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Friday, July 4, 2008

Mommy's First Contest!

So, the last 24 hours around here have been quite a whirlwind, to say the least. Trust me, when I get over my "coma" state (I have occasional days we have coined "coma" days, where I've had too much and my poor body just can't take it anymore and I can't get out of bed AT. ALL. And today has been one of them - bad timing!) there is a big post coming with the details of said whirlwind.

Anyways, I thought it would be fun to have a little contest in the meantime. The first person who can take a stab at (and guess correctly) what the following term means in actual English, will get a little bloggy good mail from me (i.e. prize!). As for what this prize is? You'll have to play to find out!

Soooo, friends, the task would be: define the term "ATRISTERY", which is defintely a real word (when not affected by a bit of Mad Hatter-ism). A common household word.

A couple of points:

1) This is how the Mad Hatter is consistently pronouncing the word
2) There is a post coming this weekend about how "ATRISTERY" has created such a whirlwind around here!

The first person to comment with the correct answer is our winner.

And I have to apologize, a couple of you already know the answer to this are therefore not eligible to win. One of these peeps is my good friend Dana over at Supernanny Where Are You? But, Dana, you do not lose - I am giving you a big plug here - GO CHECK HER OUT! RIGHT NOW! Not only is her blog material fantastic, but she just got a fabulous makeover by Krizzy Designs.

Good luck, friends . . . I look forward to seeing your guesses, hope to see a winner soon, and I will be sharing our atristery story ASAP!

Edited to add: The Mad Hatter was not in any way the cause of said "atristery" - when we explained to her the reason for the whirlwind that became our lives overnight (because said whirlwind happened after she went to bed), that is how she started prounouncing the word. Hope that might help :)

16 Fabulous Replies:

Dana said...

I TOTALLY know the answer, hahaha. I can't believe it, that's so cute! I won't spoil it. And thanks so much for the plug, I'm glad everyone likes my makeover, I feel like a new woman. Who'd have thought a bloggy makeover could make you feel so good?

Simply Shannon said...

I don't know, the only thing that I can think of that sounds similar is artistry. Did MH go do a bit of painting or something?

Wendi said...

I am with Shannon... at first glance it looks like artistry.
I can only imagine what MH could do with a paint brush and a few markers.
But, since it is a contest...
I am thinking it must be a little tougher than that.
Is is Scooby Doo language...like
A mystery, but she says, "Atristery"?
Is it that she loves your story telling and she wants you to tell her "Atristery" (a true story)?
I. give.
Clueless in NC

debbie said...

I know what it is too and I'm not tellin... It's priceless how she processes things in her mind. Love it and wouldn't have it any other way.

Rach (Mommy Learns to Blog) said...

Nice try Dana and Wendy, but not remotely close. Read my blog again. It's been a whirlwind around here since Thursday evening. And someone's "atristery" has caused that big whirlwind!

Rach (Mommy Learns to Blog) said...

Oops, WendI - I love that your name has an I at the end, and can't believe I just spelled it wrong!

Simply Shannon said...

A twister? As in- all twistery?
You've got me totally stumped Rach. Can't wait to find out what MH has been up to!

Wendi said...

A whirlwind?
Atristery?

Is she vacuuming with your Whirlwind Vac that looks like a twistery tornado?

Three strikes... I am out!
I give.

Wendi said...

Why is this question stopping me from all else that needs to be done?

Forget the laundry... I must figure out this mystery.

Last guess..I swear...
Accessory?

Because MH is such a mad accessorizer and she has all her nceklaces, purses, and sunglasses flung all over the house?

Melissa said...

atroscity (sp?) ? You totally have me stumped, Rach!

Shannon said...

A Treasure Story??????

Heather at A Boy, A Girl, & A Pug said...

Ok so I have been sitting her thinking this over for like 20 minutes. I have NO freakin' clue, but it is driving me crazy!

Something household, hmmm,
fridge
laundry
washer problems

Oh heck, I don't know I am just throwing out things around the house.

Melissa said...

I was hoping that someone would have won by now to end my agony! Can you give us another hint?

Totally stumped!

Dana said...

Oh, I just love see all of you guess at what this could be. It makes me think I need to do something similar on my blog, cause I have a really, really good one, with video and everything....

Wendi said...

This. is. driving. me. mad.
Please end the torture!
Now.

My kids say it is "electricity".
Something to do with your power being off or something not working.
Cause that would send me into a whirlwind!
Tell me they have solved the mystery of ATRISTERY!
Somebody help!

Shannon said...

Atrocity!!! :-)????