Saturday, August 7, 2010

Gone Camping & Mystery Giveaway #2


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omorrow morning
the hubby and I and a bunch of our friends are heading off for a week long camping trip. We will be tenting it from Sunday - Sunday, and I am so excited!

I won't be blogging for the week, but I will be back on Sunday 15th.

Last night we went to the exhibition/fair and wandered around, saw the rides, looked at the exhibits, and watched Roller Derby, and Weird Al. Dinner was typical fair food - I had a couple bites of a corn dog, 1/2 slice of pizza, some fries, and a few mini donuts.

You know, healthy stuff.

Breakfast this morning was 2 eggs and 2 pieces of dry toast.



Lunch was mac and cheese and an orange.

We have been cleaning out our fridge so we wouldn't have stuff going bad in there while we are gone. It is quite empty, so we picked up a fresh Sobey's pizza for dinner:



Dessert was another orange.



While packing for our camping trip I also baked some cookies to take along:



Mystery Giveaway

As a thank-you to my readers, I am going to do another Mystery Giveaway! The winner will receive a surprise package in the mail, but they won't know what they are getting - you know, like Christmas!!

I did a mystery giveaway last time I went camping, and Jessica won ... check out this post to see what she got!

This giveaway is open to residents from the US and Canada only.

The winner will be chosen randomly when I get home on Sunday August 15th.

How to enter:

You can enter up to 4 times per day from today until Saturday 14th. Leave a seperate comment for each:

1) Tell me something intersting about yourself.
2) Tell me a place you would love to visit.
3) Tell me one of your pet peeves.
4) Tell me one of your favourite foods.

Remember, you can enter 4 times EACH DAY that I am away.

*If it looks like your comments are not showing up - they ARE there, they just won't appear until I approve them on Sunday.*

Good luck!


139 comments:

Simply Life said...

Have fun camping! I'd love to visit Taiwan!

Simply Life said...

Tomatoes are one of my favorite foods!

Crystal said...

1) Tell me something intersting about yourself.
- I'm a crazy cat lady at heart. We have 3 cats right now and I would love to get a few more, however our apartment isn't big enough and 3+ cats would cost a LOT of money.

Crystal said...

2) Tell me a place you would love to visit.
- Iceland. I wanted to get married in Iceland but things just didn't work out. We're hoping to go for our honeymoon or 1 year wedding anniversary :)

Crystal said...

3) Tell me one of your pet peeves.
- People who walk slow and then just stop in the middle of the sidewalk/aisle/walkway.

Crystal said...

4) Tell me one of your favourite foods.
- Cabbage rolls made by my mom is one of my all time favourite foods :)

Morgan said...

fun giveaway!!! something interesting about myself...I played the viola for 12 years!

Shannon M said...

1. I have a son!
2. I'd love to visit Italy
3. When people slurp their soon
4. Favourite food... crunchy peanut butter!

Morgan said...

I would love to visit Hawaii. it's on my list of dream vacations.

Morgan said...

One of my major pet peeves is when people chomp their gum really loudly. It annoys me to no end! this is one of the reasons I don't chew gum at all.

Morgan said...

one of my favorite foods is definitely ICE CREAM. I probably eat it once a day.

Shannon M said...

1. My accent colour at my wedding was pink and I don't even like pink :S
2. I'd love to visit Egypt
3. I dislike it when people count change at the checkout
4. I love pizza!

Amber (Girl with the red hair) said...

Well, first I'll say that a week long camping trip with a bunch of friends sounds SO FUN! I hope you have a blast!!

OK, I would like to visit SO MANY places that one is easy. So for today I will say ONE of the places I would like to visit is Egypt!

Amber (Girl with the red hair) said...

Comment #2 for Aug 8: One of my biggest pet peeves is people who post dumb status updates on Facebook swearing and ranting. So stupid.

Amber (Girl with the red hair) said...

