Monday, February 02, 2009

Flower Contest

My mom used to call me every Valentine's Day or Mother's Day to thank me for the flowers she received. Not for the flowers that I sent but for the ones she received. But she called me every year to thank me. Because every year someone sent her flowers signed "Your favorite son."

She called each of her 8 sons and thanked them. Some years I sent her flowers signed "your favorite son". Some years I did not.

ProFlowers.Com sent me an email, well, actually one of their marketing companies did. They offered me Five $70.00 gift certificates to give away to readers of Poop and Boogies if I had a contest of some sort promoting ProFlowers.com. The gift certificates are actually gift codes to their website where the winners of the contest can get or send flowers or gifts from ProFlowers.com for Valentine's day. The gift certificates are only good for orders in the US.

The marketing company asked me to use certain key words in my contest which I think I just covered in the last few paragraphs.

I suck at contests. I suck at entering them. I suck at winning them. And I suck at creating them.

I was going to ask people to leave me comments on the most romantic thing ever done for them. Or maybe tell me their favorite home made card. Or they could tell me what I should get Lauren for Valentine's day. But I decided to go a different route for the give-a-way.

Many of the people that read Poop and Boogies have been doing so for a while, so you know that my mom reads this blog and that she sometimes comments. To enter the contest for the ProFlowers. Com gift certificate give-a-way, in the comments section, leave a comment trying to convince my mom why I should be her favorite son. I will close the contest on Wednesday 2-4-09 at Noon. Sorry but the gift codes are only valid for customers in the US.

My mom will pick her five favorite answers. If you want to kiss up to my mom, I am sure you can find all kinds of good information from my archives.


Please make sure you leave a valid way for me to contact you if you should win.

58 comments:

G-Side Pride said...

Mine will be by proving that the others are not. #1 is not the favorite because he has a third nipple. Anonymous is not the favorite because he moved away taking the K J and A with him. #3 is not the favorite because he lives in another state. The Lawn Whisperer is not the favorite because he complains about middle child syndrome way to much. #6 is not the favorite because he played soccer. #7 is not the favorite because he liked to paint his car stupid colors in high school and leave it out front of the house making it look bad. #8 is not the favorite because he had to be spoiled because he is the baby Jesus.

Plus everyone knows that I am the favorite anything with the word son in it.

Kelly said...

not related to this at all, but your 'nutrition facts' are all wrong, since you now have three kiddos instead of two.

Charity Donovan said...

You have to be the favorite son...you married a good girl (HUGE BONUS POINTS) & gave your mother 3 fabulous grandchildren. Like a well-raised child you know when to step up - like when Lauren first came home from the hospital & you occupied the older kiddos. You know when to pack it in - sometimes toys like moon sand just aren't meant to be. But most importantly you love unconditionally - even when they eat their own snot!!! What more could a mother ask for??? My question is...WHO IS LAUREN'S FAVORITE SON???

gigglepotamus said...

Charity took my answer... but I guess it wouldn't be fair for me to win anyway :)

Jody said...

You must be the favorite because you have the newest grandbaby. One that you can withhold from her arms until you ARE the favorite! :)

silverhartgirl said...

You should be the favorite because you think of her the most. Look at your writing you mention so she is on your mind a lot that.

Holly in Michigan said...

How can you not be her favorite...you have an entire blog devoted to her (and your father's) influence on you as a parent!!!

Anonymous said...

Momo9 is Hot.

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Your favorite son

kcinnova said...

As the father to the newest son bearing the family name, William should be considered "favorite son" (at least this year!). He readily admits to sending you flowers in the past signed "your favorite son" so he must be the one! ;) He even dedicated this flower contest to you, Momo9, and is letting YOU choose the winners!!

Also, I would love to win because my own mother's birthday is on Valentines Day and I would send the flowers to her. She lives on the other side of the country and is recovering from hip replacement surgery. Grandmother to 9 grandsons and 1 granddaughter (4 of those grandsons are my contribution), she was born in Pittsburgh. **obviously hoping for brownie points here**

writer Dad said...

