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:

  1. 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.

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  2. 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 : )

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

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  4. 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.

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  5. 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. :)

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  6. 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

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  7. 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? ;-)

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

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  9. 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!

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

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  11. 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.

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

    I think I'd head to the Winchester.

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

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  14. 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.

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  15. 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

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  16. 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...

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

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  18. 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.

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  19. 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

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

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  21. 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 :-)

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  22. 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.

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

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

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

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  26. 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.

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

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  28. 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!

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

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

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  33. 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....

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

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  35. Are there zombies in Ohio?

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

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  36. Play the "Thriller" song, obviously.

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

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  38. 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."

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

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  40. 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

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  41. 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?

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  42. call the men in black. :)

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

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

    End cowardice.

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  44. probably run like a big baby

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  45. I would ask to be on their team.

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  46. bethiclaus2/7/08 5:12 PM

    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?

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  47. 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

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  48. 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.

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  49. Ummm . . . run?

    Thanks for having a contest!

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

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

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  52. 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.

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  53. 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!"

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  54. I would chop up the zombie into contest sized pieces!

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

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

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

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