Entry #3 for Aug 8: One of my favourite foods ever that is SO BAD for you is ICE CREAM!!!

Heather (Where's the Beach) said...

I hope you have a fantastic trip! The one place I want to visit most is Italy.

Kat said...

OMG no blogging for a week?! Man now I am gunna have to drool over someone else's pics!! ;) Have a good time!!
Ok something interesting about me, well I have midget thumbs. They are so small that I cant play regular video games cause my thumbs cant reach all the buttons quick enough haha

Heatha said...

Great idea!! Hmmm....something interesting about myself? I used to twirl baton competitively from the age of 6 through my first year of college.

Heatha said...

A place I'd like to visit is Italy. My husband has been there and I'm so jealous! :)

Heatha said...

A pet peeve of mine is when people walk too close behind me. Drives me nuts. Give me a little space, people! Lol.

Heatha said...

AND my most favorite food would have to be chocolate peanut butter ice cream from Baskin Robbins. I have it maybe once a year, but it is THE BEST.

Faith @ lovelyascharged said...

What a fun giveaway! Have a blast on your trip :)

Something interesting about myself - I used to be a bridal model for Dillards!

Faith @ lovelyascharged said...

I'm absolutely DYING to visit Italy - hot boys, strong coffee, amazing food, birthplace of Prada, and incredible art/architecture...I'd never leave!

Faith @ lovelyascharged said...

One of my biggest pet peeves as an English major is when people bugger up their/they're/there. I know it sounds persnickety but it's not that hard to remember the difference!

Faith @ lovelyascharged said...

And lastly, one of my favorite foods is sushi! A good veggie roll can't be beat :)

Tracy said...

What great fun Camping! Thanks for the chance to win the "Mystery Giveaway"! An interesting fact about myself would be "I'm a mother of identical twins".

Have a great camping Trip!

Sarah B. said...

I broke my arm when I was twelve because I hit a parked car while I was riding my bike! It was awful at the time, but now I find it funny!

Sarah B. said...

I would love to visit Chicago, just took a history class on Chicago and it seems like a pretty amazing place!

Sarah B. said...

One of my biggest pet peeves is groups of people who stop in the middle of busy sidewalks/hallways and start up a conversation. It really irritates me.

Sarah B. said...

One of my favorite foods is oatbran...I love to eat it with a banana cooked in and topped with peanut butter...YUM!

winkingannie said...

I love Weird Al! White and Nerdy is my go-to running song. :) I hope you have a fabulous time camping!

Kelsey said...

Something interesting about me is that I only started growing taller at around 19 or 20 and at 21 im hitting my 'growth spurts' lol.

btw i posted the VOO parfait <3 it was so delicious!

Christina said...

Something interesting about myself...I have never had a cavity in my life!

A place I would Love to visit...Somewhere tropical...the bahamas or jamaica!


Pet peeve....people who dont wipe down the gym equipment after they have used it! ugh.

Fave foods....sushi for sure!

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

1, I'm a natural blond. I've tried to dye my hair, brown or red but it just washes out. It's like my hair WANTS to be blond.

Great giveaway!

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

2, I would love to visit Africa. It's not your typical vacation spot which is why I would love it!

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

3, I hate when people try to talk to me without actually talking. Like with signals. I never understand and I feel like an idiot!

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

4, cheesecake, all the way.

Great giveaway! I want to do a mystery box giveaway, that would be so fun!!

eatmovelove said...

First - Sobey's Pizza!!! :)

Second - awesome give-away girl!

1)LOL - I am NOT interesting! But...I have a bookshelf of cookbooks that I've never used!

2)Oh God - where to begin? I'll be boring (but-oh-so-true) - PARIS.

3)People staring at you. Little kids just staring...and you can't tell them to bugger off with their parents standing there...how rude though!

4)Hah - Pizza :) It makes me happy. And so very few things do in this life.

eatmovelove said...

P.S

Jolene - you need to put up a RECIPES section on your blog!! It would be soooo popular :)

The Prickly Pinecone said...

