Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Icky Love Stuff

I love to receive inspiration!  Best of all, I love to receive inspiration, and then tweak the idea, to make it my own.  This idea was inspired partially by Ian at "A Daily Dose of Reality" (you all know him, and his 10 part series, right?) and partially by the TV show "How I Met Your Mother". 

Lately, as Roon and I are fast approaching our 10th anniversary, I have been reflecting on how we went from strangers, to this:
Our Engagement Photo

Ian's series of posts, got me thinking that maybe you would all like to reminisce with me.  Would you?  If I told you there could be a prize in it for you, would you be interested?  Good!  I knew bribery would work!

I was a June bride.  Did I want to be a June bride?  Not necessarily.  I always thought it would be funny to get married on or around Halloween, because that seemed unique.  It seemed like since, to me, Halloween is like the antithesis of romance, it would be ironic.  But, alas, everything worked out better to have a wedding in June.  In honor of our June anniversary, I challenge you guys to a series of questions pertaining to our courtship and wedding.  Are you up for the challenge?

Come on guys!  You should know from the fact that I love games, and tricky giveaways, that I wouldn't just spoon feed you our story, right?  You've gotta put in your due diligence...

Here's how it will work:

10 times throughout the month of June (in honor of our 10th anniversary, in case you didn't get that) I will post a portion of our story.  Keep in mind, that these posts may fall on the weekend too, you just never know...

At the completion of the portion of the story, there will be a "choose your own adventure" type multiple choice question pertaining to the next portion of the story.  Just leave a comment, including your guess for which is the correct answer.  If you are right, you get a point.

Only your first guess will be counted, unless you contact me directly to ask that I change your guess, prior to the posting of the answer.  

The next post will have the answer to the previous question...so on and so forth.  I will close comments to the previous post prior to posting the answer, so there is no cheating. 
Whoever has the most points at the end of June, will win a very special prize from me.  I will keep a running total, so that you don't have to worry about it, and I will announce the winner by the end of the month. 

Those of you who follow me closely will obviously have the upper hand, because some of the facts you know about me, could help lead you in the right direction.  But, that shouldn't deter my newer followers from playing too!  And, I'm sorry to say that there will be no bonus entries in this giveaway for making me laugh.  You can still try to make me laugh though.  I like to laugh! 

In case you're wondering, Quince Quote will also still be posted on the 15th, as usual.  So, no worries there...

Does this even make sense?  I feel like I'm speaking in a foreign language right now...

Are you ready for the first question?  Good. 

WHICH OF MY PAST BOYFRIENDS IS ROON?  (keep in mind, these are listed in the order I met them, and not necessarily the order I dated them...)

  1. We met in high school.  He was the friend of a friend, and was chivalrous almost to a fault.  My mother saw us interacting before we started dating, and it prompted her to say:  "You know you're going to end up marrying a friend, don't you?" 

  2. We met during my first summer college term.  He was everything any girl could want on paper.  He once told me that there was one characteristic about me, that was absolutely perfect. 

  3. We met during our freshman year of college.  Extremely shy, I was pretty sure he was allergic to me for quite some time.  Once he decided that he did in fact, like me, he went to great lengths to give me a shot...whether I wanted one or not.
You know you want to play!  I'll tell you what...if you blog about this, to get more people directed my way, I will help you out by eliminating one of the 3 choices.  This will give you a 50/50 shot of getting this answer right!  I'd say that's fair...

You have 3 days to get your guesses in.  The answer will be posted on the 4th, at 8 am. central time.  GOOD LUCK!

By the way...if you know me in real life, and you already know which one it is, just make your guess, without letting the cat out of the bag.  Let's not spoil the fun!  I'd hate to have to disqualify all my real life friends...



Allyson said...

#3 - I'm so (hopefully) going to win this one!

Happy early anniversary!

MiMi said...

I say # 3. :)
This is gonna be fun!

Myya said...

#3. Great way to start, my fav # is 3 :) You come up with the best games, I think this one is going to be soooo fun!

CJ Sime said...

Number 2.

Your plan of attack is better than Ian's (truthfully, I got bored with his and stopped google reading him). You are so creative. I can't wait to see how it turns out.

Sharon said...


now I just have to not miss any of the others.

Emmy said...

What a fun fun game! Our 9 year anniversary is in June, maybe I will have to copy you :).

My guess is 3