Know what happens when you visit other people’s websites? You tend to win stuff just for commenting. I am so good at it, that people throw prizes my way. Ok kidding about that but I did happen to win some contests put on by two friends.
And as luck has it, I got two of those prizes just last week. First up was some earrings from Bo Lumpkin. Loyal Bearmaniacs may know Bo from his Gatorhead Webcomic and Bo Lumpkin sites. Well in the past several months, Bo has realized his talent for making custom jewelry and is becoming a celebrity on the local swap meet circles. He has been showcasing much of his work on the Bo Lumpkin site. As the winner of one of Bo’s contests, this is what came in the mail for me.
Not to be outdone, Oskar van Velden AKA Skar from Mojo Comic also has contests ongoing on his webcomic. As last months winner I got a custom cartoon of Ben (one of my favorite characters…mainly because he tends to end up the butt of the jokes). Here is my prize.
Thanks to both of these wonderfully creative guys. Anyone else want to send me gifts, feel free.
Winning is definitely cool. So, do the earrings match your shoes and handbag?
The green stones will match his hair
I like to refer to it is a Murse…not a handbag. haha
You are going to look so pretty in the earrings Bearman. They even match your hair 🙂
Bo knows how to treat every customer right
I did just win something myself from blogging around. See the post before the last post.
I don’t have diddle squat for you but here’s a tip – don’t play in the street.
Interesting my wife and I were talking about kids playing in the street. You just don’t see it anymore
Oh my – I sure hope you SEE IT if you are driving. Don’t hit anyone.
Way cool. Everyone likes to win now and then. Congratulations on both these wins.
Have a terrific day. 🙂
Congratulations! I’ve been showing my wife some of Bo’s jewelry (she likes hand-made, custom stuff like that). She’d love to order some, but I can’t drag Bo into the shipping game yet. Talk to him for me. She’d throw all of her extra spending money his way.
Bo!!! Get on it. TF (Mrs George) has boatloads of expendable cash from all the AC money George brings in
I am going to send her a special message tellin’ her that George could have won some of my jewelry for her if he had just entered the contest. It was very simple. Some people won just because they tweeted that they really liked it.
George is too lazy to win his wife jewelry…unlike me.
Your wife should be very proud of you Bearman. Mrs. Ford however really needs to do some work on George.
She is, and Mrs Ford needs to get on that slacker husband of hers
Hey, I win your wife jewelry all the time!
She needs to get better at sending thank you notes
Bo, you know that I’m always a day late and a dollar short. I’m trying to work on my punctuality. Maybe you’ll have a Second Chance Sweepstakes someday. 🙂
Just mention my sites with a link and you are automatically a winner. This is a contest just for you George. You don’t get a better second chance than that.
It will take a second for that to process with George.
You understand more how I operate though Bearman.
Congratulations for the winnings. You were supposed to model the earrings for us. We want photos, we want photos!!!
I only cross dress on Halloween
I thought that was supposed to be a Roman emperor or something… I stand corrected.
I reuse the same costume
Then today’s the day.
Umm…what if it’s a “Prince Albert” ring? Does he still have to model it? 🙁
Something you want to tell us, Bearman ? 😆
Yes…now I don’t have to BUY you a birthday present
Thanks for the post Bearman. I actually had a lot of fun with the contest and I might do something similar again in a month or so. I really do need to work on some “manly” stuff for prizes I guess.
You could actually use your style and make some fancy looking pens.
Now that is somethin’ I need to ponder. 🙂
Get some decent looking silver/chrome pens and wrap them in various ways with wire/gems
That might go considerably higher in price than my $5 rings and earrings.
Buy a $3 pen. Put $2-3 of materials in it and sell it for $10
Do people still use pens?
I’d suggest tie-clips/pins and cufflinks but I don’t think men wear ties and dress shirts anymore. Well… except the 1%
How about belt buckles? those would look snazzy!
I gave up ties but I still wear dress shirts. I look good in jeans and a dress shirt.
Maybe you could design a “Bo-logne: The Fragrance for Real Men”. 🙂
The real men around here smell more like Boloney than “Bo-logne” but that is a good thought.
George is Bo=Loney
Hey, don’t “Bo-little” me, yo! 🙂
Lots of perfectly fine manly men wear earrings all year. Apparently the manly rules for earrings is that in order to be considered manly you can only wear one of a pair. And if you have something in the other ear it has to be pierced in a different part of the ear and be non matching. These rules were decreed by the great god of manly dressing. Congrats on the win!
It used to be that you could only wear one. Now I think all the rules are out the door.
That rule is hard to gauge nowadays. There are some he-man type guys out here now who wear bigger diamonds in their ears than the chicks.
…as well as other places
You’re right, ‘cuz the missus expects me to pull a diamond outta my ass.
you are such a tight ass…I am wondering why not.
Bo and skar are both very talented gents! Thanks for sharing their work, Bearman!
I don’t know if I am happier to be called talented or a gent. 🙂 Thanks Mark.
Bo is just happy to be called. Thanks Mark
That’s fun it’s nice to get stuff in the mail. Looks like your on a lucky streak.
What are you sending me? heheheh
lovely earrings from Bo and a sweet drawing from Skar! Congrats Bearman! Maybe you’ll win something in the contest I’m having tomorrow on Aedre’s Firefly, too. :`D
Oh yeah…don’t think I won’t enter
Winning is a lot of fun. I won a pair of cross earring from Bo! 🙂
didn’t happen unless you post pics..hha
Ooo, I like this idea of giving free cartoons out as prizes. I may do it, too.
definitely Tom. We like free stuff
Would you be interested in the wrappers from my Halloween chocolate?
Only if there’s still some bits of chocolate clinging to them. Yum!
Yes…my sister used to know how to make bracelets from old chewing gum bracelets…maybe I’ll make her take that on.
Nice stuff! Bo is going to be a jewelry magnate one of these days.
As long as he isn’t a jewelry magnet…he is trying to get rid of this stuff.