Ha! That's funny. I got the same offer from Pro Flowers but I had to turn them down. I've nothing against the company at all, but my dad is closing his flower shop (been in the family for 30 years) the day after Valentines. Pro Flowers is one of the reasons. Pop reads my blog every day. I'd hate to make him sad by sleep ing with the enemy.

cherioak said...

you're a clutch player, You went over late at night and scooped bunny "ick" off the driveway, while MomO9 was babysitting "OTHER" grandchildren. Then, taking said "ick" away in a bag and dumped some other trash. William+dependable=Favorite

cheri

Kristin said...

You had superman, wolverine, robin, and various other superheroes at your wedding. I bet she doesn't remember anyone else's wedding as well as she remembers yours. And that is an obvious sign that you are indeed the favorite.

Janet said...

I think you are the favorite because you do such nice things for your whole family. I think you need to make your mom a nice valentine like the alien one you made for Lauren last year ;) By the way, if I win I would send the flowers to my mom who lives in Phoenix (very far away from me-sniffle.)

Janet in Atlanta
janetmojo at gmail dot com

mominmentalmotion said...

William should be chosen your favorite son of all because he is funny and witty and always writes favorably of his mother (and father). I have always laughed at the way he tells his stories about his mom and her wit and wisdom on raising nine children. He does momo9 proud!

GERBEN said...

You are hands down the number 1 favorite son because; well you did remove a dead rabbit for her! Only a son who truly loves and deeply respects his mother would leave his house at 9:00 at night to go remove a dead rabbit! See? YOU WIN! YAY! Number 1 favorite son!

Anonymous said...

Was that Momo9 in the shower with Danica Patrick?

eclectic said...

She named you William, which is such a noble and popular name that obviously she would only give it to her favorite son.

Sheri said...

You SHOULD be the favorite son. All she has to do is look at the way you take care of Lauren and the kids to know that you take after her and that you listened when she spoke. You also care about your siblings. You have a soft, gooey side. Gooey enough to make an alien card for your wife for Valentine's Day. You also a strong manly side. So strong and manly that you scrape dead bunnies from her driveway and dispose of the evidence so no short people will be tramatized!

Most of all she should pick you as her favorite because you take the time to groom for you "man dates". Bwahahahaha!

Teach-ME-Mom said...

I think he should be your favorite son because he keeps everyone honest. Your sons know they can't misbehave too much because Bill will rat them out on the blog!

You also seem to be such a good testament to her child-rearing abilities with the wonderful way you treat your wife, and what a great dad you are.

Reading the blog has made me appreciate the relationship with my dad so much more - he was beginning to get ill when I found this blog and it made a big difference for me. I spent more time with him and reminisced in a way I may not have thought to do if it hadn't been for Bill's experiences and thoughts after losing his dad. My father passed away just before Christmas, and February 12th would have been my parents' 32nd wedding anniversary.

LW said...

Bill, in a way, you always hold a favorite son rank with mom. This is because, in a way, you are an only child. You are mom and Rocky's only son. You don't have any competition on the Rocky side of the family.

Melinda said...

Dear momo9, It really sucks living here in the UK because there always seems to be this kind of stipulation to all the contests. I used to feel sorry for all those states who were deemed invalid to participate. Poor invalid states. Now I feel I have moved to a invalid state. So sad, don't you think?
Well, I say poo to this! I may not be able to win but I WILL participate.
I don't think you should have to choose a favourite son. You've got a win-win thing going on here and you really are holding some powerful cards to play at your pleasure. How clever you are to
have a few sons live so close by and they are so competitve for you affection and to be your no 1 son!
I think should you actually declare a favourite son, you will only experience an unfavourably outcome. Keep it a secret, but always elude privately to each one that they are your favourite. Luckily, your daughter knows she is your favourite daughter.
But, I think you already know this. Cheers, momo9!

