Sunday, June 23, 2013


Here it is, kids, as promised in yesterday's blog post: the first ever Alexa Land Nerd-Off!!!

What is that? Why, it's a trivia contest. Two winners will each receive a $20 (USD) Amazon gift card, sent directly to whatever email address you use to contact me. Don't worry, I'm not going to share or publish your email address, pinky promise.

First, all the fine print:

The contest runs for 72 hours, beginning at 12 noon PST Sunday, June 23rd, 2013 and concluding Wednesday, June 26th, 2013 at 12 noon PST. Only emails received during that time period are eligible for the prize.

Winners must be 18 or older and will be selected as follows:

1. The first person to email me with the correct answer to the trivia question below gets one of the $20 Amazon gift cards.

2. The second winner will be chosen at random from all the emails I receive, and this winner doesn't need to know the answer to the trivia question! That's right, even if you don't know the answer, email me anyway! Take a completely random, wild guess. Or just say hi. Tell me a joke. Or just complain incessantly about something, that's usually what my kid does. Though if you go with that option, be aware that I will probably send you to time out. ;)

Ok, enough with all the rules and regulations! 
Without further ado, I give you THE NERD-OFF!

Take a look at the photo below. It's a replica of a knit hat worn by a character in a science fiction movie or television show. I can neither confirm nor deny that I actually own this hat. That would be too dorky to admit, after all.

In order to win the first $20 Amazon gift card, email me with:

1. the name of the character that wore this hat
2. the name of the movie or television show in which he or she appeared
3. your name and location.

First person to email me with the right answer wins one of the gift cards.

Even if you don't know the answer, email me anyway with a wild guess and your name and location and you will be entered into a random drawing for the second $20 Amazon gift card! 

Send your answers to:

Again, you must be 18 or older to play. Sorry, kids. Winners will be contacted via email. Your first name only will be published on my blog if you win -- I absolutely swear to respect your privacy. Your full name and email address will not be published.

Remember, you need to email me before noon on Wednesday, June 26th, 2013 to win. Have fun and good luck!!