You mean leave a separate comment for each fact? I hope so :)

I own 2 rabbits who act more like dogs

thepricklypinecone(at)hotmail.com

The Prickly Pinecone said...

I hope to one day be able to go to a rain forest and on a safari, I am not picky as to where they may be.

thepricklypinecone(at)hotmail.com

The Prickly Pinecone said...

My pet peeve has to be people not signaling when driving, I didn't even have to think about this one!

thepricklypinecone(at)hotmail.com

The Prickly Pinecone said...

Besides chocolate my favorite actual dish is between my mums pasta sauce on spaghetti or my dads vegetable soup.

thepricklypinecone(at)hotmail.com

fightingwithfood said...

I am not sure how interesting this is, but I feel incomplete without a big bowl of air-popped popcorn every night. I top it with only salt and nooch and love every crispy bite!

fightingwithfood said...

I have always wanted to visit Germany, since I have family there that I have never met. And, of course, you can drink beer with every meal and not be considered odd!

fightingwithfood said...

I absolutely HATE that football is already being shown on tv! The fact that football lasts for over half of the year is a huge pet peeve of mine!

fightingwithfood said...

I am a devoted oatmeal eater - sweet with fruit or savory with Laughing Cow and salsa. I could eat it for any meal!

Kelsey said...

entry 2- i would love to visit florida! the atmosphere, the culture, people, food, beaches, sunshine, music etc. i love it all :)

Kat said...

I would love to go to Ireland!

Kat said...

Ok, MAJOR pet peeve is people being late. I am always early, I dont want people to have to be waiting on me, I think its rude!

Kat said...

One of my favorite foods is pizza!

Tracy said...

Pizza, has got to be the best food out there :) Or I just keep telling myself that ! Hope your having a great trip! ~ Take Care

Anne Marie said...

I'd love to visit Italy some day. I think it'd be amazing!

Autumn @Good Eats Girl said...

I would love to visit Greece! It always looks so beautiful and I would love to go exploring! And of course...do a lot of eating!

Deborah said...

I just found your blog. I want to lose 20 lbs by my 35th Birthday which is in December!
Something interesting about myself....I'm Dyslexic and found out in COLLEGE!! I had a hard time in school and learned to cover up things I couldn't do...like read a clock!

Deborah said...

I would LOVE to visit Germany someday!!

Deborah said...

pep peeves...I can't stand it when people look over my shoulder

Deborah said...

Cheeseburgers are my favorite!!

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

1, I hate having my hair up, I only like it down. Not sure if that's interesting but people find it weird.

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

2, I would like to visit Alaska. I've heard it's gorgeous there!

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

3, Pet peeve, hmmm... I hate when people eat in front of the TV.

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

4, Favorite food? Anything sweet and sour. Meatballs, chicken, pork, as long as it has a good sweet and sour sauce.

Kacy said...

Hope you're having a good time on your trip!

I would really love to visit Australia!

TheHealthyApron said...

ooo exciting! Have fun on your trip!
1. I love reading sappy love novels
2. London is a place I must see before I die!
3. I hate when people sing along to the radio with others around
4. I LOVE pizza. I could eat it everyday lol

Christina said...

oooh like christmas!! let's see, something about myself... i love love crossword puzzles and golden girls. i'm an old lady!

Christina said...

i'd love to visit more of italy and greece.

Christina said...

one of my pet peeves is when people take forever to tell a story.

Christina said...

i LOVE cookies.

meeyeehere said...

Interesting? I can blow spit bubbles that fly pretty far away.Gross,but true.
jacksoncrisman@yahoo.com

meeyeehere said...

I want to go to Water Town NY. To see my sister. I have never even been in an airplane but I would love to fly,I dream of travel.Seeing my sister is first on my list if I can ever save up to go.
jacksoncrisman@yahoo.com

meeyeehere said...

