Monday, May 14, 2012

Crazy Anna Banks and Of Poseidon SWAG!

I received this box from Anna Banks. It's sort of a "thank you" for posting twice about Of Poseidon, I think, in a snarky sort of way. (I might be pretending again, in my own little reality.)

The box was full of goodies. Most importantly... the coconut boobs that she wore to our pretend interview a couple weeks ago, remember those? Well, she sent 'em to me. Signed. 


I can't tell if that means I'm supposed to wear them to our next non-interview?  Does she think I'll display them on my wall?!  I've just never received signed coconut wear to know what to do with them!

She also sent me lemon heads & drew a detailed to-scale picture of a shark chasing a tiny fishMy name is on the shark.  Based on the handwritten note, it seems I took some liberties sharing how she snorted coconut slushy all over her footlong hotdog.

I'm totally innocent, I tell ya, and not remotely shark-like!!  If someone is going to share an address to send FRIED CHICKEN to, well, they're going to get goofy questions like "did you notice your book is not finished?" Right?!  And if that same, TOTALLY GOOFY author is going to snort coconut slushies and tell a blogger about it, I mean, why would I not mention something like that?  Or the coconut attire?!  Obviously, I am the innocent fishy in this scenario!!

I don't know why I'm getting all hung up on the hidden-meaning psychotic stuff. She also send me some SIGNED BOOKMARKS & MAGNETS!!


In celebration of the RELEASE of... Of Poseidon on May 22nd & to thank Anna for being so very thoughtful, I thought I'd make it super-easy to tweet her a message while also entering to win delicious swag. Rafflecopter is soooo handy, isn't it?!  You can change your tweet up a bit, but I'd like to stay as clean & deep fat fried as possible.

Personally, I'm grateful for the swag, you know?  And the lemon heads are tasty. But what am I supposed to do with the coconut wear?!

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38 comments:

  1. You could save them for Halloween and be a tropical mermaid!

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  2. I LOVE LOVE LOVE Anna Banks and Of Poseidon!!!!!!! This package is made of awesome just like Anna! :))

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  3. Lol, this is fun, interacting with an author. She clearly has a marvelous sense of humor. If the coconuts are your size, you could make a prank picture of wearing them on the beach. If not, ask your favourite store if you can use one of their store mannequins for a picture, wearing them and holding the book :). Or, well, photoshop something funny and send it back to her?

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    1. Ooh, good idea!! I could thank her very well with a mannequin & a book!! :-D Great idea!!

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  4. That is too funny but so sweet of her! Definitely have a luau or a beach themed party! You would already have something to wear lol!

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    1. Hmm... planning a party themed for Of Poseidon would be fun. I don't think anyone wants to see me in these things... YIKES!!

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  5. I think you should wear them to the beach!!

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  6. You should totally wear the coconut bra! Or put it somewhere in your house, possibly on your bookshelf. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  7. It's so awesome of Anna to send you a goodie box! I think that you should display them on your bookshelf - somewhere near Of Poseidon. Or possibly wear them if you want...

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  8. Make them part of a Halloween costume.

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  9. Wear it at your next pool party! And while reading any mermaid book!

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  10. I like all the above suggestions. But in the end I would hang them up above your shelf. That is just too precious to do anything else with! It will always inspire a laugh!

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  11. What shouldn't you use it for? It would make an interesting Halloween costume. Or you could just wear it around to the beach or a pool. People may ask why you're wearing it and you can just you that as a chance to promote the book. It would be great for summer. If it doesn't fit, then just hang it on your wall. Put it on your table and use it like a candy dish. There are lots of things you can do with it. :)

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    1. hahahaha Ok, you got me laughing outloud. Candy dish?!

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  12. Hmm... Coconut bra... You should totally make a fruit hat and be Carmen Miranda!

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  13. i think you should wear the coconuts to greet the mailman. i think that would e SUPER funny :) jk

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  14. it'd be perfect to wear it on any beach or Hawaiian party :)

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  15. Use them as ashtrays, that is what I would have done.

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  16. Frame them... though on second thought that might be a little creepy!

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  17. Thanks for stopping by & following! I'm enjoying reading your comments. :-)

    As for the coconut bra... have any over-sized stuffed animals in need of some embellishment? :-D

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  18. You should go to one of your friend's house, and while they're not looking, hang it up somewhere. Then be like, "What? When did that get there?"

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  19. Wear them to the pool/beach one day, but pretend they're completely normal!!

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  20. Hahaha. I always love reading your reviews and commentries, but this one in particular is superb. Thanks for entertaining me :-)
    You could always pretend to be a horse, by making trotting sounds, or "You put the lime and the coconut..." Yum!

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  21. This is such a great story and shows a wonderfully awesome sense of humor on the part of both the author and yourself!! I think you should wear the coconut bra on the trip to Yellowstone you mentioned (your four kids wouldn't be embarrassed about that, right?!) and take a picture - obviously to be posted on your blog and sent personally to Ms. Banks :)

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  22. I thought the story of Of Poseidon was very creative. I liked the characters immensely (even if Emma fainted way too many times for my taste), found a lot of quotes to be absolutely hilarious and many situations very amusing. What I just couldn't take was how long it took them to find out Emma was a freaking half-blood! I mean, seriously? The girl had been living her whole life at the surface, had no idea she could hold her breath for so long, can't grow a fin to save her life, had never even heard of the Syrena people, looks nothing like them (with the exception of her eye color), and they kept thinking she was a full-blooded mermaid all along? Jeez, talk about being blind. Oh, and about her mother? Please. That was a bit too obvious from the very start.

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    1. you should check out my review!!

      I agree with the parts you liked and I agree about the fainting. But the half-blood made sense 'cause they didn't know that was a possibility, yet, etc, etc. There were some things that were easy to figure out before the characters in the book did, and that gap in understanding didn't bother me b/c it was explained. And the writing is hilarious. Like about her mom? Yea. BUT.... EXPLAINED. And for me, that makes all the difference.

      With your thoughts in mind, read my review and you'll see where I agree and where I say why I think it's Ok. Did you write a review?

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  23. Sorry to trouble you but I still haven´t gotten the swag

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    1. You won the signed poster!!

      As you can see, I drew 3 other winners for the remaining bookmarks & magnets. You emailed & I responded - I'm glad your poster arrived. That was what you won, as the grand first prize winner of this giveaway - the only one to receive something with all four signatures.

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