Friday, March 4, 2011

Bribe

I can no longer contain myself. I want 500 followers, dammit. Click the button already! Puhleeeze.

...zzz...

I'll give you a prize. I've got a brand new, size medium, navy blue Pasadena t-shirt right here.

Whaddaya mean, it's not your size? What kind of excuse is that? You've got a loved one who deserves a nice gift, don't you? Go ahead. Be number 500.

...sigh...

Now, I don't have a plan if you end up being number 501 or 502. Hey, who do you think I am, some kind of moneybags? Like I'm Oprah or somebody, I can give everyone a t-shirt?

Oh. Wait. I won Mystery History a couple of weeks ago. I'll tell you what: if you're number 505 you can have my fabulous prize.

37 comments:

... daisy... said...

I did I did!!! :-) (I already follow you!)

Speedway said...

Me too!! 501 daggone it!

Katie said...

Lovely photo. Congrats on passing 500 followers! When I stopped by here yesterday I saw you had 499 followers and I thought wow, I bet she's itching for #500! Boy was I right. Now that you've passed the milestone, are you already thinking 600 is the new 500?

HearkenCreative said...

Been following you for years, Petrea. (But not in a creepy way...) Wish I could go on your walk in Hahamongna Saturday, but I'll be down in the Lower Arroyo park doing archery with my daughter...have fun!

And maybe we should shoot for 1,000 followers...

Mister Earl said...

Hearken: You must know my friend Van.

pasadenapio said...

Way to pay it forward, Petrea! I would've competed but I have an inside track to the t-shirts!

J+P said...

Does Van shoot followers, too?

Bellis said...

Hey, how come you also have 3 friends? Can I be your friend rather than your follower? This is emotionally complicated.

Sweet California poppy in the photo - is it time to go see them in the desert?

Petrea said...

What a morning to wake up to! I'm happy, though shameless, I know. Thank you!

So daisy, did you follow me twice? I think that counts. It's not like I stated any rules. Last time I looked at your web page it was different than it looks today. I speak a bit of French and even less Spanish and I think I recognize Italian. Please email me your mailing address and I'll send you your t-shirt. And thank you for making my day!

Speedway, if you send me your address I'll send you something. I have some new pencils.

Katie, this is the fence at Becca's (resident geologist's) new place. The poppies are blooming! (I think I'll shoot for 525, then 550, etc. Unless I give up first.)

Hearken, I should give prizes to the people who have stuck around the longest.

PIO, if I promise too many prizes, things are going to become extra competitive over at Mystery History.

Archery is competitive, too, J+P.

Bellis: I have friends? I mean, "friends?" Where's that?

ben wideman said...

500 followers? Incredible! What a milestone. Congrats Petrea!

Petrea said...

Thanks, Ben. And I'm grateful for every one of them.

Bellis said...

Oops, I think the blog page is trying to tell me some of your followers are also MY friends, like Susan Campisi. Maybe I'm getting too old for the complexities of social networking - haven't even worked out Twitter properly yet. But I'm so glad you've passed the 500 milestone now.

PS Did you choose a T shirt for winning Mystery History?

Petrea said...

Bellis, I'm going to let # 505 pick out their prize.

We're on the honor system here. My screen is still showing Dive as the newest follower, which he has been for days. So if I'm so lucky as to get a 505th follower, you might have to tell me if it's you.

If I had acted this way as a kid I'd have gotten a spanking for being so forward.

Susan Campisi said...

Ooooh, I love this photo. I hope I can create the same kind of artful beauty at my new home.

Congrats on all the followers! Your bribe was more a gentle nudge. People were already flocking to PDP, they just hadn't clicked the button.

Bellis, I need some social networking lessons too, but I'm glad to hear we're friends.

wv: bering - the sound heard with each new follower

Petrea said...

Thank you, Susan.

And thank you Tim (503) and Karlinda (504)!

I feel like a kid who ate too much. Guilty, but not so guilty I won't have more.

TheChieftess said...

You go Girl!!!

Mister Earl said...

Van teaches people how to sling the arrows of outrageous fortune.

postie said...

I just signed up as a follower dont know if I was officially one before or not. It says 505 is that correct for me at 505. If Im in there twice just take the next person.

Petrea said...

I think it's you, Postie. Ding ding ding! Congratulations! We have our second winner!

Postie, if you'll click on the "fabulous prize" link you'll see the Pasadena souvenirs I can get thanks to Pasadena PIO and my Mystery History win. Anything $15 or under is yours, just name it. Send me an email with your address and I'll send it to you.

Earl, I'm outrageously fortunate to have your witty comments here. Searching for a good pencil for you.

Clifford Beshers said...

I un-followed you to let someone else have a chance at the t-shirt ('cause I know it won't fit me...)

Just kidding.

Desiree said...

Ask and ye shall be answered--
look at that!

WV:exclime
(Cockney, I think)

Margaret said...

Yeah for Daisy! I adore her. But you have to send the prize all the way to Italy!

Mister Earl said...

Who is your earliest follower?

Mister Earl said...

In honor of your 505th follower:

Flight 505

Greg box said...

I must be, what, follower number 120?

In all honesty I'd think someone talented like you would get a thousand followers easy XD

Pasadena Adjacent said...

But who was your first follower? shouldn't they win a prize too? A gift certificate to Norms?

Petrea said...

Cliff, you are a true friend.

More like begging, Desiree, but I'll take it.

Margaret, Daisy is worth the postage.

Thanks for the music, Earl. Earl and PA, I don't know who PDP's earliest follower is and I'm not sure how to figure it out. Do you know?

Greg, if you can't see my eyelashes fluttering you'll just have to trust me. Why don't you comment more often?

Cafe Pasadena said...

Someone may need to bribe google to give the PIO her blog back!!

Ms M said...

Yay, over 500 now!

And your photo is excellent :-)

So, a toast to you and your great blog -- and the weekend!

Petrea said...

Cafe, did something happen?

Merci Ms. M! Happy weekend!

(Hello, Denise!)

This has been fun. I'd like to think of a synonym for "shameless" because I don't want to use it again, but that's the word. Thank you.

Postie, Daisy, don't forget to send me your mailing addresses for your prizes. Thank you for making my day.

Cafe Pasadena said...

Yeah P, google pulled a Fbk trick on Ann. Believe It or Not.

If it can happen to her, well it can happen...Never-mind.

I hope she's appealing their insanity and she'll be blogging soon.

Petrea said...

I see. I find her on Google, no problem, but she's not on Facebook. Looks like Facebook pulled a FB trick on her.

Cafe Pasadena said...

Well, if that's the case then it's worse than I thot. But actually I think you got it reversed PDP.

Irina said...

Surprise! I was sure I did it months ago. Love you blog.

Petrea said...

Hi Irina! You made my day.

klikkonthis said...

I just tweeted you on my twitter feed. I'm sooooo far from 500... but if you follow me, I'll follow you!

lol!

Petrea said...

Deal.