Thursday, April 29, 2010

Party! Presents!

I can't find the camera cord. Am quite frustrated. But instead of generating an entire post of whining, I've decided to throw a little party, here at Trish's Dishes.

We're going to celebrate, people! We're going to give stuff away!

What stuff, you say? Good stuff!

First up: an Advance Copy of my new book!
This will be worth gazillions someday. Seriously! It will be known as, "the early draft in which Trish attempts to quote John Steinbeck but quotes John Updike instead." We've corrected the problem for the final edition, so this ARC is rare! If you win it, read carefully....who knows what other authorial disasters lie within??? (I can say this with confidence because they hired a copy editor to remove my disasters AFTER the advance copies went to press. So the ARCs are quite special)

Second: A Rock the Tot T-shirt!
What's Rock the Tot you ask? It's a combination of all things wonderful: A contest...for eating... Tater Tots! I received this T-shirt while in Grand Rapids (clearly the waiter looked at me and thought, This girl has eaten a tater or two in her time...) but sadly was not in town long enough to attend the event. But the t-shirt is spectacular. You can see it here, modeled by our waiter (who had big dreams of tot-consuming glory) on my friend Cary's blog.

Third: A MYSTERY Gift!
What is it? I don't know. But I like things that come in threes, so I feel like there should be three presents at our little party here today. So I'll come up with something spectacular.

Want to win? Leave a comment below. Tell us something that's making you happy this week. Big or small, profound or simple. Let's celebrate :)

18 comments:

Krissy said...

Ooooh, what's making me happy right now is the possibility of winning an advanced copy of your book! Please everybody else, do not comment on this post--I very seldom win anything so I need to do what I can to increase my chances! :-)

Kristin said...

What makes me happy is that my little guy is due in less than 4 weeks, my birthday is in just over 2 weeks, and my little girl said I love you to me this morning. :)

KristyWes said...

Improv classes, dinner with a friend, and a shining sun today - all making me happy.

Ellen Painter Dollar said...

I'm happy that I started following your blog just in time for a party! And that I'm working under deadline to get a chapter to my book editor, and though it's a little stressful doing that while mothering three children in the end-of-school-year-approaching madness, I'm also having fun. I'm happy to have work that makes me happy!

Margay said...

My daughter is coming home from college for the weekend. That makes me very happy.
Margay

KimQuiltz said...

I'm interviewing a goatherd tomorrow!

tootie said...

What a fun giveaway!

I'm happy that a) I haven't killed my new basil plant yet, b) the weather is gorgeous today, and c) I get to have a movie night with my husband tomorrow :)

Gretchen said...

What's making me happy is how my perspective on life is changing, after being stuck in Europe because of the big volcanic ash cloud. And being able to say that a big volcanic ash cloud had some impact on my life. How random is that?!?!?!?

Jana CG said...

A party with a book giveaway? This is turning out to be the best Thursday ever!

Like Gretchen, I'm thankful for a change in my perspective. After a few weeks of travel, this week I'm settling into life-as-usual with a different-than-usual perspective. Now I just hope that I can corral new insight into increased productivity :)

holyvernacular said...

I thought you promised TJ the waiter that you would FIND a "Rock the Tot" event in Manhattan. Did that not happen!?!

Suz said...

I'm happy that you have so many comments about happiness!! It's the little things - my kids at their swim lesson, walking around the lake with a friend, a card in the mail from my long lost best friend... possibly winning a great book or tater tot t-shirt would also bring me happiness!

Nancy said...

Okay, if you don't pick me, I'm voting for KimQuiltz. How often in life does anybody get to interview a goatherd? But I'm happy that the huge pine tree that just fell down in the windstorm didn't fall on my house, that I'm going to my niece's wedding in St. Louis, Louie, that my best friend on the planet gave me Fancy Nancy lip gloss on Sunday.

Elizabeth@LongToLove said...

I'm happy that this weekend is supposed to be 85 and sunny!

Sarakastic said...

What made me happy this week is that I got to wear sandals for the first time this year and my toes could feel the air.

Allie said...

I found a $20 note in our garden and my flatmates said I could have it!

julieannaf said...

I'm happy I was able to save my computer after spilling water all over it!

Sunshine said...

I'm happy that after months of searching, God has provided me with an adorable house to rent for me & my 2 little kitties. I'm also happy that He's helping me to live again - I'm starting to jog! - after a year of much emotional pain.

Macy said...

What makes me happy is my dog Bridgette. Her waggy tail is a joy to me every time I get home. My two little cousins always make me happy when I see them. Their little squeals when they see a monster truck fills me with joy. I also enjoy my sister who can be fairly annoying at some points, but I love her anyway.