Win My Words

Believe it or not, in the first 1-2 months of having service with Typepad, Words For My Enjoyment is close to reaching it’s 500th comment. And that’s obviously, all thanks to those who take the time to read, comment and say to themselves, “This guy is off his rocker.” So thanks for that.

In return, I’m going to be giving away signed first-edition copies of Consumer Joe (we’re into our second edition/second printing already so it’s at least worth a tad more than current copies) to the 500th, 501st and 502nd commentators on this here blog.

How do you know if you’ve hit the 500th, 501st or 502nd? Only time will tell. I will give you this one hint, however — as of the exact time of this posting, the site is within 30-50 comments of the 500th one. There’s a window for you. Start obsessing.

Or not.

Either way, thanks to everyone for their humor, opinions, painful words and silly anecdotes. You make this crazy place even more of a community!

18 comments on “Win My Words

  1. Robbie - March 28, 2004 at 4:22 pm -

    Is this a ploy to stop people like me from lurking? Well, buddy, I think it worked. 😉

  2. Pauly D - March 28, 2004 at 4:34 pm -

    (Wrings hands together, in an evil way…)

    Good…gooooooooood! Muhahaha.

  3. Debra Galant - March 28, 2004 at 4:35 pm -

    Cool enough… Consumer Joe, sure… but where are the words: international blog comment day. Come on. Not ALL of us have books to give away. Yet.

  4. C(h)ristine - March 28, 2004 at 6:02 pm -

    …But…That means I’ll have to give you my real snail mail address! And…you might…send me one of your…letters!

    🙂

  5. Pauly D - March 28, 2004 at 6:18 pm -

    That’s assuming you WIN, C(h)ristine.

    You may walk away from this endeavor with your head hanging low and your hands completely empty.

    Hope that helps in cheering you up!

  6. kate - March 28, 2004 at 7:44 pm -

    winner? winner? i won! did you say that i WON?!?!

  7. Leslie - March 28, 2004 at 7:47 pm -

    Oh am I a winner? Am I?!

    I would love to read your book — in fact, I’ll somehow get my hands on a copy whether I’m a winner or not!

    P.S. What happens if you’re the winner, Pauly? Then what?

  8. jim - March 28, 2004 at 7:53 pm -

    If I am one of the winners, instead of another copy of the hilariously funny book (of which I already own six copies and even recommended to my grandma’s book club) I would like Pauly D to show up for poker again at some point during this century.

  9. Pauly D - March 28, 2004 at 8:36 pm -

    If I am the 500th, 501st or 502nd posted comment, I will nullify that entry, as well as any entry that anyone makes who has previously mentioned that my downward spiral (sanity wise) deserves an intervention.

  10. Trish - March 28, 2004 at 8:56 pm -

    Ack! ::obsessing:: I’m so competitive. I may stay home all night and day and keep commenting. But if you keep commenting on comments, YOU may be the lucky winner of your own autographed 1st edition. ::sigh:: OK OK gotta click POST…

  11. lori - March 28, 2004 at 11:06 pm -

    Well, since I’ve already been disqualified (quite unfairly, I might add, seeing as I was only looking out for you in my intervention suggestion) I guess I won’t expect the free book. However, I DO deserve a free book from you since I’ve given my previous copies away and am currently Consumer Joe-less. But, that’s OK. I understand…kill the messenger.

  12. Lena - March 28, 2004 at 11:26 pm -

    I’m with you, lori. I gave my copy to ‘work’ so that customers could enjoy it while they are waiting.

    So, Pauly, what kind of delightful prize do we get?

  13. griff - March 29, 2004 at 8:58 am -

    did i win did i win did i win?

    rats, the story of my life, perpetual loser.

  14. mikelietz - March 29, 2004 at 10:11 am -

    My message to the eventual winner: You likely couldn’t have done it without my one other comment, so I’d appreciate some thanks at least, dammit.

  15. chase - March 29, 2004 at 10:23 am -

    if i win, i would like to donate my book to charity.

    she doesn’t have the book yet and i think it would really help my chances with her… 🙂

  16. F.PaulDiablo - March 29, 2004 at 10:38 am -

    pretty sneaky, Pablo. and yet here i am posting, despite my clear acknowledgement of your low-down-dirty-shamedness. the compulsion to win a signed copy of CJ (even though I have one already; and if I didn’t I could certainly steal one from my moms, brother or moms-in-law, such is the popularity of the book in our clan) makes me pinch my nose in disgust and hit the “Post a comment” knob with my mousey mouse (his name is Paprika) and follow lemming-like to fall at the altar of your egotism.

    plus, i have always wanted to be that celebrated customer, rained upon by countless balloons and confetti, cheered on like a hero by a throng of supermarket employees and a marching band: the 500th!, 1000th!, Millionth!…

    damn your cleverness, Davidson. it’s not like we don’t have enough to worry about, what with terrorism and steroid use in professional sports.

  17. Brian - March 29, 2004 at 11:08 am -

    the i did not cry thing was funny

  18. chase - March 29, 2004 at 11:32 am -

    i like toast.

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