Friday, January 20, 2012

Oh hey, a giveaway! Of sorts.

I have to be honest, I haven't been feeling the blogging thing lately. At least not on this particular blog. But - I think part of that was because my blog itself looked very blah. I'd changed the name, and I was excited about that, but there was no pretty header, my button was wrong, and just wasn't right.

However, as you can see - yay new header! I did my best to give homage to some of my favorites, as you can see, and if you can correctly guess every single book/movie/tv show that is pictured I will give you a PRIZE! 

No really, for real, you'll win a little prize package from me. I swear.
I have no idea what it will be yet but for sure, the first person to guess every thing pictured will get an exciting gift from me :) There will likely be something Disney involved as I go there in two weeks, how about that? In fact, even better, I will TAILOR the prize to whomever wins it! (See the bottom of this entry for full rules and whatnot)

A hint: there are six separate geeky book/movie/tv show "themes" in my header, but if you guess the 7th thing that I've paid homage to (which is somewhat involved with one of the main themes, mind you), I'll give you extra points ;)

Now, normally I don't cross-pollinate my blogs, but I've been doing a ton of posting on my travel blog (There & Back Again: A Traveler's Tales) lately. I have a separate blog for that because I travel a lot and I enjoy talking about my trips, reviewing tours and restaurants and hotels, and if I started posting about my trips here, I'd be posting about 2 entries a day and probably over half of them would be about travel...I just have a lot to say ;) But if you enjoy traveling and want to read more about allll of the travel that I do, check it out! As a teaser, here is a picture from my most recent trip - just two days ago we returned home from 5 days of skiing in Sun Valley, Idaho. It was, in a word, amazing.
Took this right before I hopped off a trail into some glades. That weren't officially ski-able. Thought I should have one last picture of myself in case I, you know, ran into a tree and died. Or whatever. ;)

Giveaway rules/terms: *You MUST be a follower in order to participate. Not to be difficult, but please follow via Google Friend Connect - you can do so on the right side of my page just below my button :) It's kind of difficult to check the blogger followers thing so GFC is really the only "fair" way for me to do this. *I will leave all comments screened until the giveaway ends. *It will end at midnight on Friday 1/27/2012 (or I guess that's sort of Saturday 1/28/2012). *If more than one person guesses all of the things that I paid homage to in my header, I will use a random number generator to pick the winner. *If no one guesses all of them, the person with the most correct guesses will win. *If, for instance, two people guess four things right, again I will use a random number generator to pick between the two. *Please make sure that your email address is either in your comment or easily accessible so that I can contact you if you win!

Good luck!
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  1. So if this is a double post pleass delete. Firefox crapped out on me as I was posting last time so I'm not sure I got through.

    So I think I have all of your references

    1. Hogwarts and your Luna cosplay = Harry Potter
    2. The Millennium Falcon and your bounty hunter cosplay = Star Wars
    3. Isengard = Lord of the Rings
    4. The Iron Throne and Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken = A Song of Ice and Fire
    5. A Geek Saga is written in the Jurassic Park font
    6. Finally I think that other ship is from Battlestar Galactica

    As for your secret 7th thing, I got no clue.

  2. You as Luna Lovegood - Harry Potter
    Hogwarts - Harry Potter
    Mordor - Lord of the Rings
    You on the Iron Throne - Game of Thrones/ Song of Fire & Ice
    Millennium Falcon - Star Wars
    The other space ship, I'm guessing and saying Battlestar Glactica.

    And your outfit - you're either paying homage to Tomb Raider or to Hans Solo. Can't figure out which though.

    And... the font you use for the blog title is the same font from Jurassic Park.

    And... Unbound, Unbent, Unbroken is House Martell's slogan, but that also ties into Game of Thrones.

    Holy cow. I feel like super nerd.

  3. There is no way I could enter this giveaway haha, but congrats on the new look!

  4. Hi! I found you through 20sb, and I'm always happy to meet another geek girl :)

    I'll bite. Let's see, it looks like Hogwarts from Harry Potter, plus Isengard from Lord of the Rings. You're sitting on the Iron Throne from Game of Thrones, and you're dressed as a character from Star Wars: The Force Unleashed (I cheated for that last one,'s in your "Meet the Geek" section). The font looks like it's from Jurassic Park. In the sky I see the Millennium Falcon from Star Wars. The other things... Hmm. The ring-shaped ship looks a little like one of the ships in the Battlestar Galactica fleet, but it could also be from something else that just has a similar design. And the curious character with the glasses looks familiar but I can't place it--probably some franchise that I've heard/read about but haven't seen myself :-/ Well, that's all I got.

    I just posted a giveaway on my blog, too. You can check it out :)