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A Contest to See What Kind of Contest?

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G’day, Byron here–with a bright red extra-large Quokka T-shirt that needs to be a prize in a contest on this blog, except we’ve run out of contests!

Quokka T-Shirt | Funny Australian Quokka with Baby

We still can’t get a picture of the red quokka shirt, which is just like this one only red.  Lee tried, but the picture came out so small, you couldn’t tell what it was.

Well, we need another contest, and I suggested, “How about a contest to decide what kind of contest we should have?” You should’ve seen the look he gave me! Like I’d just dumped a bucket of fish-water on his head.

“Maybe I’ll save it for the Christmas carol contest,” he says. At this point I judged it best to leave him alone.


Byron: ‘Now What?’

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G’day! Or is it? The big 50,000-comment contest is over, tomorrow I’ll announce the winner of the Bell Mountain trivia contest…and then what?

Byron the Quokka here–and then, I guess, the Quokka’s occupation’s gone. Shakespeare used to say that. He was a quokka at heart.

Oh! And look at this! We’ve got a Quokka T-shirt left over from the milestone comment contest. See the source image

The one we’ve got is bright red, not pink, but we couldn’t find a picture of a red one, and it’s Extra Large, so you can use it as a nightie or a pup tent.

The thing is, we haven’t got a contest you can win it in. Lee says I can stay here if I can think up another contest. He doesn’t want to run afoul of the law that says you can’t have a quokka as a pet–but who’s a pet? We’re mates and business partners.

So I’ve got to think of another contest, with the red Quokka T-shirt, Extra Large, as the prize. Something fun for readers, something that a lot of readers will play… Yipes, it’s not as easy as it looks. Let me sleep on it.

(Him up there, that’s me sleeping.)


50,000 Comments–and We Have a Winner!

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Byron the Quokka here, to announce the winner of our milestone once-in-a-lifetime comment contest! The winner, the reader who posted No. 50,000, which will never happen again, is….trumpets, please!

“Evreilly”! (We know her as Evelyn.) Her comment came in late last night, just as we were packing it in for the day. You can find her comment attached to the post, “My Interview with Lee Strobel”–it’s a great comment, by the way. So Ev wins an official Quokka T-shirt, either in Large (very dark blue) or Extra Large (bright red). All we need from you, mate, is your mailing address: please email it, and tell us your choice of shirts.

Now watch all the comments dry up because the contest is over. I told Lee that wouldn’t happen on my watch, so I’ll have to find some way to keep things hopping.


Just 82 Comments to Go!

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Byron the Quokka here, mates, with the question of the day:

Who’s gonna win the Quokka T-shirt?

Whoever posts Comment No. 50,000 on this blog! And there’s only 82 comments left to go!

Here’s a picture of the shirt. Well, not exactly: couldn’t find a picture showing the shirt in either bright red or dark blue. But you get the general idea.

Quokka T-Shirt | Funny Australian Quokka with Baby You wouldn’t believe how many tries it took me to paste this picture.


Assorted Updates

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Contrary to the forecast, it didn’t rain today. So I sat outside and tried to finish writing The Wind from Heaven. I ran out of gas around 2 o’clock: I think I’ll need one more chapter. I lost practically all of April to bad weather, so I’ve had to work extra-hard to get this far. My editor think you’re gonna need a seat belt to read this one.

The 50,000-comment contest: just 151 to go! The winner gets a Quokka T-shirt.

And… just two questions left in the Bell Mountain trivia contest. The winner gets an autographed book. Note to winner: If you want to hold out for a copy of His Mercy Endureth Forever, which will probably be published early next year, sure, you can do that. Just don’t forget to remind me that you’ve got a book coming to you.

Incidentally, we were supposed to have a major storm today–and we didn’t. Preposterously long-range climate predictions, anyone?


Counting Down (or Up?) to 50,000!

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Too much excitement for Cousin Romulus. Knocked him right out!

Look at that–just 188 comments to go to reach 50,000. The suspense is killing me!

Byron the Quokka here, mates, and here’s another look at the official and bona fide Quokka T-shirt that the winner will get for posting Comment No. 50,000.

Quokka T-Shirt | Funny Australian Quokka with Baby

All right, the blue shirt we wound up getting is darker than this, but the picture’s the same. We have a bright red shirt in Extra Large and a dark blue in Large.

Here on Rottnest Island, the excitement has reached a fever pitch. Practically every quokka here has got a pretzel in the pool (we don’t use money). No, I won’t tell you who I’ve picked to win. Let’s just say I have a lot of confidence in this reader.

A mere 188 comments to go! That should barely get us through the weekend, eh?

 


Byron: Only 230 Comments to Go!

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Holy moly, the suspense is killin’ me! In fact, there’s not a quokka here who bothered to go to work today. They’re all glued to their computers, waiting to see who’s going to post Comment No. 50,000 on this blog.

Byron the Quokka here, with the update–and like the man in the headline said, there’s only 230 comments to go, to get to 50,000.

And the winner wins an official and bona fide Quokka T-shirt! Your choice of red (XL) or very dark blue (L). Yeah, I know they’re big. That’s why you can use ’em for nighties. And if they’re too big for you, just imagine how big they are for us. But you can always wear too big somehow; you can’t always wear too small.

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Well, gotta go! One of the quokkas is getting up a pool, and I want to submit my guess as to who will win the contest. The pool prize is an interview with Violet Crepuscular!


Byron’s Contest Update

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G’day, mates! Byron the Quokka here, with the latest update on our once-in-a-lifetime contest to see who posts Comment No. 50,000 on this blog. The winner gets an official and bona fide Quokka T-shirt! And maybe gets voted an honorary quokka, if I can do that without getting into trouble with the Head Quokka. His name is Ernest and he’s gotten too big for his britches. But I digress.

So here’s the news–only 428 comments to go! And here’s what the prize looks like, if Lee doesn’t forget how to post the picture.

Quokka with Baby Cute Australian Teddy Bear Slim Fit T-Shirt

Well, it came out black, and we don’t have a black T-shirt, just red or blue, but the poor cove did the best he could.


589 Comments to Go!

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G’day! Byron the Quokka here–and that’s me, jumping up to collect another comment on the way to No. 50,000. We have only 589 left to go! And whoever posts Comment No. 50,000 will win an official and bona fide Quokka T-shirt. And may even be voted an honorary quokka, if we decide to risk it.

Come on, now–let’s see who wins!


Keep Those Comments Coming!

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Crikey, look at all these bicycles! You’d think we could give out at least one bicycle as a comment contest prize.

Never mind! The prize for posting Comment No. 50,000 on this blog is an official and bona fide Quokka T-shirt! And so far we’re at Comment No. 49,195–which means there are only 805 comments left to go.

Yesterday we had 72 comments, but today we’re nowhere near that. I keep telling Lee he’d get more comments if he wrote more interesting posts–mostly about quokkas!–but I don’t think he believes me.

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Look! Is that a great prize, or what?

Byron the Quokka, signing off–and don’t stop commenting!


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