To keep you all in the loop -- which is always Goal #1 here at the Ducks! (Goal #2? World domination.) -- the comment I left is at the bottom of Friday's post. A lot of you had left comments and I was on a computer sabbatical over the weekend and I didn't want to leave you hanging, so I did that first.
Now, obviously, I am drafting a post. (And with that, everyone is up to speed.)
Today's post is going to be rather random and probably a bit all over the place... unlike, you know, the usual linear logic I tend to follow and all. ("I get it -- he's not being serious. Ha!")
First things, well, "second" or "third" (depends on how many things you've counted to this point)... We were having fun with anagrams last week. My buddy Baloo (no, he's not actually the bear from The Jungle Book... try and sue me for that Disney!) pointed out that his wife's name – found at bottom of this post, right before the “official rules” and “examples” sections -- forms a perfect two-word anagram.
Admittedly, I have no idea what it is and haven't started trying to figure it out yet. But I'll get to working on it after a while.
So we're going to have an "on your honor" contest. Some people have contests when they reach certain amounts of followers or whatnot. I respect that. It probably feels good to log in and see "Whoa, the entire nation of Canada is following me." (Yes, that shout out is for you, Tara from the Great White North.)
Me? As previously established, I'm not concerned with amounts of followers. Whoever is going to read Ducks is going to read Ducks. Not much I can do about it one way or the other.
(That is not technically correct. I can actually do A LOT to make sure no one reads. If I start posting entirely in wingdings font, that would be a decent start. Or perhaps my readership would go up.)
(“Hey, Betty Sue! I don’t know what this Rowing Ducks guy has done, but I like his new blog style. There’s all sortsa pictures and stuff. Looks real purdy.”)
Anyhow, let me introduce the "not-related-to-how-many-followers-I-have-or-do-not-have" contest. (That's a catchy name.) Without using an anagram generator – that’s where the “on your honor” part kicks in -- the first person to come up with the two-word anagram will receive a (possibly) fabulous prize.
The prize, you ask?
Uh… I'm not sure. It will be something random and lying around my home. In an earlier post, I identified myself as a pack rat, so you know I've got stuff*. The winner will get some of it. A small "some," but some nonetheless!
Time for a little full disclosure: I do not have anything like gold medallions lying around. There is a Lean Cuisine with some turkey medallions in the freezer, but you won't get that, either. (My wife would be pissed.)
As such, the prize might not be terribly valuable. Or it might. I'm really not sure at this time. What it won't be is the cat. On this, you have my word.
The name to be anagramized is: Kirsten Elisabeth Kohl
Now go! Or read the rules first and then go! (Second choice is better.)
- First person to post a correct anagram wins.
- The two-word anagram has to actually work. I will verify this by spelling out the name and crossing off letters. (Yes, you probably assumed that is how I’d do it, but these are official rules and it needs to be spelled out. I mean, it's not like this is some two-bit operation.)
- The new arrangement must be in English (sorry, but I’m not nearly smart enough to know all the words in all languages…) and cannot be comprised of made up words. So “sabKethst EliKohlenir,” as an example, won’t win you any prize – fabulous or not.
- Post your answer as a comment. If you don’t have a way of contacting you already on your blog or Google profile, we’ll have to figure something out. If you do, though, I’m quite resourceful and will figure it out. Worst case, you contact me.
- Baloo is exempt from contest.
- Kirsten, that goes for you, too.
- Winner is responsible for paying his or her own taxes on the prize.
- Contest is only open to U.S. citizens, unless you happen to live somewhere else, in which case you can still participate and win.
- Prize will be chosen solely by Ducks Out Of A Row management.
* Examples of stuff I have: Pez dispensers, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel from 9/11/01 (decorated with red Kool-Aid... thus my willingness to part with it), CD's, other stuff, etc. (To keep with my theme of honesty, I’m having a hard time picturing what I all have at home. But I guarantee there is stuff and someone will win some of it!)