Thursday, December 3, 2009

Details of the Giveaway for "Marrying George Clooney" by Amy Ferris


The Prize: Fifteen people will win a copy of the wickedly funny memoir Marrying George Clooney: Confessions from a Midlife Crisis. Each copy is personally signed by the author, Amy Ferris.

How To Enter: Guess the US dollar amount of money in this jar of coins. The 15 closest guesses wins a book.  

A Hint: The jar is just over 10 inches tall.

Contest Ends: 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Wednesday, December 9, 2009. A list of the winners will be published after all the winners have responded to email notification.

Who is Eligible: All living breathing humans on planet earth. Yes, this includes Canada.

Bonus Entry:  Tweet about the contest, then leave another comment with your second guess (and your twitter name and/or link to your tweet.) You're welcome to cut and paste the following text (which includes the valid shortened URL) for twittering:

     NGIP is giving away 15 author-signed copies of funny memoir "Marrying George Clooney" by Amy Ferris. 

...or Twitter something of your own with a link to the contest. My Twitter name is @nannygoats.

What else?  Make sure I can reach you, if you should win. You don't need to leave your email address in the body of the comment as long as it is easily accessible by other means (i.e. email link on your Blogger profile page OR you have a website that has an easy to find email-type button OR you leave me your twitter name so I can DM you.)

What else? Good Luck!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Rachael Ray 10-piece Cookware Giveaway


Welcome to the Rachael Ray Cookware Giveaway, sponsored by CSN Futons.

This is a picture of the Cookware Set! (cue: audience reaction of oooohs and/or ahhhhhs!)
Not Actual Size. Click on picture to see details of Cookware Set

This Giveaway starts NOW and ends on Sunday, August 2, 2009 at 6pm, Pacific Time. The winner will be selected by random drawing on Sunday evening at 7pm, and notified by email (as long as I can trace you back to an email address). The winner will have 24 hours to respond or else another winner will be drawn. Once the winner is verified, it will be announced here on NGIP.

Sorry, but due to shipping restrictions, only U.S. Residents are eligible for this drawing. (Of course, if you have a U.S. friend who is willing to send it to you....even after they receive it...)

There are up to 4 ways to enter (leave a separate comment for each method you choose to participate in) maximum of 4 comments/entries:

1. Leave a comment. Any comment. Please make sure I can track you down from your comment, whether it's an email address, a blog URL that shows your email address, whatever. You've got to make it easy for me to contact you, should you win.

2. Subscribe to NGIP via email using THIS LINK. Or using the "Subscribe to NGIP via email" link in the sidebar. Then leave a comment saying you did this. If you already subscribe, then Cheers! Just say so in a comment. A separate comment from the first comment.

3. Twitter about the Giveaway. Please include the hashtag #NGIPgiveaway. Here is an example if you don't want to make up your own. (Make sure to leave another comment saying you tweeted)

Dude! @nannygoats is giving away Rachael Ray Cookware! #NGIPgiveaway

4. Talk about the giveaway on your blog with a link to Nanny Goats in Panties. Then, leave a comment here telling me when you did it. Feel free (but not obligated) to steal the button I'm using on the NGIP Home Page.

So, just to be clear, you leave a comment for each method. For example, if you do 3 of the 4 methods, be sure to leave 3 comments, each one implying which method that comment is for.

And by the way....

1. No cheating! Cheaters never prosper. Also? They will be disqualified.
2. This is my first giveaway. Do not give me a hard time about it, if something doesn't work for you. If you do, I will die a bitter old woman with no friends.
3. Not that my family reads this, but anyone in my family is not eligible for this giveaway.

Monday, December 1, 2008

NGIP Trophy Case

The NGIP Trophy case is full! I can't fit any more awards in it. I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

From JenniferSusan over at Amongst Other Things.

From Shan over at Last Shreds of Sanity.

lovin your blogFrom my favorite Doggy Blogger, Dennis the Vizsla Dog

From Midlife Mama over at Midlife Musings. Also from Carrie at Oikology 101

From Kirsten over at The Soccer Mom Files

From Midlife Mama over at Midlife Musings

From Dennis over at Dennis The Vizsla

From Robyn over at Robyn's Online World

From JenniferSusan over at Amongst Other Things

From Sandra at My Girls

From Em over at Life, Liberty and The Pursuit...

From Preston at Me and the Blue Skies

From Mrs Parks over at The Farm Blahg and Georgie over at Confessions Of...

From Bill over at I Animate You

From Scratch Bags

From Shadow Crystal at Impeccable Items of Interest

From Lori Hahn (Hahn at Home) presented on The Rising Blogger.

