Write a book, win a Nook!

This contest is now closed.  The winner is revealed in the final comment below.  Thank you for visiting my blog!

 

If you have read my recent adventures on EBay, you know that I have an extra Nook Color and I’ve promised to give it away!  I have to admit I’ve never used a Nook, but I’ve been impressed with its great reviews.  Even more, I really like it’s unique design.  There’s just something about that little corner cutout that makes it super appealing! 

The Contest

For a chance to win this Nook, all you have to do is add a comment to the bottom of this blog post.  Don’t add just any comment, though.  Let’s have fun with this!  Let’s write a story together.  Each person can write one sentence at a time to contribute to the story.  The story can be about anything.  You can write truth or fiction.  It can be exciting, funny, sad, or uplifting.  It can be about travel, miles, and points, but it doesn’t have to be.  It can be almost anything.

Double Dip, Triple Dip, Quadruple Dip, etc.

You can enter this contest as many times as you like!  Each new story sentence you add below counts as another entry into the contest.  There is one BIG RULE about this: you may not enter twice in a row!  What I mean is that before you can add another sentence to the story, you must wait for another reader to add their sentence.  Each of your entries must have at least one contribution from another reader between them. 

Valentine’s Day Deadline

I will keep this contest open for new entries until noon EST on Valentine’s Day (Feb 14th 2012).  At that point I’ll use my trusty computer to generate a random number from 1 to however many entries exist.  The person who wrote the comment that corresponds with the resulting number will be the winner!

Nook Delivery

If you win, I’ll ship the Nook to you anywhere in the continental US.  If you need it delivered elsewhere, we’ll figure out the best shipping option and I’ll contribute up to $15 towards it.  Or, if any of our travels overlap (Kiva DO anyone?) I’ll hand deliver it to you.

The Rules

  • Enter as many times as you like, but no two entries can be consecutive.  There must be at least one entry from another person between each of your entries.
  • No explicit language is allowed.  Keep it rated G.
  • Don’t be mean! 
  • Your sentences can be long or short.  Very short sentences are fine.  Please avoid long run-sentences.
  • Do not try to game the system (by entering the contest with multiple aliases, for example).  If I suspect you of anything like this, you will be disqualified.  I reserve the right to disqualify anyone at any time, but I really don’t want to!
  • Frequent Miler, his wife, and son are not eligible to win, but they are allowed to contribute to the story.  If one happens to win, a new random number will be picked until a valid winner is found.
  • Have fun!

Nook Side Chat

  • To enter the contest, comment below
  • To discuss the contest, please visit the Nook Side Chat.


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Last updated on February 14th, 2012

About Greg The Frequent Miler

Greg is the owner, founder, and primary author of the Frequent Miler. He earns millions of points and miles each year, mostly without flying, and dedicates this blog to teaching others how to do the same.

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Susan
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Susan

No… no…. he can’t be. UA would never let that happen!

mike
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mike

Tom was never dead.. he was onlly hiding

Scott
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Scott

Someone yelled, “less than 23 hours to go!”

Susan
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Susan

Thank goodness for that…. now, let’s get him to help resolve this mess and get us out of here.

MR H
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MR H

But first a busch light

Sue S
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Sue S

out of nowhere strolled in the cat.

MR H
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MR H

and sipped on the can

Bender
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Bender

“ahh, my old friend” said the cat. He got drunk really fast

Susan
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Susan

We need to do an ID check on that cat.

Susan
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Susan

Wait, what’s that around his neck? It’s a tube containing a map showing the way out of this parallel universe!

Lisa A.
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Since the cat has already been through 4 of his 9 lives, I’m sure he’s old enough to be legal.

Scott
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Scott

Someone poured a tall glass of booze. Straight up, in a high ball glass.

MR H
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MR H

The way out of the parallel universe began with…

Bender
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Bender

the cat dying

Scott
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Scott

and more drinking

Richard Chen
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more drinking from CO wine glasses which will soon be lifted before they become re-branded with UA labelling

Bender
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Bender

Alcohol poisoning began to set in.

Scott
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Scott

there was the smell of smoke in the air

Bender
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Bender

puffs of smoke began to plume from the ground

JAbrams72
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JAbrams72

in the 757 simulator in Dallas on the MegaDo

Scott
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Scott

there was then a collective roll of the eyes about another DO reference.

David
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Someone had tried to use the aircraft to write “milepoint” in the flight path, but had trouble dotting the “i”s.

Scott
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Scott

They had problems maneuvering since they were in a DC-9.

Sue S
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Sue S

until it became a continuous stream of smoke…

Scott
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Scott

and a dripping trail of bourbon

mike
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mike

then the plane stalled and crashed.

Scott
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Scott

There was a huge fireball.

Bender
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Bender

the cat gagged and slouched

Tony
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Tony

The DO, of course! Now it all made sense. The last words before slipping into the parallel universe were “Do the Dew”. Mountain Dew’s plan to take over the universe with their sweet nectar was in full swing. I trembled as the chants from all the zombie like survivors continued. “Do the Dew!”. “Do the Dew”

mike
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mike

Do the Dew! Do the Dew!.. suddenly they all choked on their own saliva and died.

shar
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shar

And all was not well in the world again.

