn't have much money for furniture or decorations. I decided I'd make him a quilt. This was ages ago when comforters were popular, so I used two layers of batting. By the time the quilt was finished we had broke up, but I gave it to him anyway. Years later I learned that he thought I gave it to him with a mean streak, as his new girlfriend rolled over on a pin (accidently left in the quilt) and got pricked.

    I now make sure all pins are removed from my quilts, even for X's.

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  7. I'm already on the KoolBeenz' Give-Away email list. That's how I found out about this new giveaway.

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  8. My 13 year old daughter made Ginger cookies a couple months ago. They called for cloves, so she put in GARLIC cloves. We had a good laugh about that! Never had garlic cookies before - quite odd!

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  9. I'm already on your giveaway e-mail list. :) Thanks for another great giveaway!

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  10. Oh my goodness. This evening my wee one (she is two) went potty and needed new panties after coming off the potty. Her daddy put them on for her, and I told her to let me fix her wedgie. She came over to me and I tried to fix it. It wasnt fixable - her panties were on backwards. I tried to help her fix them, and she adamently insisted that she could do it.

    After about ten tries, she finally managed to put them on right. I gave her HUGE major jump up and down verbal praise. She prompltly dropped her drawers around her ankles. I told her that she was silly and to pull her panties up. She said no and giggled. This exchange went on a few times... i finally told her she was being inappropriate. She looked me square in the eye and said 'Yes, I am inappropriate' laughed and ran down the hall.

    Crazy child. I love her.

    Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  11. Yesterday on the way to church, I commented, "I wished they'd let us drink in church, but I understand why they don't." I meant water, but my family sure had fun with that!

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  12. I already receive your emails. Thanks!

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  13. The fabrics are great! I love to make scrappy quilts. Of course when you asked for a funny story, they all flew out of my head! So much depends on context. Okay, here's one, maybe. When my son was about 6, we were walking outside and I said, "Wow, it's a chilly day!" He sniffed the air and said, very seriously, "Yes, it does smell like chili, the kind grandma makes." Ha, not mine, of course!

    dezertsuz at gmail dot com

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  14. Oh wow! Okay, so if I win your fabrics will be in a good home where they will be put to good use. I see some SYOF custom diapers in there. Also, whatever fabrics I don't have a plan for I'll host a giveaway on my blog to send those along to someone else. So really, you'd be giving twice. :D Sounds good right?

    A funny moment of mine - I was in labor with my oldest daughter but things were moving slowly and irregularly so my coaches (bff & sis who stepped in for my husband that was out of state training) and I went walking around the 24 hour Safeway because it was the only store open at that hour. The two of them thought it was a good time to make jokes and they were so funny I peed my pants. Not a puddle of pee, peed my pants but still. I peed.

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  15. I am on your e-mail list. =]


    Thank you for the chance to win!

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  16. I'm already on the e-mail list, too.

    dezertsuz at gmail

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  17. When in the corporate world, I would buy the same style of comfortable heels in several colors. Once I wore one navy and one black shoe to work. I went through most the day without me (or anyone else) noticing. Wouldn't you know that the female SVP of marketing and sales noticed it immediately and commented upon it in front of the male executives as we stood at the elevator bank. It was humbling, but it was funny.

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  18. I already receive your email newsletter.

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  19. One of the funniest moments I have had was when I was walking around Walmart with one of my bras hanging out the bottom of my jeans. Talk about static cling!

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  20. You might have had to be there, or you might have to be Canadian, but... We were camping on the weekend, a group of about ten of us, including my daughter, s-i-l and their friends. Standing around the campfire chatting about music, the conversation veered off.
    Moxy Frovous, they were a great band. Jian Ghomeshi was in Moxy Frovous.
    Jian Ghomeshi, George Strobolopoulos and Rick Mercer are the greatest interviewers in the world.
    Yeah they are great.
    What about Peter Gzowski. He was pretty fabulous.
    Yeah. He was ahead of his time, doing things that noone else did back then.
    And what about Carol Off? (she is an interviewer on a CBC radio show called As It Happens) She's pretty great.
    Carol Off? Oh "carol-off".....Dashing through the snow in a one horse open sleigh....

    This last was sung with enthusiasm and gusto, obviously an attempt to win the carol-off. It was hilarious and had us all laughing well into the next day.
    Thanks for a chance to win those wonderful fabrics.

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  21. I receive your newsletter.

