500th Post Giveaway: chunky watches, Gap jeans, band nerds, cupcakes and more!

7 November 2011

You know, I actually woke up today and instead of growling through my first morning yawn-stretch… I found myself saying, well yawning, “I love Mondaaaaaaaaaays!”

Before getting all WTF on me, I will say this is primarily because Mondays are pretty relaxed at work and my friend Courtney is up here for class all day meaning I get to hang out with her during breaks. The transition from being in school all day and seeing my friends all the time to working 9:30-3pm every week day has been a bit of a challenge. I love having my afternoons off, but I miss hanging out with my friends–who still have class every evening.

Anyway. Today is a special Monday. Today happens to be my 500th post here on Adorkable Me. And to celebrate, I’m having a giveaway!

I’m really excited about this, and kind of wish I could enter too… I’m giving away two pairs of Gap jeans (each up to $90!), an awesome gift certificate to Modify Watches where you can pick out two bands and a face of their new, not yet released, 2.0 watches, and two Mucca Pazza tshirts! On top of that, I’m probably going to throw in some other randomΒ special stuff* that I collect through the week.

And because I want to share the love, the gifts are being broken up as such:

  • #1 Winner gets 1 pair of Gap jeans, Mucca Pazza tshirt, and the Modify Watch package. (Plus other special stuff!)
  • #2 Winner gets 1 pair of Gap jeans. (And some special stuff!)
  • #3 Winner gets 1 Mucca Pazza tshirt. (And some special stuff!)
  • 5 lucky people get a post card from me! Or my cats.

I’m also offering 1 local** winner a cupcake date! You, me, and the cupcake of your choice!

Now to the whole “how can I win all this awesome stuff?!” part…

  • 1 entry for commenting here (please note if you’re a local–that is, if you want a chance for the cupcake date)
  • 1 entry for tweeting: “I just entered to win @myadorkablelife’s 500th post Gap jean + @ModifyWatches giveaway! http://bit.ly/dork500 #dork500″ or something similar with the #dork500 hashtag.
  • bonus entry for liking Modify Watches on Facebook (comment here and tell me!)
  • bonus entry for finding me and giving me a high five–yes, this is a “locals only” but it’ll enter them for all of the above.
  • More opportunities for bonus entries will be posted through the rest of the week, so stay tuned!

Contest runs from now until midnight CST on Friday (11/11/11!)… Winners will be announce on Monday, Nov 14th.

Now the formal stuff: The Gap jean gift certificates were given to me for the sole purpose of this giveaway by A-Squared Group. The Modify Watch gift certificate was given to me for this giveaway by Modify Watches. I’m not paid by these companies, and all opinions are my own. Modify Watches absolutely did not ask me to ask people to like them on Facebook–in fact, they didn’t know I was going to do that at all. (I just really like them and want others to get to know them too!) The Mucca Pazza tshirts were purchased by me. Any other special gift will have been either purchased by me or created by me–or possibly created by a friend and then donated to me.

*Other stuff will probably include things like custom art work, Mucca Pazza buttons, and maybe some Club Nintendo goodies, amongst other things that I will figure out-slash-want to keep a surprise!
**By local I mean you have to live in Chicago or close enough to come for a cupcake date–travel expenses are on you though. I’m just going to pay for your cupcake while we enjoy each other’s company. If you aren’t a local, but know you’ll be in Chicago for a specific span of time, then feel free to mention that you want to be considered for this too!

  • Woohoo! Congrats on 500 posts…and cheers to many more!

    • Erini


  • MennoJerk

    Give me free shit. I mean, please give me free shit. I mean, stuff. Yeah. Please give me free stuff.


    • Erini

      This made my day. Miss you kid.

  • Maggle Rawk

    *virtual high five* WAY TO GO. Talk about a milestone… what will you do next?!

    • Erini

      GO TO DISNEY LAND! I mean… GET DRUNK! … I mean… BUY A PUPPY! …. well… one of those three will happen…

  • Courtney

    Woo-hoo ‘Rini! I consider trying to win awesome shiz a big part of learning Web Dev, btw. (Tee-hee.) Liking watch co’s on Fb, as well.

    • Erini

      I mean… the give away is on the web… and it’s developing… your wardrobe because I realize the first prize gift is basically an entire outfit minus shoes and such. πŸ™‚

  • Maggle Rawk

    p.s. You should ask if Jennie would donate one of her badass Stay Foolish letterpress prints…

    • Erini

      I will! I know I’m going to include my own letter press prints too. “Make Mistakes” and “Stay Foolish” make an awesome set! πŸ™‚

      • Maggle Rawk


  • Congrats on post 500! Woo hoo!

    • Erini

      Thanks Tankboy!

  • Oh so many congrats on 500! I miss blogging, I wish my hands didn’t hurt so much. There’s so much to saaaay!

    We’re thinking Chicago in early December. I can pick up my watch then, right? πŸ˜‰


    • Erini

      πŸ™‚ LOVE YOU. And keep me updated about visiting Chicago!

  • I’m up for a pair of Gap jeans. Love me Gaps jeans, esp since I ripped my favorite pair recently.

    • Erini

      I’m excited that I found my own giftcard from 20SB Summit! I definitely needed new, non-worn-out-so-much-they’re-like-wearing-legging-thin-cheap-o-jeans…

  • Yes! Of course I can donate one of my prints to this πŸ™‚ was gonna give you one anyways but you can have two and keep one πŸ˜€ congrats on 500.