From Jane from ByJane.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Nanny Goats Profile Page

I'm a writer.

And middle-aged, according to the thirty-somethings, but not according to the fifty-somethings. Also? Female (this ain't Billy Goats in Boxers). And a 4th generation native Californian, for what little that's worth.

I've maxed out my Netflix queue. I can't keep up with my TBR pile of books. My favorite authors include Christopher Moore, Daniel Handler, David Sedaris, Augusten Burroughs, and Steve Martin. I hate wasting time in a car driving, but get car sick if I'm not the one behind the wheel. I am married to Mr. MudPuppy, and wife swappers need not apply. I am not a mommyblogger (not that there's anything wrong with that).

I eat, travel, exercise and sleep with my nano iPod. But not for the music. I listen to NPR. But not for the music. I hate straight-ahead jazz. I love Jason Mraz. I'm a poet (not really, it was just for that brief jazz/Mraz bit earlier).

I'm a non-conformist. Just like everybody else.

I blog from Sacramento, California. When I started this blog in January 2005, I wrote for two or three readers at the most and wrote the occasional rants with a bunch of "hey check out this video" and other forms of middlemanning people's content. At some point this blog began showing more of my writing (and therefore more of me) and became what it is today. I discovered a community of other bloggers, which has partly contributed to this blog's evolution. I am trying to tone done the potty mouth to see if it's true that you can lay off the swearing and still be funny.

This blog is meant to amuse you. If the name didn't make that obvious, you need to leave right now. If I offend you, it's most likely because you are new to Nanny Goats in Panties and may be missing the point or the humor in a particular blog post. If you can diplomatically express your concerns in the comments section, then please knock yourself out. I welcome disagreement, but not irrational, immature, purposeless and mispelled rudeness. If you can't carry on a civil conversation when you object to my material, then you are simply a troll with nothing better to do and you can just get the hell out. I don't want your kind here. On MY blog. And what are you doing with a computer, anyway?

Some of the stuff I write is absolutely true, some if it utter crap, for the sake of humor. Most of the modern-looking photos in the posts are mine, but the story around it might be completely made up, like the one about the Mac and Cheese. I think the more you read my stuff, you'll be able to figure out which stuff is true and which stuff is clearly absurd. If you can't tell what is clearly absurd, I try to help you by labeling it as fiction at the bottom in the tag section.

Yes, I'm working on the Great American Novel. Who isn't? But meanwhile, I will fritter away here and maybe get the occasional written piece published. You can see what I've published so far under the "Published Stuff" button at the top.

Since this is an almost, practically, virtually commercial-free site, I only ask that you support me by clicking on the Sacto Top 25 logo (or on this link) each time you visit to help keep me near the top of the list.

If you wish to email me, I'd love to hear from you, unless you found this site by using any one of the following sets of search terms:

all you can eat panties
poo in panties
children in panties

In other words, if you're not a total perv, feel free to send a note to margaret(at)nannygoatsinpanties(dot)com.

GO BACK to Nanny Goats In Panties Home Page

Friday, August 8, 2008


Video Games
Coconut Queen (, credited as Writer)

   P.S.  Coconut Queen was listed in Gamezebo's Best of 2009 special Editorial section - woo hoo!

The Judge (Long Story Short)
Sandra and Charlie (Toasted Cheese)
One Man's Trash (T-Zero)
Prologue and Acknowledgements (Defenestration)

Amadeus Paints Houses (Humor Press)
Heredity Sucks (Wild Violet)

Movie Reviews
(published on
The X From Outer Space (1967)
Snow Cake (2006)
Smokin' Aces (2007)
Wild Hogs (2007)
Sweeney Todd (2007)

Book Reviews

The Mighty Queens of Freeville - Amy Dickinson
The Brightest Moon of the Century- Christopher Meeks
Driving With Dead People - Monica Holloway
The Learners - Chip Kidd
After Hours At The Almost Home - Tara Yellen
The Cure For Modern Life - Lisa Tucker
If I Only Knew Then - Charles Grodin
Starbucked - Taylor Clark
Intellectual Devotional - Kidder/Oppenheimer
Gentlemen of the Road - Michael Chabon
Don't Make A Scene - Valerie Block
Things I Overheard - Alan Alda
Fireworks - E. H. Winthrop
Slacker Girl - Alexandra Koslow

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

NGIP Blogroll

Friday, August 1, 2008

NGIP Suggestion Box

If you've discovered a cool and useful website that you want to tell us about and perhaps have us tell the world about, leave a comment here. Or send an email to margaret(at)nannygotasinpanties(dot)com.