I really don't have many pet peeves but I hate it when someone puts a finger in my face! Like in an argument,that would make me crazy enough to go nutty on someone.
jacksoncrisman@yahoo.com

meeyeehere said...

CHOCOLATE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Have a safe and fun camping trip! I love camping but I have only been two times and I always got ticks! AHH!!!! Ticks are bad buggies!

Sarah B. said...

Something interesting about me is that I can curl my tongue into a clover leaf shape!

Sarah B. said...

I would love to visit New York!

Sarah B. said...

I really hate it when people are rude to waiters, grocery store clerks, etc. I used to work in the service industry and 99.9% we have no control over what the person is angry about.

Sarah B. said...

I love peanut butter....peanut butter counts as a food right? :)

Alisa - Frugal Foodie said...

How fun! I love surprises!
Hmm, I have a degree in finance and worked in that field, but now make a living in publishing and food writing.

Alisa said...

I think next up on our 'to visit' list is Columbia.

Alisa said...

Pet peeve - people who are fake (ie, give compliments that are insincere)

Alisa said...

Favorite food - broccoli!

Oh and email is alisa - @godairyfree.org :)

Kelsey said...

pet peeves is when people (especially the age 50+ crowd) listen in to my conversations with friends or family.. or people who stare at everyone or everything. lol

Kelsey said...

4. MUFFINS

~ Diana ~ said...

I would love to live in NYC!-mymarblerye

Kat said...

Something interesting...I have never seen Mary Poppins lol

Kat said...

I would love to visit Colorado. The pictures of it are so gorgeous!!

Kat said...

One of my favorite foods is cheese!!

Amber (Girl with the red hair) said...

Me again!

Another place I would love to visit? HAWAII!!

Amber (Girl with the red hair) said...

Favourite food?

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE sushi. California rolls, smoked salmon rolls, avocado rolls. LOVE IT ALL!

Amber (Girl with the red hair) said...

Pet peeve?

SNORING! Eric snores like crazy and I've had to give him a few elbows the last couple of nights :)

Monique@She's Going The Distance said...

That pizza looks to die for!!

Sarah B. said...

Something interesting about myself is that I don't like cold cheese, but melt it on nachos, pizza, pasta, etc. and I love it!

Sarah B. said...

I would love to visit New York!

Sarah B. said...

One of my pet peeves is when people who are rude to people in the service industry.

Sarah B. said...

One of my favorite foods is oat bran!

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said...

something interesting = i have my tongue pierced

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said...

would love to visit india

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said...

pet peeves = public spitting that men tend to do

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said...

fave foods = coffee :)

Lindsay @ http://pancakesnpajamas.blogspot.com/ said...

Hey Girlie! Have fun camping. Have I ever told you that I get a craving for bean sprouts everytime I see the heading of your blog?

~ Diana ~ said...

i would LOVEE to visit paris!

Alisa said...

About me - I drink hot tea pretty much every day, even when it is 100 out!

Alisa said...

Another place I would love to visit - China!

Alisa said...

Hmm, pet peeve - People who just stare out you (as in - "do I know you?") when you say hello passing on the sidewalk or street when out walking. It's called being friendly people!

Alisa said...

Favorite food - chocolate chip cookies! Email in other post :)

Sarah B. said...

Some interesting about me is that Amay Adams and I share the same birthday!

Sarah B. said...

I would love to visit Scotland!

Sarah B. said...

I really don't like it when people lane change in front of me and do not signal...I don't know why but it does.

Sarah B. said...

I love oatbran...it is one of my favorite breakfasts. I haven't had it in a while though because the weather has been so hot :(

~ Diana ~ said...

Pet Peeve: when people are impatient for no reason: impatient at the grocery store, at the gas station, at the mall. calm down people!

Sarah B. said...

Something interesting about me is that I live in the same city as you!

....have you tried the new Coldstones that opened up in the east end, it is pretty amazing!

Sarah B. said...

I would love to go to Australia and New Zealand!

