Since we just celebrated the 4th of July, Chris and I were talking about our favorite memories of the holiday. Chris grew up as an ex-pat in Taiwan, so there was never a big to-do about Independence Day. His favorite memory is the year he came back "home" (Missouri at the time), and his Uncle took him out on a boat, and they watched fireworks on the lake.
My favorite memory is celebrating the Bicentennial in 1976. We happened to live in Washington D.C., which made the Country's 200th birthday even more exciting. We watched fireworks over the Capitol, and my Mother made a Betsy Ross outfit (bonnet and all) for me to wear. I wore it proudly and waved an American Flag. Because things like that seem to make sense to a six year old...
Today I am celebrating another Bicentennial of sorts. So it hasn't been 200 years, but it has been 200 posts for Pop Rocks, and I want to celebrate! Who knew 200 posts ago when I started writing down my funny little perspective on life that I would end up meeting so many great friends and enjoying the interactive-ness of blogging?!
In celebration of the Bicentennial post, I am having a Give-Away (it's my first!), and everything starts with "Bi...":
A Bin, filled with some fun things like notepads, cards, pens, and -- what else? -- Pop Rocks!
These fun games -- Bicycle free cell, and Bingo!
Big Summer Tote -- complete with beach towel and a water thermos (and probably some Pop Rocks...)!
Bikini! Okay, I'm not really going to send you a bikini, but this $50 gift card to Target (my all-time favorite store) should get you a really cute one. I'm even throwing in the sun screen.
So there you have it, 4 prizes. And here are 4 ways to get entered into the Give-Away...
- Your comment will get you 1 entry (so this is not the time to be shy about commenting!).
- Following me gets you 1 entry as well!
- Posting about my "Bicentennial Celebration" gets you 1 entry (just leave me a comment and let me know about your post!)
- Now this one takes a little more work -- email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) telling me how I came up with the name Pop Rocks for Breakfast. (Don't comment about it, or you'll give the answer away!). The right answer gets you an entry into the give-away.
(Winners will be announced next Tuesday, July 14th. )
I wish I had something to give away to each of you who either pop by occasionally or visit regularly. Thank so much for being great bloggy friends. Here's to another 200 posts!