Scott
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Scott

The NTSB arrived on the scene.

mike
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mike

but nobody knew what NTSB was.

Scott
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Scott

They didn’t? Were they previously living in a cave?

mike
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mike

indeed they were..

Scott
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Scott

They must have been in there a long time

mike
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mike

a very very long time.

melissa Resnick
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melissa Resnick

SO HERE THEY ARE TOGETHER, now what, should they tell each other?

Scott
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Scott

Someone started screaming that an NTSB agent just ran over the surviving passengers. They were now all dead.

Marilynn
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Marilynn

He who hesitates does not get the supersaver mileage rate.

shar
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shar

Luckily, the TSA came to the rescue.

Marilynn
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Marilynn

I flew last week and saw my house.

mike
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mike

it was a big pink house

Scott
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Scott

The TSA came to the resume and actually help by not becoming involved in anything.

mike
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mike

instead they sat around and ate a sandwich made of

Scott
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Scott

human flesh

Simpson
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Simpson

… and racoon

Scott
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Scott

It was delicious.

mike
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mike

they put ketchup too

Sue S
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Sue S

the human flesh was made out of soy! Soy human, yum.

Scott
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Scott

There was a really nice char on the meat too; the jet fuel really did a nice job.

mike
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mike

You can’t forget vegetables.

Scott
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Scott

there were also tater tots.

Annette D
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Annette D

Dessert was special.

Scott
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Scott

….but too filling. Some people started to feel nauseous.

Mike
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Mike

But kept eating. After desert it was post desert.

Scott
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Scott

the dessert was very gelatinous.

Gary Steiger
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Well…
Dogs say “He feeds me, he grooms me, he loves me – he must be God.”
Cats say “He feeds me, he grooms me, he loves me – I must be God.”

So the cat was really The God of His Choice, and he said “Enough of this violence and cannibalism.”

Scott
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Scott

It turned out that Gary was especially delicious.

shar
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shar

That was no surprise!

Scott
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Scott

It was very tender.

Mike
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Mike

Especially his legs

Scott
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Scott

everyone was quite content

Mike
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Mike

The end.

Richard Chen
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Thankfully the aircraft was insured fully so the airline could reap some monies to use for the families.

Scott
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Scott

Forget about the plane, everyone was still commenting about how good Gary tasted.

Bob
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Bob

Gary, on the other hand, was getting tired of everyone trying to lick him and bite him.
So, he decided to

Scott
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Scott

give in and be devoured

Mike
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Mike

But then everyone ate scott first as appetizer

Bob
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Bob

which led to worldwide protest by the Vegan Action League, who started going door to door with carrot sticks and cherry tomatoes and placards proclaiming

Mike
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Mike

“a carrot a day keeps the zombies away”

Gary Steiger
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Actually, Gary enjoyed the licking part.

mike
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mike

On the other side of the world …

Bob
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Bob

Valentine’s Day had begun and people were setting up vigils so that they could be the first to hear who won the Nook

John
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John

On the other side of the world….

Batman and Robin woke up, realized they had been dreaming for a very long time, and instead of trying to sort out what had all happened, IF if happened, decided to stay in and order a pizza, whilst watching “Smurfs” re-runs….

Richard Chen
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On this side of the world, the Nook reigns king.

shar
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shar

On the other side of the world…
People were wondering what the heck this so-called book was really all about.

Bob
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Bob

Now the world was spinning so darn fast that everyone was dizzy and someone tried to break into FM’s house and steal the Nook

Gary Steiger
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Then they found this story and …

Gaye M
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Gaye M

But he had activated the cat scan protective device and they couldn’t get in.

Bob
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Bob

after finding this story the thieves realized their competition for the Nook was an armed and dangerous bunch of bloodthirsty assassins and they had better go home and redeem their library card.
This, however, left one devious soul who still was plotting to get his/her hands on the Nook before noon EST on Feb. 14.

mike
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mike

and his name was…

Susan
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Susan

At some point, wielding an editing pen, the true author steps in and…

mike
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mike

flirts with FM

Laura Lambie
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Laura Lambie

But FM wasn’t having anything to do with the flirtation so______

Scott
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Scott

He set the timer on the bomb

Mike
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Mike

He set it to 1,000,000,000 years.

Gary Steiger
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while wondering what is wrong with his flirtation technique.

Mike
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Mike

Came to realize that saying “how you doin?!” like Joey in Friends doesnt really work

spesalvi
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spesalvi

Nor does the eyebrow rising trick as in Eugene in “Tangled”.

Mike
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Mike

So he hired Hitch to up his game.

Richard Chen
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But flashing some frequent flier miles might help …

Laura Lambie
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Laura Lambie

or the pickup line ” are you a parking ticket because you have fine, fine, fine, written all over you

scott
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scott

but the bomb malfunction…

Mike
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Mike

But the backup bomb initiated

scott
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scott

and blew up…killing everyone.

Bob
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Bob

leaving a new story to be started with only hours to go before the true ending of the greatest story ever told……………

Mike
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Mike

And the new story goes like this, Once upon a time

scott
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scott

in a distant galaxy, far, far away…

Laura Lambie
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Laura Lambie

there was a woman who wanted to celebrate Christmas all year round