What on Earth??? – A Contest – UPDATED

We have a winner! And an explanation of the photos. πŸ™‚ See the end of the post.

I will be the first to admit that there are-ahem-on occasion, wacky things that go on around here. As evidence, I present to you these photographs.

2 plastic bowls stacked on top of aluminum dish sets

plastic bowls upside down with plates stacked on top of aluminum dish sets

Can you figure out what I was doing? Betcha can’t!

I have 3 completely new DVDs available for the person who can guess the meaning of these photos. Here are the rules:

  • If one person gets the right answer, they win.
  • If more than one person gets it right, I’ll draw a name from the correct answers out of a hat.
  • If no one comes up with the correct answer, I will randomly draw a winner from all comments below.
  • Contest is open to anyone who has a DVD player that will play movies sold in America.
  • I’m happy to ship this prize internationally, but if your machine won’t play the disc then we’re stuck.
  • Contest is open until midnight (Eastern Daylight which I think is UTC-5) Saturday June 13, 2009. Winner will be announced by Monday, June 15.

The movies are Mama Mia, Iron Man (a 2 pack), and Leatherheads.

So? What are you waiting for?? πŸ™‚ Can you guess what I was doing?

I laughed over several of the answers suggested. You guys are good! And creative! But alas, no one guessed the real reason for the stacks of dishes. Here’s the answer: I had taken them out of the dishwasher and they were still wet, so I stacked them to dry. Later I rearranged the pile to get others to dry. Which was when I realized that a) I am lazy and b)wacky and c)taking pics of my wackiness was required.

Since no one guessed what I was doing, I went over to the Random Number Generator and it says that commenter number 4 is the winner. random number generator results: number 4 wins Congratulations, Marci! I need an address to ship your package. Let’s chat via e-mail.

Earnest Parenting: help for parents who do wacky things that need to be photographed.

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18 Responses to “What on Earth??? – A Contest – UPDATED”

  1. wendy wallach says:

    balancing plastic plates, bowls, and tin plates and tin cups?

    madamerkf at aol dot com

  2. Mary says:

    Several options here….you were trying to make a flower cernter piece out of dishes,
    you were bored and your house was all clean so you decided to try balancing dishes
    or my best one yet…you are so overwhelmed you were trying to design a space ship and silver launch site so once you shrank yourself you could fly far far away.

  3. Marci says:

    You are going camping and trying to find the best way to put your camp dishes together without taking up a lot of space.

  4. film pΓ₯ nett says:

    interesting…, and kind of fun:P

  5. i think there is game which has the goal to arrange those stuffs as high as they can… maybe its some kind of a contest or a fun game.. i think those photos were the final outputs of the three contestants..

  6. Yuva says:

    The base remains the same but the top changes.

  7. Joe says:

    Teaching a spatial configuration lesson to the boys: rearrange the stack and see who can make it the tallest.

  8. three of your boys were given some stuffs and it was to see who can use all the stuffs and make it to the tallest.


  9. Haha! Very creative.
    BTW, congrats to Marci. Those were really neat titles. I would want to have that Iron Man DVD. I love that movie… and Robert Downey, Jr.

  10. Amy says:

    Great job everyone! I wanted to comment at how much your suggestions made me smile but I didn’t want to give any hints. That was hard! Stay tuned…there will be more giveaways in the future.

  11. Luke Gedeon says:

    All that and you still do not know what you were doing????
    .-= Luke Gedeon´s last blog ..Get an Easy to Remember Address on Facebook =-.

  12. Luke Gedeon says:

    Oops, I forgot to click the comment follow-up check box.
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  13. Amy says:


    I was being a nut! Took the dishes out of the dishwasher and they were still wet so I stacked them. Later I discovered I could stack them differently to get other ones dry. That’s when the contest idea was born. I just knew no one would be able to figure out what I was doing. πŸ™‚

  14. Luke Gedeon says:

    That is funny. I did the same thing with a cutting board and a pot last week. I should have guessed that, but the whole home-school thing got me thinking down the wrong track.
    .-= Luke Gedeon´s last blog ..Linux: It is all about choice =-.

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