Monday, March 26, 2007

The 10 Flimsiest Excuses to Receive a Signed ARC of THE MARK

10. I need a leg for my dining room table.
Scott Seegert

9. I'd like to win a copy of THE MARK to get back at everyone who's ever told me I was "missing the mark."
Gerald So

8. Well, see, I lost my fingernail file, and gunk is accumulating under my fingernails. If I win THE MARK, I can use the corners of the pages to keep my fingernails looking pretty.

7. My dog ate my only book.
Pattinase Abbott

6. I'm running out of materials to line the bottom of the bird cage.
Mystery Dawg

5. My computer chair legs are uneven and IT is too thick.
Michele Lee

4. My name's shorter and easier to spell than the name of the previous winner.
John McAuley

3. Winning a signed copy of THE MARK will make me a better mother.
Brita Miko

2. I'd like an ARC of The Mark as a distraction to help cure my internet porn addiction.
Eric Christopherson

1. I have a baby ferret on a respirator and reading THE MARK out loud will save his life.
Angie Johnson-Schmit

Congrats to Angie, who wins a signed copy of THE MARK which will hopefully help keep her baby ferret alive. I have a soft spot for ferrets. Or is it marmots? Oh well, congrats anyway Angie, and thanks to everyone who entered. There were a ton of flimsy reasons to consider, and it's great to know there are so many cheapskates always looking for the easy route.


Blogger Christopher M. Park said...

These were all really great!

9:25 AM  
Blogger Mindy Tarquini said...

The baby ferret story is a lie, a lie, I tell you!

2:15 PM  
Blogger angie said...

Ahahahaha! I won! I won!

Frankie the Ferret is a real live critter suffering horribly. His life is in your hands, dude. He's barely holding on, waiting for THE MARK...

2:22 PM  
Blogger Mindy Tarquini said...

She put that damned ferret on the respirator herself.

2:22 PM  
Blogger angie said...

Shut up, Mindy. You're just jealous.

I'm just glad that my diploma from the Veterinary ICU Technical Training Institute paid off!

2:38 PM  
Blogger Mindy Tarquini said...

*dials Humane Society*

3:42 PM  
Blogger Spy Scribbler said...

What a fun contest! Thanks, Jason. And congratulations, Angie! I have a soft spot little fluffy things, too.

5:06 PM  
Blogger Sandra Cormier said...

Damn! I misread the rules. I thought it was for the BEST excuse, not the flimsiest.

Teaches me to read the damn directions.

Not that my excuse was the best by any means.

7:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wooohoo! I made the top ten!

9:02 PM  
Blogger Sandra Cormier said...

Ha! My dog ate my only copy of "Magic Kingdom For Sale." He also ate my son's homework. Really.

1:03 PM  

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