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Blogiversary III… CELEBRATE with DAVE!

Posted on Monday, April 17th, 2006

Dave!Before I jump into it, I am happy to announce that I found somebody to help me draw a winner in the runner-up T-shirt drawing from the 41 correct guesses I received. Congratulations to Gary, who joins Firda and Alexis as the lost blogger winners! And thanks again to everybody who took a guess. If you didn't win, don't be too sad, because there will be plenty of new opportunities to win something this week. And on that note...

w00t! My blogiversary is here! Back when I started three years ago, I never thought things would come this far. Blogography began as a way to stay in touch with a half-dozen friends while I travel, but has turned into something much more (for anybody who is interested, I wrote all about my humble beginnings last blogiversary). Even more amazing to me than having lasted this long, is that so many have come along for the ride. Thanks to all of you who have made the past three years such a great experience!

And to mark this momentous occasion, it's time for the Blogiversary III Kick-Ass Celebration...

Blogiversary III

Over the next four days, I'll be giving away fabulous prizes valued at over ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS...

$1000, Bitches!

Yes, you read that correctly. Once again I'll be passing out loads of stuff that I think makes life worth living. I am giving back to you, dear reader, for all that you've given to me. So write yourself a note and don't forget to drop by every day for the next four days to check out all the cool crap you can win... and be sure to check back Sunday to see if you've won it!

Blogiversary Week

Good luck everybody!

And now it's time for the rules. You might want to take a minute to read them, because I'll be referring to this stuff each day...

Dave Approved!
All of the merchandise being given away is new and factory-sealed. This is not a bunch of crap that I don't want, but fresh copies of merchandise I already love and own. All prizes are offered "as-is" and I make no warranty or promise as to their contents or condition of arrival. Any problem you experience with the merchandise will need to be handled directly with the manufacturer. If necessary, you can request to have individual prizes removed from prize packages if you do not wish the item(s), or are living somewhere which prohibits the item(s).
Blogiversary Contest!
Last year, all you had to do was send an email in order to be entered into the drawings. This year, you're going to have to work for it! The final three day's prizes will be accompanied by a contest. In order to be entered in the drawing, you'll have to pass a little test first! HOWEVER... if you have left ten or more comments here between April 25th, 2005 and April 16th, 2006... you are automatically eligible to enter, and don't have to take a quiz at all. This is just my way of rewarding those of you who make my blog so much better by leaving comments (if you are unsure about how many comments you've left, just go to the search page, enter your commenter name in the search box, then select "search comments only" and count the results that fall within the dates given). Frequent commenters get other benefits as well, so stay tuned!
Prize Availability!
Some of the merchandise being offered as prizes is made-to-order, and will not be available until mid-May. NO PRIZES WILL BE SENT BEFORE THIS TIME! If you are expecting immediate shipment of your winnings after Blogiversary III Week, don't bother entering, because it ain't gonna happen. I will make every effort to send the prizes exactly as described or shown. However, if due to unforeseen circumstances I am forced to make a substitution, I reserve the right to do so. Sorry, but winners are not allowed to request a cash prize or make substitutions.
Winner Notification!
Winners will be announced here on Sunday, April 23rd using their first name and last initial. If you would prefer to be identified by a nick-name, it's not a problem... just let me know when you send in your entry. Winners will be notified via the return email address in their entry (please make sure your address is valid!).
Shipped to Order!
All of the larger prize packages (i.e., those valued at $50-$250 or more) include domestic shipping to the 48 States of the Continental USA via surface courier. If you live outside of the Continental USA, you can still enter the contests and drawings, but you will have to share in the shipping charges. Any amount above the cost of domestic shipment will be your responsibility. I will post estimated costs to different locations to try to help you decide whether it's worth it for you to enter. PLEASE DO NOT ENTER IF YOU DON'T WANT TO PAY YOUR SHARE OF THE SHIPPING COSTS! You are also responsible for any customs duties or taxes (if applicable). Insurance is not included in ANY shipment, so if you wish to insure your winnings, you have to pay for it yourself.
All rules are subject to change without notice

Sure I am wishing good luck to everybody, but I especially want you to win! Yes, you! Have fun.

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  1. Dave2 says:

    Congratulations Gary!

  2. Pauly D says:

    DId Gary win something? And if he did, does that mean we all have to change our names to Gary?

