1. Beef Drip Sandwiches This is the first thing I ever saw on her blog, probably a year before I started actually reading it, and it's still my favorite thing in the history of ever. So yummy, I'm serious. Don't skip the buttering and toasting the bread step. It's phenomenal.
2. Quizzes. Yes, the Pioneer Woman has quizzes. There are different kinds, but my favorites are the vocabulary quizzes and the movie quizzes. She does maybe one or two every month. So far, I've won first place in a movie quiz, second place in a word quiz, and a runner-up prize on a Lord of the Rings quiz. And then Saturday, I won a second place prize for another movie quiz.
I'm don't have a lot of unique talents and gifts, but one God-given talent I have is the ability to take tests. I read can read a question and answer choices almost instantly and I make excellent guesses, plus I've watched a LOT of movies and read quite a bit. I also have a secret weapon:
Me: "Hey, honey,
Me: "Which part of Forrest Gump's body was wounded in Vietnam?"
Cam: "His butt. Duh."
Me: "What did Dances with Wolves name his dog?"
Cam: "Two Socks. Duh."
He's a genius. Just to be fair, he was also pretty impressed that I remembered the name of the villain in Three Amigos. El Guapo. Duh.
He doesn't help with the vocabulary quizzes.
Anyway, the prize is always amazon gift cards, which are my favorite kind of prizes. With my first prize, I bought a few random things, an organizer, some books, and Final Fantasy XIII.
This is what I got on sale after I got second place in the word quiz:
I love them.
I bought my little sister Ruthie these shoes for her birthday with the LOTR quiz winnings:
And now I need to make a decision on this prize. I'm thinking of saving it and putting it towards one of these for my birthday in July:
I actually have a cool older model:
...it's called Pistachio, but Cam says it's "Exorcist-puke green." Now I'll think that every time I see it. Other choices include:
I have lots of teal in my kitchen, so that seems like a no-brainer, but really, I have too much teal already. I also have some red accents (sort of the Gloss Cinnamon color), but red is SO boring, not quite as boring as white, but still, dullsville.
P.S. I found "dullsville" in the thesaurus. It's probably my favorite word find in months. I'm going to start using it in real life: "Jeez, this game of hide and go seek is so dullsville." I hope the kids pick it up soon, that'd be hilarious.