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  22. Funny moment i was involved in. Oh, wait. My husband and I are inventing new lyrics to the Lime and Coconut song. This is my new one:

    You put the thread in the needle, and you sew it all up :-) He cracks up every time I come up with a new one

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  23. The funniest thing for me was also the most wounding. I flipped over in a lawn chair while in a short dress and landed bottom up.Karma for yelling at the kids outside to not play so rough. My kids didn't bother to help me up, as we were all laughing so hard as well as I did not notice the gash in my head from landing on a rock.The side pain from laughter hurt worse. I follow you, thanks for reading!

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  24. My sweetie and I used to do the Regional (Farmer's ) Market in Syracuse NY, and our usual practice was to never interupt either one of us if we were in the middle of a sale. (We sold potholders and other small quilted items.) One Saturday I took a break, and came back to our booth, and could not see my sweetie. The whole booth was blocked by a large crowd! I finally was able to see, and discovered my sweetie being photographed by Japanese tourists, while other tourists watched. They had never seen potholders before, and wanted a photo with the maker! They had arrived on a large tour bus -- the only one I ever saw at the Farmer's Market in Syracuse NY!

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  25. Years ago, my job was taking medical information over the phone from physicians, patients, hospital employees, etc. We greeted callers by asking if we could help them, but occasionally the phone calls would overwhelm us and we would instead have to put callers on hold before taking any information. I laughed and laughed one day when I overheard a frazzled co-worker answer the phone by saying, "This is Robin, may I hold you?"

    wordygirl at earthlink dot net

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  26. I receive your email newsletters. That's how I found out about this giveaway! Thanks.

    wordygirl at earthlink dot net

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  27. I'm on your email list already! See some wonderful fabrics that would add to my "green and grey quilt-to-be"!
    Funny story.. we got the key to our new house and I was busy hauling stuff to the house, cleaning and organizing as much as I could before we would actually move. The kids were small and I had set up their small swimming pool for them. Hot summer day, new carpet on the first floor and the carpet guys just gone, leaving lots of stuff behind. Several trips up and down the stairs for me to take it all down to the container. Decided to reward myself with a little dip in the pool to cool off. (kiddy pool, very very shallow). No bathing suit for me there so I just took my hubby's swimming trunks and thought I could get away with bare upper body because hey, it's my own back yard.....
    Yeah right, this being the first house with wrap around garden in a small village where people just walk round the back. And there the carpet supervisor guy came checking if I was satisfied with their service.... found me in knee deep water. Can you imagine my panic?

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  28. I have no problem with cat hair, and i am a follower.

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  29. A few years ago I had both my older children with me and we were about to cross the main road in town and there was lots of traffic. I held a hand out either side and said "hurry up we'll have to be quick". One of them looked at me as if I'd lost my mind and the other said "Muuuummm" in a strained voice. They were 18 and 21 years old then but it was still automatic for me to want to hold their hands to cross the road!! They still haven't let me live it down.

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  30. The funniest thing i can think of was 30 odd years ago when my best friend got married. She had 4 bridesmaids and a page boy aged about 6 and under, when outside the church on the top of the hill, they were having official photos taken, we were at the side happily watching when suddenly the little kids take off. They decided to go for a run down the hill. We were just happy watching the bride have her pictures taken when she too picks up her skirt and runs. Unknown to us at the time from our vantage point there is a hole in the fence leading to the church car park. The bride is chasing the kids and shouting for them to stay in the garden and not go through the hole. All the kids were safe, the bride unhurt, but all a little muddy. I knew then that she would eventually make a great mother which as since then proven to be true.

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  31. Went for a "girl-dinner" yesterday and one of my best friends having a hard time with her to small boys told me: We spend the our children's first year teaching them to walk and talk and the rest of their childhood telling them to sit down and shut up.
    Had never thought about it, but is so true. We had a big laugh!

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  32. Oh, I have heaps of funny stories but just can't remember any of them...
    My 16 year old daughter reminded me of an incident when she was just a toddler. She had been given a bath, I took her into her room to dress her in her PJ's and her Dad stayed to let out the water and clean the tub. Dad then hid in the shower recess immediately behind the tub as he let out the water and commenced to call out that he had been sucked down the drain. Poor Ash was completely convinced he was down there too, as he called out from the shower.
    To this day she won't have a bath. It was hilarious to us adults at the time.
    Needless to say, I am not married to her Dad anymore :-)

    rochelebuckley(at)optusnet(dot)com(dot)au

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  33. What a wonderful giveaway of goodies !! my funny story involves me working nights ( 11p - 7a = ugh HATE that shift !); I was much younger at the time , but I still felt like I was permanently 'out of it' ! It was winter in Indiana , and my neighbor was waiting in her van for me to go somewhere with her , my daughter , her 2 sons and some extra neighborhood kids . Of course I was in my out of it state , and as I was getting in her van slipped on snow and fell and my feet went straight up in the air and the kids were all laughing so hard and I started laughing and peed my pants a little and just laid there , so of course my neighbor thought I was hurt and comes running out to help me and she almost fell on top of me .