  3. Dave2 says:

    Uhhh… yeah! From the first paragraph:

    “I am happy to announce that I found somebody to help me draw a winner in the runner-up T-shirt drawing from the 41 correct guesses I received. Congratulations to Gary, who joins Firda and Alexis as the lost blogger winners!”

    Gary won himself a T-shirt in the promotion for your new book!

  4. Pauly D says:

    Boo! No one named Gary should win contests.

    Not because I don’t like the name or anything, but because Gary’s just don’t win stuff. I did some checking and no one named Gary has ever won the Lottery.

    Can Gary change his name to Hector? Hectors win stuff all the time!

  5. Kevin says:

    This will be the first time I’ve been able to participate in Blogiversary and I am SOOO looking forward to it. Even if you don’t win something, it’s still just cool as hell to see what packages you throw together. It’s like watching Oprah’s Favorite Things, but with more class, journalistic credibility, and personal integrity.

  6. Dave2 says:

    Sorry Gary, but Pauly just revoked your T-shirt win… some guy named Hector entered, and so now I have to give it to him. I’d argue for you, but Pauly’s making the rules now.

    Might want to change your name before entering all the Blogiversary contests!

  7. Dave2 says:

    Not bad, Kevin! “Classier Than Oprah” should be my new tagline!

  8. adena says:

    OOH! Quizes! I love quizes!! Of course, in the event I crash and burn w/ the quizes, I’ll be sure to dutifully comment every day….

    (Not that YOU comment that often on MY blog *cough*….)

  9. Dave2 says:

    Well, I haven’t had time to comment on ANYBODY’S blog lately due to having to double-post during lost blogger week (and this week will be worse, because I’m having to run Blogiversary III).

    HOWEVER! You must be special, because I distinctly remember leaving a comment over Depeche Mode lyrics on your blog very recently!

  10. adena says:

    Awww….I’m Spechhhhial!!

    But, in all fairness, anything to do w/ DM, and you’re on it like white on rice…..(or any other cheezy comparisons that I can’t think of this early in the morning.)

  11. Firda says:

    Hrm, I did the search for my name and it came up 20 times or something but I’m sure it’s a mixed result of my own comments and Troy mentioning me in his comments. Hrm. Lemme check the comments one by one… Yup, I’ve left more than 10 comments. Sweet! I don’t think I’ve ever left that many comments in a year on anyone’s blog other than Troy’s and my own. I’m comment-shy. 🙂

  12. Kevin says:

    If you do use that tagline, you might not want to use my name with it as a citation. Use my name and the whole “integrity” thing goes out the window.


  13. Dave2 says:

    Adena: I’ve always liked the saying that I made up, which is “like sticky on Scotch tape!” 🙂

    Firda: And aren’t you glad you left those 10 comments? No strange quizzes for you on Dave’s sordid life… you get to zip right to the entry finish line!

    Kevin: No, no. I want it so that when Oprah makes her daily visit to Blogography, she knows EXACTLY who gave that quote! And make no mistake, The Oprah knows where you live AND resides close by… I do not envy you, defying The Oprah like that!

  14. Congratulations Dave! I visit your blog on a daily routine besides Dilbert and two news sites and I envy your stamina in doing this so long.

  15. adena says:

    Oh, I totally read your rules wrong. I though it was between the 16th and 25th of April of THIS year. So, basically you wanted 10 comments in 9 days. I was thinking you were a slave driver!!

    Anyhow, I’m well above the 10 quota. I just have to do the quizes for fun! Whoo hoo!

  16. Dave…

    I think that it’s really adorable how much you get into your Bloggaversairy.

    This is backwards – we should have to send you something to thank you for keeping this up for three years.

    Happy Bloggaversairy dear.

  17. Jeff says:

    I just hope any contests you dream up are not as cryptic as your lost blogs were. I’d hate to see Firda and Alexis winning all the prizes!

  18. Eve says:

    According to the rules of this entry, as well as the statements made in its accompanying comments section, I am SO eligible baby!!!!!!!!!!! And special, too. 🙂

  19. Bre says:

    This is certainly exciting! (But then, any excuse for a party excites me)

    I’ll be certain to use your blogiversary as an excuse for a nightcap 😛

  20. Dave2 says:

    Marc: Clean living. Yep, it’s clean living that gets me through another day of blogging. Ha ha. I lie. It’s cocaine. Yes, cocaine and Coke with Lime gives you the stamina to do just about anything! I lie again. I spend all my money on Blogiversary III prizes… I can’t afford a cocaine habit.

