Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Last call: Place yer bets

I had a brief moment of terror after I published the post inviting people to participate in Ice Out 2008. Oh no, I thought, suddenly horror-struck, What if no one replies? I'll be the Peter Brady of the blogosphere! But, luckily, my fear was short-lived. Thank you, friends, for bailing me out and turning up even if you thought the party might be a little lame.

So far, 40 people have chosen a date and are eagerly standing by to watch the snow melt. But there's still time left to join in the fun! Since some uber-optimistic souls have chosen April dates, I'm going to make March 30 the official cut-off for date-choosing and bet-placing. So, if you haven't already - now is the time! This is a particularly good time for lurkers to de-lurk and say "hey" in a low-risk, potentially-high-payoff setting. Bets can be placed via comment or e-mail - momnosATgmailDOTcom.

There are plenty of great dates remaining:
April 1-9, 11-14, 16-17, 19, 23, 25-28
May 2, 6-8
June 25, 29-30
July 1-3, 5-31
Any time in August

And since the pool is still open, I won't give much information on the current status of my yard, except to say this: It has been warmish this week and there's been some melting. On the other hand, the forecast calls for snow over the weekend.

So, what are you waiting for? Plow in!

28 comments:

cathy said...

Can I play too? We'll still have snow in our yard until sometime in May, and we don't have as much as you do, so I'm going to guess June 17. I'm hoping that it's earlier than that for your sake, though!

goodfountain said...

Hi MOM-NOS. Not sure if I've commented before, but I am certainly a faithful reader. Yours is the first blog about special kids that I found - it was when I was Googling echolalia.

Since you are calling out for more voters and calling out us lurkers, I shall vote.

I'm going to take May 18th! That is the due date for a friend of mine - that's why I picked it.

Jen said...

Oh a nudge! For those like me that keep meaning to go back to that other post and just never seem to get back there!

June 10 is my guess.

Bad mommy said...

May 14. I'm an optimist.

Anonymous said...

June 5th.

Love your blog by the way...

KHC in Texas

Erin said...

Hi, I just recently stumbled upon your blog and I enjoy reading it. Being from Georgia I have never seen more than 3 or 4 inches of snow, so in a complete guess I will take May 12th.

Erin

gretchen said...

How about July 4? Hee hee hee hee hee (evil laughter).

Robin said...

Ok. I'll go for May 4th, she says optimistically.

Krista said...

June 8th :)

I should start a pool on when Phoenix will hit its first 100 degree day.

Daisy said...

I was thinking of you this morning, when I went outside to see if my garden was still snowcovered. It is. But some dirt is showing through, so I'm encouraged. We didn't get hit as badly as you did with the latest storm, though. I may have shorter snow piles than yours.

Niksmom said...

Ok, count me in...June 16th (my anniversary).

drama mama said...

I'm down for June 1, right?

Christy said...

I shall choose June 22. How will I be contacted because I just know that I'll win. ;)

lynne said...

I also live somewhere very snowy. I'm going to take June 23rd and hope the real answer is much sooner for both of us!

btw - I've been reading your blog for quite some time and enjoy it very much.

GTV said...

MOM-NOS, I know that my guess will likely be way too late - we'll probably be amidst black flies instead of white(ish) snow at that point, hopefully - but I'd like to guess May 28th since no one else is picking it and I feel like I can't possibly leave this date hanging out there like that! Here's to the great melt of '08 either way it goes!!!

Stimey said...

Ha, ha, ha: plow in.

Did you ever think you'd be running an online betting ring?

Anonymous said...

I am delurking to pick a date. I vote for June 28th.

Amy in CO

Anonymous said...

I am delurking to pick a date. I vote for June 27th.

Amy in CO

OOPS!!! That first date was taken-sorry. New date!!

Club 166 said...

June 2nd.

And just to make you feel bad, it was 70 degrees here one day last week.

Joe

graceunderautism said...

I thought I had already jumped in the pool, but I just went to see what I had guessed and I couldn't find my comment. So I will go with June 11th.

Jeni said...

Although we still have a small pile of snow in our front yard, some more predicted to arrive tomorrow and Saturday, I also have crocuses that have come up in front of the house and are even getting little buds on them already. So, I'm going to be uber optimistic and pick a date -put me down for April 20th!

Anonymous said...

Ok... bringing out the lurkers... June 24th- my birthday!

(First time commenting- no google account or anything... )

2xgtld

MOM-NOS said...

Drama Mama, yes, you are.

Stimey, you'd be surprised.

Welcome lurkers! I am tickled to see you posting!

MDMOM said...

Just found your blog and I love it.I'll vote when I see what's left.

Anonymous said...

0k ok ok ....big time lurker here. I've been reading (and enjoying)for quite a while now. So, having been ever-so-slightly nudged with an opportunity to participate and even possibly win an excuse to slow down and enjoy cofee and music...uhm... I guess I will play too! My best guess, based on absolutely nothing but lucky chance.... is....drum roll .....May 15.

Shelley NC

Anonymous said...

May 22. Love your blog.

Linda (another lurker revealed)

MOM-NOS said...

Okay, just a bit of housekeeping here. We had some duplicate dates chosen today, so I've taken the liberty of assigning the closest available dates to today's choosers. This means I've doled out:

BPDad - May 9
Shelley NC - May 17
Linda - May 23
Rebecca - June 12

(But let me know if you'd like to change to a different available day!)

Erin Alanna said...

I've been lurking for a while and always mean to post but life seems to get in the way. I'll take June 18th! We still have a large pile and got more today. My parents usually have snow until right before we get out of school for the summer!
-Erin Alanna