Amy Genn said...

Anyone who would proudly name their blog "Poop & Boogies"...because of their parents influence in their life...MUST be the favorite son!
Oh, and the fact that he is letting his Mom choose the winners of this contest! How fun to include her! :)

Anonymous said...

How come you are never contacted by Craftsman tools or Home Depot?

Ethan, Zach, and Emma's Mom said...

Why should William be the favorite son? Because he is modeling for his sons what a father should be. He is molding his sons to be a great man and father, and that's something any mother should be proud of.

Maria from NJ said...

Roses are red,

Violets are blue,

You've showed us that Momo9 is 'the ultimate mom',


So how could her favorite not be you?

MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

Well, you don't have to convince your mom, in her heart- you are the best and the favorite- she doesn't want to hurt your brothers feelings by telling them the truth that they made stinky poos as babies and yours was april fresh. You were the angel who never got into trouble and always did your chores, and always gave mom a hug, and opened the car door and pushed her chair in. Just get one of those hypnotic dvds and have subliminal messages put in and play for your mom :)

RzDrms said...

momo9, i know for a fact that bill is your very most favorite william, and i bet that's something even you can't deny. plus! he's your favorite(william) since he gave you your most favorite maxfield, wyatt, and jackson. if i am wrong on any of the above favorites (not to mention your MOST FAVORITE LAUREN), then bygolly, i deserve no flowers. plus, as i've mentioned elsewhere, wednesday is my grandparents' 64th wedding anniversary, and (as Catholics themselves) they had nine (ten, if you count the baby between eight and nine) lovely children, ten grandchildren, and 12 greats...i'm sure you can relate. (i need free flowers to send to them when they arrive home from the casino on friday!!! HALP!)

RzDrms said...

p.s., plus, i know your own 45th anniversary would've been this past december 28th, and for that, frankly, all these free flowers should go to you. especially for putting up with all those crazy boys.

nape said...

Dear Mrs. Poop A. Boogies, Sr.,

Your son can write in complete sentences. Do you know how rare that is on the internets these days? SOMEbody read to him. SOMEbody made him do his homework. SOMEbody raised him right.

You and I know who's responsible. Take a bow, Mrs. Boogies I!

Cole said...

Momo9,

What mother could admit to having a favorite among her boys?

I understand your dilemma, but since Bill is forcing your hand by enlisting his blog groupies, shamelessly enticing them/us with offers of free flowers for loved ones . . . clearly you have to tell Bill he is your favorite son.

Your other sons (who aren't quite as insecure as Bill) will understand that you are just telling Bill what he needs to hear, and each of them will know that you really love them most.

So-Sew Me said...

William should be your favorite son because he is the one you are thinking about now. My children(2) are still small but my husband and I always joke that our favorite child is always which ever one we are holding at that moment. So, when they are older I think it would translate to you thinking about him and remembering all the memories that make you smile or laugh making him your favorite for the moment.

amyleroy said...

You should be her favorite because you moved your family back close to her. Even so close that you lived with her for a few months. Since you have moved back, she can snuggle and spoil the grandbabies whenever she feels the urge.

Chickiedoodle said...

Bill must be the favorite. Who else but the favorite could get away with posting this for the whole world to see:

"From the Mouths of Kids"
With his upper lip covered in pink lemonade from the glass he just guzzled down, Maxfield turns to me and says, 'Look Dad, I have a moustache just like MaMa (Momo9).'"

James said...

Mom, Bill is your favorite with a wink and a nod, because when 'Poop and Boogies' the memior comes out and is eventually made into a film, Bill will have editorial say in who gets to play you.

Make him your favorite because you would rather be played by someone like say Helen Mirim and not someone like John Travolta in drag.

Effie said...