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  34. Oooooh.... And here's me, collecting Eye-Spy fabrics!!! *drooling over your fabrics*

    I once got gas at Gas Station B. I gave them my bonus card, to collect my points, for gifts. The young guy said he couldn't take it. Of course, I bantered back and forth with him... "Aaaah don't tell me they've stopped giving out bonus points!" He said "No, that wasn't it." This went on for several minutes till he pointed out that my bonus card was for their competitor.... Gas Station A.

    *groan*

    Talk about being embarrassed, yet we both laughed about it, afterwards...

    LOL

    Hope this is good enough....

    Rosa Robichaud
    Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
    robich@rogers.com

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  35. I already receive your newsletter and cat fur doesn't bother me.

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  36. Love the fabrics! What a generous, fun thing to do.

    A funny story. Life hasn't been funny here for a long time but yesterday I was held hostage by a rather long, orange-striped snake. I kid you not. I went to take the garbage out, and when I walked back up the driveway to come back inside a snake was right near the door. Blocking it, in fact.

    Not a big snake fan.

    I went next door, got my brave neighbor and when we got home the snake had gone. Far away, I hope.

    Bill asked, "Why didn't you just call me to come over when it was here? I would've gotten it and taken it away."

    I pointed to the door, the stoop and us.

    "The snake was between me and the phone!"

    He laughed so hard. I didn't care. I was just glad the snake was gone. Hopefully, it's in the next county by now!

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  37. I lost my pants in front of 2,500 people once. They all laughed... Long story short goes like this...

    I was in a musical and I had 30 seconds to change my clothes along with 1 other person. The other person was significantly larger than me and our second night someone switched our pants.

    I was trying to hold my "Way to big" pants up when I tripped, let go of them and they fell straight to the floor. Everyone in the audience thought it was part of the show, and they thought it was hilarious.

    Take Care, and Thanks for the chance to win. You have some pretty nice fabrics you are giving away.

    Thanks,
    Paul
    www.OutnumberedQuilter.com

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  38. About 14 years ago we lived on an island in a stilt home. When it rained our yard would flood. In order to get the kids to the car for the ride to school and keep their feet dry my Husband decided to put milk crates with pieces of 2X4s across the tops. At the end of the milk crate trail he laid a piece of plywood on the ground. With the kids running across the milk crate/ 2X4 bridge they caused some small waves. When they tried to run across the plywood the plywood skimmed across the water and the kids fell backwards and landed in the water. We tried to keep them dry and instead they both were soaked. It was one of those moments that you watch in slow motion and you're laughing so much you can't move to stop it.

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  39. I was standing in the checkout at a large grocery store one day (not feeling so well because I used to have Irritable Bowel Syndrome). While standing there I passed out. The cashier offered to call an ambulance as I was coming to but all I kept thinking is "no, I just need to f**t". Seriously, that was my only problem. I couldn't pass gas. BUT I did have to call DH to come and get me. Can you imagine the paramedics faces if I would have had to tell them that. I was SO embarrassed. Doctor told me it was normal because gas bubbles will land on your diaphragm causing you to pass out (and I knew this but didn't want to tell the cashier). I could have died. Just paid for my groceries and made my way to the car to call DH. UGH

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  40. When my son was around 2 we were on a busy beach and he needed to tinkle. I said just tinkle in the water. He toddled down to the edge of the water,pulled his swimsuit down and proudly started "watering" the ocean. He was very upset that people were laughing at him.

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  41. I receive your emails. Thanks for a chance to win

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  42. On the evening of the royal wedding I was watching the Fred Astaire movie, "Royal Wedding." My 4 yr old joined me just in time to watch Fred dance around the room, on the walls and ceiling. He thought that was so funny and so cool. He asked me how Fred did it and if he could do it, too. I told him he could only do it if his name was Fred Astaire. He ran into the kitchen to tell Daddy that when he grew up his name was going to be Fred Astaire.

