June’s blog. Where you come for the prizes that she never sends you.

I was just so NICELY napping on the couch, when someone had the nerve to stop with their DOGS, TWO of them, and let one of them poop on my lawn. The dog walker cleaned it up, but Tallulah had 47 fits about it and woke me up. She acts like she handles the lawn care at this establishment. When really all she does is leave her Kong on the lawn to get all buggy on the inside.

Obviously I am writing this on Wednesday night and I am going to publish this on Thursday a.m. Because I plan ahead that way. Don't you think "plan ahead" is redundant?

The most interesting thing that happened today is that I got my new checks. I opened a new checking account and the guy at the bank said, "You get free checks, unless of course you want pretty checks."

He said that with disdain, as if WHO in their RIGHT MIND would order pretty checks that you had to pay for when you could get free, boring checks.

"Yeah," I said. "Get me the book. I want to select the pretty checks."

So we are gonna have an exciting game here at Bye Bye, Pie. It's called How Well Do You Know June?

I am going to show you several types of pretty checks, and you guess which one I really got. Those who guess the right one will be in a drawing to win a delightful bacon tuxedo jigsaw puzzle.

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This should delight the people who are still waiting for me to send their cupcake-flavored dental floss. And what else was I gonna send? And inflatable fruitcake? Do you like how I've gotten right on sending those?

Anyway, you know you want a jigsaw puzzle of someone wearing a bacon tuxedo. Who doesn't?

So here are the choices. Which check design would June choose? Hmmmm…

Garden
Would June Gardens pick a garden look?

Puppies
What about puppy snickerdoodles? You know she likes her the puppies.

Passport
Eiffel Tower/Gay Paree images? I have an Eiffel Tower tattoo. I mean, June has an Eiffel Tower tattoo.

Bugs
Bugs Bunny? I have shown you Bugs Bunny You Tube clips. Oh, I give up on speaking in third person.

Rose
How about girly roses? You know I like pink.

It's tough, isn't it? Hey, it's not easy to win a bacon tuxedo jigsaw puzzle. I can't just GIVE those away for NOTHING.

I would really like to get Marvin a bacon tuxedo. His niece's bat mitzvah is coming up next year. Perhaps we could emulate the outfits on this puzzle. How quickly will our invite get lost in the mail, do you think?

Okay. I look forward to your answers. You have until midnight Pacific time, Thursday, September 16 to guess.

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Author: June

At one point, I was sort of hot, in a "she's 27 and probably a 7" kind of a way. Now I'm old and have to develop a charming personality. Guess how that's going.

99 thoughts on “June’s blog. Where you come for the prizes that she never sends you.”

  1. Eiffel Tower since you have an Eiffel Tower tattoo on you ankle. I would think you would REALLY have to love that place to have in on your body permanently. I pass on the puzzle

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  2. Since I comment 74 thousand times in a day, can I vote for a different one each time?
    I say zee Eiffel Tower. For now.
    One time the manager at the grocery store was ringing me up. My grocery store has a fabulous hair product aisle, just as good as a professional salon’s. He scanned my hair product and then held it up and said, “I don’t think you want this. It’s $26.00.”
    I just gave him this derisive snort and said, “Ring it.” Clearly, he didn’t know anything about me.
    I guess now we’ll be talking about Lady Gaga and her meat bikini.

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  3. WOW! I have never seen pretty checks like these before – makes me want to move to the US. I vote Gay Paree – reminds me of your blog to look at.

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  4. Also, too upon first reading today’s post I read ” today is that I got my new cheeks.” So you can imagine I was excited to see your new cheeks.
    Also, too, as well I love the jigsaw puzzle. It is oh-so-classy. Can you buy it on line, do you know? I’d love to buy one for a friend of mine!

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  5. I just thought you should know:
    http://secure.checksinthemail.com/product.aspx?productid=1285
    I feel you should order these, as if I do my husband may beat me; he seems to feel that the random finding of hello kitty objects around the house, the hello kitty tattoo, the hello kitty car freshener and plate cover on the truck seem to reduce his manliness.

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  6. Decisions, decisions. Too much for my brain at 7:02am. But… after careful consideration, I think you chose the puppy checks. I am torn between those and the Paris checks but I am sticking with my decision.
    Why didn’t they have Hello, Kitty! checks? I get my checks online and they have Hello, Kitty! checks.