    • Erini

      YAY! Thanks Jennie! I think Courtney and I were going to do a print swap this week.. so we should figure out when this could all happen. (I’ll try to remember my own prints tomorrow!)

  • Congrats on the 500th post Erini, you rock! Also if you will be in Chicago around Thanksgiving we should have a cupcake date regardless of the winner, I haven’t had a chance to catch up with you in ages.

    • Erini

      I will definitely be around for Thanksgiving.. though there’s a concert I want to go to on Friday–which you might be into, Chicago Afrobeat Project at Reggies. Yay Hanging out!

  • I need jeggings. There. I said it. HIGH FIVE!

    • Erini

      OMG I’m actually a size SMALLER in the Gap jeggings. I don’t get it. (I still went with their “real straight” though. just felt like they were thicker and thus might keep me warmer this winter.

  • Miss Delish

    free gap jeans?! yes please!!

  • Big congratulations on 500 posts. I’m super happy for you and getting this far. I also still have my fingers and toes crossed for you to get back to school!

    • Erini

      Thanks Natasha! πŸ™‚ School plans may change some. I’ll find out later… but it’s all good. The past 6 months here have given me a lot of awesome connections and DEFINITELY improved my skills!

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  • High five, lady! After 3.5 years of blogging, I’m only at 175! Guess I should write more… Haha.

    • Erini

      Thanks! πŸ™‚ Once I started getting closer to 500 I couldn’t really believe it. Holy crap I’ve written a lot!

  • I could definitely use some jeans! Congrats on 500 posts! Seems like a really good thing you’ve got going here!

    • Erini

      Thanks Eddie!

  • I just popped over and liked seasons geekings and modify watches on facebook, and i may now be shopping modify as we speak. oops. not good, espec. after the amount of money i spent at gap today. (yes, i have a gap problem, which is why i am excited that your giveaway includes gap goodies!)

    • Erini

      Thanks! The new Modify line is AMAZING. I mean, I love my 1.0 watch (so much I even gifted some to friends!)… but I love the rounded chunkiness of the new ones. AND they’re water proof/resistant!

      I’ve been good with not going into the Gap. They’ve got some ridiculously cute kids clothes right now, and I REALLY want to get them for my niece!

      • I need a good waterproof watch for winter… because playing in the snow often leaves my watches in a ruined state.

        As for the Gap, I die when I look at their baby clothes. I just need to find somebody to buy them for. I cannot avoid the store, though. All of the employees at my local gap know me. They know my style and my colors. If a knew eggplant colored anything comes in, they know to inform me right away. And they know that I rarely (if ever) buy regular price. Yesterday I shopped the markdowns and found 5 tops (including 3 sweaters) for $47. And this happens multiple times per week. I need a separate bedroom to house all of my gap clothing.

        • Erini

          I know recently they had a “spend $100 get $40 off” deal, which was majorly tempting… but I’m trying to save my clothes shopping for my next paycheck if I can. Got some business expenses coming up first…

          Having a 6 year old niece is amazing, but can get expensive! I always want to be the cool aunt, and I know I don’t need to buy her love… but I just love getting her things! Especially clothes! Luckily giving her (well her dad, who then gave it to her) my old Nintendo DS Lite helped win points. And I’ve done some ubisoft reviews for the Petz series, and she and my younger sisters get to do those! (Which she loves!)

          I love that your Gap employees know you!! I’m hoping the folks at Argo get to know me and know my favorite drinks soon! πŸ™‚

          • The problem with having this Gap addiction is that I work for a major designer/luxury cosmetics company in a department store. I already leave with a much smaller paycheck than I earned…

            And now that you mentioned Argo, I want. I may need to make the 7 hour trip to Chicago for an Argo date with you. πŸ™‚

            • Erini

              Argo is THE BEST. My Vanilla Rooibus Teappuccino this morning was amazing. πŸ™‚ (Even better was the barista seeing my order and going “oh vanilla and red tea! I’ll have to try that!”)

  • double curse my not being local! i love your “i’m giving stuff away” oprah face hahaha

    congrats on 500 posts! i always wonder if i’ll ever have that much to say, especially considering i’ve said so little as of late. happy milestones to reach, and i hope there are many more for you (on and off line) πŸ™‚

    • Erini

      Thanks Michelle!! I wish you were local too!! We DEFINITELY need to do a cupcake date whenever we get to finally meet! πŸ™‚

  • So my jeans split at work the other day. I hope I win. πŸ˜‰

    • Erini

      I did that once and had to staple them back together! Nothing like taking a stapler to the bathroom! πŸ™‚

  • Hi Erine. I tried to subscribe to the feed but keep getting this message:
    XML Parsing Error: junk after document element
    Location: http://www.adorkableme.com/feed/
    Line Number 319, Column 1:

    I would, scratch that, I need to win these jeans bad. Thanks for letting me enter.
    Tracy @ Cotton Pickin Cute

    • Erini

      Yeah, unfortunately I can’t figure out what is causing the error. Probably a plugin. But if you’re using Google Reader, just type in http://www.adorkableme.com and it should work! I know I still pick myself up on my RSS reader that way!

  • I just tweeted your giveaway here:
    Thanks again….Tracy @ Cotton Pickin Cute

  • I just liked Modify Watches on facebook at Tracy Suzanne.

    Hugs…Tracy @ Cotton Pickin Cute

  • Mel

    I need new jeans stat!! πŸ™‚

  • Congratulations on your 500th post that’s awesome!

    I’ve been thinking of you a lot, because i’ve just got diagnosed with endo!

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