Sunday, November 1, 2009

Caption Contest Winner!

I apologize for not getting this posted last night like I said I would. I should have realized that when I said the contest would run for a week, it would end on Halloween. I figured I'd post it after we took the boys trick-or-treating. As it turned out, I got up at 4:30am yesterday and by 10pm I couldn't keep my eyes open. I was falling asleep while we watched Nightmare Before Christmas. That's one of my favorite movies, if that tells you how tired I was. However, I'm here now and want to say thanks to all of you who took the time to enter my contest. Some of the captions really cracked me up. So anyway, without further delay, the winner is ......


Congratulations, Kelly! Your name was the one pulled from the pot. Well, it was more like a cup, but it did the job just the same. I'm pretty sure I still have your address, so I'll get your prize to you right away. Congrats, again! I loved reading the comments everyone left. Some of them were really funny and I decided to repost them here ...

Justine said ... My mama is a llama. Wha? It's true!
Walter said ... Dilly so help me if you don't tell me where you put my horns ...!
Nancy said ... Cheeeeese!
Edward said ... I would melt if I didn't see an elk.
Gale said ... Do I have something in my teeth?
Elysabeth said ... Why can't I get a suntan on my hide?
Leanne said ... Does this look okay? Or does this smile look fake?
Brenda said ... Do you think I have a chance at winning the next California Cow Contest?
Kim said ... I am smiling.
Outdoor Mom said ... Eat your heart out boys, these babies are for real, no dentures on this mama. Single tan female, looking for meaningful relationship without the bull. Predators need not apply.
Kelly said ... Hey Rena, there better be a group of elk in your Lemur Troops & Critter Groups Book!
Gale said ... Which one of you uttered the word 'venison'? I heard that!
Adrienne said ... No, I don't know where Bambi is. I'm an elk.
Bish said ... You better not be laughing at my ears.
Tracy said ... What are you looking at? We all have bad hair days.
Angela said ... Drink it in, people. I am that hot.
Nancy said ... Oh no you dih'nit!
Tara said ... Welcome to my world. You realize there aint a decent mochaccino within 200 miles of this place?
Tara said ... Dang. That was the third rejection this week. Editor said he was sick of talking elk stories.
Tara said ... If you post this on Facebook, I'm gonna post that pic of you from junior high. You know the one I'm talking about, pizza face.
Kate said ... Beauty is in the eye of the beholder; behold my lush, warm beautiful coat; behold and admire; then leave in peace, or pieces if you prefer.
Chris said ... Oh no you di-in't.
Kim said ... Don't you wish your girlfriend looked just like me?
Angela said ... I'm too sexy for my shirt.
Susi said ... So ... you won't show me to your parents?!

A lot of these gave me a good laugh. It would have been really hard to pick one favorite, which is why I decided to do the random drawing. Thanks again for playing along and participating! In closing, I'd like to leave you with a You Tube clip that Nancy showed me the other day. It was filmed in Estes Park, Colorado, near Rocky Mountain National Park. The video is of the elk rut, which is a huge deal there. I've never seen anything like this before. The only elk ruts I've seen were in Yellowstone and Grand Teton and they were nothing like this video. It's downright crazy! Enjoy!


  1. Congratulations, Kelly!! Woot Woot! :)

    Happy Sunday, Rena. :)

  2. Congrats Kelly!

    I was in Estes Park at this time of year back in the early 2000's. They had warned us about the elk and how they would charge you.

  3. Congrats Kelly!

    I was in Estes Park at this time of year back in the early 2000's. They had warned us about the elk and how they would charge you.

  4. Way to go Kelly!

    What a crazy video! I don't think I would be stopping to take a picture of those big guys - especially on foot with my cell phone!

  5. I can't believe people were standing so close taking pictures!!

  6. Congratulations Kelly!

    While I was growing up in Estes, the elk never did this. You were lucky if you ever got to see them or hear them during the rut, even up in Rocky Mtn. Natl. Park. Now, obviously, they've taken over the town. LOL Some people, like the guy with the cell phone that just about got it, are so stupid.


  7. Congrats, Kelly!
    I enjoyed reading all the captions.

    Crazy video - I can't believe how close some people get!