Thursday, April 29, 2010

100 days of me.

This post that you are reading right now, this one right here… is my 100th post! I’m not sure if this is THAT big of a milestone or not…but I do think it is something fun to blog about. It’s my blog…my prerogative, I can write about ANYTHING I want to!

So how to commemorate such an occasion???

By diving into the depths of traditional blog culture and doing a GIVE AWAY BABY!!!

I mean really, you have put up with me this long! My long posts, my bad sense of humor, my overuse of the words ‘seriously’ and ‘awesomeness,’ my terrible spelling, (hello ASSES instead of ASSESS!) And not to forget my love of the infamous dot dot dot, (…)

Do you not deserve a little something for your kindness? Do you not YEARN for a little piece of me to hold on to? Ok, it’s ok if you answered no to the second question, but really…I know you want something for free…it is engraved in our genetic makeup!

So how to work all of this?

I have gone back and read ALL 100 of my posts and actually counted how many times I used these … dot dot dot. (Which by the way is called an ELLIPSIS thank you very much Wikipedia!) I want you to make an educated guess of how many times I’ve used said ellipsis in my last 100 posts, and then go ahead and type your guess in the comments. The three closest answers will receive one of these lovely prizes!!

A magnet that I bought the other day that made me smile.

A coupon for a free skin for a Minimed pump.

This super cute stationary and Mom OrganizHer.

And last, but not least, my favorite movie, The Princess Bride.

I know, AMAZING prizes, right? Haha. And yes, I AM aware that there are 4 prizes, but one will be reserved for a simple drawing where everyone will have an equal chance. (Because I always lose at guessing games, and this is my give away, my rules!) Which prize will that be? I don’t know…I’m making this up as I go along!

Rules: I will accept comments/guesses until midnight, Saturday May 1.

If you would like to mention your favorite prize (And how you’ll do that, I have no idea, they are all SOOO AMAZING!) priority will be given to the person who had the best guess. Please also let me know if you have a minimed pump!!

Also, I don’t care if this is the first time reading my blog, or if you live in another country, or if you are not a family that lives with diabetes! If you want to enter and show me some love, I will get the prize to you! No worries about the shipping! Sure I might have to send it on a boat/barge, and it might take 4 months to get to you…but I’ll get it to you! Also, Facebook Peeps, you can leave a message on this link on Facebook instead of here if you don't have a google account.

Good luck to all, and thank you again for listening to me, understanding me, and more than anything telling me that I am WAY more wonderful than I actually am!!

Love and hugs! Here is to the next 100 posts!


  1. An ellipsis...???? I am also, VERY, VERY, VERY GUILTY of using this. I am trying to be better, but just can't seem to help myself.

    OK...MY guess is 4/post X 100posts...I'll go with 400 as my FINAL ANSWER.

    BTW, your BLOG inspire me with your BLOGSOMENESS!!! Blog + Awesomeness, in case you were wondering.

    HAPPY 100th post dear friend!!! and FYI, the pudding came outta the sheets! lol

  2. WOOHOO!!!!!

    A celebration of MERI :)

    ... and my guess is ...


    1,254 :)

    I love that ... you went back ... and ... counted ...

  3. I'm going to guess 714. And I like the magnet. Because my crazy does run wide and deep.

    Looking forward to thousands of more ellipsis (ellipsi?)...

  4. HAHA!!!! I love you Meri.


    That's my guess =)

    2 hrs, 24 mins...

    thats my guess for HOW LONG it took you to count them all...


  5. Alright, I hate guessing games, but I will take a go at it.

    First, I LOVE you Meri! And you are super awesome!

    I guess 997. :)

    I can't believe you counted them all, that is awesome. :)

  6. 100! And all totally inspiring and downright funny!


    ...I'll guess 1,256 of these...

    Where'd you get the case I don't guess right?

  7. Happy 100th blog post!!! Wheeeeee!!!!
    I so appreciate your humor, your grace, your honesty, your knowledge about the D and most of all, the dots..... I love 'em :0)
    As for prizes, I would love a copy of Princess Vride I guess. "My name is Enigo Montoya...." SO many good lines from that movie!
    Great blog Meri.
    Great mom Meri.
    Great blog-friend Meri
    Thank you

  8. It would be good if I actually followed the rules of the contest, right?!
    So my guess is 256, cause that's the highest BGL that G hit today, in her honor.

  9. Well done on hitting a century - my guess is 792!

  10. I am ALWAYS up for free stuff. I will go for the nice round number of 650- since that was Jonathan's number when he was diagnosed and hospitalized. As to prize preferences- I already have Princess Bride- and you are correct, it IS the best movie ever and I also already have a mini med skin so I will opt for either of the other fabulous prizes. And if I don't win- I will settle for an even more awesome prize- coffee with the "support group".

  11. dot dot dot... I LOVE dot dot dots :)

    Okay, I guess... 300 times.

    Happy 100 posts! I am right behind you at 92. The pressure is on to make it good now :)

  12. Happy 100th post! Quite an accomplishment!

    I'm going with $1 - - - you know - from the price is right??? If everyone else is to high I win!

    I use the . . . & the - - - .
    Can you tell me if there is a name for the - - - ??

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  14. Seven... hundred... and... ellipsis...

    The movie, because my wife loves it and would love to torture me with it.

    Happy 100th... and here's to 100's more...

    You... rock!!!

  15. Happy 100th Meri and hope to see 100 more wont even do the guess thing because im worthless at that . LOL !!!

  16. Congrats on post 100! I too am a big fan of the ellipsis. I use it way too often...hee hee

    My guess is 163 uses in the first 100 posts....


  17. PS ... Have I mentioned that I've never even SEEN that movie????

  18. Meri-

    Thank you for sharing your families journey! I am so grateful to know you. Congrats on 100 posts. Awesome! My guess is 208.

    I'm with Susan- regardless of results I think a coffee support group celebration is in order!


  19. I will guess 387 ...!

    I love your blog!

    You are so awesome!!!!

  20. You are too funny!


  21. 672...that was the first number that popped into my head, and they say you should always go with your first answer. :)

    Congrats on 100 posts! Looking forward to reading the next 100 and the next 100 after that and the...

    I've never seen that movie. I'm sure I'd like it, though. :)

  22. guess is 603.

    I LOOOOVE The Princess Bride, that is a great movie!

    CONGRATS on your 100th post :)

  23. woot! 100 posts! way to go! I am going to guess... umm 347.

    random guess. and i totally have a medtronic pump! Medtronic is the way to go! i loved your previous post on the ease of medtronic pumps :) um and your kiddes are adorable!

  24. 93?

    I'm a first time commentator..but I just want to say that I enjoy reading your blog,you're a supermom!

    I love the magnet.

  25. LOL @ Asses instead of Assess!!

    Too late for the contest, but I wanted to wish you a happy 100th post! Even though I've only read maybe the last 20%, I've enjoyed every one of them. :)


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