Tuesday, July 26, 2011

1000th post!!!!

When I started this blog back in April of 2005 I had no idea what I was doing. I still don’t really know what I’m doing, but hopefully it’s a little more interesting now than when I was posting my latest knitting project. I for sure never thought I would have written 1000 posts about trips, kids, favorites, rants, raves, and everything in between.

I knew this monumental post was coming up and I wanted to do something special. So I’m combining two of my favorite things: mascots and a giveaway!! I know I posted some of these in a mascot recap a couple years ago but there have been so many more and they all need to be at home together in one compact (not really) post. As for the giveaway, leave a comment and tell me which is your favorite and I’ll pick 3 winners at random and send them MY favorite something. I haven’t decided yet. But just know it will be awesome.

And now, since there are so many, I have divided them into categories for you. :)

First: FOOD!

I’ve been trying to nail this guy down for years. Who knew it would happen at our local Culver’s on a Friday night family dinner date? Probably my most cherished mascot picture. He’s just so cute and delicious. Photo-0125

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Moving onto: ANIMALS!!

I loved Hello Kitty as a kid, and now Summer loves her. Well, the idea of her anyway. She wasn’t going anywhere near her when we spotted her at the Cedarburg Strawberry Festival. Love this picture.

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And lastly: PEOPLE/MISC!!

I am so sad that this picture is so crappy. Lesson learned: take camera everywhere in case of mascot sightings!!

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I’m not quite sure what it is about a poorly paid intern in a goofy costume, but I just love them. Maybe one day when I’m old and bored I can get a job as a mascot. How sweet would that be?

So don’t forget to leave a comment and tell me which is your favorite! I’ll give you until Friday July 29 at 10:00 CDT to enter and then I’ll randomly choose the winners. And no anonymous entries! How will I know who you are if you win??? If you want an extra entry you can like me on Facebook or Tweet about this entry or blog about this giveaway or send me flowers or come pull the weeds from my front flower beds. Just kidding. Just leave a comment.

One entry per person. Odds of winning depend on number of entries. Prize value undetermined, but probably not more than 5 bones. C’mon, it’s coming out of my own pocket!

Here’s to another 1000 posts!

23 comments:

Sarah said...

That is so funny because we usually have our weekly family dinner date at Culver's too! Karen, I have to say that my favorite pic is the Mario and Luigi one. And can I just tell you that your future boys are going to think you are the coolest mom ever for having met them! Jackson is obsessed with them right now. Oh, and you don't have to worry about including me in the giveaway... I think this was a really fun post and I love the fact that you have all of these pics with mascots!

c said...

SPAM!!!! Probably one of the few people left on this earth that still loves SPAM.

Stewart Family said...

I am impressed with your collection!! I miss Midwest Airline Cookies, Sean used to bring those home... loved um. Also love the Spam can. In Hawaii EVERYONE loves Spam. They hand out Spam Musubi's at soccer games... (Fried slice of spam on top of rice wrapped in seaweed... sometimes with teryaki sauce. kind of like spam sushi :o)

Caitlin said...

First, let me say I am super impressed that you have reached 1000 posts. Quite a feat. And secondly, your photos-with-mascot collection is also to be admired. I don't think I've ever even seen that many mascots in my lifetime. As for the giveaway, I'm going to say that I like the Kool-Aid guy, although he looks like he has lost some weight -- maybe he's been using Splenda. Oh yeah!!

Antony said...

probably the one of you dressed as a pig. I mean the one of you next to the pig.

Becky said...

Super impressed Karen! I'd have to say the Culver's ice-cream is the best, but I like the girl next to the pig too :) You don't need to include me in the giveaway either. Just knowing you is prize enough.

Nikki said...

Wow, you are an awesome blogger. 1000 posts. I have loved reading your blog since you first made it.
I'm laughing at your obsession with mascots. Hilarious. You have so many.

I would have to say my favorite is that random guy with the peas and the pod...so funny looking. I also love the hello kitty...you just look beautiful in it:)
Congrats on the 1000TH

Silvs said...

Bulldog. Love the pose. Congrats on 1000! You don't think you have have that much to say and then BAM! Here you are 6 years later. Still love me some Wet Donkey.

Linda said...

I can't believe that I've read 1000 of your posts! Maybe that's where all of my spare time is going... it's been a fun 6 years! I have to say that the Jazz hands with the Oreo puts that one over the top for me. Here's to another 1000!

Bushchicken said...

Congrats on 1000! My favorite would be the Frankie Furter pic. It has the perfect trifecta of a nationally recognized mascot, a local mascot, and a weird nutcase dressed like an apple. I've read the story behind it and I still can't believe that event actually occurred.

Jodie said...

congrats on 1000 posts! my favorite is hello kitty! by the way your girls are so adorable. glad to see that you your little family is doing well.

Daniel Smith said...

My favorite of your sightings is one you didn't even mention in this post! That's the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile! I know you had been looking for it for years and I was very glad when you found it!

If I had to choose from the list I'd go with the guy from the Beatles Love Show since we both like the Beatles so much and it was a great show!

J.R.G. said...

The Brewer BRAT from the race. No question about it.

Lindsey said...

You go girl! 1000 posts is amazing!

My favorite is you next to Cosmo of course! But I agree with you that the cutest mascot is the Culvers Ice Cream Man.

Jessica said...

I'm going with the Tootsie Pop Owl, mostly because I know you are crazy about mascots, and Summer seems to be saying, 'Mommy these mascots are crazy scary'. Ha , love how you are flexing to hold her there for a pic!

Way to go on 1000 posts, we both know I'll never make that. I love reading your thoughts, you always entertain me!

Nicki said...

Congrats!!! Love the turkey at your run!

Maria said...

you are one lucky lady! the oscar mayer weiner mobile was at our fred meyer once and i thought of you. :)

Daniel C said...

I would have voted for Tony the tiger if his costume wasn't from 1985 and clearly recently just pulled out of some closet. As such, Mario and Luigi in MarioKart all the way!

heidi678 said...

too pick a favorite out of your collection is a hard task. I love the pose with the Oreo so I vote Oreo cookie. Congrats on the 1000th post...very impressive and inspirational to us all.

Kathy said...

I know I'm too late for your contest, but I still have to comment. MASCOTS!!! Ha - who knew? Larry once was paid to roam a Nintendo convention as an Oreo cookie. I was his "guide." He started to attract unwanted attention and when he stepped away for something, a guy came up to me and asked me who the girl was in the Oreo costume and that she had great shapely legs! HA! Larry will never live that one down. Of course he did win the best legs contest in high school...
Anyway, you have to get the Verlo mattress guy near Panera and the statue of Liberty at tax time.

Emmy said...

The pig since you were dressed up too :). Congrats on 1000! That is awesome

Alle said...

congrats!
I love your blog!

Katie said...

Mario & Luigi !!! Who could resist wanting a picture with them?! It may not be the best quality, but it is still my Favorite!