Sunday, October 21, 2012

Oh YEAH...It's My Vacation!!!!!

 No man needs a vacation so much as the person who has just had one.
-- Elbert Hubbard

Hey all,

As mentioned before, I'm heading out for vacation and the above quote pretty much says it all about how WE do our time away from home.  We'll pack it so full of fun and adventure, we'll be exhausted when we get back!  LOL

But just because I won't be around doesn't mean the blog will close down completely.  While I may not be here to kibitz with you, I've set blogs ahead of time so you'll have a bit of fun while I'm gone.

I'll even toss in a contest, just to keep you guys from getting too bored.

So each blog will be two-fold.  Something to make you smile, and a contest to keep you coming back for more.  Ready to see what I mean?  Here we go.

Simple, really, so you won't have much to do.  Below are the rules for CJ's Vacation Blog Contest...

1.  In each blog I will have a picture.  These are pictures I've either taken myself or received from someone online.  Some will be landscape, some, fantasy type, and some, a character, person or animal.

2.  To enter the contest, you must do the following things.  EACH ONE needs to happen or you won't be entered.

 a.  Take a good look at the picture.  Then, give it a caption.  This can be like an LOLcheeseburger type humorous caption, or you can do a famous quote.  Just make sure you acknowledge the author of the quote.

 b.  Write your caption/quote in the comments section available with each blog.  Also tell us why you chose the caption/quote.

 c.  You can submit up to three captions/quotes per picture.  Please put each one in a different comment box.  Each will be considered separately.

 d.  Send an email to with your snail mail address, full name, and email contact address after the first blog picture you caption, so I'll have you on record as entering the contest.

 e.  To be considered for entry, you MUST submit captions/quotes for a minimum of five pictures.  You can do them all, and those will be considered as well, but you have to do five to be entered in the contest.

 f.  All entries must be turned in by November 18th to be considered.  Anything coming in after that will be disqualified.

 g.  In each blog I will have a link back to this blog so you can review the rules if necessary.

*Note *  Want to be entered twice for every picture you do?  Then have a friend enter and complete the contest.  All they need to do is let me know in their first comment that you (YOUR NAME) sent them and you'll be gold.  And for each friend you bring to play, the number of entries go up.

Now, even if you don't consider yourself as creative, give it a shot anyway.  It's not the quality that counts here, but the willingness to try.  We all love to laugh or be inspired, so let's see what we all can come up with.

3.  When I'm back from vacation, I will go through the entries and use my Photoshop program to add your captions/quotes to the pics.  I will then post them on the blog, so all can see what you've come up with.  Some will also be shown on my chat list and FB page.

4.  Once that's done, I will put all the entries in a hat and choose two winners.  These will be chosen by November 30th, and the winners will be announced on December 2nd.

And what will you win?  How about this...

For everyone who enters as the rules require, you will receive a postcard from me, here in Germany.  A little something special to say thanks for being a reader.

The grand prize winner will win a special basket filled with German goodies.  Things I'll put together as Jonathon, Jessaca and I do our castle tour.  There will even be a few German Christmas treats, since Germany is so famous for it's holiday.  Plus, you will ALSO win my latest release, Luck Be a Lady, from MUSA publishing.  (If you've already purchased that story, send me a copy of your receipt and you can have your choice of another book)

And the runner-up winner will receive, a copy of my latest release, Luck Be a Lady, from MUSA publishing.  (If you've already purchased that story, send me a copy of your receipt and you can have your choice of another book)  Plus a small, something special gift from the Black Forest in Germany.

How does that sound?  Pretty good?  Cool!

So stand by!!!  It all starts next Thursday with one of my favorite pictures for you to work with.  Remember to follow the rules carefully.  Don't leave anything out and get disqualified.  It's not hard, and once you've started, I think we'll all have a blast.

So take care, and I'll see you back on the 18th of November.  God bless and love you all!

Hugs to all,

CJ England

Follow Your Dreams


Phylis said...

Look forward to your pics and the contest. Have a great vacation!

CJ England said...

Great! I'm always glad to have some fun with my friends.

P. Robinson said...

Sounds like fun! I can't wait for you to go on vacation. : )

CJ England said...

LOL, Kissa! I'm glad you're looking forward to MY vacation. LOL

India-Jean Louwe said...

Happy Vacation CJ. Hoping you have a blast :)

Ray said...

Enjoy your family vacation.

CJ England said...

Thanks, India-Jean! This time tomorrow, she'll be here! WooHoo!!!

CJ England said...

Thanks, Ray. I am so excited I'm about to pop!