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The Post About PTSD, Russell Crowe AND Winning Free Stuff!

Floods. (shiver) Here in New Orleans, we’re a little shell-shocked about them because we’re located about a dozen feet below sea level. In my lifetime, I’ve seen it happen several times, most famously in 2005 thanks to Hurricane Katrina. My home was among the many casualties, although you’d never know it to look around here now. Seriously, I think someone sneaks useless trash and clutter into my house while we’re asleep.

But let’s get back to floods. I want to talk about the biggest flood of all times. Because its story is being told on the big screen in a movie that opens this Friday, March 28. It’s called simply … Noah. Have you seen the trailer yet?

I’ll be seeing this movie very soon, most likely with my mother. And I’ll be positively hyperventilating during all the destruction scenes. Water-related disasters (Titanic, The Perfect Storm, Jaws) get me in the gut every time. Maybe I need to rethink those cheese sticks and go for something more “stomach-friendly” for this one.

(We all know I’m still getting the cheese sticks, right?)

Oh, and before I forget, my friends at Grace Hill Media asked Mel and me to help promote the movie release with a little giveaway. Actually, we have TWO giveaways because everything related to this movie should be done in PAIRS. (I’ll just assume you get that joke.) Wanna see what you could win? Remember, ODNT has a very limited marketing budget so we can’t afford to hire any fancy models for the photo shoot.


Each prize package contains three items: A hoodie shirt, a raincoat (duh!) and  a baseball cap.

Be flattered. Because I absolutely despise how I look in baseball caps. And I never put them on. For anyone. Here’s why.


Don’t even TRY to tell me you don’t see the resemblance. 

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So, I’ll be keeping the shirt and the raincoat but passing the cap on to my Godchild. Named NOAH, of course. His birthday is this week. (Happy birthday, buddy!!!) Want a set of Noah merchandise of your very own? Mel and I can totally make that happen. Right now.


Remember to fill out the rafflecopter completely. Just clicking the ‘tweet the giveaway’ option can earn you TEN extra entries each day. The promotion ends on Monday, March 31, 2014.

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Good luck!

For more information about the movie, visit noahmovie.com.


Darling Dame

Instant Father’s Day – In Just Five Minutes!


Who says it’s impossible to shop for Father’s Day? Now you can do it all from the comfort of home … thanks to Datevitation.

And, as luck would have it, I’m hosting a giveaway for Datevitation, the first and only custom love coupon book platform out there where you can create your own one-of-a-kind gift book for Dad, Grandpa or any other family patriarch. Each page represents a fun activity you can do together. From thumb wars and silly string fights to horseback riding and stargazing, they’ve got you covered with more than 350 different delightfully funky designs. And Father’s Day is just the tip of the iceberg. At Datevitation, you can easily create a book to anyone from anyone for any possible occasion.

It takes only minutes to put it together and they’ll ship it right to your door. Interested in making one? I’m offering you two ways to jump on board:

  1. Place your order by June 6th using the code ‘ODNT10’ to receive $10 off.
  2. Click this HERE for a chance to win a free book.

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Datevitation is a family business run by the husband-wife team of Alex and Olga Karpman. Get to know them on the Datevitation blog.




Because They Gave Us Barbies … and Hot Wheels … and Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots!

I don’t know about you but I grew up with the Jerry Lewis telethon every Labor Day. Truth? We didn’t have cable until I was in high school so the television entertainment pickings were pretty slim. And then there was Band-Aid, one of my favorite collaborative musical efforts of all time, followed by USA for Africa, Farm-Aid, Earth Day, Save the Duck-Billed Platypus … or the Plat-Billed Ducktypus … or something like that. I can’t remember.

Anyway … when the Mattel Corporation contacted me to help them with their Easter Toy Basket Giveaway, I jumped at the chance. After all, they gave me years of joy through Barbie. Which, as many of you know, I’m still enjoying today. Plus there was talk of chocolate. Sold.

So, without further ado, I want to share with you today a very moving video. You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. You could possibly sneeze, in which case you should really have a tissue handy. Go ahead. I’ll wait while you get one. Yes, toilet paper is fine, too. Just hurry up.

Now … watch the video and, when you’re done, take a chance on the big prize. All you have to do the enter the contest is click the rafflecopter link below and sign up.

Wait!!!! Don’t forget About the contest. Seriously, who doesn’t want toys?

Click HERE to enter.

Good luck!

Let’s save these bunnies together!