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  43. I had lost a bunch of weight after gastric bypass, so I hired a seamstress to cut my expensive work skirts and pants apart and sew them back up. Well, I was teaching a class and guess what?!?! That's RIGHT - the seam from waist to knee came apart! UGH!!!! Good thing I keep a quick change of clothes at school!!!!!!!!!!!! From now on, I sew my OWN clothes! :-) rock n quilts @ live dot com http://www.rocknquilts.blogspot.com

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  44. Last week my son got his finger closed in a hotel door. He needed to have it stitched up. (This isn't the funny part, obviously :) So after it was all ready it was bandaged and I asked him if he wanted me to draw a face on his bandage so he could call it a ghost finger (it was all white with gauze and tape). He was super excited about this and then proceeded to go around the entire next week showing everyone his "Ghost finger" and only his ghost finger. Ya, you can guess which finger he caught in the door. He spent the entire week flipping off anyone who would pay attention to him :)

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  45. Funny story---my baby poops every single time we go to the school library!

    Thanks for a chance!

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  46. I already get your giveaway emails. :)

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  47. Sew Cal Gal sent me over as she knows that I make charity quilts. I could really use these fabrics!

    My embarrassing story....
    When my little girl was around the age of 5, she decided to send a letter to Santa Clause. We hadn't lived quite a year in our small town but having come from the city we were consistently amazed at the friendliness of the town. The letters to Santa was no exception. I sat Amy down...and even at a young age she was very giving. She wanted to ask Santa for something for me instead of for her. I had a bad traffic accident that past year (and was in therapy for a year) and had gained quite a bit of weight. I was always complaining that my underwear was too small. So her letter to Santa went something like this...
    "Dear Santa, Please bring my Momma some Fat Girl Panties, and...".
    I let it go; even helped her stamp and mail it. I mean, no one has time to read all those letters!
    Well, it seems they do in a small town. Amy got a nice reply and I got a nice red face. 15 years later, I know most everyone in the town...and I have to wonder...who read that letter????!!!

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  48. Nothing funny ever happens to me......I'm just boring......sorry :( I hope that you will still allow me to enter your great giveaway!

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  49. I already receive your giveaway email notifications :D

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  50. I already receive your email notices! Thanks for the chance to win!
    Jacque in SC
    quiltnsrep(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  51. OK, when my hubby and I were first married, we lived in a tiny cabin that we shared with the occasional mouse, chipmunk, or other critter who wanted to come in from the cold. (I only minded the snakes, and my hubby only minded the bat that relaxed in the warmth of the wood stove and fell onto his pillow right in front of his nose.) Back to the story... one night I went to the breadbox to get out the coveted last piece of raisin bread for a snack before bed. Wasn't there! I went to my hubby with a concerned look on my face, and told him the mice were getting smarter. I pantomimed as I told him how the mouse must have crept up to the box, used both paws to raise up the lid, and then gotten the bread! "You've got to be kidding!" he said with wide eyes. "We'd better set a trap!" I couldn't stand it and grinned, and then he realized, yep, I was teasin' him!! I had him going there for a minute!
    Jacque in SC
    quiltnsrep(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  52. Emilie eeyore8311(at)yahoo(dot)comMay 24, 2011 at 9:57 AM

    When I was pregnant with my first I had so many "mommy brain" moments it wasn't even funny. So one day I went in for my prenatal appointment. Told them who I was, what time my appointment was, and who I was seeing. Well they said the doctors weren't even there, only the nurses. I had totally gone the day before my appointment. It wouldn't have been such a huge deal except I lived an hour away. I always double checked before going in the rest of the time.

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  53. "Add me!" m.baker000 (at) gmail(dot)com

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  54. I'm on the email list, and I'd love to win your fabrics!

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  55. You know how when your kids graduate from sitting in the back seat to the front seat of a car......when you have to suddenly stop you put your arm out across them for protection......last summer I was taking my 78yr. old dad to a dr. visit and we had to make a sudden stop....sure enough I put out my arm across his chest to keep him in his seat.....he looks over at me and says he is big enough for the seatbelt to work properly....then we both started laughing.....it was so funny.....

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  56. I already subscribe to your email list.....

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  57. My funny story:
    When my daughter was very young, she made a statement that concerned me. She mentioned that so-and-so was very pretty and must have lots of friends. I didn't want her growing up thinking that only pretty girls had friends, and began telling her that there were lots of nice people who had tons of friends even though they weren't really pretty.
    "I know that Mom," she said, " Cuz you have lots of friends!"
    I didn't know whether to hug her for being so smart, or.................so I just laughed.

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  58. Almost got took to jail for leaving the scene of a accident. Backed into a car and thought it didn't do any damage. So I left and here came the blue lights. It's funny now but wasn't at the time. I got escourted back to the scene of the crime:)

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  59. Stupied noisy people with cellphones he he he. I already get your email notice.

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  60. I am already on the email list.

