Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Schwag...and the World's Largest Crab

Prepare to be terrified.

No, this is not Crabmommy visiting her Crabcorner neighbor in his summer sleep-shack across the street. It's called a Coconut Crab.Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!


The winners of the September "Become Beauty" lipsmackable sweeps were randomly selected by the Coconut Crab above, and are as follows:

al of A&a



Lassies, please email me your snail mail addresses, to crabmommyatgmaildotcom (I'm not spelling it out so as to confuse the spam robots), and ye shall receive your booty!


The winner of the Dollar Store giveaway, after much debate, is Char, who sent me this American flag MUSICAL tie, which apparently lights up as well:

There were many fine entries. Competition was tough. Thank you for sending me your descrips of dollar store wedding veils, white crocs, saucy spike-heeled neon cocktail stirrers, diamante wedding rings. But some of these were a little too close to my own taste to be true contenders for the prize. Plus, Char sent me a jpeg and friends, that just cinched it. The runner up is Amy, who wrote about her DS carrying a laxative called IPLODE. The name, together with the fact that IPLODE is carried at a DS (I mean WHO would entrust their bowels to a DS?) renders IPLODE deserving of honorable mention. Amy, the runner-up's prize is the fact that you DO NOT have to receive a DS prize in the mail from me. Yay! Well done!


Char, if you send me your snail mail you will receive a most fabulous prize that I purchased yesterday. It is a beautiful sculpture of a flower holding a sign. The sign looks like it says "H2O" but one can't be sure because the paint job is off. The sculpture is shaped like some sort of modified piggy bank, but there is no slot. In short, it is a hideous and useless and confusing sculpture...which equals a true Crabmommy Dollar Store Find.

Char, you also get a second prize. Because you have to receive this treasure (and hopefully display it on your mantelpiece!) you were also not-so-randomly selected by the Coconut Crab's ample pincer to win lip balm too. He thought it fair, under the circumstances. Plus, we didn't think you'd send us your address otherwise.

Well done to all who entered! A rip-roaring success all around, because YOU are silly people and I ADORE you for it!


Unknown said...

Ack! I just found out it's called a coconut crab because it EATS COCONUTS!

Anonymous said...

it CRACKS the coconuts with its FREAKY CLAW!

Amie Adams said...

What the heck is that thing??!!!

That's horrifying.

skape7 said...

That thing makes me want to RUN! SCREAMING!

Crabmommy, those competitions were loads of fun - please have some more (though I have a feeling you aint ever gonna send a prize to Australia) soon.


Anonymous said...

OMG I WON! I'm am so happy! Yay!!

crabmommy said...

skape7, I promise to send to Australia in the next comp!

Anonymous said...

Wow, a double-prize win!!! What an honor!!! Thanks, Crabmommy!! I'd like to thank the Academy ... oh no, I promised myself I wouldn't cry ...


Karen Stead Baigrie said...

nasty!! I love the way it is raiding a trash can, usually the territory of bears and baboons....

Leann I Am said...

Awww...and I thought I had that one in the bag!!!

I think the crab is COOL! Creepy, crawly things have always been my favorite! Besides, at least it eats coconuts and not small children!

By the way, I have YOUR AD on my blog right now! I'm not sure how you did that, but how much does a google ad set one back?

Anonymous said...

How cool to be on your site, Leann! Haven't a clue how Google matched us up. I just have a Google Adwords account for a very teensy-tiny fee...to help me reach my claw to a wider audience.

Oh, but Leann, more important: HOW DO YOU KNOW that crab doesn't eat the odd small child?


LizLSB said...

That crab scares the bejeezus out of me, but pass the butter. Did you really say I won? Woohoo!

Matzo said...

Personally, I think that is the most beautiful interesting looking crab I've ever seen. Glad to have stumbled across your blog!

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Sky said...

I live on Guam and I see those things all the time. My step-grandfather would catch and raise them... and eventually eat them.

They are pretty scary though :s