Sunday, July 6, 2008

What Is It #9 - Solved

Before we begin, I've finally updated my blog roll, so please take a look at it and if I've missed anybody feel free to let me know in the comments or by email and I'll be sure to add your name.

OK time to take a look at this week's winners and an expanded view of the picture(s).

This time around there are two winners for the Cracker Jack award. (Awards in my sidebar if you'd like them) First one is a fellow north westerner, Travis from Trav's Thoughts. He jumped right in and recognized all of them right off the bat. Nice going Travis.

The next winner hails a bit farther to the south. Rhea of Texas Word Tangle was the second to get all three correct but gets the crown too because she went for the bonus by identifying one of the two themes as camping. (the other was red, white and blue) Congrats Rhea!

A couple of you asked, "Do you ever use these things...they look so clean?" To put your minds at ease ( because I know you've been loosing sleep ever since) yes they do get used, but here's why they look the way they do:

The sleeping bags were bought a couple of days before this trip. Nice 25 degree bags from Costco, good price too. This was their maiden voyage so they are in as good of shape as they'll ever be. The cooler, well let's just say I'm really anal retentive about things that are touching my food or Dr Pepper being tidy. If it makes you feel better, the outside of it does have a couple specks of dirt on it. So yah, I do live in the real world...kind of. That leaves the chair. The photo you were looking at was was taken from the ground looking up at the underside of the seat. As a result you wont see any butt prints, residual marshmellow goo, or spilled soda on it.

Well there you have it, they're used but not abused. May you all have a peaceful night's slumber this evening.

So who tickled my funny bone this week?

I initially thought Akelamalu was going to walk away with the honors with her guesses of:
1. A coat for a snake
2. A Bobsleigh
3. A parachute

But as it turned out Nitebyrd of A Dust Bunny in the Wind edged her out when she offered up these creative gems:
1. Robert The Bruce's kilt in the clothes dryer.
2. Storm Trooper vest.
3. Your fanny pack.

Congrats Nitebyrd.

I've got a theme for next week too and I'm pretty sure there are a couple of pictures that will be quite a challenge. Hope to see you there.


Akelamalu said...

Well to Trav and Nytebird :)

Rhea said...

Aww!! Thanks, Jeff!! Congrats to the other winners as well!

nitebyrd said...

Thank you, Jeff. I'm glad you got a laugh. I immediately recognized the camping gear and started to panic. Camping to me is a hotel without room service. *shivers*

Jeff B said...

Akelamalu- You're in good company with them

Rhea- You earned if fair and square.

Nitebyrd- I liked all three, but the "Your fanny pack" one was halarious.

Travis said...


**does a super snappy happy jig**

I stared at that 2nd one for quite awhile. I'm used to flat bottomed ice chests. But then I remembered some of them have wheels!

mjgolch said...

well 2 out of three ain't bad!
That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
Big time hugs(where they apply) God's blessings as well.

Jeff B said...

Travis- Nice going. Even the funky angles on the ice chest didn't fool you.

MJGolch- I'll see you next week for a new challange.

Ron said...

CONGRATS to Tavis, Rhea, Akelamalu and the hilarious Miss Nitebyrd!!!

All you guys ROCK!!!


What the HELL was I thinking??

Thanks for yet another FUNFILLED "What is It", Jeff!

Love these!

Roger said...

Nice awards, congrats to the winners.

CrystalChick said...

My guesses are:
a sleeping bag
a cooler
a camping chair

Did I win????

OHH, right, the contest is over. :(
Granny was a little busy this weekend and didn't get around to all my fav blogs in time. Maybe this week.

Congrats to winners!!!

buffalodickdy said...

The cooler looks more "normal" on the outside....

Mel said...

Awwwwwwww.......congratulations all the way around.

I'da had a tough time deciding which was the funnier of the two--both made me chuckle.

Matt-Man said...

Congrats to all. Have a great week Jeff. Cheers!!

Odat said...

A day late and a dollar short! :-(
Guess I'll just have to wait for the next one!

contrats to the winners!!!!!

Jeff B said...

Ron- just think of it like a jacuzzi for your beverages.

Roger- Thanks

Crystalchick- I know all about being busy. Thanks for making it by.

Buffalo- The wheel wells and the drain are what gave it a weird shape I think.

Mel- It was tough to decide.

Matt- Thanks man.

Odat- Go ahead and send that dollar in anyway. Maybe I can bribe the judge.

Real Live Lesbian said...

Congrats to the winners! Both are hilarious!

Bond said...

Congrats...I was up and reading early and missed it...dang

Dianne said...

Congrats to all the winners!

Let's all go camping!!

Jeff B said...

Real LL- They were and it made choosing tough.

Bond- No worries, there's always next week.

Dianne- OMG can you imagine the stories we could share around the camp fire? What a blast that would be!

Anndi said...

Since I'll never get here when you post them (my boss said no to no work on Fridays... evil leprechaun!) I'll have to come up with "alternate" views... I may not be able to handle the pressure... *gulp*

Congrats to the winners!

CrazyCath said...

Awww! I'm on your sidebar! ((HUGS)) and lots of cuddly things.

Congrats to the winners - I'll try and be on time for the next one. :(