    Mary
    http://www.quiltgenius.com

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  61. I think the funniest thing I have done and still continue to do... because I'm retarded or something... is when I go through the drive thru and get my food and stuff... I tend to tell the person giving me the food ... "Enjoy!" and I feel like such a nut ball when it happens. The first time it happened I was at Taco Bell, my husband was with me and he nearly died laughing. Now I do it occasionally, usually I can prevent myself from saying it but sometimes it just comes out without realizing it! Now I am pregnant and can only imagine the stupid stuff that will come out of my mouth!
    Thanks for doing the giveaway! That's a lot of fabric!

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  62. I also get your email notices! Thanks! they are extremely helpful!

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  63. When the boss went on vacation, we had the door to his cube office replaced with a solid wall by maintenance. When the boss came back, there was no way into his cube. :)

    Mary
    http://www.quiltgenius.com

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  64. I am already on your Giveaway List, but add this comment to win your stash...thanks!
    slbook3(at)aol(dot)com

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  65. My funny story is more of a senior moment. A few weeks ago I wrote down my sister's name for a giveaway because she was busy at the time & I said I would sign her name for her. Well, she won, and when they called her name, she said "that's my maiden name, but it's still me"...I had written her old name instead of her married name, which was almost 7 years since she got married. Of course, she got me back later with a Mother's Day card addressed to me with MY maiden name!
    Thanks for the giveaway....Sherry
    slbook3(at)aol(dot)com

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  66. I already receive your e-mails. Please enter me in the de-stash giveaway.

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  67. I live in the country. Many farmers sell produce in stands at the ends of their lanes. Once while stopping by to get a few things two tourists were commenting a sign that the farmer had posted. The one lady said, "Look! Lo-cal potatoes!" They were really local potatoes.

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  68. I remember going skiing with 4 of my girlfriends years ago and we were putting our mittens around the large fire in the lodge to dry along with everyone else in the lodge. I was making a joke about how it would be so funny if someones mittens would catch on fire if they were too close to the flames.....well, it wasn't as funny as I thought since my mittens were the ones to catch on fire of course. My friends had a great laugh at me as I tried to ski down the mountain with half burnt mittens. Very funny now!

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  69. O.k. here's my story... once while camping with the husband, we heard a ruckus outside. A bear was in the next camp site. I was so excited that I wanted a picture. Well I had to hop out of the camper and run to the truck cab to get the camera. As I was out on one side of the truck, my husband yells "he's coming this way... quick get in the truck"... the truck was locked! I frantically unlock it and hop in. After the bear passed I went back to the camper. The next day the other campers said "did you see those TWO bears out there last night?" TWO??? Good thing I didn't know there were two... almost had a heart attack with the one. I still didn't get a picture.

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  70. okay so a funny story of mine goes like this.... One day i am running some errands with my kids all over town and im in such a hurry the teens just sit and wait for me to get done so we can go have lunch. Well in the meantime i am not paying attention and i jump into what i thought was my vehicle and no kids so i figure they be right back out and as im sitting there for a minute i start to look around and notice something is different about this car , when all of a sudden i look in front of me across the row and see my teenagers laughing so hard they are crying and pointing at me!!!! IT WASNT MY CAR!! I rushed to get out before the real owner came and ran to my car where i was laughing so hard with my kids i thought i was gonna die!!! They said they watched me sit there for like 5 minutes wondering how long it was gonna take me to realize it. Now i always double check before getting in .Thank you for such a great giveaway and good luck to all

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  71. TerriStarWarsGeekMay 24, 2011 at 3:07 PM

    What a great giveaway! My funny story is from when I was active duty in the Air Force. As a mechanic, I was training a new troop on how to rebuild a centering mechanism. I explained to him that there was a spring under tension inside the last snap ring. When I removed the snap ring, nothing happened. So (DUH) I slowly turned it over to peek inside. Yep. SPROING! It hit me dead center forehead. It hurt, but it hurt more that it happened in front of a trainee.

    terri65 at a o l dot com

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  72. Michelle (MichelleTimms @ gmail dot comMay 24, 2011 at 3:52 PM

    Awesome bundle you're giving away! Wow!
    My funny story goes back many years when I had a summer job at a Fire Attack base. I was the kitchen helper and usually for the afternoon break no-one is around. This one day I decided to run into the dining room and surprise the cook with a big karate kick and yelling, "HIIIIIIYYYYAAAA" Well, wasn't I surprised to see a table full of Ministry Top Dogs holding a meeting on the other side of the room!! The most embarrasing part was having to serve them dinner later that day! Hehehehe

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  73. Michelle (MichelleTimms @ gmail dot com)May 24, 2011 at 3:52 PM

    I get your emails.

