Hey y'all, I figured I would do one post before I went to bed to clarify some things about Buffett and my Tory Burch tote giveaway.
If we go, I will obviously bring a flask. That goes without say. They check your purses at Jones Beach, but I can just get a garter and wear a sundress and put it on my thigh. Not that I've ever done this. Ever. Clearly. One flask is NOT enough for a Buffett concert. I don't know if the entire Buffett experience will be compromised by the fact that we will only meet up at like 7 or so, sober, which makes it a lot harder for me to justify the astronomical cost of the tickets. Someone asked if there is a Margaritaville near me where I could go. Despite the fact that I am not a fan of chain restaurants, I have been wanting to go to Margaritaville for a while now. The closest one is in CT in Mohegan Sun. I do want to go there, but 1) none of my friends are willing to go, 2) the only one of my friends who would be willing to drive to another state for Buffett is J, and he is Orthodox and keeps kosher, and needless to say, any place that has a Cheeseburger in Paradise on the menu isn't exactly Jew-friendly, so that is not an option for us. So my question is, do I get tickets anyways or sit this one out?
Tory Burch Tote Giveaway:
If you have no idea what I'm talking about, click here for more info. I've gotten a few emails/comments that had questions about the rules for it, so here I will attempt to publicly answer them.
Will you post the winning story?
Can I curse in my story?
I'm not a fan of profanity, but in this case, I will make an exception in the name of artistic license and say "absofuckinglutely." Especially if your story is about a sailor. If your story is about a sailor, then it is pretty much a requisite, no? However, if your story wins, it will be edited before being put up here. MRM is a family-friendly blog. At one point, Jimmy Buffett changed the lyrics to one of his songs from why don't we get drunk and screw? to why don't we get lunch at school? to make his concerts family-friendly for all of the Parakeets that were coming to his concerts with their parents, and by golly, if Buffett can do it, then so can I. (For anyone who doesn't know, a Parakeet is a child of a Parrothead. Take a wild guess what I'm listening to now.)
I really like that bag and want to enter but I'm not a good writer.
Ok so technically this isn't a question but I still feel that this point needs to be adressed. Folks, please understand something here, the people judging this will be 2-3 inebriated 20-something sorority girls. We aren't exactly looking for Pulitzer-prize winning material here. In fact, if you write something that is worthy of a Pulitzer, it probably will not win you this contest. If however, you write a touching fluff piece about an armadillo that becomes BFF with a turnip and the two of them get pedicures and have many adventures together and make a pit stop at a strip club, well then, you just may find another bag in your closet. No, you cannot use this as the plot line for your story. If you do, that's an automatic -20 points.
Can a guy enter this giveaway?
Absolutely. The more the merrier. If you are a guy who writes the winning story, you can either take the Tory and give it to your mom, sister, girlfriend, wife, etc., or I will find a mantastic prize to give you, most likely a J. Crew polo since I like those. Like I said, there are no points for second place. If a guy wins and chooses not to take the tote, one of y'all won't get it. It may be used for a future giveaway, however. If you really really really want this bag, it may be in your best interest to recruit your significant other to write a story as well.
I think that may cover it, for now. If you haven't already done so, please enter my charity donation giveaway. You still have a little bit of time left to do so. To the bloggers who gave me awards, thank you! I have not forgotten about them and will try to catch up on my awards within the next few days.