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6 Days to Something, Maybe!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

I'm hearing reports that Something, Maybe is starting to show up in stores--YAY!

If you happen to see it, I'd love to see a picture! In fact, if you do see it, and send me a photo (please send it to: elizabeth at elizabethwrites dot com) by this Friday, March 20th at midnight, I'll post the photo *and* send you a $10 gift card to the bookstore of your choice! (Also, if you end up buying the book, make sure you save your receipt because I'm going to be running a contest with all sorts of prizes--including something from out of this world!--once the book comes out)

Also, congrats to yesterday's winner, Cecila, and thanks for so many great questions! I'll be answering a bunch of them tomorrow...

But now for today!

In Something, Maybe, Hannah's parents are *constantly* embarrassing her. Have your parents ever embarrassed you? (My mother used to have a pair of pants with frogs printed on them (yes, for real!) and I used to do my best to pretend I didn't know her when she wore them. Thankfully, they "disappeared" when I was in middle school, but the fact that I still remember seeing her in them--and having my friends see her in them--when I was in fifth grade is, I think, the truest testimony to the fact that pants with a frog print? Never a good idea!)

Tell me about your embarrassing parent moment by midnight tonight and you could win a copy of the Twilight Director's Notebook: How We Made the Movie by Catherine Hardwicke!


(Since I seem to have gained some new readers (Hi!), here are my usual contest rules: one entry per person, please make sure you leave a way for me to contact you if you win, the winner is picked by a random number generator, and yes, I will ship books overseas. I also announce winners right away--usually the next day)

19 Comments:

Blogger H said...

When me and my dad were walking down the street one time, he thought I was trying to walk faster than him (we were late for a party) and pretend I didn't know him so he started skipping and singing down the street. That was fun.

(please don't enter me for this one though - I'm not a huge twilight fan so someone else should get it)

March 18, 2009 8:46 AM  
Blogger Thao said...

Can't wait for your answers to the questions. My Dad always embarrasses me by calling every ten minute to check what I'm doing and when I am if I'm out with my friends. That's pretty uncool.

Don't enter me. I'm just playing for fun. And I see that Genevieve has seen Something Maybe at a BOrders store, that's awesome. I wanna get one!

March 18, 2009 9:12 AM  
Blogger Iryna said...

I have had a LOT of embarrassing moments - I'm not even kidding - but the only one I can think of right now was when my best friend came over to do a project. My dad was helping us since we were dealing with electrical wires when the front door opened and my crush walked in (his family and my family are very close). I had told my friend about him but she hadn't seen him by sight so she nudged me with her elbow and asked "Is that the guy you were telling me about?" I gave her this look which I thought meant "shut up" but she didn't get it so she said "You know..." I could only nod and when I looked to my crush I could see he knew EXACTLY what my friend was talking about. The worst thing is, my dad was right there!

blackink.creampaper@gmail.com

March 18, 2009 10:53 AM  
Blogger bridget3420 said...

When I was four years old I came home from Kindergarden and asked my mom what sex was. She went into the "when two people love each other and they want to have a baby" spiel. Then I asked "well, what am I? An M or an F?

March 18, 2009 11:27 AM  
OpenID readthisbook said...

Oh my god they embarrass me almost all the time. My mum insists on carrying my school bag (gasp!) for me. I'm not a kid anymore! >:(

I'd LOVE LOVE LOVE to win the Director's Notebook. =D

Ahhh I wish the bookstores here got books faster. I don't think SM will be out here until April. -cries- BOO HOO HOO.

-Kate
kate.readthisbook (at) gmail.com

March 18, 2009 12:17 PM  
Blogger Steph Su said...

I used to be mortified whenever my mother, when ordering in a restaurant, would speak REALLY LOUDLY and gesture her arms wildly, as if otherwise the waiter would not be able to understand what she wants. Something like:

Waiter: "What can I get you to drink today?"
Me: "Water."
Mother: "WE'LL HAVE FOUR WATERS AND ONE COKE. FOUR WATERS. ONE COKE. FOUR. ONE."

Along with the accompanying hand gestures. Eek!

stephxsu at gmail dot com

March 18, 2009 12:17 PM  
Blogger So Many Books, So Little Time said...