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  74. I've told this story a bunch. I hope you haven't had time to read it on another blog. A little boy of about 6 or 7 was telling me about his dog. He said, "He's a Doberman Pinscher, but he doesn't pinch, be bites!"

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  75. This would be like starter stash for me. Thank you!

    My mother posted on Facebook one morning that she had fresh warm donuts upstairs to get some before they were all gone. At 6am I saw the post and went running up the stairs in the dark and stubbed my big toe pretty bad. While enjoying my yummy donut my mother comes on the kitchen freaking out.... I ripped my big toe nail clean off for a warm fresh donut.... And didn't notice cause the donut was so good. She posted that on Facebook too;(

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  76. Years ago my husband was on recruiting duty in the Navy with several other guys. We were living in the country with our two children and his dad. One of the guys asked him if we could "babysit" his ferrets for him. I said NO WAY. We have little children, and that would mean I was babysitting, not he was babysitting. Well a few days later he was at work, and the kids were napping when suddenly the dogs started to go crazy and I spot a critter very much looking like a ferret in our den. I freaked out.. got on the largest mens snow boots, a baseball bat, grabbed the phone and jumped on the chair and called my husband. I was screaming "I said NO, I said NO" into the phone. He finally figured out what I was talking about and said he didn't bring home the ferrets it must be a weasel from the fields.. the dogs in the mean time chased the weasel back out the way it came in.. (I hope). The men folk had to search the entire house when they came home...no sign of the "weasel".. I'm still not sure LOL!

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  77. I receive your emails to remind me of your great giveaways!

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  78. I'm going to give blogger and my computer another try at posting this message--I hope it doesn't show up twice.
    My story: The time I couldn't remember a customer's name. I had cut her fabric, gathered her thread, zipper, etc. for her project, and she said "Charge it" (in the days before credit cards, when the store had it's own charge system). This was a small fabric store in a town where everyone knew everyone--and this woman expected to be known, that's for sure. To figure out her name, I oh-so-cleverly said to her "Now, how do you spell your name?" She said "S m i t h". Yikes, I didn't know if I should sink through the floor in embarrassment or just laugh. It really is best to learn to laugh at ourselves, so it turned out to be a funny story.

    Your fabric stash giveaway looks like tons of fun and a great way to expand my older tonal fabrics. And, I love cats! Thanks very much.

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  79. I already receive your email announcements. Thanks again.

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  80. I already receive your email announcements.

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  81. I could give your fabric a good home, no problem. You needn't wash it as I have two cats and know all about cat hair.
    I was out shopping one spring day with my young son and as we were passing a window full of pussy willows he cried out very excitedly, "Mommy mommy, look at all the kitty wuzzies." He was about two and a half at the time and we still laugh about it.

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  82. Picture this...
    While in the city shopping on our anniversary weekend this year DH & I decided it was time to grab a bite to eat. Upon arriving at the restaurant we were told by the host that there would be a 10-15 minute wait for a table.
    So I decided to visit the lady's room to freshen up. Upon returning to the waiting area I didn't see DH & figured he was in the mens room. The host asked me if I would like to be seated while I waited to him to return.
    Long story short,they seated me where I could not see the front of the restaurant. So when DH came out he was seated in another part of the restaurant. After 20 minutes of waiting and worrying (DH has seizures) I went to see if he wasn't feeling good and had gone to the car. When I got towards the front DH yells HEY,and gets up from his table!!
    This should be in a movie scene!!

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  83. Would love to win your fabric stash, I like to make quilts for charity & work with girl scouts. I am a follower.

    We used to live in the foothills in Calif. on 5 acres, where my little boys used to say "born & raised on a bumpy road"; no understatement. Since we lived on a dead end off another dead-end road, no one ever came to our house unless by intention. Once when some of my husband's relatives were visiting, he was doing the tour of the property with them & they all teased me about being over-protective of my kids. They kept saying just come with us, the 2-year old will be fine with the 5-year-old for 5 minutes in the yard. I started to follow them & just as I passed my 2.y.o. @ the picnic table, I saw a 6 foot rattlesnake heading his way. I turned & grabbed him & ran to the house for the gun & a shovel. Just as the group was walking back up the hill they see me leaning over the deck rail trying to kill the snake from above with the shovel. The women freaked out, the men from the city just watched in surprise as my husband grabbed the gun & shot the snake. After that I never heard another word about my "over-protective" nature; ever!