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  7. At my volunteer job in the hospital gift shop, the grandmothers pay for their slipper socks and other essentials with the rose patterned checks. And doesn’t grandmother just scream June to you?

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  8. I’ll be the first to guess the garden checks. June Gardens – garden checks. Makes sense to me. I was thinking puppy checks, but Talu might not appreciate the checks with the small dogs on them.

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  9. I *love* pretty checks. I used to have animal print ones & now I only have starter checks and haven’t ordered new ones yet… from the bank account I opened a year ago. I don’t write a lot of checks any more. Yay, bank draft & living with mom and dad!!!
    I vote the Parisian checks. Or the Hello Kitty checks.

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  10. Simply because no one else has guessed it, I’m gonna say Bugs Bunny. Because nothing reassures your creditors and says “Worried about moolah? Who, ME, doc? Oh, that’s rich! Phpppthh!” better than Bugs Bunny checks.

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  11. I vote for the Parisian checks, mostly because puppies seem like the obvious answer and the Eiffel tower checks are the ones I would have chosen out of the six.
    In real life, my checks have Razorbacks on them, because I love me the Hogs.

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  12. Eiffel Tower. I have ASPCA checks with dogs on them. The check company donates a microscopic portion to the ASPCA, but it makes me feel like I am raising awareness to those who receive the checks.
    I don’t think Talu would approve of the little dog checks. Talu shred checks of little dog.

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  13. I agree with Target Steve. I think this is a trick question.
    Maybe you opted for the ugly free checks or maybe you got the random variety pack or maybe you decided to use only credit cards from now on, but one way or another you’re gonna come sashaying along tomorrow hollering something that amounts to a combination of “nyah nyah!” and “ta-da!”
    Okay maybe Target Steve didn’t say all that out loud but I bet he totally thought it.

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  14. The puppies – but ask to get them in pink. And I NEED that bacon tuxedo puzzle – Christmas is coming and with it my quirky cousin Jen. We need a puzzle that can handle the laughter and the inadvertent spitting that comes along with it. And a puzzle that kick-starts the laughing and spitting? Gotta have it.

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  15. I say Paris.
    Me, I would go with the free checks. It bugs me when the print is go loud that you can’t read the writing on the checks. And also, I’m cheap. I don’t get free checks with my bank account (bastard credit union) so my current checks are Beatrice Potter.
    I found out that I can order inexpensive checks through Costco also. But, I don’t think they have flowers, or towers, or pretty spring showers checks.

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  16. I’m going with Jenny and Target Steve. Get the free checks and use the saved cash for a bug-free Kong for Talu. Or black out shades for the window so you can nap in peace.

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  17. I am torn between the paris checks (there looks to be a ferris wheel on them like on your blog) or the rose ones (remind me of your better homes & gardens calendar) But I’m gonna go with paris, because if you like something enough to ink your skin with it FOREVER, I’m gonna guess you like it enough for your checks.

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  18. I’m going to guess puppy, although it is probably eiffel tower…
    For some reason your discription of the puppy checks reminded me of one of my daughter’s books “Pigeon wants a Puppy” by Mo Willems… this isn’t me, but here is the book:

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  19. The cute puppies, of course!
    Not too long ago I was feeling frugal and for the first time EVER, I went with the ugly free bank checks. I hate them. Feel no happiness when I pay the paper boy. You did the right thing, getting the pretty checks.

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  20. I wasn’t going to guess because I didn’t want to get that stupid garage-sale prize. But now that I know you don’t really award the winners their prizes I will say Eiffel Tower.
    Fawn Amber is a little cutie…horrible taste in checks though. I have THE Ohio State University checks…hi Dawn.

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  21. Furry, I kind of stumbled into it, honestly. I did it for another blog that I read (NOT that I love it as much as BBP!!!) and then it started popping up on my comments here too.
    โค you Kathy and Hulk, even though Hulk has terrible taste in college teams. But he keeps Miller Lite in his medicine cabinets so he is OK in my book.

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  22. Yeah, put me in with the Eiffel Tower crew. Oh, and the LAURIE crew, too. I swear I have had this name way too many years and I never, ever ran into another one until the last five years. Where were you all hiding?

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  23. Gonna go Eiffel Tower, suspecting that maybe you thought they’d make you seem classy and refined (i mean you are, but you know what i’m saying) so no one would ever wonder if the check you’re writing them is about to bounce.

