June 30, 2008

pay it forward contest!

so after receiving my package from fiona, i'd already decided i wanted to my own pay-it-forward on my blog... but it will coincide perfectly with swistle's group effort pay it forward. isn't she fantastic? yes, she is. so! here's the deal:

a) go visit swistle and see the list of people playing (as well as a better/more complete explanation of how this works)

b) leave a comment on any/all pay it forward participants' blogs to enter yourself in the drawing. some people may ask you to answer a question as part of the comment, so read carefully.

c) if you win, you must hold a pay-it-forward contest of your own on your blog.

fun, right??

for my contest, the entries start now, and you can comment on this post from now until midnight (EST) on Friday July 4th. unlike several other far more organized bloggers i've seen that are doing the contest, i do NOT have prizes already assembled. but! that just means i can PERSONALIZE it better when you win, right? right?

to enter here, answer this question in the comments: zombies are attacking! what do you do??

or, you know, just write "enter me" or something boring. whatever. :-)

don't forget to visit swistle for the full list!

67 comments:

ccr in MA said...

While I would like to be the sort of person who could do something useful in a zombie attack, in reality what I would do is die. Sad, but true.

Alexa said...

well if a zombie was attacking me i would take a sword and chop off it's head! yup.

but, don't enter me into the contest, i have already done my pay it forward, i just liked answering the question : )

Tessie said...

I'm entering all of these by saying I HAD BETTER WIN ONE OF THESE GODDAMNED CONTESTS.

moo said...

I didn't get organized enough to do this ... plus, I thought I was going to California and so wanted to wait until round 2 ... but these have been so much fun this morning that now I'm REGRETTING not doing it.

Ack.

Also, one word: chainsaw.

Marie said...

I never win these but I'll enter anyway because I like your question. Here's my answer: I closely watched Sean of the Dead so I know I will be carrying a massive shovel and huge shotgun along with several bullets so as to swing at/shoot the zombies.

And then run away screaming. :)

parkingathome said...

Wouldn't I already live in a zombie-proofed fortress? I mean, there's books on this sort of thing, it's silly to be unprepared

Anonymous said...

Well I'm sure they make some pill to protect you from potential future zombie attacks...have you asked your mother if they make one? ;-)

Hillary said...

Umm, die? No wait, first I'd cry and then I'd die.

MzEll said...

Oh my, this is really scary! I would say please let me have special antibodies in my blood like the Mom in 28 weeks later except please don't let my zombie husband kill me or my kids! AHHH!

Cheryl said...

I have played this one before, it's fun. Good luck everyone.

Joe said...

You know, just before this very moment, I'd never even considered the fact that the words "enter me" could be used in a boring context.

Whimsy said...

"Don't call them zombies."
"Why not?"
"Because it's tacky."

I think I'd head to the Winchester.

Kali said...

Being a pyromaniac since practically infancy, I would torch 'em and toast marshmallows.
:-)
~kali

Fiona Picklebottom said...

Well, obviously you would really quick find a copy of the Thriller album and crank up the title song. Because zombies can't help but stop and dance to that tune.

Knot said...

My first thought is to cower and scream, "Not in the face, not in the face!" But ... Then I remembered I have a zombie shelter full of hawwwt women, so I didn't panic.

Knot

Ecchs said...

Ewww! Zombies freak me out. I would run until my fat butt gave out and then if would be smorgasboard heaven for them...oh, wait, they only eat brains right? So I guess they won't be so excited to have me after all...

Stacy said...

Offer them a beer...Once they accept, find out why they are misunderstood.

Daycare Girl said...

Run. Hide someplace. Hope to not be killed. I took that test about the zombies once and I turned out only 24% likely to survive a zombie attack, so clearly I have no skillz in this area.

Sara said...

I'd probably have a heart attack. once I ran out of a haunted forest at halloween time because I got so freaked out, I don't do well when things are spooky

Mimi said...

I'd run to the garage and search for materials to block the door. Yikes!

hangel said...

ummm...ZOMBIES? When I was little my mom told me they are not real...was that a lie? Great. Something else to freak out about :-)

Emily said...

Hide!

SLynnRo said...

My husband is like a certified zombie expert. So I'd just chill and let him deal with it. Finally, his nerdiness would come in handy.

Brooke said...

reach for the aluminum foil and wrap it around our head so they can't read your thoughts!

Michelle said...

I'm going to go with... I turn off the tv when it gets too scary :)

Barb @ getupandplay said...

I like Fiona's answer- crank up Thriller and start dancing!

Paige said...

Wake up.

Leaf, probably... said...

I break out the badass!

Erica said...

GO FOR THE HEAD!

Misty said...