    The boys are 18 & 21 now & I have never seen any significant snakes since we moved to the valley in town. Although I loved the solitude, it wasn't really "the country" I had envisioned living in. I never let the kids out alone, as we had the snakes, & very rarely saw a mountain lion, bear, or coyote.

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  84. Funny moment is everyday when my little guy (who is a brat) lectures my little girl (who is also a brat) about being a good girl :)

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  85. I needed to buy hand lotion in Germany, and the cashier looked at me real funny and asked if I was sure I wanted the diaper rash cream that I was going to buy...

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  86. "Add me"
    hueisei(at)gmail(dot)com

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  87. Thanks for the generous giveaway!
    I hopes I am the lucky one :)

    My funny moment will be holding a stranger hand in the shopping centre and keep talking to her about the product we want to buy until I realize she is not my mom. Funny is, she never let go my hand too.. ^^

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  88. I was walking my little dog one Sunday morning when 2 great big mean looking barking dogs came running at us. I picked up my little dog, stood my ground & at the top of my lungs yelled, "Don't you dare come any closer - I'll kick your teeth in you (some words I can't write here)!!!!!" The dogs stopped in their tracks & ran back in their yard. The next day the neighbor ofwhere the big dogs were approached me in the super market: "I see you met the new neighbors yesterday. We were just saying grace at the dinner table & we heard you 'meet' them! I had fogotten it was Easter Sunday & their whole family was there!

    Annmarie (tegens@charter.net)

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  89. I'm already on your mailing list.

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  90. Oh a funny about me... Well
    I was at Walmart with my daughter (teenager) and walking down the isle I heard her dragging her feet behind me. As I'm turning around I'm telling her to pick up her feet.... Well it wasn't my daughter but another girl and her Mother....

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  91. Hmm...it was pretty funny (in hindsight) when I unexpectedly delivered my second son in our bathroom, only minutes after labour had begun. My wonderful mother-in-law was the one to catch him. :)

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  92. I'd always wanted a parrot, so I bought one after I finished school and started working. I still lived with my parents at the time. One day while I was at work, my mom entered my room to visit with my parrot. My mom was horrified when she suddenly spied a very strange-looking insect in the corner of the room. Remembering that an exterminator was servicing the house across the street, my mom raced to the neighbor's and asked the exterminator if he'd come to our house and identify the odd bug. The exterminator entered my room, knelt close to the bug, and carefully examined the creature. After a moment, the man stood, faced my mom and said, "Mam -- I believe that's a feather from that bird." My mom was so embarrassed!

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  93. Already on your email list!

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  94. Great stories! Mine's from a couple years ago. I use a motorized wheelchair to get around and was at the local mall doing some shopping. I was in Macy's checking out the winter hats, trying to find something I liked. I found one and went to pay, then left the store. After I got out to the main section of the mall, I went to put the hat in with some of my other purchases and then noticed that I had caught a white furry hat on my leg rest. I was mortified when I had to roll back into the store to explain that I had accidentally stolen a (really ugly) winter hat.

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  95. well...i dont really have funny moment to share here...but since its a giveaway-i just try out my luck...i once accidentally wore a tshirt inside- out but luckily i didnt went out to far!

    i love cats and used to own 10 cats at one time. And i'm cotton addicted!

    tq so much for this giveaway...

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  96. add me pls....

    dinie_reza@yahoo.com

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  97. My funny moment was when my kids opened the door to a friend without telling me, and I walked in the room in my robe--so embarrassing!

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  98. It's funny now. I had just gotten home from work and the grocery store, bent over putting something in the fridge, my daughter says "nice view". The back seam of my skirt had completely frayed open and when I bent over my butt showed. It took me weeks to go back to that grocery store.

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  99. Add me please. danagaff at AOL.com

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  100. I receive your giveaway emails, thanks!

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  102. Ok funny story. I was driving my husband's work van and I had to head to a training class. Well, parking was in the underground garage and as youd have it, the van had a ladder rack. I read the sign about the height limitation and all but had no idea how tall I was! So, the gate pops up and I continue on and the ladder hits a pipe. One side of the rack popped off the roof. I got out of the van and pulled it off and through it in the back of the van. By then another car had me blocked in and I cant go anywhere. So, with the 2nd rack coming up I just gunned it and ripped it off the roof. The funny part was the pipe was a water line and PFFFTTTTTT!!!! water is flying everywhere and everyone is looking at me. I had to chuckle because that only happens in movies ya know? I went into my class and reported it but noone contacted me again. I parked outside the next day :O

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  103. A funny moment, hmm? Oh, so many to choose from... It was a chilly morning and I was on recess duty with the third grade. I'm a stickler for dressing warmly, and the children know it. I was hollering at different ones--"Put your hood up!" "Keep your gloves on!" "Zip up your coat!" One child didn't seem to hear me. "Katie! ZIP UP YOUR COAT!" Still no response. I started marching across the yard. "KATIE! ZIP! UP! YOUR! COAT!" And then she hollered back. "I CAN'T! IT! HAS! BUTTONS!" [smirk]

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  104. Great giveaway :) I was on a packed train with my god daughter who will have been around 3 at the time, she let out the loudest fart and so many people looked round to see her with a massive grin on her face announcing with glee that it was her! she was so proud....

