You know how people do baby pools when there's a baby due? You know, people make guesses about the baby and pay to be a part of it, and then the winner gets half of the money and the parents get the other half? Yeah, well, I'd like to do one of those with you guys, but since I don't have a pay pal account set up, and I'd feel sort of weird taking your money, I've decided I'd start a contest with you all, and instead of money if you win, you get a stupid prize and bragging rights!
Are you all in?!?
Kay, great. So, here are the rules:
~We will be using a point system to declare the winner (to be explained below).
~The person with the most points, will win.
~In the event of a tie, I will come up with a tie-breaking question.
~All entries must be submitted either by commenting on this particular post, or by emailing me using the email address found on the sidebar.
~All entries must be in by midnight, November 15th, 2006.
~You may ask me specific questions in order to help you come up with your answers. Please either ask me in the comments for THIS post, or in an email. All questions and answers will be posted either in the comment section of this post, or in a separate post to which I will link from this post.
~You may look through the archives at old posts in order to help you out. The "search this blog" button on the top left corner of the page will be your friend.
~Prize to be awarded will not be spectacular, and since I will have just had a baby, do not expect it to be awarded in any sort of timely fashion.
~If you win, you will be contacted by email, as well as your name and blog link will be posted. If you want my sucktackular prize, you must send me your snail mail address so I can send it to you.
~Prize depends on your location of residence. If you live in the states, for instance, your prize may consist of some delicious goodies that you just can't find in the states.
You must answer all of the following questions, and points to be awarded are listed afterwards.
What will be the sex of the baby?
Guess the sex correctly: 15 pts
What time will the baby be born?
Guess the time of day EXACTLY: 50 pts
Closest to the time of day, but not exact, and within 10 minutes: 45 pts
Guess the time of day and within 10 minutes, but not the closest guess: 30 pts
Closest to the time of day, but not exact, and not within 10 minutes: 25 pts
Guess the right time exactly, but get am or pm wrong: 25 pts
What date will the baby be born?
Guess the date of birth: 25 pts
Closest to the date of birth, but not exact: 20 pts
What day of the week will the baby be born? (in case you get the date wrong, but have a hunch that it'll be a "Thursday's child" or something like that)
Day of the week guessed correctly: 15 pts
How much will the baby weigh?
Guess the weight EXACTLY: 50 pts
Closest to the weight, but not exact: 40 pts
What colour are the baby's eyes? (If we can't even tell, like we couldn't with Cherry, then this question will be left out)
Guess the colour of the baby's eyes: 25 pts
I didn't use any specific method to come up with these point numbers, and if you don't like my system, oh well!
And since we're on the topic of babies, and since the REAL "she who must be obeyed" asked me to: Here is a picture of the baby bassinet I just bought and assembled. (And boy was it tough to assemble!)