I am just enjoying sitting on the Canadian side of the fence here reading all the suck-up comments...so much fun! I'll throw my two bits in though:

Bill is your favourite son, Momo9, because ANY mother knows that EVERY child is their favourite child. I have two favourite children of my own, and if I have any more, they will be my favourites as well--each child is special and wonderful in his or her own way and you wouldn't change them for the world, no matter what messes they get into (for example: permanent markers on the beautiful kitchen table, trying to learn how to drink from a cup without a lid on it and then learning how to spray the lovely juice out of their mouths across the room, etc., etc..)

Happy Valentine's Day to Bill and to Lauren and to Momo9!

creative breathing said...

Dear William's Mom, I have told my daughter that the way to tell if a boy she dates is a "good guy" is by watching how he interacts with his Mom. If there is respect and admiration and love, he's a keeper. He will be loving and kind, and he will be a loving father. I think William's wife was given this same advice. William is the favorite son chosen by his wife, and this I am sure makes him a favorite son of yours! Happy Valentines Day to you, Elizabeth

creative breathing said...

To William: I am honored to have you link to my blog. I have wanted to post yours on my Again and Again list, but I can't bring myself to have Poop and Boogies on my sidebar. It reminds me of my brother stuffing smelly socks and orange peels under the sofa when we were kids. William, you don't cause me to have panic attacks, you cause me to want to verbally spar. I love that! Elizabeth

cdziuba said...

You should be her favorite because you're obviously the most enterprising. You can get virtual strangers from all over the globe to state your case and vouch for you. That should show her!

Michael said...

LW Stole my Thunder.

The very first thing I thought was that Bill was her favorite son from Rocky.

Bill you are moms favorite son, becasue somehow she had to convince Dad that you were his.

After art, theater and the pitching a pitch over a backstop that was an extremely hard task. Not to mention, you are the only one who looks like Mom.

Gwen said...

To my knowledge, you are the only one who blogs about her and you says such nice things that I wish she were my mom.

Katie said...

I've started several comments, but have not finished them. I always seem to get sidetracked.

However, I may just disqualify myself with my answer! I agree with Melinda - that Momo9 should not have to pick a favorite child! Mom's don't have favorites.

But then, Effie's comment made sense as well - every child is a favorite for their own unique being. :) So, I highly doubt that I convince anyone of anything.

I just wonder... could Bill pick a favorite of his own children? See how much pressure you are putting on your dear mom?!?! :)

Ahhh but the love in your family is so obvious. My mom is one of 8, so I do know the fun of being from a big, loving family. It is awesome.

Anonymous said...

WELL AS A MOTHER OF THREE BOYS I MUST SAY THERE IS NEVER A DEFINATE FAVORITE, THERE IS HOWEVER A FAVORITE AT CERTAIN TIMES LIKE MY FAVORITE HUGGER OR MY FAVORITE READER OR MY FAVORITE SNUGGLER, BUT WHOEVER DOES THE ACTION GETS THE TERM "THE FAVORITE" { AND IT IS NICE FOR THEM TO THINK THAT THEY ARE " THE FAVORITE" } SO IF BILL NEEDS TO BE STROKED, MOM 09 BILL CAN BE YOUR FAVORITE " WRITER " "ACTOR" OR BASICALLY ANYTHING TO TO WITH THE ARTS. CONGRATS BILL YOUR THE FAVORITE SON... WHO LIKES TO BLOG!! I AM OFFICIALLY CUTTING IT CLOSE!

Anonymous said...

well let me say this, some of these people are absolute suck ups. some of these people need to realize the best way to get MOMO9on your side is to make her laugh and that is what i did and that is why i will win

kalki said...

Aw man, I missed the contest! It has been a busy week and I've barely been online.

I would have said you should be the favorite because you're best friends with Brad Meltzer - she could tell people, "My son William is best friends with Brad Meltzer." (Or, you know, STALKS Brad Meltzer. Same thing.) That, plus your own blogging fame, and you're totally her most famous son.

Captain Climactic said...

This guy should be your favorite son, just like the rest of your sons are your favorite son. He is really that good!

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