    Adena: Oh the quizzes are fun alright… mainly because they’re all about ME! In order to answer, you’ll either have to be a Dave aficionado (and truthfully, who isn’t?) or like to search my blog for answers…

    Kachina: Yes… yes… you’re absolutely right! It’s a little late this year, because I’ve got most all of the prizes sitting on my kitchen table… but NEXT year I’m just going to put up a list of things that people need to buy me. That sounds a lot easier, actually.

    Jeff: I would love for Firda and Alexis to win all the prizes. In fact, if Firda and Alexis DID win all the prizes, I would probably deliver them personally! But, as it turns out, you don’t need to worry… you’ve got well over the 10 comment threshold, so you don’t even have to take a quiz to enter!

    Eve: Oh heck yeah… the Empress of Metal gets a free pass to enter all the contests thanks to her bitchin’ preponderance of comment goodness!

    Bre: Absolutely. Feel free to get totally wasted for Blogiversary III. In fact, that should be a requirement for entering any of the drawings. Sigh. I’m getting a nice list of ideas for next year…

  21. Sayuri says:


    Blog- Party 3!!! I cannot wait to see what you have up your sleeve this year Dave.

    As for the rules, I know why you have to have them, but it seems a little sad that you do. I mean it’s a bit of fun. However, I know there are monkey-spankers out there who would ask for a cash replacement…. SLAP!!

  22. Kevin says:

    The Oprah?!?!?! As if I wasn’t already scared enough of her.

  23. Cavan says:

    Finally! My favorite kick-ass online celebration of the year!

  24. Karl says:

    Drat, I don’t think I’ve made over 10 comments yet, being a new reader and all. If only the Lost Blogs thing had gone on for 10 days instead of 5. Scratch that, I think that would’ve killed me. OK then, where’s the quiz? It’s been two whole days since I was made to feel stupid.

  25. Chaz says:

    Awesome! It doesn’t look like I’m going to miss the Blogiversary Celebration this year! Woohooo! It looks like there’s one really big contest with a few other smaller ones. All I can say is… FUN. Not that I ever win contests!

  26. Charred says:

    …and there was much rejoicing.
    *Little flags waving*

  27. It’s so sweet that you want ME to win! It makes me want to try harder.

  28. Bec says:

    Have been looking forward to this ever since I read the post about the previous ones!

    Congratulations on reaching number 3 (particularly with recent tribulations)!

    And I agree with Kachina – feel like gifts and rewards should be flying towards you!

  29. James D. says:

    Wow…to think I’ve been reading your blog a year already, I found you around the time your Celebration II was wrapping up.

    On a side note, I saw Lucky Number Slevin yesturday, (which was great) but noticed a preview for a movie called Pulse that features none other then your dear Kristen Bell.

  30. Brent says:

    Wow, the excitement is palpable! Trying to win one of these prizes would really cut into my sitting-around time. I’m looking forward to it, anyway. 🙂

  31. lizriz says:

    Happy Blogiversary!!!

    🙂 Liz

  32. Deb_LA says:

    Happy Blogiversary! Yippee! I LOVE prizes.

  33. margalit says:

    Nine fricking comments. What about all those other comments I left on DaveSpace. They don’t count for shit?

  34. MRKisThatKid says:

    Hold on one cotton picking second! Are you telling me I’ve had that t-shirt for almost a year? Are you telling me that a year has gone by already? I’m scared. Hmm, i guess that means I’m now measuring time by Daves Blogoversary’s.

  35. Chanakin says:

    Can we still guess? Are you Tony Barber?

    Congrats on three years!

  36. Congrats on three years! I hope they open a Hard Rock Cafe in your garage as a reward.

    James: don’t see that evil American version of Pulse – see the original Japanese which was voted by the Cardiff cinema club as the all time creepiest movie (including three members who never wanted to see the DVD case near them again)

  37. Harold says:

    I’m getting so excited about the BLOG-3 Festivities….( especially the PRIZES) That 96 inch Plasma Bad Monkey TV is going to be so cool ! Will Sunday the 23rd ever get here.

