Sunday, August 19, 2007

The big announcement...

Hi everycat! As promised, here's the big announcement about my blogoversary competition. Introducing...

So here's the deal. Not only is it my blogoversary, but the Australian Football League finals are coming up. I thought I'd combine these two auspicious events into one awesome competition and teach all my international mates a little bit about my favourite game. Here's how it works:

1. Everycat (dog, bun, whatever you are) is invited to take part in my AWESOME Footy Finals Quiz.The questions will require you to do a bit of internet research, but I've tried not to make it too hard. I'll leave the quiz open for a week (closing midnight Australian Eastern Standard Time next Sunday, 26 August), to give you all time to work on it. It won't all be facts, there will be some creative elements, too (I can't post the quiz tonight, cause Nick needs the computer. Soon.).

2. The entrants with the eight highest scores on the quiz will be assigned a team for the AFL finals series (eight AFL teams qualify for the finals, so the cat with the highest quiz score will be assigned the AFL team who finishes on top of the table, the cat with the second highest score will be assigned the second team, and so on...). I'll keep you posted on who gets which teams and how the teams are going.

3. Prizes (to be announced) will be awarded to the two cats who are lucky enough to have their teams progress to the Grand Final (on 29 September), but the cat whose team wins the Grand Final will win a special commemorative Premiership poster, some yummy kitty treats, some yummy Tasmanian chocolates for your beans AND a Pablo mug!

Wow! I wish I could enter. Speaking of which, multiple entries per household are allowed, one per animal. And I reserve the right to change the conditions of this competition at any time. So there.

So brush up on your AFL knowledge, everycat, and I'll post the quiz tomorrow!

Cheers,
--Pabs

9 comments:

Henry Helton said...

Awesome! You have the coolest contests. Count me in on this one.

The Cat Realm said...

Oh my. This will be HARD for us! Neither one of us is the least bit interested in sports (except lizard hunting).... Neither are the staff....
But maybe we can cheat around with the internet research and pretend we know things....
Karl
jeter should be good at this one!

Daisy said...

This sounds very fun! And congratulations on your blogaversary, too. I hope I do OK. Sometimes I do not do very well on quizzes. I better go study.

Phoebe said...

This is very exciting, Pabs! I think your challenge will be very educational as well.

Monica said...

Once again, you are a leader in your field. A very creative competition. I will wait with baited breath for the quiz!

Tyler said...

Wow, I sure hope I'll have time to participate. I'm a school teacher going bake to work, but I now lots of cats are going to have fun. Great job, Pablo!

Sooty said...

Mmmmm Sounds exciting. I used to be black, and I always wear a red flea collar, so I guess I'd be an Essendon supporter. Then again I have my white undercoat, so that would make me go for St Kilda (and I know that would make Nick happy, bless his heart). I'm confused .. and excited ... but now I'm tired again ... Oh well, it must be time for my nap... zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Marilyn MonREOW said...

Wow, sounds like a really neat contest! Very educational, too!

And yes, you're right, Pabs: "Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night" is a villanelle -- such a fabulous one, too, huh?

And ha, you know what, my Mom told me about a spoof of that poem which she read long ago, for cats, called "Do Not Go Gentle Unto That Good Vet." I've tried Googling to find it, but so far no luck -- if I can find it, though, I will share it with you -- Mom says it's hilarious!

Purrs and snuggles from Marilyn!

Skeezix the Cat said...

Pablo, Happy Blogversary, Mate!