We've Got Our First Date Winners!
Are you excited? Are you biting your nails? Are you coming back to your computer every 5 minutes to see if I posted the winner yet? Ahh, come on - you know you are! There is only one hitch - you can't unwrap it until Christmas - deal? I know you're wishin' I would just get to the point - right? The winner? Who's that? hee hee. I love giving you all a hard time. It makes my day. Well, I suppose you'll just have to read on to see who it is, but first ...
Sarah is getting ready for her dance tonight, but she is supposedly meeting her friend at the dance. We'll see how that goes. You know how boys are. Although Sarah tells me this boy is nice to her and teases with her all the time. Boys - and oh, the memories of first dates. Speaking of first dates, the comments that I got in the First Date post were priceless. We all, Sarah included, had a great time reading them together last night.
Sarah's favorite was this one from Iva:
"I remember Ronald (we called him Ronnie), coming up to me and asking me if I wanted to dance (I went solo). When I asked, 'who me?' He said, "no, the wall." (Aren't 6th grade boys wonderful?)
We danced in that awkward, hands on the shoulders (because hips never entered the picture in that day), both with goofy grins on our face.
From that day on, we were really good pals. I enjoyed every second of that one dance. (I later found out that Ronnie made his rounds and danced with all the girls in our class - making him that much more cooler in my book).
*sigh* Innocence. What a wonderful thing."I, personally, thought they were all great. So, I want to share a few with you just in case you didn't read them ...
Laura H. wrote the following:
"Honestly? I've never had a real date. Not one. But I look forward to it when it finally comes... if it comes."
My goodness, Laura, I hope you have a "real" date sometime soon, and when you do, I hope it is gloriously memorable!
Kayla wrote this:
"I was in love with Ty. We'd been teasing a/k/a "flirting" in the hall at school for months. He sorta liked another girl and was thinking about asking her out. My friends and I ganged up on him and listed all the reasons he shouldn't go out with her, but what it really came down to was that I wanted him to go out with me. He finally got the hint and asked me out. He picked me up and we went to see ET. I still can't watch the movie without him crossing my mind. Ah, young love :)"
Kelli wrote about a special memory:
"My first date was with a boy named
Sean. I had secretly admired him since we were in the 5th grade. It
turned out that if I would have only talked to him, I might have
figured out that he liked me back. We didn't quite figure it out until
we were in high school! Our first date was to a church function and out
to dinner (driven by my dad since neither of us could drive). Needless
to say, we only officially "went" together (whatever that means)for a
few months after that. I guess some things were meant to be admired
from afar :)."
Mary wrote about a special memory, but I think this one is ongoing:
"I think my first date was
disguised as a study session with a boy a liked. I only remembering
laughing until my fact hurt and couldn't believe one person could be so
much fun. We stayed up all night reviewing notes and lessons, and the
night ended when I told him I could really use a toothbrush. He grabbed
an extra one from the closet and I kept it at his house from then on.
(more study "sessions" to follow, I'm sure....)"
Dori made me laugh out loud with this first date memory ...
"I had my first real date when I
was 15 at the end of my freshman year of high school with Andy guy I
had been best friends with in grammar school. I spent most of the date
trying to keep his grubby little paws off of me and felt absolutely
nothing when he kissed me. I brushed my teeth three times after I got
home and didn't date again until my Junior year."
Leah made me think about how boys are when they are young teenagers - clueless ...
"My first date was awful. I was 15, just entered a new school and was asked to a dance. I had to find my own way there, pay my own way in, wait for him to show up then he only danced one dance with me."
Okay - you guys biting at the bit to find out who the winner is? Aw, just one more story, okay? ...
Marilyn, your comment was priceless - and oh so true ...
wonderful. What I wouldn't give to be
a teenager again...Ha, Ha, Ha, just kidding!"
I LOVE IT! I think whenever I have a contest - which looks like often considering I have some very nice sponsors who throw in a nice gift now and then, that I will just have to get all of you to dig into your closet of memories and share them with me. I've loved every second of this experience.
Okay, on with it...
Drum roll please for the winner of the $100 gift certificate to Shabby Apple! Yummy clothes for gals and girls and accessories too!
CONGRATULATIONS TO Miss Caron!! She wrote the following about her first date experience ...
"My first date was in 4th grade with Christopher Grottenthaller. His mom drove us to the movies and then we came back to his house and ate lunch and tossed around the football in the backyard. :-) Can't truly call it a "date" I guess because I was so young but we were definitely smitten with eachother.
My first real date was in 10th grade. Duncan Campbell asked me to homecoming (which was in a month) so we started "dating". He took me to dinner and then the football game that Friday night. It was cute. He was so nervous. He kissed me in the car outside my house after bringing me home from the game. I remember that date especially because my curfew was still 10:00 pm which was completely rediculous for a 16 year old because we had to leave the game early to get me home on time. It was cool because it was my first real date, it was a nice fall evening, and I had my first real kiss. :-)"
CONGRATULATIONS Miss Caron! You are the winner of the $100 gift certificate from Shabby Apple and the first name pulled from the basket from my little cherub - well, she's not so little anymore, but she is to me - Sarah. I hope you will enjoy your gift certificate and find something special at Shabby Apple for the holidays!
Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org so that I can give you the certicate code to use at Shabby Apple!
Note: I love Shabby Apple and they sponsored this great $100 gift certificate here on Raisin Toast. I had nothin' to do with it. They are so nice at Shabby Apple.
Aw right guys - drum roll please for the 2nd comment pulled from the basket. What a doozy. What's a doozy? Do you know what a doozy is? Aw right already! I get the picture (no pun intended) you want to know who won the Nikon camera right?
Are you sure?
Stop biting your nails will ya?
CONGRATULATIONS TO Linda R.!!! Oh boy, Linda had an interesting experience on her first date ...
"thinking about my first date gives me a headache. we went to a movie. I was 14 and he was 16 and he kept trying to cop a feel. I spent the entire movie swatting him off of me. I never went out with him again and can't even remember what the movie was about. Now I think about my own little girl, who turns 13 next year and hope that her first date is better than mine was."
Of course if Sarah's date tries to get fresh, she will promptly throw him over her shoulder and flip him to the floor, step on his chest and knee him in the groin. That's my girl. Really - that really is what she would do!!!
Right, Sarah? That is what you would do, right?
CONGRATULATIONS TO Miss Caron AND Linda R. for commenting and for sharing your memories with me - and my girl. We loved them all. Be sure to contact me at email@example.com to claim your prizes! I just love having contests. I feel like Santa Mama. Or is that Santa Baby. Yeah, baby.
Wishing you the happiest of holiday seasons, and yes, I will be having more contests in the days before Christmas. So keep coming back and commenting - please? Pretty please? Rudolph?
Ho Ho Ho
Note: I do not know anyone at Nikon. I just happen to love my Nikon with all my heart. I love it so much, in fact I think I will park it on the pillow next to me in bed tonight. And I, mwaah, me, SusieQ, sponsored this giveaway for the Nikon camera - because I luv ya, really I do darling.