Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Howard the Duck + a New Giveaway

If you read to the end of my long story, I promise to make it worth your while =) 

My boyfriend's name is Howard.  Remember the AWFUL movie, "Howard the Duck"?  Well, of course, he coined that nickname when the movie was released.  And then Howard "the Duck" decided to go off to college at the University of Oregon.  The mascot there?  A duck.  Once upon a time I thought this was a very cute and funny story.  Then I moved to Kentucky and in with Howard "the Duck".  And so it began.  It started slowly at first.  Here a duck.  There a duck.  But as time progressed, I began finding them everywhere.

I have no idea where this one came from.  It miraculously appeared on a bookcase one day.

His mom sent us this one last week. 

I believe this came from China where Howard's brother's girlfriend visited this past year.  We seriously get so many ducks in the mail, I lose track of where they came from.

A duck shotglass.  He refuses to let me use it.

We even have ducks on our bathroom vanity.  Howard's brother gave them to him for Christmas.  He even included a duck bath mat but that's where I put my foot down.  I told Howard that I was only allowing them to stay out until his brother visited and then I was putting them away.  That was a month ago and I have yet to make good on that promise.  Something tells me they would magically reappear anyway.

Duck magnets!

A Hooters rubber duckie.  This came in the mail back in May.  Also from Howard's brother.  Of course.

And this one?  In April when Howard's mom was visiting, we found this in a large brush pile.  It's broken but he insisted on cleaning it up and keeping it anyway.

I was shopping last week killing some time while Howard was at a doctor's appointment.  I was in the pool section when I came across a couple holding this duck chlorinator.  The husband was telling his wife he wanted it but his wife wasn't paying attention.  He put it down.  It was the only one.  I grabbed it and ran when they weren't looking.  It was then I decided, if you can't beat 'em, join 'em. 

I bought my first duck for Howard.

Are you still with me?  Good, on to the reward!

It's time for another giveaway courtesy of CSN Stores.  And this time, I'm not going to be picking the prize, you are!  I'll be giving away a $40 gift certificate to any one of CSN's 200+ stores.  Trust me, they sell EVERYTHING. 

To enter, just make sure you are a follower of this blog and leave a comment on what you would use the gift certificate to purchase =)

I'll close the giveaway Monday July 19th at 1 PM CST and pick a winner via random online generator.

Good luck!

(Open to US Residents only.  Sorry!)


  1. I would use my gift certificate to buy Howard some more ducks!

  2. I'd use it to buy a tricycle with a handle for Ty so we can go on walks in the neighborhood without me constantly having to redirect him out of the street!

  3. I would probably buy a Christmas present for my beautiful daughter, Dana and it wouldn't have anything to do with a DUCK.

  4. I would use the gift certificate to buy a massive display case for all my autographed baseballs

  5. I would use my gift certificate to buy something special for my sweet granddaughter Scarlett!!!!! Come on "Random Number Choser" pick my name!!!!!!!

  6. I would use the gift card for something for my kitchen. I've become quite the baker nowadays :)

    Guess I'll have to make you some cupcakes when you come up.

  7. I would definitely use it to buy something for my daughter that will be born in the next 2 weeks. Pick me! Bella Mae could use something special from her Mommy!

  8. Dammit! Leslie took the words right out of my mouth :P I spose I would use it to buy some new towels...not that exciting I know but I really could use some.

  9. Dude, I have no idea but I'll think of something good =)

  10. I would buy my daughter & Howard a matching duck!

  11. Something for ME. I'm thinking some new enameled cast iron cookware or a cast iron griddle...or something nice like a wine fridge for my new house. mmmmmmm

  12. By the way Dana, you're one of the best writers I've ever had the privilege of reading. I just love your wit, sarcasam and charm when you write. It's a joy to read your blog each time. Thank you for being part of my day!!!! I love you sweetie!!! XOXOXOX

  13. I wont lie, it wouldn't be for a duck!

    I'd probably get something either kitchen related OR garden related.

    Because I'm 75

  14. I would buy a yoga bag and some serving pieces! Thanks Dana

  15. I would buy something for Dylan since he has been taking care of me so well ;)