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  105. This past few months my hubby and I started watching sitcoms on Hulu right from the pilot episode. We started with 30 Rock. Some of the shows were very funny and for weeks after we saw a particular scene we would just look at each other and start laughing. It's like we were both thinking the same thing. Our kids thought we were nuts!

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  106. A funny story... hmm... on my way back from a 2 week study abroad trip in central Europe, I was very tired. Also, after hearing many languages over the past few weeks, one could be very confused. On the plane, a lady started speaking to me in what I thought was Spanish - so I answered her with the little Spanish I know - but it turns out she was speaking Italian and looked at me like I was a little insane. I don't think anyone else noticed but I'm sure it would have been funny to outsiders!!

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  107. I receive your newsletter already :)

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  108. One of my funniest 'recent' moments was shopping with a g/f and she had to buy some meat from the butchers...she made a comment that the guys are always so cheerful and I whispered to her a lewd comment as to why they were so cheerful....at which point, one of the butchers joined in the conversation....WOW he must have bionic hearing as she only just heard what I said and she was right next to me, and he was the other side of the counter! Hugs Naomi

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  109. Can you please add me? I get your blog feeds, but not just the giveaway emails...I don't think! Great giveaway by the way.....oh I'd sooo be floating with excitement to win all that 'stash' Thanks for the chance. Hugs Naomi

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  110. A funny moment I had recently, was of my son this morning. My husband came walking down stairs and my son (age 3) immediately told him to go upstairs and put a shirt on! I love the things children say!

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  111. Please add me:
    don.natasha at gmail dot com

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  112. My husband and I were visiting our daughter, son-in-law and granddaughter. We kept our granddaughter for 2 days while her parents worked. They have a dog and she would bark alot, so we were saying "hush dog" quite a bit. Our granddaughter is only 16 months old. The day before we left we were all in the living room and the dog started barking. Our granddaughter yelled "hush dog" and our daughter laughed and said she knew where that had come from. :)I guess we said it more than we thought.

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  113. I worked with a guy that was the shop clown, always pulling practical jokes on everyone, his birthday was coming up and I asked him what kind of cake he liked, his favorite was sponge cake. So I got with the secretary and told her, and we came up with a plan. Had this huge sheet cake, gave him a long very serrated knife to cut the cake with, and when he went to cut it, big chunks of the cake flew off, and into the laps of those sitting at the table.........you see, we used big sponges 4x8 inches, to make the cake, with lots of coolwhip to hold it all together, and got with the local bakery, and they decorated it for us. the look on his face because the joke was finally on him, was priceless!

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  114. This actually happened tonight at a Quilters satellite group I was invited to join. I needed a fat quarter which I didn't have and the lady that was hosting it quickly ran into her sewing room and cut me one from her stash asking me if I liked the fabric. So thoughtful too. This was then to be passed around to another person to make a friendship quilt. Names were drawn for 2 separate groups and we ended up in the same group and then names were drawn as to who was getting whose fat quarter and she ended up getting my fat quarter first-the one she just frantically cut up for me. Did we ever laugh for all that fuss she got the material back again in the end.

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  115. I really do know how to use my own camera...but evidently not my husband's little Nikon digital camera. I walked around the neighborhood one day to take pictures of hay bales in the fields and just didn't know how start taking pictures. I snapped away the best I knew how, and when I got home to see the photos, all the pictures were of ME squinting in the sun!! I had the camera turned the wrong way!! To this day, all the family laughs like crazy over that!

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  116. I already get your emails! Thanks!

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  117. While we're on the topic of cameras....I was taking a photography class and for my final project I had decided to capture "a day in the life of my son". Well he's at practice and I'm clicking away, I interviewed his coach and took pics of his newborn baby, took more pics of my son at play...(you know where this is going!). All the while I'm thinking, gee I sure put in a large roll of film....yup, you guessed it....no film in the camera!!!! I sure was red-faced when I had to fess up to that one, but everyone else had a good laugh!!

    What an awesome giveaway! Thanks sew much for the chance to win!!!

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