  38. Jennifer says:

    Will there be math? I hope there’s no math. Because I really, like, suck at the math.

    Happy bloggiversary!

  39. Nicole says:

    Congratulations on three years! Here’s to many more Blogiversaries to come.

  40. Juli says:

    Ohhh it’s my Davorite time of the year! Let the fun begin! 🙂

  41. Rabbit says:

    My blog heard about your blog’s Blogiversary celebrations and now it’s being moody because not only have I never thrown it a party, but I don’t even know when its Blogiversary is.

  42. Troy says:

    Dave. If Firda does win and you deliver the prizes we will take you out for some Vietnamese food. So good. Plus they do do vegetarian, though for some reason I think they consider Ham as being a vegetarian selection.

    Oh and remember. I want to win (mentioned while slipping a couple Hamiltons to Dave).

    P.S. I have no idea what denomination Hamilton is on. How about a couple of Wilfrid Lauriers?

  43. Missy says:

    Damn it! I’ve been slacking in the comment department. Luckily I rock at quizzes.
    And I’m with MRK, a year since I’ve had my oh-so-lovely shirt?? Surely you jest. Time sure flies when you’re…um..hmmm.
    Which reminds me – I never did send you those Mardi Gras pics!

  44. Apricoco says:

    Happy blogiversary! Unfortunately I do not comment often or when I do it is usually anonymous… I am a blog stalker… Sorry! But I am going to be all over your quiz and can’t wait to win a super cool bad monkey or duck shirt (is that one of the prizes?)… Thanks for keeping me entertained!

  45. Janet says:

    This is dedication chum. I am amazed.

  46. Mocha says:

    Here’s the problem: I’m an abusive troll with nothing to contribute on a daily basis so I couldn’t possibly get to 10 comments.


    Truth be told. Ninjapoodles turned me on to you (in that non-sexual way) just recently when she went ON and ON about you and I could resist no longer.

    I’m coming back and checking out the contests and am going to fall in love with you if you’re not careful. (Again, nonsexual.)

  47. Naomi says:

    I think I’m well past the 10 comment threshold, but just in case:

    1) Will I need to bring my own Scantron?
    2) Do I need a #2 pencil?
    3) Can I continue to eat paste in my spare time?

  48. Mooselet says:

    I am so excited!!! Well over the comment threshold, but can we do the quizes anyway? If we want, that is. I may look at them and decide it’s too hard. But I so want a Bad Monkey shirt to go with my Comics Curmudgeon shirt and confuse the crap out of people…

    And I’m flattered that you still took the time to come and look at the cheerleaders on Saturday, given how behind you were and all. I’m special!

  49. michaelsean says:

    Dude. I just want to win a copy of your worn and stinky socks. Or maybe some lint from your dryer.

  50. alice says:

    …dunno how i will do on the quizzes…BUT, it definitely seems interesting!

  51. Anthony says:

    Wow, I’ve been reading this blog for a year now. 🙂 I won a bad monkey t-shirt last year and it’s been the pride of my collection since. Happy blogiversary!

  52. Neil says:

    This celebration puts Easter and Passover to shame!

  53. SJ says:

    OK, that was NOT a good thing to do with Bret standing right here. Now he wants to know what the hell else I’ve been doing this past year besides reading and commenting on Blogography. Crap. I didn’t know I was supposed to be doing something else.

    But he says he’ll forgive me if I win something that totally rocks . . .

  54. SJ says:

    Oh yeah, and very clever how you snuck in that little lesson on how to use your search page for all the Daven00bs, just in time for the quizzes/contests!

  55. Tink says:

    OMG! This is sooo cool… if i wasnt already becoming addicted to your blog…now i have an excuse!!!….maybe other bloggers will start something like this too….like michaelsean can give us all pics of his feet and toast!

  56. claire says:

    Happy blogiversary, Dave! 3 years is quite an accomplishment.

  57. Troy says:

    Zombies! Zombies! Zombies!

    It would go well with my Blogiversary II winning T-Shirt.


  58. kazza says:

    ooo this sounds like fun .. I will probably do the quizzes anyway, even though it seems I’ve met the required commenting number qualifications.. :):)

  59. Michelle says:

    I like the Zombie one best too. Happy 3rd Blogiversary.

  60. Belinda says:

    I just knew, somehow, that you wanted ME to win.

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