Ha, Tessie is going to win 15 contests and have to send everyone seasonal cookies!

But, the first thing I would do is google what to do. Survey says: A baseball bat and running shoes are needed. Check. The only way to in-animate a zombie is to destroy its brains....Ahem.

Gotta love the Google.

Maggie said...

I would look for someone who know what to do when zombies attack. Because I would be totally clueless.

kilax said...

Zombies are pretty dumb, but are sometimes fast. So you need to stay inside. Or have a gun. And shoot them in the head! :)

I've been wanting to do a pay-it-forward but I never win!

Kelsey said...

I would call Sundry, I'm pretty sure she's studied up and could give excellent advice.

Janice said...

Nutthin'

Emblita said...

Lets see- Start with getting my hands on some good blunt instruments. Preferably with good long shafts so I don't have to get too close.
Then find a Place with good thick steel reinforced concrete walls, lots of supplies and wait it out baby!

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Missy said...

I'm hoping I would step up and kick arse. Otherwise someone else will have to save me.

Saly said...

I keep a football helmet on hand for such instances--they can't get my brain through that...unless they suck it out through my eyes. Shoot, I hadn't thought about that.

I'm probably dead then....

SP said...

Look for my kids...
to hide behind. Zombies don't really want me anyway. I'm older and not as fresh and tender

Laura said...

Are there zombies in Ohio?

Don't pay any forward here, I wouldn't know what to do in case of a zombie attack.

Heather said...

Give him a cookie?

Dynamita said...

Play the "Thriller" song, obviously.

Miss Grace said...

Get to my parents' house, ASAP, they have the most strategic zombie defenses.

EMama said...

Grab the fam and head for the hills. Build a zombie proof fort and live the rest of our days without fear. Hopefully the rest of society can eliminate them so we can go back to our regular lives. Guess I'm more of a "flight" type than "fight."

Playful Professional said...

Wake up...since there are no zombies. I must be dreaming :)

Kass said...

Oh! I want to play! And besides, if I win, my prizes will be awesome and from NZ! So maybe a sheep..or something sheepy lol.

Zombies! Zombies are one of my top RATIONAL fears (yes! It could happen!) so I've thought about what I'd do a lot. I think I'd camp out in a gun store, with supplies, and when the food ran out, well, I think I'd guinea pig to see if I could eat a cooked Zombie. It's possible that by cooking the Zombie, the virus MIGHT die right? So why not eat the dead ones? And you know, if I failed, then I'd be a Zombie and wouldn't give a shit lol. I'd at least leave a note to the next person "If I'm a Zombie, don't eat Zombies" lol

shoeaddict said...

Some of these answers are really funny. I'm in kind of a "mood" lately so, I could probably kick some zombie ass right now. I'd love to punnch or kick something.

I don't really know a lot about them. Can I shoot them?

jenny said...

call the men in black. :)

Leash said...

I find Will Smith or other suitably prepared man to cling to.

Then I pretend I'm independent and holding my own.

End cowardice.

pinkelefant said...

probably run like a big baby

Dr. Blondie said...

Run!

Catherine said...

I would ask to be on their team.

bethiclaus said...

Do you read All & Sundry? Because I will have joined her aerobic/zombie survival class and will have a perfect plan in place. Otherwise um, cry?

Joanne said...

Depends on the zombie. If it was one of the lumbering ones I could easily outrun it. If it was one of those scary fast ones . . . AHHHHHHHH

K said...

run... FAST

Jenny H. said...

I don't know. I didn't do very well on that zombie survival quiz.

I would definitely take the boys and head for the coast. I think it's the coast. Crap.

edbteach said...

Ummm . . . run?

Thanks for having a contest!

Courtney said...

I would go underwater to hide. Everyone knows that zombies can't go in water, right?

Libby said...

Lie in the bathtub. Wait, that's for a tornado. Or hurricane. Well, guess I'll be turned into a zombie, then.

may said...

I'd call my brother, because he's the one who watches all that stupid crap and should know what to do. Then again, he'd probably feed me to the zombies to protect himself. Jerk.

Christina, Steve, Clara and Elena said...

Have you heard Jonathan Coulton's song about zombies? They'd say "We're not unreasonable, no one's going to eat your eyes." and if that were the case, I'd still run but think to myself "What reassuring zombies!"

Shelly said...

I would chop up the zombie into contest sized pieces!

ya ya's mom said...

run, run very fast

Ginny said...

Hmmm, I guess I'd try to run. If that wasn't possible, look for something sharp to stab at it's face/head.

Mommy Daisy said...

It's a very delicate process...
First, I pee my pants.
Then, I run.

Laura said...

I'd sic Swistle on them -- she'll get them in shape.

Blondie said...

RUN!!!!!!