Sarah B. said...

I really don't like it when people are rude to people who work in the service industry

Sarah B. said...

I love banana bread/muffins, with chocolate chips of course!

mymarblerye said...

...fave food? you should know..NUT BUTTERS. :) Have a great rest of the week my dear Jolene!

edmontonjb said...

Something interesting about me? Hmmm...all I can thing of is that I have a very long tongue. I can lick the tip of my nose and the underside of my chin

dftrew(at)gmail(dot)com

edmontonjb said...

I would love to visit Italy. It just seems like such a beautiful and serene place.

dftrew(at)gmail(dot)com

edmontonjb said...

My biggest pet peeve is socks with sandals.

dftrew(at)gmail(dot)com

edmontonjb said...

My favorite food is pizza, but I'm super picky about what pizza I eat. I believe the the secret to good pizza is in the sauce

dftrew(at)gmail(dot)com

Rosey Rebecca said...

Hope you're having fun camping! I hadn't heard from you in a while, so I wanted to check to make sure you were ok! Turns out, you have an 'outside the blog' life, unlike me. :-)

Amber (Girl with the red hair) said...

I keep forgetting to enter EVERY DAY!

Moving on.

I place that I would LOVE to visit is Newfoundland and the east coast of Canada. Apparently it's beautiful and one of my closest friends is in Newfoundland!

Amber (Girl with the red hair) said...

Pet peeve is sharing an office. I used to not mind sharing an office with two other consultants but lately I'd much rather have my own quiet, peaceful space!

Amber (Girl with the red hair) said...

Another favourite food? PIZZA! I adore pizza. Cheese pizza, veggie pizza, goat cheese pizza. All = YUM to me!

Hope your camping trip is fabulous. I must remember to enter again tomorrow and Sunday :)

Sarah B. said...

I can curl my tongue into a clover leaf shape!

Sarah B. said...

I would love to visit San Fransisco!

Sarah B. said...

I don't like it when people leave the cereal box open because then the cereal gets stale and their is nothing worse than stale cereal.

Sarah B. said...

I love peanut butter. My favorite is the White Chocolate Wonderful from PB&Co.

Losing in the City said...

Hope you're enjoying camping.. here are my answers:

1) Tell me something intersting about yourself. I come from a very large Haitian family and grew up with 20 people in my house. fun times my childhood :-)

2) Tell me a place you would love to visit. this is a tough one, if i had my way, i would be visiting all parts of the world, but if i have to pick, i'm going to say Seychelles, an island off of Africa.

3) Tell me one of your pet peeves. I don't like when people are passive aggressive. I also don't like people who talk a lot just for the sake of talking :-)

4) Tell me one of your favourite foods.
I love caribbean food and asian cuisine... but I'm also slightly obsess with peanut butter and cereal.

veggiegirlnamedboe said...

I was not born in the United States and I have duel citizenship in US and Panama!

veggiegirlnamedboe said...

I would love to go to Italy

veggiegirlnamedboe said...

I hate when people cant use their blinker, both not using it and leaving it on.. GRR

veggiegirlnamedboe said...

I adore granola

Kat said...

Favorite food would have to be....nut butter. I love everything about them!1

Kat said...

I want to visit Canada!! It looks so beautiful and fun!

Kat said...

Something interesting...I have a serious purse obsession. I have two huge containers full in my closet

Sarah B. said...

Something interesting about me is that I used to hate peanut butter. I didn't eat it for about 5 years, then a year ago I tried it again and I LOVED IT! Now I eat it at least once a day!

Sarah B. said...

I would love to visit England!

Sarah B. said...

I don't like when people lane change without using their signal. I don't know why it bugs me but it does.

Sarah B. said...

One of my favourite foods it chocolate chip cookies!

Amber (Girl with the red hair) said...

2. Another place I would like to visit is England, Scotland and Ireland - I think that's going to be our next European trip. I would also LOVE to go back to Europe!