My mum and I were at parents evening at my school and she asked me to point out the guy I liked. I did very discreetly and just as he walked past she said very loudly "Ooh, he's nice!".

Everybody heard, including my English teacher heard. I couldn't look at either of them for days.

Sophie

angels3@blueyonder.co.uk

March 18, 2009 12:23 PM  
Blogger Becky said...

My embarrassing moment was with my dad. At McDonalds. He was having a rather dinky time trying to order.

What do you want to order?
A combo meal
Which one?
A combo meal
Which one?
A combo meal
I finally had to nudge dad and say pick a NUMBER. She needs to know which combo meal it is...

March 18, 2009 12:26 PM  
Blogger Erika Lynn said...

my mother is the parent who used to forget to pick us up or was always late so you couldn't tell if she had forgotten. And it was before cell phones so I had no way of knowing if she was coming or not. there is nothing more embaressing than sitting there after soccer practice or play rehearsal and being the last one there and not sure if she was coming

sports dot erikalynn at gmail dot com

March 18, 2009 12:42 PM  
Blogger Senfaye said...

I bought Something,Maybe on Amazon and it came today!
-Senfaye :D

March 18, 2009 1:33 PM  
Blogger Paradox said...

I used to be mortified of my mom being a chaperone on field trips because, let's face it, no one wants their parents with them when they should be getting a bit of freedom. And I was scared she'd tell embarassing stories about me.

paradoxrevealed (at) aim (dot) com

March 18, 2009 4:01 PM  
Blogger Nikki said...

My dad used to drive an el camino and I thought it was the most redneck car on the planet, I mean really a car with a truck bed, ugh! I would die a little inside every time he would pick me up from school in it.


ulmersn@gmail.com

March 18, 2009 4:57 PM  
Blogger Brittani said...

One of my embarrassing moments is, when we are in stores my dad loves to dig inside the garbages to find coupons. Well he found a coupon for Always pads. He proceeded to yell across the checkout lane "Hey Britt do you still wear those big Always pads? Here's a coupon for $1.50 off!!"

I wanted to die... literally. :)

-Brittani
poeticxheart@gmail.com

March 18, 2009 5:27 PM  
Blogger Ann Diana Dinh, said...

Hm, the only thing I could think of is how my parents would talk to cashiers when I went shopping with them. They don't have really good English so it was pretty embarrassing just hearing them try to explain what they want to the cashiers and they're just like "what?"

behapppppppy(at)hotmail(dot)com

March 18, 2009 5:41 PM  
Blogger Jacqueline said...

My mom always gossips with her sister, my aunt. And it's embarrassing and annoying when they talk about me and my cousin, my aunt's daughter. Whatever I tell my mom, she tends to share it with my aunt. And then my aunt shares it with her daughter. And the same thing with my cousin.
And they also always talk about us when we're right in front of them. Crazy.

But I'd like to have a copy!

jacquelinel0@yahoo.com

March 18, 2009 5:58 PM  
OpenID runforamsterdam said...

my dad has a gas problem.
he farts, a lot.
my friends think its funny.
but its really just rude and impolite to me.
i can't handle it.

-robby
runningforamsterdam@hotmail.com

March 18, 2009 6:38 PM  
Blogger Michelle Kuo said...

Oh my goodness, my mom especially embarrasses me ALL the time! First of all she's BEYOND overprotective, whenever I'm hanging out with a friend (even if they're my VERY BEST friends that she trusts) she makes me call her like every half hour to tell her where I am. And during these hangouts she randomly texts me, "Are you ok?" even if I'm just going to a friend's house for a project, which gets really awkward when I'm letting my friends play with my phone, and they see the text message first.. :0

michelle.kuool(at)yahoo(dot)com

March 18, 2009 8:10 PM  
OpenID bbllchc125 said...

u when i was in a really small mall with my friends my dad kept calling me and i didn't hear my phone ring and he came looking for me and he was walking with us and wouldnt go away 4 a while!!

sarah
bbllchc125@yahoo.com

March 18, 2009 8:31 PM  
Blogger Wendy said...

When I started my period, and my mom waited until everyone was at the dinner table and ANNOUNCED it to one and all......I was so embarrassed!!

wendyhines (at) hotmail (dot) com

March 19, 2009 12:33 AM  

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