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  24. You can add me to the Paris/Eiffel Tower crew!
    And Hulk, Fawn Amber has superior taste in college teams. Not to mention, I have a love affair with the Michigan State Spartans which means you probably despise my very being.

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  25. On the contrary…Hulk has many relatives that are formerly and/or currently MSU people. Hulk roots for the Sparties whenever they don’t play THE Ohio State University.
    It is that “rotten school up north” that I can’t stand…
    It just tickles me to no end that college sports is being talked about on Junie’s blog…

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  26. On the contrary…Hulk has many relatives that are formerly and/or currently MSU people. Hulk roots for the Sparties whenever they don’t play THE Ohio State University.
    It is that “rotten school up north” that I can’t stand…
    It just tickles me to no end that college sports is being talked about on Junie’s blog…

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  27. On the contrary…Hulk has many relatives that are formerly and/or currently MSU people. Hulk roots for the Sparties whenever they don’t play THE Ohio State University.
    It is that “rotten school up north” that I can’t stand…
    It just tickles me to no end that college sports is being talked about on Junie’s blog…

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  28. Well, since you can’t have a real puppy then I’d say the puppies. But really who uses checks? Me? Not much so I have ugly free checks.
    I thought June just like Fawn Amber best so she allowed her picture to show up. Very nice shot by the way.
    Oh good Target Steve is here. Answer me this please…why is Target always low of stock in their cosmetic department? WHY? The good shades are always out. I still managed to spend 80 buck. You’re welcome.
    June, one more thing. Have bat mitzvahs always been around or was there just one whiny little Jewish girl that kept complaining that she wanted a party too? Grew up catholic and they are forever changing the rules.

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  29. Maybe custom checks of 40 years of fabulous hairstyles. We can send you our own pictures and as you spend you can think of us….

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  30. Maybe custom checks of 40 years of fabulous hairstyles. We can send you our own pictures and as you spend you can think of us….

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  31. Maybe custom checks of 40 years of fabulous hairstyles. We can send you our own pictures and as you spend you can think of us….

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  32. I’m going to go with the cute puppy. And why pacific time? Are you trying to further confuse us with your time zone madness?

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  33. We used to have checks with our dog, Bailey, on them. You could have pictures of all of your pets.
    I’m sending you a photo of me, in my bacon tux right now.

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  34. I hate bacon and I hate puzzles and never thought they would gang up against me.
    I vote for the rose one.
    I just had to order checks and really wanted hello kitty, but Hubby wouldn’t let me since he writes them too ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

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  35. I’m going with Eiffel Tower, because as soon as I saw them I thought, “Wow, that kind of looks like June’s blog header.” And then I checked and they don’t, really, but they still have an air of BBP about them.

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  36. I’m not original with this but I think that the Eiffel Tower checks look like you. Know why? Cause it has a ferris wheel on it! The puppies are a close second, but as someone else has said, Lu would tear those cute puppies up. And I don’t think your phone company would be happy to open your payment envelope filled with shredded check. Of course that would be better than Lu’s poo!

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  37. eiffel tower/parisian ones because they coordinate with your header.
    you showed a couch with polka dots a while back. where did you find it? i keep thinking i need to save for a sofa.

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  38. OOOOHHHHHH!!! I am torn between puppies and Eiffel Tower. My heart says puppies, but my gut says PARIS. I will go with Gay Pareee.
    Glad to know you don’t really follow through on the prizes and reassured that others don’t always follow through too!

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  39. My first choice is the rose (for the pink), and my second choice is the Paris and Eiffel Tower checks (just because they’re so pretty.) I LOVE choosing new checks, which happens about every two years.

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  40. Hmm, first I thought dogs, until I saw the flowers. I guess “pink flowers”.
    I am of the disdainful, won’t pay more for pix on my checks kind. I also dislike specialty license plates – say it with a bumper sticker.
    I think I have a streak of Amish.

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  41. I know the reason you hadn’t sent the fruitcake is because I would HAVE to take a photo with it and my face is breaking out and, as evidenced by your contest, it’s no secret that I’m not proficient enough in Photoshop to fix that. It was a Public Service to delay and I am indeed grateful.
    Plus, you know, the whole MARRIAGE ISSUES you’ve got going on. Sheesh. Fruitcake smoot-cake. I can survive without a prize, but can the same be said for Talu?
    Speaking of which, I think SHE should be on your checks. Wearing a bacon tuxedo. And a smile.

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