Saturday, December 5, 2009

Win a copy of Noogies!

I reviewed Noogies by Roman Dirge here at VampChix a while ago.  Love the book.  Thought it was macabrely cute.  Now's your chance to win it for yourself, or if you drew the name of the goth kid from the family hat you can give it to her/him.  Winner will be drawn Sunday night and posted at the blog.  [Note: winners who do not claim prizes within two weeks forfeit and prize goes back into prize kitty.  You have to check back in at this blog to see if you won.]

Here's all you have to do to qualify to win:  In the comments tell me what was the least-liked or most disturbing Christmas present you've ever received (keep it clean, peoples!).  ;-)


18 comments:

Witchy Woman said...

I'm shuddering just remembering about it, but here goes. When I was 13, and image was everything- especially back then in jr. high, a family member gave me the following Christmas present. It was a long sleeved shirt & pant set. Well that doesn't sound too bad does it? Wait for it... It was white & had 2 things, different dots of different colors, and slashes of different colors. When observed, looked like artist colored brush strokes with blotches of paint. I appreciated the time & effort for the gift, but of course "never wore it."

Ida Brugler said...

The most disturbing present that i got was a refurbished coffee pot. The box was looked like some threw it to the ground from about 60 stories up and it was tapped up. The tape covering most of the box, When i got it home and plugged it in to make coffee water poured out of it. Ok it was the thought that counts rite? My mother got my brother-in-law the same style coffee pot she got me except his was new, had a clock timer and it not leak water.

s7anna said...

The least liked Christmas present was a book that one of my cousins gave me when I was about 11 years old...I had told her before that I'd read it and hadn't really enjoyed it. She of course made sure to give me that exact book and smirked at me the entire time when I opened it. Can you say *serious issues* in her head? LOL I just donated the book and said nothing...*I was saying plenty in my mind* on top of all that...I got scolded for not thanking her for her present...*aargh*

Happy Reading
Anna Shah Hoque
s7anna@yahoo.ca

robinky42 said...

The year my dad did the shopping. I was in high school. Everything he got for me was either pink, had ruffles or both. I was more of a tomboy in school, not that year though.

Michele Hauf said...

Hee. I'm loving these entries so far! I don't have a really horrible memory of a gift, but last year my mom gave me the EXACT same sweater (color, style, everything) that she gave me the year before AND she included a candle that was exactly the same as the previous year as well. Hmm...

s7anna said...

Oh that's funny Michele...did you let her know about it? or just act surprised and pleased?

stacy stew said...

My husband gave me a vacuum cleaner. I was like, are you telling me something?
Stacy

Virginia said...

My husband gave me a mixer for Christmas one year and I burnt the motor out of it the next year making candy. He is really good about giving me things to cook with. I think he is hinting for me to cook more but I cook every day. I also got a size 60 dress one year. It was dark blue with red pokadots. It was given as a joke but I will never forget it. It was as wide as it was long.

throuthehaze said...

least liked present? hmmm...well when I was in 6th grade Hanson was still popular but it just wasn't "cool" to like them. Of course I liked them but I would never have admitted it to anyone, but for Christmas my mom got me a Hanson t-shirt and their Christmas CD...she wanted me to wear the shirt that day and I didn't want to hurt her feelings so I did.

Yolanda Sfetsos said...

When I was about fifteen, one of my friends gave everyone in the group a bodice-ripper book. Seriously. When I took it home, my parents saw the cover and took it away. I have no idea where that book went. :/

These weren't exactly the books we were reading at the time. Then again, about a year later I started reading Clive Barker. lol. :D

Michele Hauf said...

Yes, I did tell her because, dude, that's just senile. ;-)

I hate getting appliances for presents, and have trained the hubby so he knows not to give them to me. It's okay to buy yourself a toaster or a vacuum, but so not ok to get as a gift.

Lea said...

Thank you for this fun contest and I love the look and sound of this book.

The least liked gift I have received is the packages of tissues my mother stuffs in a stocking for me each year. I guess my nose must look drippy all the time or something.

But I hug her and thank her anyway because she is sweet and means well (I think). lol

Best

Rain Maiden said...

I don't think I have ever gotten a bad gift, but my husband got an Easy Bake Oven as a kid. His older brother wanted it, but didn't want to ask for it....so, he made his little brother ( my husband,) ask for it. I get to tease him about every Christmas.

RKCharron said...

Hi Michele :)
The worst present I got was underwear & socks.
:*(
All the best,
RKCharron
xoxo

Crystal Adkins said...

My most disliked, was a pair of black and red flamed fuzzy dice. Needless to say they did NOT go in my car!! :)
crystal adkins

Silvia said...

The year I was 17 I got a pinkish frilly dressed Barbie doll from my aunt. Did I say I was 17! and into vampires not princesses. I thought about using it as a vodoo doll but I smiled politely. Thanked her but left it in it's box and donated it a few days later to the little girl next door. So ... my good deed of the year was done.

Daelith said...

I can think of a couple. Both from my father.

One was when I was in my late teens. He had his latest girlfriend go shopping for me to pick out clothes. She and I really didn't get along so she picked out this really drab brown skirt and tan sweater. Looked liked something some my grandmother would have worn. Needless to say it was donated to a charity.

Then when I was in my 30s, he and his wife had hubby and I over for open gifts. Now his wife was giving her 2 kids stereos, VCRs and TVs...all of which were going straight to a pawn shop. We got a teddy bear. Now it's not that we needed the electronics but we were a little puzzled as to why we got a teddy bear. (And no - we do not have children and it wasn't a hint since they knew I was unable to have any.) Just plain weird. After that, I just asked that we stop exchanging gifts and told them to spend it on the other kids.

Fantasy Girl said...

Worst Christmas gift from Mom:

A pink full-length nightgown with long sleeves. There was frilly white lace at the ends of the sleeves. The nightgown had a high collar, made out of the same white lace. The bottom of the gown, too long for me, was trimmed in white lace. The entire gown itched like heck (yes, I had to try it on for my parents).

I was 30 yrs. old at the time.

And single.

Living alone.

It made me want to go out and adopt about 10 cats.