January 24, 2009

Prize Man At Work...

The other day I got this email from erinssupercoolprize@hotmail.com.....
From: Prize Guy
Title: Dear Mega Hottie

This email is to let you know that you have been entered into a top-secret contest that is scheduled to begin very soon. Please expect further correspondence in the very near future. Your cooperation is imperative in order for you to collect your super-cool prize.

Be excited ... be very excited.

The Prize Guy
(By this point I know that it is from TJ, and I love surprises!)

Day #2

Email #1

Hello Erin,

You have been activated.

What that really means is that you have been selected from a pool of over 750 billion people to participate in a trivia/questionaire/online treasure hunting contest. Should you prove smart enough and brave enough to complete the test below, you will be given a prize that is super-cool and you will love it. Should you choose to ignore this email, your computer will self-destruct in your face producing considerable pain and possibly the loss of an earlobe.

Your task is as follows: Using the internet and any other sources available to you, find the answers to the following questions. When you are done, copy and paste your answers in an email and send it to me, (Mr. Prize Guy Esq.) at this non-traceable email address.

Your answers must be 100% correct in order for you to receive your super-cool prize. If your answers are not all 100% correct, you will receive an automatically generated response telling you so. Should this happen, slap yourself on the bum and try, try again until you get it right.

Again, I can not stress the importance of finding the correct response to each question. The fate of the super-cool prize rests in your hands. Good luck and goodbye (for now).

From: The Inventor of the Super-Cool Prize

Ps. Your husband must not know anything about our correspondence or the super-cool prize. He is a cotton-headed ninny-muggins by anyone’s standard and is too busy trying to make money to be bothered. Thank you and goodbye (again).

1. What happened in you’re husband’s first mission area (in Guat) on Sept. 9, 2007?
2. What are the three worst movies you’ve seen in the last 3 weeks?
a. Hint: Saving ***** ****, Eagle ***, and Blades of Glor*..
3. How many more facebook friends does your husband have than you?
4. How cool is he in a scale of 1-10?
5. Please give me the definition of leechdom.
6. What is the name of the show currently on Broadway starring Will Farrell?
7. Would you like to see it?
8. In what venue is “In the Heights” playing on Broadway?
9. What is the name of the national park in Guatemala that houses the country’s most famous Book of Mormon ruins?
10. Why do people flock to the Great White Church in Esquipulas Guatemala? In other words, what are they going to see?
11. What was the name of the woman who ran for the Guatemalan presidency in 2007? What is the name of the famous book she wrote and what did it talk about?
12. Name 10 things you want to do before you die?
13. If you had 100 dollars in your hands right now and had to choose something to spend it on in less than 30 seconds, what would you buy? What if it was 1,000 dollars? 10,000 dollars? 100,000 dollars? 1million dollars?
14. What are your three favorite things about yourself?
15. Do you like surprises?

As stated above, please send back this questionnaire answered completely correctly and await my response. Thank you for your participation.

Ok, so I answered all of the questions, but I got 2 of them wrong and had to do them over. Then as a penalty, I had to answer one more question about the Super Bowl, which I got completely wrong! TJ laughed in his office for ten minutes because I said Eli Manning played for the Eagles, and that they were in the Super Bowl, whoops! So as punishment I had to wait until the children were in bed to get my "Super Cool Prize".

We finally got the kids to bed, and TJ made me sit on the couch with a blind fold. He pulled out 3 envelopes, and scattered them on the ground. I had to crawl around and find them. After I found them I got to take off my blind fold. I had to choose one of the envelopes, and then whatever was in it, that's what I got! I was so nervous! What if I didn't pick the good one! So after 5 minutes of trying to decide which one, I opened my prize!


We are going to HAWAII!!!

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Thanks TJ! I love you, and can't wait!
P.S. The other envelopes had the same thing in them. He just wanted to make me nervous!


Elise and Lane said...

So lucky!! Can't wait to hear all about it! Will this be just you and TJ or will kids and other family be going to? Hope that will get you through the cold Logan winter :)

Chelsea said...

Haha! That is awesome! I might have to do that someday for Brigham! Congrats on your Super Cool Prize, and hopefully some day we will make it over for American Idol night so your boys can play with Brig.

Lacey said...

My question is, how on earth did you get entered into this amazing contest? I need to enter one just like that! :) A trip to Hawaii sounds so wonderful right now. What a sweet surprise!

Gunnell Fam said...

What a creative way to surprise you! I'm jealous-I've never been there and my hunny's been twice. Have a blast! :)

Melissa said...

Oh my gosh! TJ is so cute to you!!! What a fun way to surprise you AND you are going to HAWAII! That seriously is such a super cool prize!

Brett, Cassie, Taylor & Jack said...

I knew his secret all along. He's been e-mailing me and asking me about all the fun things to see and do in Hawaii. We're excited to see you. You will have so much fun!

Kylene said...

YAY! How lucky are you?!! What island are you going to? Have so much fun!

ps. I hope you still have your earlobe! Yikes! :)

Jen said...

awesome! When do you guys get to go on your trip? We wanted to go to Hawaii on our honeymoon, but it didn't happen, maybe some day.

kat said...

How exciting!!! What a sweet husband to think up all of that craziness to surprize you. HAVE SO MUCH FUN!!!

The Kari said...

You guys are crazy! I love it! If I didn't like you both so much I might try and break into your home and find those tickets! :) When were you planning on going?

Traci said...

How awesome!! What a cute idea and sweet husband to come up with all of it! Hope you have fun time on your winning trip!!

Chelsea said...

What?? Excuse me? Are we invited??? When are you going?

Scott and Athena said...

That is so awesome. How fun will that be. That is the one place that I want to go to sometime in my life. Have fun!

Sarah said...

I'm not even going to pretend that I'm not jealous! :) What a cute idea for a surprise, and what a totally AWESOME gift. I'm sure you'll have a blast! I'm probably gonna have to steal that idea to surprise my hubby someday.

Kelsi Thoman Peterson said...

That's freakin awesome! Your family is so dang cute! Have fun dude!!! At least you don't have to room with Zuzana! Love ya. Tell TJ good job! (and to talk to Jon)

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Michele Ringer said...

This is probably the cutest thing I have ever heard! Go TJ! That will be so much fun!

Stacy Ellison said...

what a cute way to let you know! very very thoughtful. i am a little bit jealous though so i might not check your blog again! i can't stand to see pictures of hawaii! :) have fun! just kidding about the blog! of course we all to see photos!

Anonymous said...

What a cute husband you have! I love his creativity!! I had forgotten that he went to Guatemaula on his mission. Mont is going with a dental group down to Guatemaula at the end of April. Eric and Jill are going with him. They are going to help poor Guatemaulan young men get all of their dental work done so that they can serve missions. Have fun in Hawaii. It is one of my favorite places. Mont and I are going February 2nd. (We go every year!!) My favorite thing about Hawaii is the way it smells!! Coconut and flowers kind of. You'll love it!
Love, Melinda

Lizzy said...

Ok, that is the funniest and most amazing thing ever! To not only surprise you with it, but to go to such great lengths to make it so fun! I hope you guys have a blast! I wish I was going again . . .

little red said...

Cute! Are you taking the chillens??? Or is this one of those totally awesome romantic getaways??? ;) Can't wait to hear all about it!

Aunt Helen said...

Cool!!!!!!! I want to go but will settle for babysitting!
Love you guys.
Aunt Helen

Reena Bostock said...

That is so CUTE! Have so much fun in Hawaii.